The Scottish Auto Cycle Union (SACU) is the controlling 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 licenses, 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.

 Press Release –  SACU MOTOCROSS 2017 ( 30th Nov 2016)

The SACU is planning a return to competitive Motocross with a four round Scottish Championship for 2017.

The Scottish Motocross Championship has a long history with some famous names as Champions and riders compete annually for the Sinclair Trophy.

The SACU Motocross Chairman Stewart Campbell has put together four dates planned to avoid clashes with the Scottish TwinShock Championship.

Read the full Press Release click here

Sport News

The 2017 ACU Handbook is available from the SACU Office or to download. Click here to download
– please check the calendars under each sporting discipline. For a list of upcoming events – select Agenda at the top right of each calendar.



Anyone interested in becoming an observer for the SSDT and getting involved with this great event is asked to contact Catherine Anderson for more details . Her email is


The SACU AGM will be held on the 26th of February at the Kaim Park Hotel in Bathgate – starting at 2:00 pm

MOTOCROSS SEMINAR - Change of date

The next SACU MX seminar will be at the Kaim Park Hotel in Bathgate on 25th February – starting at 10:00 am. Please let the office know if you have any officials coming.

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 perthanddistTrials Results for Perth and District “Sair Head ” Trial 2nd January

Cracking start to the New Year! The ‘Rusty Nails’ went down well on a sharp, frosty morning,

starting the trial off well. Riders enjoyed firmer than usual ground – almost no mud!!!! – some

new sections and enough challenge to make it all worth while! Even the sun shone, almost

blinding the riders in two of the sections, making them even harder. Who could have predicted

that in January! Hot soup and good chat finished off a great day. Thanks to all those who came,

all those who helped organise and the landlord.

Click here for results

Trials Results for Perth and District Loch Tay Trial – 6th November

Won by Andrew Anderson from Craig Houston and Gareth Palmer 

Loch Tay Trial Results  

isde 2016

 Congratulations to the SACU Team Scotland for taking 4th place at the 2016 ISDE in Spain. The best result ever following 5th place and 9th place in previous years. The team keeps getting better.

A big thank you to all the crew and supporters and the sponsors who all made the effort such a success.

The Team Fraser Flockhart, Frazer Norrie and Euan McConnel. 

 Grace Dignan Memorial Trial – 16th October Results - click here.

Held at Fersit with Tom Minta taking the win from Andrew Anderson in 2nd and Joe Dawson in 3rd. 


The NEMCRC completed their season at East Fortune on 8/9th October with the first running of the Ian Bell Memorial Meeting.  Son of the club’s founder Geordie Bell, Ian lost his life in an accident in this year’s second sidecar TT race.

In an action packed meeting of 29 x 10 lap races at the 1.6mile East Fortune Circuit in the border region near North Berwick, a large entry battled for not only the NEMCRC 2016 class championship’s but in the F2 Sidecar event for the inaugural Ian Bell Memorial Trophy. READ MORE  




Amazing Team Trial at Aberfeldy!! We had 24 teams competing and all thoroughly enjoyed their day. The burns were just perfect; the track and moor crossings spectacular; the sections had enough challenge without being crippling and even the sun shone! Team spirit was high, as some of the team names reflected, and the banter was interesting!

Coffee was served all day by ‘ Bonnie Mountain Coffee Land-Rover’ and pies from ‘Gourlay Catering’ finished off the day nicely.

Every team brought an observer and they need a very big thank you for their part in making the trial a success. Thank you also to the landowners who allow us the use of their

land, to the local residents, the officials, the club members, who work hard preparing the ground and setting out the trial and to Rab Paterson, Clerk of the Course, for leading the team.

Congratulations and well done to all those who took part for making it a ” team trial to remember” !  




The final championship placing’s are now up on the SACU website – click here for placings.

Congratulations to the new 2016 Champions.

Photos courtesy of Bill McGregor




Perth and District Aberfeldy Trial – 11th Sept


What a brilliant trial! Great to be back in Aberfeldy. Even the sun shone! Some cracking new and re-developed burns, good stretches of moor and track – riders enjoyed the longer than usual lap length and no one ran out of fuel!
Thanks to the Landowner, our observers and our team who set up the trial. We were all well catered for by Bonnie Mountain Coffee Landrover and Gourlay Catering who supplied the usual, much sought after pies!

We look forward to holding the Team Trial on 9th October on this same area of ground and hope that all clubs will put in a good number of team entries. Check for details and updates on our Facebook page “Perth and District Motorcycling Club” . See you there.

aberfeldy trial 

 Road Race Championship points updated after Knockhill on 3/4 Sept

Full results here

lewis paterson Adrian Clark 2Jodie ChalkLewis Rollo 

Congratulations to Oban rider John McPhee on his maiden Moto GP win at the Czech GP. A fantatstic ride in wet conditions he kept hs head and his wheels to cross the line in style . Hopefully the first of many top steps.
See more on his success on the website at

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Results from the ACU Oset youth British Trials Championship round at the Bob Macgregor Academy on 20/21 August

Saturday - click here    Sunday – click here

“Extensive photo coverage from today’s round of the OSET BTC Youth Championships with kind permission of our friends at Trials Central. Please respect Trials Central Copyright on all images”




classicchamp Results and full report on the Pre 65 Championship round at Bon Accord on 31st July.

