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It's the 21st Anniversary of the Enduro website - 1999 - 2020.

Welcome to Scottish Enduros 2020.  This site was set up in 1999 as an introduction to the sport. It now contains information on events, results  who to contact and profiles of some of the top Scottish Riders.
The big event each year is the ISDE (in Italy in 2020) and there will be several training and fund raising days over the season.  

Please note that there is no right of access to Scottish forests for trail riding and that unauthorised use may endanger our sport. Ensure you have permission to ride before you go. For a good summary of rights in Scotland see John Rushworths 1999 article stored on this site ( this was pre Land Reform Act so is only a guide ) - click here.

Starting Enduros ? Click here for info on starting. Rules and regs for the sport are available on the SACU website www.sacu.co.uk

Reminder to all competitors throughout the season - all clubs have noise meters and will be testing . So keep it quiet .

    Any queries or info you wish to pass on - please contact me at webmaster @ scottishenduros . co . uk

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New to the Sport - start here  Beginners     and  Technique

Want to get into  Desert Racing have a look at some previous riders advice.

Previous years results and reports    

Enduro Results

Hare  and Hound  Results

 ISDE

GB GB Enduros Enduronews.com

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In an effort to improve the site I have joined the 21st Century - I am now on Twitter and will use it to notify of results - regs and any new Enduro stuff.

Find me at http ://www.twitter.com/enduroinfo  

SACU Enduro Championship - Reserved race numbers for 2020 - Book your number for 2020 now

Email charlie@scottishenduros.co.uk to book your 2020 race no.

Expert A   01 ->29  Expert B 30-39  Over 40     40 ->99  Clubman   100->199 | Over 50 200 - 230 & 631 - 660|Club  B  231 - 299 & 661 -700  Sportsmen   300 -> ….

Click here for the 2020 Reserved No List.  Check the 2019 list to see which nos are free - Click here

2020 Enduro Race numbers can now be reserved for all  number holders.

Email charlie @ scottishenduros.co.uk to confirm or reserve your 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. Due to the high number of riders in certain classes the number range was extended and lead to split numbering for classes

Experts 1 - 39     Over 40 40 - 99    Clubman 100 - 199   Over 50  200 - 230 & 631 -660     Clubman B 231 - 299 & 661 - 700 Sportsman with ladies included - 300 onwards

Please note the minimum age entering Enduro is 16. For entering Hare and Hounds it is 15 for entry in the adult class if you have previous competition experience (eg MX) . The minimum age for entry in Youth events is 8.

Enduro Standing Regs 2020  

Hare and Hound Standing Regs 2020

 

  Andrew Maben RIP

It is with deep sorrow that  I pass on the news of the death of Andrew Maben

A very popular rider who made a big impact in the sport and was a multiple over 50 Scottish Enduro and Hare Hounds Champion. He regularly travelled all over Scotland to support the sport making the long trip from Northumberland to Lossie every year.

Published in the Peeblesshire News on 11

MABEN Andrew Walkerburn / Innerleithen. Peacefully at home in Choppington, Northumberland on 7th September 2020 after a short illness, Andrew, beloved husband of Halcyon, much loved dad to Alex, loving brother to Lee, Jacqueline and Valerie and a dear brother in law and uncle to the family. A private burial will take place on Thursday 17th September at 10am in Innerleithen Cemetery.

Our sincere condolences go to his family and friends.

A great competitor he will be sadly missed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bon Accord Enduro Practice day on 20th September 2020 .

Another chance to get out on your bike. Up at Craiglash Quarry near Banchory. Online Entry form available -https://www.bamcc.co.uk/events/2020.htm

10th August 2020

SACU COVID-19 UPDATE

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Competition Licences - Extension

The SACU office has confirmed that all licences taken out during 2020 will be valid for 2021 as well and valid until the 31st January 2022.

No reason not to get a licence now.

 

4th August 2020

SACU COVID-19 UPDATE

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - 4th August 2020

We FINALLY have the news you've all been waiting patiently for...

The SACU received word from Scottish Government this evening that we now officially have the green light to return to motorcycle sport!

Due to the current situation, there are a few changes towards returning to sport but these can be easily implemented. These are detailed in the link provided. Clubs and event organisers can now start submitting their Covid Risk Assessments (templates provided using the link) and begin receiving permits to participate in motorcycle sport once again.

We appreciate putting these changes in place may be costly to event organisers. To aid with this, we've created a 'Return to Riding Fund' to provide some assistance where possible. Follow the link for more information.

We can't wait to see you all back out at events!

For full details see link to SACU web page - https://www.sacu.co.uk/covid-19/  (Note item 5 is not required as we have sign off from Scot Gov and the insurer)

 

3rd August 2020

SACU COVID-19 UPDATE

This is the latest update fro the SACU office on Motorcycle Sport in Scotland.

Return to Sport

Member Update – Monday 3rd August 2020

Dear members,

As you may know, in order for the SACU to be able to begin issuing permits again, we require direct signoff from the Scottish Government. We have been working in partnership with sportscotland over the past weeks to ensure we have all of the relevant planning and documentation in place. These plans were submitted a number of weeks ago and we are in the process of awaiting approval.

sportscotland have informed us that at present, seven Sport Governing Body (SBG) partners are awaiting approval of their Return to Sport Guidance directly from the Scottish Government. The SACU are one of these SGBs. Whilst sportscotland have expressed confidence that the key measures around COVID-19 Risk Assessments, physical distancing, hygiene protocols etc. put in place by the SACU are satisfactory, Scottish Government must approve the guidance directly before we are allowed to return to sport and begin issuing practice permits.

We appreciate your continued patience during this time and share your eagerness to get back to motorcycle sport. However, at this point the decision lies entirely with the Scottish Government and is out of our hands.

