ACU handbook 2017

HANDBOOK

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2017 HANDBOOK

January 2017

All enquiries should be addressed to:

The Auto-Cycle Union Ltd., ACU House, Wood Street, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 2YX.

Telephone: 01788 566400; Fax: 01788 573585 www.acu.org.uk [email protected]

The contents of this Handbook are Copyright and must not be reproduced without written consent from the Auto-Cycle Union Ltd.

The various regulations contained herein become effective as at 1st January 2017. This publication supersedes previous editions.

The ACU is the internationally recognized National Governing Body for motorcycle sport in the British Isles (less Northern Ireland).

Formed in 1903, the ACU has a long tradition in the world of motorcycle sport being a founder member of the World Governing

Body, the Federation Internationale Motocyclisme (FIM). The ACU has a major role in furthering the interests of motorcycle sport on a global basis. Domestically, the ACU provides for all forms of motorcycle sport ranging from Road Racing to all disciplines of

Off Road activity and has successfully organized world class events such as Moto GP, World Superbikes, the Isle of Man TT Races and the Motocross of Nations.

The ACU aims to ensure that all people irrespective of their age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, creed, colour, social status or sexual orientation, have a genuine and equal opportunity to participate in motorcycle sport at levels in all roles. The ACU fully supports youth activity in all disciplines and through the ACU Academy, some of our young riders go on to become British,

European and World Champions in their chosen sport.

Published by: The Auto-Cycle Union Ltd.

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Printed and bound by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon, CR0 4YY

The products advertised within this Handbook are not necessarily endorsed by the ACU.

Front cover photograph by courtesy of Lawrence Hammonds

ACU AND THE AUTO-CYCLE UNION ARE TRADING NAMES OF THE AUTO-CYCLE UNION LIMITED REGISTERED UNDER COMPANY NO.

00134679; REGISTERED OFFICE: ACU HOUSE, WOOD STREET, RUGBY, WARWICKSHIRE CV21 2YX

Patron

HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP, Duke of Edinburgh KG KT OM GBE AC QSO

President Emeritus

The Rt Hon THE LORD JOPLING DL

President

The Right Reverend John Oliver

Vice President

C. MORAM

T FAIRBROTHER

Honorary Vice President

M MELLISH

Chairman

J. COLLINS

Auditors Magma Chartered Accountants

D. D. BANKS

Lt Col (Retd) E. P. BARTLETT

E. BELLARS

A. BROWNLIE

D. R. CLAMPIN

R. COLLINS

General Secretary G. THOMPSON MBE BEM

Honorary Members of the ACU

J. COLES

T. FAIRBROTHER

M. FRANCIS

E. JONES

A.KING

D. RYDER

D. SLAUGHTER

R. W. SMITH

W. A. SMITH

K. SPRAYSON

J. STONE

THE ACU MISSION

• To pursue the interests of motorcycling while protecting and promoting the needs of members.

• To facilitate British Motorcycle Sport in the most accommodating, de-regulated and user led manner possible.

• To make British Motorcycle Sport happen.

Disclaimer

The Auto-Cycle Union Ltd., its Directors and Officers accept no liability in respect of loss or damage occasioned directly or indirectly as a result of the publication of the ACU Handbook or Web Site. It is a matter for each individual to satisfy themselves as to the suitability of any Course, Facility or Product (including Machinery and Clothing) offered by Clubs, Venues, Landowners, Advertisers or Manufacturers and for such individuals to ensure that adequate insurance and medical arrangements have been made to protect their interest with regard to any activity undertaken.

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AUTO CYCLE UNION HANDBOOK 2017

contents

section one

THE ACU

Committees & Panels

Auto-Cycle Union Limited structure

Who should I contact at the ACU?

Anti-theft initiative

Non-territorial clubs

Recognised promoters

Recognised associations

Useful addresses

Centres/Regions

Timekeepers & timing equipment

Technical officials

Sound level control

Fuel regulations – National ACU

ACU approved protective helmets and visors

Competition licence/Trial registration

One event licences

One event trials licences

Associate membership

ACU Benevolent Fund

Price List

LASU

Training Department

LARA

Land Use Advisory Service

The Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995

ACU Environmental Code

APPENDIX A Recommended standards for the provision of sanitary facilities at ACU events

Equal opportunities/sports equity policy statement

Insurance

Serious accident checklist

Medical services

Safety precautions

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section two

STANDING rEGULATIONS

Motocross

Enduro

Hare and Hounds/Cross Country

Trials

Track Racing

Road Racing

Supermoto

Drag Race

Hillclimb and Sprint

Pocket Bike

Scooter

section three

ACU Historical information

Champions

section four

National Sporting Code of the ACU

section five

Rules of the Union

Note

No discrimination is intended where references are made to ‘he’, rather than ‘she’, throughout this

Handbook.

COPYRIGHT

(To be printed in all official programmes)

All literary matters in the official programme including the list of competitors and their racing numbers is copyright and any person making illegal use thereof will be prosecuted. It is also a condition of admission to any event held under an ACU Permit that no part of the meeting can be filmed or video recorded and/or video transmitted in any way without the written consent of the promoters/organisers and/or the ACU except for the sole purpose of private enjoyment.

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THE ACU

8 COMMITTEES & pANELS

NATIONAL COUNCIL

CHAIRMAN – J. Collins

(2018) 52

Margam Road, Margam, Port

Talbot, West Glamorgan SA13 2BW.

Tel: 01639 882241 Fax: 01639 773470 [email protected]

ACU Cheshire & North Wales

C. Berisford,

38 Wybunbury Road, Willaston,

Nantwich, CW5 7JE. Tel: 07748 234357 [email protected]

ACU Cornwall

M. Courtney, Carbis Wharf,

Roche, St Austell, PL26 8LA. Tel: 07810

885174.

ACU Eastern

Mrs V. Hearn, 25 Quinton

Road, Needham Market, Suffolk

IP6 8BP. Tel/Fax: 01449 721042 [email protected]

ACU East Midland

M. Jessup, 54 Monks

Road, Binley Woods, Coventry CV3 2BS.

Tel: 02476 544463 [email protected]

ACU East South Wales

Mr Derek Smith, 125

Glan-y-Fford, Taffs Wells, Cardiff CF15

7SQ. Tel: 02920 337036/07971 153903 [email protected]

ACU East Yorks

Mrs A. Watson,

Dunriding, High Street, Castleton,

Whitby YO21 2DB Tel: 01287 660577 [email protected]

ACU Isle of Man

Mrs B. Crellin, Shilley Gniebe,

Ballachurry Road, Greeba, Isle of Man IM4

3LE. Tel: 01624 801726 [email protected]

ACU Midland

Mr D. Smith, The Willows,

Cursley Lane, Shenstone, Kidderminster,

Worcs, DY10 4DX Tel: 01527 592797 [email protected] globalpump.co.uk

ACU Mid Wales

Miss J Hockly, 1 Plas y Bryn

Bungalow, Llanfair Road, Newtown,

Powys SY16 3JY. Tel/Fax: 01686

626370 [email protected] www.midwalesdirttrack.com

ACU Northern

R Wilson, 14 Undercliff Road,

Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4PS Tel: 01539

728565 [email protected]

ACU North Eastern

I Reavely, 35 Columbia

Terrace, Blythe, Northumberland, NE24 3JZ [email protected]

ACU North Western

R. Livesey 1

Franklands Drive, Ribbleton, Preston,

Lancs PR2 6RX. Tel: 01772 791924 [email protected]

AUTO CYCLE UNION HANDBOOK 2017

ACU South Eastern

Mr P. Burrell, 40

Annandale Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA15

8EL Tel: 020 8300 5572/07885 682647 [email protected]

ACU Southern

B. New, 6 Coleridge Gardens,

Cowplan, Waterlooville, Hants PO8 8LS.

Tel: 02392 645114

ACU South Midland

Miss M Bird, Tel: 07773

064796 [email protected]

ACU South Western

TBC

ACU Wessex

N. Steadman, 11 Watson Avenue,

Bristol BS4 3SG. Tel: 07505 187071 nick_ [email protected]

ACU Western

Miss J. Jones, Woodlands,

Kempley Green, Dymock Gloucester, GL18

2BW Tel: 01531 890691/07775 524805 [email protected]

ACU West South Wales

G. Heywood,

81 Alexander Road, Gorseinon,

Swansea SA4 4NU, Tel: 01792 893457 [email protected]

ACU Yorkshire

Mike Washington, Tel: 07730

572683 [email protected]

ACU Scotland

C Mackenzie, 28 West Main

Street, Uphall, West Lothian EH52 5DW.

Tel: 01506 858354 Fax: 01506 855792 [email protected]

Non-Territorial Board

M. Dommett,

British Motorcycle Racing Club

Limited, Unit D2, Seedbed Centre,

Davidson Way, Romford, Essex. RM7

0AZ. Tel: 01708 720305. Mob: 07970

963572. [email protected] www.bemsee.net

Non-Territorial Board

P. Tomlin, 25 Rusper

Road, Dagenham, Essex RM9 4NT.

Tel: 0208 5931237 Mob: 07711 822594 [email protected]

Year in brackets indicates expiry of term of office at 31st December.

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ACU LTD DIrECTOrS

CHAIRMAN – J. Collins

(2018) 52

Margam Road, Margam, Port

Talbot, West Glamorgan SA13 2BW.

Tel: 01639 882241 Fax: 01639 773470 [email protected]

R. Hanks

(2017) 50 Lyndhurst Road, Erdington,

Birmingham B24 8QS. Tel: Day 0121 373

1035 Eve: 0121 686 3799 Fax: 0121 686 8700 [email protected]

B. Higgins

(2019) Sunnycote, Marytavy,

Tavistock, Devon PL19 9QB. Tel: 01822

810336/07793 494793 [email protected]

fsnet.co.uk

R. Humphrey

(2018) 11 Shepherds Avenue,

Earley, Nr. Reading, Berks RG6 1AY.

Tel: 07850 598886 [email protected]

Dr P D King

(2019) 3 Branston Avenue,

Barrow Upon Soar, Loughborough,

Leicestershire LE12 8XL, Tel: 01509 416369 [email protected]

S. McCauley

(2018) 6 Brecon Close, Wansbeck

Manor, Ashington, Northumberland NE63

0HT Tel: 01670540400 Mob: 07747 864384 [email protected]

I. Murphy

(2017) Thie Roarbrae, 11 Sileau Curn

Park, Kirk Michael, Isle of Man IM6 1EH.

Tel: 01624 878394 [email protected]

T Robinson

(2019) Wayback, Sherfield

Green, Sherfield-on-Loddon, Hook,

Hampshire, RG27 0EE Tel: 07817 131821 [email protected]

D. Staff

(2018) 32 Jutland Crescent, Hunters

Meadow, Andover, Hampshire SP10 4NB.

Tel: 01264 358345 [email protected]

C. Tyrrell

(2018) Kangal Farm, Criggan,

Bugle, St. Austell, Cornwall PL26

8QX. Tel: 01726 890404/07970 281545 [email protected]

Company Secretary: Gary Thompson MBE

BEM

Tel: 01788 566414/07976 548375

[email protected]

pANEL OF ADJUDICATOrS

A. F. E. Bellars

(2018)12 Rosehill Park, Emmer

Green, Reading, Berks RG4 8XE. Tel: 0118

947 0837 [email protected]

P. Beardmore BEM

(2018) 8 Ash Tree Hill,

Cheadle, Staffs ST10 1UQ. Tel: 01538

750057 [email protected]

COMMITTEES & pANELS

J. Coles

(2018) 88 Wheatley Road, Garsington,

Oxford OX44 9DR. Tel: 01865 361735

A. Foskew

(2018) 9 Ebenezer Close, Witham,

Essex CM8 2HX. Tel: 01376 517169 [email protected]

E. Jones

(2018) 18 Chapel Street,

Astwood Bank, Redditch B96 6DA.

Tel: 01527 893392/07947 319432 [email protected]

R. J. Langdale

(2018) 1 Union Street, Louth,

Lincs LN11 0ES.

B. New

(2018), 6 Coleridge Gardens, Cowplan,

Waterlooville, Hants PO8 8LS. Tel: 02392

645114

A. Penny

(2018), Culross, Hadleigh Road,

Elmsett, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 6ND.

Tel: 01473 658768 [email protected]

D. Porter

(2018), 96 Pembroke Avenue, Luton,

Beds LU4 9BJ. Tel: 07710 435127/01582

847399 [email protected]

D. L. Ryder

(2018) The Bungalow, Hagley Road,

Rugeley, Staffs WS15 2AW. Tel: 01889

582563

R. Smith

(2018) 18 Alma Street, Melbourne,

Derby DE73 1GA. Tel: 01332 864581

R. W. Smith

(2018) 59 Green Avenue,

Chellaston, Derby DE73 6TE.

rOAD rACE, DrAG AND SprINT

COMMITTEE

CHAIRMAN – Dr. P. D. King

(2019) (NTB)

3 Branston Avenue, Barrow Upon Soar,

Loughborough, Leicester LE12 8XL.

Tel: 01509 416369 [email protected]

DEPUTY CHAIRMAN – S. Higgs

MotorSport

Vision Centre, Brands Hatch Circuit,

Fawkham, Longfield, Kent DA3 8NG.

Tel: 01474 872331

Mrs J Shedden

(appointed by AMRCO),

Knockhill Circuit by Dunfermline,

Fife KY12 9TF. Tel: 01383 723337 [email protected]

M. Dommett

(2019) (NTB) British Motorcycle

Racing Club Limited Unit D2, Seedbed

Centre, Davidson Way, Romford, Essex.

RM7 0AZ. Tel: 01708 720305. Mob: 07970

963572 [email protected]

J. Hinchliff

(2017) 14 Sherwood Rise, Mansfield

Woodhouse, Mansfield, Notts NG19 7NP.

Tel: 07860 147844

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M Jessup

(2019) 54 Monks Road, Binley

Woods, Coventry, CV3 2BS, Tel: 02476

544463 [email protected]

E. Nelson

(2018) “Anvil House”, Derby Road,

Old Tupton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S42

6LA. Tel: 01246 866537

Dr. J. Palmer

Motorsport Vision Ltd, Brands

Hatch, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent DA3

8NG. Tel: 01474 875202

Committee Secretary: Rowena Perks Tel: 01788

566406 [email protected]

Assistant Road Race Secretary: Michelle Haynes

Tel: 01788 566406 [email protected]

TrACK rACING COMMITTEE

CHAIRMAN – D. Staff

(2018) 32 Jutland

Crescent, Hunters Meadow, Andover,

Hampshire SP10 4NB. Tel: 01264 358345 [email protected]

P Hurry

(2018) Greenway, Headcorn Road,

Grafty Green, Maidstone, Kent ME17 2AN. [email protected]

S Brace

(2017) 33 Patricia Gardens,

Bishops Stortford, Herts CM23 3QE [email protected]

S Harvey

(2019) Newlands, Drake

Lane, Little Waltham, Celsmford,

Essex, CM3 3ND Tel: 07802 654372 [email protected]

M Stace

(2017) 20 Oldfield Avenue, Eastbourne,

East Sussex BN20 9PU. Tel: 07710 910448 [email protected]

A Steele

(2019) 22 Church Street, Billesden,

Leicester, Leics LE7 9AE Tel: 07889 862077 [email protected]

Committee Secretary: Tracey Cossar Tel: 01788

566402 [email protected]

MOTOCrOSS COMMITTEE

CHAIRMAN – S. McCauley

(2018) 6

Brecon Close, Wansbeck Manor,

Ashington, Northumberland NE63 0HT

Tel: 01670540400 Mob: 07747 864384 [email protected]

D. Edwards

(2018) 119 Woodside Lane,

Bexley, Kent, DA5 1EY Tel: 07850 117344 [email protected]

J. Blyth

(2017) 21 Ashe Road, Lower Hacheston,

Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 0PD. Tel: 07971

139010 [email protected]

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A Hay

(2019) 27 Tizzick Close, Three Score,

Norwich, NR5 9HB Tel: 01603 734700 [email protected]

L Smith

(2019) 12 Holcroft Hill, Barrow-In-

Furness, Cumbria, LA13 9PH Tel: 077032

11059 [email protected]

C. Warren

(2017) 29 Longmead,

Liss, Hampshire, GU33 7JX. Tel/

Fax: 01730 894241/07809 443132 [email protected]

Committee Secretaries: Sonia Goggin Tel: 01788

566404 [email protected]

Jacob Bourne

Tel: 01788 566422 [email protected]

TrIALS AND ENDUrO COMMITTEE

CHAIRMAN – J. Collins

(2018) 52 Margam

Road, Margam, Port Talbot, West

Glamorgan SA13 2BW. Tel: 01639 882241 [email protected]

M. Bates

(2019) Nant-yr-Wyn, Llanbister

Road, Llandridod Wells, Powys LD1 5UP.

Tel: 01547 550393

A. Martin

(2019) 20 Church View, Gillingham,

Dorset, SP8 4XE Tel: 07866 695630

[email protected]

S. Moore

(2019) Bramble Cottage, Church Lane,

Bisley, Surrey. GU24 9EA. Tel: 01483 486320 [email protected]

M Rapley

(2017) 3 New Acres, Carnforth,

Lancs. LA5 9XD Tel: 07788 161929/01524

734674 [email protected]

A. Rew

(2017) Wolborough Barton,

Newton Abbott, Devon TQ12 1EJ.

Tel: 01626 365107 Mob: 07734 830021 [email protected]

P Sparkes

(2018) 9 Engine Common Lane,

Yate, Bristol BS37 7PX Tel: 07836 706735 [email protected]

M. Wren

(2017) Levenside, Newby Bridge,

Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 8LZ.

Tel: 01539 531082/07921 214661 [email protected]

Committee Secretaries: Mary Kerr Tel: 01788

566403 [email protected]

Kathy Roche

Tel: 01788 566409 [email protected]

Madalena Miguens

Tel: 01788 566412 [email protected]

AUTO CYCLE UNION HANDBOOK 2017

BENEVOLENT FUND ADMINISTrATIVE

COMMITTEE

CHAIRMAN – R. Hanks

50 Lyndhurst Road,

Erdington, Birmingham B24 8QS. Tel: 0121

373 1035/0121 686 8700 Eve: 0121 686 3799 [email protected]

Mrs M. Carter JP

(Treasurer) Hunters

Gap, Thorpe Lane, Guiseley, Leeds

LS20 8JH. Tel: 01943 878666 [email protected]

R. Collins

12 Winchester Road, Buckland,

Portsmouth, Hants PO2 7PT. Tel/

Fax: 02392 691803/07789 767421 [email protected]

Mrs W. Evans MBE

3 Mount View Terrace,

Onchan, Isle of Man IM3 1AB.

Tel: 01624 621296/07624 433540 [email protected]

Mrs L Francis

‘Ballaspur’ 15 Furrocks Lane,

Ness, Neston, South Wirral, CH64 4EH

Tel: 0151 336 4940 [email protected]

C. Pattison

6 Churchfields, Wincanton,

Somerset BA9 9AJ. Tel: 01963 33001

R. W. Smith

59 Green Avenue, Chellaston,

Derby DE73 6TE. Tel: 01332 722671 [email protected]

Trustees:

Mrs M. Carter, R. Collins, Mrs W.

Evans MBE, Mrs L Francis, R. Hanks, Mrs J.

Macphee, C. Pattison, R. W. Smith.

Secretary: Debbie Walmsley Tel: 01788 566419 [email protected]

TECHNICAL pANEL

TECHNICAL CONSULTANT – Dr. P. King

3

Branston Avenue, Barrow upon Soar,

Loughborough, Leicester LE12 8XL

Tel: 01509 416369 [email protected]

TECHNICAL CO-ORDINATOR – Mr E. Jones

18

Chapel Street, Astwood Bank, Redditch B96

6DA. Tel: 01527 893392/07947 319432

A. Summers

101 Friar Park Road, Wednesbury,

West Midlands WS10 0JR. Tel: 0121

530 9400 Mobile: 07842 692008 [email protected]

Secretaries: Michelle Haynes Tel: 01788 566405 [email protected] (Road Racing Technical matters)

Kirsty Telford

Tel: 01788 566408 [email protected] (Off Road Technical matters)

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SUSTAINABLE EVENT MANAGEMENT pANEL

CHAIRMAN – P. Gregory

9 The Green, Saltburn,

Cleveland TS12 1NF. Tel: 01287 625607 [email protected]

(Members to be appointed by Sport Committees plus Specialist Representatives).

Secretary: Kirsty Telford Tel: 01788 566408 [email protected]

MEDICAL pANEL

CHAIRMAN: Mr R Hanks

Mr P Burnage

Mr K Dwyer

Dr A Butler

Dr A Walker

Dr B Winter

Chief Medical Advisor: Dr H Romer

Secretary: Debbie Walmsley Tel: 01788 566419 [email protected]

ACU EVENTS LTD DIrECTOrS

CHAIRMAN – B. Higgins

Sunnycote,

Marytavy, Tavistock, Devon PL19

9QB. Tel: 01822 810336/07793 494793 [email protected]

R. Hanks

50 Lyndhurst Road, Erdington,

Birmingham B24 8QS. Tel: 0121 373

1035/0121 686 8700 Eve: 0121 686 3799 [email protected]

R. Humphrey

11 Shepherds Avenue, Earley, Nr.

Reading, Berks RG6 1AY. Tel: 07850 598886 [email protected]

Dr P D King

3 Branston Avenue, Barrow

Upon Soar, Loughborough, Leicestershire

LE12 8XL, Tel: 01509 416369 [email protected]

D. Smith

4 Church End, Panfield, Braintree,

Essex CM7 5AJ. Tel: 01376 328907 [email protected]

Company Secretary: Gary Thompson MBE BEM

Tel: 07976 548375 [email protected]

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ACU INSUrANCE LTD DIrECTOrS

B. Higgins

Sunnycote, Marytavy, Tavistock,

Devon PL19 9QB. Tel: 01822 810336/07793

494793 [email protected]

I Murphy

Thie Roarbrae, 11 Sileau Curn

Park, Kirk Michael, Isle of Man IM6 1EH

Tel: 01624 878394 [email protected]

D Smith

4 Church End, Panfield, Braintree,

Essex, CM7 5AJ Tel: 01376 328907 [email protected]

Mrs G. Brough

Mr G. Crease

SpEEDWAY CONTrOL BUrEAU

A Gillias

(Independent Chairman) 28 Coventry

Road, Pailton, Rugby, CV23 0QB.

Tel: 01788 832698 Mob: 07774 154381 [email protected]

A. Harkess

(BSPA) 2 Juniper Gardens, Juniper

Green, Edinburgh EH14 5EJ. Tel: 0131

3378887

G Pairman

(BSPA), Ballagawne Cottage,

Ballagawne Road, Colby, Castletown.

Isle of Man, IM9 4AZ. Tel: 01624

836860 Mob: 07624 491737 [email protected]

G Reeve

(ACU) 1 Cuphill Close. Newland

Manor. Droitwich. WR9 7GD.

Tel: 07947109004. [email protected]

A Steele

(ACU) 22 Church Street, Billesden,

Leicester, Leics LE7 9AE Tel: 07889 862077 [email protected]

Administrator: Neil Vacher Tel: 01788 565603

Fax: 01788 552308

SCB Secretary: Nikki Jamieson Tel: 01788

565603 [email protected]

MCrCB

Dr J Palmer (Chairman/AMRCO)

Mrs G Shedden (MRPC)

Dr P D King

3 Branston Avenue, Barrow

Upon Soar, Loughborough, Leicestershire

LE12 8XL, Tel: 01509 416369 [email protected]

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STrUCTUrE

Auto-Cycle Union Limited structure

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ACU EVENTS LIMITED

NATIONAL COUNCIL

ROAD RACE

DRAG &

SPRINT

COMMITTEE

TRIALS &

ENDURO

COMMITTEE

MOTOCROSS

COMMITTEE

TRACK

RACING

COMMITTEE

SPEEDWAY

CONTROL

BUREAU

LOCAL

CENTRES

NON-

TERRITORIAL

BOARD

SACU

ADVISORY

PANELS

(Note 1)

LOCAL

CLUBS

NON-

TERRITORIAL

CLUBS

NOTE 1

Technical

Sustainable Event Management

Medical

International

Adjudicators

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Who should I contact at the ACU?

Normal office hours are 09.00–17.00. Monday–Friday.

Outside these hours please leave an answer phone message.

GENERAL RECEPTION

Tel: + 44 (0) 1788 566400

Fax: + 44 (0) 1788 573585 [email protected] website: www.acu.org.uk

General Secretary

Assistant to the General Secretary

PR & Marketing Officer

Licencing Enquiries

Gary Thompson MBE BEM

01788 566414/07976 548375

[email protected]

Debbie Walmsley 01788 566419 [email protected]

Richard Blyth 01788 566428 [email protected]

01788 566417

[email protected]

Road Race Secretary

Road Race Assistant and

Road Race Technical Secretary

Motocross & Competitions Secretary

Motocross Assistant

Rowena Perks 01788 566406 [email protected]

Michelle Haynes 01788 566405 [email protected]

Sonia Goggin 01788 566404 [email protected]

Jacob Bourne 01788 566422 [email protected]

Motocross Assistant, Off Road Technical Kirsty Telford 01788 566408 kirsty[email protected]

Secretary and Sustainable Event

Management Panel Secretary

Trials & Enduro Secretary Mary Kerr 01788 566403 [email protected]

Trials & Enduro Secretary

Trials & Enduro Secretary

Kathy Roche 01788 566409 [email protected]

Madalena Miguens 01788 566412 [email protected]

Track Racing Secretary

Finance & Support Services

Training

ACU Benevolent Fund Secretary

ACU House Reception

Tracey Cossar 01788 566402 [email protected]

Xenia Munro 01788 566411 [email protected]

Kalpna Vaghela 01788 566410 [email protected]

Anne Robbins 01788 566424 [email protected]

Debbie Walmsley 01788 566419 [email protected]

Debbie Walmsley 01788 566419 [email protected]

Geraldine Wilson 01788 566400 [email protected]

ACU EVENTS LTD

General Secretary Gary Thompson MBE BEM

01788 566414/07976 548375

[email protected]

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ANTI-THEFT INITIATIVE 15

THIEVING STOPS HERE

If the engine or frame number on your bike has been tampered with, don’t bother taking it to an ACU event.

There’s a bike stolen every seven minutes, 120,000 are still missing.

The value of these is in excess of £70m. Result: sky-high insurance premiums, many existing riders forced off the road and newcomers who cannot afford the insurance.

Anyone found in possession of a machine with tampered or defaced engine or frame numbers will not be allowed to race.

THERE IS NO PLACE IN OUR SPORT FOR DISHONESTY

Anti-theft screw tightens

The ACU is determined to ensure that all motorcycle sport is conducted in a fair, honest, and sporting manner, so that every competitor has an even chance of success. Competitors using stolen engines, frames and components, which they disguise by altering or erasing the identification numbers are seeking unfair advantage. Whether they actually steal bikes themselves, or simply buy bits cheaply, “no questions asked”, the effect is the same; they seek an unfair advantage over the honest competitor, and contribute to the motorcycle theft epidemic, which affects all motorcyclists in the long run, racers or not.

The ACU is a partner in the Anti-Theft

Initiative (ATI) piloted jointly by the Auto-Cycle

Union, British Motorcyclists Federation and the

Motorcycle Action Group and is also Secretariat to the Motorcycle Crime Reduction Group

(MCRG). Scrutineers and specially trained ATI marshals will specifically check the authenticity of engine and frame numbers. Where “dodgy” numbers are found, the facts will be reported to the Clerk of the Course who will exclude suspect machines from competing. No ifs or buts.

The ATI marshals are fully briefed on how to conduct their examinations at the scrutineering point without interfering with the normal running of the meeting.

Good Motorcycle Sport depends on the trust of competitors and the support of the general motorcycling public. Using stolen bike parts is like any other form of cheating. The monstrous theft rate of motorcycles significantly deters people from buying and using them.

Fewer riders means fewer race fans; fewer fans means less income for organising clubs; less income means fewer events; fewer purchases of motorcycles means that sales volumes decrease, and the cost of legitimate bikes and parts increases.

Everybody in the motorcycle world is affected by the scourge of theft, and the ACU will do everything possible to keep that scourge away from competitive sport.

If your machine has an erased or altered frame or engine number, you will be prevented from racing.

16 NON-TErrITOrIAL CLUBS

NON-TErrITOrIAL BOArD

President:

Lt Col (Retd) E P Bartlett, The Conifers, West

Promenade, Driffield, East Yorks YO25 6TZ

Tel: 01377 252806 [email protected]

Chairman:

Mr Eddie Bellars, 12 Rosehill Park,

Emmer Green, Reading, Berks RG4 8XE.

Tel: 0118 947 0837. Mob: 07887 990617. [email protected]

General Secretary:

Mrs Sally Russell, Houndshill Cottage,

Banbury Road, Ettington, Stratford Upon

Avon, Warks, CV37 7 NS Tel: 01789 740866 [email protected]

NON-TErrITOrIAL CLUBS

0500 Army Motorcycling Association

Lt Col Mike Tizard, 18 Sherfield,

Winterbourne, Dauntsey,

Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 6HF

Tel: 01980610425/07767756167 [email protected]

E, T, HH, SCE

Boundless

Clair McMahon, c/o Member

Communities, Britannia House, 21

Station Street, Brighton BN1 4DE.

Tel: 0845 3457444 Fax: 01273 744645 [email protected] www.boundless.co.uk

0129 Auto 66 Racing Club Ltd

Charles Houlden-Banks, The Circuit

Office, Olivers Mount, Scarborough,

North Yorkshire, YO21 2YW

Tel: 01723 373000 Fax: 01723 373111 [email protected] www.auto66.com

RR, rr, SM, sm, S, s, HC, hc

0502 British Motor Cycle Racing Club Ltd

Mrs Tracey Ringrow, BMCRC, Unit

D2, Seedbed Centre, Davidson Way,

Romford, Essex RM7 0AZ. Tel: 01708

720305/01708 509161 Fax: 01708 720235 [email protected] www.bemsee.net

RR, rr

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0503 British Motorcycle Racing Club

Marshals Association

Mrs Tracey Ringrow, BMCRC, Unit

B5, Seedbed Centre, Davidson Way,

Romford, Essex RM7 0AZ. Tel: 01708

720305/01708 509161 Fax: 01708 720235 [email protected] www.bemsee.net

RR, rr

0504 British Scooter Sport Organisation

Mr Chris Geyton, 16 Victoria Road,

Bridgnorth, WV16 4LA Tel: 07973 358456 www.scooterracing.org.uk

SCR, SC, SCT, ST, SR

0377 CJSC

Mrs Julia Kirk, 12 Milne Close, Bircotes,

Doncaster DN11 8AP Tel: 07583 254834 [email protected]

mx

0764 Classic 50 Racing Club

Lynne Tolhurst, Gwerncynydd

Fach, Nantmel, Llandrindod Wells,

Powys LD1 6EW Tel: 01597 810017 [email protected]

RR, rr

0506 Classic Racing Motorcycle Club Ltd

Mrs Sally Russell, Houndshill Cottage,

Banbury Road, Ettington, Stratford upon

Avon, Warwickshire CV37 7NS Tel: 01789

740866 [email protected] www.crmc.co.uk

RR

0507 Clubmans Racing MCC

Dr P King, 3 Branston Avenue, Barrow upon Soar, Loughborough, Leicester,

LE12 8XL. Tel: 01509 416369. Mob: 07767

635420. [email protected]

RR, MX

0598 Ducati Sporting Club

Mr Martin Sisley, 9 Berkeley Close,

Pitstone, Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 9FG

[email protected] www.ducatisportingclub.com

RR

0576 EBTC BikeTrial Our Sport

Mr Stuart Matthews, 40 Thanet Road,

Bexley, Kent DA5 1AP. Tel: 07940

725098 (day); 01322 556164 (eve) [email protected]

BT, bt

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0808 FBPMC (Kent)

T Fleming, Major Crime Folkestone Police

Bouverie Road, West Folkestone, CT20

2SG Tel: 01303 289600/07966243788

[email protected]

0509 Formula Sidecar Racing Association

Pat Hamblin, 4 Tivey Way,

Melbourne, Derbyshire, DE73 8JS

Tel: 01332 805535/07971 821850 [email protected] www.fsra.org.uk

RR

0510 GRASA

Mrs Di Wain, 104 Purbrook Way, Leigh

Park, Havant, Hampshire PO9 3SB.

Tel/Fax: 02392 644061/07881 818089 [email protected] www.grasa.co.uk

GT

0627 Greeves Riders Association

Mr Rob Thornton MBE, Binesfield

Bines Green, Horsham, West Sussex,

RH13 8EH Tel: 01403 713123 [email protected]

T, Social

0806 Historic Racing Fifty MCC

Mr John Lee, Rainbow Cottage Main

Street, Willey, Nr Rugby, Tel: 01455

554400 [email protected]

0282 KRC

G Marchant, The Cottage

High Street, Leigh, Tonbridge,

TN11 8RH. Tel/Fax: 01732

838500 [email protected] www.krcendurance.co.uk

RR

0780 The Lansdowne Series Ltd

Mrs. Sally Russell, Houndshill Cottage,

Banbury Road, Ettington, Stratford upon

Avon, Warks. CV37 7NS Tel: 01789

740866 [email protected] www.lansdowneclassic.co.uk

0590 London Douglas Motorcycle Club Ltd

Mr Roy Staunton, Highbanks

12A Kings Orchard, Basingstoke,

RG23 7AX Tel: 01256 780819 [email protected]

RAL

0609 Mercian Dirt Rider

Mrs Lesley Smith, 24 Inglestone Road,

Wickwar, Wotton Under Edge, GL12

8NH Tel: 07793 904636/07500 831159 [email protected]

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0585 MR Thumpercross Club

Mr Adam Hooper, c/o Martins

Rubber Co Ltd, 28–36 Orchard

Place, Southampton SO14 3PE.

Tel: 02380 226330 Fax: 02380 631577 [email protected] www.thumpercross.com

MX

0511 Morgan Three Wheeler Club Ltd

Mr Peter Clews, 141 Stallington

Road, Blythe Bridge, Stoke-

On-Trent ST11 9PB. Tel: 01782

396762. [email protected] www.mtwc.co.uk

RR, S, HC, T, LDT

0513 Motor Cycling Club Ltd

Mr Simon Woodall, Ballards Place,

Eardiston, Tenbury Wells, WR15

8JR Tel: 01584 881348 simon.

[email protected] www.themotorcyclingclub.org.uk

T, LDT

0514 Motorcycle Club of Wales

Karen Madeley, Brickyard, Ceri,

Newtown, Powys, SY16 4LH Tel: 01686

670596 [email protected]

0515 National Association of Supertwins

Mrs Yvonne Mott, 17 Maidenhead

Court Park, Maidenhead, Berks, SL6

8HN. Tel: 07785 926957/01628 630745 [email protected] www.supertwins.co.uk

DR

0516 National Hill Climb Association

Mr Peter Isaac, 205A Berrow Road,

Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset TA8 2JG.

Tel: 01278 786377 [email protected] www.nhca.co.uk

HC, hc

0517 National Sprint Association

Dave Massam, 1 Valley View, Farway,

Colyton, Devon, EX24 6EE Tel: 01297

552396

S, s

0518 New Era MCC

Mr Phil Tomlin, 25 Rusper Road,

Dagenham, Essex RM9 4NT Tel: 07711

822594 [email protected]

RR, rr, PB, pb, SM, sm

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0519 N G Road Racing Club

Paul Buckland, 15 Edgeworth, Miserden

Road, Cheltenham GL51 6BW. Tel: 07785

803560 [email protected] www.ngroadracing.org

RR, rr

0805 Norton Owners Club

Barry Stickland, 110 Reading Road,

Finchampstead, Wokingham, Berkshire,

RG40 4RA Tel: 0118 973 0589 [email protected]

0598 RAF Motorsports Association

Symon Woodward, 230 Main Street,

Thornton, Leicester, LE67 1AK Tel: 07779

133995

0521 Santa Pod Racers Club

Mr Ian Marshall, SPRC, PO

Box 12, Rushden, Northants

NN10 0ZU. Tel: 01933 313625 [email protected] www.eurodragster.com/sprc

DR

0522 Sidecar Motocross Association of Great

Britain

Ian Cooper, 17 St Peters Close, Shipton

Bellinger, Tidworth, Hampshire, SP9 7UL

Tel: 07885 573256/01980 843328 [email protected] aol.com

MX

0524 Trail Bike Enduro Club (TBEC)

Mrs Belinda Jarman, 9 Chestnut Drive,

Thorney, Peterborough, PE6 0QR [email protected] www.tbec.co.uk

HH

0525 Triumph Owners MCC

(Club representative) Mrs Margaret

Mellish, 4 Douglas Avenue,

Harold Wood, Romford, Essex

RM3 0UT. Tel/Fax: 01708 342684 [email protected]

RR, RAL, Social

0572 TT Supporters Club

Mrs Rose Hanks, 50 Lyndhurst Road,

Erdington, Birmingham B24 8QS.

Tel: 0121 3731035/0121 6863799 [email protected]

Social

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0654 Veteran Vespa Club

Chris Wainwright, 4 Ashdene Drive,

Wakefield, WF4 1PQ Tel: 01924 860241 [email protected] www.veteranvespaclub.com

Social

0527 Vintage Motor Cycle Club Ltd

Mr I Botham, Allen House, Wetmore

Road, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire

DE14 1TR. Tel: 01283 540557 Fax: 01283

510547 [email protected]

RR, S, D, SRR, GT, T, RAL

0528 Welsh Trail Riders Association

Mr Steve Williams, 2 Elm Lodge,

Woodside Hamlet, Ham Manor Park,

Llantwit Major, CF61 1BN. Tel: 07740

391157 [email protected] www.wtra.co.uk

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THE SpOrTS COUNCILS

UK Sport

40 Bernard Street, London WC1N 1ST.

Tel: 0207 211 5100 Fax: 0207 211 5246

Sport England

3rd Floor Victoria House, Bloomsbury

Square, London WC1B 4SE. Tel: 0207

2731551 Fax: 0207 383 5740

Sport Scotland

Caledonia House, South Gyle, Edinburgh

EH12 9DQ. Tel: 0131 317 7200 Fax: 0131

317 7202

Sports Council for Wales

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff CF11 9SW.

Tel: 0845 0450904 Fax: 0845 8460014

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rECOGNISED prOMOTErS

ACU Events Limited

ACU House, Wood Street, Rugby,

Warwickshire CV21 2YX. Tel: 01788

566400 [email protected]

BA Promotions

7 Callow Crescent, Minsterley,

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 0BY

Tel: 07852270560 [email protected]

Brackley Festival of Motorcycling

Roger Charlesworth, Peartree House,

Glovers Lane, Middleton Cheney

OX17 2NU Tel: 01295 710159 [email protected]

Club Thundersport Limited

Mr D Stewart, Keepers Cottage,

Hemington Lane,

Lockington DE74 2RJ. Tel: 01509 678888 [email protected]

CORE Off Road Events

10 Lark Rise, Newton Poppleford,

EX10 0DH Tel: 07487 783246 [email protected]

David Knight Racing LTD

[email protected]

Dirtbike Action Limited

John Kerwin, Wayside, Ripon Road, South

Stainley, Harrogate, HG3 3LT Tel: 07557

665647 [email protected]

DKS Sport Ltd

50 Colchester Road, Great Totenham

North, Essex, CM9 8DG

Dorset Enduro

Craig Redmond, 13 Encombe

Road, Wareham, BH20 4PS [email protected]

East Anglia Schoolboy Scrambling Club

Jean Ingram, 18 Austral Way, Althorne,

Essex, CM3 6UP Tel: 01621 740795/07748

666066 [email protected]

Edge OffRoad Events

[email protected] Tel: 07557

447084

Fab-Racing

Unit 9, Northbrook Business Park,

Northbrook Road, Worthing, BN14 8PQ

Tel: 01273 782828 [email protected]

Fast Eddy Racing Ltd

1A Pool Road, Chasetown, Burntwood,

Staff, WS7 3QW Tel: 01543 37070/07889

924560 [email protected]

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G2F Media

3 The Old Court House, Tenterden

Street, Bury BL9 0AL Tel: 0161 763 6660 [email protected]

George Wilby Racing

51 Barton Road, Woodbridge, IP12 1JH

Tel: 01394 387243 Mob: 07432 090114 [email protected]

HIMX

Gary Ford, 21 Mulberry Close,

Parkgate, Rotherham, South

Yorkshire S62 6BW Tel: 07966

367456 [email protected] [email protected]

Hit the Dirt

Dave Barkshire Tel: 01603 722800 [email protected]

Kieraden Park

North Moor Lane, Scunthorpe,

DN17 3PS Tel: 07789 633794 [email protected]

LSMX Promotions Ltd

7 Pendles, Pendles Paddock,

Stokenchurch, Highwycombe,

HP14 3UW Tel: 01494 916649 [email protected]

0751 Mid Sussex MCC

Riona Woodman, 49 Kingshill

Avenue, Worcester Park, Surrey

KT4 8DE Tel: 07912 516729 [email protected] www.msmxc.co.uk

Midwest Ltd

Unit 9, Enterprise Centre Lysander

Road, Bowerhill Ind Est Melksham,

Wiltshire, SN12 6QP. Tel: 01225 791179 [email protected]

MotorSport Vision Racing (MSVR)

Motorsport Vision Centre, Brands Hatch,

Fawkham, Longfield, Kent DA3 8NG.

Tel: 01474 875296 [email protected]

MWTRA Promoters

Greenfields, Kerry, Nr Newtown, Powys

SY16 4LH. Tel: 01686 670596 Fax: 01686

670354 [email protected]

MX Nationals

Neil Irwin, The Courtyard, All Saints

Lane, Sutton Courtenay, Abington, OX14

4AG Tel: 01235 848767

20 rECOGNISED prOMOTErS/rECOGNISED ASSOCIATIONS

Newtown & District Automobile Club Ltd

Chris Tomley, Cwm Cochen, Bettws

Cedewain, Newtown, Powys SY16 3LQ

Tel: 01686 650430 [email protected]

No Limits Racing

Mark Berry, Black Horse Barns, Fancott,

Toddington, LU5 6HT Tel: 01525 877087 option 2 [email protected]

Nora-Mx

Stuart Walker, Shepperlands Copse, Park

Lane, Wokingham, Berks, RG40 4QE

Tel: 0118 9731700 [email protected] www.nora-mx.org.uk

NoraSport Supermoto Ltd

David Dearden, 18 Elton Street, Priors

Hall, Corby, Northants, NN17 5EY, [email protected] Tel: 07590832058

ORE Events

Fred Nandi, The Old Coach House,

Walcombe Lane, Wells, Somerset,

BA5 3AG Tel: 01749 676667 [email protected]

Rally Moto Ltd

Cheltenham Film Studios, p106

Photographic Block, Hatherley

Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 6PN

Tel:02071935992 [email protected] [email protected]

Raw Enduro

Wayne Braybrook, Flappit Springs,

Keighley, BD21 5PU Tel: 07802 572023 [email protected]

RHL Activities Ltd

The Bryn Garage, Penpergwn,

Abergavenny, South Wales, NP7 9AT [email protected]

Sherrard Classic Vehicle Events Ltd

Ian Sherrard, Black Bull House, 353–355

Station Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston,

PR5 6EE Tel: 07836 331324 [email protected] leightonhallmotorcyclehillclimb.co.uk

Straightliners Ltd

Mr T Duckworth, 5 Carr Street,

Brighouse, West Yorkshire HD6

4AZ Tel: 01484 718164 07971

172210 [email protected] [email protected]

Tel: 07921712266

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UK Timing Association

Mr T Duckworth & Helen Greathead,

5 Carr Street, Brighouse, West

Yorkshire HD6 4AZ Tel: 07971

172210 [email protected] [email protected] Tel: 07921

712266

West Midland Motocross Promotions

Thomas Arnold, 97 Upper Church Lane,

Tipton, DY4 9PF Tel: 07759 891209 [email protected]

West Devon Promotions

Ms. Di Thompson, Sunnycote, Mary Tavy,

Tavistock, Devon PL19 9QB. Tel: 01822

810336 [email protected] www.westdevonmx.co.uk

MX, mx

XC Enduro

Peter Weatherill, 7 Westholme Court,

Masham, Ripon, HG4 4HA Tel: 07793

259701 [email protected]

rECOGNISED ASSOCIATIONS

0564 BMF

PO BOX 9036, Enderby, Leicester LE19

9BE [email protected] Tel: 0116

2795112

0565 British Schoolboy Motorcycle

Association (BSMA)

Tracey O’Connor, The Saturn Centre,

Spring Road, Ettingshall, Wolverhampton,

WV4 6JX Tel: 07436 563264 [email protected]

0566 Welsh Motorcycle Federation

Mr Elwyn Williams, Three Chimneys,

Llansantffraid, Powys, SY22 6AX

Tel: 01691 828330 [email protected]

0566 Welsh Motorcycle Federation

Secretary: Karen Madeley, Oak View,

Brickyard, Kerry, Newtown, Powys, SY16

4LH [email protected]

Chairman: Mr Elwyn Williams,

Three Chimneys, Llansantffraid,

Powys, SY22 6AX Tel: 01691 828330 [email protected]

0582 Riders for Health UK

Elizabeth Dunn, The Drummonds,

Spring Hill, Harborough Road, Pitsford,

Northamtpton NN6 9AA Tel: 01604

889570 Fax: 01604 889595 [email protected]

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0817 Thruxton Motorsport Centre

Thruxton, NR Andover, Hampshire,

SP11 8PN Tel: 01264 774921 [email protected] thruxtonracing.co.uk

0818 Trail Riders Fellowship

Mario Costa-Sa, 3rd Floor, 218 Strand,

London, Wc2R 1AT Tel: 07721 480000 [email protected]

0555 Y.M.S.A. Ltd

YMSA Ltd, Stone-Lea, 2A Worksop Road,

Mastin Moor, Chesterfield, S423 3BN.

Contact: Christine Heathcote Tel: 07595

701470 [email protected]

USEFUL ADDrESSES

British Speedway Promoters Association

(BSPA)

BSPA Office, ACU House, Wood Street,

Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 2YX.

Tel: 01788 560648 Fax: 01788 546785 [email protected]

Isle of Man Motorsport Team

Isle of Man Tourism, Department of

Economic Development, Isle of Man

Government, St Georges Court, Upper

Church Street, Isle of Man IM1 1EX

Isle of Man TT Marshals Association Ltd

Isle of Man TT Marshals Office, Douglas,

Isle of Man IM2 6DA. Tel/Fax: 01624

618191 [email protected]

Lockton MIS Motorsport

10 South Parade, Leeds, LS1 5QS.

Tel: 0113 389 3664 E-mail: [email protected] mismotorsport.com

MCUI

Mr Andrew Campbell, 24 Ballyminstragh

Road, Killinchy, Co. Down, Northern

Ireland BT23 6RE. Tel: 0044 2897541716 [email protected]

MCRCB

c/o Brands Hatch Circuit, Fawkham,

Longfield, Kent, DA3 8NG. Tel: 01474

875296

Motorcycle Industry Association Ltd

1 Rye Hill Office Park, Birmingham Road,

Allesley, Coventry CV5 9AB

MSA

Motor Sports House, Riverside

Park, Colnbrook, Slough SL3 0HG.

Tel: 01753 765000 Fax: 01753 682938 www.msauk.org

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Racesafe Marshals Association

Motorsport Vision Centre, Brands

Hatch, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent DA3

8NG. Tel: 01474 872331 Fax: 01474

874766 [email protected] www.motorsportvision.co.uk/msvr

Speedway Control Bureau

ACU House, Wood Street, Rugby,

Warwickshire CV21 2YX. Tel: 01788

565603 Fax: 01788 552308 [email protected]

The Trail Riders Fellowship

P.O. Box 196, Derby DE1 9EY.

TT Riders Association

Frances Thorp, Mountain View, Glen

Maye, Isle of Man IM5 3BJ. Tel/Fax: 01624

843695

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ACU – Cheshire & North Wales

ACU – Cornwall

ACU – Eastern

ACU – East Midland

ACU – East South Wales

ACU – East Yorks

ACU – Isle of Man

ACU – Midland

ACU – Mid Wales

ACU – Northern

ACU – North Eastern

ACU – North Western

ACU – South Eastern

ACU – Southern

ACU – South Midland

ACU – South Western

ACU – Wessex

ACU – Western

ACU – West South Wales

ACU – Yorkshire

ACU – Scotland

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Under each Club listed there is a key to the activities they offer, as follows:

Adult

shown in

Road Racing

Pocket Bike

Sprint

Drag Racing

Hill Climb

Supermoto

Motocross

Quad Motocross

MX

QMX

Supercross/Arenacross AC

Beachcross BC

caps

RR

PB

S

DR

HC

SM

Moto Ball

Grass Track Racing

Sand Racing

Quad Grass Track

Short Track

Trial

Arena Trial

Long Distance Trial

Quad Trial

Bike Trials

Enduro

Short Course Enduro

Hare & Hounds

Road Rallies

Social

Scooter Racing

BT

E

SCE

HH

RAL

Social

SCR

MB

GT

SR

QGT

ST

T

AT

LDT

QT

Youth

shown in lower case

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1 ACU – CHESHIrE & NOrTH WALES

Area

Cheshire (excluding those areas of the

Halton and Warrington Districts situated north of the estuary of the River Mersey and north of the Manchester Ship Canal). Those areas of the

Trafford, Manchester, Stockport and Tameside

Districts of Greater Manchester situated south of the Rivers Mersey and Tame; the Wirral

District of Merseyside, Wrexham/Powys/

Wrexham boundaries through Maentwrog to the

Meirionnydd District Boundary, the Newcastleunder-Lyme and Stoke on Trent Districts of

Staffordshire.

Secretary

Mr Nick Bird, 15 Heol Offa, Tanyfron, Wrexham

LL11 5TN Tel: 07880 720760/01978 753360 [email protected]

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Permit Secretary & Police Liaison Officer

Mr I. Dommett, 15 Buckingham Road, Cheadle

Hulme, Cheshire SK8 5EG. Tel/Fax: 0161 282

0132 [email protected]

Trials Recorder

Mr R. Dorricott, 1 Oaklands, Guilden

Sutton, Chester CH3 7HE. Tel: 01244 300593 [email protected]

Benevolent Fund Officer

Mrs L Francis, ‘Ballaspur’ 15 Furrocks Lane,

Ness, Neston, South Wirral, CH64 4EH

Tel: 0151 336 4940 [email protected]

0001 Cheshire Grass Track Club

Mr Bob Cheshire, 13 Holker Road,

Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6QN. [email protected]

GT

0002 Cheshire MC Marshals Association

Ms. Jaye Hall, 31 Marshall Lane,

Northwich, Cheshire CW8 1JU. Tel: 07815

318986 [email protected]

0003 Cheshire MCRRC Ltd

Mr Paul Minshall, 3 Southfield

Road, Little Sutton, Cheshire

CH66 1PL. Tel: 0151 339 8810 [email protected] www.motorcyclenet.co.uk

RR, SCR

0004 Cheshire North West Schoolboys SC

MX, mx

0005 Cheshire Youth Trials Club

Miss Nerys Jones, 3 Lon Alun, Denbigh,

Denbighshire, LL16 5YB Tel: 01745

813392. [email protected]

T, t

0006 Colwyn MCC

Mr Graham Taylor, 12 Sunningdale

Drive, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, Conwy

LL30 3EG. Tel: 01492 549318/07721

400481 [email protected] www.colwynmotorclub.org.uk

T, t

0007 Congleton & DMC

Mr Martin Beech, 18 Springfield

Drive, Congleton, Cheshire CW12

1HX. Tel/Fax: 01260 273068 [email protected]

T

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0008 Conwy & DMCC

Mr Graham Bradshaw, Hillberry,

25 Maelgwyn Drive, Deganwy,

Conwy LL31 9UY. Tel: 01492 581651 www.conwymcc.org

Social

0009 Crewe & South Cheshire MC

Mrs Yvonne Heeson, 7 Greenway,

Coppenhall, Crewe, Cheshire

CW1 4JN. Tel: 01270 583593 [email protected] www.tonfanauroadracing.co.uk

RR, rr

0010 Denbigh & Mold Trials Club Ltd

Mrs Alison Mackrell, 10 Imperial Terrace,

Coronation Road, New Broughton,

Wrexham, LL11 6YB. Tel: 01978

758642 [email protected] www.denbighandmoldtrials.co.uk

T, t

0012 Frodsham & DMCC

137 Leaches Lane, Mancot, Flintshire,

CH5 2BL Tel: 07546697321. [email protected] www.frodshamtrials.org

T, t

0013 Llangollen & DMCC

Mrs Sharon Hurdsman, 30 Telford Drive,

Chirk, Wrexham LL11 5AJ. Tel: 01691

772406. [email protected]

T, t

0014 Macclesfield Trials Club Ltd

Mr Bill Brown, 2 Orme Crescent,

Tytherington, Macclesfield,

Cheshire SK10 2HS. Tel: 01625

613649 [email protected] www.macctrials.co.uk

T, t

0015 Manchester 17 MCC

Mr Henry Rosenthal, High Lodge,

Whirley Lane, Henbury, Macclesfield,

Cheshire SK10 4RR. Tel: 07801

065331 [email protected] www.manchester17.org.uk

T, t, E, HH

0016 Manchester Eagle MC

Mr David Dolman, 12 Goldsworthy Road,

Flixton, Manchester M41 8TX. Tel: 0161

748 3244

Social

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0626 Masonic Motorcycle Club of Cheshire

Mr Ron Weale, Old Brow, 18 Jacksons

Edge Road, Disley, Stockport,

Cheshire SK12 2JE. Tel: 01663 765794 [email protected]

Social

0017 Nantwich & DMC

Mrs Mae McMinn, 20 Cawfield Avenue,

Widnes, Cheshire WA8 7HG. Tel: 0151

423 1098 [email protected]

RR, S

0019 Oswestry & DMC

Mr Roger Smith, 25 Yew Tree Avenue,

Whittington, Oswestry, Shropshire

SY11 4BA. Tel: 01691 659533 [email protected]

T, t

0021 South Liverpool MC

Mr John Lyons, 32 Kingscourt Road, West

Derby, Liverpool L12 8RD. Tel: 0151 220

3542 [email protected]

S, T

0023 Whitchurch MCC

John Higham, 24 Cudworth Road,

Blackley, Manchester, M9 8PE

Tel: 0161 7208009/07587 082070 [email protected]

GT, gt

0024 Winsford & DMC

Mr Mark Atkinson, 14 Poplar Avenue,

Moulton, Northwich, Cheshire

CW9 8RJ. Tel: 07827 835836. [email protected]

T, t

0025 Wirral Hundred MC

Mrs Janet Helen Smith, Kerrowmoar, 18

Y Maes, Denbigh LL16 3JR. Tel: 01745

816773 [email protected] www.wirral100.co.uk

RR, rr

0027 Wrexham MC

Mr Graham Barkley, 17 Oak Meadows,

Tanyfron, Wrexham LL11 5TH. Tel: 01978

752653 www.wrexhamtrials.com

T, t

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2 ACU – COrNWALL

Area

Cornwall.

President

Melroy Youlton

Chairman

Mr John Young, 1 Bodieve Farm Cottages,

Wadebridge PL27 6EG Tel: 01208 816716/07890

718820 [email protected]

Treasurer

Mr Richard Jones, 16 Foxdown,

Wadebridge PL27 6BD. Tel: 01208 813745 [email protected]

Permit Secretary

Mr J. Stone, 1 Green Lane, Truro,

Cornwall TR1 2DD. Tel: 01872 277385 [email protected]

Trials Recorder

Mr R. Parkyn, Mandalay Old Pound, Nanpean,

St. Austell, Cornwall PL26 7XS. Tel: 01726

824665

Grass Track Recorder

Tracey Bree 01726 828008

Motocross Recorder

Mr Richard Penhaligon Tel: 07770 411736 [email protected]

Benevolent Fund Officer

Chris Tyrrell, Kangal Farm, Criggan, Bugle, St

Austell, PL26 8QX Tel: 01726 890404/07970

281545 [email protected]

ACU Point of Contact

Mrs Elaine Jones, 16 Foxdown, Wadebridge

PL27 6BD. Tel: 01208 813745 [email protected]

0031 Camborne & Redruth DMC & LCC

Lynn Roberts, c/o My Motors, East

End, Redruth TR15 2EJ Tel: 01209

214114 [email protected] www.camborneandredruthmotorclub.com

MX, T, HH

0032 Camel Vale MCC

Mrs Elaine Jones, 16 Foxdown,

Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 6BD.

Tel: 01208 813745 [email protected] www.camel-valemcc.net

T, t, LDT, E, HH

0033 Cornwall Motocross Club

[email protected] www.cornwallmxclub.co.uk

MX, QMX, SCMX, Social

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0034 Cornwall Solo Grass Track Club Ltd

Mrs Ann Johns, Homestead, Buller Hill,

Redruth, Cornwall TS16 6SR. Tel: 01209

217454 www.csgtc.co.uk

GT, gt

0537 Mid Cornwall Premier Motorcycle Club

Mr Mark Courtney, Carbis Wharf,

Roche, St Austell PL26 8LA Tel: 07810

885174 [email protected] www.mcpmcc.com

GT

0036 Pendennis MC & LCC Ltd

Mrs Alison Kemp Tel: 01872 864114 [email protected] www.pendennismotorcycleclub.co.uk

MX, BC, QMX, LST, BT, E, SCE, HH, Social

0038 West Cornwall MC Ltd

Mr Gareth White, 5 Carvossa Estate,

Crowlas, Penzance, Cornwall TR20.

Tel: 07773 206411 [email protected] www.westcornwallmotorclub.com

HC, T, t, HH

3 ACU – EASTErN

Area

Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and that area of Greater London situated north of the

RiverThames and east of the River Lea.

Secretary

Mrs L. Berwick, 23 Tymmes Place, Hasketon,

Ipswich, Suffolk IP13 6JD Tel: 01394 389330/

07857 601753 [email protected]

Chairman

Mr R G Hearn (Jack), 25 Quinton Road,

Needham Market, Suffolk IP6 8BP. Tel/

Fax: 01449 721042 [email protected]

President

Mr A. E. Penny, Culross, Hadleigh Road,

Elmsett, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 6ND. Tel: 01473

658768 [email protected]

Treasurer

Mr A. J. Hay, 27 Tizzick Close, Three Score,

Norwich NR5 9HB. Tel: 01603 734700 [email protected]

Permit Secretary

Mr P. Armes, 10 Tremaine Close, Hellesdon,

Norwich NR6 5EL Tel: 01603 487061 [email protected]

Motocross Recorder

Mr C Ralph, 23 Tymmes Place, Hasketon,

Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 6JD Tel: 01394 389330 [email protected]

26 CENTrES/rEGIONS

Track Racing Recorder

Mr J. Sayer, ‘Hylands’, Dunmow Road, Thaxted,

Dunmow, Essex CM6 2NX. Tel: 01371 870123 [email protected]

Trials Recorder

Mr D. Cordle, 4 Bullen Close, Bramford,

Ipswich, Suffolk IP8 4JE. Tel: 01473 462274 [email protected]

Enduro Recorder

Mr R. G. Hearn, 25 Quinton Road, Needham

Market, Suffolk IP6 8BP. Tel: 01449 721042 [email protected]

Environmental Officer & Sports Council

Representative

Mr E. Wass, 10 Knights Road, Braintree, Essex

CM7 3YT. Tel: 01376 331111

Rights of Way Officer

Mr R. Drane, 8 Haytor Close, Braintree, Essex

CM7 3NZ. Tel: 01376 323047

Benevolent Fund Officer

Mr M. Cross, Magrathea, East Hanningfield

Road, Howe Green, Sandon, Chelmsford,

Essex CM2 7TQ. Tel: 01245 478910 [email protected]

0039 Braintree DMCC

Mr John Yearley, 12 Norfolk Gardens,

Braintree, Essex CM7 9LE Tel: 01376

344844 [email protected]

GT, MX, T

0040 Bury St. Edmunds & DMCC (MX)

Mr N. Sargent, “Rhencullen”, The Street,

Wyverstone, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14

4SJ Tel: 01449 780302 Mob: 07793 088713 [email protected]

N&S G

0041 Castle Colchester MCC Ltd

Mr R Norman, 1 Abbotts Cottages,

Eight Ash Green, Colchester,

Essex, CO6 3QY Tel: 01206 762388 [email protected]

E, MX, T

0042 Chelmsford & DAC

Mr Geoff Brace, 15 Ozier Court, Saffron

Walden, Essex. CB11 4BH Tel: 01799

520366 [email protected] www.cdac.org.uk

GT, MX, T

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0044 Diss MCC Ltd.

Mrs W. Bavin, Lion House, 101

Victoria Road, Diss. Norfolk. IP22 4JG

Tel: 01379 643960 Fax: 01379 642631 [email protected] www.dissmcc.co.uk

E, MX, T,

0045 Docklands Dirt Riders

Mr C. Salt, Beckton Activity Centre, 7

Hillcroft Road, London E6 6LW Tel: 0207

473 4434 [email protected] www.docklandsriders.org.uk

0046 Dunmow & DMCC Ltd.

Mr J. Sayer, ‘Hylands’ Dunmow Road,

Thaxted, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 2NX

Tel: 01371 870123 Mob: 07816 393894 [email protected]

MX, GT, T

0047 Eastern Centre Marshals Club

A. Foskew, 9, Ebenezer Close, Witham,

Essex. CM8 2HX Tel: 01376 517169 [email protected]

0048 Eastern Four Stroke Association

Mr Rob Sayers, 29 Roman Way, Long

Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9LN

Tel: 01787 370180 Mobile: 07855 607492 [email protected]

T

0049 Eastern Sporting Sidecar Association

Mrs Y. J. Smith, 88 Glebe Road, Kelvedon,

Essex C05 9JS Tel: 01376 570970 [email protected]

GT

0051 Essex & Suffolk Border MCC

Mr P. Fenn, 9 The Crescent, Barham,

Nr Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 OPE Tel: 01473

830666 [email protected] esbmcc.webs.com www.facebook.com/ essexandsuffolkbordermcc

MX, T, N&S G

0052 Halstead & DMCC

Mrs Juliet Salmon, 7 Well Field Halstead

Essex CO9 1JB Tel: 01787 479258 [email protected]

MX

0053 Harwich MCC

Mr L. Barnes, 72 Pound Farm Drive,

Dovercourt, Essex CO12 4JZ Tel: 01255

551088

RR, T, Ral, Social

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0054 Ilford MC & LCC

Mr D Austin, Broad View Bungalow,

The Street, Brundish, Woodbridge,

Suffolk IP13 8BL Tel: 01379 388884 [email protected]

T

0055 Ipswich MC & LCC

Mrs P. Cordle, 4 Bullen Close, Bramford,

Ipswich, Suffolk IP8 4JE Tel: 01473 462274 [email protected]

MX, T N&S G

0056 Littleport & DMC & LCC

Mr P. Gammon, 9 South Road,

Lakenheath, Suffolk. IP27 9AT

Tel: 01842 861352. Mob: 07902 286239 [email protected]

MX, T

0057 Lowestoft Invaders MCC

Mr R. Greengrass, 58 Dell Road

West, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft,

Suffolk NR33 9NS Tel: 01502 563566 [email protected]

E, T, N&S G

0058 Newmarket MCC.

Anna Hallam 1 Icknield Close

Cheveley Newmarket CB8 9SU

Tel: 01638 730688 Mobile 0780

88905147 [email protected] www. newmarketmcc.co.uk

RR Social N&S G

0059 Norfolk & Suffolk Jnr. MCC

Mrs D. Secker, 1, Hingham Road, Gt.

Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk

NR17 1HY Tel: 01953 455722 [email protected] MX Sec.

Mrs T. Hales Tel:01953 453629 Trials

Sec. Mr P. Collins Tel: 01502 568252 www.nsjmcc.co.uk

YTH/GT, MX, T, N&S G

0075 Norwich New Stars

Claire Sutton, Church Farm Cottages,

West Haydon Road, Oulton, Norfolk,

NR11 6NT Tel: 01263 587626 [email protected]

0060 Norwich Viking MCC Ltd

A. J. Hay, 27, Tizzick Close, Colney,

Norwich, NR5 9HB. Tel: 01603

734700 [email protected] www.norwichvikings.co.uk

MX, T N&S G

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0062 Red Lodge MCC

Mrs L. Berwick, 23, Tymmes

Place, Hasketon, Ipswich, Suffolk,

IP13 6JD Tel: 01394 389330 [email protected]

MX

0612 St. Georges MCC

26 Demesne Gardens, Martlesham Heath,

Ipswich, Suffolk IP5 3UA Tel: 01473

902907 [email protected]

E, SCH, HH

0063 Southend & DMCC

Mrs Julia Nash, 33 Cherry Orchard,

Southminster, Essex CM0 7HE Tel: 01621

773131 [email protected]

MX, T, GT

0064 Stowmarket & DMCC Ltd.

Mrs V. Hearn, 25 Quinton

Road, Needham Market, Suffolk

IP6 8BP Tel: 01449 721042 [email protected]

E T N&S G

0065 Sudbury MCC

Mr G. Mays, 55 Alan Way, Colchester,

Essex, CO3 4LB

01206 531768/01473 232232 [email protected]

E T

0066 Triangle (Ipswich MCC)

Mr Eddie Hood, 25 Angel Road,

Bramford, Ipswich, IP8 4JF

Tel: 01473 748223/07751 116003 [email protected] www.trianglemcc.co.uk

MX, T, GT, ADLT +YTH N&S G

0067 Triumph Owners MCC (Epping Forest

Branch)

Mr E. Mills, 10 St Annes Close,

Cheshunt, Herts EN7 6SF Tel: 01992

633369 Mob: 07956 560078 [email protected]

RR & Social

0068 Watton & DMC & CC

Mr B. Catchpole, 76, Bush Road,

Hellesdon, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 7UE

Tel: 01603 402541

0069 West Essex MCC

Mr C. Crowder, 31 Claremont Road,

Laindon, Essex SS15 5PZ Tel: 01268

414143

T

28 CENTrES/rEGIONS

0070 Woodbridge & DMCC Ltd

Lyn Berwick, 23 Tymmes Place,

Hasketon, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13

6JD Tel: 01394 389330/07857 601753 [email protected]

E, GT, MX, T

0071 Wymondham & DMC

Mr C. Dopson, 34 Lynch Green,

Hethersett, Norwich, Norfolk NR9

3JT Tel: 01603 810934 Fax: 01603

813290 Mob: 07710 352489 [email protected]

G, T, T, N&S G

0072 500cc Sidecar Association

G, T,

GrOUp

0074 Norfolk & Suffolk Group Clubs

Mrs Vera Hearn, 25 Quinton

Road, Needham Market, Suffolk

IP6 8BP. Tel: 01449 721042. [email protected] www.barhamsuf.freeserve.co.uk/ nsgrouptrials.htm

4 ACU – EAST MIDLAND

Area

Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire,

Lincolnshire and that area of Humberside situated south of the River Humber and of the River Ouse.

Secretary

Mr E. Nelson, “Anvil House”, Derby Road, Old

Tupton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S42 6LA.

Tel: 01246 866537 [email protected]

Chairman

Mr M. Jessup, 54 Monks Road, Binley Woods,

Coventry CV3 2BS. Tel: 02476 544463 [email protected]

Treasurer

Mr G. Shearing, 11 The Maltings, Shardlow,

Derby DE72 2HH. Tel: 01332 792165 [email protected]

Permit Secretary & Police Liaison Officer

Mr T. Crabtree, Hillcroft, New Mill Lane, Forest

Town, Mansfield, Notts NG19 0HH. Tel: 01623

628176 [email protected]

Trials Recorder

Mr M Garrod, 46 West Common Gardens,

Scunthorpe, DN17 1EH. Tel: 01724 346351 [email protected]

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Grass Track Recorder

Rob Smith, 18 Alma Street, Melbourne,

Derby DE73 1GA. Tel: 07877751278 [email protected]

Benevolent Fund Officer

Annie Boyle, 126 Uttoxeter Road, Hill Ridware,

Nr. Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15 3QX. Tel: 01543

492212/07866 605082 annie [email protected]

0075 Banovallum MCC

Mr Richard Woolsey, “Millbrook”,

Huttoft Road, Sutton-on-Sea, Lincoln

LN12 2RU. Tel: 01507 442084 [email protected] www.

spanglefish.com/BanovallumMotorcycleClub

T, t, E, HH, Social

0076 B.M.W. Owners (Sporting Register)

Mr Robert Bensley, Oak Tree Farm,

Heath Road, Banham, Norwich

NR16 2HS. Tel: 01953 888415 [email protected] www.bmwclub.org

Social

0078 Burton & District Sporting MCC

Mrs Annie Boyle, 126 Uttoxeter

Road, Hill Ridware, Nr Rugeley, Staffs

WS15 3QX. Tel: 01543 492212/07866

605082 annie [email protected] www.burtonmotox.com

GT, gt

0080 Cheadle (Staffs) AC

Mr Peter Beardmore BEM, 8 Ash

Tree Hill, Cheadle, Staffs ST10

1UQ. Tel/Fax: 01538 750057 [email protected] www.cheadleautoclub.co.uk

T, t

0081 Clubmans Racing Club (East Midlands)

Dr. Paul King, 3 Branston Avenue, Barrow upon Soar, Leicester LE12 8XL. Tel: 01509

416369 [email protected]

RR

0082 Darley Moor MCRRC Ltd

Miss Sandra Nelson, Anvil House, Derby

Road, Old Tupton, Chesterfield, Derby

S42 6LA. Tel: 01246 866537 Fax: 01246

861480 [email protected] www.darleymoor.co.uk

RR, rr

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0083 Derby Phoenix MCC Ltd

Mr David Smith, 14 Leaper Street,

Derby DE1 3ND. Tel/Fax: 01332

204198 [email protected] www.derby-phoenix.co.uk

RR

0084 Earl Shilton Trials Club

Mrs Gail Tuley, 17 Willow Lane,

Cranwell Village, Sleaford, Lincs,

NG34 8DQ Tel: 07815 565285 [email protected] www.estc.co.uk

T, t

0085 Early Stocks Racing Club

Miss Cassandra Beardmore, Edelweiss,

Glebe Road, Kingsley, Stoke on Trent,

Staffs ST10 2AQ. Tel: 01538 757183/07710

998216 [email protected] www.earlystocks.co.uk 

RR

0614 East Coast Trials Club

Mrs Vicky Burgess, 810 College

Park, Horncastle, Lincs LN9 6RE.

Tel: 01507 525554 Mob: 07919 563515 [email protected]

0086 East Midland Racing Association

Mr Mark Jessup, 54 Monks Road, Binley

Woods, Coventry CV3 2BS. Tel/Fax: 02476

544463 [email protected] www.eastmidlandracing.co.uk

RR

0087 FRC

Mr Brian Beck, 41 Fishponds Drive,

Crigglestone, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

WF4 3PB. Tel: 07786 233385 Fax: 01226

296713 [email protected]

Social

0091 Leicester Grass Track Club

Mrs Vera Smith, 59 Green

Avenue, Chellaston, Derby

DE73 6TE. Tel/Fax: 01332

[email protected]

GT, gt

0092 Lincoln MC & LCC Ltd

Stuart Alford, Camelot, 18

Grantham Road, Navenby, Lincoln

LN5 0JJ Tel: 01522 811414/07967

188202 [email protected] www.lincolnmotorsport.co.uk

T, t

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Lincolnshire Enduro Club

Louise Burford, 1 Stockborough Farm,

Mere Balk Lane, Baumber, Lincs LN9

5PE Tel Day 01507 524040, Eve 01507

578436 [email protected] wwwlincolnshireenduroclub.webs.com

0093 Loughborough & DMCC

Mr Richard Hodges, 122 Main Street,

Thringstone, Coalville, Leicester LE67

8NB. Tel: 01530 222082/07949 443316 [email protected]

T, t

0094 Louth & DMCC

Miss Jacqueline Savage, Sandbeck, Cliff

Road, Saxby. Market Rasen, Lincs. LN8

2DQ [email protected]

ST, QST

0095 Mansfield Maun MCC

Miss Karen Crabtree, 18 Kelvin

Close, Mansfield, Notts NG19

0LW. Tel: 01623 437421/07752

547995 [email protected] www.mansfieldmauntrials.co.uk

T, t

0097 North Derbyshire Youth MCC

Mr Alan Nixon, 542 Kedleston Road,

Allestree, Derby DE22 2NG. Tel: 01332

559813 [email protected] www.ndymcc.co.uk

T, t

0098 Pathfinders & Derby MC Ltd

Mr Bryan Tuxford, 15 Westhall Road,

Mickleover, Derby DE3 0PA. Tel: 01332

516861 [email protected]

T, t

0099 Pegasus MC & LCC Ltd

Mr Tim Harris, 72 Barrowby

Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire

NG31 8AF. Tel: 01476 565311 [email protected] www.spanglefish.

com/Pegasusmotorcycleclub/

T, t, Social

0100 Peterborough Trials Club

Mr Peter Rushbrook, 33 Holmewood,

Holme, Peterborough PE7 3PG Tel: 01487

832205 [email protected]

T, t

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0101 Retford & DMC Ltd

Mr Andrew Lane, 13 Lime Grove, Retford,

Notts DN22 7YH. Tel/Fax: 01777 701103 [email protected]

RR

0578 Rev and Go MCC

Mr Roger Edwards, Le Petit

Champ, Widmerpool Road, Wysall,

Nottinghamshire NG12 5QW. Tel: 07808

770368 [email protected] www.rev-n-go.org

mx, gt

0102 Scunthorpe MCC

Mr Mark Garrod, 46 West Common

Gardens, Scunthorpe, North

Lincs DN17 1EH. Tel: 01724

346351 [email protected] www.scunthorpemcc.co.uk

T, t, BT, bt

0103 Sheffield & Hallamshire MC

Richard Timperley, Schoolwood Cottage,

Cowley Lane, Holmesfiels, Dronfield,

Derbys S18 7SD Tel: 07545 468341 [email protected] www.trialstalk.co.uk

T

0104 Skegness MCC

Mrs Nancy Wilson, 12 Staveley Road,

Alford, Lincolnshire LN13 0PN Tel: 01507

463194 [email protected] www.skegnessmotorcycleclub.co.uk

T

0106 Sutton Falcons MC

Steve Shaw, Grenville House, Fackley

Road, Teversal, Notts NG17 3JB Tel: 01623

512173 [email protected] www.suttonfalcons.com

T, t

0728 Thundersport Midlands

Mr D Stewart, Keepers Cottage,

Hemington Lane, Lockington DE74 2RJ

Tel: 07738 355186 [email protected]

RR, Gt

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0108 Wainfleet & District Sporting MCC

Mrs Sheila Blackbourn, New

Farm, Wainfleet Bank, Wainfleet

St. Mary, Skegness, Lincoln

PE24 4JP. Tel/Fax: 01754 880659 [email protected] www.grasstrack.co.uk

GT, gt, LT

5 ACU – EAST SOUTH WALES

Area

Gwent, South Glamorgan, those parts of

Mid Glamorgan and the Brecknock District of

Powys situated east of a line from Porthcawl through Aberdare to Builth Wells.

Secretary/Treasurer/Permit Secretary

Mr Derek Smith, 125 Glan-y-Fford, Taffs Wells,

Cardiff CF15 7SQ. Tel: 02920 337036/07971

153903 [email protected]

Chairman

Mr A. L. King, 95 Marlborough Road,

Cardiff CF2 5BW. Tel: 029 2048 2559 [email protected]

Police Liaison Officer/Benevolent Fund

Officer

Mr Derek Smith, 125 Glan-y-Fford, Taffs Wells,

Cardiff CF15 7SQ. Tel: 02920 337036/07971

153903 [email protected]

Child Protection Officer

Mrs Sharn Gibbs, 63 Beech Court,

Burgbed, CF81 8NS. Tel: 01443 829419. [email protected]

Aberaman & DMCC

Aled Lloyd, 125 Glan-y-ffordd, Taffs

Wells, Cardiff, CF15 7SQ Tel: 02920

337036

0110 Abergavenny Auto Club

Mrs Debbie Dando, 3 Blaenant, Llanelly

Hill, Abergavenny NP7 0PP. Tel: 01873

831778 www.abergavennyautoclub.co.uk

MX, T, t

0665 Blackwood & District Motor Club Ltd

Mikki Down, 30 High Street,

Ynysddu, Caerphilly NP11 7JJ

Tel: 01495 201099/07531 860318 [email protected]

RR, rr, RAL

0114 Cardiff Motor Club

Mr A. L. King, 95 Marlborough Road,

Cardiff CF2 5BW. Tel: 029 2048 2559 [email protected]

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0113 Caerphilly & District MC & LCC

Paul Martin, 5 Meadowgate,

Pontllanfraith, Blackwood, Caerphilly.

NP12 2RB. Tel: 07979 857084. [email protected] caerphillymcc.co.uk

LDT, E, SCE, HH

0539 Ecurie Cymraeg

Mr Steve Durbin, 9 Llanover Street,

Abercarn, Newport. NP11 4SX. Tel: 01495

243990. [email protected]

0118 Gilfach Triangle Motor Club

Mr Keith Green, 76 Gilfach Stree,

Baroged, Mid Glamorgan. CF81 8LR.

Tel: 01443 832036. [email protected]

0119 Gwent Schoolboy Trials Club

Mrs Susan Payne, Tel: 07548 704676 [email protected]

com

T, t

0122 Merthyr Motor Club

Mr Steve Williams, c/o 14 Park Crescent,

Thomastown, Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales

CF47 0EU. Tel: 07802 230028/01685

386209 [email protected]

T

0125 Pontypool & DMCC

Mr Evans. [email protected]

T, t

0126 Rhondda Motor Club

Michael Neale, 13 St Johns Drive,

Ton Pentre, Pentre Rhondda Cynnon

Taf, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales [email protected]

RAL

6 ACU – EAST YOrKS

Area

that part of Stockton Borough situated

south of the River Tees, Middlesbrough Borough,

Redcar & Cleveland Borough, that part of North

Yorkshire situated east of the railway line from

Northallerton to the boundary of York (including

York), and east of the main York – Barlby –

Howden to the East Yorkshire boundary and the area of East Yorkshire situated north of the Rivers

Humber and Ouse.

Secretary

Mrs A. Watson, Dunriding, High Street,

Castleton, Whitby YO21 2DB. Tel: 01287 660577 [email protected]

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President

Mr Paul Wright, 69 Grange Avenue, Grangefield,

Stockton on Tees, TS18 4PS, Tel: 01642 611862

Chairman

Mr D. Willoughby, Brambles, Sessay, Thirsk,

North Yorkshire, YO7 3BE, Tel: 01845 501448 willo[email protected]

Permit Secretary & Police Liaison Officer

Mr J. W. Filer, 23 Rievaulx Way,

Guisborough TS14 7AR. Tel: 01287 634404 [email protected]

Treasurer & Benevolent Fund Officer

Mrs E. Race, 20 Broadlands Drive, East Ayton,

Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO13 9ET.

Tel: 01723 863987 [email protected]

0131 Eboracum MCC of York

Mr Rodney Drake, 36 Pentland

Drive Huntington, York YO32 9PQ.

Tel: 07759 561646/01904 767679 [email protected] www.eboracummotorcycleclub.co.uk

T, t

0132 Guisborough & DMCC Ltd

Mrs Ann Watson, Dunriding, High

Street, Castleton, Whitby, North

Yorkshire YO21 2DB. Tel: 01287

660577 [email protected] www.guisboroughdmc.co.uk

T, t

0133 Hull Auto Club

Mr James Austermuhle, East The Lodge,

Rosedale Abbey, Pickering, North

Yorkshire, YO18 8SE Tel: 01751 417455 [email protected]

T, t

0136 Middlesbrough & DMC

Mr. P. Wright 69 Grange Avenue,

Grangefield, Stockton-on-Tees

TS18 4PS Tel: 07776 485409 [email protected] www.motorclub.uk.net

HC, T

0137 Northallerton & District Motorcycle

Club Ltd

Mr. D. Fawcett Tall Trees, Morton on Swale, Northallerton, N. Yorks

DL7 9RN Tel: 01609 775578 [email protected]

T

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0138 North Yorkshire Road Racing

Supporters Club

Mr Eddie Youngs, 35 Gillingwood Road,

Clifton Moor, York YO30 4ST. Tel (eve):

01904 690902 [email protected] www.nyrrsc.net

Social

0140 Pickering & DMC

Mr D. A. Brown, 4 Brockfield

Road, Huntington Road, York

YO31 9DZ. Tel: 01904 622274 [email protected]

MX, mx, GT, gt, T, t

0595 Ryedale Motorcycle Club Ltd

Mr David Beal, Bellafax Grange,

Marishes, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17

6UG. Tel/Fax: 01653 668231/07946

430478 [email protected]

E

0141 Scarborough & DMC

Mrs Eileen Race, 20 Broadlands Drive,

East Ayton, Scarborough, North

Yorkshire YO13 9ET. Tel/Fax: 01723

863987 [email protected] www.scarboroughdmc.co.uk

T, t

0143 Thirsk & DMC

Mr. Pete Almack, 14 Nursery Gardens,

Thirsk, N. Yorkshire YO7 1GF Mob: 07764

786670

MX, T, t

7 ACU – ISLE OF MAN

Area

Isle of Man.

Secretary

Miss Lizzie Kinvig, 4 The Crofts, Ballaughton

Meadows, Douglas IM2 1JQ. Tel: 07624 200470 [email protected]

Rights of Way Officer

Mr Julian Wood, Ballakinnag House, Shore

Road, Ballaugh, Isle of Man IM7 5AZ Tel: 01624

890250 [email protected]

Benevolent Fund Officer

Mrs W. Evans MBE, 3 Mount View

Terrace, Onchan, Isle of Man IM3 1AB.

Tel: 01624 621296 Mob: 07624 433540 [email protected]

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Manx National Two Day Trial – Secretary of the Meeting

Mr Tony Temple, Rosedene Patrick Road, St

Johns, Isle of Man, IM4 3BP. Tel: 07624 390931 [email protected]

0145 Andreas Racing Association Ltd

Mr Peter Wilkinson, 17 Sycamore Grove,

Douglas Isle of Man IM2 1EZ Tel: 01624

616601 [email protected]

RR

0146 Isle of Man Schoolboy Motor Cycling

Club Ltd

Kerry-Anne Weir, 9 Campion Way,

Abbeyfields, Douglas IM2 7DT Tel: 07624

438165 [email protected]

MX, mx

0147 Isle of Man Youth Trials Club Ltd

Maxine Lace, Great Gates, Main Road,

Santon, Isle of Man, IM4 1HS Tel: 07624

451444 [email protected] www.iomyouthrials.co.uk

T, t

0542 Manx Grass & Sand Racing Motorcycle

Club

Miss Cristel Boor, 42 Faaie-Ny-

Cabbal, Kirk Michael, Isle of

Man IM6 2HU Tel: 07624 337083 [email protected]

MX, mx, QMX, qmx, GT, gt, SR, sr, QGT, E

0148 Manx MCC Ltd

Mrs Caroline Etherington, MMCC

Office, The Grandstand, Glencrutchery

Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 6DA.

Tel: 01624 644648 Fax: 01624 620174 [email protected] [email protected] www.manxgrandprix.org

RR

0149 Peveril MC & LCC Ltd

Tom Mason, 3 Hutchinson Square,

Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 4HU Tel: 07624

323473 [email protected]

MX, mx, QMX, T, t, LDT, bk, AT, at, E

0150 Ramsey MCC Ltd

Mrs Nicola Flowers, 15 Auburn Road,

Onchan, Isle of Man IM3 1LN. Tel: 07624

465937 [email protected]

MX, mx, BC, QMX, T, t, HH

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0151 Southern MCC Ltd

Mrs Brenda Crellin, Shilley

Gniebe, Ballachurry Road, Greeba,

Isle of Man IM4 3LE. Tel: 01624

801726 [email protected] www.southernmcc.com

T, t, E, SCE, HH, RAL

0152 Southern 100 MCR Ltd

Mr George Peach, Ellerslie House, 128

Malew Street, Castletown, Isle of Man

IM9 1LT. Tel: 07624 471301 Fax: 01624

822546 [email protected] www.southern100.com

RR

0153 Vintage MCC Ltd (IOM Section)

Mr Rupert Murden, Halfway

House Main Road Crosby, Isle of Man IM4 2DW Tel: 01624

851686 [email protected] www.vmcciom.org

T

8 ACU – MIDLAND

Area

Shropshire: The Stafford, South Staffordshire,

Cannock Chase, Lichfield, Tamworth, East

Staffordshire and the Staffordshire Moorlands,

Districts of Staffordshire; West Midlands;

Warwickshire, those areas of Hereford and

Worcester and Gloucestershire, north of a line from Brimfield through Worcester, Evesham and

Moreton-in-the-Marsh to the junction of the

Oxfordshire and Warwickshire boundaries.

Secretary

Mr B. Webster, 2 Silverstone Drive, Sutton

Coldfield, West Midlands B74 2BD. Tel: 0121

353 5857 [email protected]

Chairman

Mr T. Fairbrother, 14 Spring Grove Road,

Kidderminster, Worcester DY11 7JA. Tel: 01562

754827 [email protected]

Treasurer

Mr J. Wells, 6 Walkers Way, Coleshill,

Birmingham. B46 3DA. Tel: 01675 466810. [email protected]

Permit Secretary, Police Liaison Officer &

Trials Recorder

Mr R. Gill, 23 Hillwood Ave, Shirley, Solihull,

West Midlands B90 4XR. Tel: 0121 246 5823 [email protected]

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Motocross Recorder

Mr M. Francis, Nant yr Arth, Dolywern,

Pontfadon, Llangollen LL20 7AE. Tel: 01691

718199 [email protected]

Grass Track Recorder

Mrs D. Edwards, Oak Lodge, Buckwyns Chase,

Billericay, Essex CM12 0TN. Tel: 01277 654829 [email protected]

Grass Track Co-ordinator

Mr Matthew Wear, 25 Fford Dyfrig, Tywyn,

Gwynedd, LL36 9EH. Tel: 07788412062. [email protected]

Centre Trials Secretary/Chairman

Mr G. Archer, 67 Mayswood Road, Solihull,

West Midlands. B92 9JE. Tel: 0121 743 3220. [email protected]

Benevolent Fund Officer

Mr & Mrs G. Daniel, 25 Doidge Road,

Erdington, Birmingham B23 7SQ. Tel: 0121

3502601 [email protected] btconnect.com

0154 Antelope MCC (Coventry) Ltd

Ms Janet Twamley, 21 Ashfield Road,

Kenilworth CV8 2BE Tel: 01926 512876 or

07933 199006 [email protected] [email protected] www.antelope-mcc.co.uk

Social

0155 Avon Park International Racing

Association

Mr Glenn Stockton, 123 The Downs,

Wilford, Nottingham NG11 7EB.

Tel: 07774 142892/01159 817701 [email protected] www.shakespearecountyraceway.com

DR, dr1

0156 Bewdley MCC

Mr P. Hooper, 69 Beechfield Drive,

Kidderminster, Worcs. DY11 5HQ.

Tel: 01562 229249, Mob: 07742 335666. [email protected]

GT, T, E, Social

0157 Birmingham Motor Cycle Club

Mr Graham Harrison, 26 Fieldon Close,

Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands B90

3EA. Tel: 0121 745 2557/07801 729063. [email protected]

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0158 Dudley & District MCC

Mr Peter Cartwright, 54 Wolverhampton

Road, Kidderminster, Worcester

DY10 2UT. Tel: 01562 820259 [email protected]gehome.co.uk

T, t

0159 Evesham MCC

Mr Dave Kimberley, Honey Dew, Plough

Road, Tibberton, Worcester WR9 7NQ.

Tel: 01905 345395 [email protected]

GT, T, t

0161 Kings Norton MCC

Mr Gordon Green, c/o TRIO, PO Box

14867, Birmingham, B18 9EN, Tel: 0121

748 4826. Sports Secretary, Mr Martin

Taylor, 225, Callowbrook Lane, Rubery,

Birmingham. B47 9TG. Tel: 0121 453

5144.

0162 Leamington Victory MC & LCC

Mr Alan Halford, Flat7, 78 Russell

Terrace, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

CV31 1HF. Tel: 01926 289197. Mob: 07941

972073 [email protected]

GT, T, t

0163 Market Drayton MCC

Mr Robin Barrett, 21 Ashwood Close,

Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 3HF

Tel: 01270 624676 Mob: 07985 228905

T

0640 Midshires Grasstrack Club

William Ward, 9 Beaton Road, Four

Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, West Mids B74

4RU Tel: 121 308 5711/07887 427349 [email protected]

GT, gt

0165 Minsterley MC

Miss Nicola Edwards, 28 St

Kathryns Place, Deyncourt Gardens,

Upminster RM14 1TW. Mob: 07793. [email protected]

GT, gt

0166 Redditch MCC

Mr David Smith, The Willows, Cursley

Lane, Shenstone, Kidderminster, Worcs,

DY10 4DX Tel: 01527 592797 Mob: 07850

6310143 [email protected]

T

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0168 Salop Motor Club

Mr Paul Pitney, 2 Islington Farm Cottages,

Northwood, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 3UG

Tel: 01939 232296 Mob: 07816641077 [email protected]

MX, mx, BT, bt

0169 South Birmingham Motor Club

Mr Tim Fairbrother, 14 Spring Grove

Road, Kidderminster, Worcester

DY11 7JA. Tel: 01562 754827 [email protected]

T

0170 South Shropshire MCC

Mr William Minta, 15 Cold Hatton,

Telford, Shropshire TF6 6QJ. Tel: 07779

654528 [email protected]

T, t

0171 Stafford Auto Club

Mr D Wood, 31A Chester Road, Sutton

Coldfield, West Midlands, B74 2HP

Tel: 0121 353 2355/Mob: 07931 669549 [email protected]

Tt

0173 Staffs Moorlands MCC

Mr Pat Trafford, 7 Rownall View, Leek,

Staffs ST13 8JN. Tel: 01538 385016 [email protected]

T

0174 Stourbridge Trials Club

Mr P Rainsford, 2 Homestead Cottages,

Monkhopton, Bridgenorth, Shrops WV16

6SB Tel: 07929 345791

T, t

0172 Stratford Upon Avon MCC

Mrs Fredina Minshall, The Cottage,

Exhall, Alcester, B49 6EA. Tel: 01789 7786,

Mob: 07887 990532 [email protected]

T, t, LDT

0177 Wrekin Bantam Grass Track Club.

Mr D. Crutchington, 5 Thurlston Avenue,

Solihull, West Midlands, B92 7NY.

Tel: 07836 770548 [email protected] [email protected] www.wrekingrasstrack.com

GT

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9 ACU – MID WALES

Area

that part of Meirionnydd district of

Gwynedd situated south of a line from the junction of the Gwynedd/Powys/Clwydd boundaries through Maentwrog District boundary. The Montgomery and Radnor districts of Powys, those parts of the Brecknock district of Powys and the Ceredigion District of Dyfed situated north of a line from Aberystwyth to

Builth Wells.

Secretary

Pam James, Ty Efyrnwy, Dolanog, Welshpool,

Powys SY21 0LQ Tel: 01938 810700 [email protected]

Chairman

Dylan Jones

Treasurer and Permit Secretary

Jessica Hockly, 1 Plas y Bryn Bungalow,

Llanfair Road, Newtown, Powys SY16 3JY.

Tel/Fax: 01686 626370 [email protected] www.midwalesdirttrack.com

Benevolent Fund Officer

Mr M. Bates, Nant-yr-Wyn, Llanbister Road,

Landrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5UP. Tel: 01547

550393

0178 Aberystwyth & DMCC

Mr Phil Rowley, 8 Six Mills

Avenue, Gorseinon, Swansea SA4

4QD [email protected]; [email protected] www.admcc.co.uk

E, HH, T, t

0181 Bro Cader MCC

Mr Colin Hughes, 72 Manod Road,

Blaeneu Ffestiniog Gwynedd, North

Wales LL41 4AF. Tel: 01766 831075 [email protected] www.brocader.com

T, t, HH

0179 Builth Wells Motor Club

Mr Dan Baynham, Mandinam,

Broadway, Llandrindod Wells,

Powys. LD1 5HT Tel: 07799 212574 [email protected]

T, E, HH

0183 Central Wales Auto Club

Kevan James, 27 Radnor Drive,

Knighton, Powys, LD7 1HN Tel: 01547

528965 [email protected] [email protected]

E, T, HH

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0184 Clive MCC Ltd

Mrs Shirley Shanahan, 4 Maesgarmon

Close, Castle Caerenion,

Welshpool, Powys SY21 9BQ.

