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

Passing of SACU Life Member Tommy Miller 1946 – 2019

It is with sadness we report the passing of SACU Life Member Tommy Miller on 8th July

Tommy Miller was a keen Road Race Competitor in the 1970’s and then along with his late wife Carol and family helped out at Road Race events for many years and was a well kent face in the paddock.  His wife was also the team manager for the Celtic Match Races.

Tommy was a certified official with Kirkaldy & Dist MCC helping at events right up to the 1990’s – and also helped as a Steward until 2014.  Unfortunately he  suffered from Parkinsons – but this did not dampen his enthusiasm for the sport.  An operation in the 2000’s gave some relief but the Parkinsons returned.

Tommy was in a care home in his later years – but always kept in touch with the sport he loved

He will be sadly missed . Details for the funeral will follow when we know more

Bennetts Superbikes at Knockhill 2019
 
Congratulations to Stephen Kershaw and Stuart Clark after a great win in the Bennetts British Superbike Sidecar race at Knockhill on Sundays Race 1.
 
 

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/

 

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

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

14th  July 2019 – Classic Trials Championship including Youth C/D/E rounds – Dalmellington MCC Craigengillan

SACU Scottish MX Champ Round 3 SACU – MX -Champ Entry Form 2019 Doune 20th July 2019

20th July – Flat Field Grass Track – National – Galloway MCC – Lockerbie

21st July – Flat Field Scramble – National – Gallopway MCC – Lockerbie

21st July – Trial Championship Round 6 – Lanarkshire MCC – Regs available here

23rd July – Trials – Open to Scotland – Perth & Dist – Balmuick

27/28 July SACU Championship Enduro – Melville MC – Heriot –   Regs available here

28th July – Road Race – National (Bikefest) – Knockhill MCC – Regs available here

3rd/4th August Clubman Trial 2 Day – National – Lanarkshire MCC – Todholes Farm, Fintry Regs available here

18th August – Trial – Championship Trial – National – Dunfermline & Dist. Mcc – Drumcarrow Regs available here

17th / 18th August Durness Clubman 2 Day Trial – National – Inverness and Dist MCC – Durness Sutherland. Regs available here.

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

SACU Scottish MX Champ Round 4  SACU – MX -Champ Entry Form 2019Lochgilphead 29th September 2019

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

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

 

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

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

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

Event Reports

 

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

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