ACU handbook 2017
2017
ACU HANDBOOK 2017
HANDBOOK
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ARENA TRIALS
BEACH CROSS
BEACH RACING
BIKE TRIALS
BYMX
CYCLE TRIALS
DRAG
ENDURO
GRASS TRACK
HARE & HOUNDS
HILL CLIMB
MOTOCROSS
POCKET BIKES
QUAD
ROAD RACING
SPEEDWAY
SPRINT
SUPERCROSS
SUPERMOTO
TRIALS
2017 HANDBOOK
January 2017
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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.
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Patron
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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
General Secretary G. THOMPSON MBE BEM
D. D. BANKS
Lt Col (Retd) E. P. BARTLETT
E. BELLARS
A. BROWNLIE
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R. COLLINS
Honorary Members of the ACU
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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.
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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
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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.
section one
THE ACU
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committees & panels
NATIONAL COUNCIL
CHAIRMAN – J. Collins (2018) 52
Margam Road, Margam, Port
Talbot, West Glamorgan SA13 2BW.
Tel: 01639 882241 Fax: 01639 773470
johncollinsemail@yahoo.co.uk
ACU Cheshire & North Wales C. Berisford,
38 Wybunbury Road, Willaston,
Nantwich, CW5 7JE. Tel: 07748 234357
chris.berisford@sky.com
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
jack.vera7@btinternet.com
ACU East Midland M. Jessup, 54 Monks
Road, Binley Woods, Coventry CV3 2BS.
Tel: 02476 544463 nascar@ntlworld.com
ACU East South Wales Mr Derek Smith, 125
Glan-y-Fford, Taffs Wells, Cardiff CF15
7SQ. Tel: 02920 337036/07971 153903
derek.acu.eastsouthwales@gmail.com
ACU East Yorks Mrs A. Watson,
Dunriding, High Street, Castleton,
Whitby YO21 2DB Tel: 01287 660577
aec@watson577.fsnet.co.uk
ACU Isle of Man Mrs B. Crellin, Shilley Gniebe,
Ballachurry Road, Greeba, Isle of Man IM4
3LE. Tel: 01624 801726 fin-bren@manx.net
ACU Midland Mr D. Smith, The Willows,
Cursley Lane, Shenstone, Kidderminster,
Worcs, DY10 4DX Tel: 01527 592797 dave@
globalpump.co.uk
ACU Mid Wales Miss J Hockly, 1 Plas y Bryn
Bungalow, Llanfair Road, Newtown,
Powys SY16 3JY. Tel/Fax: 01686
626370 jess_hockly@yahoo.co.uk
www.midwalesdirttrack.com
ACU Northern R Wilson, 14 Undercliff Road,
Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4PS Tel: 01539
728565 mec27@btinternet.com
ACU North Eastern I Reavely, 35 Columbia
Terrace, Blythe, Northumberland, NE24 3JZ
ianreavley007@btinternet.com
ACU North Western R. Livesey 1
Franklands Drive, Ribbleton, Preston,
Lancs PR2 6RX. Tel: 01772 791924
hondabobs@btinternet.com
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ACU South Eastern Mr P. Burrell, 40
Annandale Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA15
8EL Tel: 020 8300 5572/07885 682647
pj.burrell@btinternet.com
ACU Southern B. New, 6 Coleridge Gardens,
Cowplan, Waterlooville, Hants PO8 8LS.
Tel: 02392 645114
ACU South Midland Miss M Bird, Tel: 07773
064796 mellie.bird@ntlworld.com
ACU South Western TBC
ACU Wessex N. Steadman, 11 Watson Avenue,
Bristol BS4 3SG. Tel: 07505 187071 nick_
steadman@msn.com
ACU Western Miss J. Jones, Woodlands,
Kempley Green, Dymock Gloucester, GL18
2BW Tel: 01531 890691/07775 524805
jennie.jones2@tiscali.co.uk
ACU West South Wales G. Heywood,
81 Alexander Road, Gorseinon,
Swansea SA4 4NU, Tel: 01792 893457
graham.heywood@talk21.com
ACU Yorkshire Mike Washington, Tel: 07730
572683 mikewashington@sky.com
ACU Scotland C Mackenzie, 28 West Main
Street, Uphall, West Lothian EH52 5DW.
Tel: 01506 858354 Fax: 01506 855792
office@sacu.co.uk
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. mikedommett@hotmail.com
www.bemsee.net
Non-Territorial Board P. Tomlin, 25 Rusper
Road, Dagenham, Essex RM9 4NT.
Tel: 0208 5931237 Mob: 07711 822594
phillip.tomlin@btinternet.com
Year in brackets indicates expiry of term of office
at 31st December.
AUTO CYCLE UNION HANDBOOK 2017
ACU LTD DIRECTORS
CHAIRMAN – J. Collins (2018) 52
Margam Road, Margam, Port
Talbot, West Glamorgan SA13 2BW.
Tel: 01639 882241 Fax: 01639 773470
johncollinsemail@yahoo.co.uk
R. Hanks (2017) 50 Lyndhurst Road, Erdington,
Birmingham B24 8QS. Tel: Day 0121 373
1035 Eve: 0121 686 3799 Fax: 0121 686 8700
royacu@btconnect.com
B. Higgins (2019) Sunnycote, Marytavy,
Tavistock, Devon PL19 9QB. Tel: 01822
810336/07793 494793 brian@rentafford.
fsnet.co.uk
R. Humphrey (2018) 11 Shepherds Avenue,
Earley, Nr. Reading, Berks RG6 1AY.
Tel: 07850 598886 royh.acu@btinternet.com
Dr P D King (2019) 3 Branston Avenue,
Barrow Upon Soar, Loughborough,
Leicestershire LE12 8XL, Tel: 01509 416369
p.d.king@lboro.ac.uk
S. McCauley (2018) 6 Brecon Close, Wansbeck
Manor, Ashington, Northumberland NE63
0HT Tel: 01670540400 Mob: 07747 864384
motomcfrog@aol.com
I. Murphy (2017) Thie Roarbrae, 11 Sileau Curn
Park, Kirk Michael, Isle of Man IM6 1EH.
Tel: 01624 878394 murf@manx.net
T Robinson (2019) Wayback, Sherfield
Green, Sherfield-on-Loddon, Hook,
Hampshire, RG27 0EE Tel: 07817 131821
tristan@tristanrobinson.co.uk
D. Staff (2018) 32 Jutland Crescent, Hunters
Meadow, Andover, Hampshire SP10 4NB.
Tel: 01264 358345 dickie.staff@gmail.com
C. Tyrrell (2018) Kangal Farm, Criggan,
Bugle, St. Austell, Cornwall PL26
8QX. Tel: 01726 890404/07970 281545
christ6996@hotmail.com
Company Secretary: Gary Thompson MBE
BEM Tel: 01788 566414/07976 548375
gary@acu.org.uk
PANEL OF ADJUDICATORS
A. F. E. Bellars (2018)12 Rosehill Park, Emmer
Green, Reading, Berks RG4 8XE. Tel: 0118
947 0837 bellars@virginmedia.com
P. Beardmore BEM (2018) 8 Ash Tree Hill,
Cheadle, Staffs ST10 1UQ. Tel: 01538
750057 peterbeardmore@btinternet.com
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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
alanfoskew29@btinternet.com
E. Jones (2018) 18 Chapel Street,
Astwood Bank, Redditch B96 6DA.
Tel: 01527 893392/07947 319432
eddiejones4@googlemail.com
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 apenny@nwsltd.f9.co.uk
D. Porter (2018), 96 Pembroke Avenue, Luton,
Beds LU4 9BJ. Tel: 07710 435127/01582
847399 david.porter31@btopenworld.com
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 p.d.king@lboro.ac.uk
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
enquiries@knockhill.com
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 mikedommett@hotmail.com
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 mark.jessup@btinternet.com
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 rowena@acu.org.uk
Assistant Road Race Secretary: Michelle Haynes
Tel: 01788 566406 michelle@acu.org.uk
TRACK RACING COMMITTEE
CHAIRMAN – D. Staff (2018) 32 Jutland
Crescent, Hunters Meadow, Andover,
Hampshire SP10 4NB. Tel: 01264 358345
dickie.staff@gmail.com
P Hurry (2018) Greenway, Headcorn Road,
Grafty Green, Maidstone, Kent ME17 2AN.
paulhurry86@hotmail.com
S Brace (2017) 33 Patricia Gardens,
Bishops Stortford, Herts CM23 3QE
scbrace@hotmail.com
S Harvey (2019) Newlands, Drake
Lane, Little Waltham, Celsmford,
Essex, CM3 3ND Tel: 07802 654372
teamharveyhogg@googlemail.com
M Stace (2017) 20 Oldfield Avenue, Eastbourne,
East Sussex BN20 9PU. Tel: 07710 910448
micksidecar18@gmail.com
A Steele (2019) 22 Church Street, Billesden,
Leicester, Leics LE7 9AE Tel: 07889 862077
tandj22@btinternet.com
Committee Secretary: Tracey Cossar Tel: 01788
566402 tracey.cossar@acu.org.uk
MOTOCROSS COMMITTEE
CHAIRMAN – S. McCauley (2018) 6
Brecon Close, Wansbeck Manor,
Ashington, Northumberland NE63 0HT
Tel: 01670540400 Mob: 07747 864384
steve.mx@aol.com
D. Edwards (2018) 119 Woodside Lane,
Bexley, Kent, DA5 1EY Tel: 07850 117344
davidpedwards@tiscali.co.uk
J. Blyth (2017) 21 Ashe Road, Lower Hacheston,
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 0PD. Tel: 07971
139010 john.blyth@hotmail.com
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A Hay (2019) 27 Tizzick Close, Three Score,
Norwich, NR5 9HB Tel: 01603 734700
andrew.hay10@btinternet.com
L Smith (2019) 12 Holcroft Hill, Barrow-InFurness, Cumbria, LA13 9PH Tel: 077032
11059 lee63smith@yahoo.co.uk
C. Warren (2017) 29 Longmead,
Liss, Hampshire, GU33 7JX. Tel/
Fax: 01730 894241/07809 443132
wgconsultants@hotmail.co.uk
Committee Secretaries: Sonia Goggin Tel: 01788
566404 sonia@acu.org.uk
Jacob Bourne Tel: 01788 566422
jacob@acu.org.uk
TRIALS AND ENDURO COMMITTEE
CHAIRMAN – J. Collins (2018) 52 Margam
Road, Margam, Port Talbot, West
Glamorgan SA13 2BW. Tel: 01639 882241
johncollinsemail@yahoo.co.uk
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
Andrew.martin468@mod.uk
S. Moore (2019) Bramble Cottage, Church Lane,
Bisley, Surrey. GU24 9EA. Tel: 01483 486320
builderstevemoore@gmail.com
M Rapley (2017) 3 New Acres, Carnforth,
Lancs. LA5 9XD Tel: 07788 161929/01524
734674 rapley47@outlook.com
A. Rew (2017) Wolborough Barton,
Newton Abbott, Devon TQ12 1EJ.
Tel: 01626 365107 Mob: 07734 830021
wolborough@btconnect.com
P Sparkes (2018) 9 Engine Common Lane,
Yate, Bristol BS37 7PX Tel: 07836 706735
phil@wessexplant.com
M. Wren (2017) Levenside, Newby Bridge,
Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 8LZ.
Tel: 01539 531082/07921 214661
mick.trials@gmail.com
Committee Secretaries: Mary Kerr Tel: 01788
566403 mary@acu.org.uk
Kathy Roche Tel: 01788 566409
kathryn@acu.org.uk
Madalena Miguens Tel: 01788 566412
madalena@acu.org.uk
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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
royacu@btconnect.com
Mrs M. Carter JP (Treasurer) Hunters
Gap, Thorpe Lane, Guiseley, Leeds
LS20 8JH. Tel: 01943 878666
mcarterhuntersgap@btinternet.com
R. Collins 12 Winchester Road, Buckland,
Portsmouth, Hants PO2 7PT. Tel/
Fax: 02392 691803/07789 767421
roycollins12w@gmail.com
Mrs W. Evans MBE 3 Mount View Terrace,
Onchan, Isle of Man IM3 1AB.
Tel: 01624 621296/07624 433540
desandwyn@manx.net
Mrs L Francis ‘Ballaspur’ 15 Furrocks Lane,
Ness, Neston, South Wirral, CH64 4EH
Tel: 0151 336 4940 lyn.francis@yahoo.co.uk
C. Pattison 6 Churchfields, Wincanton,
Somerset BA9 9AJ. Tel: 01963 33001
R. W. Smith 59 Green Avenue, Chellaston,
Derby DE73 6TE. Tel: 01332 722671
r.smith266@ntlworld.com
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
dw@acu.org.uk
TECHNICAL PANEL
TECHNICAL CONSULTANT – Dr. P. King 3
Branston Avenue, Barrow upon Soar,
Loughborough, Leicester LE12 8XL
Tel: 01509 416369 p.d.king@lboro.ac.uk
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
aws.30@hotmail.co.uk
Secretaries: Michelle Haynes Tel: 01788 566405
michelle@acu.org.uk (Road Racing Technical
matters)
Kirsty Telford Tel: 01788 566408
kirsty@acu.org.uk (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
pgregory@ntlworld.com
(Members to be appointed by Sport Committees
plus Specialist Representatives).
Secretary: Kirsty Telford Tel: 01788 566408
kirsty@acu.org.uk
MEDICAL PANEL
CHAIRMAN: Mr R Hanks
Mr P Burnage
Dr A Butler
Mr K Dwyer
Dr A Walker
Dr B Winter
Chief Medical Advisor: Dr H Romer
Secretary: Debbie Walmsley Tel: 01788 566419
dw@acu.org.uk
ACU EVENTS LTD DIRECTORS
CHAIRMAN – B. Higgins Sunnycote,
Marytavy, Tavistock, Devon PL19
9QB. Tel: 01822 810336/07793 494793
brian@rentafford.fsnet.co.uk
R. Hanks 50 Lyndhurst Road, Erdington,
Birmingham B24 8QS. Tel: 0121 373
1035/0121 686 8700 Eve: 0121 686 3799
royacu@btconnect.com
R. Humphrey 11 Shepherds Avenue, Earley, Nr.
Reading, Berks RG6 1AY. Tel: 07850 598886
royh.acu@btinternet.com
Dr P D King 3 Branston Avenue, Barrow
Upon Soar, Loughborough, Leicestershire
LE12 8XL, Tel: 01509 416369
p.d.king@lboro.ac.uk
D. Smith 4 Church End, Panfield, Braintree,
Essex CM7 5AJ. Tel: 01376 328907
david.smith853@tesco.net
Company Secretary: Gary Thompson MBE BEM
Tel: 07976 548375 gary@acu.org.uk
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committees & panels
ACU INSURANCE LTD DIRECTORS
B. Higgins Sunnycote, Marytavy, Tavistock,
Devon PL19 9QB. Tel: 01822 810336/07793
494793 brian@rentafford.fsnet.co.uk
I Murphy Thie Roarbrae, 11 Sileau Curn
Park, Kirk Michael, Isle of Man IM6 1EH
Tel: 01624 878394 murf@manx.net
D Smith 4 Church End, Panfield, Braintree,
Essex, CM7 5AJ Tel: 01376 328907
david.smith853@tesco.net
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
tonygillias@gmail.com
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
gordonpairman@manx.net
G Reeve (ACU) 1 Cuphill Close. Newland
Manor. Droitwich. WR9 7GD.
Tel: 07947109004. grvlb34@gmail.com
A Steele (ACU) 22 Church Street, Billesden,
Leicester, Leics LE7 9AE Tel: 07889 862077
tandj22@btinternet.com
Administrator: Neil Vacher Tel: 01788 565603
Fax: 01788 552308
SCB Secretary: Nikki Jamieson Tel: 01788
565603 info@scvbgb.co.uk
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
p.d.king@lboro.ac.uk
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Auto-Cycle Union Limited structure
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ACU EVENTS LIMITED
NATIONAL COUNCIL
ROAD RACE
DRAG &
SPRINT
COMMITTEE
TRIALS &
ENDURO
COMMITTEE
MOTOCROSS
COMMITTEE
TRACK
RACING
COMMITTEE
LOCAL
CENTRES
NONTERRITORIAL
BOARD
SACU
ADVISORY
PANELS
LOCAL
CLUBS
SPEEDWAY
CONTROL
BUREAU
(Note 1)
NONTERRITORIAL
CLUBS
NOTE 1
Technical
Sustainable Event Management
Medical
International
Adjudicators
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acu personnel
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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 admin@acu.org.uk
website: www.acu.org.uk
General SecretaryGary Thompson MBE BEM
01788 566414/07976 548375
gary@acu.org.uk
Assistant to the General Secretary
Debbie Walmsley 01788 566419 dw@acu.org.uk
PR & Marketing Officer
Richard Blyth 01788 566428 pr@acu.org.uk
Licencing Enquiries
01788 566417 licence@acu.org.uk
Road Race Secretary
Rowena Perks 01788 566406 rowena@acu.org.uk
Road Race Assistant and
Road Race Technical Secretary
Michelle Haynes 01788 566405 michelle@acu.org.uk
Motocross & Competitions Secretary
Sonia Goggin 01788 566404 sonia@acu.org.uk
Motocross Assistant
Jacob Bourne 01788 566422 jacob@acu.org.uk
Motocross Assistant, Off Road Technical Kirsty Telford 01788 566408 kirsty@acu.org.uk
Secretary and Sustainable Event
Management Panel Secretary
Trials & Enduro Secretary
Mary Kerr 01788 566403 mary@acu.org.uk
Trials & Enduro Secretary
Kathy Roche 01788 566409 kathyrn@acu.org.uk
Trials & Enduro Secretary
Madalena Miguens 01788 566412 madalena@acu.org.uk
Track Racing Secretary
Tracey Cossar 01788 566402 tracey.cossar@acu.org.uk
Finance & Support Services
Xenia Munro 01788 566411 xenia@acu.org.uk
Kalpna Vaghela 01788 566410 kalpna@acu.org.uk
Anne Robbins 01788 566424 anne@acu.org.uk
Training
Debbie Walmsley 01788 566419 dw@acu.org.uk
ACU Benevolent Fund Secretary
Debbie Walmsley 01788 566419 dw@acu.org.uk
ACU House Reception
Geraldine Wilson 01788 566400 admin@acu.org.uk
ACU EVENTS LTD
General SecretaryGary Thompson MBE BEM
01788 566414/07976 548375
gary@acu.org.uk
anti-theft initiative
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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.
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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 epbartlett@yahoo.co.uk
Chairman:
Mr Eddie Bellars, 12 Rosehill Park,
Emmer Green, Reading, Berks RG4 8XE.
Tel: 0118 947 0837. Mob: 07887 990617.
bellars@virginmedia.com
General Secretary:
Mrs Sally Russell, Houndshill Cottage,
Banbury Road, Ettington, Stratford Upon
Avon, Warks, CV37 7 NS Tel: 01789 740866
russell.sally4@gmail.com
NON-TERRITORIAL CLUBS
0500 Army Motorcycling Association
Lt Col Mike Tizard, 18 Sherfield,
Winterbourne, Dauntsey,
Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 6HF
Tel: 01980610425/07767756167
mike.tizard@btinternet.com
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
clairmcmahon@boundless.co.uk
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
office@auto66.com 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
bemseeoffice@gmail.com 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
bemseeoffice@gmail.com 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
0377CJSC
Mrs Julia Kirk, 12 Milne Close, Bircotes,
Doncaster DN11 8AP Tel: 07583 254834
cjsc1motocrossclub@gmail.com
mx
0764 Classic 50 Racing Club
Lynne Tolhurst, Gwerncynydd
Fach, Nantmel, Llandrindod Wells,
Powys LD1 6EW Tel: 01597 810017
secretary@classic50ccracingclub.co.uk
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 sally.russell@crmc.co.uk
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. p.d.king@lboro.ac.uk
RR, MX
0598 Ducati Sporting Club
Mr Martin Sisley, 9 Berkeley Close,
Pitstone, Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 9FG
Membership@ducatisportingclub.com
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)
stuartmatthewsferrari@yahoo.co.uk
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
58315@kent.pnn.police.uk
0509 Formula Sidecar Racing Association
Pat Hamblin, 4 Tivey Way,
Melbourne, Derbyshire, DE73 8JS
Tel: 01332 805535/07971 821850
pat.fsra@talktalk.net www.fsra.org.uk
RR
0510GRASA
Mrs Di Wain, 104 Purbrook Way, Leigh
Park, Havant, Hampshire PO9 3SB.
Tel/Fax: 02392 644061/07881 818089
diwain@ntlworld.com www.grasa.co.uk
GT
0627 Greeves Riders Association
Mr Rob Thornton MBE, Binesfield
Bines Green, Horsham, West Sussex,
RH13 8EH Tel: 01403 713123
rob-thornton@btinternet.com
T, Social
0806 Historic Racing Fifty MCC
Mr John Lee, Rainbow Cottage Main
Street, Willey, Nr Rugby, Tel: 01455
554400 rfmc_2015@yahoo.co.uk
0282KRC
G Marchant, The Cottage
High Street, Leigh, Tonbridge,
TN11 8RH. Tel/Fax: 01732
838500 gjmraung@hotmail.com
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 russell.sally4@gmail.com
www.lansdowneclassic.co.uk
0590 London Douglas Motorcycle Club Ltd
Mr Roy Staunton, Highbanks
12A Kings Orchard, Basingstoke,
RG23 7AX Tel: 01256 780819
secretary@douglasmcc.co.uk
RAL
0609 Mercian Dirt Rider
Mrs Lesley Smith, 24 Inglestone Road,
Wickwar, Wotton Under Edge, GL12
8NH Tel: 07793 904636/07500 831159
mail@merciandirtriders.com
non-territorial clubs
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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
mrthumpercross@thumpercross.com
www.thumpercross.com
MX
0511 Morgan Three Wheeler Club Ltd
Mr Peter Clews, 141 Stallington
Road, Blythe Bridge, StokeOn-Trent ST11 9PB. Tel: 01782
396762. peter_clews@hotmail.com
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.
woodall@themotorcyclingclub.org.uk
www.themotorcyclingclub.org.uk
T, LDT
0514 Motorcycle Club of Wales
Karen Madeley, Brickyard, Ceri,
Newtown, Powys, SY16 4LH Tel: 01686
670596 vic@mwtra.co.uk
0515 National Association of Supertwins
Mrs Yvonne Mott, 17 Maidenhead
Court Park, Maidenhead, Berks, SL6
8HN. Tel: 07785 926957/01628 630745
ymott@its.jnj.com 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 pgisaac@tiscali.co.uk
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 phillip.tomlin@btinternet.com
RR, rr, PB, pb, SM, sm
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non-territorial clubs
0519 N G Road Racing Club
Paul Buckland, 15 Edgeworth, Miserden
Road, Cheltenham GL51 6BW. Tel: 07785
803560 paul.buckland56@btinternet.com
www.ngroadracing.org
RR, rr
0805 Norton Owners Club
Barry Stickland, 110 Reading Road,
Finchampstead, Wokingham, Berkshire,
RG40 4RA Tel: 0118 973 0589
noc@waitrose.com
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
irmarshall@btconnect.com
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 copifex@
aol.com
MX
0524 Trail Bike Enduro Club (TBEC)
Mrs Belinda Jarman, 9 Chestnut Drive,
Thorney, Peterborough, PE6 0QR
secretary@tbec.co.uk 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
mmmellish@aol.com
RR, RAL, Social
0572 TT Supporters Club
Mrs Rose Hanks, 50 Lyndhurst Road,
Erdington, Birmingham B24 8QS.
Tel: 0121 3731035/0121 6863799
royacu@btconnect.com
Social
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0654 Veteran Vespa Club
Chris Wainwright, 4 Ashdene Drive,
Wakefield, WF4 1PQ Tel: 01924 860241
gensecretary@veteranvespaclub.com
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 ianbotham@vmcc.net
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 viper.williams@talktalk.net
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 admin@acu.org.uk
BA Promotions
7 Callow Crescent, Minsterley,
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 0BY
Tel: 07852270560 percivalj@hotmail.co.uk
Brackley Festival of Motorcycling
Roger Charlesworth, Peartree House,
Glovers Lane, Middleton Cheney
OX17 2NU Tel: 01295 710159
trc.1@rocketmail.com
Club Thundersport Limited
Mr D Stewart, Keepers Cottage,
Hemington Lane,
Lockington DE74 2RJ. Tel: 01509 678888
jamiestewart9@googlemail.com
CORE Off Road Events
10 Lark Rise, Newton Poppleford,
EX10 0DH Tel: 07487 783246
coreoffroadevents@hotmail.com
David Knight Racing LTD
David.knight@manx.net
Dirtbike Action Limited
John Kerwin, Wayside, Ripon Road, South
Stainley, Harrogate, HG3 3LT Tel: 07557
665647 krwnmt@aol.com
DKS Sport Ltd
50 Colchester Road, Great Totenham
North, Essex, CM9 8DG
Dorset Enduro
Craig Redmond, 13 Encombe
Road, Wareham, BH20 4PS
dorsetenduro@hotmail.com
East Anglia Schoolboy Scrambling Club
Jean Ingram, 18 Austral Way, Althorne,
Essex, CM3 6UP Tel: 01621 740795/07748
666066 jeaningram@btinternet.com
Edge OffRoad Events
edgeoffroad@outlook.com Tel: 07557
447084
Fab-Racing
Unit 9, Northbrook Business Park,
Northbrook Road, Worthing, BN14 8PQ
Tel: 01273 782828 mail@fab-racing.co.uk
Fast Eddy Racing Ltd
1A Pool Road, Chasetown, Burntwood,
Staff, WS7 3QW Tel: 01543 37070/07889
924560 fasteddyracing@hotmail.co.uk
recognised promoters
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G2F Media
3 The Old Court House, Tenterden
Street, Bury BL9 0AL Tel: 0161 763 6660
info@g2fmedia.com
George Wilby Racing
51 Barton Road, Woodbridge, IP12 1JH
Tel: 01394 387243 Mob: 07432 090114
bcgwilby@googlemail.com
HIMX
Gary Ford, 21 Mulberry Close,
Parkgate, Rotherham, South
Yorkshire S62 6BW Tel: 07966
367456 gary@motorx.freeserve.co.uk
ford542@btinternet.com
Hit the Dirt
Dave Barkshire Tel: 01603 722800
davebarkshire@btconnect.com
Kieraden Park
North Moor Lane, Scunthorpe,
DN17 3PS Tel: 07789 633794
peter.sembiante@ntlworld.com
LSMX Promotions Ltd
7 Pendles, Pendles Paddock,
Stokenchurch, Highwycombe,
HP14 3UW Tel: 01494 916649
c.bernardelli1965@gmail.com
0751 Mid Sussex MCC
Riona Woodman, 49 Kingshill
Avenue, Worcester Park, Surrey
KT4 8DE Tel: 07912 516729
woodman@btinternet.com
www.msmxc.co.uk
Midwest Ltd
Unit 9, Enterprise Centre Lysander
Road, Bowerhill Ind Est Melksham,
Wiltshire, SN12 6QP. Tel: 01225 791179
midwest@racingmx.fsnet.co.uk
MotorSport Vision Racing (MSVR)
Motorsport Vision Centre, Brands Hatch,
Fawkham, Longfield, Kent DA3 8NG.
Tel: 01474 875296 bsb@msvracing.co.uk
MWTRA Promoters
Greenfields, Kerry, Nr Newtown, Powys
SY16 4LH. Tel: 01686 670596 Fax: 01686
670354 vic@mwtra.co.uk
MX Nationals
Neil Irwin, The Courtyard, All Saints
Lane, Sutton Courtenay, Abington, OX14
4AG Tel: 01235 848767
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recognised promoters/recognised associations
Newtown & District Automobile Club Ltd
Chris Tomley, Cwm Cochen, Bettws
Cedewain, Newtown, Powys SY16 3LQ
Tel: 01686 650430 c.tomley@gmail.com
No Limits Racing
Mark Berry, Black Horse Barns, Fancott,
Toddington, LU5 6HT Tel: 01525 877087
option 2 nlr@nolimitstrackdays.com
Nora-Mx
Stuart Walker, Shepperlands Copse, Park
Lane, Wokingham, Berks, RG40 4QE
Tel: 0118 9731700 info@nora-mx.co.uk
www.nora-mx.org.uk
NoraSport Supermoto Ltd
David Dearden, 18 Elton Street, Priors
Hall, Corby, Northants, NN17 5EY,
rdnorasport@gmail.com Tel: 07590832058
ORE Events
Fred Nandi, The Old Coach House,
Walcombe Lane, Wells, Somerset,
BA5 3AG Tel: 01749 676667
atvsuk@hotmail.com
Rally Moto Ltd
Cheltenham Film Studios, p106
Photographic Block, Hatherley
Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 6PN
Tel:02071935992 robert@tiger-fish.com
robert@rallymoto.co.uk
Raw Enduro
Wayne Braybrook, Flappit Springs,
Keighley, BD21 5PU Tel: 07802 572023
wayne@rawenduro.co.uk
RHL Activities Ltd
The Bryn Garage, Penpergwn,
Abergavenny, South Wales, NP7 9AT
info@rhlactivities.com
Sherrard Classic Vehicle Events Ltd
Ian Sherrard, Black Bull House, 353–355
Station Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston,
PR5 6EE Tel: 07836 331324 info@
leightonhallmotorcyclehillclimb.co.uk
Straightliners Ltd
Mr T Duckworth, 5 Carr Street,
Brighouse, West Yorkshire HD6
4AZ Tel: 01484 718164 07971
172210 trevor@straightliners.co.uk
helen.greathead@ntlworld.com
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 trevor@straightliners.co.uk
helen.greathead@ntlworld.com Tel: 07921
712266
West Midland Motocross Promotions
Thomas Arnold, 97 Upper Church Lane,
Tipton, DY4 9PF Tel: 07759 891209
tomarnold@live.co.uk
West Devon Promotions
Ms. Di Thompson, Sunnycote, Mary Tavy,
Tavistock, Devon PL19 9QB. Tel: 01822
810336 di@rentafford.fsnet.co.uk
www.westdevonmx.co.uk
MX, mx
XC Enduro
Peter Weatherill, 7 Westholme Court,
Masham, Ripon, HG4 4HA Tel: 07793
259701 peterweatherill7@gmail.com
RECOGNISED ASSOCIATIONS
0564BMF
PO BOX 9036, Enderby, Leicester LE19
9BE membership@bmf.co.uk Tel: 0116
2795112
0565 British Schoolboy Motorcycle
Association (BSMA)
Tracey O’Connor, The Saturn Centre,
Spring Road, Ettingshall, Wolverhampton,
WV4 6JX Tel: 07436 563264
traceyoconnor.bsma@live.com
0566 Welsh Motorcycle Federation
Mr Elwyn Williams, Three Chimneys,
Llansantffraid, Powys, SY22 6AX
Tel: 01691 828330 llanfyllinmcc@aol.com
0566 Welsh Motorcycle Federation
Secretary: Karen Madeley, Oak View,
Brickyard, Kerry, Newtown, Powys, SY16
4LH vic@mwtra.co.uk
Chairman: Mr Elwyn Williams,
Three Chimneys, Llansantffraid,
Powys, SY22 6AX Tel: 01691 828330
llanfyllinmcc@aol.com
0582 Riders for Health UK
Elizabeth Dunn, The Drummonds,
Spring Hill, Harborough Road, Pitsford,
Northamtpton NN6 9AA Tel: 01604
889570 Fax: 01604 889595 rfh@riders.org
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0817 Thruxton Motorsport Centre
Thruxton, NR Andover, Hampshire,
SP11 8PN Tel: 01264 774921 info@
thruxtonracing.co.uk
0818 Trail Riders Fellowship
Mario Costa-Sa, 3rd Floor, 218 Strand,
London, Wc2R 1AT Tel: 07721 480000
marketing@trf.org.uk
0555 Y.M.S.A. Ltd
YMSA Ltd, Stone-Lea, 2A Worksop Road,
Mastin Moor, Chesterfield, S423 3BN.
Contact: Christine Heathcote Tel: 07595
701470 christine@ymsaltd.co.uk
USEFUL ADDRESSES
British Speedway Promoters Association
(BSPA)
BSPA Office, ACU House, Wood Street,
Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 2YX.
Tel: 01788 560648 Fax: 01788 546785
office@britishspeedway.plus.com
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 info@iomttma.com
Lockton MIS Motorsport
10 South Parade, Leeds, LS1 5QS.
Tel: 0113 389 3664 E-mail: neil@
mismotorsport.com
MCUI
Mr Andrew Campbell, 24 Ballyminstragh
Road, Killinchy, Co. Down, Northern
Ireland BT23 6RE. Tel: 0044 2897541716
secmcui@ireland.com
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
useful addresses
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Racesafe Marshals Association
Motorsport Vision Centre, Brands
Hatch, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent DA3
8NG. Tel: 01474 872331 Fax: 01474
874766 info@msvracing.co.uk
www.motorsportvision.co.uk/msvr
Speedway Control Bureau
ACU House, Wood Street, Rugby,
Warwickshire CV21 2YX. Tel: 01788
565603 Fax: 01788 552308
office@scbureau.plus.com
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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centres/regions
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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
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Under each Club listed there is a key to the
activities they offer, as follows:
Road Racing
Pocket Bike
Sprint
Drag Racing
Hill Climb
Supermoto
Motocross
Quad Motocross
Supercross/Arenacross
Beachcross
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
Adult
Youth
shown in
caps
shown in
lower case
RR
PB
S
DR
HC
SM
MX
QMX
AC
BC
MB
GT
SR
QGT
ST
T
AT
LDT
QT
BT
E
SCE
HH
RAL
Social
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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
cnw.secretary@gmail.com
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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 ianwilliam-billy@hotmail.co.uk
Trials Recorder
Mr R. Dorricott, 1 Oaklands, Guilden
Sutton, Chester CH3 7HE. Tel: 01244 300593
trialsrecorder@uwclub.net
Benevolent Fund Officer
Mrs L Francis, ‘Ballaspur’ 15 Furrocks Lane,
Ness, Neston, South Wirral, CH64 4EH
Tel: 0151 336 4940 lyn.francis@yahoo.co.uk
0001 Cheshire Grass Track Club
Mr Bob Cheshire, 13 Holker Road,
Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6QN.
cheshire_gtc@hotmail.co.uk
GT
0002 Cheshire MC Marshals Association
Ms. Jaye Hall, 31 Marshall Lane,
Northwich, Cheshire CW8 1JU. Tel: 07815
318986 jayehall@yahoo.co.uk
0003 Cheshire MCRRC Ltd
Mr Paul Minshall, 3 Southfield
Road, Little Sutton, Cheshire
CH66 1PL. Tel: 0151 339 8810
paul_minshall@3southfield.fsnet.co.uk
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. nerys_12@hotmail.co.uk
T, t
0006 Colwyn MCC
Mr Graham Taylor, 12 Sunningdale
Drive, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, Conwy
LL30 3EG. Tel: 01492 549318/07721
400481 g.taylor@glim.ac.uk
www.colwynmotorclub.org.uk
T, t
0007 Congleton & DMC
Mr Martin Beech, 18 Springfield
Drive, Congleton, Cheshire CW12
1HX. Tel/Fax: 01260 273068
mail@ebeechjoinery.co.uk
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
yvonne@tonfanauroadracing.co.uk
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 alison.tofield@hotmail.co.uk
www.denbighandmoldtrials.co.uk
T, t
0012 Frodsham & DMCC
137 Leaches Lane, Mancot, Flintshire,
CH5 2BL Tel: 07546697321.
trialsboy@hotmail.com
www.frodshamtrials.org
T, t
0013 Llangollen & DMCC
Mrs Sharon Hurdsman, 30 Telford Drive,
Chirk, Wrexham LL11 5AJ. Tel: 01691
772406. sharon.hurdsman@uwclub.net
T, t
0014 Macclesfield Trials Club Ltd
Mr Bill Brown, 2 Orme Crescent,
Tytherington, Macclesfield,
Cheshire SK10 2HS. Tel: 01625
613649 macctrials@tiscali.co.uk
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 henry@renthal.com
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
rjweale@msn.com
Social
0017 Nantwich & DMC
Mrs Mae McMinn, 20 Cawfield Avenue,
Widnes, Cheshire WA8 7HG. Tel: 0151
423 1098 mae.mcminn@fsmail.net
RR, S
0019 Oswestry & DMC
Mr Roger Smith, 25 Yew Tree Avenue,
Whittington, Oswestry, Shropshire
SY11 4BA. Tel: 01691 659533
roger.w.smith@btinternet.com
T, t
0021 South Liverpool MC
Mr John Lyons, 32 Kingscourt Road, West
Derby, Liverpool L12 8RD. Tel: 0151 220
3542 jaya.lyons@tiscali.co.uk
S, T
0023 Whitchurch MCC
John Higham, 24 Cudworth Road,
Blackley, Manchester, M9 8PE
Tel: 0161 7208009/07587 082070
shaggy24@sky.com
GT, gt
0024 Winsford & DMC
Mr Mark Atkinson, 14 Poplar Avenue,
Moulton, Northwich, Cheshire
CW9 8RJ. Tel: 07827 835836.
winsforddmc@outlook.com
T, t
0025 Wirral Hundred MC
Mrs Janet Helen Smith, Kerrowmoar, 18
Y Maes, Denbigh LL16 3JR. Tel: 01745
816773 janetsmith91@btinternet.com
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 flyingchef@thegranarywadebridge.co.uk
Treasurer
Mr Richard Jones, 16 Foxdown,
Wadebridge PL27 6BD. Tel: 01208 813745
richardelaine@foxdown20.freeserve.co.uk
Permit Secretary
Mr J. Stone, 1 Green Lane, Truro,
Cornwall TR1 2DD. Tel: 01872 277385
david.stone32@talktalk.net
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
rpenhaligon@googlemail.com
Benevolent Fund Officer
Chris Tyrrell, Kangal Farm, Criggan, Bugle, St
Austell, PL26 8QX Tel: 01726 890404/07970
281545 christ6996@hotmail.com
ACU Point of Contact
Mrs Elaine Jones, 16 Foxdown, Wadebridge
PL27 6BD. Tel: 01208 813745 b.o.w@fsmail.net
0031 Camborne & Redruth DMC & LCC
Lynn Roberts, c/o My Motors, East
End, Redruth TR15 2EJ Tel: 01209
214114 mymotors@btconnect.com
www.camborneandredruthmotorclub.com
MX, T, HH
0032 Camel Vale MCC
Mrs Elaine Jones, 16 Foxdown,
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 6BD.