Tel: 01938 850337 Mob: 07717

171204 [email protected] www.clivemcc.co.uk

T, t, RAL

0185 Hafren Dirt Bike Club

Dylan Jones, The Moorings,

Hillfield, Llanidloes, Powys,

SY18 6ET [email protected] www.hafrendbc.co.uk

E, HC

0186 Llanfyllin & District MCC

Elwyn Williams, Three Chimneys,

Llansantffraid, Powys SY22 6AX.

Tel: 01691 828330 Fax: 01691 829396

0596 Mid Wales & Border Counties Track

Racing Club

Mr Mike Kilvert, Windy Waye,

Nantoer, Newtown, Powys SY16 1HH.

Tel: 01686 610089/07971 098463 [email protected]

GT, T

0604 Mid Wales Dirt Track MC & QC Ltd

Miss Jessica Hockly, 1 Plas y Bryn

Bungalow, Llanfair Road, Newtown,

Powys SY16 3JY. Tel/Fax: 01686

626370 [email protected] www.midwalesdirttrack.com

E, HH

0188 Mid Wales Trail Riders Association Ltd

Mrs Vera Lloyd-Jones, Esgair,

Llanwnog, Caersws, Powys SY175PB

Tel: 01686 688123 [email protected] www.mwtra.co.uk

E, SCE, HH

0725 Peterchurch Grass Track Club

Mrs Sheila Swann, The Princes,

Peterchurch. Herefordshire HR2 0RT

Tel: 01981 550621 Mob:. 07881 944 648 [email protected]

GT T

0189 Rhayader MC & LCC Ltd

Miss Anne Bates, Little Gigrin, Rhayader.

Powys LD6 5NU. Tel: 01597 810435 www.2013.rdmcc.co.uk

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10 ACU – NOrTHErN

Area

Cumbria.

Secretary

Mrs Maxine Hayhurst, Natland Park Farm,

Natland, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 7QD

Tel: 01539 721115 Mob: 07712 814190 [email protected]

Chairman

Mr Robert Wilson MRICS 14 Undercliff Road,

Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4PS. Tel: 01539 728565 [email protected]

Vice Chairman

Mr David Hail, New Mill Farm, Ponsonby,

Seascale, Cumbria. CA20 1BU Tel: 01946 725773

President/Benevolent Fund Officer

Steve Dent Tel: 07796 140369

Treasurer/Police Liaison Officer & Permit

Secretary

Mr Hugh Irving, 11 Derwent Drive, Kendal,

Cumbria LA9 7PB. [email protected]

Permit Secretary

Mr Hugh Irving, 11 Derwent Drive, Kendal,

Cumbria LA9 7PB. [email protected]

Rights of Way Officer

Mr Robert Wilson MRICS 14 Undercliff Road,

Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4PS. Tel: 01539 728565 [email protected]

Motocross Recorder

Mrs Sheila Murphy Tel: 01229 580465/07502

485698 [email protected]

Trials Recorder

Anthony Hayhurst, Natland Park Farm,

Natland, Kendal. LA9 &QD. Tel: 01539 721115. [email protected]

0790 Barrow and District Motorcycling Club

Katie Thistlethwaite, 47 Trinkeld Avenue,

Swarthmoor, Ulverstonb, Cumbria LA12

0XB [email protected]

0569 Bassenthwaite and District Motor Club

Ltd

David Sharp, 3 Albemarle

Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria

CA13 0BG Tel: 01900 828207 [email protected]

0192 Bootle Scrambles Club

Mrs Anne Leece, “Riverside”, Hallthwaites,

The Green, Millom, Cumbria LA18

5HP. Tel: 01229 772502/01229 773900 [email protected]

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0193 Cumberland County MCC Ltd

Mr Frank Smith, 215 Blackwell Road,

Carlisle, Cumbria CA2 4DN. Tel: 01228

532307 [email protected]

T, t

0195 Cumbria Motocross Club Ltd

Tel: 07502 4875698

0196 East Cumbria Moto X Club

Mrs Kath Lawson, Bank End Farm,

Maryport, Cumbria CA15 6PA.

Tel: 01228 545333/01900 817202 [email protected]

MX, mx

0735 Fell Side Auto Club Ltd

Derek Reynolds, 4 Easington Avenue,

Cramlington NE23 3HR Tel: 01670

733122 [email protected]

0197 Lakes Grass Track Racing Club

Elizabeth Hayhurst, Natland Park

Farm, Natland, Kendal, Cumbria

LA9 7QD Tel: 01539 721115 [email protected]

T, t, Social

0198 Lakes Motorcycle Trials Association Ltd

Mick Wren, Levenside, Newby Bridge,

Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 8LZ. Tel: 01539

531082 [email protected]

T

0497 West Cumbria Motocross Club

Miss Susan Carling, Dean Cross Cottage,

Lamplugh, Workington, Cumbria CA14

4RH. Tel: 01946 862020 Fax: 01946

861225 [email protected] www.deanmoormotocrosspark.co.uk

MX, mx, QMX, qmx

0202 Westmorland Motor Club Ltd

Tracey Dent, 57 Appleby Road,

Kendal, Cumbria LA9 6ES

Tel: 01539 720420 [email protected] www.westmorlandmotorclub.co.uk

HC, T, t, BT, bt, HH

11 ACU – NOrTH EASTErN

Area

Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, those parts of Durham and Cleveland situated north of the

River Tees.

Secretary

Mr Steve McCauley, 6 Brecon Close, Wansbeck

Manor, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 0HT.

Tel/Fax: 01670 854612 [email protected]

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President

Mr Alan Mills, 12 Fern Terrace, White le Head,

Stanley, County Durham, DH9 9SQ Tel: 01207

280990

Vice Presidents

I Reavely, 35 Columbia Terrace,

Blythe, Northumberland, NE24 3JZ [email protected]

John Hutchinson Tel: 0191 252 4723/07867

791205 [email protected]

Chairman

Mr F. Nicholson, 9 Highbury Avenue,

Springwell, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.

Tel: 0191 417 8326 [email protected] [email protected]

Vice-Chairmen

Mr Colin Battensby, 30 Honister Way,

Woodlands Park, Blyth, Northumberland NE24

3XB [email protected]

Ray Crinson Tel: 0191 548 4664/07891 370003 [email protected]

Treasurer

Mr John Guthrie, 9 Hillside Gardens,

Sunderland SR2 9AR. Tel: 0191 522 6260 [email protected]

Police Liaison Officer

Mr Steve McCauley, 6 Brecon Close, Wansbeck

Manor, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 0HT.

Tel: 07747 864384 [email protected]

Permit Officer

Mr F. Nicholson, 9 Highbury Avenue,

Springwell, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.

Tel: 0191 417 8326 [email protected] [email protected]

Trials Recorder

Mr Colin Battensby, 30 Honister Way,

Woodlands Park, Blyth, Northumberland NE24

3XB.

Motocross Recorder

Mr Steve McCauley, 6 Brecon Close, Wansbeck

Manor, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 0HT.

Tel: 07747 864384 [email protected]

Environmental Officer

Mr F. Nicholson, 9 Highbury Avenue,

Springwell, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.

Tel: 0191 417 8326 [email protected] [email protected]

Benevolent Fund Officer

Mr John Guthrie, 9 Hillside Gardens,

Sunderland SR2 9AR. Tel: 0191 522 6260 [email protected]

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0203 Bedlington & DMC

Mr Colin Battensby, 30 Teal

Avenue, South Beach Estate, Blyth,

Northumberland, NE24 3PT. [email protected] www.bedlingtonmotorclub.co.uk

T, t

0762 Blyth Valley Motocross Club

Carol Johnson, 36 Kingsdale Ave, Blyth,

Northumberland NE24 4EN. Tel: 07724

704036 [email protected] Peter

Johnson Tel: 07955 515977

MX, mx

0583 Castleside Trials Club

Ossy Byers, 10 Chapel Drive, Woodside,

Delves Lane, Consett, Co Durham DH8

7EW Tel: 07818 056207

T, t

0204 Consett & DMC

Graham Turpin, 22 Harvey Close, North

Seaton, Ashington, Northumberland

NE63 9EH

T, t

0205 Durham County TC

Mr Fred Nicholson, 9 Highbury Avenue,

Springwell, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear

NE9 7PX. Tel: 0191 4162041/0191

4178326 [email protected] [email protected]

T, t

0206 Falcon Motocross Club

Mr Steve McCauley, 6 Brecon Close,

Wansbeck Manor, Ashington,

Northumberland NE63 0HT. Tel: 07747

864384 [email protected]

MX, mx

0208 Iveston & Satley MCC

Karl Robinson Tel: 07711 556470 [email protected]

MX, mx, QMX

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0803 MECVC

President: Joe Pinkney. Chairman: Bernie

Pugh Tel: 07835 407626. Secretary: Peter

Phillips Tel: 07477354535 peterphillips.

[email protected] Sports/Trials

Secretary Bernie Pugh Tel: 07835407626 [email protected] www.durhamdalesclassictrial.org.uk

Meeting Place Red Lion, Plawsworth,

DH2 3NL quarterly on Monday – First

Meeting in 2017. First Monday in

February 19.30hrs.

0209 Newcastle & DMC Ltd

John Hutchinson, 21 Station Road, Forest

Hall, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE12 8AP.

Tel: 0191 2524723. Mob: 07867 791205 [email protected]

T, t

0212 North East Motor Cycle Racing Club

Donna Davison, 7 Goschen Street, Blyth,

Northumberland NE24 1NJ. Tel: 01670

797013 [email protected] www.nemcrc.co.uk

RR

0214 Northumbrian Classic MCC

Mr Raymond Newell, 2 Store House, Low

Westwood, Newcastle upon Tyne NE17

7PL. Tel: 0191 2527373/01207 561890

RAL, Social

0215 Seaton Delaval & DMC

Ray Crinson, 14 Prengarth Avenue,

Fulwell, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR6

9HX Tel: 0191 548 4664/07891 370003 [email protected]

T, t

0216 South Shields & DMC

Mr John Guthrie, 9 Hillside Gardens,

Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR2 9AR.

Tel: 0191 522 6260 [email protected]

T, t

0599 Stanley Trials Club

Graham Turpin, 22 Harvey Close, North

Seaton, Ashington, Northumberland

NE63 9EH

T, t

0217 Tweed Valley MCC

Mr John Palmer, 12 Prince Charles

Road, Scremerston, Berwick on Tweed,

Northumberland TD15 2RG. Tel: 01289

302057 [email protected]

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0218 Tynemouth & DMC

Mr Garry Salmon, The Clubhouse,

Billy Mill Lane, Billy Mill, North

Shields, NE29 8LP Tel: 07931 247 448 www.tynemouthmotorclub.co.uk

T, t

0220 Weardale & DMC

Mr Alan Winter, 15 Nelson Street, Crook,

Co. Durham DL15 9HJ Tel: 07900 288705 [email protected]

T, t

12 ACU – NOrTH WESTErN

Area

Lancashire; those parts of Greater

Manchester situated north of the Rivers Mersey and Tame, those parts of Cheshire situated north of the estuary of the River Mersey and north of the

Manchester Ship Canal; Merseyside (excluding

Wirral District).

Secretary

Mrs A. Williams. Tel: 01772 435145/07973

523359 evening only (6pm–8.30pm only) [email protected]

President

Mr R Livesey 1 Franklands Drive, Ribbleton,

Preston, Lancs PR2 6RX Tel: 01772 791924 [email protected]

Chairman

Mr K. Wilson, 102 Waddicar Lane, Melling,

Liverpool L31 3DY. Tel: 0151 5472286 [email protected]

Treasurer & Permit Secretary & Police Liaison

Officer

Mr E. Adcock, 19 Oxbow Way, Whitefield,

Manchester M45 8SG. Tel: 0161 767 9239 [email protected]

Benevolent Fund Officer

Mr D. Harrison, 93 Yarrow Road, Chorley,

Lancashire PR6 0LU. Tel: 01257 410448 [email protected]

Grass Track Recorder

Mr A. Brown 20 Albany Drive, Bamber

Bridge, Preston, Lancs Tel: 07863 557183 [email protected]

Road Race Recorder

Mr H Williams – Tel: 01772

435145/07827289200 [email protected]

Trials Recorder

Mr Chris Kirkbride, 64 Farmdale Road,

Lancaster Lancs LA1 4JD. Tel: 07941 554394 [email protected]

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Rights of Way Officer

Mr Robert Baldwin, 3 Benjamin Row, Green

Haworth, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire BB5 3RZ.

Tel: 01254 872727/01254 383808

0222 Aintree MC Racing Club Ltd

Mr Paul Buxton, 146 Brookfield,

Cheadle, Stockport, Cheshire SK6

1EY Tel: 07810 677656 or 0161 491

6657 [email protected] www.aintreemotorcycleracingclub.co.uk

RR

0224 Ashton Under Lyne & DMC

Mr E. Adcock, 19 Oxbow Way, Whitefield,

Manchester M45 8SG. Tel: 0161 767 9239 [email protected]

Social

0225 Bolton Motorcycle Club

Mr Paul Knight, 36 Sherbourne

Road, Heaton, Bolton, BL1 5NW

Tel: 01204 843056/077489 64194 [email protected]

T, t

0226 Bury & DMCC

Mr Jack Isherwood, Riverdene, 43

Beatham Road, Milnthorpe LA7 7QN.

Tel: 01539 563144

MX, T

0227 Chorley MX Club

Mr David Jagger, 4 Claytongate Drive,

Penwortham, Preston, Lancs PR1 9SE.

Tel: 07760 434360/01772 316262

MX, SCE, HH

0228 Darwen MC & CC

Mrs Ann Titley, 55 Osborne

Terrace, Stacksteads, Bacup, Lancs

OL13 8JY. Tel: 07729 129107 [email protected] www.darwentrialsclub.co.uk

T

0229 East Lancs MC & LCC

Mr David Banks, 681 Preston Old Road,

Feniscowles, Blackburn, Lancs BB2 5EN.

Tel: 01254 201906

Social

0230 Fleetwood & District MCC

Mr Peter Richardson, 21 Kendal Avenue,

Little Carleton, Blackpool, Lancs FY3

7LG. Tel: 01253 595599/01253 396991

Social

CENTrES/rEGIONS 39

0233 Lancs County MCC

Mr Mike Rapley, 3 New Acres, Carnforth,

Lancs LA5 9XD. Tel: 07788 161929/01524

734674 [email protected] www.lancscountymcc.co.uk

T, t

0755 Lancashire Off-Road Grasstrack

Association (LOGA)

Mr Mark Heaton, 49 Meadow

Ave, Preesall, Lancs FY6 0HA

Tel: 07946 542558/01253 812557 [email protected]

GT, MX

Leisure Lakes Classic Trials Club

Mr Odgie Danaan 19 Parkgate Drive,

Leyland, Lancs PR25 1BU Tel: 07900

036380 [email protected]

T, t

0236 Marshals North West

Lucien Burkhardt, The Bungalow,

Rawlinson Lane, Heath

Charnock, Chorley, Lancashire,

PR7 4DE Mob: 07970 115487 [email protected] www.marshalsnorthwest.co.uk

Sprint

0237 Mersey MCC

Mr Alan Owens, 125 Rhodesia Road,

Aintree, Liverpool L9 9DT. Tel: 0151 474

5785

S, T

0240 Pennine Range MC

Mr Robert Baldwin, 3

Benjamin Row, Green Haworth,

Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire BB5 3RZ.

Tel: 01254 872727/01254 383808 [email protected]

Social

0241 Preston & DMCC

Mr Brett Moor 30 Crossfield Road,

Skelmersdale, Lancs WN8 9NQ. Tel: 07791

051909 [email protected] www.prestondmc.co.uk

RR

PDMCC Marshals Club

Julie Jefferies 40 Collingwood Way,

Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3TS.

Tel: 01942 790488/01942 790488 [email protected]

Marshals club & social

40 CENTrES/rEGIONS

0244 Rivington Barnstormers MCC Ltd

Mr David Harrison, 93 Yarrow

Road, Chorley, Lancs PR6 0LU.

Tel: 01257 410448/07905 157444 [email protected]

GT

0245 Rochdale & DMCC

Mrs Margaret Whitlow, 32 Southdown

Close, Sudden, Rochdale, Lancs OL11 4PP.

Tel: 01706 633977 [email protected]

T, t

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Area

Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey and that part of Greater London south of the River

Thames.

Chairman

Mr Roger Brown, 66 Bramble Rise,

Brighton, BN1 5GF Tel: 01273 563931 [email protected]

Secretary

Mr Peter Burrell, 40 Annandale Road, Sidcup,

Kent, DA15 8EL Tel: 020 8300 5572/07885

682647 [email protected]

Treasurer

Mr Roger Brown, 66 Bramble Rise,

Brighton, BN1 5GF Tel: 01273 563931 [email protected]

Permit Secretary

Mr Stephen Westley, 4 Kembleside Road,

Biggin Hill, Kent, TN16 3NL Tel: 01959 575732 [email protected]

Trials Recorder

Mr Rob Fleet, 10 Penshurst Road,

Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 5ES Tel: 01322 446556 [email protected]

Motocross Liaison Officer

Mr John Powell, 57 Widmore Lodge Road,

Bromley, BR1 2QF Tel: 020 8325 7743 [email protected]

Grass Track Recorder

Mr Mitch Godden, 6 Green Lane, Marden,

Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 9RE. Tel: 01892 730922

Fax: 01892 730834 [email protected]

Enduro Recorder

Mr Alan Dudley, Suilven, Highlands Road,

Beare Green, Dorking, RH5 4LR Tel: 01306

710415 [email protected]

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Sport England Representatives

Mr. Peter Burrell, 40 Annandale Road, Sidcup,

Kent, DA15 8EL Tel: 020 8300 5572/07885

682647 [email protected]

Mr John Claridge, 32b Elm Grove,

London, SE15 5DE Tel: 020 7732 1129 [email protected]

Editor “The Sporting Motorcyclist”

Mr John Bramall, 16 Gifford Close, Fareham,

Hampshire, PO15 6PJ Tel: 01329 823282 [email protected]

ACU Benevolent Fund Officer

Mrs. Hazel Collins, 14 Brookside, Calcot, near Reading, RG 31 7PJ Tel: 01189 421534 [email protected]

0251 Ashford MCC

Mr Terry Gray, Crossbeck, 18

Northumberland Avenue, Kennington,

Ashford, Kent, TN24 9QG Tel: 01233

641865 [email protected]

T, t

0252 Astra Grasstrack Club

Mr. Graham Hurry, 83 Walsby

Drive, Sittingbourne, |Kent,

ME10 2TT Tel: 07500 939122 [email protected]

GT

0254 Barham DMC & LCC

Mr Mark Ridge, 6 Greenacre, Kingston,

Canterbury, Kent CT4 6JF Tel: 07860

332655 [email protected] www.barhammotorcycleclub.co.uk

T, t

0256 Bexleyheath & DMCC Ltd

Mr Dennis Fleet, 10 Penshurst

Road, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5ES

Tel: 01322 446556 [email protected] www.motorbiketrials.com

T, t

0804 Bognor Regis & District MCC Ltd

Mr Anthony Martin, Wayside, Post Office

Lane, North Mundham, Chichester, West

Sussex, PO20 1JY Tel: 01243 537331 [email protected]

T, t

0819 Boundless by CSMA

Ms Clair McMahon, Boundless at CSMA,

Britannia House, 21 Station Street,

Brighton BN1 4DE. Tel: 01273 744645

Fax: 01273 744751 [email protected]

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0258 Brighton & DMCC

Mrs Roslyn Brown, 66 Bramble Rise,

Brighton, BN1 5GF Tel: 01273 563931 [email protected]

T

0260 Carshalton MCC

Mr Arthur Adams, 7 Benhill Wood

Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 4HG Tel: 020

8642 0964 [email protected] www.carshaltonmcc.com

SCE, HH

0261 Crawley & District MCC

Mr Lawrence Osborne, 7 Grange

Close, Three Bridges, Crawley, West

Sussex, RH10 1SN Tel: 07936 711134 [email protected]

MX, T

0716 Crowthorne Cycle Trials Club

Mr Graham Charles Tickner,

101 Cottimore Lane, Walton-on-

Thames, Surrey KT12 2BU Tel: 01932

885347 [email protected] www.crowthorne-ct.co.uk

BT, bt, AT, at, T, t

0262 Croydon MCC

Mrs. Hazel Collins, 14 Brookside,

Calcot, near Reading, RG 31 7PJ

Tel: 01189 421534 [email protected] www.croydonmotorcycleclub.com

T, BT, SCE, HH

0263 Dorking & DMS & LCC

Mrs Norma Miller, Highfield,

Orestan Lane, Effingham, Surrey,

KT24 5SN Tel: 01372 457280 [email protected]

S

0264 Double Five Kent MC Ltd

Mr Stephen Westley, 4 Kembleside Road,

Biggin Hill, Kent, TN16 3NL Tel: 01959

575732 [email protected] www.doublefive.co.uk

T, t

0265 Eastbourne & DMC LDT

Mr John Crawt, 16 Mount

Pleasant, Blackboys, East Sussex,

TN22 5LH Tel: 01825 890499 [email protected] www.edmcc.co.uk

T, t, LDT

CENTrES/rEGIONS 41

0267 Erith & District MCC

Mr Colin Mote, 56 Warren Road,

Chelsfield, Kent, BR6 6HY, Tel: 01689

816413 [email protected]

T

0711 Estuary Off Road MCC

Mr Stephen Smith, 8 Wiltshire

Avenue, Springfield, Chelmsford,

Essex, CM2 6QW Tel: 07872 514595 [email protected]

T

0268 Folkestone MCC

David Fagg, 22 Hasborough Road,

Folkestone, CT19 6BQ Tel: 07983

610585 [email protected] www.fmcctrials.co.uk

T, t

0269 Frittenden & District MCC Ltd.

Mrs Sandy Russell, 8 Gwyneth Grove,

Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 2SZ

Tel: 01424 730943 [email protected] www.fdmcc.co.uk

GT, gt

0270 GEST (MX) Hastings MCC Ltd.

Alison Leonard, 1 Tokes Cottage,

Wheelers Lane, Linton, Kent,

ME17 4BJ Tel: 07814 194100 [email protected] www.gestmx.co.uk

MX, mx

0561 GEST (Trials) Hastings MCC

Mr Paul Chapman, 31 William

Road, St Leonards-on-sea, East

Sussex TN38 8DE Tel: 01424 426025 [email protected] www.gest-club.co.uk

T, t

0679 Goodwood Marshals Club Ltd.

Mrs Kate Dorkins, 6 Birch Close,

Aldwick, Bognor Regis, West

Sussex, PO21 3BQ Tel: 01243

265055 [email protected] www.goodwoodmarshalsclub.org.uk

S, HC

0271 Grass Track Sidecar Association Ltd.

Mr David Fairhurst, Fairlands, 101

Sutherland Avenue, Biggin Hill,

Kent, TN16 3HH Tel: 01959 575329 [email protected]

GT

42 CENTrES/rEGIONS

0272 Gravesend Eagles MC & MCC Ltd.

Mr John Pattinson, 27 Hadley

Close, Meopham, Gravesend, Kent,

DA13 0NX Tel: 01474 813239 [email protected] www.gravesendeaglesmc.co.uk

T

0273 Greenwich MC & MCC Ltd.

Mr John Claridge, 32b Elm Grove,

Peckham, London, SE15 5DE Tel: 020

7732 1129 [email protected] www.greenwichmotorcycleclub.co.uk

Social

0274 Haslemere MCC

Mr John Sapsard, 13 Windsor

Road, Lindford, Bordon, Hants,

GU35 ORY Tel: 01420 473687 [email protected] www.haslemeremcc.co.uk

T, t

0713 Hookwood Trials Club

Mr Jim Connor, Hookwood Manor,

Fullers Farm Road, West Horsley,

Surrey, KT24 6ET Tel: 01483 285727 [email protected]

T, t, BT, AT

0275 Horsham & DMCC

Mrs Myra Hayden, 1 Inglenook,

Andrews Road, Southwater, Horsham,

W Sussex, RH13 9EU Tel/Fax: 01403

732124 [email protected] www.hdmclcc.co.uk

T, t

0789 Invicta Motor Cycle Club (Ramsgate)

Mr Phillip Spain, 103 Southwood Road,

Ramsgate, Kent. CT11 0AZ Tel: 07774

806368 [email protected] www.invictamcc.co.uk

S

0646 Invicta Track Racing Club

Mr Mitchel Goddon, 6 Green Lane,

Collier Street, Marden, Tonbridge,

TN12 9RE Tel: 01892 730292 [email protected]

GT, gt, LT, lt, ST, QGT

0276 Joyce Green Moto Cross Club

Mrs Jackie Brown, 54 Holbrook Way,

Bromley, Kent, BR2 8EE Tel/Fax: 020 8467

7516 [email protected]

MX, mx

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0277 Kent & Sussex MCC

Mr Jon Sturdey, Sturdey Motorcycles

Ltd, 94c Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge,

Kent, TN10 3EG. Tel: 01732 354082 [email protected]

T, t

0645 Kent Youth Grass Track Riders

Association

Mr Graham Arnold, 87 Westgate Close,

Harbledown, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8JH.

Tel: 07712 111772

gt

0280 Kent Youth Trials Club Ltd.

Mr Andy Hogg, 46 Cuckoo Lane,

Singleton Farm, Ashford, Kent, TN23

5DB Tel: 07894 806788 [email protected] www.kytc.co.uk

T, t

0281 Kingston & DMCC Ltd

Mr. Ted Smith, 19 Fairmead, 9

Epsom Road, Leatherhead, Surrey,

KT22 8ST, SM4 6DF Tel: 01372

375708 [email protected] www.kdmcc.com

T, t, SCE

0682 London Fire Brigade MCC

Mr Ben Young, 54 Meadowview

Road, Epsom, Surrey KT19

9UB. [email protected] www.lfb-enduro.com

E, SCE, HH

0285 Maidstone Aces MCC

Mr. Graham Hilton, 63 Hackney Road,

Maidstone, ME16 8LU Tel: 07813

038509 [email protected] www.maidstone-aces.co.uk

GT

0286 Metropolitan Police Motor Club

Mr Stuart Brogan, 39 Sharfleet Drive,

Rochester, Kent, ME2 2TY Tel: 01634

730183 [email protected] www.metpolicemotorclub.com

RR, BT, E, HH, RAL

0751 Mid Sussex MCC

Tel: 07912 516729 [email protected] www.msmxc.co.uk

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0288 Normandy MCC Ltd

Mr Richard Thomas, 46 Rowtown,

Addlestone, Surrey, KT15

1HQ Tel/Fax: 01932 889311 [email protected] www.normandymcc.co.uk

T, t, SCE, sce, HH, hh

0710 Oval Track Racing Association

Mr Jim Penfold, Ranagreg, Bell

Farm Lane, Minster, Isle of Sheppy,

Kent, ME12 4JB. Tel: 07932 800986 [email protected]

GT

0289 OWLS Motor Club Ltd.

Mr Pete Cousins, Paines Farm,

Rowdow Lane, Otford, Sevenoaks,

Kent, TN15 6XN Tel: 01959 523822 [email protected] www.owlsmotorclub.org.uk

T, t

0291 Reigate Redhill & North Downs MCC

Mrs Carol Dark, 19 Woodfield

Close, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 2DL [email protected] www.rrnd.co.uk

T, t

0294 Sidcup & DMCC Ltd.

Mrs Marge Clarke, 12 Sarsen

Heights, Walderslade, Chatham,

Kent, ME5 9HW Tel: 01634 201268 [email protected] www.sidcupmotorcycleclub.co.uk

MX, T, t, LDT, SCE, HH

0295 Sittingbourne & DMCC Ltd

Mr Roy Piles, 5 The Bungalows,

Brogdale Road, Faversham, Kent,

ME13 8XY Tel: 01795 537162 [email protected] www.

sittingbourneanddistrictmotorcycleclub.

co.uk

T, t

0786 Sittingbourne & Iwade Track Racing

Association

Mr Paul Standing, 6 Trafalgar Road,

Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0QA Tel: 07802

795000 [email protected] www.sitrauk.org

GT, gt, QGT, ST

CENTrES/rEGIONS 43

0299 Southern Sporting MCC

Mr Robert Wood, 21 Whitton Dene,

Whitton, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 2JN

Tel: 08432 891381 [email protected] www.ssmcc.co.uk

T, RR

0577 Sporting Elite MCC

Mr Allan Barley, 18 Manor Way, Mitcham,

Surrey, CR4 1EE Tel: 020 8764 6664/07808

810140 [email protected]

MX, Social

301 Sunbeam MCC Ltd

Mr Arnold Marshall, Mumford

Cottage, Swan Street, Wittersham,

TN30 7PJ Tel: 01797 270209 [email protected] www.sunbeam-mcc.co.uk

T, Social, Vintage

0302 Surrey Constabulary MCC

James Brown, Rake Hill Cottage, Primrose

Lane, Liss, Hants, GU33 7PJ Tel: 07411

364803 [email protected]

T, t, SCE, HH

0303 Surrey Schoolboy Trials Club

Mrs Caroline Boys-Guest, 24 Hitchings

Way, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8EW

Tel: 07946 333336 (day) 01737 248387

(evening) [email protected] www.surreysbtrials.org

T, t

0792 Sussex Pitbikes

Ms Wendy England, Linden

Farm, Rosemary Lane, Alfold,

Surrey, GU6 8EU Tel: 07873

685104 [email protected] www.sussexpitbikes.co.uk

MX

0305 Talmag MCC

Mr Ian Allaway, 43 The Street,

Wrecclesham, Farnham, Surrey,

GU10 4QS, Tel: 01252 718606. [email protected]

T, t

0306 Tenterden & DMC Ltd.

Mr. Dave Luck, The Haven, Church

Lane, Chislet, Near Canterbury, CT3 4EB

Tel: 01227 860402 [email protected] www.tenterdenmcc.co.uk

T, t

44 CENTrES/rEGIONS

0307 Thames MCC

Mr Bob Brown, Keppel Gate, 79

Long Lane, Ickenham, Middlesex,

UB10 8QS Tel: 01895 638738 [email protected] www.thamesmcc.org

T, t

0309 Tongham Tigers Sports MCC

Mr Brian Foster, 20 Robin Lane,

Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47 9AU

Tel: 07732 191967 [email protected] www.tonghamtigers.co.uk

T, t

0311 Twickenham & DMC Ltd.

Mrs Liz Argent, 137–139 Hook

Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6

5AR Tel/Fax: 020 8397 4876 [email protected]

MX, T

0313 Wickham MCC

Mr Robert Bond, “Tanglewood”

Sunnydale, Farnborough Park, Orpington,

Kent, BR6 8LZ Tel: 07860 911987 [email protected]

T, t

0315 Witley & DMCC

Miss Katherine Brockman, Compton

Club Ltd., Spiceall, Compton, GU3 1JQ

Tel: 07896 016302 [email protected] www.witleymcc.org

T, t, LDT, AT, at, E, e, SCE, sce, HH, RAL

GrOUpS

0316 East Kent Trials Combine

49 Alexander Drive, Faversham, Kent,

ME13 7TB Tel: 01795 538270/07452

811527 [email protected]

T, t

0319 North Kent Trials Combine

Mr Stephen Westley, 4 Kembleside Road,

Biggin Hill, Kent, TN16 3NL Tel: 01959

575732 [email protected] www.nktc.org.uk

T, t

0320 South Eastern Enduro Combine

Mr Tristan Robinson, Wayback,

Sherfield Green, Sherfield-on-

Loddon, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 0EE

Tel: 07817 131821 [email protected] www.seecenduro.co.uk

E, SCE

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0321 South Eastern Grass Track Combine

Mr Andy Wood, 30 Westways,

Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 6AA Tel: 01732

865380 [email protected]

GT

0322 South Eastern Moto Cross Combine

Mrs Marge Clarke, 12 Sarsen

Heights, Walderslade, Chatham,

Kent, ME5 9HW Tel: 01634 201268 [email protected] www.mxsoutheast.co.uk

MX

0323 South East Trials Combine

Mr Stephen Westley, 4 Kembleside Road,

Biggin Hill, Kent, TN16 3NL Tel: 01959

575732 [email protected] www.southeasttrialscombine.org.uk

T, t

0324 Star Group

Mr. Neil Sinclair, 2 Mee Cottages,

Green Lane, Old Netley, Southampton,

SO31 8EY Tel: 02380 403949 [email protected]

T, t

0325 Thames Valley Trials Combine

Mr Richard Thomas, 46 Rowtown,

Addlestone, Surrey, KT15

1HQ Tel/Fax: 01932 889311 [email protected] www.thamesvalleytrials.co.uk

T, t

14 ACU – SOUTHErN

Area

Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Dorset, Channel

Islands, that part of Wiltshire south of a line east/ west through Trowbridge, that part of Berkshire situated south of the River Thames, that part of

Oxfordshire south of the River Thames.

Secretary

Mr C. H. Fletcher, 1 Fairclose, Whitchurch,

Hampshire RG28 7AN. Tel: 01256 242214 [email protected]

President

Mr T. D. Graves, 13 Locksley Road, Eastleigh,

Hampshire SO50 5DX. Tel: 02380 643503

Chairman

Mr R Hewson, 12 Greenfield Crescent,

Waterlooville, Hants, PO8 9EH. Tel: 02392

592919 [email protected]

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Treasurer

Mr Shane Babey, Hazlin House, 1 Lucas

Corner, Combe St Nicholas, Somerset TA20

3HQ. Tel: 07591 502977/01460 238480 [email protected]

Rights of Way Officer

Mr M. Fisher, Northdown Orchard,

South Litchfield, Basingstoke,

Hampshire RG25 3BP. Tel: 01256 771168 [email protected]

Grass Track Recorder

Mrs D. Read, 12 Heights Road, Upton,

Poole, Dorset BH16 5QL. Tel: 01202 778136 [email protected]

Motocross Recorder

Mrs M Slater, 7 Orchard Avenue, Bishopstoke,

Eastleigh, Hants, SO50 8HN Tel: 02380 695325 [email protected]

Trials Recorder

Mr M Wiseman, 27 Foxhayes Lane, Mopley,

Southampton, Hants, SO45 1XX Tel: 07533

741177 [email protected]

Enduro Recorder

Mr M. Down, 18 Barcelona Close, Andover,

Hants, SP10 1JQ. Tel: 01264 366425. [email protected]

Permit Secretary

Miss C. Ballard, 26 Droxford Crescent, Tadley,

Hampshire RG26 3BA. Tel/Fax: 0118 981 2595 [email protected]

Benevolent Fund Officer

Mr S. Earle, Flat 10, Laburnum House,

Laburnum Road, Hedge End, Southampton,

Hants, SO30 0QC. Tel: 01489 785482 [email protected]

The Sporting Motorcyclist Editor

Mr J. Bramall, 16 Gifford Close, Fareham,

Hants PO15 6PJ Tel: 01329 823282 [email protected]

0326 Aldermaston Nomads MCC

Mrs Christine Dowse, ‘Beggars

Roost’, 79 Henwick Lane, Thatcham,

Berkshire RG13 3BX. Tel: 01635 865591 [email protected] www.aldermaston-nomads.org

T, t

CENTrES/rEGIONS 45

0327 Alton & District MC & CC

Mrs Kerry Henderson, 18 Lionsfield,

Oakhanger, Bordon, Hampshire GU35

9LA. Tel: 01420 474470 [email protected] www.willbrown.co.uk/alt

T, t

0329 Basingstoke MCC

Mr Peter White, 58 Long Barn Lane,

Reading, Berkshire RG2 7SX

MX, QMX, GT, QGT, T, t, RAL, Social

0330 Blackmore Vale MCC

Mr Dean Whitty, 17 Alcocks Crest,

Warminster, Wilts, BA12 8ND. Tel: 07518

810197

T, t

0331 Bridport & Weymouth MCC

Mr Ivan Rose, 14 Frome View, Maiden

Newton, Dorchester, Dorset. DT2 0BU.

Tel: 01300 320063 [email protected] www.bridportandweymouthmcc.co.uk

T, t

0350 British GP Supporters Club

Mr Michael Ing, 17 Highwood Lawn,

Havant, Hampshire PO9 4HL. Tel: 07800

810921 [email protected]

Social

0587 Classic & Vintage Motor Racing Club of

Jersey Ltd

Mrs Cathy Elliott, 71 Clos de

Charmes, La Rue de L’Eglise, St

Peter, Jersey, JE3 7TU Tel: 01534

483825 [email protected] [email protected]

S, HC

0328 Danebury Grasstrack Racing Club

Miss Rachel Mothersole, 10 Millway

Close, Andover, Hampshire,

SP10 3AX. Tel: 07854 836663 [email protected]

GT, gt, QGT

0334 Eastleigh & DMC

Mrs Marilyn Slater, 7 Orchard Avenue,

Bishopstoke, Eastleigh, Hampshire

SO50 8HN. Tel: 02380 695325 [email protected]

MX

46 CENTrES/rEGIONS

0336 Farnham & DMCC

Mr Alan Silvester, ‘Redhearne’, Old

Kiln Lane, Churt, Farnham, Surrey

GU10 2HX. Tel: 01428 714034 [email protected] www.farnhammcc.co.uk

T

0335 Fawley MCC

Mr Andrew Gates, Swallowdale,

Fernhill Lane, New Milton, Hampshire

BH25 5ST. Tel: 01425 616506 [email protected]

T, t

0337 Gosport & DMCC

Mrs Tracie Billingham, 7

Foxgloves, Fareham, Hampshire,

PO16 8UW. Tel: 01329 828193 [email protected]

T, t

0338 Guernsey Kart & Motor Club

Mrs Heather Robilliard, “A’JAMAIS”

6 Hougues Magues Lane,

Cappelles, St Sampsons, Guernsey

GY2 4WA. Tel: 01481 247892 [email protected] www.gkmc.co.uk

SP, HC, MX, mx

0339 Guernsey Motor Cycle & Car Club

Miss E. Rayson, “Karibu”,

Camp de Roi, Vale, Guernsey,

GY6 8LX. Tel: 01481252061 [email protected] www.gmcc.co.uk

HC, GT, gt, SR, sr, T, t

0593 Hampshire Bike Trial Club

Mr Terry Graves, 13 Locksley Road,

Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 5DX.

Tel: 02380 643503

BT, bt

0340 Hampshire Police MCC

Mr Tim Chapman, 45 Snellgrove

Close, Calmore, Southampton, Hants,

SO40 2WD. Tel: 02380 660357/07815

541702. [email protected] www.hpmcc.org

SCE, HH, RAL

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0341 Isle of Wight MCC Ltd

Mrs Ann Gustar, 1 Lee Brickyard

Cottages, Main Road, Bouldnor,

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0XN.

Tel: 01983 761766. [email protected] www.iowmcc.co.uk

MB, mb, T, t, AT, at

0342 Jersey MC & LCC

Mrs Carol Le Viellez, ‘The Chequered

Flag’, Rue de Charrieres, Trinity,

Jersey JE3 5AS. Tel: 01534 852952 [email protected] www.jerseymotorsport.com

S, HC, MX, mx, GT, gt, SR, sr, T, t

0811 Kiwi MCC

Mr Alan Ranger, Rangers Garage Ltd,

1 Bulford Road, Durrington, Wilts,

SP4 8DL Tel: 01980 6555555/07711

306306 [email protected] www.kiwimotorcycleclub.co.uk

E, HH, T

0584 Langrish Motor Cycle Racing Club

Mr Chris Warren, 29 Longmead,

Liss, Nr Petersfield, Hampshire

GU33 7JX. Tel: 07809 443132 [email protected]

MX, mx

0343 Lymington Motor Cycle & Light Car

Club Ltd

Mr Geoffrey Price, 2 Havelock

Way, Christchurch, Dorset

BH23 4PA. Tel: 01425 270418 [email protected] www.lymingtonmotorcycle.co.uk

RAL, SRAL, Social

0638 Moonfleet Grasstrack Club

Mrs Sally Croft, 32a Holloway Road,

Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1LF.

Tel: 01305 268367 [email protected]

GT, gt

0346 Mortimer MCC Ltd

Mr Mark Bosher, 154 Westwood

Road, Tilehurst, Reading,

Berkshire RG3 6LL. Tel: 01189

426231 [email protected] www.mortimerclassicmcc.com

MX, T

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0347 North Berks. MCC

Ms Claire Maynard-Robinson,

The Chapel, Blewbury Road, East

Hagbourne, Oxon, OX11 9LF. Tel: 01235

816644 [email protected] www.northberksmcc.com

T, t, AT

0351 Off Road Motorcyling Club

Mr Colin Boniface, 44 Southampton

Street, Farnborough, Hants,

GU14 6BG Tel: 07734 905750 [email protected] www.offroadmotorcycling.org.uk

T, t, BT, bt, AT, at, QT, qt, E, SCE, HH

0348 Portsmouth Motor Cycle Racing Club

Ltd

Mr Phil Mann, 49 Tudor Way, Church

Crookham, Fleet, Hants, GU52 6LX

Tel: 07540 128986 [email protected] www.pmcrc.org

HH

0462 RAF Odiham MCC

Mr Robert Ruffles, 8 Kersley Crescent,

Odiham, Hants, RG29 1OD Tel: 01256

701811 [email protected] www.omcc.co.uk

RAL

0352 Ringwood MC & LCC

Mr Tony Chalk, Orchard House,

Boldre Lane, Boldre, Hants,

SO41 8PA Tel: 01590674833 [email protected] www.ringwood-mc-lcc-co.uk

T, t

0718 Rogershill Off Road Events

Mrs Danielle Hall, Rogershill

Farm, Briants Puddle, Dorchester,

Dorset DT2 7HJ Tel: 07813 105214 [email protected] www.rogershillraceway.co.uk

E, HH

0353 Salisbury MC & LCC

Mr Martin Fildes, 81 Bulbridge

Road, Wilton, Wilts, SP2 0LE.

Tel: 07511 617684. [email protected] salisburymotorcycleandlightcarclub.co.uk www.salisburymotorcycleandlightcarclub.

co.uk

T, LDT, Social

CENTrES/rEGIONS 47

0354 Southampton & District MCC

Mrs Amanda Pearce, 20 Stalybridge

Close, Park Gate, Southampton,

Hants SO31 7FZ Tel: 07920 150184 [email protected] www.sdmcc.net

T

0355 Southampton Vikings MCC

Mrs Anne Chandler, 84 Botley Road,

North Baddesley, Southampton,

Hampshire SO52 9DU. Tel: 07876 644423 [email protected]

Social

0356 Southern Centre Grass Track Riders

Association

Mr Phil Spencer, 22 Hounsdown Ave,

Totton, Southampton, Hampshire. S040

9EX. Tel: 02380 572419/07880 554291 [email protected]

GT, gt

0358 Southern England Trail Riders

Association

Mr Paul Armstrong, 31 Robbins Ridge,

Amesbury, Wilts, SP4 7RF. Tel: 07836

600900. [email protected]

HH, SCE

0360 South Hants. Scramble Club

Miss Lisa Harris, 24 Tongham Road,

Aldershot, Hampshire. GU12 4AA.

Tel: 07519 784792 [email protected]

MX

0362 Tadley Sporting MCC

Mr Brice Haines, Two Oaks,

Summerlug, Mortimer, Reading,

Berkshire RG7 2JS. Tel: 01189 333145 [email protected]

T, Social

0345 Track n Trail Ltd

Mr Michael Grounds, 6 Dairy Close,

Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3UX.

Tel: 01202 600675 [email protected] www.trackntrail.co.uk

E, SCE, HH

0607 Vectis Isle Pioneers MCC

Mrs Christine Jacobs, 4 Spring Walk,

Carisbrooke, Newport, Isle of Wight

PO30 5NO. Tel: 01983 521730/07817

830557 [email protected] www.vipmcc.org.uk

T, t

48 CENTrES/rEGIONS

0364 Waltham Chase MCC

Mr Mike Wiseman, 27 Foxhayes Lane,

Mopley, Southampton, Hampshire

SO45 1XX Tel: 07533 741177 [email protected] www.walthamchasetrials.co.uk

T, t

0366 Waterlooville MCC

Mrs Sue Cox. The Old Thatched Cottage,

203 Lovedean lane, Waterloville,

Hants. PO8 9RT. Tel: 02392 593004 wmcc:[email protected] www.waterlooville-mcc.co.uk

MB, GT, T, E, RAL, Social

0367 Waterside MCC

Miss Jo Clark, 21 Gainsborogh

Avenue, New Milton, Hampshire

BH25 5HT. Tel: 07787 533221 [email protected] www.watersidejmcc.org.uk

T, t

0369 Wimborne MCC

Mr Christopher Maidment, 8 St.

John’s Hill, Wimborne, Dorset

BH21 1DA. Tel: 01202 885103 [email protected] www.wimbornemcc.co.uk

GT, gt

0370 Winchester MCC

Mr David Hamer, ‘Laurel Cottage’,

Shedfield, Southampton, Hampshire

SO3 2JG. Tel: 07867 635745/01329

832290 [email protected] www.thewinchestermotorcycleclub.co.uk

MX

0371 XHG Tiger MCC Ltd

Mr Jonathan Hayhurst, 53

Gainsborough Ave, New Milton,

Hants, BH25 5HU Tel: 01202 572703/

07973 271217 [email protected] www.xhgtiger.org.uk

T, t, HH, SCE

15 ACU – SOUTH MIDLAND

Area

Northamptonshire, that part of

Oxfordshire situated north of the River Thames,

Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire,

Hertfordshire, that part of Greater London situated north of the River Thames and west of the

River Lea, that part of Berkshire situated north of the River Thames.

AUTO CYCLE UNION HANDBOOK 2017

Secretary

Mr Terry Golds, 21, Buckingham Drive, Luton,

Beds. LU2 9RA Tel: 01582 455714 Mob: 07747

855264 [email protected]

President

Mr C. Moram, ‘Garonne’, Hay Lane,

Fulmer, Bucks SL3 6HJ. Tel: 01753 662306 [email protected]

Chairman

Mr John Coles, 88 Wheatley Road, Garsington,

Oxon OX44 9DR. Tel: 01865 361735 [email protected]

Treasurer

Mrs J. Ayres, 32 Station Road, Irchester,

Wellingborough, Northants. NN29 7EN

Tel: 01933 316745 [email protected]

Grass Track Recorder

Mr D. Porter, 22 Belper Road, Luton, Beds LU4

8RG Tel: 01582 651189 Mob: 07710 435127 [email protected]

Motocross Recorder

Miss M Bird, Tel: 07773 064796 [email protected]

Trials Recorder

Mrs Karen Southwood, Tel: 01582 477234. [email protected]

Competition/Permit Secretary

Mr Ian Reynolds, 186 Regal Way, Harrow,

Middx, HA3 0SQ Tel: 0208 907 9856 [email protected]

Rights of Way Officer

Mr C. Hurworth, 23 Cambridge Crescent,

Totteridge, High Wycombe, Bucks HP13 7NE.

Tel: 01494 446198

Benevolent Fund Officer

Mr D. Porter, 22 Belper Road, Luton, Beds LU4

8RG Tel: 01582 651189 Mob: 07710 435127 [email protected]

0374 Barnet & DMCC

Julie Tesseras, Tel: 01992

632634 Mob: 07964 289718. [email protected]

T, t

0375 Berkhamsted MCC

Mr Terry Golds, 21, Buckingham

Drive, Luton, Beds. LU2 9RA

Tel: 01582 455714 Mob: 07747 855264 [email protected]

T, t

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0376 Cambridge Centaur MCC

Mr Mark Clack, 5 Spurgeons

Avenue, Waterbeach, Cambridge

CB25 9NU. Tel/Fax: 01223 476601 [email protected]

Social

0378 Cambridge Matchless MCC

Mr Colin Nunn, 42 Old School Lane,

Milton, Cambridge CB24 6BS. Tel: 01223

860829 [email protected] www.cambridgematchless.co.uk

T, t

0381 Dunstable & DMC

Mrs M. Martin, 33 Pondfield Crescent, St.

Albans, Herts AL4 9PE.

0382 Farnham Royal MC & LCC

Mr Mick Vockins, 6 Pipers Close,

Burnham, Bucks. SL1 8AW Tel: 01628

661791 [email protected]

RR, T, Social

0610 Fenland Grass Track Club

Mr Ray Parcell, 12 Hall Close, Bourn,

Cambridgeshire, CB23 2SW. Tel: 01954

718610. [email protected] www.fenlandgtc.org.uk

GT, gt

0384 Hayes & Southall MCC

Mr Colin Sweby, Sunyani, Send Marsh

Road, Ripley, Surrey GU23 6JQ. Tel: 01483

225423 [email protected]

GT, T, Motoball

0717 Heart of England Motorcycle Club

Mr Nick Griffin, 95A Sketchley Road,

Burbage, Leicestershire, LE10 2DX

Tel: 01455 458343 Mob: 07505 125698 [email protected]

0385 Hertfordshire Constabulary MC

Andy Reynolds, 6 Peters Place,

Northchurch, Berkhamsted, Herts. HP4

3RU [email protected]

RR, T

0386 Hillingdon & Uxbridge MCC

Stuart Hodgson, Tel: 07775 468956. [email protected] www.hux.org.uk

T, t

0658 Kensworth Schoolboy Motocross Club

Mr Steve Wilkinson, 43 Loring Road.

Dunstable, Beds. LU6 1EA. Tel: 01582

696231. [email protected]

MX, mx

CENTrES/rEGIONS 49

0387 Kenton & Kingsbury MCC

Mr Dean Devereux, 20 Hall

Avenue, Rushden, Northants,

NN10 9ET. Tel: 01933 318992 [email protected]

T

0388 Luton & DMCC Ltd

Melanie Bird Tel: 07983 869753 [email protected] www.lutonanddistrictmcc.com

MX, T

0391 Milton Buzzard MCC

Mr Dave Giltrow, Tel: 07808

168783 [email protected] www.miltonbuzzard.co.uk

T, t

0393 Nene Valley MCC Ltd

Mr Roy Watson, 26 Cornwall Court,

Eaton Socon, St. Neots, Cambs

PE19 8PR. Tel: 01480 393481/07789

222121 [email protected] www.nenevalleytrials.co.uk

T, t

0394 Northampton MCC Ltd

Mrs Marjorie Hemmings, 31 Rea

Close, East Hunsbury, Northampton

NN4 0RE. Tel: 01604 768812 [email protected] www.nmcc.co.uk

MX

0396 North East London MCC

Mr Roy Phypers, 51 Woodland

Road, Hertford Heath, Herts

SG13 7QW. Tel: 01992 582408 [email protected] www.northeastlondonmcc.org.uk

T, t

0397 Oxford Ixion MCC Ltd

Mr Geoff Goddard, Allnuts, Beggarsbush

Hill, Benson, Oxon OX10 6PL. Tel: 07747

606673 [email protected]

MX, BC, SC, AC, QMX, GT, T, LDT, AT, E

0399 Peterborough Junior MX Club

Mr Mike Wright, Top Barn, Barton Road,

Gravenhurst, Beds. MK45 4JR Mob: 07713

988399. [email protected]

mx

50 CENTrES/rEGIONS

0650 RAF Benson Motorcycle Club

Mr Jonathan Snell, P2MF Structures

Bay, RAF Benson, Wallingford,

Oxon OX10 6AA. Tel: 01950 617438 [email protected]

0402 South Harrow & DMCC

Mr Stephen Ayres, 90 Hercies

Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex

UB10 9ND. Tel: 01895 230953 [email protected]

T, MB

0403 South Reading MCC

Mr Eddie Mace [email protected]

www.srmcc.co.uk

T, HH

0405 Stevenage & DMCC

Mr Mick Taylor, 17 North Road,

Stevenage, Herts SG1 4BD. Tel: 01438

354130 [email protected] www.stevenageanddmcc.co.uk

S, RR, Social

0733 Stowe School MCC

Mr Patrick Gilson, 36 Buckingham

Road, Winslow, Bucks. MK18 3DY

Tel: 07763244725 [email protected]

0407 West Middlesex Amateur MCC

Mr Chris Mawer, The Cedars, Little

Billington, Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7

9BS. Tel: 07710 211913 Fax: 01525 854246 [email protected]

T, t

0409 Wycombe & District MCC Ltd

Mr John Eckhart, Tel: 01628 473509 [email protected] www.wycombemcctrials.com

T, t

GrOUpS

0410 Meteor Group

Mr R. Twigg, 2 Harwood Close, Welwyn

Garden City, Herts AL8 7SN. Tel: 01707

880244 [email protected]

T, t

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Area

Devon, that part of Somerset situated south of the line made up from map reference ST29350, eastwards to ST360520, southwards to ST360470, eastwards to ST48041, southwards to ST480380, eastwards to ST880350 (the Somerset/Wiltshire

County boundary).

AUTO CYCLE UNION HANDBOOK 2017

President

Mrs G. Edwards, Courtfield, Ashill, Cullompton,

Devon EX15 3NH Tel: 01884 840078

Chairman

Mr Roger Barnes, 22 Chestnut Drive,

Kingsteighton, Newton Abbott,

Devon TQ12 3SZ Tel: 07760 762359, [email protected]

Secretary

Miss K. Coffin, Clennon Brake, Blagdon Road,

Paignton, Devon TQ3 3YB Tel: 07835 451277 [email protected]

Treasurer

Mr S Grinter, 29 Farm View, Taunton TA2 7QY.

Tel: 07887408429 [email protected]

Grass Track Recorder

Mr C. Pattison, 6 Churchfields, Wincanton,

Somerset BA9 9AJ. Tel: 01963 33001 [email protected]

Motocross Recorder

Mrs G. Edwards, Courtfield, Ashill, Cullompton,

Devon EX15 3NH. Tel/Fax: 01884 840078

Publication Editor

Mr A. Bramwell, 3 Stokehouse Street,

Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 3GP. Tel: 07729

759982 [email protected]

Permit Issuing Officer

Mr A Pearce, 20 Courtlands Road, Tavistock,

Devon, PL19 0EF. Tel: 07899 917005 [email protected]

Benevolent Fund Officer

Mr C. Pattison, 6 Churchfields, Wincanton,

Somerset BA9 9AJ. Tel: 01963 33001

0411 Bridgwater & District Motor Club Ltd

Mr Christopher Carter, 37 Bristol Road,

Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 4AU. Tel: 07768

536930 [email protected]

GT, gt

0412 Broadhembury Motor Club

Mrs Greta Edwards, Courtfield,

Ashill, Cullompton, Devon

EX15 3NH. Tel: 01884 840078 [email protected]

MX, T, t

0671 Chard MotoX Club

Mr Bob Butler, Shutlands Farm, Yarcombe

Devon EX14 9ND Tel: 07714 428482, [email protected]

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0674 Dartmoor MCC

Ms Sally White, 4 Longwood Close,

Plympton, Plymouth PL7 2HD Tel: 01752

207119, [email protected]

0784 Devonport & District Motor Club

Mr Simon Thornhill, 20 Madden

Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 4NE,

Tel: 01752 568874, [email protected], www.devonporttrials.co.uk

0415 Exmoor MC Ltd

Mr Melvin Sully, Chetsford, Hopcott

Road, Minehead, TA24 5SU. Tel: 01643

821896/01643 707252 Fax: 01643 821140 [email protected]

T, t, LDT, E, HH

0549 Landrake Moto Club

Mr Philip Congdon, New Barton, West

Lane, Landrake, Saltash, Cornwall PL12

5EP. Tel: 01752 851504/07970 099970 www.landrakemotoparc.com

MX

0417 Lyn & DMC

Mrs Heidi Baker, Ridgeview, Scoresdown,

Lynton, North Devon EX35 6LJ, Tel: 01598

752640 [email protected]

T, t

0418 Minehead Motor Club Ltd

Mr R. Williams, 5 King Edward Road,

Minehead, Somerset.

LDT

0419 Moretonhampstead & DMC

Mr Roger Barnes, 22 Chestnut

Drive, Kingsteighton, Newton

Abbott, Devon TQ12 3SZ Tel: 07760

762359 [email protected], www.moretontrials.co.uk

T, t

0516 National Hill Climb Association Ltd

Mr Peter Isaac, 205a Berrow Road,

Burnham on Sea, Somerset TA8 2JG.

Tel: 01278 786377 [email protected] www.nhca.co.uk

HC, hc

0421 North Devon Motor Club

Mr John Barthram, 3 Willow Tree Road,

Rumsam, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 9ET.

Tel: 01271 376341 [email protected] www.ndmc.org.uk

LDT

CENTrES/rEGIONS 51

0422 Otter Vale Motorcycle Club

Mr Colin Somers, 4 Moorland Road,

Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3ST.

Tel: 01202 396628/01202 294621

T, t

0787 Premier Motocross Club

Mrs Greta Edwards, Courtfield,

Ashill, Cullompton, Devon.

EX15 3NH. Tel: 01884 840078 [email protected] www.premiermx.org

0649 Somerset Advanced Motorcyclists

Mr Peter Herridge, 5 St James’s Park,

Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2EX. Tel: 07866

723128/01935 477498 Fax: 08712 472083 [email protected] www.

somersetadvancedmotorcyclists.org.uk

RAL

0423 Somerton & DMC & LCC

Miss Emily Boulton, 5 Moor Lane,

Wincanton, Somerset BA9 9EJ Tel: 01963

34833 [email protected]

GT, gt, T, t

0672 South Hams MCC

Mark Newitt, 38 Ernesettle Green,

Plymouth, Devon PL5 2SU. Tel: 07814

544265 [email protected]

MX, mx

0424 South West Classic Trials Association

Kayleigh Kinsman, 74 Oaklands Park,

Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0BP.

Tel: 07891125914, [email protected]

T

0676 South West Devon MCC

Mrs Gail Gibbons, 35 Decoy

Road, Newton Abbot, Devon

TQ12 1EB. Tel: 07515 598467 [email protected]

0426 Taunton MCC Ltd

Neil Radford, 15 Upcot Crescent, Taunton,

Somerset, TA1 5JP. Tel: 07809 485799 [email protected]

T, t, LDT, HH

0675 Teignbridge MotoX Club

Richard Miller, 3 Hadrian Drive,

Redhills, Exeter EX4 1SR. Tel: 07554

423742 [email protected] www.swor.co.uk

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0427 Tiverton Motor Club

Diane Collins, 31 Rope Walk, Wellington,

Somerset TA21 9RB. Tel: 07841 106246 [email protected]

T, t

0428 Torridge & DMC Ltd

Mr Allen Boycott, Splatt, Shebbear,

Beaworthy, Devon, EX21 5SX.

Tel: 01409 281619/07799850950 [email protected] www.torridge-districtmcc.co.uk

MX, T, E, HH

0684 Torbay Motor Club

Mr Rodger Harvey, Torbay Motor Club,

154 Duchy Drive, Preston, Paignton,

Devon, TQ3 1EW. Tel: 01803 522752, [email protected] www.torbaymotorclub.co.uk

0586 West Country Sidecar Association

Mr Andy Cheeseman, 30 Mincinglake

Road, Stoke Hill, Exeter, Devon EX4 7DZ.

Tel: 01626 366084/01392 216624

T

0429 West of England Motor Club

Miss Kailee Coffin, Clennon

Brake, Balgdon Road, Paignton

TQ3 3YB. Tel: 07835451277 [email protected] www.westofenglandmc.co.uk

MX, T, LDT, BT, bt, E, HH

0451 Wyvern Moto Club

Mr Adrian Croft, 32a Holloway Road,

Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset DT1

1LF. Tel: 01305 268367/07817 019141 [email protected]

GT, gt

0431 Yeo Vale MCC Ltd

Mr Marcel Perrett, 7 Court Acres, Stoford,

Yeovil, Somerset BA22 9UJ. Tel: 01935

420614 [email protected] www.yeovalemcc.co.uk

T, t

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17 ACU – WESSEX

Area

The part of Somerset situated north of a line from map reference ST293520, eastwards to

ST360520, southwards to ST360470, eastwards to

ST480470, southwards to ST480380, eastwards to ST770380 (The Somerset/Wiltshire county boundaries) that part of Wiltshire situated north of a line east/west through Trowbridge, part of

Gloucestershire situated south of a line east/west through Dursley.

Secretary

Mrs T. Talbot, Manet, 5 Chestnut Road, Sutton

Benger, Chippenham SN15 4RP. Tel: 01249

720342 [email protected] www.wessex-centre-acu.org.uk

Chairman

Mr K. Wooster, 59 Oxford Road, Stratton,

Swindon, Wilts SN3 4JB. Tel: 01793

825638/07736 010064 [email protected]

Police Liaison Officer/Permit Secretary

Mr M. Fear, Green Tree Lodge, 12 Green Tree

Road, Midsomer Norton, Bath BA3 2UU.

Tel: 01761 418492

Grass Track Recorder

Rod Melksham, 91 Headford Avenue, Bristol,

Somerset BS5 8PE. Tel: 01179 095479

Time Trial Recorder

Mr T. Colman, 23 Chestnut Road, Long Ashton,

Bristol BS41 9HR. Tel: 01275 392102

Trials Recorder

Mr P. Dury, 10 Ullswater Close, Yate, Bristol

BS37 5SS.

Wessex Centre Website Administrator

Mr F Sweeting 185 Great Ashley, Bradford on

Avon, Wiltshire BA15 2PP Tel: 01225 862506 [email protected]

Benevolent Fund Officer

Mr M. Bracey, 3 Burden Close, Bradley Stoke,

Bristol BS32 8BL. Tel: 01179 236867

0432 Bath & West of England Motor Club

Mr Brian Allen, 1 Marsh Road, Rode,

Frome, Somerset BA11 6PE. Tel: 01373

830084

T

0433 Bristol Grass Racing Combine

Ms. Mary Derrick, 91 Headford

Ave, St George, Bristol BS5 8PE [email protected]

GT

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0533 Bristol MCC

Mr Philip Steadman, Henfield

Farm, The Hollows, Coalpit Heath,

Bristol BS36 2UU. Tel: 01179 570997 [email protected]

MX, HH, SCE

0435 British Sporting Sidecar Association

(Wessex)

Mr Stuart Sinclair, 35 Stanbury Avenue,

Fishponds, Bristol BS16 5AL. Tel: 01179

571586 [email protected]

T

0436 Frome & District MCC

Natalie Froud, 61 Robins Lane, Frome

BA11 3ET [email protected]

MX, T, t

0437 Kingswood MCC Ltd

Mr Richard Taylor, 60 Vayre Close,

Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucester

BS37 6NU. Tel: 01454 325485/07770

834637 [email protected] www.kingswoodmcc.co.uk

T, t, HH

0438 Mendip Vale MC & LCC

Mr Andy Leahy, 8 Chipping Cross,

Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21 5JE.

Tel: 01275 878220

T

0439 North Somerset MSC

Paul Manning, 32 Parkwood Close,

Whitchurch, Bristol, BS14 0EA Tel: 01275

833941 [email protected]

T

0440 Swindon & District MCC

Mr Gary Wooster, Manor View, Thornhill

Road, South Marston, Swindon, Wiltshire

SN3 4RY. Tel: 01793 823069/01793 823802 [email protected] www.sdmcc.org.uk

E, T, LDT

0444 Wells & District

Mr Jerry Cross, 5 Winterfield Park,

Paulton, Bristol, BS39 7RY Tel: 07768

505958

T, t

0445 West Wilts MCC Ltd

Mrs Kay Gerken, 20 Gibbs Leaze,

Hilperton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14

7QN. Tel: 01225 752784 [email protected] www.wwmc.co.uk

T, HH

CENTrES/rEGIONS 53

0447 Wilts. Border MC & LCC

Mrs Theresa Talbot, ‘Mannett’, 5 Chestnut

Road, Sutton Benger, Chippenham,

Wiltshire SN15 4RP. Tel: 01249 720342 [email protected]

T, t

18 ACU – WESTErN

Area

Those parts of Hereford and Worcester and Gloucestershire situated south of a line from Brimfield through Worcester, Evesham and Moreton-in-Marsh to the junction of the

Oxfordshire and Warwickshire boundaries and north of a line east/west through Dursley.

President

Mr A J Falconer, 2 White House Cottage, Lower

Farm, Tibberton, Glos GL19 3AQ Tel: 01452

790577 [email protected]

Secretary

Miss J. Jones, Woodlands, Kempley

Green, Dymock Gloucester, GL18

2BW Tel: 01531 890691/07775 524805 [email protected]

Chairman

Mr A. Noel, 9 Finchcroft Lane, Prestbury,

Cheltenham, Gloucester GL52 5BD. Tel: 01242

244553 [email protected]

Treasurer

Mr T. Welch, Laburnum Cottage, Bailey Lane

End, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire HR9 5TR.

Tel: 01989 750298 [email protected]

Permit Secretary/Police Liaison Officer

Mr R. Savery, 75 Bramley Road, Tewkesbury,

Gloucester GL20 8AQ. Tel: 01684 294932 [email protected]

Rights of Way Officer

Mr A. J. Falconer, 2 White House Cottage,

Lower Farm, Tibberton, Gloucester GL19 3AQ.

Tel: 01452 790577 [email protected]

Trials Recorder

Mr Laurence Luff, c/o BVM Moto, Unit

20D Merretts Mills Industrial Estate,

Stroud, Glos GL5 5EX. Tel: 01453 297177 [email protected]

Grass Track Recorder

Mr T Vivian, The Cottage, Blakes Lane,

Guarlford, Malvern, Worcs. WR13 6NZ.

Tel: 01684 311582 [email protected]

54 CENTrES/rEGIONS

Benevolent Fund Officer

Mr T Vivian, The Cottage, Blakes Lane,

Guarlford, Malvern, Worcs WR13 6NZ

Tel: 01684 311582 [email protected]

Website Editor

Mr B Falconer [email protected]

0449 Cheltenham Home Guard MCC

Mr Anthony Falconer, 2 White House

Cottages, Lower Farm, Tibberton,

Gloucester GL19 3AQ. Tel: 01452 790577 [email protected]

T, LDT

0452 Dursley MC & LCC

Mr StevenAllen, 19 Rowley, Cam, Dursley,

Gloucester GL11 5NT. Tel: 01453 890308

T

0670 Forest of Dean Adult Grass Track Club

GT, gt

0453 Gloucester & Cotswold MC

Mr Dave Burry, Woodlands, Kempley

Green, Dymock, Glos. GL18 2BW.

Tel: 01531 890691 [email protected]

T, t

0454 Golden Valley MCC

Miss Julie Short, 51 Nursery Drive,

Brimscombe, Stroud, Gloucester GL5 2RL.

Tel: 07961 012161 [email protected]

T, LDT

0455 Ledbury MC & LCC

Mrs Sally Palmer, 151 Hoarwithy

Road, Hereford HR2 6HE

Tel: 01432 342642/07968 649327 [email protected]

GT, QGT, T

0456 Malvern & DMC & LCC

Mr T Vivian, The Cottage, Blakes Lane,

Guarlford, Malvern, Worcs WR13 6NZ

Tel: 01684 311582 [email protected] [email protected] www.malvernmotorcycleclub.co.uk

GT, T, t

0458 Stroud Valley MC

Mr Laurence Luff, c/o BVM Moto, Unit

20D Merretts Mills Industrial Estate,

Stroud, Glos GL5 5EX. Tel: 01453 297177 [email protected]

T

0459 West Gloucester & Dean Forest MCC

[email protected] www.wgdfmcc.org.uk

T, LDT, E, SCE, HH

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0460 Wye Valley AC

Mr Dan Sanders, 26 Birch Hill Road,

Clehonger, Hereford HR2 9RF. Tel: 01981

259890 [email protected]

T, t

0619 Zona One MCC

Mrs Kathleen Workman, The Cider

House, The Green, Sheepscombe, Stroud,

Gloucester GL6 7RG. Tel/Fax: 01452

813703 [email protected]

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Area

West Glamorgan, those parts of South

Glamorgan and of the Brecknock district of

Powys, situated west of a line from Porthcawl through Aberdare to Builth Wells, that part of

Dyfed situated south of a line from Aberystwyth to Builth Wells.

Secretary

Mr Bryan Puckett, 32 Heol Derwen,

Cimla, Neath SA11 3YS. Tel: 07866 354809 [email protected]

www.welshtrials.com

President

Mr Mike Davies, Heddfan, 51 Pencrug,

Llandeilo, Carms Tel: 01558 824732

Chairman

Mr James Lamin, 3 Hyacinth Drive, Brackla,

Bridgend CF31 2JX. Tel: 01656 650618 [email protected]

Treasurer/National Council Delegate

Mr Graham Heywood, 81 Alexander Road,

Gorseinon, Swansea SA4 4NU. Tel: 01792

893457 [email protected]

Benevolent Fund Officer

Mr Bryan Puckett, 32 Heol Derwen,

Cimla, Neath, SA11 3YS Tel: 07866 354809 [email protected]

Centre Trials Recorder

Mr Steve James, 11 Linden Close, Bryncoch,

Neath, SA10 1SA Tel: 01639 633932 [email protected]

0461 Amman Valley MC

Mr Colin Davies, 14 Heol Gelynen,

Brynamman, Ammanford,

Carmarthenshire SA18 1SA. Tel: 01269

823501 [email protected]

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0776 Blood Bikes Wales

Mr Peter Jones, 5 Bro Dawel,

Llannon, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire,

SA14 6BJ Tel: 07855 550718 [email protected]

T, t

0463 Dulais Valley MC

Miss Zoe James 11 Linden Close,

Bryncoch, Neath SA10 7UW. Tel: 07875

717228 [email protected]

T

0531 Dyfed Dirt Bike Club

Meirion Scourfield, Orchard Cottage,

Noyadd Wilym, Llechryd, Cardigan SA43

2NH. Tel: 01239 682465. Mob: 07766

475801 [email protected]

E, HH, T

0816 Maesteg Motorcycle Club

Mark Hillier-Rees, Unit A, Ogmore

Court, Brynmenyn, Abergarn Ind

Est, CF32 9LW Tel: 07872 468701 [email protected]

T, HH, E

0465 Neath MC

Mr Kevin Nedin, 28 Llys-y-Coed,

Birchgrove, Swansea, SA7 9PR Tel: 07788

581155 [email protected]

T

0744 Pembroke Vintage & Classic MCC

Mr Phil Harries, Forest Barn, Salem,

Llandeilo, Carmarthen, SA19 7NS

Tel: 07968 168486 [email protected]

0467 Port Talbot Motor Cycle Racing Club

Ltd

Mr Keith Walters, 24 Heol Penlan,

Longford, Neath Abbey, Neath, West

Glamorgan SA10 7LB. Tel: 01792 423835 [email protected]

RR, S, HC

0469 Vale of Towy

Mr Richard Edwards, 43 High

Street, Grovesend, Swansea,

SA4 4GU Tel: 01792 896043 richardedwards,[email protected]

0657 Trials Training Wales

Mr Bryan Puckett, 32 Heol Derwen

Cimla, Neath, SA11 3YS Tel: 01639

767851 Mob: 07866 354809 www.trialstrainingwales.com

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0469 Vale of Towy MCC

Richard Edwards, 43 High Street,

Grovesend, Swansea, SA4 4GU

Tel: 01792 896043. Mob: 07773 750354 [email protected]

T, HH, E

20 ACU – YOrKSHIrE

Area

That part of the Teesdale District of Durham situated south of the River Tees, that part of

North Yorkshire situated west of the railway line from Yarm to Northallerton to the boundary of

York (excluding York) and the west of the main

York-Barlby-Howden Road to the Humberside boundary; West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire.

Secretary

Mrs S. Smith, 39 Lodge Gate,

Denholme, Bradford BD13 4BB.

Tel: 01274 834184 Fax: 01274 833806 [email protected] www.yorkshirecentreacu.co.uk

President

Ms. Carolyne Kenzitt, Howden Clough Ind Est,

Leeds Road, Birstall, West Yorkshire WF17 0JB.

Tel: 01924 470432

Chairman

Mr D. Loney, 28 Bramley Lane, Lightcliffe,

Halifax, West Yorkshire HX3 8SR. Tel: 01422

206828

Treasurer/Permit Officer/Police Liaison

Officer

Mr G. E. Wilson, 160 Green Lane, Cookridge,

Leeds LS16 7JQ.

Benevolent Fund Officer

Mrs M Carter JP, 10 Byeway, Guiseley, Leeds

LS20 8JP. Tel: 01943 878666

Enduro Recorder

Mr J. Wright, 24 Ure Bank Top, Ripon HG4 1JD. [email protected]il.com

Trials Recorder

Mr M. Timms, 131 Standon Crescent,

Winconbank S9 1PN Tel: 01142 497027

Training Officer

Mrs P. Stephenson, 2 Dymond Road, Liversedge,

West Yorkshire WF15 7EA. Tel: 01924 403075

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0557 Barnsley Trials Club Adult & Youth Ltd

Mr Alan Laybourn, 16 Coleridge

Avenue, Monk Bretton, Barnsley,

S71 2DG [email protected]

t

www.barnsleytrialsclub.co.uk

0472 Batley MC & CC Ltd

Mr Leslie Jennings, 10 Grasmere Road,

Dewsbury, West Yorkshire WF12 7PU.

Tel: 01924 466937

0473 Bradford & DMC Ltd

Mrs Penny Hutchinson Tel: 07707 565692

[email protected] www.bradfordtrials.co.uk

T, t

0203 BUMPY Ltd

Ms. Carolyne Kenzitt, Howden

Clough Ind Est, Leeds Road,

Birstall, West Yorkshire WF17

0JB. Tel: 01924 470432 Fax: 01924

420763 [email protected] [email protected] www.bumpy.org.uk

T, LDT

0478 Hillsborough MCC

Mr Andy Longden, 40 Crimicar Drive,

Fulwood, Sheffield, S10 4EG. Tel: 07803

898804 [email protected] www.hillsboroughmcc.co.uk

T, t

0479 Horsforth & DMC Ltd

Mr Barrie Fairburn, 24 Regent Avenue,

Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4NJ. Tel: 01132

587569 [email protected] www.horsforthtrials.co.uk

T, t

0480 Huddersfield Falcon MCC

Mr Michael Washington, 11 Park

Drive, Shelley, Huddersfield, HD8

4NJ. Tel: 01484 612802/07730

572683 [email protected] www.falconmcc.co.uk

T, t, bt

0481 Ilkley & DMC Ltd

Mr Nick Pullan, 12 Throstle Nest Close,

Otley, LS21 2RR Tel: 07720 260401 [email protected] www.ilkleymotorclub.org.uk

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0482 North Riding Enduro Club

Mr Andrew Cooke, 21 St John’s

Walk, Harrogate, HG1 3AJ Tel: 01423

503090 [email protected] www.nrec_events.co.uk

E, HH

0484 Richmond Motor Club Ltd

Mrs Rosalind Brown, The Old

Mill, Low Row, Richmond,

DL11 6NH Tel: 01748 886356 [email protected]

www.richmondmotorclub.com

BT

0485 Ripon MC Ltd

Mrs Judith Blythe, 1 Bay Horse Cottage,

Melmerby, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4

5HA. Tel: 01765 640319/01765 640339

T, t

0487 Spen Valley MCC

Mr Stephen Smithies, 23 The

Gardens, Heath Road, Halifax, West

Yorkshire HX1 2PL. Tel: 01422

344139 [email protected] www.spenvalleytrials.co.uk

T, t

0488 Stocksbridge MCC

Mr Peter Stewart, 72 Church Street,

Oughtibridge, Sheffield S35 0FW. Tel: 0114

2863847

T

0491 West Leeds MC Ltd

Mr Paul Whitaker, 217 Whitehall

Road, Leeds, LS12 6EW,

Tel: 0113 279 4225/07949 665912 [email protected] www.westleeds.co.uk

T, t

0492 Wetherby & DMC Ltd

Mrs Margaret Myers, The Bungalow,

Low Lane, Darley, Harrogate HG3 2QN.

Tel: 01423 781539

T, t

0493 Yeadon – Guiseley & DMC Ltd

Mrs W. Yeadon, 169 High

t

Street, Boston Spa, Wetherby,

LS23 6BH. Tel: 01937 541042. [email protected] www.yeadon-guiseleytrials.co.uk

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0496 Yorkshire Classic MCC Ltd

Mr Barry Pickard, 27 Grafton Road,

Keighley, BD21 1LG Tel: 01535 680203 [email protected]

T

0495 Yorkshire Enduro Club

Mr N Marriott, Acorn Cottage, 2 Red

Beck Cottages, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18

3EQ. Tel: 0113 250 9639 [email protected] www.enduroneec.org.uk

E

0494 Yorkshire Junior Grass Track Club

Mrs Annabel Bickerstaff, 33 Birley Moor

Way, Sheffield, S12 3AX. Tel: 078898 78865 [email protected]

MX, mx, GT, gt

21 SCOTTISH AUTO CYCLE UNION

Office Manager

Mr Charles Mackenzie

Admin Officer

Miss Stella Clusker, 28 West Main Street, Uphall,

West Lothian EH52 5DW Tel: 01506 858354 [email protected] www.sacu.co.uk

Chairman

Maj A Mack MBE, 6 The Pleasance, Aberlady,

East Lothian, EH32 0RG Tel: 07584 750941

Treasurer

Mr A McNaughton, 12 Kirkintilloch Road,

Bishopbriggs, G64 2AL Tel: 0141 772 5924

Secretary

Mr Donald Young, Glencairn, Rickarton,

Stonehaven, AB39 3TD Tel: 01569 765178

Acting President

Mr Dave Paton, Bankhead, 25 Polton Road,

Loanhead EH20 9BU Tel: 0131 448 0218

Child Protection Officer

Mrs Kirstin Pennycook, 1 Lochtyside Cottages,

Thornton, Fife, KY1 4DE Tel: 07882 671887

[email protected]

Road Race Recorder

Diana Dyce, 10 Garleton Drive,

Haddington EH41 3BL. Tel: 01620 825488 [email protected]

Trials Recorder

Mrs Margaret Mack, 6 The Pleasance, Aberlady,

EH32 0RD

Enduro Recorder

Mr Charles Mackenzie. Tel: 0131 443 4275 [email protected]

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ACU/SACU Benevolent Fund Officer

Charles Mackenzie c/o 28 West Main Street,

Uphall, West Lothian, EH52 5DW, Tel: 01506

858354 [email protected]

Child Protection Officer

Mrs Kirstin Pennycook, 1 Lochtyside Cottages,

Thornton, Fife, KY1 4DE Tel:07882 671887 [email protected]

Environmental Officer (FIM)

Mr J. West, 59 Brock Street, North Queensferry,

Fife KY11 1JF. Tel: 01383 418212

Bob MacGregor Motorcycle Club

Mrs Karen Laffery, Lagan

Main Street, Killin, KK21 8UT [email protected]

com

Bon Accord MCC

Mrs Diane Stuart, 3 Woodview Place,

Stonehaven AB39 2TD. Tel: 01569 763025

Bo’ness Hillclimb Revival Ltd

Mr Brian Raeburn, 20 Beech

Crescent, Larbert, FK5 3EY [email protected]

Dalmellington MCC

Heather Anderson, 4 Gateside Cottages,

Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire DG4 6JP.

Tel: 01659 50137 [email protected]

Drumclog MotoParc

Janice Johnston, 13 Calcutta Road,

Eastriggs., Annan, Dumfriesshire, DG12

6PT Tel: 01461 700158

Dunfermline & District MCC

Kirsten Pennycock, 1 Lochtyside Cottages,

Thornton, Fife, KY1 4DE Tel: 07882

671887

East Lothian Motorcycle Club

Mrs Margaret Mack, 6 The Pleasance,

Aberlady, East Lothian, EH32 0RG

Tel: 079440 27930 [email protected]

East Lothian Road & Trail Club

Ms. Caroline Thomson, 40 Gallowhill

Road, Kirkintilloch G66 4AJ. Tel: 0141 776

8275 [email protected]

Ecosse-XC

Mrs Victoria Palmer, Manswood Lodge

Main Street, Innerwick, EH42 1SE

Tel: 01368 840728 [email protected]

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Edinburgh & District MC Ltd

Mr Jim McColm, 10 Lower Granton Road,

Edinburgh EH5 3RX. Tel: 0131 5523927 [email protected]

Edinburgh St. George MC

Ms. C. Dalling, Newland Cottage,

Newlandrigg, Gorebridge, Midlothian

EH23 4NS. Tel: 01875 820349 [email protected]

Elgin Endurance Club

Mr Barry Hamilton, 28 Duff Place,

Bishopmill, Elgin, Morayshire

IV30 4DX. Tel: 01343 540185 [email protected] www.elginenduranceclub.com

Glenrothes Youth Motocross Club

Yvonne Stewart, 4 Service Road, Forfar,

Angus, DD8 3ER Tel: 01307 640014 [email protected]

Hawick & Borders MCC

Mr James Steel, Sunnyside, Denholm,

Hawick TD9 8NA. Tel: 01450 870505 [email protected]

Inverness & District MCC

Mr John Moffat, 43 Oakdene Court,

Culloden, Inverness, IV2 7XL Tel: 01463

794010 [email protected] www.idmcc.co.uk

Kingdom Off Road Motorcycle Club

Mr Wilson Page, c/o 3 Wilson

Square, Methhilhill, Fife KY8 2EF [email protected]

Kirkcaldy & District MC Ltd

Mr Jake Drummond, 7 Main

Street, Coaltown of Wemyss,

Fife, KY1 4NT Tel: 07473 174449 unionmi[email protected]

Knockhill Motorsports Club Ltd

Ms Gemma Hobbs, Knockhill

Racing Circuit, Dunfermline,

Fife KY12 9TF. Tel: 01383

723337 [email protected] www.club.knockhill.com

Lanarkshire MCC Ltd

Mrs Doreen Stratford, 11 Horsburgh

Grove, Balerno, Edinburgh EH14 7BU.

Tel: 0131 449 5718 [email protected] www.lmcc.co.uk

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Lochaber & District MC

Mr Ken Cameron, Inverlair Lodge,

Roy Bridge, Inverness-shire PH31

4AR. Tel: 01397 732219/07789 567777 [email protected]

Loch Lomond MCC

Mr Ian Middleton, 34 Hazel Avenue,

Bearsden, Glasgow G61 2HF. Tel: 0141

585 0039 [email protected]

Melville MC (Scot) Ltd

Diana Dyce, 10 Garleton Drive,

Haddington EH41 3BL. Tel: 01620 825488 [email protected]

Mid Argyll Motocross Club

Mr Stewart Campbell, Barr Nan Croabh,

Kilmichael Glassary, Lochgilphead,

Argyll PA31 8QD. Tel: 01546 606852

[email protected]

Moffat & District Motor Club

Graeme Campbell [email protected]

Moto 316

Stuart Flockhart, 1 Abbey Lane, Grange,

Errol, Perthshire PH2 7GA Tel: 07841

473009 [email protected]

North East Motorcycle Racing Club Ltd

Mr Matt Barkess, 20 Glenesk Road,

Tunstall, Sunderland. SR2 9BN. Tel: 0191

520 0621 [email protected]

Perth & District MC

Mrs Jean Paterson, 1 Strathearn Terrace,

Crieff, Perthshire PH7 3DT. Tel: 01764

654774 [email protected] www.perthanddistrictmotorclub.co.uk

Quad Racing Scotland

Mrs Margaret Graham, Rosebank

Orchard, Rosebank Road, Overtown,

Wishaw, ML2 0RT Tel: 07766 774848 [email protected]

Rhins MCC

Mrs Ann Slavin, Inch Cottage, Castle

Kennedy, Stranraer DG9 8RU. Tel: 01776

705684 [email protected]

Rigside Motocross Club

Mrs Margaret Allan, 30 Lesmahagow

Road, Boghead, Lesmahagow,

Lanarkshire, ML11 0JA Tel: 01555 893405 [email protected]

Scottish Borders Enduro Club

Mr Peter Nixon, Old Prieston, Melrose,

TD6 9HQ [email protected]

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Scottish Classic Racing MCC

Mrs Agnes Cadger, Cronk-Ny-

Mona, Caddell Farm, Saltcoats

KA21 6NE. Tel: 01294 833320 [email protected]

Scottish Sidecar Racing Club

Mrs Dorothy Lithgow, 34 Park Hill,

Gorebridge, EH23 4BP. Tel: 01875

305145/07428 649979

Scottish Vintage Racing Club

Mr Andrew Johnstone, 32 Regent Place,

Edinburgh EH7 5BG. Tel: 0131 6612290 [email protected]

Stevenson & District MCC

Mr Norman Lamont, 40 Seafield

Court, Ardrossan KA22 8NS.

Tel: 01294 466346/07528 376990 www.stevenstonmcc.co.uk

ASSOCIATE MEMBEr CLUBS OF

ACU – SCOTLAND

Scottish Motorcycle Marshals Association

Mr Gordon Dingwall, 14 Viewforth Street,

Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1 3DG. Tel: 01592

655962 [email protected] www.imarshal.co.uk

VMCC Central Scottish Section (CSS)

Mr Arthur Merchant, 56 Carlogie Road,

Carnoustie, Angus DD7 6EY. Tel: 01241

852369

VMCC Highland Section (HS)

Mr Robert Fraser, Rowanvale, Culloden

Moor, Inverness IV1 2EG.

VMCC North East Scotland Section (NESS)

Ms. Jacqui Watson, Newton of Gask,

Greeness, Turriff AB53 8HY. Tel: 01888

544710

VMCC Stirling Castle Section (SCS)

Keith Steyert, 9 Rowan Crescent,

Killean, Glasgow, G63 9RZ.

Tel: 01360 550918 [email protected] www.stirlingcastlevmcc.co.uk

Rural & Urban Training Scheme

Mrs C Ferguson, Former Central

Workshops, Scottish Mining Museum,

Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4QN.

Tel: 0131 663 5736 or 07577 293853 and

Iain Bell [email protected]

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60 TIMEKEEpErS & TIMING EqUIpMENT

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Timekeepers & timing equipment

AUTHOrITY

The ACU appoints all grades of timekeeper.

Persons operating timing equipment to an accuracy of greater than 1 second must be licensed.

DUTIES

Each timekeeper is responsible for the authenticity of the times taken and the results issued, substantiated by having the correct licence for the grade of event and by using the appropriate correct identifiable equipment for the type and grade of the event.

Timekeepers are categorised as follows:

FIM TIMEKEEPERS

. Who may take charge of the timing of any event as licensed by the FIM.

They are particularly appointed to take charge of the timing at events counting towards a World

Championship or FIM title and at World Record attempts.

GROUP 1 TIMEKEEPERS

. Chief timekeeper for

National or International meetings.

pLANNING

The timekeeper will demonstrate an ability to plan the equipment requirement for the event. He/she will ensure that the needs of the organisers are met as follows:

• The timing equipment selected for the event is appropriate and matches the requirements of the organisers.

• The timing equipment selected has the correct and valid certificate of accuracy.

• The beams, cabling and associated equipment are compatible with the timers.

• The results equipment is appropriate for the service required, and if electronically linked to the timing equipment, the two are compatible.

• The backup equipment is appropriate for the event.

• The timer and associated equipment is checked for readiness for use.

DUTIES AND rESpONSIBILITIES OF A

GrOUp 1 TIMEKEEpEr

In order to achieve the grade of Group 1 timekeeper, the applicant must have served at and taken charge of at least ten events over two consecutive seasons under the supervision of senior timekeepers. At least two of those events will be subject to the appraisal of an approved mentor, at one venue known to the applicant and one nominated venue.

Individually, all Grade 1 timekeepers may be subject to appraisal and interview by at least one senior timekeeper nominated by the ACU.

Appointments to International grade remain the sole responsibility of the ACU.

In exceptional circumstances the timescales quoted above may be altered after reference to the respective organisers, Chief timekeepers and/or the ACU.

The ACU reserves the right to amend and change the grades of all timekeepers.

The applicant will be appraised in accordance with the following criteria:

pLANNING THE pErSONNEL

• The licence grades and competencies of the personnel are appropriate for the event.

• The number of personnel is adequate for the event.

• All personnel are informed of their duties in adequate time.

• Transport arrangements, accommodation and arrival times are clear and appropriate.

The timekeeper will be able to identify risks in the planning and deal with any contingencies.

OrGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT

• The range of duties needed for the event is identified

• All timing service personnel sign the ACU disclaimer.

• Duties are allocated according to the competencies of individuals.

• Duties and requirements are explained and understood by all team members.

• Appropriate lines of communication between the timing team and the organisers are identified, agreed and established.

• Prior to and throughout the event risks are identified and dealt with efficiently and effectively.

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• All team members are treated in a courteous manner.

• Identify risks in the above and deal with any contingencies.

COMMUNICATION WITH OFFICIALS,

COMpETITOrS, COOrDINATOrS AND

OTHEr rELEVANT pErSONS

• The roles, responsibilities and identities of the officials and other event personnel are understood by the timing team.

• All persons are dealt with in a courteous and polite manner.

• All requests for information or services required from the team are assigned to the appropriate personnel to answer or provide.

• Such requests are dealt with in a clear and concise manner without undue delay.

• Identify risks in the above and deal with any contingencies.

IDENTIFICATION AND DEVELOpMENT OF

TIMING pErSONNEL NEEDS

• The competencies and abilities of the timekeepers are identified.

• Appropriate training programmes are identified to match individual requirements.

GROUP 2 TIMEKEEPERS

. Take charge of events up to Club level.

GROUP 3 TIMEKEEPERS

. Assistant to the Chief timekeeper at events.

GROUP 4 TIMEKEEPERS

. Trainee, they are encouraged to assist more senior timekeepers.

RACE RECORDERS

. Assist the timekeeper by recording the number of laps and finishing order including retirements of competitors at a race event.

The differing type of events licensed by the ACU means that the organising club must identify an event’s timing needs, with the Chief Timekeeper.

TIMEKEEpEr’S EXpENSES

Expenses are subject to agreement between the organising Club and the Chief Timekeeper prior to the event.

TIMEKEEpING SUB pANEL

Mr R. J. Langdale – Chairman

Mr M. Corfe Mr. J. Davison

Mr. R. Humphrey Mr G. Lond

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Mr A. Smith

Mr J. A. Ward

Mr S. Taylor

TIMEKEEpING EqUIpMENT TESTErS

Certification of equipment may be carried out by the following. A fee will be charged, for details please contact those listed direct:

T. Saunders

, 48 Broadlands Drive, Malvern,

Worcester WR14 1PW. Tel: 01684 894884/01684

561966

FIM TIMEKEEpErS

For a list of current FIM Timekeepers please contact the ACU head office on 01788 566405.

GrOUp 1 TIMEKEEpErS rOAD rACE

D. Anniwell

, 63 Queen Street, Rushden,

Northants, NN10 0AY. Tel: 01933 650700

J. Barnett

, 5 Rosemary Close, Claughton,

Birkenhead, Wirral CH43 7AZ. Tel: 0151

6527835.

K. Brookes

, Cronk Mooar, Truggan Road, Port

St Mary, Isle of Man IM9 5AX. Tel: 01624

834612.

K. Cooper

, 144 Healey Wood Road, Brighouse,

West Yorkshire HD6 3RR. Tel: 01422

347734.

M. Corfe

, 28 Straker Avenue, Ellesmere Port,

Cheshire CH65 3BE. Tel: 07775 628629.

E. Cowcill

, 4 Cedar Close, Sandbach, Cheshire

CW11 4JS. Tel: 01270 763509.

M. Craggs

, 5 Carlton Mews, Washingborough,

Lincoln LN4 1RB. Tel: 01522 794770.

J. Davison

, Orchard House, Church Lane,

Goodworth Clatford, Andover, SP11 7HL

Tel: 01264 352434.

M. Gregory

, 11 Peel Street, Bolton, Lancs, BL5

3SP. Tel: 01942 818702.

N. S. Hooper

, 7 Leyton Cross Road,

Wilmington, Dartford, Kent DA2 7AP.

Tel: 01322 220215.

S. Hunt

, 23 Oak Place, Meir, Stoke on Trent,

Staffs ST3 5PN. Tel: 07828 132214.

D. Jones

, Sports Timing Services, Unit 9

Lymedale Enterprise Centre, Dalewood

Road, Lymedale Business Park, Newcastle,

Staffs ST5 9QH. Tel: 07718 998638.

R. Langdale

, 1 Union Street, Louth,

Lincolnshire, LN11 0ES. Tel: 01507 601872.

