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Bon Accord Enduro Practice Day.16th March
"Enduro practice day ** confirmed Sunday 16th March **. Bon Accord is holding another open practice day on sunday 16th March at Lumsden. Its a new loop (open fields and valleys we used for a special test about 5 years ago) and a load of news trails in a forest. Usual easy loop with some optional hard expert climbs (and bonus bogs!). Click here for Entry form
Enduro practice day on the 16th of March which is being held at Tarnduff Wood near Lumsden just off the B9002 road. Start time is 10am and will run till about 3pm. Entry fee is £20. SACU licence required but OEL are available for £12. Enter on the day but please try to bring us a filled in entry form to save time. Same format as last year with a basic, easy track and then a pile of extra loops of varying degrees of hardness.
EEC Lossiemouth Enduro.
Statement regards Lossiemouth Enduro.
As a club we are aware that there are a few rumours going around regards the Lossiemouth enduro and I was asked about the current situation by a good few riders last Sunday (02/03/14). We hope the following statement will clear up all speculation.
I had another meeting about the forest today as after 15 years of using Lossie with no problems at all we're now having land issues which have been brought about by The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland ,(RCAHMS), which is resulting in us being excluded from a large tract of the forest. This is due to the fact that they have identified a total of 138 WWII structures that they wish to be preserve and that that they believe we are having a possible negative impact on.
Forestry Commission Scotland are completely behind the Club and our activities and we are working together to come to a resolution. We are going to be allowed access to recce a route in the
hope of making up around 6 miles of trails but this proposed new route will have to be run by various parties and time is marching on.
I'm sure most will appreciate that Elgin Endurance Club are not known for giving up on an event without exhausting every avenue open to us and we will do everything in our means to resolve the issues that have been raised.
We hope to be in a position by Friday to make a final decision, any
further details will be publicised as and when possible via
www.scottishenduros.co.uk and www.elginenduranceclub.com
Barry J G Hamilton.
Hare and Hound Championship - Round 2 - Elgin Endurance Club 2nd March 2014
The 2nd Round of the SACU Hare and Hound Championship is up at Elgin - Linkwood Farm, Birkinhill Wood. IV30 8RD
A fantastic day out - with sun all day and an improving course. There is even talk of making a film of the event - to be called "ROOTS" !!.
Well done to Kev , Barry and crew for keeping the course sorted all day. No stoppers just 3 hours of hard riding.
Click here for results - v2. Derek little gets his lap back to win over 40
Click here for report by Brian Donald - the voice of the North
Photos - I was riding so no photos - if you took some - send me a few good ones and I will add to the web site
Click here for some photos from http://www.jasperimage.co.uk/elgin-march-2014.html
Congratulations to Frazer Norrie who managed to lap every rider on the course with some very smooth riding. Good to see Allyn Scotland back after his recent injuries and really flying. Andrew Bisset is also really taking to the class and has stepped up his game with some quick laps.
IN the Over 40 Derek Little was the man on the day - despite being docked a lap twice in the first results. (oops) Grant Smith is back and looking for a very competitive season. Just ahead of Extreme expert Gavin Johnston - who prefers the rocks of Erzberg (not so many roots ...) .Border Reiver Mark Ritchie keeps coming North and getting the points - and looking smooth.
Ben Thomson did very well in the Clubman just ahead of Graham Mechan - looks like a competitive season there for the class with Ben Edwards improving all the time in 3rd
Craig McCormack is usually more at home on 4 wheels - but the trees were a bit tight for his Quad. Gordon McGregor and Hamish Oag battling it out for 2nd and third
Colin Short managed to to get a lap ahead in the Sportsman - followed by Steve Hughes and Andy Scaife.
There are some practice days up next and then the first Enduro of the year. Season opener at Lossie - always worth the trip North and a good Easter workout.
Reserved Rider Numbers - query
Championship 1 ->19 Expert 20 ->39 Over 40 40 ->99 Club 100->149 Club B 150->199 Sportsmen 200 -> .
