ACU Handbook - Maesteg Motorcycle Club

ACU Handbook - Maesteg Motorcycle Club
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ACU HANDBOOK 2014
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
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2014 HANDBOOK
January 2014
All enquiries should be addressed to:
The Auto-Cycle Union Ltd., ACU House, Wood Street, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 2YX.
Telephone: 01788 566400; Fax: 01788 573585
www.acu.org.uk [email protected]
The contents of this Handbook are Copyright and must not be reproduced without written consent from the Auto-Cycle Union Ltd.
The various regulations contained herein become effective as at 1st January 2014. This publication supersedes previous editions.
The ACU is the internationally recognized National Governing Body for motorcycle sport in the British Isles (less Northern Ireland).
Formed in 1903, the ACU has a long tradition in the world of motorcycle sport being a founder member of the World Governing
Body, the Federation Internationale Motocyclisme (FIM). The ACU has a major role in furthering the interests of motorcycle sport
on a global basis. Domestically, the ACU provides for all forms of motorcycle sport ranging from Road Racing to all disciplines of
Off Road activity and has successfully organized world class events such as Moto GP, World Superbikes, the Isle of Man TT Races
and the Motocross of Nations.
The ACU aims to ensure that all people irrespective of their age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, creed, colour, social status
or sexual orientation, have a genuine and equal opportunity to participate in motorcycle sport at levels in all roles. The ACU
fully supports youth activity in all disciplines and through the ACU Academy, some of our young riders go on to become British,
European and World Champions in their chosen sport.
Published by: The Auto-Cycle Union Ltd.
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ACU AND THE AUTO-CYCLE UNION ARE TRADING NAMES OF THE AUTO-CYCLE UNION LIMITED REGISTERED UNDER COMPANY NO.
00134679; REGISTERED OFFICE: ACU HOUSE, WOOD STREET, RUGBY, WARWICKSHIRE CV21 2YX
Patron
HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP, Duke of Edinburgh KG KT OM GBE AC QSO
President Emeritus
The Rt Hon THE LORD JOPLING DL
President
The Right Reverend John Oliver
Vice President
C. MORAM (2015)
Mrs M. MELLISH (2015)
Chairman
B. HIGGINS
Deputy Chairman
J. COLLINS
Auditors Magma Chartered Accountants
General Secretary G. THOMPSON MBE BEM
Honorary Members of the ACU
A.KING
D. D. BANKS
K. LYWOOD
Lt Col (Retd) E. P. BARTLETT
D. RYDER
E. BELLARS
D. SLAUGHTER
A. BROWNLIE
R. W. SMITH
J. BUSSELL
W. A. SMITH
D. R. CLAMPIN
K. SPRAYSON
R. COLLINS
J. STONE
J. COLES
M. FRANCIS
THE ACU MISSION
•To pursue the interests of motorcycling while protecting and promoting the needs
of members.
•To facilitate British Motorcycle Sport in the most accommodating, de-regulated and
user led manner possible.
• To make British Motorcycle Sport happen.
Disclaimer
The Auto-Cycle Union Ltd., its Directors and Officers accept no liability in respect of loss or damage occasioned directly or indirectly as a
result of the publication of the ACU Handbook or Web Site. It is a matter for each individual to satisfy themselves as to the suitability of
any Course, Facility or Product (including Machinery and Clothing) offered by Clubs, Venues, Landowners, Advertisers or Manufacturers
and for such individuals to ensure that adequate insurance and medical arrangements have been made to protect their interest with
regard to any activity undertaken.
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contents
section one the acu
ACU approved protective helmets and visors
ACU Benevolent Fund
ACU Environmental Code
Associate membership
Auto-Cycle Union Limited structure
Centres/Regions
Committee & Panels
Competition licence/trial registration
Equal opportunities/sports equity policy statement
Fuel regulations – National ACU
Insurance
Land Use Advisory Service
LARA
LASU
Medical services
Non-territorial clubs
One event licences
Price List
Recognised associations
Recognised promoters
Safety precautions
Serious accident checklist
Sound level control
Technical officials
The Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
Timekeepers & timing equipment
Training Department
Useful addresses
Who should I contact at the ACU?
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section two standing regulations
Drag Race
Enduro
Track Racing
Hare and Hounds/Cross Country
Hillclimb and Sprint
Motocross
Pocket Bike
Road Racing
Scooter
Supermoto
Trials
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.
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committees & panels
NATIONAL COUNCIL
CHAIRMAN – B. Higgins (2016) Sunnycote,
Marytavy, Tavistock, Devon PL19
9QB. Tel: 01822 614355 (Office hours)
[email protected]
Cheshire & North Wales Centre I. Dommett,
15 Buckingham Road, Cheadle Hume,
Cheshire SK8 5EG. Tel: 0161 282 0132
[email protected]
Cornwall Centre Mark Courtney, Carbis
Wharf, Roche, St Austell, PL26 8LA.
Tel: 07810 885174. [email protected]
Eastern Centre Mr R G Hearn (Jack), 25
Quinton Road, Needham Market,
Suffolk IP6 8BP. Tel/Fax: 01449 721042
[email protected]
East Midland Centre M. Jessup, 54 Monks
Road, Binley Woods, Coventry CV3 2BS.
Tel: 02476 544463 [email protected]
East South Wales Centre Mrs S. WilkinsPayne, 96 Penylan Road, Varteg, Pontypool,
Torfaen NP4 7SB. Tel: 07548 704676
[email protected]
East Yorks Centre Mrs A. Watson,
Dunriding, High Street, Castleton,
Whitby YO21 2DB Tel: 01287 660577
[email protected]
Isle of Man Centre P. Franklin, 4 Costain Close,
Colby, Isle of Man. Tel: 07624 232770
[email protected]
Midland Centre Mr David Smith, The Willows,
Cursley Lane, Shenstone, Kidderminster,
Worcs, DY10 4DX Tel: 01527 592797
[email protected]
Mid Wales Centre Miss A. Bates, “Little
Gigrin”, Rhayader, Powys LD6 5NU.
Tel: 01597 810435/07903 829447
[email protected]
Northern Centre R. Wilson MRICS 180
Burnside Road, Kendal, Cumbria
LA9 6EB. Tel/Fax: 01539 728565
[email protected]
North Eastern Centre I Reavely, 35 Columbia
Terrace, Blythe, Northumberland, NE24
3JZ [email protected]
North Western Centre R. Livesey 1
Franklands Drive, Ribbleton, Preston,
Lancs PR2 6RX. Tel: 01772 791924
[email protected]
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South Eastern Centre Mr Peter Burrell, 40
Annandale Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA15
8EL Tel: 020 8300 5572/07885 682647
[email protected]
Southern Centre B. New, 6 Coleridge Gardens,
Cowplan, Waterlooville, Hants PO8 8LS.
Tel: 02392 645114
South Midland Centre D. Porter, 96
Pembroke Avenue, Luton, Beds LU4
9BJ. Tel: 07710 435127/01582 847399
[email protected]
South Western Centre C Pattison, 6
Churchfields, Wincanton, Somerset BA9
9AJ. Tel: 01963 33001
Wessex Centre F. Sweeting, 185 Great Ashley,
Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 2PP.
Tel: 01225 862506 [email protected]
Western Centre Miss J. Jones, Woodlands,
Kempley Green, Dymock Gloucester, GL18
2BW Tel: 01531 890691/07775 524805
[email protected]
West South Wales Centre G Heywood,
81 Alexander Road, Gorseinon,
Swansea SA4 4NU, Tel: 01792 893457
[email protected]
Yorkshire Centre D. Loney, 28 Bramley
Lane, Lightcliffe, Halifax, West
Yorkshire HX3 8SR. Tel: 01422 206828
[email protected]
SACU C Mackenzie, 28 West Main Street,
Uphall, West Lothian EH52 5DW.
Tel: 01506 858354 Fax: 01506 855792
[email protected]
Non-Territorial Board M. Dommett,
British Motorcycle Racing Club
Limited, Unit D2, Seedbed Centre,
Davidson Way, Romford, Essex. RM7
0AZ. Tel: 01708 720305. Mob: 07970
963572. [email protected]
www.bemsee.net
Non-Territorial Board P. Tomlin, 25 Rusper
Road, Dagenham, Essex RM9 4NT.
Tel: 0208 5931237 Mob: 07711 822594
[email protected]
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Year in brackets indicates expiry of term of office
at 31st December.
ACU LTD DIRECTORS
CHAIRMAN – B. Higgins (2016)
Sunnycote, Marytavy, Tavistock,
Devon PL19 9QB. Tel: 01822 614355
[email protected]
DEPUTY CHAIRMAN J. Collins (2015)
52 Margam Road, Margam, Port
Talbot, West Glamorgan SA13 2BW.
Tel: 01639 882241 Fax: 01639 773470
[email protected]
P. Beardmore (2016) 8 Ash Tree Hill, Cheadle,
Staffs ST10 1UQ. Tel: 01538 750057
[email protected]
P. Gregory (2016) 9 The Green, Saltburn,
Cleveland TS12 1NF. Tel: 01287 625607
[email protected]
R. Hanks (2014) 50 Lyndhurst Road, Erdington,
Birmingham B24 8QS. Tel: Day 0121 373
1035 Eve: 0121 686 3799 Fax: 0121 686 8700
[email protected]
R. Humphrey (2015) 11 Shepherds Avenue,
Earley, Nr. Reading, Berks RG6 1AY.
Tel: 07850 598886 [email protected]
Dr P D King (2016) 3 Branston Avenue,
Barrow Upon Soar, Loughborough,
Leicestershire LE12 8XL, Tel: 01509 416369
[email protected]
I. Murphy (2014) Thie Roarbrae, 11 Sileau Curn
Park, Kirk Michael, Isle of Man IM6 1EH.
Tel: 01624 878394 [email protected]
B. Puckett (2016) 32 Heol Derwen, Cimla,
Neath SA11 3YS Tel: 01639 767851
[email protected]
D. Smith (2015) 4 Church End, Panfield,
Braintree, Essex CM7 5AJ. Tel: 01376
328907 [email protected]
Company Secretary: Gary Thompson MBE BEM
Tel: 01788 566414 [email protected]
PANEL OF ADJUDICATORS
A. F. E. Bellars (2015)12 Rosehill Park, Emmer
Green, Reading, Berks RG4 8XE.
J. Coles (2015) 88 Wheatley Road, Garsington,
Oxford OX44 9DR. Tel: 01865 361735
M. Deeks (2015) 50 Colchester Road, Great
Totham, Maldon, Essex CM9 8DG.
Tel: 01621 890962/07966 464835
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A. Foskew (2015) 9 Ebenezer Close, Witham,
Essex CM8 2HX. Tel: 01376 517169
[email protected]
E. Jones (2015) 18 Chapel Street,
Astwood Bank, Redditch B96 6DA.
Tel: 01527 893392/07947 319432
[email protected]
R. J. Langdale (2015) 1 Union Street, Louth,
Lincs LN11 0ES.
D. L. Ryder (2015) The Bungalow, Hagley Road,
Rugeley, Staffs WS15 2AW. Tel: 01889 582563
R. Smith (2015) 18 Alma Street, Melbourne,
Derby DE73 1GA. Tel: 01332 864581
R. W. Smith (2015) 59 Green Avenue,
Chellaston, Derby DE73 6TE.
ROAD RACE, DRAG AND SPRINT
COMMITTEE
CHAIRMAN – Dr. P. D. King (2016) (NTB)
3 Branston Avenue, Barrow Upon Soar,
Loughborough, Leicester LE12 8XL.
Tel: 01509 416369 [email protected]
DEPUTY CHAIRMAN – S. Higgs MotorSport
Vision Centre, Brands Hatch Circuit,
Fawkham, Longfield, Kent DA3 8NG.
Tel: 01474 872331
Mrs G Shedden (appointed by AMRCO),
Knockhill Circuit by Dunfermline, Fife
KY12 9TF. Tel: 01383 723337 [email protected]
knockhill.com
M. Dommett (2016) (NTB) British Motorcycle
Racing Club Limited Unit D2, Seedbed
Centre, Davidson Way, Romford, Essex.
RM7 0AZ. Tel: 01708 720305. Mob: 07970
963572 [email protected]
J. Hinchliff (2014) 14 Sherwood Rise, Mansfield
Woodhouse, Mansfield, Notts NG19 7NP.
Tel: 01623 636880
M Jessup (2016) 54 Monks Road, Binley
Woods, Coventry, CV3 2BS, Tel: 02476
544463 [email protected]
E. Nelson (2015) “Anvil House”, Derby Road,
Old Tupton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S42
6LA. Tel: 01246 866537
Dr. J. Palmer Motorsport Vision Ltd, Brands
Hatch, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent DA3
8NG. Tel: 01474 875202
Committee Secretary: Rowena Perks Tel: 01788
566406 [email protected]
Assistant Road Race Secretary: Michelle Haynes
Tel: 01788 566406 [email protected]
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TRACK RACING COMMITTEE
CHAIRMAN – P. Gregory (2016) 9 The Green,
Saltburn, Cleveland TS12 1NF. Tel: 01287
625607 [email protected]
Mr P Hurry Greenway, Headcorn Road, Grafty
Green, Maidstone, Kent ME17 2AN.
[email protected]
M Stace (2014) 20 Oldfield Avenue, Eastbourne,
East Sussex BN20 9PU. Tel: 07710 910448
[email protected]
D. Staff (2015) 32 Jutland Crescent, Hunters
Meadow, Andover, Hampshire SP10 4NB.
Tel: 01264 358345 [email protected]
R. Sullivan (2016) 69 Caulfield Road, Swindon,
Wiltshire SN2 8BT. Tel: 01793 531831
[email protected]
C. Tyrrell (2014) Kangal Farm, Criggan, Bugle,
St. Austell, Cornwall PL26 8QX. Tel: 07970
281545 [email protected]
Committee Secretary: Tracey Cossar Tel: 01788
566402 [email protected]
MOTOCROSS COMMITTEE
CHAIRMAN – B. Higgins (2016) Sunnycote,
Marytavy, Tavistock, Devon PL19
9QB. Tel: 01822 614355 (Office Hours)
[email protected]
D. Edwards (2014) 9 Stevedale Road, Welling,
Kent DA16 1ND Tel: 07850 117344
[email protected]
S. McCauley (2015) 1 Brecon Close, Wansbeck
Manor, Ashington, Northumberland NE63
0HT Tel: 01670540400 Mob: 07747 864384
[email protected]
J. Percival (2014) 7 Callow Crescent, Minsterley,
Shrewsbury SY5 0BY. Tel: 07852 270560
[email protected]
A. Summers (2016) 101 Friar Park Road,
Wednesbury, West Midlands WS10 0JR.
Tel: 0121 530 9400 Mobile: 07842 692008
[email protected]
C. Warren (2014) 8 Staggs Horn Road,
Horndean, Waterlooville, Hampshire
PO8 9NS. Tel/Fax: 01730 894241
[email protected]
Committee Secretary: Sonia Goggin Tel: 01788
566404 [email protected]
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TRIALS AND ENDURO COMMITTEE
CHAIRMAN – J. Collins (2015) 52 Margam
Road, Margam, Port Talbot, West
Glamorgan SA13 2BW. Tel: 01639 882241
[email protected]
M. Bates (2016) Nant-yr-Wyn, Llanbister
Road, Llandridod Wells, Powys LD1 5UP.
Tel: 01547 550393
T. Fairbrother (2014) 14 Spring Grove Road,
Kidderminster, Worcs DY11 7JA. Tel: 01562
754827
A.Martin (2016) 20 Church View, Gillingham,
Dorset, SP8 4XE Tel: 07866 695630
[email protected]
S. Moore (2016) Bramble Cottage, Church
Land, Bisley, Surrey. GU24 9EA. Tel: 01483
486320 [email protected]
A. Rew (2014) Wolborough Barton,
Newton Abbott, Devon TQ12 1EJ.
Tel: 01626 365107 Mob: 07734 830021
[email protected]
D. Willoughby (2015) Brambles, Sessay, Thirsk,
North Yorkshire, YO7 3BE Tel: 01845
501448 [email protected]
M. Wren (2014) Levenside, Newby Bridge,
Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 8LZ.
Tel: 01539 531082/07921 214661
[email protected]
Committee Secretaries: Mary Kerr Tel: 01788
566403 [email protected]
Alison Devine Tel: 01788 566409
[email protected]
BENEVOLENT FUND ADMINISTRATIVE
COMMITTEE
CHAIRMAN – R. Hanks 50 Lyndhurst Road,
Erdington, Birmingham B24 8QS. Tel: 0121
373 1035/0121 686 8700 Eve: 0121 686 3799
[email protected]
Mrs M. Carter JP (Treasurer) Hunters
Gap, Thorpe Lane, Guiseley, Leeds
LS20 8JH. Tel: 01943 878666
[email protected]
R. Collins 12 Winchester Road, Buckland,
Portsmouth, Hants PO2 7PT. Tel/
Fax: 02392 691803/07789 767421
[email protected]
Mrs W. Evans MBE 3 Mount View Terrace,
Onchan, Isle of Man IM3 1AB.
Tel: 01624 621296/07624 433540
[email protected]
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F. J. Henley 33 Connaught Road, Aylesbury,
Bucks HP20 1PS. Tel: 01296 481539
[email protected]
C. Pattison 6 Churchfields, Wincanton,
Somerset BA9 9AJ. Tel: 01963 33001
R. W. Smith 59 Green Avenue, Chellaston,
Derby DE73 6TE. Tel: 01332 722671
[email protected]
Trustees: Mrs M. Carter, R. Collins, Mrs W.
Evans MBE, R. Hanks, F. J. Henley, Mrs J.
Macphee, C. Pattison, R. W. Smith.
Secretary: Debbie Walmsley Tel: 01788 566419
[email protected]
TECHNICAL PANEL
TECHNICAL CONSULTANT – Dr. P. King 3
Branston Avenue, Barrow upon Soar,
Loughborough, Leicester LE12 8XL
Tel: 01509 416369 [email protected]
TECHNICAL CO-ORDINATOR – Mr E. Jones 18
Chapel Street, Astwood Bank, Redditch B96
6DA. Tel: 01527 893392/07947 319432
Secretary: Michelle Haynes Tel: 01788 566405
[email protected]
SUSTAINABLE EVENT MANAGEMENT
PANEL
CHAIRMAN – P. Gregory 9 The Green, Saltburn,
Cleveland TS12 1NF. Tel: 01287 625607
[email protected]
(Members to be appointed by Sport Committees
plus Specialist Representatives).
Secretary: Michelle Haynes Tel: 01788 566405
[email protected]
MEDICAL PANEL
CHAIRMAN: Mr R Hanks
Mr P Burnage
Dr A Butler
Mr K Dwyer
Mr M Wigham
Dr A Walker
Dr B Winter
Chief Medical Advisor: Dr H Romer
Secretary: Debbie Walmsley Tel: 01788 566419
[email protected]
ACU EVENTS LTD DIRECTORS
CHAIRMAN – B. Higgins Sunnycote,
Marytavy, Tavistock, Devon PL19
9QB. Tel: 01822 614355 (Office hours)
[email protected]
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R. Hanks 50 Lyndhurst Road, Erdington,
Birmingham B24 8QS. Tel: 0121 373
1035/0121 686 8700 Eve: 0121 686 3799
[email protected]
R. Humphrey 11 Shepherds Avenue, Earley, Nr.
Reading, Berks RG6 1AY. Tel: 07850 598886
[email protected]
Dr P D King 3 Branston Avenue, Barrow Upon
Soar, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12
8XL, Tel: 01509 416369 [email protected]
D. Smith 4 Church End, Panfield, Braintree,
Essex CM7 5AJ. Tel: 01376 328907
[email protected]
Company Secretary: Gary Thompson MBE BEM
Tel: 01788 566414 [email protected]
ACU INSURANCE LTD DIRECTORS
G. Thompson MBE BEM ACU Ltd, ACU House,
Wood Street, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21
2YX. Tel: 01788 566414 Fax: 01788 573585
[email protected]
Mrs G. Brough
Mr G. Crease
SPEEDWAY CONTROL BUREAU
Independent Chairman – to be nominated
A. Harkess (BSPA) 2 Juniper Gardens, Juniper
Green, Edinburgh EH14 5EJ. Tel: 0131
3378887
C. Van Straaten (BSPA) 14 Hartland Road,
Tipton, West Midlands DY4 8BQ. Tel: 0121
5301250
G Thompson MBE BEM ACU House, Wood
Street, Rugby, CV21 2YX. Tel: 01788 566414
[email protected]
ACU Member – to be nominated
General Secretary: G. Reeve Tel: 01788 565603
Fax: 01788 552308
MCRCB
Dr J Palmer (Chairman/AMRCO)
Mrs G Shedden (MRPC)
Dr P D King 3 Branston Avenue, Barrow Upon
Soar, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12
8XL, Tel: 01509 416369 [email protected]
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ACU EVENTS LIMITED
NATIONAl COUNCIl
ROAD RACE
DRAG &
SPRINT
COMMITTEE
TRIALS &
ENDURO
COMMITTEE
MOTOCROSS
COMMITTEE
LOCAL
CENTRES
NONTERRITORIAL
BOARD
SACU
LOCAL
CLUBS
NONTERRITORIAL
CLUBS
TRACK
RACING
COMMITTEE
ADVISORY
PANELS
(Note 1)
NOTE 1
Technical
Sustainable Event Management
Medical
International
Adjudicators
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Who should I contact at the ACU?
Normal office hours are 09.00–17.00. Monday–Friday.
Outside these hours please leave an answer phone message.
GENERAL RECEPTION
Tel: + 44 (0) 1788 566400
Fax: + 44 (0) 1788 573585 [email protected]
website: www.acu.org.uk
General SecretaryGary Thompson MBE BEM 01788 566414
[email protected]
Assistant to the General Secretary
Debbie Walmsley 01788 566419 [email protected]
PR & Marketing Officer
Richard Blyth 01788 566428 [email protected]
Licencing Enquiries
01788 566417 [email protected]
Road Race Secretary
Rowena Perks 01788 566406 [email protected]
Road Race Assistant, Technical Panel
Michelle Haynes 01788 566405 [email protected]
Secretary & Sustainable Event Management
Panel Secretary
Motocross & Competitions Secretary
Sonia Goggin 01788 566404 [email protected]
Motocross Assistant
Nadine Morley 01788 566422 [email protected]
Motocross Assistant
Kirsty Telford 01788 566408 [email protected]
Trials & Enduro Secretary
Mary Kerr 01788 566403 [email protected]
Trials & Enduro Secretary
Alison Devine 01788 566409 [email protected]
Track Racing Secretary
Tracey Cossar 01788 566402 [email protected]
Financial Controller
Xenia Munro 01788 566411 [email protected]
Accounts Assistant
Kalpna Vaghela 01788 566410 [email protected]
Training
Debbie Walmsley 01788 566419 [email protected]
ACU Benevolent Fund Secretary
Debbie Walmsley 01788 566419 [email protected]
ACU House Reception
Geraldine Wilson 01788 566400 [email protected]
ACU Events Ltd
ACU Events Ltd Operations ManagerStuart Drummond 01788 566432
Mobile 07976 696773
[email protected]
Maxxis ACU British Motocross
Brian Higgins 01822 614355
Championship Series ManagerMobile 07793 494793
[email protected]
Isle of Man TT Clerk of the CourseGary Thompson MBE BEM 01788 566414
[email protected]
Isle of Man TT Race Secretary
Michelle Haynes 01788 566405 [email protected]
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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 [email protected]
Chairman:
Mr A. F. E. Bellars 12 Rosehill Park,
Emmer Green, Reading, Berks RG4 8XE.
Tel: 0118 947 0837. Mob: 07887 990617.
[email protected]
General Secretary:
Mrs M. Mellish, 4 Douglas Avenue, Harold
Wood, Romford, Essex RM3 0UT. Tel/
Fax: 01708 342684 [email protected]
NON-TERRITORIAL CLUBS
0500 Army Motorcycling Association
Lt Col Mike Tizard, 25 Buttenshaw Close,
Arborfield, Reading, Berks, RG2 9LX.
Tel: 01189 762899 (Home); 01189 763607
(Office) [email protected]
E, T, HH, SCE
0502 British Motor Cycle Racing Club Ltd
Mrs Tracey Ringrow, BMCRC, Unit
D2, Seedbed Centre, Davidson Way,
Romford, Essex RM7 0AZ. Tel: 01708
720305/01708 509161 Fax: 01708 720235
[email protected] www.bemsee.net
RR, rr
0503 British Motorcycle Racing Club
Marshals Association
Mrs Tracey Ringrow, BMCRC, Unit
B5, Seedbed Centre, Davidson Way,
Romford, Essex RM7 0AZ. Tel: 01708
720305/01708 509161 Fax: 01708 720235
[email protected] www.bemsee.net
RR, rr
0504 British Scooter Sport Organisation
Mr Paul Green, 2 Burnside
Business Park, Turnpike Close,
Grantham NG31 7XU. Tel: 01476
593954 [email protected]
www.scooterracing.org.uk
SCR, SC, SCT, ST, SR
0377 CJSC
Mrs Julia Kirk, 12 Milne Close, Bircotes,
Doncaster DN11 8AP Tel: 07583 254834
[email protected]
mx
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0764 Classic 50 Racing Club
Brian Jackson, 14 Hopton Crescent,
Wednesfield, Wolverhampton,
West Midlands WV11 3JQ
[email protected]
RR, rr
0506 Classic Racing Motorcycle Club Ltd
Mrs Sally Russell, Houndshill
Cottage, Banbury Road, Ettington,
Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 7NS Tel: 01789 740866
[email protected] www.crmc.co.uk
RR
0507 Clubmans Racing MCC
Dr P King, 3 Branston Avenue, Barrow
upon Soar, Loughborough, Leicester,
LE12 8XL. Tel: 01509 416369. Mob: 07767
635420. [email protected]
RR, MX
0505 CSMA Club
Mr Alan Keane, c/o Club Activities
Dept, CSMA Club, Britannia House,
21 Station Street, Brighton BN1
4DE. Tel: 0845 3457444 Fax: 01273
744761 [email protected]
www.csmaclub.co.uk
T, t, RAL, Social
Ducati Owners Club GB
Mr Graham Stoppani, 23 Baird
Avenue, Upton, Northampton
NN5 4AD. Tel: 01604 472897
[email protected]
www.docgb.net
0598 Ducati Sporting Club
Mr Chris Bushell, 103 Willow
Park, Otford, Sevenoaks, Kent
TN14 5NF. Tel/Fax: 01959 522249
[email protected]
www.ducatisportingclub.com
RR
0576 EBTC BikeTrial Our Sport
Mr Stuart Matthews, 40 Thanet Road,
Bexley, Kent DA5 1AP. Tel: 07940
725098 (day); 01322 556164 (eve)
[email protected]
BT, bt
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0508 Federation of British Police Motorclubs
Mr Peter Edwards, c/o Fingerprint Unit,
Bradford Park, 3 Bank Street, Clayton,
Manchester M11 4AA. Tel: 0161 8560101
[email protected]
RR, T, E, RAL, Social
0509 Formula Sidecar Racing Association
Mrs Jane Banks, 27 Oak Road,
Stone, Staffordshire ST15 8NG.
Tel: 01785 616256/07790 371948
[email protected] www.fsra.org.uk
RR
0510 GRASA
Mrs Di Wain, 104 Purbrook Way, Leigh
Park, Havant, Hampshire PO9 3SB.
Tel/Fax: 02392 644061/07881 818089
[email protected] www.grasa.co.uk
GT
0627 Greeves Riders Association
Mr Mike Eady, 1 Winsford Close,
Newhall, Walmley, Sutton Coldfield, West
Midlands B76 1EU. Tel: 0121 329 3200
[email protected]
T, Social
0282 KRC
Mrs Jo Marchant, The Cottage,
High Street, Leigh, Tonbridge,
Kent TN11 8RH. Tel/Fax: 01732
838500 [email protected]
www.krcendurance.co.uk
RR
0590 London Douglas Motorcycle Club Ltd
Mrs Margaret Turner, 223 Butts Road,
Sholing, Southampton, SO19 1BN
[email protected]
RAL
0585 MR Thumpercross Club
Mr Adam Hooper, c/o Martins
Rubber Co Ltd, 28–36 Orchard
Place, Southampton SO14 3PE.
Tel: 02380 213705 Fax: 02380 631577
[email protected]
www.thumpercross.com
MX
0511 Morgan Three Wheeler Club Ltd
Mr Peter Clews, 141 Stalkington
Road, Blythe Bridge, StokeOn-Trent ST11 9PB. Tel: 01782
396762. [email protected]
www.mtwc.co.uk
RR, S, HC, T, LDT
NON-TERRITORIAL CLUBS
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0513 Motor Cycling Club Ltd
Rev Peter Lawley, The Vicarage,
Ashley Road, St. Georges, Telford
TF2 9LF. Tel: 01952 613511
Fax: 01952 612923 [email protected]
www.themotorcyclingclub.org.uk
www.themotorcyclingclub.org.uk
T, LDT
0514 Motorcycle Club of Wales
Susan Wilkins-Payne, 96 Penylan Road,
Varteg, Pontypool NP4 7SB. Tel: 01495
775260 [email protected]
btinternet.com
0515 National Association of Supertwins
Mrs Yvonne Mott, 15 Marigold
Walk, Widmer End, High Wycombe,
Bucks HP15 6BZ. Tel: 07785
926957/01494 713825 [email protected]
www.supertwins.co.uk
DR
0577 National Bike Trial Club
Mr G. Ayre [email protected]
0516 National Hill Climb Association
Mr Peter Isaac, 205A Berrow Road,
Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset TA8 2JG.
Tel: 01278 786377 [email protected]
www.nhca.co.uk
HC, hc
0517 National Sprint Association
Mrs Helen Greathead, 80 Ogilvy
Drive, Bottesford, Scunthorpe
DN17 2PS. Tel: 01724 347801
[email protected]
S, s
0518 New Era MCC
Mr Phil Tomlin, 25 Rusper Road,
Dagenham, Essex RM9 4NT Tel: 07711
822594 [email protected]
RR, rr, PB, pb, SM, sm
0519 N G Road Racing Club
Paul Buckland, 15 Edgeworth, Miserden
Road, Cheltenham GL51 6BW. Tel: 01242
522036 [email protected]
www.ngroadracing.org
RR, rr
0520 RAF Motorsports Association
Flt Lt S Critchlow, 19 Broughton Heights,
Pentre, Broughton LL11 6BY Mob: 07786
071293
[email protected]
RR, SM, S, HC, MX, GT, E, T, SCE, HH
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NON-TERRITORIAL CLUBS
0521 Santa Pod Racers Club
Mr Ian Marshall, SPRC, PO Box
12, Rushden, Northants NN10
0ZU. Tel: 01933 313625/01933
311811 Fax: 01933 355558
[email protected]
www.eurodragster.com/sprc
DR
0522 Sidecar Motocross Association of Great
Britain
Lydia Blackman, 3 Reeds Meadows,
Langrish, Petersfield, Hampshire
GU32 1QZ. Tel: 01730 714127
[email protected]
MX
0524 Trail Bike Enduro Club (TBEC)
Mrs Belinda Jarman [email protected]
www.tbec.co.uk
HH
0525 Triumph Owners MCC
(Club representative) Mrs Margaret
Mellish, 4 Douglas Avenue,
Harold Wood, Romford, Essex
RM3 0UT. Tel/Fax: 01708 342684
[email protected]
RR, RAL, Social
0572 TT Supporters Club
Mrs Rose Hanks, 50 Lyndhurst Road,
Erdington, Birmingham B24 8QS.
Tel: 0121 3731035/0121 6863799
Social
0654 Veteran Vespa Club
Paul Carr, 86 Winkworth Road, Banstead
Surrey SM7 2QR Tel: 0208 642 2336
[email protected]
www.veteranvespaclub.com
Social
0526 Vincent HRD Owners Club
Mr Andrew Everett, PO Box 680,
Orpington, Kent BR6 8WS. Tel/Fax: 0208
5391101 [email protected]
www.voc.uk.com
Social
0527 Vintage Motor Cycle Club Ltd
Mr James Hewing, Allen House, Wetmore
Road, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire
DE14 1TR. Tel: 01283 540557 Fax: 01283
510547 [email protected]
RR, S, D, SRR, GT, T, RAL
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0528 Welsh Trail Riders Association
Mr Steve Williams, 21 Tewdrig
Close, Llantwit Major, Vale of
Glamorgan CF61 1SZ. Tel: 01446
795938 [email protected]
www.wtra.co.uk
E
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
RECOGNISED PROMOTERS
200 MPH Ltd
Mr T Duckworth, 5 Carr Street,
Brighouse, West Yorkshire HD6 4AZ.
Act Fast
Kieradan Park, North Moor Lane,
Messingham, Scunthorpe, North
Lincolnshire
ACU Events Limited
ACU House, Wood Street, Rugby,
Warwickshire CV21 2YX. Tel: 01788
566400 [email protected]
ADW Events
25 Cherry Grove, Hungerford, Berks
RG17 0HP. Tel: 07766 655093/07870
531360 [email protected]
BA Promotions
7 Callow Crescent, Minsterley,
Shrewsbury, SY5 0BY
[email protected]
Blackline Sprinting Ltd
Mrs A. Williams. Tel: 01772 435145/07973
523359 evening only (6pm–8.30pm only)
[email protected]
BSMC 2008 Ltd
2 Haugh Farm, Haugh Fold, Newhey,
Rochdale, Lancs OL16 3RF.
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Club Thundersport Limited
Mr D Stewart, Keepers Cottage,
Hemington Lane,
Lockington DE74 2RJ. Tel: 07738 355186
[email protected]
Conrod Events
56 Greenlands Avenue,
Ramsey, Isle of Man IM8 2PJ
[email protected]
DKS Sport Ltd
50 Colchester Road, Great Totenham
North, Essex, CM9 8DG
Farleigh Castle Motocross Club
John Trueman, 57 Crispin Way, Bristol,
BS15 4SH
Fast Eddy Racing Ltd
Hope Cottage Farm, Pouk Lane, Lichfield,
Staffs, WS14 0ET
GMC Events Ltd
Office 2, 14 Business Centre,
Duffield, Derbyshire DE56
4EH [email protected]
www.enduro-sprint.com
GT Direct Ltd
Unit 1, Lower Studridge Farm,
Ibstone Road, Stokenchurch, Bucks
HP14 3XR Tel: 01494 488516
[email protected]
HIMX
Gary Ford, 21 Mulberry Close,
Parkgate, Rotherham, South
Yorkshire S62 6BW Tel: 07966 367456
[email protected]
Hottrax Motorsport Racing Club Limited
Mr D Mabbutt, 9 Silbury Court, Silsoe,
Beds MK45 4RU Tel: 08455 193197
[email protected]
www.hottrax-motorsport.co.uk
L&M Events
3 The Old Court House, Tenterden
Street, Bury BL9 0AL Tel: 0161
705 2075 [email protected]
www.lmeventsuk.com
Midland MXC
Tom Arnold, 114 Highfield Road, Tipton,
West Mids DY4 0QR
Midwest Motorcycle Club Ltd
Unit 10, Enterprise Centre Lysander
Road, Bowerhill Ind Est Melksham,
Wiltshire, SN12 6QP
RECOGNISED PROMOTERS
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MotorSport Vision Racing (MSVR)
Motorsport Vision Centre, Brands
Hatch, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent DA3
8NG. Tel: 01474 872331 fax: 01474
874766 [email protected] www.
motorsportvision.co.uk/msvr
MWTRA Promoters
Greenfields, Kerry, Nr Newtown, Powys
SY16 4LH. Tel: 01686 670596 Fax: 01686
670354 [email protected]
Newtown & District Automobile Club Ltd
Cwm Cochen, Bettws Cedewain,
Newtown, Powys SY16 3LQ
[email protected]
Nora-Mx
Willow House, Church Lane, Hampton
Poyle, Oxford OX5 2QF. Tel: 07860
668434
NORA SXS Ltd
Martin Fletcher, 73a Low Road,
Hunslet, Leeds LS10 1RH
[email protected]
ORE Events
PO Box 3224, Wells, Somerset BA5 3XA
Tel: 07800 932853
[email protected]
Premier Mx
Mel Martin, 7 Broadway Road,
Kingstaton, Newton Abbott, Devon.
TQ12 3EH. Tel: 01626 365335
[email protected]
Rally Moto Ltd
c/o Creative Products UK Rodney
House, Rodney Road, Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire GL50 1HX Tel: 0800 019
9860 [email protected]
[email protected]
RHL Activities Ltd
The Bryn Garage, Penpergwn,
Abergavenny, South Wales, NP7 5AA
[email protected]
St Blazey Moto-X Off Road Promotions
Annears Garage, Tywardreath Highway,
Par, Cornwall, PL24 2RN
Straightliners Ltd
Mr T Duckworth, 5 Carr Street,
Brighouse, West Yorkshire HD6 4AZ
Tamar Valley MCC
Sarah Giles, Bedington, Grenofen PL19 9EQ
Total Enduro
52 Knaresborough Road, Ripon HG4 1RE
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RECOGNISED ASSOCIATIONS/USEFUL ADDRESSES
RECOGNISED ASSOCIATIONS
0564 British Motorcycle Federation (BMF)
PO Box 9036, Enderby, Leicester
LE19 9BE. Tel: 01162 795111
[email protected] www.bmf.co.uk
0565 British Schoolboy Motorcycle
Association (BSMA)
Mrs N. Selwyn, Oakgates, Bussage, Nr
Stroud, Gloucester GL6 8BB. Tel: 01453
883771
0566 Welsh Motorcycle Federation
Mr Elwyn Williams, Three Chimneys,
Llansantffraid, Powys, SY22 6AX
Tel: 01691 828330 [email protected]
0568 The Imps Motorcycle Display Team
R. W. Pratt MBE (Director), Imps
Motorcycle Display, Folkestone Road,
Newham, London E6 6DJ. Tel: 0560
239 9821 [email protected]
www.impsonline.com
0581 International Historic Racing
Association (IHRO)
Mr Graham Boothby, Ferme de
Labry, 02250 Bosmont sur Serre,
France [email protected]
0579 Junior Road Racing Association,
Mr Adrian Pallett, 3 Osbaston Hollows,
Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV13 0HP.
Tel: 07854 681766
rr
0596 Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA)
1 Rye Hill Office Park, Birmingham Road,
Allesley, Coventry CV5 9AB. Tel: 02476
408000 Fax: 02476 408001
0685 Moto Syko Pitbike Racing Association
Mr T. Spiers, Level Inn House, Colby
Level, Colby, Isle of Man IM9 4AG.
Tel: 01624 833515/07624 459866
Fax: 01624 833515 [email protected]
0721 MT Riders Club
Eric Jones, 44 Priory Road, West
Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside, CH48 7EU
Tel: 07588 534324 [email protected]
www.mtridersclub.co.uk
0681 Rally Tours
Gordon French, 5 Charnhill Crescent,
Mangotsfield, Bristol BS16 9JU.
Tel: 01179 560109/07808 403552
[email protected]
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0582 Riders for Health UK
Elizabeth Dunn, The Drummonds,
Spring Hill, Harborough Road, Pitsford,
Northamtpton NN6 9AA Tel: 01604
889570 Fax: 01604 889595 [email protected]
0684 Torbay Motor Club Ltd
Mr Rodger Harvey, 154 Duchy Drive,
Preston, Paignton TQ3 1EW. Tel: 01803
522752 [email protected]
www.torbay-mc.co.uk
0555 Y.M.S.A. Ltd
YMSA Ltd, PO Box 735, Chesterfield,
S43 9DT. Tel: 01246 767943.
Contacts: John Holden 07973 779051
[email protected] Christine Heathcote
07595 701470 [email protected]
USEFUL ADDRESSES
BRITISH MOTORSPORTS PROMOTERS LTD
(BMP LTD)
Silverstone Drive, Silverstone Circuit,
Silverstone, Northants NN12 8TN.
Tel: 01327 320349
BRITISH SPEEDWAY PROMOTERS
ASSOCIATION (BSPA)
BSPA Office, ACU House, Wood Street,
Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 2YX.
Tel: 01788 560648 Fax: 01788 546785
[email protected]ritishspeedway.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 [email protected]
MCUI
Mr Andrew Campbell, 24 Ballyminstragh
Road, Killinchy, Co. Down, Northern
Ireland BT23 6RE. Tel: 0044 2897541716
[email protected]
MCRCB
c/o Brands Hatch Circuit, Fawkham,
Longfield, Kent, DA3 8NG. Tel: 01474
875296
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MOTOR SPORTS RISK SERVICES
Lockton International, 19 Spring
Gardens, Manchester M2 1FB.
Tel: 0161 828 3300 Fax: 0161 828 3335
[email protected]
MSA
Motor Sports House, Riverside
Park, Colnbrook, Slough SL3 0HG.
Tel: 01753 765000 Fax: 01753 682938
www.msauk.org
SPEEDWAY CONTROL BUREAU
ACU House, Wood Street,
Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 2YX.
Tel: 01788 565603 Fax: 01788 552308
[email protected]
THE TRAIL RIDERS FELLOWSHIP
P.O. Box 196, Derby DE1 9EY.
TT RIDERS ASSOCIATION
Frances Thorp, Mountain View,
Glen Maye, Isle of Man IM5 3BJ.
Tel/Fax: 01624 843695
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Cornwall
Eastern
East Midland
East South Wales
East Yorks
Isle of Man
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Northern
North Eastern
North Western
South Eastern
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Wessex
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AUTO CYCLE UNION HANDBOOK 2014
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
SCR
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1 CHESHIRE & NORTH WALES CENTRE
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 P Roberts, Bryn y Mor, Llanelian-yn-Rhos,
Colwyn Bay, LL29 8UY Tel: 01492 517749;
[email protected]
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Permit Secretary & Police Liaison Officer
Mr I. Dommett, 15 Buckingham Road, Cheadle
Hulme, Cheshire SK8 5EG. Tel/Fax: 0161 282
0132 [email protected]
Trials Recorder
Mr R. Dorricott, 1 Oaklands, Guilden
Sutton, Chester CH3 7HE. Tel: 01244 300593
[email protected]
Rights of Way Officer/Benevolent Fund
Officer
Mr R. J. Weale, “Old Brow” 18 Jackson Edge
Road, Disley SK12 2JE. Tel: 01633 765794
[email protected]
0001 Cheshire Grass Track Club
Mr Phillip Jones, 26 Kirkham Road,
Heald Green, Cheadle SK8 3DT
[email protected]
GT
0002 Cheshire MC Marshals Association
Ms. Jaye Hall, 31 Marshall Lane,
Northwich, Cheshire CW8 1JU.
Tel: 07815 318986 [email protected]
0003 Cheshire MCRRC Ltd
Mr Paul Minshall, 3 Southfield
Road, Little Sutton, Cheshire
CH66 1PL. Tel: 0151 339 8810
[email protected]
www.motorcyclenet.co.uk
RR, SCR
0004 Cheshire North West Schoolboys SC
Mrs Jayne Mycock, Hillside,
Earlsterndale, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17
0BS. Tel: 01298 83379 Mob: 07790 850288
[email protected]
MX, mx
0005 Cheshire Youth Trials Club
Miss Nerys Jones, 3 Lon Alun, Denbigh,
Denbighshire, LL16 5YB Tel: 01745
813392. [email protected]
T, t
0006 Colwyn MCC
Mr Graham Taylor, 12 Sunningdale
Drive, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, Conwy
LL30 3EG. Tel: 01492 549318/07721
400481 [email protected]
www.colwynmotorclub.org.uk
T, t
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centres/regions
0007 Congleton & DMC
Mr Martin Beech, 18 Springfield
Drive, Congleton, Cheshire CW12
1HX. Tel/Fax: 01260 273068
[email protected]
T
0008 Conwy & DMCC
Mr Graham Bradshaw, Hillberry, 25
Maelgwyn Drive, Deganwy, Conwy
LL31 9UY. Tel/Fax: 01492 581651
[email protected] www.conwymcc.co.uk
Social
0009 Crewe & South Cheshire MC
Mrs Yvonne Ryder, 7 Greenway,
Coppenhall, Crewe, Cheshire
CW1 4JN. Tel: 01270 583593
[email protected]
www.tonfanauroadracing.co.uk
RR, rr
0505 CSMA Club
Aime Robertson c/o Club Activities
Dept, CSMA Club, Britannia House,
21 Station Street, Brighton BN1
4DE. Tel: 0845 3457444 Fax: 01273
744761 [email protected]
www.csmaclub.co.uk
T, t, RAL, Social
0010 Denbigh & Mold Trials Club Ltd
Mrs Alison Mackrell, 10 Imperial Terrace,
Coronation Road, New Broughton,
Wrexham, LL11 6YB. Tel: 01352
755046 [email protected]
www.denbighandmoldtrials.co.uk
T, t
0012 Frodsham & DMCC
Mrs Margaret Britland, Hillside, Off
Carriage Drive, Frodsham, Cheshire
WA6 6EF. Tel: 01928 733358
[email protected]
www.frodhamtrials.co.uk
T, t
0013 Llangollen & DMCC
Mrs Jeanette Heyward, 18 Pen
y Bont, Trevor, Llangollen
LL20 7UF. Tel: 01978 821709
[email protected]
www.lldmcc.co.uk
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0014 Macclesfield Trials Club
Mr Bill Brown, 2 Orme Crescent,
Tytherington, Macclesfield,
Cheshire SK10 2HS. Tel: 01625
613649 [email protected]
www.macctrials.co.uk
T, t
0015 Manchester 17 MCC
Mr Henry Rosenthal, High Lodge,
Whirley Lane, Henbury, Macclesfield,
Cheshire SK10 4RR. Tel: 07801
065331 [email protected]
www.manchester17.org.uk
T, t, E, HH
0016 Manchester Eagle MC
Mr David Dolman, 12 Goldsworthy Road,
Flixton, Manchester M41 8TX. Tel: 0161
748 3244
Social
0626 Masonic Motorcycle Club of Cheshire
Mr Ron Weale, Old Brow, 18 Jacksons
Edge Road, Disley, Stockport,
Cheshire SK12 2JE. Tel: 01663 765794
[email protected]
Social
0017 Nantwich & DMC
Mrs Mae McMinn, 20 Cawfield Avenue,
Widnes, Cheshire WA8 7HG. Tel: 0151
423 1098 [email protected]
RR, S
0019 Oswestry & DMC
Mr Roger Smith, 25 Yew Tree Avenue,
Whittington, Oswestry, Shropshire
SY11 4BA. Tel: 01691 659533
[email protected]
T, t
0021 South Liverpool MC
Mr John Lyons, 32 Kingscourt Road, West
Derby, Liverpool L12 8RD. Tel: 0151 220
3542 [email protected]
S, T
0023 Whitchurch MCC
Sally Evans, 12 Rilshaw Lane,
Winsford, CW7 3DJ Tel: 01606 869116
[email protected]
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0024 Winsford & DMC
Mr Dave Buckley, 35 Shores Green
Drive, Wincham, Northwich,
Cheshire CW9 6EE. Tel: 01565 733371
[email protected]
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0025 Wirral Hundred MC
Mrs Janet Helen Smith, Kerrowmoar, 18
Y Maes, Denbigh LL16 3JR. Tel: 01745
816773 [email protected]
www.wirral100.co.uk
RR, rr
0027 Wrexham MC
Mr Graham Barkley, 17 Oak
Meadows, Tanyfron, Wrexham
LL12 5TH. Tel: 01978 752653
www.wrexhamtrials.com
T, t
2 CORNWALL CENTRE
Area Cornwall.
Secretary
Mrs Elaine Jones, 16 Foxdown,
Wadebridge PL27 6BD. Tel: 01208 813745
[email protected]
Treasurer
Mr Richard Jones, 16 Foxdown,
Wadebridge PL27 6BD. Tel: 01208 813745
[email protected]
Chairman
Mr John Young, 1 Bodieve Farm Cottages,
Wadebridge PL27 6EG Tel: 01208 816716/07890
718820 [email protected]
President
Mr Chris Tyrrell, Kangol Farm, Criggan,
Bugle, St Austell. PL26 8QX. Tel: 01726 890404
[email protected]
Vice President
Mr Dave Andrew, Gable End, Crofthandy, St
Day Redruth, Cornwall. Tel: 01209 821023
Permit Secretary
Mr J. Stone, 1 Green Lane, Truro,
Cornwall TR1 2DD. Tel: 01872 277385
[email protected]
Trials Recorder
Mr R. Parkyn, Mandalay Old Pound, Nanpean,
St. Austell, Cornwall PL26 7XS. Tel: 01726
824665
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Grass Track Recorder
Miss J. Osborne, Prideaux Cottage, High Street,
St Austell, Cornwall PL26 7TE. Tel: 01726 72098
[email protected]
Motocross Recorder
Mr Richard Penhaligon Tel: 07770 411736
[email protected]
Benevolent Fund Officer
Mr J. Bassett, Carniggie Cottage, Greenbottom,
Chasewater, Truro, Cornwall TR4 8QL.
Tel: 01872 561457
0031 Camborne & Redruth DMC & LCC
Lynn Roberts, c/o My Motors, East End,
Redruth TR15 2EJ Tel: 01209 214114
MX, T, HH
0032 Camel Vale MCC
Mrs Elaine Jones, 16 Foxdown,
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27
6BD. Tel: 01208 813745
[email protected]
www.camel-valemcc.net
T, t, LDT, E, HH
0033 Cornwall Motocross Club
Mrs Lisa Jurgens, 21 Mount Pleasure,
Cambourne TR14 7RR Tel: 01209
717362 [email protected]
www.cornwallmxclub.co.uk
MX, QMX, SCMX, Social
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
0505 CSMA Club
Aime Robertson c/o Club Activities
Dept, CSMA Club, Britannia House,
21 Station Street, Brighton BN1
4DE. Tel: 0845 3457444 Fax: 01273
744761 [email protected]
www.csmaclub.co.uk
T, t, RAL, Social
0167 Gwellheans “Off the Road”
Christine Dale, Gwellheans, The Douglas
Hocken Centre, Alma Place, Redruth,
Cornwall TR15 2AT.
Tel: 01209 211825/01209
821935 Fax: 01209 214957
[email protected]
www.gwellheans.co.uk
T
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centres/regions
0537 Mid Cornwall Premier Motorcycle Club
Mr Mark Courtney, Carbis Wharf, Roche,
St Austell PL26 8LA Tel: 07810 885174
[email protected] www.mcpmcc.com
GT
0036 Pendennis MC & LCC Ltd
Mrs Alison Kemp Tel: 01872 864114
[email protected]
www.pendennismotorcycleclub.co.uk
MX, BC, QMX, LST, BT, E, SCE, HH, Social
0038 West Cornwall MC Ltd
Mr Gareth White, 5 Carvossa Estate,
Crowlas, Penzance, Cornwall TR20.
Tel: 07773 206411 [email protected]
www.westcornwallmotorclub.com
HC, T, t, HH
3 EASTERN CENTRE
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 0389330
[email protected]
Chairman
Mr R G Hearn (Jack), 25 Quinton Road,
Needham Market, Suffolk IP6 8BP. Tel/
Fax: 01449 721042 [email protected]
President
Mr A. E. Penny, Culross, Hadleigh Road,
Elmsett, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 6ND. Tel: 01473
658768 [email protected]
Treasurer
Mr A. J. Hay, 27 Tizzick Close, Three Score,
Norwich NR5 9HB. Tel: 01603 734700
[email protected]
Motocross Recorder
Mr A. Hay, 27 Tizzick Close, Three Score,
Norwich, NR5 9HB Tel: 01603 734700
[email protected]
Track Racing Recorder
Mr J. Sayer, ‘Hylands’, Dunmow Road, Thaxted,
Dunmow, Essex CM6 2NX. Tel: 01371 870123
[email protected]
Trials Recorder
Mr D. Cordle, 4 Bullen Close, Bramford,
Ipswich, Suffolk IP8 4JE. Tel: 01473 462274
[email protected]
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Enduro Recorder
Mr R. G. Hearn, 25 Quinton Road, Needham
Market, Suffolk IP6 8BP. Tel: 01449 721042
[email protected]
Environmental Officer & Sports Council
Representative
Mr E. Wass, 10 Knights Road, Braintree, Essex
CM7 3YT. Tel: 01376 331111
Rights of Way Officers
Mr R. Drane, 8 Haytor Close, Braintree, Essex
CM7 3NZ. Tel: 01376 323047
Mr P. Gammon, 9 South Road, Lakenheath,
Suffolk IP27 9AT. Tel: 01842 861352
Benevolent Fund Officer
Mr M. Cross, Magrathea, East Hanningfield
Road, Howe Green, Sandon, Chelmsford,
Essex CM2 7TQ. Tel: 01245 478275
[email protected]
0039 Braintree DMCC
Mr J Yearley, 12 Norfolk Gardens,
Braintree, Essex CM7 9LE. Tel: 01376
344844 [email protected]
GT, MX, T
0040 Bury St. Edmunds & DMCC (MX)
Mr N. Sargent, “Rhencullen”, The Street,
Wymerstone, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14
4SJ Tel: 01449 780302 Mob: 07764 625336
[email protected]
N&S G
0041 Castle Colchester MCC Ltd
Mrs V. Maltby, Teasels. 3 Straight Road,
Boxted, Colchester Essex CO4 5QZ
Tel: 01206 241249 [email protected]
www.castlemcc.co.uk
E, MX, T
0042 Chelmsford & DAC
GT, MX, T
Mrs, S, Thorpe, 55, Nipsells Chase,
Mayland, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6EH
Tel: 01621 740514 www.cdac.org.uk
[email protected]
0505 Civil Service Motoring Association Ltd
Club Activities Dept, Britannia House,
21, Station Street, Brighton. BN1 4DE
Tel: 01273 744721 Fax: 01273 744753
[email protected]
T, RAL
AUTO CYCLE UNION HANDBOOK 2014
0044 Diss MCC Ltd.
Mrs W. Bavin, Lion House, 101
Victoria Road, Diss. Norfolk. IP22 4JG
Tel: 01379 643960 Fax: 01379 642631
[email protected] www.dissmcc.co.uk
E, MX T,
0045 Docklands Dirt Riders
Mr C. Salt, Beckton Activity Centre,
7 Hillcroft Road, London E6 6LW
[email protected]
0046 Dunmow & DMCC Ltd.
Mr J. Sayer, ‘Hylands’ Dunmow Road,
Thaxted, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 2NX
Tel: 01371 870123 Mob: 07816 393894
[email protected]
MX, GT, T
0047 Eastern Centre Marshals Club
A. Foskew, 9, Ebenezer Close, Witham,
Essex. CM8 2HX Tel: 01376 517169
[email protected]
0048 Eastern Four Stroke Association
Mr Rob Sayers, 29 Roman Way, Long
Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9LN
Tel: 01787 370180 Mobile: 07855 607492
[email protected]
T
0049 Eastern Sporting Sidecar Association
Mrs Y. J. Smith, 88 Glebe Road, Kelvedon,
Essex C05 9JS Tel: 01376 570970
[email protected]
GT
0051 Essex & Suffolk Border MCC
Mr P. Fenn, 9 The Crescent, Barham,
Nr Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 OPE Tel: 01473
830666 [email protected]
MX, T, N&S G
0052 Halstead & DMCC
Mrs Juliette Salmon, 7 Well Field,
Halstead, Essex CO9 1JB
Tel: 01787 479258 (eve); 07810 202802
[email protected]
MX
0053 Harwich MCC
Mr L. Barnes, 72 Pound Farm Drive,
Dovercourt, Essex CO12 4JZ Tel: 01255
551088
RR, T, Ral, Social
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0054 Ilford MC & LCC
Mr K. Price, 110 Cranham Road,
Hornchurch, Essex RMll 2BA
[email protected]
T
0055 Ipswich MC & LCC
Mrs P. Cordle, 4 Bullen Close, Bramford,
Ipswich, Suffolk IP8 4JE Tel: 01473
462274 [email protected]
MX, T N&S G
0056 Littleport & DMC & LCC
Mr P. Gammon, 9 South Road,
Lakenheath, Suffolk. IP27 9AT
Tel: 01842 861352. Mob: 07902 286239
[email protected]
MX, T
0057 Lowestoft Invaders MCC
Mr R. Greengrass, 58 Dell Road
West, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft,
Suffolk NR33 9NS Tel: 01502 563566
[email protected]
E, T, N&S G
0058 Newmarket MCC.
Anna Hallam 1 Icknield Close
Cheveley Newmarket CB8 9SU
Tel: 01638 730688 Mobile 0780
88905147 [email protected]
www. newmarketmcc.co.uk
RR Social N&S G
0059 Norfolk & Suffolk Jnr. MCC
Mrs D. Secker, 1, Hingham Road, Gt.
Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk
NR17 1HY Tel: 01953 455722
[email protected] MX Sec.
Mrs T. Hales Tel:01953 453629 Trials
Sec. Mr P. Collins Tel: 01502 568252
www.nsjmcc.co.uk
YTH/GT, MX, T, N&S G
0719 Norfolk Motocross Club (Norfolk MX)
Mrs J. Herring, 5 Brussels Close,
Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1UR Tel: 01362
690305 [email protected]
0060 Norwich Viking MCC Ltd
A. J. Hay, 27, Tizzick Close, Colney,
Norwich, NR5 9HB. Tel: 01603
734700 [email protected]
www.norwichvikings.co.uk
MX, T N&S G
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centres/regions
0062 Red Lodge MCC
Mrs L. Berwick, 23, Tymmes
Place, Hasketon, Ipswich, Suffolk,
IP13 6JD Tel: 01394 389330
[email protected]
MX
0612 St. Georges MCC
Miss D. Harvey, 7, Haywards Field,
Grange Farm, Kesgrave, Ipswich,
Suffolk. IP5 2XH Tel: 01473 610971
[email protected]
E, SCH, HH
0063 Southend & DMCC
Mrs Julia Nash, 33 Cherry Orchard,
Southminster, Essex CM0 7HE Tel: 01621
773131 [email protected]
MX, T, GT
0064 Stowmarket & DMCC Ltd.
Mrs V. Hearn, 25 Quinton
Road, Needham Market, Suffolk
IP6 8BP Tel: 01449 721042
[email protected]
E T N&S G
0065 Sudbury MCC
Mr G. Mays, 55 Alan Way, Colchester,
Essex, CO3 4LB
01206 531768/01473 232232
[email protected]
ET
0066 Triangle (Ipswich MCC)
Mr Eddie Hood, 25 Angel Road,
Bramford, Ipswich, IP8 4JF
Tel: 01473 748223/07751 116003
[email protected]
www.trianglemcc.co.uk
MX, T, GT, ADLT +YTH N&S G
0067 Triumph Owners MCC (Epping Forest
Branch)
Mr E. Mills, 10 St Annes Close,
Cheshunt, Herts EN7 6SF Tel: 01992
633369 Mob: 07956 560078
[email protected]
RR & Social
0068 Watton & DMC & CC
Mr B. Catchpole, 76, Bush Road,
Hellesdon, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 7UE
Tel: 01603 402541/01603 488220
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0069 West Essex MCC
Mr C. Crowder, 31 Claremont Road,
Laindon, Essex SS15 5PZ Tel: 01268
414143
T
0070 Woodbridge & DMCC & CC
Mr T. Andrews, 9 St Johns Meadow,
Fressingfield Road, Metfield, Harleston,
Norfolk, IP20 0LY Tel: 01379 586819
Mob: 07803 270853 [email protected]
E, GT, MX, T
0071 Wymondham & DMC
Mr C. Dopson, 34 Lynch Green,
Hethersett, Norwich, Norfolk NR9
3JT Tel: 01603 810934 Fax: 01603
813290 Mob: 07710 352489
[email protected]
G, T, T, N&S G
0072 500cc Sidecar Association
Mrs, S. Moorcock, 1, Bedfords Cottages,
Bedford Hill, Good Easter, Chelmsford.
Essex CM1 4SG Tel: 01245 231871 07971
872246 [email protected]
G, T,
GROUP
0074 Norfolk & Suffolk Group Clubs
Mrs Vera Hearn, 25 Quinton
Road, Needham Market, Suffolk
IP6 8BP. Tel: 01449 721042.
[email protected]
www.barhamsuf.freeserve.co.uk/
nsgrouptrials.htm
4 EAST MIDLAND CENTRE
Area Leicestershire, Derbyshire,
Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and that area of
Humberside situated south of the River Humber
and of the River Ouse.
Secretary
Mr P. Beardmore, 8 Ash Tree Hill, Cheadle,
Staffs ST10 1UQ. Tel/Fax: 01538 750057
[email protected]
Chairman
Mr M. Jessup, 54 Monks Road, Binley Woods,
Coventry CV3 2BS. Tel: 02476 544463
[email protected]
Treasurer
Mr G. Shearing, 11 The Maltings, Shardlow,
Derby DE72 2HH. Tel: 01332 792165
[email protected]
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Permit Secretary & Police Liaison Officer
Mr T. Crabtree, Hillcroft, New Mill Lane, Forest
Town, Mansfield, Notts NG19 0HH. Tel: 01623
628176 [email protected]
Trials Recorder
Mr J. Garrod, 9 Hawthorne Crescent,
Scunthorpe, North Lincs DN17 1DP. Tel: 01724
861573
Grass Track Recorder
Rob Smith, 18 Alma Street, Melbourne,
Derby DE73 1GA. Tel 07877751278
[email protected]
Benevolent Fund Officer
Annie Boyle, 126 Uttoxeter Road, Hill
Ridware, Nr. Rugeley, Staffordshire
WS15 3QX. Tel: 01543 492212/07866 605082
[email protected]
www.burtonmotox.com
0075 Banovallum MCC
Mr Richard Woolsey, “Millbrook”,
Huttoft Road, Sutton-on-Sea,
Lincoln LN12 2RU. Tel: 01507
442084 [email protected]
www.banovallum-mcc.co.uk
T, t, E, HH, Social
0076 B.M.W. Owners (Sporting Register)
Mr Robert Bensley, Oak Tree Farm,
Heath Road, Banham, Norwich
NR16 2HS. Tel: 01953 888415
[email protected]
www.bmwclub.org
Social
0077 B.S.S.A. (East Midland)
Mrs J. Blount, 33 Layton Avenue,
Mansfield, Notts NG18 5PJ.
Tel: 01623 659797/07757 636830
[email protected]
T, t
0078 Burton & District Sporting MCC
Mrs Annie Boyle, 126 Uttoxeter Road,
Hill Ridware, Nr Rugeley, Staffs WS15
3QX. Tel: 01543 492212/07866 605082
[email protected]
GT, gt
0080 Cheadle (Staffs) AC
Mr Peter Beardmore, 8 Ash Tree Hill,
Cheadle, Staffs ST10 1UQ. Tel/Fax: 01538
750057 [email protected]
www.cheadleautoclub.org.uk
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0081 Clubmans Racing Club (East Midlands)
Dr. Paul King, 3 Branston Avenue,
Barrow upon Soar, Leicester LE12 8XL.
Tel: 01509 416369 [email protected]
RR
0505 CSMA Club
Aime Robertson c/o Club Activities
Dept, CSMA Club, Britannia House,
21 Station Street, Brighton BN1
4DE. Tel: 0845 3457444 Fax: 01273
744761 [email protected]
www.csmaclub.co.uk
T, t, RAL, Social
0082 Darley Moor MCRRC Ltd
Miss Sandra Nelson, Anvil House, Derby
Road, Old Tupton, Chesterfield, Derby
S42 6LA. Tel: 01246 866537 Fax: 01246
861480 [email protected]
www.darleymoor.co.uk
RR, rr
0083 Derby Phoenix MCC Ltd
Mr David Smith, 14 Leaper Street,
Derby DE1 3ND. Tel/Fax: 01332
204198 [email protected]
www.derby-phoenix.co.uk
RR
0084 Earl Shilton Trials Club
Mrs Gail Tuley, 17 Willow Lane,
Cranwell Village, Sleaford, Lincs,
NG34 8DQ Tel: 07815 565285
[email protected]
www.estc.co.uk
T, t
0085 Early Stocks Racing Club
Miss Cassandra Beardmore, Edelweiss,
Glebe Road, Kingsley, Stoke on
Trent, Staffs ST10 2AQ. Tel: 01538
757183 [email protected]
www.earlystocks.co.uk RR
0614 East Coast Trials Club
Mrs Vicky Burgess, 810 College
Park, Horncastle, Lincs LN9 6RE.
Tel: 01507 525554 Mob: 07919 563515
[email protected]
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centres/regions
0086 East Midland Racing Association
Mr Mark Jessup, 54 Monks
Road, Binley Woods, Coventry
CV3 2BS. Tel/Fax: 02476 544463
[email protected]
www.eastmidlandracing.co.uk
RR
0087 FRC
Mr Brian Beck, 41 Fishponds Drive,
Crigglestone, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
WF4 3PB. Tel: 07786 233385 Fax: 01226
296713 [email protected]
Social
0089 Humberside Hawks MCC
Mr Neil Holcombe, 33 Woodsley
Avenue, Cleethorpes, North East Lincs
DN35 8TU. Tel: 07894 401637/01472
237049 [email protected]
www.humbersidehawks.co.uk
T, t
0618 Leicester Area Riders Fellowship (LARF)
Mr Noel Aucott, PO Box 9209,
Leicester LE9 0BQ. Tel: 07779 728258
[email protected]
T, LDT, E, SCE, HH, Social
0091 Leicester Grass Track Club
Mrs Vera Smith, 59 Green
Avenue, Chellaston, Derby
DE73 6TE. Tel/Fax: 01332
[email protected]
GT, gt
0092 Lincoln MC & LCC Ltd
Mr Graham Swaby, 42 Baildon
Crescent, Lincoln LN6 8HS. Tel: 01522
682984 [email protected]
www.lincolnmotorsport.co.uk
T, t
0093 Loughborough & DMCC
Mr Richard Hodges, 122 Main Street,
Thringstone, Coalville, Leicester LE67
8NB. Tel: 01530 222082/07949 443316
[email protected]
T, t
0094 Louth & DMCC
Miss Jacqueline Savage, Sandbeck, Cliff
Road, Saxby. Market Rasen, Lincs. LN8
2DQ. [email protected]
ST, QST
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0095 Mansfield Maun MCC
Miss Karen Snowdon, 18 Kelvin
Close, Mansfield, Notts NG19
0LW. Tel: 01623 437421/07752
547995 [email protected]
www.mansfieldmauntrials.co.uk
T, t
0097 North Derbyshire Youth MCC
Mr Alan Nixon, 542 Kedleston Road,
Allestree, Derby DE22 2NG. Tel: 01332
559813 www.ndymcc.co.uk
T, t
0098 Pathfinders & Derby MC Ltd
Mr Bryan Tuxford, 15 Westhall Road,
Mickleover, Derby DE3 0PA. Tel: 01332
516861 [email protected]
T, t
0099 Pegasus MC & LCC Ltd
Mr Timothy Harris, 72 Barrowby Road,
Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 8AF.
Tel: 01476 565311 [email protected] www.
spanglefish.com/Pegasusmotorcycleclub/
T, t, Social
0100 Peterborough Trials Club
Mr Peter Rushbrook, 33 Holmewood,
Holme, Peterborough PE7 3PG Tel: 01487
832205 [email protected]
T, t
0101 Retford & DMC Ltd
Mr Andrew Lane, 13 Lime Grove,
Retford, Notts DN22 7YH. Tel/Fax: 01777
701103 [email protected]
RR
0578 Rev and Go MCC
Mr Roger Edwards, Le Petit
Champ, Widmerpool Road, Wysall,
Nottinghamshire NG12 5QW. Tel: 07808
770368 [email protected]
www.rev-n-go.org
mx, gt
0102 Scunthorpe MCC
Mr Mark Garrod, 46 West
Common Gardens, Scunthorpe,
North Lincs DN17 1EH. Tel: 01724
346351 [email protected]
www.scunthorpemcc.co.uk
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0103 Sheffield & Hallamshire MC
A Atkinson, 10 Ashford Close,
Dronfield Woodhouse, Dronfield,
Sheffield S18 8RR. Tel: 01246 413402
[email protected]
www.trialstalk.co.uk
T
0104 Skegness MCC
Mrs Nancy Wilson, Station
House, Thurlby, Alford, Lincoln
LN13 9LJ. Tel: 01507 490308
[email protected]
www.skegnessmotorcycleclub.co.uk
T
0106 Sutton Falcons MC
Mrs Margaret Dodd, 43 Springwood
View Close, Sutton-in-Ashfield,
Nottinghamshire NG17 2HR. Tel: 01623
557882 [email protected]
www.suttonfalcons.com
T, t
0728 Thundersport Midlands
Mr D Stewart, Keepers Cottage,
Hemington Lane, Lockington DE74 2RJ
Tel: 07738 355186
[email protected]
RR, Gt
0108 Wainfleet & District Sporting MCC
Mrs Sheila Blackbourn, New
Farm, Wainfleet Bank, Wainfleet
St. Mary, Skegness, Lincoln
PE24 4JP. Tel/Fax: 01754 880659
[email protected]
GT, gt, LT
5 EAST SOUTH WALES CENTRE
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
Mrs S. Wilkins-Payne, 96 Penylan Road, Varteg,
Pontypool, Torfaen NP4 7SB. Tel: 07548 704676
[email protected]
Chairman
Mr A. L. King, 95 Marlborough Road,
Cardiff CF2 5BW. Tel: 029 2048 2559
[email protected]
centres/regions
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ACU Delegate/Police Liaison Officer/
Benevolent Fund Officer
Mrs S. Wilkins-Payne, 96 Penylan Road, Varteg,
Pontypool, Torfaen NP4 7SB. Tel: 07548 704676
[email protected]
Child Protection Officer
Mrs Sharn Gibbs, 63 Beech Court,
Burgbed, CF81 8NS. Tel: 01443 829419.
[email protected]
Aberaman & DMCC
Mr Kevin Lloyd, 12 Queen Street,
Cwmdare, Aberdare, CF44 8TT.
Tel: 01685 889078
0110 Abergavenny Auto Club
Mrs Debbie Dando, 3 Blaenant, Llanelly
Hill, Abergavenny NP7 0PP. Tel: 01873
831778 www.abergavennyautoclub.co.uk
MX, T, t
0665 Blackwood & District Motor Club Ltd
Mikki Down, 30 High Street,
Ynysddu, Caerphilly NP11 7JJ
Tel: 01495 201099/07531 860318
[email protected]
RR, rr, RAL
0114 Cardiff Motor Club
Mr Paul Watkins, 10 Lon-y-groes,
Birchgrove, Cardiff, CF14 4AB
0113 Caerphilly & District MC & LCC
Mr Carl Phillips, 27 King
Street, Abertidwr, Caerphilly
CF83 4BE. Tel: 07976 256589
[email protected]co.uk
LDT, E, SCE, HH
0505 CSMA Club
Aime Robertson c/o Club Activities
Dept, CSMA Club, Britannia House,
21 Station Street, Brighton BN1
4DE. Tel: 0845 3457444 Fax: 01273
744761 [email protected]
www.csmaclub.co.uk
T, t, RAL, Social
0539 Ecurie Cymraeg
Mr Steve Durbin, 9 Llanover Street,
Abercarn, Newport. NP11 4SX. Tel: 01495
243990. [email protected]
0118 Gilfach Triangle Motor Club
Mr Keith Green, 76 Gilfach Stree,
Baroged, Mid Glamorgan. CF81 8LR.
Tel: 01443 832036. [email protected]
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centres/regions
0119 Gwent Schoolboy Trials Club
Mrs Susan Payne, Tel: 07548 704676
[email protected]
com
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0122 Merthyr Motor Club
Mr Steve Williams, c/o 14 Park
Crescent, Thomastown, Merthyr
Tydfil, South Wales CF47 0EU.
Tel: 07802 230028/01685 386209
[email protected]
T
0125 Pontypool & DMCC
Mrs Julie Elder, 35 Summersfield,
Machan, Caerphilly, CF83 8RP. Tel: 07779
438042
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0126 Rhondda Motor Club
Mr Reiner Stecker, Balaton, Pen-YrEglwys, Llantwit Fardre, Pontypridd
CF38 2HJ. Tel: 01443 204105/07977
427675 [email protected]
www.rhonddamotorclub.co.uk
RAL
0127 Trials Cymru
Mr Mike Rees, 15 Cherry Trees,
Markham, Blackwood, Gwent
NP12 0QW. Tel: 01495 223728
[email protected]
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6 EAST YORKS CENTRE
Area that part of Stockton Borough situated
south of the River Tees, Middlesbrough Borough,
Redcar & Cleveland Borough, that part of North
Yorkshire situated East of the railway line from
Northallerton to the boundary of York (including
York), and east of the main York – Barlby –
Howden to the East Yorkshire boundary and
the area of East Yorkshire situated North of the
Rivers Humber and Ouse.
Secretary
Mrs A. Watson, Dunriding, High Street,
Castleton, Whitby YO21 2DB. Tel: 01287
660577 [email protected]
President
Mr Pat Galway, 44 Scalby Road, Burniston,
Scarborough, YO13 0HN Tel: 01723 870506
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Chairman
Mr D. Willoughby, Brambles, Sessay, Thirsk,
North Yorkshire, YO7 3BE, Tel: 01845 501448
[email protected]
Permit Secretary & Police Liaison Officer
Mr J. W. Filer, 23 Rievaulx Way,
Guisborough TS14 7AR. Tel: 01287 634404
[email protected]
Benevolent Fund Officer
Mrs E. Race, 20 Broadlands Drive, East Ayton,
Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO13 9ET.
Tel: 01723 863987 [email protected]
0129 Auto 66 Club
Richard Cowton, The Circuit Office,
Olivers Mount, Scarborough, North
Yorkshire, YO21 2YW Tel: 01723 373000
Fax: 01723 373111 [email protected]
www.auto66.com
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0505 CSMA Club
Aime Robertson c/o Club Activities
Dept, CSMA Club, Britannia House,
21 Station Street, Brighton BN1
4DE. Tel: 0845 3457444 Fax: 01273
744761 [email protected]
www.csmaclub.co.uk
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0580 East Coast Off Road Club MX
Mr Mark Reville, 10 The Close, Stutor
by Stow, Lincoln LN1 2AG. Tel: 01427
670556 www.eastcoastmx.co.uk
MX, mx
0131 Eboracum MCC of York
Mr Rodney Drake, 36 Pentland
Drive Huntington, York YO32 9PQ.
Tel: 07759 561646/01904 767679
[email protected]
www.eboracummotorcycleclub.co.uk
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0132 Guisborough & DMCC Ltd
Mrs Ann Watson, Dunriding, High
Street, Castleton, Whitby, North
Yorkshire YO21 2DB. Tel: 01287
660577 [email protected]
www.guisboroughdmc.co.uk
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0133 Hull Auto Club
Mr James Austermuhle, East The Lodge,
Rosedale Abbey, Pickering, North
Yorkshire, YO18 8SE Tel: 01751 417455
[email protected]
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0134 Hull & District MCC
Mr Alan Barker, The Sycamores, 14 Carr
Lane, Willerby, East Yorkshire HU10
6JW. Tel/Fax: 01482 650454/07887 592400
[email protected]
MX, mx
0136 Middlesbrough & DMC
Mr PeterMoon, 39 Bedford Road,
Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough
TS7 0BY. Tel: 01642 317594
[email protected]
HC, T
0137 Northallerton & District Motorcycle
Club Ltd
Mr Geoffrey Simpson, 4 Cooks Close,
Ingleby Arnclife, Northallerton, North
Yorkshire DL6 3NW. Tel: 01609 882566
T
0138 North Yorkshire Road Racing
Supporters Club
Mr Eddie Youngs, 35 Gillingwood
Road, Clifton Moor,York
YO30 4ST. Tel (eve): 01904
690902. [email protected]
www.nyrrsc.net
Social
0140 Pickering & DMC
Mr D. A. Brown, 4 Brockfield
Road, Huntington Road, York
YO31 9DZ. Tel: 01904 622274
[email protected]
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0595 Ryedale Motorcycle Club Ltd
Mr David Beal, Bellafax Grange, Marishes,
Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 6UG.
Tel/Fax: 01653 668231/07946 430478
[email protected]
E
0141 Scarborough & DMC
Mrs Eileen Race, 20 Broadlands
Drive, East Ayton, Scarborough,
North Yorkshire YO13 9ET. Tel/
Fax: 01723 863987 [email protected]
www.scarboroughdmc.co.uk
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0143 Thirsk & DMC
Mr Wayne Galloway, 2 Dale View,
Gravel Hole lane, Sowerby, Thirsk,
YO7 1NN Tel: 07590 985258
[email protected]
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0613 Two Wheel Centre
Mr John Haines, Two Wheel
Centre, Chapman Street, Hull
HU8 7BH. Tel: 01482 318445
[email protected]
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7 ISLE OF MAN CENTRE
Area Isle of Man.
Secretary
Mr Tony Temple, Uplands, Main Road, Glen
Vine, Isle of Man IM4 4AZ. Tel: 01624 852842
[email protected]
Rights of Way Officer
Mr Peter L Cain, Two Ways, Llerghy Cripperty,
Union Mills, Isle of Man. Tel: 01624 851644
Benevolent Fund Officer
Mrs W. Evans MBE, 3 Mount View
Terrace, Onchan, Isle of Man IM3 1AB.
Tel: 01624 621296 Mob: 07624 433540
[email protected]
Manx National Two Day Trial – Secretary of
the Meeting
Mr Tony Temple, Uplands, Main Road, Glen
Vine, Isle of Man. IM4 4AZ Tel: 01624 852842
[email protected]
0145 Andreas Racing Association Ltd
Miss Lizzie Kinvig, PO Box 92, Douglas,
Isle of Man, IM99 3NG Tel: 07624
[email protected]
RR
0505 CSMA Club
Aime Robertson c/o Club Activities
Dept, CSMA Club, Britannia House,
21 Station Street, Brighton BN1
4DE. Tel: 0845 3457444 Fax: 01273
744761 [email protected]
www.csmaclub.co.uk
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0146 Isle of Man Schoolboy Motor Cycling
Club Ltd
Kerry-Anne Weir, 9 Campion Way,
Abbeyfields, Douglas IM2 7DT Tel: 07624
438165 [email protected]
MX, mx
0147 Isle of Man Youth Trials Club Ltd
Maxine Lace, Great Gates, Main Road,
Santon, Isle of Man, IM4 1HS Tel: 07624
45144 [email protected]
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0542 Manx Grass & Sand Racing Motorcycle
Club
Samantha Etchells, Mount View Cottage
St Marks Road, Braaid Isle of Man IM4
2AJ Tel: 07624 202762 [email protected]
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0148 Manx MCC Ltd
Mrs Caroline Etherington, MMCC
Office, The Grandstand, Glencrutchery
Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 6DA.
Tel: 01624 644648 Fax: 01624 620174
[email protected] www.manxgrandprix.org
RR
0149 Peveril MC & LCC Ltd
Mrs Breeshey Skillicorn, 97 Lakeside
Road, Governors Hill, Douglas,
Isle of Man, IM2 7DE Tel: 01624
622277 (Daytime) 07624 430358.
[email protected]
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0150 Ramsey MCC Ltd
Mrs Nicola Flowers, 15 Auburn Road,
Onchan, Isle of Man IM3 1LN. Tel: 07624
465937 [email protected]
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0151 Southern MCC Ltd
Mrs Brenda Crellin, Shilley Gniebe,
Ballachurry Road, Greeba, Isle
of Man IM4 3LE. Tel: 01624
801726 [email protected]
www.southernmcc.com
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0152 Southern 100 MCR Ltd
Mr George Peach, Ellerslie House, 128
Malew Street, Castletown, Isle of Man
IM9 1LT. Tel: 07624 471301 Fax: 01624
822546 [email protected]
www.southern100.com
RR
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0153 Vintage MCC Ltd (IOM Region)
Mr Anthony East, The Old Vicarage,
Main Road, Kirk Michael, Isle of Man
IM6 2HD. Tel/Fax: 01624 878242
[email protected]
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8 MIDLAND CENTRE
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-inthe-Marsh to the junction of the Oxfordshire and
Warwickshire boundaries.
Secretary
Mr B. Webster, 2 Silverstone Drive, Sutton
Coldfield, West Midlands B74 2BD. Tel/
Fax: 0121 353 5857 [email protected]
Chairman
Mr T. Fairbrother, 14 Spring Grove Road,
Kidderminster, Worcester DY11 7JA. Tel: 01562
754827 [email protected]
Treasurer
Mr J.Wells, 6 Walkers Way, Coleshill,
Birmingham. B46 3DA. Tel: 01675 466810.
[email protected]
Permit Secretary, Police Liaison Officer &
Trials Recorder
Mr R. Gill, 23 Hillwood Ave, Shirley, Solihull,
West Midlands B90 4XR. Tel: 0121 246 5823
[email protected]
Motocross Recorder
Mr M. Francis, Nant yr Arth, Dolywern,
Pontfadon, Llangollen LL20 7AE. Tel: 01691
718199 [email protected]
Grass Track Recorder
Mrs D. Edwards, Oak Lodge, Buckwyns Chase,
Billericay, Essex CM12 0TN. Tel: 01277 632249
[email protected]
Centre Trials Secretary/Chairman
Mr G. Archer, 67 Mayswood Road, Solihull,
West Midlands. B92 9JE. Tel: 0121 743 3220.
[email protected]
Benevolent Fund Officer
Mr & Mrs G. Daniel, 25 Doidge Road,
Erdington, Birmingham B23 7SQ. Tel: 0121
3502601 [email protected]
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0154 Antelope MCC (Coventry) Ltd
Mr Arthur. Davis, 29 Cherry Lane,
Hampton Magna, Warwick CV35 8SL.
Tel: 01926 496557 [email protected]
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
[email protected]
www.shakespearecountyraceway.com
DR, dr1
0156 Bewdley MCC
Mr K.Basketfield, 68 Seabright Road,
Wolverley, Nr Kidderminster, Worcs.
DY11 5UE Tel: 01652 851911 Mob: 07768
256682. [email protected]
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0157 Birmingham Motor Cycle Club
Mr Graham Harrison, 26 Fieldon Close,
Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands B90
3EA. Tel: 0121 745 2557/07801 729063.
[email protected]
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0505 CSMA Club
Aime Robertson c/o Club Activities
Dept, CSMA Club, Britannia House,
21 Station Street, Brighton BN1
4DE. Tel: 0845 3457444 Fax: 01273
744761 [email protected]
www.csmaclub.co.uk
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0158 Dudley & District MCC
Mr Peter Cartwright, 54 Wolverhampton
Road, Kidderminster, Worcester
DY10 2UT. Tel: 01562 820259
[email protected]
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0159 Evesham MCC
Mr Dave Kimberley, Honey Dew, Plough
Road, Tibberton, Worcester WR9 7NQ.
Tel: 01905 345395 [email protected]
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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
Russel Terrace, Leamington
Spa, Warwickshire CV31 1HF.
Tel: 01926 289197. Mob: 7941972073.
[email protected]
GT, T
0163 Market Drayton MCC
Mr Robin Barrett, 21 Ashwood Close,
Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 3HF
Tel: 01270 624676 Mob: 07985 228905
T
0640 Midshires Grasstrack Club
William Ward, 9 Beaton Road, Four
Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, West Mids B74
4RU Tel: 121 308 5711/07887 427349
[email protected]
GT, gt
0165 Minsterley MC
Miss Nicola Edwards, 48 Standen
Avenue, Hornchurch, Essex RM12
6AD. Tel: 07793 114987/01708 445889
[email protected]
GT, gt
0166 Redditch MCC
Mr David Smith, The Willows, Cursley
Lane, Shenstone, Kidderminster,
Worcs, DY10 4DX Tel: 01527 592797
[email protected]
T
0168 Salop Motor Club
Mr J. Pickering, 32 Fennel Wood,
Astley, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 4BS.
Tel: 01939 210225 Mob: 07581442219.
[email protected]
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0169 South Birmingham Motor Club
Mr Tim Fairbrother, 14 Spring Grove
Road, Kidderminster, Worcester
DY11 7JA. Tel: 01562 754827
[email protected]
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0170 South Shropshire MCC
Mr William Minta, 51 Brodgeway,
Shawbury, Nr Shrewsbury, Shropshire
SY4 4PG Tel: 01939 722894 Mob: 07779
654528 [email protected]
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0171 Stafford Auto Club
Mrs Judy Mills, 113 Doxey,
Stafford ST16 1EG. Tel: 01785
[email protected]
Tt
0173 Staffs Moorlands MCC
Mr Pat Trafford, 7 Rownall View, Leek,
Staffs ST13 8JN. Tel: 01538 385016
[email protected]
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0174 Stourbridge Trials Club
Mr Jeff Wells, Winter Nellis, Uphampton
Lane, Oldfield, Ombersley, Worcester
WR9 0JW. Tel: 0121 5586191
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0172 Stratford Upon Avon MCC
Mr David Hayward, 25 St Andrews
Crescent, Stratford upon Avon,
Warwickshire CV37 9QL. Tel: 01789
296484 [email protected]
www.stratford-upon-avonmcc.org.uk
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0177 Wrekin Bantam Grass Track Club.
Mr D.Crutchington, 5 Thurlston Avenue,
Solihull, West Midlands, B92 7NY.
Tel: 07836 770548
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.wrekingrasstrack.com
GT
9 MID WALES CENTRE
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.
President
Mr John Bates, Little Gigrin, Rhayader. Powys.
LD6 5NU Tel: 01597 810435
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Secretary & Police Liaison Officer
Anne Bates, Little Gigrin, Rhayader, Powys
LD6 5NU. Tel: 01597 810435/07903 829447
[email protected]
Chairman
David Vaughan, Bank House, Rhos y Meirch,
Knighton, Powys. LD7 1NG. Tel: 01547 528712
Treasurer
Karen Madeley, The Brickyard, Kerry, Newtown.
Powys SY16 4LH [email protected]
Permit Secretary
Mr Vic Madeley, Greenfields, Ceri, Newtown,
Powys SY16 4LH. Tel: 01686 670596 Fax: 01686
670354 [email protected]
ACU Forestry Liaison Officer
Mr Vic Madeley, Greenfields, Ceri, Newtown,
Powys SY16 4LH. Tel: 01686 670596
Child Protection Officer
Anne Bates, Little Gigrin, Rhayader, Powys LD6
5NU. Tel: 01597 810435
Benevolent Fund Officer
Mr M. Bates, Nant-yr-Wyn, Llanbister Road,
Landrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5UP. Tel: 01547
550393
0178 Aberystwyth & DMCC
Mr Phil Rowley, 8 Six Mills
Avenue, Gorseinon, Swansea SA4
4QD [email protected];
[email protected] www.admcc.co.uk
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0181 Bro Cader MCC
Mr Colin Hughes, 72 Manod Road,
Blaeneu Ffestiniog Gwynedd, North
Wales LL41 4AF. Tel: 01766 831075
[email protected]
www.brocader.com
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0179 Builth Wells Motor Club
Mr Dan Baynham, Mandinam,
Broadway, Llandrindod Wells,
Powys. LD1 5HT Tel: 07799212574
[email protected]
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0183 Central Wales Auto Club
Mrs Rachel Jones, 19 Seven Acres,
Knighton, Powys. LD7 1LF Tel: 01547
520811 [email protected];
[email protected]
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0184 Clive MCC Ltd
Mrs Shirley Shanahan, 4 Maesgarmon
Close, Castle Caerenion,
Welshpool, Powys SY21 9BQ.
Tel: 01686 626677/01938 850337
[email protected]; force9.co.uk
www.clivemcc.co.uk
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0505 CSMA Club
Aime Robertson c/o Club Activities
Dept, CSMA Club, Britannia House,
21 Station Street, Brighton BN1
4DE. Tel: 0845 3457444 Fax: 01273
744761 [email protected]
www.csmaclub.co.uk
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0187 Diamonds MCC
Mrs Marianne Walford, Glanbachog,
Staylittle, Llanbrynmair, Powys
SY19 7BU. Tel: 01686 430522
[email protected]
www.diamondsmcc.org.uk
0185 Hafren Dirt Bike Club
Mrs Kate Jones, Cefngwilgy
Fawr, Gorn Road, Llanidloes,
Powys SY18 6LA. Tel: 01686 412530
[email protected]
[email protected]
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0186 Llanfyllin & District MCC
Mrs Jean Williams, Three Chimneys,
Llansantffraid, Powys SY22 6AX.
Tel: 01691 828330 Fax: 01691 829396
[email protected]
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0596 Mid Wales & Border Counties Track
Racing Club
Mr Mike Kilvert, Windy Waye, Nantoer,
Newtown, Powys SY16 1HH. Tel: 01686
610089/07971 098463 Fax: 01686 610093
[email protected]
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0604 Mid Wales Dirt Track MC & QC Ltd
Miss Jessica Hockly, 1 Plas y Bryn
Bungalow, Llanfair Road, Newtown,
Powys SY16 3JY. Tel/Fax: 01686
626370 [email protected]
www.midwalesdirttrack.com
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0188 MWTRA Ltd
Mr Vic Madeley, Greenfields,
Ceri, Newtown, Powys SY16 4LH.
Tel: 01686 670596 Fax: 01686 670354
[email protected] www.mwtra.co.uk
E, SCE, HH
0725 Peterchurch Grass Track Club
Miss Julie Banfield, 158 Bewdley
Road, Stourport-on Severn,
DY13 8XJ Tel: 01299 826973
juliebooboo197[email protected]
0189 Rhayader MC & LCC Ltd
Mr John Bates, Little Gigrin, Rhayader.
Powys LD6 5NU. Tel: 01597 810435
www.2013.rdmcc.co.uk
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10 NORTHERN CENTRE
Area Cumbria.
Secretary
Mrs Maxine Hayhurst, Natland Park Farm,
Natland, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 7QD
Tel: 01539 721115 Mob: 07712 814190
[email protected]
Chairman
Mr Robert Wilson MRICS 180 Burnside Road,
Kendal, Cumbria LA9 6EB. Tel: 01539 728565
[email protected]
Vice Chairman
Mr David Hail, New Mill Farm, Ponsonby,
Seascale, Cumbria. CA20 1BU Tel: 01946
725773
President/Benevolent Fund Officer
Mr Keith Quinn, 7 Arkholme Close, Carnforth
LA5 9XF. Tel: 01524 732089
Treasurer/Police Liaison Officer & Permit
Secretary
Mr Hugh Irving, 11 Derwent Drive, Kendal,
Cumbria LA9 7PB. [email protected]
Permit Secretary
Mr Hugh Irving, 11 Derwent Drive, Kendal,
Cumbria LA9 7PB. [email protected]
Rights of Way Officer
Mr Robert Wilson MRICS 180 Burnside Road,
Kendal, Cumbria LA9 6EB. Tel: 01539 728565
[email protected]
Motocross Recorder
Mrs Anne Hail, New Mill Farm, Ponsonby,
Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1BU. Tel: 01946
725773. [email protected]
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centres/regions
Trials Recorder
Anthony Hayhurst, Natland Park Farm,
Natland, Kendal. LA9 &QD. Tel: 01539 721115.
[email protected]
0790 Barrow and District Motorcycling Club
Mrs Jacqueline Butler, Waltham
Nursery, The Green, Millom, Cumbria.
LA18 5JD. Tel: 01229 773494.
[email protected]
0569 Bassenthwaite and District Motor Club
Ltd
David Sharp, 3 Albemarle
Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria
CA13 0BG Tel: 01900 828207
[email protected]
0192 Bootle Scrambles Club
Mrs Anne Leece, “Riverside”,
Hallthwaites, The Green,
Millom, Cumbria LA18 5HP.
Tel: 01229 772502/01229 773900
[email protected]
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0505 CSMA Club
Aime Robertson c/o Club Activities
Dept, CSMA Club, Britannia House,
21 Station Street, Brighton BN1
4DE. Tel: 0845 3457444 Fax: 01273
744761 [email protected]
www.csmaclub.co.uk
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0193 Cumberland County MCC Ltd
Mr Frank Smith, 215 Blackwell Road,
Carlisle, Cumbria CA2 4DN. Tel: 01228
532307 [email protected]
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0195 Cumbria Motocross Club Ltd
Mrs Sheila Murphy. Tel: 01229
580465/07502 485698.
[email protected]
0196 East Cumbria Moto X Club
Mrs Kath Lawson, Bank End Farm,
Maryport, Cumbria CA15 6PA.
Tel: 01228 545333/01900 817202
[email protected]
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0735 Fell Side Auto Club Ltd
Derek Reynolds, 4 Easington Avenue,
Cramlington NE23 3HR Tel: 01670
733122 [email protected]
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0197 Lakes Grass Track Racing Club
Mrs Joanne Looker, 33 Croftlands,
Warton, Nr Carnforth, Lancs
LA5 9PY Tel: 01524 735793
[email protected]
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0198 Lakes Motorcycle Trials Association Ltd
Mick Wren, Levenside, Newby Bridge,
Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 8LZ. Tel: 01539
531082 [email protected]
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0199 Northern Youth Motocross Club
Rachel Slavin Tel: 0796 087 0135
[email protected]
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0497 West Cumbria Motocross Club
Miss Susan Carling, Dean Cross Cottage,
Lamplugh, Workington, Cumbria CA14
4RH. Tel: 01946 862020 Fax: 01946
861225 [email protected]
www.deanmoormotocrosspark.co.uk
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0202 Westmorland Motor Club Ltd
Claire Longney, 105a Sedbergh
Road, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 6BE.
Tel: 01539 727350/07740815232
[email protected]
www.westmorlandmotorclub.co.uk
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11 NORTH EASTERN CENTRE
Area Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, those parts
of Durham and Cleveland situated north of the
River Tees.
Secretary
Mr Steve McCauley, 1 Brecon Close, Wansbeck
Manor, Ashington, Northumberland
NE63 0HT. Tel/Fax: 01670 854612
[email protected]
President
Mr B. Maxwell, 13 Whitfield Drive, Newcastle
on Tyne NE12 8LD. Tel: 0191 266 8717
Vice Presidents
Mr Alan Mills, 12 Fern Terrace, White le Head,
Stanley, County Durham, DH9 9SQ Tel: 01207
280990.
Chairman
Mr F. Nicholson, 9 Highbury Avenue,
Springwell, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.
Tel: 0191 417 8326 [email protected]
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Treasurer
Mr John Guthrie, 9 Hillside Gardens,
Sunderland SR2 9AR. Tel: 0191 522 6260
[email protected]
Police Liaison Officer
Mr S. McCauley, 1 Brecon Close, Wansbeck
Manor, Ashington, Northumberland NE63
0HT. Tel: 01670 854612
Permit Officer
Mr F. Nicholson, 9 Highbury Avenue,
Springwell, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.
Tel: 0191 417 8326 [email protected]
Trials Recorder
Mr Colin Battensby, 30 Honister Way,
Woodlands Park, Blyth, Northumberland NE24
3XB.
Motocross Recorder
Mr S. McCauley, 1 Brecon Close, Wansbeck
Manor, Ashington, Northumberland NE63
0HT. Tel: 01670 854612
Environmental Officer
Mr Fred Nicholson, 9 Highbury Avenue,
Springwell, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.
Tel: 0191 417 8326.
Benevolent Fund Officer
Mr John Guthrie, 9 Hillside Gardens,
Sunderland SR2 9AR. Tel: 0191 522 6260
[email protected]
0203 Bedlington & DMC
Mr Colin Battensby, 30 Honister
Way, Woodlands Park, Blyth,
Northumberland NE24 3XB.
[email protected]
www.bedlingtonmotorclub.co.uk
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0762 Blyth Valley Motocross Club
Carol Johnson, 36 Kingsdale Ave, Blyth,
Northumberland NE24 4EN. Tel: 07955
515977 [email protected]
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0583 Castleside Trials Club
Mr Stephen Robson, 1 Whinny Place,
Castleside, Consett, Co Durham DH8
9QZ. Tel: 01207 503787
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0204 Consett & DMC
Graham Turpin, 22 Harvey Close, North
Seaton, Ashington, Northumberland
NE63 9EH
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0505 CSMA Club
Aime Robertson c/o Club Activities
Dept, CSMA Club, Britannia House,
21 Station Street, Brighton BN1
4DE. Tel: 0845 3457444 Fax: 01273
744761 [email protected]
www.csmaclub.co.uk
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0205 Durham County TC
Mr Fred Nicholson, 9 Highbury Avenue,
Springwell, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear NE9
7PX. Tel: 0191 4162041/0191 4178326
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0206 Falcon Motocross Club
Mr Steve McCauley, 1 Brecon Close,
Wansbeck Manor, Ashington,
Northumberland NE63 0HT. Tel: 01670
854612
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0767 Durham Automobile Club
Peter Masters, 33 Wilson
Avenue, Coundon, Co Durham
Tel: 01388 663262/07754 046543
[email protected]
0208 Iveston & Satley MCC
Colin Wilkinson, 87 Beckett Close, Bishop
Auckland, County Durham, DL14 0SX
Tel: 07989 236238 [email protected]
(all contacts after 6pm please)
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0209 Newcastle & DMC
Mrs Denise Martin, 13 Whitfield Drive,
Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8LD.
Tel/Fax: 0191 2668717
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0213 North East Motocross Club
Mr Chris Blair, 13 Front Street, Consett,
County Durham, DH8 5AF Tel: 07505
960322 [email protected]
www.nemxc.org.uk
MX, mx
0212 North East Motor Cycle Racing Club
Donna Davison, 7 Goschen Street, Blyth,
Northumberland NE24 1NJ. Tel: 01670
797013 [email protected]
www.nemcrc.co.uk
RR
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0214 Northumbrian Classic MCC
Mr Raymond Newell, 2 Store House, Low
Westwood, Newcastle upon Tyne NE17
7PL. Tel: 0191 2527373/01207 561890
RAL, Social
0611 N.X.C. (Northern Cross Country)
Mr Martin Bell, 25 Leyburn Close,
Ouston, Chester le Street, Co Durham
DH2 1TD. Tel/Fax: 0191 2619229/0191
4920035 [email protected]
co.uk
E
0215 Seaton Delaval & DMC
Ray Crinson, 14 Prengarth Avenue,
Fulwell, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR6
9HX Tel: 0191 548 4664/07798 684152
[email protected]
T, t
0216 South Shields & DMC
Mr John Guthrie, 9 Hillside Gardens,
Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR2 9AR.
Tel: 0191 2610934/0191 5226260
Fax: 0191 2610796 [email protected]
T, t
0599 Stanley Trials Club
Graham Turpin, 22 Harvey Close, North
Seaton, Ashington, Northumberland
NE63 9EH
T, t
0217 Tweed Valley MCC
Mr John Palmer, 12 Prince Charles
Road, Scremerston, Berwick on Tweed,
Northumberland TD15 2RG. Tel: 01289
302057 [email protected]
T, t
0218 Tynemouth & DMC
Mr Ken Soulsby, The Clubhouse, Billy
Mill Lane, North Shields, Tyne &
Wear NE29 8LP. Tel: 0191 2577686
www.tynemouthmotorclub.co.uk
T, t
0220 Weardale & DMC
Mrs Lynn Grange, 3 Holdforth
Crest, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham
DL14 6DU. Tel: 01388 451158
[email protected]
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12 NORTH WESTERN CENTRE
Area Lancashire; those parts of Greater
Manchester situated north of the Rivers Mersey
and Tame, those parts of Cheshire situated
north of the estuary of the River Mersey and
north of the Manchester Ship Canal; Merseyside
(excluding Wirral District).
Secretary
Mrs A. Williams. Tel: 01772 435145/07973
523359 evening only (6pm–8.30pm only)
[email protected]
President
Mr W. A. Clarke, 41 Upton Road, Atherton,
Manchester M46 9RQ. Tel: 01942 873395
[email protected]
Chairman
Mr K. Wilson, 102 Waddicar Lane, Melling,
Liverpool L31 3DY. Tel: 0151 5472286
[email protected]
Treasurer & Permit Secretary & Police Liaison
Officer
Mr E. Adcock, 19 Oxbow Way, Whitefield,
Manchester M45 8SG. Tel: 0161 767 9239
[email protected]
Benevolent Fund Officer
Mr D. Harrison, 93 Yarrow Road, Chorley,
Lancashire PR6 0LU. Tel: 01257 410448
[email protected]
Grass Track Recorder
Mr G. Lowe, Liversage House, 83 Underlane,
Grotton, Oldham OL4 5RN
Road Race Recorder
Mr H Williams – Tel: 01772
435145/07827289200 [email protected]
Trials Recorder
Mr Chris Kirkbride, 64 Farmdale Road,
Lancaster Lancs LA1 4JD. Tel: 07941 554394
[email protected]
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 John Abel, 49 Brandreth Drive,
Parbold, Wigan, Lancs WN8 7HB.
Tel/Fax: 01257 462216/07940
393333 [email protected]
www.aintreemotorcycleracingclub.co.uk
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0224 Ashton Under Lyne & DMC
Mr E. Adcock, 19 Oxbow Way,
Whitefield, Manchester M45 8SG.
Tel: 0161 767 9239 [email protected]
Social
0225 Bolton Motorcycle Club
Mr David Fallows, Morada, Eagly Bank,
Bolton BL1 7LF. Tel: 01204 303638
[email protected]
T, t
0226 Bury & DMCC
Mr Jack Isherwood, Riverdene, 43
Beatham Road, Milnthorpe LA7 7QN.
Tel: 01539 563144
MX, T
0227 Chorley MX Club
Mr David Jagger, 4 Claytongate Drive,
Penwortham, Preston, Lancs PR1 9SE.
Tel: 07760 434360/01772 316262
MX, SCE, HH
0228 Darwen MC & CC
Mrs Ann Titley, 55 Osborne
Terrace, Stacksteads, Bacup, Lancs
OL13 8JY. Tel: 07729 129107
[email protected]
www.darwentrialsclub.co.uk
T
0229 East Lancs MC & LCC
Mr David Banks, 681 Preston Old Road,
Feniscowles, Blackburn, Lancs BB2 5EN.
Tel: 01254 201906
Social
0230 Fleetwood & District MCC
Mr Peter Richardson, 21 Kendal Avenue,
Little Carleton, Blackpool, Lancs FY3
7LG. Tel: 01253 595599/01253 396991
Social
0232 Lancashire Grass Track Junior Riders
Club
Mrs Julie Lowe, Liversage House,
83 Under Lane, Groten, Oldham,
Lancs OL4 5RN. Tel: 0161 624 1795
www.lancashiregrasstrack.co.uk
GT, gt
0233 Lancs County MCC
Mr Mike Rapley, 3 New Acres, Carnforth,
Lancs LA5 9XD. Tel: 07788 161929/01524
734674 [email protected]
www.lancscountymcc.co.uk
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0755 Lancashire Off-Road Grasstrack
Association (LOGA)
Mr Mark Heaton, 49 Meadow
Ave, Preesall, Lancs FY6 0HA
Tel: 07946 542558 / 01253 812557
[email protected]
GT, MX
0236 Marshals North West
Mr D. Lawton, 27 Beatrice Road, Worsley,
Manchester M28 2TW. Tel: 0161 794
6870 [email protected] &
[email protected]
www.marshalsnorthwest.co.uk
Sprint
0237 Mersey MCC
Mr Alan Owens, 125 Rhodesia Road,
Aintree, Liverpool L9 9DT. Tel: 0151 474
5785
S, T
0240 Pennine Range MC
Mr Robert Baldwin, 3 Benjamin
Row, Green Haworth,
Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire BB5 3RZ.
Tel: 01254 872727/01254 383808
[email protected]
Social
0241 Preston & DMCC
Ms Denise Gunn, 63 Wyresdale
Crescent, Ribbleton, Preston,
Lancashire PR2 6UN Tel: 01772
795851 [email protected]
www.prestondmc.co.uk
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PDMCC Marshals Club
Julie Jefferies 40 Collingwood Way,
Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3TS.
Tel: 01942 790488 / 01942 790488
[email protected]
Marshals club & social
0244 Rivington Barnstormers MCC Ltd
Mr David Harrison, 93 Yarrow
Road, Chorley, Lancs PR6 0LU.
Tel: 01257 410448/07905 157444
[email protected]
GT
0245 Rochdale & DMCC
Mrs Margaret Whitlow, 32 Southdown
Close, Sudden, Rochdale, Lancs
OL11 4PP. Tel: 01706 633977
[email protected]et
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13 SOUTH EASTERN CENTRE
Area Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey and
that part of Greater London south of the River
Thames.
Secretary
Mr Peter Burrell, 40 Annandale Road, Sidcup,
Kent, DA15 8EL Tel: 020 8300 5572/07885
682647 [email protected]
Treasurer
Mr Roger Brown, 66 Bramble Rise,
Brighton, BN1 5GF Tel: 01273 563931/01273
559110(W) Fax: 01273 500298
[email protected]
Permit Secretary
Mr Stephen Westley, 4 Kembleside Road,
Biggin Hill, Kent, TN16 3NL Tel: 01959 575732
[email protected]
Trials Recorder
Mr. Colin Keane, 66 Court Hill, Potterne,
Devizes, SN10 5PN Tel: 01380 729312
[email protected]
Motocross Recorder
Mr Les Batten, 15 Blackley Close, Lower Earley,
Reading, Berks, RG6 7YE Tel: 01189 669303
[email protected]
Grass Track Recorder
Mr Mitch Godden, 6 Green Lane, Marden,
Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 9RE. Tel: 01892 730922
Fax: 01892 730834 [email protected]
Enduro Recorder
Mr Alan Dudley, Suilven, Highlands Road,
Beare Green, Dorking, RH5 4LR Tel: 01306
710415 [email protected]
Sport England Representatives
Mr. Peter Burrell, 40 Annandale Road, Sidcup,
Kent, DA15 8EL Tel: 020 8300 5572/07885
682647 [email protected]
Mr John Claridge, 32b Elm Grove, London,
SE15 5DE Tel: 020 7732 1129
Editor “The Sporting Motorcyclist”
Mr John Bramall, 16 Gifford Close, Fareham,
Hampshire, PO15 6PJ Tel: 01329 823282
[email protected]
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0253 Archway Project
Mr Neil Monaghan, Unit B, The
Link, Belvedere Road, London,
SE2 9BS Tel: 020 8310 1730
[email protected]
www.archwayproject.org
SCE
0251 Ashford MCC
Mr Peter Walsh, 17 Nine Acres,
Kennington, Ashford, Kent,
TN24 9JN Tel: 01233 636179
[email protected]
T, t
0252 Astra Grasstrack Club
Mr. Graham Hurry, 83 Walsby
Drive, Sittingbourne, |Kent,
ME10 2TT Tel: 07500 939122
[email protected]
GT
0254 Barham DMC & LCC
Mr Mark Ridge, 6 Greenacre,
Kingston, Canterbury, Kent CT4
6JF Tel: 01227 830086 Mob: 07860
332655 [email protected]
www.barhammotorcycleclub.co.uk
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0256 Bexleyheath & DMCC Ltd
Mr Dennis Fleet, 10 Penshurst Road,
Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5ES Tel: 01322
446556 [email protected]
www.motorbiketrials.com
T, t
0258 Brighton & DMCC
Mrs Roslyn Brown, 66 Bramble Rise,
Brighton, BN1 5GF Tel: 01273 563931
[email protected]
T
0260 Carshalton MCC
Mr Arthur Adams, 7 Benhill Wood
Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 4HG Tel: 020
8642 0964 [email protected]
www.carshaltonmcc.com
T, SCE
0261 Crawley & District MCC
Mr Lawrence Osborne, 11 Camber
Close, Pound Hill, Crawley,
RH10 7DQ Tel: 01293 409762
[email protected]
MX, T
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0716 Crowthorne Cycle Trials Club
Mr Graham Charles Tickner,
101 Cottimore Lane, Walton-onThames, Surrey KT12 2BU Tel: 01932
885347 [email protected]
www.crowthorne-ct.co.uk
BT, bt, AT, at, T, t
0262 Croydon MCC
Mrs. Hazel Collins, 14 Brookside,
Calcot, near Reading, RG 31 7PJ
Tel: 01189 421534 [email protected]
www.croydon-mcc.org.uk
T, t, SCE
0505 CSMA Club
Aime Robertson c/o Club Activities
Dept, CSMA Club, Britannia House,
21 Station Street, Brighton BN1
4DE. Tel: 0845 3457444 Fax: 01273
744761 [email protected]
www.csmaclub.co.uk
T, t, RAL, Social
0263 Dorking & DMS & LCC
Mrs Norma Miller, Highfield,
Orestan Lane, Effingham, Surrey,
KT24 5SN Tel: 01372 457280
[email protected]
T, S
0264 Double Five Kent MC Ltd
Mr Stephen Westley, 4 Kembleside Road,
Biggin Hill, Kent, TN16 3NL Tel: 01959
575732 [email protected]
www.doublefive.co.uk
T, t
0265 Eastbourne & DMC
Mr John Crawt, 16 Mount
Pleasant, Blackboys, East Sussex,
TN22 5LH Tel/Fax: 01825
890499 [email protected]
www.edmcc.co.uk
T, t
0267 Erith & District M.C.C
Mr Colin Mote, 56 Warren Road,
Chelsfield, Kent, BR6 6HY, Tel: 01689
816413 [email protected]
T, t
0664 EPM Enduro Club
Miss Kirsty Johnson, 11 Mount Pleasant
Close, Lightwater, Surrey, GU18 5TP
Tel: 07717 134052 [email protected]
SCE
centres/regions
0711 Estuary Off Road M.C.C.
Mr David Every, 42 Cedar Drive,
Hullbridge, Essex, SS5 6JE Tel: 01702
231464 [email protected]
T, SCE
0268 Folkestone MCC
David Fagg, 22 Hasborough Road,
Folkestone, CT19 6BQ Tel: 01303
851399 [email protected]
www.fmcctrials.co.uk
T, E, Social
0269 Frittenden & District MCC Ltd.
Mrs Sandy Russell, 8 Gwyneth Grove,
Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 2SZ
Tel: 01424 730943 [email protected]
www.fdmcc.co.uk
GT, gt
0270 GEST (MX) Hastings MCC Ltd.
Mr. Charles ‘Oscar’ Horton, 11 Greville
Road, Hastings, TN35 5AL Tel: 01424
437430 [email protected]
www.gestmx.co.uk
MX, mx, HH
0561 GEST (Trials) Hastings MCC
Mr Paul Chapman, 31 William
Road, St Leonards-on-sea, East
Sussex TN38 8DE Tel: 01424 426025
[email protected]
www.gest-club.co.uk
T, t
0679 Goodwood Marshals Club Ltd.
Mr Richard Immins, 29 Cedar
Grove, Copnor, Portsmouth,
Hampshire, PO3 6HH Tel: 02392
736224 [email protected]
www.goodwoodmarshalsclub.org.uk
0271 Grass Track Sidecar Association Ltd.
Mr David Fairhurst, Fairlands, 101
Sutherland Avenue, Biggin Hill,
Kent, TN16 3HH Tel: 01959 575329
[email protected]
GT
0272 Gravesend Eagles MC & MCC Ltd.
Mr George Thompson, 35 Park Way,
Coxheath, Maidstone, Kent, ME1 4HH
Tel: 01622 744712
T
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0273 Greenwich MC & MCC Ltd.