Tel: 01208 813745 b.o.w@fsmail.net
www.camel-valemcc.net
T, t, LDT, E, HH
0033 Cornwall Motocross Club
secretary@cornwallmxclub.co.uk
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 mark.courtney@gmail.com
www.mcpmcc.com
GT
0036 Pendennis MC & LCC Ltd
Mrs Alison Kemp Tel: 01872 864114
kemlynkemp@aol.com
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 reth@talktalk.net
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 lynberwick@hotmail.com
Chairman
Mr R G Hearn (Jack), 25 Quinton Road,
Needham Market, Suffolk IP6 8BP. Tel/
Fax: 01449 721042 jack.vera7@btinternet.com
President
Mr A. E. Penny, Culross, Hadleigh Road,
Elmsett, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 6ND. Tel: 01473
658768 apenny@nwsltd.f9.co.uk
Treasurer
Mr A. J. Hay, 27 Tizzick Close, Three Score,
Norwich NR5 9HB. Tel: 01603 734700
andrew.hay10@btinternet.com
Permit Secretary
Mr P. Armes, 10 Tremaine Close, Hellesdon,
Norwich NR6 5EL Tel: 01603 487061
permits@easternacu.org
Motocross Recorder
Mr C Ralph, 23 Tymmes Place, Hasketon,
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 6JD Tel: 01394 389330
cralph333@live.co.uk
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Track Racing Recorder
Mr J. Sayer, ‘Hylands’, Dunmow Road, Thaxted,
Dunmow, Essex CM6 2NX. Tel: 01371 870123
jayessex98114537@aol.com
Trials Recorder
Mr D. Cordle, 4 Bullen Close, Bramford,
Ipswich, Suffolk IP8 4JE. Tel: 01473 462274
the.cordles@talktalk.net
Enduro Recorder
Mr R. G. Hearn, 25 Quinton Road, Needham
Market, Suffolk IP6 8BP. Tel: 01449 721042
jack.vera7@btinternet.com
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
xfamily@nildram.co.uk
0039 Braintree DMCC
Mr John Yearley, 12 Norfolk Gardens,
Braintree, Essex CM7 9LE Tel: 01376
344844 johnyearley11@aol.com
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
neilandlynn5@tiscali.co.uk
N&S G
0041 Castle Colchester MCC Ltd
Mr R Norman, 1 Abbotts Cottages,
Eight Ash Green, Colchester,
Essex, CO6 3QY Tel: 01206 762388
richard.norman@cnhind.com
E, MX, T
0042 Chelmsford & DAC
Mr Geoff Brace, 15 Ozier Court, Saffron
Walden, Essex. CB11 4BH Tel: 01799
520366 geoffmx94b@hotmail.com
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
bavinyamah@aol.com 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 info@docklandsriders.org.uk
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
jayessex98114537@aol.com
MX, GT, T
0047 Eastern Centre Marshals Club
A. Foskew, 9, Ebenezer Close, Witham,
Essex. CM8 2HX Tel: 01376 517169
alanfoskew29@btinternet.com
0048 Eastern Four Stroke Association
Mr Rob Sayers, 29 Roman Way, Long
Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9LN
Tel: 01787 370180 Mobile: 07855 607492
henstan@sky.com
T
0049 Eastern Sporting Sidecar Association
Mrs Y. J. Smith, 88 Glebe Road, Kelvedon,
Essex C05 9JS Tel: 01376 570970
yvonneessa@btinternet.com
GT
0051 Essex & Suffolk Border MCC
Mr P. Fenn, 9 The Crescent, Barham,
Nr Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 OPE Tel: 01473
830666 fenn@barhamsuf.freeserve.co.uk
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
juliette1@tesco.net
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
wmengservltd@btconnect.com
T
0055 Ipswich MC & LCC
Mrs P. Cordle, 4 Bullen Close, Bramford,
Ipswich, Suffolk IP8 4JE Tel: 01473 462274
thecordles@tesco.net
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
kimgammon@aol.com
MX, T
0057 Lowestoft Invaders MCC
Mr R. Greengrass, 58 Dell Road
West, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft,
Suffolk NR33 9NS Tel: 01502 563566
rjg@rongg58.plus.com
E, T, N&S G
0058 Newmarket MCC.
Anna Hallam 1 Icknield Close
Cheveley Newmarket CB8 9SU
Tel: 01638 730688 Mobile 0780
88905147 annhallam@btconnect.com
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
donnasecker@btinternet.com 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
norwichnewstars1998@hotmail.co.uk
0060 Norwich Viking MCC Ltd
A. J. Hay, 27, Tizzick Close, Colney,
Norwich, NR5 9HB. Tel: 01603
734700 andrew.hay10@btinternet.com
www.norwichvikings.co.uk
MX, T N&S G
centres/regions
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0062 Red Lodge MCC
Mrs L. Berwick, 23, Tymmes
Place, Hasketon, Ipswich, Suffolk,
IP13 6JD Tel: 01394 389330
lynberwick@hotmail.com
MX
0612 St. Georges MCC
26 Demesne Gardens, Martlesham Heath,
Ipswich, Suffolk IP5 3UA Tel: 01473
902907 stgeorgesmcc@gmail.com
E, SCH, HH
0063 Southend & DMCC
Mrs Julia Nash, 33 Cherry Orchard,
Southminster, Essex CM0 7HE Tel: 01621
773131 nap148@aol.com
MX, T, GT
0064 Stowmarket & DMCC Ltd.
Mrs V. Hearn, 25 Quinton
Road, Needham Market, Suffolk
IP6 8BP Tel: 01449 721042
jack.vera7@btinternet.com
E T N&S G
0065 Sudbury MCC
Mr G. Mays, 55 Alan Way, Colchester,
Essex, CO3 4LB
01206 531768/01473 232232
g.may@ntlworld.com
ET
0066 Triangle (Ipswich MCC)
Mr Eddie Hood, 25 Angel Road,
Bramford, Ipswich, IP8 4JF
Tel: 01473 748223/07751 116003
eddiehood123@btinternet.com
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
e.mills410@btinternet.com
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
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0070 Woodbridge & DMCC Ltd
Lyn Berwick, 23 Tymmes Place,
Hasketon, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13
6JD Tel: 01394 389330/07857 601753
lynberwick@hotmail.com
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
dopson_boar@msn.com
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.
jack.vera7@btinternet.com
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 eddie@darleymoor.co.uk
Chairman
Mr M. Jessup, 54 Monks Road, Binley Woods,
Coventry CV3 2BS. Tel: 02476 544463
mark.jessup@btinternet.com
Treasurer
Mr G. Shearing, 11 The Maltings, Shardlow,
Derby DE72 2HH. Tel: 01332 792165
geoff@emcacu.freeserve.co.uk
Permit Secretary & Police Liaison Officer
Mr T. Crabtree, Hillcroft, New Mill Lane, Forest
Town, Mansfield, Notts NG19 0HH. Tel: 01623
628176 terrycrabtree@live.co.uk
Trials Recorder
Mr M Garrod, 46 West Common Gardens,
Scunthorpe, DN17 1EH. Tel: 01724 346351
garrods@ntlworld
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Grass Track Recorder
Rob Smith, 18 Alma Street, Melbourne,
Derby DE73 1GA. Tel: 07877751278
rob@smith8615.freeserve.co.uk
Benevolent Fund Officer
Annie Boyle, 126 Uttoxeter Road, Hill Ridware,
Nr. Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15 3QX. Tel: 01543
492212/07866 605082 annie 126@outlook.com
0075 Banovallum MCC
Mr Richard Woolsey, “Millbrook”,
Huttoft Road, Sutton-on-Sea, Lincoln
LN12 2RU. Tel: 01507 442084
banovallum.mcc@gmail.com 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
robertbensley@btinternet.com
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 126@outlook.com
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
peterbeardmore@btinternet.com
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 p.d.king@lboro.ac.uk
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 admin@darleymoor.co.uk
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 dave.smith@dpmcc.co.uk
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
estcmembers@hotmail.co.uk
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 cass.steve@btopenworld.com
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
vicky.burgess@btconnect.com
0086 East Midland Racing Association
Mr Mark Jessup, 54 Monks Road, Binley
Woods, Coventry CV3 2BS. Tel/Fax: 02476
544463 mark.jessup@btinternet.com
www.eastmidlandracing.co.uk
RR
0087FRC
Mr Brian Beck, 41 Fishponds Drive,
Crigglestone, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
WF4 3PB. Tel: 07786 233385 Fax: 01226
296713 brianbeck@btinternet.com
Social
0091 Leicester Grass Track Club
Mrs Vera Smith, 59 Green
Avenue, Chellaston, Derby
DE73 6TE. Tel/Fax: 01332
722671r.smith266@ntlworld.com
GT, gt
0092 Lincoln MC & LCC Ltd
Stuart Alford, Camelot, 18
Grantham Road, Navenby, Lincoln
LN5 0JJ Tel: 01522 811414/07967
188202 stuart.alford65@sky.com
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 lincolnshireenduroclub@aol.co.uk
wwwlincolnshireenduroclub.webs.com
0093 Loughborough & DMCC
Mr Richard Hodges, 122 Main Street,
Thringstone, Coalville, Leicester LE67
8NB. Tel: 01530 222082/07949 443316
jr.hodges@ntlworld.com
T, t
0094 Louth & DMCC
Miss Jacqueline Savage, Sandbeck, Cliff
Road, Saxby. Market Rasen, Lincs. LN8
2DQ peter.boast1@btinternet.com
ST, QST
0095 Mansfield Maun MCC
Miss Karen Crabtree, 18 Kelvin
Close, Mansfield, Notts NG19
0LW. Tel: 01623 437421/07752
547995 tattytabs@googlemail.com
www.mansfieldmauntrials.co.uk
T, t
0097 North Derbyshire Youth MCC
Mr Alan Nixon, 542 Kedleston Road,
Allestree, Derby DE22 2NG. Tel: 01332
559813 trials08@ndymcc.plus.com
www.ndymcc.co.uk
T, t
0098 Pathfinders & Derby MC Ltd
Mr Bryan Tuxford, 15 Westhall Road,
Mickleover, Derby DE3 0PA. Tel: 01332
516861 btuxford@btinternet.com
T, t
0099 Pegasus MC & LCC Ltd
Mr Tim Harris, 72 Barrowby
Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire
NG31 8AF. Tel: 01476 565311
harris_tc@ntlworld.com www.spanglefish.
com/Pegasusmotorcycleclub/
T, t, Social
0100 Peterborough Trials Club
Mr Peter Rushbrook, 33 Holmewood,
Holme, Peterborough PE7 3PG Tel: 01487
832205 p.rushbrook@tesco.net
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0101 Retford & DMC Ltd
Mr Andrew Lane, 13 Lime Grove, Retford,
Notts DN22 7YH. Tel/Fax: 01777 701103
andy.lane78@btinternet.com
RR
0578 Rev and Go MCC
Mr Roger Edwards, Le Petit
Champ, Widmerpool Road, Wysall,
Nottinghamshire NG12 5QW. Tel: 07808
770368 anne.stuart.re@gmail.com
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 garrods@ntlworld.com
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
secretary.sheffandhallamtrials@gmail.com
www.trialstalk.co.uk
T
0104 Skegness MCC
Mrs Nancy Wilson, 12 Staveley Road,
Alford, Lincolnshire LN13 0PN Tel: 01507
463194 nancywilson281@btinternet.com
www.skegnessmotorcycleclub.co.uk
T
0106 Sutton Falcons MC
Steve Shaw, Grenville House, Fackley
Road, Teversal, Notts NG17 3JB Tel: 01623
512173 steveshaw2@hotmail.co.uk
www.suttonfalcons.com
T, t
0728 Thundersport Midlands
Mr D Stewart, Keepers Cottage,
Hemington Lane, Lockington DE74 2RJ
Tel: 07738 355186
jamiestewart9@googlemail.com
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
reg.blackbourn@btopenworld.com
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 derek.acu.eastsouthwales@gmail.com
Chairman
Mr A. L. King, 95 Marlborough Road,
Cardiff CF2 5BW. Tel: 029 2048 2559
aking973@yahoo.co.uk
Police Liaison Officer/Benevolent Fund
Officer
Mr Derek Smith, 125 Glan-y-Fford, Taffs Wells,
Cardiff CF15 7SQ. Tel: 02920 337036/07971
153903 derek.acu.eastsouthwales@gmail.com
Child Protection Officer
Mrs Sharn Gibbs, 63 Beech Court,
Burgbed, CF81 8NS. Tel: 01443 829419.
sharny@yahoo.co.uk
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
miksdup001@yahoo.co.uk
RR, rr, RAL
0114 Cardiff Motor Club
Mr A. L. King, 95 Marlborough Road,
Cardiff CF2 5BW. Tel: 029 2048 2559
aking973@yahoo.co.uk
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0113 Caerphilly & District MC & LCC
Paul Martin, 5 Meadowgate,
Pontllanfraith, Blackwood, Caerphilly.
NP12 2RB. Tel: 07979 857084.
paulmartin24@hotmail.co.uk
caerphillymcc.co.uk
LDT, E, SCE, HH
0539 Ecurie Cymraeg
Mr Steve Durbin, 9 Llanover Street,
Abercarn, Newport. NP11 4SX. Tel: 01495
243990. steve@acurie-cymraeg.co.uk
0118 Gilfach Triangle Motor Club
Mr Keith Green, 76 Gilfach Stree,
Baroged, Mid Glamorgan. CF81 8LR.
Tel: 01443 832036. kwjgreen@talktalk.net
0119 Gwent Schoolboy Trials Club
Mrs Susan Payne, Tel: 07548 704676
gwentschoolboystrialsclub@btinternet.
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 geoffrey.snow1@btinternet.com
T
0125 Pontypool & DMCC
Mr Evans. evans-luter@tiscali.co.uk
T, t
0126 Rhondda Motor Club
Michael Neale, 13 St Johns Drive,
Ton Pentre, Pentre Rhondda Cynnon
Taf, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales
membership@rhonddamotorclub.org.uk
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
aec@watson577.fsnet.co.uk
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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
willoughby.moto@gmail.com
Permit Secretary & Police Liaison Officer
Mr J. W. Filer, 23 Rievaulx Way,
Guisborough TS14 7AR. Tel: 01287 634404
william.filer@ntlworld.com
Treasurer & Benevolent Fund Officer
Mrs E. Race, 20 Broadlands Drive, East Ayton,
Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO13 9ET.
Tel: 01723 863987 erace@hotmail.co.uk
0131 Eboracum MCC of York
Mr Rodney Drake, 36 Pentland
Drive Huntington, York YO32 9PQ.
Tel: 07759 561646/01904 767679
eboracumtrials@hotmail.co.uk
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 aec@watson577.fsnet.co.uk
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
jim.austermuhle@btopenworld.com
T, t
0136 Middlesbrough & DMC
Mr. P. Wright 69 Grange Avenue,
Grangefield, Stockton-on-Tees
TS18 4PS Tel: 07776 485409
paulwrightjoshani@msn.com
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
trishfawcett@1cloud.com
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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 youngs173@btinternet.com
www.nyrrsc.net
Social
0140 Pickering & DMC
Mr D. A. Brown, 4 Brockfield
Road, Huntington Road, York
YO31 9DZ. Tel: 01904 622274
david.blueman@ntlworld.com
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 d.beal@tiscali.co.uk
E
0141 Scarborough & DMC
Mrs Eileen Race, 20 Broadlands Drive,
East Ayton, Scarborough, North
Yorkshire YO13 9ET. Tel/Fax: 01723
863987 erace@hotmail.co.uk
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
lizziekinvig@gmail.com
Rights of Way Officer
Mr Julian Wood, Ballakinnag House, Shore
Road, Ballaugh, Isle of Man IM7 5AZ Tel: 01624
890250 jmwood@manx.net
Benevolent Fund Officer
Mrs W. Evans MBE, 3 Mount View
Terrace, Onchan, Isle of Man IM3 1AB.
Tel: 01624 621296 Mob: 07624 433540
desandwyn@manx.net
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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
tonytemple@manx.net
0145 Andreas Racing Association Ltd
Mr Peter Wilkinson, 17 Sycamore Grove,
Douglas Isle of Man IM2 1EZ Tel: 01624
616601 rustyrack@hotmail.com
RR
0146 Isle of Man Schoolboy Motor Cycling
Club Ltd
Kerry-Anne Weir, 9 Campion Way,
Abbeyfields, Douglas IM2 7DT Tel: 07624
438165 kerrys-angels@manx.net
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 iomyouthtrials@manxliving.com
www.iomyouthrials.co.uk
T, t
0542 Manx Grass & Sand Racing Motorcycle
Club
Miss Cristel Boor, 42 Faaie-NyCabbal, Kirk Michael, Isle of
Man IM6 2HU Tel: 07624 337083
manx.g.s.r@hotmail.com
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
caroline@mgp.co.im mgp@manx.net
www.manxgrandprix.org
RR
0149 Peveril MC & LCC Ltd
Tom Mason, 3 Hutchinson Square,
Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 4HU Tel: 07624
323473 tomfmason@manx.net
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 nf@manx.net
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 brenda@southernmcc.com
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 georgepeach@manx.net
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 murdy916@hotmail.com
www.vmcciom.org
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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 brianwebster07@gmail.com
Chairman
Mr T. Fairbrother, 14 Spring Grove Road,
Kidderminster, Worcester DY11 7JA. Tel: 01562
754827 tim.fairbrother@btinternet.com
Treasurer
Mr J. Wells, 6 Walkers Way, Coleshill,
Birmingham. B46 3DA. Tel: 01675 466810.
johnwells.sbmc@virgin.net
Permit Secretary, Police Liaison Officer &
Trials Recorder
Mr R. Gill, 23 Hillwood Ave, Shirley, Solihull,
West Midlands B90 4XR. Tel: 0121 246 5823
gill.rf@gmail.com
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Motocross Recorder
Mr M. Francis, Nant yr Arth, Dolywern,
Pontfadon, Llangollen LL20 7AE. Tel: 01691
718199 mike4u@aol.com
Grass Track Recorder
Mrs D. Edwards, Oak Lodge, Buckwyns Chase,
Billericay, Essex CM12 0TN. Tel: 01277 654829
dawn@edwardsandson.co.uk
Grass Track Co-ordinator
Mr Matthew Wear, 25 Fford Dyfrig, Tywyn,
Gwynedd, LL36 9EH. Tel: 07788412062.
matthewwear666@hotmail.com
Centre Trials Secretary/Chairman
Mr G. Archer, 67 Mayswood Road, Solihull,
West Midlands. B92 9JE. Tel: 0121 743 3220.
graham.arch@googlemail.com
Benevolent Fund Officer
Mr & Mrs G. Daniel, 25 Doidge Road,
Erdington, Birmingham B23 7SQ. Tel: 0121
3502601 beryldaniel@ btconnect.com
0154 Antelope MCC (Coventry) Ltd
Ms Janet Twamley, 21 Ashfield Road,
Kenilworth CV8 2BE Tel: 01926 512876 or
07933 199006 email@antelope-mcc.co.uk
info@pandjtowbars.co.uk
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
shakespearecountyraceway@gmail.com
www.shakespearecountyraceway.com
DR, dr1
0156 Bewdley MCC
Mr P. Hooper, 69 Beechfield Drive,
Kidderminster, Worcs. DY11 5HQ.
Tel: 01562 229249, Mob: 07742 335666.
paulhooper1@talktalk.net
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.
graham.harrison26@sky.com
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0158 Dudley & District MCC
Mr Peter Cartwright, 54 Wolverhampton
Road, Kidderminster, Worcester
DY10 2UT. Tel: 01562 820259
peter@pcartwright7.orangehome.co.uk
T, t
0159 Evesham MCC
Mr Dave Kimberley, Honey Dew, Plough
Road, Tibberton, Worcester WR9 7NQ.
Tel: 01905 345395 p.wic615813@aol.com
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 hon.sec@leamingtonvictory.org.uk
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
wbward@o2.co.uk
GT, gt
0165 Minsterley MC
Miss Nicola Edwards, 28 St
Kathryns Place, Deyncourt Gardens,
Upminster RM14 1TW. Mob: 07793.
nikkiedwards77@yahoo.co.uk
GT, gt
0166 Redditch MCC
Mr David Smith, The Willows, Cursley
Lane, Shenstone, Kidderminster, Worcs,
DY10 4DX Tel: 01527 592797 Mob: 07850
6310143 dave@globalpump.co.uk
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
paulpitney@hawk-group.co.uk
MX, mx, BT, bt
0169 South Birmingham Motor Club
Mr Tim Fairbrother, 14 Spring Grove
Road, Kidderminster, Worcester
DY11 7JA. Tel: 01562 754827
tim.fairbrother@btinternet.com
T
0170 South Shropshire MCC
Mr William Minta, 15 Cold Hatton,
Telford, Shropshire TF6 6QJ. Tel: 07779
654528 willminta@btinternet.com
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
dajwood@aol.com
Tt
0173 Staffs Moorlands MCC
Mr Pat Trafford, 7 Rownall View, Leek,
Staffs ST13 8JN. Tel: 01538 385016
p.trafford@sky.com
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 fredinam@lineone.net
T, t, LDT
0177 Wrekin Bantam Grass Track Club.
Mr D. Crutchington, 5 Thurlston Avenue,
Solihull, West Midlands, B92 7NY.
Tel: 07836 770548
dave.crutchington@dhl.com
dave.thurl@blueyonder.co.uk
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
dpjamesuk@yahoo.co.uk
Chairman
Dylan Jones
Treasurer and Permit Secretary
Jessica Hockly, 1 Plas y Bryn Bungalow,
Llanfair Road, Newtown, Powys SY16 3JY.
Tel/Fax: 01686 626370 jess_hockly@yahoo.co.uk
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 rowers1971@live.co.uk;
admcc@admcc.co.uk 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
hughescolin@manodrd72.fsnet.co.uk
www.brocader.com
T, t, HH
0179 Builth Wells Motor Club
Mr Dan Baynham, Mandinam,
Broadway, Llandrindod Wells,
Powys. LD1 5HT Tel: 07799 212574
dan.baynham@gmail.com
T, E, HH
0183 Central Wales Auto Club
Kevan James, 27 Radnor Drive,
Knighton, Powys, LD7 1HN Tel: 01547
528965 wobbs450@btinternet.com
cwacknighton@yahoo.com
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 kvsshanahan@talktalk.net
www.clivemcc.co.uk
T, t, RAL
0185 Hafren Dirt Bike Club
Dylan Jones, The Moorings,
Hillfield, Llanidloes, Powys,
SY18 6ET info@hafrendbc.co.uk
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
mike.kilvert@uwclub.net
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 jess_hockly@yahoo.co.uk
www.midwalesdirttrack.com
E, HH
0188 Mid Wales Trail Riders Association Ltd
Mrs Vera Lloyd-Jones, Esgair,
Llanwnog, Caersws, Powys SY175PB
Tel: 01686 688123 info@mwtra.co.uk
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
theprinces123@tiscali.co.uk
GT T
0189 Rhayader MC & LCC Ltd
Miss Anne Bates, Little Gigrin, Rhayader.
Powys LD6 5NU. Tel: 01597 810435
www.2013.rdmcc.co.uk
MX, T, t, HH, E
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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
natlandpark@hotmail.co.uk
Chairman
Mr Robert Wilson MRICS 14 Undercliff Road,
Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4PS. Tel: 01539 728565
mec27@btinternet.com
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. the.irvings11@gmail.com
Permit Secretary
Mr Hugh Irving, 11 Derwent Drive, Kendal,
Cumbria LA9 7PB. the.irvings11@gmail.com
Rights of Way Officer
Mr Robert Wilson MRICS 14 Undercliff Road,
Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4PS. Tel: 01539 728565
mec27@btinternet.com
Motocross Recorder
Mrs Sheila Murphy Tel: 01229 580465/07502
485698 sheilamurphy95@yahoo.co.uk
Trials Recorder
Anthony Hayhurst, Natland Park Farm,
Natland, Kendal. LA9 &QD. Tel: 01539 721115.
natlandpark@hotmail.co.uk
0790 Barrow and District Motorcycling Club
Katie Thistlethwaite, 47 Trinkeld Avenue,
Swarthmoor, Ulverstonb, Cumbria LA12
0XB katie4282@hotmail.com
0569 Bassenthwaite and District Motor Club
Ltd
David Sharp, 3 Albemarle
Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria
CA13 0BG Tel: 01900 828207
bassenthwaiteanddistrictmc@gmail.com
0192 Bootle Scrambles Club
Mrs Anne Leece, “Riverside”, Hallthwaites,
The Green, Millom, Cumbria LA18
5HP. Tel: 01229 772502/01229 773900
eadmin@haverigg.cumbria.sch.uk
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0193 Cumberland County MCC Ltd
Mr Frank Smith, 215 Blackwell Road,
Carlisle, Cumbria CA2 4DN. Tel: 01228
532307 a.smith36@sky.com
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
kathlawson@hotmail.co.uk
MX, mx
0735 Fell Side Auto Club Ltd
Derek Reynolds, 4 Easington Avenue,
Cramlington NE23 3HR Tel: 01670
733122 derekjreynolds@aol.com
0197 Lakes Grass Track Racing Club
Elizabeth Hayhurst, Natland Park
Farm, Natland, Kendal, Cumbria
LA9 7QD Tel: 01539 721115
natlandpark@hotmail.co.uk
T, t, Social
0198 Lakes Motorcycle Trials Association Ltd
Mick Wren, Levenside, Newby Bridge,
Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 8LZ. Tel: 01539
531082 mick.trials@gmail.com
T
0497 West Cumbria Motocross Club
Miss Susan Carling, Dean Cross Cottage,
Lamplugh, Workington, Cumbria CA14
4RH. Tel: 01946 862020 Fax: 01946
861225 westcumbriamx@btconnect.com
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 traeli@talk21.com
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 steve.mx@aol.com
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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
ianreavley007@btinternet.com
John Hutchinson Tel: 0191 252 4723/07867
791205 hutch50@btinternet.com
Chairman
Mr F. Nicholson, 9 Highbury Avenue,
Springwell, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.
Tel: 0191 417 8326 frednich01@ntlworld.com
john@nicholson-eng.co.uk
Vice-Chairmen
Mr Colin Battensby, 30 Honister Way,
Woodlands Park, Blyth, Northumberland NE24
3XB colin@bedlingtonmotorclub.co.uk
Ray Crinson Tel: 0191 548 4664/07891 370003
ray.crinson@btopenworld.com
Treasurer
Mr John Guthrie, 9 Hillside Gardens,
Sunderland SR2 9AR. Tel: 0191 522 6260
guthaz@ntlworld.com
Police Liaison Officer
Mr Steve McCauley, 6 Brecon Close, Wansbeck
Manor, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 0HT.
Tel: 07747 864384 steve.mx@aol.com
Permit Officer
Mr F. Nicholson, 9 Highbury Avenue,
Springwell, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.
Tel: 0191 417 8326 frednich01@ntlworld.com
john@nicholson-eng.co.uk
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 steve.mx@aol.com
Environmental Officer
Mr F. Nicholson, 9 Highbury Avenue,
Springwell, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.
Tel: 0191 417 8326 frednich01@ntlworld.com
john@nicholson-eng.co.uk
Benevolent Fund Officer
Mr John Guthrie, 9 Hillside Gardens,
Sunderland SR2 9AR. Tel: 0191 522 6260
guthaz@ntlworld.com
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0203 Bedlington & DMC
Mr Colin Battensby, 30 Teal
Avenue, South Beach Estate, Blyth,
Northumberland, NE24 3PT.
colin@bedlingtonmotorclub.co.uk
www.bedlingtonmotorclub.co.uk
T, t
0762 Blyth Valley Motocross Club
Carol Johnson, 36 Kingsdale Ave, Blyth,
Northumberland NE24 4EN. Tel: 07724
704036 johnsonc441@aol.com 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 frednich01@ntlworld.com
john@nicholson-eng.co.uk
T, t
0206 Falcon Motocross Club
Mr Steve McCauley, 6 Brecon Close,
Wansbeck Manor, Ashington,
Northumberland NE63 0HT. Tel: 07747
864384 steve.mx@aol.com
MX, mx
0208 Iveston & Satley MCC
Karl Robinson Tel: 07711 556470
karl.robinson@fillpack.co.uk
MX, mx, QMX
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centres/regions
0803MECVC
President: Joe Pinkney. Chairman: Bernie
Pugh Tel: 07835 407626. Secretary: Peter
Phillips Tel: 07477354535 peterphillips.
mecvc@gmail.com. Sports/Trials
Secretary Bernie Pugh Tel: 07835407626
berniepugh.mecvc@gmail.com
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
hutch50@btinternet.com
T, t
0212 North East Motor Cycle Racing Club
Donna Davison, 7 Goschen Street, Blyth,
Northumberland NE24 1NJ. Tel: 01670
797013 nemcrc1962@yahoo.co.uk
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
ray.crinson@btopenworld.com
T, t
0216 South Shields & DMC
Mr John Guthrie, 9 Hillside Gardens,
Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR2 9AR.
Tel: 0191 522 6260 guthaz@ntlworld.com
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 palmer001@btinternet.com
T, t
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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
alspan.aw@googlemail.com
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)
angieboomoo@btinternet.com
President
Mr R Livesey 1 Franklands Drive, Ribbleton,
Preston, Lancs PR2 6RX Tel: 01772 791924
hondabob@btinternet.com
Chairman
Mr K. Wilson, 102 Waddicar Lane, Melling,
Liverpool L31 3DY. Tel: 0151 5472286
kwillo21@gmail.com
Treasurer & Permit Secretary & Police Liaison
Officer
Mr E. Adcock, 19 Oxbow Way, Whitefield,
Manchester M45 8SG. Tel: 0161 767 9239
eric-adcock@sky.com
Benevolent Fund Officer
Mr D. Harrison, 93 Yarrow Road, Chorley,
Lancashire PR6 0LU. Tel: 01257 410448
quizdave@yahoo.co.uk
Grass Track Recorder
Mr A. Brown 20 Albany Drive, Bamber
Bridge, Preston, Lancs Tel: 07863 557183
adrian@deklanbrown.com
Road Race Recorder
Mr H Williams – Tel: 01772
435145/07827289200 haydw@btinternet.com
Trials Recorder
Mr Chris Kirkbride, 64 Farmdale Road,
Lancaster Lancs LA1 4JD. Tel: 07941 554394
c.kirkbride@sky.com
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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 p.buxton@aintreemrc.co.uk
www.aintreemotorcycleracingclub.co.uk
RR
0224 Ashton Under Lyne & DMC
Mr E. Adcock, 19 Oxbow Way, Whitefield,
Manchester M45 8SG. Tel: 0161 767 9239
eric-adcock@sky.com
Social
0225 Bolton Motorcycle Club
Mr Paul Knight, 36 Sherbourne
Road, Heaton, Bolton, BL1 5NW
Tel: 01204 843056/077489 64194
ppknight41@gmail.com
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
info@darwentrialsclub.co.uk
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
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0233 Lancs County MCC
Mr Mike Rapley, 3 New Acres, Carnforth,
Lancs LA5 9XD. Tel: 07788 161929/01524
734674 rapley47@outlook.com
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
mark.heaton@talktalk.net
GT, MX
Leisure Lakes Classic Trials Club
Mr Odgie Danaan 19 Parkgate Drive,
Leyland, Lancs PR25 1BU Tel: 07900
036380 odgie633@gmail.com
T, t
0236 Marshals North West
Lucien Burkhardt, The Bungalow,
Rawlinson Lane, Heath
Charnock, Chorley, Lancashire,
PR7 4DE Mob: 07970 115487
secretary@marshalsnorthwest.co.uk
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
baldwin_r2@sky.com
Social
0241 Preston & DMCC
Mr Brett Moor 30 Crossfield Road,
Skelmersdale, Lancs WN8 9NQ. Tel: 07791
051909 brett@acerengineering.co.uk
www.prestondmc.co.uk
RR
PDMCC Marshals Club
Julie Jefferies 40 Collingwood Way,
Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3TS.
Tel: 01942 790488/01942 790488
pdmccmarshalsclub@ntlworld.com
Marshals club & social
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centres/regions
0244 Rivington Barnstormers MCC Ltd
Mr David Harrison, 93 Yarrow
Road, Chorley, Lancs PR6 0LU.
Tel: 01257 410448/07905 157444
quizdave@yahoo.co.uk
GT
0245 Rochdale & DMCC
Mrs Margaret Whitlow, 32 Southdown
Close, Sudden, Rochdale, Lancs OL11 4PP.
Tel: 01706 633977 mwhitlow@tesco.net
T, t
13 ACU – SOUTH EASTERN
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
rogerbrown66bramble@gmail.com
Secretary
Mr Peter Burrell, 40 Annandale Road, Sidcup,
Kent, DA15 8EL Tel: 020 8300 5572/07885
682647 pj.burrell@btinternet.com
Treasurer
Mr Roger Brown, 66 Bramble Rise,
Brighton, BN1 5GF Tel: 01273 563931
rogerbrown66bramble@gmail.com
Permit Secretary
Mr Stephen Westley, 4 Kembleside Road,
Biggin Hill, Kent, TN16 3NL Tel: 01959 575732
doublefive@ntlworld.com
Trials Recorder
Mr Rob Fleet, 10 Penshurst Road,
Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 5ES Tel: 01322 446556
robdfleet@gmail.com
Motocross Liaison Officer
Mr John Powell, 57 Widmore Lodge Road,
Bromley, BR1 2QF Tel: 020 8325 7743
sidcup@ntlworld.com
Grass Track Recorder
Mr Mitch Godden, 6 Green Lane, Marden,
Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 9RE. Tel: 01892 730922
Fax: 01892 730834 msgodden@hotmail.com
Enduro Recorder
Mr Alan Dudley, Suilven, Highlands Road,
Beare Green, Dorking, RH5 4LR Tel: 01306
710415 alp_fc@yahoo.co.uk
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Sport England Representatives
Mr. Peter Burrell, 40 Annandale Road, Sidcup,
Kent, DA15 8EL Tel: 020 8300 5572/07885
682647 pj.burrell@btinternet.com
Mr John Claridge, 32b Elm Grove,
London, SE15 5DE Tel: 020 7732 1129
johnandgerry@germy.co.uk
Editor “The Sporting Motorcyclist”
Mr John Bramall, 16 Gifford Close, Fareham,
Hampshire, PO15 6PJ Tel: 01329 823282
johnbramall246@btinternet.com
ACU Benevolent Fund Officer
Mrs. Hazel Collins, 14 Brookside, Calcot,
near Reading, RG 31 7PJ Tel: 01189 421534
rhaze@talktalk.net
0251 Ashford MCC
Mr Terry Gray, Crossbeck, 18
Northumberland Avenue, Kennington,
Ashford, Kent, TN24 9QG Tel: 01233
641865 tegra@btconnect.com
T, t
0252 Astra Grasstrack Club
Mr. Graham Hurry, 83 Walsby
Drive, Sittingbourne, |Kent,
ME10 2TT Tel: 07500 939122
grahamhurry04@aol.com
GT
0254 Barham DMC & LCC
Mr Mark Ridge, 6 Greenacre, Kingston,
Canterbury, Kent CT4 6JF Tel: 07860
332655 mark.ridge@btinternet.com
www.barhammotorcycleclub.co.uk
T, t
0256 Bexleyheath & DMCC Ltd
Mr Dennis Fleet, 10 Penshurst
Road, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5ES
Tel: 01322 446556 robdfleet@gmail.com
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
phil.bmplant@gmail.com
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 www.boundless@co.uk
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0258 Brighton & DMCC
Mrs Roslyn Brown, 66 Bramble Rise,
Brighton, BN1 5GF Tel: 01273 563931
rogerbrown66bramble@gmail.com
T
0260 Carshalton MCC
Mr Arthur Adams, 7 Benhill Wood
Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 4HG Tel: 020
8642 0964 arthuradams@talktalk.net
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
whphch_1982@yahoo.co.uk.
MX, T
0716 Crowthorne Cycle Trials Club
Mr Graham Charles Tickner,
101 Cottimore Lane, Walton-onThames, Surrey KT12 2BU Tel: 01932
885347 ticknerfamily@yahoo.co.uk
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 rhaze@talktalk.net
www.croydonmotorcycleclub.com
T, BT, SCE, HH
0263 Dorking & DMS & LCC
Mrs Norma Miller, Highfield,
Orestan Lane, Effingham, Surrey,
KT24 5SN Tel: 01372 457280
norma-miller@hotmail.co.uk
S
0264 Double Five Kent MC Ltd
Mr Stephen Westley, 4 Kembleside Road,
Biggin Hill, Kent, TN16 3NL Tel: 01959
575732 stephenwestley@ntlworld.com
www.doublefive.co.uk
T, t
0265 Eastbourne & DMC LDT
Mr John Crawt, 16 Mount
Pleasant, Blackboys, East Sussex,
TN22 5LH Tel: 01825 890499
wimdons@hotmail.co.uk
www.edmcc.co.uk
T, t, LDT
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0267 Erith & District MCC
Mr Colin Mote, 56 Warren Road,
Chelsfield, Kent, BR6 6HY, Tel: 01689
816413 colinmote@gmail.com
T
0711 Estuary Off Road MCC
Mr Stephen Smith, 8 Wiltshire
Avenue, Springfield, Chelmsford,
Essex, CM2 6QW Tel: 07872 514595
stevesmith65@aol.com
T
0268 Folkestone MCC
David Fagg, 22 Hasborough Road,
Folkestone, CT19 6BQ Tel: 07983
610585 dave.fagg@gmail.com
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 sandyrussell@live.co.uk
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
alisonleonard24@yahoo.co.uk
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
bones.chapman@yahoo.co.uk
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 j.dorkins@btinternet.com
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
dandifairlands@talktalk.net
GT
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centres/regions
0272 Gravesend Eagles MC & MCC Ltd.
Mr John Pattinson, 27 Hadley
Close, Meopham, Gravesend, Kent,
DA13 0NX Tel: 01474 813239
john.pattinson80@gmail.com
www.gravesendeaglesmc.co.uk
T
0273 Greenwich MC & MCC Ltd.
Mr John Claridge, 32b Elm Grove,
Peckham, London, SE15 5DE Tel: 020
7732 1129 john.carnell@hotmail.co.uk
www.greenwichmotorcycleclub.co.uk
Social
0274 Haslemere MCC
Mr John Sapsard, 13 Windsor
Road, Lindford, Bordon, Hants,
GU35 ORY Tel: 01420 473687
john.sapsard@btinternet.com
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
jimconnor1045@yahoo.com
T, t, BT, AT
0275 Horsham & DMCC
Mrs Myra Hayden, 1 Inglenook,
Andrews Road, Southwater, Horsham,
W Sussex, RH13 9EU Tel/Fax: 01403
732124 myra.hayden@fsmail.net
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 phil.spain@invictamcc.co.uk
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
msgoddon@hotmail.com
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 jg.motoxclub@ntlworld.com
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
kentandsussexmcc@gmail.com
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 hogg-a1@sky.com
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 e.smith79@btinternet.com
www.kdmcc.com
T, t, SCE
0682 London Fire Brigade MCC
Mr Ben Young, 54 Meadowview
Road, Epsom, Surrey KT19
9UB. ben.young@felthamcc.org
www.lfb-enduro.com
E, SCE, HH
0285 Maidstone Aces MCC
Mr. Graham Hilton, 63 Hackney Road,
Maidstone, ME16 8LU Tel: 07813
038509 hilt@151racing.co.uk
www.maidstone-aces.co.uk
GT
0286 Metropolitan Police Motor Club
Mr Stuart Brogan, 39 Sharfleet Drive,
Rochester, Kent, ME2 2TY Tel: 01634
730183 sjbrogan@hotmail.co.uk
www.metpolicemotorclub.com
RR, BT, E, HH, RAL
0751 Mid Sussex MCC
Tel: 07912 516729
secretary@msmxc.co.uk
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
rhwandjc.thomas@ntlworld.com
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
jimpenfold124@gmail.com
GT
0289 OWLS Motor Club Ltd.
Mr Pete Cousins, Paines Farm,
Rowdow Lane, Otford, Sevenoaks,
Kent, TN15 6XN Tel: 01959 523822
peterjohncousins@gmail.com
www.owlsmotorclub.org.uk
T, t
0291 Reigate Redhill & North Downs MCC
Mrs Carol Dark, 19 Woodfield
Close, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 2DL
cdark@ntlworld.com www.rrnd.co.uk
T, t
0294 Sidcup & DMCC Ltd.
Mrs Marge Clarke, 12 Sarsen
Heights, Walderslade, Chatham,
Kent, ME5 9HW Tel: 01634 201268
marge@mclarke45.freeserve.co.uk
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
roy.piles@mypostoffice.co.uk 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 paulvmcc2@hotmail.com
www.sitrauk.org
GT, gt, QGT, ST
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0299 Southern Sporting MCC
Mr Robert Wood, 21 Whitton Dene,
Whitton, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 2JN
Tel: 08432 891381 enquiries@ssmcc.co.uk
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 barleyallan@aol.com
MX, Social
301 Sunbeam MCC Ltd
Mr Arnold Marshall, Mumford
Cottage, Swan Street, Wittersham,
TN30 7PJ Tel: 01797 270209
secretary@sunbeam-mcc.co.uk
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 jamesdanielbrown@yahoo.co.uk
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) ok.boysguest@sky.com
www.surreysbtrials.org
T, t
0792 Sussex Pitbikes
Ms Wendy England, Linden
Farm, Rosemary Lane, Alfold,
Surrey, GU6 8EU Tel: 07873
685104 mail@sussexpitbikes.co.uk
www.sussexpitbikes.co.uk
MX
0305 Talmag MCC
Mr Ian Allaway, 43 The Street,
Wrecclesham, Farnham, Surrey,
GU10 4QS, Tel: 01252 718606.
ian@jamsport.co.uk
T, t
0306 Tenterden & DMC Ltd.
Mr. Dave Luck, The Haven, Church
Lane, Chislet, Near Canterbury, CT3 4EB
Tel: 01227 860402 david@ducron.co.uk
www.tenterdenmcc.co.uk
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0307 Thames MCC
Mr Bob Brown, Keppel Gate, 79
Long Lane, Ickenham, Middlesex,
UB10 8QS Tel: 01895 638738
robertbrown222@hotmail.com
www.thamesmcc.org
T, t
0309 Tongham Tigers Sports MCC
Mr Brian Foster, 20 Robin Lane,
Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47 9AU
Tel: 07732 191967 bfoster@iee.org
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
motorriteracing@btconnect.com
MX, T
0313 Wickham MCC
Mr Robert Bond, “Tanglewood”
Sunnydale, Farnborough Park, Orpington,
Kent, BR6 8LZ Tel: 07860 911987
paceo@rydon.co.uk
T, t
0315 Witley & DMCC
Miss Katherine Brockman, Compton
Club Ltd., Spiceall, Compton, GU3 1JQ
Tel: 07896 016302 katherine@witley.org
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 maureenjbuttle@gmail.com
T, t
0319 North Kent Trials Combine
Mr Stephen Westley, 4 Kembleside Road,
Biggin Hill, Kent, TN16 3NL Tel: 01959
575732 stephenwestley@ntlworld.com
www.nktc.org.uk
T, t
0320 South Eastern Enduro Combine
Mr Tristan Robinson, Wayback,
Sherfield Green, Sherfield-onLoddon, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 0EE
Tel: 07817 131821 tristan@nehc.org.uk
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 anmar_uk@yahoo.co.uk
GT
0322 South Eastern Moto Cross Combine
Mrs Marge Clarke, 12 Sarsen
Heights, Walderslade, Chatham,
Kent, ME5 9HW Tel: 01634 201268
marge@mclarke45.freeserve.co.uk
www.mxsoutheast.co.uk
MX
0323 South East Trials Combine
Mr Stephen Westley, 4 Kembleside Road,
Biggin Hill, Kent, TN16 3NL Tel: 01959
575732 stephenwestley@ntlworld.com
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
sinclairndlp@hotmail.co.uk
T, t
0325 Thames Valley Trials Combine
Mr Richard Thomas, 46 Rowtown,
Addlestone, Surrey, KT15
1HQ Tel/Fax: 01932 889311
rhwandjc.thomas@ntlworld.com
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
chris-fletcher@tiscali.co.uk
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 franandrob46@hotmail.co.uk
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Treasurer
Mr Shane Babey, Hazlin House, 1 Lucas
Corner, Combe St Nicholas, Somerset TA20
3HQ. Tel: 07591 502977/01460 238480
shane_babey@yahoo.com
Rights of Way Officer
Mr M. Fisher, Northdown Orchard,
South Litchfield, Basingstoke,
Hampshire RG25 3BP. Tel: 01256 771168
mike@northdownorchard.co.uk
Grass Track Recorder
Mrs D. Read, 12 Heights Road, Upton,
Poole, Dorset BH16 5QL. Tel: 01202 778136
phoenix57@ntlworld.com
Motocross Recorder
Mrs M Slater, 7 Orchard Avenue, Bishopstoke,
Eastleigh, Hants, SO50 8HN Tel: 02380 695325
marrolls@aol.com
Trials Recorder
Mr M Wiseman, 27 Foxhayes Lane, Mopley,
Southampton, Hants, SO45 1XX Tel: 07533
741177 walthamchasetrials@outlook.com
Enduro Recorder
Mr M. Down, 18 Barcelona Close, Andover,
Hants, SP10 1JQ. Tel: 01264 366425.
martindown1@gmail.com
Permit Secretary
Miss C. Ballard, 26 Droxford Crescent, Tadley,
Hampshire RG26 3BA. Tel/Fax: 0118 981 2595
ballardclaire@hotmail.com
Benevolent Fund Officer
Mr S. Earle, Flat 10, Laburnum House,
Laburnum Road, Hedge End, Southampton,
Hants, SO30 0QC. Tel: 01489 785482
stanearle@btinternet.com
The Sporting Motorcyclist Editor
Mr J. Bramall, 16 Gifford Close, Fareham,
Hants PO15 6PJ Tel: 01329 823282
johnbramall246@btinternet.com
0326 Aldermaston Nomads MCC
Mrs Christine Dowse, ‘Beggars
Roost’, 79 Henwick Lane, Thatcham,
Berkshire RG13 3BX. Tel: 01635 865591
henwick.racing@btopenworld.com
www.aldermaston-nomads.org
T, t
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0327 Alton & District MC & CC
Mrs Kerry Henderson, 18 Lionsfield,
Oakhanger, Bordon, Hampshire GU35
9LA. Tel: 01420 474470 jaynkez@aol.com
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 icrose014@gmail.com
www.bridportandweymouthmcc.co.uk
T, t
0350 British GP Supporters Club
Mr Michael Ing, 17 Highwood Lawn,
Havant, Hampshire PO9 4HL. Tel: 07800
810921 saxonmike1@gmail.com
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 cathyelliott66@gmail.com
wwwjersey007@hotmail.co.uk
S, HC
0328 Danebury Grasstrack Racing Club
Miss Rachel Mothersole, 10 Millway
Close, Andover, Hampshire,
SP10 3AX. Tel: 07854 836663
daneburygtrc@hotmail.co.uk
GT, gt, QGT
0334 Eastleigh & DMC
Mrs Marilyn Slater, 7 Orchard Avenue,
Bishopstoke, Eastleigh, Hampshire
SO50 8HN. Tel: 02380 695325
marrolls@aol.com
MX
46
centres/regions
0336 Farnham & DMCC
Mr Alan Silvester, ‘Redhearne’, Old
Kiln Lane, Churt, Farnham, Surrey
GU10 2HX. Tel: 01428 714034
alanjenny@redhearne.plus.com
www.farnhammcc.co.uk
T
0335 Fawley MCC
Mr Andrew Gates, Swallowdale,
Fernhill Lane, New Milton, Hampshire
BH25 5ST. Tel: 01425 616506
andy.gates@hotmail.co.uk
T, t
0337 Gosport & DMCC
Mrs Tracie Billingham, 7
Foxgloves, Fareham, Hampshire,
PO16 8UW. Tel: 01329 828193
tracie.billingham@gmail.com
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
hr52@suremail.gg 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
compssecgmccc@suremail.gg
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. chapmantimsan@ntlworld.com
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. ann@iwgm.co.uk
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
secretary@jerseymotorsport.com
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 admin@rangersgargae.co.uk
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
wgconsultants@hotmail.co.uk
MX, mx
0343 Lymington Motor Cycle & Light Car
Club Ltd
Mr Geoffrey Price, 2 Havelock
Way, Christchurch, Dorset
BH23 4PA. Tel: 01425 270418
lmclccltd36@yahoo.co.uk
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 adrian.croft@ymail.com
GT, gt
0346 Mortimer MCC Ltd
Mr Mark Bosher, 154 Westwood
Road, Tilehurst, Reading,
Berkshire RG3 6LL. Tel: 01189
426231 abosher@btinternet.com
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 youbetrobinson@aol.com
www.northberksmcc.com
T, t, AT
0351 Off Road Motorcyling Club
Mr Colin Boniface, 44 Southampton
Street, Farnborough, Hants,
GU14 6BG Tel: 07734 905750
admin@offroadrmotorcycling.org.uk
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 phil.mann1@me.com
www.pmcrc.org
HH
0462 RAF Odiham MCC
Mr Robert Ruffles, 8 Kersley Crescent,
Odiham, Hants, RG29 1OD Tel: 01256
701811 workaboy1965@yahoo.co.uk
www.omcc.co.uk
RAL
0352 Ringwood MC & LCC
Mr Tony Chalk, Orchard House,
Boldre Lane, Boldre, Hants,
SO41 8PA Tel: 01590674833
tony.chalk@btinternet.com
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
danielleimhall@yahoo.co.uk
www.rogershillraceway.co.uk
E, HH
0353 Salisbury MC & LCC
Mr Martin Fildes, 81 Bulbridge
Road, Wilton, Wilts, SP2 0LE.