There has been a few comments over riders not getting to use their reserved number.
The numbers are reserved for Enduros - but can also be used for Hare and Hound - however Hare and Hound also has riders from Motocross who also have preferred numbers on their bikes and shirts. So first come gets the number if there is a problem.
The best way to ensure you get to use your reserved number is get your entry in early - leave it late and it might be taken.
Floors Castle Horse Trials 16th - 17th - 18th May.
Fancy a day out on the bike in pleasant surroundings at an International Horse Trial. We have been helping out for over 10 years to collect score cards and are very much part of the event. An ideal event for newcomers to the sport who have standard Enduro or trail bikes.
We need 3 riders per day. If you are interested send me an email webmaster @ scottishenduros.co.uk Riders from last year very welcome.
ELRAT Practice day . The club will be holding a practice day near Dunning (Perth area) on the 6th of April. An ideal event to get into off roading or just get some practice in. Suitable for beginners we will be giving advice on the day and also telling you how to get into Enduros.
Fill in the entry form and post of to the club before the day. Click here for entry form.
Another stolen bike to report. This time from Monifieth in Angus. A locked garage and bikes chained up - both stolen. The first new bike in years for this chap. Be warned there appears to be an upsurge in bike thefts. Take extra care when returning from events. There was also one stolen from Linltithgow this week - but that has been found.
Details for the bikes:
2013 Gas Gas 300cc Txt Pro, 2 stroke bike in white and red, with several carbon fibre guards added around foot pegs and either side of the radiator. I have the VIN number VTRTG3003D0136289 from my invoice. I only bought it in September 2013. Immaculate except for 2 distinctive black marks on the rear mudguard.
2009 KTM 250cc SXF, 4 stroke bike in black and orange with very distinctive orange wheel rims that were fitted as an extra so are non-standard. A reward for information leading to successful recovery is offered.
Any information please contact
Duncan Mcintosh -email@example.com
Advice on keeping your bike. Ground anchors and good chains. Remove the rear wheel spindle and keep in the house. Use security lights and a small alarm or baby monitor in the shed. If selling don't publish your address.
New range of bike cleaning products - worth a look.
AMMO by Precision Clean www.precision-clean.co.uk
The AMMO range for motorcycles has been developed by us here at Precision Clean after many months of testing and trialling. Based on formulations originally developed for Aerospace and Military applications these are now available for use by the general public.
We are obsessed here by two wheels (motorcycles and mountain bikes/road bikes) and with our extensive background in chemical engineering for top grade applications we decided to produce our own cleaning, maintenance and polishing range to hopefully give customers a brand that is truly developed by enthusiasts for enthusiasts.
We are confident that you will be more than impressed with the performance of all the AMMO range as much of the technology used is not normally available at a competitive price.
AMMO is the range that gives you cutting edge technology that you can afford!
The new handbook for 2014 is now available on the SACU website. It can be downloaded in PDF format. Click here
Bikes on TV
Also well worth watching is Guy Martin (well known TT racer ) breaking records. Fastest cycle rider (on sand to make it harder)
Then furthest riding a bike on water ( really !!) and then fastest man powered flight )
Great TV - and makes you want to train harder and improve a few places - no armchairs here . http://www.channel4.com/programmes/speed-with-guy-martin
2014 Championship calendar available for download. Bon Accord Enduro date still to be finalised.
Click here for calendar (updated with 22nd June corrected)
Enduro EEC Lossiemouth 19th April EEC Lossiemouth 20th April SBEC Tinto 21 June SBEC Tinto 22 June Bon Accord Lumsden TBC ELRAT Griffin 3 August EEC Monaughty 24 August Hare and Hound Melville MC Lochhouses 15 December 2013 EEC Birkenhill 2 March SBEC Glendearg/Ashkirk 25 May Melville West Linton 8 June SBEC Glendearg/Ashkirk 21 September
Festive fun at Elgin.
Well done to EEC for a great day out and for Kev and Barry for organising the weather ( and the course !)
A fast lap round a large field to start then a tight trail through the trees for three hours to blow away the Xmas dinner.
