ACU Plan return of motorcycle sport

From ACU Website – Wednesday May 13, 2020 at 10:00am

ACU and AMCA plan return to motorcycle sport

The ACU Board of Directors met virtually yesterday (12th May 2020) to discuss the phased return to motorcycle sport following Monday’s publication of the UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy. The ACU, in partnership with the AMCA, have decided that a phased return to sporting events will commence in parallel with the Government’s Step Three. This coincides with the reopening of remaining business, public places and leisure facilities which have been required to close. As of 12th May, Step Three is due to begin from 4th July but this is under constant review.

We will assess the situation again when the Government implements Step Two, envisaged to be the 1st June. In the coming weeks, the ACU and AMCA will publish guidance documents for organisers looking to run restricted events after this time. This will give organisers time to consider the implications of continued social distancing and prepare future events safely.

In order to reflect the differences in devolved administrations, no British Championship Enduro, Motocross, Trials or Speedway will take place until travel restrictions between England/ Scotland/ Wales/ Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man have been lifted and other factors considered, in line with Government guidance.

The ACU and AMCA would like to thank all our members for their patience during this difficult time, and we appreciate the steps taken by many individuals, clubs and organisations to support local communities during these unprecedented events. For further information, please see the ACU’s Coronavirus Operational Plan here. We would remind all members that these plans are subject to change, and will be taken in line with the latest UK Government guidance

Presentation Eve / Horse Race Night & Weald Non Expert Trial – Off

Inevitably, the club has had to cancel both Aprils March Weald Non Expert trial, Clay Hill on the 19th of April and the Annual Presentation and Horse Race Evening that was to be held in late May. We await to see whether the clubs June EKTC Combine Trial will go ahead at Rakins. We do hope riders, observers, friends and families stay safe and well in these difficult times.

ACU Update – Covid 19 – Events off until 31/5 currently

ACU Update – COVID-19 – 6/4

Last week the ACU LTD Board of Directors met virtually for over six hours to discuss the way forward for British motorcycle sport.

These are unprecedented times and the ACU stands fully behind the NHS and essential workers in the national fightback against COVID-19. 

With the current suspension of motorcycle events until 31st May, backed by MCRCB and MSUK the ACU continue to work hard to ensure once the Government’s social distancing advice is lifted members can get back on their motorcycles. We would ask all members to be patient during this period, and respect that our ACU staff are trying to continue providing a high-level of service to Clubs, Centres and Promoters in an increasingly challenging environment. 

We would ask members to continue being responsible and not ride their motorcycles and risk an unnecessary burden on the NHS. 

Thank you

ACU Directors

Club Championship 2017 Aggregates Updated as @ March

Following last weekends club championship round the aggregates have been updated CLICK HERE. Mark Smith leads the expert aggregates, Micheal Hollyer the intermediate, Pete Southcott the novice, Rodger Beck the over 40, with Oliver Whorlow the youth aggregates. The next club championship event is in April on the

9th April – East Kent Trials Phil Hughes Combine – Barham MCC

The other trials over the next few weekends locally are

26th  March – Barham Nailbourne Non Expert Trial – Barham MCC

2nd April  – Heel Farm Trial  – Sittingbourne MCC

9th April – East Kent Trials Phil Hughes Combine – Barham MCC

16th April – Weald Non Expert Trial , Clay Hill –  Tenterden & District MCC

EKTC 12th March RESULTS LINK – Folkestone MCC

Sunday saw a brilliant East Kent Combine Trial run by our friends at the Folkestone club at Harbledown,  a good mix of manufactured man made sections with logs and rocks and a collection of stream and camber sections. The trial was rewarded with good weather and a decent entry of over 50 riders. A link to the results HERE on the Folkestone site. Well done to the Folkestone Team who had clearly put in a lot of effort in setting out the trial.

Over the next few weeks there are several East Kent trials taking place including our own Weald Non Expert Trial on the 16th of April. Entries available via Sporting Motorcyclist or online for those linked below.

26th  March – Barham Nailbourne Non Expert Trial – Barham MCC

2nd April  – Heel Farm Trial  – Sittingbourne MCC

9th April – East Kent Trials Phil Hughes Combine – Barham MCC

16th April – Weald Non Expert Trial , Clay Hill –  Tenterden & District MCC

2017 Club Horse Race & Presentation Eve

Over 150 people attended the 2017 club horse race and presentation evening last night at Bethersden Village Hall in what was once again a fun night for all ages who attended.

The club aggregate awards and 2016 trial winners trophies were presented by the clubs President Roy Francis, along with 18 youth trophies from the successful youth series that was run last year (2017 youth dates in article below)

A huge thankyou to the sponsors who kindly supplied prizes for the evening and those who supplied prizes for the raffle which included Inta Motorcycles, Freestyle, Acklams Beta, Splatshop, Inch Perfect Trials, Malcolm Rathmell Sport (MRS), Oset Bikes, CIS Sport, Chapel Down vineyards, Trial Mag, Putoline, Gas Gas UK, Beta UK, Vertigo Motors  and many of the committee and club members. 

Thank you for supporting the club and we look forward to another great year in 2017.

A few photos from the evening below.