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.

 

TRIALS SURVEY – Feedback is sought on SACU Trials . Please complete the survey to help us improve Scottish Trials . All responses are anonymous. Survey link.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Click here for the Events Calendar

19th August – Trial – Open to Scotland – Dalmellington MCC – Kirkconnel

18th/19th August – -2 Day Club Trial – Inverness and Dist MCC – Durness

26th August –  SACU Team Trial – National – Perth and Dist MCC – Aberfeldy   Entry Form Here

1st / 2nd September – SACU Championship Road Race – Knockhill MSC – Knockhill – Entry Form here

2nd September – Charity Hare and Hound – SBEC – Glendearg – Entry Form Here

2nd September – SACU Classic Trials Championship – Stevenston & Dist MCC – Kilbirnie – Entry Form Here

22nd/23rd September -SACU Championship Road Race – Melville MC – East Fortune  – Entry form here

23rd September – SACU Championship Motocross – Mid Argyll MX Club – Drumclog

23rd September – SACU Championship Trial – Inverness & Dist MCC – Alvie – Entry form here.

23rd September – SACU Championship Enduro – Bon Accord  MCC – Drumtochty

7th October – SACU Classic Trials Championship – Bon Accord MCC – Stonehaven

20th/21st October British Adult Trials Championship at Bob Mac Academy

 

 

Launch of ScottishMotorSports 2018/19 Academy

The Academy is supported by the SACU and MSA to encourage and develop young 2 and 4 wheel competitors.

The 2018/19 SMS Academy will support up to 20 competitors aged between 14 and 20 years of age. The programme will once again consist of 4 classroom based sessions, which will run between October 2018 and August 2019. The SMS Academy will be delivered by qualified motorsport coaches and will support members in all aspects of their development, equipping them with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to maximise their performance.

For full details and to apply Click here.

 

SACU ROAD RACE RIDER DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

The SACU are promoting, following a successful season in 2017, 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, but should such a rider feel that they would benefit from such a session, then please at least enquire. 

Due to popular demand we are also including sidecars this year. Click here for more details

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.

 

SACU Classic Trials Championship at Hawick.

A great weekend was had by all down at Berryfell Farm near Hawick at the joint SCRMC & LMCC trial. who were hosting rounds 2 & 3 of the SACU classic championship, The route was about 5 miles over a course that consisted of quarries, burns and hills with rocky outcrops, along the route there were some stunning views to be seen which added to the enjoyment. congratulations to Kenny Drummond & Neil Dawson who took best in their class on the Saturday & Sunday respectively each getting a little trophy for their achievement. A fairly decent turn out of 31 riders on the Saturday & 37 for the Sunday made it worthwhile for the organisers who put a lot of work into this event. a big thanks goes out to Buddy Bald, Alan Scott, Matthew Giblin, Colin Barrie, Doreen, Bill Stewart and Gordon Barrie who managed to organise enough cover to observe every section, thanks to the observers who had to endure two days of lovely sunshine. The full results are available on www.lmcc.co.uk
These event would not go ahead without the kind permission of the land owners who on this occasion could not have bee any more helpful they moved a lot of livestock and electric fences to allow us to have a completely gate free journey around the route my personal thanks to them and to everyone for coming along we all hope to see more of an entry next year

 

Results for Perth and Dist Balmuick Trial 17th June

Results here

26th/27th May – British Enduro Championship

The BEC came to a sunny Lauder for a 2 day round run by the new Dirt Bike Evolution Club. A fantastic venue with sunshine all weekend made for a very successful event. With two challenging timed tests – Danny McCanney topped the results on both days.

 

SCRMC Trial Report – 27th May

A sun-drenched Abington greeted 30 riders ready to pit their wits against the slimy burns & long climbing lap, but it was worth it for the view from the top of the hill nearly 1900 feet above sea level before descending into the valley that held a couple of burn sections and a variety of winding climbing sections that one in particular I couldn’t master all day. Many thanks to the farmer George for letting us use the land a bit earlier than usual, the setting out team, Ian for the photos and to all the riders and their families that came along, I hope you all enjoyed the trial & the weather

Scottish Six Days Trial – report by Donald Young

So that’s the SSDT over for another year with an all too familiar outcome. Losing just 8 marks over the six days, Dougie Lampkin took his 12th victory, extending his quite incredible record of wins and matching his number of World titles; but it came close, very close to a different result. Riding with an exceptional precision throughout the week, a five on the slopes of Ben Nevis denied James Dabill his third win finishing on 11 marks lost. Just like 1979, the big boulders on Ben Nevis were the decider after six days of moors, roads and some quite brilliant sections. This time a Lampkin won, in 1979 the late great Martin Lampkin lost out to Malcolm Rathmell on those same sections.

For Scottish Trials, the week did not go without success with Kinlochleven’s Gary MacDonald clinching a quite brilliant third place. Looking poised and relaxed the entire week, Gary beat his best observation score losing a paltry 18 marks. Tied with current British Champion Jack Price, Gary’s incredible 1 mark ride on his early day in the rain on Wednesday made the difference. Gary is rarely around the trials scene these days and there was no pressure on him to perform, this is a fantastic result. Additionally, as part of the Scorpa Works Team with Andy Chilton and Tom Minta they took the Best Manufacturers Team Award for the first time as well. Read more

 

SCRMC IST TRIAL OF THE YEAR AT BALFRON   Click here for results

27 Hardy riders came out to support the first round of the SCRMC trials series 2018. The Saturday set out was done by the team of Pete, Alan, Matty and myself in very windy conditions with sub zero temperatures, the trial was in doubt of running. The weather would put a lot of people off as it was fairly heavy snow overnight from the Saturday to Sunday morning. but the roads to Balfron weren’t to bad and we got there early enough to let most riders know that it was going ahead. the snow flurried on and off all day making the going between section a little uncomfortable especially against the very strong cold wind. the sections themselves were a mixture of gullies, streams & rocky outcrops. Everyone who made it said they had a good day out. I would like to thank everyone for their continued support and hope to see them at the next round on Saturday 07/04/18  AT BUCHLEY FARM BISHOPSBRIGGS, G64 3QN. A massive thanks has to go out to the farmer Mr Christie for allowing us to go back up to the top ground making the lap a good deal longer than usual.

 

 

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

 

Scottish Government Motorsport Safety Review – MSA Response

The Safety Review link is an open letter from the MSA further to the Scottish Government Motorsport Event Safety Review report being published in January.

The SACU had and still have a presence on the Review Committee given that we are the accepted representative of all Motorcycle Sporting interests in Scotland at Government level.

Although the Review does not mention Motorcycle Sport in particular, we should all be extra mindful of public safety at our events be it a small Closed to Club meeting or a Scottish Championship.

Please remember that “Public” means more than just the casual spectator. It also means anyone not signed on as a Competitor or an Official but arriving with and supporting a competitor.

Scottish Motorsport Safety Review link to full report.

 

New SACU Concerns Policy

The SACU has introduced a new 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