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G. Lond

, 7 Peterborough Close, Great Sutton,

Ellesmere Port, CH66 2EX Tel: 0151

3391450.

G. Marshall

, 11 Walgrave Close, Congleton,

Cheshire CW12 4TS. Tel: 01260 276996.

A. Matthews

, 10 Leigh Croft, Wootton,

Abingdon, Oxon, OX13 6DL. Tel: 01865

321750.

D. Morley

, 19 Furness Square, Bolton, Greater

Manchester, BL2 2LJ. Tel: 01204 493070.

J. Quayle

, Invertay, Croit E Quill Road, Lonan,

Isle of Man IM4 7JJ. Tel: 01624 861041.

D. Rees

, The Manse, Felindre, Swansea, SA5

7NL. Tel: 01792 793656.

J. Schreier

, 10 Rowan Drive, Hall Green,

Birmingham B28 0YH. Tel: 0121 7456990.

I. Sharp

, 39 Halliburton Place, Galashiels, TD1

2JD. Tel: 01835 824000 ex5072.

A. Smith

, 17 Walnut Rise, Congleton, Cheshire,

CW12 4JY Tel: 01260 275708.

C. Smith

, 2 Newton Croft, Sudbury, Suffolk

CO10 2RW. Tel: 07713 055058.

G. Smith

, 18 Coleridge Close, Sandbach,

Cheshire CW11 3NN. Tel: 01260 275708.

R. Smith

, 12 Roman Way, Long Melford,

Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9LN. Tel: 01787

313775.

G. Taggart

, Fernlea, West Baldwin, Douglas, Isle of Man IM4 5EY. Tel: 01624 682221.

S. Taylor

, 16 Russett Court, Tupwood Lane,

Caterham, Surrey, CR3 6DA, Tel: 07879

478874.

J. Ward

, 8 Ash Grove, Kingsbury, Tamworth,

Staffs B78 2JW. Tel: 01827 285666.

D. Webb

, 31 The Crescent, Carterton, Oxon

OX18 3SQ. Tel: 01993 212909.

OFF rOAD

C. Burridge

, 68 Oakfield Road, Street, Somerset,

BA16 0RE. Tel: 07837 239418.

G. Connolly

, 19 Hylton Court, Bowmonts Road,

Tadley, Hampshire, RG26 3SH. Tel: 07787

196228.

E. Cowcill

, 4 Cedar Close, Sandbach, Cheshire

CW11 4JS. Tel: 01270 763509.

R. Humphrey

, 11 Shepherds Avenue, Earley,

Reading, Berkshire RG6 1AY. Tel: 07850

598886.

S. Hunt

, 23 Oak Place, Meir, Stoke on Trent,

Staffs ST3 5PN. Tel: 07828 132214.

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D. Jones

, Sports Timing Services, Unit 9

Lymedale Enterprise Centre, Dalewood

Road, Lymedale Business Park, Newcastle,

Staffs ST5 9QH. Tel: 07718 998638.

K. Madeley

, Brickyard, Ceri, Newtown, Powys,

SY16 4LH Tel: 01686 630542.

V. Madeley

, Greenfields, Kerry, Newtown,

Powys SY16 4LH. Tel: 01686 670596.

J. Quayle

, Invertay, Croit E Quill Road, Lonan,

Isle of Man IM4 7JJ. Tel: 01624 861041.

K. Quinn

, 7 Arkholme Close, Carnforth, Lancs,

LA5 9XF Tel: 01524 736069.

A. Smith

, 17 Walnut Rise, Congleton, Cheshire,

CW12 4JY Tel: 01260 275708.

G. Smith

, 18 Coleridge Close, Sandbach,

Cheshire CW11 3NN. Tel: 01260 275708.

R. Smith

, 12 Roman Way, Long Melford,

Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9LN. Tel: 01787

313775.

W. A. Smith

, ‘Hillcrest’, Six Arches Lane,

Scorton, Preston, Lancashire PR3 1AL.

Tel: 01524 791772.

J. Ward

, 8 Ash Grove, Kingsbury, Tamworth,

Staffs B78 2JW. Tel: 01827 285666.

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D. Barnett

, 17 Kings Lane, Bebington, Wirral

CH63 8NN. Tel: 0151 6447789.

P. Cain

, 15 Malvern Road, Douglas, Isle of Man

IM2 5AR. Tel: 07624 496325.

D. Clucas

, 31 William Proctor Court, Douglas,

Isle of Man, IM2 6PR, Tel: 01624 673105.

W. Daff

, 14 Blackberry Close, Kettering,

Northants, NN16 9JQ, Tel: 01536 520040.

L. Davies

, Mill House, Millfield, Canon Frome,

Ledbury, Hereford, HR8 2TH Tel: 01531

670840.

J. Evans

, September Cottage, La Rue Du Douet

De Rue, St. Lawrence, JE3 1FG. Tel: 07797

715639.

R. Evans

, 37 Reshank Place, Sandbach, Cheshire,

CW11 3JR. Tel: 07879 478873.

S. Evans

, Bob-Dimai, Tanybryn Terrace,

Penclawdd, Swansea, SA4 3XW, Tel: 07890

321061.

M. Fleming

, Shangri-La, La Rue De La Hambye,

St. Saviour, Jersey, JE2 7UQ. Tel: 01534

852309.

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H. Greathead

, 80 Ogilvy Drive, Bottesford,

Scunthorpe, North Lincs, DN17 2PS

Tel: 01724 347801.

P. Jeffries

, 40 Collingwood Way, Westhoughton,

Bolton BL5 3TS. Tel: 01942 790488.

K. Jones

, 15 Blagg Avenue, Natwich, Cheshire,

CW5 5JF. Tel: 01270 628519.

R. Jones

, 45 Church Street, Talke, Stoke on

Trent, Staffs ST7 1NX. Tel: 07521 973907.

P. Knight

, Darracott, 12 Bosville, Eastleigh,

SO50 4PD Tel: 012380 641758.

B. Le Lay

, 2 La Fosse Tauraude, St Ouen, Jersey,

JE3 2HS. Tel: 01534 746236.

T. Leah

, 28 Coach Road, Barrow Nook,

Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 0EU. Tel: 01695

733930.

D. Loxston

, Oak Cottage, Burrow Way,

Kinsbury Episcopi, Matlock, Somerset TA12

6BT Tel: 01460 242316.

D. Massam

, 1 Valley View, Farway, Colyton,

Devon, EX24 6EE. Tel: 01297 552396.

A. McMahon

, 21 Oxford Street, Douglas, Isle of

Man, IM1 3JD. Tel: 07624 497652.

T. McMahon

, 21 Oxford Street, Douglas, Isle of

Man, IM1 3JD. Tel: 07624 463063.

M. Nairn

, 50 Taylor Avenue, Cowdenbeath, KY4

9BW. Tel: 07780002274.

N. Palmer

, 8 Edwards Court, Edwards Road,

Burntwood, WS7 4YT. Tel: 07890 329222.

T. Pettit

, The Nook, Roman Road, Bleadon,

Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, BS24 0AB.

Tel: 01934 815432.

Jon. Planas

, 42 Dordon Road, Tamworth, Staffs,

B78 1QN, Tel: 07702 197639.

Jonathan Planas

, 27 Clematis Avenue, Blyhte

Bridge, Stoke on Trent, ST11 9RP Tel: 01782

920895.

A. Povey

, 10 Bramley Rise, Rochester, Kent,

ME2 3SU. Tel: 01322 225271.

P. Redmayne

, 19 St Pauls Close, Low Moor,

Clitheroe, Lancs BB7 2NA. Tel: 01200

428012.

B. Sanderson

, 12 Charles Street, Biddulph,

Stoke on Trent, ST8 6JB. Tel: 01782 519846.

A. Shearing

, 27 Saundersfoot Way, Oakwood,

Derbyshire, DE21 2RH. Tel: 01332 833238.

G. Shearing

, 11 The Maltings, Shardlow, Derby

DE72 2HH. Tel: 01332 792165.

M. Smith

, 6 Clos Des Buis, La Rue Mahier,

Jersey, JE3 3BU. Tel: 01534 857271.

TIMEKEEpErS 63

P. Standing

, 6 Trafalgar Road, Gravesend, Kent,

DA11 0QA, Tel: 07802 795000.

C. Swales

, 26 Bayr Grianagh, Castletown, Isle of

Man IM9 1HL. Tel: 01624 693221.

S. Wills

, 24 Hadrian Drive, Exeter, Devon EX4

1SR. Tel: 07791 456674.

OFF rOAD

S. Day

, 207 Bisley Road, Stroud, Glucester, GL5

1HS Tel: 01453 758848.

J. Evans

, September Cottage, La Rue Du Douet

De Rue, St. Lawrence, JE3 1FG. Tel: 07797

715639.

P. Jeffries

, 40 Collingwood Way, Westhoughton,

Bolton BL5 3TS. Tel: 01942 790488.

T. Joyce

, Ravenscroft, Thornycroft Farm, Pexhill

Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9JN.

Tel: 01260 224477.

P. Kneen

, Fairholm, 59 Bray Hill, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 5BS. Tel: 01624 628697.

B. Le Lay

, 2 La Fosse Tauraude, St Ouen, Jersey,

JE3 2HS. Tel: 01534 746236.

T. Leah

, 28 Coach Road, Barrow Nook,

Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 0EU. Tel: 01695

733930.

M. Nairn

, 50 Taylor Avenue, Cowdenbeath, KY4

9BW. Tel: 07780002274.

S. Poston

, Brickyard, Ceri, Newtown, Powys,

SY16 4LH Tel: 01686 630542.

D. Riley

, 24 Keats Drive, Egremont, Cumbria,

CA22 2EY. Tel: 01946 823735.

N. Roberts

, 16 Tanycoed Road, Clydach,

Swansea SA6 5NG Tel: 07800 786091.

B. Sanderson

, 12 Charles Street, Biddulph,

Stoke on Trent, ST8 6JB. Tel: 01782 519846.

P. Sewter

, 22 Players Way, Norwich, Norfolk,

NR6 7AU Tel: 01603 424605.

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T. Baker

, Fort View House, 1 Clocktower Drive,

Marine Gate, Southsea, Hampshire PO4

9XR. Tel: 07753 815596.

D. Bispham

, 22 Bold Street, Haslington, Crewe,

Cheshire, CW1 5PD Tel: 07740 291609.

T. Butler

, 3 Chillington Way, Stoke on Trent,

ST6 8GJ Tel: 01782 536007.

C. Cletheroe

, 28A The Heath, Hevingham,

Norwich, Norfolk, NR10 5QL Tel: 01603

754538.

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D. Johnson

, 9 Lidget Avenue, Lea, Preston,

Lancashire, PR2 1XU. Tel: 07874 297833.

T. Leah

, 28 Coach Road, Barrow Nook,

Bickerstaffe, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39

0EU. Tel: 01695 733930.

K. Letts

, 8 Gray Street, Irchester,

Wellingborough Northants, NN29 7DS

Tel: 07798 902414.

J. Lond

, 7 Peterborough Close, Great Sutton,

Ellesmere Port, CH66 2EX Tel: 0151

3391450.

A. Lovatt

, 109 The Mill, Enderley Street,

Newcastle, Staffordshire, ST5 2AN,

Tel: 07815 412137.

T. Malka

, 52 St. Margarets Avenue, Wolston,

Coventry, Warwickshire, CV8 3LJ.

Tel: 07793 728041.

S. Robertson

, 6 East Lorimer Place, Cockenzie,

Prestonpans, East Lothian, EH32 0JD.

Tel: 07887 993707.

R. Sharp

, 31 Mainsfield Avenue, Morebattle,

Kelso, TD5 8QW Tel: 01573 440281.

G. Smith

, 5 Woodland Drive, Ashton-In-

Makerfield, Wigan, Greater Manchester,

WN4 8LX. Tel: 07564 903606.

P. Smith

, 12 Barmouth Close, Knypersley, Stoke on Trent, Staffs ST8 7XN. Tel: 01260 275708.

B. Smith

, 17 Walnut Rise, Congleton, Cheshire,

CW12 4JY. Tel: 01260 275708.

S. Spolton

, 38 Pennistone Place, Scartho Top,

Grimsby DN33 3SS. Tel:01472 280023.

P. Sutclifffe

, 7 Fourth Avenue, Oldham, OL8

3RU. Tel: 0161 2900371.

E. Wallace

, 65 Orchard Road, Darlington, DL3

6HR Tel: 01642 623041.

OFF rOAD

K. Letts

, 8 Gray Street, Irchester,

Wellingborough Northants, NN29 7DS

Tel: 07798 902414.

A. Lovatt

, 109 The Mill, Enderley Street,

Newcastle, Staffordshire, ST5 2AN,

Tel: 07815 412137.

B. Sewter

, 22 Players Way, Norwich, Norfolk,

NR6 7AU Tel: 01603 424605.

G. Smith

, 5 Woodland Drive, Ashton-In-

Makerfield, Wigan, Greater Manchester,

WN4 8LX. Tel: 07564 903606.

P. Smith

, 12 Barmouth Close, Knypersley, Stoke on Trent, Staffs ST8 7XN. Tel: 01260 275708.

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B. Smith

, 17 Walnut Rise, Congleton, Cheshire,

CW12 4JY. Tel: 01260 275708.

P. Sutclifffe

, 7 Fourth Avenue, Oldham, OL8

3RU. Tel: 0161 2900371.

E. Wallace

, 65 Orchard Road, Darlington, DL3

6HR Tel: 01642 623041.

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C. Arnold

, 7 Bramley Lane, Darby Green,

Blackwater, Camberley, Surrey GU17 0BY.

Tel: 01276 505599.

A. Borrowdale

, 25 Rydal Crescent, Penrith,

Cumbria, CA11 8PL. Tel: 07890 676653.

J. Carlton

, 8 Tudor Drive, Louth, Lincolnshire,

LN11 9EE. Tel: 07895 128989.

D. Charrington

, 112 Sunnywood Drive,

Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4PB.

Tel: 01444 451305.

N. Chesters

, Awaiting new address.

P. Connolly

, Awaiting new address.

J. Ford-Bannister

, 34 Arnold Crescent,

Isleworth, TW7 7NT. Tel: 0208 2544840.

K. Hancock

, 31 William Proctor Court, Douglas,

Isle of Man, IM2 6PR Tel: 01624 673105.

C. Johnson

, 9 Lidget Avenue, Preston,

Lancashire, PR2 1XU. Tel: 07834 490078

K. Jones

, 15 Blagg Avenue, Nantwich, Cheshire,

CW5 5JF. Tel: 01270 628519.

M. Knight

, Darracott, 12 Bosville, Eastleigh,

Hants, SPO50 4PD. Tel: 07775 670340.

J. Lond

, 7 Kinnington Way, Backford, Chester,

Cheshire, CH1 6PB.

A. Marshall

, 11 Walgrave Close, Congleton,

Cheshire, CW12 4TS Tel: 01260 276996.

D. Oates

, 20 Kinross Avenue, Ascot, Berkshire,

SL5 9EP Tel: 01344 621085.

J. Poad

, Swaledale House, Driffield Road,

Kilham, Driffield, East Yorkshire YO25 4SN.

Tel: 01262 420399.

A. Sheriff

, 44 Dordon Road, Dordon, Tamworth,

Staffs, B78 1QN. Tel: 01827 735419.

OFF rOAD

D. Charrington

, 112 Sunnywood Drive,

Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4PB.

Tel: 01444 451305.

R. Vann

, 76 Suffolk Way, Church Gresley,

Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 9GL.

Tel: 01283 341591.

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A. Borrowdale

, 25 Rydal Crescent, Penrith,

Cumbria, CA11 8PL. Tel: 07890 676653.

G. Eaton

, 11 Mount Park Road, Scarborough,

North Yorkshire YO12 5HD. Tel: 01723

379823.

J. Poad

, Swaledale House, Driffield Road,

Kilham, Driffield, East Yorkshire YO25 4SN.

Tel: 01262 420399.

P. Redmayne

, 19 St Pauls Close, Low Moor,

Clitheroe, Lancs BB7 2NA. Tel: 01200

428012.

OFF rOAD

J. Poad

, Swaledale House, Driffield Road,

Kilham, Driffield, East Yorkshire YO25 4SN.

Tel: 01262 420399.

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TECHNICAL OFFICIAL GrADING

1 INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL STEWARD

2 SENIOR TECHNICAL OFFICIAL

3 TECHNICAL OFFICIAL

Also: Technical Assistant(s) acts in a supportive capacity to the Technical Team. May be appointed by the Senior Technical Official for the duration of an event, at any level of competition. Working under strict supervision.

TECHNICAL OFFICIAL

Authorised by the Permit Issuing Authority to form part of a Technical Control Team, applicants should have knowledge of motorcycle engineering practice, be familiar with the

Technical Rules in the current ACU Handbook and the National Sporting Code and have attended a suitable training seminar. They may officiate at any discipline. They may take charge of a Closed to Club or Restricted meeting at disciplines for which they are trained, other than

Road Racing related events. They must attend a training course every 3 years, which may be held on a regional basis. Minimum age 18 years.

UpGrADING TO SENIOr TECHNICAL

OFFICIAL

The applicant must be able to demonstrate a need to upgrade (i.e. will be taking charge of a meeting within the following 12 months). The applicant should have assisted at a minimum of ten meetings in two years and attended a National Technical Official’s Seminar as a Technical Official at ACU House, Rugby.

Questions on relevant ACU and FIM Rules will be asked. Reference to handbooks will be permitted. An application for upgrading must be supported by the applicant’s service record and recommendations as to suitability from two

Senior Technical Officials. Due account will be taken of any discipline specialisation.

The Technical Panel will consider fast track upgrade to Senior Technical Official status for candidates who are Chartered Engineers or have equal experience.

SENIOr TECHNICAL OFFICIAL

Authorised by the Permit Issuing Authority to take charge of the Technical Control Team at events of National status and below, may also assist at higher status and take charge at lower

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status events. They are able to officiate at all disciplines or at disciplines as licensed. Persons holding this licence must attend a training course/seminar at ACU House, Rugby every 3 years.

This is the minimum qualification required to take charge at a road race related event.

UpGrADING TO INTErNATIONAL

TECHNICAL STEWArD (FIM)

The applicant must have attended Technical

Steward Seminars, passed the FIM Examination and have attained a three year qualification.

Must be an authorised ACU Measurer and

Sound Inspector, and have demonstrated an ability to organise and control the Technical

Control Team as an effective Manager, be able to report fully to an International Jury or

Clerk of the Course and have an above average knowledge of General and Technical Regulations and of motorcycle engineering practice.

Must have been recommended by the

Clerk of the Course at ten National meetings while acting as Senior Technical Official and by the International Technical Steward at five

International meetings while acting as Deputy to the Chief Technical Official.

INTErNATIONAL TECHNICAL STEWArD

(FIM)

May take charge of the Technical Control Team at all International events and may also take charge or be a Team Member at any status event.

They are by definition capable of officiating at all disciplines and at all levels.

AppLICATIONS FOr rENEWAL Or

UpGrADING

Shall be made to the Secretary of the ACU

Technical Panel by 1st October each year.

Applications must be accompanied by a recent passport photograph and the applicants service record. Downgrading or withholding of a

Technical Official’s licence may occur due to adverse reports, lack of Technical Duties in any one season or non attendances at a National

Technical Officials Seminar within the last

3 years. All regrading will be at the absolute discretion of the Technical Panel.

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INTErNATIONAL TECHNICAL STEWArDS

S. Brace

, 33 Patricia Gardens, Bishop’s Stortford,

Herts, CM23 3QE.

T. Brown

, 92 Langtoft Road, Stroud, Gloucester,

GL5 1NJ. Tel: 01453 752466.

T. Brown

, 3 Forgefields, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6

7TB. Tel: 01227 364332.

S. Campbell

, Baw-nan-Craobh, Kilmichael,

Glassary, Lochgilphead. Tel: 07766 012025.

P. Cullen

, 6 Warland Road, West Kingsdown,

Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 6LD. Tel: 07803

083881.

C. Dailly

, 24 Mosedale, Rugby, Warwickshire,

CV21 1SE. Tel: 07786 022453.

A. Garrod

, 56 Dallinghoo Road, Wickham

Market, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 0RY.

Tel: 01728 747320.

A. Gorst

, 9 Eresbie Road, Louth, Lincolnshire,

LN11 8YG. Tel: 07715 014158.

S. Hodgkiss

, 6 Maund Close, Bromsgrove,

Worcestershire, B60 3JU. Tel: 07900 816123.

A. Homes

, 7 Arless Way, Harborne, Birmingham

B17 0RD. Tel: 0121 427 6474.

A. Hunt

, 1 Freame Close, Chalford, Stroud, Glos,

GL6 8HG. Tel: 01453 450840.

C. Hurst

, 26 Thorns Road, Astley Bridge, Bolton,

Lancs BL1 6NX. Tel: 01204 300410.

J. Jack

, 11 Sweethill Terrace, Carnbroe,

Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, ML5 4ST.

Tel: 07766 744126.

R. Jones

, 81 Amberley Avenue, Bilkington,

Nuneaton, CV12 9QY.

P. D. King

, 3 Branston Avenue, Barrow on Soar,

Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 8XL.

Tel: 01509 416369.

P. Maddocks

, 2 Faaie Ny Cabbal, Kirk Michael,

Isle of Man, IM6 2HW. Tel: 01624 870120.

J. McGregor

, 5 Millfield Avenue, Millfield Park,

Erskine, Renfrewshire, PA8 6JF. Tel: 07947

058828.

J. McMillan

, Flat 1, 44 Bridget Street, Rugby,

Warwickshire, CV21 2BH. Tel: 07725

213348.

J. Ridout

, Allmine, 8 Peveril Avenue, Peel, Isle of

Man, IM5 1QA. Tel: 01624 843269.

D. Robinson

, 20 Farrowdene Road, Reading,

Berks, RG2 8SD. Tel: 01189 871823.

K. Spencer

, Sea Deep Cottage, 4 Shore Road,

Laxey, Isle of Man, IM4 7DJ. Tel: 07624

417039.

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A. Summers

, 101 Friar Park Road, Wednesbury,

West Midlands WS10 0JR. Tel: 07842

692008.

SENIOr TECHNICAL OFFICIALS rOAD rACE

G. Alcock

, 2 Station Lane, Farnsfield, Newark,

Notts NG22 8LA. Tel: 01623 882231.

M. Allan

, 32 Lime Tree Avenue, Retford, Notts,

DN22 7BA. Tel: 01777 704055.

K. Allen

, Ap Trow, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2LT.

Tel: 01159 175644.

B. Amos

, 28 Knighton, Adbaston, Stafford ST20

0QH. Tel: 01952 217374.

J. Aspinall

, 38 Cader Avenue, Kinmel Bay, Rhyl,

Denbighshire, LL18 5HY. Tel: 01743 334432.

S. Bailey

, 42 Aylets Field, Harlow, Essex, CM18

7LW. Tel: 01279 773950.

D. Banks

, 27 Oak Road, Stone, Staffs, ST15 8NG.

Tel: 07974 736509.

M. Beet

, 2 Roseberry Street, Kirkby in Ashfield,

Nottingham, NG17 7DZ. Tel: 01623 555501.

S. Bertie-Roberts

, 2 Clos De Bosdet, La Petite

Route Des Mielles, St Brelade, Jersey, JE3

8RB. Tel: 07797 924027.

L. Bibby

, 6 Berwick Avenue, Eastham,

Merseyside CH62 8EP.

A. Bielby

, 29 Elmwood, Coulby Newham,

Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, TS8 0SR.

Tel: 01642 518308.

C. Bray

, 24 Eastview Avenue, Plumstead,

London SE18 2HT. Tel: 07714 715734.

P. Bridge

, 12 Berry Avenue, Shipston-on-Stour,

Warwickshire, CV36 4DP. Tel: 01608

663452.

W. Carruthers

, 20 Dan-yr-Heol, Penywaun,

Aberdare, Mid Glamorgan, CF44 9DY.

Tel: 01685 814923.

M. Chapman

, Cooill Veg, 14 Cronk Drean,

Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 6AY. Tel: 01624

611341.

A. Cheadle

, 50 Hollybrook Way, Littleover,

Derby DE23 3TU.

G. Clark

, Tamarind, Les Adams, St Pierre du

Bois, Guernsey GY7 9LJ. Tel: 01481 710881.

J. Clark

, 7 Hanbury Avenue, Hatton, Derby,

DE65 5HG. Tel: 07784 133664.

M. Crook

, 16 Brookway, Greasby, Wirral,

Cheshire CH49 2NH. Tel: 07747 087153.

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P. Cullen

, 6 Warland Road, West Kingsdown,

Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 6LD. Tel: 07803

083881.

T. Cutts

, 39 Chevet View, Royston, Barnsley,

South Yorks, S71 4RZ. Tel: 07880 845228.

G. Daine

, 76 Colin Avenue, Grimsby DN32

8EN. Tel: 01472 697953.

D. Davis

, 3 Marlborough Road, Wroughton,

Swindon, Wilts SN4 0RX. Tel: 01793

812327.

R. Davis

, 4 Middlethorne Rise, Shadwell, Leeds,

LS17 8SE. Tel: 01132 685298.

T. Denning

, 5 River Walk, Braddan, Douglas,

Isle of Man, IM4 4TJ. Tel: 01624 622384.

M. Dent

, 74 Ashridge Way, Sunbury-on-

Thames, Middlesex, TW16 7RW. Tel: 01932

782696.

R. Dowty

, The Brewers House, Castle Hill,

Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 4AD. Tel: 01624

645900.

P. Eaton

, 74 Winchester Avenue, Waterloo,

Liverpool L22 2AT. Tel: 07828 632528.

M. Elliott

, 23 Thornhill Drive, Shipley, West

Yorkshire, BD18 1BA. Tel: 07970 291439.

R. Emmerson

, 80 Station Road, Scalby,

Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO13 0QG.

Tel: 01723 367708.

C. Freestone

, 88 Morningside Close, Allenton,

Derby, DE24 9JP. Tel: 07813 798163.

H. Garton

, Sundown, Ballanard Road, Douglas,

Isle of Man IM2 5PW. Tel: 01624 625140.

P. Gates

, Foxgloves, Kingswood Road, Hillesley,

Wooton Under Edge, Gloucester, GL2 7RB.

Tel: 01453 844679.

K. Goldsmith

, Clovelly, Main Road, Longfield

Hill, Longfield, Kent, DA3 7AS. Tel: 07887

550258.

H. Gordon

, 2 Beech Drive, St Ives, Huntingdon,

Cambs, PE27 6UB. Tel: 01480 469731.

A. Gorst

, 9 Eresbie Road, Louth, Lincolnshire,

LN11 8YG. Tel: 07715 014158

R. Griffiths

, Maes Celyn Bungalow, Brecon

Road, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1SF.

Tel: 01873 811929.

M. Hammond

, 48 Desmond Avenue, Hull, HU6

7JX. Tel: 01482 21999.

L. Harris

, 17 Skelton Road, Norwich, Norfolk,

NR7 9UH. Tel: 07880 976828.

T. Harris

, 17 Skelton Road, Norwich, Norfolk,

NR7 9UH. Tel: 07880 976828.

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D. Haynes

, 61 Waterloo Street, Leamington Spa,

Warwickshire, CV31 1JU.

N. Heaton

, 22 Napton Close, Redditch,

Worcestershire, B98 0ES. Tel: 07909 958548.

S. Hill

, 27 Parkside Road, Chaddesden, Derby,

DE21 6QR. Tel: 01332 594105.

S. Hodgkiss

, 6 Maund Close, Bromsgrove,

Worcestershire, B60 3JU. Tel: 07900 816123.

D. Hodgson

, 74 Union Road, Low Moor,

Bradford, West Yorkshire BD12 0DF.

O. Holmes

, Brise De Mer, Rue Des Huriaux, St

Martin, Jersey, JE3 6AF. Tel: 07797 792549.

A. Homes

, 7 Arless Way, Harborne,

Birmingham, B17 0RD. Tel: 0121 4276474.

G. Howard

, Cushag, Ballabenna Lane, Lower

Foxdale, Isle of Man IM4 3AZ.

D. Hughes

, Castle Cottage, 2 Castle Causeway,

Sleaford, Lincs NG34 7QN. Tel: 01529

307253.

C. Hurst

, 26 Thorns Road, Astley Bridge, Bolton,

Lancs, BL1 6NX. Tel: 01204 300410.

J. Hutchinson

, 47 Sheepcote, Dell Road, Holmer

Green, High Wycombe, Bucks HP15 6TJ.

Tel: 07786 677251.

H. Januszewski

, 46 Alfreton Road, Little Eaton,

Derby DE21 5DD. Tel: 01332 833458.

S. Johnson

, 5 Baker Court, Thrapston,

Kettering, Northants NN14 4XA. Tel: 07815

186653.

N. Jones

, 2 Pentwyn, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8RE.

Tel: 02920 842224.

I. King

, 11 Cockhall Close, Litlington, Royston,

Herts, SG8 0RB. Tel: 07785 341099.

P. King

, 3 Branston Avenue, Barrow Upon Soar,

Loughborough, Leics, LE12 8XL. Tel: 01509

416369.

J. Kirby

, 15 Bowness Close, Onchan, Isle of Man

IM3 2DJ. Tel: 01624 625922.

M. Knowlton

, Everglades, La Rue De La Devise,

St Ouen, Jersey, JE3 2AG. Tel: 01534 481220.

S. Knox

, 26c Radbourne Road, Balham, London,

SW12 0EF. Tel: 0208 7721104.

A. Lane

, 13 Lime Grove, Retford, Notts, DN22

7YH. Tel: 01777 701103.

T. Leah

, 28 Coach Road, Barrow Nook,

Bickerstaffe, Ormskirk, Lancs L39 0EU.

Tel: 01706 883247.

M. Le Viellez

, Cleveland, La Rue De Samares, St

Clement, Jersey, JE2 6LZ. Tel: 01534 852576.

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R. Livesey

, 1 Franklands Drive, Ribbleton,

Preston, Lancs PR2 6RX. Tel: 01772 791924 [email protected]

J. Macaskill

, 2 Highcross Road, Marden Farm

Estate, North Shields, Tyne & Wear NE30

3JG. Tel: 0191 4917777.

P. Maddocks

, Faaie Ny Cabbal, Kirk Michael,

Isle of Man, IM6 2HW. Tel: 07624 417188.

D. Mallon

, 2 Grange Cottages, Longhirst,

Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 3LG.

Tel: 01670 515720/07732 341329.

J. Marsh

, Glen Darragh, Ballanard Road,

Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 5PR. Tel: 01624

676506.

J. McEntee

, 39 Ravenswood Avenue, Rock

Ferry, Birkenhead, CH42 4NY. Tel: 0151

6450747.

T. Miller

, 30 Highfield Gardens, Grays, Essex

RM16 2NU. Tel: 01375 373519.

F. Moon

, 4 Chevet View, Royston, Barnsley,

South Yorkshire S71 4SA. Tel: 01226

701539.

B. Moore

, 10 Springs Crescent, Southam,

Warwickshire, CV47 0JU. Tel: 01926

289450.

I. Murphy

, Thie Roarbrae, 11 Sileau Curn Park,

Kirk Michael, Isle of Man IM6 1EH.

G. Noyce

, 26 Michaels Way, Fair Oak, Eastleigh,

Hampshire SO50 7NT. Tel: 07860 523578.

A. Oliver

, 31 Devonshire Close, Cawston

Grange, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 7EE.

Tel: 01788 519894.

P. Page

, 33 Baldock Road, Stotfold, Hitchin,

Herts, SG5 4PB. Tel: 07981 575791.

S. Pateman

, 30 Aldeburgh Gardens, Colchester,

Essex, CO4 9XR. Tel: 01206 288248.

M. Pattison

, 6 Hillcroft Rise, Douglas, Isle of

Man IM2 7EE. Tel: 01624 627431.

B. Pedley

, 41 Penfields Road, Stourbridge, West

Midlands, DY8 4LB. Tel: 07899 0635771.

R. Phillips

, 46 Abbey Meadows, Morpeth,

Northumberland, NE61 2YD. Tel: 01670

513579.

T. Pettitt

, The Nook, Roman Road, Bleadon,

Weston Super Mare, Somerset BS24 0AB.

B. Redmayne

, 19 St Pauls Close, Low Moor,

Clitheroe, Lancs BB7 2NA. Tel: 01200

428012/07736 339057.

D. Redmayne

, Ivydene Wheel Hill, Laxey, Isle of

Man, IM4 7NL. Tel: 01624 862039.

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J. Ridout

, Allmine, 8 Peveril Avenue, Peel, Isle of

Man, IM5 1QA. Tel: 01624 843269.

P. Rowlings

, 78 Hampton Drive, Newport,

Shropshire TF10 7RF. Tel: 01952 400434.

G. Russell

, Houndshill Cottage, Banbury Road,

Ettingdon, Stratford, Upon Avon, CV37

7NS. Tel: 01953 850677.

C. Sammons

, 59 Tansley Road, North

Wingfield, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42

5JZ. Tel: 01773 520518.

S. Scott

, Rozel, The Reddings, Cheltenham,

Gloucester, GL51 6PR. Tel: 01242 700115.

T. Shelton

, 49 Jubilee Road, Shelton Lock,

Derby DE24 9FF. Tel: 01332 703833.

Sarah Smart

, 3 Priory Avenue, Swavesey,

Cambridge CB24 4RY. Tel: 01954 232440.

Stuart Smart

, 3 Priory Avenue, Swavesey,

Cambridge CB4 5RY. Tel: 01954 232440.

J. Smith

, 204 Charnwood Road, Shepshed,

Loughborough, Leicester, LE12 9NR.

Tel: 01509 505090.

K. Spencer

, Sea Deep Cottage, 4 Shore Road,

Laxey, Isle of Man IM4 7DJ. Tel: 07624

417039.

D. Stewart

, Keepers Cottage, 10 Hemington

Lane, Lockington. DE74 2RJ. Tel: 07738

355186.

P. Stone

, 14 Rachael Clarke Close, Corringham,

Stanford le Hope, Essex, SS17 7ST.

Tel: 01375 679161.

B. Taylor

, 32 Church Road, Fordham,

Colchester, Essex, CO6 3NE. Tel: 01206

240168.

P. Taylor

, 408 Southcoates Lane, Hull HU9 3TR.

Tel: 01482 707952.

G. Thorpe

, Leashaw Garage, Lea Shaw,

Holloway, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5AT.

Tel: 01629 534283.

D. Twynham

, 24 Handleys Close, Ryton on

Dunsmore, Coventry, CV8 3FG. Tel: 02476

607176.

R. Wadey

, 22 Church View, Aston Magna,

Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos, GL56 9QJ.

Tel: 01608 651996.

B. Walker

, 19 Davies Avenue, Sutton-in-

Ashfield, Derbyshire, NG17 2BL. Tel: 07773

194721.

J. Ward

, Priesthills House, 45 Priesthills Road,

Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1AQ.

Tel: 07979 916423.

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P. Warriner

, 6 Close Quirk, Douglas, Isle of Man

IM2 2HN. Tel: 01624 891093.

J. Wilson

, 13 Watchet Lane, Holmer Green,

High Wycombe, Bucks HP15 6UA.

Tel: 01494 711210.

K. Wilson

, 102 Waddicar Lane, Melling,

Liverpool L31 1DY. Tel: 07836 506761.

N. Wood

, 61 Clos De Roncier, St. Clement,

Jersey, JE2 6QZ. Tel: 077977 41511.

J. Woods

, 127 Stamford Drive, Stalybridge,

Cheshire, SK15 1QT. Tel: 01613 445416.

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J. Axofrd

, 57 Hanney Road, Steventon,

Abingdon, Oxon, OX13 6AH. Tel: 01235

863697.

R. Bartlett

, Forty Acres, Foxhill, Swindon, SN4

0DS. Tel: 07926 860904.

A. Bartlett

, Forty Acres, Foxhill, Swindon, SN4

0DS. Tel: 07926 860904

C. Bastick

, Pear Tree Farm, Cooks Drove, West

Row, Bury St Edmunds, Herts, IP28 8QL.

Tel: 07815 826133.

S. Bertie-Roberts

, 2 Close De Bosdet, La Petite,

Route Des Mielles, St Brelade, Jersey, JE3

8RB. Tel: 07797 924027.

J. Blyth

, 21 Ash Road, Lower Hacheston,

Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 0PD. Tel: 01728

747447.

M. Bond

, 13 Furman Close, Onchan, Isle of

Man, IM3 1BT. Tel: 01624 627470.

G. Brace

, 15 Ozier Court, Saffron Walden,

Essex, CB11 4BH. Tel: 01799 520336.

S. Brace

, 33 Patricia Gardens, Bishop’s Stortford,

Herts CM23 3QE. Tel: 01279 652739.

J. Bree

, 4 Dorminack Close, Whitemoor,

St. Austell, Cornwall, PL26 7WU. Tel: 01726

828008.

T. Brown

, 92 Langtoft Road, Stroud, Gloucester

GL5 1NJ. Tel: 07827 298527.

M. Caines

, 1 Beaver Close, Penge, London, SE20

8DX. Tel: 07808 582218.

M. Chapman

, Cooill Veg, 14 Cronk Drean,

Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 6AY. Tel: 01624

611341.

G. Clark

, Tamarind, Les Adams, St Pierre du

Bois, Guernsey GY7 9LJ. Tel: 01481 710881.

A. Clarke

, 12 Sarsen Heights, Walderslade,

Chatham, Kent, ME5 9HW. Tel: 01322

615060.

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W. Cohu

, Varykino, Les Friquets, Vale, Guernsey

GY3 5SA. Tel: 01481 245569.

B. Coles

, 15 Maisies Meadow, Worlingworth,

Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 7JL. Tel: 079511

58559.

B. Crump

, Ballacraine, Higher Heath,

Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 2HH.

Tel: 01948 840674.

T. Denning

, 5 River Walk, Braddan, Douglas,

Isle of Man, IM4 4TJ. Tel: 01624 460795.

B. Dowty

, The Brewers House, Castle Hill,

Douglas, Isle of Man, IM2 4AD. Tel: 01624

645900.

M. Evans

, 12 Rilshaw Lane, Winsford, Cheshire,

CW7 3DJ. Tel: 07805 077204.

A. Garrod

, 56 Dallinghoo Road, Wickham

Market, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 0RY.

Tel: 07717 841638.

G. Garrod

, 56 Dallinghoo Road, Wickham

Market, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 0RY.

Tel: 07961 673726.

P. Garrod

, 7 Ickworth Crescent, Rushmere

St Andrew, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 5PQ.

Tel: 01473 717412.

H. Garton

, Sundown, Ballanard Road, Douglas,

Isle of Man IM2 5PW. Tel: 01624 625140.

O. Holmes

, Brise De Mer, Rue Des Huriaux, St

Martin, Jersey, JE3 6AF. Tel: 07797 792549.

G. Howard

, Cushag, Ballabenna Lane, Lower

Foxdale, Isle of Man IM4 3AZ.

A. Hunt

, 1 Freame Close, Chalford, Stroud, Glos,

GL6 8HG. Tel: 01452 811754.

E. Jones

, 18 Chapel Street, Astwood Bank,

Redditch, Worcs, B96 6DA. Tel: 01527

893392.

P. King

, 3 Branston Avenue, Barrow Upon Soar,

Loughborough, Leics, LE12 8XL. Tel: 01509

416369.

J. Kirby

, 15 Bowness Close, Onchan, Isle of Man

IM3 2DJ. Tel: 01624 625922.

M. Knowlton

, Everglades, La Rue De La Devise,

St Ouen, Jersey, JE3 2AG. Tel: 01534 481220.

N. Lamont

, Hillberry, 40 Seafield Acenue,

Ardrossan, Ayreshire, KA22 8NS. Tel: 01294

466346.

M. Le Viellez

, Cleveland, La Rue De Samares, St

Clement, Jersey, JE2 6LZ. Tel: 01534 852576.

C. Luce

, 20 Place Le Gallais, Rue Des Pres, St

Saviour, Jersey, JE2 7GW. Tel: 01534 482832.

P. Maddocks

, Faaie Ny Cabbal, Kirk Michael,

Isle of Man, IM6 2HW. Tel: 07624 417188.

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K. Madeley

, Brickyard, Ceri, Newtown, Powys,

SY16 4LH. Tel: 01686 630542.

V. Madeley

, Greenfields, Ceri, Newtown, Powys

SY16 4LH. Tel: 01686 670596.

J. Marsh

, Glen Darragh, Ballanard Road,

Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 5PR. Tel: 01624

676506.

C. Martin

, 14 Brook Walk, Calmore,

Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 2UY.

Tel: 01425 480151.

I. Murphy

, Th ie Roarbrae, 11 Sileau Curn Park,

Kirk Michael, Isle of Man IM6 1EH.

I. Neill

, 35 Kilwinning Road, Stevenson,

Ayrshire, KA20 3AT. Tel: 01294 557619.

S. Poston

, Brickyard, Ceri, Newtown, Powys,

SY16 4LH. Tel: 01686 630542.

J. Radcliff

, 3 Silverdale Close, Leyland, Preston,

Lancs PR25 3BY. Tel: 01772 463225.

A. Rault

, La Mare d’Angot, Rue des Monnieres,

Trinity, Jersey, JE3 5DF. Tel: 01534 769449.

J. Ridout

, Allmine, 8 Peveril Avenue, Peel, Isle of

Man, IM5 1QA. Tel: 01624 843269.

J. Sayer

, Hylands, Dunmow Road, Thaxted,

Dunmow, Essex CM6 2NX. Tel: 01371

870123.

D. Smith

, Pendre Cottage, Clawdd Lane, New

Radnor, Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2TA.

Tel: 07890 500730.

K. Spencer

, Sea Deep Cottage, 4 Shore Road,

Laxey, Isle of Man IM4 7DJ.

C. Stark

, 66 Parkgate Road, Wallington, Surrey,

SM6 0AH. Tel: 0208 6699905.

N. Steadman

, 11 Watson Avenue, Bristol, BS4

3SG. Tel: 01173 772030.

R. Sullivan

, 69 Caulfield Road, Swindon, Wilts,

SN2 8BT. Tel: 01793 531831.

P. Warriner

, 6 Close Quirk, Douglas, Isle of Man

IM2 2HN. Tel: 01624 891093.

R. Wilby

, 1a Mill Lane, Wickham Market,

Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 0SF. Tel: 01728

746755.

N. Wood

, 61 Clos De Roncier, St. Clement,

Jersey, JE2 6QZ. Tel: 077977 41511.

MEASUrErS

G. Alcock

, 2 Station Lane, Farnsfield, Newark,

Notts NG22 8LA. Tel: 01623 882231.

M. Allan

, 32 Lime Tree Avenue, Retford, Notts,

DN22 7BA. Tel: 01777704055.

K. Allen

, Ap Trow, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2LT.

Tel: 07501 777169.

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B. Amos

, 28 Knighton, Adbaston, Stafford ST20

0QH. Tel: 01785 280449.

M. Bamford

, 17 Factory Lane, Peel, Isle of Man

IM5 1NA. Tel: 07624 229206.

D. Banks

, 27 Oak Road, Stone, Staffs, ST15 8NG

Tel: 01785 616256.

L. Bibby

, 6 Berwick Ave, Eastham, Merseyside

CH62 8EP.

A. Bielby

, 29 Elmwood, Coulby Newham,

Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, TS8 0SR.

Tel: 01642 518308.

S. Bottomley

, 42 Clifton Drive, Ramsey, Isle of

Man, IM8 3NG. Tel: 01624 813171.

S. Brace

, 33 Patricia Gardens, Bishop’s Stortford,

Herts, CM23 3QE. Tel: 01279 652739.

C. Bray

, 24 Eastview Avenue, Plumstead,

London, SE18 2HT. Tel: 02083 172598.

A. Brown

, 20 Albany Drive, Walton le Dale,

Preston, Lancs PR5 4TY. Tel: 07863 557183 [email protected]

A. Brown

, Hall Park Bungalow, Melbourne,

York, YO42 4SU. Tel: 01759 319525.

T. Brown

, 92 Langtoft Road, Stroud, Gloucester,

GL5 1NJ. Tel: 07827 298527.

P. Causer

, 136 Fairways Drive, Mount Murray,

Douglas, Isle of Man, IM4 2JG. Tel: 07624

484393.

M. Chapman

, Cooill Veg, 14 Cronk Drean,

Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 6AY. Tel: 01624

611341.

A. Cheadle

, 50 Hollybrook Way, Littleover,

Derby DE23 3TU. Tel: 07901 867433.

W. Clarke

, 41 Upton Road, Atherton,

Manchester M46 9RQ. Tel: 01942 873395.

D. Corlett

, White Lodge, Sulby Glen, Sulby, Isle of Man, IM7 2BB. Tel: 01624 890330.

M. Crook

, 16 Brookway, Wirral, Cheshire, CH49

2NH Tel: 01516 788818.

H. Cullen

, 76 Woodlands Estate, Blean,

Canterbury, Kent CT2 9JN. Tel: 01227

472609.

P. Cullen

, 6 Warland Road, West Kingsdown,

Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 6LD. Tel: 07803

083881.

D. Davis

, 3 Marlborough Road, Wroughton,

Swindon, Wilts SN4 0RX. Tel: 01793

812327.

T. Denning

, 5 River Walk, Braddan, Dougkla,

Isle of Man, IM4 4TJ. Tel: 01624 460795.

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M. Dent

, 74 Ashridge Way, Sunbury-on-

Thames, Middlesex, TW16 7RW. Tel: 01932

782696.

B. Dowty

, The Brewers House, Castle Hill,

Douglas, Isle of Man, IM2 4AD. Tel: 01624

613907.

P. Eaton

, 74 Winchester Avenue, Waterloo,

Liverpool L22 2AT. Tel: 07828 632528.

M. Ellis

, 69 Doncaster Road, Gunness,

Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, DN15 8TG.

Tel: 07774 134273.

R. Emmerson

, 80 Station Road, Scalby,

Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO13 0QG.

Tel: 01723 367708.

C. Freestone

, 88 Morningside Close, Allenton,

Derbyshire, DE24 9JP. Tel: 01332 691542.

A. Garrod

, 56 Dallinghoo Road, Wickham

Market, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 0RY.

Tel: 07717 841638.

H. Garton

, Sundown, Ballanard Road, Douglas,

Isle of Man IM2 5PW. Tel: 01624 625140.

P. Gates

, Foxgloves, Kingswood Road, Hillesley,

Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucester GL12 7RB.

Tel: 01453 844679.

H. Gordon

, 2 Beech Drive, St Ives, Huntingdon,

Cambs, PE27 6UH. Tel: 01480 469731.

A. Gorst

, 9 Eresbie Road, Louth, Lincolnshire,

LN11 8YG. Tel: 07715 014158.

R. Griffiths

, Meas Celyn Bungalow, Brecon

Road, Crickhowell, Powys NP8 1SF.

Tel: 07866 857387.

M. Hammond

, 48 Desmond Avenue, Hull,

Yorkshire HU6 7JX. Tel: 01482 219999.

L. Harris

, 17 Skelton Road, Norwich, Norfolk,

NR7 9UH. Tel: 01603 449670.

T. Harris

, 17 Skelton Road, Norwich, Norfolk,

NR7 9UH. Tel: 01603 4496701.

B. Higgins

, Sunnycote, Mary Tavy, Tavistock,

Devon PL19 9QB. Tel: 01822 614355.

S. Hill

, 27 Parkside Road, Chaddesden, Derby,

DE21 6QR. Tel: 01332 594105.

S. Hodgkiss

, 6 Maund Close, Bromsgrove,

Worcestershire, B60 3JU. Tel: 07900 816123.

A. Homes

, 7 Arless Way, Birmingham B17 ORD.

Tel: 0121 4276474.

C. Howard

, 57 Ballanawin, Strang, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM4 4NU. Tel: 07624 262500.

D. Howard

, 9 Crealock Grove, Woodford,

Green, IG8 9QZ. Tel: 0208 5041444.

G. Howard

, Cushag, Ballabenna Lane, Lower

Foxdale, Isle of Man IM4 3AZ.

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A. Hunt

, 1 Freame Close, Chalford, Stroud, Glos,

GL6 8HG. Tel: 01453 450840.

C. Hurst

, 26 Thorns Road, Astley Bridge, Bolton,

Lancashire BL1 6NX. Tel: 01204 300410.

C. Ivory

, 3 Lezayre Park, Ramsey, Isle of Man,

IM8 2PS. Tel:01624 812250.

D. Jacques

, 2 Hough Green, Ashley, Altricham,

Cheshire, WA1 0QS. Tel: 01925 634048.

H. Januszewski

, 46 Alfreton Road, Little Eaton,

Derby, DE21 5DD. Tel: 01332 833485.

E. Jones

, 18 Chapel Street, Astwod Bank,

Redditch B96 6DA. Tel: 01527 893392.

N. Jones

, 2 Pentwyn, Radyr, Cardiff CF15 8RE.

Tel: 07860 532876.

R. Jones

, 5 Daeacre Road, Radstock, Somerset,

BA3 3JS. Tel: 01761 437179.

I. King

, 11 Cockhall Close, Littington, Royston,

Herts SG8 0RB. Tel: 01763 853985.

P. King

, 3 Branston Avenue, Barrow Upon

Soar, Loughborough, Leicester LE12 8XL.

Tel: 01509 416369.

J. Kirby

, 15 Bowness Close, Onchan, Douglas,

Isle of Man IM3 2DJ. Tel: 01624 625922.

S. Knox

, 26c Radbourne Road, Blaham, London,

SW12 0EF. Tel: 02087 721104.

A. Lane

, 13 Lime Grove, Retford, Nottingham,

DN22 7YH. Tel: 01777 701103.

R. Livesey

, 1 Franklands Drive, Ribbleton,

Preston, Lancs PR2 6RX. Tel: 01772 791924 [email protected]

J. Macaskill

, 2 Highcross Road, Marden Farm

Estate, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE30

3JG. Tel: 0191 4917777.

P. Maddocks

, 2 Faaie Ny Cabbal, Kirk Michael,

Isle of Man, IM6 2HW. Tel: 07624 417188.

D. Mallon

, 2 Grange Cottages, Longhirst,

Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 3LG.

Tel: 01670 515720.

J. Marsh

, Glan Darragh, Ballanard Road,

Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 5PR. Tel: 01624

676506.

S. Marsh

, 33 Bymacan Close, Ballabeg,

Castletown, Isle of Man, IM9 4EL.

Tel: 07624 388958.

K. Miller

, 2 The Turnpike, Chippenham, Wilts,

SN15 3XA. Tel: 07734 717276.

I. Murphy

, Thie Roarbrae, 11 Sileau Curn

Park, Kirk Michael, Isle of Man, IM6 1EH.

Tel: 01624 878394.

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R. Nicholls

, Heathside, 639 Foxhall Road,

Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 8NE. Tel: 01473

727507.

G. Noyce

, 26 Michaels Way, Fair Oak, Eastleigh,

Hampshire SO50 7NT. Tel: 07860 523578.

P. Page

, 33 Baldock Road, Stotfold, Hitchin,

Herts, SG5 4PB. Tel: 01462 231025.

T. Peel

, Sea Deep Cottage, 4 Shore Road, Laxey,

Isle of Man, IM4 7DJ. Tel: 07624 475171.

T. Pettit

, The Nook, Roman Road, Bleadon,

Weston Super Mare, Somerset, BS24 0AB.

Tel: 01934 815432.

R. Phillips

, 46 Abbey Meadows, Morpeth,

Northumberland, NE61 2YD. Tel: 01670

513579.

D. Proudman

, 20 Maynrys, Castletown, Isle of

Man, IM9 1HR. Tel: 01624 824139.

J. Radcliff

, 3 Silverdale Close, Leyland, Preston,

Lancs PR25 3BY. Tel: 01772 463225.

I. Ramsdale

, 118 Rustenburg Street, Newbridge

Road, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU9 2PS.

Tel: 07588 823121.

J. Ray

, Serrekunda, Coast Road, Jurby West,

Ramsey, Isle of Man IM7 3AY.

B. Redmayne

, 19 St Pauls Close, Low Moor,

Clitheroe, Lancs BB7 2NA. Tel: 01200

428012/07736 339057

D. Redmayne

, Ivydene Wheel Hill, Laxey, Isle of

Man, IM4 7NL. Tel: 01624 862039.

J. Ridout

, Allmine, 8 Peverill Avenue, Peel, Isle of Man, IM5 1QA. Tel: 01624 843269.

P. Rowlings

, 78 Hampton Drive, Newport,

Shropshire TF10 7RF.

G. Russell

, Houndshill Cottage, Banbury Road,

Ettingdon, Stratford, Upon Avon, CV37

7NS. Tel: 01953 850677.

M. Sabine

, 16 Molescroft, Way, Tonbridge, Kent,

TN9 2QN. Tel: 01732 508928.

J. Sayer

, Hylands, Dunmow Road, Th axted,

Dunmow, Essex, CM6 2NX. Tel: 01371

870123.

T. Shelton

, 49 Jubilee Road, Shelton Lock,

Derby DE24 9FF. Tel: 01332 281149.

S. Smart

, 3 Priory Avenue, Swavesey,

Cambridge, CB4 5RY. Tel: 01954 232440.

J. Smith

, 204 Charnwood Road, Shepshed,

Loughborough, Leicvs, LE12 9NR.

Tel: 01509 505090.

K. Spencer

, Sea Deep Cottage, 4 Shore Road,

Laxey, Isle of Man IM4 7DJ. Tel: 07624

417039.

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D. Stewart

, Keepers Cottage, 10 Hemington

Lane, Lockington. DE74 2RJ. Tel: 07738

355186.

D. Stone

, 41 Hurst Green, Brightlingsea,

Colchester, Essex CO7 0EZ. Tel: 07850

213596.

P. Stone

, 14 Rachael Clarke Close, Corringham,

Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, SS17 7ST.

Tel: 01375 679161.

R. Sullivan

, 69 Caulfield Road, Swindon,

Wiltshire SN2 8BT. Tel: 01793 531831.

A. Summers

, 101 Friar Park Road, Wednesbury,

West Midlands WS10 0JR. Tel: 07842

692008.

S. Summers

, 101 Friar Park Road, Wednesbury,

West Midlands WS10 0JR.

B. Taylor

, 32 Church Road, Fordham,

Colchester, Essex CO6 3NE. Tel: 01206

240168.

N. Taylor

, 100 Allington Way, Maidstone, Kent

ME16 0HN. Tel: 01622 693975.

P. Taylor

, 408 Southcoates Lane, Hull HU9 3TR.

Tel: 01482 707952.

G. Thorpe

, Leashaw Garage, Lea Shaw,

Holloway, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5AT.

Tel: 01629 534283.

R. Wadey

, 22 Church View, Aston Magna,

Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos, GL56 9QJ.

Tel: 01608 651996.

J. Walker

, BDK, Ashwellthorpe Ind Est,

Ashwellthorpe, Norwich, Norfolk NR16

1ER. Tel: 01508 481713.

P. Warriner

, 6 Close Quirk, Douglas, Isle of

Man, IM2 2HN. Tel: 01624 668098.

J. Wilson

, 13 Watchet Lane, Holmer Green,

High Wycombe, Bucks HP15 6UA.

Tel: 01494 711210.

K. Wilson

, 102 Waddicar Lane, Melling,

Liverpool, Merseyside L31 1DY. Tel: 07836

506761.

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Course should take all necessary action on being notified of excessive noise by a Sound Inspector.

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M. Allan

, 32 Limetree Avenue, Retford,

Nottingham DN22 7BA. Tel: 01777 704055.

K. Allen

, Ap Trow, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2LT.

B. Amos

, 28 Knighton, Adbaston, Stafford ST20

0QH. Tel: 01952 217374.

B. Ashworth

, 55 Thornhill Park Road,

Southampton, Hants, SO18 5TR. Tel: 02380

465640.

J. Aspinall

, 38 Cader Avenue, Kimmel Bay, Rhyl,

Denbighshire LL18 5HY.

P. Atkins

, Stoneleigh, 419 Eaton Road, West

Derby, Liverpool, L12 2AJ. Tel: 0151

2285254.

W. Axon

, 7 Manor Gardens, Locking, Weston

Super Mare, Somerset, BS24 8DQ.

Tel: 01934 820043.

M. Bamford

, 17 Factory Lane, Peel, Isle of Man,

IM5 1NA.

D. Banks

, 27 Oak Road, Stone, Staffs, ST15 8NG.

M. Barkess

, 20 Glenesk Road, Tunstall,

Sunderland, SR2 9BN. Tel: 0191 5200621.

H. Bellars-Smith

, Gwaun Farren Farm,

Gwaun Farren Road, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid

Glamorgan CF47 9AP.

S. Bertie-Roberts

, 2 Close De Bosdet, La Petite,

Route Des Mielles, St Brelade, Jersey, JE3

8RB. Tel: 07797 924027.

L. Bibby

, 6 Berwick Avenue, Eastham,

Merseyside CH62 8EP.

R. Bird

, 7 Birch Close, Killamarsh, Sheffield S21

1FW. Tel: 01142 477101.

P. Blomfield

, 6 Newtown Road, Sandhurst,

GU47 9EH. Tel: 07976 708087.

A. Bode

, Avoca, Old Laxey Hill, Laxey, Isle of

Man, IM4 7DA.

A. Bond

, 18 Gwydyr Road, Dolgarrog, Conwy,

LL32 8JS. Tel: 07757 047943.

A. Bond

, Forest Lodge, Station Road,

Lymington, Hants, SO41 6AA.

74 TECHNICAL OFFICIALS

D. Bosendorfer

, Spindleberry, Stoney Road,

Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 5AL.

S. Bottomley

, 42 Clifton Drive, Ramsey, Isle of

Man, IM8 3NG. Tel: 01624 810926.

M. Brant

, Marlborough House, Main Road,

Great Steeping, Spilsby, PE23 5PN.

Tel: 07920 850541.

C. Bray

, 24 Eastview Avenue, Plumstead,

London, SE18 2HT. Tel: 0208 3172598.

C. Breen

, 55 Lynton Road, Tyldesley,

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M29 8PY.

Tel: 07929 904494.

J. Brennan

, 75 Harewood Road, Coventry, West

Midlands, CV5 8BS. Tel: 02476 272694.

T. Broomhall

, 6 The Heights, Worcester, WR5

1JN. Tel: 01905 354834.

Ruth Brown

, 3 Forgefields, Herne Bay,

Canterbury, Kent CT6 7TB.

Tim Brown

, 3 Forgefields, Herne Bay,

Canterbury, Kent CT6 7TB.

G. Burden

, Brookside, Glen Road, Laxey, Isle of

Man, IM4 7AB.

J. Cain

, 14 Wadebank, Westhoughton, Bolton,

Lancs, BL5 2QW. Tel: 01942 818657.

W. Carruthers

, 20 Dan yr Heol, Penywaun,

Aberdare, Mid Glamorgan CF44 9DY.

Tel: 07852 917958.

P. Causer

, 136 Fairways Drive, Mount Murray,

Douglas, Isle of Man, IM4 2JG. Tel: 01624

484393.

M. Chapman

, Cooill Veg, 14 Cronk Drean,

Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 6AY.

M. Charnock

, 5 Balmoral Avenue, Little Lever,

Bolton, Lancs, BL3 1EY. Tel: 07967 818579.

A. Cheadle

, 50 Hollybrook Way, Littleover,

Derby DE23 3TU.

E. Childerley

, 78 Dol Y Pandy, Bedwas,

Caerphilly, CF83 8HP. Tel: 07540 914920.

G. Clark

, Tamarind, Les Adams, St Pirre du Bois,

Guernsey GY7 9LJ. Tel: 01481 710881.

J. Clark

, 7 Hanbury Avenue, Hatton, Derby

DE65 5HG. Tel: 07784 133664.

D. Clarke

, 31 Keppel Road, Douglas, Isle of

Man, IM2 6NP. Tel: 07624 414256.

W. Clarke

, 41 Upton Road, Atherton,

Manchester M46 9RQ. Tel: 01942 873395.

B. Clayden

, Highlands, La Rue Des Platons,

Trinity, Jersey, JE3 5AA. Tel: 01534 863901.

P. Cook

, Grove Cottage, The Grove, Milborne St

Andrew, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11

0JS. Tel: 077663 14017.

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A. Corkill

, 33 Alberta Drive, Onchan, Isle of

Man, IM3 1LU. Tel: 01624 661727.

D. Corlett

, White Lodge, Sulby Glen, Sulby, Isle of Man, IM7 2BB. Tel: 01624 890330.

D. Corrin

, 9 Marion Court, Onchan, Isle of Man

IM3 1HY. Tel: 01624 614178.

J. Corrin

, 5 Grosvenor Road, Douglas, Isle of

Man IM1 3EN.

R. Crellin

, Flat 1, Crosby House, Main Road, Isle of Man, IM4 4BP. Tel: 01624 496882.

M. Crook

, 16 Brookway, Greasby, Wirral,

Cheshire CH49 2NH. Tel: 07747 087153.

H. Cullen

, 76 Woodlands Estate, Blean,

Canterbury, Kent CT2 9JN. Tel: 01227

472609.

P. Cullen

, 6 Warland Road, West Kingsdown,

Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 6LD. Tel: 07803

083881.

G. Daine

, 76 Colin Avenue, Grimsby DN32

8EN. Tel: 01472 697953.

A. Davey

, Ivy Cottage, Hale Road, Ashill,

Thetford, Norfolk, IP25 7BL. Tel: 01760

440996.

J. Davidson

, 8 Hardwick Close, Aston, Sheffield,

S26 2GU. Tel: 01142 873885.

D. Davis

, 3 Marlborough Road, Wroughton,

Swindon, Wiltshire SN4 0RX. Tel: 01793

812327.

R. Davis

, 4 Middlethrone Rise, Shadwell, Leeds,

LS17 8SE. Tel: 07768 381103.

B. Dearing

, Spa Cottage, Bashley Cross Road,

New Milton, Hants, BH25 5SY. Tel: 01425

622017.

T. Denning

, 5 River Walk, Braddan, Douglas,

Isle of Man IM4 4TJ. Tel: 01624 460795.

M. Dent

, 74 Ashridge Way, Sunbury-on-

Thames, Middlesex, TW16 7RW. Tel: 01932

782696.

B. Downey

, 118 Watterson Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 6ND Tel: 01624 692860.

R. Dowty

, The Brewers House, Castle Hill,

Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 4AD. Tel: 01624

645900.

M. Driver

, 4 Cranham House, St Dials,

Cwmbren, Torfaen, NP44 4PE. Tel: 01633

866472.

P. Eaton

, 74 Winchester Avenue, Waterloo,

Liverpool L22 2AT. Tel: 07950 726848.

R. Emmerson

, 80 Station Road, Scalby,

Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO13 0QG.

Tel: 01723 367708.

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D. Ephgrave

, 14 Devitt Drive, Hucknall,

Nottingham, NG15 8BL. Tel: 07966 869503.

S. Filer

, 61 Lascelles Avenue, Withernsea, East

Riding of Yorkshire, HU19 2EA. Tel: 01964

613118.

J. Fleming

, 41 Bilsdale Grove, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU9 3UY. Tel: 01482 784750.

S. Flynn

, 39 Meadstead Drive, Royston,

Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S71 4JT.

Tel: 01226 213302.

C. Freestone

, 88 Morningside Close, Allenton,

Derby DE24 9JP.

H. Garton

, Sundown, Ballanard Road, Douglas,

Isle of Man IM2 5PW. Tel: 01624 625140.

J. Gates

, 83 Theynes Croft, Long Ashton,

Somerset, BS41 9NN.

Joanne Gates

, 83 Theynes Croft, Long Ashton,

Somerset, BS41 9NN.

P. Gates

, Foxgloves, Kingswood Road, Hillesley,

Wooton Under Edge, Gloucester, GL2 7RB.

Tel: 01453 844679.

J. Gilbert

, 89 Cliffe Road, Gonerby Hill Foot,

Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 8HW.

Tel: 07966 920021.

A. Gill

, 17 Central Avenue, Tipton, West

Midlands, DY4 9RJ. Tel: 0121 5302171.

A. Goodey

, 15 Hayes Avenue, Breaston, Derby,

DE72 3DN. Tel: 01332 874498.

M. Goodey

, 15 Hayes Avenue, Breaston, Derby,

DE72 3DN. Tel: 01332 874498.

A. Gorst

, 9 Eresbie Road, Louth, Lincolnshire,

LN11 8YG. Tel: 07715 014158.

A. Graily

, 107 Marton Road, Bridlington, East

Yorkshire, YO16 7PX. Tel: 01262 424288.

D. Griffiths

, 53 Dan y Deri, Abergavenny, Gwent

NP7 6PL. Tel: 01873 811929.

R. Griffiths

, Maes Celyn Bungalow, Brecon

Road, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1SF.

Tel: 01873 811929.

D. Guppy

, 15 Well Meadow, Egloskerry,

Launceston, Cornwall, Pl15 8SS. Tel: 07949

009960.

S. Harmer

, Cross Inn Farm, Gwernogle,

Carmarthen, SA32 7RS. Tel: 01267 223250.

L. Harries

, 1 Glyncoed Terrace, Llanelli, SA15

1EZ. Tel: 01554 758870.

P. Hartley

, 21 Unicorn Avenue, Eastern Green,

Coventry, CV5 7GJ. Tel: 02476 556451.

M. Heaton

, 49 Meadow Avenue, Preesall,

Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancs, FY6 0HA.

Tel: 01253 812557.

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N. Heaton

, 22 Napton Close, Redditch,

Worcestershire, B98 0ES. Tel: 07909 958548.

L. Heeson

, 7 Greenway, Coppenhall, Crewe,

Cheshire CW1 4JN Tel: 01270 583593.

S. Henry

, 12 Clybane Rise, Farmhill, Douglas,

Isle of Man, IM2 2LR. Tel: 01624 1670523.

I. Hettrick

, 131 Station Street, Cheslyn Hay,

Walsall, WS6 7EG. Tel: 01922 414452.

G. Heywood

, 81 Alexandra Road, Gorseinon,

Swansea SA4 4NU. Tel: 07751 884947.

C. Hibberd

, Apt 1 Falconcliff Apartments, 9/10

Palace Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 4LD

Tel: 01624 614279.

S. Hibberd

, Apt 1 Falconcliff Apartments, 9/10

Palace Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 4LD

Tel: 01624 614279.

S. Hill

, 27 Parkside Road, Chaddesden, Derby,

DE21 6QR. Tel: 01332 594105.

J. Hinchcliff

, 14 Sherwood Rise, Mansfield

Woodhouse, Mansfield, Notts NG19 7NP.

Tel: 01623 636880.

P. Hindley

, 8 Victoria Terrace, Douglas, Isle of

Man, IM2 4EU. Tel: 01624 676958.

S. Hodgkiss

, 6 Maund Close, Bromsgrove,

Worcestershire, B60 3JU. Tel: 07900 816123.

A. Homes

, 7 Arless Way, Harborne, Birmingham

B17 0RD. Tel: 0121 4276474.

C. Howard

, 57 Ballanawin, Strang, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM4 4NU. Tel: 07624 262500.

D. Howard

, 9 Crealock Grove, Woodford Green,

IG8 9QZ. Tel: 0208 5041444.

G. Howard

, Cushag, Ballabenna Lane, Lower

Foxdale, Isle of Man IM4 3AZ.

A. Hughes

, 7 Porth Cwyfan, Ty Croes, Anglesey,

LL63 5TG. Tel: 01407 741563.

D. Hughes

, Castle Cottage, 2 Castle Causeway,

Sleaford, Lincs NG34 7QN. Tel: 01529

307253.

C. Hurst

, 26 Thorns Road, Astley Bridge, Bolton,

Lancashire BL1 6NX. Tel: 01204 300410.

J. Hutchinson

, 47 Sheepcote Dell Road, Holmer

Green, High Wycombe, Bucks HP15 6TJ.

Tel: 07786 677251.

C. Ivory

, 3 Lezayre Park, Ramsey, Isle of Man

IM8 2PS.

D. Jacques

, 2 Hough Green, Ashley,

Altrincham, Cheshire, WA1 0QS. Tel: 01925

634048.

H. Januszewski

, 46 Alfreton Road, Little Eaton,

Derby DE21 5DD. Tel: 01332 833458.

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A. Jeffery

, 30 Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe,

Devon, EX34 9QY. Tel: 01271 855860.

I. Johnson

, 96 Minley Cove, Farnborough,

Hants, GU14 9QW. Tel: 01252 520056.

J. Jones

, 102 Tir Capel, Dafen, Llanelli, Carms,

SA14 8SP. Tel: 01554 751148.

N. Jones

, 2 Pentwyn, Radyr, Cardiff CF15 8RE.

Tel: 07860 532876.

R. Jones

, 5 Daneacre Road, Radstock, Somerset

BA3 3JS. Tel: 01761 437179.

M. Kelly

, 33 Llangwm, Penlan, Swansea,

Abertawe, SA5 7JT. Tel: 07896 466818.

P. King

, 3 Branston Avenue, Barrow Upon

Soar, Loughborough, Leicester LE12 8XL.

Tel: 01509 416369.

J. Kirby

, 15 Bowness Close, Onchan, Douglas,

Isle of Man IM3 2DJ. Tel: 01624 625922.

A. Kneale

, Kione-y-Churree, Nassau Road,

Dogmills, Isle of Man, IM7 4AQ. Tel: 01624

819008.

C. Knox

, 26c Radbourne Road, Balham, London,

SW12 0EF Tel: 07976 837252.

S. Knox

, 26c Radbourne Road, Balham, London

SW12 0EF.

S. Kowalski

, 1 Cranwood Close, Allenton,

Derby, DE24 9AN. Tel: 01332 732366.

A. Lane

, 13 Lime Grove, Retford, Notts, DN22

7YH. Tel: 01777 701103.

M. Lane

, 3 Thornill Close, Port Erin, Isle of

Man, IM9 6NF. Tel: 01624 830592.

J. Lea

, 5 Westhead Road, Cookley,

Kidderminster, Worcs, DY10 3TG.

Tel: 01562 851318.

M. Le Feuvre

, La Hauteur, La ROute du Mont

Mado, St John, Jersey, JE3 4DN. Tel: 01534

864220.

J. Lea

, 5 Westhead Road, Kidderminster,

Wocestershire, DY10 3TG. Tel: 01562

851318.

J. Leng

, 72 River Mead, Braintree, Essex, CM7

9AX. Tel: 01376 347470.

M. Le Viellez

, Cleveland, La Rue De Samares, St

Clement, Jersey JE2 6LZ Tel: 01534 582576.

R. Livesey

, 1 Franklands Drive, Ribbleton,

Preston, Lancashire PR2 6RX. Tel: 01772

791924 [email protected]

T. Lord

, Inglenook, Fairy Cottage, Laxey, Isle of

Man, IM4 7BR. Tel: 01624 861907.

S. Maddison

, 29 Worsley Road, Immingham,

Lincs, DN40 1DD. Tel: 07527 409389.

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P. Maddocks

, 2 Faaie Ny Cabbal, Kirk Michael,

Isle of Man IM6 2HW Tel: 01624 870120.

D. Mallon

, 2 Grange Cottages, Longhirst,

Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 3LG.

Tel: 01670 515720.

S. Marsh

, 33 Bymacan Close, Ballabeg,

Castletown, Isle of Man, IM9 4EL.

Tel: 07624 388958.

J. McDougall

, 5 Park Close, Calne, Wiltshire,

SN11 8LU. Tel: 01249 817663.

C. McKenzie

, 127 Sydney Street, Brightlingsea,

Colchester, Essex CO7 0BD.

K. Mellor

, 17 Hillcrest Grove, Onchan, Isle of

Man, IM3 3HZ.

K. Merrick

, 30 High Street, Ryton on Dunsmore,

Coventry, CV8 3EY.

P. Metcalf

, Scarlet House, Ballakilpheric Road,

Colby, Isle of Man, IM9 4BU. Tel: 01624

825804.

K. Miller

, 2 The Turnpike, Chippenham, SN15

3XA. Tel: 01249 465778.

P. Millington

, 11 Sumner Close, Hampton

Magna, Warwick, CV35 8SQ. Tel: 01926

407735.

F. Moon

, 4 Chevet View, Royston, Barnsley,

South Yorkshire S71 4SA. Tel: 01226

701539.

N. Moore

, 6 Fanella Terrace, Peel, Isle of Man,

IM5 1PL. Tel: 01624 842899.

S. Moult

, 417 Middle Road, Gendros, Swansea

SA5 8EJ. Tel: 01792 427054.

I. Murphy

, Thie Roarbrae, 11 Sileau Curn

Park, Kirk Michael, Isle of Man, IM6 1EH.

Tel: 01624 878394.

S. Nolan

, 127 Springfield Avenue, Brough,

Hull, East Yorkshire HU15 1BY. Tel: 01482

669121.

G. Noyce

, 26 Michaels Way, Fair Oak, Eastleigh,

Hampshire SO50 7NT. Tel: 07860 523578.

C. Oldham

, 27 Frewen, Sapcote, Leicester, LE9

4LF. Tel: 07450 977798.

A. Oliver

, 31 Devonshire Close, Cawston

Grange, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 7EE.

Tel: 01788 519894.

S. Osborne

, 5 Upper Dukes Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM2 4BA. Tel: 01624 676655.

D. Overend

, 22 Barwell Avenue, St. Helens,

Merseyside WA11 9HZ. Tel: 01744 602967.

A. Overson

, Wren House, Broad Hinton,

Swindon, Wiltshire SN4 9PQ. Tel: 01793

731064.

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A. Owens

, 125 Rhodesia Road, Aintree,

Liverpool, L9 9DT. Tel: 0151 4745785.

P. Page

, 33 Baldock Road, Stotfold, Hitchin,

Herts, SG5 4PB. Tel: 01462 231025.

S. Pateman

, 30 Aldeburgh Gardens, Colchester,

Essex, CO4 9XR. Tel: 01206 844079.

M. Pattison

, 6 Hillcroft Rise, Douglas, Isle of

Man, IM2 7EE. Tel: 01624 666503.

T. Peacock

, 6 Warland Road, West Kingsdown,

Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 6LD.

G. Pearce

, 82 New North Road, Attleborough,

Norfolk, NR17 2BG. Tel: 01953 455652.

F. Peck

, Chibbraghin, Dalby Road, Dalby, Isle of

Man IM5 3BW Tel: 01624 844238.

B. Pedley

, 41 Penfields Road, Stourbridge, West

Midlands, DY8 4LB. Tel: 078990 635771.

P. Peel

, Sea Deep Cottage, 4 Shore Road, Laxey,

Isle of Man, IM4 7DJ.

D. Perkins

, 1 Croft Close, Wellingborough,

Northamptonshire, NN8 3LU. Tel: 01933

441145.

D. Pickering

, 86 Hop Garden Road, Hook,

Hampshire, RG27 9SU. Tel: 07765 256853.

S. Poston

, Brickyard, Ceri, Newtown, Powys,

SY16 4LH. Tel: 01686 630653

D. Proudman

, 20 Maynrys, Castletown, Isle of

Man, IM9 1HR. Tel: 01624 824139.

A. Pugh

, 25 Syston Grove, Lincoln, LN5 8TJ.

Tel: 01522 856584.

W. Pugh

, 145 Ammanford Road, Llandybie,

Ammanford, Carmarthenshire SA18 2JY

Tel: 01792 841367.

J. Quayle

, 41 Campion Way, Douglas, Isle of

Man, IM2 7DT. Tel: 01624 686538.

J. Ray

, Serrekunda, Coast Road, Jurby West,

Ramsey, Isle of Man, IM7 3AY. Tel: 01624

897110.

P. Reaney

, 318 Osmaston Park Road, Allenton,

Derbyshire, DE24 8FB. Tel: 01332 601699.

B. Redmayne

, 19 St Pauls Close, Low Moor,

Clitheroe, Lancs BB7 2NA. Tel: 01200

428012/07736 339057.

D. Redmayne

, Ivydene Wheel Hill, Laxey, Isle of

Man IM4 7NL Tel: 01624 862039.

C. Richards

, 27 The Bailiwick, East Harling,

Norwich, Norfolk, NR16 2NF.

D. Ridgway

, The Old School, Old Castletown

Road, Santon, Isle of Man, IM4 1HG.

Tel: 07624 263300

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K. Ridgway

, The Old School, Old Castletown

Road, Santon, Isle of Man, IM4 1HG.

Tel: 07624 263300

J. Ridout

, Allmine, 8 Peveril Avenue, Peel, Isle of

Man, IM5 1QA. Tel: 01624 843269.

C. Roberts

, Ballavartyn Road, Santon, Isle of

Man, IM4 1HT. Tel: 01624 677291.

J. Rowe

, Glen Darragh, Ballanard Road,

Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 5PR. Tel: 01624

676506.

P. Rowlings

, 78 Hampton Drive, Newport,

Shropshire TF10 7RF.

G. Russell

, Houndshill Cottage, Banbury Road,

Ettington, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7NS.

Tel: 01789 740866.

S. Russell

, Houndshill Cottage, Banbury Road,

Ettington, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7NS.

Tel: 01789 740866.

M. Sabine

, 16 Molescroft Way, Tonbridge, Kent

TN9 2QN. Tel: 01732 508928.

B. Satchell

, 19 Middleton Road, Kidderminster,

Worcester, DY11 5EZ. Tel: 01562 820480.

P. Satchell

, 19 Middleton Road, Kidderminster,

Worcester, DY11 5EZ. Tel: 01562 820480.

P. Sheen

, 16 Ballaterson Road, Peel, Isle of Man,

IM5 1BJ. Tel: 01624 840137.

T. Shelton

, 49 Jubilee Road, Shelton Lock,

Derby DE24 9FF. Tel: 01332 281149.

D. Sheward

, 24 Bendall Green, Littleover,

Derby, DE23 2PJ. Tel: 01332 761081.

G. Simons

, Farnley Hey, 59 Lonesome Lane,

Reigate, Surrey, RH2 7QT. Tel: 01737

244097.

J. Slaughter

, 18 Edwards Meadow,

Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1UD.

S. Smart

, 3 Priory Avenue, Swavesey,

Cambridge, CB4 5RY. Tel: 01954 232440.

Stuart Smart

, 3 Priory Avenue, Swavesey,

Cambridge, CB4 5RY. Tel: 01954 232440.

A. Smith

, 125 Glan-y-Ffordd, Taffs Well, Cardiff

CF15 7SQ Tel: 02920 337036.

D. Smith

, 125 Glan-y-Ffordd, Taffs Well, Cardiff

CF15 7SQ Tel: 02920 337036.

D. Smith

, Ballakeigan, Houghton Lane, North

Pickenham, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 8LF.

Tel: 01760 440436.

J. Smith

, 204 Charnwood Road, Shepshed,

Leicester LE12 9NR Tel: 07746 573900.

K. Spencer

, Sea Deep Cottage, 4 Shore Road,

Laxey, Isle of Man IM4 7DJ.

78 TECHNICAL OFFICIALS

J. Spicer

, Old Post Office, Seething Street,

Seething, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 1AL.

T. Staddon

, 1 Wolfreton Villas, Hull, East

Riding of Yorkshire, HU10 6QS. Tel: 01482

655151.

K. Starkey

, 13a Cardigan Road, Bedworth,

Warwickshire, CV12 0LY.

N. Stevenson

, 2 Broom Green Road, North

Elmham, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 5JZ.

Tel: 07788 462242.

D. Stewart

, Keepers Cottage, 10 Hemington

Lane, Lockington. DE74 2RJ. Tel: 07738

355186.

D. Stone

, 41 Hurst Green, Brightlingsea,

Colchester, Essex CO7 0EZ.

P. Stone

, 14 Rachael Clarke Close, Corringham,

Stanford le Hope, Essex, SS17 7ST.

Tel: 01375 679161.

R. Sullivan

, 69 Caulfield Road, Swindon,

Wiltshire SN2 8BT. Tel: 01793 531831.

G. Taubman

, 17 Cherry Walk, Douglas, Isle of

Man, IM2 5NP. Tel: 07624 485719.

J. Taubman

, 22 Conister Road, Douglas, Isle of

Man IM2 6LY Tel: 07624 498225.

B. Taylor

, 32 Church Road, Fordham,

Colchester, Essex CO6 3NE. Tel: 01206

240168.

N. Taylor

, 100 Allington Way, Maidstone, Kent,

ME16 0HN. Tel: 01622 693975.

P. Taylor

, 408 Southcoates Lane, Hull HU9 3TR.

Tel: 01482 707952.

T. Taylor

, 15 Hampston Close, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU6 9LQ. Tel: 07432 768434.

G. Thomas

, 16 Brynffynon Road, Gorseinon,

Swansea, SA4 4XJ. Tel: 01792 897483.

P. Thorley

, 3 Hilltop View, Farmhill, Douglas,

Isle of Man, IM2 2LA. Tel: 01624 628879.

G. Thorpe

, Leashaw Garage, Lea Shaw,

Holloway, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5AT.

Tel: 01629 534283.

D. Tibbles

, Normanton Cottage, Earl Shilton

Road, Thurlaston, Leicester, LE9 7TG.

Tel: 014558 88289

J. Tiernan

, 47 Cedar Walk. Douglas, Isle of Man,

IM2 5NH. Tel: 07624 458983.

D. Tilley

, 7 Quarry View, Delabole, Cornwall,

PL33 9BD. Tel: 01840 2138986.

C. Turner

, 9 The Limes, Crowhill, Plymouth PL6

5YJ. Tel: 01752 786096/07751 360606.

J. Turner

, 25 Murrays Road, Douglas, Isle of

Man, IM2 3HP. Tel: 01624 618079.

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D. Twynham

, 24 Handley Close, Ryton on

Dunsmore, Coventry, CV8 3FG. Tel: 02476

607176.

P. Wadey

, 22 Church View, Aston Magna,

Moreton in Marsh, Gloucester GL56 9QJ.

Tel: 01608 651996.

R. Wadey

, 22 Church View, Aston Magna,

Moreton in Marsh, Gloucester GL56 9QJ.

Tel: 01608 651996.

S. Wadey

, 22 Church View, Aston Magna,

Moreton in Marsh, Gloucester GL56 9QJ.

Tel: 01608 651996.

S. Wale

, 28 Skye Way, Countesthorpe, Leicester,

LE8 5TY. Tel: 01162 770458.

C. Wallis

, 4 Iris House, North Shore Road,

Ramsey, Isle of Man, IM8 3AL.

K. Walters

, 24 Heol Penlan, Longford, Neath,

West Glamorgan, SA10 7LB. Tel: 01792

423835.

J. Ward

, Priesthills House, 45 Priesthills Road,

Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1AQ.

Tel: 07979 916423.

A. Warner

, Thie Aaylee, 4 Castle Street, Peel, Isle of Man, IM5 1AN. Tel:01624 845073.

P. Warriner

, 6 Close Quirk, Douglas, Isle of

Man, IM2 2HN. Tel: 01624 668098.

A. Watson

, 15 Woobridge Close, Worcester,

WR5 3BJ. Tel: 01905 5764404.

P. Watson

, 15 Hedge Lane, Darton, Barnsley,

South Yorkshire, S75 5PJ. Tel: 01226 390467.

J. West

, 59 Brock Street, North Queensferry,

Fife KY11 1JF Tel: 01383 418212.

J. Wharton

, 5 Woodside Road, Ravenshead,

Nottingham, NG15 9FX. Tel: 01623 793035.

B. Wheeler

, 8 Pairk Ollay, Ramsey, Isle of Man,

IM8 2PX. Tel: 01624 819241.

M. Wheeler

, 24 Campion Way, Hethersett,

Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 3FF.

B. White

, 86 Primrose Avenue, Chadwell Heath,

Romford, Essex, RM6 4QD. Tel: 0208

5901104.

J. White

, 12 Dunmore Road, Market

Harborough, Leicester, LE16 8AZ.

Tel: 01536 418893.

P. White

, 12 Dunmore Road, Market

Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8AZ.

Tel: 01536 418893.

D. Whitehouse

, 8 Ridge Road, Marsh Lane,

Sheffield, S21 5RQ. Tel: 01246 435653.

Diane Whitehouse

, 8 Ridge Road, Marsh Lane,

Sheffield, S21 5RQ. Tel: 01246 435653.

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K. Wilkinson

, 86 High Street, Walcott, Lincoln,

LN4 3SW. Tel: 07976 956005.

S. Wilkinson

, 86 High Street, Walcott, Lincoln,

LN4 3SW. Tel: 01526 860833.

A. Wilson

, Wheathead House, Wheathead Lane,

Nelson, Lancs, BB9 6PD. Tel: 01282 692061.

J. Wilson

, 13 Watchet Lane, Holmer Green,

High Wycombe, Bucks HP15 6UA.

Tel: 01494 711210.

K. Wilson

, 102 Waddicar Lane, Melling,

Liverpool, Merseyside L31 1DY. Tel: 07836

506761.

M. Wilson

, 12 Abbots Drive, Abbotswood,

Ballasalla, Isle of Man IM9 3EB Tel: 01624

829410.

J. Wingate

, 27 Southlands Way, Congresbury,

Bristol, BS49 5BW. Tel: 01934 822423.

C. Wood

, 67 Sunningdale Gardens, Bognor

Regis, West Sussex, P022 9LE. Tel: 01243

841549.

S. Wynne

, 24 Clyde Road, Frampton Cotterell,

Bristol, BS36 2EE. Tel: 01179 572991.

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K. Adams

, 41 Collum Avenue, Scunthorpe,

DN16 2HQ.

A. Adams

, 41 Collum Avenue, Scunthorpe,

DN16 2HQ.

B. Amos

, 28 Knighton, Adbaston, Stafford ST20

0QH. Tel: 01952 217374.

B. Ashworth

, 55 Thornhill Park Road,

Southampton, Hants, SO18 5TR. Tel: 02380

465640.

P. Atkins

, Stoneleigh, 419 Eaton Road, West

Derby, Liverpool, L12 2AJ. Tel: 0151

2285254.

R. Baldwin

, 3 Benjamin Row, Green Haworth,

Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, Lancs, BB5 3RZ.

Tel: 01254 383808.

A. Bartlett

, Forty Acres, Foxhill, Swindon, SN4

0DS. Tel: 07926 860904

R. Bartlett

, Forty Acres, Foxhill, Swindon, SN4

0DS. Tel: 07926 860904

C. Bastick

, Pear Tree Farm, Cooks Drove, West

Row, bury St Edmunds, Herts, IP28 8QL.

Tel: 07815 826133.

S. Bateman

, 157 Carlton Avenue, Tunstall,

Stoke on Trent, Staff s ST6 7HF. Tel: 01782

826111.

N. Beaumont

, 12 Ballatessan Meadow, Peel, Isle of Man, IM5 1DU. Tel: 01624 801632

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H. Bellars-Smith

, Gwaun Farren Farm,

Gwaun Farren Road, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid

Glamorgan CF47 9AP.

S. Bertie-Roberts

, 2 Close De Bosdet, La Petite,

Route Des Mielles, St Brelade, Jersey, JE3

8RB. Tel: 07797 924027.

G. Billington

, 1 Walnut Close, Chellaston,

Derby, DE73 6UH. Tel: 07890 525478.

J. Blyth

, 21 Ashe Road, Lower Hacheston,

Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 0PD. Tel: 01728

747447.

A. Bode

, Avoca, Old Laxey Hill, Laxey, Isle of

Man, IM4 7DA. Tel: 07624 492918.

S. Bottomley

, 42 Clifton Drive, Ramsey, Isle of

Man, IM8 3NG. Tel: 01624 810926.

P. Boyle

, 126 Uttoxeter Road, Hill Ridware,

Rugeley, Staffs WS15 3QX. Tel: 01543

492212.

G. Brace

, 15 Ozier Court, Saffron Walden Essex,

CB11 4BH. Tel: 01799 520336.

S. Brace

, 33 Patricia Gardens, Bishop’s Stortford,

Herts, CM23 3QE. Tel: 01279 652739.

C. Breen

, 55 Lynton Road, Tyldesley,

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M29 8PY.

Tel: 07929 904494.

D. Brookes

, Knapp Cottage, Peterchurch,

Hereford, HR2 0SS. Tel: 01432 265526.

A. Brown

, 20 Albany Drive, Walton le Dale,

Preston, Lancs PR5 4TY Tel: 07863 557183 [email protected]

R. Brown

, 66 Bramble Rise, Brighton, Sussex

BN1 5GF. Tel: 01273 504243.

Terence Brown

, 92 Langtoft Road, Stroud,

Gloucester GL5 1NJ. Tel: 07827 298527.

G. Burden

, Brookside, Glen Road, Laxey, Isle of

Man, IM4 7AB. Tel: 07624 462186.

L. Cain

, Greeba View, Main Road, Crosby, Isle of

Man, IM4 2DQ. Tel: 01624 852396.

M. Chapman

, Cooill Veg, 14 Cronk Drean,

Douglas, Isle of Man, IM2 6AY. Tel: 01624

611341.

E. Childerley

, 78 Dol Y Pandy, Bedwas,

Caerphilly, CF38 8HP. Tel: 07540 914920.

R. Clague

, 53 Lhon Van Close, Onchan, Isle of

Man, IM3 3BA. Tel: 01624 610929.

G. Clark

, Tamarind, Les Adams, St Pierre du

Bois, Guernsey, GY7 9LF. Tel: 01481 266371.

J. Clark

, 7 Hanbury Avenue, Hatton, Derby

DE65 5HG. Tel: 07784 133664.

B. Clayden

, Highlands, La Rue Des Platons,

Trinity, Jersey, JE3 5AA. Tel: 01534 863901.

80 TECHNICAL OFFICIALS

W. Cohu

, Varykino, Les Friquets, Vale,

Guernsey, GY3 5SA. Tel: 01481 245569.

M. Coles

, 24 Breas Mead, South Nutfield,

Redhill, Surrey, RH1 4JR. Tel: 01737 822312.

J. Collins

, 52 Margam Road, Margam, Port

Talbot, West Glamorgan SA13 2BW

Tel: 01639 882241.

D. Corrin

, 9 Marion Court, Onchan, Isle of Man

IM3 1HY. Tel: 01624 614178.

J. Corrin

, 5 Grosvenor Road, Douglas, Isle of

Man IM1 3EN.

C. Cowie

, 4 Marathon Drive, Douglas, Isle of

Man, IM2 4BP. Tel: 01624 662774.

S. Cowin

, Flat 4, 9 Clybane Road, Braddan,

Douglas, IM2 2LP. Tel: 01624 455617.

M. Crellin

, 35 Upper Dukes Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM2 4AT. Tel: 01624 675538.

R. Crellin

, Ballageeil, Ballabooie Road, Cronk Y

Voddy, Kirk Michael, Isle of Man, IM6 1HR.

Tel: 01624 801734.

W. Crellin

, Ballageeil, Ballabooie Road, Cronk Y

Voddy, Kirk Michael, Isle of Man, IM6 1HR.

Tel: 01624 801734.

S. Cretney

, 16 Marathon Avenue, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM2 4HZ.

T. Cuddy

, 38 Braemar Avenue, Bexleyheath,

Kent, DA7 6AS. Tel: 01322 526758.

D. Davis

, 3 Marlborough Road, Wroughton,

Swindon, Wiltshire SN4 0RX. Tel: 01793

812327.

J. Debenham

, 17 Hollong Park, Antony,

Torpoint, Cornwall, PL11 3AE. Tel: 01752

813071.

M. Deeks

, c/o 50 Colchester Road, Great

Totham, Maldon, Essex CM9 8DG.

Tel: 01621 890962.

T. Denning

, 5 River Walk, Braddan, Douglas,

Isle of Man IM4 4TJ. Tel: 01624 460795.

R. Downes

, 48 Hill Crescent, Shrewsbury,

Shropshire SY3 7RP. Tel: 01743 248282.

B. Downey

, 118 Watterson Lane, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM2 6ND.

R. Dowty

, The Brewers House, Castle Hill,

Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 4AD. Tel: 01624

645900.

I. Durston

, Broadmead, Broadmead Lane,

Catcott, Bridgwater, Somerset TA7 9HG.

Tel: 07860 915898.

W. Francis

, 26 Avon Street, Glynneath, Neath,

Castell-nedd, Port Talbot, SA11 5EY.

Tel: 01634 720960.

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C. Frankcom

, 78 Hackney Way, Westbury,

Wiltshire, BA13 2GF. Tel: 07518 736160.

A. Garrod

, 56 Dallinghoo Road, Wickham

Market, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 0RY.

Tel: 07717 841638.

G. Garrod

, 56 Dallinghoo Road, Wickham

Market, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 0RY.