Mr Gordon Lane, 14 Ribblesdale Road,
Dartford, Kent, DA2 6JH Tel: 01322
222197 [email protected]
Social
0274 Haslemere MCC
Mr John Sapsard, 13 Windsor
Road, Lindford, Bordon, Hants,
GU35 ORY Tel: 01420 473687
[email protected]
www.haslemeremcc.co.uk
T, t
0713 Hookwood Trials Club
Mr Jim Connor, Hookwood Manor,
Fullers Farm Road, West Horsley,
Surrey, KT24 6ET Tel: 01483 285727
[email protected]
T, t
0275 Horsham & DMCC
Mrs Myra Hayden, 1 Inglenook, Andrews
Road, Southwater, Horsham, W Sussex,
RH13 9EU Tel/Fax: 01403 732124/07775
743242 [email protected]
T, t
0646 Invicta Track Racing Club
Mr Mitchel Goddon, 6 Green Lane,
Collier Street, Marden, Tonbridge,
TN12 9RE Tel: 01892 730292
[email protected]
GT, LT, ST, QGT
0276 Joyce Green Moto Cross Club
Mrs Jackie Brown, 54 Holbrook Way,
Bromley, Kent, BR2 8EE Tel/Fax: 020
8467 7516 [email protected]
MX, mx training
0277 Kent & Sussex MCC
Mr Jon Sturdey, 94c Shipbourne Road,
Tonbridge, Kent, TN10 3EG. Tel: 01732
770701. [email protected]
T, t
0280 Kent Youth Trials Club Ltd.
Mr Andy Hogg, 46 Cuckoo Lane,
Singleton Farm, Ashford, Kent, TN23
5DB Tel: 07894 806788 [email protected]
www.kytc.co.uk
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0281 Kingston & DMCC Ltd
Mr. Ted Smith, 19 Fairmead, 9
Epsom Road, Leatherhead, Surrey,
KT22 8ST, SM4 6DF Tel: 01372
375708 [email protected]
www.kdmcc.com
T, t, SCE
0682 London Fire Brigade MCC
Mr Ben Young, 54 Meadowview Road,
Epsom, Surrey KT19 9UB Tel: 0208
224 3580 [email protected]
www.lfb-enduro.com
E, SCE, HH
0285 Maidstone Aces MCC
Mr. Graham Hilton, 63 Hackney Road,
Maidstone, ME16 8LU Tel: 07813
038509 [email protected]
www.maidstone-aces.co.uk
GT
0286 Metropolitan Police Motor Club
Mr Stuart Brogan, 39 Sharfleet
Drive, Rochester, Kent, ME2
2TY [email protected]
www.metpoliceclub.co.uk
T, SCE
0730 No Limits
Mr Andy Hogg, 46 Cuckoo Lane,
Singleton Farm, Ashford, Kent, TN23
5DB Tel: 07894 806788 [email protected]
www.nolimits.co.uk
T, t
0288 Normandy MCC
Mr Richard Thomas, 46 Rowtown,
Addlestone, Surrey, KT15
1HQ Tel/Fax: 01932 889311
[email protected]
www.normandymcc.co.uk
T, t, SCE
0710 Oval Track Racing Association
Mr Jim Penfold, Ranagreg, Bell
Farm Lane, Minster, Isle of Sheppy,
Kent, ME12 4JB. Tel: 07932 800986
[email protected]
GT
0289 OWLS Motor Club Ltd.
Mr Pete Cousins, Paines Farm,
Rowdow Lane, Otford, Sevenoaks,
Kent, TN15 6XN Tel: 01959 523822
[email protected]
www.owlsmotorclub.org.uk
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0291 Reigate Redhill & North Downs MCC
Mrs Carol Dark, 19 Woodfield Close,
Redhill, Surrey, RH1 2DL Tel: 01737
767007 [email protected]
www.rrnd.co.uk
T, t
0292 Rochester MC Ltd
Mr Ronald McCabe, 5 Old Loose
Close, Loose, Maidstone, Kent,
ME15 0BJ Tel: 01622 745714
[email protected]
Social
0294 Sidcup & DMCC Ltd.
Mrs Marge Clarke, 12 Sarsen Heights,
Walderslade, Chatham, Kent,
ME5 9HW Tel/Fax: 01634 201268
[email protected]
www.sidcupmotorcycleclub.co.uk
MX, T, t, LDT, SCE, HH Social
0295 Sittingbourne & DMCC Ltd
Mr Roy Piles, 5 The Bungalows,
Brogdale Road, Faversham, Kent,
ME13 8XY Tel: 01795 537162
[email protected]
T, t
0299 Southern Sporting MCC
Mr. Russell Sommer, 21 Whitton
Dene, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 2JN
Tel: 08432 896204 [email protected]
www.ssmcc.co.uk
T
0577 Sporting Elite MCC
Mr Allan Barley, 18 Manor Way,
Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 1EE Tel: 020 8764
6664/07808 810140 [email protected]
MX, Social
301 Sunbeam MCC Ltd
Mr Ian McGill, The Oaktree, 13 Victoria
Road, Horley, Surrey, RH6 9BN
Tel: 01293 771446 [email protected]
www.sunbeam-mcc.co.uk
T, Social, Vintage
0302 Surrey Constabulary MCC
James Brown, White Rose Automotive,
London Road, Hillbrow, Liss, Hants
GU33 7NX Tel: 07411 364803/01730
890163 [email protected]
T, SCE
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0303 Surrey Schoolboy Trials Club
Mr Barry Bannister, 51 Stanhope Road,
Slough, Berkshire, SL1 6JR Tel: 01628
667261 [email protected]
www.surreysb.co.uk
t
0305 Talmag MCC
Mr Ian Allaway, 43 The Street,
Wrecclesham, Farnham, Surrey,
GU10 4QS, Tel: 01252 718606.
[email protected]
T
0306 Tenterden & DMC Ltd.
Mr. Dave Luck, The Haven, Church
Lane, Chislet, Near Canterbury, CT3 4EB
Tel: 01227 860402 [email protected]
www.tenterdenanddistrictmcc.co.uk
T, t
0307 Thames MCC
Mr Bob Brown, Keppel Gate, 79
Long Lane, Ickenham, Middlesex,
UB10 8QS Tel: 01895 638738
[email protected]
www.thamesmcc.org
T, t
0309 Tongham Tigers Sports MCC
Mr Brian Foster, 20 Robin Lane,
Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47 9AU
Tel: 01344 772722 [email protected]
www.tonghamtigers.co.uk
T, t
0311 Twickenham & DMC Ltd.
Mrs Liz Argent, 137–139 Hook
Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6
5AR Tel/Fax: 020 8397 4876
[email protected]
MX, T
0313 Wickham MCC
Mr Robert Bond, “Tanglewood”
Sunnydale, Farnborough Park, Orpington,
Kent, BR6 8LZ Tel: 01689 851624
Mob:07860 911987 [email protected]
T, t
0315 Witley & DMCC
Mrs Katherine Brockman, PO Box 420,
Aldershot, GU11 9EL Tel: 07896 016302
[email protected] www.witleymcc.org
GT, T, t, LDT, SCE, HH
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GROUPS
0316 East Kent Trials Combine
Mrs Maureen Buttle, 1 Thrognall Farm
Cottages, Newington, Sittingbourne,
Kent, ME9 7SJ Tel: 01795 843506
T, t
0319 North Kent Trials Combine
Mr Stephen Westley, 4 Kembleside Road,
Biggin Hill, Kent, TN16 3NL Tel: 01959
575732 [email protected]
www.nktc.org.uk
T, t
0320 South Eastern Enduro Combine
Mr. Malcolm Coles, 24 Braes Mead, South
Nutfield, Surrey, RH1 4JR Tel: 07747
803839 [email protected]
www.seecenduro.co.uk
SCE
0321 South Eastern Grass Track Combine
Mr Andy Wood, 30 Westways,
Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 6AA Tel: 01732
865380 [email protected]
GT
0322 South Eastern Moto Cross Combine
Mrs Marge Clarke, 12 Sarsen Heights,
Walderslade, Chatham, Kent, ME5 9HW
Tel: 01634 201268 Fax: 01634 867134
[email protected]
www.mxsoutheast.co.uk
MX
0323 South East Trials Combine
Mr Stephen Westley, 4 Kembleside Road,
Biggin Hill, Kent, TN16 3NL Tel: 01959
575732 [email protected]
www.southeasttrialscombine.org.uk
T, t
0324 Star Group
Mr. Neil Sinclair, 2 Mee Cottages,
Green Lane, Old Netley, Southampton,
SO31 8EY Tel: 02380 403949
[email protected]
T, t
0325 Thames Valley Trials Combine
Mr Richard Thomas, 46 Rowtown,
Addlestone, Surrey, KT15
1HQ Tel/Fax: 01932 889311
[email protected]
www.thamesvalleytrials.co.uk
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14 SOUTHERN CENTRE
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/Fax: 01256
242214 [email protected]
www.southerncentreacu.com
President
Mr T. D. Graves, 13 Locksley Avenue, Eastleigh,
Hampshire SO50 5DX. Tel: 02380 643503
Chairman
Mr R Hewson, 12 Greenfield Crescent,
Waterlooville, Hants, PO8 9EH. Tel: 02392
592919 [email protected]
Treasurer
Mr Shane Babey, Hazlin House, 1 Lucas Corner,
Combe St Nicholas, Somerset TA20 3HQ.
Tel: 07591 502977 [email protected]
Rights of Way Officer
Mr M. Fisher, Northdown Orchard,
South Litchfield, Basingstoke, Hampshire
RG25 3BP. Tel: 01256 771168
[email protected]
Grass Track Recorder
Mrs D. Read, 12 Heights Road, Upton,
Poole, Dorset BH16 5QL. Tel: 01202 778136
[email protected]
Motocross Recorder
Mrs M Slater, 7 Orchard Avenue, Bishopstoke,
Eastleigh, Hants, SO50 8HN Tel: 02380 696325
[email protected]
Trials Recorder
Mr M Wiseman, 50 Harrier Green, Holbury,
Southampton, Hants SO45 2EY Tel: 02380
899956 [email protected]
Enduro Recorder
Mr M. Down, 27 Fox Hayes Lane, Mopley,
Southampton, SO45 1XX. Tel: 02380
781423/07801 726027
Permit Secretary
Miss C. Ballard, 26 Droxford Crescent, Tadley,
Hampshire RG26 3BA. Tel/Fax: 0118 981 2595
[email protected]
Benevolent Fund Officer
Mr S. Earle, Flat 10, Laburnum House,
Laburnum Road, Hedge End, Southampton,
Hants, SO30 0QC. Tel: 01489 785482
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Mr J. Bramall, 16 Clifford Close, Fareham,
Hants PO15 6PJ Tel: 01329 823282
[email protected]
0326 Aldermaston Nomads MCC
Mrs Christine Dowse, ‘Beggars
Roost’, 79 Henwick Lane, Thatcham,
Berkshire RG13 3BX. Tel: 01635 865591
www.aldermaston-nomads.org
T, t
0327 Alton & District MC & CC
Mrs Kerry Henderson, 18 Lionsfield,
Oakhanger, Bordon, Hampshire GU35
9LA. Tel: 01420 474470 [email protected]
www.willbrown.co.uk/alt
T, t
0329 Basingstoke MCC
Mr Peter White, 58 Long Barn Lane,
Reading, Berkshire RG2 7SX
MX, QMX, GT, QGT, T, t, RAL, Social
0330 Blackmore Vale MCC
Mr Dean Whitty, 17 Alcocks Crest,
Warminster, Wilts, BA12 8ND. Tel: 07518
810197
T, t
0331 Bridport & Weymouth MCC
Mr Ivan Rose, 14 Frome View,
Maiden Newton, Dorchester,
Dorset. DT2 0BU. Tel: 01300 320063
www.bridportandweymouthmcc.co.uk
T, t
0350 British GP Supporters Club
Mr Michael Ing, 17 Highwood Lawn,
Havant, Hampshire PO9 4HL. Tel: 07800
810921 [email protected]
Social
0587 Classic & Vintage Motor Racing Club of
Jersey Ltd
Mrs Julie Salmon, ‘St Lucia’, 11 Victoria
Court, Victoria Road, St Saviour, Jersey
JE2 7QB. Tel: 01534 767726 Fax: 01534
728861 [email protected]
www.classicandvintagejersey.co.uk
S, HC
centres/regions
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0505 CSMA Club
Aime Robertson c/o Club Activities
Dept, CSMA Club, Britannia House,
21 Station Street, Brighton BN1
4DE. Tel: 0845 3457444 Fax: 01273
744761 [email protected]
www.csmaclub.co.uk
T, t, RAL, Social
0328 Danebury Grasstrack Racing Club
Miss Rachel Mothersole, 10 Millway
Close, Andover, Hampshire,
SP10 3AX. Tel: 07854 836663
[email protected]
www.daneburygrasstrack.co.uk
GT, gt, QGT
0545 Dorset Police MCC
Mr Craig Redmond, 13 Encombe Road,
Wareham, Dorset BH20 4PS. Tel: 07748
420128 [email protected]
E, SCE, HH
0334 Eastleigh & DMC
Mrs Marilyn Slater, 7 Orchard Avenue,
Bishopstoke, Eastleigh, Hampshire
SO50 8HN. Tel: 02380 695325
[email protected]
MX
0336 Farnham & DMCC
Mr Alan Silvester, ‘Redhearne’, Old
Kiln Lane, Churt, Farnham, Surrey
GU10 2HX. Tel: 01428 714034
[email protected]
www.willbrown.co.uk/has
T
0335 Fawley MCC
Mr Andrew Gates, Swallowdale,
Fernhill Lane, New Milton, Hampshire
BH25 5ST. Tel: 01425 616506
[email protected]
T, t
0337 Gosport & DMCC
Mrs Tracie Billingham, 7
Foxgloves, Fareham, Hampshire,
PO16 8UW. Tel: 01329 828193
[email protected]
www.willbrown.co.uk/gos
T, t
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centres/regions
0338 Guernsey Kart & Motor Club
Mrs Heather Robilliard,
“A’JAMAIS” 6 Hougues Magues
Lane, Cappelles, St Sampsons,
Guernsey GY2 4WA. Tel: 01481
247892 [email protected]
www.gmccc.co.uk
SP, HC, MX, mx
0339 Guernsey Motor Cycle & Car Club
Mrs Margaret Rumens, ‘Glenesk’, Sandy
Hook, St. Sampsons, Guernsey GY2 4ER.
Tel: 01481 246099 Fax: 01481 245593
[email protected] www.gmccc.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 www.hbtclub.co.uk
BT, bt
0340 Hampshire Police MCC
Mr Glyn Terrell, 18 Frome Road, West
End, Southampton, Hampshire SO18 3LJ.
Tel: 07863 183862 [email protected]
www.hpmcc.org
SCE, HH, RAL
0341 Isle of Wight MCC Ltd
Mrs C Percy, Orchard View,
Solent Road, Cranmore, Isle of
Wight, PO41 0XY. Tel: 01983
761862 [email protected]
www.iowmcc.co.uk
MB, mb, T, t, AT, at
0342 Jersey MC & LCC
Mrs Carol Le Viellez, ‘The
Chequered Flag’, Les Charrieres
du Boulay, Trinity, Jersey JE3 5AS.
Tel: 01534 852952 Fax: 01534 855574
[email protected]
www.jerseymotorsport.com
S, HC, MX, mx, GT, gt, SR, sr, T, t
0584 Langrish Motor Cycle Racing Club
Mr Chris Warren, 29 Longmead,
Liss, Nr Petersfield, Hampshire
GU33 7JX. Tel: 07809 443132
[email protected]
www.langrishmx.com
MX, mx
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0343 Lymington Motor Cycle & Light Car
Club Ltd
Mr Geoffrey Price, 2 Havelock
Way, Christchurch, Dorset
BH23 4PA. Tel: 01425 270418
[email protected]k
www.lymingtonmotorcycle.co.uk
RAL, SRAL, Social
0638 Moonfleet Grasstrack Club
Mrs Sally Croft, 32a Holloway
Road, Fordington, Dorchester,
Dorset DT1 1LF. Tel: 01305 268367
[email protected]
GT, gt
0346 Mortimer MCC Ltd
Mr Mark Bosher, 154 Westwood Road,
Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire RG3 6LL.
Tel: 01189 426231 [email protected]
www.mortimerclassicmcc.com
MX, T
0347 North Berks. MCC
Mr John Lightfoot, ‘Thimbles’,
Newmans Close, Upton, Didcot,
Oxon OX11 9JA. Tel: 01235
850486 [email protected]
www.northberksmcc.com
GT, T, t, AT
0348 Portsmouth Motor Cycle Racing Club
Ltd
Mr Shane Babey, Hazlin House, 1
Lucas Corner, Combe St Nicholas,
Somerset TA20 3HQ. Tel: 07591 502977
[email protected] www.pmcrc.org
HH
0462 RAF Odiham MCC
Mr Robert Ruffles, 8 Kersley
Crescent, Odiham, Hants,
RG29 1OD Tel: 01256 701811
[email protected]
www.omcc.co.uk
RAL
0352 Ringwood MC & LCC
Mrs Mary Hodgkinson, The Cedars,
68 Becton Lane, Barton on Sea,
Hampshire BH25 7AG. Tel: 01425
611388 [email protected]
www.rm-lcc.co.uk
T, t
AUTO CYCLE UNION HANDBOOK 2014
0718 Rogershill Off Road Events
Mrs Danielle Hall, Rogershill
Farm, Briants Puddle, Dorchester,
Dorset DT2 7HJ Tel: 07813 105214
[email protected]
www.rogershill.co.uk
E, HH
0353 Salisbury MC & LCC
Mr Martin Fildes, 81 Bulbridge Road,
Wilton, Wilts, SP2 0LE. Tel: 07511
617684. [email protected]
www.salisburymotorcycleandlightcarclub.
co.uk
T, LDT, Social
0354 Southampton & District MCC
Mrs A Pearce, 74 Winchester Street,
Botley, Hants. SO30 2AA. Tel: 01489
799485 [email protected]
www.sdmcc.net
T
0355 Southampton Vikings MCC
Mrs Anne Chandler, 84 Botley Road,
North Baddesley, Southampton,
Hampshire SO52 9DU. Tel: 07876 644423
Social
0356 Southern Centre Grass Track Riders
Association
Mr Phil Spencer, 22 Hounsdown Ave,
Totton, Southampton, Hampshire. S040
9EX. Tel: 02380 572419/07880 554291
[email protected]
GT, gt
0357 Southern Counties Enduro Club
Miss Josie Warr, PO Box 2956,
Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8YY. Tel/
Fax: 01929 463265 [email protected]
www.enduro.org.uk
E, HH, SCE
0358 Southern England Trail Riders
Association
Mr Martin Down, 18 Barcelona
Close, Andover, Hampshire
SP10 1JQ. Tel: 01264 366425
[email protected]
www.setra-enduro.co.uk
HH, SCE
0360 South Hants. Scramble Club
Miss Lisa Harris, 24 Tongham Road,
Aldershot, Hampshire. GU12 4AA.
Tel: 07519 784792 [email protected]
MX
centres/regions
0362 Tadley Sporting MCC
Mr Brice Haines, Two Oaks,
Summerlug, Mortimer, Reading,
Berkshire RG7 2JS. Tel: 01189 333145
[email protected]
T, Social
0345 Track n Trail Ltd
Mr Michael Grounds, PO Box 5677,
Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3ZT.
Tel: 01202 600675 [email protected]
www.trackntrail.co.uk
E, SCE, HH
0607 Vectis Isle Pioneers MCC
Mrs Christine Jacobs, 4 Spring
Walk, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30
5ND. Tel: 01983 521730/07817
830557 [email protected]
www.vipmcc.org.uk
T, t
0364 Waltham Chase MCC
Mr Mike Wiseman, 27 Foxhayes Lane,
Mopley, Southampton, Hampshire
SO45 1XX 02380 781423/07801
726027 [email protected]
www.walthamchasetrials.co.uk
T, t
0366 Waterlooville MCC
Mrs S Cox. The Old Thatched
Cottage, Lovedean lane, Waterloville,
Hants. PO8 9RT. Tel: 02392 593004
wmcc:[email protected]
www.waterlooville-mcc.co.uk
MB, GT, T, E, RAL, Social
0367 Waterside MCC
Miss Jo Clark, 21 Gainsborogh
Avenue, New Milton, Hampshire
BH25 5HT. Tel: 07787 533221
[email protected]
www.watersidejmcc.org.uk
T, t
0369 Wimborne MCC
Mr Christopher Maidment, 8 St.
John’s Hill, Wimborne, Dorset
BH21 1DA. Tel: 01202 885103
[email protected]
www.wimbornemcc.co.uk
GT, gt
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centres/regions
0370 Winchester MCC
Mr David Hamer, ‘Laurel Cottage’,
Shedfield, Southampton, Hampshire
SO3 2JG. Tel: 07866 222210/01329
832290 [email protected]
www.thewinchestermotorcycleclub.co.uk
MX
0371 XHG Tiger MCC Ltd
Mr Clive Lane, 2 Greenfields Close,
Totton, Southampton, Hampshire
SO40 3NE. Tel: 02380 863434
[email protected]
T, t, HH, SCE
15 SOUTH MIDLAND CENTRE
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.
Secretary
Mr Terry Golds, 21, Buckingham Drive, Luton,
Beds. LU2 9RA Tel: 01582 455714 Mob: 07747
855264 [email protected]
President
Mr C. Moram, ‘Garonne’, Hay Lane,
Fulmer, Bucks SL3 6HJ. Tel: 01753 662306
[email protected]
Chairman
Mr John Coles, 88 Wheatley Road, Garsington,
Oxon OX44 9DR. Tel: 01865 361735
[email protected]
Treasurer
Mrs J. Ayres, 22a Blackmile Lane, Grendon,
Northants NN71 1JR. Tel: 01933 664676
[email protected]
Grass Track Recorder
Mr D. Porter, 22 Belper Road, Luton, Beds LU4
8RG Tel: 01582 651189 Mob: 07710 435127
[email protected]
Motocross Recorder
Mrs J. Ayres, 22a Blackmile Lane, Grendon,
Northampton NN7 1JR. Tel: 01933 664676
[email protected]
Trials Recorder
Mr B. Twigg, 2 Harwood Close, Welwyn
Gdn City, Herts AL8 7SN Tel: 01707 880244
[email protected]
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Competition/Permit Secretary
Mr Andy Martin, 81 Caldecote Street, Newport
Pagnell, Bucks MK16 0BZ. Tel: 01908 210406
[email protected]
Rights of Way Officer
Mr C. Hurworth, 23 Cambridge Crescent,
Totteridge, High Wycombe, Bucks HP13 7NE.
Tel: 01494 446198
Benevolent Fund Officer
Mr F. J. Henley, 33 Connaught Road,
Aylesbury, Bucks HP20 1PS. Tel: 01296 481539
[email protected]
Mr D. Porter, 22 Belper Road, Luton, Beds LU4
8RG Tel: 01582 651189 Mob: 07710 435127
[email protected]
0374 Barnet & DMCC
Mrs Hazel Johnson, Nene, 22 Cemmaes
Meadow, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP1
1HX. Tel: 01442 253945
T, t
0375 Berkhamsted MCC
Mr Stephen Southwood, 30 Staveley Road,
Dunstable, Beds. LU6 3QQ Mob: 07588
438110 [email protected]
www.berkotrials
T, t
0376 Cambridge Centaur MCC
Mr Mark Clack, 5 Spurgeons
Avenue, Waterbeach, Cambridge
CB25 9NU. Tel/Fax: 01223 476601
[email protected]
Social
0378 Cambridge Matchless MCC
Mr Colin Nunn, 42 Old School Lane,
Milton, Cambridge CB24 6BS. Tel: 01223
860829 [email protected]
www.cambridgematchless.co.uk
T, t
0505 CSMA Club
Aime Robertson c/o Club Activities
Dept, CSMA Club, Britannia House,
21 Station Street, Brighton BN1
4DE. Tel: 0845 3457444 Fax: 01273
744761 [email protected]
www.csmaclub.co.uk
T, t, RAL, Social
0381 Dunstable & DMC
Mrs M. Martin, 33 Pondfield Crescent, St.
Albans, Herts AL4 9PE.
AUTO CYCLE UNION HANDBOOK 2014
0382 Farnham Royal MC & LCC
Mr Cyril Strutton, 20 Alvista Avenue,
Taplow, Maidenhead, Berks SL6 0PG.
Tel: 01628 664244
RR, MX, BT, E, Social
0610 Fenland Grass Track Club
Mary Lloyd, 2 Bodmin Close, Kesgrave,
Ipswich, Suffolk IP5 1LQ. Tel: 01473
623099 [email protected]
GT, gt
0384 Hayes & Southall MCC
Mr Colin Sweby, Sunyani, Send Marsh
Road, Ripley, Surrey GU23 6JQ. Tel: 01428
684836/01483 225423 Fax: 01428 685261
[email protected]
GT, T, Motoball
0717 Heart of England Motorcycle Club
Mr Nick Griffin, 95A Sketchley Road,
Burbage, Leicestershire, LE10 2DX
Tel: 01455 458343 Mob: 07505 125698
[email protected]
0385 Hertfordshire Constabulary MC
Andy Reynolds, 6 Peters Place,
Northchurch, Berkhamsted, Herts. HP4
3RU [email protected]
RR, T, RAL
0386 Hillingdon & Uxbridge MCC
Mr Mick Adams, 3 Kings Lane, South
Heath, Great Missenden, Bucks. HP16
0QZ. Tel: 07775468956 [email protected]
T, t
0658 Kensworth Schoolboy Motocross Club
Dawn Bishopp, 26 Vandyke Road,
Leighton Buzzard LU7 3HH Tel: 07504
921502 www.ksmxc.co.uk
mx
0387 Kenton & Kingsbury MCC
Mr Dean Devereux, 20 Hall
Avenue, Rushden, Northants,
NN10 9ET. Tel: 01933 318992
[email protected]
www.kentonandkingsburymcc.moonfruit.
com
T
0388 Luton & DMC Ltd
Mrs Sally Bargery, 8 Willow
Way, Houghton Regis, Beds.
LU5 5NW. Tel: 07983 869753
[email protected]
www.lutonanddistrictmcc.com
MX, T
centres/regions
0723 Milton Malsor Moto Club
0391 Milton Buzzard MCC
Mr Andy Martin, 81 Caldecote
Street, Newport Pagnell, Bucks
MK16 0BZ. Tel: 01908 210406/07773
945796 [email protected]
www.miltonbuzzard.co.uk
T, t
0393 Nene Valley MCC Ltd
Mr Roy Watson, 26 Cornwall Court,
Eaton Socon, St. Neots, Cambs
PE19 8PR. Tel: 01480 393481/07789
222121 [email protected]
www.nenevalleytrials.co.uk
T, t
0394 Northampton MCC Ltd
Mrs Marjorie Hemmings, 31 Rea
Close, East Hunsbury, Northampton
NN4 0RE. Tel: 01604 768812
[email protected]
www.nmcc.co.uk
MX, E, HH
0396 North East London MCC
Mr Roy Phypers, 51 Woodland Road,
Hertford Heath, Herts SG13 7QW.
Tel: 01992 582408
T, t
0397 Oxford Ixion MCC Ltd
Mr Geoff Goddard, Allnuts, Beggar’s
Bush Hill, Benson, Oxon OX10 6PL.
Tel: 07747 606673/01491 826485
[email protected]
MX, BC, SC, AC, QMX, GT, T, LDT, AT, E
0399 Peterborough Junior MX Club
Mr John Harding, 8 Muriel Close,
Papworth Everard, Cambridge CB23
3UJ. Tel: 01480 830079/07742 511993
[email protected]
mx
0650 RAF Benson Motorcycle Club
Mr Jonathan Snell, 33 Sqn AvTM, RAF
Benson, Wallingford, Oxon OX10 6AA.
[email protected]
0400 Rushden Query MCC
RR, MX
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centres/regions
0402 South Harrow & DMCC
Mr Stephen Ayres, 90 Hercies
Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex
UB10 9ND. Tel: 01895 230953
[email protected]
T, MB
0403 South Reading MCC
Mr Barry Foster, Tel: 01189 403066
[email protected]
T, HH
0405 Stevenage & DMCC
Mr Mick Taylor, 17 North Road,
Stevenage, Herts SG1 4BD. Tel: 07773
432738/01438 354130 Fax: 01438 354130
www.stevenagemotorcycleclub.org
S, Social
0733 Stowe School MCC
Gwilym Jones, Buckingham MK18 5EH
Tel: 01280 818000
0726 Three Shires Trials Club
Mrs Sherrie Kenyon-Bell, 7 Primrose
Walk, Woodford Halse, Daventry,
Northants, NN11 3HT Tel: 07923 432704
[email protected]
T, t
0407 West Middlesex Amateur MCC
Mr Chris Mawer, The Cedars, Little
Billington, Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7
9BS. Tel: 07710 211913 Fax: 01525 854246
[email protected]
T
0409 Wycombe & District MCC Ltd
Mr John Eckhart, Little Bridges,
Gossmore Lane, Marlow, Bucks
SL7 1QF Tel: 01628 473509
[email protected]
T, t
GROUPS
0410 Meteor Group
Mr R. Twigg, 2 Harwood Close, Welwyn
Garden City, Herts AL8 7SN. Tel: 01707
880244 [email protected]
T, t
16 SOUTH WESTERN CENTRE
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 2014
President
Mrs G. Edwards, Courtfield, Ashill, Cullompton,
Devon EX15 3NH Tel: 01884 840078
Chairman
Mr A. Rew, Wolborough Barton, Newton
Abbott, Devon TQ12 1EJ Tel: 07734 830021
[email protected]
Secretary
Miss K. Coffin, Clennon Brake, Blagdon Road,
Paignton, Devon TQ3 3YB Tel: 07835 451277
[email protected]
Treasurer
Mr W. H. Hartnell, 40 Rydon Crescent,
Cannington, Bridgewater, Somerset TA5 2JT.
Tel: 01278 653032
President & Motocross contact
Mrs G. Edwards, Courtfield, Ashill, Cullompton,
Devon EX15 3NH. Tel: 01884 840078
Grass Track Recorder
Mr C. Pattison, 6 Churchfields, Wincanton,
Somerset BA9 9AJ. Tel: 01963 33001
[email protected]
Motocross Recorder
Mrs G. Edwards, Courtfield, Ashill, Cullompton,
Devon EX15 3NH. Tel/Fax: 01884 840078
Trials Recorder
Mr K. Bushin
Publication Editor
Mr A. Bramwell, 5 Ashlands Meadow,
Broadshard, Crewkerne, Somerset
TA18 7NN. Tel: 01460 271228
[email protected]
Benevolent Fund Officer
Mr S. Pattison, 6 Churchfields, Wincanton,
Somerset BA9 9AJ. Tel: 01963 33001
0411 Bridgwater & District Motor Club Ltd
Mr Christopher Carter, 37 Bristol
Road, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 4AU.
Tel: 07768 536930 [email protected]
GT, gt
0412 Broadhembury Motor Club
Mrs Greta Edwards, Courtfield,
Ashill, Cullompton, Devon
EX15 3NH. Tel: 01884 840078
[email protected]
MX, T, t
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0671 Chard MotoX Club
Mr Nick Rivers, 18 Highgrove Close,
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 6UF.
Tel: 07515 596258 Tel/Fax: 01278
429831 [email protected]
www.swor.co.uk
0505 CSMA Club
Aime Robertson c/o Club Activities
Dept, CSMA Club, Britannia House,
21 Station Street, Brighton BN1
4DE. Tel: 0845 3457444 Fax: 01273
744761 [email protected]
www.csmaclub.co.uk
T, t, RAL, Social
0674 Dartmoor MCC
Mrs Debbie Hooper, 24 Southfield
Avenue, Paignton, Devon TQ3 1LH. Tel/
Fax: 01803 522019 [email protected]
0415 Exmoor MC Ltd
Mr Melvin Sully, 5 Chestnut Way,
Alcombe, Minehead, Somerset
TA24 6EB. Tel: 01643 821896/01643
707252 Fax: 01643 821140
[email protected]
T, t, LDT, E, HH
0549 Landrake Moto Club
Mr Philip Congdon, New Barton, West
Lane, Landrake, Saltash, Cornwall PL12
5EP. Tel: 01752 851504/07970 099970
www.landrakemotoparc.com
MX
0546 Launcherley Leisure Park Ltd
Mr Bryan Withers, 8 Misburg Close,
Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 5GB.
Tel: 01749 812444
MX, mx
0144 Little Silver MX Club
Mrs Melanie Martin, 7 Broadway
Road, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot,
Devon TQ12 3EH. Tel: 01626 365335
[email protected] btinternet.
com
MX, mx, QMX, qmx, E
0417 Lyn & DMC
Mrs Heidi Baker, Ridgeview,
Scoresdown, Lynton, North Devon
EX35 6LJ, Tel: 01598 752640
[email protected]
T, t
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0418 Minehead Motor Club Ltd
Mr R. Williams, 5 King Edward Road,
Minehead, Somerset.
LDT
0419 Moretonhampstead & DMC
Mr Roger Barnes, 22 Chestnut Drive,
Kingsteighton, Newton Abbott,
Devon TQ12 3SZ Tel: 07760 762359
[email protected]
www.moretontrials.co.uk
T, t
0516 National Hill Climb Association Ltd
Mr Peter Isaac, 205a Berrow Road,
Burnham on Sea, Somerset TA8 2JG.
Tel: 01278 786377 [email protected]
www.nhca.co.uk
HC, hc
0421 North Devon Motor Club
Mr John Barthram, 3 Willow
Tree Road, Rumsam, Barnstaple,
Devon EX32 9ET. Tel: 01271
376341 [email protected]
www.ndmc.org.uk
LDT
0422 Otter Vale Motorcycle Club
Mr Colin Somers, 4 Moorland Road,
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3ST.
Tel: 01202 396628/01202 294621
T, t
0673 Plymouth & East Cornwall MXC
Mr Martin Cox, 74 Foliot Road Flats,
North Prospect, Plymouth PL2 2LP.
Tel: 01752 217984/07841 358396
0608 Sideways South West MCC
Mrs H. McAuley, 13 Denbury Road,
Ogwell, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12
6AD
GT
0649 Somerset Advanced Motorcyclists
Mr Peter Herridge, 5 St James’s Park,
Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2EX. Tel: 07866
723128/01935 477498 Fax: 08712 472083
[email protected] www.
somersetadvancedmotorcyclists.org.uk
RAL
0423 Somerton & DMC & LCC
Miss Emily Boulton, 5 Moor Lane,
Wincanton, Somerset BA9 9EJ Tel: 01963
34833 [email protected]
GT, gt, T, t
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centres/regions
0672 South Hams MCC
Mark Newitt, 38 Ernesettle Green,
Plymouth, Devon PL5 2SU. Tel: 07814
544265 [email protected]
MX, mx
0424 South West Classic Trials Association
Mr William Hartnell, Carteret, 40 Rydon
Crescent, Cannington, Bridgwater,
Somerset TA5 2JT. Tel: 01278 653032
T
0676 South West Devon MCC
Miss Judi Vallance, Hartford Farm,
Liverton, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12
6JF. Tel: 07971 486913 Fax: 01626 821527
[email protected]
0425 South Western Grass Track Association
(SWEGA)
Mr John Pearn, Brooklyn Cottage,
Bullen Street, Thorverton, Devon, Nr
Exeter EX5 5NG Tel: 01392 860105
[email protected]
GT, gt
0416 South West Quad & MX Club
Mr Andrew Gould, PO Box 3224, Wells,
Somerset BA5 3XA. Tel/Fax: 01749
679945 [email protected]
QMX, qmx, QGT, HH
0426 Taunton MCC Ltd‑
Neil Radford, 15 Upcot Crescent,
Taunton, Somerset, TA1 5JP. Tel: 07809
485799 [email protected]
T, t, LDT, HH
0675 Teignbridge MotoX Club
Richard Miller, 3 Hadrian Drive,
Redhills, Exeter EX4 1SR. Tel: 07554
423742 [email protected]
www.swor.co.uk
0427 Tiverton Motor Club
Mr George Atkins, 12 Suter Drive,
Tiverton, Devon EX16 6FH. Tel: 07894
350200 [email protected]
T, t
0428 Torridge & DMC Ltd
Mrs Elizabeth Meredith, 20 Verona
Court, Yeo Vale Road, Barnstaple
EX32 7EN. Tel: 01271 324357
[email protected]
www.torridge-districtmcc.co.uk
MX, T, E, HH
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0586 West Country Sidecar Association
Mr Andy Cheeseman, 30 Mincinglake
Road, Stoke Hill, Exeter, Devon EX4 7DZ.
Tel: 01626 366084/01392 216624
T
0430 West Devon Motorcycle Club
Ms. Di Thompson, Sunnycote, Mary Tavy,
Tavistock, Devon PL19 9QB. Tel: 01822
810336 [email protected]
www.westdevonmx.co.uk
MX, mx
0429 West of England Motor Club
Mr Andy Cheeseman, 30 Mincinglake
Road, Stoke Hill, Exeter, Devon EX4
7DZ. Tel: 01626 366084/01392 216624
www.westofenglandmc.co.uk
MX, T, LDT, BT, bt, E, HH
0451 Wyvern Moto Club
Mr Adrian Croft, 32a Holloway Road,
Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset DT1
1LF. Tel: 01305 268367/07817 019141
[email protected]
GT, gt
0431 Yeo Vale MCC Ltd
Mr Claude Butler, 233 Mudford Road,
Yeovil, Somerset BA21 4NR. Tel: 01935
479861 www.yeovalemcc.co.uk
T, t
17 WESSEX CENTRE
Area The part of Somerset situated north of a
line from map reference ST293520, eastwards to
ST360520, southwards to ST360470, eastwards to
ST480470, southwards to ST480380, eastwards
to ST770380 (The Somerset/Wiltshire county
boundaries) that part of Wiltshire situated north
of a line east/west through Trowbridge, part of
Gloucestershire situated south of a line east/west
through Dursley.
Secretary
Mrs T. Talbot, Manet, 5 Chestnut Road, Sutton
Benger, Chippenham SN15 4RP. Tel: 01249
720342 [email protected]
www.wessex-centre-acu.org.uk
Chairman
Mr K. Wooster, 59 Oxford Road, Stratton,
Swindon, Wilts SN3 4JB. Tel: 01793
825638/07736 010064 [email protected]
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Police Liaison Officer/Permit Secretary
Mr M. Fear, Green Tree Lodge, 12 Green Tree
Road, Midsomer Norton, Bath BA3 2UU.
Tel: 01761 418492
Enduro Recorder
Mr P. Hearn, 40 Curlew Drive, Chippenham
SN14 6YQ. Tel: 07976 516196
Grass Track Recorder
Rod Melksham, 91 Headford Avenue, Bristol,
Somerset BS5 8PE. Tel: 01179 095479
Motocross Recorder
Mr J. Webb, 2 Broomclose Farm Cottages,
Longbridge Derevill, Warminster,
Wiltshire BA12 7DD. Tel: 01985 840257
[email protected]
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.
Gazette Editor
Mr F. Sweeting, 185 Great Ashley, Bradford
on Avon, Bath BA15 2PP. Tel: 01225 862506
[email protected]
Benevolent Fund Officer
Mr M. Bracey, 3 Burden Close, Bradley Stoke,
Bristol BS32 8BL. Tel: 01179 236867
0432 Bath & West of England Motor Club
Mr Brian Allen, 1 Marsh Road, Rode,
Frome, Somerset BA11 6PE. Tel: 01373
830084
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0433 Bristol Grass Racing Combine
Ms. Mary Derrick, 164 Ellicks Close,
Bradley Stoke, Bristol BS32 0EU. Tel: 01454
850530 [email protected]
GT
0533 Bristol MCC
Mr Philip Steadman, Henfield
Farm, The Hollows, Coalpit Heath,
Bristol BS36 2UU. Tel: 01179 570997
[email protected]
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0435 British Sporting Sidecar Association
(Wessex)
Mr Stuart Sinclair, 35 Stanbury Avenue,
Fishponds, Bristol BS16 5AL. Tel: 01179
571586
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0505 CSMA Club
Aime Robertson c/o Club Activities
Dept, CSMA Club, Britannia House,
21 Station Street, Brighton BN1
4DE. Tel: 0845 3457444 Fax: 01273
744761 [email protected]
www.csmaclub.co.uk
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0436 Frome & District MCC
Mr James Webb, 2 Broom Close, Farm
Cottage, Longbridge Deverill, Warminster,
Wiltshire BA12 7DD. Tel: 01985 840257
[email protected]
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0437 Kingswood MCC Ltd
Mr Richard Taylor, 60 Vayre Close,
Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucester
BS37 6NU. Tel: 01454 325485/07770
834637 [email protected]
www.kingswoodmcc.co.uk
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0438 Mendip Vale MC & LCC
Mr Andy Leahy, 8 Chipping Cross,
Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21 5JE.
Tel: 01275 878220
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0439 North Somerset MSC
Mr Tony Colman, 23 Chestnut
Road, Long Ashton, Bristol
BS41 9HR. Tel: 01275 392102
[email protected]
T
0669 Southern Twinshock Sports Club
Mrs Barbara Steadman, Henfield Farm,
The Hollows, Coalpit Heath, Bristol BS36
2UU. Tel: 07732 949557/01179 570997
[email protected]
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0440 Swindon & District MCC
Mr Gary Wooster, Manor View, Thornhill
Road, South Marston, Swindon, Wiltshire
SN3 4RY. Tel: 01793 823069/01793
823802 [email protected]
www.sdmcc.org.uk
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0441 Swindon Adult Grasstrack Club Ltd
Mrs Janet Abbott, 2 Bailiffs Piece,
Cricklade, Wiltshire SN6 6NE. Tel: 07761
435896 [email protected]
www.swindongrasstrackclub.co.uk
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0442 Swindon Youth Grasstrack Club
Mrs Ann Ritchings, 26 Reids Piece,
Purton, Swindon, Wiltshire SN5 4AX.
Tel: 01793 772470
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0444 Wells & District
Mr Jerry Cross, 5 Winterfield Park,
Paulton, Bristol, BS39 7RY Tel: 07768
505958
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0445 West Wilts MCC Ltd
Mrs Kay Gerken, 20 Gibbs Leaze,
Hilperton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire
BA14 7QN. Tel: 01225 752784
[email protected] www.wwmc.co.uk
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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
[email protected]
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18 WESTERN CENTRE
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 T Hunt, Daren View, Bishopstone,
Hereford, HR4 7JE. Tel: 01981 590325
Secretary
Miss J. Jones, Woodlands, Kempley
Green, Dymock Gloucester, GL18
2BW Tel: 01531 890691/07775 524805
[email protected]
Chairman
Mr A. Noel, 9 Finchcroft Lane, Prestbury,
Cheltenham, Gloucester GL52 5BD. Tel: 01242
244553 [email protected]
Treasurer
Mr T. Welch, Laburnam Cottage, Bailey
Lane End, Ross on Wye. Tel: 01989 750298
[email protected]
Permit Secretary/Police Liaison Officer
Mr R. Savery, 75 Bramley Road, Tewkesbury,
Gloucester GL20 8AQ. Tel: 01684 294932
[email protected]
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Rights of Way Officer
Mr A. J. Falconer, 2 White House Cottage,
Lower Farm, Tibberton, Gloucester GL19 3AQ.
Tel: 01452 790577 [email protected]
Trials Recorder
Mr M. Welch, 20 Vauxhall, Newent, Gloucester
GL18 1QP Tel: 07977 154826
Grass Track Recorder
Mr T Vivian, The Cottage, Blakes Lane,
Guarlford, Malvern, Worcs. WR13 6NZ.
Tel: 01684 311582 [email protected]
Benevolent Fund Officer
Mr T. Hunt, Daren View, Bishopstone,
Hereford HR4 7JE. Tel: 01981 590325
Website Editor
Mr B Falconer
[email protected]
0449 Cheltenham Home Guard MCC
Mr Anthony Falconer, 2 White House
Cottages, Lower Farm, Tibberton,
Gloucester GL19 3AQ. Tel: 01452 790577
[email protected]
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0450 Cotswold 90 Trials Club
Mr Martyn Goodall, 49 Church Road,
St Marks, Cheltenham, Gloucester
GL51 7AW. Tel: 01242 526239
[email protected]
T
0505 CSMA Club
Aime Robertson c/o Club Activities
Dept, CSMA Club, Britannia House,
21 Station Street, Brighton BN1
4DE. Tel: 0845 3457444 Fax: 01273
744761 [email protected]
www.csmaclub.co.uk
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0452 Dursley MC & LCC
Mr StevenAllen, 19 Rowley, Cam,
Dursley, Gloucester GL11 5NT. Tel: 01453
890308
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0670 Forest of Dean Adult Grass Track Club
Mr Ron Phillips, 46 Summerleaze
Road, Lyndney, Gloucester
GL15 5QD Tel: 01594 841291
[email protected]
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0453 Gloucester & Cotswold MC
Mr Dave Burry, Woodlands, Kempley
Green, Dymock, Glos. GL18 2BW.
Tel: 01531 890691 [email protected]
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0454 Golden Valley MCC
Miss Julie Short, 51 Nursery Drive,
Brimscombe, Stroud, Gloucester
GL5 2RL. Tel: 07961 012161
[email protected]
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0455 Ledbury MC & LCC
Mrs Sally Palmer, 151 Hoarwithy
Road, Hereford HR2 6HE
Tel: 01432 342642/07968 649327
[email protected]
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0456 Malvern & DMC & LCC
Mr Peter Yates, 77 Watkins Way,
Malvern, Worcs, WR14 3NR. Tel: 01684
576416 [email protected]
[email protected]
www.malvernmotorcycleclub.co.uk
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0458 Stroud Valley MC
Mr Nigel Tomkins, Town House,
The Street, Kingscourt, Stroud,
Gloucester GL5 5DN Tel: 01453 873463
[email protected]
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0459 West Gloucester & Dean Forest MCC
Mr Matthew Neale, 1 Knockley
Cottages, Park End Road, Bream,
Nr. Lydney, Gloucester GL15
6JR. [email protected]
www.wgdfmcc.org.uk
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0460 Wye Valley AC
Mr Trevor Hunt, Daren View,
Bishopstone, Hereford HR4 7JE.
Tel: 01981 590325
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0619 Zona One MCC
Mrs Kathleen Workman, The Cider
House, The Green, Sheepscombe, Stroud,
Gloucester GL6 7RG. Tel/Fax: 01452
813703 [email protected]
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19 WEST SOUTH WALES CENTRE
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: 01639 767851
[email protected]
www.welshtrials.com
President
Mr Dave Bushin, Glanawmor Isaf, Pencader,
Carmarthen, SA39 9AR Tel: 01559 384151
[email protected]
Chairman
Mr James Lamin, 3 Hyacinth Drive, Brackla,
Bridgend CF31 2JX. Tel: 01656 650618
[email protected]
Treasurer
Mr Graham Heywood, 81 Alexander Road,
Gorseinon, Swansea SA4 4NU. Tel: 01792
893457 [email protected]
Benevolent Fund Officer
Mr Tony Brinsden, Norton Lodge, Llanteg,
Narberth, Pembrokeshire SA67 8PS. Tel: 01834
831775 [email protected]
0461 Amman Valley MC
Mr Colin Davies, 14 Heol Gelynen,
Brynamman, Ammanford,
Carmarthenshire SA18 1SA. Tel: 01269
823501 [email protected]
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0505 CSMA Club
Aime Robertson c/o Club Activities
Dept, CSMA Club, Britannia House,
21 Station Street, Brighton BN1
4DE. Tel: 0845 3457444 Fax: 01273
744761 [email protected]
www.csmaclub.co.uk
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0463 Dulais Valley MC
Mr Stephen James, 11 Linden
Close, Bryncoch, Neath SA10
7UW. Tel: 01639 633932
[email protected]
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0531 Dyfed Dirt Bike Club
Meirion Scourfield, Orchard Cottage,
Noyadd Wilym, Llechryd, Cardigan SA43
2NH. Tel: 01239 682465. Mob: 07766
475801 [email protected]
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0464 Motorcyclists & Competitors
Association
Mr Robert Welsby, 15 Parc Fferws,
Ammandord, Dyfed, SA18 3QX
Tel: 01269 597676 [email protected]
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0465 Neath MC
Mr Ben Paterson, 91 Bwlch Road, Cimla,
Neath SA11 3RR Tel: 07842 574271
[email protected]
T
0744 Pembroke Vintage & Classic MCC
Mr Phil Harries, Forest Barn, Salem,
Llandeilo, Carmarthen, SA19 7NS
Tel: 07968 168486 [email protected]
0467 Port Talbot Motor Cycle Racing Club
Ltd
Mr Keith Walters, 24 Heol Penlan,
Longford, Neath Abbey, Neath, West
Glamorgan SA10 7LB. Tel: 01792 423835
[email protected]
RR, S, HC
0657 Trials Project 2000
Mr Bryan Puckett, 32 Heol Derwen
Cimla, Neath, SA11 3YS Tel: 01639
767851 Mob: 07866 354809
[email protected]
0469 Vale of Towy MCC
Richard Edwards, 43 High Street,
Grovesend, Swansea, SA4 4GU
Tel: 01792 896043. Mob: 07773 750354
[email protected]
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20 YORKSHIRE CENTRE
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.
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Secretary
Mrs S. Smith, 39 Lodge Gate,
Denholme, Bradford BD13 4BB.
Tel: 01274 834184 Fax: 01274 833806
[email protected]
www.yorkshirecentreacu.co.uk
President
Mr Stuart Lowther, 27 St Paul’s Drive,
Brompton on Swale, Richmond, North
Yorkshire DL10 7HQ. Tel: 01748 810875
Chairman
Mr D. Loney, 28 Bramley Lane, Lightcliffe,
Halifax, West Yorkshire HX3 8SR. Tel: 01422
206828
Treasurer/Permit Officer/Police Liasion
Officer
Mr G. E. Wilson, 160 Green Lane, Cookridge,
Leeds LS16 7JQ.
Benevolent Fund Officer
Mrs M Carter JP, Hunters Gap, Thorpe Lane,
Guiseley, Leeds. LS20 8JH. Tel: 01943 878666
Enduro Recorder
Mr J. Wright, 24 Ure Bank Top, Ripon HG4
1JD. [email protected]
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
0471 Bainbridge & DMC
Mr Andy Kearton, Low Cams House,
Askrigg, Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8
3JJ. Tel: 01969 650717
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0557 Barnsley Trials Club Adult & Youth Ltd
Mr Chris Burgin, 19 Wentworth Road,
Penistone, Sheffield S36 6ET. Tel: 01226
761632 [email protected]
www.barnsleytrialsclub.co.uk
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0472 Batley MC & CC Ltd
Mr Leslie Jennings, 10 Grasmere Road,
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire WF12 7PU.
Tel: 01924 466937
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0554 Birstall Urban Motorcycle Project for
Youths Ltd
Ms. Carolyne Kenzitt, Howden Clough
Industrial Estate, Leeds Road, Birstall
WF17 0JB. Tel: 01924 470432/01924
474658 [email protected]
www.bumpy.org.uk
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0473 Bradford & DMC Ltd
Mr Phil Crosby, 14 Leyland Close,
Trawden, Lancs, BB8 8TB, Tel: 01282
869573 [email protected]
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 [email protected]
www.bumpy.org.uk
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0505 CSMA Club
Aime Robertson c/o Club Activities
Dept, CSMA Club, Britannia House,
21 Station Street, Brighton BN1
4DE. Tel: 0845 3457444 Fax: 01273
744761 [email protected]
www.csmaclub.co.uk
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0478 Hillsborough MCC
Mr Russell Hague, 2 Spout Spinney,
Stannington. Sheffield. S6 6EQ
Tel: 0114 2312032/0114 2330933
(Office Hours) Fax: 01142 855105
www.hillsboroughmcc.co.uk
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0479 Horsforth & DMC Ltd
Mr Barrie Fairburn, 24 Regent Avenue,
Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4NJ. Tel: 01132
587569 [email protected]
www.horsforthtrials.co.uk
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0480 Huddersfield Falcon MCC
Mr Michael Washington, The
Beeches, 2 Leak Hall Road, Denby
Dale, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
HD8 8NJ. Tel: 01484 683670/01484
865562/07976 226084 Fax: 01484 688474
[email protected]
www.falconmcc.co.uk
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0481 Ilkley & DMC Ltd
Mr Neil Raven, 8 North Terrace, Yeadon,
Leeds LS19 7JR [email protected]
www.ilkleymotorclub.org.uk
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0482 North Riding Enduro Club
Ms. Adele Willis, NREC, PO Box 638,
Elsecar, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S73
3BG. Tel: 07818 672894 [email protected]
www.enduro-neec.org.uk
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0484 Richmond Motor Club Ltd
Mrs Julia Robinson, 57 Whitefields
Drive, Richmond, North Yorkshire
DL10 7DL. Tel: 01748 850801.
[email protected]
www.richmondmotorclub.com
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0485 Ripon MC Ltd
Mrs Judith Blythe, 1 Bay Horse Cottage,
Melmerby, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4
5HA. Tel: 01765 640319/01765 640339
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0487 Spen Valley MCC
Mr Stephen Smithies, 23 The
Gardens, Heath Road, Halifax, West
Yorkshire HX1 2PL. Tel: 01422
344139 [email protected]
www.spenvalleytrials.co.uk
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0488 Stocksbridge MCC
Mr Peter Stewart, 72 Church Street,
Oughtibridge, Sheffield S35 0FW.
Tel: 0114 2863847
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0491 West Leeds MC Ltd
Mrs Penny Ludgate, 12 Greenwood
Avenue, Upton, Pontefract, West
Yorkshire WF9 1NS. Tel: 01977
648046 [email protected]
www.westleeds.co.uk
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0492 Wetherby & DMC Ltd
Mrs Margaret Myers, The Bungalow,
Low Lane, Darley, Harrogate HG3 2QN.
Tel: 01423 781539
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0493 Yeadon – Guiseley & DMC Ltd
Mrs Janet Harrison, 18 Villa Road,
Bingley BD16 4ER. Tel: 01274 567047
[email protected]
www.yeadon-guiseleytrials.co.uk
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0496 Yorkshire Classic MCC Ltd
Mr Keith Blackburn, 52 Rudding Avenue,
Allerton, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD15
7DS. Tel: 01274 849446
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0495 Yorkshire Enduro Club
Mr Andrew Smith, Mayfield, Hopton
Lane, Lower Hopton, Mirfield, West
Yorkshire WF14 8JZ. Tel: 07711
034598 [email protected]
www.enduroneec.org.uk
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0494 Yorkshire Junior Grass Track Club
Mr A Brown, 20 Albany Drive,
Walton-le-Dale, Preston. PR5
4TY. Tel: 01772 497747. 07863
557185. [email protected]
www.yorkshiregrasstrack.co.uk
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21 SCOTTISH AUTO-CYCLE UNION LTD
Office Manager
Mr Charles Mackenzie
Admin Assistant
Mrs Yvonne Kelly
Admin Assistant
Miss Stella Clusker
Admin Assistant
Mrs Ann Lee
28 West Main Street, Uphall, West Lothian
EH52 5DW Tel: 01506 858354 Fax: 01506
855792 [email protected] [email protected]
www.sacu.co.uk
Motocross Recorder (Adult)
Mrs Elaine Stuart, 27 Ashwood Park, Bridge of
Don AB22 8PR
Motocross Recorder (Youth)
Mrs Elaine Stuart, 27 Ashwood Park, Bridge of
Don AB22 8PR
Road Race Recorder
Mr Tommy Miller, 5 Bellfield Court, Hurlford
KA1 5EY. Tel: 01563 526078
Trials Recorder
Mr Alan Scott, 144 Ambrose Rise, Livingston
EH54 6JX Tel: 01506 412822
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Enduro Recorder
Mr Charles Mackenzie, 12 Craiglockhart Road,
Edinburgh EH14 4RE. Tel: 0131 443 4275
ACU/SACU Benevolent Fund Officer
Mrs Y Kelly, 29 Baird Road, Armadale, West
Lothian, EH48 3NT Tel: 01501 732812/07523
537592
Child Protection Officer
Mrs Y. Kelly, 28 West Main Street, Uphall,
West Lothian EH52 5DW. Tel: 01506 858354
[email protected]
Environmental Officer (FIM)
Mr J. West, 59 Brock Street, North Queensferry,
Fife KY11 1JF. Tel: 01383 418212
Arran Motocross Club
Mr Brodie Pearcey, Viewbank Caravan,
Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran KA27 8QT.