Won by Ricky Mair who was flying. Chased hard by Allyn Scotland on his new KTM . Grant Smith made a fast return to the sport with a win in the over 40's pushed hard by Gavin Johnston.
Lewis Bell took the win from Ben Thomson in the Clubman
Gordon Macgregor kept up his winning form to take the Clubman 'B' from Garry Stephen and Les Pole.
Gavin Lowes in the Sportsman leading home Ben Edwards.
And of course Santa was out on his day off - pulling wheelies !!
Provisional Results - click here.
More photos of the day - click here.
Report on the event by Brian Donald - click here
ENDURO RIDING NUMBERS FOR 2014 ( Starts with Melville H&H at Lochouses in Dec)
Riders with a licence or applying for a day licence can now reserve a riding number for the season. Please submit your request for a number to webmaster @ scottishenduros .co . uk and I will keep an updated list.
The first 3 numbers are reserved for our Expert Champions - 1 - Fraser Flockhart 2 - Frazer Norrie 3- Ricky Mair
The class numbers are as below. If you do not have a licence then you can apply for a number as soon as the regs are published for an event and you wish to enter on a day licence.
Championship 1 ->19 Expert 20 ->39 Over 40 40 ->99 Club 100->149 Club B 150->199 Sportsmen 200 -> .
Click here for the current list of Enduro Rider numbers allocated. Email me if you want a number. Numbers being booked already.
Expert class is for riders moving up from Clubman - you same laps as Clubman - but 2 laps on Expert pace to get you used to the tighter checks. 3 riders already there. There are also 2 great trophies in this class - best newcomer and best under 23 - well worth racing for.
Over 40's - no numbers reserved yet - come on guys - gets your numbers in for Lochhouses !!
Get your club forms for 2014 and then get your competition licence so you are ready for the new season.
ELRAT Membership forms 2014 now available for download - click here .
Scottish Borders 2014 - Membership form - click here .
Melville MC 2014 - Membership form - click here .
Elgin Endurance Club Membership forms 2014 now available for download - click here .
Bon Accord MCC Membership forms 2013 - click here
ERMC Membership forms 2012 now available for download - click here .
Licences for 2014. 2013 Licences are valid until January 31st 2014. New licence forms will be out in December. Day licences will be available at all events during the season
1) Join a club. You need to be a club member to get a licence.
2) Get a licence application form from your club secretary and send in with a photo and fee to get a full licence valid from 1st Jan.
English and Irish Riders - all very welcome. All you need is your ACU/MCUI race licence. Join an English/Irish club and get an ACU race licence. Accepted at all Scottish races (and MCUI ones). You do not need to get a Scottish licence to race in Scotland.
ISDE 2013 - Sardinia
The three riders who represented Scotland at the ISDE this year were
Ricky Mair, Neil Chatham ,Frazer Norrie - Sam Davidson is our team manager.
The Team truck looked great - check out the ISDE Facebook page for more details
A report for each day is downloadable in PDF format -
Team Scotland had a magnificent 6 days and the riders are a tribute to the Sport and Scotland. They return home with 3 Gold medals - top GB Club Team and 9th in the world - ahead of 138 other countries teams. This is one of the best GB results we can remember and shows the quality and experience the team developed from riding in Finland as a team in 2011. And a big thank you to Sam Davidson for managing the team and keeping them calm each night in the pits.
So far we have attracted support from:
Rock Oil Team Oils and lubricants
Drysdale Motorcycles Team bike plastics and misc spares
Apico UK Chains, sprockets, brake pads
Michelin UK Tyres and Mousses
Highland Temporary Works Team Scotland painted helmets
Safe Access Provision of team vehicles
Craigshannoch Consulting Providing the team bike graphics
MXM Graphics Design and supply of the Team Graphics
Scottish Enduros website Charlie Mackenzie
Structural Rig Surveys Jai Milton
Stuart Cooper Motors Stuart Cooper
Castlepark Consulting Mike Robertson
Scottish Motorhome Hire Grant Smith
Twin Landscapes Duncan and Craig McCormick
Colin Hume - Unique engraved whisky bottle
Rock Oil, first major sponsor for the SACU Scottish ISDE team
The SACU is delighted to announce that Rock Oil will supply the oils and fluids for the 100th Anniversary SACU ISDE team that is heading out to Sardinia in September this year.
