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 Manager appointed

“Scottish Motor Sports (SMS), the umbrella organisation representing two- and four-wheel motorsport in Scotland, has appointed Gillian Sefton as its new National Development Manager, responsible for delivering the 2016-2020 strategic plan.

Gillian has served as SMS National Development Officer for the past three years and will now be responsible for leading the SMS development team. She will also shape the future strategic direction of the organisation, in particular leading the development of the new strategy for 2020-2024.

Gillian said: “I’m delighted to have been offered this exciting opportunity to help grow the sport we’re all so passionate about. I have enjoyed my previous work as National Development Officer and look forward to combining my experiences and skills with the challenges and opportunities that the National Development Manager role will present”.

SMS is a sportscotland funded project that was established in 2011 as a collaboration between the governing bodies of two- and four-wheel motorsport, the Scottish Auto Cycle Union (SACU) and Motorsport UK. The initial objectives were to take a collaborative approach enabling SMS to speak for the whole sport with one voice, to improve its profile and participation levels. “


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


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 –


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 for more information


Click here for the Events Calendar

17th  February – Trial – National – Perth & Dist – Lochlane – Regs available here

17th February – Trial – Open to Scotland- Bon Accord – Findon

23rd February – Trial – Open to Scotland – Loch Lomond – Luss

24th February – SACU – Annual General Meeting – North Queensferry 2:00 pm

3rd March – Trial – Open to Scotland – Inverness & Dist – Ballindalloch

10th March – Trials – Classic Championship – Lanarkshire MCC – Callendar Regs available here

10th March – Trials – Open to Scotland – Bon Accord MCC – Colpy

17th March – Road Race Practice – Melville MC – East Fortune

17th March – Trials – National – Pollolck Trial – Lochaber & Dist – Kinlochleven

17th March – Enduro – Championship – DirtBike Evolution – Woodheads – Lauder

SACU Motocross for 2019

Following the MX Forum at Crieff the following dates have been agreed for the SACU MX 2019 Championship

Rd1 17th March Tain, Rd2 23rd June Lochgilphead, Rd3 20th July Dounne (Sat), Rd4 1st September Drumclog. (Round at Drumclog will also count towards Drumclog Club Championship for anyone who is a member of the club.)

The Drumclog Club Championship dates

Rd1 12th May Drumclog, Rd 2 1st September Drumclog, Rd3 29th September Humbie.

It is also planned to run a Scottish Team Challenge Event 2019 as follows : 13/14th July Drumclog.

There will be more details nearer the start of the season. Please contact Janice Johnstone if you have any queries


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

SACU SACU Championship Motocross 2018

Thanks to Stewart Campbell and Janice Johnston for organising a successful days racing at Drumclog on 23rd Sept. With all classes racing from Adult A, B and vets through to small wheel 65’s. A great turn out of nearly 100 riders from across the water, Cumbria and the North East. The weather was good enabling a full calendar to be run

 Adult  “A’s” won byRoss Rutherford who was in fire with 3 wins from 3 starts.

After this successful meeting there is to be an Open MX Forum at Strathaven on 4th November to dicuss the 2019 Championship. Details to follow.  For more information contact Janice Johnston.

Full results here .

Event Reports

SACU TEAM TRIAL ABERFELDY  Click here for results.

WELL DONE to everyone who took part in the SACU Team Trial, organised by Perth and District Motor Club, on Sunday. Congratulations to all the winners. We had 21 Teams, with all of our Scottish Clubs well represented and from your comments everyone had a blast! 

Thank you to all the club secretaries for all their help gathering Teams and Observers. We also thank all of the observers who came and made it possible for their teams to have such a good day! Not only did they stand all day in the awful rain but they did it with good humour and great dedication. So a big ‘Thank You’ from all of us.

Perth and District Motor Club are also very grateful to the landowners who gave us permission for the day in this fab part of the countryside.Thank you!

Perth Club members worked hard to lay out and organise the Trial. They made a great job of it! Well done Rab, Scott, Gary, Brian, Steve, Patrick, Douglas and Catherine.

Our next trial is on Sunday 4th November at Bracken Lodges, Loch Tay. See you there! 

There’s also some photos from Fin Yeaman.

2018 winners – THE T ARNOTT MOFFAT TROPHY. DUNFERMLINE ‘TOP GUNS’ Joe Dawson, Mike McNivan, Craig Houston, Cameron Paterson.

Jean Paterson

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



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.



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 …..


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