P. Garrod

, 7 Ickworth Crescent, Rushmere

St Andrew, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 5PQ.

Tel: 01473 717412.

H. Garton

, Sundown, Ballanard Road, Douglas,

Isle of Man IM2 5PW. Tel: 01624 625140.

J. Gates

, 83 Theynes Croft, Long Ashton,

Somerset, BS41 9NN. Tel: 07676 459875/

07811 120372.

Joanne Gates

, 83 Theynes Croft, Long Ashton,

Somerset, BS41 9NN. Tel: 07811 120372.

T. Golds

, 21 Buckingham Drive, Luton, Beds

LU2 9RA. Tel: 01582 407611.

A. Goodey

, 15 Hayes Avenue, Breaston, Derby,

DE72 3DN. Tel: 01332 874498.

M. Goodey

, 15 Hayes Avenue, Breaston, Derby,

DE72 3DN. Tel: 01332 874498.

C. Graham

, 26 Healey Road, Scunthorpe, DN16

1HS.

C. Graves

, 56 Fieldside, Crowle, Scunthorpe,

DN17 4HH.

R. Griffiths

, Maes Celyn Bungalow, Brecon

Road, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1SF.

Tel: 01873 811929.

C. Hackett

, 21 The Croft, Flitwick, Bedford,

MK45 1DL. Tel: 01525 632921.

M. Hall

, Sunnycroft, Rhendhoo, Jurby, Isle of

Man, IM7 3HB. Tel: 01624 898081.

J. Harding

, 8 Muriel Close, Papworth Everard,

Cambridge, CB23 3UJ. Tel: 01480 830079.

S. Harmer

, Cross Inn Farm, Gwernogle,

Carmarthen, SA32 7RS. Tel: 01267 223250.

L. Harries

, 1 Glyncoed Terrace, Llanelli, SA15

1EZ. Tel: 01554 758870.

D. Harrison

, 93 Yarrow Road, Chorley, Lancs,

PR6 0LU. Tel: 01257 410448.

B. Hewson

, 12 Greenfield Crescent,

Waterlooville, Hants, PO8 9EH. Tel: 02392

592919.

G. Heywood

, 81 Alexandra Road, Gorseinon,

Swansea SA4 4NU. Tel: 07751 884947.

B. Higgins

, Sunnycote, Mary Tavy, Tavistock,

Devon PL19 9QB. Tel: 01822 614355.

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F. Higgins

, The Beeches, Callington Road,

Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8EJ. Tel: 01822

481333.

R. Hollingdale

, 6 Aquila Way, Langtoft,

Peterborough, PE6 9NN. Tel: 01778 342120.

R. Holmes

, 61 Big Barn Lane, Mansfield, Notts

NG18 3LT.

G. Howard

, Cushag, Ballabenna Lane, Lower

Foxdale, Isle of Man IM4 3AZ.

L. Hubbard

, 18 Keswick Drive, Rushden, Beds,

NN10 0JJ. Tel: 01525 851503.

A. Hunt

, 1 Freame Close, Chalford, Stroud, Glos,

GL6 8HG. Tel: 01453 450840.

C. Ivory

, 3 Lezayre Park, Ramsey, Isle of Man

IM8 2PS.

S. Jackson

, 12 Saxby Road, Scunthorpe, DN17

2EP.

A. Jeffrey

, 30 Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe,

Devon, EX34 9QY. Tel: 01271 855860.

A. Johnson

, St Anton, Grove Avenue, Yeovil,

Somerset BA20 2BB. Tel: 01935 420131.

E. Jones

, 18 Chapel Street, Astwood Bank,

Redditch B96 6DA. Tel: 01527 893392.

Jamie Jones

, 102 Tir Capel, Dafen, Llanelli,

Carms SA14 8SP. Tel: 01554 751148.

R. Jones

, 5 Daneacre Road, Radstock, Somerset,

BA3 3JS. Tel: 01761 437179.

D. Jukes

, 10 Ash Close, Brightwalton, Newbury,

Berks, RG20 7BW. Tel: 01488 639141.

P. Kalinski

, 11 Ryefield Close, Petersfield, Hants,

GU31 4RA. Tel: 01730 300703.

B. Keenan

, Ghat E Cashin, St Judes Road, Sulby,

Isle of Man, IM7 2ES. Tel: 01624 670655.

K. Keeton

, 17 Salisbury Close, Scunthorpe,

DN17 1PY.

M. Kelly

, 5 Reayrt Aalin, Peel, Isle of Man, IM5

1US. Tel: 07624 210203.

M. Kerruish

, Del Monique, Woodlands Avenue,

Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 3QS Tel: 01624

612406.

R. Kingsmill

, 59 Knockhall Close, Greenhithe,

Kent, DA9 9EW. Tel: 01322 383167.

A. Kirk

, 70 Scotter Road, Scunthorpe, DN15

8DR.

S. Lamb

, 2 Close Quirk, Douglas, Isle of Man,

IM2 2HN. Tel: 01624 487337.

N. Lamont

, Hillberry, 40 Seafield Court,

Ardrossan, Ayreshire KA22 8NS. Tel: 01294

466346.

S. Lawrence

, 115 Clifton Road, Tunbridge

Wells, Kent, TN2 3AU. Tel: 01892 521216.

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M. Le Feuvre

, La Hauteur, La Route du Mont

Mado, St John, Jersey, JE3 4DN. Tel: 01534

733277.

J. Lea

, 5 Westhead Road, Cookley,

Kidderminster, Worcs, DY10 3TG.

Tel: 01562 851318.

R. Leivars

, Hazel Glen, Paris Street, St Peter

Port, Guernsey, GY1 2BL. Tel: 01481

727714.

M. Le Viellez

, Cleveland, La Rue De Samares, St

Clement, Jersey JE2 6LZ Tel: 01534 582576.

C. Luce

, 20 Place Le Gallais, Rue Des Pres, St

Saviour, Jersey, JE2 7GW. Tel: 01534 871622.

A. Machon

, The Dell, Houmet Lane, Vale,

Guernsey, GY6 8JQ. Tel: 01481 249254.

P. Maddocks

, 2 Faaie Ny Cabbal, Kirk Michael,

Isle of Man, IM6 2HW. Tel: 07624 417188.

B. Maddrell

, Ballalhargy Farm, Dalby, Isle of

Man, IM5 3BP. Tel: 01624 843176.

K. Madeley

, Brickyard, Ceri, Newtown, Powys,

SY16 4LH. Tel: 01686 630542.

Victor Madeley

, Greenfields, Kerry, Newtown,

Powys SY16 4LH. Tel: 01686 670596.

J. Marsh

, Glan Darragh, Ballanard Road,

Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 5PR. Tel: 01624

676506.

K. McCanney

, Little Mill Road, Onchan, Isle of

Man, IM4 5BD. Tel: 07624 497004.

J. McNee

, 29 Pairk Beg, Port Erin, Isle of Man,

IM9 6NQ. Tel: 01624 836141.

B. Morrison

, 23 Exeter Road, Cullompton,

Devon, EX15 1DX. Tel: 01884 33039

N. Moore

, 6 Fenella Terrace, Peel, Isle of Man,

IM5 1PL. Tel: 01624 842899.

A. Mountstevens

, 39 Mortimer Road, Filton,

Bristol, BS34 7LE. Tel: 01179 699648.

D. Munday

, 6 Wildern Close, Locks Heath,

Southampton, Hampshire SO31 7EZ.

Tel: 01489 576641.

C. Murphy

, Willow House, Church Lane,

Hampton Poyle, Kidlington, Oxon, OX5

2QF. Tel: 01865 841999.

J. Napier

, 4 Spring Hill, Tavistock, Devon, PL19

8LB. Tel: 01822 481031.

I. Neill

, 35 Kilwinning Road, Stevenson,

Ayrshire, KA20 3AT. Tel: 01294 463021.

M. Nickerson

, 58 Moorgate Road, Dereham,

Norfolk, NR19 1NT. Tel: 01362 698746.

C. Palmer

, 151 Hoarwithy Road, Hereford, HR2

6HE. Tel: 01432 342642.

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S. Palmer

, 5 Cranwell Drive, Credenhill,

Hereford, HR4 7EA. Tel: 01885 483939.

R. Parcell

, 12 Hall Close, Bourn, Cambridge,

CB23 2SW.

R. Parkyn

, Manderley, Old Pound, Nanpean,

St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 7XS. Tel: 01726

824665.

M. Pattison

, 6 Hillcroft Rise, Douglas, Isle of

Man, IM2 7EE. Tel: 01624 666503.

T. Peacock

, 6 Warland Road, West Kingsdown,

Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 6LD.

F. Peck

, Chibbraghin, Dalby Road, Dalby, Isle of

Man IM5 3BW Tel: 01624 844238.

B. Pedley

, 41 Penfields Road, Stourbridge, West

Midlands, DY8 4LB. Tel: 078990 635771.

A. Penny

, Culross, Hadleigh Road, Ipswich,

Suffolk, IP7 6ND. Tel: 01473 658768.

J. Percival

, 7 Callow Crescent, Minsterley,

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 0BY.

Tel: 07852 326664.

S. Poston

, Brickyard, Ceri, Newtown, Powys,

SY16 4LH. Tel: 01686 630542.

J. Powell

, 57 Widmore Lodge Road, Bromley,

Kent, BR1 2QE. Tel: 01959 573089.

M. Power

, Merrivale House, Kinburn Drive,

Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0BD.

Tel: 01784 430667.

S. Pringle

, 65 Corbylands Road, Sidcup, Kent,

DA15 8JQ. Tel: 07985 397647.

B. Puckett

, 32 Hoel Derwen, Cimla, Neath,

West Glamorgan SA11 3YS. Tel: 01639

767851.

J. Quayle

, 41 Campion Way, Abbeyfields,

Douglas, Isle of Man, IM2 7DT.

D. Redmayne

, Ivydene Wheel Hill, Laxey, Isle of

Man IM4 7NL Tel: 01624 862039.

C. Reeves

, 7 Daisy Road, Brynteg, Wrexham,

LL11 6LH. Tel: 01978 756310.

J. Ridout

, Allmine, 8 Peveril Avenue, Peel, Isle of

Man, IM5 1QA Tel: 01624 843269.

C. Roberts

, Ballavartyn Lodge, Ballavartyn

Road, Santon, Isle of Man, IM4 1HT.

Tel: 01624 677291.

J. Sayer

, Hylands, Dunmow Road, Thaxted,

Dunmow, Essex, CM6 2NX. Tel: 01371

870123.

P. Sembiante

, 69 Caistor Avenue, Bottesford,

Scunthorpe, Lincs, DN16 3QN. Tel: 01724

347244.

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C. Sembiante

, 69 Caistor Avenue, Bottesford,

Scunthorpe, Lincs, DN16 3QN. Tel: 01724

347244.

P. Shipley

, 36 Belmont Street, Scunthorpe,

DN16 2SB.

C. Short

, 19 Station Road, Flitwick, Bedford,

MK45 1JT. Tel: 01525 712587.

G. Simons

, Farnley Hey, 59 Lonesome Lane,

Reigate, Surrey, RH2 7QT.

J. Slaughter

, 18 Edwards Meadow,

Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1UD.

A. Smith

, 125 Glan-y-Ffordd, Taffs Well, Cardiff

CF15 7SQ Tel: 02920 337036.

C. Smith

, 87 Brigg Road, Messingham,

Scunthorpe, DN17 3QX.

D. Smith

, 4 Church End, Panfield, Braintree,

Essex, CM7 5AJ. Tel: 01376 328907.

D. Smith

, 125 Glan-y-Ffordd, Taffs Well, Cardiff

CF15 7SQ Tel: 02920 337036.

D. Smith

, Tel: 07890 500730.

K. Spencer

, Sea Deep Cottage, 4 Shore Road,

Laxey, Isle of Man IM4 7DJ.

K. Starkey

, 13a Cardigan Road, Bedworth,

Warwickshire, CV12 0LY.

R. Sullivan

, 69 Caulfield Road, Swindon,

Wiltshire SN2 8BT. Tel: 01793 531831.

A. Summers

, 101 Friar Park Road, Wednesbury,

West Midlands WS10 0JR. Tel: 07842

692008.

K. Summers

, 101 Friar Park Road, Wednesbury,

West Midlands WS10 0JR. Tel: 07711

957740.

S. Summers

, 101 Friar Park Road, Wednesbury,

West Midlands WS10 0JR.

M. Tillyer

, The Beeches, Callington Road,

Tavistock, PL19 8EJ. Tel: 01822 612530.

B. Turner

, 32 Oakroyd Avenue, Dunmow, Essex,

CM6 1HG. Tel: 01371 876934.

P. Van Der Tang

, Lisse, Les Dicqs, Vale,

Guernsey, GY6 8JW. Tel: 01481 248538.

K. Vipurs

, 157 Burringham Road, Scunthorpe,

DN17 2DF.

C. Wade

, Flat 1, 25A Derby Mews, Derby Square

Lane, Isle of Man, IM2 3EX. Tel: 016246

64199

E. Wass

, 10 Knights Road, Braintree, Essex CM7

3YT. Tel: 01376 331111.

K. Walters

, 24 Heol Penlan, Longford, Neath,

West Glamorgan, SA10 7LB. Tel: 01792

423835.

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C. Warren

, 29 Longmead, Liss, Hants, GU33

7JX. Tel: 02392 420520.

P. Warriner

, 6 Close Quirk, Douglas, Isle of

Man, IM2 2HN. Tel: 01624 668098.

A. Watson

, 15 Woodbridge Close, Worcester,

WR5 3BJ. Tel: 01905 764404.

J. West

, 59 Brock Street, North Queensferry,

Fife KY11 1JF Tel: 01383 418212.

B. Wheeler

, 8 Pairk Ollay, Ramsey, Isle of Man,

IM8 2PX. Tel: 01624 819241.

B. White

, 86 Primrose Avenue, Chadwell Heath,

Romford, Essex, RM6 4QD. Tel: 0208

5901104.

D. Whitehouse

, 8 Ridge Road, Marsh Lane,

Sheffield, S21 5RQ. Tel: 01246 435653.

Diane Whitehouse

, 8 Ridge Road, Marsh Lane,

Sheffield, S21 5RQ. Tel: 01246 435653.

M. Wilson

, 12 Abbots Drive, Abbotswood,

Ballasalla, Isle of Man IM9 3EB Tel: 01624

829410.

N. Woods

, 10 Cooil Close, Ballakinnish,

Braddan, Isle of Man, IM 2 2HH. Tel: 01624

677439.

G. Wooster

, Manor View, Thornhill Road,

South Marston, Swindon, Wiltshire SN3

4RY. Tel: 01793 823069.

S. Wynne

, 24 Clyde Road, Frampton Cotterell,

Bristol, BS36 2EE. Tel: 01179 572991.

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Sound level control

For 2017 two sound test methods will be employed.

1 The existing static RPM test

2 The FIM 2 Metre Max test.

Both tests are internationally approved.

Whichever test method is in use temporary silencers, bypass pipes or the inclusion of temporary parts to achieve the silencing requirements are prohibited.

FIM & ACU MAXIMUM SOUND LEVELS

See current Standing Regulations

STATIC TEST METHOD

The sound level meter microphone to be placed

500mm from the exhaust pipe end, at an angle of 45 degrees measured from the exhaust centre line as near as possible to the height of the exhaust end, at least 20cm above the ground.

During a sound level test, machines not equipped with a gear box neutral must be placed on a stand.

The driver shall keep his engine running out of gear and shall increase the engine speed until it reaches the specified RPM. Measurements must be taken when the specified RPM level is reached. The RPM depends upon the mean piston speed corresponding to the stroke of the engine (see the stroke/RPM table).

rOAD rACING AND TT SEE rOAD rACE

STANDING rEGULATIONS

No change to Sound tests, the existing Static

RPM test will be used.

MOTOCrOSS

Two tests will be in operation.

1 The Static test method – For Twinshock and

Evo classes only.

2 The FIM 2 Metre Max Test – For machines post 2011.

2 METrE MAX METHOD

The set up of the sound meter and the motorcycle.

The sound levels will be measured with the sound meter/microphone fixed on a tripod, in the horizontal position, at the rear of the motorcycle.

The sound meter will be positioned at a distance of 2 metres behind the motorcycle, with an angle of 45 degrees away from the centerline, on the exhaust side and at a height of 1.35m above the ground. The 2m distance is measured from the point where the centre of the rear tyre touches the ground. The throttle is opened to maximum for no more than 1 second or before the rev limiter is reached.

It is preferred to make the tests on a soft ground, not reverberating, i.e grass or fine gravel.

The test should only be carried out after engines have been “warmed up” to operating temperature.

The ambient sound level must remain lower than 95–100 dBA.

There is no tolerance for temperature.

SOLO

• For machines 2013 and onwards – maximum sound limit 112dB/A (+2 dB/A before each race, +3 dB/A after the race) tested using the 2 Metre Max method. Type

1 and Type 2 meters.

• For 2010–2012 machines – maximum sound limit 115 dB/A (+2 dB/A before each race, +3 dB/A after the race) tested using the 2 Metre Max method. A futher review to be made at the end of 2017.

SIDECArS

Maximum sound limit for 2 stroke engines at

112 dB/A (+2 dB/A before the race, +3 dB/A after the race). For 4 stroke engines at 115 dB/A

(+2 dB/A before the race, +3 dB/A after the race) tested using the 2 Meter Max method.

A further review to be made at the end of 2017.

qUADS

Maximum sound limit 112 dB/A (+2 dB/A type

1 & type 2 meters before each race) (+3 dB/A type 1 & type 2 meters after each race) tested using the 2 Metre Max method.

A further review to be made at the end of 2017.

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prOCEDUrE

All machines shall be sound tested using the

2 Metre Max method, the exceptions being

Twinshock and Evo classes. The static test will prevail with a test limit of 96 dBA for 2 strokes and 94 dBA for 4 strokes, using the fixed RPM according to the list below, with the exception of the 500cc class.

Up to 85cc

Over 85cc up to 125cc

Over 125cc up to 145cc

Over 145cc up to 250cc

8,000rpm

7,000rpm

6,500rpm

5,000rpm

Over 250cc up to 500cc

Over 500cc

4,500rpm

4,000rpm

There is no 2 stroke/4 stroke rev differential below 500cc. Due to the influence of temperatures on sound tests, all figures are correct at 20°c. For tests taken at temperatures below 10°c there will be a + 1 dBA tolerance. For tests below 0°c, a + 2 dBA tolerance.

There will be a + 2 dBA tolerance allowed for post race sound tests.

MACHINES pOST 2011

The FIM 2 Metre Max Test Method will be enforced as previously detailed.

The maximum sound limit accepted:

115 dBA–+ 1 dBA post race.

A sound level of 81 dBA at 100 metres during racing should be attained.

TrIALS & ENDUrO

TRIALS

Only the 2 Metre Max test method will be used as previously detailed.

The maximum sound limit accepted will be

100dBA before the Start (+2 dBA during or after the event).

ENDURO

Only the 2 Metre Max test method will be used as previously detailed.

The maximum sound limit accepted will be 112 dBA before the Start (+2 dBA during or after the event).

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GrASS TrACK, LONG TrACK & BEACH rACE

The FIM 2 Metre Max test will be utilised as previously detailed and directed below.

CLASSES

500cc Solo and Sidecar classes

Machines to be fitted with the 2010 FIM homologated silencer. Ref TRS 2010.

Any machine using an alternative silencer will be subject to Sound Control using the FIM 2

Metre Max test method.

250cc and 350cc Solo classes

Can use the 2005 or later FIM homologated silencer.

Any machine using an alternative silencer will be subject to Sound Control using the 2 Meter

Max method.

Pre 75 and Upright Solos classes

As for 250cc and 350cc classes as detailed above.

1000cc Sidecar class

Silencer construction is free.

Machines will be subject to sound control using a “Ride By” method with a maximum sound level of 85 dBA.

If a rider disputes the results of the “Ride By” test the machine will be tested using the “2

Metre Max” method, see the Grass Track Rules

4.14.

2 METRE MAX TEST

The maximum sound limit accepted will be

115 dBA (+2 dB/A before the race, +3 dB/A after the race).

A SOUND LIMIT of 81 dBA at 100 metres.

SpEEDWAY

Maximum sound level using the 2M Max Test, at

11,000 RPM. 112dBA other than machines using

FIM 2015 Homologated Silencers.

GENErAL

STATIC RPM TEST

The ambient sound level within a 5 metre radius from the machine being tested should be at least

10 dBA below the maximum level permitted for the discipline.

FIM 2 METRE MAX TEST

The ambient sound level within a radius of

10 metres of the machine being tested should not exceed 100 dBA.

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SOUND METRES

Sound level meter minimum standard for enforcement are IEC 651 IEC 60651 or IEC

61672 Type 2.

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SOUND CONTrOL – rpM FIGUrES –

AppLICATION

13metres/sec – TWO STROKES i.e. Road

Racing where applicable.

11 metres/sec – FOUR STROKES i.e. Road

Racing where applicable and ALL Trials and

Enduro machines (two and four stroke).

8125

7959

7800

7647

7500

7358

7222

7090

9750

9512

9285

9069

8863

8666

8478

8297

Mean Piston

Speed 13m/sec

13000

12580

12187

11818

11470

11142

10833

10540

10263

10000

6964

6842

6724

6610

6500

6393

6290

6190

6093

6000

52

53

54

55

48

49

50

51

44

45

46

47

40

41

42

43

60

61

62

63

56

57

58

59

64

65

Stroke in mm

30

31

36

37

38

39

32

33

34

35

6875

6735

6600

6471

6346

6226

6111

6000

8250

8049

7857

7674

7500

7333

7174

7021

Mean Piston

Speed 11m/sec

11000

10645

10313

10000

9706

9429

9167

8919

8684

8462

5893

5789

5690

5593

5500

5410

5323

5238

5156

5077

Stroke in mm

92

93

94

95

88

89

90

91

84

85

86

87

80

81

82

83

96

97

98

99

100

76

77

78

79

72

73

74

75

66

67

68

69

70

71

4643

4588

4535

4483

4432

4382

4333

4286

5132

5065

5000

4937

4875

4815

4756

4699

Mean Piston

Speed 13m/sec

5909

5820

5735

5652

5571

5492

5416

5342

5270

5200

4239

4194

4149

4105

4063

4021

3980

3939

3900

3929

3882

3837

3793

3750

3708

3667

3626

4342

4286

4231

4177

4125

4074

4024

3976

Mean Piston

Speed 11m/sec

5000

4925

4853

4783

4714

4648

4583

4521

4459

4400

3587

3548

3510

3474

3438

3402

3367

3333

3300

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FUEL rEGULATIONS 87

Fuel regulations – National ACU

pUrpOSE OF rEGULATION

The purpose of these Articles is to ensure that the fuel used in competition is unleaded ‘pump petrol’ as this term is generally understood.

These detailed requirements are intended to achieve this purpose whilst allowing the use of consistent petrols for racing purposes. Any petrol which appears to have been formulated in order to subvert the purpose of this regulation will be deemed to be outside it. Lead replacement petrol (LRP) is not considered to be unleaded petrol.

will automatically result in the exclusion of the competitor from the entire meeting. The result of the competitors’ fuel sample analysis (A or B

Sample) more favorable to the competitor will be taken into account.

AIr

Only ambient air may be mixed with the fuel as an oxidant. Unless otherwise specified in

Standing Regulations, fuel additives are not permitted.

FUEL, FUEL/OIL MIXTUrES

UNLEADED PETROL as defined by European

Committee for Standardisation (CEN), EN 228

(2004) or BS EN 228 (British Standards BS7070) must be used for Road Racing (exceptions in

Road Racing rules), Motocross, Trials, Enduro and some classes in Drag Racing, Sprint, and

Track Racing. (See individual discipline rules).

Unleaded petrol must comply with the ACU specification with the following characteristics:

BIO-FUELS

E85 Bio-ethanol pump fuel may be used where specifically allowed by the sporting discipline

Committee.

E85 Bio-ethanol fuel is defined by CWA

15293:2005 (automotive fuels, ethanol E85, requirements and test methods) standards and is a road legal, publicly available fuel.

For: Road Racing, Trials, Enduro

Property Units Min. Max. Test Method

RON

MON

Oxygen % m/m

95.0 102.0 ISO 5164

85.0 90.0 ISO 5163

2.7

ASTM D 5622

Nitrogen % m/m

Benzene % v/v

ASTM D 4815

0.2

ASTM D 4629

1.0

EN238

For: Motocross and Track Racing

Property Units Min. Max. Test Method

RON 95.0 102.0 ISO 5164

MON

Oxygen % m/m

Nitrogen % m/m

Benzene % v/v

85.0 90.0 ISO 5163

3.7

ASTM D 4815

0.2

ASTM D 4629

1.0

ASTM D 5622

EN238

And other characteristics according to the current ACU specification. Available from the

Technical Secretary, ACU, Rugby.

Any infringement of the fuel specifications

SAMpLING

Fuel samples may be taken, to ensure compliance with the ACU Fuel Regulations at any time or place during the course of an event.

• The Chief Technical Officer with the agreement of the Clerk of the Course may take or supervise the taking of up to 1.5 litres of fuel from any competition machine.

• Containers used must be clean and of a type certified suitable for holding petrol samples.

• Each sample taken must be divided into two and placed in separate 1 litre containers.

(1 litre approximately in one and 0.5 litre approximately in the other). The containers must be sealed immediately and identified by reference to the machine from which the sample was taken. This information must be entered on a certificate which must certify the date, place and time of taking the sample and the seal numbers of both the

1 litre (the ‘A’ sample) and 0.5 litre (the ‘B’ sample) containers.

• Sample ‘A’ must remain in the control of the Chief Technical Officer for delivery to an ACU approved ‘Fuel Test Laboratory’.

Sample ‘B’ must be given to the rider or his authorised representative who must sign

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the fuel sample certificate, acknowledging receipt.

• Samples taken for routine control must be tested for compliance with at least three of the characteristics listed – A fuel test result will be said to be ‘in compliance with’ or

‘not’ in compliance with the characteristics tested for.

• When fuel is tested for any other reason all characteristics listed must be proved.

FUEL TEST COSTS AND pENALTIES

When following routine testing fuel found to be not in compliance with the ACU/FIM Fuel

Regulations the competitor involved will be liable for the relevant testing costs.

When fuel is tested as a result of a protest the protest fee must be accompanied by a ‘Nominal

Testing Charge’ of £600 and the losing party will be liable for all the testing costs. In the event of the protest being upheld the ‘Nominal Testing

Charge’ will be returned. Any competitor who fails to provide a fuel sample when requested to, or whose fuel is found to be not in compliance with these regulations will:

• Have his/her licence suspended for a minimum period of six months of the

‘season’ March to October inclusive.

• Be disqualified from the results.

• Lose any championship points that may have been earned at the meeting.

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ACU ApprOVED prOTECTIVE HELMETS AND VISOrS 89

ACU approved protective helmets and visors

The only indication that a helmet is suitable for immediate use in motorcycle sport is the ACU gold or silver sticker firmly affixed, as displayed below.

her FMN, may wear a helmet without an ACU

Approval sticker but complying with FIM Art.

01.67 (displaying a recognised International

Helmet Standard).

HELMET MODIFICATIONS

Please note that any modification to a helmet structure immediately invalidates ACU approval.

Any helmet modified by the cutting, drilling or puncturing of the shell in any way subsequent to its leaving the manufacturer, will be rejected at technical inspection and the ACU approval sticker will be removed.

GOLD APPROVAL

The minimum standard for

Road Racing, Sprints, Drag Racing, Hill Climb and any speed events held wholly or part on bound metalled surfaces.

SILVER APPROVAL

The minimum standard for Motocross, Grass Track, Enduro, Speedway,

Grass Hill Climb and all speed events held entirely off road.

YOUTH SPORT:

The choice of helmet type ‘full face’ (integral) or ‘open face’ with or without detachable chin guard, is at the discretion of the licence holder AND the parent or legal guardian of the licence holder. Great care must always be exercised in choosing a full face helmet for a young person, too large a size must not be selected in order to ease head entry or to allow for head growth. Packing must not be used to improve the fit of a helmet too large in original size.

TRIALS

: Trials riders must wear a suitable road legal helmet.

It is considered that any person selling a helmet for competition use as “ACU Approved” without an approval sticker firmly affixed IS making a false trade description.

EXEMpTION

A rider or passenger from another Country holding a licence endorsed by his/her FMN and carrying proof of insurance issued by his/

HELMET pAINTING

Painting of helmets of laminated composite construction (glass fibre, Kevlar etc.) is permitted. However, parts bonded on, such as the visor aperture surround or the energy absorbing lining must not be removed even by professional customisers. The removal of the visor pivots, vents and controls should only be done if attached by screws etc. “sprung in parts” should be carefully masked around before painting, as bonded items. Moulded plastic helmets of polycarbonate, ABS etc must not be painted.

Vinyl wraps as customisation of helmets is permitted in a similar manner to painting.

Competitors should make sure the adhesive used is compatible with the helmet material.

HELMET SECUrITY

Many helmets have a type of buckle (Double ‘D’

Ring or Sliding Bar) requiring strap tension to maintain security. Riders should be aware that strap slip can occur through this type of buckle even on new helmets, be sure to maintain some strap tension at all times.

Even during the relatively short period of a race, strap slip can be sufficient to increase the risk of helmet loss in the event of an accident. It can be minimised by securing the flapping strap end by some means such as a rubber band.

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HELMET prOJECTIONS

(Fins, stabilisers, cameras etc.)

Attachments to the shell surface exceeding

20mm height are not permitted in Road Racing.

VISOrS/GOGGLES

For Road Racing, visors to the highest British

Standards Institution grade of impact and abrasion resistance are recommended.

TECHNICAL INSpECTION OF HELMETS

Helmets are examined at technical inspection in order to assess wear and tear, general deterioration and to ensure that an ACU

Approval sticker is displayed.

The Senior Technical Officer of an event has the power to impound for the day, any helmet he considers is not in a fit condition to be used.

He is authorised to remove the ACU approval sticker, which remains the property of the Auto

Cycle Union. The helmet may be submitted for a second opinion to the Technical Secretary, but in any case may not be used without being re-checked.

Competitors with long hair – Long hair must be contained within the helmet or clothing.

MOULDED pLASTIC HELMETS

Many helmets with moulded plastic shells of thermoplastic material meet with ACU requirements and bear the Union’s mark of approval. However, it must be stressed that helmets manufactured from this material may be seriously damaged by substances such as petrol, paint, adhesives, cleaning agents and decorative stickers.

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TEN FITTING TESTS FOr HELMETS

1. Obtain correct size by measuring the circumference of the head immediately above the eyes in cm.

2. Check there is no side to side movement.

3. Tighten strap securely.

4. With head forward attempt to pull up back of helmet to ensure helmet cannot be removed in this way.

5. Check ability to see clearly over shoulder.

6. Make sure nothing impedes your breathing in the helmet and never cover nose or mouth.

7. Never wind scarf around neck so that air is stopped from entering the helmet. Never wear a scarf under the retention strap.

8. Ensure that visor can be opened with one gloved hand.

9. Satisfy yourself that the back of your helmet is designed to protect your neck.

10. Always buy the best you can afford.

Make sure that the helmet has an ACU Approval

Sticker affixed.

Never buy from mail-order

unless you are satisfied with the above tests.

Do not hesitate to return the helmet unused if it does not fit you.

HELMET STAMpING

Manufacturers and importers of helmets may seek approval for their products and a licence to affix relevant Gold or Silver approval stickers to their helmets by providing helmets for the Independent testing in addition to other type approval documentation as part of the approval process. Please contact the Technical

Department for further information.

Exceptionally, helmets may be individually approved, (often after painting etc.) They can be mailed for approval and the affixing of a relevant sticker. They should be sent to:

ACU, ACU House, Wood Street, Rugby,

Warwickshire CV21 2YX. Tel: 01788 566400

A fee of £15.00 should also be enclosed which covers return post and packing charges.

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COMpETITION LICENCES/ASSOCIATE MEMBErSHIp

Competition licence/Trial registration

A Competition Licence (or Registration in the case of Trials) is required by every rider and passenger participating in any competition held under the National Sporting Code of the ACU.

It is the responsibility of the competitor, or in the case of minors the parent or legal guardian, to ensure that their licence is valid and issued for the correct class. The issuing of a licence does not guarantee an entry into, or acceptance into, any competition. All licences are valid from 1 January to 31 December of the year of issue. Licence fees are non-refundable.

Duplicate ACU licences can be obtained on request at a cost of £5.00. Duplicate FIM/FIME licences can be obtained through the ACU at the appropriate fee.

One event licences

A One Event licence grants all the benefits of an annual licence for the duration of one named event only.

The Supplementary Regulations for the event will state whether this type of licence can be used.

One Event Licences are valid only for adult and youth riders in the undermentioned events: i) Motocross, Supermoto and Enduro events up to and including National Status.

ii) Grass Track, Sprint, Drag and Hillclimb events below National Status.

Note:

One Event Licences are not issued for

Trials or Road Race events.

For competitors who have not previously held an ACU competition licence or for those competitors who have not held an ACU competition licence for a period of three years, a one event licence may be submitted with an application for an ACU competition licence to receive a £10.00 credit on the purchase of an

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ACU competition licence within six months of the purchase of the one event licence in any calendar year period. The credit cannot be carried over from one year to the next.

It should be noted that only one One

Event Licence can be used to offset the cost of an annual ACU competition licence. It is the overall responsibility of the Clerk of the Course to ensure that all One Event Licence counterfoils are returned to ACU Head Office within 14 days of the event being completed. Although it is recognised this task may be delegated, the responsibility for ensuring this happens remains with the Clerk of the Course.

One event trials licences

To encourage non-ACU Trials Registered Riders to attend ACU Trials events, One Event Trials

Registrations are now available from ACU

Head Office. Riders taking out one event Trials licences will hopefully join an ACU Club, take out a full Trials Registration and become an

ACU Trials Registered Rider.

The cost of the One Event Trials

Registration is £3.00. The One Event Trials

Registrations are available in books of ten, ie. £30.00 for a book. It should be noted by Organisers that the One Event Trials

Registrations won’t be available for purchase individually – only in books of ten. Organising

Clubs are to pay for the books at the point of purchase, ie. there is no credit facility. Once the books are sold, the Club keep the money to recoup the expenditure they outlaid at the point of purchase.

To summarise – The books themselves consist of ten one event Trials Registration forms. There are no counterfoil or copies of the

Registration forms – just ten Registrations. The

Club buys the book in advance for £30.00, sells the Registrations at £3.00 each and keeps the money to reimburse their initial outlay. There is nothing to send back to ACU Head Office, no money and no counterfoils of the Registrations sold.

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Associate membership

Associate Membership is available to any individual who does not hold a current

Competition Licence/Registration. The annual fee of £10.00 allows the individual to enjoy a range of benefits and discounts that have been secured by the ACU for its members.

Benefits include significant discounts on a range of motorcycle related products as well as travel and accommodation. To view an up to date list of benefits please visit the ACU website.

Associate members also receive free copies of the ACU magazine.

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ACU BENEVOLENT FUND 93

ACU Benevolent Fund

ADMINISTrATIVE COMMITTEE

For contact details please refer to the

Committees and Panels section.

R. Hanks

(Chairman)

Mrs M. Carter JP

(Treasurer) Mr C. Pattison

R. Collins Mrs J. Macphee

R. W. Smith Mrs W. Evans MBE

Mrs L Francis

Trustees:

Mrs M. Carter, R. Collins, Mrs W.

Evans MBE, Mrs L Francis, R. Hanks, Mrs J.

Macphee, Mr C Pattison, Mr R. W. Smith.

It is first of all most essential to establish that the ACU Benevolent Fund is not a form of insurance. It is a registered charity that endeavors to give assistance to past and present members of the ACU including their family and dependants who are suffering financial hardship howsoever caused. No one has an automatic right to expect assistance.

Every competitor should be aware that due to the present limitations on accident insurance cover in respect of injuries it is now even more important to consider making alternative arrangements to provide their own personal cover in the event of an injury.

Areas the Ben Fund may be able to assist with is in the initial period when help is needed following an accident or injury prior to any state benefits being made available, also consideration will be given to help with travel costs when someone is hospitalised some distance from home.

Any request for help should be made via your own Benevolent Fund Officer as listed over the page or direct to the Ben Fund Secretary at the Rugby Office. A standard form will be supplied asking for certain details which should be completed and returned to either your local Ben Fund Officer or the Rugby Office, all requests for assistance received and any information given is completely confidential and will never be divulged to any other person or body.

The Trustees of the Fund will always give very sympathetic consideration to all requests for help. Our funds are however restricted and rely almost entirely on the generous financial help of our clubs, centres and other supporters, without this we would not be in a position to carry out our work of giving help and support where needed. If the Benevolent Fund has been able to help you in the past why not contact your local club or centre and offer your assistance in helping to raise funds for the future.

The Trustees recognise and appreciate the generous support of the Auto Cycle Union.

During 2016 the Benevolent Fund, along with other charities, has seen voluntary donations continue to decline due to the economic situation. We have seen requests for help increase and in relation to donations we were only just breaking even. It has been possible to build up a small reserve over the past few years and this reserve is now being used to continue the work of helping those in need. However, reserves do not last forever, we therefore have to request that in order to continue to give help where needed we must find ways of increasing our donations. The

ACU Benevolent Fund is not a HIGH PROFILE

CHARITY, as our help is restricted to past and present members of the ACU and their families, it is therefore only right that the majority of our income is self generated as it has always been in the past.

To our many Centres, Clubs and general supporters that have been the backbone of our income in the past we give you our most sincere thanks, what we now have to ask is that in order to maintain our level of support to those in need, we need the help of those who have perhaps left it to others in the past. The families of those we help over the years are possibly members of your

Centre or your Club please help us to continue helping them.

In the year ending 31st December 2015 the grants made will exceed £70,000.

To all our many supporters our sincere thanks for providing us with the means to continue our work.

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BENEVOLENT FUND OFFICErS

Cheshire & North Wales

Mrs L Francis,

‘Ballaspur’, 15 Furrocks Lane, Ness, Neston,

South Wirral, CH64 4EH. Tel: 0151 336

4940 [email protected]

Cornwall

Chris Tyrrel, Kangan Farm, Criggan,

Bugle, St Austell, PL26 8QX Tel: 01726

890404 [email protected]

Eastern

Mr M. Cross, Magrathea, East

Hanningfield Road, Sandon, Chelmsford,

Essex CM2 7TQ. Tel: 01245 478910 [email protected]

East Midland

Mrs A. Boyle, 126 Uttoxeter Road,

Hill Ridware, Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15

3QX. Tel: 01543 492212 Mob: 07866 605082 [email protected]

East South Wales

Sharn Gibbs, 63 Beech Court,

Burgbed, CF81 8NS Tel: 01443 829419

East Yorks

Mrs E. Race, 20 Broadlands

Drive, East Ayton, Scarborough, North

Yorkshire YO13 9ET. Tel: 01723 863987 [email protected]

Isle of Man

Mrs W. Evans MBE, 3 Mount

View Terrace, Onchan, Isle of Man IM3

1AB. Tel: 01624 621296/07624 433540 [email protected]

Midland

Mr & Mrs G. Daniel, 25 Doidge Rd,

Erdington, Birmingham B23 7SQ. Tel: 0121

350 2601 (Eve) 0121 373 1035 (Day) [email protected]

Mid Wales

Mr M. Bates, Nant-yr-Wyn,

Llanbister Road, Landrindod Wells, Powys

LD1 5UP. Tel: 01547 550393

Northern

Mr K. Quinn, 7 Arkholme Close,

Carnforth LA5 9XF. Tel: 01524 732089

North Eastern

Mr J. A. Guthrie, 9

Hillside Gardens, Sunderland, Tyne

& Wear SR2 9AR. Tel: 0191 522 6260 [email protected]

North Western

Mr D. Harrison, 93 Yarrow

Road, Chorley, Lancashire PR6 0LU.

Tel: 01257 410448 [email protected]

South Eastern Centre

Mrs Hazel Collins, 14

Brookside, Calcot, near Reading, RG31 7PJ

Tel: 01189 421534 [email protected]

Southern

Mr S. Earle, Flat 10, Laburnum

House, Laburnum Road, Hedge End,

Southampton, SO30 0QG Tel/Fax: 01489

785482 [email protected]

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South Midland

Mr D Porter, 22 Belper Road,

Luton, Beds, LU4 8RG Tel: 01582 651189 [email protected]@btinternet.com

South Western

Mr C. Pattison, 6 Churchfields,

Wincanton, Somerset BA9 9AJ. Tel: 01963

33001

Wessex

Mr M. Bracey, 3 Burden Close,

Bradley Stoke, Bristol BS32 8BL.

Tel: 01179 236867/07889 363526 [email protected]

Western

Mr Tom Vivian, Blakes Lane,

Guarlford, Malvern, WR13 6NZ Tel: 01684

311585 [email protected]

West South Wales

Mr Bryan Puckett, 32 Heol

Derwen, Cimla, Neath, SA11 3YS Tel: 01639

767851 [email protected]

Yorkshire

Mrs M. Carter JP, 10 Byeway,

Guiseley, Leeds LS20 8JP. Tel: 01943 878666 [email protected]

Scottish ACU

Mr Charles Mackenzie, 28 West

Main street, Uphall, West Lothian, EH52

5DW Tel: 01506 858354 [email protected]

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price List

Payable to the Auto Cycle Union Ltd.

pErMIT FEES (INC VAT)

(ISSUED BY HEAD OFFICE)

INTErNATIONAL

(excluding FIM Inscription Fee)

Speed Events, all Stadium Events and Hare &

Hounds Events

Trials and Enduro

£300.00

£75.00

FIME CONTINENTAL & NATIONAL

Speed Events, all Stadium Events and Hare & Hounds Events

Trials, Enduros, Road Rallies

£50.00

Contact ACU

ALL OTHEr pErMITS BELOW FIME

CONTINENTAL AND NATIONAL

ISSUED BY HEAD OFFICE

Speed Events, all Stadium Events and Hare & Hounds Events

Trials, Enduros, Road Rallies

Test Days

£50.00

Contact ACU

£50.00

SOCIAL GATHErING pErMIT £35.00

rECOrD ATTEMpTS (HELD IN UK)

Per Meeting/Day £35.00

COACHING & prACTICE

PERMITS

Contact ACU office for details

BIKE TRIALS

£15.00

YOUTH pErMITS

International £50.00

FIME Continental, National and National

Restricted £25.00

All other Youth Permits issued by Head Office £10.00

Basic Permit Insurance Package

1 day £699.00 (only permit element inc VAT)

2 days £920.00 (only permit element inc VAT)

Practice Day Permit held under Basic Insurance

£440.00 (only permit element inc VAT)

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International Competition £100.00

National/Restricted/Closed Competition £50.00

Engine Measurement & Fuel Testing charges can be found in discipline regulations and Fuel

Regulations within this Handbook.

AppEAL FEES

To the Final Tribunal of Appeal

Competitors first appeal to FTA

£5000.00

£500.00

Licensed Officials first appeal to FTA £500.00

To the Auto-Cycle Union

To the ACU Local Centre

To the Stewards of the Meeting

Restricted and Open Events

National Events

International Events

Off Road (Trials, Enduro,

Motocross, Track Racing etc)

Road Racing

£300.00

£150.00

£50.00

£50.00

£100.00

£200.00

FINES

Levied by ACU Court

Levied by National Club,

Centre or Stewards

Unlimited

Levied by Clerk of the Course Maximum £500.00

Non production of licence

Maximum £500.00

£10.00

CLUB AFFILIATION FEES (pEr ANNUM)

Less than 50 registered members

Between 50–99 registered members

Between 100–199 registered members £40.00

200+ registered members

£10.00

£20.00

£50.00

ADMISSION TICKETS

per 1000 including postage per roll £10.50

+ VAT

MArKEr TApE

Blue logo per roll 500m £12 + VAT + Postage

White logo per roll 500m £10 + VAT + Postage

WArNING NOTICES

Paper, as per current handbook

Type A (Motor Sport Can Be

Dangerous)

Type B (Prohibited Area)

Type C (Warning Notice)

£1.60 + VAT

£1.60 + VAT

£1.60 + VAT

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LASU

The ACU’s Local Authority Support Unit

(LASU) was launched in January 2005 with funding from Motorsport Development UK

(MDUK). Its remit is to offer assistance to Local

Authorities, Police Forces and other interested parties who are experiencing problems as a result of illegal off road motorcycling.

The main issues facing Local Authorities are the social disruption and safety concerns caused by the inappropriate and often illegal use of motorcycles in public areas. These problems have been exacerbated by the effects of increased popularity for the activity coupled with a lack of provision throughout the country. Local

Authorities, Police Forces and communities are faced with two options to deal with the problem:

1. Police the issue away with enforcement

2. Organise well planned provision, with targeted enforcement

The first option, policing the issue, is often seen as the best solution but has, in the past, simply moved the problem elsewhere, only to see it return to a community over time.

LASU believes that providing a legal and safe place to ride with targeted enforcement is the best solution. By contacting LASU, Local

Authorities and Police Forces have access to professional assistance to identify the type of problem, its size, nature and location as well as receiving help to create a workable solution.

For off road problems, LASU can provide assistance with the following issues:

• Feasibility Studies

• Land Access and Planning

• Course and Venue Design

• Insurance

• Environmental Issues

• Noise Monitoring and Testing

• Training of Officials, Marshals and Coaches

• Codes of Best Practice

• Creating Community Projects

• Practice Tracks

The mechanism LASU can deliver is extremely cost effective when compared to costs incurred by Local Authorities and Police Forces in enforcement. In addition, it provides young people with a chance to enjoy their motorcycling environment, safe from prosecution and bike

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For more information on Off Road

Provision, please contact

LASU Secretary: Debbie Walmsley Tel: 01788

566419 [email protected]

2016 rEGISTErED OFF rOAD prOJECTS

• Bridge Centre Project, East Lothian,

Tel: 01620 829817

• Kickstart Motor Project, Sidcup, Kent John

Seal 07738 383877

• MX Challenge Project, Dover, Tel: 01304

202244

• Sparkplug, Islington Lorraine Gibson

Tel: 0207 609 9922 [email protected]

2016 MINI BIKE prOJECTS

• Bikewise Mini Bike Club, Durham, Bob

Brown via Debbie Walmsley Tel: 01788

566419 [email protected]

• Gloucestershire Youth Mini Bike Project

Cheltenham, contact Steven Yetton

Tel: 01242 276138 [email protected] gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk

Gloucester, contact Mark Jones Tel: 01452

833227 [email protected]

police.uk

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Training Department

The ACU Training Department is responsible for the training of anyone wishing to become an

ACU Certified Coach.

The Training Secretary maintains an up to date Register of all ACU Certified Sporting

Coaches in all disciplines of motorcycle sport.

She also manages the renewal process for coaches and the yearly seminars that all coaches must attend at least once every three years, in order to keep their Certification current.

must be able to provide proof of a satisfactory standard of riding ability. A full list of acceptable minimum standards is included in the application paperwork.

Commercial coaches can also coach at Club and Project level. The training of Commercial

Coaches is charged at a commercial rate and the annual Certificate fee is £84 including VAT.

All coaches must undergo a DBS check

(previously called a Criminal Records Bureau check).

Shaun Brown, who has a vast wealth of experience as a Road Race competitor and

Coach/Coach, has been appointed as the ACU

Sports Development Officer and Shaun can be contacted via Debbie Walmsley Tel: 01788

566419 email: [email protected]

COACH TrAINING

The ACU Coach Certification Programme is open to anyone who wishes to coach sporting motorcycle skills.

The ACU Coach Certification Programme delivers training and assessment that is mapped to National Coaching Standards, providing new and existing coaches with the fundamental skills needed in order to pass on their skills and knowledge to other riders.

The ACU has three categories of Coach:

ACU Club Coach

– for anyone who wishes to coach at club level, on a voluntary basis.

Applicants must be competent riders, fully conversant with all appropriate riding skills for the discipline in which they wish to coach.

Applicants may be asked to undertake and pass a test of riding competency before coach training commences. Training for this certification is

FREE of charge for a member of an affiliated

ACU Club (subject to approval from the Club/

Centre) with an annual Coach Certificate fee of £25.

ACU Project Coach

– for people who coach for Local Authority or Community/

Charitable Motorcycle Projects. Applicants must be competent riders, fully conversant with all appropriate riding skills for the discipline in which they wish to coach. Applicants may be asked to undertake and pass a test of riding competency before coach training commences.

A subsidised charge is made for the training of this type of coach and the annual Certificate fee is £35.

ACU Commercial Coach

– for anyone with background in motorcycle sport who wish to provide coaching for a fee. Applicants

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LArA

LARA is the motoring organisations’ Land

Access and Recreation Association and acts as a national forum for the principal groups in countryside motor sport and recreation. LARA does not organise events or act as any sort of governing body, but it does assist its members in a wide range of land access issues: policy, practice and problems. If you want to know more about motor sport and recreation – how to take part, land access issues, planning problems, etc. – then either LARA or one of its member groups probably has the answers you seek.

You can contact LARA as shown below.

• Membership enquiries and any LARA issues related to CCPR, OS & NAFW. [email protected]

• Competitive motorsport, motorsport planning and all related matters. [email protected]

• LARA news – questions, contributions, congratulations and condemnations. [email protected]

• Training enquiries (Southern UK) [email protected]

• Training enquiries (Northern UK) [email protected]

LARA headquarters

LARA

PO Box 142

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE3 5YP [email protected]

website: www.laragb.org

THE DrIVErS’ & rIDErS’ COUNTrYSIDE

CODE OF CONDUCT

1. Use only Vehicular Rights of Way – not all green roads have vehicular rights. LARA groups can help with information.

2. Keep to the defined track, and deviate only to pass immovable obstructions. Report obstructions, including low branches and very soft ground, to the highway authority.

If the correct route is not obvious on the ground, ask local users, or check the details

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3. Travel at a quiet and unobtrusive pace, alone or in small groups. Remember that others seek to get away from bustle.

4. Ensure that you and your vehicle are fully road legal, and obey traffic and LARA signs.

Green roads are subject to the same laws as surfaced roads. There is no public right to drive away from a road on common land, moorland, sand dunes, or beach.

5. Pay attention to ‘the Four W’s

Weather

– Do not travel on green roads when they risk being damaged beyond a point of natural recovery when the weather improves.

Weight

– Do not use the roads which may be seriously damaged by the wheel pressure of your vehicle. LARA does not support use of heavy vehicles on green roads.

Width

– Do not use roads which are too narrow for your vehicle. Avoid damage to trees, hedges and boundaries.

Winches

– Only use when unavoidable.

Always avoid damage to trees, walls, and surface while recovering.

6. Respect the life of the countryside. Be courteous to all other users, and take great care when passing horses. Be prepared to stop your engine if needed. Always fasten gates and take care near livestock.

7. Remember that wildlife faces many threats and green roads can be valuable habitats.

Take special care in spring and early summer.

THE ACU COMpETITIONS NOISE CHArTEr

a) Do ensure that your vehicle complies with the noise limits applicable to the event.

b) Do not continue competing with a defective or damaged exhaust system.

Remember that you will be excluded from an event if you continue in spite of an excessively noisy exhaust.

c) Do not rev the engine needlessly in service areas, paddock, and start areas, etc.

d) Do respect official instructions in respect of quiet zones.

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ENVIrONMENTAL pOLLUTION

a) Do ensure that your vehicle is free from leaks of oil and other fluids which may not only present a hazard to yourself and others but also contaminate the countryside.

b) Do not carelessly spill fluids nor discard used, broken components. Always properly dispose of all waste materials.

c) Do not drop litter, take it home.

rESpECT

a) Always respect officials and their instructions, they are for a purpose and your benefit.

b) Do not be abusive towards officials this is bad manners and carries extreme penalties which might shorten your sporting career.

c) Always respect other users and the public in general, however abusive or obstructive.

Let the officials deal with such problems, and do not make them worse.

ACU rEGIONAL SpOrTING OFFICErS

John Fletcher

The Oaks, 18 The Ridgeway,

Astwood Bank, Redditch, Worcs B96 6LT.

Tel: 01527 893687

Anthony Kenny

250 Point Clear Road, St.

Osyth, Clacton on Sea, Essex CO16 8JL.

Tel: 01255 820295

Bryan Puckett

32 Hoel Derwen, Cimla, Neath,

West Glamorgan SA11 3YS. Tel: 01639

767851

Barry Robinson

9 Melville Grove, Ilkley, Yorks

LS29 8NX. Tel/Fax: 01943 609722

David Smith

20 Chedworth Drive, Witney,

Oxon OX8 5FS. Tel: 01993 708418 (7–9pm only).

Ron Weale

18 Jackson’s Edge Road,

Disley, Stockport, Cheshire SK12 2JE.

Tel/Fax: 01663 765794

Cass Edward

157 Queens Walk, Woodston,

Peterborough, PE2 9AJ Tel: 07933 777209

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The ACU Regional Sporting Officers provide a local source of advice and information on all the above and represent both car and motorcycle interests. If you would like to assist the ACU in its fightto protect the rights of motorsport, by becoming a Regional Officer would you please forward your brief details to the ACU

Office. Make no mistake, the full might of the environmental lobby is now being ranged against motorsport. Despite having organised responsible events for nigh-on 100 years our clubs are losing venues hand-over-fist through no fault of their own.

ACU needs more regional officers to help co-ordinate the fight back

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Land Use Advisory Service

Planning, conservation, rights of way, open access and noise are all potential problems which can affect and frequently have affected clubs staging off-road motorcycle sport at local or even national level. As a result, the Land Use

Advice Service (LUAS) has been set up to help find satisfactory resolutions.

The ACU has introduced LUAS to help you with problems as they arise and – this is important – to work with clubs so that problems do not arise in the future. Every problem that arises is a learning experience, win or lose, and it is vital that we do learn and apply each lesson for the future.

The Land Use Advice Service is initially going to work with clubs in a number of ways:

A set of ‘Guidance Notes’ is now available on topics that regularly come up, such as the extent of the 14/28 day rule (concerning the need for planning permission), and how to set about getting local authority authorisation for trials on public rights of way.

To view the ACU Guidance Notes Synopsis visit the Land Use Advisory page on the ACU website.

ACU Clubs and Centres may order copies of the Guidance Notes by contacting Debbie

Walmsley at ACU House on 01788 566419 or by emailing [email protected] quoting the Guidance

Note reference number.

There will also be a set of draft standard forms that clubs can use when applying to public authorities. LUAS also needs to hear from clubs about the areas and topics where they feel that help would be most useful.

LUAS will also help clubs with problems specific to sites and events. Email or telephone advice will be available when a problem arises, and each issue will be documented as a ‘case file’ at ACU Headquarters. This is very important as experience shows us that having the ‘full story’

– all the correspondence and the site’s history

– is crucial to a successful outcome, and once a particular problem is wrapped up, LUAS will look at it to see if there is a learning experience that should be written up as advice for the benefit of other ACU clubs. This is not more paperwork for its own sake: the level of official control and intervention in all aspects of land use goes up and up, and motorcycle sport now, more than ever, has to work within the system.

The ACU has engaged Alan Kind, who also works on planning issues for LARA, as its specialist officer to provide both general and case-specific advice. Clubs with problems can certainly speak directly with Alan, but LUAS has to manage all its communications carefully, so initial contacts should be via Debbie, please.

LUAS is here to help the ACU’s clubs, but it is not a one-way process – you cannot always ask for, and get, a packaged solution to your problems. Headquarters needs the clubs to work with LUAS so that, in the future, few if any problems arise and motorcycle sport is regarded as a good and welcome neighbour in the countryside.

If you have a problem, or just want to know more about any particular topic, then your first point of contact is Debbie Walmsley at ACU Headquarters (Tel: 01788 566419 or email: [email protected]).

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THE MOTOr VEHICLES rEGULATIONS 1995 101

The Motor Vehicles (Off road Events) regulations 1995

DANGErOUS, CArELESS AND

INCONSIDErATE rIDING – AppLIES NOT

ONLY TO THE pUBLIC HIGHWAY.

From 1 July 1992, the offences of dangerous, careless and inconsiderate driving of a mechanically propelled vehicle on the road

(sections 1, 2 & 3 of the 1998 Road Traffic Act as amended by the RTA 1991) have also applied to a Public Place. This change was driven by the absence of effective legislation to control illegal driving by underage drivers in public places which are not necessarily a public road.

This extension of road traffic law to public places had far reaching consequences for those who take part in or organise events involving motor vehicles in fields, parks or other areas where the general public is admitted either free of charge or on payment of entry fee.

Consequently provision was made in the legislation in order that the legislation does not apply to those taking part in ‘authorised’ motoring events when driving in a public place other than a road, provided they are driving in accordance with the appropriate authorisation for the event. Consequently, in most instances it is anticipated that ACU licensed riders participating in ACU authorised events will have nothing to fear.

It is not illegal to organise or take part in an unauthorised motoring event in a public place, but drivers and riders should be aware that they are liable for prosecution if in doing so they drive dangerously or carelessly. It should be assumed that what may be regarded as fair competitive riding on a race circuit may be regarded as dangerous or careless in an unauthorised place.

Consequently, any rider who may be attracted to ride in any other events should ensure that the events are authorised in accordance with the Motor Vehicles (Off Road

Events) Regulations 1995. The responsibility for ensuring that an event is authorised lies equally with riders and organisers.

The precise definition of ‘event’ or ‘public place’ cannot be given. Authorising Bodies have to consider whether the event requires drivers/ riders to drive/ride dangerously.

NAVIGATIONAL SCATTEr EVENTS

The Motor Vehicles (Competition and Trials)

Regulations 1969 is specific legislation governing motoring events held on the public highway.

The Road Traffic Act makes it illegal to race or trial of speed on the public highway, unless it is of a sort permitted by the 1969 legislation and authorised in accordance with it. It is legislation which makes it illegal to run a treasure hunt of more than 12 vehicles, unless a specific authorisation permit is obtained.

The authorisation procedures are quite involved and can be expensive to administer. However, a

Navigational Scatter Event is considered to be automatically authorised so long as it conforms to these various conditions:

• Regulations/information sheet should clearly state the type of event, along with an estimate of the mileage likely to be covered.

• The places to be visited must be detailed to the competitors by way of points on a map, or on a list. However, there MUST BE NO

REQUIREMENT for the control points to be visited in any specific order.

• Competitors should be given random choice of points to visit, and not be required to visit more than 75% of them.

• The control points should be safely positioned so that there is no danger to either riders or the general public. Paying special attention to traffic speed at, pulloff points, advanced signing, parking, number of riders that may be at any one control point at any time, access to private land, vicinity of house, noise levels, church service times, other events which may be taking place in villages on route at the same time (funerals, carnivals, garden fetes etc.).

• Competitors must be free to visit control points in any order.

• Riders should be obliged to get off their bikes to reach the actual control point.

• No form of timing should be employed

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on the public highway sections, although a finish time may be specified providing it gives reasonable and adequate time to visit the required number of control points.

pOLICE

Although there is no requirement to notify the police, it is wise to do so by simply sending the police authority/ies through which your event runs, a copy of a publicity sheet, or event diary, highlighting the date and location of checkpoints, and mark it “for information only”.

INSUrANCE

Where any part of an event takes place in circumstances where the Road Traffic Act applies, i.e. in a public place, competitors must be covered by their own Motor Insurance Policy.

Most organisers understand that if someone is injured or damage is done to property as a result of acting negligently an action for compensation may be brought against them. The ACU will provide a permit and insurance cover to clubs in order that officials and members may be safeguarded against legal liability as much as possible. If organisers don’t currently carry cover, then please obtain details of the ACU’s

Clubs Insurance Scheme and make use of it.

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ACU ENVIrONMENTAL CODE 103

ACU Environmental Code

1. INTrODUCTION

The realisation that society is rapidly destroying natural resources and polluting the environment to meet its own needs has now spread from pressure group thinking to the mainstream. In particular, increasing attention is now being paid to the concept of sustainable development that meets the needs of the present generation, without compromising the ability of future generations, to meet their own needs.

All activities have an impact on the environment, through the resources they use, the processes they undertake, and the waste created. Pressures to change our way of operating are now being brought to bear on all types of sport and recreation.

The governing body of motorcycle sport at both National and International level has two objectives to achieve in developing an

Environmental Code.

i) To ensure that it manages our activities in a way that is sustainable within the environment.

ii) To put itself in a position where it can demonstrate to Local and National

Governments that it is a responsible member of the community, with both the ability and willingness to contribute to the protection of critical aspects of our environment.

importance to develop a coherent environmental policy, taking into account the legislative and regulatory requirements of the United Kingdom, and the European

Community.

2.5 The ACU environmental policy, as defined in this Code, is based on mutual respect for the needs of the environment and for the reasonable practices of motorcycling in general.

2.6 The ACU seeks to co-operate closely with all appropriate organisations in order to ensure that motorcycle activities are, at all times, environmentally acceptable.

2.7 The ACU shall adapt its Rules and Standing

Regulations in order to give proper recognition to environmental matters and to the principles of the Code.

2.8 According to the above General Principles, this Code seeks to improve the relationship between motorcycling and the community at large. These main principles refer, in particular, to: a) noise, fuel, protection of the ground, and cleaning issues; b) behaviour of all persons, either directly or indirectly, involved in motorcycling.

2.9 The ACU will seek to establish, at all times, the appropriate environmental standards during the organisation of motorcycle events, at all levels, and will promote environmental consciousness.

2.10 In order to ensure that this Code is respected, the ACU has added environmental responsibilities to the duties of the Clerk of the Course.

2. GENErAL prINCIpLES

2.1 Motorcycle activities fall clearly into three main categories: competitive sport, recreation, and transport.

2.2 Motorcycle sport is a major constituent of the International and National sporting calendars, attracting an ever-increasing audience and producing significant economic benefits. It is a sport that, like most other sports, and human activities in general, creates an impact on the environment.

2.3 Motorcycle riding, as a means of transport or recreation, continues to increase and, therefore, should also be looked at from an environmental point of view.

2.4 The ACU considers it to be of major

3. ENVIrONMENTAL rESpONSIBILITIES

At each event the Clerk of the Course is responsible for all environmental issues associated with that event. The Clerk of the

Course can delegate the duties (but not the responsibilities) to another suitably licensed official appropriate to the status of the Event.

(i.e. An official with a National Track Racing

Clerk of the Course Licence can undertake the

Environmental Duties at a National Motocross

Event).

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The Clerk of the Course will:

• Ensure that the ACU Environmental Code is respected.

• Have access to all information relating to the event and must be able to, prior to, during, and after, the event, take appropriate action or make recommendations on all aspects of the event which may have environmental consequences.

• Report to the Stewards of the Meeting on environmental aspects of the event, and make recommendations to the Stewards or the Sustainable Events Management

Panel on issues which may have future environmental consequences.

For International Championship Events, these responsibilities must be undertaken by an official in possession of a current FIM

Environmental Officials Licence as specified in the FIM Sporting Code.

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4.1 MOTORCYCLES – INDIVIDUAL

• Avoid all unnecessary running of engines.

• Respect any agreed sound level restrictions.

• The sound levels, in all disciplines, must comply with the particular discipline’s

Standing Regulations.

• The ACU maximum sound levels for all disciplines will be enforced, controlled by licensed officials with approved equipment.

For details, which vary slightly between disciplines, refer to the sporting and

Technical rules.

4.2 MOTORCYCLES – COLLECTIVE

• Adequate consideration must be given to the siting of the course, and in particular the start areas, in relation to local residential properties.

4.3 COMMUNICATION

• Separate address systems for riders’ paddock and the public area are preferable.

• Position of loud-speakers: to ensure that sound pollution is prevented outside the venue.

• Maintain the sound level as low as possible and ensure that sound levels do not exceed

85 dB/A in areas accessible to the public.

• A public address system can cause more annoyance outside the track than the actual sound of motorcycles. Make arrangements

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5. FUEL

• It is a requirement that commercially available unleaded fuel, without additives, except oil for two stroke engines, is used.

• For Track Racing, the use of methanol is permitted.

• The use of alternative fuels which are more environmentally friendly, when sanctioned by the appropriate sporting regulations, are permitted.

• Fuel tests are carried out in accordance with the procedure laid down in the Technical

Rules.

• Samples of the test are sent by the organisers of the event to a laboratory selected by the

ACU.

6. prOTECTION OF THE GrOUND

• Measures must be taken to prevent discharges of fuel, oil, cleaning fluids, degreasants, cooling and brake fluids, etc. into the ground. For all off-road disciplines, competitors are required to use an environmental mat at all points where machines are serviced.

Specification of Environment Mat

Dimensions

160cm × 100cm

(Track Racing Solo – 160cm × 75cm)

Absorption Capacity

Minimum One Litre

The Environment Mat must be composed of an absorbent upper part and an impermeable lower part.

Thickness

Minimum 5mm

• Environment mats must also be placed under mobile generators and oil/fuel storage facilities to avoid pollution of the ground.

• Containers/facilities to recover catering waste, used rags and oil filters, waste oil and coolant must be provided by the organisers.

• Leave no long-term evidence of any activity.

7. CLEANING OF MOTOrCYCLES

• Cleaning of motorcycles can only be carried out at places designated by the organisers.

• No detergents are permitted.

• Cleaning facilities must be constructed and managed to avoid pollution of the ground.

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8. ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY

COMpETITOrS

• Each competitor is responsible for the waste generated by his team during the event.

• Where organisers provide the necessary containers for waste they must be used as directed.

• Waste must be retained by the team until the approved facilities provided by the organisers can be used.

• Used tyres must be retained by the rider unless storage and disposal facilities are provided by the organiser.

• Where refuelling or servicing of a motorcycle is being undertaken at an offroad event, competitors must provide and use an environment mat to protect the ground. These mats must be removed by the competitor after use.

• Where organisers or competitors provide generators powered by petrol or diesel engines, they must be placed on an environment mat, and that mat must be removed by the user afterwards.

• Any infringement by the competitor of the ACU Environment Code can result in disciplinary action being taken.

9. rECOMMENDATIONS FOr THE pUBLIC

Visitors to a motor sport circuit, track, rally or event can play an important role in keeping the environment clean and undamaged. Here are some suggestions:

• In co-operation with the police, select the routes to and from the venue which will cause as little annoyance as possible within the surrounding area.

• Provide clear signs to the venue, which must be removed within 24 hours of the end of the event.

• Do not allow parking on vulnerable areas

(verges, green lanes, etc.), or where soil damage may occur (eg after heavy rain).

• Avoid concentrations of people in sensitive areas.

• Provide sufficient sanitary facilities and ensure secure/prompt treatment of effluent.

• Inform the public about responsible behaviour on the site.

• Specify, in contracts with catering firms, that all drinks and food packaging is to be

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removed from the site. That all Generators to be placed on an environment mat for protection of the ground during refuelling.

10. rECOMMENDATIONS FOr

OrGANISErS AND CIrCUIT/TrACK

MANAGErS

10.1 ENVIRONMENTAL PROVISIONS

• Make arrangements to prevent pollution of the ground in the rider’s paddock, on the track, and within the surroundings.

• Look after the protection of verges along access roads, fence off (tape) vulnerable areas, to prevent indiscriminate parking.

• The facilities for training, racing, rallies, and the surrounding areas, must be protected as much as possible from pollution.

• Measures must be taken to prevent: i) leakage of fuel, oil, cleaning fluids, degreasants, cooling and brake fluids, etc., into the ground. ii) waste from participants, helpers, spectators and selling points not collected in waste-bins or containers and being left on the ground at the site. Sanitary facilities being connected improperly to the sewerage system. iii) waste being collected and removed in an illegal way. iv) ACU sound levels for motorcycles during the event (including practice) being exceeded. vi) excessive sound levels at all motorcycle events. vii) the composition of fuel not conforming to the ACU regulations. viii) the maximum number of events and/or practising time being exceeded.

10.2 EVENT ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT

PLAN

It is useful to use a plan for the management of the facilities, to stimulate an environmentminded behaviour by the spectators and an environment-minded use of the facilities during events.

This plan must include at least the following points: a) An assessment of the environment impact of the event on the circuit and its surroundings, having regard to the number of competitors and the expected number of spectators.

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b) Measures taken to prevent the pollution of streams where used as a drinking source for either animals or humans.

c) Cleaning area with high-pressure cleaners for motorcycles.

d) Containers for used oil, brake fluids and cooling fluid or any other liquid.

e) Containers for spectators general litter.

f) Sanitary facilities/ g) Judicious positioning of loud speakers.

h) Provision of adequate and appropriate direction signs to the event.

i) Provision of containers or waste bags in the pits of the mechanics area and collection of the contents during and after the event.

10.3 PUBLICITY AND ADVERTISING

• Place billboards and posters only after having obtained permission from the owner of the property, and the local highway authority if appropriate.

• Take Government regulations into account when positioning billboards.

• Do not distribute leaflets/pamphlets under windscreen-wipers of cars, on motorcycles, nor to spectators (do not allow others to do so during an event).

10.4 RIDER’S PADDOCK/RESTRICTED

AREAS

• It is recommended that each participant is presented with a rubbish bag and instructions for use on arrival.

• Provide sufficient containers for the rubbish bags.

• Take care that there are enough containers for used oil. These containers must be marked “waste oil only” and have an opening sufficiently large to avoid spillage.

• Provide containers for oil filters and cleaning rags.

• Provide sufficient and clean sanitation, for all personnel, with proper provisions for collecting waste and water.

• Provide a special wash area in accordance with the appropriate discipline regulations for events where the cleaning of motorcycles is permitted.

10.5 AFTER THE EVENT

• Signposts, billboards and posters must be removed immediately after the event.

• Clear away tapes and markers around the event site.

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• The event site must be returned to its original condition as soon as possible.

• Arrange for prompt removal of all waste and rubbish.

• Ensure that the disposal of medical or other hazardous waste is managed by specialist companies.

• At regular intervals make an evaluation of the event; correct any shortcomings and prevent future errors.

• Ensure soil/sand supplied by others be examined for possible pollution before it is used.

• Remove mud from public highways and remove direction signs etc.

11. rECOMMENDATIONS FOr rOAD

USErS

11.1 RIDER CONDUCT

• Individual motorcyclists should develop riding habits to ensure full integration with other types of users.

• Ride safely and avoid aggressive and competitive riding.

• Save petrol and reduce pollution by avoiding unnecessary idling of engines.

• Ride politely and limit noise pollution by using your horn only in an emergency.

• Noise annoys. Use a legal exhaust system and keep audio systems at a low level.

• Use only routes which are legally available to motorcyclists.

• Ride responsibly at all times.

• Respect nature by not travelling on routes that risk being damaged beyond a point of natural recovery.

• Protect wildlife and its natural habitat by riding intelligently.

• Take responsibility for ensuring that your used oil, tyres, batteries and other recyclable items are properly disposed of.

• Encourage fuel efficiency and space economy by riding motorcycles instead of driving automobiles.

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AppENDIX A recommended standards for the provision of sanitary facilities at ACU events

1. prOVISION FOr rIDErS/ pArTICIpANTS

As specified in the rules for each discipline.

2. prOVISION FOr SpECTATOrS, ETC.

FEMALE

• 1 WC per 100 or fewer females who it is anticipated will attend.

MALE

• 1 WC per 100 or fewer males who it is anticipated will attend.

• 2 WC per 100–500 males who it is anticipated will attend.

• 1 additional WC for every additional 500 males who it is anticipated will attend.

• 1.5 metres of urinal facility for every 500 males.

3. DUrATION

For events lasting for less than four hours, this standard can be reduced by 25%.

4. MAINTENANCE

These facilities must be maintained in a clean condition and kept fully supplied for the duration of the event.

5. WASH BASINS

Should be provided in the ratio of 1 per 5 sanitary facilities

6. DISABLED pEOpLE

One of the facilities, in each separated spectator area, should provide for wheelchair users.

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Equal opportunities/sports equity policy statement

• The Auto-Cycle Union (ACU) aims to ensure that all people irrespective of their age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, creed, colour, social status or sexual orientation, have a genuine and equal opportunity to participate in motorcycle sport and leisure at all levels and in all roles. That is as a beginner, participant or competitor, and as a coach, manager, administrator, official or spectator.

• It is the aim of the ACU to ensure that all present and potential members/employees of the ACU receive equal and fair treatment.

• It is the aim of the ACU to provide all its services in a way which is fair to everyone.

• It is the aim of the ACU in its relationship with its members/employees and in its provision of services not to disadvantage any individual by imposing any conditions or requirements which cannot be fully justified.

• In pursuance of this policy the ACU may take special measures/positive action for any group which is currently under represented in its membership, representative bodies or workforce, taking account of the

Race Relations Act (1976) and the Sex

Discrimination Acts (1975, 1986).

• In pursuance of this policy the ACU reserves the right to discipline any members/employees of the ACU who practice any forms of discrimination on the grounds of a persons age, gender, disability, ethnic origin, creed, colour, social status or sexual orientation.

• The ACU will monitor and evaluate this policy on an ongoing basis and will inform the members/employees of its impact.

DISABILITY pOLICY STATEMENT

• The Auto-Cycle Union has a policy of encouraging and supporting the motorcycling ambitions of anyone with a disability making motorcycle sport an activity that is genuinely open to anyone who wishes to take part.

• The ACU has a framework of requirements and assessments to ensure that everyone can enjoy the sport, in whatever capacity and to whatever level they are capable.

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Insurance

The following policies have been arranged to protect Auto Cycle Union Ltd (ACU), ACU

Events Ltd, ACU Events (Isle of Man) Ltd and

Auto Cycle Union (ACU) and/or their affiliated clubs or any local Association or Organisation approved by the ACU and their Officials in addition to “signed-on” Competitors who are members of the ACU but only when an ACU permit or certificate of exemption has been issued for the event. An event can comprise

Practice or Competition. The policies arranged by the ACU are:

• Public Liability for injury or damage to other people or property (see exclusions and limitations on the following page)

• Personal Accident to Officials

• Personal Accident to Competitors or

Participants (Premier Cover only)

• Road Traffic Act Liability (excluding Isle of

Man based events)

The benefits noted in this section only apply to events permitted by ACU Ltd, ACU Events

Ltd or ACU Events (Isle of Man) Ltd.

The policies are arranged through Lockton

MIS Motorsport, 10 South Parade, Leeds LS1

5QS Tel: 0113 3893666 Fax: 0113 2051630 [email protected] and copies of them may be seen by arrangement with the General

Secretary at ACU House, Wood Street, Rugby,

Warwickshire, CV21 2YX.

A summary of Key Facts for Competitors and Officials appears later in this Section.

pUBLIC LIABILITY COVEr

Any person allegedly injuring another or damaging another person’s property may have an action for compensation brought against them. This is as true of motor sport activity as of any other and it is for this reason that the

ACU has arranged Public Liability insurance to protect its Affiliated Clubs, Local Centres,

Officials, Sponsors and others who are involved in organising or running ACU permitted events.

For these potential legal liabilities to be covered under the ACU policy, the Organisers must obtain an appropriate Permit or exemption from the ACU.

The indemnity limit for any one accident

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is £30 million under Premier cover and £10 million under Basic cover. The cost of defending

Organisers and their Officials against allegations that might become the subject of indemnity under this insurance (including prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive) is also met by the Insurers subject to them taking over the conduct and control of any such defence.

The cover applies to associated activities necessary to an event such as setting up and dismantling a course.

Training days are covered subject to prior notification, approval of procedures and issue of a Training Permit, by the Training Department after payment of the appropriate fee. A per capita charge may be made for insurance cover provided.

Non motorcycling social events run by clubs affiliated to the ACU are included in the cover, i.e. club nights and the like.

The Policy extends to protect all persons appointed to act as an Official of any permitted event in respect of their third party liabilities arising from their official duties, subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions of the Policy.

Officials’ private vehicles, whilst being used by an Official in his official capacity as part of a permitted event, will, if damaged, be regarded by the Insurers as third party property and the

ACU cover will apply subject to a £100 excess.

LANDOWNErS

The ACU and its members need to retain the goodwill of Landowners so that land continues to be made available for events. For this reason the ACU policy indemnifies Landowners in respect of their potential legal liability to third parties following an accident in connection with a permitted event for which they have made available the use of their land. The indemnity protects them against being drawn in to a claim if there is an accident during the event and also indemnifies the Landowner if an allegation is made that cause of injury or damage was due to some defect in the Landowner’s premises. The amount of Indemnity provided depends on the cover selected by the Organisers of the event.

Many Landowners expect that if an event

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results in damage to their property (for example a wall is knocked down) that the ACU or

Organiser will indemnify the Landowner. The policy covers this type of incident subject to a

£250 excess.

SpONSOrS

The policy extends to include indemnity to sponsors, should they get involved in a claim where they have become subject to litigation only due to the fact they were an event sponsor.

If the sponsor has been negligent in their actions and caused injury to a third party or damage to any third party property then the ACU would pass the claim to the sponsor and their insurers.

CONTrACTUAL LIABILITY

Contractual liability is the term used in insurance to indicate an obligation imposed in a contract which goes beyond the position that would exist otherwise under the law.

Insurers customarily exclude such obligations because they do not wish to be bound by prior commitments made by their policyholders unless they have been given notice of the commitment and agreed to it.

It is not uncommon for Landowners making their land available for an event to make it a condition that damage will be made good. Thus the liability of the Organiser to the

Landowner may not arise from common law because the Organiser has been negligent, or failed to exercise proper care, but purely as the result of the contract between the Landowner and the Organiser.

The ACU policy is extended within its normal limits to cover this situation, however for this to apply details of any correspondence, contract or agreement between the Organiser and the Landowner shall be advised to the

ACU at the earliest opportunity and by the very latest the date at which the permit is applied for in order to check if the obligations go beyond policy limits.

WHAT IS NOT COVErED

It is important to understand what is not covered by the policy. The main points are:

Participant to Participant Liability

Claims by one Competitor against another

Competitor are not insured whilst competing in

AUTO CYCLE UNION HANDBOOK 2017 the permitted event. Competitor means rider, passenger, entrant or sponsor.

Liability arising out of the use of Motor

Vehicles loaned or hired to participants

.

Damage or loss of property

– Either belonging to the Organiser, hired or held in the custody or control of the Organisation running the event. Note this exclusion also applies to motorcycles held in a Parc Ferme but can be varied on application with full details to Lockton

MIS Motorsport.

Borrowed/Hired Motor Vehicles or

Borrowed/Hire of Equipment

– It is possible that an Organiser may borrow/hire a vehicle

(such as a tractor or JCB) or borrow/hire of equipment (such as fencing, or crowd barriers) to assist with the task of setting up or dismantling a course. The Organiser must ensure that the proposed use of the borrowed or hired vehicle is covered either by the owner’s existing

Insurer or by making alternative arrangements separately. Loss of or damage to property in the custody or control of the Organisers is excluded.

It is a condition of the policies that ACU

Codes, Regulations and Supplementary

Regulations are observed and complied with. Failure to comply could prejudice the operation of the cover.

Unusual Activities

– If these involve any high hazard aspects such as a freestyle jumping competition, firework displays or sports such as ballooning or bungee jumping, they should be referred to Lockton MIS Motorsport for approval.

Aviation

– The policies do not provide cover in respect of risks arising from the movement of aircraft. If any ancillary attraction involves aircraft, details should be submitted to Lockton MIS Motorsport well in advance of the event. Where airfields are used for events, the airfield must be non-operational for the period of the meeting or details of the proposed location in relation to the “air side” activities at the aviation site submitted to Lockton MIS

Motorsport for approval in advance.

Excess

– The first £250 of each and every property damage claim.

pUBLIC LIABILITY – ACTION prIOr TO THE

EVENT AND IN THE EVENT OF ACCIDENT

1. Prior to the event; so that Clubs may be

AUTO CYCLE UNION HANDBOOK 2017 certain that cover is operative for any event they undertake the following steps should be taken:

1.1 Apply to the ACU for an appropriate permit or exemption certificate.

1.2 Officials should be briefed prior to the event on risk assessment and procedure in the event of an accident.

1.3 Consider if specific advice is needed from

Lockton MIS Motorsport about the event e.g. – increased indemnity limit above £30

Million.

– Attractions other than normal competition e.g. flight displays, ballooning, bungee jumping, free style displays, bouncy castles.

– Contractual liabilities incurred to property owners or landlords.

– Use of vehicles on public roads i.e. RTA cover.

– Aviation activity on site.

If there are any special exposures that fall outside normal competition as shown in this handbook and therefore are not covered by the standard ACU liability insurance, full details of the event should be made available to Lockton MIS Motorsport in good time for them to be able to respond on the implications for cover and cost.

2. In The Case of a Serious Accident or

Incident involving a Competitor, Official,

Spectator or Property contact:

Road Race Events: Dr Paul King (07767

635420) Rowena Perks (07805 898584)

Off Road Events: Gary Thompson MBE

BEM (07976 548375)

A serious incident, whilst not a full list, would include:

– Death of a rider, official or spectator

– A spectator is hit by a bike or other vehicle

– A rider, official or spectator is airlifted to hospital from the event

– Any spinal injury

– A serious head injury

– Any other catastrophic injury

2.1 Efforts must be made immediately to collect the names and address of witnesses, which together with an account of the accident by the Marshals/Observers and the provision of any photographs taken should be passed to the Clerk of the Course who will make

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the information available to the ACU

Steward or send the information direct to

ACU Head Office as soon as possible. All information regarding a Serious Incident should be sent to ACU Head Office within three days of the incident taking place.

2.2 A full report must also be provided within three days to Lockton MIS Motorsport

(24 hours in the case of a fatality). Contact details are as follows:

Alex Braddish (07827 985033) email: [email protected]

Neil Want email: [email protected]

David Hamer (07825 781759) email: [email protected]

2.3 Organisers should retain a full record of the event i.e. copy programme, Supplementary

Regulations, final instructions, passes, scrutineer’s report and list of senior officials for a minimum period of four years, or until each competitor in the event has reached 21 years of age, whichever is the longer period.

2.4 A return must be made to Lockton MIS

Motorsport of the details of injured parties, on the Incident/Accident report form provided, with brief details of the injury to each. If a fatal or serious accident occurs the original entry form must be retained for a period of four years to comply with the law.

Any fatal or potentially fatal accident must be notified to Lockton MIS Motorsport and to ACU House, preferably by telephone/fax or email, within 24 hours.

2.5 Changes to the Civil Justice System came into effect on 26th April 1999 which impact on the claims procedures. They are designed to improve pre-action contact between the two parties, lead to a better exchange of information and put both parties in a position to settle cases quickly and fairly.

Following an incident, organisers may receive a letter from a solicitor which should take the form of two copies of a “letter before action”. Such letters should not be acknowledged but must immediately be sent to Lockton MIS Motorsport. Insurers will then have 21 days to acknowledge this letter followed by a period of 90 days to investigate the claim and make a decision on liability. Failure to meet these deadlines

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can result in judgement by default with the attendant adverse penalties and costs accruing to the defendant.

2.6 Organisers, competitors or officials who are involved in an accident will be defended by Solicitors chosen by ACU’s insurers.

The costs of a club, competitor or official appointing their own Solicitor are not covered under the Master Policy.

2.7 Claim forms will be sent direct to competitors who request them from

Lockton MIS Motorsport.

MEDICAL MALprACTICE INSUrANCE

The Master policy is automatically extended to provide medical malpractice cover for volunteer paramedics registered with the (HPC) Health

Professions Council. Cover also applies to qualified nurses registered with the (RCN) Royal

College of Nursing, medical assistants and event officials at ACU permitted events. The limit of indemnity is £10m in the aggregate for each period of 12 months. Cover is subject to an excess of £250 each and every claim.

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INSUrANCE pOLICY SUMMArY – KEY

FACTS FOr COMpETITOrS (prEMIEr pErMITTED EVENTS ONLY)

This policy summary provides important information about the Public Liability and

Personal Accident Insurance. This applies each time you are eligible to compete in any

ACU permitted event or event for which a certificate of exemption has been issued or run in accordance with the International Sporting

Code of the FIM. These are not the full terms and conditions. The full terms and conditions can be found in the insurance policy a copy of which can be viewed on application to the

ACU’s Company Secretary at ACU House,

Wood Street, Rugby. The insurance is governed by English Law.

Making a Claim

: To make a claim please contact Lockton MIS Motorsport on 0121 232

4597. In the case of an out of hours emergency please see above for the contact details for major incidents.

Complaints

: If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from us you should contact

Features and Benefits

Public Liability

You are covered for legal liability you may incur for injury caused to third parties and damage to their property.

Significant exclusions and limitations

Injury caused to any other participant during a race.

Road Traffic Act liability unless specifically provided for the event.

The organising club will be responsible for the first £250 of each claim in respect of third party property damage

Limit of indemnity

Premier cover £30,000,000 each and every claim

Basic cover £10,000,000 each and every claim

Personal Accident (Premier Cover only)

Death £10,000 (£7,500 for 6–15 year olds)

Permanent total disablement £20,000

Quadriplegia £40,000

Hospital Benefit

Loss of Limb(s)

Loss of Sight of eye(s)

£2,000

£20,000

£20,000

Operative Time

Cover for both sections only applies whilst you are signed on at events held under permit or certificate of exemption including setting up and dismantling at the event.

Personal accident cover for competitors does not apply to events run with only Basic insurance.

Temporary total disablement, illness of any kind.

Suicide or attempted suicide. Your own criminal act. Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Terrorism.

Hospital Benefit is payable in a single payment after 14 days hospitalisation following an accident, within a 12 month period of the accident.

Territorial Limits

Cover is only provided for events taking place under a Permit within Great Britain, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

AUTO CYCLE UNION HANDBOOK 2017 in the first instance David Hamer Lockton

Companies LLP, St Botolph Building, 138

Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AG Mobile 07825

781759 email: [email protected]

If we are unable to satisfactorily resolve your problem you may be eligible for the Financial

Ombudsman Service.

pErSONAL ACCIDENT TO rIDErS AND pASSENGErS WHO ArE MEMBErS OF THE

ACU

(A) Optional Arrangements

The ACU Policy only provides a foundation under Premier cover and competitors requiring more than this limited cover can obtain additional benefits by paying a seasonal premium to the ACU. Full details and premiums charged are available from

ACU or Lockton MIS Motorsport.

(B) Below International Motorcycle Union of

Ireland (MCUI) Permitted Events

The ACU’s Personal Accident to Riders and

Passengers Master Policy may be extended in respect of authorised participation. All

Competitors should contact the ACU prior to entry/departure.

Note

: Competitors without appropriate insurance or authorisation may not be allowed to compete.

(C) Youth Events

Lockton MIS Motorsport are able to provide seasonal event Personal Accident Insurance, at competitive rates, to meet the specific needs of youth competitors.

(D) Minors

IT IS MOST IMPORTANT that any injury to a minor (under 18 years of age) reported on an accident report form should clearly indicate the age of the injured person.

(E) Events with Foreign Competitors

It should be noted that only ACU and

SACU registered members or licence holders are covered by the ACU’s Premier

Personal Accident Policy. No cover applies to events run under Basic insurance.

Holders of licences issued by other

FMNs are required to make their own arrangements.

Please note that the scale of benefits is that specified by the ACU to apply to ACU licence holders competing in Events within ACU

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territory. (Article 110.2 of the FIM Sporting

Code).

rOAD TrAFFIC ACT LIABILITY

Third Party Road Risks cover has been arranged to cover any Competitor, Marshal or Official signed on for a Permitted Event arising from the use of any motor vehicle in connection with the event in areas of the event where the Road

Traffic Act is deemed to be applicable.

The insurance is event specific and will override any other cover that may be in place.

However, it is still recommended that all persons using their vehicle at an event make their own insurance providers aware of this use of the vehicle to ensure there are no gaps in cover provided.

pErSONAL ACCIDENT INSUrANCE FOr

OFFICIALS

The ACU has effected a Personal Accident

Insurance policies (Premier and Basic) all of which provide benefits on the scale below to officials acting at ACU permitted meetings who suffer injury. The cover applies to associated activities necessary to an event such as, setting up and dismantling a course and travelling to and from the event. The ACU will consider sympathetically the provision of counselling where appropriate.

TABLE OF BENEFITS

The benefits under the Personal Accident policies are either payable for death, loss of

Limb(s) and/or Eye(s) OR Permanent Total

Disablement OR Temporary Total Disablement

(this applies to Officials only). Officials who are unemployed receive weekly benefit only whilst hospitalised or housebound. Compensation is payable in accordance with the following table of benefits in Respect of an accident resulting in

1. Death.

2. Loss of or loss of use of two limbs or the sight of two eyes or the loss of use of one limb and one eye, the loss of or loss of use of a limb or the sight of an eye.

3. Permanent Total Disablement.

4. Temporary Total Disablement.

5. Fracture.

6. Dislocation.

7. Physiotherapy.

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8. Hospitalisation.

Note

: Repatriation costs are not covered.

COMpETITION OUTSIDE OF THE UK

When competing abroad it is a condition of the

FIM/FIME Sporting Code that the Rider’s own

Federation – in our case the ACU – ensures that riders are insured for stated benefits. This requirement offers some safeguards to the event organiser in the event of having to deal with injured or incapacitated competitors, as well as offering some level of security to competitors.

FIM INSUrANCE COVEr

Lockton MIS Motorsport have arranged on behalf of ACU Licence Holders a benefit package for riders competing in overseas events. Full details of cover and premium rates are available upon request from the ACU Rugby.

Your entry form must be sent via the ACU office at Rugby for endorsement for each event.

It is advised that the entry form and insurance premium for each event should be sent to ACU

House at least six weeks prior to the event.

ACU House requires a minimum of seven days notice in order to process your insurance and start permission document. Any requests not giving seven days notice may be surcharged

£10 plus any costs of post, fax or telephone.

You must obtain an insurance document for each overseas event in which you ride, unless you take out a Full Seasonal Policy, which covers you for the whole year. The issuing of these documents does not guarantee an entry into, or acceptance into, any competition. The onus of eligibility remains the sole responsibility of the competitor.

A copy of your competition licence,

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Speedway competitors riding abroad must obtain an ‘Authority to Ride Abroad’ form from the ACU. This is to be signed by the competitor, the competitor’s promoter, and the BSPA and forwarded to the ACU with all the relevant papers to obtain start permission.

NOTES:

i) Youth Competitors should note the maximum payable on Death is limited to

£7,500 by UK Statute.

ii) If any rider intends to claim that he already has private personal accident insurance cover in place, which is equivalent to the FIM and FIME basic requirements, and wishes to contract out of the ACU arrangements, the rider must submit such private policies, with the current renewal receipt or confirmation, to the ACU at least

21 days before endorsement of his entry is required.

iii) Riders are reminded that FIM/FIME/ACU

Cover is NOT travel insurance. It covers the Competitor for the benefits listed only during official practice or competition.

iv) All applicants for FIM/FIME International

Licences must hold a current medical certificate.

v) FIM Cover comes with 24 hour

International Emergency Medical assistance

(World Wide), and includes pre-travel advice, injury or illness consultation or second opinion facility and emergency message relay.

Benefit

Officials age over 16

Officials age

14 to 16 In full time education

1 2 3 4

£65,000 £65,000 £65,000 up to £200 per week

(Max. 104 weeks)

£7,500 £20,000 £20,000 £75 per week for home tuition & care fees

5 6 7 8

£2,500 £1,000 £500 £2,000 following hospitalisation of 2 weeks or more

£2,500 £1,000 £500 £2,000 following hospitalisation of 2 weeks or more

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CHECKLIST OF ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTS

TO TAKE WITH YOU WHEN COMpETING

ABrOAD

• ACU/FIME/FIM Competition licence of appropriate grade. (See ACU Competition

Licence Application Form).

• Necessary competition insurance – according to the ACU/FIM scales.

• A current European Health Insurance Card for each member of the team in order to receive reciprocal health benefits in most countries.

We strongly recommend that full travel insurance is arranged for your trip, in addition to FIM Insurance cover which only provides protection during the event itself.

OTHEr rECOMMENDED DOCUMENTATION

• Passport with Visa if appropriate.

• Driver’s licence.

• International Driving Permit (IDP) – where necessary (from AA or RAC).

• Bail Bond – where necessary (from AA or

RAC).

• Vehicle insurance documentation for all vehicles. Check with your insurance broker, as requirements vary from company to company. Green Cards are not a requirement for all insurers when travel is confined to the European Union and many insurance certificates now feature statements in other languages. Some insurers require only to be notified and will issue a standard accident report form.