Tel: 07511 617684. secretary@
salisburymotorcycleandlightcarclub.co.uk
www.salisburymotorcycleandlightcarclub.
co.uk
T, LDT, Social
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0354 Southampton & District MCC
Mrs Amanda Pearce, 20 Stalybridge
Close, Park Gate, Southampton,
Hants SO31 7FZ Tel: 07920 150184
secretarysdmcc@hotmail.com
www.sdmcc.net
T
0355 Southampton Vikings MCC
Mrs Anne Chandler, 84 Botley Road,
North Baddesley, Southampton,
Hampshire SO52 9DU. Tel: 07876 644423
anne.chandler@ntlworld.com
Social
0356 Southern Centre Grass Track Riders
Association
Mr Phil Spencer, 22 Hounsdown Ave,
Totton, Southampton, Hampshire. S040
9EX. Tel: 02380 572419/07880 554291
phil@ptspencer.freeuk.com
GT, gt
0358 Southern England Trail Riders
Association
Mr Paul Armstrong, 31 Robbins Ridge,
Amesbury, Wilts, SP4 7RF. Tel: 07836
600900. office@cherry-estates.co.uk
HH, SCE
0360 South Hants. Scramble Club
Miss Lisa Harris, 24 Tongham Road,
Aldershot, Hampshire. GU12 4AA.
Tel: 07519 784792 shsc@hotmail.co.uk
MX
0362 Tadley Sporting MCC
Mr Brice Haines, Two Oaks,
Summerlug, Mortimer, Reading,
Berkshire RG7 2JS. Tel: 01189 333145
anneandbrice@yahoo.com
T, Social
0345 Track n Trail Ltd
Mr Michael Grounds, 6 Dairy Close,
Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3UX.
Tel: 01202 600675 office@trackntrail.co.uk
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 vipmcc@hotmail.co.uk
www.vipmcc.org.uk
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0364 Waltham Chase MCC
Mr Mike Wiseman, 27 Foxhayes Lane,
Mopley, Southampton, Hampshire
SO45 1XX Tel: 07533 741177
walthamchasetrials@outlook.com
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:secretary@hotmail.co.uk
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
watersidejmcc@yahoo.co.uk
www.watersidejmcc.org.uk
T, t
0369 Wimborne MCC
Mr Christopher Maidment, 8 St.
John’s Hill, Wimborne, Dorset
BH21 1DA. Tel: 01202 885103
deanna.maidment@sky.com
www.wimbornemcc.co.uk
GT, gt
0370 Winchester MCC
Mr David Hamer, ‘Laurel Cottage’,
Shedfield, Southampton, Hampshire
SO3 2JG. Tel: 07867 635745/01329
832290 winchestermcc@hotmail.co.uk
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 j@hayhurst.co.uk
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.
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Secretary
Mr Terry Golds, 21, Buckingham Drive, Luton,
Beds. LU2 9RA Tel: 01582 455714 Mob: 07747
855264 terrylgolds@ntlworld.com
President
Mr C. Moram, ‘Garonne’, Hay Lane,
Fulmer, Bucks SL3 6HJ. Tel: 01753 662306
colinmoram66@gmail.com
Chairman
Mr John Coles, 88 Wheatley Road, Garsington,
Oxon OX44 9DR. Tel: 01865 361735
jfcoles88@gmail.com
Treasurer
Mrs J. Ayres, 32 Station Road, Irchester,
Wellingborough, Northants. NN29 7EN
Tel: 01933 316745 judithayres@btinternet.com
Grass Track Recorder
Mr D. Porter, 22 Belper Road, Luton, Beds LU4
8RG Tel: 01582 651189 Mob: 07710 435127
david.porter31@btinternet.com
Motocross Recorder
Miss M Bird, Tel: 07773 064796
mellie.bird@ntlworld.com
Trials Recorder
Mrs Karen Southwood, Tel: 01582 477234.
kags51@virginmedia.com
Competition/Permit Secretary
Mr Ian Reynolds, 186 Regal Way, Harrow,
Middx, HA3 0SQ Tel: 0208 907 9856
reynolds.russell@virgin.net
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
david.porter31@btinternet.com
0374 Barnet & DMCC
Julie Tesseras, Tel: 01992
632634 Mob: 07964 289718.
merlin.white@hotmail.co.uk
T, t
0375 Berkhamsted MCC
Mr Terry Golds, 21, Buckingham
Drive, Luton, Beds. LU2 9RA
Tel: 01582 455714 Mob: 07747 855264
terrylgolds@ntlworld.com
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0376 Cambridge Centaur MCC
Mr Mark Clack, 5 Spurgeons
Avenue, Waterbeach, Cambridge
CB25 9NU. Tel/Fax: 01223 476601
centaur.mcc@ntlworld.com
Social
0378 Cambridge Matchless MCC
Mr Colin Nunn, 42 Old School Lane,
Milton, Cambridge CB24 6BS. Tel: 01223
860829 margaretnunn@btinternet.com
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 m.cv1@hotmail.com
RR, T, Social
0610 Fenland Grass Track Club
Mr Ray Parcell, 12 Hall Close, Bourn,
Cambridgeshire, CB23 2SW. Tel: 01954
718610. vandaparcell@gmail.com
www.fenlandgtc.org.uk
GT, gt
0384 Hayes & Southall MCC
Mr Colin Sweby, Sunyani, Send Marsh
Road, Ripley, Surrey GU23 6JQ. Tel: 01483
225423 csweby@outlook.com
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
n.griffin@talk21.com
0385 Hertfordshire Constabulary MC
Andy Reynolds, 6 Peters Place,
Northchurch, Berkhamsted, Herts. HP4
3RU reynolds21@fastmail.co.uk
RR, T
0386 Hillingdon & Uxbridge MCC
Stuart Hodgson, Tel: 07775 468956.
secretary@hux.org.uk www.hux.org.uk
T, t
0658 Kensworth Schoolboy Motocross Club
Mr Steve Wilkinson, 43 Loring Road.
Dunstable, Beds. LU6 1EA. Tel: 01582
696231. stevewilkinson01@aol.com
MX, mx
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0387 Kenton & Kingsbury MCC
Mr Dean Devereux, 20 Hall
Avenue, Rushden, Northants,
NN10 9ET. Tel: 01933 318992
dean.devereux@ntlworld.com
T
0388 Luton & DMCC Ltd
Melanie Bird Tel: 07983 869753
secretary@lutonanddistrictmcc.com
www.lutonanddistrictmcc.com
MX, T
0391 Milton Buzzard MCC
Mr Dave Giltrow, Tel: 07808
168783 info@miltonbuzzard.com
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 roy.watson3@ntlworld.com
www.nenevalleytrials.co.uk
T, t
0394 Northampton MCC Ltd
Mrs Marjorie Hemmings, 31 Rea
Close, East Hunsbury, Northampton
NN4 0RE. Tel: 01604 768812
marjoriehemmings@fsmail.net
www.nmcc.co.uk
MX
0396 North East London MCC
Mr Roy Phypers, 51 Woodland
Road, Hertford Heath, Herts
SG13 7QW. Tel: 01992 582408
roy.phypers@ntlworld.com
www.northeastlondonmcc.org.uk
T, t
0397 Oxford Ixion MCC Ltd
Mr Geoff Goddard, Allnuts, Beggarsbush
Hill, Benson, Oxon OX10 6PL. Tel: 07747
606673 geoff@ango.co.uk
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. mike.wright@natwest.com
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centres/regions
0650 RAF Benson Motorcycle Club
Mr Jonathan Snell, P2MF Structures
Bay, RAF Benson, Wallingford,
Oxon OX10 6AA. Tel: 01950 617438
j.snell789@btinternet.com
0402 South Harrow & DMCC
Mr Stephen Ayres, 90 Hercies
Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex
UB10 9ND. Tel: 01895 230953
steve1ayres@hotmail.com
T, MB
0403 South Reading MCC
Mr Eddie Mace webmaster@srmcc.co.uk
www.srmcc.co.uk
T, HH
0405 Stevenage & DMCC
Mr Mick Taylor, 17 North Road,
Stevenage, Herts SG1 4BD. Tel: 01438
354130 taylor.mick40@yahoo.com
www.stevenageanddmcc.co.uk
S, RR, Social
0733 Stowe School MCC
Mr Patrick Gilson, 36 Buckingham
Road, Winslow, Bucks. MK18 3DY
Tel: 07763244725 pgilson@gmail.com
0407 West Middlesex Amateur MCC
Mr Chris Mawer, The Cedars, Little
Billington, Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7
9BS. Tel: 07710 211913 Fax: 01525 854246
christopher.mawer@tiscali.co.uk
T, t
0409 Wycombe & District MCC Ltd
Mr John Eckhart, Tel: 01628 473509
wycombetrials46@hotmail.co.uk
www.wycombemcctrials.com
T, t
GROUPS
0410 Meteor Group
Mr R. Twigg, 2 Harwood Close, Welwyn
Garden City, Herts AL8 7SN. Tel: 01707
880244 bobtwigg@ntlworld.com
T, t
16 ACU – SOUTH WESTERN
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,
roger.barnesrjb@gmail.com
Secretary
Miss K. Coffin, Clennon Brake, Blagdon Road,
Paignton, Devon TQ3 3YB Tel: 07835 451277
kailee@westofenglandmc.co.uk
Treasurer
Mr S Grinter, 29 Farm View, Taunton TA2 7QY.
Tel: 07887408429 taunton_mcc@yahoo.co.uk
Grass Track Recorder
Mr C. Pattison, 6 Churchfields, Wincanton,
Somerset BA9 9AJ. Tel: 01963 33001
charlie.pattison@hotmail.co.uk
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 andy.bramwell@hotmail.co.uk
Permit Issuing Officer
Mr A Pearce, 20 Courtlands Road, Tavistock,
Devon, PL19 0EF. Tel: 07899 917005
adp01235@googlemail.com
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 ccarter7@sky.com
GT, gt
0412 Broadhembury Motor Club
Mrs Greta Edwards, Courtfield,
Ashill, Cullompton, Devon
EX15 3NH. Tel: 01884 840078
greta.premier@tiscali.co.uk
MX, T, t
0671 Chard MotoX Club
Mr Bob Butler, Shutlands Farm, Yarcombe
Devon EX14 9ND Tel: 07714 428482,
bob@tents4work.co.uk
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0674 Dartmoor MCC
Ms Sally White, 4 Longwood Close,
Plympton, Plymouth PL7 2HD Tel: 01752
207119, salandian@blueyonder.co.uk
0784 Devonport & District Motor Club
Mr Simon Thornhill, 20 Madden
Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 4NE,
Tel: 01752 568874, siandglo@gmail.com,
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
masully55@yahoo.co.uk
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 heidi.signs@btinternet.com
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 roger.barnesrjb@gmail.com,
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 pgisaac@tiscali.co.uk
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 jbarthram@sky.com
www.ndmc.org.uk
LDT
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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
greta.premier@tiscali.co.uk
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
peterherridge@netscape.net www.
somersetadvancedmotorcyclists.org.uk
RAL
0423 Somerton & DMC & LCC
Miss Emily Boulton, 5 Moor Lane,
Wincanton, Somerset BA9 9EJ Tel: 01963
34833 emilyboulton495@btinternet.com
GT, gt, T, t
0672 South Hams MCC
Mark Newitt, 38 Ernesettle Green,
Plymouth, Devon PL5 2SU. Tel: 07814
544265 fullmarks@gmail.com
MX, mx
0424 South West Classic Trials Association
Kayleigh Kinsman, 74 Oaklands Park,
Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0BP.
Tel: 07891125914, krum90@hotmail.com
T
0676 South West Devon MCC
Mrs Gail Gibbons, 35 Decoy
Road, Newton Abbot, Devon
TQ12 1EB. Tel: 07515 598467
gailgibbons69@googlemail.com
0426 Taunton MCC Ltd
Neil Radford, 15 Upcot Crescent, Taunton,
Somerset, TA1 5JP. Tel: 07809 485799
taunton_mcc@yahoo.co.uk
T, t, LDT, HH
0675 Teignbridge MotoX Club
Richard Miller, 3 Hadrian Drive,
Redhills, Exeter EX4 1SR. Tel: 07554
423742 richmiller14@hotmail.co.uk
www.swor.co.uk
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0427 Tiverton Motor Club
Diane Collins, 31 Rope Walk, Wellington,
Somerset TA21 9RB. Tel: 07841 106246
murcol5247@gmail.com
T, t
0428 Torridge & DMC Ltd
Mr Allen Boycott, Splatt, Shebbear,
Beaworthy, Devon, EX21 5SX.
Tel: 01409 281619/07799850950
allen.boycott@btinternet.com
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,
rodgerharvey@blueyonder.co.uk
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
kailee@westofenglandmc.co.uk
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
sally.adrian@bushinternet.com
GT, gt
0431 Yeo Vale MCC Ltd
Mr Marcel Perrett, 7 Court Acres, Stoford,
Yeovil, Somerset BA22 9UJ. Tel: 01935
420614 yeovalesec@yahoo.co.uk
www.yeovalemcc.co.uk
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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 talbot.family1@btopenworld.com
www.wessex-centre-acu.org.uk
Chairman
Mr K. Wooster, 59 Oxford Road, Stratton,
Swindon, Wilts SN3 4JB. Tel: 01793
825638/07736 010064 keith@wooster.me.uk
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
frank@sweet-sites.co.uk
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
maryderrick@tiscali.co.uk
GT
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0533 Bristol MCC
Mr Philip Steadman, Henfield
Farm, The Hollows, Coalpit Heath,
Bristol BS36 2UU. Tel: 01179 570997
p.c.m.steadman@homecall.co.uk
MX, HH, SCE
0435 British Sporting Sidecar Association
(Wessex)
Mr Stuart Sinclair, 35 Stanbury Avenue,
Fishponds, Bristol BS16 5AL. Tel: 01179
571586 zsinclair10@gmail.com
T
0436 Frome & District MCC
Natalie Froud, 61 Robins Lane, Frome
BA11 3ET natalie.froud@blueyonder.co.uk
MX, T, t
0437 Kingswood MCC Ltd
Mr Richard Taylor, 60 Vayre Close,
Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucester
BS37 6NU. Tel: 01454 325485/07770
834637 richard.taylor@isgpearce.com
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 paulkmanning@btinternet.com
T
0440 Swindon & District MCC
Mr Gary Wooster, Manor View, Thornhill
Road, South Marston, Swindon, Wiltshire
SN3 4RY. Tel: 01793 823069/01793 823802
gary.wooster@sky.com 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 kay@wwmc.co.uk
www.wwmc.co.uk
T, HH
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0447 Wilts. Border MC & LCC
Mrs Theresa Talbot, ‘Mannett’, 5 Chestnut
Road, Sutton Benger, Chippenham,
Wiltshire SN15 4RP. Tel: 01249 720342
talbot.family1@btopenworld.com
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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 anthony@falconer1.plus.com
Secretary
Miss J. Jones, Woodlands, Kempley
Green, Dymock Gloucester, GL18
2BW Tel: 01531 890691/07775 524805
jennie.jones13@btinternet.com
Chairman
Mr A. Noel, 9 Finchcroft Lane, Prestbury,
Cheltenham, Gloucester GL52 5BD. Tel: 01242
244553 noel@noverton.freeserve.co.uk
Treasurer
Mr T. Welch, Laburnum Cottage, Bailey Lane
End, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire HR9 5TR.
Tel: 01989 750298 tomlin.welch@btinternet.com
Permit Secretary/Police Liaison Officer
Mr R. Savery, 75 Bramley Road, Tewkesbury,
Gloucester GL20 8AQ. Tel: 01684 294932
savery75@btinternet.com
Rights of Way Officer
Mr A. J. Falconer, 2 White House Cottage,
Lower Farm, Tibberton, Gloucester GL19 3AQ.
Tel: 01452 790577 anthony@falconer1.plus.com
Trials Recorder
Mr Laurence Luff, c/o BVM Moto, Unit
20D Merretts Mills Industrial Estate,
Stroud, Glos GL5 5EX. Tel: 01453 297177
sales@bvm-moto.co.uk
Grass Track Recorder
Mr T Vivian, The Cottage, Blakes Lane,
Guarlford, Malvern, Worcs. WR13 6NZ.
Tel: 01684 311582 vivians@themail.co.uk
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Benevolent Fund Officer
Mr T Vivian, The Cottage, Blakes Lane,
Guarlford, Malvern, Worcs WR13 6NZ
Tel: 01684 311582 vivians@themail.co.uk
Website Editor
Mr B Falconer editor@acuwesterncentre.org.uk
0449 Cheltenham Home Guard MCC
Mr Anthony Falconer, 2 White House
Cottages, Lower Farm, Tibberton,
Gloucester GL19 3AQ. Tel: 01452 790577
anthony@falconer1.plus.com
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 dave.burry@gmx.co.uk
T, t
0454 Golden Valley MCC
Miss Julie Short, 51 Nursery Drive,
Brimscombe, Stroud, Gloucester GL5 2RL.
Tel: 07961 012161 julieshort@tiscali.co.uk
T, LDT
0455 Ledbury MC & LCC
Mrs Sally Palmer, 151 Hoarwithy
Road, Hereford HR2 6HE
Tel: 01432 342642/07968 649327
sallypalmer226@aol.com
GT, QGT, T
0456 Malvern & DMC & LCC
Mr T Vivian, The Cottage, Blakes Lane,
Guarlford, Malvern, Worcs WR13 6NZ
Tel: 01684 311582 vivians@themail.co.uk
info@malvernmotorcycleclub.co.uk
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
sales@bvm-moto.co.uk
T
0459 West Gloucester & Dean Forest MCC
secretary@wgdfmcc.org.uk
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 dan.sanders15@btinternet.com
T, t
0619 Zona One MCC
Mrs Kathleen Workman, The Cider
House, The Green, Sheepscombe, Stroud,
Gloucester GL6 7RG. Tel/Fax: 01452
813703 kathworkman@btinternet.com
T, t
19 ACU – WEST SOUTH WALES
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
bryan.puckett@btinternet.com
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
jameslamin@btinternet.com
Treasurer/National Council Delegate
Mr Graham Heywood, 81 Alexander Road,
Gorseinon, Swansea SA4 4NU. Tel: 01792
893457 graham.heywood@talk21.com
Benevolent Fund Officer
Mr Bryan Puckett, 32 Heol Derwen,
Cimla, Neath, SA11 3YS Tel: 07866 354809
bryan.puckett@btinternet.com
Centre Trials Recorder
Mr Steve James, 11 Linden Close, Bryncoch,
Neath, SA10 1SA Tel: 01639 633932
stephen@james806.orangehome.co.uk
0461 Amman Valley MC
Mr Colin Davies, 14 Heol Gelynen,
Brynamman, Ammanford,
Carmarthenshire SA18 1SA. Tel: 01269
823501 cjd@gmx.co.uk
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0776 Blood Bikes Wales
Mr Peter Jones, 5 Bro Dawel,
Llannon, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire,
SA14 6BJ Tel: 07855 550718
jonesrtl250@btinternet.com
T, t
0463 Dulais Valley MC
Miss Zoe James 11 Linden Close,
Bryncoch, Neath SA10 7UW. Tel: 07875
717228 zoeejames@hotmail.co.uk
T
0531 Dyfed Dirt Bike Club
Meirion Scourfield, Orchard Cottage,
Noyadd Wilym, Llechryd, Cardigan SA43
2NH. Tel: 01239 682465. Mob: 07766
475801 meirions@hotmail.com
E, HH, T
0816 Maesteg Motorcycle Club
Mark Hillier-Rees, Unit A, Ogmore
Court, Brynmenyn, Abergarn Ind
Est, CF32 9LW Tel: 07872 468701
maestegmotorcycleclub@yahoo.com
T, HH, E
0465 Neath MC
Mr Kevin Nedin, 28 Llys-y-Coed,
Birchgrove, Swansea, SA7 9PR Tel: 07788
581155 kev@neathmotorclub.com
T
0744 Pembroke Vintage & Classic MCC
Mr Phil Harries, Forest Barn, Salem,
Llandeilo, Carmarthen, SA19 7NS
Tel: 07968 168486 dpharries1@aol.com
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
keithewalters@btconnect.com
RR, S, HC
0469 Vale of Towy
Mr Richard Edwards, 43 High
Street, Grovesend, Swansea,
SA4 4GU Tel: 01792 896043
richardedwards,som@btinternet.com
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
richardedwards.som@btinternet.com
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
sue.ykcentre@blueyonder.co.uk
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.
jim.neec@hotmail.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 a_laybourn@hotmail.com
www.barnsleytrialsclub.co.uk
t
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
P33nyj@me.com www.bradfordtrials.co.uk
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0203 BUMPY Ltd
Ms. Carolyne Kenzitt, Howden
Clough Ind Est, Leeds Road,
Birstall, West Yorkshire WF17
0JB. Tel: 01924 470432 Fax: 01924
420763 carol.kenzitt@btconnect.com
carolyn@bumpy.org.uk www.bumpy.org.uk
T, LDT
0478 Hillsborough MCC
Mr Andy Longden, 40 Crimicar Drive,
Fulwood, Sheffield, S10 4EG. Tel: 07803
898804 andylongden@hotmail.com
www.hillsboroughmcc.co.uk
T, t
0479 Horsforth & DMC Ltd
Mr Barrie Fairburn, 24 Regent Avenue,
Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4NJ. Tel: 01132
587569 martin.fairburn@yahoo.com
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 mikewashington@sky.com
www.falconmcc.co.uk
T, t, bt
0481 Ilkley & DMC Ltd
Mr Nick Pullan, 12 Throstle Nest Close,
Otley, LS21 2RR Tel: 07720 260401
npullan@npullan.wanadoo.co.uk
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 aljcooke200@talktalk.net
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
secretary@richmondmotorclub.com
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 stevesmithies@outlook.com
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
paulwhitaker156@btinternet.com
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
Street, Boston Spa, Wetherby,
LS23 6BH. Tel: 01937 541042.
wendy@yeadon-guiseleytrials.co.uk
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
barrypickard@blueyonder.co.uk
T
0495 Yorkshire Enduro Club
Mr N Marriott, Acorn Cottage, 2 Red
Beck Cottages, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18
3EQ. Tel: 0113 250 9639 slyness@aol.com
www.enduroneec.org.uk
E
0494 Yorkshire Junior Grass Track Club
Mrs Annabel Bickerstaff, 33 Birley Moor
Way, Sheffield, S12 3AX. Tel: 078898 78865
secretary@yorkshiregrasstrack.co.uk
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Office Manager
Mr Charles Mackenzie
Admin Officer
Miss Stella Clusker, 28 West Main Street, Uphall,
West Lothian EH52 5DW Tel: 01506 858354
office@sacu.co.uk 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
K11rve@hotmail.com
Road Race Recorder
Diana Dyce, 10 Garleton Drive,
Haddington EH41 3BL. Tel: 01620 825488
diana.dyce@tesco.net
Trials Recorder
Mrs Margaret Mack, 6 The Pleasance, Aberlady,
EH32 0RD
Enduro Recorder
Mr Charles Mackenzie. Tel: 0131 443 4275
charlie@scottishenduros.co.uk
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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 office@sacu.co.uk
Child Protection Officer
Mrs Kirstin Pennycook, 1 Lochtyside Cottages,
Thornton, Fife, KY1 4DE Tel:07882 671887
k11rve@hotmail.com
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
bobmacgregormemorialtrial@hotmail.
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
brian@boneshillclimb.org.uk
Dalmellington MCC
Heather Anderson, 4 Gateside Cottages,
Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire DG4 6JP.
Tel: 01659 50137 hqueenie4@sky.com
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 stuartnumber@live.com
East Lothian Road & Trail Club
Ms. Caroline Thomson, 40 Gallowhill
Road, Kirkintilloch G66 4AJ. Tel: 0141 776
8275 carolinethomsonlxii@gmail.com
Ecosse-XC
Mrs Victoria Palmer, Manswood Lodge
Main Street, Innerwick, EH42 1SE
Tel: 01368 840728 sf.palmer@virgin.net
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Edinburgh & District MC Ltd
Mr Jim McColm, 10 Lower Granton Road,
Edinburgh EH5 3RX. Tel: 0131 5523927
jmccolm@hotmail.co.uk
Edinburgh St. George MC
Ms. C. Dalling, Newland Cottage,
Newlandrigg, Gorebridge, Midlothian
EH23 4NS. Tel: 01875 820349
creen@darlling.orangehome.co.uk
Elgin Endurance Club
Mr Barry Hamilton, 28 Duff Place,
Bishopmill, Elgin, Morayshire
IV30 4DX. Tel: 01343 540185
barry@elginenduranceclub
www.elginenduranceclub.com
Glenrothes Youth Motocross Club
Yvonne Stewart, 4 Service Road, Forfar,
Angus, DD8 3ER Tel: 01307 640014
stewart-y1@sky.com
Hawick & Borders MCC
Mr James Steel, Sunnyside, Denholm,
Hawick TD9 8NA. Tel: 01450 870505
jimmiesteel@hotmail.com
Inverness & District MCC
Mr John Moffat, 43 Oakdene Court,
Culloden, Inverness, IV2 7XL Tel: 01463
794010 secretary@idmcc.co.uk
www.idmcc.co.uk
Kingdom Off Road Motorcycle Club
Mr Wilson Page, c/o 3 Wilson
Square, Methhilhill, Fife KY8 2EF
signalplatoon@blueyonder.co.uk
Kirkcaldy & District MC Ltd
Mr Jake Drummond, 7 Main
Street, Coaltown of Wemyss,
Fife, KY1 4NT Tel: 07473 174449
unionmills@virginmedia.com
Knockhill Motorsports Club Ltd
Ms Gemma Hobbs, Knockhill
Racing Circuit, Dunfermline,
Fife KY12 9TF. Tel: 01383
723337 gemma@knockhill.co.uk
www.club.knockhill.com
Lanarkshire MCC Ltd
Mrs Doreen Stratford, 11 Horsburgh
Grove, Balerno, Edinburgh EH14 7BU.
Tel: 0131 449 5718 dstratford@live.co.uk
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
inverlairlodge@btinternet.com
Loch Lomond MCC
Mr Ian Middleton, 34 Hazel Avenue,
Bearsden, Glasgow G61 2HF. Tel: 0141
585 0039 i.middleton@ntlworld.com
Melville MC (Scot) Ltd
Diana Dyce, 10 Garleton Drive,
Haddington EH41 3BL. Tel: 01620 825488
diana.dyce@tesco.net
Mid Argyll Motocross Club
Mr Stewart Campbell, Barr Nan Croabh,
Kilmichael Glassary, Lochgilphead,
Argyll PA31 8QD. Tel: 01546 606852
Campbell.5@btinternet.com
Moffat & District Motor Club
Graeme Campbell
boarcampbell@gmail.com
Moto 316
Stuart Flockhart, 1 Abbey Lane, Grange,
Errol, Perthshire PH2 7GA Tel: 07841
473009 stuart@flockhartmx.com
North East Motorcycle Racing Club Ltd
Mr Matt Barkess, 20 Glenesk Road,
Tunstall, Sunderland. SR2 9BN. Tel: 0191
520 0621 mattbarkess@yahoo.co.uk
Perth & District MC
Mrs Jean Paterson, 1 Strathearn Terrace,
Crieff, Perthshire PH7 3DT. Tel: 01764
654774 jeanpaterson.pdmc@gmail.com
www.perthanddistrictmotorclub.co.uk
Quad Racing Scotland
Mrs Margaret Graham, Rosebank
Orchard, Rosebank Road, Overtown,
Wishaw, ML2 0RT Tel: 07766 774848
margaret@grahamcon.freeserve.co.uk
Rhins MCC
Mrs Ann Slavin, Inch Cottage, Castle
Kennedy, Stranraer DG9 8RU. Tel: 01776
705684 annslavin7@aol.com
Rigside Motocross Club
Mrs Margaret Allan, 30 Lesmahagow
Road, Boghead, Lesmahagow,
Lanarkshire, ML11 0JA Tel: 01555 893405
margaret@mrpromotions.freeserve.co.uk
Scottish Borders Enduro Club
Mr Peter Nixon, Old Prieston, Melrose,
TD6 9HQ scannyman@aol.com
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Scottish Classic Racing MCC
Mrs Agnes Cadger, Cronk-NyMona, Caddell Farm, Saltcoats
KA21 6NE. Tel: 01294 833320
agnescadger@tiscali.co.uk
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
andrewjohnstone.13@gmail.com
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 president@imarshal.co.uk
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 keith@steyert.com
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 iainb@ruts.co.uk
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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.
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 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.
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.
TIMEKEEPERS
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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
Mr A. Smith
Mr J. A. Ward
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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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TIMEKEEPERS
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.
GROUP 2 TIMEKEEPERS
ROAD RACE
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.
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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.
GROUP 3 TIMEKEEPERS
ROAD RACE
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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TIMEKEEPERS
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-InMakerfield, 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-InMakerfield, 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.
GROUP 4 TIMEKEEPERS
ROAD RACE
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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RACE RECORDERS
ROAD RACE
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-onThames, 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
hondabobs@btinternet.com.
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-inAshfield, 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.
OFF ROAD
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
adrian@deklanbrown.com.
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-onThames, 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
hondabobs@btinternet.com.
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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SOUND LEVEL TESTING
Sound Inspectors are licensed by the ACU.
SOUND INSPECTORS
Will be considered “judges of fact” with regard
to sound level test results and will report to the
Clerk of the Course accordingly. Clerks of the
Course should take all necessary action on being
notified of excessive noise by a Sound Inspector.
ROAD RACE
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.
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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-onThames, 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 hondabobs@btinternet.com.
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.
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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
adrian@deklanbrown.com.
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.
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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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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
8,000rpm
Over 85cc up to 125cc
7,000rpm
Over 125cc up to 145cc
6,500rpm
Over 145cc up to 250cc
5,000rpm
Over 250cc up to 500cc
4,500rpm
Over 500cc
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.
Stroke
in mm
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
Mean Piston
Speed 13m/sec
13000
12580
12187
11818
11470
11142
10833
10540
10263
10000
9750
9512
9285
9069
8863
8666
8478
8297
8125
7959
7800
7647
7500
7358
7222
7090
6964
6842
6724
6610
6500
6393
6290
6190
6093
6000
Mean Piston
Speed 11m/sec
11000
10645
10313
10000
9706
9429
9167
8919
8684
8462
8250
8049
7857
7674
7500
7333
7174
7021
6875
6735
6600
6471
6346
6226
6111
6000
5893
5789
5690
5593
5500
5410
5323
5238
5156
5077
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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).
Stroke in mm
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
Mean Piston
Speed 13m/sec
5909
5820
5735
5652
5571
5492
5416
5342
5270
5200
5132
5065
5000
4937
4875
4815
4756
4699
4643
4588
4535
4483
4432
4382
4333
4286
4239
4194
4149
4105
4063
4021
3980
3939
3900
Mean Piston
Speed 11m/sec
5000
4925
4853
4783
4714
4648
4583
4521
4459
4400
4342
4286
4231
4177
4125
4074
4024
3976
3929
3882
3837
3793
3750
3708
3667
3626
3587
3548
3510
3474
3438
3402
3367
3333
3300
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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.
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:
For: Road Racing, Trials, Enduro
Property Units
Min. Max. Test Method
RON
95.0 102.0 ISO 5164
MON
85.0 90.0 ISO 5163
Oxygen
% m/m
2.7
ASTM D 5622
ASTM D 4815
Nitrogen % m/m
0.2
ASTM D 4629
Benzene % v/v
1.0
EN238
For: Motocross and Track Racing
Property Units
Min. Max. Test Method
RON
95.0 102.0 ISO 5164
MON
85.0 90.0 ISO 5163
Oxygen
% m/m
3.7
ASTM D 5622
ASTM D 4815
Nitrogen % m/m
0.2
ASTM D 4629
Benzene % v/v
1.0
EN238
And other characteristics according to the
current ACU specification. Available from the
Technical Secretary, ACU, Rugby.
Any infringement of the fuel specifications
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.
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.
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
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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.
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/
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.
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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competition licences/associate membership
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
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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
Mrs W. Evans MBE
R. W. Smith
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 lyn.francis@yahoo.co.uk
Cornwall Chris Tyrrel, Kangan Farm, Criggan,
Bugle, St Austell, PL26 8QX Tel: 01726
890404 christ6996@hotmail.com
Eastern Mr M. Cross, Magrathea, East
Hanningfield Road, Sandon, Chelmsford,
Essex CM2 7TQ. Tel: 01245 478910
xfamily@nildram.co.uk
East Midland Mrs A. Boyle, 126 Uttoxeter Road,
Hill Ridware, Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15
3QX. Tel: 01543 492212 Mob: 07866 605082
annie126@outlook.com
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
erace@hotmail.co.uk
Isle of Man Mrs W. Evans MBE, 3 Mount
View Terrace, Onchan, Isle of Man IM3
1AB. Tel: 01624 621296/07624 433540
desandwyn@manx.net
Midland Mr & Mrs G. Daniel, 25 Doidge Rd,
Erdington, Birmingham B23 7SQ. Tel: 0121
350 2601 (Eve) 0121 373 1035 (Day)
gerrydan@blueyonder.co.uk
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
guthaz@ntlworld.com
North Western Mr D. Harrison, 93 Yarrow
Road, Chorley, Lancashire PR6 0LU.
Tel: 01257 410448 quizdave@yahoo.co.uk
South Eastern Centre Mrs Hazel Collins, 14
Brookside, Calcot, near Reading, RG31 7PJ
Tel: 01189 421534 rhaze@talktalk.net
Southern Mr S. Earle, Flat 10, Laburnum
House, Laburnum Road, Hedge End,
Southampton, SO30 0QG Tel/Fax: 01489
785482 stanearle@btinternet.com
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South Midland Mr D Porter, 22 Belper Road,
Luton, Beds, LU4 8RG Tel: 01582 651189
david.porter31@@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
martinjan@talktalk.net
Western Mr Tom Vivian, Blakes Lane,
Guarlford, Malvern, WR13 6NZ Tel: 01684
311585 vivians@themail.co.uk
West South Wales Mr Bryan Puckett, 32 Heol
Derwen, Cimla, Neath, SA11 3YS Tel: 01639
767851 bryan.puckett@btinternet.com
Yorkshire Mrs M. Carter JP, 10 Byeway,
Guiseley, Leeds LS20 8JP. Tel: 01943 878666
mcarterhuntersgap@btinternet.com
Scottish ACU Mr Charles Mackenzie, 28 West
Main street, Uphall, West Lothian, EH52
5DW Tel: 01506 858354 office@sacu.co.uk
Price List
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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
£300.00
Trials and Enduro
£75.00
FIME CONTINENTAL & NATIONAL
Speed Events, all Stadium Events
and Hare & Hounds Events
£50.00
Trials, Enduros, Road Rallies
Contact ACU
ALL OTHER PERMITS BELOW FIME
CONTINENTAL AND NATIONAL
ISSUED BY HEAD OFFICE
Speed Events, all Stadium Events
and Hare & Hounds Events
£50.00
Trials, Enduros, Road Rallies
Contact ACU
Test Days
£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)
PROTEST FEES
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
£5000.00
Competitors first appeal to FTA
£500.00
Licensed Officials first appeal to FTA £500.00
To the Auto-Cycle Union
£300.00
To the ACU Local Centre
£150.00
To the Stewards of the Meeting
Restricted and Open Events
£50.00
National Events
£50.00
International Events
Off Road (Trials, Enduro,
Motocross, Track Racing etc)
£100.00
Road Racing
£200.00
FINES
Unlimited
Levied by ACU Court
Levied by National Club,
Centre or Stewards
Maximum £500.00
Levied by Clerk of the CourseMaximum £500.00
Non production of licence
£10.00
CLUB AFFILIATION FEES (PER ANNUM)
Less than 50 registered members
£10.00
Between 50–99 registered members
£20.00
Between 100–199 registered members £40.00
200+ registered members
£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
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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
seizure.
For more information on Off Road
Provision, please contact
LASU Secretary: Debbie Walmsley Tel: 01788
566419 dw@acu.org.uk
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 info@thesparkplug.org
2016 MINI BIKE PROJECTS
•Bikewise Mini Bike Club, Durham, Bob
Brown via Debbie Walmsley Tel: 01788
566419 dw@acu.org.uk
•Gloucestershire Youth Mini Bike Project
Cheltenham, contact Steven Yetton
Tel: 01242 276138 steven.yetton@
gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk
Gloucester, contact Mark Jones Tel: 01452
833227 mark.jones@gloucestershire.pnn.
police.uk
Training Department
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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.
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
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: dw@acu.org.uk.
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LARA
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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.
3.
4.
5.
You can contact LARA as shown below.
•Membership enquiries and any LARA
issues related to CCPR, OS & NAFW.
admin@laragb.org
•Competitive motorsport, motorsport
planning and all related matters.
mspo@laragb.org
•LARA news – questions, contributions,
congratulations and condemnations.
editor@laragb.org
•Training enquiries (Southern UK)
admin@laragb.org
•Training enquiries (Northern UK)
mspo@laragb.org
LARA headquarters
LARA
PO Box 142
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 5YP
admin@laragb.org
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
6.
7.
held at highway authority and local record
offices.
Travel at a quiet and unobtrusive pace,
alone or in small groups. Remember that
others seek to get away from bustle.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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 dw@acu.org.uk 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: dw@acu.org.uk).
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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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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.
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
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.
2.10In order to ensure that this Code
is respected, the ACU has added
environmental responsibilities to the duties
of the Clerk of the Course.
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.
4.3COMMUNICATION
• 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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with the people in charge of the system to
reduce the sound volume to an absolute
minimum between races/practice sessions.
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.
10.2EVENT 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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sanitary facilities
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
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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
neil.want@uk.lockton.com 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
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
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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
Insurance
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1.1
1.2
1.3
2.
2.1
certain that cover is operative for any event
they undertake the following steps should
be taken:
Apply to the ACU for an appropriate permit
or exemption certificate.
Officials should be briefed prior to the event
on risk assessment and procedure in the
event of an accident.
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.
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
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
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
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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.
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: Alex.Braddish@uk.lockton.com
Neil Want
email: neil.want@uk.lockton.com
David Hamer (07825 781759)
email: david.hamer@uk.lockton.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
£2,000
Loss of Limb(s)
£20,000
Loss of Sight of eye(s)
£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.
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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
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
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.
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in the first instance David Hamer Lockton
Companies LLP, St Botolph Building, 138
Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AG Mobile 07825
781759 email: david.hamer@uk.lockton.com.
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
Insurance
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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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insurance documents and start permission
should be presented to the event organiser. In
some cases you may also be asked to produce
your driving licence.
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
1
2
3
4
5
Officials age £65,000 £65,000 £65,000 up to £200 £2,500
over 16
per week
(Max. 104
weeks)
Officials age £7,500 £20,000 £20,000 £75 per
£2,500
14 to 16 In
week for
full time
home
education
tuition &
care fees
6
£1,000
7
£500
8
£2,000 following
hospitalisation of 2
weeks or more
£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
neil.want@uk.lockton.com
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.
serious accident checklist
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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
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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motorcycle sports and the wording will be the
same for all:
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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8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
to leave, for whatever reason, the practices
or races must stop until their return or
replacement.
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.
The nearest hospital, with an Accident &
Emergency Department, must be notified
in writing of the time, date and place of the
meeting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THEY ARE CONCERNED WITH
YOUR SAFETY
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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.
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.
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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 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.
THEY ARE CONCERNED WITH
YOUR SAFETY
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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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.
THEY ARE CONCERNED WITH
YOUR SAFETY
D
CAUTION
E
Motorcycle
Competition in
progress
Tel: ACU 01788
566400
F
CARE
Tel: ACU 01788 566400
Sign
A
B
C
D3
D4
E
F
G
H
Colour
Black on White
Black on White
Black on White
Black on Yellow
Black on Yellow
Black on Yellow
Black on Yellow
Black on Yellow
Red/Black on White
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
C
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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
THANK
YOU
Tel: ACU 01788
566400
G
CARE
Tel: ACU 01788 566400
Size
29" × 20"
A4
A4
A3
A4
A4
A4
A4
A3
H
!