The ISDE Team consisting of Ricky Mair, Neil Chatham, Frazer Norrie and Team manager Sam Davidson were all pleased to be supported by a quality oil supplier.
Russell Bower Marketing Manager of Rock Oil said I under stood that it was difficult for the team to pick up sponsorship as they were only informed they definitely had a team in April and most companies have allocated their budgets by now but we are very happy to support the team for the dual celebrations, the SACU 100th Anniversary and 100 years of the ISDE, a unique celebration and we wish the team the best of luck.
For information regarding Rock Oil Products visit www.rockoil.co.uk
For more information regarding the SACU ISDE team and to offer support or sponsorship visit www.scottishenduros.co.uk or Contact Charlie Mackenzie the SACU office manager telephone 01506 858354
Regs changes for 2013 - following the recent dates meeting and feedback from riders, clubs and the Enduro Committee the attached changes to the Enduro regs will take place for the 2013 season. Click here for the 2013 Enduro Standing Regs
These only apply to Enduros and no change has been made to Hare and Hounds regulations
1. Expert Class to be split into Championship and Expert to allow riders to gain experience once promoted from Clubman class.
Championship class Red plates. 5 laps (where suitable) at Championship pace
Expert Class Green plates. 4 laps (where suitable) Lap 1 at Clubman pace. Lap 2 and 3 at Championship pace. Lap 4 at Clubman pace.
This is designed to introduce the riders to the increased speed of the Expert class. Existing Expert riders will be classed as Championship but may apply to the Enduro Committee before the start of the season if they wish to ride Expert.
2. All Championship rounds to count.
3. Clubman E Classes to be removed due to the decreased number of riders in Clubman. Can be reviewed in future years.
4. Riders may continue to ride in a class after they have won a Championship for a further 2 years. If the rider wishes to remain in the class after that they can ride for no points.
5. Over 50 award. This has been suggested to be awarded on the basis of riders in the Over 40 and Clubman classes as they have the same laps and times. It is not a championship but will be an award at each event with a summary at the end of the season.
6. Rider nos.
Riders will be issued a number at their first event of the year and then retain that number for the rest of the year. These will be based on classes eg 1 -50 Champ. 51-100 Exp etc.
The numbers for Hare and Hounds may be requested by riders when they enter.
If you find the sport is interesting and would like to ride or assist then contact a club as we are keen to attract new members to the sport. There is an over 40's class and a Ladies award, so everyone can get out and ride.
Enduros in Scotland are organised from March to October with events from the Borders to Inverness . All classes of rider are catered for with Expert, Clubman, Sportsman and over 40's classes.
To compete you need to be a member of a club and either hold an SACU or ACU licence - or can get a one day licence at the event. You need to send in an entry form prior to the event, entries are available on this site or from the host club. Events are published in Trials & Motocross News. If you check the Calendar on this site the dates and venues of events and training days are listed. The Contacts page has the addresses of the organising clubs.
The aim of Enduro Competition is to complete the course via several checkpoints in a set time. You may not check in early or late without penalty. Generally the top riders go "clean" and the event is then decided on the result of special test times. There will be one or two tests per lap of a moto-X or cross-country type. For the slower riders there is up to a one hour allowance over the set time for the course to achieve a finish.
Enduros are exactly what they say and even to finish is an achievement. So go on - try an event and get out on the hills. There is no other sport like it.
Please look round this site and if you need further information contact the relevant club or e-mail webmaster @ scottishenduros . co .uk .
Finally, if you are tired of wet and muddy British events have a look at the holidays page. Desert riding or trail riding in Morrocco, Spain, France or Romania. Or the Desert Racing page for Dakar etc links
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