The Scottish Auto Cycle Union (SACU) is the controlling body for motorcycle sport in Scotland. Formed in 1913 and has  more than 40 affiliated clubs organising events for all ages and abilities. The SACU  issues competition licenses, provides 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.

Contact the SACU E:mail  Tel: 01506 858 354

Scottish Motor Sports

The latest newsletter fromm Scotish Motor Sports is now available to download. News about students at iMOTOx electric MX and last weekends Club Development day.

Download here

ISDE 2019

Well done to the two Scottish Teams that went out to the ISDE in Portugal.

Scottish Borders Enduro Club finishing 23rd overall. Highland Enduro Club unfortunately lost Ricky Mair early on with concussion.

Frazer Norrie finished a magnificent 3rd overall in the Club E3 class.

Press Release from the SACU Road Race Committee for racing in 2020

There are items on Improver sessions in 2020

No more Superbike Cup

Formula 400 to run within Scottish  Lightweights

New licence assessments at two dates at the start of the season and on improver nights only.

Click here for the full Press Release.

SACU TEAM TRIAL Results for 2019

The SACU Team Trial went really well. Big Thanks to all the clubs who supported it. Everyone seemed to enjoy the varied sections, the scenery and the dry, if cold, weather! We had a great team of Observers, doing a great job scoring the sections and keeping everyone moving. Thank You. Bonnie Mountain Coffee were definitely a hit with riders and observers – hot rolls and coffee is a great way to warm up and share the crack. So Thanks to everyone and feel free to share your comments 😀.

Team Trials Results Click Here – won by Perth and District MCC – who receive the Arnott Moffat Trophy.

Some excellent photos and videos of the day by Fin Yeaman available on the  SACU Trials Facebook page

SACU  SACU Board Level Vacancy – Lead Child Protection Officer

The SACU is seeking to appoint a Lead Child Protection Officer working with the Company Secretary to manage and develop the Child Welfare and Protection Policy.

Normally appointed from within the Board the SACU is seeking a new candidate from within our sport for this role

For full details on the role and to apply please view the press release here

UPCOMING EVENTS     Click here for the Events Calendar

8th  December – Trial -Open to Scotland – Dunfermline & Dist – Crieff Hydro

26th December – Trial – Open to Scotland – Lanarkshire MCC – Crieff

29th December – Intro to Trials – Practice – Inverness & Dist – Tain

29th December – Trials – Open to Scotland – Stevenston & Dist – Weels Farm , Lochwinnoch

29th December – Enduro – Practice – Dirtbike Evolution – Woodheads Farm, Lauder

19th January – Enduro – Practice – Dirtbike Evolution – Woodheads Farm, Lauder

SMS Funding Guide

The SMS Development Officer has produced an updated for 2019  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 ….. 

And the result of the 2019 SMS Strategy Consultation is now available – More . . .

Scottish Motor Sports latest newsletter June 2019 – available here .

Scottish Government Regulations on Closed Roads Motorsport

The SACU are pleased to announce that new regulations to support motorsport on public roads in Scotland have now come into force.

Following consultation, the Scottish Government introduced new regulations to the Scottish Parliament in order to better support motorsport. These regulations are now in force and allow for the introduction of a two stage application process which will allow motorsports events to be held on closed public roads. This follows on from the Scottish Parliament having recently voted to approve the regulations introduced by the Scottish Government.

Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Matheson, said: “We have a proud tradition of Motorsport in Scotland and this government recognises the need to balance the potential for economic benefits and public enjoyment from motorsports with a high degree of safety.   Full press release here

The ACU Handbook for 2019 is now available for downloading –

Trials dates for 2019 have now been published . See the Trials News page for the full list.

The Enduro Dates for 2019 have now been published – please see the Enduro News page for the full calendar.


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.


Statement on Illegal Motorcycle Riding

The SACU is  always aware of social issues such as bike theft and illegal riding and the impact these have on our sports and on our members.

In the case of Illegal riding, it is having an impact on a number of areas around Scotland where we are struggling for access to land to hold long established official events due to the selfishness of few riders who think they can ride where they like. These riders pose a direct threat to the sustainability of our offroad disciplines. Read Full Press Release here

SACU Concerns Policy

The SACU has introduced a 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 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