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

Click here for the Events Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS

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 Regs available here 

17th March – Motocross – SACU Championship – Drumclog Motoparc MC – Tain – Regs available here

17th March – Trials – Open to Scotland – Galloway MCC – Thornhill

24th March – Trials – Open to Scotland – Inverness & Dist – Foyers

24th March – Trials – Open to Scotland – Perth & Dist – Balmuick

31st March – Trials – Classic Championship – Dunfermline MCC – Drumcarrow – Regs available here

1st/2nd June – Trials – National – Bob Macgregor MCC – Killin – Regs available here

Sad News – Jim Ballantyne – the SACU Enduro Chairman has passed away

Jim Ballantyne was a lifelong supporter of OffRoad motorsport and rode in several ISDTs. He supported Enduros and ISDE over many years and was a well known and respected face around the Scottish and British scene.  It was just last year that Jim and his wife Linda received their SACU Lifteime Service Awards in appreciation of all they had done for the sport.

He had a heart attack a week ago but seemed to make a good recovery and was back home

Jim was a true gentleman – he will be sadly missed. Our sincere condolences to Linda and family and friends.

Funeral Arrangements  – The funeral will be held at Crichton Church , Bankend Road , Dumfries DG1 4UQ at 12:00 am on Thursday 14th March  . Afterwards to the Crichton Golf Club across the road.  There will be a private cremation.

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.

Scottish Motor Sports National Development Officer vacancy

Scottish Motor Sports (SMS) are seeking a National Development Officer to support our National Development Officer in the delivery of our development strategy of two and four wheel motor sport in Scotland. Salary is in the range £23,000 – £25,000 full time.

For more details please see the full NDO Job Advert  The full job description can be downloaded here. NDO Job Description  

Entries will close on Monday the 11th of March and interviews will be scheduled for the week commencing Monday 18/3/19.

About SMS

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 this new collaborative approach, we are creating an alignment within the Scottish motor sport community enabling SMS to speak with one voice representing the best interests of the whole sport to the Scottish Government, key agencies and legislators.

All applicants must display a strong understanding of the principles of sport development and how these are applied to our club and other organisations helping to shape the organisation against our vision: “To put motor sport at the heart of the Scottish sporting landscape”.

 

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.

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

Entries are now availabled for the 1st round at TAion on 17th March – see www.sacumx.co.uk for forms and details

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

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.https://www.facebook.com/100001547734129/posts/2073252169403021/

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

 

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