ROAD AHEAD
Tel: ACU 01788 566400
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
B
A
Stile
B
Gate
Public
footpath
Start area
D4
Route of
enduro
G
G
C
G
D4
D4
F
Byway or
bridleway
D4
B
E
B
E
D3
H
D3
G
Minor highway
D3
H
E
E
D3
Field gate
C
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
Quads
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STANDING REGULATIONS
Motocross
Standing Regulations
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SECTION 1 MEETINGS
1.1Definitions132
1.2
Categories of Meetings132
1.2.1International132
1.2.2
European Open132
1.2.3National132
1.2.4Open133
1.2.5Restricted133
1.3Supercross133
1.4Beachcross133
1.5Minibike133
1.6
Eligibility of Foreign Riders in National, Open and Restricted Meetings133
1.7
Practice Meetings and Test Days133
1.8
Conditions for Motocross Meetings134
SECTION 2 ELIGIBILITY
2.1Licences134
2.2
Capacity and Licence Restrictions135
2.3Youth136
2.4Adult137
2.5
Physical Eligibility/Proficiency Assessment137
SECTION 3 CLASS VARIATIONS
3.1
Automatic Class137
3.2
65cc Junior Class137
3.3
85cc Small Wheel and 85cc Big Wheel Classes137
3.4
Youth 125cc137
3.5
Open Class (Youth)137
3.6MX2137
3.7MX1138
3.8
Open (Adult)138
3.9
Formula Classes138
3.10
50cc/100cc Quad Class138
3.11
150cc/250cc Quad Class138
SECTION 4 LICENCES AND REGISTRATIONS (OFFICIALS)
4.1
Licensed Officials138
4.1.1
Clerk of the Course/Race Director138
4.1.2Steward/Referee139
Chief Technical Officer139
4.1.3
4.1.4Measurer139
4.1.5Timekeepers139
4.2
Unlicensed Officials139
4.2.1
Incident Officer140
Secretary of the Meeting140
4.2.2
4.2.3
Club Stewards140
4.2.4Marshal140
4.2.5
Medical Officer140
SECTION 5 SPECIFICATION OF MOTORCYCLE
5.1Brakes140
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5.2Tyres140
5.3Mudguards140
5.4
Clutch and Brake Levers140
5.5
Footrests and Handlebars141
5.6Lamps141
5.7Throttle141
5.8
Exhaust Pipes141
5.9
Running of Engines141
5.10Fuel141
5.11
Ignition Cut-Out141
5.12
Chain Guards141
5.13Construction142
5.14Wheels142
5.15Engines142
5.16
Electric Mototorcycles142
5.17Miscellaneous144
SECTION 6 NUMBER PLATES
6.10
Number Plate Diagram146
SECTION 7 TECHNICAL CONTROL
146
SECTION 8 SAFETY
8.1
Medical Services148
8.2Clothing149
8.2.1
Motocross, Supercross and Beachcross150
8.2.2Minibike150
8.3
Track Safety150
8.4
Fire Extinguishers150
8.5
Riding in the Paddock150
8.6
Track Access151
8.7
Flag Signals151
SECTION 9 RACE MANAGEMENT
9.1Entries151
9.2Practice151
9.3
Start Positions152
Electronic Timekeeping152
9.4
9.5Races152
9.6
Method of Starting152
9.7
Starter’s Orders152
9.8
False Starts152
Stopping a Race153
9.9
9.10
Finish of Race153
9.11
Race Results154
9.12
Change of Machine154
9.13
Change of Sidecar Passenger154
9.14
Outside Assistance154
9.15
Foul, Unfair or Dangerous Riding154
Course Conduct154
9.16
9.17Awards154
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SECTION 10 GENERAL
10.1
Instructions to Riders155
10.2Conduct155
10.3
Parental Responsibility155
10.4Declaration155
10.5
Compliance with Regulations155
10.6
Dogs at Off Road Motorcycle Events155
SECTION 11 BEACHCROSS
11.1
Specification of Motorcycle155
11.2
LPG Fuel/Diesel155
11.3Circuit155
11.4
Starter’s Orders156
11.5
Finish of a Race156
11.6
Duration of a Race156
11.7
Interruption of a Race156
11.8Disqualifications156
SECTION 12 CROSS COUNTRY QUADS STANDING REGULATIONS
12.1Meetings156
12.2Eligibility156
12.3
Class Variations157
12.4
Licences and Registrations (Officials)157
12.5
Specification Of A Motorcycle157
12.6
Number Plates157
12.7
Technical Control158
12.8Safety158
12.9
Race Management158
12.10General160
SECTION 13 GRADING
13.1
ACU Motocross Riders Expert Grading Scheme (Adult)161
SECTION 14 MOTOCROSS MOTORCYCLE
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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
1.1DEFINITIONS
•
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
1.2.1INTERNATIONAL
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.
1.2.3NATIONAL
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.
1.2.4OPEN
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.
1.2.5RESTRICTED
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.
1.3SUPERCROSS
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.
1.4BEACHCROSS
1.
The permits for Beachcross are issued by ACU Headquarters.
2.
Beachcross events may be run under any of the above categories.
1.5MINIBIKE
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.
All riders must have a current Licence and Start Permission from their own Federation valid
2.
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.
1.7PRACTICE 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)
No such event may be held unless the appropriate Permit and Insurance has been issued.
1.8
1.
2.
3.
4.
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CONDITIONS FOR MOTOCROSS MEETINGS
The organiser must be affiliated or approved by the ACU.
The venue must hold a current Track Certificate issued by the ACU.
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.
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
2.1LICENCES
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
6–7 years
6–8 years
7–10 years
9–12 years
11–15 years
13–17 years
14–17 years
Grade
Engine Capacity
Maximum Wheel Size/
Specification
Automatic
Minimum 49cc 2 or 4 stroke. Maximum
12 inch rear, 15 inch
50cc 2 or 4 stroke single speed automatic, front
no manual clutch
65cc Junior
Minimum 60cc 2 stroke or 85cc 4 stroke. 12 inch rear, 14 inch
Maximum 65cc 2 stroke or 110cc 4 stroke front
85cc Small Wheel, Minimum 70cc 2 stroke or 125cc 4 stroke. 14 inch rear, 17 inch
Intermediate
Manual clutch, maximum 85cc 2 stroke or front
150cc 4 stroke
85cc Big Wheel,
Minimum 70cc 2 stroke or 125cc 4 stroke. 16 inch rear, 19 inch
Senior
Manual clutch, maximum 85cc 2 stroke or front
150cc 4 stroke
125cc
Minimum 120cc 2 stroke maximum 125cc 19 inch rear, 21 inch
2 stroke, manual clutch
front
Open (Youth)
Minimum 120cc 2 stroke or 175cc 4
19 inch rear, 21 inch
stroke. Maximum 150cc 2 stroke or 250cc front
4 stroke. Manual clutch.
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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
Sidecar
Age on 1 Jan
15 years
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
Grade
Driver
Passenger
Adult Quad
15 years
15 years
Up to 550cc max 2 cylinders 2 stroke
Up to 800cc 4 stroke max 1 cylinder
Youth Quad
Max cc
Age
50cc (Y1)
7–9 Yrs
100cc Auto
(Y2)
8–13 Yrs
100cc Open 9–13 yrs
(Y2)
150cc Open 11–16 Yrs
2–150 (Y3)
250cc Air
Cooled (Y3)
Specification
Over 350cc and up to 1000cc 4 stroke and up to 750cc 2 stroke
11–16 Yrs
250cc Open 14–17 Yrs
(Y4)
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
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
Open Class (Hybrids Engine must not exceed 200cc 2 Stroke/250cc
allowed)
4 Stroke
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Adult Mini Bike
Age on 1 Jan
15 years
Grade
Pro 88cc
15 years
Stock 110cc
15 years
Pro 160cc
21 years
Open
Youth Mini Bike
Age on 1 Jan
6–8 years
Grade
Youth 50cc
9–14 years
Youth 140cc
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
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).
2.3YOUTH
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.
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reach the age requirement to be arranged by the rider following application to the ACU
Motocross Department.
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.
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)
2.4ADULT
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.
2.5PHYSICAL 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.
3.6MX2
120cc to 150cc twostroke or 175cc to 250cc fourstroke.
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3.7MX1
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
Clerk of the Course
Race Director
Steward/Referee
Chief Technical Officer
Sound Inspector
Measurer
Timekeeper
1
National Only
2
3
4
5
Licence Required Attendance at Seminar/
Training Session
YES
3 YEARS Every Third Year maximum
YES
3 YEARS Every Third year maximum
YES
3 YEARS Every Third Year maximum
YES
3 YEARS Every Third Year maximum
YES
3 YEARS Every Third Year maximum
YES
3 YEARS Every Third Year maximum
YES
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) National. 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) Regional. 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.
4.1.2STEWARD/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.
4.1.4MEASURER
The licence is issued by the Technical Panel and may be restricted by discipline.
4.1.5TIMEKEEPERS
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
Notes
Incident Officer
1
Secretary of the Meeting 2
Technical Official
Club Stewards
Chief Marshal
Marshal
Medical Officer
1.
2.
3.
4.
3
4
5
Attendance at Seminar/Training Session
None required
Will receive training at events receive instruction from the Clerk of
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
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.
All assistant officials whose function is to be carried out at the immediate trackside must be at
least 16 years of age.
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.
When using the services of minors (persons under 18 years of age) for any official duties at any
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event special attention must be given to any risks which may be associated with the duty, and to
the previous experience of the official.
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.
4.2.4MARSHAL
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:
5.1BRAKES
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.
5.2TYRES
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.
5.3MUDGUARDS
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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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.
5.6LAMPS
1.
For motorcycles group A1 (Solo) and B1 (Sidecar) lamps, registration plates and licence holders
must be removed.
For motorcycles group G (Quad) direction indicators and mirrors must be removed. Other
2.
glass or plastic lenses must be taped, padded with foam rubber, or equivalent, at least 25mm
thick and taped again.
5.7THROTTLE
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.
Breathers can be routed into air boxes or collector tanks.
4.
5.9RUNNING 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.
5.10FUEL
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.
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5.13CONSTRUCTION
The use of titanium alloy nuts and bolts is allowed. But a dimension increase may be necessary when
non-ferrous fasteners replace ferrous fasteners.
5.14WHEELS
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.
5.15ENGINES
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.
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5.17MISCELLANEOUS
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.
For motorcycles group G (Quad) bumpers and nerf bars must have all corners with a radius of
3.
a minimum of 12.5mm.
SECTION 6 NUMBER PLATES
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
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.
No metallic or reflective colours may be used in any circumstances.
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.
One plate must be carried facing forward and not more than 30 degrees from the vertical with
one on each side of the machine.
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.
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").
The Clerk of the Course has the discretion to disqualify any rider not showing legible numbers
or discounting any appeal resulting from illegible numbers.
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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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
Number Colour
Black
White
Green
Yellow
White
White
Black
Yellow
Black
Black
Black
Red
Green
Blue
Black
White
White
White
White
White
White
Blue
Red
White
Blue
Red
Black
White
White
Black
White
White
White
Blue
Green
TBA
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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Any machine damaged in an incident can be recalled by the Technical Officer for re-inspection
before being ridden again at the meeting.
Any bike fitted with additional side panels or streamlining must have such panels removed
when presented for a noise test.
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.
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.
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.
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
8,000rpm
Over 85cc up to 125cc
7,000rpm
Over 125cc up to 145cc
6,500rpm
Over 145cc up to 250cc
5,000rpm
Over 250cc up to 500cc
4,500rpm
Over 500cc
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.
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.
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.
If only one ambulance is listed as the minimum requirement at an event then organisers are
1.
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.
Auxiliary vehicles, such as 4×4 with a stretcher, cannot replace an Ambulance but such vehicles
2.
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.
If there is a requirement for full first aid equipment, including a stretcher, then this can be the
4.
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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The nearest hospital, with an Accident & Emergency Department, must be notified in writing
of the time, date and place of the meeting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8.2CLOTHING
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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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.
It is not advised that bulky hard objects such as tools etc. are carried in pockets or on the
person.
Goggles or visor of a non-splinterable type must be worn at the commencement of each race.
Spectacles, if worn, must be non-splinterable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is the responsibility of the rider’s parent/guardian to ensure that all protective clothing is
correctly fitting for youth competitors.
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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.
8.2.2MINIBIKE
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.
8.5RIDING 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
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.
Black with the riders number clearly shown on That rider to stop racing immediately and leave the
a board
track.
Yellow Motionless
Danger, take care. ride with caution.
Yellow Waved
Great Danger, prepare to stop, no overtaking.
Marshals are only advised to wave their flags
A significant reduction in speed must be seen,
when riders are stopped on the course in a
therefore jumps should not be attempted.
dangerous position or being attended to by
officials or medical staff
Green
Riders under starter’s orders.
Blue
Warning you are about to be lapped.
Yellow with Black Cross
Last Lap./(either or) a two lap and then one lap board,
clearly marked.
Chequered
Finish.
White with Green or Red Cross
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
9.1ENTRIES
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.
9.2PRACTICE
Time must be put aside for the practice sessions and these must be defined in the
1.
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.
Electronic lap scoring equipment does not require official timekeepers to operate a system but
2.
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.
9.5RACES
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.
Any rider causing a start to be unnecessarily delayed in the opinion of the starter and/or the
3.
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.
If a race is stopped after 50% of the race time has elapsed, excluding any additional laps, the
3.
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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9.11RACE 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.
Should a tie occur on an overall result the highest position in the final leg will determine the
3.
final order.
It is the rider’s responsibility to check the official results board/sheets for his finishing position
4.
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.
The passenger must sign on, have the correct licence, and complete a sighting lap.
2.
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.
The final decision will be left with the Clerk of the Course.
4.
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.
Only riders who are competing in the race on the circuit are insured. Signed on riders who are
4.
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.
9.17AWARDS
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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SECTION 10 GENERAL
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.
10.2CONDUCT
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.
10.3PARENTAL 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.
10.4DECLARATION
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.
11.3CIRCUIT
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.
11.8DISQUALIFICATIONS
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
12.1MEETINGS
12.1.1DEFINITION
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.
12.1.2PROCEDURE 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.
12.2ELIGIBILITY
12.2.1ELIGIBILITY
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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12.2.2CAPACITY & 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
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
C2: Experts
C3: Clubman
C4: Utility & 4x4
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
have exceeded 100cc 2 Stroke/150cc 4 Stroke.
150cc Open 2–150 11–16 Yrs Open Geared Class Max 100cc 2 Stroke Air Cooled/150cc 4 Stroke Water
(Y3)
Cooled. Engine must not exceed 100cc 2 Stroke/150cc 4 Stroke. 150cc
Open 2 Class compete in the 250cc Race Group
250cc Air Cooled 11–16 Yrs Air Cooled Production Quads. Performance Modifications are allowed to
(Y3)
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
12.3.1VARIATIONS
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:
12.5.1MOTORCYCLES
Subject to the Supplementary Regulations any Quad which complies with the Motocross
Specifications as per the current ACU Handbook may be allowed.
12.5.2TYRES
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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of the number 100mm. Width of the number 80mm. Width of stroke 25mm. Space between two
numbers 15mm.
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
Number Colour
White
White
Black
Black
White
Blue
Red
White
Blue
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).
12.8SAFETY
12.8.1MEDICAL SERVICES
As per Motocross Standing Regulations.
12.8.2CLOTHING
As per current Motocross/Enduro Standing Regulations.
12.8.3FIRE 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.
12.9RACE MANAGEMENT
12.9.1COURSE
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.
12.9.2START
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.
12.9.3LAP 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.
12.9.4FINISH
After the specified time/number of laps, the riders will be diverted through the lap scoring area and
then from the course.
12.9.5FINISHING 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.
12.9.6FINISH 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.
For all Youth National races. To be classified as a finisher, riders do not have to cross the finish
6.
control line but riders must have completed 50% of the total laps completed by the race leader,
or as per the Supplementary Regulations.
12.9.7TIES
Will be decided on the laps completed and the individual times of each rider.
12.9.8CHECKS
The start/finish will be the only time check. There should be adequate marshals/route checks on the
course to prevent course cutting.
12.9.9MARSHALS
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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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.
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.
12.9.12RE-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.
12.10GENERAL
12.10.1ENTRIES
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.
12.10.4DOGS
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
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TIME CARD ENDURO STANDING REGULATIONS
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APPENDIX A DIAGRAM OF MACHINE
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APPENDIX B PENALTIES
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ALL TERRAIN (RALLY) REGULATIONS (ATR)
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SHORT COURSE TIME CARD ENDURO STANDING REGULATIONS 189
HARE AND HOUNDS/CROSS COUNTRY
STANDING REGULATIONS
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DEFINITIONS
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.
ENDURO STANDING REGULATIONS
GENERAL
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.
Any Competitive event that is routed along, or across, footpaths or bridleways must be
2.
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.
TIME CARD ENDURO STANDING REGULATIONS
ESR.1ELIGIBILITY
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.2ENTRIES
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
Act legislation, additionally, for every rider or passenger who is under 18 years of age a Parental
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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.
INSTRUCTIONS TO RIDERS
ESR.4
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.5CLASSES
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.7MOTORCYCLES
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.8TYRES
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.9FUEL
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.11RIDER’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.14HELMETS/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.15CLOTHING
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.16JEWELLERY
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.17TRANSPONDERS
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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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.
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.22PETROL 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.24RESTRICTED 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.27START
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.28RESTART
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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Provided the rider satisfies the Organisers on the above conditions he will be allowed to start
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ESR.29COURSE
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
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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.32PRACTISING
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.33REFUELLING
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.36PENALTIES
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.38RESULTS
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.39AWARDS
Full details of awards will be stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
ESR.40PROTESTS
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.43INSURANCE
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.44DISCLAIMER
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.46ABANDONMENT
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.49INTERPRETATION
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.51POWER WASHERS
Use of power washers is prohibited unless the organisers have suitable facilities.
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APPENDIX A DIAGRAM OF MACHINE
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APPENDIX B PENALTIES
DISQUALIFICATION
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Using non specified tyres.
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Smoking in the Parc Ferme or any restricted service area.
•
Engine capacity other than stated to organizers.
•
Exceeding walking pace in Blue tape areas.
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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.
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Altering a time card.
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Practising on the course prior to the event.
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Accepting outside assistance other than allowed in Standing Regulations.
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Exceeding noise level limit.
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Being accompanied anywhere on the course.
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Change of machine during event.
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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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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.1ELIGIBILITY
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.2ENTRIES
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.5CLASSES
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.7MOTORCYCLES
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.8TYRES
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.9FUEL
Commercially available unleaded fuel must be used. Power boosters or octane boosters are forbidden.
ATR.10NOISE
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.11RIDER’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.13HELMETS
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.14CLOTHING
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.15JEWELLERY
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.16TRANSPONDERS
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.21PETROL 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.23RESTRICTED 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.26START
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.27RESTART
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.28COURSE
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.31PRACTISING
Practising on any part of the course is forbidden.
ATR.32REFUELLING
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.
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No refuelling point shall be on the public highway (remote lay bys are acceptable)
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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.
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Marshalls must be present throughout the event.
The following apply to refuelling points.
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Only officials, competitors and authorized helpers to be allowed.
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Each service crew must supply their own fire extinguisher.
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Each machine being refuelled must be on an environment mat.
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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.34PENALTIES
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.35AWARDS
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.38INSURANCE
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.39DISCLAIMER
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.45POWER 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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respective groups start time, or individual start time as decided by the Organiser, and their individual
finish time will have been recorded.
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.
See Note Below
Clerk of the Course
Chief Steward
Club Stewards
1
2
Licence Required Attendance at Seminar/
Training Session
YES
Renew licences every third year
YES
Renew licences every third year
No
May attend Regional or ACU HQ
Seminars
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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 OFFICIALS
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ARENA TRIALS
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ATV TRIALS
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BICYCLE TRIALS
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2017 ACU NORMANDALE MASTERS TRIALS CHAMPIONSHIP
ACU WESSEX PLANT HIRE
BRITISH SIDECAR TRIALS CHAMPIONSHIP
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ACU CLASSIC TRIALS CHAMPIONSHIP
ACU ACKLAMS BETA BRITISH LADIES
AND GIRLS TRIALS CHAMPIONSHIPS
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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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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.
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.
2.
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
3.
Vehicles (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 are strictly adhered to. Events
requiring authorisation must obtain this through the RAC Motor Sports Association,
Authorisation Dept.
4.
The Organiser is responsible for ensuring the event meets all requirements of the Road
Traffic Act 1988 and the Statutory Instruments made thereunder.
5.
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
6.
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 should notify these groups in advance of an event where they
are known to him.
8.
All competitors must follow the Country Code.
9.
Ensure that all aspects of the ACU Environmental Code are adhered to.
10.
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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TSR1ELIGIBILITY/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
born between 01.01. 2000 and 31.12.2001
B Class
born between 01.01. 2002 and 31.12.2004
C Class
born between 01.01. 2005 and 31.12.2007
born between 01.01.2008 and 31.12.2011
D Class
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.
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.
Qualified First Aid Personnel with equipment and transport must be in attendance.
2.
The course must be marked in such a manner that excludes sharp corners and blind bends
wherever possible.
3.
Travelling Marshals will be provided to give at least one per two miles of course.
4.
The Regulations must include the note “This Event is not recommended for Novice Riders”.
5.
The general public are to be discouraged from entering the area of the course.
6.
Any other Youth class riders are only allowed to participate after prior approval of the Trials
and Enduro Committee.
7.
A Steward appointed either from ACU Headquarters or from the Local Centre should be in
attendance.
TSR2ENTRIES
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)
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.
b)
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.
TSR8MOTORCYCLES
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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SOLO: 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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TRIALS SIDECAR SPECIFICATION
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.
TSR10TELEMETRY
The use of Telemetry between the rider/motorcycle and any other person/equipment by radio means
is not allowed.
TSR11RIDING NUMBERS
Riding numbers issued by the organisers, whether card or numbered bibs must be clearly displayed
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in a legible condition throughout the competition. Riding numbers shall not be defaced in any way
and no event sponsors advertising shall be covered. Riding numbers shall be removed at the Finish.
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.
TSR12CLOTHING
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.
TSR13PILLION 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.
TSR16TIME
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
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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.
TSR17COURSE/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.
TSR19PUNCHCARDS
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.
TSR20OBSERVERS
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.
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:
A. STOP PERMITTED
0Clean
1
Footing once
2
Footing twice
3
Footing more than twice
5Failure
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.
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Footing is allowed without penalty.
0Clean
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
Not attempting a Section when called upon to do so by an official
10
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:
a)
The machine moves backwards.
b)
The rider does not have both hands on the handlebar WHEN HE FOOTS WHILST
STATIONARY.
c)
The engine stops WHILST ANY PART OF THE MACHINE, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF
THE TYRES, TOUCHES THE GROUND OR THE RIDER IS FOOTING.
d)
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.
e)
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.
f)
If any wheel of the machine crosses any boundary tape or goes over or on the wrong side of
g)
a marker, whether the wheel be on the ground or airborne, before the front wheel spindle
passes the “Section ends” sign.
h)
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.
i)
Travelling in a forward direction against the direction of the Section.
j)
The motorcycle crosses its own track with either wheel.
k)
The machine or rider receives outside assistance.
l)
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)
0Clean
1 Footing once
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2 Footing twice
3 Footing more than twice
5Failure
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.
0Clean
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)
The machine ceases to move in a forward direction.
ii)
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.
iii)
A machine does not stay within the intended limits of the section as defined by the Observer.
iv)
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.
v)
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)
The machine or rider travels in a forward direction against the direction of the Section.
vii)
The motorcycle crosses its own track with either wheel.
viii)
The machine, or rider or passenger receives outside assistance.
ix)
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.).
TSR23TIES
A) Ties in an Event
Ties will be resolved by the following method in the sequence shown:
a)
In favour of the rider with the highest number of cleans.
In favour of the rider with the highest number of one mark.
b)
c)
In favour of the rider with the highest number of two marks.
d)
In favour of the rider with the highest number of three marks.
e)
In favour of the rider who travelled furthest with the least marks lost.
f)
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:
In favour of the rider with the greatest number of wins in ALL rounds held.
a)
b)
If not resolved then the greatest number of second places and so on down to 15th place in
ALL rounds held.
c)
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.
TSR25BAULK
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.
TSR26PRACTISING
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.
TSR27PREJUDICIAL ACTION
Any person having an interest in a rider’s performance, who takes any action prejudicial to the
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sport may result in the disqualification of that rider. Riders, parents 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 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.
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.
TSR29INSURANCE
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.
TSR30ABANDONMENT
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)
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
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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.
TSR33DISCLAIMER
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.
TSR38RESULTS
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 39PROTESTS
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.
TSR40POWER 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).
TSR42INTERPRETATION
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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TRIALS OFFICIALS
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.
See Note Below
Clerk of the Course
Chief Steward
Club Stewards
1
2
Licence Required Attendance at Seminar/
Training Session
YES
Renew licences every third year
YES
Renew licences every third year
No
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 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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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.
1GENERAL
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.
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,
2.
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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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.
8.
9.
21.
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.
0Clean
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”.
10Not 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)
The machine ceases to move in a forward direction.
b)
The rider dismounts from the machine.
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d)
e)
f)
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h)
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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.
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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
2OFFICIALS
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.
3ENTRIES
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.
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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)
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
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)
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.
5SECTIONS
a)
Each section must be clearly marked; with the section start and finish gates clear to allow
queuing space and to avoid accidents.
b)
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.
c)
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
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.
d)
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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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.
7OBSERVER
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.
CATEGORIES & ROUTE/RIDER COLOURS
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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.
9BIKES
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)
Riders cannot change his/her bike during the event/competition.
Riders can change the broken parts except the frame of the bike.
b)
c)
The end of the front and rear brake levers must not be finished in a dangerous form.
d)
The entirety of the bike must be provided with an effective brake system.
e)
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.
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SECTION PENALISATION
The method of penalisation must be clearly stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
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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.
12BAULK
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.
13ORGANISERS
The organiser must abide by these Standing Regulations and ensure that any Supplementary
Regulations are issued to all riders.
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14PUNCH 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.
15NUMBERS
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.
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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.
17RIDER 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.
KNOWLEDGE OF THE RULES
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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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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:
a)
The rider with more 0 points (clean)
b)
The rider with more 1 points
c)
The rider with more 2 points
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The rider with more 3 points
The rider who completed the course in shorter time
20PROTESTS
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.
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CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS
At each Championship event, the number of Championship points to be awarded to the top 15 in
each category is as follows:
PlacePointPlacePointsPlacePoints
1st206th1011th
5
2nd 17 7th 9 12th4
3rd 15 8th 8 13th3
4th13 9th7 14th2
5th 11 10th6 15th1
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:
a)
The rider with the most Championship points.
b)
The rider with more 1st places, 2nd places, 3rd places, etc.
c)
The rider with the best result in the last competition in the case of a tie still existing.
22AWARDS
Awards will be provided according to an event’s Supplementary Regulations.
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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.
24RESPONSIBILITIES
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.
25PREJUDICIAL 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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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 eligible for disciplinary
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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.
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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.
28INTERPRETATION
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.
29ABANDONMENT
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.
30POWER WASHERS
It is prohibited to use power washers, unless the organisers offer suitable facilities which comply with
the ACU Environmental Code.
BIKETRIAL OBSERVING RULES
The time limit to complete a section is 2 minutes.
No:
Point(s):
1.
Not completing section within time limit
5
2.
Performing a clean section
0
3.
1 dab
1
4.
2 alternate dabs
2
5.
2 dabs at the same time
5
3 and 4 alternate dabs
3
6.
7.
5 or more dabs
5
8.
Leaning the handlebar on any part of the section, e.g. the ground, tree or wall etc
1
9.
Leaning one’s hand on any part of the section, e.g. the ground, tree, wall etc
5
10.
Leaning any part of the body on the ground, except feet
5
Re-crossing the start line and contacting outside with any part of bike after the
11.
5
front axle of bike has crossed the start line of the section (refer to Fig 1)
12.
Overpassing the ribbon and contacting outside of the section with the tyre
5
13.
One wheel flying over the ribbon without contacting the ground (refer to Fig 2)
0
14.
Two wheels flying over the ribbon (refer to Fig 3)
5
15.
Passing or treading on the ribbon with bike
0
16.
Under passing the vertical line of the ribbon with the wheel axle (refer to Fig 4)
5
17.
Both the front and rear wheel axles must pass between the colour signs, the ribbon
and the stakes
5
18.
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)
5
19.
Breaking a ribbon, pulling up or knocking down a stake
5
Knocking down colour signs
0
20.
21.
Touching any part of bike with hand except handlebar whilst dabbing
5
22.
One dab on the ground and the other foot crossing the centre line of the bike frame
5
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24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
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One foot on the pedal and the other foot crossing the centre line of the bike frame
(refer to Fig 6)
0
One foot on the pedal and the crossing foot touching on any part of the section
e.g. the ground, tree etc. (refer to Fig 6)
5
After one dab, sliding the foot on the ground (pivoting on the toes
without gaining distance is allowed)
3
The sections cannot be modified by either the riders or any other person
10
Leaning with only the toes or heels on any surface (resting or touching the pedal is allowed)1
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
10
Any use of bad language directed at the Observer or other event officials,
the penalisation will be set through the Clerk of the Course
0–50
Losing the penalisation card: the penalisation card is the only official medium
to record the score in each section
10
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
while their bike is queuing. (The riders riding the blue, blue with white and white colour
10–50
routes will be allowed to receive the above mentioned help)
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
10
must be set through the Clerk of the Course
Taking a short-cut
10
Skipping a section. (The rider must perform the sections in numerical order)
10
Items to be noted:
35.
Touching will be allowed, leaning will not. The bike can touch any part of the section (except
the handlebar).
36.
Going outside the boundary of the section with the bike in any manner is not allowed.
The parts which determine the bike limits are as follows:
37.
a) Frontal: Front wheel axle
b) Posterior: Rear wheel axle
c) Contact: Between tyre and the ground
38.
The axle of the front wheel indicates the entry and the exit of a section.
39.
The Observer will indicate the score to the riders by hand signals.
40.
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.
Championship points will be awarded to competitors of any Nationality. The title “ACU Normandale
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.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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)
ROUTE 1
CLASS 2
Over 50 (at the date of the competition)
ROUTE 2
CLASS 3
Over 60 (at the date of the competition)
ROUTE 2
CLASS 4
Air-cooled Monoshocks (no rider age restriction)
ROUTE 2
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.
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.
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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
11th 5 points
2nd 17 points
7th 9 points
12th 4 points
3rd 15 points
8th 8 points
13th 3 points
4th 13 points
9th 7 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.
Championship points will be awarded to competitors of any Nationality. The title “Wessex Plant Hire
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.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Title of Event. 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
6th 10 points
11th 5 points
2nd 17 points
7th 9 points
12th 4 points
3rd 15 points
8th 8 points
13th 3 points
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4th 13 points
9th 7 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)
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.
Championship points will be awarded to competitors of any Nationality. The title “ACU Classic
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.
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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
Route 1
Class 2 British Pre72 Under 300cc
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
Route 2
Class 6 British Pre72 Unit Construction
Route 2
Class 7 British Pre72 Two Stroke Machines
Route 2
Class 8 British Pre72 Twin Cylinder Machines
Route 2
Route 2
Class 9 British Pre72 Rigid Machines
Class 10 Pre85 Air Cooled Twinshocks
Route 2
Class 11 Veterans Class (Riders over 60 years of age)
Route 3
Class 12 Sidecars
Route 3
Machines in classes 11 and 12 must be of a type eligible for any of the other classes
Routes:
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
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two laps and minimum total mileage of ten miles. Details of the course must be included in
the Supplementary Regulations.
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
11th 5 points
2nd 17 points
7th 9 points
12th 4 points
3rd 15 points
8th 8 points
13th 3 points
4th 13 points
9th 7 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)
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
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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.
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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“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
Ladies Championship Class
50% ROUTE 1 and 50% ROUTE 2
Girls A Championship Class
50% ROUTE 1 and 50% ROUTE 2
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Ladies Intermediate Championship Class
Girls A Intermediate Championship Class,
Girls B Championship Class
ROUTE 3
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
11th 5 points
2nd 17 points
7th 9 points
12th 4 points
3rd 15 points
8th 8 points
13th 3 points
4th 13 points
9th 7 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)
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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ACU S3 Parts National 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.
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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– “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
Route 1 (hardest)
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.
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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2nd 17 points
7th 9 points
12th 4 points
3rd 15 points
8th 8 points
13th 3 points
4th 13 points
9th 7 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)
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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ACU Trail Bike Series incorporating
the ACU Trail Bike Championship
These Championship Regulations to apply in addition to the National Sporting Code, Standing
Regulations for Trials and the Supplementary Regulations for each event.
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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Title Of Event. 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
14.
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
6th 10 points
11th 5 points
2nd 17 points
7th 9 points
12th 4 points
3rd 15 points
8th 8 points
13th 3 points
4th 13 points
9th 7 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)
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
PART OF A “ROUND” INTRODUCING A REPLACEMENT EVENT AT A LATER DATE
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ACU Acklams Beta British Solo Youth
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.
Championship points will be awarded to competitors of any Nationality. The title “ACU Acklams
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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Title of Event 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
6th 10 points
11th 5 points
2nd 17 points
7th 9 points
12th 4 points
3rd 15 points
8th 8 points
13th 3 points
4th 13 points
9th 7 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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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.
1.2ELIGIBILITY
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.
1.3NON-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.
1.5ABANDONMENT
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
1st
6 points
2nd
5 points
3rd
4 points
4th
3 points
5th
2 points
1 point
6th
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
3 points
2nd
2 points
3rd
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 mark.courtney26@gmail.com.
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.
rob@smith8615.freeserve.co.uk.
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. adrian@deklanbrown.com.
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. adrian@deklanbrown.com.
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.
2.2RUNNING 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.
2.7.1PRACTISING
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.
2.7.2PRACTICE 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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within the area controlled by the yellow flags will be considered guilty of unfair and/or dangerous
driving and will be disqualified.
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.
2.18RE-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.
2.20RIDING 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.
2.24TIES
(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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should be obtained by an organiser prior to the event taking place and then checked on the following
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.
2.26DOGS
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.
3.2PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
In all races and official practice outer clothing made of leather or a substitute, substantially padded
at the shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, and leather or suitable substitute material gloves, must be
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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.
3.4JEWELLERY
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.
3.6LICENCES
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.
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.
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.
4.2BRAKES
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.
4.3TYRES
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.
4.12SUPERCHARGERS
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.
4.19FUEL
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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relates to a two digit number. Should a three digit number be used then an increase in the size of the
plate will be required. The figures must be legible and both figures and background must be in a ‘matt’
(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 Colour
White
White
Black
Number plate Background Colour
Yellow
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.
4.22QUADS
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.
4.24POST-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
Classes and Number Plate Colours
i)
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
Number Colour
Black
White
White
White
j) Promoting Clubs, Wrekin BGTC, Whitchurch MCC and Minsterley MC.
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
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
6.6
6.7
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.
No of riders. Track less than 400 metre in length – A maximum of twelve riders on the track in
any race or practice session.
½ mile, Mile or TT Track – a maximum of sixteen riders on the track in any race or practice
session.
Practice. The practice session at the beginning of the meeting is compulsory for all riders.
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.
Time Penalty. Any rider not at the start line within two minutes of being called will be
excluded from the race.
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.
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.
8.3ADVERTISING
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.
8.4RESPONSIBILITY 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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Capacity – Engine Type
Auto/Cadet
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
Junior
Intermediate
MX Classes
Junior 65cc MX
Inter 85cc MX
65cc–2 stroke 110cc–4 stroke
85cc–2 stroke 150cc–4 stroke
Wheel size 14" rear 17" front
Senior 85cc MX 85cc–2 stroke 150cc–4 stroke
Wheel size 16" rear 19" front
International and European Classes
FIM 125cc
125cc–4 stroke
European Cup
FIM 125cc Gold 125cc–4 stroke
Trophy
FIM 250cc Gold 250cc–4 stroke
Trophy
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Age on
1st January
6–8 years
Number Plate
Number Colour
Background Colour
White
Black (Auto)
Black
White (Cadet)
9–12 years
Red
White
13–17 years
Yellow
Black
7–10 years
9–12 years
Black
Red
White
White
11–15 years
Green White
10–16 years
Green
White
12–16 years
Green
White
14–17 years
Blue
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.
8.6UPGRADING
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.
8.7AWARDS
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.
8.9CONDUCT
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.
8.12CLOTHING
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
Chief Technical Officer
Sound Inspector
Measurer
Licence Required
YES (which lasts for 3 years)
YES (which lasts for 3 years)
YES (which lasts for 3 years)
YES
YES
Attendance at Seminar/Training Session
YES, every third year maximum
YES, every third year maximum
YES, every third year maximum
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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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.
Note 4
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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SECTION 1 MEETINGS
1.1
Categories of Meetings270
1.2International270
1.3
European Open270
1.4National270
1.5Open270
1.6Restricted270
1.7
Eligibility of Foreign Riders in Open and Restricted Meetings271
1.8
Practice Meetings and Test Days271
1.9
Conditions for Road Race Meetings271
1.10
Force Majeure271
SECTION 2 LICENCES – COMPETITORS
2.1General271
2.2Grades271
2.3
Lapsed Licences272
2.4
Capacity and Licence Restrictions273
2.5
Racing on Closed Public Roads274
2.6
Isle of Man Mountain Course Licence274
SECTION 3 LICENCES AND REGISTRATIONS – OFFICIALS
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
Qualifications and Conditions275
Road Race Officials who require a Licence275
Grades for Clerk of the Course276
Road Race Officials who do not require a Licence277
SECTION 4 PRACTICE
4.1Time 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
5.1Positions278
5.2
Timed Practice278
5.3Balloted278
5.4Allocated278
SECTION 6 START PROCEDURES
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
Group Starts278
Interval Starts278
Clubmans Races278
National Races279
Anticipation of the Start279
SECTION 7 FLAGS AND LIGHTS
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
7.6
Flags and Lights used to provide Information280
Flags used to convey Information and Instructions281
Flag Dimensions282
Flag Colours282
Flag Marshals Posts283
Marshals Overalls283
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SECTION 8 BEHAVIOUR DURING PRACTICE AND RACE
8.1Riders must obey the flag signals, the light signals, and the boards283
8.2Protests284
SECTION 9 NEUTRALISATION OF RACES – SAFETY CAR
284
SECTION 10 INTERRUPTION OF A RACE
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 Race286
12.2The Chequered Flag286
12.3
Race Results287
SECTION 13 SAFETY
13.1
13.2
13.3
13.4
13.5
13.6
13.7
13.8
Medical Services – Minimum requirements for Road Race Meetings287
Track Safety Precautions289
Fire Extinguishers289
Fire Extinguishers at Circuits289
Warning and Prohibition Signs at Circuits290
Declaration – Admission Tickets, Armbands and Passes290
Declaration on the Official Programme290
Signing On291
SECTION 14 GENERAL TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
14.1
Protective Clothing291
14.2Helmets291
14.3
Identification Discs291
14.4
Body Jewellery292
14.5
Engine and Frame Numbers292
14.6Fuel292
14.7
Number Plates292
14.8
Control of Exhaust Sound Level293
14.9
Exhaust Pipes295
14.10Superchargers/Turbochargers295
14.11Handlebars295
14.12 Clutch and Brake Levers295
14.13Mudguards296
14.14 Open Transmission Guards296
14.15Footrests296
14.16 Oil Supply Pipes296
14.17 Oil Catch Tanks & Breather Systems296
14.18 Petrol and Oil Filler Caps296
14.19 Petrol Tank Breathers296
14.20Construction297
14.21 Additives to Water in Radiators297
14.22Brakes297
14.23 Technical Control297
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SECTION 15 SOLO SPECIFICATIONS
15.1
Size of Wheel Rims and Tyres297
15.2
Type of Tyres including the use of Slick Tyres in Club Meetings298
15.3
Treaded Tyres298
15.4
Tubeless Tyres298
15.5
Slick Tyres298
15.6Streamlining298
15.7Inclination299
15.8Brakes299
15.9
Oil Containment299
15.10 Red Rear Warning Lights299
SECTION 16 SOLO ELIGIBILITY SPECIFICATIONS
16.1
16.2
16.3
16.4
16.5
16.6
ACU Production Classes300
Formula Specifications300
ACU Supersport Regulations301
ACU/FIM Specifications for Superbike301
ACU Stocksport/Superstock Regulations301
ACU Superstock 600301
SECTION 17 SIDECAR SPECIFICATIONS
17.1
17.2
17.3
GROUPS B1 AND B2 – General301
GROUP B3 (CYCLECARS) – General303
GROUP B1, B2 and B3 Technical Specifications303
SECTION 18 OPEN 600 AND FORMULA II SIDECAR SPECIFICATIONS
18.1
Engine Types305
18.2
General Construction306
18.3
Engine Position307
18.4Dimensions307
18.5
Streamlining and Bodywork307
18.6
Passenger Platform308
18.7
Air Intakes308
18.8
Oil and Coolant Containment308
18.9Airbox309
18.10 Oil Catch Tanks309
18.11Wheels309
18.12Steering309
18.13 Throttle Controls310
18.14 Control Levers310
18.15Brakes310
18.16Tyres310
18.17 Mudguards and Wheel Protection310
18.18 Exhaust Pipes310
18.19 Fuel Tank310
18.20Battery311
18.21 Cut out Device311
18.22 Red Warning Light311
18.23 Traction Control311
18.24 Rear View Mirror311
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SECTION 19 FORMULA 1 SIDECAR SPECIFICATION
19.1
Engine Specifications312
19.2Engine312
19.3Dimensions312
19.4Steering312
19.5Suspension312
19.6
Wheel Protection313
19.7Exhaust313
SECTION 20 PARADES AT ACU/MCRCB ROAD RACE MEETINGS
20.1Introduction313
20.2Organisation313
20.3
PR5 Spectator Parades – Speed Controlled314
20.4
PR6 Classic Machine and/or Rider Parades315
SECTION 21 ORGANISATION OF OFFICIAL TEST DAYS
21.1Organisation317
21.2Insurance317
21.3
Medical Cover317
21.4Officials317
21.5Riders317
21.6
Junior Riders317
21.7
Technical Control317
21.8
On Circuit Control317
21.9Circuit317
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.
1.2INTERNATIONAL
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.
1.4NATIONAL
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.
All riders not holding a Licence issued by the ACU or SACU must carry proof of Insurance and
3.
a written Start Permission document issued by their FMN.
Note: This includes all riders holding a licence issued by the MCUI.
1.5OPEN
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.
1.6RESTRICTED
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.
1.8PRACTICE MEETINGS AND TEST DAYS
1.
Permits for Practice Meetings and Test Days may be issued on application to the Permit Issuing
Authority.
No such event may be held unless the appropriate Permit and Insurance has been issued.
2.
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
2.1GENERAL
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.
2.2GRADES
1.
Parade. A licence facilitating participation in non-competitive parades.
Novice. Entry level for all first time applicants, an Intermediate Novice licence will be issued to
2.
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).
International Championship National licences holders who have held their National Licence
6.
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
National
12 years
Novice or Clubman or
National
13 Years
Novice or Clubman or
National
13 years
National
14 years
Novice or Clubman or
National
National
14 years
15 years
Novice or Clubman or
National
16 years
Novice or Clubman or
National
16 years
National
17 years
Novice or Clubman or
National
17 years
18 years
National
Novice
18 years
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
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
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
Int-Novice** Clubman
or National
**Intermediate Novice Licence holder with “A” validation for riders holding a Full Class “A” DVLA Licence
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Age
Licence
Driver
17 years
Novice or Clubman or National
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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
14–70 years
Licence
Single Grade
Machine
All Classes
2.5RACING 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.
