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 office@sacu.co.uk  Tel: 01506 858 354

SACU Championship MX 2019

Regs availbale for the SACU Scottish MX Championship – see www.sacumx.co.uk for more details

John McPhee takes his second MOTO3 win !

Congratulations to John McPhee on winning the MOTO3 GP . Starting from Pole he ran a great race coming through to take the win holding off rivals on the final lap .

For a full report see https://johnmcphee.co.uk/2019/05/19/john-mcphee-gives-petronas-sprinta-racing-first-ever-grand-prix-victory/

Galloway MCC hosted the  Drumlanrig Grand National Scrambleover the weekend 17-19 May
Starting with a grass track demo  to warm things up.
A great venue with lots of local riders entered and some International riders as well.
The Guest of Honour this year was HEIKKI MIKKOLA

Born in Mikkeli, Finland, he became known as the “Flying Finn”, and was characterized by a fierce, determined riding style. He was the first Finn to win a Motocross World Championship.

Press release on illegal riding in Lochaber Area

The Operations Manager at Jahama Highland Estates has written to the SACU with concern about illegal riding – requesting that if riders do intend to ride on the estate they contact them first for approval as to access . Riders  without permission may cause problems for future events.

See full press release here

SACUBan 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.

Click here for the Events Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS

3rd / 4th May – Pre 65 Trial – Edinburgh & Dist – Kinlochleven – More details

6th to 11th May – SSDT – Edinburgh & Dist – Ft William  – More details

25th/26th May – TRIAL – National – Loch Lomond  MCC – Loch Lomond 2 Day  – Regs Available here

26th May – Trial – Open to Scotland – Inverness & Dist – Alvie Estate Kincraig

26th May – Enduro – Championship – Bon Accord MCC – Craiglash – Regs Available Here

1st/2nd June – Trials – National – Bob Macgregor MCC – Killin – Entries Full

15-16 June – Classic Road Racing – SCRMC – Bob Macintyre Meeting – East Fortune. Regs Available here.

22-23rd June – Classic Trials Championship – SCRMC – Hawick – Regs available here

13th/14th July 2019 SACU Championship Road Race – Melville MC – East Fortune – Regs available here   Supplementary Regs

10th/11th August 2019 SACU Championship Road Race – Melville MC – East Fortune – Regs available here   Supplementary Regs

14th/15th September 2019 SACU Championship Road Race – Melville MC – East Fortune – Regs available here   Supplementary Regs

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

 

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 Roads Race Regulations 2019 – Update to Formula 600 Class

The SACU Road Race committee has confirmed a decision to align with BSB regulations for 2019. 

It concerns the Formula 600 class and we advise that “in order to align with BSB regulations, and those of other Clubs, the SACU will accept the new Kawasaki 636cc in the Formula 600 class”.

Read full Press Release here

Scottish Motor Sports

SMS Chairman Vacancy

Scottish Motor Sports (SMS) are seeking an independant Chairperson to oversee and steer the SMS Development Programme.

Scottish Motor Sports was established in 2011 as a collaboration between the bodies that govern two and four wheel motor sport; the Scottish Auto Cycle Union (SACU) and the Motor Sports Association, now known as Motorsport UK.
Through taking this new collaborative approach, the initial objectives were to create an alignment within the Scottish motor sport community that enabled SMS to speak with one voice – for all two and four wheel motor sport – and represent the best interests of the whole sport to Government, authorised agencies and legislators.

Full Press Release here

Scottish Motor Sports

In partnership with Motorsport UK and the SACU, SMS are undertaking a consultation to aid with the planning of the 2020-2024 Strategy for motorsports in Scotland. 