Tel: 07976 644917
Avon Valley MCC
Mr Douglas Meek, Loganlea, Deadwater,
Lesmahagow ML11 0JH. Tel: 01357
520091
Bob MacGregor Motorcycle Club
Mrs Karen Laffery, 6 Lyon Cottages,
Killin, Perthshire FK21 8TG. Tel: 01567
820854 [email protected]
hotmail.com
Bon Accord MCC
Mrs Diane Stuart, 3 Woodview Place,
Stonehaven AB39 2TD. Tel: 01569 763025
Bo’ness Hillclimb Revival Ltd
Mr Bill Drysdale, Kirklands, Summerhill,
Ayton, Eyemouth TD14 5QZ. Tel: 01890
781540 [email protected]
Buchan Off Road Motorcycle Club
Mrs S Nichol, 136 Queens Road,
Fraserburgh AB43 9PU. Tel: 01346
515749 [email protected]
Caithness MCC
Angela Gunn, 21 Brabster Street, Thurso,
Caithness KW14 7AP. Tel: 07909 896257
[email protected]
Caledonia M/X Club
Mr Jim Clunie, 3 Quarry Road, Cupar
Muir, Cupar KY15 5QP. Tel: 07774
479717 [email protected]
Dalmellington MCC
Heather Anderson, 4 Gateside Cottages,
Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire DG4 6JP.
Tel: 01659 50137 [email protected]
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Dunfermline & District MCC
Mr Colin McNiven, 5 Old Mill Lane,
Gifford, Haddington EH41 4QQ.
Tel: 07970 943886
Easter Ross Motorcycle Club
Mr J Milton, Victoria Buildings, High
Street, Tain, IV19 1AE. Tel: :0775 9627113
[email protected]
East Lothian Road & Trail Club
Ms. Caroline Thomson, 40 Gallowhill
Road, Kirkintilloch G66 4AJ. Tel: 0141
776 8275 [email protected]
Edinburgh & District MC Ltd
Mr Jim McColm, 10 Lower Granton
Road, Edinburgh EH5 3RX. Tel: 0131
5523927 [email protected]
Edinburgh St. George MC
Ms. C. Dalling, Newland Cottage,
Newlandrigg, Gorebridge, Midlothian
EH23 4NS. Tel: 01875 820349
[email protected]
Elgin Endurance Club
Mr Barry Hamilton, 28 Duff Place,
Bishopmill, Elgin, Morayshire
IV30 4DX. Tel: 01343 540185
[email protected]
www.elginenduranceclub.com
Glenrothes Youth (YMX)
Mrs Nichola Gold, 9 Balfour Place, Milton
of Balgonie, Near Glenrothes KY7 6QB.
Tel: 01592 760008. Mob: 07903 664235.
[email protected]
Fife Community Off Road MCC
Mrs Dianne Hall, 103 Victoria Road,
Buckhaven, Fife KY8 1BG Tel: 01592
712496 [email protected]
Glenrothes Youth (YMX)
Mrs Yvonne Stewart, 4 Service Road,
Forfar, Angus DD8 3ER Tel: 01307
461488
Hawick & Borders MCC
Mr James Steel, Sunnyside, Denholm,
Hawick TD9 8NA. Tel: 01450 870505
[email protected]
Inverness & District MCC
Mr Dave Mackay, 18 Burnbrae Terrace,
Westhill, Inverness IV2 5HD. Tel: 01463
792775 [email protected]
www.idmcc.co.uk
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Islay & Jura Community Off Road Club
Mr Will Corson. 2 Gartloist Cottages,
Bowmore, Islay PA43 7LW. Tel: 01496
810795
Isle of Skye Trials Club
Mrs Rosemary Finnie, 8 Kyleside,
Kyleakin, Isle of Skye IV41 8PW.
Tel: 01599 534899 [email protected]
Kingdom Off Road Motorcycle Club
Mr Wilson Page, c/o 3 Wilson
Square, Methhilhill, Fife KY8 2EF
[email protected]
Kirkcaldy & District MC Ltd
Mr Jim West, 59 Brock Street, North
Queensferry, Fife KY11 1JF. Tel: 01383
418212 [email protected]
www.kdmotorclub.co.uk
Knockhill Motorsports Club Ltd
Ms Gemma Hobbs, Knockhill
Racing Circuit, Dunfermline,
Fife KY12 9TF. Tel: 01383
723337 [email protected]
www.club.knockhill.com
Lanarkshire MCC Ltd
Mrs Doreen Stratford, 11 Horsburgh
Grove, Balerno, Edinburgh EH14 7BU.
Tel: 0131 449 5718 [email protected]
www.lmcc.co.uk
Lochaber & District MC
Mr Ken Cameron, Inverlair Lodge,
Roy Bridge, Inverness-shire PH31
4AR. Tel: 01397 732219/07789 567777
[email protected]
Loch Lomond MCC
Mr Ian Middleton, 34 Hazel Avenue,
Bearsden, Glasgow G61 2HF. Tel: 0141
585 0039 [email protected]
Melville MC (Scot) Ltd
Diana Dyce, 12 Garleton Drive,
Haddington EH41 3BL. Tel: 01620 825488
[email protected]
Mid Argyll Motocross Club
Mr Stewart Campbell, Barr Nan Croabh,
Kilmichael Glassary, Lochgilphead,
Argyll PA31 8QD. Tel: 01546 606852
[email protected]
Moffat & District Motor Club
Mr Eamonn Long, Skelly
Cottage, Beattock, Moffat,
DG10 9SG Tel: 07789 774377
[email protected]
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Moto 316
Stuart Flockhart, 1 Abbey Lane, Grange,
Errol, Perthshire PH2 7GA Tel: 07841
473009 [email protected]
North East Motorcycle Racing Club Ltd
Mr Matt Barkess, 20 Glenesk Road,
Tunstall, Sunderland. SR2 9BN. Tel: 0191
520 0621 [email protected]
Perth & District MC
Mrs Jean Paterson, 1 Strathearn Terrace,
Crieff, Perthshire PH7 3DT. Tel: 01764
654774 [email protected]
www.perthanddistrictmotorclub.co.uk
Project Motocross
Mr Derek Faulds, 10 Princes Street,
Lockmaben DG11 1PG. Tel: 01387 811522
[email protected]
Quad Racing Scotland
Mrs Julie Kirchacz, Harbour View, Methil,
Leven, Fife KY8 3EF. Tel: 07967 014049
[email protected]
Rhins MCC
Mrs Ann Slavin, Inch Cottage, Castle
Kennedy, Stranraer DG9 8RU. Tel: 01776
705684 [email protected]
Rigside Motocross Club
Mrs Janet Grant, Brocklees Farm, Darvel,
Ayrshire KA17 0NG. Tel: 07920 758971
[email protected]
Scottish Borders Enduro Club
Mr Paul Carlyle, 9A Stanley Street,
Edinburgh EH15 1JJ. Tel: 07753 871600
[email protected]
Scottish Classic Racing MCC
Mrs Agnes Cadger, Cronk-NyMona, Caddell Farm, Saltcoats
KA21 6NE. Tel: 01294 833320
[email protected]
Scottish Sidecar Racing Club
Leona Connell, 49 Watson Place,
Dunfermline, KY12 0DT. Tel: 07740
588661 [email protected]
Scottish Vintage Racing Club
Mr Andrew Johnstone, 32 Regent Place,
Edinburgh EH7 5BG. Tel: 0131 6612290
[email protected]
Scottish Speedway Training and
Development Club
Mr A. McDade, 5 Wellpark Terrace,
Neilston, Glasgow G78 3JY. Tel: 0141 580
2202
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Shetland Motocross Club
Mr Alex Sharp, Scalloway Motors, Berry
Road, Scalloway, Shetland ZE1 0UJ.
Stevenson & District MCC
Mr Norman Lamont, 40 Seafield
Court, Ardrossan KA22 8NS.
Tel: 01294 466346/07528 376990
www.stevenstonmcc.co.uk
Strathmore Motocross Club
Lindsay Paterson, Mains of Arthurstone,
Ardler, By Meigle PH12 8QY. Tel: 07850
719216
Western Isles Motocross Club
Mr S. McKay, 28 Lewis Street, Stornoway,
Isle of Lewis HS1 2JW. Tel: 01851 701690
ASSOCIATE MEMBER CLUBS OF THE SACU
Scottish Motorcycle Marshals Association
Mr Gordon Dingwall, 14 Viewforth Street,
Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1 3DG. Tel: 01592
655962 [email protected]
www.imarshal.co.uk
VMCC Central Scottish Section (CSS)
Mr Arthur Merchant, 56 Carlogie Road,
Carnoustie, Angus DD7 6EY. Tel: 01241
852369
VMCC Highland Section (HS)
Mr Robert Fraser, Rowanvale, Culloden
Moor, Inverness IV1 2EG.
VMCC North East Scotland Section (NESS)
Ms. Jacqui Watson, Newton of Gask,
Greeness, Turriff AB53 8HY. Tel: 01888
544710
VMCC Stirling Castle Section (SCS)
Keith Steyert, 9 Rowan Crescent,
Killean, Glasgow, G63 9RZ.
Tel: 01360 550918 [email protected]
www.stirlingcastlevmcc.co.uk
Lothians & Borders Police
Insp John Beresford, Road Policing, Fettes
Avenue, Edinburgh. Tel: 0131 331 3131
Rural & Urban Training Scheme
Mrs C Ferguson, Former Central
Workshops, Scottish Mining Museum,
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4QN.
Tel: 0131 663 5736 or 07577 293853 and
Iain Bell [email protected]
Strathclyde Police
Inspector Ian Broadhurst, Strathclyde
Police Force Training Dept, Eaglesham
Road, East Kilbride G75 8GR.
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Timekeepers & timing equipment
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Timekeepers & timing equipment
AUTHORITY
The ACU appoints all grades of timekeeper
annually from 1st January each year. Persons
operating timing equipment to an accuracy of
greater than 1 second must be licensed.
All timing equipment used at licensed
events must be certified in accordance with the
table below. All certificates of accuracy must be
available for inspection at each event.
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 organizers, 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.
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Timekeepers & timing equipment
Equip
G/A
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Description
Vehicular actuated apparatus incorporating
printout. Issue times to 0.001 sec.
D/A
Vehicular actuated apparatus incorporating
printout. Issue times to 0.01 sec.
D
Vehicular actuated digital display.
Issue times to 0.01 sec.
E/A
Vehicular actuated apparatus incorporating
printout. Issue times to 0.01 sec
E/A (10) Vehicular actuated apparatus incorporating
printout. Issue times to 0.01 sec.
E
Vehicular actuated apparatus.
Issue times to 0.01 sec.
E/B
Apparatus with multi-memory split and digital
display. Issue times to 0.1 sec.
E/C
Apparatus with split time function.
Issue times to 0.1 sec.
F
Vehicular actuated apparatus.
Issue times to 0.1 sec.
R
Time of day with split. Issue times to 1 sec.
R01
Time of day with split. Issue times to 0.1 sec.
Clubman
•
•
•
Prior to and throughout the event risks
are identified and dealt with efficiently and
effectively.
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.
Suitable for
Race
Any Event
International
Speed
International
(non FIM)
National
Cert Class Laboratory
NAMAS or National
Observatory
NAMAS or National
Observatory
NAMAS or National
Observatory
ACU
ACU
National Speed ACU
Events
National
ACU
Clubman Speed ACU
Clubman Speed ACU
Clubman
ACU
ACU
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.
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TIMEKEEPING SUB PANEL
Mr R. J. Langdale – Chairman
Mr M. Corfe
Mr. J. Davison
Mr. R. Humphrey
Mr G. Lond
Mr A. Smith
Mr S. Taylor
Mr J. A. Ward
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
J. A. Ward, 8 Ash Grove, Kingsbury, Tamworth,
Staffs B76 2JW. Tel: 01827 873926
FIM TIMEKEEPERS
For a list of current FIM Timekeepers please
contact the ACU head office on 01788 566405.
GROUP 1 TIMEKEEPERS
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
C. Burridge, Flat 4, Trevaldwyn, Montpellier
Park, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5LW.
Tel: 07708 733901
G. Connolly, 32 Nenthead Close, Great Lumley,
Chester Le Street, DH3 4SP Tel: 0191
3885939
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: 0151 3567230
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, Westhoughton,
Bolton, Lancs BL5 3SP. Tel: 01942 818702
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N. S. Hooper, 7 Leyton Cross Road,
Wilmington, Dartford, Kent DA2 7AP.
Tel: 0207 1162862
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: 01782 316946
R. Hutton, Westhome, Homedowns,
Fiddington, Tewkesbury, Gloucester GL20
7BQ. Tel:01684 295281
D. Jones, Sports Timing Services, Unit 9
Lymedale Enterprise Centre, Dalewood
Road, Lymedale Business Park, Newcastle,
Staffs ST5 9QH. Tel: 01782 563380
R. Langdale, 73 Monks Dye Road, Louth,
Lincolnshire, LN11 8DN. Tel: 01507 601872
G. Lond, 7 Kinnington Way, Backford, Chester
CH1 6PB. Tel: 01244 851422
K. Madeley, Brickyard, Ceri, Newtown, Powys,
SY16 4LH Tel: 01686 630542
V. Madeley, Greenfields, Kerry, Newtown,
Powys SY16 4LH. Tel: 01686 670596
G. Marshall, 11 Walgrave Close, Congleton,
Cheshire CW12 4TS. Tel: 01260 276996
D. Morley, 31 Albert Road, Heaton, Bolton,
Lancashire BL1 5HF. Tel: 01204 493070
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
J. Schreier, 10 Rowan Drive, Hall Green,
Birmingham B28 0YH. Tel: 0121 7456990
D. B. Sharp, Ravenslea, Melrose Road,
Galashiels TD1 2AT. Tel: 01896 752447
I. Sharp, 39 Halliburton Place, Galashiels, TD1
2JD
A. Smith, 17 Walnut Rise, Congleton, Cheshire,
CW12 4JY Tel: 01260 275708
C. Smith, 2 Newton Croft, Sudbury, Suffolk
CO10 2RW. Tel: 01787 313648
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
G. Taggart, Fernlea, West Baldwin, Douglas,
Isle of Man IM4 5EY. Tel: 01624 682221
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Timekeepers
S. Taylor,16 Russett Court, Tupwood Lane,
Caterham, Surrey, CR3 6DA, Tel: 07879
478874
B. Underwood, 9 Shannon Way, Evesham,
Worcester WR11 3FF. Tel: 01386 442705
J. Ward, 8 Ash Grove, Kingsbury, Tamworth,
Staffs B78 2JW. Tel: 01827 873926
D. Webb, 31 The Crescent, Carterton, Oxon
OX18 3SQ. Tel: 01993 212909
GROUP 2 TIMEKEEPERS
D. Barnett, 17 Kings Lane, Bebington, Wirral
CH63 8NN. Tel: 0151 6456092
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
S. Day, 207 Bisley Road, Stroud, Glucester, GL5
1HS Tel: 01453 758848
R. Evans, 38A Congleton Road, Sandbach,
Cheshire, CW11 1HJ
S. Evans, Bob-Dimai, Tanybryn Terrace,
Penclawdd, Swansea, SA4 3XW, Tel: 07890
321061
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
R. Jones, 45 Church Street, Talke, Stoke on
Trent, Staffs ST7 1NX. Tel: 01782 772169
P. Kneen, Fairholm, 59 Bray Hill, Douglas, Isle
of Man IM2 5BS. Tel: 01624 674346
P. Knight, Darracott, 12 Bosville, Eastleigh,
SO50 4PD Tel: 012380 641758
D. Loxston, Oak Cottage, Burrow Way,
Kinsbury Episcopi, Matlock, Somerset
TA12 6BT Tel: 01460 242562
D. MacGill, 19 Sadlers Court, Abingdon, Oxon,
OX14 2PA, Tel: 07860 136621
V. Madeley, Greenfields, Kerry, Newtown,
Powys SY16 4LH. Tel: 01686 670596
A. Matthews, 10 Leigh Croft, Wootton,
Abingdon, OX13 6DL Tel: 07702 281159
A. McMahon, 16 Cronk Ny Greiney, Douglas,
Isle of Man IM2 5LW. Tel: 01624 677724
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T. McMahon, 16 Cronk ny Greiney, Tromode,
Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 5LW. Tel: 01624
677724
M. Nairn, 50 Taylor Avenue, Cowdenbeath,
KY4 9BW
N. Palmer, 8 Edwards Court, Edwards Road,
Burntwood WS7 4YT Tel: 07890 329222
Jon. Planas, 27 Clematis Avenue, Blyhte Bridge,
Stoke on Trent, ST11 9RP Tel: 01782
920895
S. Poston, Brickyard, Ceri, Newtown, Powys,
SY16 4LH Tel: 01686 630542
P. Redmayne, 19 St Pauls Close, Low Moor,
Clitheroe, Lancs BB7 2NA. Tel: 01200
428012
C. Reeves, 16 Reedham Crescent, Cliffe Woods,
Rochester, Kent, ME3 8HT Tel: 016334
220635
N. Roberts, 16 Tanycoed Road, Clydach,
Swansea SA6 5NG Tel: 07800 786091
P. Sewter, 22 Players Way, Norwich, Norfolk,
NR6 7AU Tel: 01603 424605
A. Shearing, 66 Silverburn Drive, Oakwood,
Derby DE21 2JH. Tel: 01332 833992
G. Shearing, 11 The Maltings, Shardlow, Derby
DE72 2HH. Tel: 01332 792165
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 685535
S. Wills, 24 Hadrian Drive, Exeter, Devon EX4
1SR
GROUP 3 TIMEKEEPERS
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
L. Davies, Mill House, Millfield, Canon Frome,
Ledbury, Hereford, HR8 2TH Tel: 01531
670840
K. Letts, 8 Gray Street, Irchester,
Wellingborough Northants, NN29 7DS
Tel: 07798 902414
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A. Povey, 10 Bramley Rise, Rochester, Kent,
ME2 3SU Tel: 01795 476424
B. Sewter, 22 Players Way, Norwich, Norfolk,
NR6 7AU Tel: 01603 424605
R. Sharp, 31 Mainsfield Avenue, Morebattle,
Kelso, TD5 8QW Tel: 01573 440281
B. Smith, 17 Walnut Rise, Congleton, Cheshire,
CW12 4JY. Tel: 01260 275708
G. Smith, 25 Abinger Road, Ashton in
Markerfield, Wigan, Lancs, WN4 0RN
Tel: 01942 717064
P. Smith, 12 Barmouth Close, Knypersley,
Stoke on Trent, Staffs ST8 7XN. Tel: 01260
275708
S. Spolton, 38 Pennistone Place, Scartho Top,
Grimsby DN33 3SS. Tel:01472 280023
J. Standing, 25 Sutherland Road, Belvedere,
DA17 6JR Tel: 020 35655274
E. Wallace, 65 Orchard Road, Darlington, DL3
6HR Tel: 01642 623041
GROUP 4 TIMEKEEPERS
D. Anniwell, 63 Queen Street, Rushden,
Northants, NN10 0AY, Tel: 01933 650700
C. Arnold, 7 Bramley Lane, Darby Green,
Blackwater, Camberley, Surrey GU17 0BY.
Tel: 01276 505599
M. Evans, 13 Barnhill Lane, Hayes, Middlesex
UB4 9HD. Tel: 0208 8418203
K. Hancock, 31 William Proctor Court,
Douglas, Isle of Man, IM2 6PR Tel: 01624
673105
C. Johnson, 9 Lidget Avenue, Lea, Preston,
Lancashire, PR2 1XU
D. Johnson, 9 Lidget Avenue, Lea, Preston,
Lancashire, PR2 1XU Tel: 07874 297833
A. Marshall, 11 Walgrave Close, Congleton,
Cheshire, CW12 4TS Tel: 01260 276996
D. Milliner, 80 Cherry Wood Crescent, Fulford,
York YO19 4QN Tel: 07853 994091
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. Redmayne, 19 St Pauls Close, Low Moor,
Clitheroe, Lancs BB7 2NA. Tel: 01200
428012
P. Sutcliffe, 7 Fourth Avenue, Oldham, OL8
3RU. Tel: 0161 2900371
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M. Testro, Apartment 20, Cleave Point, Cleave
Road, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 2AT
Tel: 01271 346678
RACE RECORDERS
G. Eaton, 11 Mount Park Road, Scarborough,
North Yorkshire YO12 5HD. Tel: 01723
379823
G. Taylor, 539 Kingsley Park, Westward Ho,
Bideford, Devon EX39 1UG. Tel: 01237
477548
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
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two International FIM Technical Stewards.
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
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.
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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.
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
W. Clucas, 11 Derby View, Castletown, Isle of
Man, IM9 1BZ. Tel: 01624 824005.
P. Cullen, 6 Warland Road, West Kingsdown,
Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 6LD. Tel: 07803
083881.
C. Dailly, 14 Permain Close, Rugby,
Warwickshire, CV21 1XE. Tel 07786
022453.
A. Deeks, c/o 50 Colchester Road, Great
Totham, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8DG.
Tel: 01621 890962.
A. Garrod, 56 Low Corner, Butley,
Wooddbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3QD.
Tel: 01728 747320
R. Griffiths, Maes Celyn Bungalow, Brecon
Road, Crickhowell, Powys NP8 1SF.
Tel: 07866 857387.
D. Holmes, 24 Kenmore Avenue, Cleckheaton,
West Yorkshire BD19 3YA. Tel: 01274
865946.
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. Hunter, 32 Greens Beck Road, Hartburn,
Stockton on Tees, TS18 5AR. Tel: 07930
668627.
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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.
E. O. Jones, 18 Chapel Street, Astwood Bank,
Redditch B96 6DA. Tel: 01527 893392.
N. Jones, 2 Pentwyn, Radyr, Cardiff CF15 8RE.
Tel: 07860 532876/02920 842224.
R. Jones, 81 Amberley Avenue, Bilkington,
Nuneaton, CV12 9QY.
I. King, 11 Cockhall Close, Litlington, Royston,
Herts, SG8 0RB. Tel: 01763 853985.
P. D. King, 3 Branston Avenue, Barrow on Soar,
Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 8XL.
Tel: 01509 416369.
N. Lamont, Hillberry, 40 Seafield Court,
Ardrossan, Ayreshire KA22 8NS. Tel: 01294
466346.
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, 2 Mona Street, Peel, Isle of Man IM5
1HJ. Tel: 01624 685096.
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
R. J. Sullivan, 69 Caulfield Road, Swindon,
Wilts SN2 8BT. Tel: 01793 531831.
A. Summers, 101 Friar Park Road, Wednesbury,
West Midlands WS10 0JR. Tel: 07842
692008.
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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
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D. Banks, 27 Oak Road, Stone, Staffs, ST15
8NG. Tel: 07974 736509.
S. Bertie-Roberts, 2 Clos De Bosdet, La Petite
Route Des Mielles, St Brelade, Jersey, JE3
8RB. Tel: 07797 924027.
P. Bevis, 14 Devonshire Road, Eastcote, Pinner,
Middlesex HA5 1TX.Tel: 07050 043399.
L. Bibby, 6 Berwick Avenue, Eastham,
Merseyside CH62 8EP.
A. Bielby, 29 Elmwood, Coulby Newham,
Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, TS8 0SR.
Tel: 01642 518308.
R. Bird, 7 Birch Close, Killamarsh, Sheffield S21
1FW. Tel: 01142 477101.
A. Bode, Avoca, Old Laxey Hill, Laxey, Isle of
Man IM4 7DA.
M. Bourgaize, Little Haven, Rue Mahaut,
Richmond, St Saviour, Guernsey, GY7 9XD
Tel: 07781 166058.
C. Bray, 24 Eastview Avenue, Plumstead,
London SE18 2HT. Tel: 07714 715734.
J. Brennan, 75 Harewood Road, Coventry, CV5
8BS. Tel: 07786 071898.
P. Bridge, 12 Berry Avenue, Shipston-on-Stour,
Warwickshire, CV36 4DP. Tel: 01608
663452.
N. Briggs, 96 Oundle Road, Thrapston,
Kettering, NN14 4PF. Tel: 07525 017690.
A. Brown, 20 Albany Drive, Walton le Dale,
Preston, Lancs, PR5 4TY. Tel: 07863
557183.
T. Brown, 3 Forgefields, Herne Bay, Canterbury,
Kent CT6 7TB.
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.
W. Clucas, 11 Derby View, Castletown, Isle of
Man IM9 1BZ. Tel: 01624 824005.
D. Corlett, White Lodge, Sulby Glen, Isle of
Man, IM7 2BB. Tel: 01624 890330.
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.
H. Cullen, 76 Woodlands Estate, Blean,
Canterbury, Kent, CT2 9JN. Tel: 01227
472609.
T. Cutts, 39 Chevet View, Royston, Barnsley,
South Yorks, S71 4RZ. Tel: 07867 96947.
G. Daine, 76 Colin Avenue, Grimsby DN32
8EN. Tel: 01472 697953.
D. Davis, 3 Marlborough Road, Wroughton,
Swindon, Wilts SN4 0RX. Tel: 01793
812327.
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.
J. Downes, Thundersport House, Church
Road, Kirkby Mallory, Leicester, LE9 7QE.
Tel: 07762 870469.
B. Downey, 118 Watterson Lane, 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.
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.
H. Gordon, 2 Beech Drive, St Ives, Huntingdon,
Cambs, PE27 6UB. Tel: 01480 469731.
A. Graily, 107 Marton Road, Bridlington, East
Yorkshire YO16 7PX. Tel: 07901 995606.
M. Griffin, Woodview, Braintree Road, Sible
Hedingham, Halstead, Essex CO9 3RL.
R. Griffiths, Maes Celyn Bungalow, Brecon
Road, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1SF.
Tel: 01873 811929.
L. Harris, 17 Skelton Road, Norwich, Norfolk,
NR7 9UH. Tel: 07880 976828.
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T. Harris, 17 Skelton Road, Norwich, Norfolk,
NR7 9UH. Tel: 07880 976828
M. Hammond, 48 Desmond Avenue, Hull,
Yorkshire HU6 7JX. Tel: 01482 219999.
D. Haynes, 61 Waterloo Street, Leamington Spa,
Warwickshire, CV31 1JU.
C. Heeson, 7 Greenway, Copperhall, Crewe,
Cheshire CW1 4JN.
B. Hewlett, 12 Chapel Road, Kempsey,
Worcester WR5 3JT. Tel: 01905 820096.
S. Hill, 8 Lime Avenue, Breadsall, Derby DE21
4GD. Tel: 01332 594105.
D. Hodgson, 74 Union Road, Low Moor,
Bradford, West Yorkshire BD12 0DF.
D. Holmes, 163a Bradford Road, Cleckheaton,
West Yorkshire, BD19. Tel: 07877 638986.
J. Holmes, 3 Kent Avenue, Jacksdale,
Nottingham, NG16 5LS. Tel: 01623 688700.
O. Holmes, 3 Le Close Vaze, St Johns Road, St
Hellier, Jersey JE2 3BD.
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.
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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.
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
852576.
R. Livesey, 1 Franklands Drive, Ribbleton,
Preston, Lancs PR2 6RX. Tel: 01772 791924
[email protected]
C. Luce, 20 Place Le Gallais, Rue Des Pres,
St Saviour, Jersey, JE2 7GW. Tel: 01534
863900.
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.
C. McGahan, Flat 4, Walpole Apartments, 1
Marine Parade, Isle of Man, IM5 1PB.
Tel: 07624 347775.
C. McKenzie, 127 Sydney Street, Brightlingsea,
Colchester, Essex CO7 0BD.
K. Merrick, 116 Main Street, Wolston, Coventry,
CV8 3HP. Tel: 07792 027290.
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.
I. Murphy, Thie Roarbrae, 11 Sileau Curn Park,
Kirk Michael, Isle of Man IM6 1EH.
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.
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.
M. Pattison, 6 Hillcroft Rise, Douglas, Isle of
Man IM2 7EE. Tel: 01624 627431.
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B. Pedley, 121 Trinity Road, Amblecote,
Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 4LZ.
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.
A. Pugh, 25 Syston Grove, Lincoln LN5 8TJ.
Tel: 01522 856584.
J. Radcliff, 3 Silverdale Close, Leyland, Lancs,
PR25 3BY. Tel: 01229 874178.
I. Ramsdale, 118 Rustenberg Street, Newbridge
Road, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU9 2PS.
Tel: 07588 823121.
B. Redmayne, 19 St Pauls Close, Low Moor,
Clitheroe, Lancs BB7 2NA.
D. Redmayne, Ivydene Wheel Hill, Laxey, Isle
of Man, IM4 7NL. Tel: 01624 862039.
J. Ridout, 2 Mona Street, Peel, Isle of Man IM5
1HJ. Tel: 01624 685096.
M. Rolland, Flat 3 Beauvoir, La Route Du Petit
Port, St Brelade, Jersey, JE3 8HH. Tel: 01534
498874.
J. Rowe, Glen Darragh, Ballanard Road,
Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 5PR. Tel: 01624
676506.
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.
M. Sabine, 16 Molescroft Way, Tonbridge, Kent
TN9 2QN. Tel: 01732 508928.
S. Scott, Rozel, The Reddings, Cheltenham,
Gloucester, GL51 6PR. Tel: 01242 700115.
T. Shelton, 49 Jubilee Road, Shelton Lock,
Derby DE24 9FF. Tel: 01332 281149.
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, Hemington Lane,
Lockington. DE74 2RJ. Tel: 07738 355186
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TECHNICAL OFFICIALs
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.
B. Taylor, 32 Church Road, Fordham,
Colchester, Essex, CO6 3NE. Tel: 01206
240168.
P. Taylor, 408 Southcoates Lane, Hull HU9 3TR.
Tel: 01482 707952.
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, 114B Coventry Road, Burbage,
Leicester, LE10 2HR. Tel: 07979 916423.
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.
J. Woods, 4 Queens Road, Ashton under Lyne,
Lancs, OL6 8EQ. Tel: 01613 445416.
Off Road
J. Axford, 57 Hanney Road, Steventon,
Abingdon, Oxon, OX13 6AH. Tel: 01235
863697.
R. Bartlett, 52 Queen Elizabeth Road,
Cirencester, Glos, GL7 1DJ. Tel: 01285
657484.
C. Bastick, Pear Tree Farm, Cooks Drove, West
Row, Bury St Edmunds, Herts, IP28 8QL.
Tel: 07815 826133.
P. Bellot, Quepel Cot Rue de l’Ecole, Vale,
Guernsey, GY3 5LL. Tel: 01481 245548.
S. Bertie-Roberts, 2 Close De Bosdet, La Petite,
Route Des Mielles, St Brelade, Jersey, JE3
8RB. Tel: 07797 924027.
A. Bode, Avoca, Old Laxey Hill, Laxey, Isle of
Man, IM4 7DA. Tel: 07624 492918.
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C. Boniface, 44 Southampton Street,
Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 6BG.
Tel: 07812 924510.
M. Bourgaize, Little Haven, Rue Mahaut,
Richmond, St Saviour, Guernsey, GY7 9XD
Tel: 07781 166058.
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.
A. Brown, 20 Albany Drive, Walton-le-Dale,
Preston, Lancs, PR5 4TY. Tel: 01772
497747.
R. Brown, 66 Bramble Rise, Brighton, Sussex
BN1 5GF. Tel: 01273 504243.
Terence Brown, 92 Langtoft Road, Stroud,
Gloucester GL5 1NJ. Tel: 07827 298527.
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.
W. Clucas, 11 Derby View, Castletown, Isle of
Man IM9 1BZ. Tel: 01624 824005.
W. Cohu, Varykino, Les Friquets, Vale,
Guernsey GY3 5SA. Tel: 01481 245569.
B. Crump, Ballacraine, Higher Heath,
Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 2HH.
Tel: 01948 840674.
R. Cutress, 5 Coniston Drive, Aylesham,
Canterbury, Kent CT3 3HZ.
D. Davis, 3 Marlborough Road, Wroughton,
Swindon, Wilts SN4 0RX. Tel: 01793
812327.
A. Deeks, c/o 50 Colchester Road, Great
Totham, Maldon, Essex CM9 8DG.
Tel: 07800 756163.
M. Deeks, 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.
B. Downey, 118 Watterson Lane, Douglas, Isle
of Man, IM2 6ND. Tel: 01624 692860.
B. Dowty, The Brewers House, Castle Hill,
Douglas, Isle of Man, IM2 4AD. Tel: 01624
645900.
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C. Edwards, 157 Queens Walk, Peterborough,
PE2 9AJ. Tel: 07933 777209.
M. Evans, 12 Rilshaw Lane, Winsford, Cheshire,
CW7 3DJ. Tel: 07805 077204.
C. Freestone, 88 Morningside Close, Allenton,
Derby, DE24 9JP. Tel: 01332 691542.
A. Garrod, 56 Low Corner, Butley, Woodbridge,
Suffolk, IP12 3QD. Tel: 01728 747320.
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.
D. Haynes, 61 Waterloo Street, Leamington Spa,
Warwickshire CV31 1JU.
M. Heaton, 49 Meadow Avenue, Preesall,
Poulton Le Fylde, Lancs, FY6 0HA.
Tel: 01253 812557.
E. Herd, 10 Malthouse Lane, Burgess Hill, West
Sussex RH15 9XA. Tel: 07803 602400.
B. Hewlett, 12 Chapel Road, Kempsey,
Worcester WR5 3JT. Tel: 01905 820096.
B. Hewson, 12 Greenfield Crescent,
Waterlooville, Hants, PO8 9EH. Tel: 02392
592919.
B. Higgins, Sunnycote, Mary Tavy, Tavistock,
Devon PL19 9QB. Tel: 01822 614355.
D. Holmes, 31 Close Road, Nether Heyford,
Northampton, NN7 3LW.
G. Holmes, 24 Chaucer Road, Rugby,
Warwickshire, CV22 5RP. Tel: 01788
815719.
O. Holmes, 3 Le Close Vaze, St Johns Road, St
Hellier, Jersey JE2 3BD.
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: 01452 811754.
E. Jones, 18 Chapel Street, Astwood Bank,
Redditch, Worcs, B96 6DA. Tel: 01527
893392.
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.
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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.
R. Leivars, Hazel Glen, Paris Street, St Peter
Port, Guernsey GY1 2BL. Tel: 01481
727714.
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.
K. Madeley, Brickyard, Ceri, Newtown, Powys,
SY16 4LH. Tel: 01686 630542.
V. Madeley, Greenfields, Ceri, Newtown, Powys
SY16 4LH. Tel: 01686 670596.
C. Martin, Smallmeads, Cracknore Hard Lane,
Marchwood, Southampton, SO40 4UT.
Tel: 01425 48015.
A. Mounstevens, 39 Mortimer Road, Filton,
Bristol, BS34 7LE. Tel: 01179 699648.
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.
M. Nickerson, 58 Moorgate Road, Dereham,
Norfolk, NR19 1NT. Tel: 01362 698746.
J. O’Reilly, 41 Rennie Crescent, Cheddleton,
Leek, Staff s ST13 7HD. 01538 630869.
M. Pattison, 6 Hillcroft Rise, Douglas, Isle of
Man IM2 7EE. Tel: 01624 627431.
J. Percival, 7 Callow Crescent, Minsterley,
Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY5 0BY.
Tel: 01743 791181.
S. Poston, Brickyard, Ceri, Newtown, Powys,
SY16 4LH. Tel: 01686 630542.
J. Radcliff, 3 Silverdale Close, Leyland, Preston,
Lancs PR25 3BY. Tel: 01772 463225.
C. Reeves, 7 Daisy Road, Brynteg, Wrexham,
LL11 6LH. Tel: 01352 713010.
J. Ridout, 2 Mona Street, Peel, Isle of Man IM5
1HJ. Tel: 01624 685096.
M. Rolland, Flat 3 Beauvoir, La Route Du Petit
Port, St. Brelade, Jersey JE3 8HH.
J. Rowe, Glen Darragh, Ballanard Road,
Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 5PR. Tel: 01624
676506.
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TECHNICAL OFFICIALs
J. Sayer, Hylands, Dunmow Road, Thaxted,
Dunmow, Essex CM6 2NX. Tel: 01371
870123.
S. Scott, Rozel, The Reddings, Cheltenham,
Gloucester, GL51 6PR. Tel: 01242 700115.
D. Smith, Pendre Cottage, Clawdd Lane, New
Radnor, Presteigne LD8 2TA. Tel: 01544
350551.
D. Smith, 4 Church End, Panfield, Braintree,
Essex, CM7 5AJ. Tel: 01376 328907.
K. Spencer, Sea Deep Cottage, 4 Shore Road,
Laxey, Isle of Man IM4 7DJ.
P. Steadman, Henfield Farm, The Hallows,
Coalpit Heath, Bristol, BS36 2UU.
Tel: 01179 570997.
R. Sullivan, 69 Caulfield Road, Swindon, Wilts,
SN2 8BT. Tel: 01793 531831.
S. Summers, 101 Friar Park Road, Wednesbury,
West Midlands WS10 0JR.
D. Thomas, 15 Grove Park Avenue,
Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1YH. Tel: 01795
470605.
A. Thompson, 8 Bluebell Close, Biddulph,
Stoke on Trent, Staff s, ST8 6TJ. Tel: 01782
518549.
B. Turner, 32 Oakroyd Avenue, Dunmow, Essex
CM6 1HG. Tel: 01371 876934.
P. Warriner, 6 Close Quirk, Douglas, Isle of
Man IM2 2HN. Tel: 01624 891093.
A. Watson, Tatsfield Garage, Paynesfield Road,
Tatsfield, Westerham, Kent TN16 2AT.
A. Worrall, 39 Talbot Road, Dunham On The
Hill, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 0JW.
Tel: 01928 724575.
B. Worrall, 39 Talbot Road, Dunham On The
Hill, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 0JW.
Tel: 01928 724575.
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.
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.
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L. Bibby, 6 Berwick Ave, Eastham, Merseyside
CH62 8EP.
A. Bielby, 29 Elmwoo, Coulby Newham,
Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, TS8 0SR.
Tel: 01642 518308.
S. Brace, 33 Patricia Gardens, Bishop’s
Stortford, Herts, CM23 3QE. Tel: 01279
652739.
M. Branton, 61 Lascelles Avenue, Withernsea,
East Riding of Yorkshire, HU19 2EA.
Tel: 07784 271243.
A. Brown, 20 Albany Drive, Walton le Dale,
Preston, Lancs PR5 4TY. Tel: 01772 497747.
A. Brown, Hall Park Bungalow, Melbourne,
York, YO42 4SU. Tel: 01759 319525.
T. Brown, 3 Forgefields, Herne Bay, Kent CT6
7TB. Tel: 01227 364332.
T. Brown, 92 Langtoft Road, Stroud, Gloucester,
GL5 1NJ. Tel: 07827 298527.
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.
W. Clucas, 11 Derby View, Castletown, Isle on
Man IM9 1BZ. Tel: 01624 824005.
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.
A. Deeks, c/o 50 Colchester Road, Great
Totham, Maldon, Essex CM9 8DG.
Tel: 01621 890962.
T. Denning, 5 River Walk, Braddan, Dougkla,
Isle of Man, IM4 4TJ. Tel: 01624 460795.
M. Dent, 74 Ashridge Way, Sunbury-onThames, Middlesex, TW16 7RW. Tel: 01932
782696.
J. Downes, Thundersport House, Church
Road, Kirkby Mallory, Leicester, LE9 7QE.
Tel: 07762 870469.
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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.
C. Edward, 157 Queens Walk, Peterborough,
PE2 9AJ. Tel: 07933 777209.
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 Low Corner, Butley, Woodbridge,
Suffolk, IP12 3QD. Tel: 01728 747320.
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.
P. Gaunt, 4 Taubman Street, Ramsey, Isle of
Man, IM8 1DH. Tel: 01624 896120.
H. Gordon, 2 Beech Drive, St Ives, Huntingdon,
Cambs, PE27 6UH. Tel: 01480 469731.
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, 8 Lime Avenue, Breadsall, Derby DE21
4GD. Tel: 01332 594105.
D. Holmes, 163a Bradford Road, Cleckheaton,
West Yorkshire, BD13 3TJ. Tel: 01274
865946.
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.
TECHNICAL OFFICIALs
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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.
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.
N. Lamont, Hillberry, 40 Seafield Court,
Ardossan, Ayreshire KA22 8NS. Tel: 01294
466346.
A. Lane, 13 Lime Grove, Retford, Nottingham,
DN22 7YH. Tel: 01777 701103.
R. Livesey, 1 Franklands Drive, Ribbleton,
Preston, Lancs PR2 6RX. Tel: 01772 791924
[email protected]
P. Maddocks, 2 Faaie Ny Cabbal, Kirk Michael,
Isle of Man, IM6 2HW. Tel: 07624 417188.
C. McKenzie, 127 Sydney Street, Brightlingsea,
Colchester, Essex CO7 0BD. Tel: 01206
305076.
C. Moram, Garonne, Hay Lane, Fulmer, Slough,
Berkshire SL3 6HJ. Tel: 01753 662306.
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.
J. O’Reilly, 41 Rennie Crescent, Cheddleton,
Leek, Staff s ST13 7HD.
P. Page, 33 Baldock Road, Stotfold, Hitchin,
Herts, SG5 4PB. Tel: 01462 231025.
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.
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TECHNICAL OFFICIALs
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.
J. Ridout, 2 Mona Street, Peel, Isle of Man IM5
1HJ. Tel: 01624 685096.
J. Rowe, Glan 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,
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.
D. Stewart, Keepers Cottage, 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.
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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.
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.
A. Watson, Tatsfield Garage, Paynesfield Road,
Tatsfield, Westerham, Kent TN16 2AT.
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.
C. Wood, 67 Sunningdale Gardens, Bognor
Regis, West Sussex, PO22 9LE. Tel: 01243
841549.
SOUND LEVEL TESTING
Sound Inspectors are licenced 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.
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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.
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.
A. Bode, Avoca, Old Laxey Hill, Laxey, Isle of
Man, IM4 7DA.
A. Bond, 16 Heulwen Close, Hope, Wrexham
LL12 9PR Tel: 01978 760415.
A. Bond, Forest Lodge, Station Road,
Lymington, Hants, SO41 6AA.
D. Bosendorfer, Spindleberry, Stoney Road,
Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 5AL.
S. Bottomley, 25 Auldyn Walk, Ramsey, Isle of
Man, IM8 2TN. 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 CV5
8BS Tel: 02476 272694.
T. Broomhall, 6 The Heights, Worcester, WR5
1JN. Tel: 01905 354834.
Paul Brown, 9 Admirals Hard, Plymouth PL1
3RJ.
R. Brown, 3 Foregfields, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6
7TB.
Ruth Brown, 3 Forgefields, Herne Bay,
Canterbury, Kent CT6 7TB.
Tim Brown, 3 Forgefields, Herne Bay,
Canterbury, Kent CT6 7TB.
E. Bryant, 12 Bakers Lane, Bassingham, Lincoln
LN5 9HD. Tel: 01522 789359.
G. Burden, Brookside, Glen Road, Laxey, Isle of
Man, IM4 7AB.
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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.
E. Carter, 18 Coniston Close, Hethersett,
Norwich, Norfolk NR9 3QB. Tel: 01603
810301.
M. Chapman, Cooill Veg, 14 Cronk Drean,
Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 6AY.
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.
W. Clarke, 41 Upton Road, Atherton,
Manchester M46 9RQ. Tel: 01942 873395.
W. Clucas, 11 Derby View, Castletown, Isle of
Man IM9 1BZ. Tel: 01624 824005.
K. Coombes, 11 East Park Avenue, Hull
HU89AD Tel: 07784 271243.
A. Corkill, 33 Alberta Drive, Onchan, Isle of
Man, IM3 1LU.
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.
S. Cretney, 16 Marathon Avenue, Douglas, Isle
of Man, IM2 4HZ.
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.
D. Davis, 3 Marlborough Road, Wroughton,
Swindon, Wiltshire SN4 0RX. Tel: 01793
812327.
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TECHNICAL OFFICIALs
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.
J. Downes, Thundersport House, Church
Road, Kirkby Mallory, Leicester, LE9 7QE.
Tel: 07762 870469.
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.
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.
S. Filer, 61 Lascelles Avenue, Withernsea, East
Riding of Yorkshire, HU19 2EA. Tel: 01964
613118.
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.
A. Gill, 17 Central Avenue, Tipton, West
Midlands, DY4 9RJ. Tel: 0121 5302171.
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.
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L. Harries, 1 Glyncoed Terrace, Llanelli, SA15
1EZ. Tel: 01554 758870.
M. Heaton, 49 Meadow Avenue, Preesall,
Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancs, FY6 0HA.
Tel: 01253 812557.
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.
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, 8 Lime Avenue, Breadsall, Derby DE21
4GD. 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.
Damon Holmes, 163a Bradford Road,
Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD13 3TJ.
J. Holmes, 3 Kent Avenue, Jacksdale,
Nottingham NG16 5LS. Tel: 01623 688700.
O. Holmes, 3 Le Close Vaze, St Johns Road, St
Helier, Jersey JE2 3BD Tel: 01534 874422.
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.
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D. Jacques, 2 Hough Green, Ashley,
Altrincham, Cheshire, WA1 0QS.
Tel: 01925 634048.
B. James, Herons Way, Dunham Road, Retford,
Notts, DN22 0NB. Tel: 01777 228151.
H. Januszewski, 46 Alfreton Road, Little Eaton,
Derby DE21 5DD. Tel: 01332 833458.
P. Jeavons, Manora, Penisarwaun, Caernarfon
LL55 3PW Tel: 01286 870168.
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.
C. Kijo, 26 Bowes Avenue, Dalton-le-Dale,
Seaham, Co. Durham SR7 8JY. Tel: 07730
644966.
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.
M. Kneenan, 17 Harpswell Hill Park, Hemswell,
Gainsborough, Lincs, DN21 5UT.
Tel: 01427 667495.
C. Knox, 26c Radbourne Road, Balham, London,
SW12 0EF Tel: 07976 837252.
S. Knox, 26c Radbourne Road, Balham, London
SW12 0EF.
N. Lamont, Hillberry, 40 Seafield Court,
Ardrossan, Ayreshire KA22 8NS. Tel: 01294
466346.
A. Lane, 14 Corsham Place, Marchington,
Uttoxeter, Staff s ST14 8LU Tel: 01283
820060.
A. Lane, 13 Lime Grove, Retford, Notts, DN22
7YH. Tel: 01777 701103.
J. Lea, 5 Westhead Road, Cookley,
Kidderminster, Worcs, DY10 3TG.
Tel: 01562 851318.
M. Le Viellez, Cleveland, La Rue De Samares, St
Clement, Jersey JE2 6LZ Tel: 01534 582576.
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R. Livesey, 1 Franklands Drive, Ribbleton,
Preston, Lancashire PR2 6RX. Tel: 01772
791924 [email protected]
T. Lord, Inglenook, Fairy Cottage, Laxey, Isle of
Man, IM4 7BR. Tel: 01624 861907.
P. Maddocks, 2 Faaie Ny Cabbal, Kirk Michael,
Isle of Man IM6 2HW Tel: 01624 870120.
J. McCubbin, 5 The Greswoldes, Radford
Semele, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
CV31 1TP. Tel: 01926 889204.
J. McDougall, 5 Park Close, Calne, Wiltshire,
SN11 8LU. Tel: 01249 817663.
C. McKenzie, 127 Sydney Street, Brightlingsea,
Colchester, Essex CO7 0BD.
M. 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.
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.
C. Moram, Garonne, Hay Lane, Fulmer, Slough,
Berkshire SL3 6HJ. Tel: 01753 662306.
T. Morgan, Seonag, 23 Brackley Way, Totton,
Southampton, Hampshire SO40 3HP.
Tel: 07920 065998.
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. Notman, Ballafletcher Farm House,
Ballafletcher Road, Cronkbourne, Douglas,
Isle of Man, IM4 4QL. Tel: 07624 405139.
G. Noyce, 26 Michaels Way, Fair Oak, Eastleigh,
Hampshire SO50 7NT. Tel: 07860 523578.
A. Ogden, The Court, Balthane, Ballasalla, Isle
of Man, IM9 2AL. Tel: 01624 827826.
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.
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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.
N. 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.
P. Page, 33 Baldock Road, Stotfold, Hitchin,
Herts, SG5 4PB. Tel: 01462 231025.
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, 121 Trinity Road, Amblecote,
Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 4LZ.
P. Peel, Sea Deep Cottage, 4 Shore Road, Laxey,
Isle of Man, IM4 7DJ.
F. Pettit, 34 Russet Way, Melbourn, Royston,
Herts SG8 6HF.
L. Pettit, 34 Russet Way, Melbourn, Royston,
Herts SG8 6HF.
T. Pettman, 89 Cirrus Crescent, Riverview Park,
Gravesend, Kent DA12 4QR. Tel: 01474
353392.
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, Abbeyfields,
Douglas, Isle of Man, IM2 7DT. Tel: 01624
612040.
I. Ramsdale, 118 Rustenburg Street, Newbridge
Road, Hull, East Yorkshire HU9 2PS.
Tel: 01482 782961.
A. Rault, La Mare d’Angot, Rue des Monnieres,
Trinity, Jersey JE3 5DF. Tel: 01534 769449.
J. Ray, Serrekunda, Coast Road, Jurby West,
Ramsey, Isle of Man, IM7 3AY. Tel: 01624
897110.
I. Reavley, 35 Columbia Terrace, Blyth,
Northumberland NE24 3JZ. Tel: 01670
352468.
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B. Redmayne, 19 St Pauls Close, Low Moor,
Clitheroe, Lancs BB7 2NA.
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.
J. Ridout, 2 Mona Street, Peel, Isle of Man IM5
1HJ. Tel: 01624 685096.
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.
D. Shaw, 135 Markeaton Street, Derby, DE22
3AW. Tel: 07891 645709.
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.
J. Smith, 204 Charnwood Road, Shepshed,
Leicester LE12 9NR Tel: 07746 573900.
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K. Spencer, Sea Deep Cottage, 4 Shore Road,
Laxey, Isle of Man IM4 7DJ.
J. Spicer, Old Post Office, Seething Street,
Seething, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 1AL.
K. Starkey, 13a Cardigan Road, Bedworth,
Warwickshire, CV12 0LY.
N. Stevenson, 21 Andrew Goodall Close,
Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1SP. Tel: 07788
462242.
D. Stewart, Keepers Cottage, 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.
R. Sullivan, 69 Caulfield Road, Swindon,
Wiltshire SN2 8BT. Tel: 01793 531831.
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.
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.
J. Tiernan, 47 Cedar Walk. Douglas, Isle of
Man, IM2 5NH. Tel: 07624 458983.
D. Tilley, 33 The Sidings, Pengelly, Delabole,
Cornwall, PL33 9AX. Tel: 01840 213986.
D. Tritton, 59 Aylsham Road, North Walsham,
Norfolk NR28 0BL. Tel: 01692 407603.
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.
M. Turner, Coppice Farm, Kerrowmoar,
Ramsey, Isle of Man IM7 2AX Tel: 07624
496855.
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.
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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, 3 Fairways Court, Leciester Road,
Hinckley LE9 3DR 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 Woodbridge Close, Worcester,
WR5 3BJ. Tel: 01905 764404.
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.
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.
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TECHNICAL OFFICIALs
C. Wood, 67 Sunningdale Gardens, Bognor
Regis, West Sussex, P022 9LE. Tel: 01243
841549.
A. Wright, Chamonix, La Ruette D’Avranches,
St Lawrence, Jersey JE3 1GJ. Tel: 07797
716680.
S. Wynne, 24 Clyde Road, Frampton Cotterell,
Bristol, BS36 2EE. Tel: 01179 572991.
Off Road
K. Adams, 41 Collum Avenue, Scunthorpe,
DN16 2HQ.
A. Adams, 128 Queensway, Scunthorpe, DN16
2JG.
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.
F. Banfield, 51 Manson Place, St Dennis, St
Austell, Cornwall, Pl26 8BQ. Tel: 01726
824007.
A. Bartlett, 52 Queen Elizabeth Road,
Cirencester, Glos, GL7 1DJ. Tel: 01285
657484.
R. Bartlett, 52 Queen Elizabeth Road,
Cirencester, Glos, GL7 1DJ. Tel: 01285
657484.
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.
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.
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P. Boast, 2 Farm Cottage, Saxby, Market Rasen,
Lincs, LN8 2DH.
A. Bond, 16 Heulwen Close, Hope, Wrexham
LL12 9PR Tel: 01978 760415.
A. Bond, Forest Lodge, Station Road,
Lymington, Hants, SO41 6AA.
S. Bottomley, 25 Auldyn Walk, Ramsey, Isle of
Man, IM8 2TN. Tel: 01624 810926.
M. Bourgaize, Little Haven, Rue Mahaut,
Richmond, St Saviours, Guernsey GY7
9XD. Tel: 01481 266058.
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.
R. Brown, 66 Bramble Rise, Brighton, Sussex
BN1 5GF. Tel: 01273 504243.
Terence Brown, 92 Langtoft Road, Stroud,
Gloucester GL5 1NJ. Tel: 07827 298527.
N. Burbridge, Le Cheval, Les Caches, St Martin,
Guernsey GY4 6PW. Tel: 01481 239598.
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.
E. Carter, 18 Coniston Close, Hethersett,
Norwich, Norfolk NR9 3QB. Tel: 01603
810301.
R. J. Carter, Lynton, Westward Road, Ebley,
Stroud, Gloucester GL5 4TH. Tel: 01453
822707.
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.
J. Clark, 7 Hanbury Avenue, Hatton, Derby
DE65 5HG. Tel: 07784 133664.
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W. Clucas, 11 Derby View, Castletown, Isle of
Man IM9 1BZ. Tel: 01624 824005.
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.
M. Cook, 32 East Dale Drive, Kirton Lindsey,
Gainsborough, DN21 4ED.
K. Coombes, 11 East Park Avenue, Hull HU8
9AD Tel: 07784 271243.
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.
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.
D. Davis, 3 Marlborough Road, Wroughton,
Swindon, Wiltshire SN4 0RX. Tel: 01793
812327.
A. Deeks, c/o 50 Colchester Road, Great
Totham, Maldon, Essex CM9 8DG.
Tel: 07791 164914.
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.
P. Eaton, 74 Winchester Avenue, Waterloo,
Liverpool L22 2AT. Tel: 07950 726848.