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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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Closing date for the receipt of completed Licence application forms at ACU House, Rugby:
10th May 2017.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Closing date for the receipt of completed Licence application forms at ACU House, Rugby:
10th July 2017.
SECTION 3 LICENCES AND REGISTRATIONS – OFFICIALS
3.1QUALIFICATIONS 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.
3.2ROAD RACE OFFICIALS WHO REQUIRE A LICENCE
All the following licences are valid for 3 years.
Clerk of the Course
Chief Steward
Chief Technical Officer
Sound Inspector
Measurer
Timekeeper
See Note Below
1
2
3
4
Attendance at Seminar/Training Session
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.
3.4ROAD RACE OFFICIALS WHO DO NOT REQUIRE A LICENCE
Incident Officer
See Note Below
1 and 4
Secretary of the
Meeting
Technical Official
2 and 4
Club Stewards
3
Chief Marshal
Marshal
Medical Officer
Attendance at Seminar/Training Session
May attend Clerk of the Course Seminar at ACU HQ for
information purposes.
Will receive Training at meetings and if required at Regional
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
4.1TIME MUST BE PUT ASIDE FOR THE PRACTICE SESSIONS AND THESE MUST BE
DEFINED IN THE SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS FOR THE MEETING.
Riders will commence practice under the instructions of the Start Officials.
1.
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.
The end of practice will be indicated by the waving of a chequered flag at which time the pit exit
3.
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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SECTION 5 GRID POSITIONS
5.1POSITIONS
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.
5.3BALLOTED
Where the Organiser decides that the grid positions will be by ballot, this must be conducted by the
competitors at the meeting.
5.4ALLOCATED
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.
When the grid is re-formed the Official with the Red Flag will leave the Grid indicating to the
5.
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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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.
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.
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.
Riders take up their allocated positions on the Grid. Riders who encounter technical problems
2.
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.
On completion of the warm-up lap an Official will display a Red Flag at the front of the grid.
5.
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.
Any Rider who stalls his engine on the Grid or who has other difficulties must remain on his
7.
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.
1.
NATIONAL FLAG OR START LIGHTS
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.
1.
2.
3.
GREEN FLAG
The track is clear.
This flag will be shown waved by the starter to signal the start of the warm up lap.
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.
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.
4.
3.
1.
2.
YELLOW AND RED STRIPED FLAG
Oil, water or other substance is affecting adhesion on this section of the track.
This flag must be shown motionless at the flag marshal post.
4.
1.
2.
YELLOW AND RED STRIPED FLAG: NATIONAL EVENTS ONLY
The adhesion on this section of the track could be affected by any reason other than rain.
This flag must be shown motionless at the flag marshal post.
5.
1.
2.
WHITE FLAG WITH DIAGONAL RED CROSS: NATIONAL EVENTS ONLY
Drops of rain on this section of the track.
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.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
8.
1.
BLUE FLAG
National events and above. The use of this flag is optional at meetings of lower than National
Status.
May be shown waved, this flag indicates that a faster rider is about to overtake.
Shown waved at the flag marshal post, this flag indicates to a rider that he is about to be
overtaken.
During the practice sessions, the rider concerned must keep his line and slow down gradually
to allow the faster rider to pass him.
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.
YELLOW FLAG WITH BLACK DIAGONAL CROSS
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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CHEQUERED BLACK AND WHITE FLAG
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.
White Flag with Black “Sun”
2.
Indicates dazzle from the sun on the part of the circuit ahead.
7.2 FLAGS USED TO CONVEY INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS
1.
1.
YELLOW FLAG AND OR YELLOW LIGHTS
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.
When shown stationary at the flag marshal post this flag indicates danger ahead, riders must
3.
slow down. No overtaking is permitted.
When shown waved at the flag marshal post this flag indicates that the danger is more
4.
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.
Shown stationary at the flag marshals’ post preceding the post at which it is being shown
2.
waved.
3.
Additional flags may be shown at the request of the Clerk of the Course.
WHITE FLAG
National events only. Not permitted at Club level.
An intervention vehicle is on the track.
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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3.
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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.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
RED FLAG WITH A WHITE DIAGONAL CROSS. ENDURANCE RACES ONLY.
The race is neutralised.
Riders must slow down and be prepared to catch up a SAFETY CAR.
It is forbidden for a rider to overtake another rider during the display of this flag.
Overtaking the SAFETY CAR is forbidden.
Riders must line-up in single file behind the SAFETY CAR.
This flag must be shown motionless at each flag marshal post,
At all meetings where this flag is used a riders briefing must be held.
4.
1.
RED FLAG AND RED LIGHTS
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.
Any infringement of this rule will be penalised with one of the following penalties:
fine – disqualification – withdrawal of Championship points – suspension.
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.
The red flag may also be used to close the track.
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.
2.
3.
4.
5.
5.
1.
2.
3.
6.
1.
2.
3.
BLACK FLAG
This flag is used to convey instructions to one rider only and is displayed motionless together
with the rider’s number.
The rider must stop at the pits at the end of the current lap and cannot restart.
Any infringement of this rule will be penalised with one or more of the following penalties:
fine – disqualification – withdrawal of Championship points – suspension.
BLACK FLAG WITH ORANGE DISK (RADIUS 40 CM)
This flag is used to convey instructions to one rider only and is displayed motionless together
with the rider’s number.
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.
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:
Pantone 286C or 298C
Red:
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
8.1RIDERS 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.
Riders should use only the track and the pit-lane. However, if a rider accidentally leaves the
2.
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.
Riders are not allowed to transport another person on their machine or to be transported by
8.
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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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.
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.
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.
Stopping on the track during practices and races is forbidden. (exception see Art 8.17)
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.
The spinning of rear wheels (burn-outs) is strictly forbidden. Breach of this rule will result in a
penalty of disqualification.
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.
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16.
17.
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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
10.1IF 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.
If less than three laps have been completed by the leader of the race, then the race will be null
2.
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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be re-started (subject to the provision of Article 10.1.5 below concerning meetings of below
National status).
If the results calculated show that two-thirds of the original race distance rounded down to the
nearest whole number of laps have been completed by the leader of the race, then the race will
be deemed to have been completed.
Where a race is interrupted at a meeting of below National status the Clerk of the Course is
permitted to decide either that a race has been completed or to run a new race over a distance
appropriate to the prevailing conditions.
SECTION 11 RE-STARTING A RACE THAT HAS BEEN INTERRUPTED
11.1IF A RACE HAS TO BE RE-STARTED, THEN IT SHOULD BE DONE AS QUICKLY AS
POSSIBLE.
1.
The start procedure will be identical to a normal start with sighting lap(s), warm-up lap, etc.
2.
In the case of the situation described in Article 10.1.2 above (less than 3 laps completed)
1. All riders may re-start.
2. Motorcycles may be repaired or changed. Refuelling is permitted.
3. The number of laps will be determined by the Clerk of the Course.
4. The grid positions will be the same as for the original race.
3.
In the case of the situation described in Article 10.1.3 above (more than 3 laps and less than
two-thirds completed),
1. Only riders who had completed 75% of the interrupted race may restart.
2. Motorcycles may be repaired or changed. Refuelling is permitted.
3. The number of laps will be determined by the Clerk of the Course.
4.
Competitors will be restarted from a grid based on the finishing order of the previous part of
the race. The finishing order of the previous part of the race will be the order as of the number
of laps completed by the race leader, when the red flag was first shown, less one lap.
5.
The final race classification will be established according to the position and the number of laps
each rider has completed at the time he crossed the finish line at the end of the last part of the
race.
SECTION 12 FINISH OF A RACE AND RACE RESULTS
12.1 FINISH OF A RACE
1.
When the leading rider has completed the designated number of laps (or the designated time in
the case of Endurance) for the race, a Chequered Flag will be displayed at the finishing line.
12.2THE CHEQUERED FLAG
After the Chequered Flag is displayed to the leading Rider no other Rider is permitted to enter
1.
the track from the Pit Lane.
2.
If a Rider closely precedes the leader during the final lap before the finish line the Official
will show to the Riders and to the Leaders simultaneously the Chequered Flag and the Blue
Flag. This will indicate to the Leader that he has completed the race and to the Rider closely
preceding the Leader that he still has to complete the final lap.
3.
In the case of a photo finish between two or more Riders the decision shall be taken in favour
of the Rider whose Front Wheel leading edge crossed the finish line first. In the case of Ties, the
Riders concerned will be ranked according to the best lap times they achieved in the race.
4.
Should the end of the race signal inadvertently or otherwise be displayed before the leading
rider completes the scheduled number of laps, or before the scheduled race time has been
completed, the race will be deemed to have finished.
If the chequered flag is given to the leader then a result will be drawn accordingly, but if the
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chequered flag is given to a competitor other than a leader then the result will be taken when
the leader last crossed the start/finish line.
Should the end of the race signal be advertently delayed, the race will nevertheless be deemed to
finish at the correct moment and competitors be classified accordingly.
The Clerk of the Course may require machines to be presented for post Practice or Race
verification. Where this is required the Riders must be informed prior to the start of the
Practice or Race that they must attend the “Parc Ferme”.
12.3RACE RESULTS
1.
When the Race has been completed as described above, the Results will be based on the order
in which the Riders crossed the finish line and the number of laps that they have completed.
2.
To be counted as a Finisher and be included in the results a Rider must have completed 75% of
the actual race distance. He must also have crossed the finish line on the track and not in the Pit
Lane within three minutes after the winner and be in contact with his machine.
3.
If a race is interrupted either after two thirds distance (as described in Article 10.1.4 above) or
after the chequered flag, the Results will be based on the order in which the Riders last crossed
the finish line prior to the showing of the red flag. Only riders still racing when the red flag is
displayed will be counted as finishers. In these circumstances any Championship points will be
awarded in full.
A new lap record can only be established during a Race.
4.
5.
Both for practice and a race, the lap time is the subtraction of the time between two consecutive
crossings of the finish line.
SECTION 13 SAFETY
13.1 MEDICAL SERVICES – MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ROAD RACE MEETINGS
Road Race
Road Race
Test Day
Doctors
MO
2 MOs
1 MO
PERSONNEL
Paramedic(s)
PM
PMs can assist
MOs but not
replace them
1PM
First Aid
personnel
5
2
VEHICLES
Ambulance(s) Fast Intervention
Vehicle
2
1
1
Special
Notes
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The following applies to all events run under this code.
1.
Medical Officer (MO) – DOCTOR A medical practitioner (Doctor) fully registered with the
General Medical Council (GMC), and holding appropriate personal medical malpractice
insurance cover (excludes NHS Crown Indemnity).
Paramedic (PM) A State Registered Paramedic with the HPC (Health Professions Council)
2.
Paramedics must have appropriate personal medical malpractice insurance cover.
3.
Ambulance A vehicle registered as an ambulance with the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle
Licencing 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 two First Aid Personnel (who can be the two minimum
First Aid Personnel).
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An ambulance may act as a Medical Centre BUT if so it must be a vehicle in addition to the
minimum ambulance requirement.
4.
First Aid Personnel A person holding a current certificate of First Aid competency. (Where
an event is open to the public event organisers should ensure that all First Aid personnel are
insured against malpractice for the event concerned).
5.
Fast Intervention Vehicle (FIV)
1. A Fast Intervention Vehicle is a compulsory requirement at all Road Race events.
2. Such a vehicle requires a driver, a Doctor, and appropriate medical equipment. If the driver
is not a First Aid Person, then such a Person must be present in the vehicle. This vehicle must
be immediately available to proceed to an incident, if called to do so, upon instructions from
the Clerk of the Course.
3. A FIV must not be used in place of an ambulance.
4. A Fast Intervention Vehicle must be equipped with visible signals (flashing lights).
5.
At a meeting of below National status no ambulance or Fast Intervention Vehicle is 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 the circumstances of an Ambulance or Fast Intervention
Vehicle being required on the circuit, the Red Flags must first be displayed and the race or
practice brought to an actual and effective halt before the vehicle is deployed.
Note: This restriction is not applicable where the Clerk of the Course has decided to neutralise
the race by use of the Safety Car in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 9 of the Road
Race Regulations.
6.
During Sighting Lap: Stationary or moving Ambulances, Fast Intervention Vehicles, and
the like, may be encountered anywhere on the circuit when riders are dispatched from the
Assembly Area on their “sighting lap” to the start line prior to the start of a race. This “sighting
lap” is not considered to be either Practice or Racing and riders must always be prepared to
encounter such vehicles. When such a vehicle or vehicles are on the track the Yellow Flags will
be displayed in the appropriate section of the course.
Special Notes
2 MOs must be present at the start of every meeting and be present for the duration of the meeting
unless accompanying a patient to hospital. If vehicles or First Aid personnel leave the circuit to
convey a patient to hospital then the minimum requirements for the event to continue are 1 MO, 1
FIV, 2 Ambulances and 4 First Aid personnel.
6.
Medical Examination
At any time during a meeting the Clerk of the Course may require a competitor to undergo a medical
examination to determine his fitness to participate. The decision of the Medical Officer is a
matter of fact without right of protest.
7.
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.
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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.
A rider may be signed off to ride by the CMO at an event once he has observed 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.
13.2 TRACK SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
1.
The safety precautions of circuits will be as laid down for each Permanent Course Licence or
Temporary Course Certificate following an inspection of the course.
2.
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.
3.
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.
4.
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.
5.
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.
6.
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 permit issuing authority.
13.3 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
Each working vehicle in the Paddock must have a 2kg (minimum) dry powder fire extinguisher
available for immediate use. This extinguisher must show the date of the last annual inspection. Noncompliance with this regulation will incur a penalty imposed by the Clerk of the Course.
13.4 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AT CIRCUITS
At all race and speed events, there must be a valid certificate, issued annually immediately prior to the
start of each season’s racing by the manufacturer or his agent, to the effect that all fire extinguishers
are in effective working order. This certificate must be available for inspection by the Stewards.
All fire posts must be clearly marked. In addition to the fire equipment at each post there must be:
1.
Fire extinguishers in the paddock and assembly area.
2.
At least two fire extinguishers in the Technical Control Area.
3.
Fire extinguishers in every medical room/centre.
4.
During events of National status or below where machines may be refuelled and more than
five gallons (22 litres) of fuel is held in any one pit, there shall be a minimum of one fire tender
and crew in attendance, appropriately equipped and with immediate access to the pit area.
International events must comply with appropriate FIM requirements.
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13.5 WARNING AND PROHIBITION SIGNS AT CIRCUITS
For full details regarding Warning Notices and Prohibition Notices please refer to the Safety
Precautions section of this Handbook.
1.
WARNING NOTICES
The following requirements regarding the display of Warning notices are applicable to all Road
Racing events.
1.
WARNING NOTICE (A) (29 × 20 inches.) Warning notices as detailed below must be
displayed on each side of every entrance to the course, including the entrance to car parks and
paddock.
These notices must be prominently displayed 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. M.O.D Land and heath land) warning notices must be profusely displayed around the
course and also in the car parks.
2.
WARNING NOTICE ((B) (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 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 (B). These notices
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.
2.
PROHIBITION NOTICES
The following requirements regarding the display of Prohibition notices are applicable to all
Road Racing events.
PROHIBITED AREA NOTICE (C) (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 (B).
Notices should be displayed within the prohibited area, facing the public.
13.6 DECLARATION – ADMISSION TICKETS, ARMBANDS AND PASSES
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.
Declaration.
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. THEY ARE CONCERNED WITH YOUR SAFETY.
All vehicle passes must bear the same wording and comply with the above requirements.
13.7 DECLARATION ON THE 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.
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13.8 SIGNING ON
All riders, passengers, officials and press must sign a declaration on the relevant signing on form
(available from the ACU).
1.
Age Limits for Officials.
All event Executive and Administrative Officials shall be 18 years of age or over.
2.
Age Limits for Marshals.
1.
All Assistant Officials whose function is to be carried out at the immediate trackside must be at
least 16 years of age.
All Assistant Officials who are under 18 years of age must have obtained parental agreement
2.
to carry out the duty and the signing-on signature must be countersigned by the person
responsible for the official at the event.
1. When using the services of officials under 18 years of age for any 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.
SECTION 14 GENERAL TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
14.1PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
During practice and racing riders and passengers must wear the following clothing and footwear:
1.
A complete all in one leather suit of at least 1.2mm in thickness on all parts of the suit. Suits
zipped together at the waist are not permitted. Non-leather material may be used if it meets
with the following requirements.
2.
The following characteristics of the material must be at least equivalent to 1.5mm of cowhide
(not split leather)
Fire retardant quality – Resistance to abrasion – Coefficient of friction against all types of
asphalt – perspiration absorbing qualities – Medical test – non toxic and non allergenic –
Fabric of a quality that does not melt. It must be non-flammable.
3.
The following areas must be padded with at least a double layer of leather or enclosed plastic
foam at least 8mm thick: Shoulders, elbows, both sides of the torso and hip joint, the back of
the torso, knees.
4.
Competitors must wear complete undergarments if they use suits which are not lined. Suitable
undergarments may be of the Nomex type, they may also be of silk or simply cotton. Synthetic
materials which may melt and which could harm the riders skin in an accident are not allowed,
neither for the suit nor for the undergarments.
5.
Competitors’ footwear must be of leather or an approved material as per 14.1.2 and a minimum
height of 200mm to provide, with the suit, complete protection. No areas of skin to be left
exposed between the leg of the suit and the top of the boot.
6.
Competitors must wear leather protective gloves. No areas of skin to be left exposed between
the wrist of the suit and the wrist of the glove.
7.
The use of materials in clothing or personal protection which may generate sparks when in
contact with the ground are prohibited.
14.2HELMETS
Helmets bearing the current ACU gold stamp and 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.
14.3 IDENTIFICATION DISCS
While practising and racing, riders and passengers are required to wear an identification disc around
the neck, attached by a material approved by the technical officer. Thin chains should be avoided. The
disc must be permanently marked with the wearer’s full name and date of birth.
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Identification discs shall be of a durable material, circular in shape, between 20mm and 25mm in
diameter and having rounded edges with no sharp or ragged projections.
14.4 BODY JEWELLERY
It is recommended that any body piercing studs, ring etc. are removed.
14.5 ENGINE AND FRAME NUMBERS
All solo road race machines are required to have engine and frame numbers that have obviously
not been tampered with or deleted. For sidecars this applies to engine numbers only. The penalty is
disqualification. New unstamped components are permissible.
14.6FUEL
1.
Unless otherwise specified in the Supplementary Regulations for any series or championship,
leaded petrol mixtures up to 102 RON, will be permitted, provided that the Customs and
Excise or Inland Revenue dues have been paid. Power boosters, octane boosters and the like are
forbidden.
The use of E85 Bio-ethanol pump fuel is permitted. No concessions to individual Class
2.
Technical Regulations are permitted to allow the use of Bio-ethanol fuel. The word Bio Fuel
must be clearly displayed on the fuel tank.
3.
Competitors must ensure that a minimum of 2 litres remain in the tank at the end of the race,
for the purpose of any fuel testing that may be required.
Any competitor found in contravention of these regulations or who fails to provide a fuel
4.
sample will have his Road Race Licence suspended for a minimum period of 6 months of the
Road Race Season (March – October) and will be liable for all costs involved in the testing. The
competitor will be disqualified from the results and will lose any Championship points awarded
for that class.
Note: For information leaded petrol mixtures up to 102 RON are typified by mixtures of 50% Avgas
and 50% pump petrol.
14.7 NUMBER PLATES
1.
Numbers must be clearly visible to the public and officials. All other number plates or markings
on a motorcycle liable to cause confusion with the number must be removed before the start of
a competition.
2.
One machine number must be displayed on the front of the motorcycle inclined not more than
30 degrees rearwards from the vertical. Holes can be perforated between the numbers on a
front number plate. The actual numbers must not be perforated.
Each machine must display two side number plates. The numbers must be clearly visible to the
3.
public and marshals on both sides of the machine.
4.
If numbers are displayed on separate plates, they must be rectangular shape and made from a
rigid and solid material with minimum measurements 285mm by 235mm. The plates should
not be curved or bent more than 50mm out of the flat plane.
5.
The figures must be clearly legible and like the background must be painted in matt colours as
described below to avoid reflection in sunlight.
The minimum dimensions of front numbers are:
6.
Background
285mm by 235mm
Height of figure
140mm
Width of figure
80mm
Width of stroke
25mm
Space between two figures 15mm
7.
The minimum dimensions of side numbers are:
Background
260mm by 220mm
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Height of figure
120mm
Width of figure
70mm
Width of stroke
25mm
Space between 2 figures
15mm
A space of at least 5cm must be left free around all number plates in which no advertising may
appear.
9.
Figures must conform to the Number Plates diagram within this Handbook.
10. The colours for background and figures vary according to the class of motorcycle and type of
competition. The following colours shall be used and they must have a matt finish and comply
with the RAL colour table:
Black
9005,Blue 5010,Yellow
1003,Orange
2007,
Red
3020,Green6002,White9010
The front and side number plates for each class of motorcycles are:
Class
F125cc
125cc
250cc
350cc
500cc
Over 500cc
Formula 400
Supersport 600
Formula 600
Supermono
Stocksport
FII Sidecars
Open Sidecars
Background
Red background
Black background
Green background
Blue background
Yellow background
White background
Blue background
White background
White background
Black background
Red background
Red background
White background
Numbers
White numbers
White numbers
White numbers
White numbers
Black numbers
Black numbers
White numbers
Blue numbers
Blue numbers
Yellow numbers
White numbers
White numbers
Black numbers (incl three wheelers)
14.8 CONTROL OF EXHAUST SOUND LEVEL
1.
The Clerk of the Course will disqualify any machine which exceeds the maximum permitted
sound level, or which in his opinion is deemed to be excessively noisy. An official sound level
test results form will be completed at each meeting and will be submitted by the Clerk of the
Course to the Stewards of the meeting.
2.
Noise limit in force for all machines is a maximum of 105dB/A. For testing the fixed RPM
specified in 6 below will be used.
3.
The noise test will be conducted with the microphone placed at 50 cm from the exhaust pipe
at an angle of 45° measured from the centre-line of the exhaust end and at the height of the
exhaust pipe, but at least 20 cm above the ground. If this is not possible, the measurement can
be taken at 45° upwards.
4.
During a noise test, machines not equipped with a gear box neutral must be placed on a stand.
5.
The driver shall keep his engine running out of gear and shall increase the engine speed until it
reaches the specified Revolutions Per Minute (RPM). Measurements must be taken when the
specified RPM is reached.
6.
Due to the similarity of the piston stroke in different engine configurations within the capacity
classes, the noise test will be conducted at a fixed RPM. For reference only, the mean piston
speed at which the noise test is conducted, is calculated at 13 m/sec (2-stroke engines) and 11
m/sec (4-stroke engines).
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SPORT PRODUCTION AND SPORT PRODUCTION BASED ENGINES
1 Cylinder
2 Cylinder
250cc (4-stroke)
5,500rpm
8,500 rpm
400cc (4-stroke)
5,000rpm
6,500rpm
600cc (4 stroke)
5,000rpm
5,500rpm
750cc (4-stroke)
5,000rpm
5,500rpm
Over 750cc (4-stroke)
4,500rpm
5,000rpm
OTHER 2 STROKE RACING ENGINES
1 Cylinder
125 (2-stroke)
7,000rpm
250 (2-stroke)
5,500rpm
500 (2-stroke)
3 Cylinder
4 Cylinder
7,000rpm
6,500rpm
6,500rpm
5,000rpm
8,000rpm
7,000rpm
7,000rpm
5,500rpm
2 Cylinder
3 Cylinder
4 Cylinder
7,000rpm
5,500rpm
7,000rpm
7,000rpm
7. For Supermono class, Vintage and Classic prior to 1973, the test RPM will continue to depend
upon the mean piston speed corresponding to the stroke of the engine, according to the table
produced in the ACU Sound Control Regulations.
8.
The noise level for engines with more than one cylinder will be measured on each exhaust end.
9.
A machine which does not comply with the noise limits may be presented several times at prerace control.
10. For Supermono class only, when presented for examination, the correct stroke must be
stamped in a clearly visible position on the crankcase.
11. For Wankel machines, the noise level will be measured at 6000 RPM.
12. The surrounding noise should not exceed 90 dB/A within a 5 metres radius from the power
source during tests.
13. Apparatus for noise control must be to international standard IEC 651, IEC60651, IEC61672
Type 1 or Type 2. The sound level meter must be equipped with a calibrator for control and
adjustment of the meter during periods of use.
14. The “slow response” setting must always be used.
15. Due to the influence of temperature on noise tests, all figures are correct at 20°C. For tests taken
at temperatures below 10°C there will be a + 1 dB/A tolerance and for tests below 0°C, a + 2
dB/A tolerance.
16. Noise control after the competition. In a competition which requires a final examination of
machines before the results are announced, this examination must include a noise control
measurement of at least the first three machines listed in the final classification. At this final
test, there will be a 3 dB/A post race tolerance.
17. Guidelines for the use of Sound Level Meters
1. The Sound Inspector must arrive in sufficient time for discussions with the Clerk of the
Course and other Chief Technical Officials in order that a suitable test site and testing policy
can be agreed.
2. Sound level measuring equipment must include a compatible calibrator, which must be used
immediately before testing begins and always just prior to a re-test if a disciplinary sanction
may be imposed. Two sets of equipment must be available in case of failure of tachometer,
sound level meter or calibrator during technical control.
3. Before testing, the Sound Inspector should if possible liaise with another official who has
noise test equipment including calibrators, in order to agree the accuracy of the official sound
level meter.
4. In other than moderate wind, machines should face forward in the wind direction.
(Mechanical noise will blow forward, away from microphone).
5. ‘Slow’ meter response must be used.
6. ‘A’ weighted setting on sound level meter.
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7. Always round down meter reading, that is: 103.9 dB/A = 103 dB/A.
8. Type 1 meter: deduct 1 dB/A
Type 2 meter: deduct 2 dB/A
9. Below 10° Celsius: deduct 1 dB/A
Below 0° Celsius: deduct 2dB/A
All tolerances are accumulative. Action taken will depend on the sporting discipline concerned,
and decisions taken during prior discussions with the Clerk of the Course.
14.9 EXHAUST PIPES
1.
The end of the exhaust pipe or pipes must not project beyond any part of the vehicle or its
bodywork. Exhaust gases must not be discharged so as to raise dust or foul the tyres or brakes,
or inconvenience a following rider. The end of the exhaust pipe for a minimum distance of
30mm must be horizontal and parallel (within a + or −10 degree tolerance) to the fore and aft
centre line of the machine. It must not extend beyond a line drawn at a vertical tangent to the
rear edge of the motorcycle rear tyre.
2.
For sidecars the exhaust pipes must not extend beyond the limits of the sidecar on the sidecar
side and must not extend more than 330mm from the centre of the machine on the opposite
side unless contained within the streamlining.
14.10 SUPERCHARGERS/TURBOCHARGERS
1.
The use of superchargers/turbochargers is prohibited unless specifically allowed in the
regulations for a specific class. An engine, whether two stroke or four stroke, coming within
any one of the recognised classes, as determined by the capacity of the working cylinder shall
not be considered as supercharged/turbocharged, when in respect of one engine cycle, the total
capacity, measured geometrically, of the fuel charging device or devices, including the capacity
of the engine working cylinder, if used for inspiriting the fuel, does not exceed the maximum
capacity of the class in question. The intracylinder injection of fuel shall not be considered as
supercharging/turbocharging.
14.11 HANDLEBARS
1.
The width of handlebars for motorcycles up to 80cc is not less than 400mm. For all other
machines (including sidecars) not less than 450mm. Grips must be attached in such a way that
at least the minimum width is reached when measured between the outside ends of the grips.
Exposed handlebars must be plugged with a solid material or rubber covered.
The minimum angle of rotation of the handlebar on each side of the centre line or mid-position
2.
must be 15 degrees for solo motorcycles and sidecars. Whatever the position of the handlebars
the front wheel must never touch the streamlining, if any. Stops must be fitted to ensure a
minimum clearance of 30mm between handlebar with levers and the tank when on full lock to
prevent trapping the rider’s fingers (see diagram 3, at the end of Road Race Section).
3.
Handlebar clamps must be carefully radiused and engineered so as to avoid fracture points in
the bar.
14.12 CLUTCH AND BRAKE LEVERS
1.
All handlebar levers (clutch, brake, etc.) must be, in principle, ball ended or be rounded
(minimum thickness of this flattened part 14mm). These ends must be permanently fixed and
form an integral part of the lever.
2.
The maximum length of control levers measured from the pivot-point to the extremity of
the ball must not exceed 200mm. Each control lever (hand and footlevers) must be mounted
on an independent pivot. The brake lever if pivoted on the footrest axis must work under all
circumstances, such as the footrest being bent or deformed.
3.
For all types of motorcycles, throttle controls must be self-closing when not held by the hand.
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14.13 MUDGUARDS
Mudguards are not compulsory. If fitted, the following rules will apply:
1.
They must project laterally beyond the tyre on each side. The rear mudguard must cover at least
120 degrees of the circumference of the rear wheel, and the angle contained by a line drawn
from the rear end of the rear mudguard to the centre of the rear road wheel and a line drawn
horizontally through the centre of the road wheel must not exceed 20 degrees.
2.
The front mudguard must cover not less than 100 degrees of the circumference of the front
road wheel. The angle contained by a line drawn from the rear end of the front mudguard to
the centre of the front road wheel and a line drawn horizontally through the centre of that road
wheel must not exceed 20 degrees.
Similarly, the angle contained by a line drawn from the front end of the front mudguard to the
3.
centre of the front road wheel and a line drawn horizontally through the centre of that road
wheel must not be less than 45 degrees nor more than 60 degrees.
14.14 OPEN TRANSMISSION GUARDS
1.
For all motorcycles, if the primary transmission is exposed, it must be fitted with a guard as a
safety measure. The guard must be conceived in such a manner that under no circumstances
can a rider or the passenger come into accidental contact with the transmission parts. It must
be designed to protect the rider from injuring his fingers.
For Sidecars, a guard is required if secondary transmission is not shielded by the bodywork.
2.
3.
A (chain) guard must be fitted in such a way as to prevent trapping between the lower chain
run and the final driven sprocket to rear wheel.
14.15 FOOTRESTS
1.
The footrests for the rider must be placed not higher than 100mm above a line passing through
the centre of the wheels with a machine loaded and in front of a vertical line passing through
the centre of the rear wheel.
2.
They must be positioned to give easy access to any control pedals.
3.
The ends of the footrests must be rounded with a solid spherical radius of not less than
8mm. Footrests may be of a folding type but in this case must be fitted with a device which
automatically allows them to return to the normal position, the integral protection is to be
provided at the end of the footrest which must have at least 8mm solid spherical radius.
14.16 OIL SUPPLY PIPES
Oil lines containing positive pressure must, if replaced, be of steel re-inforced construction with
swaged or threaded connectors. All drain plugs must be tight and drilled and wired into position. All
oil filters must be securely fastened.
14.17 OIL CATCH TANKS & BREATHER SYSTEMS
Where an oil breather pipe is fitted the outlet must discharge into a catch tank located in an easily
accessible position and which must be emptied before the start of the race. The minimum size of a
catch tank shall be 250cc for gearbox breather pipes and 500cc for engine breather pipes.
14.18 PETROL AND OIL FILLER CAPS
Petrol and oil filler caps when closed must be leak proof. They must be securely locked to prevent
accidental opening.
14.19 PETROL TANK BREATHERS
Where petrol tank breather pipes are fitted, non-return valves must be fitted to those pipes.
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14.20 CONSTRUCTION
The use of titanium in the construction of the frame, the front forks, the handlebars, the swinging
arm spindles and the wheel spindles is forbidden. For wheel spindles, the use of light alloy is also
forbidden. The use of titanium alloy nuts and bolts is allowed.
14.21 ADDITIVES TO WATER IN RADIATORS
The only liquid engine coolant permitted, other than lubricating oil, is water.
14.22 BRAKES
For machines fitted with two front disc brakes, a split of the front brake lines for both front brake
calipers must be made at or above the lower fork yoke.
14.23 TECHNICAL CONTROL
1.
The Technical Officer shall check both the machine and the rider for compliance with the
technical specifications. The rider must wear his clothing to Technical Control to demonstrate
good fit etc.
2.
The fairing of sidecar machines should be removed and replaced by the competitor during
inspection by technical control with particular attention being paid to securing the fairing to
the chassis.
3.
Crashed machines must be returned to the technical control area for examination. In such
circumstances it is the responsibility of the competitor to ensure his machine and clothing has
been rechecked and approved before further use in the event.
4.
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.
In the event of a protest against fuel specification an additional fee of £600 must be submitted
5.
with the protest and protest fee. In the event of the protest being upheld the additional fee
will be returned and the cost of the fuel test charged to the other party. (See also ACU Fuel
regulations as detailed within this Handbook).
6.
It is the responsibility of the rider to ensure that a machine used in competition is mechanically
and structurally in a safe condition.
SECTION 15 SOLO SPECIFICATIONS
These specifications are in addition to and not in place of the General Technical Regulations above.
Solo motorcycles must comply with the following requirements.
15.1 SIZE OF WHEEL RIMS AND TYRES
1.
For solo motorcycles, the wheel rims must be at least 400mm (16") in diameter.
2.
Any modification to the rim or spokes of an integral wheel (cast, moulded, riveted) as supplied
by the manufacturer or of a traditional detached rim other than for spokes, valves or security
bolts is prohibited except for tyre retention screws sometimes used to prevent tyre movement
relative to the rim. If rim is modified for these purposes bolts, screws etc. must be fitted.
3.
Tyres must have the following dimensions and will be measured mounted on the rim at a
pressure of 1kg/cm2 (14 lbs/sq. in) measurements taken at a tyre section located at 90 degrees
from the ground.
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251cc to 350cc
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Minimum Rim
Minimum
Width Marking Inside Width
mm
mm
1.50/WMO
38
1.50/WMO
38
1.60/WM1
40.5
1.85/WM1
47
2.15/WM2
55
Tyre
50
63
70
75
83
REAR WHEELS
Minimum Rim
Minimum
Width Marking Inside Width
mm
mm
1.5/WMO
38
1.50/WM1
40.5
1.85/WM1
47
2.15/WM2
55
2.15WM3
55
Tyre
50
70
83
100
110
15.2 TYPE OF TYRES INCLUDING THE USE OF SLICK TYRES IN CLUB MEETINGS
1.
For all National meetings the use of slick tyres is permitted. For all other meetings types of tyres
must be specified in the Supplementary Regulations. Prior Road Race Committee approval is
required for Clubs wishing to permit the use of slick tyres or hand cut slick tyres at meetings
below National status.
2.
Unless stated otherwise in the Supplementary Regulations the use of slick tyres are not
permitted at meetings of below National status.
15.3 TREADED TYRES
The minimum tread depth must be 1.6mm unless otherwise stated in Championship Conditions.
15.4 TUBELESS TYRES
If a tyre is to be run tubeless it is recommended that the internal rim dimensions are approved by the
manufacturer of the tyres being used. Tyre/rim relationship for tubeless tyre application is very critical.
15.5 SLICK TYRES
The surface of a slick tyre must contain three or more hollows across the width of the tyre at 120
degree intervals or less around its circumference, indicating the limit of wear on the centre and
shoulder areas of the tyre. When two or more of these indicator hollows become worn on different
parts of the periphery, the tyre must not be used.
15.6STREAMLINING
The streamlining of solo Road Racing machines must correspond to the following specifications (see
also diagram 1 at the end of the Road Race Section).
1.
The front wheel, with the exception of the tyre, must be clearly visible from each side.
2.
No part of the streamlining must be in front of a vertical line drawn 150mm in front of the front
wheel axle. Normal mudguards shall not be considered as streamlining.
3.
No part of the streamlining must be to the rear of a vertical line drawn through the rear
wheel axle and the rim of the rear wheel must be clearly visible over the 180 degrees of its
circumference to the rear of this line. No part of the motorcycle shall project to the rear of a
vertical line drawn through the exterior edge of the rear wheel.
4.
Air foils or spoilers may only be fitted on solo machines when they are an integral part of the
fairing or seat. They must not exceed the width of the fairing nor the height of the handlebar.
Sharp edges must be rounded off with a minimum radius of 8mm.
5.
Any part of the streamlining which faces rearwards, must be finished with rounded edges of
3.5mm min. radius.
6.
The rider, in the normal riding position, must be completely visible with the exception of his
forearms from either side, from the rear and from above. The minimum space between the face
of the rider, or his helmet and the streamlining (including the windscreen) must be 100mm. It is
forbidden to use transparent materials to evade these rules.
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8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
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The maximum height of the back of the rider’s seat is 150mm. This will be measured from the
lowest point of the rigid base of the seat to the uppermost part of the fairing behind the driver.
Whatever the position of the handlebars there must be a space of at least 20mm between
the streamlining and the ends of the handlebars or other steering systems, including any
attachments thereto.
The front inclination where the number plate is fixed must not exceed an angle of 30 degrees to
the rear of the vertical.
The ground clearance of a solo vehicle when unloaded must not be less than 100mm.
The width of the seat or anything to its rear shall not be more than 450mm.
The fuel cap must be fitted in such a way that it does not protrude from the fairing and cannot
be torn off in a crash.
It is forbidden to add anything to the original streamlining of Production Racing motorcycles if
fitted.
Streamlining for both solo and sidecar motorcycles used for World Record Attempts is
unrestricted.
15.7INCLINATION
It must be possible for a motorcycle (other than Vintage machines or Scooters) not being loaded,
to be inclined to an angle of 50 degrees from the vertical, without any part of it other than the tyre
coming in contact with the ground.
15.8BRAKES
Motorcycles must be equipped with one efficient brake operating on each wheel and operated
independently and concentrically with the wheel.
15.9 OIL CONTAINMENT
The lower fairing where fitted on all four stroke motorcycles must be constructed to hold at least half
of the total oil and coolant capacity of the engine in the event of an engine failure. The lower edge of
openings in the fairing must be positioned at least 50mm above the bottom of the fairing. (Minimum
modifications to the profile of the lower fairing only to fulfil this rule). (Please see diagram). Four
stroke motorcycles without a lower fairing must fit a sub-reservoir below the crankcase to hold at
least half of the total oil and coolant capacity of the engine in the event of an engine failure.
NOTE: Vintage and Classic machines (prior to 1973) racing exclusively in their own race or event are
exempt, at the discretion of the organiser.
15.10RED REAR WARNING LIGHTS
All motorcycles must have a functioning red light mounted at the rear of the machine to be used in
rain or low visibility conditions as instructed by Race Control. The team/rider must ensure that the
light is switched on whenever a rain tyre is fitted on the motorcycle and/or when any practice or race
is declared “wet” by Race Control.
Lights must comply with the following:
a) Lighting direction must be parallel to the machine centre line (motorcycle running direction),
and clearly visible from the rear at least 15 degrees to both left and right sides of the machine
centre line.
b) Mounted on the seat/rear bodywork approximately on the machine centre line, in a position
approved by the Chief Technical Officer. In case of dispute over the mounting position or
visibility, the decision of the Chief Technical Officer will be final.
c) Power output/luminosity equivalent to approximately: 10–15W (incandescent) 0.6–1.8W (LED).
d) The switch must be accessible.
e) Rain light power supply may be separated from the motorcycle main wiring and battery.
Classic or Vintage machines racing exclusively in their own race or event are exempt.
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SECTION 16 SOLO ELIGIBILITY SPECIFICATIONS
16.1 ACU PRODUCTION CLASSES
1.
These specifications are in addition to and not in place of the Technical Regulations. Solo
motorcycles must comply with the following requirements. Machines must be complete, fully
equipped motorcycles of a Model/Marque to UK specifications, as originally assembled at the
factory of a recognised manufacturer, for road use in a minimum quantity of 100.
The only permitted alterations are detailed below.
2.
Handlebars – any shape of handlebar is permitted provided that it is fitted in the original
mounting position only.
Footrests and foot controls – proprietary rearsets are acceptable.
3.
4.
Gearing – the sprockets may be changed. The final drive chain specification must remain
standard in respect of width and pitch.
5.
Friction linings, disc pads and brake hoses – may be changed.
6.
Compression springs and damping – may be changed, but the original mountings must be
used.
7.
Exhaust systems – no modification is permitted.
8.
Rebores – to allow for wear, rebores will be permitted, but only to the maximum of the
manufacturer’s recommended rebore sizes.
Air filter elements – may be removed. Air box assemblies must not be modified.
9.
10. The addition of the following is permitted – security bolts and screws, steering dampers, fork
braces, engine protection bars.
11. Carburettors – no modification other than a change of jet size is permitted.
12. Compression ratio – cylinder head joint faces may be machined – the external appearance
of the engine must remain unaltered. Where originally specified, a solid head gasket must be
retained.
13. Side stand mounting lugs – may be removed.
14. Throttle controls – must be self-closing as Article 14.12.3.
The following alterations must be made:
15. Licence holders, club badges (except transfers), centre and prop stands, luggage carriers,
mirrors and rear registration plate (but NOT tail light) must be removed. Indicators may be
retained at the discretion of the rider but, if retained, the glasses must be taped.
16. Where breather pipes are fitted they must discharge via existing outlets into a catch tank as per
Article 14.18.
17. Head lamp and rear light glasses must be adequately taped to prevent splintering.
18. All electrical equipment fitted must be in working order except the stop lamp which MUST be
disconnected.
19. No addition or alteration by machining, welding, brazing, silver soldering or bonding may be
carried out externally to any part of the machine.
16.2 FORMULA SPECIFICATIONS
These specifications are in addition to and not in place of the Technical Regulations. Solo motorcycles
must comply with the following requirements.
1.
Classes
125 – Production based machines up to 125cc two stroke (includes the 72cc and 80cc Jawa and
Metrakit type machines)
250 – Production based machines 250cc four stroke.
400 – Production based machines 250cc two stroke, 400cc four stroke.
600 – Production based machines 600cc four stroke four cylinder and 675cc four stroke three
cylinder.
2.
Rebores up to the manufacturer’s maximum recommended rebore size are permitted.
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Any moulded treaded tyre is permitted.
Standard carburettors or fuel injection as homologated to be used.
16.3 ACU SUPERSPORT REGULATIONS
To comply with 2016 FIM Regulations and/or MCRCB Regulations with the exception of noise levels.
16.4 ACU/FIM SPECIFICATIONS FOR SUPERBIKE
To comply with 2016 FIM Regulations and/or MCRCB Regulations with the exception of noise levels.
16.5 ACU STOCKSPORT/SUPERSTOCK REGULATIONS
To comply with 2016 FIM Regulations and/or MCRCB Regulations with the exception of noise levels.
16.6 ACU SUPERSTOCK 600
To comply with 2016 FIM Europe Regulations with the exception of noise levels.
SECTION 17 SIDECAR SPECIFICATIONS
These specifications are in addition to and not in place of the Technical Regulations. Sidecars
must comply with the following requirements. All Fuel used must comply with the ACU Standing
regulations.
17.1 GROUPS B1 AND B2 – GENERAL
1.