Scottish Motor Sports was established in 2011 as a collaboration between the bodies that govern two and four wheel motor sport; the Scottish Auto Cycle Union (SACU) and the Motor Sports Association, now known as Motorsport UK.
Through taking this new collaborative approach, the initial objectives were to create an alignment within the Scottish motor sport community that enabled SMS to speak with one voice – for all two and four wheel motor sport – and represent the best interests of the whole sport to Government, authorised agencies and legislators.
Sportscotland fund sport Governing Bodies in 4 year cycles. In order to secure our second investment, we are required to submit a strategy detailing the intended direction of the sport alongside initiatives and targets which will help us get there.At this stage, we require your help. SMS would like to provide everyone with an interest in motorsport in Scotland the opportunity to have their say in motorsports provisions present and future. With your knowledge, skills, experience and ideas, we can help shape motorsports in Scotland to best suit the people involved!

The Consultation Survey can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SMSPlanningConsultation

Thank you in advance for taking the time to support your sport! 

Road Race Rider Development Days

The SACU are promoting, following a successful season in 2018, new rider development sessions for Road Race.  These sessions are open to SACU Clubman road race licence holders, and are aimed at Clubman Licence Holders of all ages who have already clocked up a few signatures on their licence, but wish to seek advice on progressing towards obtaining a full national licence.  These sessions are not intended for those already on National licenses.  We are also including sidecars again this year.  Click here for more details Rider development 2019

Scottish Motor Sports latest newsletter Feb 2019 – available here .   SMS News March 2019

 

  Pre 65 Trial 2019

Jock McComisky has accepted an offer to be the Guest of Honour for the 2019 Pre 65 Trial.

Observers – If you are interested on observing please contact Doreen Stratford at observers@pre65scottish.co.uk

Reserve numbers are filling up  – ensure your bike is ready if you are on the reserve list.

Galloway Motorcycle Club are very proud to announce our 2019 Guest of Honour for the Classic Grand National Scramble of Scotland at Drumlanrig Castle.

HEIKKI MIKKOLA

Born in Mikkeli, Finland, he became known as the “Flying Finn”, and was characterized by a fierce, determined riding style. He was the first Finn to win a Motocross World Championship.

Read the full press release here

The ACU Handbook for 2019 is now available for downloading – https://www.acu.org.uk/ridersmembers/acu-handbook.aspx

 

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.

The Road Race Dates for 2019 are ready – click here for Championship list

The SACU Motocross Championship dates have been agreed – see www.sacumx.co.uk for more informati

SACU Motocross for 2019

Rd1 17th March Tain, Rd2 23rd June Lochgilphead, Rd3 20th July Dounne (Sat), Rd4 29th September Drumclog. (Round at Drumclog will also count towards Drumclog Club Championship for anyone who is a member of the club.)

Jodie Chalk CB500 Champion 2018

Congratulations to Jodie Chalk on winning the SACU 2018  National 500 Championship at the last round at East Fortune .  A great year with 13 wins and 3 second places.  Jodie would like to thank not only all the sponors but also the SACU Officials , club secretaries and the marshalls and medics who make the sport happen. Looking forward to 2019

 

 

 

Event Reports

 

Galloway MCC Drumlanrig Castle Grand National Classic Scramble.

A great event was put on by the newly reformed Galloway MCC club with national and international riders in attendance. Starting with a grasstrack on the friday evening followed by a packed 2 days of classic and twinshock scrambles.

In the evening there was an interview with 1982 World Champion Brad Lackey hosted by John Moffat. On the Saturdayu night there was an Legends evening where John invited former champions to relate somem of the stories from their racing careers.

The former SACU President Andrew Russell was presented with his SACU Lifetime Achievement Award by Frsaer Dykes of the Galloway Club in appreciation of his years of service to the sport and the SACU.

A fantastic weekend and hopefully the first of many to come.

 

 

Results for Perth and Dist Balmuick Trial 17th June

Results here

26th/27th May – British

 

SACU NEWS

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.

Scottish-Sports-Concussion-Guidance

Scottish-Sports-Concussion-Guidance-card

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.

SITTHEMOUT

 

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

SMS Funding Guide

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 …..

SACU

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