Click here for the report .

Click here for results

Pre 65 Trial Report 2016

The 2016 Pre’65 Scottish Trial has been hailed a very successful and enjoyable event.  That is the general concensus by all who kindly took the time to write or contact the club to thank us for our efforts in putting on such an excellent event.

Guest of Honour, Guy Martin drew in the crowds and proved to be very popular even although he was unable to stay to present the trophies at the Presentation due to work commitments.  Our sincere thanks go to Alan Lampkin who very kindly stepped in to present the trophies at short notice and he proved a popular and very fitting choice. Read More

 Perth and District 3rd July Round 4 of the SACU Trials Championship



A Great Trial! Just the perfect place and the right mix of sections to make a really good
Championship. The fresh Burns were amazing, the Boulder field tricky and the new ‘whale’ section,
of big steps and tight turns, were interesting!! Riders felt that their route offered each of them the
right level of challenge, difficulty and achievability to keep them on their toes ( and hopefully on the
foot rests). Lots of tired but happy faces!! Thanks for all the positive comments.
The day was rounded off with hot pies (Gourlay Catering), amazing coffee (Bonnie Mountain
Coffee Land-Rover) and some great chat around the days events and scores.
Many thanks to the Landowner, the Observers, the organising team, Gourlay Catering and Bonnie
Mountain Coffee Land-Rover who all helped make the trial a great success.

Click here for results





Results for Highland Classic Trial at Alvie – 2016 Highland Classic 2 Day Results – Website Version

A fantastic weekends riding won by Alan Crayk on a Montesa Cota. Yrjo  Vesterinen and Mick Andrews rode as guest riders showing they had lost non of their style and ability. Photo (c) Bill McGregor

For more photos of the day click here



Results for Bob MacGregor Memorial Trial  on 4th June. Won by Andrew Anderson

Click here for Results

michael anderson at luss


 Results for Loch Lomond 2 Day trialllmcc 2-day trial 2016 draft provisional results

Won by Richard Sadler from Richmond with Tom Minta in 2nd and Roger Williams in 3rd. Great rides from new expert Lewis Byron and Andrew Anderson for 4th .


Michael Anderson clears the rocks at Luss


Jodie Chalk changes classes and has an amazing season

This season was very nearly a non-starter for Jodie, we as a team had to make a decision to either pull out of racing altogether, or come up with an alternative, as racing the Superstocks 600 class had become far too expensive with the cost (mostly tyre bills) of up to £1100 per race weekend.

The situation had become untenable, it was Jodie’s decision to go down the Honda CB 500 class route which I thought was a backward step, how wrong was I? Read more . . .

Note for new Road Racers -

New Rider Assessment Dates – 2017

New Rider Assessments are carried out on the Saturday morning of all  Championship Road Race Meetings.


Scottish Motor Sports lauch at Ingliston with Sir Jackie Stewart. SMS has been launched with a 4 year funding deal with SportScotland . This will be delivered through 2 new SMS taff members – a Sports Development Manager and Sports Development Officer - read more . . . . 

Scottish Motor Sports has appointed a new Sports Development Officer

Gillian Sefton will be supporting Rory Bryant in helping to develop our sport.

The full press release can be found at the SMS website

Concordat signed with Forestry Commission for motorsport events on FC land.

The SACU and ACU have agreed a concordat for hosting events on FC land . This outlines the responsibilites of the organising bodies and also the responsibilities of the FC to help promote motorsport events

Click here to download –  Concordat ACU and SACU FCS FCE NRW June 2016

Ban on body mounted Cameras at SACU permitted events.

The SACU has reviewed the use of body mounted and helmet mounted cameras at SACU permitted events and has confirmed the decision to ban their use.

Bike mounted cameras are permitted at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course . For Road Race events the use of bike mounted cameras must be authorised in writing prior to the events.

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.



This is very important information on what to do if you have had a head injury or concussion. Repeat injuries are very important and can lead to serious injury.



Scottish Government Motorsport Safety Review – MSA Response

The Safety Review link is an open letter from the MSA further to the Scottish Government Motorsport Event Safety Review report being published in January.

The SACU had and still have a presence on the Review Committee given that we are the accepted representative of all Motorcycle Sporting interests in Scotland at Government level.

Although the Review does not mention Motorcycle Sport in particular, we should all be extra mindful of public safety at our events be it a small Closed to Club meeting or a Scottish Championship.

Please remember that “Public” means more than just the casual spectator. It also means anyone not signed on as a Competitor or an Official but arriving with and supporting a competitor.

Scottish Motorsport Safety Review link to full report.

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

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.

Provide – Promote – Protect

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