The three road wheels may be disposed so as to give two or three tracks.
2.
If three tracks are made then the centres of the tracks of the motorcycle shall not be more than
75mm apart.
3.
The sidecar may be placed either side of the motorcycle. Hinged sidecars and steerable sidecar
wheels are forbidden. Remote steering linkages and the use of articulated joints in the steering
mechanism are not allowed. By definition an articulated joint is one allowing movement in
more than one plane.
4.
The distance between the fore and aft centre lines of the tracks made by the motorcycle rear
and sidecar wheels must be not less than 800mm and not more than 1150mm. Maximum
dimension for a B2 overall width 1700mm (including exhaust systems). Maximum overall
height of 800mm at front. Maximum overall length 3300mm. Maximum wheelbase 2300mm.
The minimum dimensions of the sidecar body shall be length 800mm, width 300mm (both
5.
measured 15cm above the platform). Height of the passenger’s protective screen 300mm. Any
bodywork or fairing must not protrude more than 400mm in front of the most forward part of
the front tyre or rearward more than 400mm from the most rear part of the rear tyre.
6.
The engine must be positioned in front of the rear wheel in such a way that the centre line of
the engine – determined by half its overall width, shall not extend more than 160mm beyond
the centre line of the rear wheel track of the motorcycle. By definition the centre line of the
engine is the position midway between the centre lines of outermost cylinders for transverse
engines or the crankshaft for in-line engines.
7.
Any form of electronic traction control remains forbidden, this means that any traction
control system whether it is a part or a full system that is fitted as standard on an homologated
machine/engine CANNOT be used. Wheel speed sensors are not permitted.
8.
The ground clearance measured over the entire length and width of the vehicle race ready,
fully loaded with rider, passenger and fuel must be not less than 65mm with the handlebar in
a straight position. No device is permitted to reduce the 65mm ground clearance during the
course of the event. The under surface of the platform must, in principle, be flat.
9.
The suspension of the front wheel must be designed so that under suspension action and in
a straight ahead position, it shall only move vertically and in a single plane relative to the
motorcycle – the plane must be in the driving direction. This must occur without changes
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to the camber or the tracking. The vertical travel of the front and rear wheel spindles under
suspension action must be at least 20mm.
10. The motorcycle must be steered by a non adjustable handlebar which is directly fixed to the
steering unit of the motorcycle. The handlebar must not be lower than the spindle of the front
wheel. The steering unit must operate through the front wheel.
11. The provision of coachwork or streamlining is optional, but the vehicle must have
accommodation for a passenger and the coachwork or streamlining shall not impede complete
freedom of movement by the rider or passenger at all times. Neither driver or passenger may
be attached to the machine (exception the driver must be attached by the cut out lanyard). The
streamlining must be easily detachable for inspection by technical control.
12. RIDER. The rider in the normal riding position must be completely visible, with the exception
of the arms, legs, and feet from above.
PASSENGER. A passenger must be carried and must always be protected from the road wheels and
both primary and final drives either by mudguard or some other means.
The passenger must be able to lean out to either side of the sidecar, for this purpose the vehicle
must be fitted with suitable hand-holds for the passenger to hold onto when leaning out.
The handholds must be of the ‘CLOSED LOOP’ type, a single projection hand-hold is not
permitted.
13. There shall be a clearance of at least 20mm between the streamlining and the extremities of the
handlebar, including any attachments thereto whatever the position of the handlebar.
14. The battery must be covered in such a way that neither the rider or the passenger can come in
to contact with the battery or its contents.
15. A solid and effective protection between the rider and the engine must prevent direct contact
between his body or clothes and/or escaping flames or leaking fuel and oil.
16. Throttle Controls and Cut Out Device
1. Throttle controls must be self-closing when not held by the hand.
2. An ignition cut-out must be fitted to operate when the driver leaves the machine. This
ignition cut-out system must interrupt the primary circuit and must be wired for both the
supply and return of the current.
3. The ignition cut-out must be placed as near to the centre of the handlebar as possible and
must be operated by a non-elastic string of adequate length and thickness and strapped to the
driver’s body. A spiral cable (similar to that of a telephone wire) of maximum 1m extended
length is permitted.
17. Any electric fuel feed pump must be wired in such a way as to cut out if the engine cut out
device is operated.
18. The fuel tank must be sufficiently independently protected from the ground. A non-return
valve must be fitted to the petrol tank breather pipe, this pipe must discharge into a suitable
catch tank, minimum capacity 500ml. The fuel filler cap must be fitted in such a way that it does
not protrude from the fairing and cannot be torn off in the event of an accident.
19. All handlebar levers (clutch, brake etc.) must be ball ended. The ball diameter must be at least
19mm permanently fixed and forming an integral part of the lever. The maximum length of
control levers measured from the pivot point to the extremity of the ball must not exceed
200mm. Each control lever (hand and foot) must be mounted on an independent pivot.
The handlebar grips must not be longer than 150mm and must be attached to the ends of the
handlebar.
20. The rear driving wheel must be covered down to the level of the sidecar platform on the nearest
side to the sidecar wheel, and to the top of the rear wheel rim flange on the outside. The rear
facing section of the rear seat must cover the rear driving wheel down to the level of the rear
wheel spindle.
21. The exhaust system must fulfil all the requirements concerning noise control. Exhaust fumes
must be discharged towards the rear but not in a manner as to raise dust, foul the tyres or
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brakes or inconvenience a passenger or any other rider. The furthest extremity of the exhaust
pipe must not exceed a vertical line drawn at a tangent to the rear edge of the sidecar platform.
On the side opposite a sidecar the exhaust pipes must not extend beyond the streamlining. On
the other side the exhaust pipes must not extend beyond the width of the sidecar. Exhaust pipes
must be fitted/positioned so that it is impossible for them to become entangled with another
machine.
An airbox must be used with all four-stroke engines. The airbox intake size is not restricted.
(Except four-stroke engines in Formula II Class)
1. The airbox must completely close around the induction bell-mouths.
2. The carburettors or throttle-bodies may be entirely within the airbox.
3. The engine must have a closed breather system.
4. The engine breather must be connected and discharge in the airbox only. (by a sealed catch
tank if required)
5. The airbox must cover and collect fluids discharged from the bell-mouths.
6. The airbox must be constructed in such a way as to prevent any oil discharged in the airbox
from spilling on the track.
7. This oil containment must hold a minimum of 1000cc of oil.
8. The airbox must be sealed to prevent spillage of oil or fuel.
17.2 GROUP B3 (CYCLECARS) – GENERAL
1.
The three road wheels, which may be disposed to give either two or three tracks shall be each
of at least 400mm in diameter measured over the outside of the tyre, or in the case of a scooter
with sidecar attached, as provided in the ACU Scooter Standing Regulations.
2.
One of the wheels may be replaced by two wheels provided the distance between the two
vertical centre lines of these two wheels does not exceed 200mm.
3.
The wheel track, or lateral distance between tracks shall be at least 800mm.
4.
The position of the engine is optional and the engine may drive one or more road wheels.
5.
The provision of coachwork or streamlining is optional, but the vehicle must have
accommodation for one or more passengers.
The passenger must always be completely protected from the road wheels and drive, either by
6.
mud-guarding or some other means.
7.
A passenger must be carried in addition to the rider unless the Supplementary Regulations have
authorised the substitution of ballast. In such case, the ballast must consist of a single object
placed on, and fixed to the passenger’s seat, and of a weight of at least 132 lbs (60kg).
8.
Throttle controls must be self-closing.
17.3 GROUP B1, B2 AND B3 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
1.
Streamlining
1. The streamlining on three-wheelers must be designed and fitted to allow complete liberty of
movement to the rider, both when riding and when getting on or off the vehicle, without the
streamlining or any part of it having to be displaced.
2. For B1 and B2 sidecars neither the rider nor the passenger must be covered from above
nor may they be attached in any way. Furthermore, the passenger must be able to lean out on
either side. Spoilers and other aerodynamic devices must not surpass the streamlining. The
streamlining must not have any sharp edges.
3. The extreme forward part of the streamlining must not project forward in plan beyond the
most forward part of the front tyre by more than 400mm.
4. There shall be a clearance of at least 20mm between the streamlining and the extremities of
the handlebar (or other form of steering lever), including any attachment thereto whatever the
position of the handlebar.
5. Streamlining must be held to the machine by means of chassis extensions etc.
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6. There must be no possibility of the streamlining coming into contact with the road surface,
impeding the front wheel or steering of the machine in the event of the failure of any individual
fairing mounting point.
Brakes
Motorcycles in Group B1 and B3 must be equipped with at least two brakes, operating
independently on at least two of the road wheels, each giving complete control from the riding
position. If hydraulic system is used it must comply with Group B2 rules (below).
All vehicles in group B2 must have the following braking system. All three wheels must be
braked.
1. The brake system must consist of one main system with at least two circuits operating
separately, one of the circuits must operate on at least two of the three wheels.
2. If one circuit fails the other must work efficiently.
3. An emergency system operated by a handlebar lever or a foot lever with a simple circuit
operating on either the front or rear wheel of the motorcycle.
4. A sidecar brake is mandatory.
5. Dispensation has been given to any long type sidecars with respect to the auxiliary handlebar
operated brake.
6. Only ferrous brake discs are permitted. (For Classic and Vintage rules contact the relevant
bodies).
Wheels and Tyres
For sidecars and three-wheelers (Group B1, B2 and B3), the wheel rims shall be at least 254mm
in diameter and 64mm in width. All wheels must be of metal construction, any modification to
the rim or the spokes of the original cast or composite wheel as supplied by the manufacturer is
prohibited.
For all meetings the use of slick tyres is permitted. The diameter of the tyre must be at least
400mm and the width 100mm, maximum front tyre width 220mm.
1. Tubeless Tyres. If a tyre is to be run tubeless it is recommended that the internal rim
dimensions are approved by the manufacturer of the tyres being used. Tyre/rim relationship
for tubeless application is very critical.
2. Slick Tyres. The surface of a slick tyre must contain three or more hollows across the width
of the tyre around its circumference at 180 degree intervals or less, indicating the limit of wear
on the centre and shoulder areas of the tyre. When at least two of these indicator hollows across
the width of the tyre become worn on different parts of the periphery, the tyre must no longer
be used.
Red Warning Lights
Sidecars must be equipped for the duration of the event with a functional rear facing red antifog lamp, measuring a minimum of 30 sq cm, and producing a minimum 1500 MCD light.
The light must be installed at least 100mm off the ground, located in the area between the
back wheel and the sidecar platform. The light must be mounted on a part of the suspended
body (not on any unsuspended parts) and ensure no obstruction from the fairing and/or the
passenger.
Red lights must be switched on when a “Wet Race” is declared.
Air Intakes
Cooling air intakes must be so constructed that there is NO forward projection/protrusion to
catch or foul in the event of accident.
Oil And Coolant Containment
1. In the area directly below the engine, the oil containment tray must be constructed to hold,
in case of an engine breakdown at least half of the total oil and engine coolant capacity used in
the engine (minimum 5 litres). The surrounding edges of the tray must be at least 50mm above
the bottom of the tray.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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2. The front edge of the oil bay reservoir wall must be extended upwards to just below (within
20mm) the exhaust ports of the engine.
3. Holes for the engine mounts (hangers) must be sealed.
4. From a vertical view, the engine must be located completely inside the oil bay platform.
5. The rear wheel must be protected from any possible oil spray. To make this protection,
the engine and rear wheel compartment must be separated. This separation must be created
by installing a solid divider (wall) running from the top of the inside of the bodywork to the
bottom of the oil tray. This divider (wall) must overlap the rear edge of the oil tray down to the
bottom.
6. All machines must use this tray.
7. Oil cooler must not be mounted on or above the body of the sidecar. The location of the oil
tank and oil cooler should be placed where it is least likely to be damaged in an accident.
8. Oil lines containing positive pressure, if replaced must be of metal reinforced construction
with swaged or threaded connectors. Manufactured solid construction oil lines, where practical,
must be replaced also. All sidecars shall attach oil absorbent materials of no less a quality than
3M Product number T156 or CEP Sorbents product number CEP-EP100.
This material shall be securely fixed to the following areas of the sidecar:
1. The entire oil tray, both the bottom and inside wall of the same. The volume of material used
in this area according to manufacturers specifications, shall not be less than 3 litres of oil.
2. Any bodywork directly covering the engine. In the event that oil is absorbed by the material,
it must be replaced before the next track session.
3. The material must be attached in such a way that it should be easily replaced, yet not become
displaced while on the track, and its effectiveness is not inhibited, i.e. if an adhesive is used it
must not clog the material, causing it to lose its absorbent properties. All absorbent material
used, shall be non-flammable by design.
Vintage and Classic (prior to 1973 construction) machines are exempt from the above
requirement 6.8.
4. Where an oil breather pipe is fitted the outlet must discharge into a catch tank in an easily
accessible position which must be emptied before the start of the meeting, minimum capacity
500ml.
Oil Catch Tanks
1. Two strokes. Where an oil breather pipe is fitted, the outlet must be discharged into a catch
tank located in an easily accessible position and which must be emptied before the start of the
race. The minimum size of catch tank shall be 250ml for gearboxes.
2. Four-stroke. Motorcycles must have a closed breather system. The oil breather line must be
connected and discharge in the airbox only. (by a sealed catch tank if required)
SECTION 18 OPEN 600 AND FORMULA II SIDECAR
SPECIFICATIONS
Open 600 and Formula II Sidecars must comply with the general Sidecar specification unless changed
by the following specifications:
Introduction. The object of this specification is to make use of cheaper, more readily available engine
units of theoretically similar power outputs and of widely different configurations and hopefully to
provide less expensive racing of a more traditional kind to the benefit of competitors, constructors
and spectators. Hub centre steering, remote steering linkages and the use of articulated joints in the
steering mechanism are not allowed.
18.1 ENGINE TYPES
The only permitted engines for the Open 600 sidecar class are:
Up to 350cc 2 stroke, twin cylinder
501–600cc, 4 stroke, 4 cylinder
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Production based Rotary engines are not permitted.
Over-boring is not permitted.
Induction systems.
For the FII British Sidecar Championships and other events as specified
a.
The only permitted engines for this class are:
501–600cc, 4 stroke, 4 cylinder, Production based.
501–600cc, 4 stroke: Any carburettor is permitted.
501–600cc four-stroke Fuel injection engines: Fuel injection systems are permitted using only the
throttle-bodies as homologated for the engine concerned.
The injectors must be standard units as on the homologated engine.
Bell mouths, intake tract devices (Velocity stacks, air funnels) may be modified or replaced.
Variable length intake devices (Velocity stacks, air funnels) that function while the engine is
operating are not allowed, unless such a system is used on homologated machine/engine.
Butterfly cannot be changed or modified. Where fitted a secondary butterfly or slide may be
locked in the fully open position.
Any fuel pump may be used but fuel pressure must remain as homologated for that engine.
Homologated fuel pressure regulators must remain unmodified.
The fuel ignition ECU and Ignition Control Unit may be changed.
b.
Cylinder heads to Supersport specification allowed
c.
Everything below the head gasket is free.
d. Fuel injection instruments/fuel injectors must remain as homologated.
e.
These regulations should remain unchanged for at least 3 years 2017 onwards.
18.2 GENERAL CONSTRUCTION
The Sidecar may be placed either side of the motorcycle. Hinged sidecars and steerable sidecar wheels
are forbidden. Neither the rider nor passenger may be attached to the machine. Remote steering
linkages and the use of articulated joints in the steering mechanism are not allowed. By definition an
articulated joint is one allowing movement in more than one plane.
The three road wheels may be disposed as to give two or three tracks.
If three tracks are made then the centres of the tracks of the motorcycle shall not be more than 75mm
apart.
A passenger must be carried and must always be protected from the road wheels and both primary
and final drives either by mudguard or some other means.
The main frame (See Figure 1A) must consist of a minimum, of a steering head, a frame to
accommodate the engine, and a main spar to the sidecar wheel, which will be made from good quality
steel tube.
The tubing used for the construction of the frame may be of a circular or non-circular section. If
circular, the outside diameter shall not exceed 101.6mm. If non-circular, the maximum cross section
shall not exceed 101.6mm. measured at right angles to any flat face.
These three components must be permanently fixed by welding or brazing.
The rear swinging arm outer pivot housings (See Figure 1B) may be detachable from the main frame,
the pivot housings must be made from either steel or a suitable solid aluminium alloy billet. The
finished article if made from aluminium alloy must be hard anodised. The use of castings for the outer
pivot housings are forbidden.
The sidecar wheel upright or flange plate (See Figure 1C) at the end of the main sidecar wheel
spar may be detachable, the upright flange plate must be made from either steel or a suitable solid
aluminium alloy billet. The finished article if made from aluminium alloy must be hard anodised, any
supporting tie rods to the upright or flange plate must be made of steel. The use of castings for the
sidecar wheel upright or flange plate are forbidden.
The sidecar wheel stub axle housing (See Figure 1D) may be detachable from the sidecar wheel
upright/flange plate, the housing must be made from either steel or a suitable solid aluminium alloy
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billet. The finished article if made from aluminium alloy must be hard anodised. The use of castings
for the sidecar wheel stub axle housing are forbidden.
Reinforcement of the steering head is allowed. The steering head may be fully boxed in to a maximum
of 305mm, measured from any point between the top and the bottom of the steering head spindle
centre line (See Figure 1 X.X). Should any lightening or inspection holes be added to the “Fully Boxed
In” section, they will be deemed as still “Fully Boxed In” and not open.
The front forks should be either a leading/trailing fork, or links with the wheel equally supported on
each side. The construction of the front forks and yokes must be made of good quality steel and must
be either welded or brazed during construction. The lower loop must be made of good quality steel.
Minimum suspension travel to be 20mm.
The rear swinging arm must be made of good quality steel, single sided swinging arms are allowed,
and must have minimum of 20mm of travel in a single plane. The rear swinging arm pivot spindle
must be 90 degrees to the fore and aft centre line of the rear wheel. The swinging arm must either be
welded or brazed during construction, the dimensions for the swinging arm are free. Wishbone type
swinging arms fitted to monocoque chassis’s are forbidden.
The use of composite construction is forbidden with the exception of the sidecar platform, i.e.
aluminium or carbon fibre skinned honeycomb.
The use of titanium in the construction of the frame, front forks, handlebars, swinging arm and wheel
spindles is forbidden.
For wheel spindles, the use of light alloys is also forbidden.
Under trays must be detachable.
Monocoque construction is forbidden.
18.3 ENGINE POSITION
The engine must be positioned in such a way that the centre line of the engine (by definition a
position midway between centre lines of outermost cylinders) shall not exceed 160mm beyond the
centre line of the rear wheel of the motorcycle.
The engine must be positioned behind the steering head and in front of the driver.
The drive must be transmitted to the road through the rear wheel of the motorcycle. An engine
positioned behind the rider and in front of the rear wheel is forbidden.
18.4DIMENSIONS
Weight (Minimum) 136.5kg. without fuel. The addition of ballast to reach this weight is forbidden.
Width (Overall Maximum) 1575mm.
Wheelbase (Maximum) 1651mm.
Track 800mm minimum, 1105mm maximum. 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.
Height (Overall Maximum) 800mm.
Ground clearance. The ground clearance measured over the entire length and width of the vehicle
race ready, fully loaded with rider, passenger and fuel must be not less than 65mm with the
handlebars on in a straight position. No device is permitted to reduce the 65mm ground clearance
during the course of the event.
Note: The imperial measurements are no longer used so the Metric figures have been rounded up to
nearest mm the differences were 0.1mm and 0.2mm.
18.5 STREAMLINING AND BODYWORK
The streamlining must be easily detachable for Technical Inspection. Aerofoils or spoilers are not
permitted on streamlining.
The forward extremity of the streamlining shall not be more than 400mm in front of the line taken
from a vertical tangent to the front tyre.
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The extreme rear edge of the streamlining must not be more than 400mm to the rear of the line taken
from a vertical tangent to the rear tyre.
The provision of coachwork or streamlining is optional, but the vehicle must have accommodation
for a passenger and the coachwork or streamlining shall not impede complete freedom of movement
by the rider or passenger at all times.
Whatever the position of the handlebars, there must be a space of at least 20mm between the
streamlining and the ends of the handlebars or any other parts of the steering mechanism or front
wheel.
A solid and effective protection must be fitted between the rider and the engine, this protection must
prevent direct contact between the riders body or clothing and escaping flames or leaking fuel or oil.
The fairing must be mounted in such a way as to ensure the integrity of the whole installation in the
event of failure of any individual mounting.
18.6PASSENGER PLATFORM
Minimum dimensions 800mm by 300mm measured 150mm above the platform. The orientation is
free.
RIDER The rider in the normal riding position must be completely visible, with the exception of the
arms, legs, and feet from above.
PASSENGER The passenger must be able to lean out to either side of the sidecar, for this purpose the
vehicle must be fitted with suitable hand-holds for the passenger to hold on to when leaning out. The
hand-holds must be of the closed loop type, a single projection hand-hold is not permitted.
18.7 AIR INTAKES
Cooling air intakes must be so constructed that there is NO forward projection/protrusion to catch or
foul in the event of accident.
18.8 OIL AND COOLANT CONTAINMENT
In the area directly below the engine, the oil containment tray must be constructed to hold, in case
of an engine break down, at least half of the total oil and engine coolant capacity used in the engine
(minimum 5 litres).
The surrounding edges of the tray must be at least 50mm high measured vertically from the bottom
of the tray.
The frontal edge of the oil tray wall must be extended upwards to arrive just below (within 20mm) of
the exhaust ports of the engine.
Holes for the engine mounts (hangers) must be sealed.
From a vertical view, the engine must be located completely inside the oil tray platform.
The rear wheel must be protected from any possible oil spray. To make this protection, the engine
and rear wheel compartment must be separated. This separation must be created by installing a solid
divider (wall) running from the top of the inside of the bodywork to the bottom of the oil tray and to
the full width of the rear tyre. This divider (wall) must overlap the rear edge of the oil tray down to
the bottom.
All machines must use this tray.
All sidecars shall attach oil absorbent materials of no less a quality than 3M Product number T156 or
CEP Sorbents product number CEP-EP100.
This material shall be securely fixed to the following areas of the sidecar.
The entire oil-tray, both the bottom and the inside walls of the same. The volume of material used in
this area, according to the manufacturers specifications, shall absorb not less than 3 litres of oil.
Any bodywork directly covering the engine.
In the event that oil is absorbed by the material, it must be replaced before the next track session.
The material must be attached in such a way that it should be easily replaced, yet must not become
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dislodged whilst on the track, and its effectiveness is not inhibited, i.e. if an adhesive is used it must
not clog the material, causing it to lose its absorbent properties.
All absorbent material shall be non-flammable by design.
Oil-lines containing positive pressure, if replaced, must be of metal reinforced construction with
swaged or threaded connectors.
Oil coolers must not be mounted on or above the bodywork of the sidecar.
The location of the oil tank and the oil cooler should be placed in a location where it is least likely to
be damaged on an accident.
For 2018 onwards all oil lines must be professionally manufactured and certified.
Sump plug, oil filters, Ignition pickup covers and Clutch centre covers should all be lockwired or
lockplated.
The gear lever should exit via a rubber boot or flexible seals if the gear lever exits outside the retaining
area.
The chain slot must have a flexible seal fitted.
18.9AIRBOX
An airbox must be used with all four-stroke engines.
The airbox intake sizes are restricted as follows:
If 1 intake is used a maximum of 103mm lnternal Diameter is permitted.
If 2 intakes are used a maximum of 73mm Internal Diameter per intake is permitted or
equivalent area if none circular section(s) are used measured within 50mm of the point of entry
into the airbox.
The airbox must completely close around the induction bell-mouths.
The carburettors or throttle-bodies may be entirely within the airbox.
The engine must have a closed breather system.
The engine breather must be connected and discharge in the airbox only (by a sealed catch tank if
required)
The airbox must cover and collect fluids discharged from the bell-mouths.
The airbox must be constructed in such a way as to prevent any oil discharged in the airbox from
spilling on the track.
This oil containment must hold a minimum of 1000cc of oil.
The airbox must be sealed to prevent spillage of oil or fuel.
18.10 OIL CATCH TANKS
Four-stroke motorcycles must have a closed breather system. The oil breather line must be connected
and discharge into the airbox only. (by a sealed catch tank if required).
18.11 WHEELS
The minimum diameter of an inflated tyre must be 400mm. All wheels must be of metal construction,
any modification to the rim or the spokes of the original cast composite wheel as supplied by the
manufacturer is prohibited.
18.12 STEERING
Steering of the front wheel must be accomplished by non-adjustable handlebars securely fixed to the
forks or yokes of the motorcycle. They must be secured to steering members turning the front wheel
and its supports directly with no intermediate push or pull rods. Handlebars and all steering bearings
must be located on the sprung portion of the front suspension.
Any form of remote steering is forbidden.
Handlebar width 450mm minimum.
Steering lock angle each side of straight ahead position to be 20 degrees minimum, measured at the
headstock.
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Whatever the position of the handlebars the front wheel must never touch the streamlining.
Handlebar clamps must be carefully radiused and engineered so as to avoid fracture points in the bar.
18.13 THROTTLE CONTROLS
Throttle controls must be self-closing when not held by the hand.
18.14 CONTROL LEVERS
All handlebar levers (clutch, brake etc.) must be ball ended. The ball diameter must be as least 19mm
permanently fixed and forming an integral part of the lever.
18.15 BRAKES
All three wheels must be braked. The brake system must consist of:
One main system with at least two circuits operating separately, one of the circuits must operate on at
least two of the three wheels.
If one circuit fails the other must work efficiently.
An emergency system operated by a simple circuit operating on either the front or rear wheel of the
motorcycle is compulsory.
Only ferrous discs allowed.
18.16 TYRES
For all meetings the use of slick tyres is permitted. The wheel rim shall be at least 254mm in diameter
and 64mm in width. The diameter of the tyre must be as least 400mm and the width 100mm,
maximum front tyre width 220mm.
The surface of a slick tyre must contain two or more hollows at 180 degree intervals or less, indicating
the limit of wear on the centre and shoulder areas of the tyre. When at least two of these indicator
hollows become worn on different parts of the periphery, the tyre must no longer be used.
18.17 MUDGUARDS AND WHEEL PROTECTION
The rear driving wheel must be covered down to the level of the sidecar platform on the sidecar
platform side of the wheel and to the centre of the driving wheel on the outermost side of the wheel.
The rear facing section of the rear seat must cover the rear driving wheel down to the level of the rear
wheel spindle.
The sidecar wheel must be enclosed from the sidecar platform and level with the sidecar platform on
the outside and around the periphery. Provision for the checking of the sidecar wheel tyre pressure is
allowed.
18.18 EXHAUST PIPES
The exhaust system must fulfil all the requirements concerning noise control. Exhaust fumes must be
discharged in a manner so as to not raise dust, foul the tyres or brakes or inconvenience a passenger
or any other driver. The furthest extremity of the exhaust pipe must not exceed a vertical line drawn
at a tangent to the rear edge of the sidecar platform.
On the side opposite a sidecar the exhaust pipes must not extend beyond the streamlining. On the
other side the exhaust pipes must not extend beyond the width of the sidecar.
Exhaust pipes must be fitted/positioned so that it is impossible for them to become entangled with
another machine.
18.19 FUEL TANK
Fuel tanks must be sufficiently independently protected from the ground. A non-return valve must be
fitted to the petrol tank breather pipe, this pipe must discharge into a suitable catch tank, minimum
capacity 500ml.
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The fuel filler cap must be fitted in such a way that it does not protrude from the fairing and cannot
be torn off in an accident.
18.20 BATTERY
The battery must be covered in such a way that neither the driver nor the passenger can come into
contact with the battery or its contents.
18.21 CUT OUT DEVICE
An ignition cut-out must be fitted to operate when the driver leaves the machine. This cut-out system
must interrupt the primary circuit and must be wired for both the supply and return current. The
cut-out must be placed as near to the centre of the handlebar as possible and must be operated by a
non-elastic string of adequate length and thickness and strapped to the driver’s body. A spiral cable
(similar to that of a telephone wire) of maximum 1m extended length is permitted.
Any electric fuel feed pump must be wired in such a way as to cut out if the engine cut-out device is
operated.
18.22 RED WARNING LIGHT
Sidecars must be equipped for all the duration of the event with a functional rear-facing red anti-fog
lamp, measuring a minimum of 30 sq.cm and producing a minimum of 1500 MCD continuous light.
Pulsating lights are not permitted.
The light must be installed at least 100mm off the ground, located in the area between the back wheel
and the sidecar platform.
The light must be mounted on a part of the suspended body, (not on any unsuspended parts) and
ensure no obstruction from the fairing and/or the passenger.
Red lights must be switched on when a “Wet Race” is declared.
Classic or Vintage machines racing exclusively in their own race or event are exempt.
18.23 TRACTION CONTROL
Any electronic traction control system is forbidden. Wheel speed sensors are not permitted.
18.24 REAR VIEW MIRROR
External rear view mirrors having suitable dimensions and mountings may be used for closed public
road races only.
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Formula 1 Sidecars must comply with the general Sidecar specification unless changed by the
following specifications:
19.1
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
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ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
Two Stroke Engines
Maximum 500cc.
Prototype engine design is allowed.
Maximum of 4 cylinders.
Four Stroke Engines
Motorcycles of mass production only Maximum 1000cc.
Maximum 4 cylinders.
Balancing and Lightening are permitted.
Con rods may be changed, however the use of carbon or titanium is not allowed in their
construction. The use of exotic materials is not allowed, (i.e. ceramics, metal matrix/aluminium
beryllium) unless as fitted by manufacturer to homologated engine.
Piston rings and pins may be changed.
The original cylinder head may be modified, however the number of ports and valves must
remain as originally produced by the manufacturer.
Camshafts may be altered or replaced. Method of cam drive must remain as originally
produced by the manufacturer.
The Ignition/Injection Engine Control system is free.
Maximum of 6 speed transmission.
The clutch may be modified but must remain either wet or dry types as originally produced.
The generator and/or electric starter may be removed.
Carburettors may be altered or replaced.
The use of exotic materials is not allowed, (i.e. ceramics, metal matrix/aluminium beryllium).
Unless as fitted by manufacturer to homologated engine.
The oil lubrication system is free.
19.2ENGINE
Must be positioned in front of the rear wheel in such a way that the centre line of the engine shall
not extend more that 160mm beyond the centre line of the rear wheel track of the motorcycle. By
definition the centre line of the engine is the position midway between the centre lines of the outmost
cylinders for transverse engines, or the crankshaft for in-line engines.
19.3DIMENSIONS
Overall width
Maximum 1700mm (67 ins) (including exhaust system)
Overall height
Maximum 800mm (31.5) (with exception of airbox max height 950mm (37.5 ins)
Overall length
Maximum 3300mm (130 ins)
Overall wheelbase Maximum 2300mm (90.5)
19.4STEERING
The motorcycle must be steered by a handlebar. The handlebar extremities must not be lower than the
front wheel spindle. (nor more that 500mm (19.7 ins) behind the front wheel spindle in the straightahead position) (the steering axis must not be offset more than 75mm (2.9 ins) from the front wheel
centre line).
19.5SUSPENSION
The suspension of the front wheel must be designed so that under suspension action and in the
straight ahead position, the wheel shall only move vertically and in a single plane relative to the
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motorcycle. The plane must be on the driving direction. This must occur without changes to the
camber or the tracking. The vertical travel of the front and rear wheel spindles under suspension
action must be at least 20mm (0.75 ins). The use of active suspensions is forbidden.
19.6 WHEEL PROTECTION
The rear wheel and sidecar wheel must be enclosed down to the level of the sidecar platform on the
inside. The sidecar wheel on the outside must be enclosed down to the height of its axle centre-line.
The rear wheel must be enclosed down to the top of the rim flange on the outside.
19.7EXHAUST
The exhaust pipe must not extend beyond the width of the sidecar and the furthest extremity of
the exhaust pipe must not exceed the vertical line drawn at a tangent to the rear edge of the sidecar
bodywork.
Exhaust pipes fitted to the side of the sidecar must be covered so that it is impossible for the passenger
to be burnt. The ends of the exhaust pipes fitted to the sidecar must be so positioned or protected that
it is impossible for them to become entangled with another machine.
SECTION 20 PARADES AT ACU/MCRCB ROAD RACE MEETINGS
20.1INTRODUCTION
These Standing Regulations for Parades have been established in order to provide a framework under
which all Parades at ACU/MCRCB Events are to be organised.
20.2ORGANISATION
Parades may be organised within an ACU/MCRCB permitted event. Details may be included in the
Supplementary Regulations for the event or separate Parade Supplementary Regulations may be
issued.
1.
There must be a separate Entry Form for each Parade. An entry fee may be charged.
2.
All Parades will be covered by the ACU/MCRCB Permit issued for the meeting.
3.
Parades may be organised by Circuit Owners, Promoters, ACU Affiliated Clubs, MCRCB
or any body or organisation appointed by the aforementioned. However, in all cases the
organisation on the circuit will be carried out under the supervision of the Clerk of the Course
and the Organisers of the racing programme of the event. A senior representative of the
Organisers of the Parade must be present in Race Control whilst the parade is in progress.
4.
The Organisers of the Race Meeting (during which the parade will take place) and the Permit
Issuing Authority must approve the Parade Supplementary Regulations and all other associated
documents before these are issued to prospective entrants.
5.
If the Secretary of the Meeting is responsible for the signing on of the riders he must be
provided with a list of participants together with all other documentation on the day of the
event.
6.
The Secretary of the Parade is responsible for the signing-on procedures and the production of
all other documentation.
7.
Every participant in a parade is required to sign-on on the official forms provided and declare
that their machine and clothing conform to the regulations.
8.
The Secretary of the parade, the Organisers of the Meeting or the ACU Technical Officer may
refuse the participation in the parade of any participant at any time.
9.
The Secretary of the Parade is required to provide the Secretary of the meeting with a complete
signing-on sheet covering every rider and passenger one hour before the start of the relevant
parade.
10. Insurance cover is included as follows:
i) Public Liability Insurance is included in the Permit for the event.
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20.3PR5 SPECTATOR PARADES – SPEED CONTROLLED
Where an opportunity is provided for riders of road going motorcycles to participate for their own
pleasure on their own machines in controlled circumstances.
1.
Machine Qualification. Machines must be road going, no race machines are permitted.
Machines must be road worthy – the decision of the technical official/organiser is final in this
matter. Organisers may limit the type of machine allowed or grade the machines into separate
parades.
2.
Rider Qualifications.
1. Riders under 70 years of age must hold a current ACU Road Race Competition Licence,
or a current ACU Road Race Parade Licence or a Full Class “A” DVLA motorcycle licence.
Participants (including sidecar passengers) who are 70 years of age or over must hold a current
ACU Parade Licence or a current ACU Road Race Competition Licence.
2. The minimum age for participation in Parades is 14 years. Where a participant is under the
age of 18 years a Parental Consent Form must also be completed.
3. All participants must complete an Entry Form Declaration using the standard ACU wording
for participation in Road Racing.
4. Riders must be members of an ACU affiliated club.
Documents. DVLA motorcycle licence and/or ACU licence and certificate of motor insurance
3.
applicable to that rider and machine must be produced at signing-on.
4.
Insurance
1. The Insurance Company (Brokers) will be appointed by the ACU/MCRCB.
2. Organisers of PR5 Parades are expected to pay a fee in respect of the Public Liability
premium. Please contact the Road Race Department for further details.
3. No Personal Accident insurance is included in respect of PR5 parades.
4. No cover is included in respect of machines, clothing or other personal property etc.
5.
Clothing
Full leather clothing (one piece or two piece zipped together) in good condition or suitable
protective motorcycle clothing, including boots and gloves, designed for road use must be
worn. (i.e. no paddock jackets, jeans, trainers etc. will be allowed on the track.)
6.
Safety Helmets
Safety helmets must be worn and fastened properly at all times and must be legal for road use.
ACU Gold standard is recommended.
7.
Identification
A suitable means of identifying approved machines, riders and passengers must be used (i.e.
headlamp stickers and wristbands).
8.
Technical Control
1. Participants must ensure their machines and clothing meet the conditions stated in this
document.
2. An approved ACU Technical Officer will be appointed. Checks will be carried out but limited
to checking documentation and Registration Numbers.
9.
Briefing
1. The Clerk of the Course of the Organising Club will conduct a briefing which all riders
participating in the parade must attend.
2. Failure to attend the briefing will result in disqualification unless the Clerk of the Course has
previously issued a waiver in writing to any participant.
3. The briefing will include Flag Signals, Speed, Safety, the Timetable and all other general
arrangements for the conduct of the Parade.
10. Speed
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dictated by the Clerk of the Course, who will take into consideration the circuit, conditions
and machinery, and will be controlled by Pace Cars or Travelling Marshals. No participant is
allowed to overtake a pace car or Travelling Marshal.
Number of riders permitted
Parades containing 60 or less riders will be controlled by two pace cars/travelling marshals, one
at the front and one at the rear. Parades containing over 60 riders are permitted, but will be
controlled by one extra pace car/travelling marshals for each additional block of up to 60 riders.
20.4PR6 CLASSIC MACHINE AND/OR RIDER PARADES
Being Parades usually organised as an integral part of a ACU/MCRCB permitted race meeting where
an opportunity is provided for “Past Master” class riders to participate to celebrate past performances
and/or riders of Classic machines or Machines of Historical Interest to participate for their own
pleasure in controlled circumstances.
1.
Non competitive
No Classic parade will include any competitive element in any circumstances.
2.
Courses
Only courses licensed by the ACU/MCRCB for road racing may be used.
3.
Permit and Supplementary Regulations
Parades require an ACU/MCRCB Permit which will be issued following approval of the
Supplementary Regulations and Entry Forms to be issued for the event. Where a Classic Parade
is to be organised as part of an ACU/MCRCB Permitted race meeting it will be held under the
Permit issued for that event.
Machine qualification
4.
Classic machines must be equipped with racing number plates and display the allocated riding
numbers.
Machines must be examined by an ACU Technical Official. Organisers may limit the type of
machine allowed or grade the machines into separate parades.
5.
Documents
Riders are required to provide a commentator’s information sheet with the history of both
themselves and their machine. Riders are also required to sign-on on the form provided by the
Organising Club on the day of the event.
6.
Insurance
Insurance cover is included as follows:
1. The Insurance Company (Brokers) will be appointed by the ACU/MCRCB.
2. Personal Accident benefits are included for those taking part in PR6 Parades and is limited to
£10,000 Death, and £20,000 Loss of or loss of use of two limbs or the sight of two eyes, or 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. There are
no weekly benefits in respect of temporary or total disablement.
3. Should any participants be found to be in breach of these Standing Regulations for Parades
the Insurance arrangements stated in this article will be null and void.
4. The Insurance is for personal accident only and does not cover machine, clothing, equipment
etc.
5. The Secretary of the Parade is responsible for the payment of Personal Accident Insurance
premiums, which must be submitted to the Secretary of the meeting on the day of the parade
at the latest. The Secretary of the Meeting is then responsible for the payment of the Insurance
Premiums to the Brokers.
6. No cover is included in respect of machines, clothing or other personal property etc.
7.
Rider qualification
1. Riders under 70 years of age must hold a current ACU Road Race Competition Licence,
or a current ACU Road Race Parade Licence or a Full Class “A” DVLA motorcycle licence.
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Participants (including sidecar passengers) who are 70 or over must hold an ACU Parade
Licence or a current ACU Road Race Competition Licence.
2. The minimum age for participation in Parades is 14 years. Where a participant is under the
age of 18 years a Parental Consent Form must also be completed.
3. All participants must complete an Entry Form Declaration using the standard ACU wording
for participation in Road Racing.
4. Riders with a licence from other FMNs must produce valid Start Permission and Medical
Repatriation to at least FIM standards.
5. Riders must be members of an ACU affiliated club.
Briefing
1. The Clerk of the Course of the Organising Club will conduct a briefing which all riders
participating in the parade must attend.
2. Failure to attend the briefing will result in disqualification unless the Clerk of the Course has
previously issued a waiver in writing to any participant.
3. The briefing will include Flag Signals, Speed, Safety, the Timetable and all other general
arrangements for the conduct of the Parade.
Method of start
Riders will be filtered on to the circuit in small groups. Parades for “Past Masters” only may be
started either singly or in small groups from the designated Starting grid at the discretion of the
Organisers and where so required for the introduction of noteworthy participants to spectators.
Noise
The maximum noise level is 105 dB/A. Noise levels will be measured in accordance with the
procedure specified in the ACU Standing Regulations for Road Racing. Exceptionally, noise
levels may be increased on special occasions for the demonstration of particular riders or
machines. In all such cases the permission of all appropriate sporting and civil authorities must
be obtained beforehand.
Speed
The speed of the Parade will be determined by the Clerk of the Course who will take into
consideration the circuit, conditions and machinery. Classic parades will not generally be speed
restricted, but the organiser may use pace cars and/or travelling marshals as described for PR5
parades if required. The Clerk of the Course will immediately disqualify any rider deemed to be
riding in an inappropriate manner by means of a Black Flag displayed at the Start and Finish
line together with a board bearing the rider’s number.
Conduct of Parades
Parades must be conducted with Officials, Marshalling and Medical services all in place.
Protective Clothing and Helmets
As per Road Race Standing Regulations. Riders must present themselves at Technical Control
fully clothed for Parading.
Number of Riders permitted
The maximum number of Paraders in any session will be the same as that authorised on the
ACU MCRCB Circuit Licence for Official Practice.
Officials
The Organisers will appoint a Parade Secretary to be responsible for the proper completion of
all entry forms and any other associated documents. The Club will appoint an ACU licensed
Clerk of the Course to be responsible to the Stewards of the Meeting and to the Organisers for
the general good management and conduct of the Parade.
SECTION 21 ORGANISATION OF OFFICIAL TEST DAYS
A day allocated for testing with no official results or timing. This may be associated with a Permitted
Meeting or held under a separate Official Test Day Permit. The following conditions will apply:
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21.1ORGANISATION
This will be authorised by the issue of the Permit to the organising Club or Body.
21.2INSURANCE
Insurance both Public Liability and Personal Accident must comply with Standing Regulations.
21.3 MEDICAL COVER
As laid down in the Minimum Requirements for Road Race Medical Services in the Road Race Safety
Section of this Handbook.
21.4OFFICIALS
There must be a minimum of 1 marshal on duty at each corner or bend. The Race Control must be
controlled by officials authorised by the Permitting Body and the Regulations complied with.
21.5RIDERS
All riders must have a valid competition licence appropriate for the machine they intend to ride. All
riders must sign on prior to taking part.
21.6 JUNIOR RIDERS
For all riders under 18 years of age the following must be produced before participation:
1) A completed Parental Consent form.
2) A Temporary Discharge Form from their school or college if in full time Education.
21.7 TECHNICAL CONTROL
Riders are responsible for ensuring both machine and equipment comply with the Standing
Regulations for Road Race.
21.8 ON CIRCUIT CONTROL
The Track Licence condition regarding numbers allowed onto the circuit to Practice must be
complied with.