• Vehicle registration documents – V5 or

VE103 or letter of authority if you do not own the vehicle.

• Travel Insurance – including medical and repatriation cover where not otherwise arranged.

• Competitors, who travel with assistants, or as part of a team, should not overlook their needs including travel insurance.

• International identification plate (GB) for vehicles.

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OpTIONAL INSUrANCE

In addition to the Personal Accident scheme already explained there are other schemes available to Clubs and Competitors, details of which can be obtained from Lockton MIS

Motorsport.

CLUBS

Now that public liability cover for ACU affiliated

Clubs’ social events is included in the ACU

Master Liability Policy you may like Lockton

MIS Motorsport to review your present cover.

Lockton MIS Motorsport has a scheme providing for the general insurances often needed by Clubs. Under this scheme buildings and contents, trophies, equipment, public and employers liability covers are available to complement the cover provided by the issue of an ACU permit.

ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE TO MACHINES

Lockton MIS Motorsport have arranged a scheme to cover accidental damage, fire and theft (other than when being ridden) for offroad competition machines.

Contact Address:

Lockton MIS Motorsport,

10 South Parade,

Leeds

LS1 5QS

Tel: 0113 3893666

Fax: 0113 2051630 [email protected]

An increasing number of foreign riders now compete in events run under ACU permits and this is to be encouraged, however serious problems can arise when a Rider is injured far from home and requires Repatriation.

Traditionally this is provided by the

Competitor’s home FMN along with Personal

Accident Insurance and Medical expenses to

FIM levels. Evidence of such cover is contained in a “Start Permission” document provided by the Competitor’s home FMN and is inspected by the Secretary of the Meeting at “sign-on” before the rider is allowed to compete. Times change and it is evident that with increasing freedom of movement between European Countries many riders do not obtain insurance or a “Start

Permission” from their home FMN before

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setting out for events run in England or Wales.

Thus they are often uninsured and place a severe burden on the organising Club. A further point worthy of note is that Competitors with full

FIM cover do not bring with them any Liability insurance to deal with an accident in the paddock, an “off” into the crowd or any other injury or damage caused through negligence, neither do they provide any PA benefits for

Officials. This cover is of course provided by the

ACU’s insurers but it is only right that Foreign riders pay their share of the premium in the same way as ACU Members.

For avoidance of doubt, Foreign riders are

Competitors affiliated to MCUI or any other

FMN (except SACU) who do not hold an

ACU Competition Licence or an ACU Trials

Registration. Where a Foreign rider takes part in an ACU permitted event the following guidelines apply:

1. Road Race, Drag, Sprint, Hill Climb,

Supermoto and Grass Track: Competitors

with

a valid competition licence and a

“Start Permission” from their home FMN or evidence of FIM insurance cover pay

£3.00 per day for liability and PA benefits for Officials. Note: Competitors’ PA benefits and Repatriation expenses are not covered.

2. Road Race, Drag, Sprint and Hill Climb,

Supermoto and Grass Track: Competitors

without

a valid competition licence issued from their home FMN and evidence of FIM level insurance cover are not allowed to compete without specific authorisation from the relevant discipline department.

3. Other events: Competitors in possession of a “Start Permission” from their home FMN or evidence of approved FIM insurance cover, pay £3.00 per day for liability and PA benefits for Officials.

4. Other events: Competitors from other member countries of the FIME competing in an ACU permitted event who are not in possession of a Start Permission must purchase insurance at a cost of £95.00. This sum comprises:

£15.00 one event licence in lieu of an ACU competition licence

£80.00 Personal Accident and Repatriation insurance for the competitor

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Notes:

(i) Repatriation is restricted to member countries of the FIME. Applications should be made to Lockton MIS Motorsport for countries outside the FIME.

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ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY SENIOr OFFICIALS FOLLOWING AN INCIDENT INVOLVING

SErIOUS INJUrY TO A COMpETITOr, OFFICIAL Or A SpECTATOr

A full investigation is required in the event of the following:

Fatalities, loss of sight or limb/s, paralysis, serious head injuries, potential fatality any spinal injury, a spectator being hit by a bike or other vehicle and any incident where a rider, official or spectator is airlifted from the event. (It is the responsibility of the Steward/Clerk of the Course to use experience/ common sense and to also telephone one of the numbers below)

Telephone:

In the event of a major incident telephone

1) Road Racing – Dr Paul King (07767 635420), Rowena Perks (07805 898584)

2) Off Road Events – Gary Thompson MBE BEM (07976 548375)

3) Advise ACU as soon as possible

Immediate information gathering for insurer by the Steward/Clerk of the Course/

Organiser/Venue Operator

• Photograph Scene

• Impound vehicles

• Obtain witnesses’ names, addresses and telephone numbers

• Seek and obtain video and photographic evidence from any source. Be cautious if asking spectators.

Information to be forwarded to Governing Body/Insurer

• Steward’s Report

• Marshal/Observer Reports

• Any other witnesses’ reports

• Medical Log/Report

• Scrutineer’s Report

• Racing/Radio Log

• Signing on sheet

• Risk Assessment

Forward to Insurer:

• Documents provided by Steward/Organiser as listed

• Event Regulations

• Event Final and Supplementary Instructions

• Event Programme

• Track Plan

• Copy of Permit

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MEDICAL SErVICES – TErMINOLOGY

Medical Officer (MO)

– Doctor A medical practitioner (doctor), who holds both full registration and a licence to practice from the

General Medical Council (GMC). A doctor should also NOT be subject to working in a

GMC Approved Practice Setting (APS). They should also hold personal medical malpractice cover, appropriate for pre-hospital immediate care. NHS Crown Indemnity is not applicable.

Paramedic (PM)

A State Registered Paramedic with the HPC (Health Professions Council).

If a paramedic is present at an event as an individual volunteer (being paid expenses) and not present in a commercial capacity, then they are indemnified for Medical Malpractice under the ACU’s insurance policy. This concession also applies to Junior Doctors with full GMC registration (not GPs or Consultants).

Ambulance

A vehicle registered as an ambulance with the DVLA (Driver and vehicle

Licensing Agency) or similar government licensing authority and complying with FIM minimum equipment regulations for a type C vehicle; that is:

• Medical: A stretcher (preferably standardised), oxygen supply, apparatus to immobilise limbs and vertebral column.

First aid medicaments and materials.

• Technical: Radio communication. Visible and audible signals.

• Staffing: An ambulance must be staffed by

2 First Aid Personnel who can be the two minimum First Aid Personnel required at an event.

An ambulance may act as a Medical Centre

but

if so it must be a vehicle additional to the minimum ambulance requirement.

First Aid Personnel

A person holding a current certificate of First Aid competency.

GENErAL

For each motorcycle sporting discipline, the individual ‘minimum medical requirements’ are listed in the Handbook within their own sections under the heading ‘Medical Services’.

This is because, understandably, the minimum medical requirements vary between the types of motorcycle sport.

The points listed below, where relevant to a discipline, will apply to ALL competitive

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1. If only one Ambulance is listed as the minimum requirement at an event

Organisers are reminded that if it has to leave the event all practising and racing must stop until its return or replacement.

It is incumbent therefore on organisers of events to remember their commitment and duty of care to competitors in ensuring that sufficient medical services for the type of event, dictated by a risk assessment of the expected number of injuries, are in place prior to the start of practising and racing and remain in place until the event has completely finished.

2. When medical cover is required at an event, the Doctors and Paramedics should have available resuscitation drugs conforming to Resuscitation Council Guidelines and a supply of parenteral and oral analgesics.

Organisers should ensure that such systems, equipment and supplies are available at the venue by discussion with their medical provider. Any further drugs and equipment that may be deemed to be appropriate by way of specialist expertise are the responsibility of the individual doctor.

3. Auxiliary vehicles, such as 4×4 with a stretcher, cannot replace an Ambulance but such vehicles might, at certain event sites, be used in addition to and as the final form of transportation to the Ambulance for the event.

4. If there is a requirement for first aid personnel to be present then they can be the two crew members of an Ambulance, assuming that one is present as a minimum requirement, but they must be available for all the practices and races. Such first aid personnel are an additional requirement to any doctors or paramedics required to be present at the meeting.

5. If there is a requirement for full first aid equipment, including a stretcher, then this can be the same equipment as that defined in the minimum equipment requirements for an Ambulance.

6. If the minimal medical cover required is for only one doctor or only one paramedic to be present then, if the only one available has

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7. If a doctor is required at an event then they must be on site. It is not sufficient to have the name and address of a distant doctor, who would or might be available if required.

8. The nearest hospital, with an Accident &

Emergency Department, must be notified in writing of the time, date and place of the meeting.

9. If a doctor is involved in the treatment of competitors or spectators at an event, they should not normally be involved with drug or alcohol testing of competitors.

10. If a medical centre is available at a circuit or the site of an event then it should be fully operational and independently staffed.

If deemed acceptable, an Ambulance or similar unit may act as a medical centre but if so, it must be additional to the minimum

Ambulance requirements.

11. If no MO or PM is required at an event then at least one of the two Ambulance crew must be qualified as an IHCD Emergency

Technician (EMT) or the Voluntary Aid

Society (VAS) equivalent, rather than just a first aid person.

12. If a competitor is involved in an incident involving potential injury, but is not, at the time, taken to Hospital for further treatment, then a relative, or a member of their crew, should be given a copy of the medical assessment or Ambulance report form completed by the event medical personnel following the incident.

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requirements for safety precautions at all events held under an ACU permit

It should be generally realised that the organisers of speed events have a legal responsibility to the general public and therefore it is the duty of these organisers to ensure that all reasonable precautions are taken to protect the public.

Whilst organising clubs are insured under the Promoters Third Party Policy in respect of their legal liability, it is a condition of the policy that the promoters of an event must comply strictly with the National Sporting Code and any additional requirements as may be specified by the Permanent Course Licence or Temporary

Course Certificate.

Clubs failing to do so stand in grave danger of any claims being repudiated to the club by the insurers under the terms of the policy covering legal liability.

The safety precautions to be adopted are provided with the Permanent Course Licence or

Temporary Course Certificate for the particular course but the following general requirements must be observed.

The attention of organisers is drawn to the provision of the NSC which stipulates that no alteration of the requirements contained in the Permanent Course Licence or Temporary

Course Certificate shall be made without the prior approval, in writing, of the ACU.

It is recognised that circumstances may arise in which it is necessary to make certain alterations to the course on the day of the meeting but any such alterations must be approved by the Stewards of the Meeting and details given in their report to the authority granting the permit.

WArNING & prOHIBITION NOTICES

The following requirements regarding the display of notices are applicable to all speed events.

WARNING NOTICE (A) (29 × 20 INCHES.)

Warning notices as detailed opposite must be displayed on each side of every entrance to the course, including the entrance to car parks and paddock.

These notices, mounted on stakes, must be prominently displayed and with the top of the notice at least 4ft. from the ground and where they can be easily read by the public before any admission charge is paid, or where no admission charge is made before entry is gained into the circuit.

Where it is not possible to define the limits of the site and to control admission of the public

(e.g. War Department and heath land) warning notices must be profusely displayed around the course and also in the car parks. These notices must be mounted on stakes, and the top of the notices must be at least 4ft. from the ground.

NOTICE

WARNING TO THE PUBLIC

MOTOR SPORT CAN BE

DANGEROUS

Despite the organisers taking all reasonable precautions, unavoidable accidents can happen. Please comply with all instructions of marshals and notices and remain in permitted areas only.

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WARNING NOTICE (A2) (29 × 17 INCHES.)

Warning notices as detailed opposite must be displayed on each side of every entrance to the course, including the entrance to car parks and paddock.

These notices, mounted on stakes, must be prominently displayed and with the top of the notice at least 4ft. from the ground and where they can be easily read by the public before any admission charge is paid, or where no admission charge is made before entry is gained into the circuit.

Where it is not possible to define the limits of the site and to control admission of the public (e.g. War Department and heath land) warning notices must be profusely displayed around the course and also in the car parks. These notices must be mounted on stakes, and the top of the notices must be at least 4ft. from the ground.

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PROHIBITED AREA NOTICE (B)

(29 × 20 INCHES.)

Areas where the public are not permitted must be clearly defined by the display of an adequate number of “Prohibited Area” notices mounted on stakes. These notices must also be displayed in the prohibited area between the “double roping” and facing the public. Warning Notice

(A) should also be erected in these areas but they must be used in addition and not in place of Prohibited Area Notice (B). Notices should be displayed within the prohibited area, facing the public and mounted on stakes or fixed to the inner fencing.

NOTICE

PROHIBITED AREA

THE pUBLIC IS NOT pErMITTED

IN THIS ArEA

WARNING

MOTOR SPORT

CAN BE

DANGEROUS

Despite the organisers taking all reasonable precautions, unavoidable incidents can happen.

Please comply with all instructions of marshals and notices and remain in permitted areas only.

WARNING NOTICE (C) (20 × 15 INCHES.)

Those parts of the course to which the public may be admitted and where it is neither practical nor necessary to erect a rope barrier, e.g. those parts of the course which are straight and are only used by the public to reach other parts of the course, may be indicated by the erection of the special type of Warning Notice (C). These notices mounted on stakes with the top of the notices at least 4ft above ground level should be displayed at least 30Ft from the course. It is recommended that the limit of these areas should also be defined by a boundary tape affixed to the stakes supporting the notices.

WARNING

THE pUBLIC MUST NOT GO BEYOND

THIS NOTICE

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DECLArATION – ADMISSION TICKETS, pASSES, ArMLETS, ETC.

Subject to the provision of the Sunday

Observance Act 1780, no person may be allowed to any part of the circuit without a suitable pass or ticket. All tickets and passes must bear the following wording shown below in full and if the wording appears on the reverse side then the words “For Conditions of Admission See Over” must be clearly printed on the face thereof.

Where a ticket is cancelled by being torn in half, the full wording and, where applicable, the “For conditions of admission see over” must appear on each half.

Where a charge is made for admission into special or “reserved” enclosures a ticket bearing the approved declaration must be issued in exchange for payment to enter these enclosures.

All vehicle passes must bear the same wording and comply with the above requirements.

WARNING

MOTOR SPORT CAN BE

DANGEROUS

Despite the organisers taking all reasonable precautions, unavoidable accidents can happen. Please comply with all instructions of marshals and notices and remain in permitted areas only.

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OFFICIAL prOGrAMME

The declaration as outlined above should be printed in full on the outside front cover of all

Official Programmes. Where this is not possible it must be printed in full in the programme and the words “For conditions of admission see inside” printed on the outside cover.

SIGNING ON

All riders, passengers, officials and assistants, press and team crew must sign a declaration on the relevant signing on form (available from the

ACU).

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AGE LIMITS FOr OFFICIALS & ASSISTANTS

All event Executive and Administrative Officials shall be 18 years of age or over.

Marshals:

All Assistant Officials whose function is to be carried out at the immediate trackside must be at least 16 years of age with the exception of marshals who are in membership of a recognised corps of cadets/scouts/other discipline groups who must be at least 14 years of age.

Trials Observers:

Trials Observers must be at least 12 years of age.

Parental Agreement and responsible

Persons:

All Assistant Officials who are under

18 years of age must have obtained parental agreement to carry out the duty and the signingon signature must be countersigned by someone who is responsible for the official at the event.

General:

When using the services of minors

(persons under 18 years of age) for any official duties at any event special attention must be given to any risks which may be associated with the duty, and to the previous experience of the official.

MANDATOrY SIGNING FOr pUBLIC

SAFETY AT MOTOrCYCLE ENDUrOS

This signing should be the responsibility of the

Safety Officer. It should be erected and removed as a separate task from the route marking itself.

The aims are to advise other users of the countryside that the event is taking place, to reduce the prospect of conflicts and complaints, to add to the event’s safety precautions.

Unless spectators are to be catered for, the signs should not ‘advertise’ the event. However each should be carefully positioned to be clearly visible to those members of the public (or competitors and marshals) for whom its message is intended. The notional plan opposite shows where the signs should be located but every venue requires the exercise of local knowledge and experience.

Note: use of signs F or G does not enable a footpath, bridleway or byway to be incorporated in a timed special stage.

These signs may be obtained from:

Mr V. Madeley, Greenfields, Ceri, Newtown,

Powys SY16 4LH. Tel: 01686 670596

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A

NOTICE

WARNING TO THE PUBLIC

MOTOR SPORT CAN BE

DANGEROUS

Despite the organisers taking all reasonable precautions, unavoidable accidents can happen. Please comply with all instructions of marshals and notices and remain in permitted areas only.

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D

CAUTION

Motorcycle

Competition in progress

Tel: ACU 01788

566400

E

THANK

YOU

Tel: ACU 01788

566400

F

CARE

G

CARE

H

!

ROAD AHEAD

Tel: ACU 01788 566400

Tel: ACU 01788 566400 Tel: ACU 01788 566400

B

CAUTION

This right of way and other parts of the forest will be in use during the weekend for an authorised

MOTORCYCLE

COMPETITION

Tel: ACU 01788

566400

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C

WARNING

You are approaching a Motorcycle

Enduro. You are present in vicinity of the course by your own choice & should exercise the utmost caution

Tel: ACU 01788

566400

F

G

D4

E

H

Sign Colour

A

B

C

D3

Black on White

Black on White

Black on White

Black on Yellow

Black on Yellow

Black on Yellow

Black on Yellow

Black on Yellow

A4

A4

A4

A4

Red/Black on White A3

Size

29" × 20"

A4

A4

A3

Description

ACU Warning Notice (A)

‘Caution – This right of way etc’

‘Caution – This part of the forest etc’

‘Caution – Motorcycle Competition in Progress’

‘Caution – Motorcycle Competition in Progress’

‘Thank You’

‘Footprint’

‘Footprint and Horseshoe’

‘! Road Ahead’

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National plan of signing for public safety at motorcycle Enduros

Public highway

Stile

B

A

B

Gate

Public footpath

C

F

D4

D4

Start area

Route of enduro

D4

D4

G

G

G

G

Byway or bridleway

D3

E

H

E

D3

B

Minor highway

B

E

D3

H

E

D3

C

Field gate

Fence line

This signing should be the responsibility of the Safety Officer.

The aims are to

– advise other users of the countryside that the event is taking place.

– reduce the prospect of conflicts and complaints.

– add to the event’s safety precautions.

Unless spectators are to be catered for, the signs should not advertise the event.

Each should be carefully positioned to be clearly visible to those members of the public or competitors or marshals, for whom its message is intended.

Every venue requires the exercise of local knowledge and experience.

Signs should be erected and removed as a separate task from the route marking itself.

Note

: Use of signs F and G does not enable a footpath, bridleway or byway to be incorporated in a timed special stage.

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TrAVELLING MArSHALS

These are a vital part of the safety and smooth running of Enduros and their importance should not be underestimated however they have a responsibility to the Organisers and

Riders and as such this should be outlined to any

Travelling Marshals before they commence with their duties.

Areas to be highlighted to Travelling

Marshals should be:

• Do not ride against the direction of the

Course whilst Off Road

• Be prepared to act if you come across an injured rider – contact medical staff/

Organisers, ensure the Rider is safe from other Riders (place bike as a barrier/divert route).

• Make sure any Riders with broken down machines are safe and shown/taken out of the Forestry.

• Repair/replace any route marking tape as required.

• Ensure any gates you are charged with are closed after the event.

Organisers should ensure Travelling Marshals are:

• Signed On

• Adequately briefed

• Have contact details of the Organisers for emergencies

• Advise the Organisers when they have finished their duties

• Are wearing suitable protective clothing including helmets on Motorcycles and

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section two

STANDING rEGULATIONS

Motocross

Standing Regulations

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MOTOCROSS 129

SECTION 1 MEETINGS

1.1 Definitions 132

1.2 Categories of Meetings 132

1.2.1 International 132

1.2.2 European Open 132

1.2.3 National 132

1.2.4 Open 133

1.2.5 Restricted 133

1.3 Supercross 133

1.4 Beachcross 133

1.5 Minibike 133

1.6 Eligibility of Foreign Riders in National, Open and Restricted Meetings 133

1.7

1.8

Practice Meetings and Test Days 133

Conditions for Motocross Meetings 134

SECTION 2 ELIGIBILITY

2.1 Licences 134

2.2 Capacity and Licence Restrictions 135

2.3 Youth 136

2.4 Adult 137

2.5 Physical Eligibility/Proficiency Assessment 137

SECTION 3 CLASS VARIATIONS

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

Automatic Class 137

65cc Junior Class 137

85cc Small Wheel and 85cc Big Wheel Classes 137

Youth 125cc 137

3.5 Open Class (Youth) 137

3.6 MX2 137

3.7 MX1 138

3.8 Open (Adult) 138

3.9 Formula Classes 138

3.10 50cc/100cc Quad Class 138

3.11 150cc/250cc Quad Class 138

SECTION 4 LICENCES AND REGISTRATIONS (OFFICIALS)

4.1 Licensed Officials 138

4.1.1 Clerk of the Course/Race Director

138

4.1.2 Steward/Referee 139

4.1.3 Chief Technical Officer

139

4.1.4 Measurer 139

4.1.5 Timekeepers 139

4.2 Unlicensed Officials 139

4.2.1 Incident Officer 140

4.2.2 Secretary of the Meeting 140

4.2.3 Club Stewards 140

4.2.4 Marshal 140

4.2.5 Medical Officer 140

SECTION 5 SPECIFICATION OF MOTORCYCLE

5.1 Brakes 140

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5.2 Tyres 140

5.3 Mudguards 140

5.4 Clutch and Brake Levers 140

5.5 Footrests and Handlebars 141

5.6 Lamps 141

5.7 Throttle 141

5.8 Exhaust Pipes 141

5.9 Running of Engines 141

5.10 Fuel 141

5.11 Ignition Cut-Out 141

5.12 Chain Guards 141

5.13 Construction 142

5.14 Wheels 142

5.15 Engines 142

5.16 Electric Mototorcycles 142

5.17 Miscellaneous 144

SECTION 6 NUMBER PLATES

6.10 Number Plate Diagram 146

SECTION 7 TECHNICAL CONTROL

146

8.3

8.4

8.5

8.6

8.7

SECTION 8 SAFETY

8.1 Medical Services 148

8.2 Clothing 149

8.2.1 Motocross, Supercross and Beachcross 150

8.2.2 Minibike 150

Track Safety 150

Fire Extinguishers 150

Riding in the Paddock 150

Track Access 151

Flag Signals 151

SECTION 9 RACE MANAGEMENT

9.1 Entries 151

9.2 Practice 151

9.3

9.4

Start Positions 152

Electronic Timekeeping

152

9.5 Races 152

9.6

9.7

9.8

9.9

Method of Starting 152

Starter’s Orders

152

False Starts 152

Stopping a Race 153

9.10 Finish of Race 153

9.11 Race Results 154

9.12 Change of Machine 154

9.13 Change of Sidecar Passenger 154

9.14 Outside Assistance 154

9.15 Foul, Unfair or Dangerous Riding 154

9.16 Course Conduct 154

9.17 Awards 154

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SECTION 10 GENERAL

10.1 Instructions to Riders 155

10.2 Conduct 155

10.3 Parental Responsibility 155

10.4 Declaration 155

10.5 Compliance with Regulations 155

10.6 Dogs at Off Road Motorcycle Events 155

SECTION 11 BEACHCROSS

11.1 Specification of Motorcycle 155

11.2 LPG Fuel/Diesel 155

11.3 Circuit 155

11.4 Starter’s Orders 156

11.5 Finish of a Race 156

11.6 Duration of a Race 156

11.7 Interruption of a Race 156

11.8 Disqualifications 156

SECTION 12 CROSS COUNTRY QUADS STANDING REGULATIONS

12.1 Meetings 156

12.2 Eligibility 156

12.3 Class Variations 157

12.4 Licences and Registrations (Officials) 157

12.5 Specification Of A Motorcycle 157

12.6 Number Plates 157

12.7 Technical Control 158

12.8 Safety 158

12.9 Race Management 158

12.10 General 160

SECTION 13 GRADING

13.1 ACU Motocross Riders Expert Grading Scheme (Adult) 161

SECTION 14 MOTOCROSS MOTORCYCLE

162

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The National Sporting Code of the ACU and the Standing Regulations together with the

Supplementary Regulations and any Final Instructions shall apply to all Motocross Events held under an ACU Permit.

SECTION 1 MEETINGS

1.1 DEFINITIONS

FIM

– Fédération Internationale de Motorcyclisme – The international governing body of motorcycle sport

FIME

– Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme Europe – European governing body for motorcycle sport

FMN

– Federation Motorcycliste Nationale – FIM affiliated National federations

ACU

– Auto Cycle Union – The FMN of the FIM for the British Isles excluding Northern Ireland

SACU

– Scottish Auto Cycle Union

MCUI

– Motor Cycle Union of Ireland – The FMN of the FIM for Ireland

IMN

– International Meeting Number issued by the FIM

1.2 CATEGOrIES OF MEETINGS

• Restricted Meetings

Open Meetings

National Meetings

European Open Meetings

International Meetings

1.2.1 INTErNATIONAL

1. The Permit shall be issued by ACU Headquarters for a meeting inscribed on the International

Calendar of the FIM and having an FIM International Meeting Number (IMN).

2. An International meeting is open to Entrants and Riders of more than one nation who must hold an International Licence or a National licence issued by the ACU, the SACU or their FMN valid for the particular meeting concerned.

3. All riders not holding a licence issued by the ACU or SACU must carry proof of Insurance and a written Start Permission document issued by their FMN.

Note

: This includes all riders holding a licence issued by the MCUI.

1.2.2 EUrOpEAN OpEN

1. The permit shall be issued by ACU Headquarters for a meeting inscribed on the Calendar of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme Europe (FIME) and having a European Meeting

Number (EMN).

2. A European Open meeting is open to Entrants and Riders of more than one European nation who must hold the appropriate Competition Licence valid for the particular meeting concerned.

3. All riders not holding a Licence issued by the ACU or SACU must carry proof of Insurance and a written Start Permission document issued by their FMN.

Note

: This includes all riders holding a licence issued by the MCUI.

1.2.3 NATIONAL

1. The Permit shall be issued by ACU Headquarters.

2. A National meeting is open to Entrants and Riders who are the holders of an ACU Motocross or International Motocross Licence issued by the ACU, SACU or any FMN valid for the particular meeting concerned.

3. All riders not holding a Licence issued by the ACU or SACU must carry proof of Insurance and a written Start Permission document issued by their FMN.

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Note

: This includes all riders holding a licence issued by the MCUI.

1.2.4 OpEN

1. The Permits for events run under basic insurance are issued by ACU Headquarters.

2. The Permits for events run under Premier insurance are issued by the Centre to which the club is affiliated.

3. An Open meeting is open to Entrants and Riders who are the holders of a Licence issued by the

ACU, SACU or any FMN valid for the meeting concerned.

4. All riders not holding a Licence issued by the ACU or SACU must carry proof of Insurance and a written Start Permission document issued by their FMN.

Note

: This includes all riders holding a licence issued by the MCUI.

1.2.5 rESTrICTED

1. The Permits for events run under basic insurance are issued by ACU Headquarters.

2. The Permits for events run under Premier insurance are issued by the Centre to which the club is affiliated.

3. A Restricted meeting is open to Entrants and Riders who are the holders of a current Licence issued by the ACU, SACU or any FMN valid for the meeting concerned.

4. The Supplementary Regulations issued for the event must specify all restrictions and requirements of eligibility.

Note

: This includes all riders holding a licence issued by the MCUI.

1.3 SUpErCrOSS

1. Arena/Supercross is defined as a motorcycle event conducted in a stadium type facility, open or fully closed, using Motocross motorcycles.

2. The permits for Supercross events are issued by ACU Headquarters.

3. Supercross events may be run under any of the above categories.

1.4 BEACHCrOSS

1. The permits for Beachcross are issued by ACU Headquarters.

2. Beachcross events may be run under any of the above categories.

1.5 MINIBIKE

1. The permits for Minibike events are issued by ACU Headquarters.

2. Minibike events may be run under any of the above categories.

1.6 ELIGIBILITY OF FOrEIGN rIDErS IN NATIONAL, OpEN AND rESTrICTED MEETINGS

1. The Supplementary Regulations issued for the event must specify the licence qualification and eligibility requirements of foreign riders.

2. All riders must have a current Licence and Start Permission from their own Federation valid for the event.

3. Foreign competitors from FIME member countries who are not in possession of a start permission of their home FMN or evidence of FIM standard insurance cover pay the insurance premium of £95.00. The sum comprises £15.00 in lieu of an one event licence and £80.00 for repatriation cover.

4. Repatriation insurance is restricted to competitors from member countries of the FIME.

5. Riders outside of the countries of the FIME will need to be quoted separately from ACU House.

1.7 prACTICE MEETINGS AND TEST DAYS

1. Permits for Practice Meetings and Test Days may be issued on application to ACU

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Headquarters. (Please request a copy of the Practice Permit Guidelines from the ACU Head

Office when applying for this type of permit)

2. No such event may be held unless the appropriate Permit and Insurance has been issued.

1.8 CONDITIONS FOr MOTOCrOSS MEETINGS

1. The organiser must be affiliated or approved by the ACU.

2. The venue must hold a current Track Certificate issued by the ACU.

3. The permit issuing authority must approve the Supplementary Regulations for the event and issue an ACU Permit prior to publication and circulation. Applications should be made a least six weeks prior to the meeting date.

4. The race office must remain operative with all equipment in place until the end of the period provided for the lodging of a protest or appeal, and all officials and marshals must remain at the circuit and available to the Clerk of the Course and the Stewards during that period.

SECTION 2 ELIGIBILITY

2.1 LICENCES

1. For National competitions, entrants, riders and passengers must hold a current competition licence for International or National events issued by the Auto Cycle Union, Scottish Auto

Cycle Union or any FMN.

2. For all competitions of below National status, a current competition licence is required.

3. Day Licences. A One Event Competition Licence grants the same benefits of an annual licence for the duration of one event only and is available for Motocross, Supercross, Beachcross or

Minibike events up to and including National status.

4. Riders in possession of a Motocross Dual (youth open/adult MX) licence may compete in either

Youth or Adult motocross events. Riders must choose the class at the time of entry as it is not permitted to compete on both Youth and adults races at one meeting. (This is not applicable to

Supercross).

5. Details of eligibility will be found in the Supplementary Regulations of the event.

6. Youth only: All new applications must be accompanied by a photocopy of the rider’s birth certificate.

Youth Solo

Age on 1 Jan Grade Engine Capacity

6–7 years

6–8 years

7–10 years

9–12 years

11–15 years

13–17 years

14–17 years

Automatic

65cc Junior

85cc Small Wheel,

Intermediate

85cc Big Wheel,

Senior

125cc

Open (Youth)

Minimum 49cc 2 or 4 stroke. Maximum

50cc 2 or 4 stroke single speed automatic, no manual clutch

Minimum 60cc 2 stroke or 85cc 4 stroke.

Maximum 65cc 2 stroke or 110cc 4 stroke

Minimum 70cc 2 stroke or 125cc 4 stroke.

Manual clutch, maximum 85cc 2 stroke or

150cc 4 stroke

Minimum 70cc 2 stroke or 125cc 4 stroke.

Manual clutch, maximum 85cc 2 stroke or

150cc 4 stroke

Minimum 120cc 2 stroke maximum 125cc

2 stroke, manual clutch

Minimum 120cc 2 stroke or 175cc 4 stroke. Maximum 150cc 2 stroke or 250cc

4 stroke. Manual clutch.

Maximum Wheel Size/

Specification

12 inch rear, 15 inch front

12 inch rear, 14 inch front

14 inch rear, 17 inch front

16 inch rear, 19 inch front

19 inch rear, 21 inch front

19 inch rear, 21 inch front

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Youth Solo Riders may continue in the youth open class until the end of the year in which their

18th birthday falls.

2.2 CApACITY AND LICENCE rESTrICTIONS

Adult Solo

Age on 1 Jan

15 years

Engine Capacity

Minimum 120cc up to maximum 650cc 2 stroke

Minimum 175cc up to maximum 650cc 4 stroke

Electric powered machines with an output of up to 16kw (22hp) measured at the rear wheel

Sidecar

Age on 1 Jan

15 years

15 years

Adult Quad

15 years

15 years

Grade

Driver

Passenger

Specification

Over 350cc and up to 1000cc 4 stroke and up to 750cc 2 stroke

Up to 550cc max 2 cylinders 2 stroke

Up to 800cc 4 stroke max 1 cylinder

Youth Quad

Max cc

50cc (Y1)

100cc Auto

(Y2)

100cc Open

(Y2)

150cc Open

2–150 (Y3)

250cc Air

Cooled (Y3)

Age

7–9 Yrs

8–13 Yrs

9–13 yrs

11–16 Yrs

11–16 Yrs

250cc Open

(Y4)

14–17 Yrs

Type

Automatic Quad

Auto, 100cc

Production Quads built by the manufacturer

Open Geared

Class Max 100cc

2 Stroke/150cc 4

Stroke

Open Geared Class

Max 100cc 2 Stroke

Air Cooled/150cc

4 Stroke Water

Cooled

Air Cooled

Production Quads

Specification

Performance Modifications are allowed up to a maximum of 50cc. Engine must not exceed 50cc at time of Manufacture.

Engine must not have exceeded 100cc 2 Stroke

Auto/150cc 4 Stroke Auto

Engine must not have exceeded 100cc

2 Stroke/150cc 4 Stroke.

Engine must not exceed 100cc 2 Stroke/150cc

4 Stroke. 150cc Open 2 Class compete in the 250cc

Race Group

Open Class (Hybrids allowed)

Performance Modifications are allowed to the

Engine & chassis up to a maximum of 200cc

2 Stroke/250cc 4 Stroke. Frame & Engine must be by the original Manufacturer. Engine must not exceed 200cc 2 Stroke/250cc 4 Stroke

Engine must not exceed 200cc 2 Stroke/250cc

4 Stroke

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Age on 1 Jan

15 years

Grade

Pro 88cc

15 years

15 years

21 years

Stock 110cc

Pro 160cc

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Specification

Minibike open cradle frame, 4 stroke, horizontal engine upto

88cc, Semi Auto (no Manual Clutch) max wheel size 12" front 10" rear. Axle to Axle measurement must not exceed 1150mm and maximum height Floor/Seat 750mm

Minibike open cradle frame, 4 stroke, horizontal engine upto

112cc, Semi Auto (no Manual Clutch) 20mm Carburettor, 2 valve only, Aframe Rear Swing Arm (none Mx Type) Telescopic

Conventional Fork (none Inverted) max wheel size 14" front 12" rear. Axle to axle measurement must not exceed 1150mm and maximum height Floor/Seat 750mm

Minibike open cradle frame, 4 stroke, horizontal engine upto 160cc max wheel size 14" front 12" rear. Axle to axle measurement must not exceed 1210mm and maximum height

Floor/Seat 840mm

Minibike open cradle frame, 4 stroke, horizontal engine upto 212cccc max wheel size 14" front 12" rear. Axle to axle measurement must not exceed 1210mm and maximum height

Floor/Seat 840mm

Youth Mini Bike

Age on 1 Jan

6–8 years

9–14 years

Grade

Youth 50cc

Youth 140cc

Specification

Any 50cc off road bike 2 stroke or 4 stroke, horizontal or vertical engine, max wheel size 14" front 12" rear.

Minibike open cradle frame, 4 stroke, horizontal engine upto

140cc max wheel size 14" front and 12" rear. Axle to Axle measurement must not exceed 1210mm and maximum height

Floor/Seat 840mm

After reaching 15 years of age riders can apply for an adult solo Motocross licence and still retain a youth open licence until the end of the year in which their 18th birthday falls.

After reaching 15 years of age riders can apply for an adult quad Motocross licence and still retain a

250 youth licence until the end of the year in which their 18th birthday falls. (See 2.2 Capacity and

Licence Restrictions).

2.3 YOUTH

1. Within the above limits youth riders will compete during the 2017 season in classes determined by date of birth. Riders may ride in a lower class for experience on a non-award basis.

2. No rider may compete before his/her sixth birthday.

3. When a rider reaches the maximum age limit for his/her group, he/she may continue to compete in that group until the end of the calendar year.

4. On reaching the minimum age for the next group, the rider may upgrade. Please note that any rider who chooses to upgrade cannot then move back to the lower capacity class once they have competed at the higher level. (With the exception of competing in the British MXY2 or

Supercross Championships).

5. Any rider upgrading before the required minimum age is reached will be subject to disciplinary action unless officially upgraded by the Motocross Department.

6. An assessment will be required for any rider wishing to ride in a class of which they do not

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reach the age requirement to be arranged by the rider following application to the ACU

Motocross Department.

7. The parent or legal guardian must accompany a youth competitor under the age of 18 to any meeting and stay for the entire duration of the time that the rider is present.

8. Riders in possession of a Motocross Dual (youth open/adult MX) licence may compete in either youth or adult motocross events. Riders in possession of an ATV/Quad Dual (youth

250cc Adult Quad) licence may compete in either youth or adult motocross events. Riders must choose the class at the time of entry as it is not permitted to compete on both Youth and adults races at one meeting. (This is not applicable to Supercross)

2.4 ADULT

1. The parent or legal guardian must accompany a youth competitor under the age of 18 to any meeting and stay for the entire duration of the time that the rider is present.

2. No rider will be permitted to compete in the adult classes until they reach the minimum required age and hold the correct licence.

2.5 pHYSICAL ELIGIBILITY/prOFICIENCY ASSESSMENT

All youth riders should be able to sit astride their machines and with one foot firmly on the ground must be able to control the gear lever or the foot brake with the other foot.

SECTION 3 CLASS VARIATIONS

3.1 AUTOMATIC CLASS

1. Clubs may run the Auto and Junior classes together. Electric machines with a maximum output of 8kw are only allowed in the auto class

2. Where there is direct conflict between large and small machines, clubs at their discretion may separate them into two classes.

3. Parents are permitted to hold the rear of the machine immediately prior to the start of the race, they must be signed on and wearing an appropriate identification bib or sash to assist their rider before going on to the course.

3.2 65CC JUNIOr CLASS

Clubs may run the Junior 65cc and Auto classes together. Electric machines with a maximum output of 10kw are only allowed in the 65cc junior class.

3.3 85CC SMALL WHEEL AND 85CC BIG WHEEL CLASSES

Clubs may run 85cc Small Wheel and 85cc Big Wheel together.

3.4 YOUTH 125CC

Clubs may run the youth 125cc class and open class together. The 125cc class is not permitted to run in a joint class with any other classes or adult competitors

3.5 OpEN CLASS (YOUTH)

The Open Class may run with the 125cc class but will not be permitted to run in a joint class with any other class.

3.6 MX2

120cc to 150cc twostroke or 175cc to 250cc fourstroke.

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3.7 MX1

Over 175cc to 250cc twostroke or 251cc to 450cc fourstroke. Electric machines with a maximum output of 16kw are only allowed in the MX2 class.

3.8 OpEN (ADULT)

All solo machines 120cc twostroke or 175cc fourstroke up to 650cc two or fourstroke.

3.9 FOrMULA CLASSES

For older machines can also be catered for at events i.e. pre-65, pre-75, twinshock, Evo (up to and including 1989) Super Evo (1990–1996).

3.10 50CC/100CC qUAD CLASS

50cc Quad class may be run with the 100cc Quad Classes but will not be permitted to run in a joint class with any other class. (Y1 & Y2)

3.11 150CC/250CC qUAD CLASS

150cc Quad class may be run with 250cc Quad Classes but will not be permitted to run in a joint class with any other class. (Y3 & Y4)

SECTION 4 LICENCES AND REGISTRATIONS (OFFICIALS)

Motocross Race Officials are required to hold an ACU Licence of the appropriate grade for the performance of their duties. The minimum age for motocross licensed officials is 18 years. Licences for officials will be issued free of charge.

4.1 LICENSED OFFICIALS

Motocross, Supercross, Beachcross and Minibike Officials who require a Licence.

See Note Below Licence Required Attendance at Seminar/

Training Session

Clerk of the Course

Race Director

Steward/Referee 2

Chief Technical Officer 3

1

National Only

YES

YES

YES

YES

3 YEARS Every Third Year maximum

3 YEARS Every Third year maximum

3 YEARS Every Third Year maximum

3 YEARS Every Third Year maximum

Sound Inspector

Measurer

Timekeeper

4

5

YES

YES

YES

3 YEARS Every Third Year maximum

3 YEARS Every Third Year maximum

By Assessment

Clubs and Centres shall only nominate candidates whose aptitude and integrity for the position they can fully justify. Official ACU approval and the issue of a Licence is only after the candidates have proved to be competent according to the special requirements for each discipline. The respective

Committees and Panels organise seminars that are compulsory for certain officials. A Licence, obtained following the successful completion of a seminar, is valid for 3 years.

4.1.1 CLErK OF THE COUrSE/rACE DIrECTOr

1.

DEFINITION

. Refer to the National Sporting Code.

2.

AGE LIMITS

. There are no upper age limits for Motocross Clerks of the Course of all grades. A

Clerk of the Course must be physically able to reach all parts of the circuit to carry out his or her duties.

3.

GRADES

– Motocross/Supercross:

a) . A Clerk of the Course who may officiate at any event held under an ACU permit.

May officiate as Deputy or Assistant to an FIM International Clerk of the Course.

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b) . A Clerk of the Course who may officiate at any event held under an Open or

Restricted Permit.

4.

Upgrading

. To upgrade from Regional to National an official must have the recommendation of their club, centre or region or be recommended by the Motocross Committee.

4.1.2 STEWArD/rEFErEE

1.

DEFINITION

. Refer to the National Sporting Code.

2.

GRADES

a) There are two grades of licence for a Steward at Motocross events, National or Regional.

b) There is one grade of licence for a Referee at Supercross events, National.

3.

AGE LIMITS

. There is no upper age limit for Stewards/Referees at Motocross events. A Steward/

Referee must be capable of inspecting the entire circuit without assistance prior to the event starting. (A Steward could use an ATV for this purpose in Motocross).

4.1.3 CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICEr

1. The Chief Technical Officer will be licensed by the Technical Panel to be in charge of the technical control at an event. The Technical Panel may restrict the disciplines of licence holders.

2. A regional Technical Officer will be trained in a centre or region but will be registered through the ACU at Rugby and may take charge of a meeting of below National status.

4.1.4 MEASUrEr

The licence is issued by the Technical Panel and may be restricted by discipline.

4.1.5 TIMEKEEpErS

Timekeepers will be required to renew and pay for their licence annually.

4.2 UNLICENSED OFFICIALS

Motocross, Supercross, Beachcross and Minibike Officials who do not require a Licence.

Officials

Incident Officer

Secretary of the Meeting 2

Notes Attendance at Seminar/Training Session

1 None required

Will receive training at events receive instruction from the Clerk of

Technical Official

Club Stewards

Chief Marshal

Marshal

Medical Officer

3

4

5 the Course

Will receive training via a Chief Technical Officer at meetings.

May attend Regional or ACU HQ Seminars for information purposes

May receive training at ACU HQ or Regional Training Days

May receive training at Regional Training Days and at meetings via the Chief Marshal.

None required

1. All other Technical Officials, Race Day Officials (e.g. Secretary of the Meeting, Incident Officer,

Club Stewards) and Marshals may be registered, free of any charge. All such Officials may or may not be required to attend a Seminar. Registration will be renewed annually. Registered

Officials and Marshals will receive an appropriate form of identification from the ACU.

2. All assistant officials whose function is to be carried out at the immediate trackside must be at least 16 years of age.

3. All assistant officials who are under 18 years of age must have obtained parental agreement to carry out the duty and the signing on signature must be countersigned by someone who is responsible for the official at the event.

4. When using the services of minors (persons under 18 years of age) for any official duties at any

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4.2.1 INCIDENT OFFICEr

1. Will collate all information and documentation, and prepare reports relating to serious accidents and to all incidents involving Officials or Spectators.

2. A Deputy Clerk of the Course may undertake these duties. An Incident Officer may be nominated to attend a Clerk of the Course Seminar as part of their training.

4.2.2 SECrETArY OF THE MEETING

Will be responsible for all administration connected with the organisation of a meeting.

4.2.3 CLUB STEWArDS

Will together with the Chief Steward form the judicial authority over the running of the meeting.

4.2.4 MArSHAL

1. All Assistant Officials or Marshals whose function is to be carried out immediate trackside must be at least 16 years of age with the exception of Marshals who are in membership of a recognized military corps who must be at least 14 years of age. All Marshals who are under 18 years of age must have obtained parental agreement to carry out the duty and the signing on signature must be countersigned by someone who is responsible for the official at the event.

2. Flag Marshals must be provided with a tabard/waistcoat clearly identifiable.

4.2.5 MEDICAL OFFICEr

See medical section of ACU Handbook.

SECTION 5 SPECIFICATION OF MOTORCYCLE

(CATEGORY 1) All Motorcycles in group A1 (Solo), B1 (Sidecar) and G (Quad) shall comply with the National Sporting Code Appendix D and the following:

5.1 BrAKES

1. Motorcycles must be equipped with one efficient brake operating on each wheel and be operated independently from the driving position.

2. For B1 (Sidecar) motorcycles brakes are not required on the sidecar wheel.

3. For group G (Quad) motorcycles brakes must be capable of operating, as a minimum, to both rear wheels.

5.2 TYrES

1. There is no restriction as to the tyres that may be used other than as may be laid down in the

Supplementary Regulations but chains and other non-skid devices will not be permitted.

2. Scoop or paddle (continuous radial rib) tyres and/or tyres with lugs having a height of more than 9.5mm are forbidden.

5.3 MUDGUArDS

Category A (Solo) and B (Sidecar) motorcycles must be fitted with two mudguards giving protection to the driver. The rear mudguard must cover 35 degrees of the upper rear wheel.

5.4 CLUTCH AND BrAKE LEVErS

1. Clutch and brake levers must be, in principal, ball ended, the diameter of the ball to be at least

12.5mm.

2. This ball can also be flattened but in any case the edges must be rounded.

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3. These ball ends must be permanently fixed to form an integral part of the lever.

5.5 FOOTrESTS AND HANDLEBArS

The ends of the footrests must be rounded with a radius of not less than 8mm. The ends of the handlebars on all motorcycles shall be rounded or otherwise protected. Handlebars must be equipped with a protection pad on the cross bar. The handlebars without cross member must be equipped with a protection pad located in the middle of the handlebars, covering widely the handlebars clamps. For group G (Quad) motorcycles nerf bars must be fitted.

5.6 LAMpS

1. For motorcycles group A1 (Solo) and B1 (Sidecar) lamps, registration plates and licence holders must be removed.

2. For motorcycles group G (Quad) direction indicators and mirrors must be removed. Other glass or plastic lenses must be taped, padded with foam rubber, or equivalent, at least 25mm thick and taped again.

5.7 THrOTTLE

All machines must be fitted with self-closing throttles.

5.8 EXHAUST pIpES

1. The end of the exhaust pipe or pipes must not project beyond any part of the vehicle or its bodywork.

2. Exhaust gasses must not be discharged so as to raise dust or foul the tyres or brakes or inconvenience a following driver.

3. A provision for the discharge of waste or surplus oil must be made so that it is collected and not spilt onto the circuit.

4. Breathers can be routed into air boxes or collector tanks.

5.9 rUNNING OF ENGINES

1. The running of engines is prohibited except during official practice, actual racing, sound testing and for a period not exceeding five minutes prior to the start of each race.

2. A breach of this regulation may involve disqualification from the meeting of the rider of the motorcycle concerned.

5.10 FUEL

For Fuel specifications please refer to Fuel Regulations section of the ACU Handbook.

5.11 IGNITION CUT-OUT

1. Motorcycles in group A1 (Solo) used in Motocross will be fitted with an engine cut-out button.

2. Motorcycles used in group B1 (Sidecar) will be fitted with an engine cut out button that must be operated by a non elastic string or cord (coil telephone wire is not permitted). The cord should be a maximum of 500mm. Any part of the cut-out that remains live when disconnected must be shrouded in order to prevent accidental contact with any part of the motorcycle.

3. Motorcycles in group G (Quad) will be fitted with an engine cut out button that must be operated by a non elastic string or cord. Any part of the cut-out that remains live when disconnected must be shrouded in order to prevent accidental contact with any part of the motorcycle.

5.12 CHAIN GUArDS

1. For motorcycles group A1 (Solo) and B1 (Sidecar) the manufacturer’s original guards or parts of similar design must remain in place. However machines pre 2000 may be exempt from this rule. See national Sporting Code.

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2. For group G (Quad) motorcycles an adequate guard must be fitted to prevent any accidental contact with the primary chain or any part of the run not in contact with the sprocket. See

National Sporting Code.

5.13 CONSTrUCTION

The use of titanium alloy nuts and bolts is allowed. But a dimension increase may be necessary when non-ferrous fasteners replace ferrous fasteners.

5.14 WHEELS

1. For all groups wheels with six or less spokes must be guarded.

2. For motorcycles group B1 (Sidecar) a. The three wheels shall each be of at least 400mm (16") in diameter measured over the outside of the tyre. b. The wheel track, or lateral distance between tracks, shall be no more than 1150mm.

3. For motorcycles group G (Quad) the measurement from the front wheel to its following rear wheel must be equal.

4. Titanium Spindles are not allowed.

5.15 ENGINES

For motorcycles group G (Quad)

1. The engine must drive either or both rear wheels and must drive both rear wheels when competing against quads.

2. The engine must be behind the front wheel(s) and central in front of a line between the rear wheel centres.

5.16 ELECTrIC MOTOTOrCYCLES

1. The technical concept is reserved for motorcycles propelled by non-thermal energies with zero toxic/noxious emissions and by the action of one wheel in contact with the ground.

Amendments to these technical regulations may be made at any time in order to ensure fair competitions.

2. Two and/or three wheeled electric propelled machines, powered solely by stored electricity

(battery/accumulator). The number of electric motors is limited to two.

3. Automatic class – An electric motor with a maximum output of up to 8 kw measured at the back wheel

65cc Class – An electric motor with a maximum output of up to 12 kw measured at the back wheel

MX2 Class – An electric motor with a maximum output of up to 16 kw measured at the back wheel

4. The charging system must be separate from the machine and comply with all electrical safety requirements including thermal overload trip, fusing and be equipped with an earth leakage protection breaker.

5. The Technical Steward shall check both the machine and the rider for compliance with the technical specifications, as well as the employment of good engineering construction practice, and the presence of adequate electrical insulation and weatherproofing.

6. All motorcycles must comply in every respect with all the requirements for racing as specified in the ACU General Technical Specifications, unless otherwise specified below.

Chain/Belt Guards

Chain/Belt Guards must be fitted to prevent any accidental contact with the primary chain/belt as a safety measure. The chain/belt guard must be fitted to protect the front and rear sprockets

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Number Plates and Colours

See SR 6.9.

Colours: Green background – yellow numbers.

Machine Weight

Automatic Class Minimum weight: 30kg. The maximum weight limit shall not exceed 40kg.

65cc Class Minimum weight: 50kg. The maximum weight limit shall not exceed 60kg.

MX2 Class Minimum weight: 75kg. The maximum weight limit shall not exceed 120kg.

Accumulator (storage battery)

The accumulator is defined as any equipment used for the intermediate storage of electrical energy supplied by the charging unit. Any on-board accumulator is considered as an integral part of the vehicle’s accumulator.

The type, dimensions and weight of accumulator/s cannot be changed between official practices and race.

All on-board electrical equipment, unless consisting of items originally powered by dry batteries, small accumulators or their own solar cells, must receive its energy supply from the vehicle’s official accumulators.

IMPORTANT: As a condition of entry, a Material Data Safety Sheet must be supplied with the race entry for the machine, including all relevant details as to the accumulator chemistry, human and environmental hazards, handling and specific fire risks and precautions.

Energy recovery

Recovering energy generated by the kinetic energy of the vehicle is permitted.

Use of outside energy sources

The use of any carbon based source of energy in any form whatsoever with the aim of improving the performance of the vehicle is strictly prohibited. This includes the energy used to drive the vehicle’s cooling system.

Inclination

It must be possible for a motorcycle, not being loaded, to be inclined to an angle of 40° from the vertical, without any part of it other than the tyre coming into contact with the ground. In race conditioned the motorcycle must be capable of affecting a standing start on an uphill slope with a gradient of 18%.

IEC Publications (Guidelines)

If no specific rule exists in these Technical Rules, the relevant IEC Standard (International

Electro-technical Commission Standard) or Report has to be observed: a) IEC 60529 Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code).

b) IEC 60783 Wiring and connectors for the road vehicles. This report is applicable to cabling and connectors used in battery electric road vehicles.

c) IEC 60784 Instruments for electric road vehicles. This report is applicable to the instrumentation of electric road vehicles, excluding those items which are used as instrumentation in vehicles with internal combustion engines.

d) IEC 60785 Rotating machines for electric road vehicles. This report is applicable to rotating electrical machines [traction motors and auxiliary motors] of electric road vehicles including hybrids, which are fed from the main traction batteries).

e) IEC60786 Controllers for electric road vehicles. This report is applicable to the equipment on electric vehicles that control the rate of energy transfer between the traction battery or batteries and the motor or motors).

Operating Voltage

The voltage is limited to 500 volts nominal between two points (ie. higher charging voltages are permitted.

Propulsion system failure

The vehicle must be able to freewheel in the event that the propulsion system has stopped (i.e. fuel/charge exhausted or system failure).

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General circuit breaker – ‘Emergency Stop’

Two emergency stop switches (circuit breakers/Kill switch) are required as a stop has to be easily accessible both to the rider and to marshals.

When seated in a normal riding position, the rider must be capable of interrupting all electrical transmission between the accumulators and the energy consumers by means of a spark-proof general circuit breaker/kill switch situated in front of him. This breaker must be located in such a way that it can be also operated from outside the vehicle.

This breaker must be clearly identified as such.

The use of a lanyard attached to the rider to operate this breaker/switch as an alternative to a button is recommended.

The general circuit must also include a second general circuit breaker/kill switch which When the motorcycle is in powered on state, there must be a clear visual indicator showing on the rear of the machine. This must be a flashing red light mounted on the rear bodywork and be visible from at least 10 meters away, from the side or rear. The light must flash between 1 and 2 times/second on a 50% duty cycle.

Power control

A ‘self-closing’ throttle (power control) must be applied.

5.17 MISCELLANEOUS

1. For motorcycles group B1 (Sidecar) a passenger must be carried in addition to the driver.

2. Provision for the riders seat must be forward of a line between the rear wheel centres and above and/or behind the engine, to give the rider, when seated, full and safe control of the machine.

3. For motorcycles group G (Quad) bumpers and nerf bars must have all corners with a radius of a minimum of 12.5mm.

SECTION 6 NUMBER PLATES

1. Number plates will be a minimum of three in number on all machines and it is the rider’s responsibility to ensure that the numbers are clearly visible.

2. No metallic or reflective colours may be used in any circumstances.

3. Plates and numbers must comply with the following requirements.

a) They must be made of a rigid material and solidly constructed.

b) The front plate should measure a minimum of 285mm × 235mm in size with a minimum of

50mm radius rounded corners.

c) The plates must be flat or slightly curved (not more that 25mm (1") from the true plane) and must not be otherwise bent or obscured in any way.

d) The front plate may be perforated but on no account may the numbers be perforated.

4. One plate must be carried facing forward and not more than 30 degrees from the vertical with one on each side of the machine.

5. Side number plates must be positioned above a horizontal line drawn through the rear spindle and behind a line drawn vertically at a minimum distance of 200mm behind the footrest. The size will be as accepted by the FIM.

6. The minimum dimensions of the numbers should be: height 140mm (55/8"), width 80mm (35/8"), width of stroke 25mm (1") and the space between any two figures 15mm (5/8").

7. The Clerk of the Course has the discretion to disqualify any rider not showing legible numbers or discounting any appeal resulting from illegible numbers.

8. For motorcycles group G (Quad) a third number plate must be fitted with a minimum size of 150mm × 150mm mounted behind the rider on the rear grab bar, and be in line with the machine reading left to right on both sides. The mounting bracket must not be higher than

150mm. Height of the number 100mm. Width of the number 80mm. Width of stroke 25mm.

Space between two numbers 15mm.

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9. The colours shall be as follows: The figures and background must be in a ‘matt’ (non-shiny) colour.

Front & Side Plates

Adult

100cc to 145cc 2 stroke/125cc – 250cc 4 stroke

146cc – 650cc 2 Stroke/251cc – 650cc 4 stroke

Electric

Sidecars

Quads

Youth – Solo

Automatic – 65cc Junior

85cc Small Wheel (Intermediate)

85cc Big Wheel (Senior)

125cc

Open

Youth – Quads

50cc (Y1)

100cc Auto (Y2)

100cc Open (Y2)

150cc Open 2–150 (Y3)

250cc Air Cooled (Y3)

250cc Open (Y4)

Minibike Adult

Pro 88

Stock 110

Pro 160

Open

Mini Bike Youth

50cc

140cc

Background Colour

Black

White

Green

Yellow

White

Black

Red

Green

Blue

Black

White

Blue

Red

White

Blue

Red

White

Blue

Green

TBA

Number Colour

White

Black

Yellow

Black

Black

White

White

White

White

White

Black

White

White

Black

White

White

Black

White

Black

TBA

Black

White

White

Black

Any other number plate or any marking on the motorcycle that might be confused with a number plate must be removed before the rider is allowed to start.

The only exception to the number plate regulations will be where special conditions apply to a

National, Centre or Club Championship series and are explained in the Supplementary Regulations or conditions to that series.

Numbers for minibike racing must not exceed 2 digits, (i.e. 1–99)

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SECTION 7 TECHNICAL CONTROL

1. All motorcycles, helmets and protective clothing must be presented to the Technical Officer as requested, for examination before the start of any practice or at any time during the meeting as may be required by the Clerk of the Course to ensure that they comply with the requirements of the regulations.

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2. Any machine damaged in an incident can be recalled by the Technical Officer for re-inspection before being ridden again at the meeting.

3. Any bike fitted with additional side panels or streamlining must have such panels removed when presented for a noise test.

4. Every motorcycle finishing in a race must, if so required, be submitted for final examination and any motorcycle may be retained by the promoters for such a period as may be reasonably necessary for its examination.

5. Where it may be necessary for promoters to verify any fact, this shall be carried out at the cost of the rider. If a rider refuses to release his machine to be measured by the officials of the meeting than this action will result in automatic disqualification from the event.

6. In the event of a protest against machine specification where an engine has to be stripped an additional fee of £250 for four stroke and £150 for two stroke machines MUST be submitted with the protest and protest fee. In the event of the protest being upheld the additional fee will be returned. If the protest is not upheld the additional fee will be awarded to the other party and will be the only costs payable.

7. Sound Level Control:

Two tests will be in operation.

1. Static Test – For Twinshock & Evo classes only.

2. The FIM 2 Metre Max Test – For machines post 2011.

Solo

• For machines 2013 and onwards – maximum sound limit 112dB/A (+2 dB/A before each race, +3 dB/A after the race) tested using the 2 Metre Max method. Type 1 and Type 2 meters.

• For 2010–2012 machines – maximum sound limit 115 dB/A (+2 dB/A before each race, +3 dB/A after the race). Tested using the 2 metre max method. A further review will be made at the end of 2017.

Sidecars

Maximum sound limit for 2 stroke engines at 112 dB/A (+2 dB/A before the race, +3 dB/A after the race). For 4 stroke engines at 115 dB/A (+2 dB/A before the race, +3 dB/A after the race) tested using the 2 Meter Max method. A further review to be made at the end of 2017.

Quads

Maximum sound limit 112 dB/A (+2 dB/A type 1 & 2 meters before each race) (+3 dB/A type 1

& 2 meters after each race) tested using the 2 Metre Max method. A further review to be made at the end of 2017.

Procedure

All machines shall be sound tested using the 2 Metre Max method, the exceptions being Twin

Shock and Evo Classes, the Static Test method will prevail with a test limit.

96 dBA for 2 strokes and 94 dBA for 4 strokes, using fixed RPM according to the list below, with the exception of the 500cc class.

Up to 85cc

Over 85cc up to 125cc

Over 125cc up to 145cc

Over 145cc up to 250cc

Over 250cc up to 500cc

Over 500cc

8,000rpm

7,000rpm

6,500rpm

5,000rpm

4,500rpm

4,000rpm

There is no 2 stroke/4 stroke rev differential below 500cc. Due to the influence of temperatures on sound tests, all figures are correct at 20°c. For tests taken at temperatures below 10°c there will be a + 1 dBA tolerance. For tests below 0°c, a + 2 dBA tolerance.

There will be a + 2 dBA tolerance allowed for post race sound tests.

Machines Post 2011

The FIM 2 Metre Max Test Method will be enforced as previously detailed.

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The maximum sound limit accepted: 115 dBA–+ 1 dBA post race.

A sound level of 81 dBA at 100 metres during racing should be attained.

8. The Clerk of the Course may disqualify or penalise any rider of a machine which exceeds the maximum permitted sound level, or which in his opinion is deemed to be excessively noisy.

9. Random or spot checks may be made by ACU Sound Control Officials of the sound level of any machine taking part in any ACU meeting in addition to any routine checks at technical control.

SECTION 8 SAFETY

8.1 MEDICAL SErVICES

At all Motocross events, including official practice, qualified first aid personnel must be in attendance with full first aid equipment. Organisers must ensure sufficient medical services for the type of event remain in place until the event has completely finished.

For National and International Events a Medical Officer or Paramedic must be in attendance.

For all other status events A Medical Officer (MO) or a Paramedic (PM) or an IHCD Emergency

Technician (EMT) or the Voluntary Aid Society (VAS) equivalent must be in attendance during official practice and racing.

The minimum requirement for the start of every event is two ambulances.

If one of the two ambulances has to leave the circuit then the minimum requirement for the event to continue is one ambulance and one Medical Officer (MO) or Paramedic (PM) or IHCD Emergency

Technician (EMT) or the Voluntary Aid Society (VAS) equivalent, plus enough qualified first aid personnel to cover the course layout size and type of event subject to medical requirements shown below and/or specified on the TTC.

For clubs running events at Centre Restricted level and below and where there are less than 119 rider entries the minimum medical requirements are One ambulance – On the condition the ambulance is available at all times. Should the ambulance be required to support the treatment of, or transport an injured rider the meeting must stop until such time that the ambulance is available again. The ambulance should be accompanied by either a Medical officer (MO) a Paramedic (PM) or IHCD

Emergency Technician or the VAS equivalent. Plus enough qualified first aid personnel to cover the course layout, size and type of event subject to medical requirements as shown in this Handbook.

1. If only one ambulance is listed as the minimum requirement at an event then organisers are reminded that if it has to leave the event then all practicing and racing must stop until its return or replacement. It is incumbent therefore on organisers of events to remember their commitment and duty of care to competitors in ensuring that sufficient medical services for the type of event, dictated by a risk assessment of the expected number of injuries, are in place prior to the start of practising and racing and remain in place until the event has completely finished.

2. Auxiliary vehicles, such as 4×4 with a stretcher, cannot replace an Ambulance but such vehicles might, at certain event sites, be used in addition to and as the final form of transportation to the

Ambulance for the event.

Note

A 4×4 vehicle can be an ambulance if registered with the DVLA as an ambulance.

3. If there is a requirement for first aid personnel to be present then they can be the two crew members of an Ambulance, assuming that one is present as a minimum requirement, but they must be available for all the practices and races. Such first aid personnel are an additional requirement to any doctors or paramedics required to be present at the meeting.

4. If there is a requirement for full first aid equipment, including a stretcher, then this can be the same equipment as that defined in the minimum equipment requirements for an Ambulance.

5. If the minimal medical cover required is for only one Doctor or only one Paramedic to be present then, if the only one available has to leave, for whatever reason, the practices or races must stop until their return or replacement.

6. If a Doctor is required at an event then they must be on site. It is not sufficient to have the name and address of a distant doctor, who would or might be available if required.

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7. The nearest hospital, with an Accident & Emergency Department, must be notified in writing of the time, date and place of the meeting.

8. If a Doctor is involved in the treatment of competitors or spectators at an event, they should not normally be involved with drug or alcohol testing of competitors.

9. If a medical centre is available at a circuit or the site of an event then it should be fully operational and independently staffed. If deemed acceptable, an Ambulance or similar unit may act as a medical centre but if so, it must be additional to the minimum Ambulance requirements.

10. If no Medical officer or Paramedic is required at an event then at least one of the two

Ambulance crew must be qualified as an IHCD Emergency Technician or the VAS equivalent, rather than just a first aid person.

11. If a competitor is involved in an incident involving potential injury, but is not, at the time, taken to Hospital for further treatment, then a relative, or a member of their crew, should be given a copy of the medical assessment or Ambulance report form completed by the event medical personnel following the incident.

12. Concussion

If a competitor is involved in an incident which results in him being diagnosed by the Medical

Officer/Paramedic as suffering from concussion, the rider is not permitted to participate any further in that event.

Organisers are to notify ACU Head Office as soon as possible of any concussion injuries and then will subsequently: a) Place the rider on the ACU Stop List b) Inform Organisers of forthcoming events that the Rider has suffered a concussion injury and is therefore placed on the ACU Stop List c) Inform the Rider that he needs to see a Doctor and obtain a letter/doctor’s certificate which confirms he is fit to resume competitive racing/participate in a practice/test session.

The recovery time for anyone diagnosed with concussion is as follows: a) Over 20 years: Excluded immediately and suspended for a period of nine days.

b) 16–19 years: Excluded immediately and suspended for a period of twelve days.

c) 15 and under: Excluded immediately and suspended for a period of twenty three days.

The rider is not permitted to ride during the obligatory suspended periods outlined above and then only once he is in possession of a doctor’s certificate/letter after the suspended period has expired.

Exceptionally for the Maxxis British Motocross Championships only, a rider may be signed off to ride by the CMO of the event after observing the obligatory suspended period outlined above.

If a competitor has been injured on a Saturday and is suffering from concussion, and the

Organiser is aware that the rider was intending to ride or is scheduled to ride somewhere else the next day, the Organiser will inform the Organiser of the event being held the next day so they are aware of the rider’s injuries and as such he is prevented from participating in that event.

8.2 CLOTHING

1. All competitors must wear a helmet. For information regarding helmets please refer to the helmet section within this Handbook.

2. Motorcycle clothing accessories (not helmets) sold as ‘protective’ to a supplier must display a

“CE Mark” denoting compliance with a European Community Directive regarding Personal

Protective Equipment.

3. Competitors are advised not to wear hand, face or body jewellery/piercings which could prove hazardous in the event of an accident.

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4. The mouth should be kept clear of anything likely to cause blockage of the airway in the event of an incident, e.g. chewing gum. This includes removing false dentures.

5. It is not advised that bulky hard objects such as tools etc. are carried in pockets or on the person.

6. Goggles or visor of a non-splinterable type must be worn at the commencement of each race.

Spectacles, if worn, must be non-splinterable.

7. The use of “Tear Off” lenses on goggles is at the discretion of the event organisers. It must be stipulated in the event Supplementary Regulations if they are allowed or not for each individual event.

8. The carrying of on board cameras on helmets is only permitted with prior approval of the Chief

Technical Officer or Clerk of the course. The Camera used must automatically be released from its fixing in the event of a crash. The fixings should be of the flat “pad type” and not have any uneven or high elements to it.

9. It is advised that all riders and passengers should wear a body belt/kidney protector and wear protective armour giving protection to at least the chest and shoulders.

10. All riders and passengers are requested to wear identification discs around the neck or wrist during racing and practising. The disc should bear the wearer’s full name and date of birth.

11. It is the responsibility of the rider’s parent/guardian to ensure that all protective clothing is correctly fitting for youth competitors.

8.2.1 MOTOCrOSS, SUpErCrOSS AND BEACHCrOSS

In all races and official practice complete protective clothing produced for motocross racing, knee length boots and gloves shall be worn by each rider and passenger. It is advised that motocross jerseys should provide protection against abrasion to the body and arms and that motocross jeans are padded at the hips and knees.

8.2.2 MINIBIKE

In all races and official practice complete protective clothing shall be worn by each rider. It is advised that Ankle boots should reach above the ankle ball. Ankle braces laced up properly and fit closely could be worn under the boot to increase stability. Jerseys should provide protection against abrasion to the body and arms. If short sleeved jerseys are worn then elbow pads must be worn to protect exposed skin. Trousers/shorts must provide protection to the knee, shin and hips. If Motocross style shorts are worn then they must cover the knee and must be used in conjunction with a knee, shin pad combination.

8.3 TrACK SAFETY

See ACU Course Guidelines booklet 2017.

8.4 FIrE EXTINGUISHErS

All competitors must have a 2kg (minimum) dry powder fire extinguisher available for immediate use. If a ‘closed vehicle’ is being used the extinguisher must be fitted adjacent to, or on the inside of the working door. In the case of a shared vehicle the other competitors extinguisher(s) should also be visible, or, the fitted extinguisher(s) must be of a proportionately larger capacity. All extinguishers must have a current certificate attached.

8.5 rIDING IN THE pADDOCK

Riding of machines in the paddock is strictly prohibited and warning signs should be erected.

Machines should be pushed with the engine dead. Riding of machines at a slow pace can be permitted if designated lanes are provided. Machines must be pushed upon exiting from any point on these lanes. Riding to and from the Paddock – In exceptional circumstances or if permitted by the Clerk of

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the Course riders must not exceed first gear idle when travelling to and from the paddock area and must always wear a helmet.

8.6 TrACK ACCESS

Strictly no personnel, other than signed on officials, are permitted on the track while machinery is operating.

8.7 FLAG SIGNALS

The following flag signals will be used:

National Flag

Red

Black with the riders number clearly shown on a board

Yellow Motionless

Yellow Waved

Marshals are only advised to wave their flags when riders are stopped on the course in a dangerous position or being attended to by officials or medical staff

Green

Blue

Yellow with Black Cross

Chequered

White with Green or Red Cross

This flag can be used for starting a race.

All Riders must stop. Riders must not pass any red flag unless authorised or directed to do so and then proceed at a slow pace.

That rider to stop racing immediately and leave the track.

Danger, take care. ride with caution.

Great Danger, prepare to stop, no overtaking.

A significant reduction in speed must be seen, therefore jumps should not be attempted.

Riders under starter’s orders.

Warning you are about to be lapped.

Last Lap./(either or) a two lap and then one lap board, clearly marked.

Finish.

Medical attention required at that post.

N.B. ‘Waved’ shall mean a flag should be moved up and down through an arc of 45 degrees and not indiscriminately.

Only authorised officials are permitted to use these flags. Any rider who is judged to have taken unfair advantage whilst a yellow flag is displayed and waved, or ignored any other flag signal, may be disqualified. All of the above flags should measure not less than 750mm × 600mm.

SECTION 9 RACE MANAGEMENT

9.1 ENTrIES

A motorcycle sport entry form must be completed and signed by each entrant, rider or passenger. All riders, passengers and appointed persons responsible for minors must register arrival at an event by signing on at the event race office or designated area.

9.2 prACTICE

1. Time must be put aside for the practice sessions and these must be defined in the

Supplementary Regulations for the meeting.

2. Riders will commence practice under the instructions of the start officials and must join the circuit from the designated area.

3. The duration of practice will commence from the time when the first rider joins the circuit.

4. The waving of the chequered flag will indicate the end of practice.

5. For any race there must be a minimum period for practice on the actual course, the details of which must be stated in the Supplementary Regulations.

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9.3 STArT pOSITIONS

1. Start positions will be established according to the provisions of the Supplementary

Regulations.

2. Where the organisers decide the grid positions will be by ballot this must be conducted by the competitors at the meeting.

9.4 ELECTrONIC TIMEKEEpING

1. Only licensed ACU, MSA or equivalent Timekeepers can time a qualification practice where qualification to a final, a series of races, or start line positions is the determined outcome.

Organisers must inform competitors if times are official or unofficial. The Chief Timekeeper should be stated in Supplementary Regulations, official programmes and on all results sheets provided.

2. Electronic lap scoring equipment does not require official timekeepers to operate a system but it is advised that manual lap scoring is carried out to support an electronic system.

3. If timed practice is used and identical times are recorded by more than 1 rider in the official qualifying practice session for the race the rider first setting such a time will receive the better starting position.

4. Transponders, if used, should be fitted to the machine as per the timekeepers or manufacturers instructions, it is the rider’s responsibility to ensure that the correct transponder is securely fitted, it is the rider’s responsibility if a transponder is lost from the machine during an event.

9.5 rACES

1. The race category and durations should be stipulated in the Supplementary Regulations.

2. In the event of a race being cancelled due to insufficient entries, the promoters reserve the right to offer the race time and prizes for a race of similar length for machines of another class or suitable category.

9.6 METHOD OF STArTING

The method of starting shall be stated in the Supplementary Regulations.

9.7 STArTEr’S OrDErS

1. Riders are deemed to be under starter’s orders when the first rider is called to the start line, signified by the raising of a green flag.

2. Riders in the 65cc or 85cc SW class will be allowed assistance from the start line officials if necessary, by raising their hand, to activate their launch control devices. This procedure is not deemed compulsory.

3. Any rider causing a start to be unnecessarily delayed in the opinion of the starter and/or the

Clerk of the Course may be disqualified.

4. No persons will be allowed in the start area once riders have come under orders at the start line, except riders, passengers and authorised officials.

5. Once the riders are under starter’s orders, the start procedure should not commence until the circuit is clear, signified by the lowering of the green flag.

6. If a 15 and 5 second board is used the following procedure will be followed:

• The 15 second board will be displayed for a full 15 seconds.

• The 5 second board will be displayed for a full 5 seconds.

• The gate will drop between 5 and 10 seconds after the “5 seconds” sign is shown.

9.8 FALSE STArTS

All false starts shall be indicated by the waving of a red flag, all riders will have to go back to the starting area and await announcements regarding the restart.

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9.9 STOppING A rACE

1. If a race is stopped before the leader has completed three laps, the race may be re-run at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course.

2. If a race is stopped under 50% of the race distance excluding any additional laps and over 3 laps completed by the leader the result will be taken at the end of the penultimate lap during which the signal to stop the race was given, a minimum of three laps must be shown on the completed race result. The race may be re-run at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course.

3. If a race is stopped after 50% of the race time has elapsed, excluding any additional laps, the result will be declared on the last completed lap.

4. In the event of a race being re-run the Clerk of the Course may disqualify any rider or riders who is/are the prime cause of the race initially being stopped.

5. If a race has to be stopped after the leader has completed 50% of the race distance, excluding any additional laps, rounded down to the nearest number of laps, it will be considered to have finished.

6. a) The order of classification shall be based upon the order of last crossing the finishing line prior to the showing of the red flag and only competitors who are racing at the showing of the red flag will be classified.

b) If a race has to be stopped after the leader(s) has taken the chequered flag they will be classified as having finished the race. The order of classification for those riders who have not taken the chequered flag shall be based upon the order of last crossing the finish control line prior to the showing of the red flag and only competitors who are racing at the showing of the red flag will be classified.

c) The Clerk of the Course may disqualify/penalize a rider from the results who has deemed to be the cause of the red flag incident.

7. For Adult National races to be classified as a finisher, riders must have completed 50% of the total laps completed by the race leader, or as per the Supplementary Regulations.

8. For Youth National races to be classified as a finisher, riders must have completed 50% of the total laps completed by the race leader, or as per the Supplementary Regulations.

9. Only the Clerk of the Course or his assigned assistants can stop a race, all courses must have sufficient assistants to ensure that when a race is stopped this decision is communicated to all of the riders as quickly as possible. A TCC can state how many assistants are required for a course and if radio communication is required.

10. For British Championship races please refer to the Supplementary Regulations.

9.10 FINISH OF rACE

1. The chequered flag will be displayed as the winner crosses the finish control line and will be kept flying thereafter until the last riders finish the lap.

2. No rider will be allowed to start a fresh lap after the chequered flag has been displayed.

3. Riders crossing the finish control line will be flagged off, their position being determined by the number of laps each has completed, those riders who complete a similar number of laps having their positions determined by the order in which they cross the finish control line or appear on the final results. A rider does not have to cross the finish control line to be classed as a finisher within the time limit as laid down in the Supplementary Regulations.

4. If the chequered flag or last lap flag is mistakenly displayed later than the official time/distance, the finishing order shall be determined by the running order at the official time/distance.

Under any circumstances, such as mistaken display of the chequered flag or last lap flag before the official time/distance, the finishing order shall be determined by the running order at the time the chequered flag is displayed.

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9.11 rACE rESULTS

1. If the results are to be decided on points, the points allocation must be clearly defined in the

Supplementary Regulations along with the method of deciding ties.

2. When a race has been completed the results will be based on the order in which a rider crossed the finish control line and the number of laps completed.

3. Should a tie occur on an overall result the highest position in the final leg will determine the final order.

4. It is the rider’s responsibility to check the official results board/sheets for his finishing position and/or any penalties issued.

5. Series of Championship rounds – If the Championship Regulations allow for race results to be dropped then a rider who receives disqualifications during the year will not be allowed to consider/count them as one of his worst individual results etc. If a rider receives penalties during the year this could be considered/count as one of his worst individual results.

9.12 CHANGE OF MACHINE

A change of machine may be permitted provided the machine has been through Technical Control procedure. The same machine must be used throughout any one race.

9.13 CHANGE OF SIDECAr pASSENGEr

1. The only reason to change a passenger is injury and only one change per meeting will be allowed.

2. The passenger must sign on, have the correct licence, and complete a sighting lap.

3. Application for a change must be in writing to the Clerk of the Course at least 30 minutes before the start of the race.

4. The final decision will be left with the Clerk of the Course.

9.14 OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE

1. If during a race a rider and/or passenger receives outside assistance other than that provided by the Organisers for the removal of himself or his machine from the course in the interests of safety, that rider may be disqualified.

2. Riders receiving signals from persons associated with them in prohibited areas may be disqualified.

3. The use of two way radios with a rider/passenger is prohibited.

4. Only riders who are competing in the race on the circuit are insured. Signed on riders who are not competing in the session on circuit are treated as spectators.

9.15 FOUL, UNFAIr Or DANGErOUS rIDING

The Clerk of the Course may penalise any rider who, in his opinion, is guilty of unfair, foul or dangerous riding.

9.16 COUrSE CONDUCT

If, for any reason, a rider leaves the course, he must rejoin it as closely as possible at the point where he left the course without any outside assistance. He must not gain any advantage. If any advantage is obtained he may be penalised or disqualified from the results.

9.17 AWArDS

1. Awards of any description must be described in the Supplementary Regulations; the method of distribution must be announced before the completion of the event.

2. Awards for youth riders in youth events: Cash, gift vouchers, and goods are only permitted in the group A1 Open class and group G (Quad) 250cc Open Youth classes.

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10.1 INSTrUCTIONS TO rIDErS

Any Supplementary Regulations or instructions to riders subsequently issued, shall have the same force as these Standing Regulations but must in no way contradict these Standing Regulations.

10.2 CONDUCT

Riders, parents or associates failing to obey instructions given by officials of the meeting or deemed to have unjustifiably or maliciously jeopardised the efficient running of the meeting by not adhering to the Regulations, Supplementary Regulations or the protest procedure, may be disqualified from the meeting.

See also the National Sporting Code, Offences and Penalties.

10.3 pArENTAL rESpONSIBILITY

It is a parent’s or guardian’s responsibility to ensure that children stay within the confines of the event site and obey all instructions issued by the organiser.

10.4 DECLArATION

It is a condition of acceptance of entry that the promoters shall not be responsible for any damage to a motorcycle or its accessories whether by fire, accident or other causes, nor for the theft of a motorcycle or its accessories before, during and after the meeting.

10.5 COMpLIANCE WITH rEGULATIONS

Every rider by entering or being entered or nominated, thereby acknowledges that he is bound by the

National Sporting Code of the ACU and these Standing Regulations together with any Supplementary

Regulations or Conditions and Final Instructions to be hereafter issued, to all of which he undertakes to submit and, moreover, renounces any right to have recourse to any arbitration or tribunal not provided for. All safety precautions for ACU Motocross events are available in a separate publication from the ACU.

10.6 DOGS AT OFF rOAD MOTOrCYCLE EVENTS

Whilst dogs are not discouraged from attending Off Road Motorcycle Sport events, they are to be kept on a lead and under control at all times. Owners are responsible for ensuring their dog is kept under control and are responsible for clearing up any fouling that may occur.

SECTION 11 BEACHCROSS

11.1 SpECIFICATION OF MOTOrCYCLE

All machines must comply with the appropriate specification applicable to the type, that is to say,

Trial, Trail, Enduro, Motocross or ATVs. Paddle or scoop tyres are strictly forbidden.

11.2 LpG FUEL/DIESEL

Vehicles using LPG fuel must comply with the LPGA Code of practice 11. for auto gas installations

June 2001, and will be subject to refuelling regulations, including a minimum 11kg fire extinguisher.

Diesel fuel must be ‘roadside pump’ available.

11.3 CIrCUIT

Hazards should become progressively harder around the circuit so that large numbers of riders are not stopped at the first hazard on the first lap. A number of flag marshals must be placed at each obstacle subject to the pre race risk assessment.

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11.4 STArTEr’S OrDErS

A rider shall be deemed to be under starter’s orders when he collects his machine from the parc ferme/waiting zone.

11.5 FINISH OF A rACE

The chequered flag will be displayed as the winner crosses the finish control line and will be kept flying thereafter until the last rider finishes that lap. No rider will be allowed to start a fresh lap after the chequered flag has been displayed. Thereafter riders crossing the line will be flagged off, their position being determined by the number of laps each has completed, those riders who complete a similar number of laps having their positions determined by the order in which they finished within the time limit laid down in the Supplementary Regulations will be declared finishers. The organisers reserve the right to declare in the Supplementary Regulations the distance required to be declared a finisher.

11.6 DUrATION OF A rACE

As specified in the Supplementary Regulations.

11.7 INTErrUpTION OF A rACE

The Clerk of the Course for reasons of safety may temporarily stop the event by the waiving of a red flag at any point on the circuit. The race will resume on the raising of the green flag by the Clerk of the Course.

11.8 DISqUALIFICATIONS

Any rider considered for disqualification may be allowed to complete the race and be disqualified, subject to protest and appeal procedures. If in the opinion of the Clerk of the Course the offence is undisputable the rider can be disqualified from the race immediately. The Clerk of the Course must write down the time, details of the offence and time of the disqualification to be given to the Stewards as soon as is possible.

SECTION 12 CROSS COUNTRY QUADS STANDING REGULATIONS

12.1 MEETINGS

12.1.1 DEFINITION

Cross Country events are controlled Group Start events which are a test of endurance and reliability.

Competitors will be required to complete a number of laps within a time set by the organisers. The duration of events will be stated in the Supplementary Regulations.

12.1.2 PROCEDURE FOR STOPPING AN EVENT

Where it is deemed necessary to stop an event, only the Clerk of the Course or his assigned assistants can stop an event. All courses must have sufficient assistants to ensure that when a race is stopped this decision is communicated to all of the riders as quickly as possible.

12.2 ELIGIBILITY

12.2.1 ELIGIBILITY

All Adult riders must hold a current ACU or SACU licence and be a minimum age of 15 years.

Any rider from another FMN MUST produce a licence issued by their FMN together with start permission and proof of personal accident Insurance.

Day Licences

. A one event Competition Licence grants the same benefits of an annual licence for the duration of the one event and is available for up to and including National Status.

Youth rider may compete in these events but must be a minimum of 7 years of age and a maximum of 16 years and is restricted to a maximum machine capacity of 250cc.

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12.2.2 CAPACITY & RESTRICTIONS

Subject to the Supplementary Regulations any quad machine which complies with the Motocross

Specifications as per the current ACU Handbook, may be allowed.

Adults +15 yrs

C1: Championship

C2: Experts

C3: Clubman

C4: Utility & 4x4

For machines up to 550cc max 2 cylinder 2 stroke or up to 800cc 4 stroke max 1 cylinder

For machines up to 550cc max 2 cylinder 2 stroke or up to 800cc 4 stroke max 1 cylinder

For machines up to 550cc max 2 cylinder 2 stroke or up to 800cc 4 stroke max 1 cylinder

For machines up to 550cc max 2 cylinder 2 stroke or up to 800cc 4 stroke max 1 cylinder

Youth

50cc (Y1) 7–9 Yrs Automatic Quad. Performance Modifications are allowed up to a maximum of 50cc. Engine must not exceed 50cc at time of Manufacture.

100cc Auto (Y2) 8–13 Yrs Auto, 100cc Production Quads built by the Manufacture. Engine must not have exceeded 100cc 2 Stroke Auto/150cc 4 Stroke Auto

100cc Open (Y2) 9–13 yrs Open Geared Class Max 100cc 2 Stroke/150cc 4 Stroke. Engine must not

150cc Open 2–150

(Y3)

250cc Air Cooled

(Y3) have exceeded 100cc 2 Stroke/150cc 4 Stroke.

11–16 Yrs Open Geared Class Max 100cc 2 Stroke Air Cooled/150cc 4 Stroke Water

Cooled. Engine must not exceed 100cc 2 Stroke/150cc 4 Stroke. 150cc

Open 2 Class compete in the 250cc Race Group

11–16 Yrs Air Cooled Production Quads. Performance Modifications are allowed to the Engine & chassis up to a maximum of 200cc 2 Stroke/250cc 4 Stroke.

Frame & Engine must be by the original Manufacturer. Engine must not exceed 200cc 2 Stroke/250cc 4 Stroke

12.3 CLASS VArIATIONS

12.3.1 VARIATIONS

The Youth class must be run as a separate session from any Adult classes at the same event and must not be combined with any Adult classes at the same event. Youth capacity/Age/ability classes must be stated in the supplementary regulations.

12.4 LICENCES AND rEGISTrATIONS (OFFICIALS)

As per Motocross Standing Regulations.

12.5 SpECIFICATION OF A MOTOrCYCLE

Category G (Quad) shall comply with the National Sporting Code appendix D and the following:

12.5.1 MOTORCYCLES

Subject to the Supplementary Regulations any Quad which complies with the Motocross

Specifications as per the current ACU Handbook may be allowed.

12.5.2 TYRES

Tyre type is optional or as stated in the Supplementary Regulations.

12.6 NUMBEr pLATES

All Quad machines must be fitted with a front & rear number plate of a minimum size of 150mm ×

150mm with the rear mounted behind the rider on the rear grab bar, and be in line with the machine reading left to right on both sides. The mounting bracket must not be higher than 150mm. Height

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Adult Quads

C1: Championship

C2: Experts

C3: Clubman

C4: 4x4 Utility

Youth Quads

50cc (Y1)

100cc Auto (Y2)

100cc Open (Y2)

150cc Open 2–150 (Y3)

250cc Air Cooled (Y3)

Background Colour

Red

Green

Yellow

White

White

Blue

Red

White

Blue

Number Colour

White

White

Black

Black

Black

White

White

Black

White

12.7 TECHNICAL CONTrOL

1. As per Motocross Standing Regulations.

2.

Helmets

– Helmets bearing the ACU gold or silver stamp, in sound condition and properly fitted must be worn by all competitors. Please refer to the section in this Handbook titled

‘Helmets’ for other important information and conditions concerning European Community

Exemption.

3.

Jewellery

– Competitors are advised not to wear hand, face or body jewellery which could prove hazardous in the event of an accident. The mouth should be kept clear of anything likely to cause a blockage of the airway in the event of an accident, e.g. chewing gum. This includes removing false dentures.

4.

Noise control

– Machines must be within the noise levels currently in force for that category of machine (see respective Standing Regulations).

12.8 SAFETY

12.8.1 MEDICAL SERVICES

As per Motocross Standing Regulations.

12.8.2 CLOTHING

As per current Motocross/Enduro Standing Regulations.

12.8.3 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

All competitors with the exemption of those travelling to an event on the machine on which they are competing, must have a 2kg (minimum) dry powder fire extinguisher available for immediate use.

If a ‘closed vehicle’ is being used the extinguisher must be fitted adjacent to, or on the inside of the working door. In the case of a shared vehicle the other competitor’s extinguisher(s) should also be visible, or, the fitted extinguisher(s) must be of a proportionately larger capacity.

12.9 rACE MANAGEMENT

12.9.1 COURSE

Must be ‘off-road’ and the minimum time should be set in the Supplementary Regulations. The organisers may split the event into 2 or more legs if desired but the minimum time for each leg must be set in the Supplementary Regulations. The ratio of competitors to course will be – 30 riders per km of course, e.g. 180 riders must have 6 km lap distance etc.

Any restrictions on the number of machines used by Team riders are to be stated in the

Supplementary Regulations. All machines used are to be subject to Machine Examination.

For the Y5 Beginner production class organisers must ensure visual contact is applied at each rider at all times.

Special attention should be given to riders in this class for fatigue during the race.

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The organisers must also ensure that each rider entered in this class is able to reasonably control their machine and should be identified by the wearing of a high visibility bib.

12.9.2 START

The start must be set out so that riders will start in groups which will be decided by the organisers e.g. capacity classes, ability classes etc. These groups will be defined in the Supplementary Regulations.

The number of riders in each group – which must not exceed 40 – and the start interval between groups – which must be no less than 30 SECONDS – will be decided by the organiser and due regard to course layout and the approval of the permit issuing authority. The organisers must ensure that the entire entry must be able to start and leave the start area before earlier riders start subsequent laps. In all circumstances there must be a dead engine start. This may limit the size of entry. Any rider who fails to start their machine at the allotted start time for their group will be credited for that original start time regardless of the actual time that they start. Start procedure will be stated in the

Supplementary Regulations.

12.9.3 LAP SCORING AREA

An area must be designated which allows riders to pass through single file gates where their number will be recorded on the completion of every lap. Where there is more than one class the organiser may set alternative durations to suit the varying abilities. The organisers may stipulate that riders have to stop. The lap scoring area will be deemed as a “Blue Tape “area and marked as such.

12.9.4 FINISH

After the specified time/number of laps, the riders will be diverted through the lap scoring area and then from the course.

12.9.5 FINISHING ORDER

The winner overall and of any respective classes will be the riders who have achieved the closest number of laps to the duration set on the allotted time. Each riders start time will be taken as their respective groups start time, or individual start time as decided by the Organiser and their individual finish time will have been recorded.

12.9.6 FINISH OF RACE

1. The chequered flag will be displayed as the winner crosses the finish control line and will be kept flying thereafter until the last riders finish the lap.

2. No rider will be allowed to start a fresh lap after the chequered flag has been displayed.

3. Riders crossing the finish control line will be flagged off, their position being determined by the number of laps each has completed, those riders who complete a similar number of laps having their positions determined by the order in which they finish.

4. Only riders crossing the finish control line within the time limit laid down in the

Supplementary Regulations will be declared as finishers.

5. For all Adult National races. To be classified as a finisher, riders do not have to cross the finish control line, but riders must have completed 50% of the total laps completed by the race leader, or as per the Supplementary Regulations.

6. For all Youth National races. To be classified as a finisher, riders do not have to cross the finish control line but riders must have completed 50% of the total laps completed by the race leader, or as per the Supplementary Regulations.

12.9.7 TIES

Will be decided on the laps completed and the individual times of each rider.

12.9.8 CHECKS

The start/finish will be the only time check. There should be adequate marshals/route checks on the course to prevent course cutting.

12.9.9 MARSHALS

Organisers should place marshals at strategic points around the course to monitor safety and ensure control of event. Additional clearly identified Travelling Marshals can also be used to achieve this.

12.9.10 PUBLIC SPECTATOR AREAS

The Supplementary Regulations must announce the provision of clearly identified specific areas

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12.9.11 RESTRICTED SPEED (BLUE TAPE) AREAS

These areas MUST be established on the approach to the Time Control/Lap Scoring area and any

Re-fuelling and works areas. Within ‘BLUE TAPE’ areas the rider must not exceed walking pace, under Penalty of exclusion. The Incident Officer/Clerk of the Course may also establish ‘BLUE TAPE’ areas at other parts of the course if required.

12.9.12 RE-FUELLING

A suitable and restricted area must be marked out adjacent to the course as a pit area. Access to this area must be restricted to marshals, riders and authorised helpers. The area should be manned by marshals and access only allowed to officials, competitors and authorised helpers. The Organiser

MUST establish a fire point, clearly indicated and with the appropriate fire extinguishers present.

Each rider shall ensure that his re-fuelling crew, have a fire extinguisher at the re-fuelling point as described in Regulation 3.13. ‘No Smoking’ signs should be displayed.

