ACU warning for UK elite sportmen abroad

The ACU advises all holders of letters of exemption (from isolation on arrival in England) that with immediate effect such letters issued before 4 January 2021 are now withdrawn. If you need a new exemption letter you will need to reapply. Please read this update carefully.Elite Sport Exemption does not apply

ACU advice on a return to riding

The Prime Minister has announced the government’s roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England. This is the ACU's official take on a return to riding: In a statement to parliament yesterday (Monday 22nd February) the PM paid tribute to the extraordinary success of the UK’s vaccination programme and the resolve

14 clubs reveal championship dates

It's time to get booked in for lots of different UK club championships. Our partners GoRaceMX have already got the dates and booking sorted for lots of club races and championships - which are all Covid-dependent, of course. Here are the dates, just click on the link to book in

The massive cost of riding abroad post-Brexit

The new Brexit rules means it's more complicated and a lot more pricey to take a competition bike abroad to race or practice. You'll now need an ATA Carnet which costs from £240+VAT. Then you have to fork out a refundable 40% deposit of the price of the bike, or

Cost-cutting ACU advises on Brexit travel

Britain's bikesport federation is to go to a three-day working week from next week in a bid to cut costs while there is no organised bikesport in the UK due to the lockdown. The office will be open Tuesdays-Thursdays until the end of March, unless Covid rules change. It's a time

Scottish Six Days trial axed

The most famous trial in the world, the Scottish Six Days has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was due to be run May 3-8. A statement from organiser Pete Bremner said: "It is with a heavy heart that the Edinburgh and

Thornhill takes Blaxhall win

Sunday saw the Woodbridge and DMCC club host their first and last race meeting of the 2020 season at the Blaxhall Circuit in a year when Covid-19 halted the sport. With the number of riders reduced, the meeting saw 160 riders tackle the demanding Suffolk venue. A group winner Dan Thornhill In

ACU bikeport restarts in Wales

Britain's bikesport federation has released the following information about sport in Wales. During the current unprecedented times, Wales has been a pace or two behind the UK Government in lifting lockdown restrictions and only this last week (13th July) have said that outdoor beer gardens and seating areas can be open.  Incidentally, for

British stars honoured in bumper ceremony

Saturday saw the annual ACU Awards presentations take place at the prestigious National Motorcycle Museum at Solihull, West Midlands, where nearly 800 guests attended, representing all disciplines of motorcycle sport.  During the daytime around 250 guests arrived for the presentation of the ACU Youth Awards which saw International star and British