C. Edwards, 157 Queens Walk, Peterborough,
PE2 9AJ. Tel: 07933 777209.
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R. Emmerson, 80 Station Road, Scalby,
Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO13 0QG.
Tel: 01723 367708.
T. Fairbrother, 14 Spring Grove Road,
Kidderminster, Worcester DY11 7JA.
Tel: 01213 223165.
W. Francis, 26 Avon Street, Glynneath, Neath,
Castell-nedd, Port Talbot, SA11 5EY.
Tel: 01634 720960.
C. Frankcom, 78 Hackney Way, Westbury,
Wiltshire, BA13 2GF. Tel: 07518 736160.
C. Freestone, 88 Morningside Close, Allenton,
Derby DE24 9JP.
A. Garrod, 56 Low Corner, Butley, Woodbridge,
Suffolk, IP12 3QD. Tel: 01728 747320.
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.
C. George, 45 Broomfield Drive, Bodmin,
Cornwall, PL31 1QT. Tel: 01208 265297.
T. Golds, 21 Buckingham Drive, Luton, Beds
LU2 9RA. Tel: 01582 407611.
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.
M. Heaton, 49 Meadow Avenue, Preesall,
Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancs, FY6 0HA.
Tel: 01253 812557.
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TECHNICAL OFFICIALs
S. Henry, 12 Clybane Rise, Farmhill, Douglas,
Isle of Man, IM2 2LR. Tel: 01624 1670523.
E. Herd, 10 Malthouse Lane, Burgess Hill, West
Sussex RH15 9XA. Tel: 07803 602400.
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.
R. Hollingdale, 6 Aquila Way, Langtoft,
Peterborough, PE6 9NN. Tel: 01778 342120.
J. Holmes, 3 Kent Avenue, Jacksdale,
Nottingham, NG16 5LS. Tel: 01773 608141.
O. Holmes, 3 Le Close Vaze, St Johns Road, St
Helier, Jersey JE2 3BD Tel: 01534 874422.
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.
D. Hughes, Castle Cottage, 2 Castle Causeway,
Sleaford, Lincs NG34 7QN. Tel: 01529
307253.
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.
P. Kalinski, 11 Ryefield Close, Petersfield, Hants,
GU31 4RA. Tel: 01730 300703.
K. Keeton, 17 Salisbury Close, Scunthorpe,
DN17 1PY.
M. Kerruish, Del Monique, Woodlands Avenue,
Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 3QS Tel: 01624
612406.
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C. Kijo, 26 Bowes Avenue, Dalton-le-Dale,
Seaham, Co. Durham SR7 8JY. Tel: 07730
644966.
R. Kingsmill, 59 Knockhall Close, Greenhithe,
Kent, DA9 9EW. Tel: 01322 383167.
A. Kirk, 70 Scotter Road, Scunthorpe, DN15
8DR.
C. Laman, 6 Miller Road, Wheatley, Oxford
OX33 1XB. Tel: 01865 876396.
N. Lamont, Hillberry, 40 Seafield Court,
Ardrossan, Ayreshire KA22 8NS. Tel: 01294
466346.
A. Lane, 14 Corsham Place, Marchington,
Uttoxeter, Staff s ST14 8LU Tel: 01283
820060.
M. Lane, 3 Thornhill Close, Port Erin, Isle of
Man, IM9 6NF. Tel: 01624 830592.
S. Lawrence, 115 Clifton Road, Tunbridge
Wells, Kent, TN2 3AU. Tel: 01892 521216.
J. Lea, 5 Westhead Road, Cookley,
Kidderminster, Worcs, DY10 3TG.
Tel: 01562 851318.
M. Le Viellez, Cleveland, La Rue De Samares, St
Clement, Jersey JE2 6LZ Tel: 01534 582576.
P. Maddocks, 2 Faaie Ny Cabbal, Kirk Michael,
Isle of Man, IM6 2HW. Tel: 07624 417188.
K. Madeley, Brickyard, Ceri, Newtown, Powys,
SY16 4LH. Tel: 01686 630542.
Victor Madeley, Greenfields, Kerry, Newtown,
Powys SY16 4LH. Tel: 01686 670596.
Violet Madeley, Greenfields, Kerry, Newtown,
Powys SY16 4LH. Tel: 01686 670596.
J. McCubbin, 5 The Greswolds, Radford Semele,
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 1TP.
Tel: 01926 889204.
C. McKenzie, 127 Sydney Street, Brightlingsea,
Colchester, Essex CO7 0BD.
J. McNee, 29 Pairk Beg, Port Erin, Isle of Man,
IM9 6NQ. Tel: 01624 836141.
P. Metcalf, Scarlett House, Ballakilpheric Road,
Colby, Isle of Man, IM9 4BU. Tel: 07624
304469.
G. Milnes, 10 Leofric Close, Kings Bromley,
Burton on Trent, Staffs DE13 7JP.
N. Moore, 6 Fenella Terrace, Peel, Isle of Man,
IM5 1PL. Tel: 01624 842899.
C. Moram, Garonne, Hay Lane, Fulmer, Slough,
Berkshire SL3 6HJ. Tel: 01753 662306.
D. Munday, 6 Wildern Close, Locks Heath,
Southampton, Hampshire SO31 7EZ.
Tel: 01489 576641.
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I. Neill, 35 Kilwinning Road, Stevenson,
Ayrshire, KA20 3AT. Tel: 01294 463021.
M. Nickerson, 58 Moorgate Road, Dereham,
Norfolk, NR19 1NT. Tel: 01362 698746.
G. Notman, Ballafletcher Farm House,
Ballafletcher Road, Cronkbourne, Douglas,
Isle of Man, IM4 4QL. Tel: 07624 405139.
G. Noyce, 26 Michaels Way, Fair Oak, Eastleigh,
Hampshire SO50 7NT. Tel: 07860 523578.
J. O’Reilly, 41 Rennie Crescent, Cheddleton,
Leek, Staff s ST13 7HD.
D. Overend, 22 Barwell Avenue, St. Helens,
Merseyside WA11 9HZ. Tel: 01744 602967.
N. 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.
C. Palmer, 151 Hoarwithy Road, Hereford, HR2
6HE. Tel: 01432 342642.
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, 121 Trinity Road, Amblecote,
Stroubridge, West Midlands, DY8 4LZ.
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. Piccaver, 11 Hospital Drive, Little Sutton,
Long Sutton, Spalding, PE12 9EL.
Tel: 01406 364104.
S. Poston, Brickyard, Ceri, Newtown, Powys,
SY16 4LH. Tel: 01686 630542.
J. Powell, 57 Widmore Lodge Road, Bromley,
Kent, BR1 2QE. Tel: 01959 573089.
S. Pringle, 65 Corbylands Road, Sidcup, Kent,
DA15 8JQ. Tel: 07985 397647.
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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.
I. Reavley, 35 Columbia Terrace, Blyth,
Northumberland NE24 3JZ. Tel: 01670
352468.
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, 2 Mona Street, Peel, Isle of Man IM5
1HJ. Tel: 01624 685096.
M. Roose, 61 Boxwell Park, Bodmin, Cornwall,
PL31 2BE. Tel: 01208 74465.
J. Rowe, Glen Darragh, Ballanard Road,
Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 5PR. Tel: 01624
676506.
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.
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, Pendre Cottage, Clawdd Lane, New
Radnor, Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2TA.
Tel: 01544 350551.
K. Spencer, Sea Deep Cottage, 4 Shore Road,
Laxey, Isle of Man IM4 7DJ.
K. Starkey, 13a Cardigan Road, Bedworth,
Warwickshire, CV12 0LY.
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P. Steadman, Henfield Farm, The Hollows,
Coalpit Heath, Bristol BS36 2UU.
Tel: 01179 570997.
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.
P. Taylor, 408 Southcoates Lane, Hull HU9 3TR.
Tel: 01482 707952.
P. Thorley, 3 Hilltop View, Farmhill, Douglas,
Isle of Man, IM2 2LA. Tel: 01624 648318.
J. Tiernan, 47 Cedar Walk, Douglas, Isle of Man
IM2 5NH Tel: 07624 458983.
B. Turner, 32 Oakroyd Avenue, Dunmow,
Essex, CM6 1HG. Tel: 01371 876934.
C. Turner, 9 The Limes, Crowhill, Plymouth PL6
5YJ. Tel: 01752 786096 / 07751 360606.
M. Turner, Coppice Farm, Kerrowmoar,
Ramsey, Isle of Man IM7 2AX Tel: 07624
496855.
K. Vipurs, 157 Burringham Road, Scunthorpe,
DN17 2DF.
K. Viveash, 8 Jasmine Close, Swindon, Wiltshire
SN25 3JN. Tel: 01793 724655.
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.
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.
A. Watson, Tatsfield Garage, Paynesfield Road,
Tatsfield, Westerham, Kent TN16 2AT.
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.
E. Williams, Three Chimneys, Llansantffraid,
Powys SY22 6AX. Tel: 01691 828330.
G. Wilson, 160 Green Lane, Cookridge, Leeds,
LS16 7JQ. Tel: 01132 176509.
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M. Wilson, 12 Abbots Drive, Abbotswood,
Ballasalla, Isle of Man IM9 3EB Tel: 01624
829410.
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.
A. Wright, Chamonix, La Ruette D’Avranches,
St Lawrence, Jersey JE3 1GJ. Tel: 07797
716680.
J. Young, 1 Bodieve Farm Cottage, Bodieve,
Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 6EG.
Tel: 01208 816716.
Sound level control
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Sound level control
For 2014 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 metre and the
motorcycle.
The sound levels will be measured with
the sound metre/microphone fixed on a tripod,
in the horizontal position, at the rear of the
motorcycle.
The sound metre 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 center 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 machines
manufactured prior to 2010. It is envisaged
that this will operate until the end of 2014.
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 (+ 1 dB/A type 1
meters and +2 db/A type 2 meters) (Post
race +1 dB/A for type 1 meters and +2 d/BA
for type 2 meters) tested using the 2 Metre
Max method.
• For machines pre 2010 – maximum limit 96
dB/A for 2 strokes and 94 dB/A for 4 strokes
tested using the Static Test method. We
envisage that this test will cease at the end
of 2014 and the 2 Metre Max method will
prevail.
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 2014.
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Quads
Maximum sound limit 115 dB/A (+1 dB/A type
1 meters and +2 dB/A type 2 meters) 116 dB/A
+1 dB/A type 1 meters and + 2 dB/A type 2
meters after the race) tested using the 2 Metre
Max method.
A further review to be made at the end of 2014.
Enduro
Only the 2 Metre Max test method will be used
as previously detailed.
The maximum sound limit accepted will be 112
dBA (+2 dB/A before the race, +3 dB/A after
the race).
A sound limit of 79 dBA at 100 metres.
Procedure
All machines shall be sound tested using the 2
Metre Max method. Machines manufactured
prior to 2010 that have a silencer that exceeds
the maximum limit, the final acceptance will be
defined by using the static test method and the
limit will be according to the list.
96 dBA for 2 strokes and 94 dBA for 4 strokes.
Operate according to the FIM method, that
is, instead of using the machine piston stroke
to calculate the test R.P.M., the fixed R.P.M.
according to the capacity must be used, with the
exception of over 500cc four strokes.
Up to 85cc
8,000 R.P.M.
Over 85cc up to 125cc
7,000 R.P.M.
Over 125cc up to 145cc
6,500 R.P.M.
Over 145cc up to 250cc
5,000 R.P.M.
Over 250cc up to 500cc
4,500 R.P.M.
Over 500cc
4,000 R.P.M.
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.
Grass Track, Long Track & Beach
Race
Both the FIM 2 Metre Max test and the static
RPM test will be utilized 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 either the 2010 FIM homologated
silencer or a previously approved pre 2010
homologated silencer.
Any machine using an alternative silencer will be
subject to Sound Control using the static RPM
test. Maximum sound level 98 dBA measured
at 13 m/sec mean piston speed for two strokes
machines or 11 m/sec for four stroke machines.
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.
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 (+2 dB/A before the race, +3 dB/A after
the race).
Speedway
Maximum sound level using the 2M Max Test,
115 dBA other than machines using FIM 2010
Homologated Silencers. A SOUND LEVEL OF
81 dBA AT 100 METRES.
Sound level control
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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.
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
Mean Piston
Speed 13m/sec Speed 11m/sec
13000
11000
12580
10645
12187
10313
11818
10000
11470
9706
11142
9429
10833
9167
10540
8919
10263
8684
10000
8462
9750
8250
9512
8049
9285
7857
9069
7674
8863
7500
8666
7333
8478
7174
8297
7021
8125
6875
7959
6735
7800
6600
7647
6471
7500
6346
7358
6226
7222
6111
7090
6000
6964
5893
6842
5789
6724
5690
6610
5593
6500
5500
6393
5410
6290
5323
6190
5238
6093
5156
6000
5077
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Sound Metres
Sound level meter minimum standard for
enforcement are IEC 651 Type 2/BSI 5969 Grade
2.
SOUND CONTROL – RPM FIGURES –
APPLICATION
13metres/sec – TWO STROKES i.e. Road
Racing, and Grass Track where applicable.
11 metres/sec – FOUR STROKES i.e. Road
Racing, Motocross and Grass Track 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
Mean Piston
Speed 13m/sec Speed 11m/sec
5909
5000
5820
4925
5735
4853
5652
4783
5571
4714
5492
4648
5416
4583
5342
4521
5270
4459
5200
4400
5132
4342
5065
4286
5000
4231
4937
4177
4875
4125
4815
4074
4756
4024
4699
3976
4643
3929
4588
3882
4535
3837
4483
3793
4432
3750
4382
3708
4333
3667
4286
3626
4239
3587
4194
3548
4149
3510
4105
3474
4063
3438
4021
3402
3980
3367
3939
3333
3900
3300
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Fuel regulations
AUTO CYCLE UNION HANDBOOK 2014
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.
• Will be disqualified from the results.
• Will 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
Helmets bearing any one of the undermentioned
“standard” marks could be approved by the
ACU if deemed to conform with certain
additional criteria considered necessary for
helmets used in motorcycle sport. Helmets so
approved will carry the ACU transfer in gold
or silver.
British Standards Institution BS 6658-A
British Standards Institution BS 6658-B
UN ECE Regulation 22 ECE 22–05
Snell Memorial Foundation Snell (individual
approval only) M2005 or M2010
European Community ECE 22–04
The only indication that a helmet is suitable
for immediate use in motorcycle sport is the
ACU gold or silver stamp firmly affixed. It is
considered that any person selling a helmet for
competition use as “ACU Approved” without an
approval stamp firmly affixed IS making a false
trade description.
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 alarge 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.
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.
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 Stamp 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 scrutineering and the ACU
approval stamp must 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.
Further information can be obtained from
the ACU Technical Department, including
names of professional customisers agreeing
to conform to guidelines on helmet painting
derided between the ACU and leading helmet
manufacturers.
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
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ACU approved protective helmets and visors
can be minimised by securing the flapping strap
end by some means such as a rubber band.
HELMET PROJECTIONS
(Fins, stabilisers etc.)
Attachments to the shell surface exceeding
20mm height are not permitted in Road Racing.
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HELMET STAMPS
Helmets are examined at scrutineering in order
to assess wear and tear, general deterioration
and to ensure that an ACU Approval Stamp
is displayed. The only stamp eligible for
competition use, except trials is displayed below.
VISORS/GOGGLES
For Road Racing, visors to the highest British
Standards Institution grade of impact and
abrasion resistance are recommended.
HELMET STAMPING
Helmets which are to be mailed for approval
and stamping 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.
Helmets may be inspected and approved for use
at a meeting and/or have a Sticker affixed by
most International Technical Officials, from the
helmet approvals list.
TECHNICAL INSPECTION OF HELMETS
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 thermo plastic 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.
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 Stamp 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.
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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
Trial or Road Race events.
A one event licence may be submitted
with an application for an ACU competition
licence within one calendar year of that one
event licence having been purchased. It should
be noted that only one One Event Licence can
be used to offset the cost of an annual ACU
competition licence.
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Associate
membership
Associate Membership is available to any
individual who does not hold a current
Competition Licence/Registration. The annual
fee of £10.00 allows the individual to enjoy a
range of benefits and discounts that have been
secured by the ACU for its members.
Benefits include significant discounts on a range
of motorcycle related products as well as travel
and accommodation. To view an up to date
list of benefits please visit the ACU website.
Associate members also receive free copies of
the ACU magazine.
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)
F. J. Henley
Mrs M. Carter JP (Treasurer) Mr C. Pattison
R. Collins
Mrs J. Macphee
Mrs W. Evans MBE
R. W. Smith
Trustees: Mrs M. Carter, R. Collins, Mrs W.
Evans MBE, R. Hanks, F. J. Henley, 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 2013 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 2013 the
grants made will exceed £60,000.
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 Mr R. Weale, Old Brow, 18
Jacksons Edge Road, Disley, Stockport,
Cheshire SK12 2JE. Tel: 01663 765794
[email protected]
Cornwall Mr J. Bassett, Carniggie Cottage,
Greenbottom, Chasewater, Truro, Cornwall
TR4 8QL. Tel: 01872 561457
Eastern Mr M. Cross, Magrathea, East
Hanningfield Road, Sandon, Chelmsford,
Essex CM2 7TQ. Tel: 01245 478275
[email protected]
East Midland Mrs A. Boyle, 126 Uttoxeter
Road, Hill Ridware, Rugeley, Staffordshire
WS15 3QX. Tel: 01543 492212 Mob: 07866
605082 [email protected]
East South Wales Sue Wilkins-Payne,
96 Penylan Road, Varteg, Pontypool,
Torfaen NP4 7HE Tel: 07548 704676
[email protected]
East Yorks Mrs E. Race, 20 Broadlands
Drive, East Ayton, Scarborough, North
Yorkshire YO13 9ET. Tel: 01723 863987
[email protected]
Isle of Man Mrs W. Evans MBE, 3 Mount
View Terrace, Onchan, Isle of Man IM3
1AB. Tel: 01624 621296/07624 433540
[email protected]
Midland Mr & Mrs G. Daniel, 25 Doidge Rd,
Erdington, Birmingham B23 7SQ. Tel: 0121
350 2601 (Eve) 0121 373 1035 (Day)
[email protected]
Mid Wales Mr M. Bates, Nant-yr-Wyn,
Llanbister Road, Landrindod Wells, Powys
LD1 5UP. Tel: 01547 550393
Northern Mr K. Quinn, 7 Arkholme Close,
Carnforth LA5 9XF. Tel: 01524 732089
North Eastern Mr J. A. Guthrie, 9
Hillside Gardens, Sunderland, Tyne
& Wear SR2 9AR. Tel: 0191 522 6260
[email protected]
North Western Mr D. Harrison, 93 Yarrow
Road, Chorley, Lancashire PR6 0LU.
Tel: 01257 410448 [email protected]
Southern Mr S. Earle, Flat 10, Laburnum
House, Laburnum Road, Hedge End,
Southampton, SO30 0QG Tel/Fax: 01489
785482 [email protected]
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South Midland Mr F. J. Henley, 33
Connaught Road, Aylesbury, Bucks
HP20 1PS. Tel: 01296 481539
[email protected]
Mr D Porter, 22 Belper Road, Luton,
Beds, LU4 8RG Tel: 01582 651189
[email protected]@btinternet.com
South Western Mr C. Pattison, 6 Churchfields,
Wincanton, Somerset BA9 9AJ. Tel: 01963
33001
Wessex Mr M. Bracey, 3 Burden Close,
Bradley Stoke, Bristol BS32 8BL.
Tel: 01179 236867/07889 363526
[email protected]
Western Mr T. Hunt, Daren View, Bishopstone,
Hereford HR4 7JE. Tel: 01981 590325
West South Wales Mr A. Brinsden, Norton
Lodge, Llanteg, Narberth SA67 8PS.
Tel: 01834 831775 Mob: 07970 460424
[email protected]
Yorkshire Mrs M. Carter JP, Hunters
Gap, Thorpe Lane, Guiseley, Leeds
LS20 8JH. Tel: 01943 878666
[email protected]
Scottish ACU Mrs Y Kelly, 29 Baird Road,
Armadale, West Lothian, EH48 3NT
Tel: 01501 732812 Mob: 07523 537592
[email protected]
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
ROAD RACE COMPULSORY TRAINING
COURSE
£50.00
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
(only permit element inc VAT)
£650.00
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
Licenced 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
Levied by ACU Court
Unlimited
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
£12.50
+ VAT
BLUE logo/white logo MARKER TAPE
per roll
£12.00 + VAT + Postage
WARNING NOTICES
Paper, as per current handbook
Type A (Motor Sport Can Be
Dangerous)
Type B (Prohibited Area)
Type C (Warning Notice)
£1.75 + VAT
£1.75 + VAT
£1.75 + 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
Instructors
• 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 [email protected]
2014 Registered Off Road Projects
•Bridge Centre Project, East Lothian,
Tel: 01620 829817
•Kickstart Motor Project, Sidcup, Kent Jane
Goodrich Tel: 0208 300 3882
•MX Challenge Project, Dover, Tel: 01304
202244
•Sparkplug, Islington Lorraine Gibson
[email protected]
2014 Mini Bike Projects
•Bikewise Mini Bike Club, Durham,
contact John Bowman 0191 375
2136, 0345 6060365 ext 2399
[email protected]
•St Pauls, Cheltenham, contact Hayden
Selwyn Tel: 01242 244440 [email protected]
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 Instructor.
The Training Secretary maintains an up
to date Register of all ACU Certified Sporting
Instructors in all disciplines of motorcycle
sport. She also manages the renewal process
for instructors and the yearly seminars that
all instructors must attend at least once every
three years, in order to keep their Certification
current.
Instructor Training
The ACU Instructor Certification Programme is
open to anyone who wishes to instruct sporting
motorcycle skills.
The ACU Instructor Certification
Programme delivers training and assessment
that is mapped to National Coaching Standards,
providing new and existing instructors with the
fundamental skills needed in order to pass on
their skills and knowledge to other riders.
The ACU has three categories of Instructor:
ACU Club Instructor – for anyone who
wishes to instruct 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
instruct. Applicants may be asked to undertake
and pass a test of riding competency before
instructor 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
Instructor Certificate fee of £25.
ACU Project Instructor – for people who
instruct 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 instruct. Applicants
may be asked to undertake and pass a test of
riding competency before instructor training
commences. A subsidised charge is made for the
training of this type of instructor and the annual
Certificate fee is £35.
ACU Commercial Instructor – for
anyone with background in motorcycle sport
who wish to provide instructing 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 instructors can also instruct
at Club and Project level. The training of
Commercial Instructors is charged at a
commercial rate and the annual Certificate fee is
£84 including VAT.
All instructors must undergo a DBS check
(previously called a Criminal Records Bureau
check).
ACU Registered Training Providers
The ACU Training Department maintains a
register of Training Providers who comply with
our minimum standards,
To gain entry onto the Register, a training
provider must:
•Use only instructors who hold a current and
valid ACU Instructor Certificate
• Carry adequate Public Liability Insurance
• Publish and work to a training syllabus with
identifiable outcomes and objectives
The ACU Register of Training Providers
will enable anyone looking for training in
motorcycle sport to identify appropriate schools
which use properly qualified staff, working to a
published syllabus.
The ACU Register of Training Providers is
open to any training school which can satisfy
the above requirements.
For more information on the ACU Training
Department please contact Debbie Walmsley,
Training Secretary on 01788 566419 or
[email protected]
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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.
[email protected]
•Competitive motorsport, motorsport
planning and all related matters.
[email protected]
•LARA news – questions, contributions,
congratulations and condemnations.
[email protected]
•Training enquiries (Southern UK)
[email protected]
•Training enquiries (Northern UK)
[email protected]
LARA headquarters
LARA
PO box 142
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 5YP
[email protected]
website: www.laragb.org
THE DRIVERS’ & RIDERS’ COUNTRYSIDE
CODE OF CONDUCT
1. Use only Vehicular Rights of Way – not all
green roads have vehicular rights. LARA
groups can help with information.
2. Keep to the defined track, and deviate only
to pass immovable obstructions. Report
obstructions, including low branches and
very soft ground, to the highway authority.
If the correct route is not obvious on the
ground, ask local users, or check the details
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 [email protected] quoting the Guidance
Note reference number.
There will also be a set of draft standard
forms that clubs can use when applying to
public authorities. LUAS also needs to hear
from clubs about the areas and topics where
they feel that help would be most useful.
LUAS will also help clubs with problems
specific to sites and events. Email or telephone
advice will be available when a problem arises,
and each issue will be documented as a ‘case file’
at ACU Headquarters. This is very important as
experience shows us that having the ‘full story’
– all the correspondence and the site’s history
– is crucial to a successful outcome, and once
a particular problem is wrapped up, LUAS will
look at it to see if there is a learning experience
that should be written up as advice for the
benefit of other ACU clubs. This is not more
paperwork for its own sake: the level of official
control and intervention in all aspects of land
use goes up and up, and motorcycle sport now,
more than ever, has to work within the system.
The ACU has engaged Alan Kind, who
also works on planning issues for LARA, as its
specialist officer to provide both general and
case-specific advice. Clubs with problems can
certainly speak directly with Alan, but LUAS has
to manage all its communications carefully, so
initial contacts should be via Debbie, please.
LUAS is here to help the ACU’s clubs,
but it is not a one-way process – you cannot
always ask for, and get, a packaged solution to
your problems. Headquarters needs the clubs
to work with LUAS so that, in the future, few
if any problems arise and motorcycle sport is
regarded as a good and welcome neighbour in
the countryside.
If you have a problem, or just want to
know more about any particular topic, then
your first point of contact is Debbie Walmsley
at ACU Headquarters (Tel: 01788 566419 or
email: [email protected]).
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The Motor Vehicles Regulations 1995
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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, pull-off
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 will
be 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 qualified
official (i.e. An official with a National Track
Racing Clerk of the Course Licence can
undertake the Environmental Duties at a
National Motocross Event)
For International Championship Events,
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these responsibilities must be undertaken
by an official in possession of a current FIM
Environmental Officials Licence as specified in
the FIM Sporting Code.
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 Environment Panel on issues which may
have future environmental consequences.
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4.1 Motorcycles – individual
• Avoid all unnecessary running of engines.
• 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 rules.
4.2 Motorcycles – collective
• Adequate consideration must be given to
the siting of the course, and in particular
the start areas, in relation to local residential
properties.
4.3 Communication
• Separate address systems for riders’
paddock and the public area are preferable.
• Position of loud-speakers: inclined towards
the ground and directed towards the centre
of the track or the course.
• 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
with the people in charge of the system to
reduce the sound volume to an absolute
minimum between races/practice sessions.
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5. FUEL
• It is a requirement that commercially
available unleaded fuel, without additives,
except oil for two stroke engines, is used.
• For Track Racing, the use of methanol is
permitted.
• The use of alternative fuels which are more
environmentally friendly, when sanctioned
by the regulations, are permitted.
• Fuel tests are carried out according to 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
Thickness Minimum 5cm
• Environment mats must also be placed
under mobile generators and oil/fuel storage
facilities to avoid pollution of the ground.
• Containers/facilities to recover rubbish, oils,
detergents, etc. 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.
• The requirements for cleaning facilities
are described in the rules of the discipline
concerned.
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
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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.
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
removed from the site.
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
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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 behavior 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.
b) Cleaning area with high-pressure cleaners
for motorcycles.
c) Containers for used oil, brake fluids and
cooling fluid or any other liquid.
d) Containers for spectators general litter.
e) Sanitary facilities/
f) Judicious positioning of loud speakers.
g) Provision of adequate and appropriate
direction signs to the event.
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h) 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.
• The event site must be returned to its
original condition as soon as possible.
• Arrange for prompt removal of all waste and
rubbish.
• 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.
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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.
OFFICIALS WHO HOLD AN FIM
ENVIRONMENT STEWARDS LICENCE
Please see ACU website for list of current
officials.
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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)
The benefits noted in this section only apply
to events permitted by ACU Ltd, ACU Events
Ltd or ACU Events (Isle of Man) Ltd. Riders
and officials at events permitted by the Scottish
ACU Ltd (SACU) are subject to the terms and
conditions of the SACU insurance and should
refer to the SACU for details.
The policies are arranged through
Locktons Motor Sports Risks Services, Lockton
International, 19 Spring Gardens, Manchester,
M2 1FB. Tel: 0161 828 3300, Fax: 0161 828 3335,
email: [email protected] and copies
of them may be seen by arrangement with the
General Secretary at ACU House, Wood Street,
Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2YX.
A summary of Key Facts for Competitors
and Officials appears later in this Section.
PUBLIC LIABILITY COVER
Any person allegedly injuring another or
damaging another person’s property may have
an action for compensation brought against
them. This is as true of motor sport activity as
of any other and it is for this reason that the
ACU has arranged Public Liability insurance
to protect its Affiliated Clubs, Local Centres,
Officials, Sponsors and others who are involved
in organising or running ACU permitted events.
For these potential legal liabilities to be covered
under the ACU policy, the Organisers must
obtain an appropriate Permit or exemption
from the ACU.
The indemnity limit for any one accident
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
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amount of Indemnity provided depends on the
cover selected by the Organisers of the event.
Many Landowners expect that if an event
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:
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Participant to Participant Liability –
Claims by one Competitor against another
Competitor are not insured whilst competing in
the permitted event. Competitor means rider,
passenger, entrant or sponsor.
Road Traffic Act Liability i.e. Road risks.
Where any part of an event takes place in a
public place riders are strongly recommended
to confirm with their normal motor insurers
that their participation in the event is covered.
Without such a precaution it is possible that a
rider could both be prosecuted and find them
self personally liable for damages without
insurance protection. The ACU can arrange
short term RTA cover for an event where
required and application should be made to
ACU House by the Organiser when applying for
the permit.
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
Locktons Motorsports Risk Services.
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 Locktons Motorsports Risk Services
for approval.
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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 Locktons Motorsports Risk Services 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 Locktons Motorsports Risk Services 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
certain that cover is operative for any event
they undertake the following steps should
be taken:
1.1 Apply to the ACU for an appropriate
permit or exemption certificate.
1.2 Officials should be briefed prior to the event
on risk assessment and procedure in the
event of an accident.
1.3 Consider if specific advice is needed from
Locktons Motorsports Risk Services 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 Locktons Motorsports
Risk Services in good time for them to be
able to respond on the implications for
cover and cost.
2. In The Case of a Serious Accident or
Incident involving a Competitor, Official,
Spectator or Property contact:
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2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
Road Race Events: Eddie Nelson (07860
281094)
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
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 Locktons Motorsports Risk
Services (24 hours in the case of a fatality).
Contact details are as follows:
Alex Braddish (07827 985033) –
email: [email protected]
Dawn Luby (07775 574863) –
email: [email protected]
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 Locktons
Motorsports Risk Services 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
Locktons Motorsports Risk Services and to
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ACU House, preferably by telephone/fax or
email, within 24 hours.
2.5 Changes to the Civil Justice System came
into effect on 26th April 1999 which impact
on the claims procedures. They are designed
to improve pre-action contact between
the two parties, lead to a better exchange
of information and put both parties in a
position to settle cases quickly and fairly.
Following an incident, organisers may
receive a letter from a solicitor which
should take the form of two copies of a
“letter before action”. Such letters should
not be acknowledged but must immediately
be sent to Locktons Motorsports Risk
Services. 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 can result in judgement by default
with the attendant adverse penalties and
costs accruing to the defendant.
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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3.6 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.
3.7 Claim forms will be sent direct to
competitors who request them from
Locktons Motorsports Risk Services.
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.
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 28 days hospitalisation following an accident,
within a 12 month period of the accident (14 days
in respect of trials riders).
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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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 Locktons Motorsports Risk Services 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 in the first instance the Complaints
Officer, Locktons Motor Sports Risks Services,
Lockton International, 19 Spring Gardens,
Manchester, M2 1FB. Tel: 0161 828 3300,
Fax: 0161 828 3335.
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 Locktons Motorsports Risk
Services.
(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
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contact the ACU prior to entry/departure.
Note: Competitors without appropriate
insurance or authorisation may not be
allowed to compete.
(C) Youth Events
Locktons Motorsports Risk Services 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
territory. (Article 110.2 of the FIM Sporting
Code).
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
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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.
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
Locktons Motorsports Risk Services 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
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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,
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
Benefit
1
2
3
4
5
Officials age £65,000 £65,000 £65,000 £150 per £2,500
over 16
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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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.
CHECKLIST OF ESSSENTIAL 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.
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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.
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 Locktons
Motorsports Risk Services.
ACU ROAD TRAFFIC ACT INSURANCE
SCHEME
If any event takes place on the public highway,
event regulations should indicate this. It is the
responsibility of competitors to ensure that
they are Insured accordingly. Organisers may
wish to make provision for those riders whose
own Motor Cycle Insurance does not extend to
cover them whilst their vehicle is being used in
competition.
Organisers of National Trials and National
Enduro events do not need to apply for cover,
as it will be automatically activated upon issue
of the permit. Cover for Non-National events
should be applied for on the relevant form,
available from Centres.
CLUBS
Now that public liability cover for ACU
affiliated Clubs’ social events is included in
the ACU Master Liability Policy you may like
Locktons Motorsports Risk Services to review
your present cover.
Locktons Motorsports Risk Services 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
Locktons Motorsports Risk Services have
arranged a scheme to cover accidental damage,
fire and theft (other than when being ridden) for
off-road competition machines.
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Contact Address:
Locktons Motor Sports Risks Services,
Lockton International,
19 Spring Gardens,
Manchester,
M2 1FB.
Tel: 0161 828 3300,
Fax: 0161 828 3335,
email: [email protected]
An increasing number of foreign riders now
compete in events run under ACU permits
and this is to be encouraged, however serious
problems can arise when a Rider is injured
far from home and requires Repatriation.
Traditionally this is provided by the
Competitor’s home FMN along with Personal
Accident Insurance and Medical expenses to
FIM levels. Evidence of such cover is contained
in a “Start Permission” document provided by
the Competitor’s home FMN and is inspected by
the Secretary of the Meeting at “sign-on” before
the rider is allowed to compete. Times change
and it is evident that with increasing freedom
of movement between European Countries
many riders do not obtain insurance or a “Start
Permission” from their home FMN before
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
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“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 £85.00. This
sum comprises:
£10.00 one event licence in lieu of an ACU
competition licence
£75.00 Personal Accident and Repatriation
insurance for the competitor
Notes:
(i) Repatriation is restricted to member
countries of the FIME. Applications should
be made to Locktons Motorsports Risk
Services for countries outside the FIME.
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ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY SENIOR OFFICIALS FOLLOWING AN INCIDENT INVOLVING
SERIOUS INJURY TO A COMPETITOR, OFFICIAL OR A SPECTATOR
A full investigation is required in the event of the following:
Fatalities, loss of sight or limb/s, paralysis, serious head injuries, potential fatality any spinal injury, a
spectator being hit by a bike or other vehicle and any incident where a rider, official or spectator is
airlifted from the event. (It is the responsibility of the Steward/Clerk of the Course to use experience/
common sense and to also telephone one of the numbers below)
Telephone:
In the event of a major incident telephone
1) Road Racing – Dr Paul King (07767 635420), Rowena Perks (07805 898584)
2) Off Road Events – Gary Thompson MBE BEM (07976 548375)
3) Advise ACU as soon as possible
Immediate information gathering for insurer by the Steward/Clerk of the Course/
Organiser/Venue Operator
• Photograph Scene
• Impound vehicles
• Obtain witnesses’ names, addresses and telephone numbers
• Seek and obtain video and photographic evidence from any source. Be cautious if asking spectators.
Information to be forwarded to Governing Body/Insurer
• Steward’s Report
• Marshal/Observer Reports
• Any other witnesses’ reports
• Medical Log/Report
• Scrutineer’s Report
• Racing/Radio Log
• Signing on sheet
• Risk Assessment
Forward to Insurer:
• Documents provided by Steward/Organiser as listed
• Event Regulations
• Event Final and Supplementary Instructions
• Event Programme
• Track Plan
• Copy of Permit
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MEDICAL SERVICES – TERMINOLOGY
Medical Officer (MO) – Doctor A medical
practitioner (doctor), who holds both full
registration and a licence to practice from the
General Medical Council (GMC). A doctor
should also NOT be subject to working in a
GMC Approved Practice Setting (APS). They
should also hold personal medical malpractice
cover, appropriate for pre-hospital immediate
care. NHS Crown Indemnity is not applicable.
Paramedic (PM) A State Registered Paramedic
with the HPC (Health Professions Council).
If a paramedic is present at an event as an
individual volunteer (being paid expenses) and
not present in a commercial capacity, then they
are indemnified for Medical Malpractice under
the ACU’s insurance policy. This concession
also applies to Junior Doctors with full GMC
registration (Not GP’s 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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10.
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12.
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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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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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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Motocross
Standing Regulations
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Section 1 MEETINGS
1.1
1.2
1.2.1
1.2.2
1.2.3
1.2.4
1.2.5
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
Definitions
Categories of Meetings
International
European Open
National
Open
Restricted
Supercross
Beachcross
Minibike
Eligibility of Foreign Riders in National, Open and Restricted Meetings
Practice Meetings and Test Days
Conditions for Motocross Meetings
Section 2 ELIGIBILITY
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
Licences
Capacity and Licence Restrictions
Youth
Adult
Physical Eligibility/Proficiency Assessment
Section 3 CLASS VARIATIONS
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.9
3.10
3.11
Automatic Class
65cc Junior Class
85cc Small Wheel and 85cc Big Wheel Classes
Open Class (Youth)
MX2
MX1
Open (Adult)
Formula Classes
50cc Quad Class
100cc Quad Class
250cc Quad Classes (Youth)
Section 4 LICENCES AND REGISTRATIONS (OFFICIALS)
4.1
4.1.1
4.1.2
4.1.3
4.1.4
4.1.5
4.2
4.2.1
4.2.2
4.2.3
4.2.4
4.2.5
Licenced Officials
Clerk of the Course/Race Director
Steward/Referee
Chief Technical Officer
Measurer
Timekeepers
Unlicenced Officials
Incident Officer
Secretary of the Meeting
Club Stewards
Marshal
Medical Officer
Section 5 SPECIFICATION OF MOTORCYCLE
5.1
Brakes
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5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.8
5.9
5.10
5.11
5.12
5.13
5.14
5.15
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Tyres
Mudguards
Clutch and Brake Levers
Footrests and Handlebars
Lamps
Throttle
Exhaust Pipes
Running Of Engines
Fuel
Ignition Cut-Out
Chain Guards
Construction
Wheels
Engines
Miscellaneous
Section 6 NUMBER PLATES
6.10
Number Plate Diagram
Section 7 TECHNICAL CONTROL
Section 8 SAFETY
8.1
8.2
8.2.1
8.2.2
8.3
8.4
8.5
8.6
8.7
Medical Services
Clothing
Motocross, Supercross and Beachcross
Minibike
Track Safety
Fire Extinguishers
Riding In The Paddock
Track Access
Flag Signals
Section 9 RACE MANAGEMENT
9.1
9.2
9.3
9.4
9.5
9.6
9.7
9.8
9.9
9.10
9.11
9.12
9.13
9.14
9.15
9.16
9.17
Entries
Practice
Start Positions
Electronic Timekeeping
Races
Method of Starting
Starter’s Orders
False Starts
Stopping a Race
Finish of Race
Race Results
Change of Machine
Change of Sidecar Passenger
Outside Assistance
Foul, Unfair or Dangerous Riding
Course Conduct
Awards
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Section 10 GENERAL
10.1
10.2
10.3
10.4
10.5
10.6
Instructions to Riders
Conduct
Parental Responsibility
Declaration
Compliance with Regulations
Dogs at Off Road Motorcycle Events
Section 11 BEACHCROSS
11.1
11.2
11.3
11.4
11.5
11.6
11.7
11.8
Specification of Motorcycle
LPG Fuel/Diesel
Circuit
Starter’s Orders
Finish of a Race
Duration of a Race
Interruption of a Race
Disqualifications
SECTION 12 CROSS COUNTRY QUADS STANDING REGULATIONS
12.1
12.2
12.3
12.4
12.5
12.6
12.7
12.8
12.9
12.10
Meetings
Eligibility
Class Variations
Licences And Registrations (Officials)
Specification Of A Motorcycle
Number Plates
Technical Control
Safety
Race Management
General
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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
•
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•
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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.
1.2.2European 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 a National or
International 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.
1.3 Supercross
1.
Arena/Supercross is defined as a motorcycle event conducted in a stadium type facility, open or
fully closed, using Motocross motorcycles.
2.
The permits for Supercross events are issued by ACU Headquarters.
3.
Supercross events may be run under any of the above categories.
1.4 Beachcross
1.
The permits for Beachcross are issued by ACU Headquarters.
2.
Beachcross events may be run under any of the above categories.
1.5 Minibike
1.
The permits for Minibike events are issued by ACU Headquarters.
2.
Minibike events may be run under any of the above categories.
1.6 Eligibility of Foreign Riders in National, Open and Restricted Meetings
1.
The Supplementary Regulations issued for the event must specify the licence qualification and
eligibility requirements of foreign riders.
2.
All riders must have a current Licence and Start Permission from their own Federation valid
for the event.
3.
Foreign competitors from FIME member countries who are not in possession of a start
permission of their home FMN or evidence of FIM standard insurance cover pay the insurance
premium of £85.00. The sum comprises of £10.00 in lieu of an one event licence and £75.00 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
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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/national 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.
Youth Solo
Age on 1 Jan
Grade
6–7 years
6–8 Years
Automatic A
Automatic B
7–10 years
9–12 years
11–15 years
14–17 years
Engine Capacity
Minimum 49cc 2 or 4 stroke. Maximum
50cc 2 or 4 stroke automatic, no manual
clutch
65cc Junior
Minimum 60cc 2 stroke or 85cc 4 stroke.
Maximum 65cc 2 stroke or 110cc 4 stroke
85cc Small Wheel, Minimum 70cc 2 stroke or 125cc 4
Intermediate
stroke. Maximum 85cc 2 stroke or 150cc
4 stroke
85cc Big Wheel,
Minimum 70cc 2 stroke or 125cc 4
Senior
stroke. Maximum 85cc 2 stroke or 150cc
4 stroke
Open (Youth)
Minimum 120cc 2 stroke or 175cc 4
stroke Maximum 150cc 2 stroke or 250cc
4 stroke
Maximum Wheel Size/
Specification
12 inch rear, 15 inch front
12 inch rear, 14 inch front
14 inch rear, 17 inch front
16 inch rear, 19 inch front
19 inch rear, 21 inch front
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Youth only: All new applications must be accompanied by a photocopy of the rider’s birth
certificate.
2.2 Capacity and Licence Restrictions
Adult Solo
Age on 1 Jan
15 Years
Sidecar
Age on 1 Jan
16 Years
16 Years
Engine Capacity
Minimum 120cc up to maximum 650cc 2 stroke
Minimum 175cc up to maximum 650cc 4 stroke
Grade
Driver
Passenger
Adult Quad
15 Years
15 Years
Specification
Over 350cc and up to 1000cc 4 stroke and up to 750cc 2 stroke
Up to 550cc max 2 cylinders 2 stroke
Up to 800cc 4 stroke max 1 cylinder
Youth Quad
All classes (*excluding 250cc stock) are allowed to replace or enhance wheels, tyres, drive sprocket,
chains, axle, a-arms, bumpers, grab bars, suspension, brakes and steering. All quads are required to have
fitted a lanyard cut out switch, nerf bars and front and rear number boards. Any lights must be removed.
Age
6–9 years
Max cc
50cc Standard
Type
Specification
50cc Automatics Automatic Production Quads built by the
manufactures. There will be no modifications
whatsoever allowed to engine, exhaust, carburettor,
air box, clutch, electrics etc. Frame and engine must
be by the original manufacturer. Engines must not
have exceeded 50cc at time of manufacture.
7–9 years 50cc Modified 50cc Automatics Automatic Quads. Performance Modifications are
allowed up to a maximum of 50cc. Engines must not
have exceeded 50cc at time of manufacture.
8–13 years 100cc Standard Max 100cc
Automatic Production Quads built by the
2 stroke Auto
manufactures. There will be no modifications
Max 150cc
whatsoever allowed to engine, exhaust, carburettor,
4 stroke Auto
air box, clutch, electrics etc. Frame and engine must
be by the original manufacturer. Engines must not
have exceeded 100cc 2 stroke or 150cc 4 stroke at
time of manufacture.
9–13 years 100cc Modified Max 100cc
Automatic Production Quads. Performance
2 stroke
Modifications are allowed to the engine up to a
Max 150cc
maximum of 100cc 2 stroke or 150cc 4 stroke. Engines
4 stroke
must not have exceeded 100cc 2 stroke or 150cc 4
stroke at time of manufacture.
9–14 years 100cc Geared
Max 100cc
Geared Production Quads. Performance Modifications
2 stroke
are allowed to the engine up to a maximum of 100cc
Max 150cc
2 stroke or 150cc 4 stroke. Engines must not have
4 stroke
exceeded 100cc 2 stroke or 150cc 4 stroke at time of
manufacture.
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8–13 years 125cc Geared
Standard
Max 125cc Air
Cooled 4 stroke
Geared Production Quads. There will be no
modifications allowed to the engine, exhaust,
carburetor, air box, clutch, electrics etc. Frame and
engine must be by the original manufacturer.
9–13 years 125cc Geared
Max 125cc Air
Geared Production Quads. Performance modifications
Modified
Cooled 4 stroke are allowed to the engine up to a maximum of 125cc
4 stroke. Engines must not have exceeded 125cc 4
stroke at time of manufacture.
11–16 years 150cc 4 stroke Max 150cc
Engines must not have exceeded 150cc 4 stroke at the
4 stroke
time of manufacture
11–16 years *250cc Stock
Yamaha 250cc
Factory Delivered Spec + Optional Steering Damper,
Raptor
throttle & handlebar choice.
11–16 years 250cc Standard 200cc 2 stroke
Production Quads built by the manufactures. There
250cc aircooled will be no modifications whatsoever allowed to
4 stroke
engine, exhaust, carburettor, air box, clutch, electrics
etc. Frame and engine must be by the original
manufacturer. Engines must not have exceeded 200cc
2 stroke or 250cc 4 stroke at time of manufacture
12–16 years 250cc Race &
200cc 2 stroke
Modifications allowed to the engine, exhaust
Production &
250cc air-cooled suspension etc. Engines must not exceed 200cc 2
Modified
4 stroke.
stroke or 250cc 4 stroke at time of manufacture.
14–17 years 250cc Open
250cc 4 stroke
Modifications allowed to the engine, exhaust
suspension etc.
Youth Solo Riders may continue in the youth open class until the end of the year in which their 18th
birthday falls.
Adult Mini Bike
Age on 1 Jan
15 Years
Grade
50cc Pro Mini
15 Years
10" Pro Mini
Specification
Wheel size: must be maximum 10" rear and 10" or 12" front.
Engine – Must be maximum 50cc. No stroker cranks. Permitted
engine mods include: Piston, Cylinder head porting, (valves are
to remain stock Honda XR/CRF50 size), Camshaft, carburettor,
racing ignitions, air filter and exhausts. Transmission: Must be
stock semi automatic, Permitted mods include replacement semi
auto clutch units, close ratio transmissions, heavy duty clutch
springs. Rolling chassis – Unlimited mods allowed
Wheel size: must be maximum 10" rear and 10" or 12" front.
Engine – Must be maximum 140cc, using stock Honda stroke/
crank and 52mm bore. Any cylinder head, camshaft, piston
permitted. Any ignition. Transmission. Can use manual clutch,
close ratio transmission. Rolling chassis – Unlimited mods
allowed.
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Superstock
Midsize
15 Years
Midsize
Youth Mini Bike
Age on 1 Jan
6–9 Years
Grade
50cc
9–12
88cc
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This is a one make class based around the Kawasaki KLX110.
The only other permitted bike in this class is a 2005 Suzuki
DRZ110. Wheel size: must be maximum 12" rear and 12" or 14"
front. Engine – Must be maximum 110cc. using stock cylinder
head – no head modifications allowed. Replacement camshaft
permitted, Must use stock piston and cylinder – no stroker
cranks. Carburettor must be stock, including choke, air filter,
Transmission – Must use stock clutch, heavy duty clutch springs
permitted. Chain and sprockets permitted, Rolling chassis –
must use stock frame and swingarm – replacement rear shock
absorber allowed. Forks – must use stock forks sliders and fork
legs – replacement springs and internal mods permitted. Wheels
– Must use stock hubs, rim and spoke upgrades permitted.
Oil Coolers can be used. Can change Handle bars, Handlebar
clamps, Throttle, cables, seat, plastics, footpegs and footpeg
mount, gear shifter, brake pedal, skid plate, tyres.
Wheel size: must be maximum 12" rear and 12" or 14" front.
Engine Must be maximum 160cc. Any cylinder head, camshaft,
piston permitted. Any ignition. Transmission. Can use manual
clutches and close ratio transmission. Rolling chassis – Unlimited
mods allowed
Specification
Machines are to be based on a horizontal single cylinder four
stroke with a maximum capacity of 50cc. Wheel size must not
exceed 10" rear. Exhaust pipes, bars, wheels tyres, sprockets,
shocks and rev-boxes, CDI’s can be upgraded, but the engine
must remain as stock. No cams, no modifications of stock parts
on engine. No Stroker cranks allowed.
Machines are to be based on a horizontal single cylinder four
stroke with a maximum capacity of 88cc. Carburetters must not
be bigger than 20mm. The head must be stock, Twin sparks and
super heads are not allowed. Wheel size must not exceed 10"
rear. Exhaust and suspension upgrades are allowed. Big valved
heads are allowed along with Takawa super heads and other
brand heads. No Stroker cranks allowed.
Machines are to be based on a horizontal single cylinder four
stroke with a maximum capacity of 111cc. Full tuning of engine
is permitted provided the displacement rule of 111cc is not
exceeded. Wheel size must not exceed 12" rear 14" front. Full
exhaust and suspension modifications are permitted.
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).
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2.3 Youth
1.
Within the above limits youth riders will compete during the 2014 season in classes determined
by date of birth. Riders may ride in a lower class for experience on a non-award basis.
2.
No rider may compete before his/her sixth birthday.
3.
When a rider reaches the maximum age limit for his/her group, he/she may continue to
compete in that group until the end of the calendar year.
4.
On reaching the minimum age for the next group, the rider may upgrade. Please note that any
rider who chooses to upgrade cannot then move back to the lower capacity class once they
have competed at the higher level. (With the exception of competing in the British MXY2 or
Supercross Championships).
5.
Any rider upgrading before the required minimum age is reached will be subject to disciplinary
action unless officially upgraded by the Motocross Department.
6.
An assessment will be required for any rider wishing to ride in a class of which they do not
reach the age requirement to be arranged by the rider following application to the ACU
Motocross Department.
7.
The parent or legal guardian must accompany a youth competitor under the age of 18 to any
meeting and stay for the entire duration of the time that the rider is present.
8.
Riders in possession of a Motocross Dual (youth open/adult MX) licence may compete in
either youth or adult motocross events. Riders in possession of an ATV/Quad Dual (youth
250cc Adult Quad) licence may compete in either youth or adult motocross events. Riders must
choose the class at the time of entry as it is not permitted to compete on both Youth and adults
races at one meeting. (This is not applicable to Supercross)
2.4 Adult
1.
The parent or legal guardian must accompany a youth competitor under the age of 18 to any
meeting and stay for the entire duration of the time that the rider is present.
2.
No rider will be permitted to compete in the adult classes until they reach the minimum
required age and hold the correct licence.
2.5Physical 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.
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.
4.
Clubs may choose whether they run Automatic A or Automatic B classes but must state clearly
which class will be run in the Supplementary Regulations.
3.2 65cc Junior Class
Clubs may run the Junior and Auto classes together.
3.3 85cc Small Wheel and 85cc Big Wheel Classes
Clubs may run 85cc Small Wheel and 85cc Big Wheel together.
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3.4 Open Class (Youth)
The Open Class will not be permitted to run in a joint class with the 85cc BW Class nor with adult
competitors.
3.5 MX2
120cc to 150cc twostroke or 175cc to 250cc fourstroke.
3.6 MX1
Over 175cc to 250cc twostroke or 251cc to 450cc fourstroke.
3.7 Open (Adult)
All solo machines 120cc twostroke or 175cc fourstroke up to 650cc two or fourstroke.
3.8 Formula Classes
For older machines can also be catered for at events i.e. pre 65, pre 75, twinshock.
3.9 50cc Quad Class
50cc Quad classes may be run together but must be run separately from all other classes, unless
approval is given by the Motocross Committee.
3.10 100cc Quad Class
100cc Quad classes may be run together but must be run separately from all other classes, unless
approval is given by the Motocross Committee.
3.11 250cc Quad Classes (Youth)
250cc Quad classes may be run together but must be run separately from all other classes.
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 licenced officials is 18 years. Licences
for officials will be issued free of charge.
4.1Licenced Officials
Motocross, Supercross, Beachcross and Minibike Officials who require a Licence
Clerk of the Course
Race Director
Steward/Referee
Chief Technical Officer
Sound Inspector
Measurer
Timekeeper
See Note Below
Licence Required
1
National Only
2
3
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
4
5
Attendance at Seminar/
Training Session
3 YEARS Every Third Year maximum
3 YEARS Every Third year maximum
3 YEARS Every Third Year maximum
3 YEARS Every Third Year maximum
3 YEARS Every Third Year maximum
3 YEARS Every Third Year maximum
By Assessment
Clubs and Centres shall only nominate candidates whose aptitude and integrity for the position they
can fully justify. Official ACU approval and the issue of a Licence is only after the candidates have
proved to be competent according to the special requirements for each discipline. The respective
Committees and Panels organise seminars that are compulsory for certain officials. A Licence,
obtained following the successful completion of a seminar, is valid for 3 years.
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4.1.1Clerk 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.
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).
4.1.3Chief 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 Unlicenced Officials
Motocross, Supercross, Beachcross and Minibike Officials who do not require a Licence
Officials
Notes Attendance at Seminar/Training Session
Incident Officer
Secretary of the Meeting
1
2
Technical Official
Club Stewards
Chief Marshal
Marshal
Medical Officer
1.
3
4
5
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
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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
event special attention must be given to any risks which may be associated with the duty, and to
the previous experience of the official.
4.2.1Incident 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.
4.2.2Secretary of the Meeting
Will be responsible for all administration connected with the organisation of a meeting.
4.2.3Club 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 corps of cadets/scouts/other discipline groups 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.
4.2.5Medical Officer
See medical section of ACU Handbook.
Section 5 SPECIFICATION OF MOTORCYCLE
(CATEGORY 1) All Motorcycles in group A1 (Solo), B1 (Sidecar) and G (Quad) shall comply with the
National Sporting Code Appendix D and the following:
5.1 Brakes
1.
Motorcycles must be equipped with one efficient brake operating on each wheel and be
operated independently from the driving position.
2.
For B1 (Sidecar) motorcycles brakes are not required on the sidecar wheel.
3.
For group G (Quad) motorcycles brakes must be capable of operating, as a minimum, to both
rear wheels.
5.2 Tyres
1.
There is no restriction as to the tyres that may be used other than as may be laid down in the
Supplementary Regulations but chains and other non-skid devices will not be permitted.
2.
Scoop or paddle (continuous radial rib) tyres and/or tyres with lugs having a height of more
than 9.5mm are forbidden.
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5.3 Mudguards
Category A (Solo) and B (Sidecar) motorcycles must be fitted with two mudguards giving protection
to the driver. The rear mudguard must cover 35 degrees of the upper rear wheel.