THE ENGINE MUST BE STOPPED AND THE RIDER OFF THE MACHINE DURING

REFUELLING. NO SMOKING ALLOWED. REFUELLING MAY ONLY BE CARRIED OUT IN

THE DESIGNATED AREA.

12.9.13 OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE

1. If during a race a rider and/or passenger receives outside assistance other than that provided by the Organisers for the removal of himself or his machine from the course in the interests of safety, that rider may be disqualified.

2. Riders receiving signals from persons associated with them in prohibited areas may be disqualified.

3. The use of two way radios with a rider/passenger is prohibited.

Assistance will only be allowed in the pit area, except when provided on the course by the organisers.

12.10 GENErAL

12.10.1 ENTRIES

A Motorcycle Sport Events Entry Form must be completed in every detail, and signed by each entrant, rider. (N.B. a requirement of signing and entry application form is that each signatory understands the National Sporting Code of the ACU, Standing Regulations, such Supplementary

Regulations as have been issued for the event and such Final Instructions subsequently issued, and agrees to be bound by them).

Limitations of Entries. If entries are to be limited, the maximum number and method of limitation

(i.e. in order of receipt, by ballot etc.) Will be stated in the Supplementary Regulations.

Child Protection. The point of contact for Child Protection issues will be the Secretary of the Meeting unless otherwise stated in the Supplementary Regulations.

12.10.2 ACCEPTANCE OR REFUSAL OF ENTRY

The Organiser must notify all riders of the position regarding their entry prior to the event. The method for notification will be stated in the Supplementary Regulations for the event.

12.10.3 PUBLIC WARNING

Notices must be displayed in accordance with the Safety Precautions section of the current ACU

Handbook.

12.10.4 DOGS

Whilst dogs are not discouraged from attending Off Road Motorcycle Sport events, they are to be kept on a lead and under control at all times. Owners are responsible for ensuring their dog is kept under control and are responsible for clearing up any fouling that may occur.

12.10.5 COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS

Every rider by entering or being entered or nominated, thereby acknowledges that he is bound by the

National Sporting Code of the ACU and these Standing Regulations together with any Supplementary

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Regulations and Final Instructions to be hereafter issued, to all of which he undertakes to submit and moreover renounces any rights to have recourse to any arbitrations or tribunal not provided for.

SECTION 13 GRADING

13.1 ACU MOTOCrOSS rIDErS EXpErT GrADING SCHEME (ADULT)

Expert status will be given to riders who appear on the Expert list compiled by the ACU Office.

You can qualify for Expert Listing by the following means:

• Point scorer in an adult National Motocross Championship.

• Registered Rider in the ACU British MX Championship – MX1/MX2.

• Top 10 point scorer in the BYN Championship – Open class.

• Selected by Centre Recorders based on Regional or Club Championships.

• Upgraded by the Motocross Committee.

Riders may be removed from the list after two years if they have not scored any regional or national

Championship points.

UPGRADING TO INTERNATIONAL

Sidecar Competitors

– There will be no grading for sidecar competitors.

Quad Riders

– There will be no grading for quad riders.

The Central Recorder for the Motocross Grading Scheme is:

Mrs S Goggin, ACU House, Wood Street, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2YX. Tel: 01788 566404.

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DEFINITIONS

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GENERAL

TIME CARD ENDURO STANDING REGULATIONS

APPENDIX A DIAGRAM OF MACHINE

APPENDIX B PENALTIES

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ALL TERRAIN (RALLY) REGULATIONS (ATR)

ENDURO OFFICIALS

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SHORT COURSE TIME CARD ENDURO STANDING REGULATIONS 189

HARE AND HOUNDS/CROSS COUNTRY

STANDING REGULATIONS

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Time Card Enduro

Events where riders start separately (or in groups up to 4), the main part of the event is to ride the course, which is predominately off road, within time allowances which are achievable and timed to the nearest Minute. The event includes Special Tests where riders start individually and are timed to parts of a second. The lap length is a minimum of 10 miles with Special tests up to 15% of the length of the lap.

Short Course Time Card Enduro

Events similar to the above with a reduced length of lap greater than 2 miles and less than 10 miles and where the Special Tests may consist of the whole or part of the lap however the total length of special tests must not cover more than 20% of the total length of the

Course.

Extreme Enduro

An Off Road event over extremely difficult terrain where riders start individually or in groups of 2 or more where the result is decided on the rider who completes the most laps in the set time or the greatest number of laps in the shortest time.

Off Road Sprint Enduro

An Off Road event where riders start individually and consist of a series of

Special Tests where the time is taken to 1/000 second. The event being decided on the sum of the time penalties achieved over the set number of Special tests.

All Terrain (Rally) Events

. An event staged over varied terrain, predominantly Forest Roads and

Tracks, and is intended to prove the skill and endurance of riders and the reliability of their machines.

The event is aimed at production Trail motorcycles of all capacities and the route shall be planned accordingly and will consist of a number of liaison stages or legs. The inclusion of Timed sections or

Special stages is optional however the riders must start such tests individually.

The route may be marked with route markers, or may require the competitor to use navigational skill or may require a combination of both.

Hare & Hounds/Cross Country Event

An off road event where riders start in groups where the result is decided on the rider who completes the greatest number of laps in the shortest time.

NB There are restrictions regarding the start number/procedure for this type of event on Forestry land.

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AUTHOrISATION AND LAND USE

The contents of “Procedures and safety arrangements for events using Forestry Agreement land” must be adhered to for any appropriate events.

1. Events depend on goodwill from landowners, local authorities, nearby residents and other users of the countryside. For the continuance of orderly motorcycle sport, a Code for Time and

Regularity Events, formulated by LARA, has been adopted by the ACU. The Code is reproduced below and will supplement the Standing Regulations. It is to be noted that where necessary disciplinary action will be taken if the Code is not fulfilled.

2. Any Competitive event that is routed along, or across, footpaths or bridleways must be endorsed in advance by the Highways Authority for the area.

3. The Organiser is responsible for obtaining authority from the landowners over whose land the event passes.

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4. Where the event requires use of public highway, organisers must ensure that the Motor

Vehicles (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 are strictly adhered to. Events requiring authorisation must obtain this through the RAC Motor Sport Association, Authorisation Dept.

Events organised within the restraints of section 5b. of the 1969 act must inform the local police authority and act according to their instruction.

5. The Organiser is responsible for ensuring the event meets all requirements of the Road Traffic

Act.

6. The Organiser should appoint an officer responsible for event liaison. The Liaison Officer should, if appointed submit his name and address to the local Highway Authority, the Parish

Council, the Police and landowners over whose land the event passes. The Liaison Officer will thoroughly investigate any complaints and try to resolve any problems arising from the event.

7. Wherever possible the Liaison Officer should maintain good relations with other path users in the area, such as horse-riders, walkers, cyclists, recreational motoring groups and orienteers.

The Liaison Officer shall notify these groups in advance of an event where they are known to him.

8. The Liaison Officer shall be responsible for the provision and removal of signing for public safety in accordance with the guidance given on the relevant Safety Precaution pages of this

Handbook. He should ensure that all marshals are adequately briefed about the public’s rights and the purpose of the signs.

9. All officials, marshals, support crews and competitors must follow the Country Code.

10. Ensure that all aspects of the ACU Environmental Code are adhered to.

11. Supplementary regulations should include a map reference/post code relating to the venue in order to assist the Emergency services.

12. Owners are responsible for ensuring their dog is kept under control and for clearing up any fouling that may occur.

The appropriate Standing Regulations will apply to all events together with the ACU National

Sporting Code and Supplementary Regulations issued.

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ESr.1 ELIGIBILITY

All riders and passengers must hold a current ACU or SACU competition licence, and be aged 16 years or over.

Any rider or passenger from another FMN MUST produce a licence issued by their FMN together with start permission and proof of personal accident Insurance.

Where the Enduro includes the use of public highways, then this will be stated in the Supplementary

Regulations. If public highways are used then it is sole responsibility of the rider to ensure that his machine is roadworthy and that he and his machine comply with all legal requirements.

ESr.2 ENTrIES

A Motorcycle Sport Event Entry Form must be completed in every detail, and signed by each entrant, rider or passenger. Each completed entry form, together with the entry fee (which includes insurance premiums), shall be forwarded to the Secretary of the Meeting. Details of the name, address and telephone fax number of the Secretary of the Meeting (or a deputy), all entry fees, closing date for entries, conditions for return of fees, and any other special requirements, may be obtained from the event Supplementary Regulations.

All riders and passengers must register arrival at an event by signing-on at the event control office, or other designated area, not less than 30 minutes prior to commencement of said competitor’s practice or first competition, whichever occurs first.

Riders and Passengers under 18 years of age (Minors):

In order to conform with the Children

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Agreement must be signed by either the parent or legal guardian or a responsible adult (who need not be the rider’s parent) dependent on age. The Parental Agreement is incorporated in the Annual

Competition Licence and Trials Registration form and once completed will serve as the riders Annual

Parental Agreement. All minors will be bound by the directions of parent(s), guardian(s) or other appointed adult responsible for them at any event. The following should be noted for Minors aged 16 or 17:

The Parental Agreement must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. There is no requirement for the minor to be accompanied to events by an adult.

Child Protection. The point of contact for Child Protection issues will be the Secretary of the Meeting unless otherwise stated in the Supplementary Regulations.

ESr.3 ACCEpTANCE Or rEFUSAL OF ENTrY

Within 3 days of the official closing date, the Organiser must notify riders of the definite position with regard to their entry and whether such entry has been accepted, or is being held in abeyance, or has been refused. The closing date of entries, the conditions for return of Entry Fees and any other special requirements will be contained in the Supplementary Regulations. All Supplementary Regulations must carry the telephone number of a responsible official.

Limitations of Entries.

If entries are to be limited, the maximum number and method of limitation

(i.e. in order of receipt, by ballot etc.) shall be stated in the Supplementary Regulations. Events using

Public Highways are limited to 180 competitors, with the exception of exempt events. See RAC Motor

Vehicles (Competitions and Trials) Regulations.

Change of rider

. All entries will be deemed to be in respect of the rider so named and no change of rider will be permitted except in the case of “Team Only” competitions where the Team Entry is submitted by a Team Manager. For “Team Only” competitions any change of an individual entry will be subject to the conditions of the Supplementary Regulations.

ESr.4 INSTrUCTIONS TO rIDErS

Any instructions subsequently issued must be approved by the Permit issuing Authority if issued prior to the event, or approved by the Stewards of the meeting if issued at the event. They shall have the same force as these Standing Regulations and the Supplementary Regulations.provided they are issued by one of the following methods:

• Issued in writing and distributed to each rider;

Issued via a clearly situated notice board;

Via a riders briefing meeting, providing all riders have been informed of the venue and time of such a meeting.

ESr.5 CLASSES

Time Schedules and/or Routes may vary between classes – details will appear in the Supplementary

Regulations.

Solo

. There are five recommended classes:

(1) Championship; (2) Expert; (3) Clubman; (4) Ladies; (5) Sportsman, for beginners on a no awards basis.

Quads. A class for quads or sidecars may be included where the organiser has assessed that the course is suitable for that class of machine.

Supplementary Regulations must give details of any other classes.

CAPACITY GROUPS

E1 2 stroke – Up to 125cc

E1 4 stroke – Up to 250cc

E2 – Over 125cc to 250cc two-stroke & Over 250cc to 450cc four-stroke

E3 – Over 250cc two-stroke & Over 450cc four-stroke

Any or all of the above capacity groups may be included as quoted in Supplementary Regulations.

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N.B. Organisers have the option of including additional classes or splitting classes.

Sidecar

. There are three recommended classes: Championship; Expert (Intermediate) & Clubman.

Organisers have the right to combine classes subject to sufficient entries.

Sidecar Capacity Groups

. Unlimited capacity.

Teams Events

. Details of provision for nominated teams will be given in the Supplementary

Regulations.

It is recommended that team results are worked out on the number of special tests ridden by clubman, plus rider’s time lost on the course, in the normal way.

ESr.6 CHANGE OF MACHINE AND/Or pASSENGEr

• Prior to the Start

Any change of machine within the same capacity group and/or passenger must be notified

• to the Secretary of the Meeting a minimum of 24hrs before the start of the Competition.

Any restrictions regarding change in the capacity group of a machine must be detailed in the

Supplementary Regulations.

During the event

The same machine and passenger (where appropriate) must be used for the duration of the event.

ESr.7 MOTOrCYCLES

The responsibility is on the rider to ensure that his motorcycle complies with all legal requirements including horn, speedometer. All motorcycles must be fitted with working lights.

The front light shall take the form of a combined headlight and number plate as fitted on an Enduro spec. machine.

Machine Specification

: Solo class category 1 group A1. Sidecar class category 1 group B1 and B2.

FOR DIMENSIONS SEE APPENDIX A AT THE END OF THE ENDURO STANDING REGULATIONS IN

THIS HANDBOOK.

Brakes

: Independent brakes must be fitted to both front and rear wheels of the motorcycle.

Disc Brake Covers

It is recommended that the front brake disc has a cover over at least the leading edge of the disc.

Organisers may mark the following parts with paint which are inscribed with their number: (i) Main frame (ii) Both hubs. (iii) Silencers (If the competitor replaces the silencer during the event he must request for it to be remarked at the next time check). At the end of the event machines should be examined for marks.

ESr.8 TYrES

Front and rear

– Unless otherwise stated in the Supplementary Regulations tyres must be ‘Enduro’ type to current FIM specification with DOT or E mark imprinted (see diagram at the end of Enduro

Section).

Please note: Some Motocross Tyres do not comply with Road Traffic Act Regulations and are not permitted for events using the Public Highway. Only tyres which appear on the tyre manufacturers range catalogue or tyre specification list as suitable for use on the Public Highway for the motorcycle entered, may be used. They may be of Trial, Trail or Enduro pattern with a depth of tread not more than 13mm at the time of manufacture.

Tyre Change

: Inner tubes/mousses may be replaced at any time during the event but not whilst the bike is in the parc ferme. Tyres may only be changed at the day’s final time check between the white and yellow flag, or in the morning in the work area.

ESr.9 FUEL

Commercially available unleaded fuel must be used. Power boosters or octane boosters are forbidden.

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The engine must not be running while refuelling is taking place. Mobile phones must not be used in refuelling areas.

ESr.10 CONTrOL OF EXHAUST SOUND LEVEL

Only the 2 metre max test will be used. The maximum sound limit accepted will be 112 dBA before the Start (+2 dB/A during or after the event).

It is the sole responsibility of the rider to present a machine complying with all Road Traffic Act(s) requirements including exhaust sound level.

(For precise method of testing, see Sound Control Regulations in this Handbook).

There may be one or more sound level tests taken during the event at any point on the route, as close as practical following a time check or refuelling area. Any rider who is required to take this random test may, if he requires, claim a delay time allowance of TWO minutes at the next check point. If this two minutes is claimed then all following check times for the day will be plus 2 minutes. A rider who has changed his silencer must get it remarked at the next time check.

Any rider who fails the sound level test will face immediate disqualification and hand in his time card.

At any time during the event, the Clerk of the Course or their appointed official is empowered to disqualify any machine they consider to be excessively noisy.

ESr.11 rIDEr’S NUMBErS

Riders must provide their own numbers which must be a minimum height of 100mm.

Championship Class

– Red plates with white numbers on the front and sides.

Expert Class

– Green plates with white numbers on the front and sides.

Women’s Class

– Pink plates with black numbers on the front and sides.

Clubman Class

– Yellow plates with black numbers on the front and sides.

Sportsman Class

– Black plate with white numbers on the front and sides.

Veterans Class

– Blue plate with white numbers on the front and sides.

ESr.12 EXAMINATION OF MACHINES

Machines will be examined before the start to ensure compliance with the Standing Regulations and

ACU Technical Specifications.

ESr.13 ENGINE MEASUrEMENT

Where it becomes necessary for the ACU or an organiser to verify any fact relating to an engine size, it shall be carried out at the cost of the rider. Where an engine is measured, as the result of a protest, the protest must be submitted with the appropriate fee plus £250.00 which can only be returned if the protest is upheld. If the protest is unsuccessful then the deposit will be awarded to the person against whom the protest has been made and the protest fee will be sent to the ACU Benevolent Fund. The

Clerk of the Course shall judge as guilty anyone who refuses to present an engine for measurement.

The rider will be excluded from the results of the event and will be fined. If engines are presented for measurement, but this cannot be carried out at the event, the engines must be sealed for later measurement. If seals are damaged or removed the rider will be excluded from the results and fined.

ESr.14 HELMETS/CAMErAS

Motorcycle helmets bearing a valid ACU gold or silver stamp and correctly fitted, must be worn by all competitors, both riders and Sidecar passengers, whilst riding a motorcycle or quad. Officials must wear a correctly fitted helmet whilst riding a motorcycle and it is recommended that they wear a helmet whilst riding a quad.

Unless the helmet is manufactured with the camera as an intrinsic part, helmet cameras (including the helmet camera brackets) and cameras attached to the body are prohibited. Cameras attached to the machine are permitted.

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ESr.15 CLOTHING

Suitable strong clothing must cover legs, arms and body. Knee length boots and gloves in leather or other approved material must be worn. Helmets/clothing must be presented to machine examiners at the same time as the machine. It is not advised that bulky hard objects such as tools etc. are carried in pockets or on the person.

ESr.16 JEWELLErY

Competitors are advised not to wear hand, face or body jewellery, which could prove hazardous in the event of an accident. The mouth should be kept clear of anything likely to cause a blockage of the airway in the event of an accident, e.g. chewing gum. This includes removing false dentures.

ESr.17 TrANSpONDErS

Where Transponders or other electronic timing devices are required to be carried by the competitor to record times, the onus on ensuring the device is correctly fitted and maintained throughout the competition rests with the rider.

If competitors are required to supply their own transponders – details of this requirement must be stated in the Supplementary Regulations.

If an Organiser intends to hire or loan transponders or timing devices to individual competitors, details of any deposit scheme required must be clearly stated in the Supplementary Regulations.

ESr.18 SAFETY prECAUTIONS

There shall be a Safety Officer appointed who will be responsible for arranging and co-ordinating both

Medical and Fire Protection services. For events held on Forestry land the Safety Officer shall hold a current ACU Safety Officer’s licence.

Marshals or First Aid officers should only travel in the same direction as competitors or use alternative routes, unless under the most severe circumstances, while carrying out their duties.

ESr.19 MEDICAL SErVICES

The Clerk of the Course is responsible for siting the Medical services provided at the event.

Considerations should be given to the access to all areas of the course and to the entrance(s) exit(s) of the event. It is advised that Medical services are consulted in advance.

At every event qualified First Aid personnel must be in attendance with full First Aid equipment including a stretcher. A minimum of one ambulance and one other suitably identified vehicle which must also be equipped with and able to carry a stretcher must be available and one of these vehicles must always remain available at the event. If for any reason the level of medical cover is diminished below acceptable levels (for example it has to leave the event or is not likely to be able to treat a casualty), the Clerk of the Course should suspend the competition at the earliest practical opportunity.

This may be anywhere on the course.

Competitors should be marshalled in the safest practical way back to the start/finish area.

The decision to restart or cancel the event rests upon the Clerk of the Course, dependent upon on the revised level of medical cover.

Organisers must also refer to the “Medical Services & Definition” section of this Handbook.

Concussion

If a competitor is involved in an incident which results in him being diagnosed by the Medical Officer/

Paramedic as suffering from concussion, the rider is not permitted to participate any further in that event.

Organisers are to notify ACU Head Office as soon as possible of any concussion injuries and then will subsequently: a) Place the rider on the ACU Stop List b) Inform Organisers of forthcoming events that the Rider has suffered a concussion injury and is therefore placed on the ACU Stop List

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The recovery time for anyone diagnosed with concussion is as follows: a) Over 20 years: Excluded immediately and suspended for a period of nine days.

b) 16–19 years: Excluded immediately and suspended for a period of twelve days.

c) 15 and under: Excluded immediately and suspended for a period of twenty three days.

The rider is not permitted to ride during the obligatory suspended periods outlined above and then only once he is in possession of a doctor’s certificate/letter after the suspended period has expired.

If a competitor has been injured on a Saturday and is suffering from concussion, and the Organiser is aware that the rider was intending to ride or is scheduled to ride somewhere else the next day, the

Organiser will inform the Organiser of the event being held the next day so they are aware of the rider’s injuries and as such he is prevented from participating in that event.

ESr.20 TEAr OFFS

The use of “Tear Off” lenses on goggles is prohibited. The use of “Roll Off” goggle systems where the transparent plastic film is retained within the device and not discarded is allowed.

ESr.21 FIrE prOTECTION

At each refuelling point and other areas of fire risk, a ‘Fire Point’ must be sited. The ‘Fire Point’ will be identified by a red sign upon which the words ‘Fire Point’ shall be printed in black letters. The sign shall be in an area that must be kept unobstructed at all times. Sufficient dry powder fire extinguishers shall be placed directly at the foot of the sign. A “No Smoking” sign should always be used at refuelling points.

ESr.22 pETrOL TApS

Riders must check that their petrol taps are turned off before leaving their motorcycles in the Parc

Ferme.

ESr.23 WArNING NOTICES

The Incident Officer will be responsible for the siting of approved WARNING NOTICES (see Safety

Precautions Section of Handbook for further details) at entry to event site, paddock and appropriate places around the course such as Tests and spectator points.

ESr.24 rESTrICTED SpEED (BLUE TApE) ArEAS

These areas MUST be established on the approach to the Time Control Clock and refuelling points will be identified by BLUE TAPE defining the route. Within BLUE TAPE area riders MUST NOT exceed walking pace, under penalty of disqualification. The Incident Officer/Clerk of the Course may also establish BLUE TAPE areas at other parts of the route if required. The BLUE TAPE area must be clearly identified by signs. In addition, a board, at least 600mm × 300mm with diagonal blue stripes on a white background will indicate the start of the BLUE TAPE Area. A similar board with a Black

Cross will indicate the end of the BLUE TAPE Area.

ESr.25 CLOSED CONTrOL (pArC FErME)

After preliminary examination the machine may be placed into a parc ferme. Where possible it should be properly fenced, otherwise its limits should be properly marked and controlled by officials to ensure that only authorised persons may enter. Access to the parc ferme is only allowed to the

Stewards of the Meeting, Clerk of Course and officials controlling the area. Riders and passengers may only enter when parking or collecting their machines and must not interfere with other machines. If any work or adjustments are made to a machine whilst in the Parc Ferme the rider will be disqualified.

Machines must either have a fitted or temporary stand and must not be covered in any way whilst in the Parc Ferme. In events of more than one day’s duration, where organisers do not intend to place

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machines in the Parc Ferme overnight but return them to riders, this must be clearly stated in the

Supplementary Regulations.

ESr.26 WOrKING ArEA/MACHINE MAINTENANCE

The Working Area must be designed so that Assistants are able to pass equipment to their riders and consideration must be given to allowing space for riders who arrive later.

Start Compound/Parc Ferme

A Start Compound is optional for organisers of one day events. If used, competitors are required to place their machines in the start compound 15 minutes prior to their start time each day. Only riders may enter the start compound and regulations governing Parc

Fermes apply. In multiday events, organisers should check all machines entering the compound are the same machines presented to machine examining.

ESr.27 STArT

Riders will be informed prior to the event of both their starting time and riding numbers.

The Start order and method of start will be stated in the Supplementary Regulations with maximum number of drivers starting per minute being: – Solo – 4. Sidecar – 2.

NB

Where an MSA permit is issued, the maximum number of starters must be 2 per minute.

Starting Procedure for one day events with a Parc Ferme and multiday events where pre-finish service is allowed.

ESR 25 applies.

Each rider will be allowed to enter the Parc Ferme 5 minutes before his starting time and push his machine to the exit. At 10 minutes (for sidecars – 20 minutes) prior to his starting time the rider will be admitted to the working area where he may attend to his machine.

In One Day Events this procedure may be omitted, but if so, it must be so stated in the Supplementary

Regulations.

Starting Procedure without Parc Ferme

Competitors are required to place their machines in a start compound 15 minutes prior to their start time each day. Failure to do so will incur a 20 point penalty. Only the competitors and officials will have access to the compound.

Start

. A starting signal will be given at the exact time the rider is due to start. Within one minute after the signal is given the Competitor must have started their engine, by kick-start or other fitted starting device only and ride to the 20m line under engine power. Failure to do so will incur a penalty, he may then start the machine by other means.

If a rider is not on the start line at this due time he will not be penalised so long as he completes the correct procedure and crosses the 20m line within one minute of his due start time.

Riders arriving more than one minute late at the start line will be penalised by 60 pts per minute late. They will be given the next minute as the new start time and must complete the correct start procedure.

ESr.28 rESTArT

In an event of more than one day, a rider who fails to be classified as a finisher or who fails to come to the start line on any day, may restart the following day under the following conditions: a) Within one hour of the scheduled finish time of the last rider for that day the rider must inform the Secretary of the Meeting of the intention to restart the following day.

b)

At events with a Parc Ferme

Thirty minutes before the start time of the first rider the next day, the rider must present the machine at the start for re-examination. It must be the same machine on which the rider started the event, in respect of frame and hubs. The machine must then be placed in the Parc Ferme.

At events without a Parc Ferme

Thirty minutes before the start time of the first rider the next day, the rider must present the machine for examination. It must be the same machine on which the rider started the event, in respect of frame and hubs and machines must be placed in the

Start Compound 15 minutes prior to the rider’s Start time.

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ESr.29 COUrSE

The course shall consist of mainly rough track and cross country going and must be clearly marked with route markers or direction arrows. Please note the general course may be open to other users and must not be treated as a one way route. Forest roads and tracks are NOT closed to other users and traffic may be travelling in the opposite direction.

Route marking must be positioned and angled so as to clearly indicate the intended direction of route.

In determining the distance between the markers, organisers should give due consideration to likely conditions i.e. weather, dust etc.

The Organiser/Clerk of the Course must ensure that due consideration is given to the age and abilities of the riders when planning and marking the course and that suitable marking is displayed to guide and restrict any spectators/members of the Public who may attend.

Where a gate of arrows is constructed, riders must pass between them.

Where the organiser requires riders to pass through a specific area, perhaps for reasons of security or to prevent environmental/land damage, this area should be marked with tape on either side OR can be marked with arrows on each side of this area. The arrows must point inward towards the direction the rider must take.

Where such areas are specifically marked, the riders must pass through the tapes or arrows and any rider not doing so is liable to be penalised.

Where such areas are specifically marked, a clearly identified Marshal shall be present.

If possible, these Marshal/Marshals should ensure that the markers or tape remain in place and also that riders take the intended direction.

Recommended Marking of Junctions

. One arrow approximately 50 metres in advance of the junction giving due consideration to likely conditions, fog, dust, etc.

Two arrows at the junction.

One arrow after the junction to indicate correct route.

Wrong Direction Markers

. Where appropriate, wrong direction signs of black cross on suitable background or ‘no entry’ sign should be displayed.

Diversionary Routes

. All points where separate routes are to be followed by different classes must be clearly indicated as follows: a) In advance of diversion, a warning sign.

b) At the point of the diversion, a further sign indicating the routes to be taken in each class.

c) After the diversion, a further sign that indicates which route is being followed.

The size and positioning of the signs must be such that the information is clearly communicated.

Caution Boards

. To warn drivers of severe hazard points on the route crossed arrows or an exclamation sign should be used.

Removal of Course Markers – 2 Day Events

. It is recommended that where the route for day 2 follows the same route as day 1 at all points where the route diverts, day 1 arrows should be removed, and if possible wrong direction arrows displayed.

Warning Signs for the Public

. Examples of warning signs for the public are to be found else where in this Handbook. Please refer to Safety Precautions section at rear of this Handbook.

Mileage

. Organisers should ensure that the lap length exceeds 10 miles per lap. Recommended overall scheduled time per rider should be within daylight hours. Mileage quoted by the organizer must be taken as correct and the average speed set between any time check must not exceed 30mph.

(SRs for ‘short course’ enduros shown separately.) On Forestry Commission land the overall average speed must not exceed 25mph.

Impassable Route

. If the Clerk of the Course decides that any part of the route becomes impassable during the event, he may delete that section and adjust the time accordingly.

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Course Cutting

. Any rider reported to the Clerk of the Course for course cutting or not following the intended route may be subject to disqualification.

ESr.30 TIME AND rOUTE CHECKS

(a) The timing of events, either wholly or in part, may be carried out either by a licensed

Timekeeper or by any other competent person appointed by the organiser. These officials, if not registered Timekeepers, shall be classified as Enduro Time Marshals. Apart from the correction of errors which may emerge on investigation, the times, speeds and classification of an event shall be taken as fact and no appeal shall be accepted as to their accuracy.

(b) Time cards and route cards for the first day’s run MUST be issued at the preliminary examination. For a 2 day event, time cards MUST be issued after day one has been completed.

Riders will be responsible for getting their cards – stamped/marked at all time and route checks.

Failure to do so, or intents to deceive the organisers by altering or obliterating these cards, or using another rider’s card will lead to disqualification.

Time schedules will show the time that a rider is allowed between time checks.

Loss of time card/route card will incur a penalty.

A rider who misses a time/route check or arrives from the wrong direction will be disqualified.

The onus rests with the riders to present a time card to the Time Check Official in a flat and legible condition.

(c) Indication of Time Checks

The time checks will be indicated by white flags placed on both sides of the track 200m before the check and the two yellow flags placed approximately 20m before the control table. These flags will be placed so that they are at all times clearly visible to the riders. Official time should be visible to the rider from the yellow flags. Riders must pass between the yellow flags.

(d) Procedure at Time Checks. After the rider has passed the yellow flag with his motorcycle he must immediately present his time card. The arrival time at a time check is the time the rider passes the yellow flag.

Riders stopping between the yellow flag and the time check will be given the time indicated on the clock when they passed the yellow flag.

A rider may pass the final time check of the day early, without penalty.

At each time check the official is obliged to mark each riders time card with the arrival time and keep a backup checklist showing all riders arrival times.

The area from the yellow flags to a point approximately two metres beyond the control table is considered to be a “Parc Ferme” concerning access servicing and assistance.

(e) Calculation of Time Check Penalties. Each section between time checks constitutes a test in itself. Riders who exceed the time permitted between one time check and the next, will be penalised 60 points per minute late arrival according to the time registered by the clock when they clock in ARRIVAL TIME = STARTING TIME FOR NEXT SECTION.

Claims for special time allowance. If a rider can prove to the organisers that they were delayed by abnormal circumstances beyond their control, such as a delay occasioned by stopping to render first aid in the case of a serious accident, an allowance may be given. The competitor must complete the entire route for this to be considered.

Alleged balking caused by another rider cannot be considered abnormal circumstances.

(f) Time Limit. Unless specified in the Championship or Supplementary Regulations a rider who arrives at a time check more than (X) minutes after their original starting time for a day’s run, plus the time allowed for travel between each time check passed and any time allowance claimed for Noise Testing is automatically disqualified.

NB (X) = Solo Championship and Experts class – 30 mins. All other classes 60 mins

(g) Route Checks. These may or may not be marked on the route card and will be indicated by blue flags approximately 20 metres prior to the checkpoint.

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Competitors must stop in order to have their passage recorded as required on their time card or a card attached to their machine.

Any rider whose passage is not marked may be disqualified. Route checks are designed to ensure competitors stick to the marked route and it is recommended that organizers include at least one route check per day.

ESr.31 SpECIAL TESTS

There shall be a minimum of two special tests per day for all riders apart from in exceptional circumstances of Force Majeure. The same test may be used twice. These must be accurately timed and may be of Cross Country, Motocross, Hill Climb type, or as specified in the Supplementary

Regulations. It is desirable that the special tests be electronically timed by light beam. Any rider who fails to take the intended authorised route may be penalised by the Clerk of the Course if he feels an advantage has been gained. It is recommended that for Championship class riders, there should be at least 15 minutes of test riding each day. Ideally, tests should last approximately 5 minutes. The start and finish of each test should be marked with a suitable sign and be in place prior to any competitor inspecting the test. Competitors must start each test from a standing start, from a dedicated point, which shall be indicated either by an official or physical equipment A run off area of 20m must be marked following the finish of the test, competitors must not stop in this area.

ESr.32 prACTISING

Practising on any part of the course is forbidden. Special Tests may be inspected on foot but NOT by any wheeled vehicle (including mountain bike) and breach of this rule renders the competitor liable to disqualification.

Where another event takes place at the same venue it will not be considered to constitute unofficial practice.

ESr.33 rEFUELLING

Refuelling may only be carried out at points designated by the organisers and any rider who refuels at any other point will be disqualified.

No time allowance will be made for refuelling and this must be done during the running time or the ten minutes prior to the start.

The organizer must set refuelling Points to the following requirements.

Distance between refuelling points should not exceed 30 miles.

No refuelling point shall be on the public highway (remote lay bys are acceptable)

Refuelling points to be marked with GREEN FLAGS – full details of location to be available at the start. In two day events refuelling may be allowed in the official working area.

• The Organisers must provide adequate fire fighting equipment. There should be a suitably marked FIRE-POINT and also NO SMOKING signs displayed.

• Marshalls must be present throughout the event.

The following apply to refuelling points.

Only officials, competitors and authorized helpers to be allowed.

Each service crew must supply their own fire extinguisher.

Each machine being refuelled/serviced must be on an environment mat.

The engine must be stopped when refuelling.

Smoking or the use of mobile phones in refuelling points is forbidden.

ESr.34 ENVIrONMENTAL MATS

Where refuelling or servicing of a motorcycle is being undertaken, riders must provide and use an environmental mat to protect the ground. These mats are to be removed by the competitors after use.

The minimum dimensions of the mat will be at least equal to the length of the motorcycle and the width of the handlebars.

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ESr.35 OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE

Outside assistance is forbidden under penalty of disqualification and occurs when:

A rider is accompanied on the course.

Any person other than the rider, or an official performing his duties, comes into contact with the machine other than at a designated service area.

At Designated Service Areas specified by the Organiser, support Crews may work on the riders machines with the exception of changing tyres at the final check of the day. A tyre change must be carried out solely by the rider once a wheel is removed.

On all other parts of the course riders only may work on the machines with spares and tools as carried on the machine.

ESr.36 pENALTIES

REFER TO APPENDIX B AT THE END OF THE TIME CARD ENDURO STANDING REGULATIONS IN

THIS HANDBOOK

ESr.37 TIME pENALTIES

For every minute late at the start line – 60 pts.

For each full minute late or early at time check – 60 pts.

For each second on a special test – 1 pt.

For each part second on a special test where electronically timed – 1⁄100 sec late = 1⁄100 pt.

ESr.38 rESULTS

For each event a set of Results must be produced which display the event date and Permit number.

The method to be used for the publication of the results must be shown in the Supplementary

Regulations or the Championship Regulations. Acceptable formats are by post, email or website but in addition for every event a set of provisional results must be sent (either by post or by email) to the

Permit issuing authority. These must clearly show the date and time of publication.

If these provisional results are amended then a copy of the revised set, clearly marked “Amended

(date)” must be sent by post or email to the Permit Issuing Authority and any rider affected by the amendment.

ESr.39 AWArDS

Full details of awards will be stated in the Supplementary Regulations.

ESr.40 prOTESTS

See Appendix B of this Handbook.

Where it has been previously stated in the Championship Regulations or Supplementary Regulations and the full results are displayed, signed by the Clerk of the Course (or appointed official) with the time of day, on a board within 30 minutes of the last rider finishing any protest must be submitted within 30 minutes of the time of signing.

Where results are sent by post, sent by email or published on a website any protest must be submitted within 14 days of publication.

The date of publication of results on a website or by email should be shown on the results, or confirmed by postmark if mailed and the Protest period will commence from this date.

Protest against the Capacity/power of a motorcycle must be accompanied by a deposit of £250 to cover associated costs.

The interpretation of these Standing Regulations and the Supplementary Regulations or Instructions to rider will rest entirely with the Stewards of the Meeting whose decision shall be final and binding except as provided in the National Sporting Code.

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ESr.41 LEGAL ACTION

A rider who is convicted following a police prosecution for an offence committed by him whilst taking part in the competition may be liable to disqualification.

ESr.42 WArNING TO THE pUBLIC

The Organisers must display Warning Notices at the start of the event, the special tests and at any other point of the course where the public is likely to congregate.

ESr.43 INSUrANCE

The responsibility is on the rider to ensure that his motorcycle complies with all legal requirements.

The Organisers will be required to cover Riders and Passengers against Personal Accident risks and

Third Party insurance for ‘off-the-road’ risks whilst taking part in the event and the premium for such insurance will be included in the entry fee. The ACU have arranged third party RTA Insurance as a blanket cover across the whole Membership to cover any competitor, marshal or Official signed on for an ACU permitted event which, for the duration of the permit, will allow them to use any motor vehicle in connection with the event in areas of the event where the Road Traffic Act is deemed to be applicable. The RTA cover will be provided in the same way as the ACU Public Liability and other insurance covers. That is to say when the Rider, Marshal or Official signs on at an event, the cover is automatically in place. The RTA cover comes at no extra cost to the Organiser as this cover is provided free of charge by the ACU.

ESr.44 DISCLAIMEr

It is a condition of acceptance of entry that the Organiser shall not be responsible for any damage to a motorcycle or its accessories, whether by fire, accident or other causes, nor for the theft of a motorcycle or its accessories, during the event.

ESr.45 LIABILITY FOr DAMAGE

A rider is liable for any damage caused by himself, his passenger, or any helpers, during the event.

The Organisers may act as agents for such persons to agree and pay for any damage and the riders shall on demand reimburse the Organisers any sum so paid.

ESr.46 ABANDONMENT

The Organisers with the approval of the Clerk of the Course reserve the right, subject to the approval of the Stewards of the Meeting, to cancel, postpone or abandon the competition, if circumstances should arise, which, in their opinion, render such action necessary.

ESr.47 COMpLIANCE WITH rEGULATIONS

Every Rider by entering or being entered or nominated thereby acknowledges that he is bound by the

National Sporting Code of the ACU and these Standing Regulations, together with any Supplementary

Regulations and Final Instructions to be hereafter issued, to all of which he undertakes to submit and moreover renounces any right to have recourse to any arbitrations or tribunal not provided for in the said Rules and Regulations.

ESr.48 OFFENSIVE BEHAVIOUr

Any rider, or party with an interest in a rider’s performance, who is reported to the Clerk of the

Course for arguing or being offensive to an Official, may result in that rider becoming liable to disciplinary action including possible disqualification.

All such incidents must be reported to the T&E Committee who may take further disciplinary action.

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ESr.49 INTErprETATION

The interpretation of these Standing Regulations and the Supplementary Regulations or instructions to Riders will rest entirely with the Stewards of the Meeting whose decision shall be final and binding except as provided in the Sporting Code.

ESr.50 FIrE EXTINGUISHErS

All competitors with the exception of those travelling to an event on the machine on which they are competing, must have a 2kg (minimum) dry powder fire extinguisher available for immediate use.

If a ‘closed vehicle’ is being used the extinguisher must be fitted adjacent to, or on the inside of the working door. In the case of a shared vehicle the other competitors extinguisher(s) should also be visible, or, the fitted extinguisher(s) must be of a proportionately larger capacity. This fire extinguisher must be available at any refuelling point.

ESr.51 pOWEr WASHErS

Use of power washers is prohibited unless the organisers have suitable facilities.

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DISqUALIFICATION

• Using non specified tyres.

Smoking in the Parc Ferme or any restricted service area.

Engine capacity other than stated to organizers.

Exceeding walking pace in Blue tape areas.

Changing parts which are liable for marking or presenting a machine with missing marked parts with the exception of the silencer which may be changed as per ESR 10.

Altering course.

Altering a time card.

Practising on the course prior to the event.

Accepting outside assistance other than allowed in Standing Regulations.

Exceeding noise level limit.

Being accompanied anywhere on the course.

Change of machine during event.

Changing tyres except at the final time check of the day.

Course cutting, not following marked route or driving in opposite direction of route, will result in exclusion disqualification or in exceptional circumstances the Clerk of the Course may impose a points penalty.

pENALTY pOINTS

Starting engine in parc ferme, working area or before starting signal is given

Loss of timecard/route card

Not starting engine and crossing 20m line within one minute of starting signal

Failure to have the rider’s machine in the start compound (when used) 15 minutes prior to the start time

Entering parc ferme with engine running

Failure to attend machine examination when held on day prior to start

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20

20

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ALL TERRAIN (RALLY) REGULATIONS (ATR)

The National Sporting Code of the ACU and the Enduro Timecard Standing Regulations as varied by the ATR shall apply to all All Terrain Events together with the Supplementary

Regulations and any Final instructions issued for individual events.

The following are articles, specifically for All Terrain events, override the Enduro Timecard

Standing Regulations. All other Enduro Standing Regulations remain in force.

Description:

A sporting event staged over varied terrain, predominantly Forest Roads and Tracks, and is intended to prove the skill and endurance of riders and the reliability of their machines.

The event is aimed at production Trail motorcycles of all capacities and the route shall be planned accordingly.

The route may be marked with route markers, or may require the competitor to use navigational skill or may require a combination of both.

ATr.1 ELIGIBILITY

All riders and passengers must hold a current ACU or SACU licence, and be aged 16 years or over.

Any rider or passenger from another FMN MUST produce a licence issued by their FMN together with start permission and proof of personal accident Insurance.

Where the Event includes the use of public highways, then this will be stated in the Supplementary

Regulations. If public highways are used then it is sole responsibility of the rider to ensure that his machine is roadworthy and that he and his machine comply with all legal requirements.

ATr.2 ENTrIES

A Motorcycle Sport Event Entry Form must be completed in every detail, and signed by relevant entrant, rider and passenger. Each completed entry form, together with the entry fee (which includes insurance premiums), shall be forwarded to the Secretary of the Meeting. Details of the name, address and telephone number of the Secretary of the Meeting (or a deputy), all entry fees, closing date for entries, conditions for return of fees, and any other special requirements, may be obtained from the event Supplementary Regulations.

All riders and passengers must register arrival at an event by signing-on at the event control office, or other designated area, not less than 30 minutes prior to commencement of said competitor’s start time.

Riders and Passengers under 18 years of age (Minors):

In order to conform with the Children’s

Act legislation, additionally, for every rider or passenger who is under 18 years of age a Parental

Agreement must be signed. This is incorporated in the Annual Competition Licence Form and once completed will serve as the riders Annual Parental Agreement. If applying for a “One Event Licence” then this must include Parental Agreement. All minors will be bound by the directions of parent(s), guardian(s).

Child Protection. The point of contact for Child Protection issues will be the Secretary of the Meeting unless otherwise stated in the Supplementary Regulations.

ATr.3 ACCEpTANCE Or rEFUSAL OF ENTrY

Within 3 days of the official closing date, the Organiser must notify riders of the definite position with regard to their entry and whether such entry has been accepted, or is being held in abeyance, or has been refused. The closing date of entries, the conditions for return of Entry Fees and any other special requirements will be contained in the Supplementary Regulations. All Supplementary Regulations must carry the telephone number of a responsible official.

Limitations of Entries

. If entries are to be limited, the maximum number and method of limitation

(i.e. in order of receipt, by ballot etc.) shall be stated in the Supplementary Regulations. Events using

Public Highways are limited to 180 competitors, with the exception of exempt events. See RAC Motor

Vehicles (Competitions and Trials) Regulations.

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Change of rider

. All entries will be deemed to be in respect of the rider so named and no change of rider will be permitted except in the case of “Team Only” competitions where the Team Entry is submitted by a Team Manager. For “Team Only” competitions any change of an individual entry will be subject to the conditions of the Supplementary Regulations.

ATr.4 INSTrUCTIONS TO rIDErS

Any written instructions subsequently issued shall have the same force as these Standing Regulations and the Supplementary Regulations.

ATr.5 CLASSES

Classes will be as detailed in Supplementary Regulations for the event. Time Schedules and/or Routes may vary between classes – details will appear in the Supplementary Regulations.

ATr.6 CHANGE OF MACHINE AND/Or pASSENGEr

Any change of machine within the same capacity group and/or passenger must be notified to the

Secretary of the Meeting a minimum of 24hrs before the start of the Competition. Any restrictions regarding change in the capacity group of a machine may be detailed in the Supplementary

Regulations.

ATr.7 MOTOrCYCLES

The responsibility is on the rider to ensure that his motorcycle complies with all legal requirements including horn, speedometer. All motorcycles must be fitted with working lights.

Machine Specification

: Solo class category 1 group A1.

Brakes

: Each wheel must be fitted with a brake. Machines fitted with linked brakes as standard equipment are permissible.

ATr.8 TYrES

Only tyres normally available from commercial or retail sources are authorised. They shall appear on the tyre manufacturers range catalogue or tyre specification list available to the general public. They must be manufactured to comply with the European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation (ETRTO) requirements in respect of load and speed codes and have a minimum service description of 45M.

Enduro tyres must have a E Mark and/or DOT (American Department of Transportation) approval and DOT number must be moulded on the tyre wall.

Enduro tyres must be to current FIM specification. The use of MX tyres is not allowed.

ATr.9 FUEL

Commercially available unleaded fuel must be used. Power boosters or octane boosters are forbidden.

ATr.10 NOISE

It is the sole responsibility of the rider to present a machine complying with all Road Traffic Act(s) requirements including exhaust sound level. Only the 2 metre max test will be used. The maximum sound limit accepted will be 112 dBA before the Start (+2 dB/A during or after the event).

(For precise method of testing, see Sound Control Regulations in this Handbook).

There may be one or more sound level tests taken during the event at any point on the route, as close as practical following a time control or refuelling area. Any rider who is required to take this spot test may, if he requires, claim a delay time allowance of TWO minutes at the next time control. Any rider who fails the sound level test will face immediate disqualification. At any time during the event, the

Clerk of the Course or their appointed official is empowered to disqualify any machine they consider to be excessively noisy.

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ATr.11 rIDEr’S NUMBErS

Unless stated in the Supplementary Regulations riders must provide their own numbers which must be a minimum height of 100mm.

ATr.12 EXAMINATION OF MACHINES

Machines will be examined before the start to ensure compliance with the Standing Regulations and

ACU Technical Specifications.

ATr.13 HELMETS

Motorcycle helmets bearing a valid ACU gold or silver stamp and correctly fitted, must be worn by all competitors, both riders and Sidecar passengers, whilst riding a motorcycle or quad. Officials must wear a correctly fitted helmet whilst riding a motorcycle and it is recommended that they wear a helmet whilst riding a quad.

Unless the helmet is manufactured with the camera as an intrinsic part, helmet cameras (including the helmet camera brackets) and cameras attached to the body are prohibited. Cameras attached to the machine are permitted.

ATr.14 CLOTHING

Suitable strong clothing must cover legs, arms and body. Knee length boots and gloves in leather or other approved material must be worn. Helmets/Clothing must be presented to machine examiners at the same time as the machine. It is not advised that bulky hard objects such as tools etc. are carried in pockets or on the person.

TEAR OFFs

The use of “Tear Off” lenses on goggles is prohibited. The use of “Roll Off” goggle systems where the transparent plastic film is retained within the device and not discarded is allowed.

ATr.15 JEWELLErY

Competitors are advised not to wear hand, face or body jewellery, which could prove hazardous in the event of an accident. The mouth should be kept clear of anything likely to cause a blockage of the airway in the event of an accident, e.g. chewing gum. This includes removing false dentures.

ATr.16 TrANSpONDErS

Where Transponders or other electronic timing devices are required to be carried by the competitor to record times, the onus on ensuring the device is correctly fitted and maintained throughout the competition rests with the rider.

If competitors are required to supply their own transponders – details of this requirement must be stated in the Supplementary Regulations.

If an Organiser intends to hire or loan transponders or timing devices to individual competitors, details of any deposit scheme required must be clearly stated in the Supplementary Regulations.

ATr.17 SAFETY prECAUTIONS

There shall be an Incident Officer appointed who will be responsible for arranging and coordinating both Medical and Fire Protection services. The Incident Officer may undertake other duties at the events. Marshals or First Aid officers should only travel in the same direction as competitors or use alternative routes, unless under the most severe circumstances, while carrying out their duties.

ATr.18 MEDICAL SErVICES

At all events qualified First Aid personnel must be in attendance with full First Aid equipment including a stretcher. A minimum of one ambulance and one other suitably identified vehicle which must also be equipped with and able to carry a stretcher must be available and one of these vehicles must always remain available at the event. Organisers must also refer to the “Medical Services &

Definition” section of this Handbook.

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ATr.19 SITING OF MEDICAL SErVICES

The Clerk of the Course is responsible for siting the Medical services provided at the event.

Considerations should be given to the access to all areas of the course and to the entrance(s) exit(s) of the event. It is advised that Medical services are consulted in advance. If for any reason the level of medical cover is diminished below acceptable levels (for example it has to leave the event or is not likely to be able to treat a casualty), the Clerk of the Course should suspend the competition at the earliest practical opportunity. This may be anywhere on the course.

Competitors should be marshalled in the safest practical way back to the start/finish area.

The decision to restart or cancel the event rests upon the Clerk of the Course, dependent upon on the revised level of medical cover.

ATr.20 FIrE prOTECTION

At each refuelling point and other areas of fire risk, a ‘Fire Point’ must be sited. The ‘Fire Point’ will be identified by a red sign upon which the words ‘Fire Point’ shall be printed in black letters. The sign shall be in an area that must be kept unobstructed at all times. Sufficient dry powder fire extinguishers shall be placed directly at the foot of the sign.

ATr.21 pETrOL TApS

Riders must check that their petrol taps are turned off before leaving their motorcycles in the Start

Area or any other Control.

ATr.22 WArNING NOTICES

The Incident Officer will be responsible for the siting of approved WARNING NOTICES (see Safety

Precautions Section of Handbook for further details) at entry to event site, paddock and appropriate places around the course such as Tests and spectator points.

ATr.23 rESTrICTED SpEED (BLUE TApE) ArEAS

These areas MUST be established on the approach to the Time Control Clock and refuelling points will be identified by BLUE TAPE defining the route. Within BLUE TAPE area riders MUST NOT exceed walking pace, under penalty of disqualification. The Incident Officer/Clerk of the Course may also establish BLUE TAPE areas at other parts of the route if required. The BLUE TAPE area must be clearly identified by signs. In addition, a board, at least 600mm × 300mm with diagonal blue stripes on a white background will indicate the start of the BLUE TAPE Area. A similar board with a Black

Cross will indicate the end of the BLUE TAPE Area.

ATr.24 MACHINE pArK

After preliminary examination the machine may be placed into a Start Compound or Parc-Ferme as indicated in the Supplementary Regulations.

A Starting Compound is a taped area where the bikes must be left after preliminary examination until the rider is called to start.

A parc-ferme should be properly fenced; otherwise its limits should be properly marked and controlled by officials to ensure that only authorised persons may enter. Access to the parc ferme is only allowed to the Stewards of the Meeting, Clerk of Course and officials controlling the area. Riders and passengers may only enter when parking or collecting their machines and must not interfere with other machines. If any work or adjustments are made to a machine whilst in the Parc Ferme the rider will be disqualified.

ATr.25 WOrKING ArEA/MACHINE MAINTENANCE

In the case of a Start Compound (ATR.24) then work may be carried out in this area. In the case of a Parc-Ferme (Atr.24) then details of the Working Area will be detailed in the Supplementary

Regulations.

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ATr.26 STArT

Riders will be informed prior to the event of both their starting time and riding numbers.

Start Order

. Method of starting order will be stated in the Supplementary Regulations with maximum number of drivers starting per minute being 4.

Any rider starting late will not be penalised however for future Time Controls it will be assumed that he started on his allocated Start Time.

ATr.27 rESTArT

In an event of more than one day, a rider who fails to be classified as a finisher or who fails to come to the start line on any day, may be allowed to start the following day subject to the approval of the

Organiser. If approval is given his machine will be subject to full Machine Examination.

ATr.28 COUrSE

The route may be marked with route markers, or may require the competitor to use navigational skill or may require a combination of both.

The course shall consist of Tracks and Trails including forest roads. Public Highway may also be used and if so, this must be stated in the Supplementary Regulations.

The events will consist of a number of “Liaison Stages” or “legs”.

These liaison stages will form the majority of the event, and may incorporate surfaced roads, cross country tracks or the public highway.

Where the Supplementary Regulations state that the event includes the use of Public Highways, then the rider must ensure that he and his machine comply with all legal requirements.

The Clerk of Course must ensure that the route is correctly and sufficiently identified.

Numbered or Lettered boards should be displayed at regular intervals along the route; e.g each mile, so that Competitors and Marshals are able to determine at which sector of the course they are at, if emergency assistance is required.

Where route marking is used must be positioned and angled so as to clearly indicate the intended direction of route. In determining the distance between the markers, organisers should give due consideration to likely conditions i.e. weather, dust etc.

The Organiser/Clerk of the Course must ensure that due consideration is given to the age and abilities of the riders when planning and marking the course and that suitable marking is displayed to guide and restrict any spectators/members of the Public who may attend.

Where a gate of arrows is constructed, riders must pass between them.

Where the organiser requires riders to pass through a specific area, perhaps for reasons of security or to prevent environmental/land damage, this area should be marked with tape on either side OR can be marked with arrows on each side of this area. The arrows must point inward towards the direction the rider must take.

Where such areas are specifically marked, the riders must pass through the tapes or arrows and any rider not doing so will be penalised.

Where such areas are specifically marked, a clearly identified Marshal shall always be present The

Marshal/Marshals shall ensure that the markers or tape remain in place and also that riders take the intended direction.

Recommended Marking of Junctions

: One arrow approximately 50 metres in advance of the junction giving due consideration to likely conditions, fog, dust, etc.

Two arrows at the junction.

One arrow after the junction to indicate correct route.

Wrong Direction Markers

. Where appropriate, wrong direction signs of black cross on suitable background or ‘no entry’ sign should be displayed.

Diversionary Routes

. All points where separate routes are to be followed by different classes must be clearly indicated as follows: a) In advance of diversion, a warning sign.

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b) At the point of the diversion, a further sign indicating the routes to be taken in each class.

c) After the diversion, a further sign that indicates which route is being followed.

The size and positioning of the signs must be such that the information is clearly communicated.

Caution Boards

. To warn drivers of severe hazard points on the route crossed arrows or an exclamation sign should be used.

Removal of Course Markers – 2 Day Events

. It is recommended that where the route for day 2 follows the same route as day 1 at all points where the route diverts, day 1 arrows should be removed, and if possible wrong direction arrows displayed.

Warning Signs for the Public

. Examples of warning signs for the public are to be found else where in this Handbook. Please refer to Safety Precautions section at rear of this Handbook.

Impassable Route

. If the Clerk of the Course decides that any part of the route becomes impassable during the event, he may delete that section and adjust the time accordingly.

Course Cutting

. Any rider reported to the Clerk of the Course for course cutting or not following the intended route may be subject to disqualification.

ATr.29 TIME CONTrOL AND rOUTE CHECKS

For organisational reasons a Time limit may be applied and details shall be stated in the

Supplementary regulations.

Any Time limit must be calculated so that the average speed of the rider does not exceed 25mph.

A time control will be indicated by white flags placed on both sides of the track 200m before the check and the two yellow flags placed approximately 20m before the control table. These flags will be placed so that they are at all times clearly visible to the riders. Official time should be visible to the rider from the yellow flags. Riders must pass between the yellow flags.

There may be one or more Route Checks where the rider may be required to stop to have their passage marked.

ATr.30 TIMED SECTION

Timed Section/Special Stages: The inclusion of Timed Sections or Special Stages is optional. If these are included they will be used to decide finishing order and details must be included in the

Supplementary Regulations of how they will be timed.

Where a Timed Section/Special Stage is included in an event it must not be timed on the first lap which will be a “sighting lap”.

ATr.31 prACTISING

Practising on any part of the course is forbidden.

ATr.32 rEFUELLING

Refuelling may only be carried out at points designated by the organisers and any rider who refuels at any other point will be disqualified. No time allowance will be made for refuelling and this must be done during the running time or the ten minutes prior to the start.

The organizer must set Refuelling Points to the following requirements.

No refuelling point shall be on the public highway (remote lay bys are acceptable)

Refuelling points to be marked with GREEN FLAGS – full details of location to be available at the start. In two day events refuelling may be allowed in the official working area.

The Organisers must provide adequate fire fighting equipment. There should be a suitably

• marked FIRE-POINT and also NO SMOKING signs displayed.

Marshalls must be present throughout the event.

The following apply to refuelling points.

Only officials, competitors and authorized helpers to be allowed.

Each service crew must supply their own fire extinguisher.

Each machine being refuelled must be on an environment mat.

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The engine must be stopped when refuelling.

Smoking or the use of mobile phones in refuelling points is forbidden.

ATr.33 ENVIrONMENTAL MATS

Where refuelling or servicing of a motorcycle is being undertaken, riders must provide and use an environmental mat to protect the ground. These mats are to be removed by the competitors after use.

The minimum dimensions of the mat will be at least equal to the length of the motorcycle and the width of the handlebars.

ATr.34 pENALTIES

Any rider arriving at a Time Control after their scheduled time will be classed as retired.

DISQUALIFICATION

• Using non specified tyres.

• Engine capacity other than stated to organizers.

• Exceeding walking pace in Blue tape areas.

• Altering course.

• Practising on the course prior to the event.

• Accepting outside assistance other than allowed in Standing Regulations.

• Exceeding noise level limit.

• Being accompanied anywhere on the course.

• Change of machine during the day.

• Changing tyres except at the final time control of the day.

Course cutting, not following marked route or driving in opposite direction of route, will result in disqualification or in exceptional circumstances the Clerk of the Course may impose a points penalty.

TIMED SECTION

Timed to 1 second 1 sec = 1pt.

Electronically 1⁄100 sec = 1⁄100 pt.

ATr.35 AWArDS

Full details of awards will be stated in the Supplementary Regulations.

ATr.36 LEGAL ACTION

A rider who is convicted following a police prosecution for an offence committed by him whilst taking part in the competition may be liable to disqualification.

ATr.37 WArNING TO THE pUBLIC

The Organisers must display Warning Notices at the start of the event, the Timed Section and at any other point of the course where the public is likely to congregate.

ATr.38 INSUrANCE

The Organisers will be required to cover Riders and Passengers against Personal Accident risks and third Party insurance for ‘off-the-road’ risks whilst taking part in the event and the premium for such insurance will be included in the entry fee. (Note: Those events organised under an ACU Basic Permit will NOT include Personal Accident cover for competitors, in this regard competitors must seek their own Personal Accident cover). The ACU have arranged third party RTA Insurance as a blanket cover across the whole Membership to cover any competitor, marshal or Official signed on for an ACU permitted event which will allow them to use any motor vehicle in connection with the event in areas of the event where the Road Traffic Act is deemed to be applicable. The RTA cover will be provided in the same way as the ACU Public Liability and other insurance covers. That is to say when the Rider,

Marshal or Official signs on at an event, the cover is automatically in place. The RTA cover comes at no extra cost to the Organiser as this cover is provided free of charge by the ACU.

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ATr.39 DISCLAIMEr

It is a condition of acceptance of entry that the Organiser shall not be responsible for any damage to a motorcycle or its accessories, whether by fire, accident or other causes, nor for the theft of a motorcycle or its accessories, during the event.

ATr.40 LIABILITY FOr DAMAGE

A rider is liable for any damage caused by himself, his passenger, or any helpers, during the event.

The Organisers may act as agents for such persons to agree and pay for any damage and the riders shall on demand reimburse the Organisers any sum so paid.

ATr. 41 ABANDONMENT

The Organisers reserve the right, subject to the approval of the Stewards of the Meeting, to cancel, postpone or abandon the competition, if circumstances should arise, which, in their opinion, render such action necessary.

ATr.42 COMpLIANCE WITH rEGULATIONS

Every Entrant and Rider by entering or being entered or nominated thereby acknowledges that he is bound by the National Sporting Code of the ACU and these Standing Regulations, together with any

Supplementary Regulations and Final Instructions to be hereafter issued, to all of which he undertakes to submit and moreover renounces any right to have recourse to any arbitrations or tribunal not provided for in the said Rules and Regulations.

ATr. 43 INTErprETATION

The interpretation of these Standing Regulations and the Supplementary Regulations or instructions to Riders will rest entirely with the Stewards of the Meeting whose decision shall be final and binding except as provided in the Sporting Code.

ATr. 44 FIrE EXTINGUISHErS

All competitors with the exception of those travelling to an event on the machine on which they are competing, must have a 2kg (minimum) dry powder fire extinguisher available for immediate use.

If a ‘closed vehicle’ is being used the extinguisher must be fitted adjacent to, or on the inside of the working door. In the case of a shared vehicle the other competitors extinguisher(s) should also be visible, or, the fitted extinguisher(s) must be of a proportionately larger capacity. This fire extinguisher must be available at any refuelling point.

ATr.45 pOWEr WASHErS

Use of power washers is prohibited unless the organisers have suitable facilities which comply with the

ACU Environmental Code.

SHORT COURSE TIME CARD ENDURO STANDING REGULATIONS

The National Sporting code of the ACU and the Timecard Enduro Standing regulations as varied by the Short Course Enduro Standing regulations listed below shall apply to all Short

Course Enduro events together with the Supplementary Regulations and any Final Instructions issued for individual events.

The following are articles specifically for Short Course time Card Enduro items which override the Standing Enduro regulations. All other Enduro Standing Regulations remain in force

Definition

Multi lap short course event.

1. ELIGIBILITY

All the riders and passengers must hold a current ACU or SACU licence and be a minimum age of

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16 years. Any rider or passenger from another FMN MUST produce a licence issued by their FMN together with start permission and proof of personal accident Insurance.

A Youth rider may compete as an Adult in these events but must be a minimum of 15 years of age and is restricted to a maximum machine capacity of 250cc.

NB A rider who chooses to compete as an Adult cannot also compete as a Youth at any time in the same event.

2. ENTrIES

The ratio of competitors to course will be 45 riders per mile of course e.g.180 riders must have 4 mile lap distance etc. Sidecar: Half these figures. This recommended number may be changed by the authority granting the permit. When a youth class is incorporated within an adult event or as a separate

event the ratio of competitors to course shall remain as defined in the Adult event

3. STArT

The maximum number of starters per minute may be 4 Solos This recommended number may be changed by the authority granting the permit.

4. COUrSE

Should be Enduro style of a minimum length of 2 miles. Overall time allowance should be 3 hours minimum, 5 hours maximum. Details must appear in Supplementary Regulations.

5. TIME AND rOUTE CHECKS

Time checks will be at Start/Finish area which may also be a route check. There should be adequate route checks on the course.

6. SpECIAL TESTS

May consist of a whole lap or as detailed in the Supplementary Regulations. However the total length of Special tests must not consist of more than 20% of the total length of the course.

7. MOTOrCYCLES

(As per ESR 7) but with possible exception of lights, horns, speedometers if the course does not require machine to be legal for the Highway but requirements must appear in the Supplementary

Regulations.

Youth riders may be included in Short Course Enduros either as part of a separate event or a separate class run in conjunction with the main event, provided that the following points are closely observed:

8. AGE OF rIDErS

Youth riders must be a minimum age of 15 years to participate in a Short Course Enduro and are restricted to machines of a maximum capacity of 250cc.

9. YOUTH STArTING OrDEr

Where a Youth class is included as part of an Adult event, Youth riders must be started as a separate group behind the Adults.

10. pHYSICAL ELIGIBILITY/prOFICIENCY ASSESSMENT

All riders should be able to sit astride their machines and with one foot firmly on the ground must be able to control the gear lever or the foot brake with the other foot. They should also be able to lift the bike up from a horizontal position on the ground to an upright position.

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11. rIDErS (MINOrS)

In order to conform with the Children’s Act legislation, additionally, for every rider or passenger who is under 18 years of age a Parental Agreement Form must be signed by parent/s or guardians. All minors will be bound by the directions of parent/s or guardian/s.

HARE AND HOUNDS/CROSS COUNTRY STANDING REGULATIONS

The National Sporting code of the ACU and the Timecard Enduro Standing regulations as varied by the Hare & Hounds/Cross Country Standing regulations listed below shall apply to all Hare & Hounds/Cross Country Events events together with the Supplementary Regulations and any Final Instructions issued for individual events.

The following are articles specifically for Hare & Hounds/Cross Country items which override the Standing Enduro regulations. All other Enduro Standing Regulations remain in force

DEFINITION

Hare and Hounds/Cross Country events are controlled Group Start events which are a test of endurance and reliability. Competitors will be required to complete a number of laps within a time set by the organisers The duration of events will be stated in the Supplementary Regulations.

1. ELIGIBILITY

Adult Eligibility:

All the riders and passengers must hold a current ACU or SACU licence and be a minimum age of 16 years. Any rider or passenger from another FMN MUST produce a licence issued by their FMN together with start permission and proof of personal accident Insurance.

A Youth rider may compete as an Adult in these events but must be a minimum of 15 years of age and is restricted to a maximum machine capacity of 250cc.

NB A rider who chooses to compete as an Adult cannot also compete as a Youth at any time in the same event.

Youth Eligibility:

All the riders must hold a current ACU or SACU licence and be a minimum age of

12 years and a maximum of 16 years. However, a rider over 15yrs of age may if they so wish compete as an Adult on a machine of a maximum capacity of 250cc.

NB. A rider who chooses to compete as an Adult cannot also compete as a Youth at any time in the same event.

NB JUNIOR SUPPORT EVENTS

An additional separate Junior Support event may be run in conjunction with any Hare & Hounds/X

Country events catering for 8–12 yr olds on a maximum of 85cc machine. Each rider must be visible over the entire course to the Clerk of the Course or clearly identified static marshals and travelling marshals (provided they are present in addition to static marshals). Machine Examiners should ensure that all machines in these Support events are fitted with an ignition cut-out which disables the machine when the driver dismounts.

2. CLASSES

The Supplementary Regulations may specify that capacity classes allowed in Enduro Regulations ESR

1.6 or classes determined by rider grading must start in the same group.

3. YOUTH CLASSES

The Youth class must be run as a separate session from any Adult classes at the same event and must not be combined with any Adult classes at the same event.

Youth capacity/Age/ability classes may be allowed but must be stated in the Supplementary regulations.

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4. MOTOrCYCLES

Subject to the Supplementary Regulations any solo machine which complies with the Motocross,

Trials, Enduro Specifications as per the current ACU Handbook, may be allowed.

5. CApACITY FOr YOUTH MACHINES

Riders aged 14 to 16

– Machines must be a minimum of 80cc and a maximum of 150cc (regardless of two or four stroke engine) and electric bikes up to 10bhp measured at the rear wheel.

Riders aged 12–14

– Machines must be a minimum of 80cc and a maximum of 85cc (regardless of two or four stroke engine) and electric bikes up to 10bhp measured at the rear wheel.

6. pHYSICAL ELIGIBILITY/prOFICIENCY ASSESSMENT

All riders should be able to sit astride their machines and with one foot firmly on the ground must be able to control the gear lever or the foot brake with the other foot. They should also be able to lift the bike up from a horizontal position on the ground to an upright position.

7. NUMBErS

Bibs may be supplied by the organisers. If not, Riders must provide their own numbers which must be a minimum height of 100mm.

8. COUrSE

The course shall consist of mainly rough track and cross country going and must be clearly marked with route markers/direction arrows or tape and stakes. Route marking must be positioned and angled so as to clearly indicate the intended direction of route. Courses with artificial chicanes and bends should use stakes and tape to clearly indentify the course and ensure the route is followed. In determining the distance between the markers, organisers should give due consideration to likely conditions i.e. weather, dust etc.

The course must be ‘off-road’ and the minimum time allowed for Adult events shall be 2 hours. The organisers may split the event into 2 or more legs if desired but the minimum time for each leg must be 90 minutes. The ratio of competitors to course will be – 45 riders per mile of course, e.g. 180 riders must have 4 mile lap distance etc.

9. COUrSE FOr YOUTH EVENTS

Must be ‘off-road’ and the minimum time allowed shall be 1 hour and maximum of 2 hours.

The number of laps and the time allowed must be stated in the Supplementary Regulations. The ratio of competitors to course will be – 30 riders per mile of course, e.g. 120 riders must have 4 mile lap distance etc.

The course must be a maximum of 5 miles and organisers should ensure that there should be no part of the course where a rider may fall and remain unseen by following riders or marshals. Consideration should be given to the positioning of marshals and officials to ensure this. Additional clearly identified travelling marshals can also be used to help achieve this. The course shall consist of mainly rough track and cross country going and must be clearly marked with route markers/direction arrows or tape and stakes.

Route marking must be positioned and angled so as to clearly indicate the intended direction of route.

Courses with artificial chicanes and bends should use stacks and tape to clearly indentify the course and ensure the route is followed. In determining the distance between the markers, organisers should give due consideration to likely conditions i.e. weather, dust etc.

The Organiser/Clerk of the Course must ensure that due consideration is given to the age and abilities of the riders when planning and marking the course and that suitable marking is displayed to guide and restrict any spectators/members of the Public who may attend.

Where a gate of arrows is constructed, riders must pass between them.

Where the organiser requires riders to pass through a specific area, perhaps for reasons of security or

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to prevent environmental/land damage, this area should be marked with tape on either side OR can be marked with arrows on each side of this area. The arrows must point inward towards the direction the rider must take.

Where such areas are specifically marked, the riders must pass through the tapes or arrows and any rider not doing so will be penalised.

Where such areas are specifically marked, a clearly identified Marshal shall always be present.

The Marshal/Marshals shall ensure that the markers or tape remain in place and also that riders take the intended direction.

Special Regulations for 2 rider teams in Hare & Hounds/Cross Country. Course and Time

Session:

A team of riders must consist of a minimum of 2 riders. Each rider will be required to complete a time session. Only one rider is permitted on the course in one session with each rider completing an alternate session. The minimum time allowance per time session should be laid down in the

Supplementary Regulations with the emphasis on endurance.

Any restrictions on the number of machines used by Team riders are to be stated in the

Supplementary Regulations.

All machines used are to be subject to Machine Examination.

10. STArT

The start must be set out so that riders will start in groups which will be decided by the organisers e.g. capacity classes, ability classes etc. These groups will be defined in the Supplementary Regulations.

The number of riders in each group – which must not exceed 40 – and the start interval between groups – which must be no less than 30 SECONDS – will be decided by the organiser with due regard to course layout and with the approval of the permit issuing authority (PIA). The organisers must ensure that the entire entry must be able to start and leave the start area before earlier riders start subsequent laps. UNLESS an adequate filter system can be incorporated to allow riders to join the course without impeding existing competitors.

NB Where events are held on Forestry land, the number of starters in each group must not exceed 4 and the starting Interval between groups – which must be no less than 10 SECONDS – will be decided by the organiser with due regard to the course layout and with the approval of the PIA. This restriction may make it necessary for organisers to incorporate an adequate filter system to allow riders to join the course without impeding the progress of existing competitors.

In all circumstances there must be a dead engine start. This may limit the size of entry. Any rider who fails to start their machine at the allotted start time for their group will be credited for that original start time regardless of the actual time that they start.

11. LAp SCOrING ArEA

An area must be designated which allows riders to pass through single file gates where their number will be recorded on the completion of every lap. Where there is more than one class the organizer may set alternative durations to suit the varying abilities. The organisers may stipulate that riders have to stop, and in all instances, the lap scoring area will be regarded as a “BLUE TAPE” area and marked as such.

12. FINISH

After the specified time/number of laps, the riders will be diverted through the lap scoring area and then from the course.

13. FINISHING OrDEr

The winner overall and of any respective classes will be the riders who have achieved the closest number of laps to the duration set on the allotted time. Each riders start time will be taken as their

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14. TIES

Will be decided by: a) The number of laps completed b) The time taken to complete this number of laps

15. CHECKS

The start/finish will be the only time check. There should be adequate marshals/route checks on the course to prevent course cutting.

16. MArSHALS

Organisers should place marshals at strategic points around the course to monitor safety and ensure control of event.

In Youth events, Organisers should place marshals at strategic points around the course and have sufficient marshals that no part of the course is unsighted to them and any difficult sections must have a marshal present.

17. pUBLIC SpECTATOr ArEAS

The Supplementary Regulations must announce the provision of clearly identified specific areas which must be used by all non-competitors other than riders or officials. Warning notices must be placed at appropriate points around the course to prevent public access.

18. rEFUELLING

A suitable and restricted area must be marked out adjacent to the course as a pit area. Access to this area must be restricted to marshals, riders and authorised helpers. The area should be manned by marshals and access only allowed to officials, competitors and authorised helpers. The Organiser must establish a fire point, clearly indicated and with the appropriate fire extinguishers present. Each rider shall ensure that his refuelling crew, have a fire extinguisher at the refuelling point as described in

ESR 32. ‘No Smoking’ signs should be displayed. The engine must be stopped during refuelling. No smoking allowed. Refuelling may only be carried out in the designated area.

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qUALIFICATIONS AND CONDITIONS

Officials are divided into two categories:

Those that are Licensed and those that are Registered.

No Fees are payable in respect of any Licences or Registration or for the appropriate form of identification issued.

LICENCES

: Senior Officials are required to hold an ACU Licence of the appropriate Grade for the performance of their duties.

Clerk of the Course

Chief Steward

Club Stewards

1

2

See Note Below Licence Required Attendance at Seminar/

Training Session

YES

YES

No

Renew licences every third year

Renew licences every third year

May attend Regional or ACU HQ

Seminars

Clubs and Centres shall only nominate candidates whose aptitude and integrity for the position they

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can fully justify. Official ACU approval and the issue of a Licence is only after the candidates have proved to be competent according to the special requirements for each discipline. The respective

Committees and Panels organise Seminars that are compulsory for certain Officials. A Licence is valid for 3 years.

Note 1 Clerk of the Course

GRADES

Regional

must attend a seminar held by a T&E Committee member or persons first approved by that Committee.

National

must attend a National seminar organised by the Trials & Enduro Committee and must also comply with specific criteria.

Note 2 Steward

GRADES

Regional

will be appointed by the Centre as the Permit issuing authority as required.

National

will be appointed by the Trials & Enduro Committee as the Permit issuing authority and must also comply with specific criteria.

LICENCE FEES

All licences will be issued, free of charge, for a period of three years.

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Standing Regulations

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TRIALS – MACHINE EXAMINER’S CHECK LIST

TRIALS OFFICIALS

ARENA TRIALS

ATV TRIALS

BICYCLE TRIALS

2017 ACU NORMANDALE MASTERS TRIALS CHAMPIONSHIP

ACU WESSEX PLANT HIRE

BRITISH SIDECAR TRIALS CHAMPIONSHIP

ACU CLASSIC TRIALS CHAMPIONSHIP

ACU ACKLAMS BETA BRITISH LADIES

AND GIRLS TRIALS CHAMPIONSHIPS

ACU S3 PARTS NATIONAL TRIALS CHAMPIONSHIP

ACU TRAIL BIKE SERIES INCORPORATING

THE ACU TRAIL BIKE CHAMPIONSHIP

ACU ACKLAMS BETA BRITISH SOLO

YOUTH TRIALS CHAMPIONSHIP

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227

229

231

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212

213

214

215

216

223

233

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The National Sporting Code of the ACU and these Standing Regulations shall apply to all Trials together with the Supplementary Regulations and any Final Instructions issued for individual events.

DESCrIpTION

A Trial is a test of riding skill and balance over a variety of observed obstacles with riders incurring penalties for footing or for failing to fulfil other conditions.

AUTHOrISATION AND LAND USE

The contents of “Procedures and safety arrangements for events using Forestry Agreement land” must be adhered to for any appropriate events.

Most events depend on goodwill from landowners, local authorities, nearby residents and other users of the countryside. For the continuance of orderly motorcycle sport, a Code, formulated by LARA has been adopted by the ACU. The Code for events with no speed element is reproduced below and will supplement the Standing Regulations. It is to be noted that where necessary disciplinary action will be taken if the Code is not fulfilled.

1.

2.

3.

Any competitive event that is routed along, or across, footpaths or bridleways must be endorsed in advance by the Highways Authority for the area, unless the route of the event is on a highway of higher status.

The Organiser is responsible for obtaining authority from landowners over whose land the event passes, unless the route of the event is on a highway of higher status.

Where the event requires use of public highway, organisers must ensure that the Motor

Vehicles (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 are strictly adhered to. Events requiring authorisation must obtain this through the RAC Motor Sports Association,

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

Authorisation Dept.

The Organiser is responsible for ensuring the event meets all requirements of the Road

Traffic Act 1988 and the Statutory Instruments made thereunder.

The regulations, final instructions of an event should display the following sign: “This event is routed along and/or across public rights of way. Competitors must exercise caution and reduce their speed accordingly near other path users. Be especially careful near horses. Slow down, stop and switch off your engine if necessary”.

The Organiser should appoint an officer responsible for event liaison. The Liaison Officer should, if appointed submit his name and address to the local Highway Authority, the Parish

Council, the Police and landowners over whose land the event passes. The Liaison Officer will thoroughly investigate any complaints and try to resolve any problems arising from the event.

Wherever possible the Liaison Officer should maintain good relations with other path users in the area such as horse-riders, walkers, cyclists, recreational motoring groups and orienteers. The Liaison Officer should notify these groups in advance of an event where they are known to him.

All competitors must follow the Country Code.

Ensure that all aspects of the ACU Environmental Code are adhered to.

Emergency information

Supplementary regulations should include either a map reference or a postcode relating to the venue in order to assist the Emergency services.

NB In addition it is recommended that the map reference, farm name, address and postcode should be available at each Section together with the Mobile telephone number of the

Secretary of the Meeting. The preferred method is to have this information on a card encased in a plastic wallet on a lanyard. Examples of these are available from ACU Offices.

Dogs

At some venues Dogs may be prohibited. Where they are allowed, they are to be kept under control and owners are responsible for clearing up any fouling which may occur.

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TSr1 ELIGIBILITY/LICENCING

All riders and passengers must hold a current ACU/SACU Trials Registration card or an ACU/SACU competition licence. Any rider or passenger from another FMN MUST produce a licence issued by their FMN together with start permission and proof of personal accident Insurance.

Where the Trial includes the use of public highways, then this will be stated in the Supplementary

Regulations. If public highways are used then it is the sole responsibility of the rider to ensure that their machine is roadworthy and that they and their machine comply with all legal requirements.

RIDERS/MINDERS/ASSISTANTS AGE

a) Adult riders: A rider must be at least 16 years of age to participate as an Adult.

b) Sidecar passengers: In principle a Sidecar passenger must be an Adult however riders may be allowed to compete in Adult events subject to the discretion of the Trials and Enduro Committee.

Nominated drivers/passengers must ride the entire event in their designated positions.

c) Youth Riders: A rider must be at least 4 years of age to participate on an Electric powered machine and 6 years of age to participate in a trial using a combustion engine machine. After their 16th birthday a rider may compete as an Adult or as an A Class Youth until the end of the calendar year that they reach 17yrs and may alternate (on an event to event basis) between Youth and Adult classes subject to the following:

• whilst riding as an A Class Youth the rider is restricted to machines of an A Class Youth

• whilst riding as an Adult, capacity restrictions do not apply.

Any rider who competes as an Adult in the Championship Class of the Adult British Solo Trials

Championship relinquishes the possibility to revert to Youth in the future.

d) Minders/Assistants: In events where Minder/Assistants are allowed, their minimum age must be

18 yrs.

YOUTH AGE GROUPS

A Class

B Class

C Class

D Class born between 01.01. 2000 and 31.12.2001

born between 01.01. 2002 and 31.12.2004

born between 01.01. 2005 and 31.12.2007

born between 01.01.2008 and 31.12.2011

Note: To ride a Combustion engined machine the rider must have attained 6 years.

E Class Minimum age – 4 years and born after 01.01.2012.

Note: The rider must have attained 4 years at the date of the competition.

ENGINE CAPACITY /WHEEL SIZE FOR ABOVE AGE GROUPS

The maximum permitted for machines used in the Age Groups set out in this Regulation are as follows:

A Class

125cc Mono or 250cc Twinshock** combustion engine, and Electric up to 10bhp measured at the rear wheel.

B Class

125cc Mono or 250cc Twinshock** combustion engine, and Electric up to 10bhp measured at the rear wheel.

** Twinshock machines over 125cc must have twin rear suspension units and drum brakes as at the time of manufacture.

C Class Standard Wheel

80cc combustion engine, and Electric up to 7bhp measured at the rear wheel

C Class Combustion engine with Medium Wheel

80cc combustion engine

C Class Electric with Medium Wheel

Electric up to 7bhp measured at the rear wheel

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D Class Combustion engine with Medium Wheel

80cc combustion engine

D Class Electric with Medium Wheel

Electric up to 7bhp measured at the rear wheel

E Class

Small wheel Electric powered machines up to 2bhp measured at the rear wheel.

Wheel sizes

Standard Wheel – 21" Front – 18" Rear

Medium Wheel – 19" Front – 17" Rear

Small Wheel – 16" Front – 14" Rear

The above is based on the wheels of combustion engined machines using motorcycle tyres.If other wheels are used as on current Electric powered machines then the outside diameter (total circumference) of the tyre must not exceed that of the corresponding tyre size.

Engine Sizes

Rebores are permitted subject to the resulting engine capacity not exceeding a tolerance of +3cc.

Criteria for riders wishing to ride in any higher class:

Events below National status – a rider may compete in any class higher than that of his/her age group at the discretion of the organizers.

National status competitions – a rider may at the discretion of the Trials and Enduro

Committee be permitted to ride in the higher class. Applications to be made in writing.

Criteria for riders wishing to ride in any lower class:

• A rider may enter any event in a class below that of his/her age group on a “no award, no points” basis.

3.

4.

5.

6.

In all cases the rider must always comply with the maximum capacity and wheel size for their actual age.

TIME AND OBSERVATION RULES FOR YOUTH TRIALS (A & B CLASS RIDERS)

1.

2.

Qualified First Aid Personnel with equipment and transport must be in attendance.

The course must be marked in such a manner that excludes sharp corners and blind bends wherever possible.

Travelling Marshals will be provided to give at least one per two miles of course.

7.

The Regulations must include the note “This Event is not recommended for Novice Riders”.

The general public are to be discouraged from entering the area of the course.

Any other Youth class riders are only allowed to participate after prior approval of the Trials and Enduro Committee.

A Steward appointed either from ACU Headquarters or from the Local Centre should be in attendance.

TSr2 ENTrIES

An Event Entry Form must be completed in every detail, and signed by each rider and passenger.

Each completed entry form, together with the entry fee (which includes riders/passengers insurance premiums for personal accident and off road risks) and Entry Subscription (see NSC 7.05) shall be forwarded to the Secretary of the Meeting. NB See also TSR 29 – Insurance.

All riders, passengers and appointed persons responsible for minors, must register arrival at an event by signing-on at the event control office, or other designated area, not less than 30 minutes prior to commencement of the competition.

Riders and Passengers under 18 years of age (Minors)

: In order to conform with the Children

Act legislation, additionally, for every rider or passenger who is under 18 years of age a Parental

Agreement must be signed. The Parental Agreement is incorporated in the Annual Competition

Licence and Trials Registration form and once completed will serve as the riders Annual Parental

Agreement. All minors will be bound by the directions of parent(s), guardian(s) or other appointed adult responsible for them at any event. The following guidelines apply:

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Minors Under 14

The Parental Agreement must be signed by a parent or legal guardian who must also be present when the rider competes.

Minors Aged 14 or 15

The Parental Agreement must be signed by a parent or legal guardian who must also be present when the rider competes unless they have specified another responsible adult who may sign for and accompany the rider at events.

Minors Aged 16 or 17

The Parental Agreement must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. There is no requirement for the minor to be accompanied to events by an adult.

Child Protection

: The point of contact for Child Protection issues will be the Secretary of the Meeting unless otherwise stated in the Supplementary Regulations.

TSr3 LIMITATION OF ENTrIES

Any limitation on the maximum or minimum number of entries to be accepted, together with the method of limitation (e.g. in order of receipt, by ballot, etc.) must be included in the Supplementary

Regulations.

TSr4 WArNING NOTICES

Organisers should display Warning Notices at the event, recommended to be placed at any point of the course where the public is likely to congregate.

TSr5 TEAM NOMINATIONS

TEAM-ONLY COMPETITIONS (E.G. INTER CENTRE).

All riders and passengers must sign an entry form and all entries must be made via an appointed

Team Manager.

TRIALS INCORPORATING COMPETITION FOR TEAMS.

Teams shall consist of riders who have entered individually and such riders must complete a declaration on the entry form signifying their consent to nomination as a team member.

TYPE OF TEAM

a) b)

Club Teams

. A rider must be a registered member of the nominating Club and may be nominated as a member of one Club Team only.

One Make of Manufacturers’ Teams

. Teams shall consist of riders all riding machines of the same manufacturer.

Details of further teams if any shall be contained in the Supplementary Regulations.

TSr6 CHANGE OF rIDEr

All entries will be deemed to be in respect of the rider so named and no change of rider will be permitted except in the case of “Team Only” competitions where the Team Entry is submitted by a

Team Manager. For “Team Only” competitions any change of an individual entry will be subject to the conditions of the Supplementary Regulations.

TSr7 CHANGE OF MACHINE AND/Or pASSENGEr

Any request for change of machine and/or passenger must be made in writing and submitted to the

Secretary of the Meeting at least one hour prior to the start of the event. The same machine must be used throughout the event. In the case of a sidecar this is deemed to be an integral part of the machine.

TSr8 MOTOrCYCLES

Motorcycles must comply with Appendix D of the National Sporting Code. Prior to the start of each

Event all machines shall be examined to ensure that they comply with ACU specifications. When the event uses the public highway it is the sole responsibility of the rider to present a machine complying with all Road Traffic Act(s) requirements Organisers may at their discretion, allow riders to share the same machine in a Closed to Club Trial held on private land.

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: Motorcycles propelled by the action of one wheel in contact with the ground and making only one track on the ground. Machines must have independent brakes on both front and rear wheels.

Brake and Clutch levers

. All handlebar levers (clutch, brake etc.) must be in principle ball ended.

These ends must be permanently fixed and form an integral part of the lever.

Mudguards

must be fit for purpose and corresponding to the original equipment.

Footrests

must be of the folding type.

Throttle

must be self closing when not held by the hand. The machine may be set with a “tickover”.

Wheels

If of cast, or fabricated construction (other than conventional spoked wheels) then protection must be provided to the rear wheel by the fitting of ‘solid discs’ to cover open areas.

Tyres

. Only tyres which conform to the following specification may be used. All tyres will be measured mounted on the rim inflated to a pressure of 14 lbs/sq.in, and must have a nominal aspect ratio of 100/100. Overall width (O) measured at wheel spindle height must not exceed 115mm. (Refer to diagram). Tread depth

(A) must not exceed 13mm. All tread blocks in the same circumference must be of the same depth. The space between the tread blocks (B) must not exceed

9.5mm across the tyre or 13mm in a circumferential direction (C). The space between the shoulder blocks (D) must not exceed 22mm. The space across the tread (E) must not extend completely across the tyre measured at right angles to the tyre wall unless broken by a block. All main tread blocks must in principle be parallel with or at right angles to the tyre axis. (Tyre must have the same appearance if reversed and conform in principle with these diagrams). The tyre surface must not be fitted with any subsequently mounted elements such as anti-skid devices, chains, etc. NB: Only tyres available from commercial sources and complying with these dimensions are permitted in competitions. Where the event uses the public highway, tyres must be manufactured to comply with European Tyre & Rim Technical Organisation and have the relevant markings.

Tyres for Long distance Trials

Only tyres normally available from commercial or retail sources for use on the public highway (specification as above under “Tyres”) are authorised. They shall appear on the tyre manufacturers range catalogue or tyre specification list available to the general public. They must be manufactured to comply with European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation (ETRTO) requirements in respect of load and speed codes and have a minimum service description of 45M.

The use of MX and Enduro-type tread patterns are not permitted. The space between adjacent tread blocks must in principal not exceed 15mm (distance between tread block corners at diagonal groove intersections may exceed this dimension).

Cutout Device

. All machines used in Youth and Sidecar competitions and all machines used by

Youth competitors must be fitted with an operational lanyard cut out device so as to stop the engine/ motor should the rider and machine be parted. The lanyard from the cut out device must be securely fitted to the rider and be of a length not greater than 1m when fully extended.

It is recommended that all machines used by Adult riders be fitted with a lanyard operated cut out device as described above.

Chainguards

must be fitted to all motorcycles as per manufacturer’s specification.

Engine Measurement

Where it becomes necessary for the ACU or an organiser to verify any fact relating to an engine size, it shall be carried out at the cost of the rider. Where an engine is measured, as the result of a protest, the protest must be submitted with the appropriate fee plus a deposit of

£250.00 which can only be returned if the protest is upheld. If the protest is unsuccessful then the deposit will be awarded to the person against whom the protest has been made and the protest fee will be sent to the ACU Benevolent Fund. The Clerk of the Course shall judge as guilty anyone who refuses to present an engine for measurement. A rider whose machine is found to have an engine size not complying with the rules will be disqualified and will be liable to further disciplinary action If engines are presented for measurement, but this cannot be carried out at the event, the engines must be sealed for later measurement. If seals are damaged or removed the rider will be disqualified and subject to a fine.

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All motorcycles in Categories B (1), B (2) and B (3) shall comply with the following requirements: a) The entire body, including the floor, shall be either sheet metal or other substantial material, and the Sidecar must be rigidly fixed to the motorcycle.

b) Minimum dimensions shall be:

A. Measurement from the nose to dashboard

– 375mm mm (15")

B. Overall length nose to tail – 1350mm (54")

C. The height of the body at the apex of the dashboard position – 375mm (15")

D. The overall distance between the outside of the Sidecar mudguard or bodywork and the inside of the passenger’s seat measured at right angles to the machine track – 300mm

(12")

E. Width of body at forward end –

150mm (6")

Depth of body at forward end – 150mm (6")

OR if the forward end is hemispherical and radius shall be not less than 75mm (3")

F. Track – minimum 876mm (341/2")

The distance is measured from the centre of the track left by the rear wheel to the centre of the track left by the sidecar wheel.

G. Overall width of cockpit at seating position – 300mm (12")

A seat measuring not less than 180mm (7.5") × 125mm (5") must be fitted. The height of the seat shall be not less than 300mm (12") from the floor of the sidecar.

c) The fitting of grab rails, handles, straps etc shall be according to the driver’s requirements.

d) Protection for the passenger must be provided from the rear wheel, the primary and final drive of the motorcycle, and from the sidecar wheel, by means of either a mudguard or the coachwork of the sidecar.

e) The use of sidecar wheel drive is prohibited.

f) With the exception of Four Stroke Sidecar machines fitted with external magnetos ignitions, machines must be fitted with an operational lanyard cut out device The lanyard from the cut out device must be securely fitted to the rider and be of a length not greater than 1m when fully extended. See above TSR 8 – “Cutout Device”

TSr 9 FUEL

Commercially available unleaded fuel must be used. Power boosters or octane boosters are forbidden.

Refuelling must not take place when the engine is still running. Mobile Phones must not be used in refuelling areas.

ENVIRONMENTAL MATS

All machines and generators must stand on an Environmental mat whilst being refuelled.

TSr10 TELEMETrY

The use of Telemetry between the rider/motorcycle and any other person/equipment by radio means is not allowed.

TSr11 rIDING NUMBErS

Riding numbers issued by the organisers, whether card or numbered bibs must be clearly displayed

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Where there are different section routes for different classes of rider, each rider shall be issued with a means of identification to reflect the route the competitor is riding.

TSr12 CLOTHING

Clothing must cover legs and body and it is recommended that arms should be covered. Boots of approximately knee length made of leather, rubber or plastic must be worn. The wearing of gloves is recommended.

Motorcycle helmets

Competitors, both riders and Sidecar passengers must wear a correctly fitted helmet whilst riding a motorcycle or quad. Officials must wear a correctly fitted helmet whilst riding a motorcycle, and it is recommended that they wear a helmet whilst riding a quad. Unless the helmet is manufactured with the camera as an intrinsic part, helmet cameras (including the helmet camera brackets) and cameras attached to the body are prohibited. Cameras attached to the machine are permitted.

Jewellery

Competitors are advised not to wear hand, face or body jewellery which could prove hazardous in the event of an accident. The mouth should be kept clear of anything likely to cause a blockage of the airway in the event of an accident, e.g. chewing gum.

Youth

All Youth competitors must have clothing covering arms and wear gloves covering hands and fingers.