21.9CIRCUIT
With the exception of safety and medical requirements detailed in this article the circuit must comply
with the Track Licence.
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SECTION 1 MEETINGS
1.1
Categories Of Meetings324
1.2International324
1.3
European Open324
1.4National324
1.5Open324
1.6Restricted324
1.7
Eligibility Of Foreign Riders In Open And Restricted Meetings325
1.8
Practice Meetings And Test Days325
1.9
Conditions For Supermoto Meetings325
SECTION 2 LICENCES – COMPETITORS
2.1General325
2.2Grades325
2.3
Lapsed Licences326
2.4
Capacity And Licence Restrictions326
SECTION 3 LICENCES AND REGISTRATIONS – OFFICIALS
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
Qualifications And Conditions326
Supermoto Officials Who Require A Licence326
Grades For Supermoto Clerk Of The Course327
Supermoto Officials Who Do Not Require A Licence327
SECTION 4 PRACTICE
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SECTION 5 GRID POSITIONS
5.1Positions328
5.2
Timed Practice328
5.3Balloted328
5.4Allocated328
5.5Superpole328
SECTION 6 START PROCEDURE
6.1
Start Methods329
6.2Procedure329
6.3
Anticipation Of The Start330
SECTION 7 FLAGS AND LIGHTS
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
Flags And Lights Used To Provide Information330
Flags Which Convey Information And Instructions330
Flag Dimensions331
Flag Colours331
SECTION 8 BEHAVIOUR DURING PRACTICE AND RACE
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SECTION 9 INTERRUPTION OF A RACE
9.1
9.2
Interruption Of A Race333
Interruption Of A Race After The Chequered Flag333
SECTION 10 RE-STARTING A RACE THAT HAS BEEN INTERRUPTED
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SECTION 11 FINISH OF A RACE AND RACE RESULTS
11.1
11.2
11.3
Finish Of A Race334
Chequered Flag334
Race Results334
SECTION 12 SAFETY
12.1
12.2
12.3
12.4
12.5
12.6
12.7
12.8
Medical Services. Minimum Requirements For Supermoto Meetings334
Track Safety Precautions336
Fire Extinguishers336
Fire Extinguishers At Circuits336
Warning And Prohibition Signs At Circuits336
Declaration – Admission Tickets, Armbands And Passes337
Declaration On The Official Programme337
Signing On337
SECTION 13 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
13.1Classes338
13.2
Noise Control338
13.3
Number Plates338
13.4
Protective Clothing338
13.5Helmets338
13.6
Identification Discs339
13.7
Body Jewellery339
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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 Supermoto Races held
under an ACU Permit.
SECTION 1 MEETINGS
1.1 CATEGORIES OF MEETINGS
•
International Meetings
•
European Open Meetings
•
National Meetings
•
Open Meetings
•
Restricted Meetings
Permits for all Supermoto competitions are issued by ACU Headquarters.
1.2INTERNATIONAL
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.
1.4NATIONAL
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.
1.5OPEN
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.
1.6RESTRICTED
1.
A Restricted Permit is issued by ACU Headquarters.
2.
A Restricted meeting is open to Entrants and Riders who hold a current ACU Licence valid for
the meeting concerned.
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The Supplementary Regulations issued for the event must specify all restrictions and
requirements of eligibility.
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.
1.8PRACTICE MEETINGS AND TEST DAYS
1.
Permits for Practice Meetings and Test Days may be issued on application to the Permit Issuing
Authority.
No such event may be held unless the appropriate Permit and Insurance has been issued.
2.
1.9 CONDITIONS FOR SUPERMOTO 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.
All officials and marshals must remain at the circuit and available to the Clerk of the Course
5.
and the Stewards during the period provided for the lodging of a Protest that period.
6.
On venues where the average lap speed is expected to be greater than 65kph and the maximum
speed is greater than 130kph the Clerk of the Course must be a Road Race National B official or
above. This will be known as Supermoto R.
7.
On venues where the average lap speed is expected to be less than 65kph and the maximum
speed is less than 130kph the Clerk of the Course can be a National MX or Road Race National
C official or above. This will be known as Supermoto X.
8.
A Riders Briefing will be conducted by the Clerk of the Course before the start of practice or as
detailed in the Final Instructions.
SECTION 2 LICENCES – COMPETITORS
2.1GENERAL
1.
To participate in Supermoto events an annual Licence issued by the ACU is required. Residents
in Scotland apply to the Scottish ACU.
2.
A Licence can be upgraded at any time during the year.
3.
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 and be present
throughout the meeting.
2.2GRADES
1.
Clubman Entry level for all first time applicants.
2.
National After competing and finishing in 10 races at 10 separate race days at 3 different
venues during the current year and preceding 3 years Clubman Competitors may apply to be
upgraded to a National licence.
3.
International National licence holders who have held their National licence for 12 months and
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who have competed at a minimum of 3 meetings in the previous 12 months may apply for an
FIM Non-Championship International licence..
A medical examination is required.
International Championship National licence holders who have held their National licence
for 12 months and who have competed at a minimum of 3 meetings in the previous 12 months
may apply for a Championship licence as described in the appropriate Sporting Code of the
FIME or FIM.
A medical examination is required.
2.3 LAPSED LICENCES
Licence holders who have allowed their licence to lapse for more than 3 years will be issued with a
clubman licence.
2.4 CAPACITY AND LICENCE RESTRICTIONS
For each category the tables indicate the minimum licence requirements for their specified ages and
machines.
Min Age Grade
Capacity/Machine
11 yrs
All
up to 125cc two stroke or 250cc four stroke.
14 yrs
All
up to 250cc two strokes and 450cc four strokes.
16 yrs
All
up to 750cc four strokes.
Important Notice If a participant is under 18 years of age he/she must be accompanied to every
meeting by their Parent or Legal Guardian. The Parent or Legal Guardian must attend signing on
with the competitor and be available for the duration of the meeting.
SECTION 3 LICENCES AND REGISTRATIONS – OFFICIALS
3.1QUALIFICATIONS AND CONDITIONS
Supermoto Officials are divided into two categories:
Those that are Licensed and those that are Registered. Fees may be charged in respect of any Licences
or Registration or for the appropriate form of identification issued.
Licences: Senior Supermoto 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 SUPERMOTO OFFICIALS WHO REQUIRE A LICENCE
Clerk of the Course
Chief Steward
Chief Technical Officer
Sound Inspector
Measurer
Timekeeper
See Note Below Attendance at Seminar/Training Session
1
Every third year maximum
2
Every third year maximum
3
Every third year maximum
Required for First Issue only
4
Required for First Issue only
5
Equipment and operators check
All the above licences are valid for 3 years.
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.
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3.3 GRADES FOR SUPERMOTO CLERK OF THE COURSE
1.Probationary
Any club may nominate a Probationary Clerk of the Course. Such a Registered Official may
only act as an Assistant Clerk of the Course at a Closed to Club event.
2.
Road Race National Grade C or National Grade A Motocross
A Clerk of the Course who may officiate at a Supermoto X meeting. May act as Deputy or
Assistant Clerk of the Course at a Supermoto R Meetings.
3.
Road Race National Grade B
A Clerk of the Course who may officiate at a Supermoto R meeting.
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 Chief Steward
Grading: There is only one grade of Steward’s Licence for all Road Race disciplines.
Age Limits: 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.
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.
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.
Note 5 Timekeepers
Will be required to pay for their Licence.
Licence Fees:
All licences (exception Timekeeper’s licences) will be issued, free of charge, for a period of three years.
No fee will be charged for attendance at all Seminars organised by the Road Race Drag and Sprint
Committee or the relevant Panel with the exception of FIM Seminars.
3.4 SUPERMOTO OFFICIALS WHO DO NOT REQUIRE A LICENCE
Registration of the officials and marshals below will be renewed annually and they will receive an
appropriate form of identification from the ACU.
See Note Below Attendance at Seminar/Training Session
1 and 4
May attend Clerk of the Course Seminar at ACU HQ for
information purposes
Secretary of the Meeting 2 and 4
Will receive Training at meetings and if required at
Regional or ACU HQ Seminars
Technical Official
Will receive training via the Chief Technical Officer at
meetings. May attend Regional Training Seminars
Club Stewards
3
May attend Regional or ACU HQ Seminars for information
purposes
Chief Marshal
May receive training at ACU HQ or Regional Training Days
Marshal
May receive training at Regional Training days and at
meetings via the Chief Marshal
Incident Officer
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.
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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
Will together with the Chief Steward form the judicial authority over the running of the meeting.
Note 4 Incident Officer and Secretary of the Meeting
Currently there is no requirement for these officials to be Registered for Road Race Disciplines.
SECTION 4 PRACTICE
4.1A MINIMUM PERIOD OF TIME MUST BE PUT ASIDE FOR THE PRACTICE SESSIONS
AND MENTIONED IN THE SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS OF THE MEETING.
1.
Riders will commence practice under the instructions of the Start Officials.
2.
The duration of practice will commence from the time the 1st rider joins the circuit.
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.
If practice is interrupted due to an incident or any other reason then a red flag will be displayed
4.
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.
5.
When the practice is restarted the time remaining will be decided by the Clerk of the Course.
SECTION 5 GRID POSITIONS
5.1POSITIONS
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
1.
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.
2.
A qualifying maxima may be specified in the Supplementary Regulations.
5.3BALLOTED
1.
Where the Organiser decides that the grid positions will be by ballot this must be conducted by
the competitors at the meeting.
5.4ALLOCATED
1.
Organisers wishing to allocate grid positions will specify this and the method to be adopted in
the Supplementary Regulations.
5.5SUPERPOLE
1.
The riders, as detailed in the Supplementary Regulations, will take part in the Superpole.
2.
Each Rider will have one warm-up lap, one timed lap and one slowing down lap.
3.
The Rider with the fastest timed lap will have pole position for the race, the second fastest the
second grid position and so on. Any rider that does not complete the Superpole will start the
race from the last grid position allocated to Superpole riders.
4.
If there is a tie for positions the fastest lap during the normal timed qualifying will be used.
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SECTION 6 START PROCEDURE
6.1 START METHODS
Races may be started by one of the following methods:
1.
Group Starts
2.
Interval Starts
Where competitors are started individually or in groups at pre-determined intervals. e.g. Superpole.
Starts will be made with engines running unless specified otherwise in the Supplementary
Regulations.
6.2PROCEDURE
The final choice of motorcycle to be used in a race should be made before the motorcycle is brought
into the waiting area.
1.
15 minutes before the start of the Warm-Up laps: The entrance to the waiting area is open. The
motorcycle of each rider must be placed in the waiting area.
2.
3 minutes before the start of the Warm-Up laps: Sound or whistle signal. Riders may leave the
waiting area to take their positions on the starting grid. The entrance from the paddock to the
waiting area closes. The penalty for arriving late at the waiting area is loss of starting position.
Late arriving motorcycles will be held in the waiting area. The riders concerned must obey the
instructions from the officials.
3.
1 minute before the start of the Warm-Up laps:
1. The entrance from the waiting area to the grid is closed.
2. On instructions from the Start Line Official the riders will proceed on the 2 compulsory
warm-up laps. Any rider not completing the warm-up laps will start from the back of the grid.
3. The Start Line Official will stand at the front of the starting grid displaying a red flag. A
second Official will stand at the back of the starting grid with a green flag and display it when
the grid is complete.
4. Any rider who encounters mechanical problems during the warm-up laps may go to the
repair zone and make repairs.
5. On returning to the grid the riders must take their position with the front wheel of their
motorcycle up to the line defining their starting position and keep their engines running.
6. Once a rider has taken his allocated position on the grid, he cannot change it, return to the
pit lane or receive assistance prior to the start.
7. When all the riders have taken up their grid positions the Official at the rear of the grid will
raise the green flag.
8. Any rider who arrives back from the warm-up laps after the Official at the rear of the starting
grid has raised the green flag, will be considered a “late arrival” and start the race from a
position behind the Official at the rear of the grid.
9. If a rider has mechanical problems at the starting grid, he must remain on his motorcycle
and raise his arm.
10. Any rider who is unable to start his motorcycle within a reasonable time, must obey the
instructions of the officials and remove his motorcycle from the grid.
11. If he manages to start his machine he may start the race after all other machines have left
the grid at the start of the race.
12. The Startline Official moves to the side of the track, holding up the red flag.
13. The Startline Official puts down the red flag and the start light sequence begins.
14. The red lights come on and remain on for upto five seconds the red lights will then be
switched off and the Race starts.
15. Any alteration to this Start Procedure must be conveyed to the riders at the Riders Briefing.
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6.3 ANTICIPATION OF THE START
1.
Anticipation of the start is defined as the motorcycle moving forward when the Red Lights are
on.
2.
Any competitor who takes up the incorrect grid position will also be adjudged to have
anticipated the start.
The Clerk of the Course will award a time penalty of up to 20 seconds to any competitor who
3.
anticipates the start. The decision as to an anticipated start is a matter of fact with no right of
appeal.
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
GREEN FLAG
1.
The track is clear. 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.
This flag must be shown motionless at the flag marshal post immediately after the incident that
2.
necessitated the use of one or more yellow flags.
This flag must be waved by the starter to signal the start of the warm up lap.
3.
4.
When the pit-lane exit is open, this flag must be waved at the pit-lane exit.
2
1.
GREEN LIGHT
This light must be switched on at the pit lane exit to signal the start of each practice session and
of the warm up, the start of the sighting lap(s) and the start of the warm up lap.
3
1.
BLUE FLAG
Shown waved at the flag marshal post, this flag indicates to a rider that he is about to be
overtaken.
During the practice sessions, the rider concerned must keep his line and slow down gradually
to allow the faster rider to pass him.
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.
Any Infringement of this rule will be penalised with one or more of the following penalties: fine
– disqualifcation – withdrawal of Championship points.
At all times, this flag will be shown waved to a rider leaving the pit lane if traffic is approaching
on the track.
2.
3.
4.
5.
4
1.
CHEQUERED BLACK/WHITE FLAG
This flag will be waved at the finish line on track level to indicate the finish of race or practice
session.
7.2 FLAGS WHICH CONVEY INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS
1
YELLOW FLAG
1.
Shown waved at each row of the starting grid, this flag indicates that the start of the race is
delayed.
2.
Shown waved at the flag marshal post, this flag indicates that there is a danger ahead. The riders
must slow down and be prepared to stop.
Overtaking is forbidden up until the point where the green flag is shown.
3.
4.
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.
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5.
6.
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.
During the final inspection lap, this flag must be waved at the exact place where the flag
marshal will be positioned during the practices, warm ups and races.
2
1.
RED FLAG AND RED LIGHTS
When the race or practice is being interrupted, the red flag will be waved at each flag marshal
post and the red lights around the track will be switched on.
Riders must return slowly to the pits.
When the pit-lane exit is closed, this flag will be shown motionless at the pit-lane exit and the
light will be switched on. Riders are not allowed to exit the pit lane.
Any infringement of this rule will be penalised with one or more of the following penalties: fine
– disqualification – withdrawal of Championship points – suspension.
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(s).
The red flag may also be used to close the track.
The red lights will be switched on at the start line for upto 5 seconds to start each race.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
3
1.
2.
3.
4
1.
2.
3.
BLACK FLAG
This flag is used to convey instructions to one rider only and is displayed motionless at each
flag marshal post together with the rider’s number.
The rider must stop at the pits at the end of the current lap and cannot restart.
Any infringement of this rule will be penalised with one or more of the following penalties: fine
– disqualification – withdrawal of Championship points – suspension.
BLACK FLAG WITH ORANGE DISK (RADIUS 40 CM)
This flag is used to convey instructions to one rider only and is displayed motionless together
with the rider’s number.
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.
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:
Black:
Pantone Black C
Blue:
Pantone 286C or 298C
Red:
Pantone 186C
Yellow: Pantone Yellow C
Green:
Pantone 348C
SECTION 8 BEHAVIOUR DURING PRACTICE AND RACE
8.1RIDERS 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 ARTICLE 7.2.
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.
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
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Any infringement of this rule will be penalised with one or more of the following penalties: fine
– time penalty – disqualification – withdrawal of Championship points – suspension.
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.
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.
If the rider intends to retire, then he must park his motorcycle in a safe area as indicated by the
marshals.
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.
Riders are not permitted to return slowly to the pits for remedial work.
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. Refuelling is
strictly prohibited.
Riders who stop their engines in the pits may be assisted to re-start their motorcycle by the
mechanics.
Riders are not allowed to transport another person on their machine or to be transported by
another rider on his machine.
Riders who fall from their machine may remount and continue unless the Incident Marshal
considers the machine too damaged or the Medical Personnel consider the rider unfit to
continue. In this situation riders who fall from their machine are not permitted to continue
with the practice or race until passed fit by the Medical Officer and his machine re-inspected by
technical control.
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.
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.
The carrying of on board cameras is only permitted with the prior approval, in writing of the
Clerk of the Course. The installation of the camera must be approved by the Chief Technical
Officer. Automatic lap timing devices, provided they do not disrupt official timekeeping
methods, are not considered as telemetry.
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.
In the interest of safety, a rider may not stop his machine on the racing surface during the slow
down lap, (exception see Art 8.16) when returning to the pits after the chequered flag.
Stopping on the track during practices and races is forbidden. (exception see Art 8.16)
During the practice sessions and warm ups, practice starts are permitted, when it is safe to do
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of practice sessions and warm ups, when it is safe to do so.
These practice starts must take place off the racing line.
The spinning of rear wheels (burn-outs) is strictly forbidden. Breach of this rule will result in a
penalty of disqualification.
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.
Riders who enter the Paddock during a race will be deemed to have retired from the race.
SECTION 9 INTERRUPTION OF A RACE
9.1 INTERRUPTION OF A RACE
If the Clerk of the Course decides to interrupt a race, then red flags will be displayed at the finish line
and at all marshals’ posts and he will switch on the red lights around the circuit, where available.
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.
Only riders still racing when the red flag is displayed will be counted as finishers.
2.
3.
The results will be the results taken at the last point where the leader had completed a full lap
without the red flag being displayed.
If the results show that less than three laps have been completed by the leader of the race then
4.
the race will be null and void and a completely new race will be run.
If less than 50% of the race has been completed there will be a new race over a distance decided
5.
by the Clerk of the Course.
6.
The grid will be in the order of the last time riders crossed the finish line before the red flag was
displayed. Riders will return to the Pit Lane, they may change motorcycles. The Clerk of the
Course may disqualify any riders who in his opinion caused the race to be interrupted.
7.
If it is found impossible to restart the race, then the results will count and half Championship
points will be awarded.
8.
If more than 50% of the race distance has been completed by the leader when the red flag is
displayed the race will be considered completed. The Clerk of the Course may disqualify any
riders who in his opinion caused the race to be interrupted.
9.2 INTERRUPTION OF A RACE AFTER THE CHEQUERED FLAG
If the race is interrupted after the chequered flag, the following procedure will apply:
1.
For all the riders to whom the chequered flag was shown before the interruption, a partial
classification will be established at the end of the last lap of the race.
2.
For all the riders to whom the chequered flag was not shown before the interruption, a partial
classification will be established at the end of the penultimate lap of the race.
3.
The complete classification will be established by combining both partial classifications as per
the lap/time procedure.
SECTION 10 RE-STARTING A RACE THAT HAS BEEN INTERRUPTED
10.1IF A RACE HAS TO BE RE-STARTED, THEN IT WILL BE DONE AS QUICKLY AS
POSSIBLE, CONSISTENT WITH TRACK CONDITIONS ALLOWING. AS SOON AS THE
RIDERS HAVE RETURNED TO THE PITS THE CLERK OF THE COURSE WILL ANNOUNCE
A TIME FOR THE NEW START PROCEDURE TO BEGIN WHICH, CONDITIONS
PERMITTING, SHOULD NOT BE LATER THAN 10 MINUTES AFTER THE INITIAL
DISPLAY OF THE RED FLAG.
1.
The results of the first race must be available to teams before the second part of a race can be
started.
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3.
The start procedure will be identical to a normal start with sighting lap(s), warm-up lap etc.
Conditions for the re-started race will be as follows:
1. Only riders who are classified as finishers in the first race may re-start.
2. Motorcycles may be repaired or changed. Refuelling is permitted.
3. The race distance will be announced by the Clerk of the Course.
4. The grid position will be based on the finishing order of the first race.
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SECTION 11 FINISH OF A RACE AND RACE RESULTS
11.1 FINISH OF A RACE
1.
When the leading rider has completed the designated number of laps for the race, he will be
shown a chequered flag by an official standing at the finish line, at track level.
11.2 CHEQUERED FLAG
1.
The chequered flag will continue to be displayed to the subsequent riders.
2.
When the chequered flag is shown to the leading rider, no other rider will be permitted to enter
the track from the pit lane.
3.
In case of a photo-finish between two, or more, riders, the decision shall be taken in favour of
the competitor whose front wheel leading edge crosses the plane of the finish line first. In case
of ties, the riders concerned will be ranked in the order of the best lap time made during the
race.
The Clerk of the Course may require machines to be presented for post race/practice
4.
verification. Where this is required the competitors must be informed before the start of the
race or practice session that they must attend the Parc Ferme. Presentation of the machine will
imply that it fully complies with the regulations.
11.3RACE RESULTS
1.
The results will be based on the order in which the riders cross the line and the number of laps
completed.
2.
To be counted as a finisher in the race and be included in the results a rider must:
a – Complete 75% of the race distance.
b – Cross the finish line on the race track (not in the pit lane) within two minutes of the race
winner. The rider must be in contact with his machine.
3.
A new lap record for a circuit can only be established by a rider during a race.
Both for practice and for race, the lap time is the subtraction of the time between two
4.
consecutive crossings of the finish line painted on the track.
SECTION 12 SAFETY
12.1 MEDICAL SERVICES. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR SUPERMOTO MEETINGS
Supermoto (R)
Supermoto (X)
Supermoto (R)
Test Day
PERSONNEL
Doctors Paramedic(s) First Aid
MO
PM
personnel
1 MO
2
1PM
2
1 MO
2
VEHICLES
Ambulance(s) Fast Intervention
Vehicle
1
1
1
1
Special
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The following applies to all events run under this code.
1.
Medical Officer (MO) – Doctor A medical practitioner (doctor) fully registered with the
General Medical Council (GMC), and holding appropriate personal medical malpractice
insurance cover (excludes NHS Crown Indemnity).
2.
Paramedic (PM) A State Registered Paramedic with the HPC (Health Professions Council)
Paramedics must have appropriate personal medical malpractice insurance cover.
3.
Ambulance A vehicle registered as an ambulance with the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle
Licencing Agency) or similar government licencing 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 two of the
minimum First Aid Personnel required in the table).
An ambulance may act as a Medical Centre BUT if so it must be a vehicle additional to the
minimum ambulance requirement.
4.
First Aid Personnel A person holding a current certificate of First Aid competency. (Where
an event is open to the public event organisers should ensure that all First Aid personnel are
insured against malpractice for the event concerned)
Special Note (i) The minimum medical requirements specific for this discipline also apply to
associated Test Days.
5.
Medical Examination At any time during a meeting the Clerk of the Course may require a
competitor to undergo a medical examination to determine his fitness to ride. The decision of
the medical officer is final without right of appeal.
6.
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.
A rider may be signed off to ride by the CMO at an event once he has observed 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.
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12.2 TRACK SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
1.
The safety precautions of circuits will be as laid down for each permanent course licence or
temporary course certificate following an inspection of the course.
2.
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.
3.
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
4.
Temporary Course Certificate for the particular course but the following general requirements
must be observed.
5.
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.
6.
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.
12.3 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
Each working vehicle in the Paddock must have a 2kg (minimum) dry powder fire extinguisher
available for immediate use. This extinguisher must show the date of the last annual inspection.
Noncompliance with this regulation will incur a penalty imposed by the Clerk of the Course.
12.4 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AT CIRCUITS
At all race and speed events, there must be a valid certificate, issued annually immediately prior to the
start of each season’s racing by the manufacturer or his agent, to the effect that all fire extinguishers
are in effective working order. This certificate must be available for inspection by the Stewards. All fire
posts must be clearly marked. In addition to the fire equipment at each post there must be:
1.
Fire extinguishers in the paddock and assembly area.
2.
At least two fire extinguishers in the Technical Control Area.
3.
Fire extinguishers in every medical room/centre.
4.
In the case of National or lesser events during which machines may be refuelled and more than
five gallons (22 litres) of fuel is held in any one pit, there shall be a minimum of one fire tender
and crew in attendance, appropriately equipped and with immediate access to the pit area.
International events must comply with appropriate FIM requirements.
12.5 WARNING AND PROHIBITION SIGNS AT CIRCUITS
1
WARNING NOTICES
The following requirements regarding the display of Warning notices are applicable to all Road
Racing events.
1.
WARNING NOTICE (A) (29 × 20 inches.) Warning notices as detailed below must be
displayed on each side of every entrance to the course, including the entrance to car parks and
paddock.
These notices must be prominently displayed 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.
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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.
WARNING NOTICE (B) (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 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 (B). These notices
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.
PROHIBITION NOTICES
2
The following requirements regarding the display of Prohibition notices are applicable to all Road
Racing events.
PROHIBITED AREA NOTICE (C) (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 (B).
Notices should be displayed within the prohibited area, facing the public.
12.6 DECLARATION – ADMISSION TICKETS, ARMBANDS AND PASSES
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.
Declaration.
WARNING. MOTOR SPORT CAN BE DANGEROUS. Despite the organisers taking all reasonable
precautions, unnavoidable accidents can happen. Please comply with all instructions of marshals and
notices and remain in permitted areas only. THEY ARE CONCERNED WITH YOUR SAFETY.
All vehicle passes must bear the same wording and comply with the above requirements.
12.7 DECLARATION ON THE 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.
12.8 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).
1.
Age Limits for Officials
All event Executive and Administrative Officials shall be 18 years of age or over.
2.
Age Limits for Marshals
1. All Assistant Officials whose function is to be carried out at the immediate track-side must be
at least 16 years of age.
2. 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 the person
responsible for the official at the event.
3. When using the services of officials under 18 years of age for any 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.
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SECTION 13 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
All machines must comply with the National Sporting Code Appendix B and general technical
regulations. Any part of the motorcycle except the frame can be modified, altered or replaced.
13.1CLASSES
1.
SM4 – Junior Class up to 125cc two stoke single cylinder or up to 250cc four stroke single
cylinder machines.
2.
SM2 – 450 Class up to 450cc two or four stroke single or twin cylinder machines.
3.
SM1 – Open Class 251 to 750cc two or four stroke single or twin cylinder machines.
13.2 NOISE CONTROL
The noise limit is 96 dB/A with no post race tolerance. The noise is measured according to the FIM
Sound Control method.
13.3 NUMBER PLATES
Junior Class
White numbers on Green (RAL code 6002) plates
450 Class
Black numbers on White (RAL code 9010) plates
Open Class
Black numbers on Yellow (RAL code 9005) plates
All numbers must comply with the numbers diagram printed elsewhere in this handbook.
13.4PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
During practice and racing riders and passengers must wear the following clothing and footwear:
1.
A complete all in one leather suit of at least 1.2mm in thickness on all parts of the suit, suits
zipped together at the waist are not permitted. Non-leather material may be used if it meets
with the following requirements.
2.
The following characteristics of the material must be at least equivalent to 1.5mm of cowhide
(not split leather). Fire retardant quality – Resistance to abrasion – Coefficient of friction
against all types of asphalt – perspiration absorbing qualities – Medical test – non toxic and
non allergenic – Fabric of a quality that does not melt. It must be non-flammable.
3.
The following areas must be padded with at least a double layer of leather or enclosed plastic
foam at least 8mm thick:
Shoulders, elbows, both sides of the torso and hip joint, the back of the torso, knees.
4.
Competitors must wear complete undergarments if they use suits which are not lined. Suitable
undergarments may be of the Nomex type, they may also be of silk or simply cotton. Synthetic
materials which may melt and which could harm the riders skin in an accident are not allowed,
neither for the suit nor for the undergarments.
Competitors footwear must be of leather or an approved substitute material and of a minimum
5.
height of 200mm to provide, with the suit, complete protection (i.e. no exposed areas).
6.
Competitors must wear leather protective gloves.
7.
The use of metallic material in any item of clothing or personal protection which regularly
comes into contact with the track is prohibited (i.e. metal studs in knee sliders, boots etc.).
A back protector is compulsory.
8.
13.5HELMETS
Helmets bearing the current ACU gold stamp and 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.
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13.6 IDENTIFICATION DISCS
While practising and racing, riders and passengers are required to wear an identification disc around
the neck, attached by a material approved by the technical officer. Thin chains should be avoided. The
disc must be permanently marked with the wearer’s full name and date of birth.
Identification discs shall be of a durable material, circular in shape, between 20mm and 25mm in
diameter and having rounded edges with no sharp or ragged projections.
13.7 BODY JEWELLERY
It is recommended that any body piercing studs, ring etc. are removed.
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SECTION 1 MEETINGS
1.1
Categories of Meetings345
1.2International345
1.3
European Open345
1.4National345
1.5Open345
1.6Restricted345
1.7
Eligibility of Foreign Riders in Open and Restricted Meetings346
1.8
Practice Meetings and Test Days346
1.9
Conditions for Drag Meetings346
SECTION 2 LICENCES – COMPETITORS
2.1General346
2.2Grades346
2.3
Lapsed Licences348
2.4
Capacity and Licence Restrictions for Junior Competitors348
SECTION 3 LICENCES AND REGISTRATIONS – OFFICIALS
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
Qualifications and Conditions348
Drag Officials who require a Licence349
Grades for Clerk of the Course349
Drag Officials who do not require a Licence350
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SECTION 5 SAFETY
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.8
Medical Services Minimum Requirements for Drag Meeting351
Track Safety Precautions352
Fire Extinguishers352
Fire Extinguishers at Circuits352
Warning and Prohibition Signs at Circuits352
Declaration – Admission Tickets, Armbands and Passes353
Declaration on the Official Programme353
Signing On353
SECTION 6 GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS OF MOTORCYCLES
6.1Brakes354
6.2Tyres354
6.3Appearance354
Capacity Restrictions354
6.4
Drain Plugs354
6.5
Fuel Lines354
6.6
6.7
Fuel Tanks355
6.8
Fuel Pumps355
6.9Fuels355
6.10
Nitrous Oxide Injection Systems355
6.11Overflows355
6.12
Handlebars and Control Levers355
6.13Throttle356
6.14Streamlining356
6.15Engine356
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6.16
Engine Restraints356
6.17Ignition356
6.18Computers356
6.19
Gear Shift Systems357
6.20Footrests357
6.21Batteries357
6.22Numbers357
6.23
Primary Transmission357
6.24
Ground Clearance357
6.25
Drive Chains and Guards357
6.26Superchargers/Turbochargers357
6.27
Red Rear Lights357
SECTION 7 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
7.1
Protective Clothing358
7.2
Body Jewellery358
7.3Helmets358
7.4
Identification Discs358
SECTION 8 9.50 BIKE
8.1Carburettor358
8.2Clutch358
8.3Engine358
8.4Exhaust358
8.5Frame359
8.6Gearbox359
8.7
Lights and Mirrors359
8.8Mudguards359
8.9Seat359
8.10Stands359
8.11
Superchargers and Turbochargers359
8.12Fuel359
8.13
Nitrous Oxide Injection359
8.14Suspension359
8.15Tyres359
8.16Wheels359
8.17
Wheelie Bars359
SECTION 9 SUPER STREET BIKE
9.1Carburettor359
9.2Clutch360
9.3Engine360
9.4Exhaust360
9.5Frame360
9.6Gearbox360
9.7
Lights and Mirrors360
9.8Mudguards360
9.9Seat360
9.10Stands360
9.11
Superchargers and Turbochargers360
9.12Fuel360
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9.13
Nitrous Oxide Injection360
9.14Suspension360
9.15Tyres360
9.16Wheels360
9.17
Wheelie Bars361
SECTION 10 8.50 BIKE
10.1
Clutch and Primary Transmission361
10.2Engine361
10.3Exhaust361
10.4Frame361
10.5Mudguards361
10.6Seat361
10.7Superchargers/Turbochargers361
10.8
Front Tyre361
10.9Wheels361
10.10Wheelbase362
SECTION 11 PRO STOCK BIKE (PS)
11.1Definition362
11.2Frames362
11.3
Front Suspension362
11.4Controls362
11.5Body362
11.6Seats362
11.7Wheels362
11.8Tyres363
11.9Wheeliebar363
11.10Engine363
11.11 Cylinder Head363
11.12 Fuel Injection363
11.13Ignition363
11.14Fuel363
11.15 Weight Breaks363
11.16Transmission363
11.17 Engine/Weight Control364
SECTION 12 COMPETITION BIKE (CB)
12.1
Clutch and Primary Transmission364
12.2Exhaust364
12.3Frame364
12.4Mudguards364
12.5Seat364
12.6Superchargers/Turbochargers364
12.7
Front Tyre364
12.8Wheels364
12.9Wheelbase365
SECTION 13 TOP FUEL (TF)
13.1Designation365
13.2Engine365
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Engine/Weight control365
13.4Body365
13.5Frame365
13.6
Front suspension365
13.7Exhaust365
13.8Superchargers365
13.9
Fuel shut off366
13.10 Throttle linkage366
13.11 Wheels and Tyres366
SECTION 14 FUNNY BIKE (FB)
14.1Designation366
14.2
Class Requirements366
14.3
Fuel Shut Off366
SECTION 15 JUNIOR DRAG BIKE (JRB)
15.1Engine366
15.2
Suspension and Brakes367
15.3Frame367
15.4
Wheels and Tyres367
15.5Body367
15.6Starting367
SECTION 16 SUPER TWINS
16.1Categories367
16.2
Super Twin Top Fuel367
16.3
Super Twin ET Bike368
16.4
Super Twin Top Gas369
SECTION 17 ET BIKE
SECTION 18 ACU/UK DRAG BIKE CHAMPIONSHIP
18.1Classes370
18.2Eligibility370
18.3Specifications370
18.4Classification371
18.5Points371
18.6Ties371
18.7Awards371
18.8Publicity371
18.9Abandonment371
18.10 Establishing Records372
18.11Qualifying372
18.12 Choice of Lane372
18.13 Elimination Ladder and Field Sizes372
18.14Alternates372
18.15Staging373
18.16 First or Worst Procedure373
18.17 Machine Weighing373
18.18 Series Co-ordinator373
18.19 Race Results373
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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 Drag Races held under
an ACU Permit.
SECTION 1 MEETINGS
1.1 CATEGORIES OF MEETINGS
•
International Meetings
•
European Open Meetings
•
National Meetings
•
Open Meetings
•
Restricted Meetings
Permits for all Drag Race competitions are issued by ACU Headquarters.
1.2INTERNATIONAL
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.
1.4NATIONAL
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.
1.5OPEN
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.
1.6RESTRICTED
1.
A Restricted Permit is issued by ACU Headquarters.
2.
A Restricted meeting is open to Entrants and Riders who hold a current ACU Licence valid for
the meeting concerned.
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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.
1.8PRACTICE MEETINGS AND TEST DAYS
1.
Permits for Practice Meetings and Test Days may be issued on application to the Permit Issuing
Authority.
No such event may be held unless the appropriate Permit and Insurance has been issued.
2.
1.9 CONDITIONS FOR DRAG 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.
The Race Control must remain operative with all equipment in place until the end of the period
5.
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.
6.
There will be a minimum turn-around time of 30 minutes for all classes except for Pro-stock
and Funny Bike where the turn-around time will be 45 minutes and for Top Fuel where the
turn-around time will be 60 minutes. In all cases these turn-around times are subject to track
conditions permitting.
SECTION 2 LICENCES – COMPETITORS
2.1GENERAL
1.
To participate in Drag Race events a Licence issued by the ACU is required. Residents in
Scotland apply to the Scottish ACU.
2.
A Licence can be upgraded at any time during the year, providing the correct criteria have been
complied with.
3.
The parent or legal guardian must accompany all competitors under 18 years of age to every
meeting. This person must attend at signing-on and be present throughout the meeting.
4.
A Clubman Licence will be issued to all new riders to include a record form, which, on
completion of requirements set out below, will be completed by the Clerk of the Course at a
RWYB meeting or an ACU recognised event.
5.
Any rider competing on a new bike to him/her must first complete single runs to the
satisfaction of the Clerk of the Course.
2.2GRADES
1.
Clubman
Entry level for first time applicants for Category 1 or Category 2 machines.
Category 1
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ET Bike
Super Twin Top Gas (STG)
Super Twin RET Bracket (SET)
Clubman Licence holders can compete on a Category machine 1 once they have completed the
following requirements to the satisfaction of an ACU Clerk of the Course.
• Be conversant with the start & race procedure;
• Perform a tyre burnout and start correctly;
• Complete a satisfactory Launch;
• Make a half pass (1⁄8 mile) under power to the satisfaction of the Clerk of the Course;
• Make a full run (1⁄4 mile) representative of the performance expected within the category.
All tasks must be made as single runs during qualifying sessions at an ACU recognised drag
race meeting or under the control of an ACU licensed National or International Drag Race
Clerk of the Course at RWYB meetings.
The Clerk of the Course may request the rider to repeat tasks until they are satisfied a
satisfactorily safe standard has been achieved, which may take more than one race meeting and
is at the sole discretion of the Clerk of the Course.
The 1⁄4 mile pass will count towards qualifying at an ACU recognised event.
Category 2 – Riders 18 yrs of age and over
Clubman licence holders are not eligible to compete on Category 2 machines. They are
permitted to ride a category 2 machine to complete the tasks required to upgrade to a National
licence as detailed below.
Super Twin Top Fuel (STF)
Super Street Bike
Competition Bike
Pro Stock Bike
Funny Bike
Top Fuel Bike
2.
National
Clubman Licence holders who have completed the following tasks to the satisfaction of an
ACU National or International Clerk of the Course and whose record card has been endorsed
by the Clerk of the Course for each task completed may apply to upgrade to National.
• Be conversant with the start & race procedure;
• Perform a tyre burnout and start correctly;
• Complete a satisfactory Launch;
• Make a half pass (1⁄8 mile) under power to the satisfaction of the Clerk of the Course;
• Make a full run (1⁄4 mile) representative of the performance expected within the category.
All tasks must be made as single runs during qualifying sessions at an ACU recognised drag
race meeting or under the control of an ACU licensed National or International Drag Race
Clerk of the Course at RWYB meetings.
The Clerk of the Course may request the rider to repeat tasks until they are satisfied a
satisfactorily safe standard has been achieved, which may take more than one race meeting and
is at the sole discretion of the Clerk of the Course.
National licence holders are eligible to compete on Category 1 or Category 2 machines.
National licence holders who have competed at 3 ACU permitted events may apply for Start
Permission to compete abroad.
3.
International
National Licence holders who have held their National Licence for 12 months may apply for an
FIM Non-Championship Licence.
A medical examination is required.
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4.
International Championship
National Licence holders who have held their National Licence for 12 months may apply for a FIME
or FIM Championship Licence as described in the appropriate Sporting Code.
A medical examination is required.
2.3 LAPSED LICENCES
Clubman or National Licence holders who have allowed their Licences to lapse for more than 3 years
will be re-issued with a Clubman Licence and will be required to complete the criteria set out above to
retain the Clubman Licence or upgrade to the National Licence.
2.4 CAPACITY AND LICENCE RESTRICTIONS FOR JUNIOR COMPETITORS
For each category the table indicates the minimum licence requirements for their specified ages and
machines.
Riders must be a minimum of 8 years of age.
To be eligible to enter Junior Pro Bike, a rider must be at least 14 years of age and must have
competed in Junior Bike Mod for a minimum of five ACU Junior Drag Bike meetings.
Class
Junior Bike
Junior Mod Bike
Junior Pro Bike
Engine Restrictions
50cc automatic or
125cc 4 Stroke
125cc 2 Stroke or
250cc 4 Stroke
250cc 2 Stroke or
500cc 4 Stroke
Min Age
8
Max Age
11*
Min ET
12.90
11
17*
8.90
14
17*
7.90
*A rider may compete in a class until the end of the calendar year in which he reaches the
maximum age for that class.
Junior riders will compete over a maximum distance of ⅛ mile, and will be run on an ET dial in basis.
Important Notice
If a participant is under 18 years of age he/she must be accompanied to every meeting by their Parent
or Legal Guardian. The Parent or Legal Guardian must attend signing on with the competitor and be
available for the duration of the meeting.
Penalties
A rider recording an ET of 0.2 seconds or quicker below their class minimum will receive one
warning.
A repetition of the offence at the same event will result in disqualification from the remainder of the
event.
However, a rider recording a time of 0.4 seconds or quicker below their class ET or exceeding 85mph
will be immediately disqualified from the event.
The above penalties will be imposed regardless of whether the infraction occurs during qualifying or
eliminations.
SECTION 3 LICENCES AND REGISTRATIONS – OFFICIALS
3.1QUALIFICATIONS AND CONDITIONS
Drag Officials are divided into two categories: Those that are Licensed and those that are Registered.
Fees may be charged for attendance at Seminars. Licences: Senior Drag 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.
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3.2 DRAG OFFICIALS WHO REQUIRE A LICENCE
Clerk of the Course
Chief Steward
Chief Technical Officer
Sound Inspector
Measurer
Timekeeper
See Note Below
1
2
3
4
5
Attendance at Seminar/Training Session
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
All the above licences are valid for 3 years.
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.
3.3 GRADES FOR CLERK OF THE COURSE
1.
Probationary. Any club may nominate a Probationary Clerk of the Course. Such a Registered
Official may only act as an Assistant Clerk of the Course at a Closed to Club event.
2.
National Grade D. A Clerk of the Course who may officiate at any Closed to Club, National
Restricted or National event for Hill Climb, Drag or Sprint. May officiate as a Deputy to a
National Grade E Clerk of the Course.
3.
National Grade E. A Clerk of the Course who may officiate at any event held under an ACU
Permit for Hill Climb, Drag or Sprint. May officiate as a Deputy or Assistant to an FIM
International Clerk of the Course for Hill Climb, Drag or Sprint. To upgrade from a National
D to a National E a licence holder must officiate as a National D Clerk of the Course at 5 events.
He must act as a Deputy to a National E Clerk of the Course at 5 events and be recommended
by the Clerk of the Course at each.
In addition members of the Road Race, Drag and Sprint Committee may be appointed to
observe him.
A club must nominate him as being required to take charge of a specific future event.
Note 1 Clerk of the Course
Age Limits: Regardless of age or type of licence held Clerks of the Course of all grades may not
officiate beyond the end of the season in which they attain their 70th birthday.
Note 2 Chief Steward
There is only one grade of Steward’s Licence for all Road Race disciplines.
Age Limits: 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.
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.
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.
Note 5 Timekeepers
Will be required to pay for their Licence.
Licence Fees: All licences (exception Timekeepers licences) will be issued, free of charge, for a period
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of three years. A fee will be charged for attendance at all Seminars organised by the Road Race Drag
and Sprint Committee or the relevant Panel.
