The Scottish Auto Cycle Union (SACU) is the governing body for motorcycle sport in Scotland. Formed in 1913, we have more than 40 affiliated clubs organising events for all ages and abilities. We issue competition licences, provide event insurance and training for officials and each sporting discipline has its own committee, elected by the clubs, to help promote and develop their sport.
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Passing of Eck Bissett
It is with deep sorrow I have to announce the death of Eck Bissett.
Eck was a long time supporter of the SACU and all things motorcycling and was a Life Member of the SACU. For many years he was the Motocross Chairman and looked after the MX start gates which he took to numerous events around Scotland.
He devoted a lot of his time to Youth MX.
In Road Race he was very interested in Sidecar Racing and produced numerous video cd’s which were sold to raise funds for the Benevolent Fund.
He will be sadly missed.
The funeral will be on Wednesday 28th Jan at Friockheim near Forfar at 3:30 pm .Any donations are requested to be made to the Ben Fund
Flat Field and Scrambles Motocross
Press release on new Motocross Permits available for Flat Field and Scrambles type events
The SACU has introduced new Flat Field and Scrambles Motocross Permits for clubs wishing to run MX events over Flat Field terrain.
Please see the attached Press Release for more information . Click here
New SACU Concerns Policy
The SACU has introduced a new Policy for contacting the SACU and if need be raising an issue. Please see the attached pdf for the full Policy. Click here
SACU AGM 2015
The AGM of the SACU will be held on the 22nd of February 2015 at the Kaim Park Hotel Bathgate at 2:00 pm.
Papers calling for nominations and motions have been circulated to clubs and responses need to be with the office by Monday 12th January 2015.
If any club has not received papers please contact the office as soon as possible.
2015 Licences and Trials Cards
The Licence application forms have been sent to clubs secretaries and are now available. Please contact your club for an application form.
The SACU Road and Offroad Championships for 2014 are all completed now – and the Champions announced.
The full list of Champions is now available(amended with Trials Names) - click here for the Champions.
SACU Awards Presentations 2014
Road Race Sidecar Awards – at the Sidecar Club Dance 15th November 2014
Off Road Speed Awards – MX, H&H Enduro and Quads – 29th November 2014 at The Carnegie Centre – Dunfermline at 1:00 pm
Trials Awards – TA Centre Livingston – 6th December2014 at 6:30 pm
Road Race Awards – at the Knockhill Motors Sports Club Dance 17th January 2015
After a meeting with SMS Development Officer, Rory Bryant, students from the University West of Scotland Motorsport Club were recently given the opportunity to sample some two wheel motorsport courtesy of the Bob MacGregor Trials Academy, in Ayr. (http://www.trialsacademy.co.uk/)
The eager students (the majority of whom had never even sat on Trials bike, prior to the event) were given expert tuition from the academy’s coaches and despite the rather damp conditions, Club Vice President, Calum MacDonald reckoned the day was a huge success:
“The academy was amazing! We felt so welcomed by all the staff and it definitely makes us want to go back and sign up for a membership. This is definitely a sport that we would all love to get involved in. There were 8 of us in the group and I didn’t see anyone go home without a smile on their face. Was a great day out!” More . . . .
SACU Trials Coaches set for new year.
14 new Trials coaches were trained by the SACU Trials Coach Assessor Neil Dawson on a wet day in November. Thanks to the Bob Macgregor Trials Academy for providing the venue and hot tea .
After an introduction to coaching the new coaches were let loose on some students who had turned up for an introduction to coaching. This provided the coaches with several riders who had not even been on a bike before.
At the end of the day the students were so impressed they were off to get some bikes .
It is planned to hold several coaching days for clubs across the country.
Road Race Regs
2015 Road Race Rules and Regs are now available on the Road Race Information page.
There is also a handy guide to the Championship Classes on the page as well. More
NEW ANNUAL AWARD IN MEMORY OF ROBBIE ALLAN
The Driven Sprocket Award is to be awarded annually in memory of Robbie Allan – to acknowledge a significant contribution to Motorcycle Sport over a prolonged period. Read more . . . .
Advice on Sports Concussion Injuries
The Scottish Government has issued some guidance on dealing with concussion in sport . See the pamphlet for details and detecting concussion. More . . . .
