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

ACU statement on Tier 4 rules

The ACU has set out its rules following the new lockdown rules across the UK, banning all organised bikesport in Tier 4 areas in England and Wales. The official statement says: Tier 4 is tougher restrictions brought in across London and the south east to try and slow the spread of

ACU rules on return to bikesport

Organised grassroots sport is allowed to resume from 2nd December across all levels, providing social distancing remains in place, although there will be some restrictions on highest-risk activity in tier three areas. Spectators at non-elite sports will be able to attend events in line with Covid-secure guidance for each tier. Additionally,

Time to buy a new licence says ACU

Britain's bikesport federation, the ACU, is targetting its members and asking them to buy a new 2021 competition licence now as it is holding fees at the 2020 levels of £52 for adults. A plan to charge an additional fee for second licences has been dropped for 2021, but it

ACU bans bikesport in new lockdown

Britain's official motorcycling governing body has declared a no-go to all ACU-sanctioned racing, practice and training days in England following the new lockdown in the UK die to Covid-19. The statement says: Covid-19 infections are rapidly increasing across the whole of the UK and in other countries. Listening to the

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

ACU timeline for a return to racing

Training days from June 1, practice 'events' from June 8 and a return to racing on July 4 is the schedule laid down in a statement following a meeting of the ACU top brass. The info says: Following a Video Conference of the ACU Ltd Board of Directors, the long-awaited

ACU advice on returning to riding

With some practice tracks reopening, the ACU has offers its take on the current situation, including a potential return to racing on July 4. It says: Please find below the latest UK Government advice for the phased return of sport and recreation in England. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation/guidance-for-providers-of-outdoor-facilities-on-the-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation We are also requesting advice about track days

ACU and AMCA clampdown on illegal riding

Despite the current lockdown, some people are choosing to flout the rules and risk the future of our sport by illegally utilising Forestry Commission land and private venues.  Illegal activity on Forestry Commission land is a criminal offence and puts all legitimate events at risk. The ACU take a zero tolerance approach

ACU says no racing until June

It's going to be a tough year for motocross and off-road sport as bikesport's governing body has said there will be no racing until June, at best. That means the Foxhill and Blaxhall rounds of the British championship are off, too. The official ACU statement says: In light of recent developments