3.4 DRAG OFFICIALS WHO DO NOT REQUIRE A LICENCE
Registration of the following officials and marshals will be renewed annually and they will receive an
appropriate form of identification from the ACU.
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
May attend Clerk of the Course Seminar at ACU HQ for
information purposes.
2 and 4
Will receive Training at meetings and if required at
Regional or ACU HQ Seminars.
Will receive training via the Chief Technical Officer at
meetings. May attend Regional Training Seminars
3
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 days
and at meetings via the Chief Marshal
None required
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 meeting.
Note 3 Club Stewards
Will together with the Chief Steward form the judicial authority over the running of the meeting.
SECTION 4 BEHAVIOUR AT A MEETING
4.1 ANY INFRINGEMENT OF THESE RULES WILL BE PENALISED
1.
Riders who fall from their machine are not permitted to continue in the meeting until passed
fit by the Medical Personnel and his machine re-inspected by technical control. In the event
of a serious accident organisers may impound any machines, equipment or clothing of riders
involved in the accident.
2.
Riders must not ride or push their motorcycles in the opposite direction of the circuit, unless
doing so under the direction of an Official.
3.
The carrying of on board cameras is only permitted with the prior approval, in writing of the
Clerk of the Course. The installation of the camera must be approved by the Chief Technical
Officer.
4.
Stopping on the track during a run is forbidden except for machine failure.
5.
The spinning of rear wheels (burn-outs) is strictly forbidden on the track, with the exception of
the Start Area. Breach of this rule will result in a penalty of disqualification.
6.
All competitors finishing an event must submit the machine for final examination if required.
The organisers may retain that machine for a reasonable period to allow for that examination.
7.
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.
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5.1 MEDICAL SERVICES MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR DRAG MEETING
Drag Race
PERSONNEL
Doctors Paramedic(s)
MO
PM
1 MO or 1 Paramedic
First Aid
personnel
2
VEHICLES
Ambulance(s) Fast Intervention
Vehicle
1
Special
Notes
The following applies to all events run under this code.
1.
Medical Officer (MO) – Doctor A medical practitioner (doctor) fully registered with the
General Medical Council (GMC), and holding appropriate personal medical malpractice
insurance cover (excludes NHS Crown Indemnity).
2.
Paramedic (PM) A State Registered Paramedic with the HPC (Health Professions Council).
Paramedics must have appropriate personal medical malpractice insurance cover.
3.
Ambulance A vehicle registered as an ambulance with the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle
Licencing Agency) or similar government licencing 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 two First Aid Personnel (who can be the two
minimum First Aid Personnel.
An ambulance may act as a Medical Centre BUT if so it must be a vehicle in addition to the
minimum ambulance requirement.
4.
First Aid Personnel A person holding a current certificate of First Aid competency. (Where an
event open to the public event organisers should ensure that all First Aid personnel are insured
against malpractice for the event concerned).
Special Notes
The minimum medical requirements specific for this discipline also apply to associated Test Days.
5.
Medical Examination At any time during a meeting the Clerk of the Course may require a
competitor to undergo a medical examination to determine his fitness to ride. The decision of
the medical officer is final without right of appeal.
6.
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.
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A rider may be signed off to ride by the CMO at an event once he has observed 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.
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5.2 TRACK SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
1.
The safety precautions of circuits will be as laid down for each permanent course licence or
temporary course certificate following an inspection of the course.
2.
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.
3.
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
4.
Temporary Course Certificate for the particular course but the following general requirements
must be observed.
5.
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.
6.
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.
5.3 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
Each working vehicle in the Paddock must have a 2kg (minimum) dry powder fire extinguisher
available for immediate use. This extinguisher must show the date of the last annual inspection. Noncompliance with this regulation will incur a penalty imposed by the Clerk of the Course.
5.4 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AT CIRCUITS
At all race and speed events, there must be a valid certificate, issued annually immediately prior to the
start of each season’s racing by the manufacturer or his agent, to the effect that all fire extinguishers
are in effective working order. This certificate must be available for inspection by the Stewards.
All fire posts must be clearly marked. In addition to the fire equipment at each post there must be:
1.
Fire extinguishers in the paddock and assembly area.
At least two fire extinguishers in the Technical Control Area.
2.
3.
Fire extinguishers in every medical room/centre.
5.5 WARNING AND PROHIBITION SIGNS AT CIRCUITS
For full details regarding Warning Notices and Prohibition Notices please refer to the Safety
Precautions section of this Handbook.
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The following requirements regarding the display of Warning notices are applicable to all Road
Racing events.
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WARNING NOTICE (A) (29 × 20 inches.) Warning notices as detailed below must be
displayed on each side of every entrance to the course, including the entrance to car parks and
paddock.
These notices must be prominently displayed 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.
WARNING NOTICE (B) (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 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 (B). These notices
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.
PROHIBITION NOTICES
The following requirements regarding the display of Prohibition notices are applicable to all
Road Racing events.
PROHIBITED AREA NOTICE (C) (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 (B).
Notices should be displayed within the prohibited area, facing the public.
5.6 DECLARATION – ADMISSION TICKETS, ARMBANDS AND PASSES
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.
Declaration.
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. THEY ARE CONCERNED WITH YOUR SAFETY.
All vehicle passes must bear the same wording and comply with the above requirements.
5.7 DECLARATION ON THE 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.
5.8 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).
1.
Age Limits for Officials
All event Executive and Administrative Officials shall be 18 years of age or over.
2.
Age Limits for Marshals
1. All Assistant Officials whose function is to be carried out at the immediate track-side must be
at least 16 years of age.
2. All Assistant Officials who are under 18 years of age must have obtained parental agreement
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to carry out the duty and the signing-on signature must be countersigned by the person
responsible for the official at the event.
3. When using the services of officials under 18 years of age for any 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.
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SECTION 6 GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS OF MOTORCYCLES
Motorcycles must comply with these general conditions unless they are amended in the specific class
conditions.
6.1BRAKES
1.
All machines must be equipped with at least one efficient brake per wheel, operating
independently, and acting directly on the wheel.
2.
Hydraulic brakes may be fitted to any wheel, provided that the cylinders and lines are
adequately protected from accidental damage. The hydraulic fluid reservoir must be mounted
in such a position as to allow easy inspection of the fluid level.
All disc brakes must be of the double calliper pattern, e.g. having brake pads on each side of the
3.
disc. Must be able to operate from normal riding position i.e. both hands on handlebars and
feet on footrests.
4.
Minimum disc sizes:
Front:
250mm × 4.5mm single
200mm × 4.5mm dual
220mm × 4.5mm dual (for Nitromethane powered machines)
Rear:
250mm × 4.5mm if single front disc fitted
200mm × 4.5mm if dual front discs fitted
250mm × 4.5mm (for Nitromethane powered machines)
6.2TYRES
1.
The minimum cross section of tyre allowed for any class is 50mm.
2.
Dust caps must be fitted to all tyre valves.
3.
For street tyre classes readily available street tyres only, 1mm minimum tread depth, slicks,
hand cut slicks, and tyres marked “Not for Highway Use” not allowed.
4.
Any tyre which, in the opinion of the Technical Official, bears any signs of having sidewall
markings or lettering tampered with will be grounds for immediate disqualification of the rider
from the event.
6.3APPEARANCE
All machines must be of presentable appearance at all times. Entries may be refused where
appearance is not considered to be up to the general standards of competition.
6.4 CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS
Where the individual class regulations allow, superchargers and turbochargers are allowed up to
2400cc, normally aspirated engines are allowed up to 3300cc.
6.5 DRAIN PLUGS
All drain plugs securing any liquid must be so fitted as to prevent any leakage, and positively locked
against loosening, with wire.
6.6 FUEL LINES
Must be securely fitted at all joints and a quick action fuel tap must be within easy reach of the rider.
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Where nitromethane fuel is used in any percentage, a lanyard is mandatory to operate a spring loaded
fuel shut off valve which must completely cut off the fuel supply to the engine.
6.7 FUEL TANKS
All fuel tanks must be securely fitted to the machine and incorporate securely fitting filler caps. Tanks
must be robustly constructed.
6.8 FUEL PUMPS
Any make of fuel pump may be fitted. If electrically operated, the pump must be connected to the
ignition switch so that they are switched off with the ignition.
6.9FUELS
For petrol-burning classes, the dielectric constant as per DC meter may be no greater than 4, and
Propylene Oxide is prohibited. Octane boosters are permitted. For non petrol-burning classes,
hydrazine and propylene oxide are not permitted, otherwise there is no limitation to the types of fuel
allowed. Competitors should check the class regulations for any specific restrictions.
Unless otherwise specified for any series or championship, leaded or unleaded pump or racing fuel
will be permitted. The use of E85 fuel is permitted but fuel tank should be clearly marked with the
words ‘Bio Fuel’.
6.10 NITROUS OXIDE INJECTION SYSTEMS
1.
Only gas storage cylinder certified for use at the working pressure of the system may be used
(this also applies to any machine with a pressurised gas fuel system).
All receiving cylinders should have rupture discs or safety valve to prevent over pressurisation.
2.
3.
The bottle to solenoid supply pipe should be of a high quality braided steel hose attached to the
frame at regular intervals.
For any machine running Nitrous Oxide, the system must remain inoperable until the throttle
4.
is fully open.
5.
Any other switches must be wired through the throttle switch. The engine must be able to
be cranked over without the ignition system operable to enable purging of any gas from the
combustion chambers.
6.
A separately operated ignition arming switch must be fitted.
6.11OVERFLOWS
All breathers must terminate in a catch can/tank of 550ml minimum capacity or vent into the
exhaust/induction system. Cans should be of a two chamber design or with intake isolated from
outlet to ensure oil cannot exit directly from the inlet.
6.12 HANDLEBARS AND CONTROL LEVERS
1.
Any type or make of handlebar may be fitted at the owner’s discretion.
2.
It is compulsory to fit lock stops to ensure a minimum clearance of 25mm between the
handlebars and any other part of the machine, to prevent trapping of the rider’s hands.
3.
The minimum angle of rotation either side of centre line or mid point is 20 degrees.
4.
Handlebar grips, if fitted, must be securely attached.
5.
All control levers (clutch, brake etc.) must be in principle ‘ball ended’, diameter of ball end to
be 12.5mm minimum. The ball end may be flattened to a minimum thickness of 12.5mm, but
all edges must be rounded. Ball ends must be permanently fixed and form an integral part of
the lever.
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6.13THROTTLE
1.
All motorcycles must have the throttle controlled by a hand operated twistgrip, incorporating a
positive acting spring attached directly to the carburettor throttle arm.
2.
The throttle must close automatically upon releasing the twistgrip.
3.
For any motorcycle running nitromethane fuel, it is mandatory to have a positive return cable
as well as a return spring, i.e. a push-pull twistgrip.
4.
Any machine running Nitrous Oxide, the system must remain inoperable until the throttle is
fully open.
Any other switches must be wired through the throttle switch.
5.
6.
For nitro fuelled bikes with slider clutches a throttle locking device that will positively lock the
butterfly to barrel valve linkage is mandatory.
1. It is recommended that this device is located at the butterfly end of the linkage, however a
drilled throttle twist grip with locking pin is acceptable.
2. This device is to be operated when the machine is being pushed back with the engine
running.
3. The locking device must be suitably flagged to clearly indicate when it is in use.
6.14STREAMLINING
1.
There must be clearance of at least 20mm between the streamlining and the extremities of the
handlebars or steering device, including any attachment thereto, whatever the position of the
handlebars.
It must not be possible for the front wheel to make contact with the streamlining whatever the
2.
position of the handlebars.
3.
The streamlining must be constructed of metal or other suitable material, and fitted to allow
complete liberty of movement of the rider, both when riding and when getting on and off the
machine, without the streamlining or any part of it having to be displaced.
4.
The screen, if fitted, must be constructed of a shatterproof material.
6.15ENGINE
OEM car and motorcycle engines allowed. Non OEM based engines allowed at the sole discretion of
the ACU Technical Committee following submission of drawings showing cylinder bore and stud
position.
6.16 ENGINE RESTRAINTS
V-Twin motors running injected nitromethane must utilise cylinder head restraint. Restraints
meeting SFI 46.1 are highly recommended.
6.17IGNITION
1.
Any type or make of ignition system may be fitted.
2.
A positive acting cut out switch must be fitted, and attached to the top fork yoke or handlebars.
Ignition KILL buttons are not acceptable.
3.
For 8.50, 9.50, Super Street, Pro Stock, Competition Bike, Funny Bike, and Top Fuel (where
applicable), all machines except Nitromethane fuelled machines must have a positive KILL
switch attached to the rider by lanyard that shuts down ALL electrical systems on the machine.
The lanyard/KILL switch must be able to work when pulled in any direction.
4.
A lanyard assembly must be of sufficient strength for purpose. Any lanyard assembly that, in
the opinion of the technical team, is not fit for purpose is grounds for disqualification.
6.18COMPUTERS
Can be used for information gathering only. Throttle operation, shifting, clutch activation, control of
fuel injection metering etc., are to be solely under the control of the rider or preset prior to any run.
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6.19 GEAR SHIFT SYSTEMS
1.
Where individual class rules allow, timed gear shift allowed as long as preset prior to run.
Automatic gear shifting prohibited unless OEM of engine used. RPM gear shifting strictly
prohibited.
2.
Where the gear shift is air and/or electrically assisted, all wiring and switches for this system
must be separate from the main wiring harness, and must be readily identifiable, traceable and
accessible for inspection by the Technical Official.
Except where clearly part of an ignition kill device, any part of the wiring in the gear shift
3.
system which, in the opinion of the Technical Officer, passes through, or is connected to a
closed control box or unit of any type, will be grounds for disqualification.
4.
Speed sensing is only permitted from the driven wheel.
5.
Suspension travel and ride height sensing is not permitted.
See also NSC Appendix D paragraph 2 (Any form of traction control is not permitted)
6.20FOOTRESTS
Unless original equipment is used the footrests should be of minimum 19mm diameter and 75mm
long and ball ended.
6.21BATTERIES
May be located at the owner’s discretion, providing that the mounting is of sound construction.
6.22NUMBERS
Competitors should display their class and vehicle numbers to the rear and each side of the
motorcycle, in numbers and letters at least 75mm high.
6.23PRIMARY TRANSMISSION
1.
If the clutch and/or primary transmission is exposed it must be fitted with a guard as a safety
measure to protect the rider even as a result of breakage.
2.
The guard must be conceived in such a manner as to minimise the risk of a rider coming into
accidental contact with these transmission parts and designed to protect the rider from injury.
3.
Outboard mounted clutches must have a cover of at least 3mm aluminium or 1mm steel.
4.
Any suitable make or type of drive chain/belt may be installed.
6.24 GROUND CLEARANCE
Where no particular class rules apply. Immediately after a run machines must have a minimum
ground clearance of 50mm with the rider sitting on the machine in the normal riding position with
their feet off the ground. Failure to comply will result in disqualification of the run.
6.25 DRIVE CHAINS AND GUARDS
Any suitable make or type of chain may be used, but must be adequately guarded. Stock chain guards,
or guards manufactured from 3mm Dural (or equivalent strength alternative) must be fitted to
prevent the chain contacting the rider as a result of breakage.
6.26SUPERCHARGERS/TURBOCHARGERS
Considered the same device.
6.27RED REAR LIGHTS
Machines must be equipped with a non-pulsating rear-facing red light. If the Clerk of the Course
deems it necessary these red lights must be switched on.
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SECTION 7 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
7.1PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
The rider must wear his protective clothing to Technical Control to demonstrate good fit.
1.
Bulky hard objects such as tools etc. are NOT to be carried in pockets or on the person.
2.
During practice and racing, riders and passengers must wear the following clothing and
footwear:
Competitors must wear a complete leather suit of at least 1.2mm in thickness (on all parts of
3.
the suit), two piece suits that zip together at the waist are acceptable. Each part of the zip should
be securely attached to the jacket or the trousers respectively and the suit must zip together
over at least 75% of the waist band.
4.
Non-leather material may be used if it meets with the requirements laid down by ACU Road
Racing Standing Regulations.
5.
Competitors footwear must be of leather (i.e. outer hide) or an approved substitute material
and of a minimum height of 200mm to provide, with the suit, complete protection. No areas of
skin to be left exposed between the leg of the suit and the top of the boot.
6.
Competitors must wear leather (or an approved substitute material) protective gloves to
provide, with the suit, complete protection. No areas of skin to be left exposed between the
wrist of the suit and the wrist of the glove.
Long hair and beards should be contained within the helmet or clothing.
7.
7.2 BODY JEWELLERY
It is recommended that any body piercing studs, ring etc. are removed.
7.3HELMETS
Helmets bearing the current ACU gold stamp and in sound condition and properly fitted must be
worn by all riders and passengers while practicing and racing. Overseas riders may use helmets as
approved by their own FMN.
7.4 IDENTIFICATION DISCS
While practising and racing, riders and passengers are required to wear an identification disc around
the neck, attached by a material approved by the technical officer. Thin chains should be avoided. The
disc must be permanently marked with the wearer’s full name and date of birth.
Identification discs shall be of a durable material, circular in shape, between 20mm and 25mm in
diameter and having edges with no sharp or ragged projections.
SECTION 8 9.50 BIKE
A petrol-burning street tyred class with a 9.50 index.
8.1CARBURETTOR
Any type of carburettor or fuel injection may be used.
8.2CLUTCH
Any type, make or pattern of clutch assembly may be installed. All clutches must be fully enclosed.
8.3ENGINE
May be of any type with any modifications. Only one engine allowed.
8.4EXHAUST
Any type of exhaust allowed. No flexible pipe is allowed. Open exhaust permitted.
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8.5FRAME
Steering head geometry, trail and wheelbase may be altered to improve the stability of the machine,
provided that all modifications are undertaken to a safe and professional standard. Maximum
wheelbase permitted is 1730mm, measured with the rear wheel in the most extended position allowed
by the swinging arm.
8.6GEARBOX
Any make or type may be fitted.
8.7 LIGHTS AND MIRRORS
1.
Lights need not be operational, but must be of stock appearance, lenses must be taped over.
Mirrors should be removed or taped over.
2.
8.8MUDGUARDS
Must be fitted to comply with the Road Traffic Act.
8.9SEAT
Any type allowed, must be securely fitted to machine. Any padding used must securely attached to
the seat.
8.10STANDS
Must be wired up or removed.
8.11 SUPERCHARGERS AND TURBOCHARGERS
Allowed.
8.12FUEL
Generally available pump or racing petroleum is allowed. The use of E85 Fuel is permitted but the
words ‘Bio Fuel’ must be clearly displayed on the tank.
8.13 NITROUS OXIDE INJECTION
Allowed.
8.14SUSPENSION
Any type allowed, but if fitted must be operational. Rear struts allowed.
8.15TYRES
See General Technical Regulations.
8.16WHEELS
Any type or size permitted, as long as they comply with the Road Traffic Act. It is highly
recommended that rear rim width should not exceed tyre width.
8.17 WHEELIE BARS
Not permitted.
SECTION 9 SUPER STREET BIKE
A petrol-burning street tyred class.
9.1CARBURETTOR
Any type of carburettor or fuel injection may be used.
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9.2CLUTCH
Any type, make or pattern of clutch assembly may be installed. All clutches must be fully enclosed.
9.3ENGINE
May be of any type with any modifications. Only one engine allowed.
9.4EXHAUST
Any type of exhaust allowed. No flexible pipe is allowed. Open exhaust permitted.
9.5FRAME
Steering head geometry, trail and wheelbase may be altered to improve the stability of the machine,
provided that all modifications are undertaken to a safe and professional standard. Maximum
wheelbase permitted is 1730mm, measured with the rear wheel in the most extended position allowed
by the swinging arm.
9.6GEARBOX
Any make or type may be fitted.
9.7 LIGHTS AND MIRRORS
1.
Lights need not be operational, but must be of stock appearance, lenses must be taped over.
2.
Mirrors should be removed or taped over.
9.8MUDGUARDS
Must be fitted to comply with the Road Traffic Act.
9.9SEAT
Any type allowed, must be securely fitted to machine. Any padding used must securely attached to
the seat.
9.10STANDS
Must be wired up or removed.
9.11 SUPERCHARGERS AND TURBOCHARGERS
Allowed.
9.12FUEL
Generally available pump or racing petroleum is allowed. The use of E85 Fuel is permitted but the
words ‘Bio Fuel’ must be clearly displayed on the tank.
9.13 NITROUS OXIDE INJECTION
Allowed.
9.14SUSPENSION
Any type allowed, but if fitted must be operational. Rear struts allowed.
9.15TYRES
See General Technical Regulations.
9.16WHEELS
Any type or size permitted, as long as they comply with the Road Traffic Act. It is highly
recommended that rear rim width should not exceed tyre width.
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9.17 WHEELIE BARS
Not permitted.
SECTION 10 8.50 BIKE
A class for machines complying with the general and safety regulations.
Standing Regulations as per Competition Bike.
10.1 CLUTCH AND PRIMARY TRANSMISSION
Any type, make or pattern of clutch assembly and/or drive chain/belt may be installed.
10.2ENGINE
Aftermarket cases must have the same number of cylinder studs as OEM motorcycle manufacture
and located within 2mm of stock position, twin or v8 engines excepted.
10.3EXHAUST
Any make or type of exhaust system allowed. No flexible pipe allowed.
10.4FRAME
1.
Frame may be original factory equipment, altered or modified at the owner’s discretion, or
of tubular type frame construction. All butt welds must have visible reinforcement, and no
grinding or filling of welds is permitted.
10.5MUDGUARDS
1.
Are not compulsory, but if fitted must be constructed of material with no sharp edges, and
must be securely fitted to the machine.
2.
If a stock front mudguard is removed, and an aftermarket item used, a fork brace of adequate
dimensions must be fitted on machines weighing 205kg and over.
10.6SEAT
Must be securely attached to frame, and be so constructed as to prevent slipping backwards from the
proper seating position. Any padding used must be securely attached.
10.7SUPERCHARGERS/TURBOCHARGERS
1.
May be fitted at the owner’s discretion.
It is recommended that a guard be fitted over the belt drive on superchargers mounted in front
2.
of the engine.
3.
Where a supercharger is mounted behind the engine, such a guard is mandatory.
4.
Where a supercharger is chain driven, guards of 3mm thick dural or equivalent strength, are
the minimum requirement, irrespective of the position of the unit.
5.
Explosion proof blankets fully surrounding the supercharger are highly recommended.
10.8 FRONT TYRE
Front tyres to be of road type, minimum specification ‘V’ rated or racing tyre specification.
10.9WHEELS
1.
All wire spoked wheels must utilise steel spokes of adequate strength and properly laced.
2.
Wheels manufactured for cars may be used providing the fitting to the machine is of sound
engineering.
All wheels must run true and all bearings must be in good condition.
3.
4.
Balance weights must be securely attached.
5.
Maximum 10" tyre.
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10.10WHEELBASE
At the owner’s discretion.
SECTION 11 PRO STOCK BIKE (PS)
A petrol-burning class
11.1DEFINITION
This class will be for stock appearance (factory produced motorcycles available to the general public,
modified for drag racing) petroleum burning motorcycles.
11.2FRAMES
1.
Aftermarket frames permitted.
2.
Steering head geometry, trail and wheel base may be changed if done in a safe and professional
manner.
3.
Steering head angle may not be less than stock rake or more than 40 degrees maximum rake.
Maximum wheel base is 1780mm, measured from the most extendable point on the swing arm.
4.
11.3 FRONT SUSPENSION
Minimum usable travel: 10mm, inner tube diameter minimum 34mm. Replacement front ends are
allowed. Steering damper mandatory and may not act as a fork stop.
11.4CONTROLS
1.
All handlebar controls must remain in the stock location. Replacement bars are permitted.
Welded aluminium handlebars are prohibited. Welded steel or chrome-moly extensions are
allowed, but cannot extend more than 100mm from stock location. Minimum handlebar width
560mm.
2.
Brake pedals and foot pegs may be rear set, but must be at least 380mm in front of the rear axle.
3.
Throttle and clutch levers must be manually operated by the rider. Electronic, pneumatic,
hydraulic or other devices may in no way affect the operation of the throttle or clutch.
11.5BODY
1.
Must have originally been produced with a 750cc or larger engine. All main body parts must
have stock appearance and shape, and cannot be mixed between models.
2.
Replacement parts permitted, but must retain the shape of the stock parts they replaced.
3.
Lower portion of fairing may be modified for exhaust pipe clearance or removed completely.
Windscreen may be trimmed.
4.
5.
Must have simulated headlight and tail light of same configuration and design from specific
body used, holes for air passage and aerodynamic devices prohibited unless originally
incorporated into same OEM of that year.
11.6SEATS
Custom seats with a step to prevent the rider from sliding backwards permitted. Seat, tail section and
rear fender may be incorporated in one unit. Minimum seat height 500mm from lowest point of seat
to ground.
11.7WHEELS
Replacement wheels are permitted.
Front: 16" minimum, 19" maximum, or as stock.
Rear: 15" minimum.
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11.8TYRES
Front tyre minimum width 2.75". Maximum rear tyre (rubber on ground) 10".
11.9WHEELIEBAR
Maximum length of 3300mm from centre of front axle to centre of wheeliebar axle, measured in a
straight line from axle to axle. Wheels must be nonmetallic.
11.10ENGINE
1.
Engine manufacturer will determine make of bike.
2.
Must be of a type specifically designed and manufactured for a production motorcycle.
3.
External modifications to engine cases are not allowed except for repair purposes.
Aftermarket cases, EFI and side by side rod configuration permitted on V twin configuration.
4.
11.11
CYLINDER HEAD
Cylinder head casting must be manufactured by the same manufacturer as the main engine cases.
FIM Technical Steward accepted aftermarket cylinder heads permitted.
11.12
FUEL INJECTION
Is permitted. Any type or size of fuel injection and throttle bodies allowed, but must be of the open
loop type i.e. fuel metering must not be controlled by computer data gathering during the run.
11.13IGNITION
Any ignition is allowed.
11.14FUEL
Generally available pump or racing petroleum is allowed. The use of E85 Fuel is permitted but the
words ‘Bio Fuel’ must be clearly displayed on the tank.
11.15
WEIGHT BREAKS
Minimum weights of bike and rider at conclusion of run:
3 or 4 Cylinder
Maximum 1510cc
260kg
3 or 4 Cylinder
Maximum 1600cc
270kg
3 or 4 Cylinder
Maximum 1655cc
275kg
3 or 4 cylinder
Maximum 1755cc
280kg
3 or 4 Cylinder
Maximum 1800cc
280kg*
Maximum 2000cc
220kg
2 Cylinder
2 Cylinder OHC or DOHC
Maximum 2700cc
285kg
2 Cylinder Pushrod > 45 degree
Maximum 2700cc
290kg
2 Cylinder Pushrod 45 degree
Maximum 3278cc
265kg
* Plain Bearing Crank only
The ACU Drag Racing Sub Committee reserve the right to make changes to weight breaks or
combinations during the season. If this circumstance should arise then the changes will be published
on the ACU website.
11.16TRANSMISSION
1.
Any transmission with a maximum of six forward gears, minimum three forward gears, may be
used.
2.
Transmission must be shifted from gear to gear manually or by air shifter.
RPM, computer controlled or timed shifts prohibited.
3.
4.
Transmission must be contained within the stock case, except two cylinder or two stroke
engines.
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11.17
ENGINE/WEIGHT CONTROL
1.
In order to check the capacity of the machines of Pro-Stock Bike Finalists, both must remove
the cylinder heads in the presence of the technical inspector.
2.
In order to make sealing of Pro-Stock bikes possible, a 1mm hole must be made in the cylinder
head and cylinder casting.
Riders must present themselves and their machine immediately before or after each run in both
3.
qualifying and racing, at the location specified by the organisers.
Failure to comply with any control procedure will render a run null and void, and could result
4.
in elimination from the competition.
SECTION 12 COMPETITION BIKE (CB)
12.1 CLUTCH AND PRIMARY TRANSMISSION
Any type, make or pattern of clutch assembly and/or drive chain/belt may be installed.
12.2EXHAUST
Any make or type of exhaust system allowed. No flexible pipe allowed.
12.3FRAME
1.
Frame may be original factory equipment, altered or modified at the owner’s discretion, or
of tubular type frame construction. All butt welds must have visible reinforcement, and no
grinding or filling of welds is permitted.
12.4MUDGUARDS
1.
Are not compulsory, but if fitted must be constructed of material with no sharp edges, and
must be securely fitted to the machine.
If a stock front mudguard is removed, and an aftermarket item used, a fork brace of adequate
2.
dimensions must be fitted on machines weighing 205kg and over.
12.5SEAT
Must be securely attached to frame, and be so constructed as to prevent slipping backwards from the
proper seating position. Any padding used must be securely attached.
12.6SUPERCHARGERS/TURBOCHARGERS
1.
May be fitted at the owner’s discretion.
2.
It is recommended that a guard be fitted over the belt drive on superchargers mounted in front
of the engine.
3.
Where a supercharger is mounted behind the engine, such a guard is mandatory.
Where a supercharger is chain driven, guards of 3mm thick dural or equivalent strength, are
4.
the minimum requirement, irrespective of the position of the unit.
5.
Explosion proof blankets fully surrounding the supercharger are highly recommended.
12.7 FRONT TYRE
Front tyres to be minimum specification ‘V’ rated or racing tyre specification.
12.8WHEELS
1.
All wire spoked wheels must utilise steel spokes of adequate strength and properly laced.
2.
Wheels manufactured for cars may be used providing the fitting to the machine is of sound
engineering.
3.
All wheels must run true and all bearings must be in good condition.
4.
Balance weights must be securely attached.
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Maximum 10" tyre.
12.9WHEELBASE
At the owner’s discretion.
SECTION 13 TOP FUEL (TF)
13.1DESIGNATION
1.
TF followed by rider number. Reserved for motorcycles running a minimum of 50%
Nitromethane fuel.
2.
A maximum of two engines allowed with unlimited modifications.
3.
No appearance restrictions.
4.
Turbo chargers and super chargers considered the same.
13.2ENGINE
1.
Displacement limited to 1700cc for supercharged 4 cylinder engines, and 2000cc for Twin
cylinder supercharged engines.
For V8 configurations, 1350cc on each bank with a maximum of 2700cc.
2.
3.
Twin cylinder engines limited to maximum 3400cc.
4.
Lower engine ballistic/restraint device recommended.
13.3 ENGINE/WEIGHT CONTROL
Super charged 4 cylinder engines: 9lbs/inch3 (0.25kg/cc). V8 engines: no weight restriction.
In order to check the capacity of the machines of Finalists, both must be prepared to remove
1.
the cylinder heads in the presence of the technical inspector if required.
2.
Riders must present themselves and their machine immediately before or after each run in both
qualifying and racing, at the location specified by the organisers.
3.
Failure to comply with any control procedure will render a run null and void, and could result
in elimination from the competition.
13.4BODY
All rear fenders must extend past the rear axle.
13.5FRAME
Minimum wheel base 84 inches (2134mm).
13.6
1.
2.
3.
FRONT SUSPENSION
Hydraulic tube type only. Minimum tube diameter 34mm, minimum travel 10mm.
Positive steering stops for both directions of travel mandatory.
Two steering dampers recommended but may not be used as steering stops.
13.7EXHAUST
Any make or type allowed.
13.8SUPERCHARGERS
1.
Belt drive guards highly recommended for front mounts, mandatory when rear mounted.
2.
If chain driven 3mm thick dural or equivalent strength mandatory irrespective of mounting
position.
3.
Explosion proof ballistic or restraint device highly recommended.
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13.9 FUEL SHUT OFF
1.
Pre-loaded fuel shut offs mandatory.
2.
A lanyard is mandatory to operate a spring loaded fuel shut off valve which must completely
cut off the fuel supply to the engine.
3.
A separate device to completely cut off fuel supply by handlebar control is mandatory.
13.10
THROTTLE LINKAGE
1.
For nitro fuelled bikes with slider clutches a throttle locking device that will positively lock the
butterfly to the barrel valve linkage is mandatory.
It is recommended that this device is located at the butterfly end of the linkage, however, a
2.
drilled throttle twist grip with locking pin is acceptable.
13.11
WHEELS AND TYRES
1.
Front Tyre must be a minimum V rating road tyre or Race Tyre Specification.
2.
Rear tyre width must not exceed rim width by 2 inches. Rear wheel bead locks highly
recommended.
SECTION 14 FUNNY BIKE (FB)
14.1DESIGNATION
1.
FB followed by rider number.
2.
A class for single engine methanol and petrol burning machines in addition to single or double
engine nitromethane burning twin cylinder machines.
14.2 CLASS REQUIREMENTS
Superchargers and turbo chargers will be considered the same.
1.
All machines except those running non unitary engine and gearbox combinations must run a
fuel tank, either real or dummy, in OEM stock location with the engine manufacturer’s name
clearly visible on both sides of the tank.
2.
All bikes must have front and rear mudguards. All machines except nitro methane burning
Twins must have head light or nose piece.
3.
Engine: Maximum 2500cc with gears or 3278cc without gearbox. Maximum 2500cc with turbo
or supercharger (petrol or methanol only)
4.
Minimum rear tyre size width is 10 inches. Maximum rear tyre size width is 14 inches.
14.3 FUEL SHUT OFF
1.
Pre-loaded fuel shut off is mandatory for Nitro burning bikes.
2.
A lanyard is mandatory to operate a spring loaded fuel shut off valve which must completely
cut off the fuel supply to the engine.
3.
A separate device to completely cut off fuel supply by handlebar control is mandatory.
SECTION 15 JUNIOR DRAG BIKE (JRB)
Reserved for non-street legal single or twin cylinder two and four stroke motorcycles built to
give the appearance of a top fuel or funny bike.
For minimum age and machine restrictions please refer to Section 2.4
Requirement and Specifications:
15.1ENGINE
Engine: Any make or model. Any configuration or engine is permitted. Small engine modifications
are permitted such as: exhaust, air filter, and carburettor. Air Shifters: are permitted.
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15.2 SUSPENSION AND BRAKES
1.
Brakes: Front and rear mandatory (disc or drum).
2.
Suspension: Front suspension minimum size 27mm and minimum travel of 2 inches. Rear
suspension not permitted.
15.3FRAME
1.
Must be purpose built and of tubular construction utilizing a rigid rear end.
2.
Rider must be able to reach all controls safely and able to place both feet flat on the ground.
3.
Wheelie Bars: Mandatory.
15.4 WHEELS AND TYRES
Tyres: Slicks are permitted, any make or size.
Wheels: Any make or size permitted.
15.5BODY
1.
Must have rear mudguard or body work extending past the rear axle.
2.
The Seat must be securely attached so as to prevent the rider from sliding backwards.
15.6STARTING
Electric, kick or off-board starters permitted. No push or roller starts.
For any other construction rules refer to the general rules.
SECTION 16 SUPER TWINS
16.1CATEGORIES
SUPER TWINS – A category for motorcycles with one twin cylinder engine. For unlimited capacity
motorcycles, with modifications outlined in the following regulations.
These Regulations are in addition to the Drag Regulations for General Specifications for Motorcycles.
Super Twin top Fuel STF
Super Twin ET Bike SET
Super Twin Top Gas STG
16.2 SUPER TWIN TOP FUEL
Designation – STF Preceded by bike number.
A class designed for motorcycles with unrestricted modifications running heads up from a pro start.
1.
Engine Engine may be of any internal combustion type, provided that the drive is transmitted
through one road wheel. Engine may be mounted in any position and any modifications are
permitted.
2.
Superchargers and Turbochargers May be fitted at the owner’s discretion.
3.
Exhaust Any make or type of exhaust system allowed. No flexible pipe allowed.
4.
Fuel Shut off
1 Pre-loaded fuel shut off is mandatory for nitromethane burning machines.
2 A lanyard is mandatory to operate a spring loaded fuel shut off valve which must completely
cut off the fuel supply to the engine.
3 A separate device to completely cut off fuel supply by handlebar control is mandatory.
5.
Engine Restraints V-Twin motors running injected nitromethane must utilise cylinder head
restraint. Restraints meeting SFI 46.1 are highly recommended.
6.
Clutch and Primary Transmission Any type, make or pattern of clutch assembly and/or drive
chain/belt may be install.
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8.
Suspension The minimum front fork stanchion diameter is as follows:
Bike weight
Diameter
300lbs (136kg)
28mm
350lbs (158kg)
30mm
450lbs (204kg)
32mm
Over 450lbs (204kg)
34mm
Frame Frame may be original factory equipment, altered or modified at the owner’s discretion,
or of tubular type frame construction. All butt welds must have visible reinforcement, and no
grinding or filling of welds is permitted. Positive steering stops for both directions of travel
mandatory. Steering dampers may not be used as steering stops.
Alignment Sufficient trail must be incorporated into the alignment to ensure proper handling,
recommended 6 inches.
Ground Clearance Minimum of 75mm is recommended.
Wheelbase At the owner’s discretion.
Tyres and Wheels
1. Front tyre
To be of racing type, or if of road type, minimum spec ‘v’ rated or racing type spec.
2. Wheels
All wire spoked wheels must utilise steel spokes of adequate strength and properly laced.
Wheels manufactured for car may be used providing the fitting to the machine is of sound
engineering. All wheels must run true and all bearings must be in good condition. Balanced
weights must be securely attached.
Seat Must be securely attached to frame, and be so constructed as to prevent slipping
backwards from the proper seating position. Any padding used must be securely attached.
Mudguards Are not compulsory, but if fitted must be constructed of material with no sharp
edges and must be securely fitted to the machine. If a stock front mudguard is removed and
an aftermarket item used, a fork brace of adequate dimensions must be fitted on machines
weighing 450lbs (204kg) and over.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
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16.3 SUPER TWIN ET BIKE
Designation – SET Preceded by bike number.
A class designed for petrol burning street tyred bikes running to a fixed index of their choice.
1.
Engine May be of any type with any modifications.
2.
Carburettor Any type of carburettor or fuel injection may be used.
3.
Superchargers and Turbochargers May be fitted at the owner’s discretion.
4.
Nitrous Oxide Injection Allowed.
5.
Exhaust Any make or type of exhaust system allowed. No flexible pipe allowed.
6.
Clutch Any type, make or pattern of clutch assembly may be installed. All clutches must be
fully enclosed.
7.
Gearbox Any make or type may be fitted.
8.
Suspension Any type allowed, but if fitted must be operational. Rear struts allowed.
9.
Frame Steering head geometry, trail and wheelbase may be altered to improve the stability
of the machine, provided that all modifications are undertaken to a safe and professional
standard. Positive steering stops for both directions of travel mandatory. Steering dampers may
not be used as steering stops.
10. Stands Must be wired up or removed.
11. Wheelie Bars Not allowed.
12. Tyres and wheels
1. Tyres
Readily available street tyres only.
2. Wheels
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Any type and size allowed, as long as they comply with the Road Traffic Act. It is highly
recommended that rear rim width should not exceed tyre width. All wire spoked wheels must
utilise steel spokes of adequate strength and properly laced.
Seat Must be securely attached to frame. Any padding used must be securely attached.
Mudguards Must be fitted to comply with the Road Traffic Act.
Mirrors Mirrors should be removed or taped over.
Ignition Lanyard If the motorcycle has any aftermarket race accessory fitted, then it needs a
ignition lanyard.
16.4 SUPER TWIN TOP GAS
Designation – STG Preceded by bike number.
A class designed for motorcycles with unrestricted modifications running heads up from a pro start.
A petrol burning class.
1.
Engine Engine may be of any internal combustion type, provided that the drive is transmitted
through one road wheel. Engine may be mounted in any position and any modifications are
permitted.
2.
Fuel Generally available pump or racing petroleum is allowed. The use of E85 Fuel is permitted
but the words ‘Bio Fuel’ must be clearly displayed on the tank.
3.
Superchargers and Turbochargers May be fitted at the owner’s discretion.
4.
Exhaust Any make or type of exhaust system allowed. No flexible pipe allowed.
5.
Clutch and Primary Transmission Any type, make or pattern of clutch assembly and/or drive
chain/belt may be installed.
6.
Suspension The minimum front fork stanchion diameter is as follows:
Bike weight
Diameter
300lbs (136kg)
28mm
350lbs (158kg)
30mm
450lbs (204kg)
32mm
Over 450lbs (204kg)
34mm
Frame Frame may be original factory equipment, altered or modified at the owner’s discretion,
7.
or of tubular type frame construction. All butt welds must have visible reinforcement, and no
grinding or filling of welds is permitted.
8.
Alignment Sufficient trail must be incorporated into the alignment to ensure proper handling,
recommended 6 inches.
9.
Ground Clearance Minimum of 75mm is recommended.
10. Wheelbase At the owner’s discretion.
11. Tyres and wheels
1. Front Tyre
Front tyres to be of racing type, or if of road type, minimum spec ‘v’ rated or racing type spec.
2. Wheels
All wire spoked wheels must utilise steel spokes of adequate strength and properly laced.
Wheels manufactured for car may be used providing the fitting to the machine is of sound
engineering. All wheels must run true and all bearings must be in good condition. Balanced
weights must be securely attached.
12. Seat Must be securely attached to frame. Any padding used must be securely attached.
13. Mudguards Are not compulsory, but if fitted must be constructed of material with no sharp
edges and must be securely fitted to the machine. If a stock front mudguard is removed and
an aftermarket item used, a fork brace of adequate dimensions must be fitted on machines
weighing 450lbs (204kg) and over.
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SECTION 17 ET BIKE
A Clubman licence class for machines complying with the general and safety regulations with a
minimum ET of 8.70 seconds.
1.
Standing regulations as per Competition Bike.
2.
Machines registered with DVLA for road use and without aftermarket power adders and race
aids are exempt from general regulations 6.5, 6.8, 6.11 and 6.17 but must present the V5C
registration document and MOT certificate (if applicable) at technical inspection. Failure to do
so will mean the exemptions will not be applied.
Riders of any machines running nitromethane as a percentage of fuel must be holders of a
3.
National Licence.
4.
Qualifying order:
For all riders that have an ET that is the same as the class index/personal dial in index or
slower, the time closest to that index is used to determine qualifying position. For drivers
that have ETs that are quicker than the class index/personal dial in index, the slowest time is
awarded the higher qualifying position.
In the event of identical qualifying elapsed time within 1/1000 of a second, the driver who made
the run first will receive the better qualifying position. If qualifying cannot take place, random
pairing will be used.
If weather conditions or other event delays should disrupt posted lane rotation for qualifying
5.
runs, the Clerk of the Course has the option of reassigning lanes as necessary for remaining
runs. Every effort will be made to see that qualifying contestants have the opportunity to run in
each lane.
SECTION 18 ACU/UK DRAG BIKE CHAMPIONSHIP
18.1CLASSES
Riders who wish to enter the championship should register with the championship co-ordinator.
The classes will be as follows:
1.
SUPER STREET Modified street motorcycles running heads up.
2.
PRO STOCK Ultimate street appearing class.
3.
COMPETITION BIKE Motorcycles designed to run on the quarter mile with unrestricted
modifications.
4.
FUNNY BIKE As per ACU Regulations.
5.
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