5.4 Clutch and Brake Levers
1.
Clutch and brake levers must be, in principal, ball ended, the diameter of the ball to be at least
12.5mm.
2.
This ball can also be flattened but in any case the edges must be rounded.
3.
These ball ends must be permanently fixed to form an integral part of the lever.
5.5 Footrests and Handlebars
The ends of the footrests must be rounded with a radius of not less than 8mm. The ends of the
handlebars on all motorcycles shall be rounded or otherwise protected. Handlebars must be equipped
with a protection pad on the cross bar. The handlebars without cross member must be equipped with
a protection pad located in the middle of the handlebars, covering widely the handlebars clamps. For
group G (Quad) motorcycles nerf bars must be fitted.
5.6Lamps
1.
For motorcycles group A1 (Solo) and B1 (Sidecar) lamps, registration plates and licence holders
must be removed.
2.
For motorcycles group G (Quad) direction indicators and mirrors must be removed. Other
glass or plastic lenses must be taped, padded with foam rubber, or equivalent, at least 25mm
thick and taped again.
5.7 Throttle
All machines must be fitted with self-closing throttles.
5.8 Exhaust Pipes
1.
The end of the exhaust pipe or pipes must not project beyond any part of the vehicle or its
bodywork.
2.
Exhaust gasses must not be discharged so as to raise dust or foul the tyres or brakes or
inconvenience a following driver.
3.
A provision for the discharge of waste or surplus oil must be made so that it is collected and not
spilt onto the circuit.
4.
Breathers can be routed into air boxes or collector tanks.
5.9Running 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.
5.10 Fuel
For Fuel specifications please refer to Fuel Regulations section of the ACU Handbook.
5.11 Ignition Cut-Out
1.
Motorcycles in group A1 (Solo) used in Motocross will be fitted with an engine cut-out button.
2.
Motorcycles used in group B1 (Sidecar) will be fitted with an engine cut out button that must
be operated by a non elastic string or cord (coil telephone wire is not permitted). The cord
should be a maximum of 500mm. Any part of the cut-out that remains live when disconnected
must be shrouded in order to prevent accidental contact with any part of the motorcycle.
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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.
2.
For group G (Quad) motorcycles an adequate guard must be fitted to prevent any accidental
contact with the primary chain or any part of the run not in contact with the sprocket. See
National Sporting Code.
5.13 Construction
The use of titanium alloy nuts and bolts is allowed. But a dimension increase may be necessary when
non-ferrous fasteners replace ferrous fasteners.
5.14 Wheels
1.
For all groups wheels with six or less spokes must be guarded.
2.
For motorcycles group B1 (Sidecar)
a. The three wheels shall each be of at least 400mm (16") in diameter measured over the outside
of the tyre.
b. The wheel track, or lateral distance between tracks, shall be no more than 1150mm.
3.
For motorcycles group G (Quad) the measurement from the front wheel to its following rear
wheel must be equal.
4.
Titanium Spindles are not allowed.
5.15 Engines
For motorcycles group G (Quad)
a.
The engine must drive either or both rear wheels and must drive both rear wheels when
competing against quads.
b.
The engine must be behind the front wheel(s) and central in front of a line between the rear
wheel centres.
5.16 Miscellaneous
1.
For motorcycles group B1 (Sidecar) a passenger must be carried in addition to the driver.
2.
Provision for the riders seat must be forward of a line between the rear wheel centres and above
and/or behind the engine, to give the rider, when seated, full and safe control of the machine.
3.
For motorcycles group G (Quad) bumpers and nerf bars must have all corners with a radius of
a minimum of 12.5mm.
Section 6 NUMBER PLATES
1.
2.
3.
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.
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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.
The colours shall be as follows: The figures and background must be in a ‘matt’ (non-shiny)
colour.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Front & Side Plates
Adult
100cc to 145cc 2 stroke/125cc – 250cc 4 stroke
146cc – 650cc 2 Stroke/251cc – 650cc 4 stroke
Sidecars
Quads
Youth – Solo
Automatic – 65cc Junior
85cc Small Wheel (Intermediate)
85cc Big Wheel (Senior)
Open
Youth – Quads
50cc Standard
50cc Modified
100cc Standard
100cc Modified
100cc Geared
125cc Geared
150cc 4 stroke
250cc Stock
250cc Standard
250cc Modified
250cc Open
Minibike Adult
50cc Pro Mini
10"cc Pro Mini
Midsize pro
Superstock Midi
Midsize Clubman
Midsize Over 40
Mini Bike Youth
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White
Yellow
White
Number Colour
White
Black
Black
Black
Black
Red
Green
Black
White
White
White
White
White
Blue
White
Blue
Red
Yellow
Red
Yellow
White
Blue
Red
Black
White
Black
White
White
Black
White
Black
Black
White
White
Black
Red
White
Blue
Green
Black
White
White
Black
White
Black
Yellow
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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)
6.10 Number Plate Diagram
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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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.
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 machines manufactured prior to 2010.
It is envisaged that this will operate until the end of 2014.
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 (+ 1 dB/A type 1 meters and +2
db/A type 2 meters) (Post race +1 dB/A for type 1 meters and +2 d/BA for type 2 meters) tested
using the 2 Metre Max method.
• For machines pre 2010 – maximum limit 96 dB/A for 2 strokes and 94 dB/A for 4 strokes
tested using the Static Test method. We envisage that this test will cease at the end of 2014 and
the 2 Metre Max method will prevail.
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 2014.
Quads
Maximum sound limit 115 dB/A (+1 dB/A type 1 meters and +2 dB/A type 2 meters) 116 dB/A
+1 dB/A type 1 meters and + 2 dB/A type 2 meters after the race) tested using the 2 Metre Max
method. A further review to be made at the end of 2014.
Procedure
All machines shall be sound tested using the 2 Metre Max method. Machines manufactured
prior to 2010 that have a silencer that exceeds the maximum limit, the final acceptance will be
defined by using the static test method and the limit will be according to the list.
96 dBA for 2 strokes and 94 dBA for 4 strokes. Operate according to the FIM method, that
is, instead of using the machine piston stroke to calculate the test R.P.M., the fixed R.P.M.
according to the capacity must be used, with the exception of over 500cc four strokes.
Up to 85cc
8,000 R.P.M.
Over 85cc up to 125cc
7,000 R.P.M.
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6,500 R.P.M.
Over 145cc up to 250cc
5,000 R.P.M.
Over 250cc up to 500cc
4,500 R.P.M.
Over 500cc
4,000 R.P.M.
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.
For 2014 other categories (ie. Twinshock, EVO Classic) the only test method will be 2 metre
max unless stated otherwise in the Event Supplementary Regulations.
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.
For clubs running events at Centre Restricted level and below and where there are less than 119 rider
entries the minimum medical requirements are One ambulance – On the condition the ambulance
is available at all times. Should the ambulance be required to support the treatment of, or transport
an injured rider the meeting must stop until such time that the ambulance is available again. The
ambulance should be accompanied by either a Medical officer (MO) a Paramedic (PM) or IHCD
Emergency Technician or the VAS equivalent. Plus enough qualified first aid personnel to cover the
course layout, size and type of event subject to medical requirements as shown in this Handbook.
1.
If only one ambulance is listed as the minimum requirement at an event then organisers are
reminded that if it has to leave the event then all practicing and racing must stop until its
return or replacement. It is incumbent therefore on organisers of events to remember their
commitment and duty of care to competitors in ensuring that sufficient medical services for the
type of event, dictated by a risk assessment of the expected number of injuries, are in place prior
to the start of practising and racing and remain in place until the event has completely finished.
2.
Auxiliary vehicles, such as 4×4 with a stretcher, cannot replace an Ambulance but such vehicles
might, at certain event sites, be used in addition to and as the final form of transportation to the
Ambulance for the event.
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Note A 4×4 vehicle can be an ambulance if registered with the DVLA as an ambulance.
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
same equipment as that defined in the minimum equipment requirements for an Ambulance.
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.
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 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.
8.2 Clothing
1.
All competitors must wear a helmet. For information regarding helmets please refer to the
helmet section within this Handbook.
2.
Motorcycle clothing accessories (not helmets) sold as ‘protective’ to a supplier must display a
“CE Mark” denoting compliance with a European Community Directive regarding Personal
Protective Equipment.
3.
Competitors are advised not to wear hand, face or body jewellery/piercings which could prove
hazardous in the event of an accident.
4.
The mouth should be kept clear of anything likely to cause blockage of the airway in the event
of an incident, e.g. chewing gum. This includes removing false dentures.
5.
It is not advised that bulky hard objects such as tools etc. are carried in pockets or on the
person.
6.
Goggles or visor of a non-splinterable type must be worn at the commencement of each race.
Spectacles, if worn, must be non-splinterable.
7.
The 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. The camera unit itself should be non-splinterable.
8.
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.
9.
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.
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8.2.1Motocross, Supercross and Beachcross
In all races and official practice complete protective clothing produced for motocross racing, knee
length boots and gloves shall be worn by each rider and passenger. It is advised that motocross
jerseys should provide protection against abrasion to the body and arms and that motocross jeans are
padded at the hips and knees.
8.2.2Minibike
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 2014.
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
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.
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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.
A significant reduction in speed must be seen,
therefore jumps should not be attempted..
Marshals are only advised to wave their flags
when riders are stopped on the course in a
dangerous position or being attended to by
officials or medical staff
Green
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
9.1 Entries
A motorcycle sport entry form must be completed and signed by each entrant, rider or
passenger. All riders, passengers and appointed persons responsible for minors must register
arrival at an event by signing on at the event race office or designated area.
9.2Practice
1.
Time must be put aside for the practice sessions and these must be defined in the
Supplementary Regulations for the meeting.
2.
Riders will commence practice under the instructions of the start officials and must join the
circuit from the designated area.
3.
The duration of practice will commence from the time when the first rider joins the circuit.
4.
The waving of the chequered flag will indicate the end of practice.
5.
For any race there must be a minimum period for practice on the actual course, the details of
which must be stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
9.3 Start Positions
1.
Start positions will be established according to the provisions of the Supplementary
Regulations.
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Where the organisers decide the grid positions will be by ballot this must be conducted by the
competitors at the meeting.
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9.4 Electronic Timekeeping
1.
Only licensed ACU, MSA or equivalent Timekeepers can time a qualification practice where
qualification to a final, a series of races, or start line positions is the determined outcome.
Organisers must inform competitors if times are official or unofficial. The Chief Timekeeper
should be stated in Supplementary Regulations, official programmes and on all results sheets
provided.
2.
Electronic lap scoring equipment does not require official timekeepers to operate a system but
it is advised that manual lap scoring is carried out to support an electronic system.
3.
If timed practice is used and identical times are recorded by more than 1 rider in the official
qualifying practice session for the race the rider first setting such a time will receive the better
starting position.
4.
Transponders, if used, should be fitted to the machine as per the timekeepers or manufacturers
instructions, it is the riders responsibility to ensure that the correct transponder is securely
fitted, it is the riders responsibility if a transponder is lost from the machine during an event.
Note: An AMB – MX transponder requires a minimum of 14 hours of trickle charge to ensure
optimum performance.
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.
3.
Any rider causing a start to be unnecessarily delayed in the opinion of the starter and/or the
Clerk of the Course may be disqualified.
4.
No persons will be allowed in the start area once riders have come under orders at the start line,
except riders, passengers and authorised officials.
5.
Once the riders are under starter’s orders, the start procedure should not commence until the
circuit is clear, signified by the lowering of the green flag.
6.
If a 15 and 5 second board is used the following procedure will be followed.
• The 15 second board will be displayed for a full 15 seconds
• The 5 second board will be displayed for a full 5 seconds
• The gate will drop between 5 and 10 seconds after the “5 seconds” sign is shown
9.8 False Starts
All false starts shall be indicated by the waving of a red flag, all riders will have to go back to the
starting area and await announcements regarding the restart.
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9.9 Stopping a Race
1.
If a race is stopped before three laps have been completed, the race shall be re-run.
2.
If a race is stopped under 50% of the race distance excluding any additional laps and over 3 laps
completed the result will be taken at the end of the penultimate lap during which the signal to
stop the race was given, a minimum of three laps must be shown on the completed race result.
The race may be re-run at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course.
3.
If a race is stopped after 50% of the race time has elapsed, excluding any additional laps, the
result will be declared on the last completed lap.
4.
In the event of a race being re-run the Clerk of the Course may disqualify any rider or riders
who is/are the prime cause of the race initially being stopped.
5.
If a race has to be stopped after the leader has completed 50% of the race distance, excluding
any additional laps, rounded down to the nearest number of laps, it will be considered to have
finished.
6.
a) The order of classification shall be based upon the order of last crossing the finishing line
prior to the showing of the red flag and only competitors who are racing at the showing of the
red flag will be classified.
b) If a race has to be stopped after the leader(s) has taken the chequered flag they will be
classified as having finished the race. The order of classification for those riders who have not
taken the chequered flag shall be based upon the order of last crossing the finish control line
prior to the showing of the red flag and only competitors who are racing at the showing of the
red flag will be classified.
c) The Clerk of the Course may disqualify/penalize a rider from the results who has deemed to
be the cause of the red flag incident.
7.
For Adult National races to be classified as a finisher, riders must have completed 50% of the
total laps completed by the race leader, or as per the Supplementary Regulations.
8.
For Youth National races to be classified as a finisher, riders must have completed 50% of the
total laps completed by the race leader, or as per the Supplementary Regulations.
9.
Only the Clerk of the Course or his assigned assistants can stop a race, all courses must have
sufficient assistants to ensure that when a race is stopped this decision is communicated to all of
the riders as quickly as possible. A TCC can state how many assistants are required for a course
and if radio communication is required.
10. For British Championship races please refer to the Supplementary Regulations.
9.10 Finish of Race
1.
The chequered flag will be displayed as the winner crosses the finish control line and will be
kept flying thereafter until the last riders finish the lap.
2.
No rider will be allowed to start a fresh lap after the chequered flag has been displayed.
3.
Riders crossing the finish control line will be flagged off, their position being determined by the
number of laps each has completed, those riders who complete a similar number of laps having
their positions determined by the order in which they finish.
4.
Only riders crossing the finish control line within the time limit laid down in the
Supplementary Regulations will be declared as finishers.
5.
For all Adult National races. To be classified as a finisher riders do not have to cross the finish
control line, but riders must have completed 50% of the total laps completed by the race leader,
or as per the Supplementary Regulations.
6.
For all Youth National races. To be classified as a finisher riders do not have to cross the finish
control line but riders must have completed 50% of the total laps completed by the race leader,
or as per the Supplementary Regulations.
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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.
3.
Should a tie occur on an overall result the highest position in the final leg will determine the
final order.
4.
It is the rider’s responsibility to check the official results board/sheets for his finishing position
and/or any penalties issued.
5.
Series of Championship rounds – If the Championship Regulations allow for race results to
be dropped then a rider who receives disqualifications during the year will not be allowed
to consider/count them as one of his worst individual results etc. If a rider receives penalties
during the year this could be considered/count as one of his worst individual results.
9.12 Change of Machine
A change of machine may be permitted provided that prior notification is made to the Clerk of
the Course before the event in which the change is to take place. The same machine must be used
throughout any one race.
9.13
1.
2.
3.
4.
Change of Sidecar Passenger
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.
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.
9.14 Outside Assistance
1.
If during a race a rider and/or passenger receives outside assistance other than that provided
by the Organisers for the removal of himself or his machine from the course in the interests of
safety, that rider may be disqualified.
2.
Riders receiving signals from persons associated with them in prohibited areas may be
disqualified.
3.
The use of two way radios with a rider/passenger is prohibited.
4.
Only riders who are competing in the race on the circuit are insured. Signed on riders who are
not competing in the session on circuit are treated as spectators.
9.15 Foul, Unfair or Dangerous Riding
The Clerk of the Course may penalise any rider who, in his opinion, is guilty of unfair, foul or
dangerous riding.
9.16 Course Conduct
If, for any reason, a rider leaves the course, he must rejoin it as closely as possible at the point where
he left the course without any outside assistance. He must not gain any advantage. If any advantage is
obtained he may be penalised or disqualified from the results.
9.17 Awards
1.
Awards of any description must be described in the Supplementary Regulations; the method of
distribution must be announced before the completion of the event.
2.
Awards for youth riders in youth events: Cash, gift vouchers, and goods are only permitted in
the group A1 Open class and group G (Quad) 250cc 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.
10.2 Conduct
Riders, parents or associates failing to obey instructions given by officials of the meeting or deemed to
have unjustifiably or maliciously jeopardised the efficient running of the meeting by not adhering to
the Regulations, Supplementary Regulations or the protest procedure, may be disqualified from the
meeting.
See also the National Sporting code, Offences and Penalties.
10.3Parental 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.
10.6Dogs 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.
11.2LPG Fuel/Diesel
Vehicles using LPG fuel must comply with the LPGA Code of practice 11. for auto gas installations
June 2001, and will be subject to refuelling regulations, including a minimum 11kg fire extinguisher.
Diesel fuel must be ‘roadside pump’ available.
11.3 Circuit
Hazards should become progressively harder around the circuit so that large numbers of riders are
not stopped at the first hazard on the first lap. A number of flag marshals must be placed at each
obstacle subject to the pre race risk assessment.
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11.4 Starter’s Orders
A rider shall be deemed to be under starter’s orders when he collects his machine from the parc
ferme/waiting zone.
11.5 Finish of a Race
The chequered flag will be displayed as the winner crosses the finish control line and will be kept
flying thereafter until the last rider finishes that lap. No rider will be allowed to start a fresh lap after
the chequered flag has been displayed. Thereafter riders crossing the line will be flagged off, their
position being determined by the number of laps each has completed, those riders who complete a
similar number of laps having their positions determined by the order in which they finished within
the time limit laid down in the Supplementary Regulations will be declared finishers. The organisers
reserve the right to declare in the Supplementary Regulations the distance required to be declared a
finisher.
11.6Duration 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
12.1 Meetings
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.
12.2 Eligibility
12.2.1ELIGIBILITY
All Adult riders must hold a current ACU or SACU licence and be a minimum age of 15 years.
(Subject to the applicant holding an annual ATV licence issued by the ACU or SACU and having had
2 years previous racing experience, if an applicant cannot met the above criteria then the minimum
age will be 16 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.
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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.
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
C2: Experts
C3: Clubman
C4: Utility & 4x4
Youth
Y1: 250cc Stock
Y2: 250cc Standard
Y3: 250cc Modified
Y4: 150cc Open
Y5: Beginner
Production
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
Yamaha 250cc Raptor Factory Delivered Spec + Optional
Steering Damper, throttle & handlebar choice.
200cc 2 stroke. 250cc air-cooled. 4 stroke Production Quads built
by the manufactures. There will be no modifications whatsoever
allowed to engine, exhaust, carburetor, air box, clutch, electrics
etc. Frame and engine must be by the original manufacturer.
Engines must not have exceeded 200cc 2 stroke or 250cc 4
stroke at time of manufacture
200cc 2 stroke. 250cc air-cooled. 4 stroke Production Quads.
Performance Modifications are allowed to the engine up to
a maximum of 200cc 2 stroke or 250cc 4 stroke. Frame and
engine must be by the original manufacturer. Engines must
not have exceeded 200cc 2 stroke or 250cc 4 stroke at time of
manufacture
100cc 2 stroke, 150cc water cooled 4 stroke Quads. EATV, RM150
or Approved machines. Modifications are allowed to the engine
up to a maximum of 100cc 2 stroke or 150cc 4 stroke. Engines
must not have exceeded 100cc 2 stroke or 150cc 4 stroke at time
of manufacture.
70cc 2 stroke, 90cc 4 stroke Quads. Production machines built
by the manufacturer. Engines must not have exceeded 70cc 2
stroke or 90cc 4 stroke at time of manufacture.
11–16 years
11–16 years
12–16 years
8–16 years
7–8 years
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.
12.4Licences And Registrations (Officials)
As per Motocross Standing Regulations
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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
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
Y1: 250cc Stock
Y2: 250cc Standard
Y3: 250cc Modified
Y4: 150cc Open
Y5: Beginner Production
Background Colour
Red
Green
Yellow
White
Number Colour
White
White
Black
Black
Yellow
White
Blue
Red
Green
Black
Black
White
White
White
12.7 Technical Control
1
As per Motocross Standing Regulations
2
Helmets – Helmets bearing the ACU gold or silver stamp, in sound condition and properly
fitted must be worn by all competitors. Please refer to the section in this Handbook titled
‘Helmets’ for other important information and conditions concerning European Community
Exemption.
3
Jewellery – Competitors are advised not to wear hand, face or body jewellery which could
prove hazardous in the event of an accident. The mouth should be kept clear of anything likely
to cause a blockage of the airway in the event of an accident, e.g. chewing gum. This includes
removing false dentures.
4
Noise control – Machines must be within the noise levels currently in force for that category of
machine (see respective Standing Regulations).
12.8 Safety
12.8.1MEDICAL 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.
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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.
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.
6.
For all Youth National races. To be classified as a finisher, riders do not have to cross the finish
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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
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.
12.9.12 RE-FUELLING
A suitable and restricted area must be marked out adjacent to the course as a pit area. Access to this
area must be restricted to marshals, riders and authorised helpers. The area should be manned by
marshals and access only allowed to officials, competitors and authorised helpers. The Organiser
MUST establish a fire point, clearly indicated and with the appropriate fire extinguishers present.
Each rider shall ensure that his re-fuelling crew, have a fire extinguisher at the re-fuelling point as
described in Regulation 3.13. ‘No Smoking’ signs should be displayed.
THE ENGINE MUST BE STOPPED AND THE RIDER OFF THE MACHINE DURING
REFUELLING. NO SMOKING ALLOWED. REFUELLING MAY ONLY BE CARRIED OUT IN
THE DESIGNATED AREA.
12.9.13 OUTSIDE ASSIsTANCE
1.
If during a race a rider and/or passenger receives outside assistance other than that provided
by the Organisers for the removal of himself or his machine from the course in the interests of
safety, that rider may be disqualified.
2.
Riders receiving signals from persons associated with them in prohibited areas may be
disqualified.
3.
The use of two way radios with a rider/passenger is prohibited.
Assistance will only be allowed in the pit area, except when provided on the course by the organisers.
12.10General
12.10.1 ENTRIES
A Motorcycle Sport Events Entry Form must be completed in every detail, and signed by each
entrant, rider. (N.B. a requirement of signing and entry application form is that each signatory
understands the National Sporting Code of the ACU, Standing Regulations, such Supplementary
Regulations as have been issued for the event and such Final Instructions subsequently issued, and
agrees to be bound by them).
Limitations of Entries. If entries are to be limited, the maximum number and method of limitation
(i.e. in order of receipt, by ballot etc.) Will be stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
Child Protection. The point of contact for Child Protection issues will be the Secretary of the Meeting
unless otherwise stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
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ACCEPTANCE OR REFUSAL OF ENTRY
The Organiser must notify all
riders of the position regarding
their entry prior to the event.
The method for notification will
be stated in the Supplementary
Regulations for the event.
12.10.3 PUBLIC WARNING
Notices must be displayed in
accordance with the Safety
Precautions section of the current
ACU Handbook.
12.10.4 DOGS
Whilst dogs are not discouraged
from attending Off Road
Motorcycle Sport events, they are
to be kept on a lead and under
control at all times. Owners are
responsible for ensuring their
dog is kept under control and are
responsible for clearing up any
fouling that may occur.
12.10.5 COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS
Every rider by entering or being entered or nominated, thereby acknowledges that he is bound by the
National Sporting Code of the ACU and these Standing Regulations together with any Supplementary
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.
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Definitions
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ENDURO STANDING REGULATIONS
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GENERAL
163
TIME CARD ENDURO STANDING REGULATIONS
164
TECHNICAL
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PROCEDURE
167
APPENDIX A DIAGRAM OF MACHINE
175
APPENDIX B PENALTIES
176
All Terrain (Rally) Regulations (ATR)
177
SHORT COURSE TIME CARD ENDURO STANDING REGULATIONS 184
HARE AND HOUNDS/CROSS COUNTRY
STANDING REGULATIONS
185
Championship Regulations
ACU BRITISH ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATIONS
BRITISH/ACU CLUBMANS SIDECAR ENDURO
CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATIONS
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BRITISH SPRINT ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATIONS
192
ACU Classic Enduro Championship Regulations
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ENDURO OFFICIALS
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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 2miles 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 CODE
1
Events depend on goodwill from landowners, local authorities, nearby residents and other
users of the countryside. For the continuance of orderly motorcycle sport, a Code for Time
and Regularity Events, formulated by LARA, has been adopted by the ACU. The Code is
reproduced below and will supplement the Standing Regulations. It is to be noted that where
necessary disciplinary action will be taken if the Code is not fulfilled.
2
Any Competitive event that is routed along, or across, footpaths or bridleways must be
endorsed in advance by the Highways Authority for the area.
3
The Organiser is responsible for obtaining authority from the landowners over whose land the
event passes.
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.
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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
These Enduro Standing Regulations will apply to all Enduro events together with the ACU Sporting
Code and Supplementary Regulations issued.
TIME CARD ENDURO STANDING REGULATIONS
ESR.1
ELIGIBILITY
All riders and passengers must hold a current ACU or SACU licence, and be aged 16 years or over.
Any rider or passenger from another FMN MUST produce a licence issued by their FMN together
with start permission and proof of personal accident Insurance.
Where the Enduro includes the use of public highways, then this will be stated in the Supplementary
Regulations. If public highways are used then it is sole responsibility of the rider to ensure that his
machine is roadworthy and that he and his machine comply with all legal requirements.
ESR.2
ENTRIES
A Motorcycle Sport Event Entry Form must be completed in every detail, and signed by each entrant,
rider or passenger. Each completed entry form, together with the entry fee (which includes insurance
premiums), shall be forwarded to the Secretary of the Meeting. Details of the name, address and
telephone fax number of the Secretary of the Meeting (or a deputy), all entry fees, closing date for
entries, conditions for return of fees, and any other special requirements, may be obtained from the
event Supplementary Regulations.
All riders and passengers must register arrival at an event by signing-on at the event control office, or
other designated area, not less than 30 minutes prior to commencement of said competitor’s practice
or first competition, whichever occurs first.
Riders and Passengers under 18 years of age (Minors): In order to conform with the Children’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 and Trials Registration
Form and once completed will serve as the riders Annual Parental Agreement. No further forms or
proof of Parental Agreement are necessary. All minors will be bound by the directions of parent(s),
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Child Protection. The point of contact for Child Protection issues will be the Secretary of the Meeting
unless otherwise stated in the Supplementary Regulations
ESR.3
ACCEPTANCE OR REFUSAL OF ENTRY
Within 3 days of the official closing date, the Organiser must notify riders of the definite position with
regard to their entry and whether such entry has been accepted, or is being held in abeyance, or has
been refused. The closing date of entries, the conditions for return of Entry Fees and any other special
requirements will be contained in the Supplementary Regulations. All Supplementary Regulations
must carry the telephone number of a responsible official.
Limitations of Entries. If entries are to be limited, the maximum number and method of limitation
(i.e. in order of receipt, by ballot etc.) shall be stated in the Supplementary Regulations. Events using
Public Highways are limited to 180 competitors, with the exception of exempt events. See RAC Motor
Vehicles (Competitions and Trials) Regulations.
Change of rider. All entries will be deemed to be in respect of the rider so named and no change
of rider will be permitted except in the case of “Team Only” competitions where the Team Entry is
submitted by a Team Manager. For “Team Only” competitions any change of an individual entry will
be subject to the conditions of the Supplementary Regulations.
ESR.4
INSTRUCTIONS TO RIDERS
Any instructions subsequently issued must be approved by the Permit issuing Authority if issued
prior to the event, or approved by the Stewards of the meeting if issued at the event. They shall have
the same force as these Standing Regulations and the Supplementary Regulations.provided they are
issued by one of the following methods:
•
Issued in writing and distributed to each rider
•
Issued via a clearly situated notice board
•
Via a riders briefing meeting, providing all riders have been informed of the venue and time of
such a meeting.
ESR.5
CLASSES
Time Schedules and/or Routes may vary between classes – details will appear in the Supplementary
Regulations.
Solo. There are five recommended classes:
(1) Championship; (2) Expert; (3) Clubman; (4) Ladies; (5) Sportsman, for beginners
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.
N.B. Organisers have the option of including additional classes or splitting classes.
Sidecar. There are two recommended classes; Championship; Clubman.
Sidecar Capacity Groups. All unlimited.
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.
Closed Classes.
Teams. 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.
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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.
TECHNICAL
ESR.7
MOTORCYCLES
The responsibility is on the rider to ensure that his motorcycle complies with all legal requirements
including horn, speedometer. All motorcycles must be fitted with working lights.
The front light shall take the form of a combined headlight and number plate as fitted on an Enduro
spec. machine
Machine Specification: Solo class category 1 group A1. Sidecar class category 1 group B1 and B2.
FOR DIMENSIONS SEE APPENDIX A AT THE END OF THE ENDURO STANDING REGULATIONS IN
THIS HANDBOOK.
Brakes: Independent brakes must be fitted to both front and rear wheels of the motorcycle
Organisers may mark the following parts with paint which are inscribed with their number: (i) Main
frame (ii) Both hubs. (iii) Silencers (these may be remarked if the competitor replaces the silencer
during the event). At the end of the event machines should be examined for marks.
ESR.8
TYRES
Front and rear – Unless otherwise stated in the Supplementary Regulations tyres must be ‘Enduro’
type to current FIM specification. (see diagram at the end of Enduro Section)
Please note: Some Motocross Tyres do not comply with Road Traffic Act Regulations and are not
permitted for events using the Public Highway. Only tyres which appear on the tyre manufacturers
range catalogue or tyre specification list as suitable for use on the Public Highway for the motorcycle
entered, may be used. They may be of Trial, Trail or Enduro pattern with a depth of tread not more
than 13mm at the time of manufacture.
Tyre Change: Inner tubes/mousses may be replaced at any time during the event but not whilst the
bike is in the parc ferme. Tyres may only be changed at the day’s final time check between the white
and yellow flag, or in the morning in the work area.
ESR.9
FUEL
Commercially available unleaded fuel must be used. Power boosters or octane boosters are forbidden.
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.
It is the sole responsibility of the rider to present a machine complying with all Road Traffic Act(s)
requirements including exhaust sound level. The sound level of an enduro machine controlled to the
FIM/ACU 2 Metre Max method will not exceed 112 dBA – a Sound level of 79 dBA at 100 metres.
(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.
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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.
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 HELMETS
Motorcycle helmets bearing the ACU gold or silver stamp and correctly fitted, must be worn by all
riders and sidecar passengers when riding a motorcycle or quad.
Officials must also wear a helmet whilst riding a motorcycle and it is further recommended that they
wear a helmet whilst riding a quad.
ESR.14 CLOTHING
Suitable strong clothing must cover legs, arms and body. Knee length boots and gloves in leather or
other approved material must be worn. Helmets/Clothing must be presented to machine examiners at
the same time as the machine. It is not advised that bulky hard objects such as tools etc. are carried in
pockets or on the person.
ESR.15 JEWELLERY
Competitors are advised not to wear hand, face or body jewellery, which could prove hazardous in
the event of an accident. The mouth should be kept clear of anything likely to cause a blockage of the
airway in the event of an accident, e.g. chewing gum. This includes removing false dentures.
PROCEDURE
ESR.16 TRANSPONDERS
Where Transponders or other electronic timing devices are required to be carried by the competitor
to record times, the onus on ensuring the device is correctly fitted and maintained throughout the
competition rests with the rider.
If competitors are required to supply their own transponders – details of this requirement must be
stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
If an Organiser intends to hire or loan transponders or timing devices to individual competitors,
details of any deposit scheme required must be clearly stated in the Supplementary
Regulations.
ESR.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.
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ESR.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.
ESR.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.
ESR.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.
ESR.21PETROL TAPS
Riders must check that their petrol taps are turned off before leaving their motorcycles in the Parc
Ferme.
ESR.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.
ESR.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.
ESR.24 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
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intend to place machines in the Parc Ferme overnight but return them to riders, this must be clearly
stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
ESR.25 WORKING AREA/MACHINE MAINTENANCE
For multi day events either a Working area should be established, or as an alternative, competitors
should be allowed time before the final time check of the first day.
With Working Area
This should also, where possible, be properly fenced or marked and should be either immediately
adjacent to the Parc Ferme, or connected to it by a short enclosed route, from which there is only one
exit into the starting area. A roped enclosure may be provided within the perimeter of the work area,
into which a riders assistant maybe allowed with a mousse board/fuel etc. The assistant cannot enter
the work area but is allowed to pass equipment under the rope to the rider. All adjustments, refuelling
etc. are to be carried out in the working area, access to which will only be allowed to competitors.
Stewards of the Meeting, the Clerk of the Course and Officials-in-Charge of the area and accredited
Members of the Press. No assistance may be given in the working area and the penalty for breaking
this rule is exclusion. If any work or adjustments are made to a machine in the Parc Ferme the rider
will be disqualified. Organisers must ensure that both Parc Ferme and working areas are of sufficient
size to accommodate entry without congestion and provide proper fire-fighting equipment. Smoking
is strictly prohibited in both these areas.
Without Working Area
A pre-finish check may be used to allow riders a set time for maintenance. Alternatively running
times for all classes should allow riders approximately 15 minutes to work on their machine before
the final check.
ESR.26 START
Riders will be informed prior to the event of both their starting time and riding numbers.
Start Order Method of starting order will be stated in the Supplementary Regulations with maximum
number of drivers starting per minute being: – Solo – 4. Sidecar – 2.
NB Where an MSA permit is issued, the maximum number of starters must be 2 per minute
Starting Procedure with Working Area
Each rider will be allowed to enter the Parc Ferme 15 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 Working Area
Each rider will be allowed to enter the Parc Ferme 5 minutes before their starting time and push their
machine to the exit.
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.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 restart the following day under the following conditions:
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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.
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.
Provided he satisfies the Organisers on the above conditions he will be allowed to start the day
and be eligible for Championship points, if applicable.
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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 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.
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
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must be taken as correct and the average speed set between any time check must not exceed 30 mph.
(SR’s 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.
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.29 TIME AND ROUTE CHECKS
(a) The timing of events, either wholly or in part, may be carried out either by a licenced
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
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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
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.
Competitors must stop in order to have their passage recorded as required on their time card
or a card attached to their machine.
Any rider whose passage is not marked may be disqualified. Route checks are designed to
ensure competitors stick to the marked route and it is recommended that organizers include at
least one route check per day.
ESR.30 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 to 1⁄100 sec 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.31PRACTISING
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.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 Refueling Points to the following requirements.
•
Distance between refuelling points should not exceed 25 miles.
•
No refuelling point shall be on the public highway (remote lay bys are acceptable)
•
Refueling points to be marked with GREEN FLAGS – full details of location to be available at
the start. In two day events refueling 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 refueled must be on an environment mat.
•
The engine must be stopped when refueling.
•
Smoking or the use of mobile phones in refuelling points is forbidden
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ESR.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.
ESR.34 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.
Designated service areas (specified by the Organiser) helpers may remove and replace caps and refill
petrol and oil tanks, gearbox, radiator, adjust tyre pressures, provide parts and tools and assist with
the bleeding of air from hydraulic systems.
At all other parts of the course riders only may work on the machines with spares and tools as carried
on the machine
ESR.35PENALTIES
REFER TO APPENDIX B AT THE END OF THE TIME CARD ENDURO STANDING REGULATIONS IN
THIS HANDBOOK
ESR.36 SPECIAL TESTS
Timed to 1 second 1 sec – 1pt Electronically 1⁄100 sec – 1⁄100 pt.
ESR.37 AWARDS
Full details of awards will be stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
ESR.39LEGAL 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.40 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.41 INSURANCE
Each rider will be required to declare that there will be in force in relation to the use of the vehicle
which he intends to drive during the event such a policy of insurance or such a security in respect or
Third Party risks as complies with the requirements of the current Road Traffic Acts, and which is
operative whilst taking part in the event. 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. Where
the organiser wishes to offer (through the ACU Insurance Broker) Third Party Insurance cover
necessary to meet the Road Traffic Act requirements on Public Highways, this must be stated in the
Supplementary Regulations.
ESR.42DISCLAIMER
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.
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ESR.43LIABILITY 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. 44 ABANDONMENT
The Organisers with the approval of the Clerk of the Course reserve the right, subject to the approval
of the Stewards of the Meeting, to cancel, postpone or abandon the competition, if circumstances
should arise, which, in their opinion, render such action necessary.
ESR.45 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. 46 INTERPRETATION
The interpretation of these Standing Regulations and the Supplementary Regulations or instructions
to Riders will rest entirely with the Stewards of the Meeting whose decision shall be final and binding
except as provided in the Sporting Code.
ESR. 47 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.48POWER WASHERS
Use of power washers is prohibited. Unless the organisers have suitable facilities which comply with
the ACU Environmental Code.
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APPENDIX B PENALTIES
DISQUALIFICATION
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Using non specified tyres
•
Engine capacity other than stated to organizers
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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 2.4
•
Altering course
•
Altering a time card
•
Practising on the course prior to the event
•
Accepting outside assistance other than allowed in Standing Regulations
•
Exceeding noise level limit
•
Being accompanied anywhere on the course
•
Change of machine during event
•
Changing tyres except at the final time check of the day
Course cutting, not following marked route or driving in opposite direction of route, will result in
exclusion disqualification or in exceptional circumstances the Clerk of the Course may impose a
points penalty.
PENALTY POINTS
Starting engine in parc ferme, working area or before starting signal is given
Loss of timecard/route card
Not starting engine and crossing 20m line within one minute of starting signal
Entering parc ferme with engine running
Failure to attend machine examination when held on day prior to start (see Reg 2.6)
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60
20
60
20
TIMED PENALTIES
For every minute late at the start line
For each full minute late or early at time check
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All Terrain (Rally) Regulations (ATR)
The National Sporting Code of the ACU and the Enduro Standing Regulations as varied by
the ATR listed below 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 Standing
Regulations. All other Enduro Standing Regulations remain in force.
Description: A sporting event staged over varied terrain, predominantly Forest Roads and Tracks,
and is intended to prove the skill and endurance of riders and the reliability of their machines.
The event is aimed at production Trail motorcycles of all capacities and the route shall be planned
accordingly.
The route may be marked with route markers, or may require the competitor to use navigational skill
or may require a combination of both.
ATR.1
ELIGIBILITY
All riders and passengers must hold a current ACU or SACU licence, and be aged 16 years or over.
Any rider or passenger from another FMN MUST produce a licence issued by their FMN together
with start permission and proof of personal accident Insurance.
Where the Event includes the use of public highways, then this will be stated in the Supplementary
Regulations. If public highways are used then it is sole responsibility of the rider to ensure that his
machine is roadworthy and that he and his machine comply with all legal requirements.
ATR.2
ENTRIES
A Motorcycle Sport Event Entry Form must be completed in every detail, and signed by relevant
entrant, rider and passenger. Each completed entry form, together with the entry fee (which includes
insurance premiums), shall be forwarded to the Secretary of the Meeting. Details of the name, address
and telephone number of the Secretary of the Meeting (or a deputy), all entry fees, closing date for
entries, conditions for return of fees, and any other special requirements, may be obtained from the
event Supplementary Regulations.
All riders and passengers must register arrival at an event by signing-on at the event control office,
or other designated area, not less than 30 minutes prior to commencement of said competitor’s start
time.
Riders and Passengers under 18 years of age (Minors): In order to conform with the Children’s
Act legislation, additionally, for every rider or passenger who is under 18 years of age a Parental
Agreement must be signed. This is incorporated in the Annual Competition Licence Form and once
completed will serve as the riders Annual Parental Agreement. If applying for a “One Event Licence”
then this must include Parental Agreement. All minors will be bound by the directions of parent(s),
guardian(s).
Child Protection. The point of contact for Child Protection issues will be the Secretary of the Meeting
unless otherwise stated in the Supplementary Regulations
ATR.3
ACCEPTANCE OR REFUSAL OF ENTRY
Within 3 days of the official closing date, the Organiser must notify riders of the definite position with
regard to their entry and whether such entry has been accepted, or is being held in abeyance, or has
been refused. The closing date of entries, the conditions for return of Entry Fees and any other special
requirements will be contained in the Supplementary Regulations. All Supplementary Regulations
must carry the telephone number of a responsible official.
Limitations of Entries. If entries are to be limited, the maximum number and method of limitation
(i.e. in order of receipt, by ballot etc.) shall be stated in the Supplementary Regulations. Events using
Public Highways are limited to 180 competitors, with the exception of exempt events. See RAC Motor
Vehicles (Competitions and Trials) Regulations.
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Change of rider. All entries will be deemed to be in respect of the rider so named and no change
of rider will be permitted except in the case of “Team Only” competitions where the Team Entry is
submitted by a Team Manager. For “Team Only” competitions any change of an individual entry will
be subject to the conditions of the Supplementary Regulations.
ATR.4
INSTRUCTIONS TO RIDERS
Any written instructions subsequently issued shall have the same force as these Standing Regulations
and the Supplementary Regulations.
ATR.5
CLASSES
Classes will be as detailed in Supplementary Regulations for the event. Time Schedules and/or Routes
may vary between classes – details will appear in the Supplementary Regulations.
ATR.6
CHANGE OF MACHINE AND/OR PASSENGER
Any change of machine within the same capacity group and/or passenger must be notified to the
Secretary of the Meeting a minimum of 24hrs before the start of the Competition. Any restrictions
regarding change in the capacity group of a machine may be detailed in the Supplementary
Regulations.
ATR.7
MOTORCYCLES
The responsibility is on the rider to ensure that his motorcycle complies with all legal requirements
including horn, speedometer. All motorcycles must be fitted with working lights.
Machine Specification: Solo class category 1 group A1.
Brakes: Each wheel must be fitted with a brake. Machines fitted with linked brakes as standard
equipment are permissible.
ATR.8
TYRES
Only tyres normally available from commercial or retail sources are authorised. They shall appear on
the tyre manufacturers range catalogue or tyre specification list available to the general public. They
must be manufactured to comply with the European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation (ETRTO)
requirements in respect of load and speed codes and have a minimum service description of 45M.
Enduro tyres must have a E Mark and/or DOT (American Department of Transportation) approval
and DOT number must be moulded on the tyre wall.
Enduro tyres must be to current FIM specification. The use of MX tyres is not allowed.
ATR.9
FUEL
Commercially available unleaded fuel must be used. Power boosters or octane boosters are forbidden.
ATR.10 NOISE
It is the sole responsibility of the rider to present a machine complying with all Road Traffic Act(s)
requirements including exhaust sound level. The sound level of a machine, controlled to the FIM/
ACU 2 Metre Max method will not exceed 112 dBA (a Sound level of 79 dBA at 100 metres)
(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.13 HELMETS
Motorcycle helmets bearing the ACU gold or silver stamp and correctly fitted, must be worn by all
riders and passengers when riding a motorcycle or a quad.
Officials must also wear a helmet whilst riding a motorcycle and it is further recommended that they
wear a helmet whilst riding a quad.
ATR.14 CLOTHING
Suitable strong clothing must cover legs, arms and body. Knee length boots and gloves in leather or
other approved material must be worn. Helmets/Clothing must be presented to machine examiners at
the same time as the machine. It is not advised that bulky hard objects such as tools etc. are carried in
pockets or on the person.
ATR.15 JEWELLERY
Competitors are advised not to wear hand, face or body jewellery, which could prove hazardous in
the event of an accident. The mouth should be kept clear of anything likely to cause a blockage of the
airway in the event of an accident, e.g. chewing gum. This includes removing false dentures.
ATR.16 TRANSPONDERS
Where Transponders or other electronic timing devices are required to be carried by the competitor
to record times, the onus on ensuring the device is correctly fitted and maintained throughout the
competition rests with the rider.
If competitors are required to supply their own transponders – details of this requirement must be
stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
If an Organiser intends to hire or loan transponders or timing devices to individual competitors,
details of any deposit scheme required must be clearly stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
ATR.17 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
There shall be an Incident Officer appointed who will be responsible for arranging and coordinating
both Medical and Fire Protection services. The Incident Officer may undertake other duties at the
events. Marshals or First Aid officers should only travel in the same direction as competitors or use
alternative routes, unless under the most severe circumstances, while carrying out their duties.
ATR.18 MEDICAL SERVICES
At all events qualified First Aid personnel must be in attendance with full First Aid equipment
including a stretcher. A minimum of one ambulance and one other suitably identified vehicle which
must also be equipped with and able to carry a stretcher must be available and one of these vehicles
must always remain available at the event. Organisers must also refer to the “Medical Services &
Definition” section of this Handbook.
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
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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.
ATR.26 START
Riders will be informed prior to the event of both their starting time and riding numbers.
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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.28 COURSE
The route may be marked with route markers, or may require the competitor to use navigational skill
or may require a combination of both.
The course shall consist of Tracks and Trails including forest roads. Public Highway may also be used
and if so, this must be stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
The events will consist of a number of “Liaison Stages” or “ legs”.
These liaison stages will form the majority of the event, and may incorporate surfaced roads, cross
country tracks or the public highway.
Where the Supplementary Regulations state that the event includes the use of Public Highways, then
the rider must ensure that he and his machine comply with all legal requirements.
The Clerk of Course must ensure that the route is correctly and sufficiently identified.
Numbered or Lettered boards should be displayed at regular intervals along the route; e.g each mile,
so that Competitors and Marshal’s 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.
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.
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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.
•
No refuelling point shall be on the public highway (remote lay bys are acceptable)
•
Refueling points to be marked with GREEN FLAGS – full details of location to be available at
the start. In two day events refueling 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 refueled must be on an environment mat.
•
The engine must be stopped when refueling.
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Smoking or the use of mobile phones in refuelling points is forbidden
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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.35 AWARDS
Full details of awards will be stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
ATR.36LEGAL ACTION
A rider who is convicted following a police prosecution for an offence committed by him whilst
taking part in the competition may be liable to disqualification.
ATR.37 WARNING TO THE PUBLIC
The Organisers must display Warning Notices at the start of the event, the Timed Section and at any
other point of the course where the public is likely to congregate.
ATR.38 INSURANCE
Each rider will be required to declare that there will be in force in relation to the use of the vehicle
which he intends to drive during the event such a policy of insurance or such a security in respect
or Third Party risks as complies with the requirements of the current Road Traffic Acts, and which
is operative whilst taking part in the event. 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. Where
the organiser wishes to offer (through the ACU Insurance Broker) Third Party Insurance cover
necessary to meet the Road Traffic Act requirements on Public Highways, this must be stated in the
Supplementary Regulations.
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.
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ATR.40LIABILITY 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 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.
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. 1.6 Time and route checks (As per ESR.29). Time checks will be at Start/Finish area
which may also be a route check. There should be adequate route checks on the course.
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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
Start The maximum number of starters per minute may be 4 Solos This recommended number may
be changed by the authority granting the permit.
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.
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.
Special tests: May consist of a whole lap or as detailed in the Supplementary Regulations.
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-:
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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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.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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Riders aged 12–14 – Machines must be a minimum of 80cc and a maximum of 85cc (regardless of
two or four stroke engine)
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.
NUMBERS
Bibs may be supplied by the organisers. If not, Riders must provide their own numbers which must
be a minimum height of 100mm.
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.
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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
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.
START
The start must be set out so that riders will start in groups which will be decided by the organisers e.g.
capacity classes, ability classes etc. These groups will be defined in the Supplementary Regulations.
The number of riders in each group – which must not exceed 40 – and the start interval between
groups – which must be no less than 30 SECONDS – will be decided by the organiser and due regard
to course layout and the approval of the permit issuing authority. The organisers must ensure that
the entire entry must be able to start and leave the start area before earlier riders start subsequent
laps. 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.
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
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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.
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.
FINISH
After the specified time/number of laps, the riders will be diverted through the lap scoring area and
then from the course.
FINISHING ORDER
The winner overall and of any respective classes will be the riders who have achieved the closest
number of laps to the duration set on the allotted time. Each riders start time will be taken as their
respective groups start time, or individual start time as decided by the Organiser, and their individual
finish time will have been recorded.
TIES
Will be decided by
a) The number of laps completed
b) The time taken to complete this number of laps
CHECKS
The start/finish will be the only time check. There should be adequate marshals/route checks on the
course to prevent course cutting.
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
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.
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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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
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
All competitors with the exemption of those travelling to an event on the machine on which they are
competing, must have a 2kg (minimum) dry powder fire extinguisher available for immediate use.
If a ‘closed vehicle’ is being used the extinguisher must be fitted adjacent to, or on the inside of the
working door. In the case of a shared vehicle the other competitors’ extinguisher(s) should also be
visible, or, the fitted extinguisher(s) must be of a proportionately larger capacity.
MEDICAL SERVICES
At all events qualified First Aid personnel must be in attendance with full first aid equipment
including a stretcher. There must be a minimum of two ambulances or one ambulance and one
other suitably identified vehicle, which must be equipped with and able to carry a stretcher. One
vehicle must always be available at the event. The attendance of a Doctor or Paramedic is strongly
recommended.
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
PUBLIC WARNING
Notices must be displayed in accordance with the Safety Precautions section of the current ACU
Handbook.
PROCEDURE FOR STOPPING AN EVENT
Where it is deemed necessary to stop an event only the Clerk of the Course or his assigned assistants
can stop an event. All courses must have sufficient assistants to ensure that when a race is stopped this
decision is communicated to all of the riders as quickly as possible.
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Championship Regulations
1 ACU BRITISH ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATIONS
Championship points will be awarded to competitors of any Nationality. The title “ACU British
Enduro Champion” will be awarded to the competitor with the most points who holds British
Citizenship. If the rider with the most points is not a British Citizen he shall be awarded the title
“ACU British Open Enduro Champion”. This principle will apply throughout the classes.
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
The allocation of all Championship Rounds is at the discretion of the Trials and Enduro
Committee of the ACU. In granting a Permit to organise a Round, 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 Round at a
later date, if seen fit.
There will be 6 classes:
(1) Championship; (2) Expert; (3) Clubman; (4) Womens; (5) Over 40 (over 40 years on the 1st
January of the current year); (6) Over 50 (over 50 on the 1st January of the current year)
NB in addition a Junior Class for riders under 23 years on the 1st January of the current year
will be incorporated into the Championship and Expert classes.
The Womens Over 40 and Over 50 classes will run on the Clubman schedule.
Start order will be as per the Supplementary Regulations, however, riders placed 1–10 ?? in
the previous year’s overall Championship will be allocated the corresponding number to their
finishing position.
Time Schedules and/or Routes may vary between classes – details will appear in the
Supplementary Regulations.
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
Capacity Groups: There will be 4 capacity groups
ALL CLASSES
E1– Two stroke up to 125cc
E1– Four stroke up to 250cc
E2 – 125cc–250cc two stroke & 250cc–450cc four stroke
E3 – Over 250cc two stroke and over 450cc four stroke
Riders will be responsible for fitting the correct colour number plates. Provision of numbers
will be as per the Supplementary Regulations of the event. However riders placed 1–10 in the
previous year’s overall Championship will be allocated the corresponding number to their
finishing position.
For all British Championship events the rider must allow a space of 40mm at the top of front
and side number plates for the sticker of the Series Sponsor. Only the Series Sponsor’s logo
should appear on the number plate.
Solo Championship Rounds will be National Events with a minimum lap length of 20 miles.
They may be of 1 day or 2 day duration and the list of qualifying events will appear in the
current Fixture List.
All Support Crews must be equipped with serviceable fire extinguishers at service points.
The title of “British/British Open –Solo Enduro Champion” will be awarded to the best overall
performance in the Championship Class irrespective of capacity group. Winners of Capacity
Groups in the Championship Class will be awarded the title “British/British Open E1/E2/E3
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Enduro Champion”. In the Expert and Clubman Class, winners of the series will be known as
“ACU/Open Enduro Champion” in the respective capacity groups and class. In addition, the
best overall performance over the series in these classes will be known as “ACU Overall/ACU
Open Overall (Expert)/(Clubman) Enduro Champion.
1.8 At the conclusion of the series the points scored by each rider in all days held less 2 (which
do not have to be from the same event) will be added together and the rider with the highest
number of points who is a British Citizen will be awarded the title of “British Solo Enduro
Champion”. The rider with the highest number of points gained on this basis who is not a
British citizen will be awarded the title of “British Open Enduro Champion”.
Ties will be decided by a) Most days wins b) Most day second places c) Most day third places
etc. down to fifteenth.
If a tie still exists, best position in the final round either finishes will decide the tie.
Ties will be decided by a) Most days wins b) Most day second places c) Most day third places
etc. down to fifteenth. If a tie still exists, best position in the final round either finishes will
decide the tie.
1.9 Tyres. Only Enduro or Trials type tyres are allowed.
1. 10 Championship Points. Calculation of points scored each day for overall and all classes of the
Series will be as follows:
1st – 20 points
5th – 11 points
9th – 7 points
13th – 3 points
2nd – 17 points
6th – 10 points
10th – 6 points
14th – 2 points
3rd – 15 points
7th – 9 points
11th – 5 points
15th – 1 point
4th – 13 points
8th – 8 points
12th – 4 points
In the case of ties in the results of each day the riders concerned will each receive the points for
this position. i.e. Rider A 800 points. Rider B 800 points. Rider C 820 points.
Rider A – 20 Championship Points Rider B – 20 Championship Points
Rider C – 15 Championship Points
1.11 Marking of Machines. The Championship and Experts class will have the following parts
marked with paint and inscribed with their number: (i) Main frame (ii) Both hubs. iii) Silencers
1.12 Final Examination. At the end of the event all Championship and expert machines should be
examined for marks.
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REGULATIONS
Championship points will be awarded to competitors of any Nationality. The title “British/
ACU Sidecar Enduro Champion” will be awarded to the competitor with the most points who
holds a British Citizenship. If the rider with the most points is not a British Citizen he shall
be awarded the title “British/ACU Open Sidecar Enduro Champion”. This principle will apply
throughout the classes.
The National Sporting code of the ACU and the Enduro Standing regulations as varied by the
British/ACU Clubmans Sidecar Enduro Standing regulations listed below shall apply to all
British/ACU Clubmans Sidecar Enduro events together with the Supplementary Regulations
and any Final Instructions issued for individual events.
The following are items which override the Standing Enduro regulations specifically for
British/ACU Clubmans Sidecar Enduros. All other Enduro Standing Regulations remain in force.
2.1
2.2
The allocation of all Championship Rounds is at the discretion of the Trials and Enduro
Committee of the ACU. In granting a Permit to organise a Round, 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 Round at a
later date, if seen fit.
Series Sponsor. Only the Series Sponsor’s logo should appear on the number plate.
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This Sidecar Enduro Championship will be made up of 1 and 2 Day National Events chosen
at the discretion of the Trials and Enduro Committee. The list of events may be found in the
current ACU Fixture List.
There will be three classes – Championship, Clubman and Newcomer. The Title of “British/
British Open Sidecar Enduro Champion” will be awarded to the best overall performance in the
Championship Class irrespective of capacity. In the Clubman Class, the winner will be known
as the “ACU/ACU Open Sidecar Enduro Clubman Champion”.
The passenger who crews for him in the most number of rounds will be regarded as his regular
passenger.
The best overall performance by a newcomer will receive the Newcomers Award.
To be eligible for Clubman Championship points riders must not have won the ACU
Clubmans Championship in the last three calendar years. Exception may be made at the
discretion of the Trials and Enduro Committee. Riders not eligible for points (as detailed
above) may compete on a no points basis.
A newcomer is classified as a rider who has never competed in the British/ACU Clubmans
Enduro Championship prior to the current year.