TSr13 pILLION pASSENGErS

The carrying of pillion passengers is not allowed except where provision has been made for this in the

Supplementary Regulations.

TSr14 CONTrOL OF EXHAUST SOUND LEVEL

The sound level of a Trials machine controlled according to the ACU method and measured at

2 metres distance will not exceed 100 dBA (For precise method of testing, see Sound Control

Regulations in this Handbook).

There may be one or more random sound level tests during the event for which the rider will not be allowed to make any adjustments. A rider whose machine exceeds the maximum permitted sound level or does not present his machine in a testable condition will face immediate disqualification and must return to the finish as directed. Additionally, at any time during the event, the Clerk of the

Course or the appointed official is empowered to disqualify any machine he considers excessively noisy.

TSr15 STArT AND FINISH

Prior to Starting, the rider must have signed on, had his/her machine examined and be suitably dressed. All riders, including riders who have retired, must report to the Finish where they may be required to sign off. The method of deciding the starting order will be stated in the Supplementary

Regulations or, where applicable, in the appropriate Championship Regulations.

TSr16 TIME

For Trials other than Time and Observation Trials, where full details regarding the calculation of time penalties shall be included in the Supplementary Regulations, the following shall apply; if a time restraint is applied to part or all of the Trial, it shall be in the form of an individual allowance for each rider and the details given in the Supplementary Regulations or Final Instructions. Wherever a Time restraint is applied there must be a Clock showing the Official time visible to all riders at each time control point.

A rider’s Time Allowance shall commence from the actual time the rider starts. The location of the final Time Control should be at the last section, or as close as practical. Riders will be penalised one

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mark per minute or part of that minute up to a maximum of twenty for late starting, and for arriving late at any subsequent Time Control, and thereafter disqualified.

It is recommended that the time limit shall not be extended other than in the case of Force

Majeure as determined by the Clerk of the Course

.

TSr17 COUrSE/rOUTE

The Clerk of the Course must ensure that due consideration is given to the age and abilities of the riders when planning and marking the course and that suitable marking is displayed to guide and restrict any spectators/members of the Public who may attend.

The onus of following the correct route rests entirely with the rider. A rider leaving the course must rejoin it at the same point. When public roads are used to connect areas of private land a map clearly showing their position must be displayed at the Start or in the programme. The onus of finding these areas of private land rests entirely upon the rider and any route marking provided by the organisers is purely for assistance. The Clerk of the Course reserves the right to modify the route. To qualify as a finisher and be eligible for an award, with the exception of a section where the rider has recorded a failure, the rider’s machine must have travelled the whole distance under its own power or the exertion of the rider and passenger. Any rider, who on any private land is accompanied by another vehicle unconnected with the event, is liable to disqualification. Any competitor who is, in the opinion of the Clerk of the Course, considered to be riding the course for the benefit of another competitor is liable to disqualification and reporting to the Stewards for further disciplinary action.

If route marking is appropriate it is recommended that discs (square, round, etc – not arrows) are used to signify the direction – red for right, blue for left and white to straight on. It is suggested also that where a red or blue disc is used then following the turn, there should be a white to assure the rider that the correct route has been taken.

TSr18 OBSErVED SECTIONS

The organiser must display which route each class is riding indicating the corresponding colours of the route marking. Details may be displayed at signing on, at the first section or contained in the Final

Instructions or programme. Riders in the same class must all start at the same section.

It is recommended that routes be marked as follows:

Route 1 – Principal Route – Blue (left) Red (right)

Route 2 – Yellow both sides

Route 3 – White both sides

Any further routes to be marked in a colour chosen by the Organiser.

In the above, the letters denote the severity of the sections in descending order ie Route 1 would be hardest, Route 2 next hardest and so on.

Routes may be marked in their entirety in the colours shown – or the Organiser may mark appropriate diversions in these colours. Ideally – the coloured section of markers should be in the shape of an arrow – with the point toward the centre of the section.

No penalty shall be imposed on a rider who wishes to inspect a section before riding it.

The lateral limits of an Observed Section or Sub Section may be defined by artificial boundaries such as markers or tapes, which shall be firmly placed and positioned in a way so as to clearly define the intended limits of the section. If tapes are to be used they shall always be clear of the ground but not exceed a height of 500mm from the ground.

The Start and Finish of each Observed Section or Sub-Section will be clearly defined, with the Section

Begins and Section Ends identified as such.

Sections and Sub-Sections shall be numbered or lettered and ridden in the correct sequence unless otherwise instructed by the organisers.

A rider failing in a Sub-Section must restart in a forward direction from the Sub-Section in which he has failed.

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To qualify as a Finisher and be eligible for an award, the competitor must be deemed to have made a bona fide attempt at least 75% of the sections.

TSr19 pUNCHCArDS

If punchcards are used, the onus of looking after these rests entirely on the rider and only the rider/ passenger may present the punchcard to the observer. Any disagreement over the score punched, or errors must be reported to the Secretary of the Meeting immediately upon completion of the event. The Observer must be informed that this action is being taken as any error not verified by the

Observer shall not be accepted. Refusing to have the card punched, deliberately disfiguring or losing the punch card will result in disqualification for which no protest will be accepted. Any rider who does not return his punchcard to the appointed Official without delay will be classed as retired.

TSr20 OBSErVErS

An Observer is an assistant to the Clerk of the Course appointed to judge a competitor’s performance in an Observed Section. No protest or appeal can be accepted against a judgement of performance made by an Observer, however, a protest may be accepted against any breach, or misinterpretation of the Regulations.

A mistake made by an Observer may be corrected by the Observer with the approval of the Clerk of the Course.

TSr21 INSTrUCTION TO rIDErS

Any instruction to riders not included in the Supplementary Regulations (Final Instructions) must be approved by the permit issuing authority if issued prior to the event, or approved by the Stewards of the meeting if issued at the event.

Subject to being issued in one of the following ways they shall have the same force as these Standing

Regulations.

• Issued in writing and distributed to each rider.

• Issued via a clearly situated notice board.

• Via a riders briefing meeting, providing all riders have been informed formally of the venue and time of such a meeting.

Footing once

Footing twice

3 Footing more than twice

5 Failure

5

5

10

10

TSr22 METHOD OF MArKING

A machine will be deemed to be in an Observed Section or Sub-Section when the front wheel spindle has passed the ‘Section Begins’ Card and until the front wheel spindle has passed the ‘Section Ends’

Card. Marks will be lost as follows:

1

2

A. STOP PERMITTED

0 Clean

When requested by a rider rather than attempt the section

Entering a section before being called upon to do so by an official

Not attempting a section when called upon to do so by an official

For missing a section or failing to have punch card marked.

Graded Hills

. Where a Section is to be termed a ‘Graded Hill’ a notice to that effect must be displayed at the Section Begins, and the following shall apply: Numbered boards must be placed at defined places along the Section, in order that a rider’s performance may be determined. Marks will be lost in a decreasing manner from 5 to 0 depending on the distance a rider can traverse the Section without failure. The front wheel spindle is the part of the machine to be used in assessing the distance traversed.

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3

5

5

10

10

1

2

Footing is allowed without penalty.

0 Clean

Reaching or passing the “1 Board” without Failure

Reaching or passing the “2 Board” without Failure

Reaching or passing the “3 Board” without Failure

Failure to reach the “3 Board”

When requested by a rider rather than attempt the section

Not attempting a Section when called upon to do so by an official

For missing a section or failing to have punch card marked.

e) f) g)

DEFINITIONS

Clean

: A rider traversing a Section as defined above without penalty as described under FOOTING or

FAILURE shall be unpenalised and given a “CLEAN”.

Footing

: Footing will be considered to have occurred if any part of the rider’s body or any part of the machine, (with the exception of the tyres or the sump shield) touches the ground or the rider benefit from any part of their body, or any part of the machine, (with the exception of the tyres or the sump shield) leaning on an obstacle (tree, wall etc.)

Footing outside the lateral limits of a Section does not constitute a failure but should simply be classed as footing.

Failure

: A failure is considered to have occurred if: a) b) c)

The machine moves backwards.

The rider does not have both hands on the handlebar WHEN HE FOOTS WHILST

STATIONARY.

The engine stops WHILST ANY PART OF THE MACHINE, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF d) h) i) j) k) l)

THE TYRES, TOUCHES THE GROUND OR THE RIDER IS FOOTING.

The rider dismounts from the machine. Dismount will be deemed to have occurred when both of the rider’s feet are on the ground at the same side of, or behind the machine.

A rider is requested to leave the section by the observer for “unnecessary delay”.

A machine does not stay within the intended limits of the section as defined by the Observer.

If any wheel of the machine crosses any boundary tape or goes over or on the wrong side of a marker, whether the wheel be on the ground or airborne, before the front wheel spindle passes the “Section ends” sign.

The rider is held responsible for displacing a marker or support in an observed section whereby the observer considers it necessary to reinstate the flag/marker prior to the passage of the next rider.

The displacing of any marking not relating to the competitor’s route will be considered to constitute a failure.

Travelling in a forward direction against the direction of the Section.

The motorcycle crosses its own track with either wheel.

The machine or rider receives outside assistance.

A rider or person having an interest in a rider’s performance, who in any way alters the severity of a section without the authority of an official.

For all trials other than those for which Championship Regulations apply the organiser may, with the agreement of the Permit Issuing Authority, apply a time limit to each section. The time allowed must be the same for each and every Section and the penalty for a rider not completing the Section within that time would be failure. If a time limit is to be applied to the Sections then this must be clearly stated in the Supplementary Regulations.

B. NON-STOP (SOLO & SIDECAR)

0 Clean

1 Footing once

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2 Footing twice

3 Footing more than twice

5 Failure

5 When requested by a rider rather than attempt the section

5 Entering a section before being called upon to do so by an official

10 Not attempting a section when called upon to do so by an official

10 For missing a section or failing to have punch card marked.

Graded Hills

. Where a Section is to be termed a ‘Graded Hill’ a notice to that effect must be displayed at the Section Begins, and the following shall apply: Numbered boards must be placed at defined places along the Section, in order that a rider’s performance may be determined. Marks will be lost in a decreasing manner from 5 to 0 depending on the distance a rider can traverse the Section without failure. The front wheel spindle is the part of the machine to be used in assessing the distance traversed.

Footing is allowed without penalty.

0 Clean

1 Reaching or passing the “1 Board” without Failure.

2 Reaching or passing the “2 Board” without Failure.

3 Reaching or passing the “3 Board” without Failure.

5 Failure to reach the “3 Board”.

5 When requested by a rider rather than attempt the section

10 Not attempting a Section when called upon to do so by an Official

10 For missing a section or failing to have punch card marked.

DEFINITIONS

Clean

: A rider traversing a Section as defined above without penalty as described under FOOTING or

FAILURE shall be unpenalised and given a “CLEAN”.

Footing

: Footing will be considered to have occurred if any part of the rider’s body or any part of the machine, (with the exception of the tyres or the sump shield) touches the ground or the rider benefit from any part of their body, or any part of the machine, (with the exception of the tyres or the sump shield) leaning on an obstacle (tree, wall etc.),

Footing outside the lateral limits of a Section does not constitute a failure but should simply be classed as footing.

Failure

: A failure is considered to have occurred if: i) ii) iii) iv)

The machine ceases to move in a forward direction.

The rider dismounts from the machine. Dismount will be deemed to have occurred when both of the rider’s feet are on the ground at the same side of or behind the machine.

A machine does not stay within the intended limits of the section as defined by the Observer.

v)

If any wheel of the machine crosses any boundary tape or goes over or the wrong side of a marker, whether the wheel be on the ground or airborne, before the front wheel spindle passes the “Section ends” sign.

The rider or passenger is held responsible for displacing any marker or support in an observed section whereby the observer considers it necessary to reinstate the flag/marker prior to the passage of the next rider.

The displacement of any marking not relating to the competitor’s route will also be considered to warrant a failure.

vi) vii) ix)

The machine or rider travels in a forward direction against the direction of the Section.

The motorcycle crosses its own track with either wheel.

viii) The machine, or rider or passenger receives outside assistance.

A rider or person having an interest in a rider’s performance, in any way alters the severity of a section without the authority of an official.

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For Sidecar events only.

A failure is considered to have occurred if:

The passenger foots i.e. if any part of the passenger’s body touches the ground, or benefit is gained from any part of his body leaning on an obstacle (tree, wall etc.).

TSr23 TIES

A) Ties in an Event

Ties will be resolved by the following method in the sequence shown: a) b) c) d) e)

In favour of the rider with the highest number of cleans.

In favour of the rider with the highest number of one mark.

In favour of the rider with the highest number of two marks.

In favour of the rider with the highest number of three marks.

f)

In favour of the rider who travelled furthest with the least marks lost.

In favour of the rider who completes the course with the least marks lost on time.

If not resolved by the above and the organiser has stated so in the Supplementary Regulations then a special test may be used for final deciding of ties.

If the event is part of a Championship and if a tie cannot be resolved in accordance with the above those involved in the tie will be allocated the Championship points of the highest place for which the tie exists.

B) Ties at the end of a Championship Series.

Should a tie occur in a Championship series it shall be decided as follows: a) b) c)

In favour of the rider with the greatest number of wins in ALL rounds held.

If not resolved then the greatest number of second places and so on down to 15th place in

ALL rounds held.

If not then resolved, by the rider with the best performance in the final event held.

TSr24 FINAL ASSESSMENT OF CHAMpIONSHIpS

The Championship Regulations for any Championship must state the number of rounds to count for the Final Assessment eg: “All rounds to count” or “All rounds held less one, or all rounds less two to count”. If no indication is stated then it will be assumed that all rounds held will count.

TSr25 BAULK

A baulk is deemed to have occurred when a rider, whilst attempting an observed section, is prevented from making a bona-fide attempt due to some outside obstruction. Should a rider claim a baulk, the

Observer may, at his discretion, allow a re-run of the section. The Observer’s decision as to whether a re-run is permitted is final. Should a re-run be granted, any marks lost prior to the point of the baulk on the original attempt shall stand, and the section shall be observed from the point of the baulk.

Regarding any time allowed for the section the re-run shall start from the Section Begins and the time will be measured for the total section as if no obstruction had taken place.

TSr26 prACTISING

Unofficial practising at the venue is prohibited. A breach of this regulation renders the rider liable to disqualification from the event and to be reported to the stewards of the meeting for disciplinary action. If official practice is to be allowed, either in a suitable area away from the paddock, or on the sections to be used, then full details must be stated in the Supplementary Regulations or relevant

Championship Regulations.

Where another event takes place at the same venue it will not be considered to constitute unofficial practice.

TSr27 prEJUDICIAL ACTION

Any person having an interest in a rider’s performance, who takes any action prejudicial to the

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TSr28 LEGAL ACTION

A rider who is convicted following a police prosecution for an offence committed by them whilst taking part in the competition may be liable to disqualification.

TSr29 INSUrANCE

The responsibility is on the rider to ensure that his motorcycle complies with all legal requirements.

The organisers will be required to cover riders and passengers against Personal Accident risk and for Third Party Insurance for ‘off-the-road’ risks whilst taking part in the event and the premium for such insurance will be included in the entry fee. The ACU have arranged third party RTA Insurance as a blanket cover across the whole Membership to cover any competitor, marshal or Official signed on for an ACU permitted event which, for the duration of the permit, will allow them to use any motor vehicle in connection with the event in areas of the event where the Road Traffic Act is deemed to be applicable. The RTA cover will be provided in the same way as the ACU Public Liability and other insurance covers. That is to say when the Rider, Marshal or Official signs on at an event, the cover is automatically in place. The RTA cover comes at no extra cost to the Organiser as this cover is provided free of charge by the ACU.

TSr30 ABANDONMENT

The organisers reserve the right, subject to the approval of the Stewards of the Meeting, to cancel, postpone or abandon the competition, if circumstances should arise which in their opinion, render such action necessary.

TSr31 MEDICAL SErVICES

It is recommended that a person holding a certificate of First Aid competency be present at all events.

In addition it is recommended that the organiser shall be conversant with the nearest Accident/

Emergency Services and ensure they have a means of contacting them. Organisers must also refer to the “Medical Services and Definition” section of this Handbook.

Concussion

If a competitor is involved in an incident which results in him being diagnosed by the Medical

Officer/Paramedic as suffering from concussion, the rider is not permitted to participate any further in that event.

Organisers are to notify ACU Head Office as soon as possible of any concussion injuries and then will subsequently: a) b)

Place the rider on the ACU Stop List

Inform Organisers of forthcoming events that the Rider has suffered a concussion injury and is therefore placed on the ACU Stop List

Inform the Rider that he needs to see a Doctor and obtain a letter/doctor’s certificate which c) confirms he is fit to resume competitive racing/participate in a practice/test session.

The recovery time for anyone diagnosed with concussion is as follows: a) b)

Over 20 years: Excluded immediately and suspended for a period of nine days.

16–19 years: Excluded immediately and suspended for a period of twelve days.

c) 15 and under: Excluded immediately and suspended for a period of twenty three days.

The rider is not permitted to ride during the obligatory suspended periods outlined above and then only once he is in possession of a doctor’s certificate/letter after the suspended period has expired.

If a competitor has been injured on a Saturday and is suffering from concussion, and the Organiser

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is aware that the rider was intending to ride or is scheduled to ride somewhere else the next day, the

Organiser will inform the Organiser of the event being held the next day so they are aware of the rider’s injuries and as such he is prevented from participating in that event.

TSr32 LIABILITY FOr DAMAGE

A rider is liable for any damage caused by themselves, their passenger, or any agent, representative or servant acting on their behalf, during the meeting. The promoters may act as agents for such persons to agree and pay for any such damage, and the rider shall on demand reimburse the promoters any sum so paid.

TSr33 DISCLAIMEr

It is condition of acceptance of entry that the promoters shall not be responsible for any damage to, or loss of a motorcycle or its accessories whether by fire, accident or any agent, representative or servant acting on their behalf, during the meeting.

TSr34 OFFENSIVE BEHAVIOUr

Any rider, or party with an interest in a rider’s performance, reported to the Clerk of the Course for arguing or being offensive to an Observer, or other Official, renders that rider liable to disciplinary action. Where the Organiser supplies the Observer with a Yellow Card, the Observer may issue it to any rider who continues to hassle or abuse the Observer following a warning. Any rider who is issued a Yellow card will be reported to the Clerk of the Course who may issue further disciplinary action.

The Organiser must report to the T&E Committee all incidents where disciplinary action has been taken for Offensive Behaviour.

TSr35 YOUTH AWArDS

Cash awards and gift vouchers are not permitted for Youth classes.

TSr36 JOINT ADULT/YOUTH EVENTS

Subject to the agreement of the Permit issuing Authority a Youth Class/Classes may be included in

Adult events. Youths to ride the route as decided by the Clerk of the Course. A Youth must ride a machine of a maximum capacity/power and wheel size as appropriate to their age.

Adults and Youths must compete for separate awards.

TSr37 COMpLIANCE WITH rEGULATIONS

Every rider, by entering or being nominated, thereby acknowledges that he is bound by the National

Sporting Code of the ACU and these Standing Regulations together with any Supplementary

Regulations and Final Instructions to be hereafter issued, to all of which he undertakes to submit and moreover renounces any right to have recourse to any arbitration or tribunal not provided for in the said Rules and Regulations.

TSr38 rESULTS

For each event a set of Results must be produced which display the event date and Permit number.

The method to be used for the publication of the results must be shown in the Supplementary

Regulations or the Championship Regulations.

Acceptable formats are by post, email or website but in addition for every event a set of provisional results must be sent, either by post or by email, to the Permit issuing authority. These must clearly show the date and time of publication. If these provisional results are amended then a copy of the revised set, clearly marked “Amended (date)” must be sent by post or email to the Permit Issuing authority and any rider affected by the amendment.

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TSr 39 prOTESTS

See Appendix B of this Handbook.

Where it has been previously stated in the Championship Regulations or Supplementary Regulations that the results will be announced at the conclusion of the event and the full results, signed by the

Clerk of the Course (or appointed official) with the time of day, are displayed within 30 minutes of the last rider finishing, any protest must be submitted within 30 minutes of the time of signing.

Where the above for any reason does not apply (e.g results are announced later, sent by post, email or published on a website) any protest must be submitted within 14 days of publication.

The date of publication of results must be shown on the results displayed on a website or sent by email, or confirmed by postmark if mailed and the Protest period will commence from this date.

Protest against the Capacity/power of a motorcycle must be accompanied by a deposit of £250 to cover associated costs.

TSr40 pOWEr WASHErS

It is prohibited to use power washers, unless the organisers offer suitable facilities which comply with the ACU Environmental Code.

TSr41 FIrE EXTINGUISHErS

There shall be at least one fire extinguisher at the start of each event and at any subsequent designated refuelling areas. (Mobile phones must not be used in designated refuelling areas).

TSr42 INTErprETATION

The interpretation of these Standing Regulations and the Supplementary Regulations or Instructions to rider will rest entirely with the Stewards of the Meeting whose decision shall be final and binding except as provided in the National Sporting Code.

TRIALS – MACHINE EXAMINER’S CHECK LIST

GENErAL TrIALS

Machines should be in general good condition with no obvious parts missing or not working.

Should be adequately silenced and the following checked:

• Brake and Clutch levers should have ball ended levers

Folding Footrests

Self closing throttle

Have trials tyres

Have a helmet and suitable boots

For youth competitors the additional items should be checked:

• Operation of cut out device

Correct engine and wheel size size for age of rider

Have gloves and the forearms covered

And sidecars should have:

• Operation of cut out device

A nose cone

Seat for the passenger

Passenger has helmet and suitable boots

For entries in ACU Championships please refer to current Championship Regulations.

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Officials are divided into two categories: Those that are Licensed and those that are Registered.

No Fees are payable in respect of any Licences or Registration or for the appropriate form of identification issued.

LICENCES

: Senior Officials are required to hold an ACU Licence of the appropriate Grade for the performance of their duties.

Clerk of the Course

Chief Steward

Club Stewards

See Note Below Licence Required Attendance at Seminar/

1

2

YES

YES

No

Training Session

Renew licences every third year

Renew licences every third year

May attend Regional or ACU HQ

Seminars

Clubs and Centres shall only nominate candidates whose aptitude and integrity for the position they can fully justify. Official ACU approval and the issue of a Licence is only after the candidates have proved to be competent according to the special requirements for each discipline. The respective

Committees and Panels organise Seminars that are compulsory for certain Officials. A Licence is valid for 3 years.

Note 1 Clerk of the Course

GRADES

Regional

must attend a seminar organised by a Centre/Region.

National

must attend a National seminar organised by the Trials & Enduro Committee and must also comply with specific criteria.

Note 2 Steward

GRADES

Regional

National

will be appointed by the Centre as the Permit issuing authority as required.

will be appointed by the Trials & Enduro Committee as the Permit issuing authority and must also comply with specific criteria.

LICENCE FEES

All licences will be issued, free of charge, for a period of three years.

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Arena Trials

The National Sporting Code of the ACU and these Standing Regulations shall apply to all Arena

Trials together with the Supplementary Regulations and any Final instructions issued for individual events.

1 GENErAL

1.1

Description

. An Arena Trial is a test of riding skill and balance over a variety of observed obstacles with riders incurring penalties for footing or for failing to fulfil other conditions.

The obstacles (Sections) are usually man made, specifically for the event which is held within an arena or stadium. The Standing Regulations for Trials (TSRs) as printed in this Handbook shall be applicable with the following amendments.

TSR3

Entries shall be by the invitation of the organising Club.

TSR20

The order in which the Sections shall be attempted must be explained to the riders at the briefing meeting.

TSR21

Any obstacle which is more than 1000mm from the ground and has a width of less than

500mm shall have a firm support below and along the full length of the said obstacle. The

“Start” and “End” of each Section shall be clearly marked and the lateral limits clearly explained at the briefing meeting.

TSR22

The method of marking shall be to TSR22A.

TSR28

Prior to the start of the above event the Clerk of the Course must hold a briefing meeting which must be attended by all riders, the Referee and the Observer(s). The Clerk of the

Course must inform the riders of the lateral limits of each Section, the order that they will be attempted in and any other information for the smooth running of the event.

TSR33

A person holding a certificate of First Aid competency must be present throughout the duration of the event. The organiser shall be conversant with the nearest Accident/

Emergency services and have the means of contacting them.

TSR41

It is not permitted to hold an Arena Trials on a Time and Observation basis.

Additionally the following apply:

1.

Referee

. A Referee shall be appointed by the body issuing the permit who must carry out a course inspection prior to the start. The Referee shall replace the Stewards of the Meeting and have the same powers and obligations.

Duties of the Referee

a) He shall be in attendance throughout the meeting and for such further period of time as be necessary for him to complete his duties arising therefrom.

2. b) He shall have the duty of enforcing these Regulations.

c) He shall prohibit from competing a rider whom, or a motorcycle which, he considers might be a source of danger.

d) He shall immediately deal with any appeal that may properly be delivered to him during a meeting.

Permit

. A permit may be issued by a Local Centre for events of up to Centre Restricted, which must comply with the following restrictions: a) The event is not televised other than for local promotional reasons where the transmission must not exceed 5 minutes.

b) No Audience participation.

c) No involvement of “Fire” in the display, d) No free-style jumping or jumping competition.

e) Only controlled riding over obstacles NOT jumping over vehicles or people.

f) Estimated audience not to exceed 1,000.

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3. g) Any “Contractual Terms” must exclude any liability upon the organiser for slipping or tripping in public areas or in Grandstands or in Car Parks.

In all other cases the Permit must be issued by the ACU Office.

Spectator safety

. Where no wooden paling or interlinked metal public fence is provided double roping must be erected. The inner rope must be a minimum of 7m from the obstacles and the outer rope must be a distance of 4m from the inner rope.

ATV Trials

The ACU Standing Regulations for Trials shall apply to all events catering for Quads and/or

Trikes with the following Regulations amended as shown.

9.

21.

8.

22.

MACHINES

. Machines must apply to Appendix B of the National Sporting Code. Prior to the start of each Trial all machines will be examined to ensure that they comply with ACU

Specifications.

The Supplementary Regulations for each event shall indicate the Categories and Groups of machines eligible. Soundly constructed mudguards must be fitted to prevent the rider’s foot being caught under a wheel.

TYRES

. Any production tyres may be used. The treads of the tyre must not be cut or altered in any way. The fitting of chains or other non-skid attachments is prohibited.

OBSERVED SECTIONS

. The lateral limits of an Observed Section may be defined by artificial boundaries such as markers or tapes, which shall be firmly placed and positioned in a way so as to clearly define the intended limits of the section. If markers are to be used they shall be of different colours for left and right. If tapes are to be used they shall be of height at least 300mm from the ground. The Start and Finish of each Observed Section will be clearly defined, with the Section Begins and Section Ends identified as such.

Sections shall be numbered or lettered and ridden in the correct sequence.

Numbered boards will be placed at intervals along sections to enable each driver’s performance to be determined (numbered from 4–1).

METHOD OF MARKING

. A machine will be deemed to be in an Observed Section when the front wheel spindle(s) has passed the “Section Begins” card and until the front spindle(s) has passed the “Section Ends” card.

Marks will be lost in a decreasing manner from 5 to 0 depending on the distance a rider can traverse the section without loss of marks. The front wheel spindle(s) is the part of the machine to be used for assessing the distance traversed.

0 Clean

1 Reaching or passing the “1 Board” without loss of marks.

2 Reaching or passing the “2 Board” without loss of marks.

3 Reaching or passing the “3 Board” without loss of marks.

4 Reaching or passing the “4 Board” without loss of marks.

5 Failure to reach the “4 Board”.

10 Not attempting a section when called upon to do so by an Official (in addition to any marks subsequently lost in that section).

DEFINITIONS

Clean

A rider traversing an Observed Section without loss of marks as described below.

Loss of Marks

The number of marks lost will be defined by the distance traversed when any of the following occur: a) b)

The machine ceases to move in a forward direction.

The rider dismounts from the machine.

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The rider foots i.e. if any part of his body touches the ground, or benefit is gained from any part of his body leaning on an obstacle (tree, wall etc.).

A machine does not stay within the intended limits of the section and within each marker.

If any wheel of the machine crosses any boundary tape or marker whether the wheel be on the ground or airborne before the front wheel spindle(s) passes the “Section Ends” sign.

The rider is held responsible for breaking and/or removing a marker or support in an observed section before the front wheel spindle(s) passes the “Section Ends” sign.

Travelling in a forward direction against the direction of the section.

The machine or rider receives outside assistance.

The engine of the machine ceases to operate.

Bicycle Trials

The National Sporting Code of the ACU and these Standing Regulations shall apply to all events organised under the jurisdiction of the ACU with the Supplementary Regulations and any Final Instructions issued for individual events.

DEFINITION

Bicycle Trial is an individual sport that may incorporates the use of a special bike which the rider must manoeuvre and balance in order to ride through specially designed artificial or natural

“sections”. The objective is to pass through the sections in minimum time and with as little physical contact with the ground as possible, hence obtaining minimum penalty points.

1 OrGANISING pErMITS

For National events and above organised by a Centre Affiliated Club and all events organised by a

Non-Territorial Club Permit Application forms are available from, and the completed form should be returned to the Trials & Enduro Secretary, ACU House, Wood Street, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21

2YX. For events of below National status you should contact your local Centre Permit Secretary as in the front of the Handbook.

The completed Permit application form shall be accompanied by the following:

• A copy of the Supplementary Regulations for the event

• Permit Fee, if decided applicable by the Permit Issuing Authority

2 OFFICIALS

The names of the Clerk of the Course and their licence number must be stated in the Supplementary

Regulations, together with the names and address of the Secretary of the Meeting and the names of any Stewards. The ACU Trials and Enduro Committee reserves the right to appoint a Steward to any event should they deem it necessary.

3 ENTrIES

Entry forms accompanied by the entry fee must be complete in every detail, signed by the rider and in the case of riders under 18 years of age, the parent or guardian or responsible adult and forwarded to the Secretary of the Meeting by the stated closing date. The rider’s current ACU Registration Number must be stated.

Riders under 18 years of age (Minors)

: In order to conform to the Children’s Act legislation, additionally for every rider who is under 18 years of age, a parental agreement must be signed. This is incorporated in the annual Competition Licence and Trials Registration form and once completed will serve as the rider’s Annual Parental Agreement. No further forms of proof of Parental Agreement are necessary. All minors will be bound by the directions of parents(s), guardian(s) or other appointed adult responsible for them at any event. (Please see licence application form for further details).

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The point of contact for Child Protection issues will be the Secretary of the Meeting unless otherwise stated in the Supplementary Regulations.

4 MEDICAL SErVICES

It is recommended that a person holding a certificate of First Aid competency be present at all events.

In addition it is recommended that the organiser shall be conversant with the nearest Accident/

Emergency services and ensure that they have a means of contacting them. Organisers must also refer to the “Medical Services and Definition” section of this Handbook.

Concussion

If a competitor is involved in an incident which results in him being diagnosed by the Medical

Officer/Paramedic as suffering from concussion, the rider is not permitted to participate any further in that event.

Organisers are to notify ACU Head Office as soon as possible of any concussion injuries and then will subsequently: a) b)

Place the rider on the ACU Stop List

Inform Organisers of forthcoming events that the Rider has suffered a concussion injury and is therefore placed on the ACU Stop List

Inform the Rider that he needs to see a Doctor and obtain a letter/doctor’s certificate which c) confirms he is fit to resume competitive racing/participate in a practice/test session.

The recovery time for anyone diagnosed with concussion is as follows: a) b)

Over 20 years: Excluded immediately and suspended for a period of nine days.

16–19 years: Excluded immediately and suspended for a period of twelve days.

c) 15 and under: Excluded immediately and suspended for a period of twenty three days.

The rider is not permitted to ride during the obligatory suspended periods outlined above and then only once he is in possession of a doctor’s certificate/letter after the suspended period has expired.

If a competitor has been injured on a Saturday and is suffering from concussion, and the Organiser is aware that the rider was intending to ride or is scheduled to ride somewhere else the next day, the

Organiser will inform the Organiser of the event being held the next day so they are aware of the rider’s injuries and as such he is prevented from participating in that event.

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a) Each section must be clearly marked; with the section start and finish gates clear to allow queuing space and to avoid accidents.

b) c)

It is recommended where possible, that each section should be surrounded by strong boundary tape. The tape must be totally visible and well secured to stakes or other objects which must be fixed underground. The entirety of the tape must be fastened at a maximum height of 500mm. All broken tape must be replaced in the same position before another rider enters the section. Spare section marking tape should be provided at each section.

The sections should be designed in a way that suits the different levels of ability in the different categories, with separate routes where necessary and which would not create any danger for both riders and spectators. The sections should differ substantially from each d) other and show variety. It is recommended that the same colour markers are used each side of the section to show the route, blue being the common route to be ridden unless there is a variation, white markers being used for an easier route, red for a harder route and yellow for a harder route in addition to the red route, for example, a yellow route rider will ride the blue route unless there is a red deviation or yellow deviation and the red route unless there is a yellow deviation.

The Clerk of the Course should provide clear instructions of the locations of the sections for every rider before the competition.

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6 CLErK OF THE COUrSE

The Clerk of the Course will be in charge of all matters concerning the event; including organisation, structure, enrolment, start/arrival procedure, track, sections, results, observers etc. A Risk Assessment should be carried out for every event.

7 OBSErVEr

An Observer is an assistant to the Clerk of the Course appointed to judge a competitors performance in an observed section. No protest or appeal can be accepted against the judgement of performance made by an Observer; however a protest may be accepted against any breach or misinterpretation of the Regulations. A mistake made by an Observer may be corrected by the Observer with the approval of the Clerk of the Course. The Observer will be provided with a ‘count down’ mechanism which will make an acoustic sound to signify the end time. Besides this, the Observer must advise the riders approximately one minute before the finishing time and at 30 seconds, 15 seconds, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

8 CATEGOrIES & rOUTE/rIDEr COLOUrS

No rider may compete before his/her 6th birthday and riders who wish to compete in the 26inch wheel category should be 15 years old. Riders graded on ability and or age. Full details to be published in the Supplementary Regulations for each event.

9 BIKES

There should be separate classes for 20inch and 26inch wheeled machines. Bikes of any wheel sizes may be used at competitions at the discretion of the Organisers.

a) b) c) d) e)

Riders cannot change his/her bike during the event/competition.

Riders can change the broken parts except the frame of the bike.

The end of the front and rear brake levers must not be finished in a dangerous form.

The entirety of the bike must be provided with an effective brake system.

Any overhanging metal of more than 10mm should be covered in order to avoid any dangerous situation.

Machine specifications may change according to the Supplementary Regulations, if machines need to be checked for eligibility this should be immediately before the start of the event.

10 SECTION pENALISATION

The method of penalisation must be clearly stated in the Supplementary Regulations.

11 TIME LIMIT

The finish time penalties will apply as soon as the rider exceeds his/her finishing time and 1 penalty point will apply for every 5 minutes over the individual’s time limit. In the case of this exceeding 30 minutes, the rider will be disqualified.

12 BAULK

A baulk is deemed to have occured when a rider, whilst attempting an observed section, is prevented from making a bona-fide attempt due to some outside obstruction. Should a rider claim a baulk, the

Observer may at his/her discretion allow a rerun of the section. The Observer’s decision as to whether a rerun is permitted is final. Should a rerun be granted, any marks lost prior to the point of the baulk on the original attempt shall stand and the section shall be observed from the point of the baulk.

13 OrGANISErS

The organiser must abide by these Standing Regulations and ensure that any Supplementary

Regulations are issued to all riders.

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14 pUNCH CArD

The card must be made of plastic or waterproof material labelled on the upper part of the card should be; the name of the rider, his/her number, the category and the colour group. On the lower part of the card should be space to write; the start time, finish time and overall time. The score will be indicated on the card by means of punching a hole in the position that corresponds with the number of penalty points. Where a mistake is made, all numbers should be punched out leaving only the correct score un-punched. Where a “10" has been given, all numbers should be punched including the section number. The reason should be noted on the reverse. The onus of looking after the penalisation card rests entirely with the rider. Any disagreement over the score punched, or errors, must be reported to the Secretary of the Meeting immediately upon completion of the event. The Observer must be informed that this action is being taken, as any errors not verified by the Observer shall not be accepted. Refusing to have the card punched, deliberately disfiguring the punch card will result in disqualification for which no protest will be accepted. In the case of a dispute between the Observer and the rider, the Observer will note it on the back of the penalisation card.

15 NUMBErS

The Organiser may provide “Numbers” for the riders and for their respective minders (one minder per rider, only the one minder may enter the section in a situation where the rider is in danger) the number size should be a maximum of 10 × 15cm for the bike as well as for the rider. Numbers should be placed at the head part of the bike so they are clearly displayed. The group colour should be clearly indicated.

16 THE rIDEr

Riders are not allowed pre-competition practice inside the designated area of the course and sections.

Any rider seen with his bicycle in any place (e.g. course and sections) within one week before the competition will be disqualified from the competition. Any attempt made to practice on the sections before the competition will result in the disqualification of the concerned rider from the event. On completion of the entry form, the rider is permitted to observe the sections on foot. The rider shall at all times behave in a sportsman-like manner throughout the event, refraining from any unfair action towards his fellow competitors, organiser or associates.

17 rIDEr CLOTHING

If the rider does not abide with these attire regulations, he/she will be refused entry into the competition or sections. The rider must wear: when riding, the following; helmet, pants shirt and shoes. One-piece ankle protective footwear is recommended, but not compulsory. It is also recommended that shin guards, gloves, full length pants and shirts with long sleeves are worn.

Advertisments on the rider’s attire, helmet and bike are allowed. The advertising space on the numbers or bibs is reserved for the organisers. The rider cannot ride the event without the original bib (where provided) given from the organiser.

18 KNOWLEDGE OF THE rULES

The riders, upon applying for entry for competition must possess a thorough knowledge of these

Rules and any Supplementary Regulations that may apply.

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19 COMpETITION rESULTS

The placings will be determined by the total penalty points. The rider with the lowest points will be the winner of the competition, and so on. In the case of ties, the placing will be determined by the order as follows:

The rider with more 0 points (clean)

The rider with more 1 points

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The rider with more 3 points

The rider who completed the course in shorter time

20 prOTESTS

Only protests in writing will be accepted and attended to by the Organisers. Each Protest shall be from an individual rider and refer to a single subject. Each protest must be accompanied by a predetermined payment of £50.00. Protests can only be addressed to the Clerk of the Course and no later than 30 minutes after the declaration of the results, provided the results are displayed within 30 minutes of the last rider finishing. If the Organisers fail to issue the results within this time frame, then the time limit for protests will be 14 days from their official publication.

21 CHAMpIONSHIp EVENTS

At each Championship event, the number of Championship points to be awarded to the top 15 in each category is as follows:

Place Point Place Points Place Points

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3rd 15 8th 8 13th 3

4th 13 9th 7 14th 2 a) b) c)

5th 11 10th 6 15th 1

The placing will be determined by the total Championship points at all events in that Championship.

The rider with the most points will be the Champion, and so on. In the case of ties, the placings will be determined by the order as follows:

The rider with the most Championship points.

The rider with more 1st places, 2nd places, 3rd places, etc.

The rider with the best result in the last competition in the case of a tie still existing.

22 AWArDS

Awards will be provided according to an event’s Supplementary Regulations.

23 INSTrUCTIONS TO rIDErS

Any instruction to riders subsequently issued shall be in writing; either distributed individually for each rider or via a clearly situated notice board. Any instructions so issued shall have the same force as these Standing Regulations and the Supplementary Regulations.

24 rESpONSIBILITIES

Any problem or concern which arises regarding the rider or the third party is not the responsibility of the organiser, and the organiser can reject any claims of responsibility which may be laid upon him/ her.

25 prEJUDICIAL ACTION

Any person having an interest in a rider’s performance, who takes any action prejudicial to the sport, may result in the disqualification of that rider. Riders, parents or associates failing to obey the instructions given by officials of a meeting or deemed to have unjustifiably or maliciously jeopardised the efficient running of the meeting by not adhering to the Regulations, Supplementary Regulations or the Protest or appeal procedure, may render the rider liable for disqualification and/or being reported to the permit issuing authority for further action.

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action. Where the organiser issues the Observer with a Red Card, any rider who is shown the “Red

Card” by an Observer could be subjected to disqualification by the Clerk of the Course.

27 COMpLIANCE WITH rEGULATIONS

Every rider by entering or being nominated thereby acknowledges that he is bound by the National

Sporting Code of the ACU and these Standing Regulations and Final Instructions to be hereafter issued; to all of which he/she undertakes to submit and moreover renounces any right to have recourse to any arbitration or tribunal not provided for in the said Rules and Regulations.

28 INTErprETATION

The interpretation of these Standing Regulations and the Supplementary Regulations or Instructions to rider will rest entirely with the Stewards of the Meeting whose decision shall be final and binding except as provided in the National Sporting Code.

29 ABANDONMENT

The organisers reserve the right, subject to the approval of the Stewards of the Meeting, to cancel, postpone or abandon the competition if circumstances should arise, which in their opinion render such action necessary.

30 pOWEr WASHErS

It is prohibited to use power washers, unless the organisers offer suitable facilities which comply with the ACU Environmental Code.

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The time limit to complete a section is 2 minutes.

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Leaning the handlebar on any part of the section, e.g. the ground, tree or wall etc

Leaning one’s hand on any part of the section, e.g. the ground, tree, wall etc

Leaning any part of the body on the ground, except feet

Re-crossing the start line and contacting outside with any part of bike after the front axle of bike has crossed the start line of the section (refer to Fig 1)

Overpassing the ribbon and contacting outside of the section with the tyre

One wheel flying over the ribbon without contacting the ground (refer to Fig 2)

Two wheels flying over the ribbon (refer to Fig 3)

Passing or treading on the ribbon with bike

Under passing the vertical line of the ribbon with the wheel axle (refer to Fig 4)

Both the front and rear wheel axles must pass between the colour signs, the ribbon and the stakes

If the front axle of the rider’s bike crosses between colour sign which does not belong to the category of his own (refer to Fig 5)

Breaking a ribbon, pulling up or knocking down a stake

Knocking down colour signs

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Regarding objections or complaints, the Observer is only obliged to listen to the riders.

Any penalisation will be set through the Clerk of the Course

Any use of bad language directed at the Observer or other event officials, the penalisation will be set through the Clerk of the Course

Losing the penalisation card: the penalisation card is the only official medium to record the score in each section

The rider cannot receive any help from his relatives or friends such as giving them the penalisation card, asking them to carry the bike by foot or car, or observing section

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10 while their bike is queuing. (The riders riding the blue, blue with white and white colour routes will be allowed to receive the above mentioned help) 10–50

No person (spectator, relative) is allowed inside the section. Regarding the duties of the minder refer to “Limitations of the minder” (Item to be noted). The penalisation must be set through the Clerk of the Course

Taking a short-cut

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The parts which determine the bike limits are as follows: a) Frontal: Front wheel axle b) Posterior: Rear wheel axle c) Contact: Between tyre and the ground

The axle of the front wheel indicates the entry and the exit of a section.

The Observer will indicate the score to the riders by hand signals.

The rider must be equipped with the regulation clothing (long pants, helmet), otherwise the

Observer will not allow him/her to enter the section (refer to Rider Clothing).

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2017 ACU Normandale Masters

Trials Championship

These Championship Regulations to apply in addition to the National Sporting Code, Standing

Regulations for Trials and the Supplementary Regulations for each event.

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Masters Trials Champion” will be awarded to the competitor with the most points who holds British

Citizenship. If a competitor with the most points is not a British Citizen they will be awarded the title “ACU Open Normandale Masters Trials Champion”. This principle will apply throughout the

Championship classes.

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Title of Event

. All Supplementary Regulations and Programmes must include the words “A round of the ACU Normandale Masters Trials Series” in the heading and reference to the sponsor, if any, is to be made at the beginning of the regulations.

Series Sponsor

. Where there is a Series Sponsor who provides bibs/riding numbers, these must be used by the rider without alteration or the obscuring of Sponsors’ logo

Qualifying Meetings

. The list of events may be found in the current ACU Fixture List.

Eligibility

. Priority of entry at the closing date will be given to Championship points scorers from the current series and the previous year subject to completed entry forms being received by that date. Any entry once accepted by the organiser renders the rider eligible for awards and Championship points.

Championship Classes

CLASS 1 Over 40 (at the date of the competition)

Over 50 (at the date of the competition)

Over 60 (at the date of the competition)

Air-cooled Monoshocks (no rider age restriction)

ROUTE 1

ROUTE 2

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CLASS 2

CLASS 3

CLASS 4

NB: ROUTE 1 = Standard Route

ROUTE2= Easier Route

Competitors can only enter ONE Class.

All riders in the same class must ride the same route.

The organisers may introduce an additional non Championship class for riders who are not eligible for the Championship classes on Route 1or Route 2 Priority must be given to

Championship entrants if the number of entries is limited.

Course

The course shall be on or off road, which must be clearly stated in the Supplementary regulations and be, of no more than 2 laps with a total overall distance of between 15 and 30 miles.

To qualify as a finisher and be eligible for an award, with the exception of a section where the rider has recorded a failure, the rider’s machine must have travelled the whole distance under its own power or the exertion of the rider and passenger

Observed Sections

. The sections shall be of natural terrain, i.e. no man made materials shall be used, and should be suitable for all classes.

Marking

. Marking will be to TSR22 B No stop permitted.

Starting Intervals

. All riders must start at one minute intervals.

All Championship class riders must start consecutively

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Time

. If a time restraint is applied to part of or all of the Trial, it shall be in the form of an individual Time Allowance for each rider and the details given in the Supplementary

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. Championship points will be awarded to the top 15 eligible finishers in each class at each round on the following scale:

1st 20 points

2nd 17 points

3rd 15 points

4th 13 points

6th 10 points

7th 9 points

8th 8 points

9th 7 points

11th 5 points

12th 4 points

13th 3 points

14th 2 points

5th 11 points 10th 6 points 15th 1 point

Should a Tie occur it is to be resolved in accordance with TSR23 A)

Riders who score points in one championship class shall not be eligible for points in another championship class

Final Assessment

. At the conclusion of the Series, the points for each rider’s best results from all rounds held less one will be added together and the rider with the highest number of points to his credit will be awarded the relevant Championship title.

Should a tie occur it is to be resolved in accordance with TSR23 B)

Protests

. Protests to be in accordance with TSR 39.

Awards

. The organisers shall supply a minimum of one award to the first eligible finisher in each class in the event. The overall winner of the Series will receive a perpetual award which will be presented, together with an ACU medal, at the annual ACU Awards Presentation.

Jurisdiction

. IN GRANTING A PERMIT TO “PROMOTE” THE COMMITTEE DOES

NOT ABROGATE ITS OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

AND MAY IN ITS ABSOLUTE DISCRETION, WITHHOLD POINTS FOR ALL OR PART

OF A “ROUND” INTRODUCING A REPLACEMENT EVENT AT A LATER DATE IF

SEEN FIT.

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ACU Wessex plant Hire British

Sidecar Trials Championship

These Championship Regulations to apply in addition to the National Sporting Code, Standing

Regulations for Trials and the Supplementary Regulations for each event.

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ACU British Sidecar Trials Champion” will be awarded to the competitor with the most points who holds British Citizenship. If the competitor with the most points is not a British Citizen, they will be awarded the title of “Wessex Plant Hire British Open Sidecar Trials Champion”. This principle will apply throughout the Championship classes.

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. All Supplementary Regulations and programmes must include the words “A round of the ACU Wessex Plant Hire British Sidecar Trials Championship”.

Series Sponsor

. Where there is a Series Sponsor who provides bibs/riding numbers, these must be used by the rider without alteration or the obscuring of Sponsors’ logo

Qualifying meetings

. The list of events will be found in the current ACU Fixture List.

Classes

. Class A – British Championship. Class B – ACU Intermediate Championship. Class

C – ACU Clubmans Championship. Class D – ACU Newcomer. (A newcomer is classified as a rider who has never competed in the British/ACU Trials Championship on any class of sidecar machine prior to the current year).

The Intermediate Class will ride a 50/50 combination of Championship and Clubmans sections as determined and identified by the Clerk of the Course.

Eligibility

. To be eligible for ACU Clubman Championship and ACU Intermediate

Championship points, riders must not have won that Championship class in the previous year. Championship class riders may downgrade at the discretion of the Trials and Enduro

Committee. Riders not eligible for points (as detailed above) may compete on a no points basis.

The named Driver and Passenger must complete the entire Trial in their respective positions to be eligible for points

Entries

Any entry once accepted by the organiser renders the rider eligible for awards and

Championship points

Acceptance or Refusal of Entry

. The organiser should notify all riders of the position regarding their entry prior to the event.

Starting Order

. The organisers shall determine the starting order within each Group by ballot. Group A will comprise of the British Sidecar Championship riders.

Group B will comprise Classes B, C & D. The riders from Group B will start first followed by riders from Group A.

Starting Intervals

. All riders must start at one minute intervals.

Method of Marking

. The Championship will be held under TSR22B – Non Stop.

Time

. If a time restraint is applied to all or part of a Trial, it shall be in the form of an individual Time Allowance for each rider and the details given in the Supplementary

Regulations or Final Instructions.

Championship Points

. Championship points for each class will be awarded to the top 15 eligible finishers in each round on the following scale:

1st 20 points

2nd 17 points

3rd 15 points

6th 10 points

7th 9 points

8th 8 points

11th 5 points

12th 4 points

13th 3 points

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5th 11 points

9th 7 points

10th 6 points

14th 2 points

15th 1 point

Should a Tie occur it is to be resolved in accordance with TSR23 (a)

A rider who scores points in one Championship class shall not be eligible for points in another Championship class.

Protests

. Protests in this Championship must be submitted within 30 minutes of the announcement of results provided the results are displayed within 30 minutes of the last rider finishing.

Final Assessment

. At the conclusion of the Series, the points for each rider’s performance in all rounds held less two (ie 9 out of 11 for 2017) will be added together and the rider with the highest number of points to his credit will be awarded the relevant Championship title.

Should a tie occur it is to be resolved in accordance with TSR23 (b)

Course

. The course shall be between 6 and 30 miles, with a minimum of 36 subsections. No more than 2 laps to achieve minimum mileage. There must be a minimum of 30 different subsections and no more than 10 double sub sections used.

To qualify as a finisher and be eligible for an award, with the exception of a section where the rider has recorded a failure, the rider’s machine must have travelled the whole distance under its own power or the exertion of the rider and passenger.

Observed Sections

. The sections should be of a natural terrain i.e. no man-made artificial hazards. Sections for the Intermediate Class will be determined by the Clerk of the Course and identified accordingly.

Awards

. The Organisers shall supply a minimum of one award to the first eligible finisher in each class in the event. The overall winners of the series will receive a perpetual award which will be presented together with an ACU medal at the annual ACU Awards Presentation.

Where more than one passenger accompanies the driver in the series the passenger named on the award shall be the one who rides in the most rounds.

Jurisdiction

. IN GRANTING A PERMIT TO “PROMOTE” THE TRIALS AND ENDURO

COMMITTEE DOES NOT ABROGATE ITS OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES AND MAY IN ITS ABSOLUTE DISCRETION, WITHHOLD

POINTS FOR ALL OR PART OF A “ROUND” INTRODUCING A REPLACEMENT

EVENT AT A LATER DATE IF SEEN FIT.

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ACU Classic Trials Championship

These Championship Regulations to apply in addition to the National Sporting Code Standing

Regulations for Trials and the Supplementary Regulations for each event.

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Trials Championship will be awarded to the competitor with the most points who holds British

Citizenship. If the competitor with the most points is not a British Citizen they will be awarded the title ACU Open Classic Champion. This principle will apply throughout the Championship classes.

Title of Event

. All Supplementary Regulations and Programmes must include the words “A round of the ACU Classic Trials Championship Series”

Qualifying Meetings

. The list of events may be found in the current ACU Fixture List.

Eligibility

: Open to all riders of machines in the following classes

Championship Classes:

Class 1 British Pre72 Over 300cc

Class 2 British Pre72 Under 300cc

Route 1

Route 1

Class 3 Pre85 Air cooled Twinshocks (Japanese and Italian Manufacture) Route 1

Class 4 Pre85 Air Cooled Twinshocks (Spanish and British Manufacture) Route 1

Class 5 British Pre72 Pre Unit Construction

Class 6 British Pre72 Unit Construction

Class 7 British Pre72 Two Stroke Machines

Class 8 British Pre72 Twin Cylinder Machines

Class 9 British Pre72 Rigid Machines

Route 2

Route 2

Route 2

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Route 2 Class 10 Pre85 Air Cooled Twinshocks

Class 11 Veterans Class (Riders over 60 years of age)

Class 12 Sidecars

Route 3

Route 3

Machines in classes 11 and 12 must be of a type eligible for any of the other classes

Routes

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Route 1 –Hardest Route

Route 2 –Standard Route

Route 3 –Very Easy Route – Sections to be simple begins and ends gates with limited intermediate gates at organiser’s discretion. Organisers may allow riders to miss up to 10 sections for this route where the terrain is considered unsuitable.

Machine eligibility criteria

i Engine and gearbox must be original or the same type manufactured for the appropriate class ii Replica frames or small changes allowed. Must be suitable for the class and period silhouette of those used at the time.

iii Drum brakes only, pattern or original for period iv Forks must look like the correct period but can have any internal modifications v Maximum fork diameter 35mm. Other machines, e.g SWM Jumbo fitted with original forks over 35 mm, must be approved by the T&E Committee after submission of frame numbers and photos vi Machines in British bike classes must be fitted with British Carburetors excluding Mark

2 Amals.

Course

. The course should be between 20 and 40 miles in length and include 25 to 35 subsections suited to the type of machine and rider entered. It is recommended that steep drops and tight turns are avoided. Off road only events may also be included with a maximum of

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To qualify as a finisher and be eligible for an award, with the exception of a section where the rider has recorded a failure, the rider’s machine must have travelled the whole distance under its own power or the exertion of the rider and passenger.

Method of Marking

. As per TSR22B Non-Stop.

Starting Intervals

. All riders must start at one minute intervals, by class.

Time

. If a time restraint is applied to part of or all of the Trial, it shall be in the form of an individual Time Allowance for each rider and the details given in the Supplementary

Regulations or Final Instructions

Championship Points

. Any entry once accepted by the organiser renders the rider eligible for awards and Championship points. Championship points will be awarded to the top 15 eligible finishers in each class at each round on the following scale:

1st 20 points 6th 10 points

7th 9 points 2nd 17 points

3rd 15 points

4th 13 points

5th 11 points

8th 8 points

9th 7 points

11th 5 points

12th 4 points

13th 3 points

14th 2 points

10th 6 points 15th 1 point

Should a Tie occur it is to be resolved in accordance with TSR23 (a)

Final Assessment

. At the conclusion of the Series, the points for each rider’s results from all rounds held less two (ie; 7 out of the 9 rounds for 2017) will be added together and the rider with the highest number of points to his credit will be awarded the relevant Championship title.

Should a tie occur it is to be resolved in accordance with TSR23 (b)

Protests

. Protests should be made in accordance with TSR 39

Jurisdiction

. IN GRANTING A PERMIT TO “PROMOTE” THE COMMITTEE DOES

NOT ABROGATE ITS OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

AND MAY IN ITS ABSOLUTE DISCRETION, WITHHOLD POINTS FOR ALL OR PART

OF A “ROUND” INTRODUCING A REPLACEMENT EVENT AT A LATER DATE IF

SEEN FIT.

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ACU Acklams Beta British Ladies and

Girls Trials Championships

These Championship Regulations to apply in addition to the National Sporting Code, Standing

Regulations for Trials and the Supplementary Regulations for each event.

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Championship points will be awarded to competitors of any Nationality. The title “ACU Acklams

Beta British Ladies and Girls Trials Championships” will be awarded to the competitor with the most points who holds British Citizenship. If the competitor with the most points is not a

British Citizenthey will be awarded the title “ ACU Acklams Beta British Ladies/Girls Open Trials

Champion”. This principle will apply throughout the Championship classes.

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. All Supplementary Regulations and Programmes must include the words –

“incorporating the ACU Acklams Beta British Ladies And Girls Trials Championships”.

Series Sponsor

. Where there is a Series Sponsor and the Organiser provides bibs/riding numbers, these must be used by the rider without alteration or the obscuring of sponsors’ logo.

Eligibility

. All riders in the Championship classes must be of the female gender. Classes for girls are as defined under youth riders in TSR1.

Classes

Ladies Championship

Girls A Championship

Ladies 50/50 Championship

Ladies Intermediate Championship

Girls A Intermediate Championship

Girls B Championship

Girls C Championship

Ladies Sportsperson (Non Championship)

Girls Sportsperson (Non Championship)

At the end of the Series an award will be presented to winners of each of the above

Championship Classes.

Starting

. Starting intervals shall be at intervals of 1 minute.

Cut Out Device

. All competitors riding combustion engine machines must have cut out devices rigidly connected to the rider by lanyard (max length 1 metre) so as to stop the engine should the rider and machine be parted.

Time Allowed

. There will be an overall individual time allowance for the Trial. The Final

Time Control must be located immediately after the final section. The rider is obliged to go directly from the Final Control to the Results Recorder. Any rider who delays the publication of a result will be reported to the Stewards of the Meeting for disciplinary action.

Method of Marking

. The Championship will be held under TSR 22B.

Course

. The course will be entirely on private land and will consist of a minimum of ten

Sections. NB The maximum lap length must be no more than 2 miles (measured accurately) taking into account accessibility for parents who will be on foot

There will be 3 routes as follows:

ROUTE 1

50% ROUTE 1 and 50% ROUTE 2

50% ROUTE 1 and 50% ROUTE 2

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Girls A Intermediate Championship Class,

Girls B Championship Class

Girls C Championship Class,

Ladies Sportsperson (Non Championship)

Girls Sportsperson (Non Championship)

All routes to be clearly distinguished with appropriate marking.

To qualify as a finisher and be eligible for an award, with the exception of a section where the rider has recorded a failure, the rider’s machine must have travelled the whole distance under its own power or the exertion of the rider and passenger.

Assistants

. Each Rider may register one Assistant to accompany them on the course and carry tools. The Assistant must comply with the following:

• The Assistant must be a minimum age of 18 years

• The Assistant must pay a fee.

• The Assistant is NOT allowed to ride a motorcycle.

• The Assistant will only be allowed into the boundaries of a section if their rider is in that section and if specifically invited by an official.

• The Assistant must wear identification supplied by the organiser

The rider and the assistant must sign a declaration that the rider is responsible for all the actions of the assistant. In the case of an injury, a substitute assistant may be registered.

The rider’s machine must travel the whole distance of the course under its own power or the exertionof the rider.

N.B. The Organiser must charge an Assistants fee to cover insurance etc and the Assistant must be issued with identification eg. Bib, Armband etc

Championship Points

. Any entry once accepted by the organiser renders the rider eligible for awards and Championship points. Championship points will be awarded to the top 15 eligible riders in each Championship Class at each event on the following scale for each class:

1st 20 points 6th 10 points

7th 9 points

8th 8 points

9th 7 points

2nd 17 points

3rd 15 points

4th 13 points

5th 11 points

11th 5 points

12th 4 points

13th 3 points

14th 2 points

10th 6 points 15th 1 point

Should a Tie occur it is to be resolved in accordance with TSR23 (a)

A rider who scores points in one Championship class shall not be eligible for points in another Championship class

Protests

. Protests in this Championship must be submitted within 30 minutes of the announcement of results provided the results are displayed within 30 minutes of the last rider finishing.

Final Assessment

. At the conclusion of the series, subject to their being a minimum of 5 rounds the points for each rider’s performance from all rounds held less one will be added together and the rider with the highest number of points to his credit will be awarded the relevant Championship title. Should there be less than 5 rounds held, all rounds will count.

Should a tie occur it is to be resolved in accordance with TSR23 (b)

Jurisdiction

. IN GRANTING A PERMIT TO ‘PROMOTE’ THE COMMITTEE DOES NOT

ABROGATE ITS OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES AND

MAY IN ITS ABSOLUTE DISCRETION, WITHHOLD POINTS FOR ALL OR PART OF A

‘ROUND’ INTRODUCING A REPLACEMENT EVENT AT A LATER DATE IF SEEN FIT.

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Championship points will be awarded to competitors of any Nationality. The title “ACU S3 Parts

National Trials Champion” will be awarded to the competitor with the most points who holds British

Citizenship. If the competitor with the most points is not a British Citizen, they will be awarded the title “ACU S3 Parts National Open Trials Champion”. This principle will apply throughout the

Championship classes.

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. All Supplementary Regulations and Programmes must include the words

– “incorporating the ACU S3 Parts National Trial Championship”. Where possible the sponsors logo provided must be used.

Series Sponsor

. When the Series Sponsor provides bibs/riding numbers, these must be used by the rider without alteration or the obscuring of Sponsors’ logo

Eligibility

. Any entry once accepted by the organiser renders the rider eligible for awards and Championship points. To be eligible for Championship points, (Classes A and B) the riders must not, in the previous three calendar years, have

• Finished in the top ten places in the final standings of the British Solo Trials

Championship in the previous three calendar years.

• Won the British Solo Expert Class of the British Solo Trials Championship in the previous three calendar years.

• Won the S3 Parts ACU National Trials Championship more than once in the previous three years.

Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Trials and Enduro Committee.

PRIORITY OF ENTRY AT THE CLOSING DATE IS TO BE GIVEN TO RIDERS IN THE

S3 PARTS CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES

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Class A – All riders eligible for S3 Parts Expert Championship points.

Class B – Riders eligible for S3 Parts Expert Championship points and riding a machine not exceeding 125cc are also eligible for points in the “125cc S3 Parts Championship.

Class C – Additional riders not eligible for Championship points (as described above) who wish to ride the Championship route through the sections. Organisers may include a 3rd route of up to 10 sections of higher severity for this class.

Route 2

(Easier)

Class D – All riders eligible for S3 Parts Clubman Championship points

Sections

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Riders riding Classes A, B and C will ride the principal route through all sections.

Riders riding Class D will ride sections with easier variations to at least 50% of the sections

Starting Intervals

. All riders must start individually at One Minute Intervals. All

Championship route riders must start consecutively, and must not be segregated by group.

Time

. If a time restraint is applied to part of or all of the Trial, it shall be in the form of an individual Time Allowance for each rider and the details given in the Supplementary

Regulations or Final Instructions.

Championship Points

. Championship points for each class will be awarded to the top 15 eligible finishers in each round on the following scale:

1st 20 points 6th 10 points 11th 5 points

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3rd 15 points

4th 13 points

5th 11 points

7th 9 points

8th 8 points

9th 7 points

10th 6 points

12th 4 points

13th 3 points

14th 2 points

15th 1 point

Should a Tie occur it is to be resolved in accordance with TSR23 (a)

Final Assessment

. At the conclusion of the Series, the points for each rider’s best results from all rounds held less one, will be added together and the rider with the highest number of points to his credit will be awarded the relevant Championship title.

Should a tie occur it is to be resolved in accordance with TSR23 (b)

Awards

. The organisers shall supply a minimum of three awards to the first three eligible finishers in the event, plus an award for the best 125cc award winner The overall winner of the Series will receive a perpetual award which will be presented, together with an ACU gold medal, at the annual ACU Awards Presentation.

Special Notes

. Entry Form/Programme. Provision must be made for the declaration of eligibility for this Championship on the entry form and the programme must indicate which riders are eligible to compete.

Protests

. Protests in this Championship must be submitted within 30 minutes of the announcement of results provided the results are displayed within 30 minutes of the last rider finishing.

Course

. Whilst this is a National Trial, the Championship course must be laid out to a standard suitable for average Clubman riders with less challenging variations for riders in class D as detailed above. The course shall be between 6 and 30 miles, with a minimum of 36 subsections. No more than 2 laps to achieve minimum mileage. There must be a minimum of 30 different subsections and no more than 10 double sub sections used

To qualify as a finisher and be eligible for an award, with the exception of a section where the rider has recorded a failure, the rider’s machine must have travelled the whole distance under its own power or the exertion of the rider and passenger

Method of Marking

. The Championship will be held under TSR22B.

Jurisdiction

. IN GRANTING A PERMIT TO “PROMOTE” THE COMMITTEE DOES

NOT ABROGATE ITS OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

AND MAY IN ITS ABSOLUTE DISCRETION, WITHHOLD POINTS FOR ALL OR PART

OF A “ROUND” INTRODUCING A REPLACEMENT EVENT AT A LATER DATE IF

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These Championship Regulations to apply in addition to the National Sporting Code, Standing

Regulations for Trials and the Supplementary Regulations for each event.

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The ACU will promote a Trail Bike Series which is aimed at riders who want an enjoyable day on and off road on their road legal machine with Observed Sections suitable for such machines.

Championship points will be awarded to competitors of any Nationality. The title “ACU Trail Bike

Champion” will be awarded to the competitor with the most points who holds British Citizenship. If the competitor with the most number of points is not a British Citizen they will be awarded the title

“ACU Open Trail Bike Champion”.

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. All Supplementary Regulations and programmes must include the words “A round of the ACU Trail Bike Championship” and the name of any official series sponsor.

Qualifying Meetings

. The list of events may be found in the current ACU Fixture List.

Eligibility

. Trail Bike Series Open to machines that are fully legal to use the Public Highway fitted with working lights, Trials Spec Tyres as per TSR8 and be silenced to comply with TSR

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Trail Bike Championship. Open to machines that comply with the following in addition to the above:

1. Wheelbase not less than 1350mm

2. Minimum 5 litre fuel tank

3. Minimum seat length 350mm

Converted Trial Bikes will be excluded from this Class. The organiser, in conjunction with the Trials & Enduro Committee, reserves the right to place machines regarded as ineligible in the appropriate Class, and the rider will therefore not qualify for Championship points.

Course

. It is recommended that the course should be between 25 and 75 miles in length and include 25 to 40 sub-sections suited to the type of machine and rider entered. It is recommended that tight turns and steep drops be avoided. Organisers have the option to offer a dual route on a maximum of 6–8 sections. The harder route would cater for the

Championship Class and the easier route for all other classes, with the dual routes being clearly marked. A rider shall be given the opportunity to inspect a section before riding it.

To qualify as a finisher and be eligible for an award, with the exception of a section where the rider has recorded a failure, the rider’s machine must have travelled the whole distance under its own power or the exertion of the rider and passenger

Method of Marking

. As per TSR22 B Non Stop.

Championship Points

. Any entry once accepted by the organiser renders the rider eligible for awards and Championship points. Championship points will be awarded to the top 15 eligible finishers at each round on the following scale:

1st 20 points

2nd 17 points

3rd 15 points

4th 13 points

5th 11 points

6th 10 points

7th 9 points

8th 8 points

9th 7 points

11th 5 points

12th 4 points

13th 3 points

14th 2 points

10th 6 points 15th 1 point

Should a Tie occur it is to be resolved in accordance with TSR23 (a)

Final Assessment

. At the conclusion of the Series, the points for each rider’s results from all rounds held less one, will be added together and the rider with the highest number of points to his credit will be awarded the relevant Championship title.

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Should a tie occur it is to be resolved in accordance with TSR23(b)

Protests

. In this Championship must be submitted within 30 minutes of the announcement of results provided the results are displayed within 30 minutes of the last rider finishing.

Awards

. The organisers shall supply a minimum of one award to the first eligible finisher in each class in the event. The overall winner of the Series will receive a perpetual award, which will be presented, together with an ACU medal, at the annual ACU Awards Presentation.

Jurisdiction

. IN GRANTING A PERMIT TO “PROMOTE” THE COMMITTEE DOES

NOT ABROGATE ITS OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

AND MAY, AT ITS ABSOLUTE DISCRETION, WITHHOLD POINTS FOR ALL OR

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Trials Championship

These Championship Regulations to apply in addition to the National Sporting Code, Standing

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Beta British Solo Youth Trials Champion” will be awarded to the competitor with the most points who holds British Citizenship. If the competitor with the most points is not a British Citizen they will be awarded the title “ACU Acklams Beta British Open Solo Youth Trials Champion”. This principle will apply throughout the Championship classes.

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All Supplementary Regulations and Programmes must include the words “A

Round of The ACU Acklams Beta British Solo Youth Trials Championship”

Series Sponsor

. Where there is a Series Sponsor who provides bibs/riding numbers, these must be used by the rider without alteration or the obscuring of Sponsors’ logo.

Eligibility

. Open to B, C & D Class youth riders as defined under TSR1.

Classes

. See TSR 1.

B Class

C Class Std wheel

C Class Med wheel (Combustion Engine)

C Class Med wheel (Electric)

D Class Med wheel (Combustion Engine)

D Class Med wheel (Electric)

D Class Small wheel

Routes

B Class will ride Route 1

C Class Standard wheel will ride Route 2

C Class Medium wheel will ride 50% Route 2 – 50% Route 3

D Class Medium wheel will ride Route 3

D Class Small wheel will ride Route 4

Any rider wishing to ride in a class lower than their age may do so on a no points basis

Starting Order

. The riders will have their starting order determined by ballot.

Starting Intervals

. All riders will start at one minute intervals, by class

Cut Out Device

. All competitors’ machines must have cut out devices rigidly connected to the rider by lanyard (max length 1 metre) so as to stop the engine should the rider and machine be parted.

Time Allowed

. There will be an overall individual time allowance for the Trial. The Final

Time Control must be located immediately after the final section. The rider is obliged to go directly from the Final Control to the Results Recorder. Any rider who delays the publication of a result will be reported to the Stewards of the Meeting for disciplinary action.

Assistants

. Each Rider may register one Assistant to accompany them on the course and carry tools. The Assistant must comply with the following:

• The Assistant must be a minimum age of 18 years

• The Assistant must pay a fee.

• The Assistant is NOT allowed to ride a motorcycle.

• The Assistant will only be allowed into the boundaries of a section if their rider is in that section and if specifically invited by an official.

• The Assistant must wear identification supplied by the organiser

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• The rider and the assistant must sign a declaration that the rider is responsible for all the actions of the assistant. In the case of an injury, a substitute assistant may be registered.

The rider’s machine must travel the whole distance of the course under its own power or the exertion of the rider.

N.B. The Organiser must charge an Assistants fee to cover insurance etc and the Assistant must be issued with identification eg. Bib, Armband etc.

Championship Points

Any entry once accepted by the organiser renders the rider eligible for awards and Championship points. Championship points will be awarded to the top 15 eligible finishers in each class at each round on the following scale: A rider can only gain

Championship points from one class in one year.

1st 20 points

2nd 17 points

6th 10 points

7th 9 points

8th 8 points

9th 7 points

3rd 15 points

4th 13 points

11th 5 points

12th 4 points

13th 3 points

14th 2 points

5th 11 points 10th 6 points 15th 1 point

Should a Tie occur it is to be resolved in accordance with TSR23 (a)

Riders who score points in one championship class shall not be eligible for points in another championship class.

Protests

. Protests in this Championship must be submitted within 30 minutes of the announcement of results, provided the results are displayed within 30 minutes of the last rider finishing.

Final Assessment

. At the conclusion of the series, subject to there being a minimum of

5 rounds held the points for each rider’s performance from all rounds held less one will be added together and the rider with the highest number of points to his credit will be the winner. Should there be less than 5 rounds held, all rounds will count

Should a tie occur it is to be resolved in accordance with TSR23 (b)

Observed Sections

. Each observed section or subsection must be attempted in the order in which they are numbered, except where a class is instructed to start other than at Section 1, they must still attempt the sections consecutively. The sections should be of natural terrain, i.e. no man-made hazards and consecutively numbered.

Method of Marking

. As per TSR 22B.

Assistance on the Course

The rider may receive assistance to repair their machine anywhere on the course. The rider’s machine must travel the whole distance of the course under its own power or the exertion of the rider.

Course

. The number of laps and approximate length of lap must be stated in the

Supplementary Regulations. NB The maximum lap length must be no more than 2 miles

(measured accurately) taking into account accessibility for parents who will be on foot.

To qualify as a finisher and be eligible for an award, with the exception of a section where the rider has recorded a failure, the rider’s machine must have travelled the whole distance under its own power or the exertion of the rider and passenger

Riding Bibs

. If bibs are supplied they must be worn by competitors throughout the event without any defacement.

Jurisdiction

. IN GRANTING A PERMIT TO ‘PROMOTE’ THE COMMITTEE DOES NOT

ABROGATE ITS OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES AND

MAY IN ITS ABSOLUTE DISCRETION, WITH-HOLD POINTS FOR ALL OR PART OF

A ‘ROUND’ INTRODUCING A REPLACEMENT EVENT AT A LATER DATE IF SEEN

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SECTION 1 GENERAL

SECTION 2 PROCEDURES

SECTION 3 RIDERS

SECTION 4 TECHNICAL

SECTION 5 SAND/BEACH RACING

SECTION 6 FLAT TRACK

SECTION 7 FLAT TRACK TECHNICAL REGULATIONS

SECTION 8 YOUTH COMPETITOR REGULATIONS

SECTION 9 GRASS TRACK EVENTS HELD ON

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The Sporting Code and the Standing Regulations of the ACU together with the Supplementary

Regulations will apply to all Grass Track Races.

SECTION 1 GENERAL

1.1 COMpLIANCE WITH rEGULATIONS

Every rider (and parent/guardian for youth) entering or being entered acknowledges that he/she is bound by the ACU Sporting Code, these Track Racing Regulations, together with any Supplementary

Regulations and Final Instructions thereafter issued to all of which they undertake to submit and moreover, renounce the right to have recourse to any arbitration or tribunal not provided for in the rules.

1.2 ELIGIBILITY

For National competitions, entrants, drivers and passengers must hold a current competition Licence for International or National Events issued by the ACU, or the Scottish ACU. Organisers may allow licence holders from FMNs within FIM Europe to participate. Start permission from the relevant

FMN must be submitted to the organiser and any additional third party insurance must be obtained.

For all competitions of below National status, a current competition licence of the appropriate grade is required. Details of eligibility will be found in the Supplementary Regulations of the event.

Applicants for youth licences please refer to the Youth Licence Regulations within this handbook. The minimum age for an adult competitor is 16 years, but applications will be considered by the Track

Racing Committee (TRC) for 15 year olds to ride in the 250cc class. The minimum age for 1000cc

Sidecar drivers and passengers is 17 years. Minimum ages for 500cc Right Hand Sidecar class is 15 for drivers and passengers.

Any competitor over 70 years of age must have a medical examination.

1.3 NON-STArTErS/rESErVES/SUBSTITUTES

The place of any non-starter shall be taken by a RESERVE driver whose entry has been accepted, and in the order of priority as listed in the official programme of the competition. A SUBSTITUTE driver may be nominated only by the ENTRANT being the holder of an Entrant’s International or National

Competition licence. Where a rider is his own entrant, no substitution will be permitted (see Sporting

Code). A change of passenger during a meeting is permitted if authorised by the Clerk of the Course.

1.4 ALTErATIONS TO prOGrAMME

In the event of a race being cancelled due to insufficient entries, the organisers reserve the right to offer the race time and prizes for a race of similar length, for machines of another class or category.

1.5 ABANDONMENT

The organisers reserve the right, subject to the approval of the Stewards of the Meeting, to cancel, postpone or abandon any event, or the competition itself, if circumstances should arise which in their opinion, renders such action necessary.

1.6 BrITISH INDIVIDUAL GrASS TrACK CHAMpIONSHIpS

It is a condition of the issue of a national competition licence that the competitors will not be granted authority to compete at home or overseas at any event which clashes with the qualifying rounds or the Final of an Individual Championship for which they have qualified or may be nominated for.

Competitors should also note the requirements for International selection through the appropriate

Individual Championship. However, following a written request to the TRC, permission may be given for a rider to compete at a FIM EUROPE or FIM Championship event which conflicts with the date of an Individual Championship event within the UK.

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1.7 ADULT GrASS TrACK rECOrDINGS

Events at which points may be allocated are Restricted, Open, National, European Open and

International.

Points are allocated on the results of the first final for each class at each event. Should the race be run on, for example, a three leg basis, the points should then be given on the overall results. If in doubt, a good guide is to use the published result and/or result on which the awards are presented.

Points will only be allocated for one event in each capacity class at each meeting i.e. one 250cc Final, one 350cc Final, one 500cc Final and one Final of each Sidecar class. Riders will be allocated points in each of the capacity classes in which they compete. Joint 250cc and 350cc races can be awarded points corresponding to their results within their class. Unlimited capacity classes DO NOT carry any grading points. Points allocation for classes as follows:

All Track Racing Events

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2nd

3rd

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1 point

For Track Racing events where eight or less Solo competitors and six or less Sidecar competitors are entered the points will be allocated as follows:

1st

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3 points

3 points

2 points

1 point

1.8 GrASS TrACK rECOrDErS

National Co-ordinator:

Mrs. T. Cossar, ACU House, Wood Street, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 2YX.

Tel: 01788 566402.

Cornwall Centre:

Mr M Courtney, Carbis Wharf, Roche, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 8LA.

Tel: 07810885174 [email protected]

Eastern Centre:

Mr. J. Sayer, Hylands, Dunmow Road, Thaxted, Essex CM6 2NX. Tel: 01371 870123.

East Midland Centre:

Mr R Smith, 18 Alma Street, Melbourne, Derby DE73 1GA Tel: 07877 751278. [email protected]

East Yorks Centre:

Mr. D. A. Brown, 4 Brockfield Road, Huntington, York YO31 9DZ.

Tel: 01904 622274.

Midland Centre:

Mrs. D. Edwards, Oak Lodge, Buckwyns Chase, Billericay, Essex CM12 0TN.

Tel: 01277 632249.

Mid Wales Centre:

Mr. M. Kilvert, Windy Waye, Nantoer, Newtown, Powys SY16 1HH.

North Western Centre:

Mr A Brown, 20 Albany Drive, Walton-le-Dale, Preston. PR5 4TY.

Tel: 01772 497747. 07863 557183. [email protected]

South Eastern Centre:

Mr. M. Godden, 6 Green Lane Cottages, Green Lane, Tonbridge, Kent TN12

9RE. Tel: 01892 730922.

Southern Centre:

Mrs. D. J. Read, 12 Heights Road, Upton, Poole, Dorset BH16 5QL.

Tel: 01202 778136.

South Midland Centre:

Mr D. Porter, 22 Belper Road, Luton, Beds LU4 8RG.

Tel: 07710 435127/01582 651189.

South Western Centre:

Mr. C. Pattison, 6 Churchfields, Wincanton, Somerset BA9 9AJ.

Tel: 01963 33001.

Wessex Centre:

Mr. M. Melksham, 91 Headford Avenue, Bristol, Somerset BS5 8PE.

Tel: 01179 095479.

Western Centre:

Mr. T. Vivian The Cottages, Blakes Lane, Guarlford, Malvern, Worcs. WR13 6NZ

Tel: 01684 311582.

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Yorkshire Centre:

Mr A Brown, 20 Albany Drive, Walton-le-Dale, Preston. PR5 4TY.

Tel: 01772 497747. 07863 557183. [email protected]

1.9 CLErK OF THE COUrSE

A list of current National ACU Clerks of the Course is available from the ACU Head Office.

SECTION 2 PROCEDURES

2.1 DIrECTION OF rACING

Solos A, 500cc Sidecar B1(c), 1000cc B1 (b), will race in an anti-clockwise direction. 1000cc Sidecar.

B1 (a) will race in a clockwise direction.

2.2 rUNNING OF ENGINES

The running of engines is prohibited except during official practising and actual racing, and for a period not exceeding fifteen minutes prior to the start of official practice and five minutes prior to the start of each race. A breach of this regulation will involve disqualification from the meeting of the driver of the motorcycle concerned.

2.3 CONTrOL OF EXHAUST SOUND LEVEL

The Clerk of the Course may exclude any machine which exceeds the maximum permitted sound level, or which in his opinion is deemed to be excessively noisy. The sound level will be controlled either by the fitment of an FIM homologated silencer or, in the absence of homologated silencers according to the FIM 2 Metre Max Method where the sound levels will not exceed 81 dB(A) when measured at a distance of 100 metres. For precise method of testing, please refer to the Sound Control

Regulations within this Handbook. Random or spot checks may be made by ACU Sound Control

Officials of the sound level of any machine not fitted with an FIM homologated silencer taking part in any ACU meeting in addition to any routine checks at Technical Control. Exhaust heatshields are recommended but not mandatory with the exception of the 500cc Sidecar class.

2.4 ENGINES MEASUrEMENT

Where it becomes necessary for the ACU or an organiser to verify any fact relating to an engine capacity, it shall be carried out at the cost of the rider. Where an engine is measured, as the result of a protest, the protest must be submitted with the appropriate fee plus a deposit of £50.00 for a single cylinder engine and £250.00 for a multi-cylinder engine which can only be returned if the protest is upheld. If the protest is unsuccessful then the deposit will be awarded to the person against whom the protest has been made and the protest fee will be sent to the ACU Benevolent Fund. The Clerk of the

Course shall judge as guilty anyone who refuses to present an engine for measurement. The rider will be excluded from the results of the event and will be fined. If engines are presented for measurement, but this cannot be carried out at the event, the engines must be sealed for later measurement. If seals are damaged or removed the rider will be excluded from the results and fined. A sealed engine must be measured before the next round of that championship for which it has qualified, or within 28 days, whichever is the sooner.

2.5 ENVIrONMENTAL prOTECTION

a) Environmental mats must be used by all competitors to prevent the discharge of fuel, oil, cleaning fluids, degreasants, cooling and brake fluids from contaminating the ground.

b) The power washing of motorcycles is not permitted at Grass Track events.

c) Competitors and their teams must make use of the containers provided by the organiser for the disposal of oils and other waste material.

d) The ACU Environmental Code must be respected.

e) Environmental mats must be used by all machines placed in a Parc Ferme.

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2.6 TECHNICAL CONTrOL

All motorcycles and protective clothing must be presented to the Technical Official for examination before the start of any practice, or at any time during the meeting as may be required by the Clerk of the Course or Senior Technical Official, to ensure that they comply with the requirements of the regulations. Spokes on all wheels must be accessible during technical control. Any machine involved in an accident must be presented to Technical Control for re-inspection before being ridden again at the meeting. Youth – protective clothing must be worn by competitors when presented for Technical

Control.

2.7.1 prACTISING

At all Grass Track meetings controlled practising will be allowed on the course and each driver and passenger must complete at least two laps of practice to qualify for the event. Practice laps must be recorded.

2.7.2 prACTICE STArTS

Practice starts are permitted provided they take place off the “racing line”, unless stated otherwise in the Supplementary Regulations for the event.

2.8 ON TrACK STArTS

The Start/Finish line should be positioned at 50% of the length of the straight. The starting gate stanchions must not compromise the run off area. There must be no more than eight Solos or six

Sidecars on the start line.

The inner stanchion (post) of the ‘On Track’ start gate should be positioned approximately one metre from the inner edge of the track, and should be covered with either straw bales or other suitable cushioning material – at least 60cms in width and two metres in height, towards the direction of racing. The outer stanchion of the start gate should be positioned on the spectator side of the first catch fence.

2.9 METHOD OF STArTING

The method of starting shall be stated in the Supplementary Regulations. Any rider whose machine touches the starting tapes once under starter’s orders will be disqualified. For National adult events a green light will be illuminated to indicate to riders that they are under Starter’s Orders.

2.10 STArTEr’S OrDErS

Only those riders/passengers in the starting area or on a grid will be deemed to be under Starter’s

Orders. No other rider is subsequently permitted to start in a race.

2.11 DELAYING THE STArT

Any rider not prepared to start within two minutes after being called to the starting line will be disqualified from the race.

2.12 FALSE STArT

Any rider who in the opinion of the Clerk of the Course has caused a false start will be disqualified from that race.

2.13 FLAG SIGNALS

The following code of flag signals will be used where appropriate.

National flag:

Start.

Black with drivers number:

That driver to STOP.

Yellow:

Accident, slow down, driver must be prepared to stop. OVERTAKING STRICTLY

PROHIBITED. Any rider judged to have taken unfair advantage by racing or attempting to overtake

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Red:

Immediate STOP all drivers – return to the pits at a walking pace or as directed by the marshals.

Green:

Course clear.

Yellow with Black diagonal cross:

Start of last lap.

Chequered Black and White:

Finish.

Any additional flag signals will be stated in the Supplementary Regulations.

Only authorised Officials are permitted to use these flags.

All the above flags should measure not less than 750mm × 600mm.

2.14 FINISH OF rACE

The chequered flag will be displayed as the winner crosses the finishing line and will be kept flying thereafter until the last rider finishes the lap. No rider will be allowed to start a fresh lap after the chequered flag has been displayed. Thereafter riders crossing the line will be flagged off, their position being determined by the number of laps each has completed. To be classified as a finisher a rider must complete ¾ of a four lap race or ⅔ of a six lap race within three minutes of the winner crossing the finish line.

A competitor who has started in a Final but not completed race distance will be placed according to the number of laps completed, without the requirement to complete a minimum number of laps.

2.15 FALSE FINISHES

When a race has been indicated as finished by the display of the chequered flag before the required number of laps has been completed by the leading rider, the race must be declared null and void and re-run unless the leading rider had completed 75% of the scheduled number of laps, in which case the result will stand.

If the chequered flag has not been shown after the completion of the scheduled number of laps, the chequered flag shall be considered to have been shown at the completion of the scheduled number of laps.

2.16 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DANGEr

a) If an incident occurred on the straight or the first corner, which the Clerk of the Course determines will unfairly affect the outcome of the race he may, at his sole discretion, declare an unsatisfactory start, stop the race and allow all riders back into the re run.

b) If an accident has occurred and in the opinion of the Clerk of the Course it would be dangerous for the race to continue, he will stop the race and may order it to be re-run. The Clerk of the Course will exclude the rider(s) who he deems to be the primary cause of the race being stopped.

2.17 STOppAGE OF A rACE

If a race is stopped before the race leader has completed ¾ of a four lap race, or ⅔ of a three or six lap race, the race shall be re-run. If the race leader has completed the above race distances, (¾ of four lap race or ⅔ of a three or six lap race), before the race is stopped, the results can be declared at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course.

2.18 rE-rUN rACES

In the event of a race being re-run, the Clerk of the Course may permit any rider who has fallen either as a result of his having been fouled or because he had deliberately ‘laid down’ his motorcycle or has left the course in the interest of safety, to take part in the re-run. Any rider having been the primary cause of the stoppage, or not proceeding under mechanical power at the time of the stoppage, will not be eligible to take part in the re-run.

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2.19 LEAVING THE COUrSE/CUTTING THE COUrSE

A driver who permits any of the wheels of his motorcycle and/or sidecar to cross the defined edges of the track will be reported to the Clerk of the Course who may disqualify that rider, unless such action was in the interests of safety or due to the action of another rider. Any rider or passenger who displaces the marking flags with either his motorcycle/sidecar or any part of his person may be excluded.

2.20 rIDING IN THE pITS

There shall be no riding of motorcycles in the pits. Where possible an area protected by a safety fence shall be provided to start machines.

2.21 OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE

If, during a race, a rider receives outside assistance, other than that provided by the organisers for the removal of himself or his machine from the course in the interests of safety, he will be excluded.

2.22 FOUL, UNFAIr Or DANGErOUS rIDING

The Clerk of the Course may discipline any rider who, in his opinion is guilty of unfair, foul or dangerous riding in accordance with 10.03.2.1 of the National Sporting Code of the ACU.

2.23 CHANGE OF MACHINE Or pASSENGEr

A change of machine and/or passenger within a particular capacity class may be permitted at any stage of an event (including the re-run of any races) subject to the approval of the Clerk of the

Course, providing that: a) The machine has been passed by the Technical Official.

b) The passenger has an appropriate licence, has signed on, and has taken part in the Sidecar practice.

2.24 TIES

(Required for ACU Championship and National events, recommended for other events – if an alternative method is to be used, it must be included in Supplementary Regulations)

Intermediate/Semi Final Standings

a. Count back b. Best position in the last heat that the riders met c. A ballot in the presence of a Steward

Finals where points are carried forward

a. Where riders tie on points after the Final, the best place in that Final will decide the overall result.

2.25 MEDICAL SErVICES

At least one ambulance must be present during all official practicing and racing, and if it is not possible for a second ambulance to be present, an auxiliary vehicle with a stretcher must also be available on the course during official practicing and racing.

At all Grass Track events, including official practice, a minimum of 4 × qualified First Aid personnel must be in attendance with full First Aid equipment including a stretcher.

For events of National status and above

arrangements must also be made for TWO Doctors or

TWO Paramedics, with appropriate equipment for racing, to be in attendance during official practice and racing with TWO ambulances being available.

For further details, please refer to Medical Services on page 118.

For events below National status

the attendance of a Doctor or Paramedic is strongly recommended.

All Paramedics must be registered with the Health Professional Council. Names of Paramedics

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HPC website: http://www.hcpc-uk.org.

The minimum equipment requirements for an ambulance are as follows:

Medical:

Stretcher – apparatus to immobilise limbs and vertebral column – oxygen supply – First Aid kit and materials.

Technical:

radio communication – visible and audio signals.

(Note: Local hospital authorities must be advised prior to the event of the time and date of the meeting).

For definitions of Doctor, Paramedic, Ambulance and First Aid personnel please refer to the Medical

Services section within this handbook. Paramedics must be registered with the Health Professional

Council. Be aware that some Paramedics and St Johns Ambulance teams may not be able to carry morphine.

Concussion

If a competitor is involved in an incident which results in him being diagnosed by the Medical

Officer/Paramedic as suffering from concussion, the rider is not permitted to participate any further in that event.

Organisers are to notify ACU Head Office as soon as possible of any concussion injuries and then will subsequently: a) Place the rider on the ACU Stop List b) Inform Organisers of forthcoming events that the Rider has suffered a concussion injury and is therefore placed on the ACU Stop List c) Inform the Rider that he needs to see a Doctor and obtain a letter/Doctor’s certificate which confirms he is fit to resume competitive racing/participate in a practice/test session.

The recovery time for anyone diagnosed with concussion is as follows: a) Over 20 years: Excluded immediately and suspended for a period of nine days.

b) 16–19 years: Excluded immediately and suspended for a period of twelve days.

c) 15 and under: Excluded immediately and suspended for a period of twenty three days.

The rider is not permitted to ride during the obligatory suspended periods outlined above and then only once he is in possession of a doctor’s certificate/letter after the suspended period has expired.

If a competitor has been injured on a Saturday and is suffering from concussion, and the Organiser is aware that the rider was intending to ride or is scheduled to ride somewhere else the next day, the

Organiser will inform the Organiser of the event being held the next day so they are aware of the rider’s injuries and as such he is prevented from participating in that event.

2.26 DOGS

Whilst dogs are not discouraged from attending Off Road motorcycle sport events, they are to be kept on a lead and under control at all times. Owners are responsible for ensuring that any dog is kept under control and are responsible for clearing up any fouling that may occur.

SECTION 3 RIDERS

3.1 HELMETS

Helmets approved by the ACU bearing the current ACU approval stamp and being in sound condition and properly fitted must be worn by all riders and passengers while practising and racing.

Overseas riders may use helmets as approved by their own FMN or FIM. Cameras mounted on helmets will not be permitted to be used in Track Racing. For further information regarding helmets please refer to the Helmet section of this handbook.

3.2 prOTECTIVE CLOTHING

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worn by both riders and passengers. Racing suits should be one piece or effectively joined when worn to form one piece. Any other racing suits must meet the standards required for leathers. Where nonleather materials are used they should have the following characteristics equivalent to leather: i) Fire retardant ability ii) Resistance to abrasion iii) Coefficient of friction against track surfaces iv) Perspiration absorbing ability v) Be nontoxic and non-allergic vi) Fabric must not melt

The clothing manufacturer is responsible for ensuring that the products and materials that carry his name conform to these rules. Kevlar suits are approved ONLY if worn with padding or a padded under suit. This under suit can be either one or two piece. Motocross race wear (e.g. separate top/shirt and trousers) is permitted as long as suitable body armour or a protective under suit is worn. The body armour or under suit must offer suitable protection against abrasion to the body, with padding provided to protect the shoulders, elbows, hips and knees.

Footwear

: The minimum requirements for protective footwear for riders is calf length boots and for passengers leather ankle boots (minimum height 200mm).

Goggles

: Goggles, and spectacles if worn, shall be of a non-shatter proof material.

Rigid ‘Tear Offs’

must have rounded corners to avoid causing injury to others when discarded.

