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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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.
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 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.
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 EVENT CALENDAR – this has been updated with Championship events for 2015.
SACU EVENTS ON THIS WEEKEND - 29th March 2015
INVERNESS & DISTRICT @ FOYERS (Closed to Club)
STEVENSTON & DISTRICT @ LOCHWINNOCH (Closed to Club)
For details on upcoming Trials More . . .
QUADS NEWS page – there is a new Quad Racing News page with reports and results – and the calendar for 2015
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 .