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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We are in the process of adding new pages to the website and adding details of What’s On at the weekend. If clubs send us in details of events and entry forms they can be added to the website. The more we get the more we can put up.
New Book on Motorcycle History
The Kirkaldy Club has just published a new book on the History of the club from it’s early days at Beveridge Park
Volume 1 is now available from the SACU office priced at £6 to callers. Copies can also be ordered by post from Jake Drummond (Tel 01592 650 562) at £8 inc postage. Details from the SACU office
Scottish Riders at the Isle of Man TT Races 2014
Michael Dunlop continues his rise with his 10th TT race win so far taking in the Superbike and Superstock titles.
Gordon Shand and Phil Hyde finished 10th in the Sure Sidecar race
Keith Amor coming in 10th in the Monster Supersport TT
Jimmy Storrar finished 16th in the Superbikes and 15th in the RL360 Superstock.
With several days racing still to go including the Lighweight and Senior TT’s it is an exciting week ahead.
Full results can be found at www.iomtt.com
Racing accident at SMXF Elgin Motocross event
The SACU – Motorcycle Sport Scotland – the permit issuing and licensing body for motorcycle sport in Scotland passes on its best wishes for a speedy recovery to the riders and officials who were injured at the recent SMXF Motocross meeting at Elgin.
While the event was not an SACU permitted meeting we appreciate the effort put in by officials and volunteers at these events to ensure that the sport is run in a safe manner.
As with all Motorsport events there is an element of risk but this is managed by ensuring tracks are designed to a set standard and inspected before and during events. Marshalls are also put in place at all events to warn of incidents on the track.
The SACU has recently recertified new coaches for Off Road events to ensure new riders are prepared for racing.
Personal Accident Cover for Off Road Competition and Road Race Competition – additional to event permit.
The SACU insurers Locktons offer a range of Personal Accident insurance polices which extend the basic cover in events.
For more details contact Locktons on 0161 828 3300. More . . . .
Details of the Advanced PA Policy 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 . . . .
Presentation on the SACU Constitution
Brian Abel gave a presentation on the constitution at the SACU AGM in February. A copy of the presentation can be downloaded for viewing
Revised Trials Standing Regulations now available.
The Trials Regs have been revised to show the correct number of rounds for Championship. These are available on the Trials information page
ACU British Quad Championship Title renamed to honour Connor Smith
The ACU British Under 21 championship is to be renamed this season in a tribute to the late Connor Smith. Following full consultation with Connor’s family, the 2014 series will be officially known as “The Connor Smith Six-Sixty British Under 21 Championship”. The Six-Sixty refers to the popular young Scot’s racing number. 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 Chairman Paul Carlyle has announced the new costs for Motocross insurance in Scotland. Moving to a block payment it is hoped it will encourage clubs to run more events.
Click here to read the full text of Paul’s letter and the costs for 2014.
2014 Public Liability Fact Sheet
2014 Key fact sheet is now available for download from the SACU web site on the Documents page.
Congratulations to Callum Grigor
Congratulations to Callum Grigor from St Aidan’s High School – he has been selected to carry the Commonwealth Games baton in 2014.
Callum is a successful young Road Racer based at Wishaw. Riding a Kawaski Ninja 250 r in 2013 winning the National Junior Cup and moving up to a Kawaaki ER-6 for 2014 .
WELCOME TO 2014
A good new year and successful racing to all or riders and clubs for 2014.
The ACU Handbook is now available as a download from this site as a complete document – or as single discipline downloads.
The printed copy can be ordered from the office if required. Each club will as usual be issued with a handbook at the AGM.
Trials Registration Card
The SACU is issuing a Trials Registration Card for 2014 after a consultation with Trials clubs, riders and the Trials Committee.
Trials riders will get the new card priced at £10 with a levy included in the entry fee for each event entered. Full details can be found in the attached letter. More . . . .
Competition licences remain at the same cost for 2014 – with no increase in insurance or permit costs.
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 -2/3 August 2014
Sun- Knockhill MSC @ KNOCKHILL ( Championship)
Sun- ELRAT @ GRIFFIN (Championship)
Sat- Isle of Skye @ SHEILAIG GALA (Closed to Club)
Sun- Lochaber & Dist @ ANNAT (Closed to Club)
Sun- Stevenston & Dist @ FAIRLEY MOOR (Closed to Club)
Sun- SCRMC @ GOREBRIDGE (Closed to Club)
Sat-Mon- VMCC @ CREIFF RUGBY CLUB ( Social Run)
Stuart Easton on the podium at Knockhill BSB
Stuart Easton also had reason to celebrate as the Hawick rider delighted the local fans as he took his first podium of the year at his home circuit for the Penrith-based team. The Scot made a brilliant start from the second row to immediately slot into third place at the beginning of the opening race and he successfully fought off the close attention of Josh Brookes in the closing stages to claim a strong rostrum finish.
Knockhill celebrates 40 years of Motorsport
The Knockhill race circuit celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year with two big events . The British Superbikes is back on Jun 27th – 29th – with Stewart Easton on his home track. Paul McClung is also racing at the BSB in the Ducati TriOptions Cup as a Guest rider.
And Jillian Shedden will carry the Commonwealth Games Baton at Knockhill on the 26th of June at 7:30 am
For more details click here
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 .
On Monday 5th May the Scottish Six Days Trial starts from Ft William. Always a popular event and a major international sporting occasion. For details see More . . . .
MELVILLE MC -EAST FORTUNE
Championship points now available More . . . .
Photos from Sunday – More . . . .
UPCOMING ROAD RACE EVENTS
MELVILLE MC -EAST FORTUNE
Kirkaldy Sand Races 16th August.
Sand races with motocross classes up to 250 cc and over 250 cc. Trials action. Road and Race show. A great day out for all the family. More ….