Calculation of Championship Points, in one or two day events, will be as follows:
1st – 20 points
5th – 11 points
9th – 7 points
13th – 3 points
2nd – 17 points
6th – 10 points
10th – 6 points
14th – 2 points
3rd – 15 points
7th – 9 points
11th – 5 points
15th – 1 point
4th – 13 points
8th – 8 points
12th – 4 points
At the conclusion of the series the points for each riders best results from all days held less 2
(which do not have to be from the same event) will be added together and the rider with the
highest number of points to his credit will be the winner.
Ties will be decided by a) Most days wins b) Most day second places c) Most day third places
etc. down to fifteenth.
If a tie still exists, best position in the final round either finishes will decide the tie.
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3 ACU BRITISH SPRINT ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATIONS
These Championship Regulations shall apply in addition to the ACU National Sporting Code,
and the Supplementary Regulations for each event.
Championship points will be awarded to competitors of any Nationality. The title “Husqvarna
ACU British Sprint Enduro Champion” will be awarded to the competitor with the most points
who holds British Citizenship. If the rider with the most points is not a British Citizen he shall
be awarded the title “Husqvarna ACU British Open Sprint Enduro Champion”. This principle
will apply throughout the classes.
The allocation of all Championship Rounds is at the discretion of the Trials and Enduro
Committee of the ACU. In granting a Permit to organise a Round, 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 Round at a
later date, if seen fit.
3.1DESCRIPTION
Sprint Enduro events are a test of speed, endurance and reliability, based on enduro special tests –
accurately and clearly marked off – road courses. From controlled individual starts competitors are
required to complete a series of timed laps.
3.2 ELIGIBILITY
All riders and passengers must hold a current ACU or SACU licence, and be aged 15 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.
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3.3 CHILD PROTECTION
The point of contact for Child Protection issues will be the Secretary of the Meeting unless otherwise
stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
3.4 ENTRIES
A Motorcycle Sport Event Entry Form must be completed in every detail, and signed by each
entrant, rider or passenger. Each completed entry form, together with the entry fee (which includes
insurance premiums), shall be forwarded to the Secretary of the Meeting. Details of the name, address
and telephone/fax number of the Secretary of the Meeting (or a deputy), all entry fees, closing date
for entries, conditions for return of fees, and any other special requirements, may be obtained from
the event Supplementary Regulations. All riders and passengers must register arrival at an event by
signing-on at the event control office, or other designated area, not less than 30 minutes prior to
commencement of said competitor’s practice or first competition, whichever occurs first.
Riders and Passengers under 18 years of age (Minors): In order to conform with the Children’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 and Trials Registration
Form and once completed will serve as the riders Annual Parental Agreement. No further forms or
proof of Parental Agreement are necessary. All minors will be bound by the directions of parent(s),
guardian(s).
3.5 CLASSES
(a) Elite
(b) Expert
(c) U23(Under 23 on Jan 1st in year of competition)
(d) U19(Under 19 on Jan 1st in the year of competition)
(e) Clubman
(f) 125cc Youth Cup (Under 19 on Jan 1st in year of competition)
(g) Women
NB: Riders under the age of 23 who compete internationally in either the Enduro World
Championship or the European Enduro Championships may apply, in writing, to GMC Events Ltd to
request permission to compete in the Elite class. Applicants must have previous international enduro
experience, have the required speed and skills to compete in the Elite class, and be competing in
either the EWC or EEC.
CAPACITY GROUPS
ES1 – Up to 125cc two-stroke & up to 250cc four-stroke
ES2 – Over 125cc to 250cc two-stroke & Over 250cc to 450cc four-stroke
ES3 – Over 250cc two-stroke & Over 450cc four-stroke
TECHNICAL
3.6 MOTORCYCLES
Enduro or MX machines may be used
3.7 TYRES
Enduro or MX tyres may be used.
3.8 NUMBER PLATES
The colour of number plates is free
3.9RIDER NUMBERS
The organiser will allocate each rider with a number. Competitors will be responsible for supplying
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and fitting the correct numbers. These must be fitted on front and both side number plates – min
height of numbers must be 100mm.
* Riders must ensure that there is a space of at least 40mm on top of each number plate to
accommodate any sponsors logo the organiser may require *
3.10 FUEL
Commercially available unleaded fuel must be used. Power boosters or octane boosters are forbidden.
The engine must not be running while refuelling is taking place. Mobile phones must not be used in
refuelling areas.
3.11REFUELLING
Riders are permitted to refuel their machines only when inside the paddock area. The engine must be
stopped when refuelling. Rider’s bike must be placed on an environmental mat in the paddock area,
under penalty of 120 points (two minutes). Smoking or the use of mobile phones when refuelling is
forbidden.
3.12 CONTROL OF EXHAUST SOUND LEVELS
The sound level of any machine competing in a British Sprint Enduro Championship event must
be in accordance with the relevant section(s) of the ACU Enduro Standing Regulations. At any
time during an event the Clerk of the Course or his appointed official is empowered to exclude any
machine he considers to be excessively noisy.
3.13LIGHTS
Due to the closed course nature of British Sprint Enduro Championship events machines do not need
to comply with road regulations, therefore lights (working or not) do not need to be fitted unless
stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
3.14 MARKED PARTS
The changing of any part(s) during competition, with the exception of the frame, is permitted.
‘Competition’ refers to laps where competitors times are recorded, counting towards their result.
A rider may complete the sighting lap on a bike different to that on which they compete on during
timed laps. The bike on which a rider completes the first timed lap is the bike on which he must
compete all remaining timed laps.
3.15 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
The organisers must provide fire-fighting equipment.
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.
3.16 HELMETS
Helmets bearing the ACU gold or silver stamp and in sound condition and properly fitted MUST
be worn by all riders and passengers on motorcycles and quads while practicing and throughout the
event.
Officials must also wear a helmet whilst riding a motorcycle and it is further recommended that they
wear a helmet whilst riding a quad.
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3.17 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.
3.18 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
GENERAL
3.19 START ORDER
Riders will be informed prior to the event of both their starting time and riding numbers.
3.20 START
STARTING PROCEDURE
Riders will be informed 10 minutes (approx) prior to the start of each special test lap. It is then the
rider’s responsibility to ensure he/she arrives in the waiting zone in good time.
A Start Area Coordinator will then notify each rider when they must start each special test. Only one
mechanic/assistant per rider is allowed in the waiting zone.
Riders will start in the following class order on each lap unless otherwise stated by the organisers:
Clubman
Women
Expert
125 Youth Cup
Under 19
Under 23
Elite
•
Clubman, Under 19, Under 23, and Expert class riders will start 30 seconds apart.
•
Elite class riders will each start 30 seconds apart.
•
The class start order for Clubman, Under 19, Under 23, and Expert and Elite classes will be
determined by the organisers.
Start order information will be displayed at the Rider registration/Signing on area.
3.21LATE ARRIVAL AT START PENALTY
Riders must start each lap when requested to do so. Failure to do so (late starting) will result in a
penalty. The penalty for late starting is 30 seconds. This penalty applies only to the lap during which a
rider misses their start position. If a rider misses their start position he will be started when directed
by the Start Area Coordinator.
Definition of Late Start: Start orders are determined by accumulative class results, run in reverse.
Riders in all classes, with the exception of the Elite class, will receive a late start penalty if they miss
their start position by five or more places. In the Elite class all riders must start in the order of the
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reversed accumulative results. In the case of the last starting Elite class rider, he/she must be inside
the waiting area and ready to start before the penultimate Elite class rider has departed
3.22 FAILURE TO COMPLETE A LAP(S) PENALTIES
Any rider that fails to complete a lap of the special test will be awarded the time of the slowest overall
rider in their class (Under 23, Expert, etc), plus two minutes.
Failure to start any given lap (i.e. due to mechanical problems) will result in a riders being awarded
the time of the slowest rider in their class, plus three minutes. There will be no ‘late arrival at start’
penalty applied to a competitor who fails to start any lap.
3.23 ELITE CLASS ‘MARATHON LAPS’
Elite class riders may be required to complete back to back laps, to be known as “Marathon Laps”.
Competitors will be informed if Marathon laps are to be included at the start of each round of the
championship. These laps – if included, will take place at a time decided by the Clerk of he Course e.g.
middle or end of a day.
On finishing a given lap, all Elite riders will pass directly into the waiting zone and will not be allowed
to return to the paddock. No assistance is allowed and only the riders may work on their machines
with tools/spares carried with them.
3.24 CLASSIFICATION
The cumulative total of a rider’s times and any additional penalties will be used to determine the final
positions in each class.
3.25 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
These will be awarded after each round (day) to the first 15 riders in each class in accordance with the
current ACU Enduro Championship points allocation i.e. 1st place – 20 pts, 2nd place 17pts etc.
Eight of the 10 rounds (days) of the series will count towards the championship standings. Riders are
effectively able to ‘drop’ their two worst scores, which do not have to be consecutive. However, if two
or more rounds (days) of the championship are cancelled then all remaining rounds (days) will count
towards championship standings. A ‘Did Not Finish’ (DNF) or non-start will count as zero points
scored.
3.26 CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES
The title of “British Sprint Enduro Champion” will be awarded to the best overall performance in the
Elite class by a British citizen. If won by a non-British citizen the title of “British Open Sprint
Enduro Championship” will be awarded. In the Expert, Under 23, and Under 19 classes winners will
be known as British Expert/Under 23/Under 19 Sprint Enduro Champion, or if won by a non
British citizen the British Open Expert/Under 23/Under 19 Sprint Enduro Champion. The best
overall performance over the series in the Expert, Under 23, and Under 19 classes will be known as
the “British Overall/British Open Overall Expert/Under23/Under19/Sprint Enduro Champion. In the
Clubman class winners of the series will be known as “ACU/ACU Open Clubman Sprint Enduro
Champion” in the respective capacity groups and classes.
3.27 TIES
In the event of a tie in the results at an event, the rider who recorded the fastest time on the last
recorded Special Test will be the winner. If the tie should continue, the recorded times of the second
last test will be used and so on until the tie is broken.
In the event of ties in the final Championship classifications, the riders scores from the first round of
the series will be taken, then the second and so on until the tie is broken
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3.28 WORKING AREA
Riders are permitted to work on their bikes anywhere in the paddock area. No restrictions are placed
on receiving assistance from others, i.e. mechanics, etc
3.29 OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE
Riders are not permitted to receive any outside assistance while in competition (competing in
a special test). Riders must work on their machines only with tools and spare parts carried by
themselves, apart from when in the paddock area. In the event that a rider is unable to complete any
given lap he may receive assistance in retrieving his/her machine. This must be pushed back to the
paddock area with the engine off.
3.30PENALTIES
Disqualification
•
Engine capacity other than stated to organisers
•
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 event
•
Course cutting, not following marked route or driving in opposite direction of route, will result
in exclusion or in exceptional circumstances the Clerk of the Course may impose a points
penalty.
3.31POINT PENALTIES
Late starting
Failure to complete a lap Time of slowest (overall) rider in class
Failure to start a lap Time of slowest (overall) rider in class
30 seconds
plus 120 second
plus 180
3.32POWER WASHERS
Use of power washers is prohibited. Unless the organisers either have suitable facilities which comply
with the ACU Environmental Code or permit the use of such equipment.
3.33 TEAR OFFS
The use of tear offs is banned.
4 ACU Classic Enduro Championship Regulations
Championship points will be awarded to competitors of any Nationality. The title “ACU British
Classic Enduro Champion” will be awarded to the competitor with the most points who holds
British Citizenship. If the rider with the most points is not a British Citizen he shall be awarded
the title “ACU Open Classic Enduro Enduro Champion”.
This section describes only the additional rules referring to Classic Enduro; all other Enduro
Standing Regulations (ESR) apply unless expressly varied by this section.
4.1
4.2
The allocation of all Championship Rounds is at the discretion of the Trials and Enduro
Committee of the ACU. In granting a Permit to organise a Round, 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 Round at a
later date, if seen fit.
This Classic Enduro Championship will be made up of 1 and 2 Day Events chosen at the
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discretion of the Trials and Enduro Committee. The list of events may be found in the current
ACU Fixture List.
There will be two ability classes – Championship (run on a clubman schedule) and Clubman
(run on a sportsman schedule). The Titles will be awarded to the best overall performance in
each machine age group Class irrespective of capacity. These classes with be separate from all
other classes in the event. Competitors must have black numbers on a yellow background.
To be eligible for Championship points riders must use a machine which falls within the
definition of CE1, or CE2.
CE1 – Machines originally manufactured with all of the following:
• Two rear shock absorbers,
• Drum brakes front and rear
• Air cooled engine.
CE2 – Machines originally manufactured with TWO of the following:
• Two rear shock absorbers,
• Drum brakes front and rear
• Air cooled engine.
CE3 – non Championship class at the discretion of the Organiser.
For machines that do not comply with the requirements for CE1 or CE but fulfil the eligibility
as defined in the Supplementary Regulations.
Machine eligibility examination shall the responsibility of a nominated Classic Enduro elected
representative (to be agreed per round). Presenting an ineligible machine may result in the
rider being moved to a different class. Technical examination shall be the responsibility of the
ACU/club scrutineer – all ESR technical rules apply.
“Specials” may be considered eligible for a particular class so long as they are in keeping
with the spirit of that class. Ineligible machines may still compete but will not be awarded
Championship points.
There will be two Classic Enduro classes, each with its own series points and champion; CE1
Expert, CE1 Clubman,
Calculation of Championship Points, in one or two day events, will be as follows:
1st – 20 points
5th – 11 points
9th – 7 points
13th – 3 points
2nd – 17 points
6th – 10 points
10th – 6 points
14th – 2 points
3rd – 15 points
7th – 9 points
11th – 5 points
15th – 1 point
4th – 13 points
8th – 8 points
12th – 4 points
At the conclusion of the series the points for each rider’s best results from all days held less
2 (which do not have to be from the same event but will be the lowest points scores) will be
added together and the rider with the highest number of points to his credit will be the winner.
Ties Ties will be decided by a) Most days wins b) Most day second places c) Most day third
places etc. down to fifteenth.
If a tie still exists, best position in the final round either finishes will decide the tie.
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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 Licence Required
Clerk of the Course
1
Chief Steward
2
Secretary of the Meeting 2
YES
YES
No
Club Stewards
No
Attendance at Seminar/
Training Session
3 YEARS Every Third Year maximum
3 YEARS Every Third Year maximum
Will receive Training at meetings and
if required at Regional or ACU HQ
Seminars
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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ACU British Solo Trials Championship Regulations
ACU Luscombe SAAB Leeds British Sidecar Trials
Championship
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S3 Parts ACU National Trials Championship
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ACU Normandale Traditional Trials Championship
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218
ACU Sammy Miller Trial Championship
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ACU Luscombe MITSUBISHI Leeds British Solo Youth Trials
Championship
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ACU LUSCOMBE SUZUKI LEEDS BRITISH LADIES
AND GIRLS TRIALS CHAMPIONSHIP
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ACU Trail Bike Series incorporating the ACU/AJP
Ultrapassar Trail Bike Championship
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Trials – Machine Examiners check list
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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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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.
Information regarding Authorisation and Land Use
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 the landowners over whose the
event passes, unless the route of the event is on a highway of higher status.
3
Where the event requires use of public highway, organisers must ensure that the Motor
Vehicles (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 are strictly adhered to. Events
requiring authorisation must obtain this through the RAC Motor Sports Association,
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”.
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 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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TSR1 Eligibility/Licencing
All riders and passengers must hold a current ACU Trials Registration/Membership card or a SACU
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 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.
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 Class 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.
Youth Age Groups
A Class
Seniors born between
01.01.97 and 31.12.98
B Class
Inters born between
01.01.99 and 31.12.2001
C Class
Juniors born between
01.01.2002 and 31.12.04
D Class
Combustion Engined machinesMinimum age 6 years at the date of the
competition and not born before 01.01.05
D Class
Cadets born between
01.01.05 and 31.12.07
E Class
Pre-Cadet Electric classMinimum age – 4 years at the date of the
competition and not born before 01.01.08
ENGINE CAPACITY CLASSES: The maximum engine capacity permitted for machines used in the age
groups set out in this Regulation are as follows:
A Class125cc Mono or 250cc Twinshock, and Electric up to 10 bhp measured at the rear
wheel
B Class125cc Mono or 250cc Twinshock, and Electric up to 10 bhp measured at the rear
wheel
C Class
Standard Wheel 80cc, and Electric up to 7 bhp measured at the rear wheel
C Class
Medium Wheel 80cc, and Electric up to 7 bhp measured at the rear wheel
D Class
Medium wheel 80cc, and Electric up to 7 bhp measured at the rear wheel
D ClassSmall wheel 50cc Mono and 80ccTwinshock, and Electric up to 2 bhp measured at
the rear wheel
E Class
Small wheel Electric powered machines up to 2 bhp 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.
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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. Written application supported by written
approval from the riders Centre must support such a request.
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.
TSR2 Entries
An Event Entry Form must be completed in every detail, and signed by each rider and passenger.
Each completed entry form, together with the entry fee (which includes riders/passengers insurance
premiums for personal accident and off road risks) and Entry Subscription (see NSC 7.05) shall
be forwarded to the Secretary of the Meeting. Where third party insurance cover to meet RTA
requirements on the Public Highway is offered by the organiser, this will be at a supplementary cost.
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.
Any entry once accepted by the organizer renders the rider eligible for awards and Championship
points.
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. This 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.
Child Protection: The point of contact for Child Protection issues will be the Secretary of the Meeting
unless otherwise stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
TSR3Limitation 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
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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.
TSR8 Motorcycles
Motorcycles must comply with Appendix D of the National Sporting Code. Prior to the start of each
Event all machines may 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.
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
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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 combustion engine machines used by Youth competitors must be fitted with an
operational lanyard operated cut out device rigidly connected to the rider by a lanyard (max length 1
metre) so as to stop the engine should the rider and machine be parted.
It is recommended that all combustion engine machines used by Adult riders be fitted with a lanyard
operated cut out device.
Chainguards must be fitted to all motorcycles as per manufacturer’s specification.
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
– 450mm (18")
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
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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.
TSR 9 Fuel
Commercially available unleaded fuel must be used. Power boosters or octane boosters are forbidden.
Refuelling must not take place when the engine is still running. Mobile Phones must not be used in
refuelling areas.
ENVIRONMENTAL MATS
All machines and generators must stand on an Environmental mat whilst being refuelled.
TSR10 Telemetry
The use of Telemetry between the rider/motorcycle and any other person/equipment by radio means
is not allowed.
TSR11Riding Numbers
Riding numbers issued by the organisers, whether card or numbered bibs must be clearly displayed 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.
TSR12 Clothing
Clothing must cover legs and body and it is recommended that arms should be covered. Boots of
approximately knee length made of leather, rubber or plastic must be worn. The wearing of gloves is
recommended. Motorcycle helmets, correctly fitted, MUST be worn by all Officials, riders and sidecar
passengers when riding a motorcycle or quad.
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
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required to sign off. The method of deciding the starting order will be stated in the Supplementary
Regulations or, where applicable, in the appropriate Championship Regulations.
TSR16 Time
For Trials other than Time and Observation Trials, where full details regarding the calculation of
time penalties shall be included in the Supplementary Regulations, the following shall apply; if a time
restraint is applied to part or all of the Trial, it shall be in the form of an individual allowance for each
rider and the details given in the Supplementary Regulations or Final Instructions. Wherever a Time
restraint is applied there must be a Clock showing the Official time visible to all riders at each time
control point.
A rider’s Time Allowance shall commence from the actual time the rider starts. The location of the
final Time Control should be at the last section, or as close as practical. Riders will be penalised one
mark per minute or part of that minute up to a maximum of twenty for late starting, or arriving late
at any subsequent Time Control, and thereafter disqualified.
It is recommended that the time limit shall not be extended other than in the case of Force
Majeure as determined by the Clerk of the Course.
TSR17 Course/Route
The Clerk of the Course must ensure that due consideration is given to the age and abilities of the
riders when planning and marking the course and that suitable marking is displayed to guide and
restrict any spectators/members of the Public who may attend.
The onus of following the correct route rests entirely with the rider. A rider leaving the course must
rejoin it at the same point. When public roads are used to connect areas of private land a map clearly
showing their position must be displayed at the Start or in the programme. The onus of finding these
areas of private land rests entirely upon the rider and any route making 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, 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
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 A – Principal Route – Blue (left) Red (right)
Route B – Yellow both sides
Route C – 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 A would be
hardest, Route B 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
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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.
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 course.
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.
TSR20 Observers
An Observer is an assistant to the Clerk of the Course appointed to judge a competitor’s performance
in an Observed Section. No protest or appeal can be accepted against a judgement of performance
made by an Observer, however, a protest may be accepted against any breach, or misinterpretation of
the Regulations.
A mistake made by an Observer may be corrected by the Observer with the approval of the Clerk of
the Course.
TSR21 Instruction to Riders
Any instruction to riders not included in the Supplementary Regulations (Final Instructions) must be
approved by the permit issuing authority if issued prior to the event, or approved by the Stewards of
the meeting if issued at the event.
Subject to being issued in one of the following ways they shall have the same force as these Standing
Regulations
• Issued in writing and distributed to each rider
• Issued via a clearly situated notice board
•Via a riders briefing meeting, providing all riders have been informed formally of the venue and
time of such a meeting.
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
0
Clean
1
Footing once
2
Footing twice
3
Footing more than twice
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5
Failure
5
When requested by a rider rather than attempt the section
5
Entering a section before being called upon to do so by an official
10
Not attempting a section when called upon to do so by an Official
10
For missing a section or failing to have punch card marked.
Graded Hills. Where a Section is to be termed a ‘Graded Hill’ a notice to that effect must be displayed
at the Section Begins, and the following shall apply: Numbered boards must be placed at defined
places along the Section, in order that a rider’s performance may be determined. Marks will be
lost in a decreasing manner from 5 to 0 depending on the distance a rider can traverse the Section
without failure. The front wheel spindle is the part of the machine to be used in assessing the distance
traversed.
0
Clean
1
Reaching or passing the “1 Board” without Failure.
2
Reaching or passing the “2 Board” without Failure.
3
Reaching or passing the “3 Board” without Failure.
5
Failure to reach the “3 Board”.
5
When requested by a rider rather than attempt the section
10
Not attempting a Section when called upon to do so by an Official
10
For missing a section or failing to have punch card marked.
DEFINITIONS
Clean: A rider traversing a Section as defined above without penalty as described under FOOTING or
FAILURE shall be unpenalised and given a “CLEAN”.
Footing: Footing will be considered to have occurred if any part of the rider’s body or any part of the
machine, (with the exception of the tyres or the sump shield) touches the ground or the rider benefit
from any part of their body, or any part of the machine, (with the exception of the tyres or the sump
shield) leaning on an obstacle (tree, wall etc.)
Footing outside the lateral limits of a Section does not constitute a failure but should simply be
classed as footing.
Failure: A failure is considered to have occurred if:
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”.
f)
A machine does not stay within the intended limits of the section and within each marker.
g)
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 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 machine or rider receives outside assistance.
k)
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.
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agreement of the Permit Issuing Authority, apply a time limit to each section. The time allowed must
be the same for each and every Section and the penalty for a rider not completing the Section within
that time would be failure. If a time limit is to be applied to the Sections then this must be clearly
stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
B. Non-stop (SOLO & SIDECAR)
0 Clean
1 Footing once
2 Footing twice
3 Footing more than twice
5 Failure
5 When requested by a rider rather than attempt the section
5 Entering a section before being called upon to do so by an official
10 Not attempting a section when called upon to do so by an Official
10 For missing a section or failing to have punch card marked.
Graded Hills. Where a Section is to be termed a ‘Graded Hill’ a notice to that effect must be displayed
at the Section Begins, and the following shall apply: Numbered boards must be placed at defined
places along the Section, in order that a rider’s performance may be determined. Marks will be lost in
a decreasing manner from 5 to 0 depending on the distance a rider can traverse the Section without
failure. The front wheel spindle is the part of the machine to be used in assessing the distance traversed.
0 Clean
1 Reaching or passing the “1 Board” without Failure.
2 Reaching or passing the “2 Board” without Failure.
3 Reaching or passing the “3 Board” without Failure.
5 Failure to reach the “3 Board”.
5 When requested by a rider rather than attempt the section
10 Not attempting a Section when called upon to do so by an Official
10 For missing a section or failing to have punch card marked.
DEFINITIONS
Clean: A rider traversing a Section as defined above without penalty as described under FOOTING or
FAILURE shall be unpenalised and given a “CLEAN”.
Footing: Footing will be considered to have occurred if any part of the rider’s body or any part of the
machine, (with the exception of the tyres or the sump shield) touches the ground or the rider benefit
from any part of their body, or any part of the machine, (with the exception of the tyres or the sump
shield) leaning on an obstacle (tree, wall etc.),
Footing outside the lateral limits of a Section does not constitute a failure but should simply be
classed as footing.
Failure: A failure is considered to have occurred if:
i)
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 and within each marker.
iv)
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 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.
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vii)
viii)
The machine, or rider or passenger receives outside assistance.
A rider or person having an interest in a rider’s performance, in any way alters the severity of
a section without the authority of an official.
For Sidecar events only.
A failure is considered to have occurred if:
The passenger foots i.e. if any part of the passenger’s body touches the ground, or benefit is gained
from any part of his body leaning on an obstacle (tree, wall etc.).
TSR23 Ties
A) Ties in an Event
Ties will be resolved by the following method in the sequence shown
a)
In favour of the rider with the highest number of cleans.
b)
In favour of the rider with the highest number of one mark.
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:
a)
In favour of the rider with the greatest number of wins in ALL rounds held.
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.
TSR25 Baulk
A baulk is deemed to have occurred when a rider, whilst attempting an observed section, is prevented
from making a bona-fide attempt due to some outside obstruction. Should a rider claim a baulk, the
Observer may, at his discretion, allow a rerun of the section. The Observer’s decision as to whether a
rerun 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.
Where another event takes place at the same venue it will not be considered to constitute unofficial
practice.
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TSR27Prejudicial 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 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.
TSR28Legal Action
A rider who is convicted following a police prosecution for an offence committed by them whilst
taking part in the competition may be liable to disqualification.
TSR29 Insurance
The 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. Where the Trial involves the use of Public Highways each
rider will be required to declare that there will be in force in relation to the use of the vehicle which
they intend to ride during the event such a policy of insurance or such a security in respect of third
part risks as complies with the requirements of the current Road Traffic Acts. Where the organiser
wishes to offer (through the ACU Insurance Broker), Third Party Insurance cover necessary to meet
the Road Traffic Act requirements on Public Highways, this must be stated in the Supplementary
Regulations. It is the rider’s responsibility to request this insurance, complete the necessary forms and
pay the required premium.
TSR30 Abandonment
The organisers reserve the right, subject to the approval of the Stewards of the Meeting, to cancel,
postpone or abandon the competition, if circumstances should arise which in their opinion, render
such action necessary.
TSR31 Medical Services
It is recommended that a person holding a certificate of First Aid competency be present at all events.
In addition it is recommended that the organiser shall be conversant with the nearest Accident/
Emergency Services and ensure they have a means of contacting them. Organisers must also refer to
the “Medical Services and Definition” section of this Handbook.
TSR32Liability 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 issues the Observer with a Yellow Card, any rider who is shown the
“Yellow Card by an Observer is liable to disqualification by the Clerk of the Course.
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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
The method to be used for the publication of the results must be shown in the Supplementary
Regulations or the Championship Regulations.
TSR 39PROTESTS
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 web-site any protest must be submitted
within 14 days of publication. The date of publication of results on a Web site 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 £200 to
cover associated costs.
TSR40 Interpretation
The interpretation of these Standing Regulations and the Supplementary Regulations or Instructions
to rider will rest entirely with the Stewards of the Meeting whose decision shall be final and binding
except as provided in the National Sporting Code.
TSR41Power Washers
It is prohibited to use power washers, unless the organisers offer suitable facilities which comply with
the ACU Environmental Code.
TSR42 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).
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ACU British Solo Trials
Championship Regulations
The ACU has established the British Solo Trials Championship and the British Solo Trials Expert
Championship. Each will be organised according to the National Sporting Code, the Standing
Regulations for Trials, these Championship Regulations and the Supplementary Regulations
issued for each event.
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Qualifying Meetings. The list of events may be found in the ACU Fixture List and each
event shall include:
Machine Examination and Administrative controls, The Trial and Prize Presentation. If a
two day Event each Trial shall be classed as separate with awards and points for each day.
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Eligibility. All riders must hold an ACU Trial Registration Card or a Licence issued by the
SACU. Riders from other Federations must be in possession of a release paper from their
Federation and proof of Insurance.
Championship Class: Riders wishing to compete in the Championship Class must
register with, and be accepted by, the ACU Trials and Enduro Committee. Within the
Championship there will be a 125cc Championship for riders competing on a machine not
exceeding 125cc.
Expert Class: Open to all other adult riders (Subject to event entry limit).
Youth Riders A rider may on or after his 16th birthday compete as an adult in the British
Championship or Expert Classes. Those riders who elect to ride as an adult in these
Championships will not then be eligible to compete in any future round of the British Youth
Championship.
Youth Class Riders wishing to compete in the Youth Class must register with, and be
accepted by, the ACU Trials and Enduro Committee. 5 places for youth riders will be
reserved to ride the Expert Course, at each event for a Youth Award without Championship
points. These riders may also compete in the British Youth Championship in that year.
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Entries. The entry for each Event shall be made up of entered riders in the priority as
follows:
Championship Class riders on the published list issued by the T&E Committee.
5 youth riders taken in priority order from the published list issued by the T&E Committee.
Expert riders:
First round. To bring the total entry to a maximum limit of 80, riders will be accepted in the
order of entry received up to the closing date.
Subsequent rounds. Riders with championship points in the current year who enter by the
closing date will be given preference and then to bring the total entry to a maximum limit of
80, riders will be accepted in the order of entry received up to the closing date.
If vacancies still exist, then additional Youth Class riders may be accepted, however these
riders must be included on the published list issued by the ACU.
A rider having ridden in one class during the current year may only change class by
agreement with the T&E Committee and then only on a “no points” basis.
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Riders Numbers. All riders must remove the front light so that they can attach a number
board. Riders allocated permanent numbers in the Championship Class may produce their
own front number board with their name on providing it is to the exact specification as
laid down in a document available from the ACU Secretariat. All other riders must use the
Number Board supplied without modification in any way.
The Championship Class leader in each Class will use a board with a Yellow background.
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Punchcards. The use of punchcards is obligatory.
Course. The Course will consist of 3 laps of 12 sections.
Sections. Each Section shall be independent of other sections and consist of natural terrain.
No sections using man made items are allowed. Tape and/or flags shall mark sections.
Championship Class will have a route through the Sections specifically for that class.
Expert and Youth Class shall have an alternative route and this shall be clearly marked using
markers of a different colour.
For an event with two days the Clerk of the Course may modify or change the sections for
day two.
Practice. There will not be a practice lap.
Starting Order. Each rider shall draw his starting order by ballot as follows:
First Round:
Championship Class riders in the first 6 positions of the Classification of previous Year. –
Group A
All other Championship Class riders. – Group C
Expert riders and all Youth Riders by single ballot – Group F
Starting Order will be Group E followed by C and finally Group A.
Subsequent Rounds:
Championship Class riders placed in the first 6 positions of the current Classification –
Group A
Championship Class riders placed position 7 – 15 of the current year.– Group B
Remaining Championship Class riders. – Group C
Expert Class riders placed in the first 6 positions of the current Classification – Group D
Expert Class riders placed position 7 – 15 of the current year. – Group E
Remaining Expert Class riders and All Youth Class riders. – Group F
Starting Order will be Group F followed by E, D, C, B and finally Group A
The Ballot for starting order will close ½ hour before the Trial Start Time. Any rider who has
not drawn his start time by this time must accept the start time given.
Starting Intervals. Starting 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.
Starting Time. The Trial shall start at 09:30am.
Overall Time Allowance. The individual time allowance shall be 3 hours for the first lap and
5½ hours total time for the trial.
The Time Control must be located immediately after the final section.
The rider is obliged to go directly from the Final Time 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. There will not be any Assistants for this Championship.
Yellow Card. Each Observer will be issued with a Yellow Card. The Yellow card may be
issued to any rider who continues to hassle or abuse the Observer following a warning. Any
rider who is issued a Yellow card will receive 5 additional points and be reported to the Clerk
of the Course who may issue further disciplinary action.
Whistle Instructions. Each Observer will be issued with a whistle. The whistle will be blown
if the rider has failed the section and is to inform the rider that he must immediately vacate
the Section. A rider who disobeys the instruction is liable to be issued with a Yellow Card.
Scoreboard. A scoreboard showing the performance of all riders shall be prominently
displayed at the finish. The time at which the final riders score is posted will be displayed on
a card together with the words ‘Provisional Results’. This time will indicate the start of the
official protest period.
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Awards. Awards for each individual days trial shall be presented to the first three
placed riders in the British Championship and Expert Class. The Best 125cc rider in the
Championship Class and the best Youth competitor shall also each receive an award. These
awards shall be presented as soon as practical after the last man has finished. A podium
should be used which is clearly visible to the spectators.
The award winners as listed above plus any additional riders invited by the Clerk of the
Course, must attend the Prize-Giving Ceremony. If a rider is absent from the Prize-Giving
Ceremony, he will be reported to the Trials & Enduro Committee who will impose a fine of
£25 which will be confirmed to the rider in writing.
This fine will only be waived if it can be shown that there was a genuine reason for nonattendance e.g medical or in the case of the Prize Presentation commencing later than 30
minutes after the results were published. The right to waive this fine rests solely with the
Trials& Enduro Committee.
Championship Points. Championship points will only be awarded to British Citizens and
will be awarded to each Championship Class for each event 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
Ties: if a tie cannot be resolved in accordance with TSR23 those involved in the tie will be
allocated the points of the highest place for which the tie exists.
A rider registered for the Championship Class wishing to change class must seek the
approval of the T&E Committee at least 5 days prior to an event or ride on a No Award &
No Points basis.
A rider who has taken Championship points in either class cannot then take points in
another class.
In the case of an event with two days the results for each day shall be independent
Protests. Protests must be made within 30 minutes of the publication of the results on the
Scoreboard displayed at the event.
Final Assessment. At the conclusion of the Championship, the points for each rider will
be added together and the rider with the highest number of points to his credit will be the
winner.
If a tie occurs on the total number of points it will be resolved as follows:
a) In favour of the rider with the greatest number of wins.
b) If not resolved then the greatest number of 2nd places and so on down to 15th place.
c) If not then resolved, by the rider with the best performance in the final event etc.
JURISDICTION ON 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 Luscombe SAAB Leeds 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 “Luscombe SAAB
Leeds 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 “Luscombe SAAB Leeds British Open Sidecar 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 Luscombe Suzuki Leeds 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.
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 of Classes B, C & D. The riders from Group D will start first followed
by the riders from Group C, then Group B and finally 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. Any rider who finishes an event shall be eligible for 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
4th 13 points
9th 7 points
14th 2 points
5th 11 points
10th 6 points
15th 1 point
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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 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)
Course. The course shall be between 6 and 30 miles, with 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.
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 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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Title of Event. All Supplementary Regulations and Programmes must include the words
– “incorporating the ACU S3 Parts National Trial Championship”. Where possible the
sponsors logo provided must be used.
Series Sponsor. 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. To be eligible for Championship points, (Classes A, B and C) 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
Classes.
A. All riders eligible for Championship points.
B. Riders eligible for Championship points who are aged over 40 years at the date of the
competition are also eligible for points in the “Over 40 S3 Parts Championship”.
C. Riders eligible for Championship points and riding a machine not exceeding 125cc are
also eligible for points in the “125cc S3 Parts Championship”.
D. Additional riders not eligible for Championship points (as described above) who wish to
ride the Championship route through the sections.
E. Optional Non Championship class
Organisers may have an additional easier route on up to 50%of the sections for a non
championship class.
Sections.
Riders riding Classes A, B, C, and D will ride the principle route through all sections.
Riders riding Class E (if included at the organiser’s discretion) will ride no less than 50 % of
the principle Sections and an easier marked route through the remainder.
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.
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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
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 and an award for the
best over 40 years 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 Clubman type riders the course shall be a simple loop type of no more
than 2 laps with a total overall distance of between 18 and 36 miles.
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 Normandale Traditional 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
Traditional 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 Traditional Trials Champion”. This principle will apply throughout the
Championship classes.
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round of the ACU Normandale Traditional 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.
Classes
CLASS A – All major machine components including frame, forks, hubs, engines and
gearboxes, to be a silhouette of the original British manufactured parts which were available
before 1975.
CLASS B – Machines with Twinshock rear suspension as fitted at the time of manufacture
and fitted with drum brakes
CLASS C – Air cooled engines not eligible for class A or B.
CLASS D – Riders over 50 years of age at the date of the competition – on any Machine not
eligible for classes A,Bor C.
CLASS E– Riders over 60 years of age at the date of the competition – on any Machine not
eligible for classes A,Bor C.
Modified Route (up to 50% Harder Sections)
CLASS F– Riders over 40 years of age at the date of the competition on any Machine not
eligible for Class G
CLASS G – Machines with air cooled engines.
Competitors can only enter ONE Class.
All riders in the same class must ride the same route.
An additional Non-Championship class may be added at the organisers discretion.
However priority must be given to Championship entrants if the number of entries is
limited.
Course The course shall be of a simple loop type, of no more than 2 laps with a total overall
distance of between 15 and 30 miles..
Observed Sections Sections. The sections shall be of natural terrain, i.e. no man made
materials shall be used, and should be suitable for all classes.
Marking. Marking will be to TSR22 B No stop permitted.
Starting Intervals. All riders must start at one minute intervals. All Championship class
riders must start consecutively.
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an individual Time Allowance for each rider and the details given in the Supplementary
Regulations or Final Instructions.
Championship Points. Any rider who finishes an event shall be eligible for 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 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 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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The ACU Sammy Miller Trial
Championship
These Championship Regulations to apply in addition to the National Sporting Code Standing
Relegations for Trials and the Supplementary Regulations for each event.
Championship points will be awarded to competitors of any Nationality. The title “ACU Sammy
Miller 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 Open Sammy Miller 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 Sammy Miller British Trials Bike Championship”.
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
CLASS 1 – Pre-Unit Rigids – Pre 65
CLASS 2 British Pre 70 Pre-Unit/Unit/2Stroke (Twinshocks)
CLASS 3 – Machines with twinshock rear suspension and drum brakes as at the time of
manufacture which are not eligible for class 2
CLASS 4 – Sidecar machines eligible for classes 1, 2 and 3
All the above to be run on the EASY route
CLASS 5 – British Pre 70 Pre-Unit/Unit/2 Stroke (Twinshocks)
CLASS 6 – Machines with twinshock rear suspension and drum brakes as at the time of
manufacture which are not eligible for class 5
The above classes to be run on the HARD route.
Classes 1, 2 & 5 must have British Engine, Carburettor, Forks (Max 35mm) and hubs,
Original or Replica Frame.
An additional Non-Championship class for Air-cooled Monos and Trail bikes may be added
at the organisers discretion. However priority must be given to Championship entrants if the
number of entries is limited.
Course. The course should be between 30 and 50 miles in length and include 25 to 35 subsections suited to the type of machine and rider entered. It is recommended that steep drops
and tight turns are avoided. Alternative easier route sections should be used for classes 1, 2, 3
& 4. Suitable off-road events of a shorter length may be allowed at the discretion of the Trials
and Enduro Committee.
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 rider who finishes an event shall be eligible for 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
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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.
Should a tie occur it is to be resolved in accordance with TSR23 (b)
Special Award. At the end of the series a special Sammy Miller Trophy will be awarded for
the rider with the best overall performance, who loses the least amount of marks, and has
competed in all rounds on the top course on a British Bike.
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.
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 Luscombe Mitsubishi
Leeds 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 Luscombe
Mitsubishi Leeds 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 Luscombe Mitsubishi Leeds 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 Luscombe Suzuki Leeds 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 all youth riders as defined under TSR1.
Classes. See TSR 1.
Routes
A&B Championships
Class A will ride ROUTE 1
Class B will ride ROUTE 2
Any riders who wish to ride in a lower class than their age may do so on a no points basis.
C&D Championships
Class C standard wheel will ride ROUTE 1
Class C medium wheel will ride 50% ROUTE 1 and 50% ROUTE 2
Class D medium wheel will ride ROUTE 2
Class D small wheel will ride ROUTE 3
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 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.
Assistants At the discretion of the organisers, riders in Classes C & D only may register
one assistant to accompany them on thecourse and carry tools, provided he is not riding a
machine. The assistant must be a minimum age of 18 years. The rider and the assistantmust
sign a declaration that the rider is responsible for all the actions of the assistant. The assistant
will only be allowed into the boundaries of a section iftheir rider is in that section and if
specifically invited by an official. The Assistant must wear identification supplied by the
organiser. In the case ofan injury, a substitute assistant may be registered. The rider may
receive assistance to repair their machine anywhere on the course. The rider’smachine must
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Championship Points Any rider who finishes an event shall be eligible for 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, 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 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. with timed sections for the A&B class
Assistants. There will not be any Assistants in this Championship,
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.
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, 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 Luscombe Suzuki
Leeds 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 Luscombe
Suzuki Leeds 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
Citizen they will be awarded the title “British Ladies/Girls Open 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 – “incorporating the ACU Luscombe Suzuki Leeds 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 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.
An additional supplementary class of either Adult Novices, Twinshocks, Pre-65, Sidecar,
or Youth may be included. This additional class to be limited to a maximum of 25 riders of
either sex.
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.
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Course. The course will be entirely on private land and will consist of a minimum of ten
sections.
There will be 3 routes as follows:
ROUTE 1
Ladies Championship Class
50% ROUTE 1 and 50% ROUTE 2
Girls A Championship Class
ROUTE 2
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.
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Assistants. At the discretion of the organisers, riders in Class C only may register one
assistant to accompany them on the course and carry tools, provided he is not riding a
machine. The assistant must be a minimum age of 18 years. The rider and the assistant
must sign a declaration that the rider is responsible for all the actions of the assistant. The
assistant will only be allowed into the boundaries of a section iftheir rider is in that section
and if specifically invited by an official. The Assistant must wear identification supplied by
the organiser. In the case ofan injury, a substitute assistant may be registered. The rider may
receive assistance to repair their machine anywhere on the course. The rider’smachine must
travel the whole distance of the course under its own power or the exertion of the rider.
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Championship Points. Any rider who finishes an event shall be eligible for 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
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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.
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Final Assessment. At the conclusion of the series, 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 a tie occur it is to be resolved in accordance with TSR23 (b)
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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 Trail Bike Series incorporating
the ACU/AJP Ultrapassar Trail Bike
Championship
The ACU will promote a Trail Bike Series which is aimed at riders of Trail Bikes who want an
enjoyable day on and off road on their road legal machine with Observed Sections suitable for
such machines.
Trail Bike series Open to all riders and machines that are fully legal to use the Public Highway. All
machines must be equipped with Tyres as defined in TSR8 and be silenced to the requirements of a
Trial Machine
Trail Bike Championship Within the Series will be a Championship for machines that comply with
the following criteria:
• Machine wheelbase must not be less than 1350mm
• Machine must have a minimum 5 litre fuel tank
• Machine must have a dual seat of at least 350mm long
• Machine must be equipped with full working lights.
NB Converted Trials machines are excluded from this class
Championship points will be awarded to competitors of any Nationality. The title “ACU/AJP
Ultrapassar 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/AJP Ultrapassar 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. Open to machines that were classified by the Manufacturer as Trail Bikes with
working lights, pillion seats and fitted with Trials Spec Tyres as per TSR8. 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. A list of
ineligible machines will be held at the ACU.
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 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.
Method of Marking. As per TSR22 B Non Stop.
Championship Points. Any rider in the championship class who finishes an event shall
be eligible for 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
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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)
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.
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
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 IT’S 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 IF SEEN FIT.
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:
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Brake and Clutch levers should have ball ended levers
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Folding Footrests
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Self closing throttle
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Have trials tyres
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Have a helmet and suitable boots
For youth competitors the additional items should be checked:
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Operation of cut out device
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Correct engine and wheel size size for age of rider
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Have gloves and the forearms covered
And sidecars should have:
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A nose cone
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Seat for the passenger
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Passenger has helmet and suitable boots
For entries into special ACU championships the following should be checked:
Traditional Championship
Class A – All major components including frame, forks, hubs, engines and gear boxes to be a
silhouette of the original British manufactured parts, which were available before the date of eligibility
for the class concerned.
Class B – Have two rear shocks (as at time of manufacture) and drum brakes
Class C – Have one rear shock and air cooled engine
Class G – Have an air-cooled engine
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Classes 1, 2, 5, – Major parts should be a silhouette of original British manufactured parts available
prior to the date of eligibility for the class concerned.
Classes 3 & 6 – Must have Twinshock rear suspension as fitted at the time of manufacture and be
fitted with drum brakes.
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 Licence Required
Clerk of the Course
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Chief Steward
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Secretary of the Meeting 2
YES
YES
No
Club Stewards
No
Attendance at Seminar/
Training Session
3 YEARS Every Third Year maximum
3 YEARS Every Third Year maximum
Will receive Training at meetings and
if required at Regional or ACU HQ
Seminars
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.
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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 (TSR’s) 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
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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.
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Permit. A permit may be issued by a Local Centre for events of up to Centre Restricted,
which must comply with the following restrictions;
a) The event is not televised other than for local promotional reasons where the transmission
must not exceed 5 minutes.
b) No Audience participation.
c) No involvement of “Fire” in the display,
d) No free-style jumping or jumping competition.
e) Only controlled riding over obstacles NOT jumping over vehicles or people.
f) Estimated audience not to exceed 1,000.
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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.
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MACHINES. Machines must apply to Appendix B of the National Sporting Code. Prior to
the start of each Trial all machines will be examined to ensure that they comply with ACU
Specifications.
The Supplementary Regulations for each event shall indicate the Categories and Groups of
machines eligible. Soundly constructed mudguards must be fitted to prevent the rider’s foot
being caught under a wheel.
TYRES. Any production tyres may be used. The treads of the tyre must not be cut or altered
in any way. The fitting of chains or other non-skid attachments is prohibited.
OBSERVED SECTIONS. The lateral limits of an Observed Section may be defined by artificial
boundaries such as markers or tapes, which shall be firmly placed and positioned in a way
so as to clearly define the intended limits of the section. If markers are to be used they shall
be of different colours for left and right. If tapes are to be used they shall be of height at
least 300mm from the ground. The Start and Finish of each Observed Section will be clearly
defined, with the Section Begins and Section Ends identified as such.
Sections shall be numbered or lettered and ridden in the correct sequence.
Numbered boards will be placed at intervals along sections to enable each driver’s
performance to be determined (numbered from 4–1).
METHOD OF MARKING. A machine will be deemed to be in an Observed Section when the
front wheel spindle(s) has passed the “Section Begins” card and until the front spindle(s) has
passed the “Section Ends” card.
Marks will be lost in a decreasing manner from 5 to 0 depending on the distance a rider
can traverse the section without loss of marks. The front wheel spindle(s) is the part of the
machine to be used for assessing the distance traversed.
0 Clean
1 Reaching or passing the “1 Board” without loss of marks.
2 Reaching or passing the “2 Board” without loss of marks.
3 Reaching or passing the “3 Board” without loss of marks.
4 Reaching or passing the “4 Board” without loss of marks.
5 Failure to reach the “4 Board”.
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:
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The machine ceases to move in a forward direction.
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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
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OFFICIALS
The names of the Clerk of the Course and their licence number must be stated in the Supplementary
Regulations, together with the names and address of the Secretary of the Meeting and the names of
any Stewards. The ACU Trials and Enduro Committee reserves the right to appoint a Steward to any
event should they deem it necessary.
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ENTRIES
Entry forms accompanied by the entry fee must be complete in every detail, signed by the rider and in
the case of riders under 18 years of age, the parent or guardian or responsible adult and forwarded to
the Secretary of the Meeting by the stated closing date. The rider’s current ACU Registration Number
must be stated.
Riders under 18 years of age (Minors): In order to conform to the Children’s Act legislation,
additionally for every rider who is under 18 years of age, a parental agreement must be signed. This
is incorporated in the annual Competition Licence and Trials Registration form and once completed
will serve as the rider’s Annual Parental Agreement. No further forms of proof of Parental Agreement
are necessary. All minors will be bound by the directions of parents(s), guardian(s) or other appointed
adult responsible for them at any event. (Please see licence application form for further details).
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The point of contact for Child Protection issues will be the Secretary of the Meeting unless otherwise
stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
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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.
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b)
c)
d)
SECTIONS
Each section must be clearly marked; with the section start and finish gates clear to allow
queuing space and to avoid accidents.
It is recommended where possible, that each section should be surrounded by strong
boundary tape. The tape must be totally visible and well secured to stakes or other objects
which must be fixed underground. The entirety of the tape must be fastened at a maximum
height of 500mm. All broken tape must be replaced in the same position before another rider
enters the section. Spare section marking tape should be provided at each section.
The sections should be designed in a way that suits the different levels of ability in the
different categories, with separate routes where necessary and which would not create any
danger for both riders and spectators. The sections should differ substantially from each
other and show variety. It is recommended that the same colour markers are used each side
of the section to show the route, blue being the common route to be ridden unless there is
a variation, white markers being used for an easier route, red for a harder route and yellow
for a harder route in addition to the red route, for example, a yellow route rider will ride the
blue route unless there is a red deviation or yellow deviation and the red route unless there is
a yellow deviation.
The Clerk of the Course should provide clear instructions of the locations of the sections for
every rider before the competition.
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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.
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OBSERVER
An Observer is an assistant to the Clerk of the Course appointed to judge a competitors performance
in an observed section. No protest or appeal can be accepted against the judgement of performance
made by an Observer; however a protest may be accepted against any breach or misinterpretation of
the Regulations. A mistake made by an Observer may be corrected by the Observer with the approval
of the Clerk of the Course. The Observer will be provided with a ‘count down’ mechanism which
will make an acoustic sound to signify the end time. Besides this, the Observer must advise the riders
approximately one minute before the finishing time and at 30 seconds, 15 seconds, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
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CATEGORIES & ROUTE/RIDER COLOURS
No rider may compete before his/her 6th birthday and riders who wish to compete in the 26inch
wheel category should be 15 years old. Riders graded on ability and or age. Full details to be published
in the Supplementary Regulations for each event.
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BIKES
There should be separate classes for 20inch and 26inch wheeled machines. Bikes of any wheel sizes
may be used at competitions at the discretion of the Organisers.
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a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
Riders cannot change his/her bike during the event/competition
Riders can change the broken parts except the frame of the bike.
The end of the front and rear brake levers must not be finished in a dangerous form.
The entirety of the bike must be provided with an effective brake system.
Any overhanging metal of more than 10mm should be covered in order to avoid any
dangerous situation.
Machine specifications may change according to the Supplementary Regulations, if machines need to
be checked for eligibility this should be immediately before the start of the event.
10
SECTION PENALISATION
The method of penalisation must be clearly stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
11
TIME LIMIT
The finish time penalties will apply as soon as the rider exceeds his/her finishing time and 1 penalty
point will apply for every 5 minutes over the individual’s time limit. In the case of this exceeding 30
minutes, the rider will be disqualified.
12
BAULK
A baulk is deemed to have occured when a rider, whilst attempting an observed section, is prevented
from making a bona-fide attempt due to some outside obstruction. Should a rider claim a baulk, the
Observer may at his/her discretion allow a rerun of the section. The Observer’s decision as to whether
a rerun is permitted is final. Should a rerun be granted, any marks lost prior to the point of the baulk
on the original attempt shall stand and the section shall be observed from the point of the baulk.
13
ORGANISERS
The organiser must abide by these Standing Regulations and ensure that any Supplementary
Regulations are issued to all riders.
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.
15
NUMBERS
The Organiser may provide “Numbers” for the riders and for their respective minders (one minder
per rider, only the one minder may enter the section in a situation where the rider is in danger) the
number size should be a maximum of 10 × 15cm for the bike as well as for the rider. Numbers should
be placed at the head part of the bike so they are clearly displayed. The group colour should be clearly
indicated.
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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.
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KNOWLEDGE OF THE RULES
The riders, upon applying for entry for competition must possess a thorough knowledge of these
Rules and any Supplementary Regulations that may apply.
19
COMPETITION RESULTS
The placings will be determined by the total penalty points. The rider with the lowest points will be
the winner of the competition, and so on. In the case of ties, the placing will be determined by the
order as follows:
a)
The rider with more 0 points (clean)
b)
The rider with more 1 points
c)
The rider with more 2 points
d)
The rider with more 3 points
e)
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:
Place
Point
Place
Points
Place
Points
1st
20
6th
10
11th
5
2nd
17
7th
9
12th
4
3rd
15
8th
8
13th
3
4th
13
9th
7
14th
2
5th
11
10th
6
15th
1
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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.
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AWARDS
Awards will be provided according to an event’s Supplementary Regulations.
23
INSTRUCTIONS TO RIDERS
Any instruction to riders subsequently issued shall be in writing; either distributed individually for
each rider or via a clearly situated notice board. Any instructions so issued shall have the same force
as these Standing Regulations and the Supplementary Regulations.
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.
25PREJUDICAL 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
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.
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INTERPRETATION
The interpretation of these Standing Regulations and the Supplementary Regulations or Instructions
to rider will rest entirely with the Stewards of the Meeting whose decision shall be final and binding
except as provided in the National Sporting Code.
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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.
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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
6
3 and 4 alternate dabs
3
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
11
Re-crossing the start line and contacting outside with any part of bike after the
front axle of bike has crossed the start line of the section (refer to Fig 1)
5
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
20
Knocking down colour signs
0
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
23
One foot on the pedal and the other foot crossing the centre line of the bike frame
(refer to Fig 6)
0
24
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
25
After one dab, sliding the foot on the ground (pivoting on the toes
without gaining distance is allowed)
3
26
The sections cannot be modified by either the riders or any other person
10
27
Leaning with only the toes or heels on any surface (resting or touching the pedal is allowed)1
28
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
29
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
30
Losing the penalisation card: the penalisation card is the only official medium
to record the score in each section
10
31
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
routes will be allowed to receive the above mentioned help)
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No person (spectator, relative) is allowed inside the section. Regarding the duties of
the minder refer to “Limitations of the minder” (Item to be noted). The penalisation
must be set through the Clerk of the Course
Taking a short-cut
Skipping a section. (The rider must perform the sections in numerical order)
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10
10
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.
37
The parts which determine the bike limits are as follows:
a) Frontal: Front wheel axle
b) Posterior: Rear wheel axle
c) Contact: Between tyre and the ground
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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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Fig 2
Fig 3
Fig 4
Fig 5
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SECTION 2 PROCEDURES
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SECTION 3 RIDERS
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SECTION 4 TECHNICAL
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SECTION 5 SAND/BEACH RACING
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SECTION 6 SHORT TRACK
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SECTION 8 YOUTH COMPETITOR REGULATIONS
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The Sporting Code and the Standing Regulations of the ACU together with the Supplementary
Regulations will apply to all Grass Track Races.
SECTION 1 GENERAL
1.1 COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS
Every rider (and parent/guardian for youth) entering or being entered acknowledges that he/she is
bound by the ACU Sporting Code, these Track Racing Regulations, together with any Supplementary
Regulations and Final Instructions thereafter issued to all of which they undertake to submit and
moreover, renounce the right to have recourse to any arbitration or tribunal not provided for in the
rules.