The SMS Development Officer has produced a funding guide for clubs wishing to seek assistance from local councils and sports bodies. A simple explanation of where to apply and links to websites for more details More …..
The SACU Mission Statement – this reflects what the clubs want from the SACU and helps us deliver successful sporting events.
The SACU (Motorcycle Sport Scotland) serves to authorise, regulate , promote, organise and sponsor motorcyclists and motorcycle contests, competitions and events.
The SACU act on behalf of members and motorcycling in general on any matter that may seem to be detrimental to their mission and defend and safeguard all of the rights and privileges of it’s members, motorcyclists and motorcycling.
The SACU encourage the participation in and enjoyment of motorcycling so as to unite motorcycling interests in Scotland
SACU competition licence holders at Phoenix Honda – Grangemouth
Phoenix Honda at Glensburgh Road, Grangemouth, FK3 8XJ are offering all SACU competition licence holders a 20% discount on purchases. Just go along and show your race licence when you are looking for new gear – race suits etc.
Events – please check the calendars under each sporting discipline. For a list of upcoming events – select Agenda at the top right of each calendar.
SACU EVENTS ON THIS WEEKEND
25 JANUARY – DALMELLINGTON MCC CtoC @ NEW CUMNOCK
25 JANUARY – INVERNESS & DIST-CtoC @ FAIRBURN
For details on upcoming Trials More . . .
SACU Off Road Speed Awards
The Quad and Enduro/ Hare and Hounds awards were held at Dunfermline on Sunday.
The Chairman gave a short speech and the awards were presented by our SMS Sports Development Officer Rory Bryant .
Easton Wins 2014 Macau Grand Prix
Paul Bird Motorsport rider Stuart Easton defied a three year absence to take a comprehensive victory in today’s 48th running of the Suncity Group Macau Grand Prix.
The 30 year old Hawick rider started from pole position aboard the Rapid Solicitors and Monster Energy-backed PBM by The Venetian Hotel Kawasaki after edging out main rival Michael Rutter by over half a second in qualifying. More . . . .
There is a new Trials Newsletter with information on the sport and whats coming up. To subscribe register at http://eepurl.com/3_ZlL
No 4 is now out 13th November
Road Race event dates for 2015 have now been confirmed - More ….
Rory Skinner has been selected for the Red Bull Rookies for 2015.
Rory will join Bradley Ray in the Moto3 feeder series for next season. This follows his wild card ride at the BSB in July when he rode in the Moriwaki 250 Junior Cup.
He faced a tough weekend of testing against 109 other riders to become part of the Red Bull Rookies series .
See the MCN report for more details . More
Lewis Byron takes the Malcolm Rathmell Trophy at the Centenary Scott Trial.
Young Scottish rider Lewis Byron took the Rathmell Trophy for the best performance on a 125cc machine. The Scott is recognized as the toughest one day trial in the World and it is even harder on a 125.
Already a Scottish Champion Lewis continues to impress with his riding.
Stuart Easton takes MCE British Superbike Riders Cup at Brands Hatch.
Stuart was teammate in the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki team to Shane Byrne – who ended the season with a record breaking 4th BSB Title
Stuart Easton: “It’s been a strong end to the season for me and the last three or four rounds have been really pleasing and the results have been more in line with what I want. Saturday’s race was really tricky as conditions were difficult so to come away with a top six finish set things up for Sunday. We made a few changes to the bike for the dry conditions and they made a big difference, making the grip loads better and I could run the pace of the top boys throughout. To end the season with fourth, fifth and sixth was really good and had it not been for a few poor rounds mid-season, things could have been different. As it is, I’ve ended the year in seventh place overall and with the MCE BSB Rider’s Cup on the cabinet so I’ll take it. There are a lot of positives to take out of the year and enable me to move forward again so I’ll be taking that all on board and look for bigger and better things in 2015.”
SSDT – Monday – Rider No 1 Iain Shankie flagged off by SACU Chairman Paul Carlyle and SSDT Organiser Jeff Horne
Congratulations to Dougie Lampkin on taking the win after a close fought week of competition. His 8th victory .