Back Protectors

: competitors in all classes are required to wear commercially manufactured back protection during both practice and racing.

Youth Protective clothing requirements:

Youth protective clothing should comply to the same standards as those required for adults including the wearing of back protectors.

Tinted goggles/visors are only allowed with permission of the Clerk of the Course and Technical

Official at Technical Control.

3.3 IDENTIFICATION DISCS

All riders and passengers, including youth competitors, are required to wear identification discs around the neck or the wrist during racing and practising. The disc must bear the wearer’s full name and date of birth. String/wool or any other non-breakable material must not be used around the neck.

3.4 JEWELLErY

Competitors are advised not to wear hand, face or body jewellery/piercings which could prove hazardous in the event of an accident. The mouth should be kept clear of anything likely to cause a blockage of the airway in the event of an incident, e.g. chewing gum. This includes removing dentures.

3.5 FIrE EXTINGUISHErS

All competitors must have a 2kg (minimum) dry powder fire extinguisher available for immediate use. If a ‘closed vehicle’ is being used the extinguisher must be fitted adjacent to, or on the inside of the working door. In the case of a shared vehicle the other competitor’s extinguisher(s) should also be visible, or, the fitted extinguisher(s) must be of a proportionately larger capacity.

3.6 LICENCES

a)

FIM and FIM EUROPE Championship Licences

– the Track Racing Committee will confirm the competitors who qualified and are eligible for these licences. The holders will be automatically entitled to hold an International Non-Championship Licence.

b)

International Non-Championship Licence

– to qualify for an FIM Non Championship licence, a competitor must finish in the top twenty (Solo) or top ten (Sidecar) in the appropriate

British Masters or National Championship. The FIM Non Championship licence is valid for a period of two years commencing on the 1st January following the date of qualification. The

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Track Racing Committee reserve the right to issue this licence to competitors in exceptional circumstances.

c)

Licence Upgrading

– to upgrade to a National licence drivers must obtain signatures from the relevant Clerk of the Course to demonstrate that they have finished in SIX finals at lower level events. Sidecar drivers and passengers wishing to upgrade to a National licence must obtain signatures from the relevant Clerk of the Course to demonstrate they have finished in six finals at lower level events in the same category that they are seeking a National licence for.

d)

Lapsed Licences

– any competitor wishing to renew a licence which requires qualification and the licence has been expired for more than THREE years will be issued with a Restricted licence.

SECTION 4 TECHNICAL

Each rider is responsible for ensuring that his motorcycle conforms to the Technical Regulations.

Refusal to allow the examination of the motorcycle or any parts of the motorcycle by the appointed

Technical Steward at any time during the meeting shall be deemed to be an offence which will be reported to the Clerk of the Course and may result in the disqualification of the rider and machine from the race or meeting.

4.1 SpECIFICATION OF MOTOrCYCLE

Motorcycles of Solo Category 1, Group A1, Sidecar Category 1, Group B1 (a, b, c) must comply with the following discipline requirements in addition to those of the National Sporting Code Appendix

D. Machines originally designed for Enduro, Motocross, and Trials competitions (as defined in the respective regulations) are permitted in race meetings but may not be used in the same races as Track

Racing motorcycles, but may be included on the same permit.

4.2 BrAKES

Motorcycles in Category A(1) and A(2) (Solos) must comply with the following:

• 250cc, 350cc and 500cc Track Racing motorcycles used in adult competitions must not be fitted with brakes or decompressors.

• All other motorcycles used in adult competitions to be fitted with at least one effective brake.

Motorcycles in Category 1 Group B (a, b) must be equipped with at least one effective brake operating on the motorcycle wheels.

Motorcycles in Category B1(C)

• Brakes are not permitted on 500cc Sidecar motorcycles.

For Youth competitions, all machines must be fitted with an effective brake, with the exception, machines used in the International 125cc and 250cc four stroke class competitions where brakes are not allowed.

Machines without brakes CANNOT COMPETE in the same races as machines with brakes.

4.3 TYrES

Except for the prohibited use of tractor pattern tread tyres there is no restriction as to the type of tyres which may be used for Solo motorcycles, other than as may be laid down in the Supplementary Regulations. The tread depth and spacing of tyres fitted to the driven wheel of Groups B

(a, b) must not exceed the dimensions specified for trials tyres refer to diagram. The overall width, measured at wheel spindle height must not exceed 150mm. Tread depth (A) must not exceed 13mm. All tread blocks in the same circumference must be of the same depth. The space between the tread blocks (B) must not exceed 10mm across the tyre or 13mm in a circumferential direction (C). The space between the shoulder blocks (D) must not exceed 22mm. The space across the tread (E) must not extend

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completely across the tyre measured at right angles to the tyre wall unless broken by a block. All main tread blocks must in principle be parallel with or at right angles to the tyre axis. (The tyre must have the same appearance if reversed and conform in principle with these diagrams). The tread pattern of the tyre must not be modified.

4.4 MUDGUArDS AND WHEEL prOTECTION

Category 1, Group A and B motorcycles must be fitted with two mudguards giving protection to the driver. The rear mudguard must extend laterally beyond the tyre and cover at least 35 degrees of the upper front quadrant of the rear wheel, and must extend to 5 degrees or more behind a vertical line running through the rear wheel spindle and must extend to the full width of the tyre. The Clerk of the Course may permit the removal of the front mudguard if conditions make this desirable. If cast or welded wheels are used for all types of Track Racing a protection must be provided by enclosing the spokes with solid discs. The Sidecar wheel mudguard must extend to the full width of the tyre.

For all Solo machines FIM Homologated dirt deflectors may be used. The lower edge shall be 35mm maximum from the track surface over an equal distance. To measure the tension by the machine dirt deflector, a vertical balance shall be used to measure the equivalent minimum pre-load of 4kg for the dirt deflectors used for Long Track and Grass Track Solo machines and 6kg for 1000cc Sidecars. The vertical balance must be attached to the outer edge of the dirt deflector holder plate in line with the centre of the rear tyre. All measurements are taken with the machine in a vertical position, with the tyres normally inflated without a rider.

If ‘Huggers’ are fitted to protect the rear wheel of Solo machines competing at ACU domestic events, they must comply to FIM regulations and be mechanically fitted to the machine.

4.5 WHEEL rIMS

The modification by drilling to the wheel rims is prohibited other than for spokes, valve, security bolts or tyre retention screws. If the rim is modified for bolts, screws etc. they must be fitted.

4.6 ALL CONTrOL LEVErS

All ball ended levers (fitted to any machine) 16mm min diameter.

4.7 FOOTrESTS AND HANDLEBArS

The footrest for the driver must be positioned to give easy access to any control pedal. The ends of the footrest must be rounded with a spherical radius of not less than 8mm viewing from front and end of footrest. The ends of the handlebars on all motorcycles shall be rounded or otherwise protected.

When light alloy handlebars are used, the distance between the two extremities of the clamping area

(or of the two clamps) must not be less than 120mm and handlebar clamps must be very carefully radiused and engineered so as to avoid fracture points in the bar.

Handlebar width (solo machines)

85/125 Min 650mm Max 850mm

250/350/500 Min 700mm Max 900mm

4.8 FrONT ENGINE pLATES SOLO – MACHINES

Where appropriate, the void between the front engine plates of solo machines below the dirt shield, if fitted, must be covered with a permanently fixed shield or plate.

4.9 OpEN TrANSMISSION GUArDS

The primary transmission must have a fully enclosed guard. The cutting of the guard is only permitted to expose the clutch pressure plate and allow adjustments to the clutch springs. An additional protection must be provided to prevent a broken primary chain from flying upwards. This can be provided by either a fully enclosed steel chain guard or, if a plastic chain guard is used, a steel bolt of 10mm minimum diameter, placed outside the bottom rear quadrant of the clutch sprocket.

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This bolt, if damaged, must always be completely replaced. On all machines chain guards must be fitted to cover the entry to the gear box and rear wheel sprockets.

4.10 IGNITION CUT-OUTS

An ignition cut-out operated by a lanyard which disables the machine in the event that the driver dismounts must be fitted to all machines. Cut-outs must function when the lanyard is pulled from any direction. The lanyard must be non-elastic. Coiled telephone cable or similar materials are not permitted. The cut-out must operate on the low voltage circuit and be fail safe when operated. In addition, any part of the cut-out which remains live after actuation must be shrouded in order to prevent accidental contact re-establishing the current flow. The use of the handlebars or front forks as part of any circuit is not permitted. The cut-out lanyard must be attached to the rider/mechanic’s wrist whenever the engine is running including push starting the machine and warming up the engine. Cut-outs will be checked prior to practice. In cases where there are time limitations or noise constraints, cut-outs will be tested as the machine enters the track for first practice.

4.11 CArBUrETTOrS Or OTHEr AIr INpUT CONTrOL INSTrUMENTS

For all Track Racing engines 250cc, 350cc & 500cc: Machines must be fitted with one carburettor with a maximum choke size of 34 + 0.1mm circular shape.

4.12 SUpErCHArGErS

The use of superchargers and turbo chargers on solo machines is prohibited.

4.13 CHASSIS CONSTrUCTION

The use of titanium nuts and bolts is not permitted. A dimension increase may be necessary when ferrous fasteners are replaced by non-ferrous fasteners.

4.14 EXHAUST SYSTEMS AND CONTrOL OF EXHAUST SOUND LEVELS

Solo

– The exhaust system of a solo machine must not extend beyond the outer circumference of the rear tyre. Between the silencer and the tyre a maximum gap of 60mm must not be surpassed. The exhaust fumes must be discharged from the system horizontally and parallel to the centre line of the machine. The exhaust pipe of a solo track racing motorcycle must be fixed to the cylinder head and frame with a minimum of three clips (the point of fixture at the cylinder head is considered as one clip). The diameter of the exhaust pipe must not exceed 50mm diameter or an equivalent area and must remain constant up to the silencer. The outlet area of the silencer must remain constant over a length of 50mm and must not exceed 45mm or an equivalent area.

500cc Solo and Sidecar Machines

– must use a 2010 FIM Homologated silencer. The only exception are machines using engines not designed for Track Racing where an alternative silencer must be used and will be subject to sound control using the new FIM 2 metre Max method of testing.

250cc and 350cc Solo Machines

– must use either the 2010 or any FIM Homologated silencer.

The only exception are machines using engines not designed for Track Racing where an alternative silencer must be used and will be subject to sound control using the FIM 2 Metre Max Sound Levels.

Pre 75 and Upright Solo Machines

– must use either the 2010 or any FIM Homologated silencer.

The only exceptions are machines using engines not designed for Track Racing where an alternative silencer must be used and will be subject to sound control using the FIM 2 Metre Max Sound Levels.

1000cc Sidecar Machines

– will be subject to sound control using a ‘Ride By’ method with a maximum sound level of 85dBA. The sound meter will be positioned in the middle of the centre green opposite the finish line, the sound meter will face the finish line or directly opposite on the back straight if the wind is blowing towards the sound meter.

If a machine is over the maximum sound level and the rider disputes the sound meter reading, the machine will be tested to the ‘2 Metre Max Method’. If the rider refuses to undertake the ‘2 Metre

Max’ sound test or if the machine cannot be tested to ‘2 Metre Max’ sound method satisfactorily (e.g.

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the engine will not rev to near the maximum revs) the Ride By Sound reading will prevail without appeal.

200cc and Lower Machines

– will be subject to sound control using the current ACU sound control method.

For Sidecar Category B1(c) 500cc

exhaust systems see specification 4.16(b).

All Machines

– The outside shell of a silencer must form one integral unit in order to prevent any parts being dropped during a race. The end of the pipe must be cut at a right angle. The silencer must be fixed to the frame with at least one clip. In addition, for reasons of safety, a second flexible coupling must be fitted from the first third of the silencer to the frame (for example: a steel cable of at least 3mm diameter). The use of intermediate expansion boxes on two-stroke machines is permitted.

4.15 SpECIFICATION OF THrEE WHEELErS CATEGOrY 1

All motorcycles in Group B1 (a, and b) shall comply with the following: a) The three road wheels shall be each of at least 400mm (16") in diameter measured over the outside of the tyre.

b) Where wheels are not wire spoked they must be enclosed with a disc.

c) The wheel track, or lateral distance between tracks, shall be at least 800mm (32").

d) Chains: The top and bottom runs of the drive chains and points of connection must be shielded.

e) A passenger must be carried in addition to the rider.

f) All sidecars must be on the left hand side of the motorcycle except where special dispensation has been granted for races confined to sidecars affixed to the right hand side of the motorcycle.

g) All sidecars must be rigidly fixed to the motorcycle. On level ground the maximum incline of the sidecar wheel must not exceed 25 degrees. The maximum incline of a Class B1 (a) (1000cc) motorcycle must not exceed 5 degrees from the vertical. The sidecar wheel must be completely covered on the outside by a disk extending to the wheel rim. No light alloy bolts shall be used in the attachment of the sidecar or sidecar wheel.

h) The sidecar wheel may be covered by a fairing. If such a fairing is fitted it must be constructed of fibreglass, plastic or similar material and must not provide a danger to any competitor. No part of any sidecar fairing may extend beyond a vertical line drawn through the rear edge of the back tyre. If the sidecar wheel is to be enclosed by a fairing it must be contained within a continuous 25mm horizontal supporting bar, fixed rigidly to the sidecar platform at sidecar floor height. On the right hand side of the machine any single projection within the diameter of the rear wheel and tyre must not exceed 100mm (4") measured horizontally from the outside of the rear wheel fork slot. Where a single projection as an extension to the rear spindle is used, this must have a minimum diameter of 25mm, be ball-ended and covered with a rubber ferrule.

i) The maximum capacity of machines permitted in sidecar races shall be: Class B1 (a and b) maximum 1006cc, unsupercharged, 650cc supercharged maximum.

j) For all 1000cc Sidecar machines – Class B1 (a and b) – dirt deflectors must be used. Where a machine is fitted with a dirt deflector it will replace the mudflap.

k) No part of the passenger hand-rail on a sidecar may be less than 255mm from the outer edge of the sidecar (this includes the wheel and wheel arch).

l) The front of the sidecar chassis must allow reasonable lift of the rear wheel. Where foot boards are fitted to the motorcycle, there must also be reasonable lift of the sidecar wheel before the foot boards foul the ground.

m) Protection for the passenger must be provided on three-wheelers from the rear wheel, the primary and final drive chains of the motorcycle and from the sidecar wheel.

n) The front and rear wheels, when measured from the centre lines of each wheel at ground level (in direction of forward travel and with correctly inflated tyres) may be displaced by a maximum of 75mm.

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4.16 SpECIFICATION OF THrEE WHEELEr CATEGOrY B1(C) 500CC

a)

General Specification

. For all races, only single cylinder 4-stroke engines are allowed. The maximum capacity is 500cc, 4 valves maximum fitted with one carburettor, maximum diameter

38mm and one spark plug.

b)

Exhaust System

. The exhaust must not extend beyond the outer circumference of the rear tyre and must not end further forward than the centre of the rear wheel. Between the silencer and the tyre there must be a maximum gap of 60mm. On a sidecar machine the exhaust must discharge horizontally and towards the rear, at a maximum angle of 30 degrees to the axis of the machine, and at the end be of a constant diameter over a distance of 50mm. FIM homologated silencers must be used, in line with the current sound control regulations and a

FIM approved heat shield must be fitted.

c)

Brakes

. Brakes are not permitted on 500cc sidecar motorcycles.

d)

Footrests

. For Track Racing sidecars the footrest on the opposite side to the sidecar must be protected at the front by a crash bar connected to the frame so that injury or breakdown to other participants is prevented. The footrest must be fitted at a height of at least 150mm from the ground.

e)

Mudguards & Wheel Protection

. For 500cc sidecars, the mudguard of the rear wheel and the mudguard of the sidecar must extend within 200mm from the ground. Protection from the sidecar wheel and the rear wheel for the passenger must be provided down to the level of the sidecar platform. The sidecar wheel must either be completely covered by a disc extending to the wheel rim, or the sidecar mudguard must extend downwards on the outside of the centre of the wheel spindle.

f)

Tyres

. No specification for front and sidecar tyres. For the rear tyre the overall width must not exceed 100mm and the only tyres allowed are those with Track Racing, Speedway or Trials tyre tread pattern.

g)

Wheels & Rims

. Front wheel: Minimum rim diameter 18", minimum diameter of wheel spindle

15mm, solid steel shaft permitted only, minimum diameter of spokes 3.5mm M4 steel, spoke facing must cross twice. Rear wheel: Minimum rim diameter 18", maximum rim diameter

22", minimum diameter wheel spindle 17mm, solid steel shaft permitted only, minimum diameter of spokes 4mm M4 steel, spoke facing must cross twice. Sidecar wheel: Maximum rim diameter: 16". Maximum wheel inclination of 30°, measured from the vertical to the inside

(controlled by angle measuring instrument and spirit level). Position: One-sided wheel spindle diameter of 25mm minimum at the point of the highest moment of deflection; solid steel; or, diameter of 15mm if supported on both sides of the wheel. The sidecar wheel spindle must not be welded in position. It must be screwed on, for example, by collar or clamp, with at least three M8 screws. The minimum length of the clamp is 100mm. For construction using a clamp, protective devices against the loss of the component or failure of the clamp must be provided.

Clamp construction in two places is forbidden. All wheel shafts must be secured by a nut with a secondary safety device e.g. split pin, R clip or circlip.

h)

Sidecar Specification

. The minimum ground clearance at the front edge of the sidecar platform is 150mm. The ground clearance of a laden sidecar (with a rider and passenger) must be no less than 100mm at any point. The distance between the tracks left by the centre lines of the rear motorcycle wheel and the sidecar wheel must be at least 800mm and not more than

1100mm. On the opposite side of a 500cc sidecar, the exhaust pipe must not extend more than

330mm from the centre of the machine. On the sidecar side, the exhaust pipe must not extend beyond the width of the sidecar. The furthest extremity of the exhaust pipe must not exceed the vertical line drawn at a tangent to the rear edge of the rear motorcycle tyre or the rear edge of the sidecar platform whichever is shorter. The outside of the 500cc sidecar wheel shall be provided with horizontal tubular protection (minimum tube diameter 25mm) fixed at the same height as the sidecar wheel spindle. No component shall protrude beyond this protection. The inclination angle of the motorcycle must not exceed 15°.

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4.17 ADDITIONAL SIDECAr CLASSES

(detailed regulations available from the ACU Office upon request)

1. Pre 1978 Class.

a) For machines fitted with British made twin cylinder engines initially designed for mass produced road bikes. (up to 650cc supercharged and 1000cc naturally aspirated)

(for 650cc machines actual maximum capacity will be based on manufacturer’s standard rebore sizes) b) Chassis and running gear to be based upon the type commonly in use pre 1978.

c) All current safety and environment requirements to be respected.

2. 500cc Twin Cylinder Class.

a) For machines fitted with parallel twin cylinder engines initially designed for mass produced road bikes (naturally aspirated) b) Chassis to be based on current requirements.

c) All current safety and environment requirements to be respected.

4. 250cc Junior Class.

a) For machines fitted with four stroke engines.

b) Chassis to be based on current requirements, but dimensions may be amended to suit age and weight of users.

c) All current safety and environment requirements to be respected.

4.18 TrACTION CONTrOL

The forward motion of a motorcycle must be controlled by the rider only, and regulation of speed shall be through the use of throttle, clutch, gears and brakes when fitted. Any other form of control is not permitted.

4.19 FUEL

Fuel may be methanol or unleaded petrol. Please refer to the ACU and FIM fuel regulations for physical properties, fuel test costs, and penalties for non-compliance. Power boosters and octane boosters are forbidden. Fuel may only be retailed from a point of a minimum of 7 metres from any other vehicle. The area must be roped off and the retailers must display ‘No Smoking’ and ‘No Naked

Lights’ signs, in addition to any other requirements requested by the local authorities. Fuel must only be dispensed in clearly labelled containers. No Smoking – this also applies to all Electronic Cigarettes.

Mobile phones should not be used when refuelling machines.

4.20 OIL CATCH TANKS

Must be fitted to all four stroke machines using a total loss lubrication system and must be emptied after each race.

4.21 NUMBEr pLATES

Whenever number plates are required to be used at an event they will be three in number and must comply with the following requirements. Both classic and pre-75 machines may be granted a dispensation to this rule. Number plates must be of durable construction with the minimum dimensions height 235mm × width 285mm. The front plate must be rectangular with 50mm radius to the corners. The plates must be flat or slightly curved (not more than 50mm from the true plane) and must not be otherwise bent or obscured in any way. One plate must be carried forward and not more than 30 degrees from the vertical and the others must be facing outwards and vertical (one on each side of the machine). Side facing plates can be oval. They must be so fixed that they are clearly visible and not obscured by any part of the machine or by the driver or passenger when in the riding position. It is the responsibility of the competitor to ensure that racing numbers are clearly

visible for lap scorers

. The minimum dimensions of the figures must be: height 140mm, width

80mm, width of stroke 25mm and the space between any two figures 15mm. The number plate size

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(non-shiny) colour. The colours shall be as follows:

Front and Side Number Plates – Background Colour and Number colour

Capacity

250cc

Over 251cc to 350cc

351cc to 500cc

Three Wheelers

Capacity

B1c

B1a, B1b

Number plate Background Colour

Green

Blue

Yellow

Number plate Background Colour

Yellow

Black

Number Colour

White

White

Black

Number Colour

Black

White

Where yellow, green or blue are required the colours shall comply with BS4800: 1972 as follows:

Yellow 10E526 Green 14E53 Blue 18E53.

Any other number plate or any marking on the motorcycle that might be confused with a number plate must be removed before the rider is allowed to start.

Streamlining

– Streamlining is NOT permitted on any Solo machine. Streamlining is defined as any addition to the handlebars or to the frame of the machine, the effect of which is to shield the rider’s arms, legs or body from the air stream.

4.22 qUADS

Grass Track Quads are limited to a maximum engine capacity; a two stroke engined quad should not exceed 550cc. Whether two stroke or four stroke the engine must have no more that two cylinders up to 550cc. The maximum engine capacity for a four stroke engined quad should not exceed 700cc and be single cylinder. Quads eligible for the 250cc class are allowed a 10% oversize but are not allowed to exceed 275cc. Motocross riding gear must be worn at all times. Track safety roping is to be set out as in accordance with the Grass Track Sidecar safety roping regulations. Lanyard cutouts must be used.

Youth – Quads are not permitted in youth events without agreement from the Track Racing

Committee.

For Quads a third number plate must be fitted running parallel with the machine at the rear, readable when facing the side view of the machine. The mounting bracket must not exceed 25mm in a vertical plane from the mounting point.

All other specifications as in Quad/ATV Motocross Standing Regulations and National Sporting

Code Appendix D.

4.23 CLASSIC prE-75 SOLO GrASTrACK MACHINES

These guidelines are for Solo machines in accordance with equipment which was in common use up to 1975.

a)

Standing Regulations

. All machines must comply with the Standing Regulations for Grass

Track racing as given in the current edition of the ACU handbook with the exception of the following: b)

Frame

. The frame should ensure that the engine is mounted in a near upright or vertical position. The rear suspension, if fitted, should incorporate a swinging arm with suspension units mounted on each leg of the swinging arm and onto the rear sub frame. Monoshock rear suspension is not permitted. Only telescopic style front forks are permitted. Leading link style forks are not permitted.

c)

Four Stroke Engines

. The engine will have one inlet and one exhaust valve per cylinder.

The inlet port of the cylinder head must be angled towards the right hand or left hand side of the machine. Central carburettor cylinder head design are not permitted. On a pre unit

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construction type engine the lubrication system will be total loss type with an oil catch tank fitted as per Grass Track Technical Rule 4.20. On a unit construction type engine a recirculatory oil system will be permitted.

d)

Two Stroke Engines

. The engine will be of air cooled design and be of a type commercially available up to 1975. Water cooled engines not permitted.

e)

Carburettor and Ignition System

. No restriction.

f)

Transmission System (gearbox and clutch)

. No restriction.

g)

Mudguard

. Number plates and dirt shields etc. In keeping with the styles and types available of the period (plain designs and colours are preferred) h)

Wheel Sizes

. No restriction.

i)

Brakes

. As per Grass Track Standing Regulations rule 4.2.

The object of the above guidelines are to ensure that all Club Officials and competitors are aware of the construction requirements so that the possibility of a dispute at an event is reduced. It is recognised that certain parts will be of modern manufacture, this will be accepted as long as the above guidelines are adhered to.

4.24 pOST-CLASSIC prE-1990 UprIGHT SOLO GrASSTrACK MACHINES

These guidelines are for Solo machines in accordance with equipment that was in common use between 1976 and 1990.

a)

Standing Regulations

. All machines must comply with the Standing Regulations for

Grasstrack racing as given in the current edition of the ACU handbook with the exception of the following: b)

Frame

. The frame should ensure that the engine is mounted in a near upright or vertical position. The rear suspension, if fitted, should incorporate a swinging arm with suspension units mounted on each leg of the swinging arm and onto the rear sub frame. (MONOSHOCK

REAR SUSPENSION IS NOT PERMITTED) Both telescopic style and leading link type front forks are permitted.

c)

Four Stroke Engines

. The engine will be of a type commercially available between 1976 and

1990. The engine will have two inlet and two exhaust valves per cylinder. The inlet port of the cylinder head may be angled towards the right hand or left hand side of the machine or mounted centrally from the cylinder head.

The engine the lubrication system may be either a recirculatory system or a total loss system.

If the engine is a total loss system then an oil catch tank must be fitted as per Grass Track

Technical Rule 4.20.

d)

Four Stroke Engine Carburettor

. Must have a maximum choke/venturi diameter of 34mm.

e)

Two Stroke Engine

. The engine will be of a type commercially available between 1976 and

1985. Both air cooled and water cooled engines are allowed.

f)

Two Stroke Engine Carburettor

. Must have a maximum choke/venture diameter of 38mm.

g)

Ignition system

. No restriction.

h)

Transmission system (gearbox and clutch)

. No restriction.

i)

Mudguard

. Mudguards, number plates and dirt shields etc. will be in keeping with the styles and types available of the period.

j)

Wheel sizes

. No restriction.

k)

Brakes

. As per Grass Track Technical rule 4.2 (ACU Handbook).

l)

Silencers

. All machines must adhere to the current ACU Sound Regulations, as set out at 4.14 above.

The object of the above guidelines are to ensure that all Club Officials and competitors are aware of the construction requirements so that the possibility of a dispute at an event is reduced. It is recognised that certain parts will be of modern manufacture; this will be accepted as long as the above guidelines are adhered to.

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4.25 FOrMULA GrASS TrACK (FOrMErLY BANTAM GrASS TrACK)

Unless stated – Machine specification is as ACU Grass Track Standing Regulations.

Honda Engine

A standard street legal 100cc–125cc single cylinder, two valve 4 stroke. Standard specifications as per manufacturer’s handbook i.e. bore 56mm, stroke 49.5mm comp ratio 9.5:1 etc. No engine designed for Off Road use to be used e.g. XR range. No interchanging of parts that would alter the standard specification of the engine as per the manufacturer’s handbook. Recommended models CG. CB. XL.

RS.

a)

Gear Box

. Standard ratios only. No close ratio gears. Gears to be fitted as standard with model.

No pinions to be left out of gear box, the full cluster must be fitted.

b)

Ignition

. Any type including electronic. Rotor and stator plate may be removed.

c)

Honda Engine

. A standard street legal 100cc–125cc single cylinder, two valve 4 strokes.

Standard specifications as per manufacturer’s handbook i.e. bore 56mm, stroke 49.5mm comp ratio 9:5:1 etc. No engine designed for Off Road use to be used e.g. XR range. No interchanging of parts that would alter the standard specification of the engine as per the manufacturer’s handbook. Recommended models CG. CB. XL. RS.

d)

Carburettor

. Any make, model or size. Reed valves are not allowed.

e)

Fuel

. Petrol – Normal pump grade. Methanol is not allowed.

f)

Tyres

Senior Class – Grass Track/Speedway/Trials pattern tyres only, as per ACU Handbook.

All other classes: as Senior class plus Motocross type tyres, max width 3.75 inches. No mixing of patterns or tyre cutting of any form will be allowed.

g)

Frame

. Forks and brakes as per current ACU regulations.

h)

Wheels and Hubs

. Senior class: 22" max rear and 23" max front. Front wheel must not be smaller than the rear wheel. All other classes: 22" max rear and 23" max front. Front wheel may be smaller than the rear wheel. All classes except Senior class must have a braked wheel/hub i)

Classes and Number Plate Colours

Classes

Cadets 6–9 years

Cubs 9–12 years

Juniors 12–16 years

Seniors Over 16 years

Number plate Background Colour

White

Red

Green

Black j) Promoting Clubs, Wrekin BGTC, Whitchurch MCC and Minsterley MC.

Number Colour

Black

White

White

White

4.26 INTErNATIONAL 125CC FOUr STrOKE SpECIFICATION

International 125cc and 250cc four stroke specification refer to current FIM/FIM EUROPE technical specification. These classes will run without brakes. Other than events run to FIM/FIM EUROPE rules brakes must be fitted. Braked and non braked machines must not compete in the same race. The specification of machines in these classes will be in accordance with FIM Rules which are available from ACU Head Office.

SECTION 5 SAND/BEACH RACING

As per Grass Track Standing Regulations with the exception of:

• Maximum twelve where on-track start

MX classes – refer to MX Standing Regulations

MX classes to also include Enduro machines

rOAD MACHINE CLASSES

• Machines must have original frame and engine. Position can be changed and any unwanted brackets removed.

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• Any swinging arm or suspension can be used but suspension type fitted to original machine must remain the same i.e. Machines fitted with units such as cantilever or pro-link, for example, must retain this original type although the make can be changed.

Machines must retain their original fuel tanks, although a smaller tank that is in keeping with the type is permissible.

Internal engine modifications allowed but external appearance must remain.

1mm oversize allowed for rebores; any carburettors or ignitions can be used.

Enduro machines are not permitted in the road bike class.

THrEE WHEELEr CATEGOrY 1. GrOUp B1 (A, B)

Maximum Capacity of Sidecars 1040cc (to accommodate FIM Sidecar Speedway regulation machines).

Supercharged up to 650cc. 651cc to 1040cc – not supercharged.

SECTION 6 FLAT TRACK

6.1 Direction of racing. Flat Track Racing will take place on an oval circuit or TT circuit (i.e. TT circuit with mainly left hand bends but can have up to two right hand bends and jump) and will run in an anti-clockwise direction.

6.2 No of riders. Track less than 400 metre in length – A maximum of twelve riders on the track in any race or practice session.

1/2 mile, Mile or TT Track – a maximum of sixteen riders on the track in any race or practice session.

6.3 Practice. The practice session at the beginning of the meeting is compulsory for all riders.

6.4 Race Distances. The duration of races will be as follows: six to eight laps for heat races, eight to ten laps for last chance/Semi Finals, twelve to sixteen laps for the Grand Final.

6.5 Time Penalty. Any rider not at the start line within two minutes of being called will be excluded from the race.

6.6 Starting Infringement. If a rider touches the tapes or jumps the start, the referee will place them twenty five metres back from the start line.

6.7 Flags and Signals. Riders must obey all signals given to them on the track.

Chequered Flag – The finish of a race or practice sessions.

Yellow Flag. – Danger in this section of the track, overtaking is prohibited.

Red Flag or Red Light – The practice or race is being interrupted. Riders must slow down, return to the pits and await further instructions from the Clerk of the Course.

SECTION 7 FLAT TRACK TECHNICAL REGULATIONS

The basis for the specification will be Motocross, Enduro, Supermoto and Dirt Track machines.

7.1 Engine Displacement. 2 stroke 125cc to 500cc, 4 stroke 250cc – unlimited.

7.2 Besides the compulsory adjustments, alterations may be applied to the frame and the appearance of the machine.

7.3 The front forks must not protrude more than 5cm above the upper attachment of the suspension.

7.4 The rear wheel must be able to stop instantly, so an efficient braking system on the rear wheel is mandatory.

7.5 Front wheel brakes are prohibited and all the components relating to a front brake must be removed.

7.6 Only the following tyres are permitted: Maxxis DTR, Dunlop DT, GoldenTyre FT, Barum DT.

7.7 The rear sprocket should be guarded with a shark fin type protector.

7.8 The gearbox sprocket must be suitably protected.

7.9 Only fuel that can be purchased from a roadside petrol station is permitted.

7.10 A Lanyard type cut-out must be fitted to all machines.

7.11 Foot pegs should be in their original position on the frame or no lower than the frame itself.

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7.12 The noise level of any machine must not exceed 89dBA at 2 metres.

SECTION 8 YOUTH COMPETITOR REGULATIONS

The following regulations apply to youth competitors only.

8.1 OrGANISING pErMITS

An application for a permit to organise a competition shall be made on the appropriate form and sent to the appropriate Permit Issuing Officer as per the National Sporting Code. Permits for events where revenue is to be obtained from the general public will only be issued if the proceeds are donated to charity, a Steward must also attend any such meeting. If revenue is to be obtained from the general public, it must be clearly stated when applying for a permit. Additional insurance must also be taken out and only events of National status and above will normally be granted permission.

8.2 JOINT YOUTH/ADULT EVENTS

Youth classes may be included in adult events of below National status. The practice and racing for

Youth classes must be run separately from the Adult classes and the age groups also separated. Adult clubs promoting joint events shall organise these under a joint permit, issued by the local Centre.

8.3 ADVErTISING

Commercial advertising in connection with Youth competitors in the press or in any publication is not permitted. Approval must be obtained from the ACU Headquarters, before any club/rider appears on TV or any other media.

8.4 rESpONSIBILITY FOr YOUTH ENTrANTS

The parent or guardian must accompany a Youth entrant to a meeting and stay for the duration that the rider is present. A rider deemed unfit by First Aid personnel will be withdrawn from the meeting.

8.5 AGE GrOUpS, ENGINE CApACITY AND NUMBEr pLATES

When a rider reaches the maximum age for his or her group, they may continue in that group until the end of the calendar year, or upgrade on his or her birthday.

No rider may compete before his/her 6th birthday. Riders may compete until the end of the year in which their 17th birthday falls. A rider may be upgraded to compete in Adult competitions on or after his/her 15th birthday, up to a maximum capacity of 250cc and may only revert to Intermediate Class

Youth competition. There are no restrictions to the type or level of youth event that a rider may enter.

All riders must be capable of sitting on their machines at the start line (unaided) with the machine in an upright new line position with one foot firmly on the ground and the other on the footrest.

Production Motocross machines will not be allowed in any other Grass Track class apart from the

Cadets which must not exceed the stated capacity.

For FIM Gold Trophy meetings and FIM EUROPE European Cups the minimum for each meeting starts on the competitor’s minimum age birthday. The maximum age finishes at the end of the year in which the competitor reaches the maximum age.

Youth riders are limited to 250cc engine size. At joint Adult/Youth events, a rider must specify which class he/she will enter, and cannot ride Youth and Adult at the same event. The maximum engine capacity sizes as stated in the table below apply to Youth Grass Track

The Youth Auto/Cadet Class: The Auto machines and the geared machines in this class can run separately or be amalgamated depending upon the number of entries received by an organiser. For the British Championship these will be run as separate classes.

For Quads refer to Motocross 2.2 on page 135.

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Class

Auto/Cadet

Junior

Intermediate

Capacity – Engine Type

50cc Fixed Auto.

65cc–2 stroke

110cc–4 stroke up to 100cc–2 stroke

150cc–4 stroke up to 150cc–2 stroke

250cc–4 stroke

Senior 85cc MX 85cc–2 stroke 150cc–4 stroke

Wheel size 16" rear 19" front

International and European Classes

FIM 125cc 125cc–4 stroke

Age on

1st January

6–8 years

9–12 years

13–17 years

Number Plate

Background Colour

White

Black

MX Classes

Junior 65cc MX 65cc–2 stroke 110cc–4 stroke 7–10 years

Inter 85cc MX 85cc–2 stroke 150cc–4 stroke

Wheel size 14" rear 17" front

9–12 years

Black

Red

11–15 years Green White

10–16 years

Red

Yellow

Green

European Cup

FIM 125cc Gold

Trophy

FIM 250cc Gold

Trophy

125cc–4 stroke

250cc–4 stroke

12–16 years

14–17 years

Green

Blue

Number Colour

Black (Auto)

White (Cadet)

White

Black

White

White

White

White

White

Where yellow, green or blue are required the colours shall comply with BS4800: 1972 as follows:

Yellow 10E526 Green 14E53 Blue 18E53.

Any other number plate or any marking on the motorcycle that might be confused with a number plate must be removed before the rider is allowed to start.

8.6 UpGrADING

On reaching the minimum age for the next group, the rider may upgrade. Please note that any rider who chooses to upgrade cannot then move back to the lower age group once they have competed at a higher level.

A rider may be upgraded into the next higher group before reaching the age normally required subject to the following: a) The written agreement of the parent or guardian plus

An endorsement by a current Youth Organiser plus

The written approval of the Track Racing Committee b) For upgrading from Intermediate class to Dual Youth/Adult 250cc competition: This is only available to competitors from their 15th birthday until the end of the year in which their 16th birthday falls.

The written agreement of the parent or guardian plus

An endorsement by a current Youth Organiser plus

An endorsement by a National Grass Track Coach plus

The written approval of the Track Racing Committee.

In limited circumstances, the Track Racing Committee may give approval to a rider remaining in a lower class for an additional year following written application. Where approval is given, the rider will not qualify for any National Championship points for that year.

8.7 AWArDS

Cash awards are not permitted in Youth events.

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8.8 HOLDEr OF A SpEEDWAY CONTrACT

Riders in possession of an Elite League contract to a BSPA promoter will not be permitted to compete in Youth Grass Track events.

8.9 CONDUCT

Riders, parents, guardians or associates failing to obey instructions given by Officials of a meeting or deemed to have unjustifiably or maliciously jeopardised the efficient running of the meeting, will be dealt with in accordance with the National Sporting Code.

8.10 MINOrITY CLASSES

If a group has an entry of four or less, the Clerk of the Course, with agreement of the Secretary of the

Meeting and parents, will decide if those riders will ride with the group above or below the group the riders normally ride in. This should normally be the minority group either side, but only at below

National status level.

8.11 STArTEr’S OrDErS

Only those riders/passengers in the starting area or on a grid will be deemed to be under Starter’s

Orders. No other rider is subsequently permitted to start in a race.

No parents or mechanics will be allowed on the start area once riders have come under Starter’s

Orders. The only exception being the Auto Cadet and Cadet classes. A parent or mechanic of a rider in this group will be permitted on the start provided they stand at least six feet/1.8 metres from the rear of the machines at the starting gate.

8.12 CLOTHING

As per Grass Track Standing Regulation 3.2.

SECTION 9 GRASS TRACK EVENTS HELD ON SPEEDWAY CIRCUITS

To be implemented where ACU Clubs hold events on Speedway tracks. The ACU Grass Track

Regulations shall apply to all Speedway events, where appropriate and the following Supplementary

Regulations will become applicable when events of this nature are held.

9.1 Affiliated ACU Clubs will only be granted permits to enable them to compete on Speedway tracks that are licensed by the Speedway Control Bureau and maintained to the minimum standard for Speedway.

9.2 The Centre within which the circuit is based will normally issue permits for these events.

9.3 A Steward will be appointed by the Permit Issuing authority who will conduct a track inspection prior to the event.

9.4 The maximum number of riders in each race shall be four.

9.5 Machines and capacities shall be as in current ACU Grass Track Standing Regulations.

9.6 Youth riders must only compete against others in their age groups as in Grass Track Standing

Regulations.

9.7 There must be Marshals on the inside of the track as per Grass Track safety requirements. If a Clerk of the Course is in control on the track then red warning lights may only be used as a supplement and not in place of the marshals’ warning flags. However if a judicial Clerk of the

Course is using a control panel then he will set the red lights when required and Marshals will only respond to them.

9.8 Two WARNING NOTICES (Type A) must be prominently displayed on either side of the track entrance.

9.9 PROHIBITED NOTICES must be displayed in areas to inform spectators of safe areas.

9.10 No parents or unauthorised persons other than officials shall be allowed on the track or centre green during practice or racing,

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9.11 No parents and/or spectators other than mechanics or Officials shall be allowed in the Pit area during practice or racing. No riding will be allowed in the pits.

9.12 Any rider who causes a race to be stopped will be excluded.

9.13 Any rider who breaks the starting tapes or cause unreasonable delay at the start may be excluded by the Referee or Clerk of the Course.

9.14 Ambulance and First Aid cover must be in line with ACU Grass Track Standing Regulations.

9.15 Track marking and starting gates will be made with white chalk and kept in good condition throughout practice and racing.

9.16 With Youth riders, Organisers are to ensure that a run off area is provided on the inside straights so that riders may leave the track during a race. This is particularly required where kerbstones are used on the inside straights.

SECTION 10 TRACK RACING OFFICIALS

qUALIFICATIONS AND CONDITIONS

Track Racing Officials are divided into two categories: those who are Licensed and those who are

Registered.

No fees are payable in respect of any licence or registration for the appropriate form of identification issued.

LICENCES

: Senior Track Racing Officials are required to hold an ACU licence of the appropriate grade for the performance of their duties.

REGISTRATION

: A register is maintained by the ACU of all licensed officials.

TrACK rACING OFFICIALS WHO rEqUIrE A LICENCE

See note below regarding whether a licence and attendance at an ACU seminar is required

Clerk of the Course

Chief Steward

Licence Required Attendance at Seminar/Training Session

YES (which lasts for 3 years) YES, every third year maximum

YES (which lasts for 3 years) YES, every third year maximum

Chief Technical Officer YES (which lasts for 3 years) YES, every third year maximum

Sound Inspector

Measurer

YES

YES

YES, required for first issue only

YES, required for first issue only

Clubs and Centres shall only nominate candidates whose aptitude and integrity for the position they can fully justify. Official ACU approval and the issue of a licence is only after the candidates have proved to be competent according to the special requirements for each discipline. The respective

Committees and Panels organise seminars that are compulsory for certain officials. A licence is valid for 3 years.

Note 1 Clerk of the Course Grades/Levels – Track Racing

Restricted/Centre

– must undergo training at a seminar organised by a National Clerk of the Course.

National

– must attend a seminar organised and presented by the ACU Track Racing

Committee.

International

– must attend a seminar organised and delivered by the FIM.

Note 2 Chief Steward Grades/Levels

Restricted/Centre

– will be appointed by the Centre as the Permit Issuing Authority.

International/National

– will be appointed by the Track Racing Committee as the Permit

Issuing Authority.

Note 3 Chief Technical Official

– will be licensed by the Technical Panel. The Chief Technical

Official will be responsible for the Technical control at an event. The Technical Panel may restrict the disciplines of licence holders.

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Note 4 Measurer

– the Measurer is required for ACU National Championships and National status events. The licence is issued by the Technical Panel and may be restricted by discipline.

Licence Fees

: All ACU officials licences will be issued, free of charge by the ACU, for a period of three years.

TrACK rACING OFFICIALS WHO DO NOT rEqUIrE A LICENCE

See note below regarding requirement for training

Incident Officer

: may attend Clerk of the Course seminars held at ACU HQ to assist in his/her understanding of the safety requirements needed for organising and staging a successful event.

Secretary of the Meeting

: will receive training at events via mentoring from personnel within the club or via support from another club’s Secretary of the Meeting.

NB: an ACU Secretary of the Meeting Guidance booklet is available for reference purposes – please contact the ACU Track Racing Secretary for further information.

Technical Official

: will receive training via the Chief Technical Officer at race meetings. May also attend Regional training seminars.

Club Stewards

: may attend Regional or ACU HQ seminars for information purposes.

Chief Marshal

: may receive training and mentoring by the Clerk of the Course.

NB: an ACU Marshals Guidance booklet is available for reference purposes – please contact the ACU

Track Racing Secretary for further information.

Marshal

: may receive training and mentoring by the Clerk/Assistant Clerk of the Course or Chief

Marshal.

NB: an ACU Marshals Guidance booklet available for reference purposes – please contact the ACU

Track Racing Secretary for further information.

Medical Officer

: should be a qualified Medical Practitioner or Paramedic – training for this Official is not supplied by the ACU.

Rider Liaison Officer

: refer to note 4 below

All other Technical Officials, Race Day Officials (e.g. Secretary of the Meeting, Incident Officer, Club

Stewards) and Marshals may be registered, free of any charge. All such Officials may or may not be required to attend a seminar. Registration will be renewed annually. Registered Officials and Marshals will receive an appropriate form of identification from the ACU.

Note 1 Incident Officer

: will collate all information and documentation, and prepare reports relating to serious accidents and to all incidents involving Officials or spectators. A Deputy

Clerk of the Course may undertake these duties. An Incident Officer may be nominated to attend a Clerk of the Course seminar to assist with these duties.

Note 2 Secretary of the Meeting

: will be responsible for all administration connected with the organisation of a race meeting.

Note 3 Club Stewards

: will together with the Chief Steward, form the Judicial authority for the running and overseeing of the race meeting.

Note 4 Rider Liaison Officer

: may be appointed to assist the Clerk of the Course. It is recommended that a Rider Liaison Officer should hold at least a Regional Clerk of the

Course licence. It is also strongly recommended that a Rider Liaison Officer is appointed by the organising club when staging higher status events (e.g. National Championships/

British Masters and International permitted events). In this situation the Rider Liaison

Officer must hold an ACU National Clerk of the Course licence.

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Track racing motorcycle

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SECTION 1 MEETINGS

1.1 Categories of Meetings 270

1.2 International 270

1.3 European Open 270

1.4 National 270

1.5 Open 270

1.6 Restricted 270

1.7

1.8

Eligibility of Foreign Riders in Open and Restricted Meetings 271

Practice Meetings and Test Days

271

1.9 Conditions for Road Race Meetings 271

1.10 Force Majeure 271

SECTION 2 LICENCES – COMPETITORS

2.1 General 271

2.2 Grades 271

2.3

2.4

2.5

2.6

Lapsed Licences 272

Capacity and Licence Restrictions 273

Racing on Closed Public Roads 274

Isle of Man Mountain Course Licence 274

SECTION 3 LICENCES AND REGISTRATIONS – OFFICIALS

3.1

3.2

Qualifications and Conditions 275

Road Race Officials who require a Licence 275

3.3

3.4

Grades for Clerk of the Course 276

Road Race Officials who do not require a Licence 277

SECTION 4 PRACTICE

4.1 Time must be put aside for the practice sessions and these must be defined in the

Supplementary Regulations for the meeting. 277

SECTION 5 GRID POSITIONS

5.1 Positions 278

5.2 Timed Practice

278

5.3 Balloted 278

5.4 Allocated 278

SECTION 6 START PROCEDURES

6.1

6.2

6.3

6.4

6.5

Group Starts 278

Interval Starts

278

Clubmans Races 278

National Races

279

Anticipation of the Start

279

SECTION 7 FLAGS AND LIGHTS

7.1

7.2

7.3

Flags and Lights used to provide Information 280

Flags used to convey Information and Instructions 281

Flag Dimensions 282

7.4

7.5

7.6

Flag Colours 282

Flag Marshals Posts 283

Marshals Overalls 283

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SECTION 8 BEHAVIOUR DURING PRACTICE AND RACE

8.1 Riders must obey the flag signals, the light signals, and the boards 283

8.2 Protests 284

SECTION 9 NEUTRALISATION OF RACES – SAFETY CAR

SECTION 10 INTERRUPTION OF A RACE

284

285

SECTION 11 RE-STARTING A RACE THAT HAS BEEN INTERRUPTED

286

SECTION 12 FINISH OF A RACE AND RACE RESULTS

12.1 Finish of a Race 286

12.2 The Chequered Flag 286

12.3 Race Results 287

SECTION 13 SAFETY

13.1 Medical Services – Minimum requirements for Road Race Meetings 287

13.2 Track Safety Precautions 289

13.3 Fire Extinguishers 289

13.4 Fire Extinguishers at Circuits 289

13.5 Warning and Prohibition Signs at Circuits 290

13.6 Declaration – Admission Tickets, Armbands and Passes 290

13.7 Declaration on the Official Programme 290

13.8 Signing On

291

SECTION 14 GENERAL TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

14.1 Protective Clothing 291

14.2 Helmets 291

14.3 Identification Discs 291

14.4 Body Jewellery 292

14.5 Engine and Frame Numbers 292

14.6 Fuel 292

14.7 Number Plates 292

14.8 Control of Exhaust Sound Level 293

14.9 Exhaust Pipes 295

14.10 Superchargers/Turbochargers 295

14.11 Handlebars 295

14.12 Clutch and Brake Levers 295

14.13 Mudguards 296

14.14 Open Transmission Guards 296

14.15 Footrests 296

14.16 Oil Supply Pipes 296

14.17 Oil Catch Tanks & Breather Systems 296

14.18 Petrol and Oil Filler Caps 296

14.19 Petrol Tank Breathers 296

14.20 Construction 297

14.21 Additives to Water in Radiators 297

14.22 Brakes 297

14.23 Technical Control 297

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SECTION 15 SOLO SPECIFICATIONS

15.1 Size of Wheel Rims and Tyres 297

15.2 Type of Tyres including the use of Slick Tyres in Club Meetings 298

15.3 Treaded Tyres 298

15.4 Tubeless Tyres 298

15.5 Slick Tyres 298

15.6 Streamlining 298

15.7 Inclination 299

15.8 Brakes 299

15.9 Oil Containment 299

15.10 Red Rear Warning Lights 299

SECTION 16 SOLO ELIGIBILITY SPECIFICATIONS

16.1 ACU Production Classes 300

16.2 Formula Specifications 300

16.3 ACU Supersport Regulations 301

16.4 ACU/FIM Specifications for Superbike 301

16.5 ACU Stocksport/Superstock Regulations 301

16.6 ACU Superstock 600 301

SECTION 17 SIDECAR SPECIFICATIONS

17.1 GROUPS B1 AND B2 – General 301

17.2 GROUP B3 (CYCLECARS) – General 303

17.3 GROUP B1, B2 and B3 Technical Specifications 303

SECTION 18 OPEN 600 AND FORMULA II SIDECAR SPECIFICATIONS

18.1 Engine Types 305

18.2 General Construction 306

18.3 Engine Position 307

18.4 Dimensions 307

18.5 Streamlining and Bodywork 307

18.6 Passenger Platform 308

18.7 Air Intakes 308

18.8 Oil and Coolant Containment 308

18.9 Airbox 309

18.10 Oil Catch Tanks 309

18.11 Wheels 309

18.12 Steering 309

18.13 Throttle Controls 310

18.14 Control Levers 310

18.15 Brakes 310

18.16 Tyres 310

18.17 Mudguards and Wheel Protection 310

18.18 Exhaust Pipes 310

18.19 Fuel Tank 310

18.20 Battery 311

18.21 Cut out Device 311

18.22 Red Warning Light 311

18.23 Traction Control 311

18.24 Rear View Mirror 311

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SECTION 19 FORMULA 1 SIDECAR SPECIFICATION

19.1 Engine Specifications 312

19.2 Engine 312

19.3 Dimensions 312

19.4 Steering 312

19.5 Suspension 312

19.6 Wheel Protection 313

19.7 Exhaust 313

SECTION 20 PARADES AT ACU/MCRCB ROAD RACE MEETINGS

20.1 Introduction 313

20.2 Organisation 313

20.3 PR5 Spectator Parades – Speed Controlled 314

20.4 PR6 Classic Machine and/or Rider Parades 315

SECTION 21 ORGANISATION OF OFFICIAL TEST DAYS

21.1 Organisation 317

21.2 Insurance 317

21.3 Medical Cover 317

21.4 Officials 317

21.5 Riders 317

21.6 Junior Riders 317

21.7 Technical Control 317

21.8 On Circuit Control

317

21.9 Circuit 317

Road Race Motorycle

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1.1 CATEGOrIES OF MEETINGS

• International Meetings

European Open Meetings

National Meetings

Open Meetings

Restricted Meetings

Permits for all Road Race competitions are issued by ACU Headquarters.

1.2 INTErNATIONAL

1. The Permit shall be issued by the ACU Headquarters for a meeting inscribed on the

International Calendar of the FIM and having an FIM International Meeting Number (IMN).

2. An International meeting is open to Entrants and Riders of more than one nation who must hold an International Licence or a National Licence issued by the ACU valid for the particular meeting concerned.

3. All riders not holding a Licence issued by the ACU or SACU must carry proof of Insurance and a written Start Permission document issued by their FMN.

Note

: This includes all riders holding a licence issued by the MCUI.

1.3 EUrOpEAN OpEN

1. The permit shall be issued by ACU Headquarters for a meeting inscribed on the Calendar of the

Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme Europe (FIME) and having a European Meeting

Number (EMN).

2. A European Open meeting is open to Entrants and Riders of more than one European nation who must hold the appropriate Competition Licence valid for the particular meeting concerned.

3. All riders not holding a Licence issued by the ACU or SACU must carry proof of Insurance and a written Start Permission document issued by their FMN.

Note

: This includes all riders holding a licence issued by the MCUI.

1.4 NATIONAL

1. The Permit shall be issued by the ACU Headquarters.

2. A National meeting is open to Entrants and Riders who are the holders of a National or

International Licence valid for the particular meeting concerned issued by any Federation.

3. All riders not holding a Licence issued by the ACU or SACU must carry proof of Insurance and a written Start Permission document issued by their FMN.

Note

: This includes all riders holding a licence issued by the MCUI.

1.5 OpEN

1. An Open permit is issued by ACU Headquarters.

2. An Open meeting is open to Entrants and Riders who hold a valid ACU or SACU Licence for the meeting concerned.

1.6 rESTrICTED

1. A Restricted Permit is issued by ACU Headquarters.

2. A Restricted meeting is open to Entrants and Riders who hold a current ACU or SACU Licence valid for the meeting concerned.

3. The Supplementary Regulations issued for the event must specify all restrictions and requirements of eligibility.

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1.7 ELIGIBILITY OF FOrEIGN rIDErS IN OpEN AND rESTrICTED MEETINGS

1. The Supplementary Regulations issued for the event must specify the licence qualification and eligibility requirements of foreign riders.

2. All riders must have a current Licence and Start Permission from their own Federation valid for the event.

1.8 prACTICE MEETINGS AND TEST DAYS

1. Permits for Practice Meetings and Test Days may be issued on application to the Permit Issuing

Authority.

2. No such event may be held unless the appropriate Permit and Insurance has been issued.

1.9 CONDITIONS FOr rOAD rACE MEETINGS

1. The ACU Road Race Committee must approve the Organiser.

2. The Venue must hold a current Track Licence or Track Certificate issued by the ACU Road

Race Committee.

3. The ACU Secretariat must approve the Supplementary Regulations for the event and issue an

ACU Permit prior to publication and circulation.

4. For all ACU Championships an ACU decal, supplied by the ACU Secretariat, must be displayed on each machine. Any rider not complying will be disqualified from the results of the race.

5. The Race Control must remain operative with all equipment in place until the end of the period provided for the lodging of a protest, and all officials and marshals must remain at the circuit and available to the Clerk of the Course and the Stewards during that period.

1.10 FOrCE MAJEUrE

The Clerk of the Course has the right to alter, abandon, cancel or postpone all or any part of a meeting for reasons of force majeure. Such a decision shall not be subject to any protest.

SECTION 2 LICENCES – COMPETITORS

2.1 GENErAL

1. To participate in road race events an annual Licence issued by the ACU is required. Residents in Scotland apply to the Scottish ACU.

2. All first time applicants are required to complete a classroom based ACU Competitor Training

Course. Riders and Sidecar Drivers must also satisfactorily complete an ACU Basic Rider

Assessment. Full details from the ACU Road Race Department.

3. Novice/Intermediate Novice competitors are required to wear an Orange Vest obtainable from the ACU Licence Department.

4. Sidecar passengers must hold a valid passenger licence.

5. The parent or Legal Guardian must accompany all competitors, or participants in parades, under 18 years of age to every meeting. This person must attend at signing-on, any riders briefings that take place and be present throughout the meeting.

6. Any competitor who in any ACU or MCRCB Permitted Event participates on a machine for which he/she is not eligible through age or licence restrictions to take part on will be penalised by a fine of £500.00 and a suspension for one year from the date of the hearing.

2.2 GrADES

1.

Parade

. A licence facilitating participation in non-competitive parades.

2.

Novice

. Entry level for all first time applicants, an Intermediate Novice licence will be issued to riders who hold a current Full Class “A” DVLA Licence. Novice Licence holders are required to wear an Orange Vest obtainable from the ACU Licence Department.

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3.

Clubman

. Novice/Intermediate Novice licence holders who have obtained Satisfactory signatures on their record card for a minimum of 10 separate Race Days at 3 different circuits during the current year and preceding 2 years may apply to upgrade to Clubman. To obtain a satisfactory signature Competitors must appear in the official race results as a finisher of a race in accordance with Article 12.3.3 of the Road Race Standing Regulations. Only one signature per race day. The competitor record card together with copies of the official result sheets for the signatures should be submitted to the ACU Road Race Department.

4.

National

. Clubman competitors who have obtained upgrade signatures for a minimum of 10 separate Race Days at 3 different circuits during the current year and preceding 2 years may apply to be upgraded to a National Licence. To obtain an upgrade signature Competitors must appear in the official result sheets as having finished the race and have an average race speed equal to or greater than 90% of their respective CLASS winner. Only one signature per race day will be awarded with the exception of results from Endurance meetings. Where a rider competes in an Endurance race of 3 hrs or more duration 2 signatures will be awarded if the

Team completes at least 90% of the number of laps completed by the Race/Class winner.

The competitor record card together with copies of the official result sheets for the signatures should be submitted to the ACU Road Race Department.

National Licence holders may apply for Start Permission to compete abroad.

5.

International

National licences holders who have held their National Licence for 12 months and who have competed at a minimum of 6 meetings in the previous 12 months may apply for an FIM Non-Championship International licence. The Competitor record card and copies of result sheets should be submitted to the ACU Road Race Department.

A satisfactory medical examination is required before an FIM Non-Championship International licence can be issued (Eye Sight and Medical Report sections of the ACU Competition Licence

Application Form).

6.

International Championship

National licences holders who have held their National Licence for 12 months and who have competed at a minimum of 6 meetings in the previous 12 months may apply for a Championship licence as described in the appropriate Sporting Code of the

FIME or FIM. The Competitor record card and/or copies of result sheets should be submitted to the ACU Road Race Department.

A satisfactory medical examination is required before an International Championship Licence can be issued (Eye Sight and Medical Report sections of the ACU Competition Licence Application

Form).

7. A Licence can be upgraded at any time during the year.

2.3 LApSED LICENCES

Lapsed Novice and Intermediate Novice Licence holders who have allowed their licence to lapse for more than five years will be required to complete the Basic Rider Assessment and Competitor

Training Course before resuming competition at Novice/Intermediate Novice grade.

Lapsed Clubman, National and International licence holders who have allowed their licence to lapse for five years or more, will be required to complete the Competitor Training Course before resuming competition at Clubman grade.

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2.4 CApACITY AND LICENCE rESTrICTIONS

SOLO MACHINES

Age Licence

11 Years Novice or Clubman or

12 years

13 Years

13 years

14 years

14 years

15 years

16 years

16 years

National

Novice or Clubman or

National

Novice or Clubman or

National

National

Novice or Clubman or

National

National

Novice or Clubman or

National

Novice or Clubman or

National

National

Machine

Up to 125cc Automatic Production Scooter

Up to 80cc GP specification machine (treaded tyres)

Up to 125cc Production based machine

Up to 250cc single cylinder 4 stroke Production machines

(restricted)

Up to 125cc Automatic Production Scooter

Up to 80cc GP specification machine

Up to 125cc Production based machine

Up to 305cc single or twin cylinder 4 stroke Production machines

(restricted to maximum 37hp)

Up to 390cc Single cylinder 4 stroke Production machine (restricted)

Aprilia RRV450-R (Restricted)

Up to 125cc GP specification machine

Up to 250cc 4-stroke single cylinder machine (unrestricted)

Up to 125cc GP specification machine

Up to 250cc 4-stroke single or twin cylinder machine (unrestricted)

Up to Formula 400 specification or 450cc Production based machine

Up to 500cc single or twin cylinder 4-stroke machine

Up to 650cc twin cylinder 4-stroke Production based machine

Up to Formula 400 specification or 450cc Production based machine

Up to 500cc single or twin cylinder 4-stroke machine

Up to 650cc single or twin cylinder 4-stroke Production based machine

Up to Formula 400 specification or 450cc Production based machine

Up to 500cc single or twin cylinder 4-stroke machine

Up to 650cc single or twin cylinder 4-stroke Production based machine

Any classic or Vintage machine

Up to Formula 600 or Supersport 600 specification machine

17 years Novice or Clubman or

National

675cc 3 cylinder 4 stroke Production based machine

Up to 250cc Grand Prix Machine

Any classic or Vintage machine

Up to Formula 600 or Supersport 600 specification machine

675cc 3 cylinder 4 stroke Production based machine

Up to 250cc Grand Prix Machine

Unlimited capacity machine

Any classic or Vintage machine 650cc

17 years National

18 years Novice

18 years Int-Novice** Clubman

Up to Formula 600 or Supersport 600 specification machine

675cc 3 cylinder 4 stroke Production based machine

Up to 250cc Grand Prix Machine

Unlimited capacity machine or National

**Intermediate Novice Licence holder with “A” validation for riders holding a Full Class “A” DVLA Licence

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SIDECAR AND THREE-WHEELER MACHINES

Age Licence

Driver

17 years Novice or Clubman or National

Machine

F2, F350, Classic, Vintage, Morgan Three Wheeler

Unlimited 4-stroke or 2-stroke machine

Passenger

16 Years Novice or Clubman or National F2, F350, Classic, Vintage, Morgan Three Wheeler

Unlimited 4-stroke or 2-stroke machine

PARADE

Age Licence

14–70 years Single Grade

Machine

All Classes

2.5 rACING ON CLOSED pUBLIC rOADS

The minimum grade of licence required for racing on Closed Public Roads is a National Licence and riders must be 18 years of age or over.

2.6 ISLE OF MAN MOUNTAIN COUrSE LICENCE

An Isle of Man Course Licence (price £25 in addition to any other Licence Fee) issued by the ACU

Road Race Department – Rugby is required for all competitors of any Nationality wishing to take part in any event to be held on the Isle of Man Mountain Circuit.

In addition to an Isle of Man Mountain Course Licence, all Newcomers to the Course must take part in prescribed Newcomers Training held on the Isle of Man prior to the event.

1 2017 Isle of Man TT Races

This licence is a requirement for all competitors who wish to take part in the 2017 Isle of Man

TT Races.

1. Eligibility: All applicants except holders of an FIM International licence or an MCUI National

Licence must provide a satisfactory medical report (FIM & MCUI licence holders having already supplied such reports).

2. ACU and SACU licence holders must have held a National licence for Road Racing for a minimum of 12 months prior to the closing date for entries.

3. Competitors from other FMNs must have held an FIM International Non-Championship licence for Road Racing for a minimum of 12 months prior to the closing date for entries.

4. Official Result sheets confirming the following requirements must be supplied with the application:

1. All applicants must have competed satisfactorily in at least 6 Road Race days in the period of

31st March 2016 to 5th May 2017.

2. A minimum of 2 of the 6 required race days must be in the 2017 season.

3. For all Newcomers 3 of the 6 required race results must show the rider as having finished the race and have an average race speed equal to or greater than 90% of their respective CLASS winner. (ACU National licence upgrade qualifying criteria)

One result will be permitted from each racing day of a short circuit Road Race Meeting to a maximum of 2 per meeting.

One result will be permitted from each racing day of a Closed Public Road Race circuit meeting to a maximum of 2.

Qualifying for the 2016 TT or Manx GP/Classic TT Races will count as one race day and finishing in a 2016 TT or Manx GP/Classic TT Race will count as a second race day. A competitor who competes in both the TT and Manx GP/Classic TT Race may count a maximum of three results towards the six required results.

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5. Closing date for the receipt of completed Licence application forms at ACU House, Rugby:

10th May 2017.

2 2017 Manx Grand Prix and Classic TT Races

This licence is a requirement for all competitors who wish to take part in the 2017 Manx Grand

Prix/Classic TT races.

1. Eligibility: All applicants except holders of an FIM International licence or an MCUI National

Licence must provide a satisfactory medical report (FIM & MCUI licence holders having already supplied such reports).

2. ACU and SACU licence holders must have held a National licence for Road Racing for a minimum of twelve months prior to the first day of practising.

3. Competitors from other FMNs must have held an FIM International Non-Championship Road

Race Licence issued by their FMN for a minimum of twelve months prior to the first day of practising.

4. Official Result sheets confirming the following requirements must be supplied with the application:

1. All applicants must have competed satisfactorily in at least 6 Road Race days in the 13 months expiring 30th June 2017.

2. A minimum of 2 of the 6 required race days must be in the 2017 season.

3. For all Newcomers 3 of the 6 required race results must show the rider as having finished the race and have an average race speed equal to or greater than 90% of their respective CLASS winner. (ACU National licence upgrade qualifying criteria)

4. One result will be permitted from each racing day of a short circuit Road Race meeting to a maximum of 2 per meeting.

5. One result will be permitted from each racing day of a Closed Public Road circuit meeting to a maximum of 2.

6. Qualifying for the 2016 TT or Manx GP/Classic TT Races will count as one race day and finishing in a 2016 TT or Manx GP/Classic TT Race will count as a second race day.

A competitor who competes in both the TT and Manx GP/Classic TT Races may count a maximum of three results towards the six required results.

5. Closing date for the receipt of completed Licence application forms at ACU House, Rugby:

10th July 2017.

SECTION 3 LICENCES AND REGISTRATIONS – OFFICIALS

3.1 qUALIFICATIONS AND CONDITIONS

Road Race Officials are divided into two categories: Those that are Licensed and those that are

Registered.

Licences

: Senior Road Race Officials are required to hold an ACU Licence of the appropriate Grade for the performance of their duties.

Registration

: A Register is maintained of Officials not required to hold a Licence.

3.2 rOAD rACE OFFICIALS WHO rEqUIrE A LICENCE

All the following licences are valid for 3 years.

See Note Below Attendance at Seminar/Training Session

Clerk of the Course

Chief Steward

Chief Technical Officer 3

Sound Inspector

1

2

Measurer

Timekeeper

4

Every third year maximum

Every third year maximum

Every third year maximum

Required for First Issue only

Required for First Issue only

Equipment and operators check

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ALL LICENCES ISSUED ARE SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE ROAD RACE COMMITTEE

Organisers shall only nominate candidates whose aptitude and integrity for the position they can fully justify. Official ACU approval and the issue of a Licence is only after the candidates have proved to be competent according to the special requirements for each discipline. The respective Committees and

Panels organise Seminars that are compulsory for certain Officials.

3.3 GrADES FOr CLErK OF THE COUrSE

1.

Probationary

Any Organiser may nominate a Probationary Clerk of the Course. The Organiser must be able to confirm that a candidate has attended at 10 Race Days in an Official capacity before nominating the candidate to attend a Seminar. A Registered Probationary Official may act as an

Assistant to a Clerk of the Course at a Club Event.

To upgrade from Probationary to National C a registered official must act as an Assistant to the Clerk of the Course at 10 Meetings and be recommended by the Clerk of the Course at each meeting. He must be nominated by an Organiser for a specific appointment at a future Event.

2.

National Grade C

A Clerk of the Course who may officiate at a Club Event where the use of slick tyres has NOT been authorised. May act as Deputy or Assistant Clerk of the Course at below National status

Events where slick tyres have been authorised.

To upgrade from National C to National B a licence holder must officiate as a Deputy to a

National A or National B Clerk of the Course at 10 Events and be recommended by the Clerk of the Course at each. He must be nominated by an Organiser to take charge of a specific event where he will be observed by another Senior Official nominated by the Road Race Committee.

3.

National Grade B

A Clerk of the Course who may officiate at a below National status events where slick tyres

HAVE been authorised. May officiate as Deputy to a National Grade A.

To upgrade from National B to National A a Licence holder must officiate as a National B

Clerk of the Course at 5 Events. He must act as Deputy to a National A Clerk of the Course at 5 Events and be recommended by the Clerk of the Course at each. In addition the Road

Race, Drag and Sprint Committee may appoint a Senior Official to observe him. He must be nominated by an Organiser to take charge of a specific future Event. First appointment must be approved by the Road Race Committee.

4.

National Grade A

A Clerk of the Course who may officiate at any event held under an ACU Permit. He may officiate as Deputy or Assistant at FIM (Non Championship) Events.

Note 1 Clerk of the Course

Age Limits: Licences for Clerks of the Course who have attained their 70th birthday will be reviewed annually. Officials will be required to satisfactorily attend a seminar annually. The issuing of a licence will be subject to Road Race Committee approval.

Note 2 Steward

Grades: There is only one grade of Chief Steward’s Licence for all Road Race disciplines. A Chief

Steward of a meeting should not undertake any other duties except Environmental Reporting.

Age Limits: Chief Stewards may not normally officiate beyond the end of the season in which they attain their 70th birthday. The Road Race, Drag and Sprint Committee will review Stewards who reach the age of 70 for appointments on an annual basis.

Club Stewards may carry out other duties at a race meeting but they must not adjudicate on matters where they have a conflict of interest.

Note 3 Chief Technical Officer

The Chief Technical Officer will be licensed by the Technical Panel to be in charge of the Technical

Control at an event. The Technical Panel may restrict the disciplines of licence holders.

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Note 4 Measurer

The Measurer is required for ACU National Championships and National events. The Licence is issued by the Technical Panel and may be restricted by discipline.

Licence Fees:

All licences will be issued, free of charge, for a period of three years. No fee will be charged for attendance at Seminars organised by the Road Race Drag and Sprint Committee or the relevant Panel with the exception of FIM Seminars.

3.4 rOAD rACE OFFICIALS WHO DO NOT rEqUIrE A LICENCE

Incident Officer

Secretary of the

Meeting

Technical Official

Club Stewards

Chief Marshal

Marshal

Medical Officer

See Note Below Attendance at Seminar/Training Session

1 and 4

2 and 4

May attend Clerk of the Course Seminar at ACU HQ for information purposes.

Will receive Training at meetings and if required at Regional

3 or ACU HQ Seminars.

Will receive training via the Chief Technical Officer at meetings May attend Regional Training Seminars

May attend Regional or ACU HQ Seminars for information purposes

May receive training at ACU HQ or Regional Training Days

May receive training at Regional Training days and at meetings via the Chief Marshal

None required

Registration of the above officials and marshals will be renewed annually. All such Officials will receive an appropriate form of identification from the ACU.

Note 1 Incident Officer

Will collate all information and documentation, and prepare reports relating to serious accidents and to all incidents involving Officials or Spectators.

Note

: A Deputy Clerk of the Course may undertake these duties. An Incident Officer may be nominated to attend a Clerk of the Course Seminar to assist with these duties.

Note 2 Secretary of the Meeting

Will be responsible for all administration connected with the organisation of a meeting.

Note 3 Club Stewards

Stewards of the meeting exercise judicial authority over the running of the meeting according to the

National Sporting Code and Supplementary Regulations.

Note 4 Incident Officer and Secretary of the Meeting Registration

Currently there is no requirement for these officials to be registered for Road Race Disciplines.

SECTION 4 PRACTICE

4.1 TIME MUST BE pUT ASIDE FOr THE prACTICE SESSIONS AND THESE MUST BE

DEFINED IN THE SUppLEMENTArY rEGULATIONS FOr THE MEETING.

1. Riders will commence practice under the instructions of the Start Officials.

2. The duration of each practice session will commence from the time the pit lane opens and will finish (chequered flag) not less than 10 minutes later.

3. The end of practice will be indicated by the waving of a chequered flag at which time the pit exit will be closed. A rider’s time will continue to be recorded until he passes the finish line after the allotted time has lapsed.

4. If practice is interrupted due to an incident or any other reason then a red flag will be displayed at the start line and at marshals posts. All riders must return slowly to the pit lane or as otherwise instructed by the Marshals under the direction of the Clerk of the Course.

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5. When the practice is restarted the time remaining will be decided by the Clerk of the Course.

SECTION 5 GRID POSITIONS

5.1 pOSITIONS

1. Pole position, and the configuration of the grid, will be determined at the time of the Track

Inspection.

2. Grid positions will be established according to the provisions of the Supplementary

Regulations.

5.2 TIMED prACTICE

Where timed practice is used and identical times are recorded by more than one rider in the official qualifying practice session for the race the rider first setting such a time will receive the better starting position.

A qualifying maxima may be specified in the Supplementary Regulations.

5.3 BALLOTED

Where the Organiser decides that the grid positions will be by ballot, this must be conducted by the competitors at the meeting.

5.4 ALLOCATED

Organisers wishing to allocate grid position will specify this and the method to be adopted in the

Supplementary Regulations.

SECTION 6 START PROCEDURES

Races may be started by one of the following methods:

6.1 GrOUp STArTS

Which include the 45 degree echelon line up known as the Le Mans start.

6.2 INTErVAL STArTS

Where competitors are started individually or in groups at pre-determined intervals.

Starts may be made with engines running or engines stopped. For starts with engines stopped the

Supplementary Regulations for the race must specify the authorised method of starting.

6.3 CLUBMANS rACES

1. Riders collect in the Assembly Area and proceed when directed to the Grid to take up their allocated Grid positions.

2. An Official will signal all the Riders to proceed on a warm-up lap (of the circuit being used for the race) by waving a Green Flag. On completion of the warm-up lap the riders each return to their allocated Grid positions.

3. Riders who do not go on to the Grid may join the warm-up lap from the Pit Lane on the instruction of the Officials, but in this case must start the race from the back of the Grid.

4. On the completion of the warm-up lap an Official will display a Red Flag at the front of the

Grid.

5. When the grid is re-formed the Official with the Red Flag will leave the Grid indicating to the

Riders that the race is about to commence.

6. Any Rider who stalls his engine on the Grid, or who has other difficulties, must remain on his motorcycle and raise an arm. It is not permitted to attempt to delay the start by any other means.

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7. A Red light will be displayed for up to 5 seconds. The Red Light will then be extinguished to start the race. Alternatively, the National Flag may be lowered to start the race.

8. After the Riders have passed the exit of the Pit Lane any Riders waiting there may be permitted to join the race at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course and under the instructions of the

Officials.

9. Should there be a problem on the Grid, the Starter may display a Yellow Flag or Yellow lights to indicate a delayed start. The Clerk of the Course may decide that the Riders will complete another warm-up lap and the race distance may be reduced.

6.4 NATIONAL rACES

1. Riders proceed as directed to the Grid upon the opening of the Pit Lane and take up their starting positions.

2. Riders take up their allocated positions on the Grid. Riders who encounter technical problems must go to the Pit Lane to make adjustments or to change machines.

3. Two minutes before the start of the race the Starter will signal all the Riders to proceed on a warm-up lap by waving a Green Flag. On completion of the warm-up lap the riders each return to their allocated Grid positions.

4. Riders not going on to the Grid may join the warm-up lap from the Pit Lane on the instructions of the Officials but in this case must start the race from the rear of the Grid.

5. On completion of the warm-up lap an Official will display a Red Flag at the front of the grid.

6. When the Grid is re-formed the Official with the Red Flag will leave the track indicating to the

Riders that the race is about to commence.

7. Any Rider who stalls his engine on the Grid or who has other difficulties must remain on his motorcycle and raise an arm. It is not permitted to delay the start by any other means.

8. A Red Signal light will be displayed for up to 5 seconds. The Red Light will then be extinguished to start the race. Alternatively, the National Flag may be lowered to start the race.

9. After the Riders have passed the exit to the Pit lane any Riders waiting there may be permitted to join the race at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course and under the instructions of the

Officials.

10. Should there be a problem on the Grid, the Starter may display a Yellow Flag or Yellow lights to indicate a delayed start. Riders will stop engines. One assistant per team may enter the grid to assist the competitors. The Rider(s) responsible for the delay will start from the back of the

Grid. The Riders will complete another warm-up lap and the race distance will be reduced by one lap.

6.5 ANTICIpATION OF THE STArT

1. Anticipation of the Start is defined as when the motorcycle is moving forward when the Red

Lights are on.

2. Any Competitor who takes up an incorrect Grid position will be judged to have anticipated the

Start.

3. The Clerk of the Course will award a Time Penalty of up to 20 seconds to any Rider who anticipated the Start. The decision as to an anticipated Start is to be accepted as a Matter of Fact from which there is no right of Protest.

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SECTION 7 FLAGS AND LIGHTS

Marshals and other officials display flags or lights to provide information and/or convey instructions to the riders:

7.1 FLAGS AND LIGHTS USED TO prOVIDE INFOrMATION

1. NATIONAL FLAG OR START LIGHTS

1. Signal for the Start of the Race. A Red light will be displayed for up to 5 seconds. The Red Light will then be extinguished to start the race. Alternatively, the National Flag may be lowered to start the race.

2. GREEN FLAG

1. The track is clear.

2. This flag will be shown waved by the starter to signal the start of the warm up lap.

3. This flag must be shown motionless at each flag marshal post for the first lap of each practice session and of the warm up, for the sighting lap(s) and for the warm up lap.

4. This flag must be shown motionless at the flag marshal post immediately after the incident that necessitated the use of one or more yellow flags.

3. YELLOW AND RED STRIPED FLAG

1. Oil, water or other substance is affecting adhesion on this section of the track.

2. This flag must be shown motionless at the flag marshal post.

4. YELLOW AND RED STRIPED FLAG: NATIONAL EVENTS ONLY

1. The adhesion on this section of the track could be affected by any reason other than rain.

2. This flag must be shown motionless at the flag marshal post.

5. WHITE FLAG WITH DIAGONAL RED CROSS: NATIONAL EVENTS ONLY

1. Drops of rain on this section of the track.

2. This flag must be shown motionless at the flag marshal post.

6. WHITE FLAG WITH DIAGONAL RED CROSS + YELLOW AND RED STRIPED FLAG:

NATIONAL EVENTS ONLY

1. Rain on this section of the track.

2. These flags must be shown together motionless at the flag marshal post.

7. BLUE FLAG

1. National events and above. The use of this flag is optional at meetings of lower than National

Status.

2. May be shown waved, this flag indicates that a faster rider is about to overtake.

3. Shown waved at the flag marshal post, this flag indicates to a rider that he is about to be overtaken.

4. During the practice sessions, the rider concerned must keep his line and slow down gradually to allow the faster rider to pass him.

5. During the race, the rider concerned is about to be lapped. He must allow the following rider(s) to pass him at the earliest opportunity.

8. YELLOW FLAG WITH BLACK DIAGONAL CROSS

1. This flag will be shown motionless at the finish line at track level to indicate the commencement of the final lap of the race.

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9. CHEQUERED BLACK AND WHITE FLAG

1. This flag will be waved at the finish line on track level to indicate the finish of race or practice session.

10. CHEQUERED BLACK AND WHITE FLAG PLUS BLUE FLAG

1. The chequered black/white flag will be waved together with the blue flag presented motionless at the finish line on track level when a rider(s) precedes closely the leader during the final lap before the finish line.

11. ADDITIONAL FLAGS – THE ISLE OF MAN TT MOUNTAIN COURSE

1. White Flag with Black “V”

Indicates visibility is reduced on the part of the circuit ahead.

2. White Flag with Black “Sun”

Indicates dazzle from the sun on the part of the circuit ahead.

7.2 FLAGS USED TO CONVEY INFOrMATION AND INSTrUCTIONS

1. YELLOW FLAG AND OR YELLOW LIGHTS

1. During the final inspection lap (by the Stewards and other Officials) this flag must be waved at the exact place where the flag marshal will be positioned during the practices, warm ups and races.

2. Shown waved at each row of the starting grid, this flag indicates that the start of the race is delayed.

3. When shown stationary at the flag marshal post this flag indicates danger ahead, riders must slow down. No overtaking is permitted.

4. When shown waved at the flag marshal post this flag indicates that the danger is more imminent. The riders must be prepared to stop.

5. Overtaking is forbidden up until the point where the green flag is shown.

6. Any infringement of this rule during a practice session will result in the cancellation of the time of the lap during which the infraction occurred.

7. In case of infringement of this rule during the race, a time penalty will be imposed. In both cases, further penalties (such as fine – suspension) may also be imposed.

Note

: Following an incident during a practice or race the Yellow Flags are usually displayed as follows:

1. Shown waved at the flag marshals’ post immediately prior to the incident.

2. Shown stationary at the flag marshals’ post preceding the post at which it is being shown waved.

3. Additional flags may be shown at the request of the Clerk of the Course.

2. WHITE FLAG

1. National events only. Not permitted at Club level.

2. An intervention vehicle is on the track.

3. Waved at the flag marshal post, this flag indicates that the rider will encounter the vehicle in the current section of the track.

4. It is forbidden for a rider to overtake another rider during the display of the white flag.

5. Overtaking the intervention vehicle is permitted.

6. As soon as such a vehicle stops on the track, the white flags must be maintained and the yellow flags must also be presented.

Note

: At a meeting of below National status no Ambulance or Fast Intervention Vehicle will be allowed to be moved onto the course or its immediate verges whilst racing or practice is in progress on any part of the circuit. This means that in circumstances when an Ambulance or Fast Intervention

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Vehicle is required on the circuit, the Red Flags must first be displayed and the race or practice brought to an actual and effective halt before any vehicle is deployed.

3. RED FLAG WITH A WHITE DIAGONAL CROSS. ENDURANCE RACES ONLY.

1. The race is neutralised.

2. Riders must slow down and be prepared to catch up a SAFETY CAR.

3. It is forbidden for a rider to overtake another rider during the display of this flag.

4. Overtaking the SAFETY CAR is forbidden.

5. Riders must line-up in single file behind the SAFETY CAR.

6. This flag must be shown motionless at each flag marshal post,

7. At all meetings where this flag is used a riders briefing must be held.

4. RED FLAG AND RED LIGHTS

1. When the race or practice is being interrupted. On instructions from the Clerk of the Course

Red Lights and/or waved Red Flags will be displayed around the circuit. Riders must stop racing/practice and proceed as instructed by the Marshals.

2. Any infringement of this rule will be penalised with one of the following penalties: fine – disqualification – withdrawal of Championship points – suspension.

3. The red flag will be shown motionless on the starting grid at the end of the sighting lap(s) and at the end of the warm up lap.

4. The red flag may also be used to close the track.

5. On the Start Grid a Red Signal Lights(s) will be displayed for up to 5 seconds. When the Red

Light(s) are extinguished the race will start.

5. BLACK FLAG

1. This flag is used to convey instructions to one rider only and is displayed motionless together with the rider’s number.

2. The rider must stop at the pits at the end of the current lap and cannot restart.

3. Any infringement of this rule will be penalised with one or more of the following penalties: fine – disqualification – withdrawal of Championship points – suspension.

6. BLACK FLAG WITH ORANGE DISK (RADIUS 40 CM)

1. This flag is used to convey instructions to one rider only and is displayed motionless together with the rider’s number.

2. This flag informs the rider that his motorcycle has mechanical problems likely to endanger himself or others, and that he must immediately leave the track.

3. Any infringement of this rule will be penalised with one or more of the following penalties: fine – disqualification – withdrawal of Championship points – suspension.

7.3 FLAG DIMENSIONS

The flag dimension should be approximately 80cms in the vertical and 100cms in the horizontal.

7.4 FLAG COLOUrS

The Pantones for the colours are as follows:

Orange: Pantone 151C

Black: Pantone Black C

Blue:

Red:

Pantone 286C or 298C

Pantone 186C

Yellow: Pantone Yellow C

Green: Pantone 348C

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7.5 FLAG MArSHALS pOSTS

The position of the Flag Marshals Posts will be fixed during the ACU Track Inspection.

7.6 MArSHALS OVErALLS

It is recommended that Marshals overalls be Orange (Pantone 151C) or white in colour.

Waterproofs should be of the same colour or transparent.

SECTION 8 BEHAVIOUR DURING PRACTICE AND RACE

8.1 rIDErS MUST OBEY THE FLAG SIGNALS, THE LIGHT SIGNALS, AND THE BOArDS

WHICH CONVEY INSTrUCTIONS. ANY INFrINGEMENT TO THIS rULE WILL BE pENALISED ACCOrDING TO THE prOVISIONS OF CHApTEr 7.

1. Riders must ride in a responsible manner which does not cause danger to other competitors or participants, either on the track or in the pit-lane. Any infringement of this rule will be penalised with one of the following penalties: fine – time penalty – disqualification – withdrawal of Championship points – suspension.

2. Riders should use only the track and the pit-lane. However, if a rider accidentally leaves the track then he may rejoin it at the place indicated by the marshals or at a place which does not provide an advantage to him. Any infringement of this rule during the practices or warm up will be penalised by the cancellation of the lap time concerned and during the race, by a time penalty.

Further penalties (such as fine – disqualification – withdrawal of Championship points) may also be imposed.

3. Any repairs or adjustments along the race track must be made by the rider working alone with absolutely no outside assistance. The marshals may assist the rider to the extent of helping him to lift the machine and holding it whilst any repairs or adjustments are made.

The marshal may then assist him to re-start the machine.

4. If the rider intends to retire, then he must park his motorcycle in a safe area as indicated by the marshals.

5. If the rider encounters a problem with the machine which will result in his retirement from the practice or the race, then he should not attempt to tour at reduced speed to the pits but should pull off the track and park his machine in a safe place as indicated by the marshals.

6. Riders are not permitted to return slowly to the pits for any reason during practice or racing.

7. Riders may enter the pits during the race, but taking the motorcycle inside the pit box is not permitted. Any infringement of this rule will be penalised with a disqualification.

Riders who stop their engines in the pits may be assisted to re-start their motorcycle by the mechanics.

8. Riders are not allowed to transport another person on their machine or to be transported by another rider on his machine.

9. Riders must adopt a position with their feet on the footrests.

10. Riders who fall from their machine are not permitted to continue with the practice or race until passed fit by the Medical Officer and the machine re-inspected by technical control. Any infringement of this rule will result in the rider being disqualified from the remainder of the practice session or race and may result in further penalties.

11. Riders must not ride or push their motorcycles in the opposite direction of the circuit, either on the track or in the pit lane, unless doing so under the direction of an Official.

12. No signal of any kind may pass between a moving motorcycle and anyone connected with the motorcycle’s entrant or rider, save for the signal from the time keeping transponder, or legible messages on a pit board or body movements by the rider.

Automatic timing devices, provided they do not disrupt official timekeeping methods, are not considered as telemetry.

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13. The carrying of on board cameras is only permitted with the prior approval, in writing of the Clerk of the Course. The Camera must be securely fitted to the machine. It must not be attached to the body, helmet or clothing of the rider/driver or passenger. The installation of the camera must be approved by the Chief Technical Officer.

14. A speed limit may be imposed in the Pit Lane.

1. Any rider found to have exceeded the limit during the practice will be subject to a penalty as described in the Supplementary Regulations.

2. Any rider who exceeds the pit lane speed limit during a race will be penalised with a time penalty as described in the Supplementary Regulations.

3. The Clerk of the Course must communicate the offence to the pit of the rider.

15. In the interest of safety, a rider may not stop his machine on the racing surface during the slow down lap, (exception see Art 8.17) when returning to the pits after the chequered flag.

16. Stopping on the track during practices and races is forbidden. (exception see Art 8.17)

17. During the practice sessions and warm ups, practice starts are permitted, when it is safe to do so, at the pit lane exit before joining the track and after the chequered flag is shown at the end of practice sessions and warm ups, when it is safe to do so. These practice starts must take place off the racing line.

18. The spinning of rear wheels (burn-outs) is strictly forbidden. Breach of this rule will result in a penalty of disqualification.

19. Any competitor who in any ACU or MCRCB Permitted Event participates on a machine for which he is not eligible through age or licence restrictions will be penalised by a fine of £500.00 and a suspension for one year from the date of the hearing.

8.2 prOTESTS

1. Any Rider, Passenger, Entrant or Official licensed by the ACU affected by a decision taken during a meeting held under an ACU Permit has the right to protest against that decision.

2. No protest may be lodged against a decision of statement of fact of the Race Direction to inflict or not:

• A time penalty

• A change of position

• A ride through

• A disqualification from the practice sessions or races by means of a black flag or black flag with orange disc

• A penalty for speeding in the pit lane.

SECTION 9 NEUTRALISATION OF RACES – SAFETY CAR

A compulsory riders briefing on these Regulations must be conducted by the Clerk of the Course or his Deputy prior to any race in which the use of Safety Cars is intended. The Safety Cars if they are to go on the track must be equipped with Yellow Flashing lights. The words “Safety Car” should be clearly indicated on the back and the sides of the car. The Driver of the Safety Car should be the holder of an ACU or FIM Clerk of the Course or Competition Licence for Road Racing, a MSA

Competition Licence or an ARDS Licence. All “Safety Car” drivers must be assisted in the car by a

Race Official who is in constant contact with the Clerk of the Course.

If during a race of 20 miles or more an incident other than rain puts at risk the safety of the competitors and renders impossible the normal progress of the competition the Clerk of the Course

(Grade National A or above or of Grade National B with the prior individual approval of the Road

Race Committee) may decide to neutralize the race.

The following procedure will be adopted:

1. A Red Flag with a White Diagonal Cross must be displayed at the selected Marshals Posts during the whole of the neutralisation period.

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2. A White Board showing the words “Safety Car” will be displayed at the Start Line during the whole of the neutralisation period.

3. Riders must immediately slow down. Overtaking is forbidden. The Track Marshals will record all infringements and report them to the Clerk of the Course.

4. The pit lane exit will be closed to competitors.

5. When the leading competitor approaches the start line at the end of the lap that the neutralisation was decided a “Safety Car” equipped with two flashing Yellow Lights on the roof will enter the track with two flashing lights switched on.

6. The competitors will end up in single file behind the “Safety Car” without overtaking it.

7. Competitors may now enter the pits but all other rules must be complied with.

8. After stopping at the pits competitors must line up at the pit lane exit and must only rejoin the circuit when instructed to do so by the official with a Green Flag or when the Green

Light at that location is switched on. These instructions will be given 10 seconds after the last competitor in line behind the “Safety Car” has passed that point. Competitors must join the back of the line and MUST NOT overtake. The pit lane exit will then be closed and competitors must wait for the next lap.

9. During the last lap of the neutralisation period the “Safety Car” will switch off the Lights on the roof to indicate to the competitors that the “Safety Car” will enter the pit lane at the end of that lap and the race will resume.

10. When the “Safety Car” has left the track overtaking is forbidden up until the start line, where a Green Flag will be waved and the Red Flag with the White Diagonal Cross immediately withdrawn.

11. The pit lane exit will then be permanently re-opened.

12. The race will continue normally.

13. Unless otherwise decided by the Clerk of the Course, each lap completed by the “Safety Car” will be counted as a race lap. A Board displaying the new actual number of laps remaining will be displayed on the start line when the green flag is waved. If the race is eventually stopped under SR 10.1 whilst the “Safety Car” is deployed the result will be according to the position at the last completed lap before the “Safety Car” was introduced.

14. No Protest may be lodged against the decision of the Clerk of the Course regarding the number of laps remaining in order to complete the race.

15. All other rules of the race must be observed.

16. Exceptions – Clubman Endurance races only

1. In Clubman Endurance races, the Clerk of the Course is authorised to deploy the Safety Car at the earliest convenient moment irrespective of the position of each rider in the race.

2. A Fast Intervention Vehicle may be despatched immediately ahead of the Safety Car.

3. No Protest may be lodged against the effect of any laps lost or gained in respect of Articles

16.1 and 16.2 mentioned above.

SECTION 10 INTERRUPTION OF A RACE

10.1 IF THE CLErK OF THE COUrSE DECIDES TO INTErrUpT A rACE DUE TO CLIMATIC

CONDITIONS Or SOME OTHEr rEASON, THEN rED FLAGS WILL BE DISpLAYED AT

THE FINISH LINE AND AT ALL FLAG MArSHALS’ pOSTS.

1. Riders must immediately slow down and return to the pit lane, or as directed by the marshals upon instructions from the Clerk of the Course.

2. If less than three laps have been completed by the leader of the race, then the race will be null and void and a completely new race will be run. If it is found impossible to re-start the race, then it will be declared cancelled and the race will not count for any Championship.

3. If three laps or more have been completed by the leader of the race but less than two-thirds of the current race distance rounded down to the nearest whole number of laps, then the race will

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National status).</