1.2 ELIGIBILITY
For National Competitions, Entrants, Drivers and Passengers must hold a current Competition
Licence for International or National Events issued by the ACU, or the Scottish ACU. Organisers
may allow licence holders from FMN’s 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 & 350cc classes. Any
competitor over 70 years of age must have a medical examination.
1.3 NON-STARTERS/RESERVES/SUBSTITUTES
The place of any non-starter shall be taken by a RESERVE driver whose entry has been accepted,
and in the order of priority as listed in the Official Programme of the Competition. A SUBSTITUTE
driver may be nominated only by the ENTRANT being the holder of an Entrant’s International or
National Competition Licence. Where a rider is his own Entrant, no substitution will be permitted
(see Sporting Code). A change of passenger during a meeting is permitted if authorised by the Clerk
of the Course.
1.4 ALTERATIONS TO PROGRAMME
In the event of a race being cancelled due to insufficient entries, the organisers reserve the right to
offer the race time and prizes for a race of similar length, for machines of another class or category.
1.5 ABANDONMENT
The organisers reserve the right, subject to the approval of the Stewards of the Meeting, to cancel,
postpone or abandon any event, or the competition itself, if circumstances should arise which in their
opinion, renders such action necessary.
1.6 BRITISH INDIVIDUAL GRASS TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS
It is a condition of the issue of a National Competition Licence that the competitors will not be
granted authority to compete at home or overseas at any event which clashes with the Qualifying
rounds or the Final of an Individual Championship for which they have qualified or may be
nominated for.
Competitors should also note the requirements for International Selection through the appropriate
Individual Championship. However, following a written request to the TRC, permission may be
given for a rider to compete at a FIM EUROPE or FIM Championship event which conflicts with the
date of an Individual Championship event within the UK.
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1.7 ADULT GRASS TRACK RECORDINGS
Events at which points may be allocated are Restricted, Open, National, European Open and
International.
Points are allocated on the results of the first final for each class at each event. Should the race be run
on, for example, a three leg basis, the points should then be given on the overall results. If in doubt, a
good guide is to use the published result and/or result on which the awards are presented. Points will
only be allocated for one event in each capacity class at each meeting i.e. one 250cc final, one 350cc
final, one 500cc final and one Final of each sidecar classes. Riders will be allocated points in each
of the capacity classes in which they compete. Unlimited capacity classes do not carry any grading
points. Points allocation for classes as follows:
Events below National Status
National and Home International events
1st
6 points
1st
12 points 6th
6 points
2nd
5 points
2nd
10 points 7th
5 points
3rd
4 points
3rd
9 points
8th
4 points
4th
3 points
4th
8 points
9th
3 points
5th
2 points
5th
7 points
10th
2 points
6th
1 point
Should any event cater for less than 10 finalists the winner of the event is allocated the maximum
number of points i.e. 12 points, the other finishers 10, 9, 8 and so on.
1.8GRASS TRACK RECORDERS
National Co-ordinator: Mrs. T. Cossar, ACU House, Wood Street, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 2YX.
Tel: 01788 566402
Cornwall Centre: Miss. J. Osborne, Prideaux Cottage, High Street, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 7TE.
Tel: 01726 72098 email: [email protected]
Eastern Centre: Mr. J. Sayer, Hylands, Dunmow Road, Thaxted, Essex CM6 2NX. Tel: 01371 870123
East Midland Centre: Mr R Smith, 18 Alma Street, Melbourne, Derby DE73 1GA Tel: 07877 751278.
[email protected]
East South Wales Centre: Mr. G. Rogers, 735 Newport Road, Rumney, Cardiff CF3 8DD.
Tel: 01222 777576
East Yorks Centre: Mr. D. A. Brown, 4 Brockfield Road, Huntington, York YO3 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. G. Lowe, Liversage House, 83 Under Lane, Grotton, Oldham OL4 5RN.
South Eastern Centre: Mr. M. Godden, 6 Greenlane 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
Yorkshire Centre: Mr A Brown, 20 Albany Drive, Walton-le-Dale, Preston. PR5 4TY.
Tel: 01772 497747. 07863 557183. [email protected]
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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
2.1DIRECTION 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 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. The engine piston stroke
in millimetres must be permanently and prominently displayed on the crankcase for use in sound
control calculations.
2.4 ENGINES 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 £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.
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, to ensure that they comply with the requirements of the regulations. Spokes on all wheels
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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.
2.9 METHOD OF STARTING
The method of starting shall be stated in the Supplementary Regulations. For National adult events
a green light will be illuminated to indicate to riders that they are under Starter’s Orders. Any rider
whose machine touches the starting tapes once under starter’s orders will be disqualified.
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.
2.11DELAYING 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
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 authorized Officials
are permitted to use these flags. All the above flags should measure not less than 750mm × 600mm.
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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 qualified for 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 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DANGER
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.
2.16 STOPPAGE OF A RACE
If a race is stopped before the race leader has completed ¾ of a 4 lap race, or ⅔ of a 3 or 6 lap race, the
race shall be re-run. If the race leader has completed the above race distances, (¾ of 4 lap race or ⅔ of
a 3 or 6 lap race), before the race is stopped, the results can be declared at the discretion of the Clerk
of the Course.
2.17RE-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.
2.18LEAVING 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.
2.19RIDING 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.
2.20 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.
2.21 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.
2.22 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:
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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 official sidecar
practice.
2.23 TIES
(Required for ACU Championship and National events, recommended for other events – if
alternative method to be used, 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.
2.24 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, 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 a Doctor or
Paramedic, with appropriate equipment for racing, to be in attendance during racing and official
practicing with two ambulances being available.
For further details, please refer to Medical Services on page 117.
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
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 – 4 First Aid personnel
(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.
2.25DOGS
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 in sound condition and
properly fitted must be worn by all riders and passengers while practising and racing. Overseas riders
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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 calf-length boots, and leather or suitable substitute
material gloves, must be 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 non-leather 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
inner suit. Nylon suits will only be approved if worn with padding or a padded inner suit. It is
advised that motocross jerseys should only be worn with padding that will provide protection against
abrasion to the body and arms and that motocross jeans should only be worn with padding to the
hips and knees.
The minimum requirements for the footwear of passengers shall be leather ankle boots, minimum
height 200mm. Goggles, and spectacles if worn, shall be of a non-shatter proof material.
Rigid Tear Offs – must have rounded corners to avoid causing injury when discarded.
Youth – Tinted goggles/visors only allowed with permission of the Clerk of the Course and Technical
Official at Technical Control. Youth protective clothing should comply to the same standards as for
adults.
Back Protectors. Competitors in all classes are required to wear commercially manufactured back
protection during both practice and racing.
3.3 IDENTIFICATION DISCS
All riders and passengers, including youth competitors, are required to wear identification discs
around the neck or the wrist during racing and practising. The disc must bear the wearer’s full name
and date of birth. String/wool or any other non-breakable material must not be used around the neck.
3.4 JEWELLERY
Competitors are advised not to wear hand, face or body jewellery/piercings which could prove
hazardous in the event of an accident. The mouth should be kept clear of anything likely to cause a
blockage of the airway in the event of an incident, e.g. chewing gum. This includes removing dentures.
3.5 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
All competitors, with the exemption of those who have travelled to an event on the machine on
which they are competing, must have a 2kg (minimum) dry powder fi re 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 & FIM EUROPE Championship Licences. The Track Racing Committee will confirm the
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competitors who qualified and are eligible for these licences. The holders will be automatically
entitled to hold an International Non-Championship Licence.
International Non-Championship Licence. To qualify for an FIM Non Championship licence,
a competitor must finish in the top 20 (Solo) or top 10 (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 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 6 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 6 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 3 years will be issued with a Restricted Licence.
SECTION 4 TECHNICAL
4.1 SPECIFICATION OF MOTORCYCLE
Motorcycles of Solo Category 1, Group A1, Sidecar Category 1, Group B1 (a, b, c) must comply with
the following discipline requirements in addition to those of the National Sporting Code Appendix
D. Machines originally designed for Enduro, Motocross, and Trials competitions (as defined in the
respective regulations) are permitted in race meetings but may not be used in the same races as Track
Racing motorcycles, but may be included on the same permit.
4.2 BRAKES
Motorcycles in Category A(1) and A(2) (Solos) must comply with the following:
• 250cc, 350cc and 500cc Track Racing motorcycles used in adult competitions must not be
fitted with brakes or decompressors.
• All other motorcycles used in adult competitions to be fitted with at least one effective brake.
Motorcycles in Category 1 Group B (a, b) must be equipped with at least one effective brake
operating on the motorcycle wheels.
Motorcycles in Category B1(C)
• Brakes are not permitted on 500cc sidecar motorcycles
For Youth Competitions, all machines must be fitted with an effective brake, with the
exception, machines used in the International 125cc and 250cc Four Stroke class competitions
where brakes are not allowed.
Machines without brakes CANNOT COMPETE in the same races as machines with brakes.
4.3 TYRES
Except for the prohibited use of tractor pattern tread tyres there is no
restriction as to the type of tyres which may be used for solo motorcycles,
other than as may be laid down in the Supplementary Regulations. The
tread depth and spacing of tyres fitted to the driven wheel of Groups B
(a, b) must not exceed the dimensions specified for trials tyres refer to
diagram. The overall width, measured at wheel spindle height must not
exceed 150mm. Tread depth (A) must not exceed 13mm. All tread blocks
in the same circumference must be of the same depth. The space between
the tread blocks (B) must not exceed 10mm across the tyre or 13mm in a
circumferential direction (C). The space between the shoulder blocks (D)
must not exceed 22mm. The space across the tread (E) must not extend
completely across the tyre measured at right angles to the tyre wall unless
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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 8kg 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.
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 CLUTCH AND BRAKE LEVERS
Ball ended levers (all machines) 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.
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.
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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.
4.11 CARBURETTORS OR OTHER AIR INPUT CONTROL INSTRUMENTS
500cc solo machines must be fitted with one carburettor with a maximum choke size of 34 + 0.1mm
circular shape.
4.12 SUPERCHARGERS
The use of superchargers and turbo chargers on solo machines is prohibited.
4.13 CHASSIS CONSTRUCTION
The use of titanium nuts and bolts is not permitted. A dimension increase may be necessary when
ferrous fasteners are replaced by non-ferrous fasteners.
4.14 EXHAUST SYSTEMS AND CONTROL OF EXHAUST SOUND LEVELS
Solo – The exhaust system of a solo machine must not extend beyond the outer circumference of the
rear tyre. Between the silencer and the tyre a maximum gap of 60mm must not be surpassed. The
exhaust fumes must be discharged from the system horizontally and parallel to the centre line of the
machine. The exhaust pipe of a solo track racing motorcycle must be fixed to the cylinder head and
frame with a minimum of three clips (the point of fixture at the cylinder head is considered as one
clip). The diameter of the exhaust pipe must not exceed 50mm diameter or an equivalent area and
must remain constant up to the silencer. The outlet area of the silencer must remain constant over a
length of 50mm and must not exceed 45mm or an equivalent area
500cc Solo and Sidecar Machines – must use a 2010 FIM Homologated silencer. The only exception
are machines using engines not designed for Track Racing where an alternative silencer must be used
and will be subject to sound control using the new FIM 2 metre Max method of testing.
250cc and 350cc Solo Machines – must use either the 2010 or 1995 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 1995 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.
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.
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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) maximum
1006cc, unsupercharged, 650cc supercharged maximum.
j)
The front number plate, conforming to the size requirements of 4.20, should be fitted to the
motorcycle. In addition, a forward facing number plate should also be fitted to the front of the
sidecar.
k) For all 1000cc Sidecar machines – Class B1 (a) – dirt deflectors must be used. Where a machine
is fitted with a dirt deflector it will replace the mudflap.
l)
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).
m) 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.
n) 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.
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.
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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 300 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.
Brakes. Brakes are not permitted on 500cc sidecar motorcycles.
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.
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.
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
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 300, 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.
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°.
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
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4.17 Additional Sidecar Classes
(detailed regulations available from the ACU Office upon request)
1 Pre 1978 Class.
a) For machines fitted with British made twin cylinder engines initially designed for mass
produced road bikes. (up to 650cc supercharged and 1000cc naturally aspirated)
(for 650cc machines actual maximum capacity will be based on manufacturer’s standard rebore
sizes)
b) Chassis and running gear to be based upon the type commonly in use pre 1978.
c) All current safety and environment requirements to be respected.
2 500cc Twin Cylinder Class
a) For machines fitted with parallel twin cylinder engines initially designed for mass produced
road bikes (naturally aspirated)
b) Chassis to be based on current requirements.
c) All current safety and environment requirements to be respected.
4 250cc Junior Class.
a) For machines fitted with four stroke engines.
b) Chassis to be based on current requirements, but dimensions may be amended to suit age and
weight of users.
c) All current safety and environment requirements to be respected.
4.18 TRACTION CONTROL
The forward motion of a motorcycle must be controlled by the rider only, and regulation of speed
shall be through the use of throttle, clutch, gears and brakes when fitted. Any other form of control is
not permitted.
4.19 FUEL
Fuel may be methanol or unleaded petrol. Please refer to the ACU and FIM fuel regulations for
physical properties, fuel test costs, and penalties for non-compliance. Power boosters and octane
boosters are forbidden. Fuel must be stored in a labelled container. Smoking is not allowed, 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 fl at 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
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:
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Front and Side Number Plates – Background Colour and Number colour
Solos up to 50cc White | Black
Over 100c to 125cc Black | White
Over 126cc to 250cc Green | White
Over 251cc to 350cc Blue | White
Over 351cc to 500cc Yellow | Black
Over 500cc to 1300cc White | Black
Three wheelers
Class B1c Yellow | Black
Class B1a, B1b Black | White
Youth
Cadet Auto White | Black
Cadet Black | White
Junior Red | White
Intermediate Yellow | Black (with a small letter y to avoid confusion with over 351cc adult class)
Senior 250cc Green | White
Senior 350cc Blue | White
International 125cc Green | 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
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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 will not be permitted. On a pre
unit construction type engine the lubrication system will be total loss type with an oil catch
tank fitted as per Grass Track Technical Rule 4.19. 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 Grasstrack Technical
Rule 4.18.
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 Grasstrack 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.
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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.
4.25 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 is as
manufacturers handbook i.e. bore 56mm, stroke 49.5mm comp ratio 9.5:1 etc. No engine designed
for off road to be used e.g. XR range. No interchanging of parts that would alter standard specification
of engine re: 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 & stator plate may be removed.
c) Honda Engine. A Standard street legal 100cc–125cc single cylinder, two valve 4 strokes.
Standard specifications is as manufacturers handbook i.e. bore 56mm, stroke 49.5mm comp
ratio 9:5:1 etc. No engine designed for off road to be used e.g. XR range. No interchanging of
parts that would alter standard specification of engine re: handbook. Recommended models
CG. CB. XL. RS
d) Carburettor. Any make, model or size. Reed valves not allowed.
e) Fuel. Petrol – Normal pump grade. Methanol is not allowed.
f)
Tyres Grass Track/Speedway/Trials pattern tyres only. Trials tyre pattern as ACU handbook.
On wheels under 18" in size – Trials type tread must be used. Use of Motocross type tyre is
prohibited. Maximum tyre width is 3.75 inches size to be displayed on tyre. Not tyre cutting in
any form will be allowed.
g) Frame. Forks and brakes as per current ACU Regulations
h) Wheels and Hubs. Any make – 22" Max rear. 23" Max front. Front wheel must not be smaller
than the rear.
i)
Classes and Number Plate Colours
Plate Colour Number Colour
i)Classes and Number Plate Colours
Plate Colour
Number Colour
Cadets 6–9 years
White
Black
Cubs 9–12 Years
Red
White
Juniors 12–16 Years
Green
White
Seniors Over 16 Years
Black
White
j) Promoting Clubs, Wrekin BGTC Manchester BGTC and Whitchurch MCC
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 12 where on-track start
•
MX classes – refer to MX Standing Regulations
•
MX classes to also include Enduro Machines
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ROAD MACHINE CLASSES
•
Machines must have original frame and engine. Position can be changed and any unwanted
brackets removed.
•
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)
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Maximum Capacity of sidecars 1040cc (to accommodate FIM Sidecar Speedway regulation
machines)
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Supercharged up to 650cc. 651cc to 1040cc – not supercharged
SECTION 6 SHORT TRACK
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
6.6
6.7
Direction of racing. Short Track Racing will take place on an oval circuit and will run in an
anti-clockwise direction.
No of riders. There will be a maximum of twelve 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: 6 laps for heat races, 8 laps for last
chance/semi finals, 12 laps for the grand final.
Time Penalty. Any rider not at the start line within 2 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 25 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 SHORT 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: Speedway, Supermoto wet tyres and cut slicks, Dirt Track
tyres and “for highway use” Trail tyres. Motocross and Enduro rear tyres are not permitted. As
a rule, the block tread pattern should have straight sides (not tapered) and the gap between the
blocks should be not more than half the width of the block, i.e. 10mm block, 5mm gap.
7.7 The rear sprocket should be guarded with a shark fin type protector.
7.8 The gearbox sprocket must be suitably protected.
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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.
Both foot rests should be an equal height from the ground and in line with each other.
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 normal Adult permit, issued by the local
Centre.
8.3 ADVERTISING
Commercial advertising in connection with Youth competitors in the press or in any publication
is not permitted. Approval must be obtained from the ACU Headquarters, before any club/rider
appears on TV or any other media.
8.4RESPONSIBILITY 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 AND ENGINE CAPACITY
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.
Auto Cadet
Cadet
Junior 65 MX
Inter 85 MX
Senior 85 MX
Junior
Intermediate
Senior A 250cc
Senior B 350cc
Youth Short Track
FIME 125 European Cup
FIM 125 Gold Trophy
FIM 250 Gold Trophy
Age on January 1st
6–7 years
6–8 years
7–10 years
9–12 years
11–15 years
9–11 years
12–14 years
15–18 years
15–18 years
12–15 years
10–16 years
12–16 years
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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 finished at the end of the year in
which the competitor reaches the maximum age.
No rider may compete before his/her 6th birthday. Riders may compete until the end of the year in
which the 18th 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 350cc and may only revert to Senior 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 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.
8.6 CAPACITY CLASSES
Youth riders are limited to 350cc 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 following maximum
engine capacity sizes are appropriate for Youth Grasstrack with the exception that Auto 50cc fixed
geared machines cannot be ridden in the same class as geared machines.
Auto Cadet – Auto 50cc Fixed Gear Automatics
Cadet – 65cc 2 Stroke – 110cc 4 Stroke
Junior 65 MX – 65cc 2 Stroke – 110cc 4 Stroke
Inter 85 MX – 85cc 2 Stroke – 150cc 4 Stroke 14" rear 17" front
Senior 85 MX – 85cc 2 Stroke – 150cc 4 Stroke 16" rear 19" front
Junior – 100cc 2 Stroke – 200cc 4 Stroke
Intermediate – 150cc 2 Stroke – 250cc 4 Stroke
Senior A – 250cc 2 Stroke – 250cc 4 Stroke
Senior B – 350cc 4 Stroke
FIM International – 125cc – 125cc 4 Stroke
FIM International – 250cc – 250cc 4 Stroke
Quads refer to Motocross 2.2 on page 134.
8.7 UPGRADING
A rider may be upgraded into the next higher group before reaching the age normally required subject
to the following:
a) For upgrading to classes up to the Senior class:
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 Senior class to 250cc or 350cc adult competition:
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.
8.8 AWARDS
Cash awards or gift vouchers are not permitted in Youth events.
8.9 SPEEDWAY CIRCUITS
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Committee, and if permission is granted, a permit may be obtained from the local Centre. All safety
regulations for Speed events must be complied with in full. These events must have an ACU Steward
in attendance.
8.10 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.
8.11 CONDUCT
Riders, parents, guardians or associates failing to obey instructions given by Officials of a meeting or
deemed to have unjustifiably or maliciously jeopardised the efficient running of the meeting, will be
dealt with in accordance with the National Sporting Code.
8.12 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.
8.13 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/2 metres from the rear
of the machines at the starting gate.
8.14 CLOTHING
As per Grass Track Standing Regulation 3.2
SECTION 9 GRASS TRACK EVENTS HELD ON SPEEDWAY CIRCUITS
To be implemented where ACU Clubs hold events on Speedway tracks. The ACU Grass Track
Regulations shall apply to all Speedway events, where appropriate and the following Supplementary
Regulations will become applicable when events of this nature are held.
9.1 Affiliated ACU Clubs will only be granted permits to enable them to compete on Speedway
tracks that are licenced 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, and
red warning lights may only be used as a supplement and not in place of the marshals’ warning
flags.
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.
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9.10 No parents or unauthorised persons other than officials shall be allowed on the track or centre
green during practice or racing,
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 licenced 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 (which lasts for 3 years)
YES (which lasts for 3 years)
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 licenced by the Technical Panel. The Chief Technical
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Official will be responsible for 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
status events. The licence is issued by the Technical Panel and may be restricted by
discipline.
Licence Fees: All ACU Officials licences will be issued, free of charge by the ACU, for a period of
three years.
TRACK RACING OFFICIALS WHO DO NOT REQUIRE A LICENCE
See note below regarding requirement for training
Incident Officer: may attend Clerk of the Course seminars held at ACU HQ to assist in his/her
understanding of the safety requirements needed for organising and staging a successful event.
Secretary of the Meeting: will receive training at events via mentoring from personnel within the
club or via support from another club’s Secretary of the Meeting.
NB: an ACU Secretary of the Meeting Guidance booklet is available for reference purposes
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
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
Medical Officer: should be a qualified Medical Practitioner or Paramedic – training for this Official is
not supplied by the ACU.
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. British Masters/National
Championships).
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SECTION 1 MEETINGS
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9
1.10
Categories of Meetings
International
European Open
National
Open
Restricted
Eligibility of Foreign Riders in Open and Restricted Meetings
Practice Meetings and Test Days
Conditions for Road Race Meetings
Force Majeure
SECTION 2 LICENCES – COMPETITORS
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
General
Grades
Lapsed Licences
Capacity and Licence Restrictions
Racing on Closed Public Roads
Isle of Man Mountain Course Licence
SECTION 3 LICENCES and REGISTRATIONS – OFFICIALS
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
Qualifications and Conditions
Road Race Officials who require a Licence
Grades for Clerk of the Course
Road Race Officials who do not require a Licence
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4.1Time must be put aside for the practice sessions and these must be defined in the
Supplementary Regulations for the meeting.
SECTION 5 GRID POSITIONS
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
Positions
Timed Practice
Balloted
Allocated
SECTION 6 START PROCEDURES
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
Group Starts
Interval Starts
Clubmans Races
National Races
Anticipation of the Start
SECTION 7 FLAGS AND LIGHTS
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
7.6
Flags and Lights used to provide Information
Flags used to convey Information and Instructions
Flag Dimensions
Flag Colours
Flag Marshals Posts
Marshals Overalls
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8.1Riders must obey the flag signals, the light signals, and the boards
8.2
Protests
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SECTION 9 NEUTRALISATION OF RACES – SAFETY CAR
SECTION 10 INTERRUPTION OF A RACE
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SECTION 12 FINISH OF A RACE AND RACE RESULTS
12.1
Finish of a Race
12.2The Chequered Flag
12.3
Race Results
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 Meetings
Track Safety Precautions
Fire Extinguishers
Fire Extinguishers at Circuits
Warning and Prohibition Signs at Circuits
Declaration – Admission Tickets, Armbands and Passes
Declaration on the Official Programme
Signing On
SECTION 14 GENERAL TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
14.1
14.2
14.3
14.4
14.5
14.6
14.7
14.8
14.9
14.10
14.11
14.12
14.13
14.14
14.15
14.16
14.17
14.18
14.19
14.20
14.21
14.22
14.23
Protective Clothing
Helmets
Identification Discs
Body Jewellery
Engine and Frame Numbers
Fuel
Number Plates
Control of Exhaust Sound Level
Exhaust Pipes
Superchargers/Turbochargers
Handlebars
Clutch and Brake Levers
Mudguards
Open Transmission Guards
Footrests
Oil Supply Pipes
Oil Catch Tanks & Breather Systems
Petrol and Oil Filler Caps
Petrol Tank Breathers
Construction
Additives to Water in Radiators
Brakes
Technical Control
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SECTION 15 SOLO SPECIFICATIONS
15.1
15.2
15.3
15.4
15.5
15.6
15.7
15.8
15.9
Size of Wheel Rims and Tyres
Type of Tyres including the use of Slick Tyres in Club Meetings
Treaded Tyres
Tubeless Tyres
Slick Tyres
Streamlining
Inclination
Brakes
Oil Containment
SECTION 16 SOLO ELIGIBILITY SPECIFICATIONS
16.1
16.2
16.3
16.4
16.5
16.6
ACU Production Classes
Formula Specifications
ACU Supersport Regulations
ACU/FIM Specifications for Superbike
ACU Stocksport/Superstock Regulations
ACU Superstock 600
SECTION 17 SIDECAR SPECIFICATIONS
17.1
17.2
17.3
GROUPS B1 AND B2 – General
GROUP B3 (CYCLECARS) – General
GROUP B1, B2 and B3 Technical Specifications
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304
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304
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304
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307
SECTION 18 OPEN 600 and FORMULA II SIDECAR SPECIFICATIONS
18.1
18.2
18.3
18.4
18.5
18.6
18.7
18.8
18.9
18.10
18.11
18.12
18.13
18.14
18.15
18.16
18.17
18.18
18.19
18.20
18.21
18.22
18.23
18.24
Engine Types
General Construction
Engine Position
Dimensions
Streamlining and Bodywork
Passenger Platform
Air Intakes
Oil and Coolant Containment
Airbox
Oil Catch Tanks
Wheels
Steering
Throttle Controls
Control Levers
Brakes
Tyres
Mudguards and Wheel Protection
Exhaust Pipes
Fuel Tank
Battery
Cut out Device
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Traction Control
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19.1
19.2
19.3
19.4
19.5
19.6
19.7
Engine Specifications
Engine
Dimensions
Steering
Suspension
Wheel Protection
Exhaust
SECTION 20 PARADES AT ACU/MCRCB ROAD RACE MEETINGS
20.1
20.2
20.3
20.4
Introduction
Organisation
PR5 – Spectator Parades – Speed Controlled
PR6 Classic Machine and/or Rider Parades
SECTION 21 ORGANISATION OF OFFICIAL TEST DAYS
21.1
Organisation
21.2
Insurance
21.3
Medical Cover
21.4
Officials
21.5
Riders
21.6
Junior Riders
21.7
Technical Control
21.8
On Circuit Control
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SECTION 1 MEETINGS
1.1 Categories of Meetings
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International Meetings
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European Open Meetings
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National Meetings
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Open Meetings
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Restricted Meetings
Permits for all Road Race competitions are issued by ACU Headquarters
1.2 International
1.
The Permit shall be issued by the ACU Headquarters for a meeting inscribed on the
International Calendar of the FIM and having an FIM International Meeting Number (IMN).
2.
An International meeting is open to Entrants and Riders of more than one nation who must
hold an International Licence or a National Licence issued by the ACU valid for the particular
meeting concerned.
3.
All riders not holding a Licence issued by the ACU or SACU must carry proof of Insurance and
a written Start Permission document issued by their FMN.
Note: This includes all riders holding a licence issued by the MCUI.
1.3 European Open
1.
The permit shall be issued by ACU Headquarters for a meeting inscribed on the Calendar of the
Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme Europe (FIME) and having a European Meeting
Number (EMN).
2.
A European Open meeting is open to Entrants and Riders of more than one European
nation who must hold the appropriate Competition Licence valid for the particular meeting
concerned.
3.
All riders not holding a Licence issued by the ACU or SACU must carry proof of Insurance and
a written Start Permission document issued by their FMN.
Note: This includes all riders holding a licence issued by the MCUI.
1.4 National
1.
The Permit shall be issued by the ACU Headquarters.
2.
A National meeting is open to Entrants and Riders who are the holders of a National or
International Licence valid for the particular meeting concerned issued by any Federation.
3.
All riders not holding a Licence issued by the ACU or SACU must carry proof of Insurance and
a written Start Permission document issued by their FMN.
Note: This includes all riders holding a licence issued by the MCUI.
1.5 Open
1.
An Open permit is issued by ACU Headquarters.
2.
An Open meeting is open to Entrants and Riders who hold a valid ACU or SACU Licence for
the meeting concerned.
1.6Restricted
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
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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.
2.
No such event may be held unless the appropriate Permit and Insurance has been issued.
1.9 Conditions for Road Race Meetings
1.
The ACU Road Race Committee must approve the Organiser.
2.
The Venue must hold a current Track Licence or Track Certificate issued by the ACU Road
Race Committee.
3.
The ACU Secretariat must approve the Supplementary Regulations for the event and issue an
ACU Permit prior to publication and circulation.
4.
For all ACU Championships an ACU decal, supplied by the ACU Secretariat, must be
displayed on the front number plate of 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.
2.
Novice. Entry level for all first time applicants, an Intermediate Novice licence will be issued to
riders who hold a current Full Class “A” DVLA Licence. Novice Licence holders are required to
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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.
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 within 110% of the winners time
for the race and having completed the same number of laps as the 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.
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
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).
A Licence can be upgraded at any time during the year.
2.3Lapsed Licences
Lapsed Novice and Intermediate Novice Licence holders who have allowed their licence to lapse for
five years or more, 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
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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
14 years
National
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
Int-Novice** Clubman
or National
Machine
Up to 125cc Automatic Production Scooter
Up to 80cc GP specification machine (treaded tyres)
Up to 125cc Production based machine
Up to 250cc single cylinder 4 stroke Production machines
(restricted)
Up to 125cc Automatic Production Scooter
Up to 80cc GP specification machine
Up to 125cc Production based machine
Up to 300cc single or twin cylinder 4 stroke Production machines
(restricted to maximum 37hp)
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
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SIDECAR AND THREE-WHEELER MACHINES
Age
Licence
Machine
Driver
17 years
Novice or Clubman or F2, F350, Classic, Vintage, Morgan Three Wheeler
National
Unlimited 4-stroke or 2-stroke machine
Passenger
16 Years
Novice or Clubman or F2, F350, Classic, Vintage, Morgan Three Wheeler
National
Unlimited 4-stroke or 2-stroke machine
PARADE
Age
Licence
14–70 years 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.
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This licence is a requirement for all competitors who wish to take part in the 2014 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
1st April 2013 to 9th May 2014.
2. A minimum of 2 of the 6 required race days must be in the 2014 season.
3. One result will be permitted from each racing day of a short circuit Road Race Meeting to a
maximum of 2 per meeting.
4. One result will be permitted from each racing day of a Closed Public Road Race circuit
meeting to a maximum of 2.
5. Qualifying for the 2013 TT or Manx GP races will count as one race day and finishing in a
2013 TT or Manx GP race will count as a second race day. A competitor who competes in both
the TT and Manx GP may count a maximum of three results towards the six required results.
5.
Closing date for the receipt of completed Licence application forms at ACU House, Rugby:
14th May 2014.
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This licence is a requirement for all competitors who wish to take part in the 2014 Manx Grand
Prix races.
1.
Eligibility: All applicants except holders of an FIM International licence or an MCUI National
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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 6 months prior to the start of the event.
Competitors from other FMN’s must have held an FIM International Non-Championship
Road Race Licence issued by their FMN for a minimum of six 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 2014.
2. A minimum of 2 of the 6 required race days must be in the 2014 season.
3. One result will be permitted from each racing day of a short circuit Road Race meeting to a
maximum of 2 per meeting.
4. One result will be permitted from each racing day of a Closed Public Road circuit meeting to
a maximum of 2.
5. Qualifying for the 2013 TT or Manx GP races will count as one race day and finishing in a
2013 TT or Manx GP race will count as a second race day. A competitor who competes in both
the TT and Manx GP 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:
14th July 2014
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
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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 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.
3.3Grades for Clerk of the Course
1.
Probationary
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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.
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
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.
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3.4Road Race Officials who do not require a Licence
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
Medical Officer
None required
Incident Officer
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.
1.
Riders will commence practice under the instructions of the Start Officials.
2.
The duration of each practice session will commence from the time the pit lane opens and will
finish (chequered flag) not less than 10 minutes later.
3.
The end of practice will be indicated by the waving of a chequered flag at which time the pit exit
will be closed. A rider’s time will continue to be recorded until he passes the finish line after the
allotted time has lapsed.
4.
If practice is interrupted due to an incident or any other reason then a red flag will be displayed
at the start line and at marshals posts. All riders must return slowly to the pit lane or as
otherwise instructed by the Marshals under the direction of the Clerk of the Course.
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
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5.2 Timed Practice
Where timed practice is used and identical times are recorded by more than one rider in the official
qualifying practice session for the race the rider first setting such a time will receive the better starting
position.
A qualifying maxima may be specified in the Supplementary Regulations.
5.3 Balloted
Where the Organiser decides that the grid positions will be by ballot this must be conducted by the
competitors at the meeting.
5.4 Allocated
Organisers wishing to allocate grid position will specify this and the method to be adopted in the
Supplementary Regulations.
SECTION 6 START PROCEDURES
Races may be started by one of the following methods:
6.1Group Starts
Which include the 45 degree echelon line up known as the Le Mans start.
6.2 Interval Starts
Where competitors are started individually or in groups at pre-determined intervals.
Starts may be made with engines running or engines stopped. For starts with engines stopped the
Supplementary Regulations for the race must specify the authorised method of starting.
6.3 Clubmans Races
1.
Riders collect in the Assembly Area and proceed when directed to the Grid to take up their
allocated Grid positions.
2.
An Official will signal all the Riders to proceed on a warm-up lap (of the circuit being used for
the race) by waving a Green Flag. On completion of the warm-up lap the riders each return to
their allocated Grid positions.
3.
Riders who do not go on to the Grid may join the warm-up lap from the Pit Lane on the
instruction of the Officials, but in this case must start the race from the back of the Grid.
4.
On the completion of the warm-up lap an Official will display a Red Flag at the front of the
Grid.
5.
When the grid is re-formed the Official with the Red Flag will leave the Grid indicating to the
Riders that the race is about to commence.
6.
Any Rider who stalls his engine on the Grid, or who has other difficulties, must remain on
his motorcycle and raise an arm. It is not permitted to attempt to delay the start by any other
means.
7.
A Red light will be displayed for up to 5 seconds. The Red Light will then be extinguished to
start the race. Alternatively, the National Flag may be lowered to start the race.
8.
After the Riders have passed the exit of the Pit Lane any Riders waiting there may be permitted
to join the race at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course and under the instructions of the
Officials.
9.
Should there be a problem on the Grid, the Starter may display a Yellow Flag or Yellow lights
to indicate a delayed start. The Clerk of the Course may decide that the Riders will complete
another warm-up lap and the race distance may be reduced.
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6.4 National Races
1.
Riders proceed as directed to the Grid upon the opening of the Pit Lane and take up their
starting positions.
2.
Riders take up their allocated positions on the Grid. Riders who encounter technical problems
must go to the Pit Lane to make adjustments or to change machines.
3.
Two minutes before the start of the race the Starter will signal all the Riders to proceed on a
warm-up lap by waving a Green Flag. On completion of the warm-up lap the riders each return
to their allocated Grid positions.
4.
Riders not going on to the Grid may join the warm-up lap from the Pit Lane on the instructions
of the Officials but in this case must start the race from the rear of the Grid.
5.
On completion of the warm-up lap an Official will display a Red Flag at the front of the grid.
6.
When the Grid is re-formed the Official with the Red Flag will leave the track indicating to the
Riders that the race is about to commence.
7.
Any Rider who stalls his engine on the Grid or who has other difficulties must remain on his
motorcycle and raise an arm. It is not permitted to delay the start by any other means.
8.
A Red Signal light will be displayed for up to 5 seconds. The Red Light will then be extinguished
to start the race. Alternatively, the National Flag may be lowered to start the race.
9.
After the Riders have passed the exit to the Pit lane any Riders waiting there may be permitted
to join the race at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course and under the instructions of the
Officials.
10. Should there be a problem on the Grid, the Starter may display a Yellow Flag or Yellow lights
to indicate a delayed start. Riders will stop engines. One assistant per team may enter the grid
to assist the competitors. The Rider(s) responsible for the delay will start from the back of the
Grid. The Riders will complete another warm-up lap and the race distance will be reduced by
one lap.
6.5 Anticipation of the Start
1.
Anticipation of the Start is defined as when the motorcycle is moving forward when the Red
Lights are on.
2.
Any Competitor who takes up an incorrect Grid position will be judged to have anticipated the
Start.
3.
The Clerk of the Course will award a Time Penalty of up to 20 seconds to any Rider who
anticipated the Start. The decision as to an anticipated Start is to be accepted as a Matter of Fact
from which there is no right of Protest.
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.
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This flag must be shown motionless at the flag marshal post immediately after the incident that
necessitated the use of one or more yellow flags.
3.
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.
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2.
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Drops of rain on this section of the track.
This flag must be shown motionless at the flag marshal post.
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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.
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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.
8.
1.
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.
9.
1.
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.
2.
White Flag with Black “Sun”
Indicates dazzle from the sun on the part of the circuit ahead.
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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.
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When shown stationary at the flag marshal post this flag indicates danger ahead, riders must
slow down. No overtaking is permitted
4.
When shown waved at the flag marshal post this flag indicates that the danger is more
imminent. The riders must be prepared to stop.
5.
Overtaking is forbidden up until the point where the green flag is shown.
6.
Any Infringement of this rule during a practice session will result in the cancellation of the time
of the lap during which the infraction occurred.
7.
In case of infringement of this rule during the race, a time penalty will be imposed. In both
cases, further penalties (such as fine – suspension) may also be imposed.
Note: Following an incident during a practice or race the Yellow Flags are usually displayed as
follows:
1.
Shown waved at the flag marshals’ post immediately prior to the incident.
2.
Shown stationary at the flag marshals’ post preceding the post at which it is being shown
waved.
3.
Additional flags may be shown at the request of the Clerk of the Course.
2.
1.
2.
3.
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
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.
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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.
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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.
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
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
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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
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 any reason during practice or racing.
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
another rider on his machine.
Riders must adopt a position with their feet on the footrests.
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.
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.
Automatic timing devices, provided they do not disrupt official timekeeping methods, are not
considered as telemetry.
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.
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
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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.
8.2Protests
1.
Any Rider, Passenger, Entrant or Official licenced 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.
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.
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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.
2.
Only riders still racing when the red flag is displayed will be counted as finishers.
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 calculated as in the principle set out in the following
example:
Example of a race consisting of 30 laps:
If a Red Flag is shown when the leader is on his 10th lap after completing his 9th lap and all
other riders have not completed the 9th lap, then the race result will be 9 laps completed, and
the second part will consist of 21 laps.
Exception: if the race is interrupted after the chequered flag, the following procedure will apply:
4.
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.
5.
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.
6.
The complete classification will be established by combining both partial classifications as per
the lap/time procedure.
7.
If the results calculated show that less than three laps have been completed by the leader of the
race and by all other riders on the same lap as the leader, then the race will be null and void and
a completely new race will be run. If it is found impossible to re-start the race, then it will be
declared cancelled and the race will not count for any Championship.
8.
If three laps or more have been completed by the leader of the race, and all other riders on the
same lap as the leader, but less than two-thirds of the original race distance, rounded down to
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the nearest whole number of laps, then the race will be restarted. If it is found impossible to
restart the race, then the results will count and half points will be awarded in any Championship.
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 and full Championship points will be awarded.
Exception: Where a race is interrupted at a meeting of below National Status the Clerk of the
Course is permitted to decide that the 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 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 the riders before the second part of a race can
be started.
2.
The start procedure will be identical to a normal start with sighting lap(s), warm-up lap etc.
3.
Conditions for the re-started race will be as follows:
1. In the case of the situation described in Article 10.7 above (less than 3 laps completed) All
riders may re-start.
2. Motorcycles may be repaired or changed. Refuelling is permitted.
3. The number of laps will be the same as the original race.
4. The grid positions will be as for the original race.
4.
In the case of situation described in Article 10.8 above (3 laps or more and less than two-thirds
completed)
1. Only riders who are classified as finishers in the first race may re-start. Article 12.3
2. Motorcycles may be repaired or changed. Re-fuelling is permitted.
3. The number of laps of the second race will be the number of laps required to complete the
original race distance with a minimum of 5 laps.
4. The grid position will be based on the finishing order of the first race.
5. The final race classification will be established according to the position and the number of
laps of each rider at the time he crossed the finish line at the end of the last part of the race.
5.
Exception: Provisions of Article 10.10 may apply according to the status of the meeting. (The
discretion of the Clerk of the Course to decide at meetings of lower than National status).
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
1.
After the Chequered Flag is displayed to the leading Rider no other Rider is permitted to enter
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
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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.
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
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.
When the Race has been declared completed by the Clerk of the Course following an
Interruption under Article 10.3, the result will be established according to the procedure
described in Articles 10.4–10.6 for a race interrupted after the Chequered Flag.
3.
In either of the cases described in 1) and 2) above. 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 two minutes after the winner
and be in contact with his machine.
4.
A new Lap record can only be established during a race.
5.
Both for the Practice and for the 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
PERSONNEL
Doctors MO Paramedic(s) First Aid Ambulance(s)
PM
personnel
2 MOs
PMs can assist
5
2
MOs but not
replace them
1 MO
1PM
2
1
VEHICLES
Fast Intervention
Vehicle
1
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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).
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 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
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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 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.
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
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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 permit issuing authority.
13.3 Fire Extinguishers
Each working vehicle in the Paddock must have a 2 Kg (minimum) dry powder fire extinguisher
available for immediate use. This extinguisher must show the date of the last annual inspection. Non
– compliance 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 refueled 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.
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
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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.
13.6Declaration – 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.
13.7Declaration 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.
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.
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.
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
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zipped together at the waist are not permitted. Non-leather material may be used if it meets
with the following requirements.
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.
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.
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
height of 200mm to provide, with the suit, complete protection (i.e. no exposed areas.)
Competitors must wear leather protective gloves.
The use of materials in clothing or personal protection which may generate sparks when in
contact with the ground are prohibited
14.2 Helmets
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.
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.
14.6 Fuel
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.
2.
The use of E85 Bio-ethanol pump fuel is permitted. No concessions to individual Class
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.
4.
Any competitor found in contravention of these regulations or who fails to provide a fuel
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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.
3.
Each machine must display two side number plates. The numbers must be clearly visible to the
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.
6.
The minimum dimensions of front numbers are:
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
Height of figure
120mm
Width of figure
70mm
Width of stroke
25mm
Space between 2 figures
15mm
8.
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,
Green
6002,
White
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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).
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)
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
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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.
The noise level for engines with more than one cylinder will be measured on each exhaust end.
A machine which does not comply with the noise limits may be presented several times at prerace control.
For Supermono class only, when presented for examination, the correct stroke must be
stamped in a clearly visible position on the crankcase.
For Wankel machines, the noise level will be measured at 6000 RPM.
The surrounding noise should not exceed 90 dB/A within a 5 metres radius from the power
source during tests.
Apparatus for noise control must be to international standard IEC 651, 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.
The “slow response” setting must always be used.
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.
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.
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 liase 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.
7. Always round down meter reading, that is: 103.9 dB/A = 103 dB/A.
8. T
ype 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.
8.
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10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
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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
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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.
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.
2.
The minimum angle of rotation of the handlebar on each side of the centre line or mid-position
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.
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.
3.
Similarly, the angle contained by a line drawn from the front end of the front mudguard to the
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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.
2.
For Sidecars, a guard is required if secondary transmission is not shielded by the bodywork.
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.
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.
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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.
5.
In the event of a protest against fuel specification an additional fee of £600 must be submitted
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
Classes
51cc to 125cc
126cc to 250cc
251cc to 350cc
351cc to 500cc
501cc to 1300cc
FRONT WHEELS
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.
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Unless stated otherwise in the Supplementary Regulations the use of slick tyres are not
permitted at meetings of below National status.
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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.
15.6 Streamlining
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.
7.
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.
8.
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.
9.
The front inclination where the number plate is fixed must not exceed an angle of 30 degrees to
the rear of the vertical.
10. The ground clearance of a solo vehicle when unloaded must not be less than 100mm.
11. The width of the seat or anything to its rear shall not be more than 450mm.
12. 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.
13. It is forbidden to add anything to the original streamlining of Production Racing motorcycles if
fitted.
14. Streamlining for both solo and sidecar motorcycles used for World Record Attempts is
unrestricted.
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15.7 Inclination
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.
15.8 Brakes
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) will be exempt at all events.
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.
3.
Footrests and foot controls – proprietary rearsets are acceptable.
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.
9.
Air filter elements – may be removed. Air box assemblies must not be modified.
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.
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Where breather pipes are fitted they must discharge via existing outlets into a catch tank as per
Article 14.18.
Head lamp and rear light glasses must be adequately taped to prevent splintering.
All electrical equipment fitted must be in working order except the stop lamp which MUST be
disconnected.
No addition or alteration by machining, welding, brazing, silver soldering or bonding may be
carried out externally to any part of the machine.
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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 Manufacturers maximum recommended rebore size are permitted.
3.
Any moulded treaded tyre is permitted.
4.
Standard carburettors or fuel injection as homologated to be used.
16.3 ACU Supersport Regulations
To comply with 2014 FIM Regulations and/or MCRCB Regulations with the exception of noise levels.
16.4 ACU/FIM Specifications for Superbike
To comply with 2014 FIM Regulations and/or MCRCB Regulations with the exception of noise levels.
16.5 ACU Stocksport/Superstock Regulations
To comply with 2014 FIM Regulations and/or MCRCB Regulations with the exception of noise levels.
16.6 ACU Superstock 600
To comply with 2014 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.
17.1GROUPS 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.
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The minimum dimensions of the sidecar body shall be length 800mm, width 300mm (both
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
to the camber or the tracking. The vertical travel of the front and rear wheel spindles under
suspension action must be at least 20mm.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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
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.
17.2GROUP 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.
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The passenger must always be completely protected from the road wheels and drive, either by
mud-guarding or some other means.
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).
Throttle controls must be self-closing.
17.3GROUP 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.
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.
2.
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 LCR style (i.e. 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).
3.
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.
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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. 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.
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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 O
PEN 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
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.
Homologated fuel pressure regulators must remain unmodified.
The fuel ignition ECU and Ignition Control Unit may be changed.
b.
Everything above the head gasket must remain as for the road going homologated motorcycle.
(i.e. NO race kits or kit components except as below)
c.
Camshafts must be as homologated but timing (including cam wheels) and tensioning devices
are free.
d. Everything below the head gasket is free.
e.
Fuel injection instruments/fuel injectors must remain as homologated.
18.2General 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.
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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
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.
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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.
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
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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
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.
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.
18.9 Airbox
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
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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.
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 nearest side
to the sidecar wheel, and to the top of the rear wheel rim flange on the outside.
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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.
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
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 are optional.
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SECTION 19 FORMULA 1 SIDECAR SPECIFICATION
Formula 1 Sidecars must comply with the general Sidecar specification unless changed by the
following specifications:
19.1 Engine Specifications
1. Two Stroke Engines
Maximum 500cc
Prototype engine design is allowed
Maximum of 4 cylinders
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Four Stroke Engines
Motorcycles of mass production only Maximum 1000cc
Maximum 4 cylinders
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Balancing and Lightening are permitted
4.
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.
5.
Piston rings and pins may be changed
6.
The original cylinder head may be modified, however the number of ports and valves must
remain as originally produced by the manufacturer
7.
Camshafts may be altered or replaced. Method of cam drive must remain as originally
produced by the manufacturer
8.
The Ignition/Injection Engine Control system is free.
9.
Maximum of 6 speed transmission
10. The clutch may be modified but must remain either wet or dry types as originally produced.
11. The generator and/or electric starter may be removed
12. Carburettors may be altered or replaced
13. The use of exotic materials is not allowed, (i.e. ceramics, metal matrix/aluminium beryllium).
Unless as fitted by manufacturer to homologated engine.
14. The oil lubrication system is free.
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19.2 Engine
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)
19.4 Steering
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).
19.5 Suspension
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
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.
19.7 Exhaust
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
20.1 Introduction
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.
20.2 Organisation
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
The Secretary of the Parade is responsible for the signing-on procedures and the production of
all other documentation.
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.
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.
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.
Insurance cover is included as follows:
i) Public Liability Insurance is included in the Permit for the event.
ii) The Insurance Company (Brokers) will be appointed by the ACU/MCRCB.
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 legal. Organisers may limit the type of
machine allowed or grade the machines into separate parades.
2.
Rider Qualifications.
1. Riders must hold a current ACU Road Race Competition Licence, a current ACU Road
Race Parade Licence or a Class A DVLA motorcycle licence. Participants (including sidecar
passengers) who do not hold a current ACU Road Race Competition Licence or a current ACU
Road Race Parade Licence and who are over the age of 70 will only be able to participate on
production of a certificate of fitness to participate signed by a Doctor and dated no earlier than
12 months before the date of the Parade.
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.
3.
Documents. Road fund licence (tax disc), DVLA motorcycle licence and/or ACU licence
and certificate of motor insurance 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
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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.)
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.
Identification
A suitable means of identifying approved machines, riders and passengers must be used (i.e.
headlamp stickers and wristbands).
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.
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.
Speed
The maximum speed of any participant must not exceed 60mph. The speed of the parade will
be dictated by the Clerk of the Course, who will take into consideration the circuit, conditions
and machinery, and will be controlled by Pace Cars. The Parade will not exceed 60mph at any
time. No participant is allowed to overtake a pace car.
Number of riders permitted
Parades containing 60 or less riders will be controlled by two pace cars, 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 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 licenced 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.
4.
Machine qualification
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.
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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.
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.
Rider qualification
1. Riders must hold a current ACU Road Race Competition Licence, a current ACU Road
Race Parade Licence or a Class A DVLA motorcycle licence. Participants (including sidecar
passengers) who do not hold a current ACU Road Race Competition Licence or a current ACU
Road Race Parade Licence and who are over the age of 70 yrs will only be able to participate on
production of a certificate of fitness to participate signed by a Doctor and dated no earlier than
12 months before the date of the Parade.
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
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consideration the circuit, conditions and machinery. Classic parades will not generally be speed
restricted. 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 licenced
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:
21.1 Organisation
This will be authorised by the issue of the Permit to the organising Club or Body.
21.2 Insurance
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.
21.4 Officials
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
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21.8 On Circuit Control
The Track Licence condition regarding numbers allowed onto the circuit to Practice must be
complied with.
21.9 Circuit
With the exception of safety and medical requirements detailed in this article the circuit must comply
with the Track Licence.
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1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9
Categories Of Meetings
International
European Open
National
Open
Restricted
Eligibility Of Foreign Riders In Open And Restricted Meetings
Practice Meetings And Test Days
Conditions For Supermoto Meetings
SECTION 2 LICENCES – COMPETITORS
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
General
Grades
Lapsed Licences
Capacity And Licence Restrictions
SECTION 3 LICENCES AND REGISTRATIONS – OFFICIALS
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
Qualifications And Conditions
Supermoto Officials Who Require A Licence
Grades For Supermoto Clerk Of The Course
Supermoto Officials Who Do Not Require A Licence
SECTION 4 PRACTICE
SECTION 5 GRID POSITIONS
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
Positions
Timed Practice
Balloted
Allocated
Superpole
SECTION 6 START PROCEDURE
6.1
6.2
6.3
Start Methods
Procedure
Anticipation Of The Start
SECTION 7 FLAGS AND LIGHTS
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
Flags And Lights Used To Provide Information
Flags Which Convey Information And Instructions
Flag Dimensions
Flag Colours
SECTION 8 BEHAVIOUR DURING PRACTICE AND RACE
SECTION 9 INTERRUPTION OF A RACE
9.1
9.2
Interruption of a Race
Interruption of a Race after the Chequered Flag
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SECTION 11 FINISH OF A RACE AND RACE RESULTS
11.1
11.2
11.3
Finish Of A Race
Chequered Flag
Race Results
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 Meetings
Track Safety Precautions
Fire Extinguishers
Fire Extinguishers At Circuits
Warning And Prohibition Signs At Circuits
Declaration – Admission Tickets, Armbands And Passes
Declaration On The Official Programme
Signing On
SECTION 13 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
13.1
13.2
13.3
13.4
13.5
13.6
13.7
Classes
Noise Control
Number Plates
Protective Clothing
Helmets
Identification Discs
Body Jewellery
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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
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International Meetings
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European Open Meetings
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National Meetings
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Open Meetings
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Restricted Meetings
Permits for all Supermoto competitions are issued by ACU Headquarters
1.2 International
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The Permit shall be issued by the ACU Headquarters for a meeting inscribed on the
International Calendar of the FIM and having an FIM International Meeting Number (IMN).
2
An International meeting is open to Entrants and Riders of more than one nation who must
hold an International Licence or a National Licence issued by the ACU valid for the particular
meeting concerned
3
All riders not holding a Licence issued by the ACU or SACU must carry proof of Insurance and
a written Start Permission document issued by their FMN.
Note: This includes all riders holding a licence issued by the MCUI.
1.3 European Open
1
The permit shall be issued by ACU Headquarters for a meeting inscribed on the Calendar of the
Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme Europe (FIME) and having a European Meeting
Number (EMN).
2
A European Open meeting is open to Entrants and Riders of more than one European nation
who must hold the appropriate Competition Licence valid for the particular meeting concerned.
3
All riders not holding a Licence issued by the ACU or SACU must carry proof of Insurance and
a written Start Permission document issued by their FMN.
Note: This includes all riders holding a licence issued by the MCUI
1.4 National
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The Permit shall be issued by the ACU Headquarters.
2
A National meeting is open to Entrants and Riders who are the holders of a National or
International Licence valid for the particular meeting concerned issued by any Federation.
3
All riders not holding a Licence issued by the ACU or SACU must carry proof of Insurance and
a written Start Permission document issued by their FMN.
Note: This includes all riders holding a licence issued by the MCUI.
1.5 Open
1
An Open permit is issued by ACU Headquarters.
2
An Open meeting is open to Entrants and Riders who hold a valid ACU or SACU Licence for
the meeting concerned.
1.6Restricted
1
A Restricted Permit is issued by ACU Headquarters.
2
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the meeting concerned.
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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.
2
No such event may be held unless the appropriate Permit and Insurance has been issued.
1.9 Conditions For Supermoto Meetings
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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 the front number plate of each machine. Any rider not complying will be
disqualified from the results of the race.
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All officials and marshals must remain at the circuit and available to the Clerk of the Course
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 65 kph and the maximum
speed is greater than 130 kph the Clerk of the Course must be a Road Race National B official
or above. This will be known as Supermoto R.
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On venues where the average lap speed is expected to be less than 65 kph and the maximum
speed is less than 130 kph 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.
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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
who have competed at a minimum of 3 meetings in the previous 12 months may apply for an
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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.
2.3Lapsed 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 Licenced 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
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.
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3.3Grades 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 licenced 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 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
Medical Officer
None required
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Note 1 Incident Officer
Will collate all information and documentation, and prepare reports relating to serious accidents and
to all incidents involving Offcials 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
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.
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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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.
5.3 Balloted
1
Where the Organiser decides that the grid positions will be by ballot this must be conducted by
the competitors at the meeting.
5.4 Allocated
1
Organisers wishing to allocate grid positions will specify this and the method to be adopted in
the Supplementary Regulations.
5.5 Superpole
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
3
The Clerk of the Course will award a time penalty of up to 20 seconds to any competitor who
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
1
2
3
4
GREEN FLAG
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
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.
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 p