Any motorcycle sport that is currently ongoing is unsanctioned by Government and is therefore taking place unlawfully. As a matter of confidential business, sportscotland are aware that motorsports permits are being issued by alternative Authorising Bodies which are at this stage unsanctioned by Government and there is an ongoing investigation being carried out into this. Additionally, a review is underway with regards to event permitting authorities in Scotland in general. We hope to receive an official ‘go ahead’ very soon and when we do, you will be the first to know.

Yours in sport,

 

10th July 2020

SACU COVID-19 UPDATE

The Directors of the SACU hope that you and your families are well.

The First Minister issued more direction to Scotland by announcing Phase 3 and the easing of restrictions in Scotland. We may travel more than 5 miles for leisure activities. However we must try to stay within our local area and the 2 meter social distance rule will remain in place.

The Board of Directors held a virtual meeting on Friday 3rd July to plan what is safe and within the Government guidelines for our members whilst taking part in motorcycle activities. The SACU office opened on Monday the 6th July and will only be open for the following hours:

 Monday 0900- 1630

 Wednesday 0900 - 1630

 Friday 0900 – 1330

The office will remain closed to the public for the safety of the staff and this must be adhered to.

SACU licenses will now be issued to those who require them.

Permits for events will be issued under Government Guidelines as below.

The discipline Chairman’s and the Board have been working hard to put the necessary procedures in place with Risk Assessments and Operating Procedures to allow us to return to our sport in a safe and controlled manner. These will be issued to clubs to aid them to return under the SACU and Government Guidelines.

From the 13th July ALL disciplines will be able to conduct practice in limited numbers (This will be dictated by the size of the venue)

 Trials - Will be able to conduct Practice and Closed to Club events.

 MX – Practice only.

 Enduro – Practice Only.

 H&H – Practice Only.

 Road Race – Practice Only.

The SACU will issue a set of Operating Procedures and a Risk Assessment for each discipline and the type of event they will run. These must be followed and in place before a permit will be issued. Clubs must ensure that they gain permission from the Land owners, Local Police and Local Authority to meet with the guidelines issued by the SACU Insurance Company. Scottish Auto-Cycle Union Limited is a company limited by guarantee with registered number SC121963

Not all disciplines will be able to return to competition straight away due to the numbers involved in their events, however, as we move forward and restriction are eased, we will assess the Government Guidelines and issue more guidance to those disciplines for the return to competition..

The Board has made the decision that SACU licenses will be extended and more details will follow shortly.

For 2020 the following SACU Championships have been cancelled, Trials, Road Racing and Enduro. We hope that we may still be able to hold a Motocross, Quad and Hare & Hound Championships later in the year government guidelines allowing.

From the Board of Directors please stay safe and act responsibly .

Yours in Sport

Aye

Sandy

Major Sandy Mack MBE

SACU Chairman

Scottish Government website: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others/pages/exercise/

 

The Latest Update from the SACU on outdoor motorcycle sport. Still no motorcycle sport in Scotland at present. Stay safe. 

29th May 2020

 SACU COVID-19 UPDATE

 The Directors of the SACU hope that you and your families are well.

 The First Minister issued direction to Scotland on the 28th May announcing Scotland should still “Stay at Home” and continue to socially distance until the R rate drops to a safe level.

 The First Minister also advised that we are now in a position where phase 1 of the recovery plan can begin.

This means a relaxation of the rules around outdoor exercise in that we may exercise outside as much as we want, but we must stay within our local area (5 mile radius is recommended).  It also means a return to some outdoor non-contact sports as part of that phased return. Full details of what that means is available on the Scottish Government website: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others/pages/exercise/

 We understand that SACU members are also keen to return to participation and we are currently working with sportscotland and Scottish Government in this difficult time to develop the pathway to us re-starting our sports disciplines in a safe manner to not burden the NHS and other emergency services.  We fully understand the frustrations of our members and we will do everything we can to ensure a quick but safe return to motorcycling.

 We have been made aware of proposed events this weekend. A return to motorcycle sport is not yet permitted under the Scottish Government guidelines and SACU has not issued any event permits. We would like to remind members that SACU is the sole permit issuing authority for Scotland so events currently being promoted are unlawful and we would strongly advise our members not to participate.

 The situation is very fluid, and we continue to monitor the daily changes with our partners. Event permits will be issued at the earliest opportunity, when it is safe to do so.

 The SACU Board of Directors will hold virtual meetings post Scottish Government announcements when we will review the situation and deliver clear direction to our clubs and members on how we will move forward.

Our Principles

These are the principles by which we will make our decisions:

Safe

We will ensure that transmission of the virus remains suppressed and that our NHS and care services are not overwhelmed.

Lawful

We will respect the rule of law which will include ensuring that any restrictions are justified, necessary and proportionate.

Evidence-based

We will use the best available evidence and analysis.

Fair & Ethical

We will uphold the principles of human dignity, autonomy, respect and equality.

Clear

We will provide clarity to the public to enable compliance, engagement and accountability.

Realistic

We will consider the viability and effectiveness of options.

Collective

We will work with our partners and stakeholders, including the UK Government and other Devolved Nations, ensuring that we meet the specific needs of Scotland.

 From the Board of Directors please stay safe and stay at home.

 Yours in Sport

 Aye

Sandy 

Major Sandy Mack MBE

SACU Chairman

 

13th May 2020

 SACU COVID-19 UPDATE

 The Prime Minister has delivered his address to the nation on Sunday the 10th May announcing a ‘conditional Plan’ to reopen society in England and issued a covid-19 level alert system for England consisting of five levels.

 The First Minister has issued direction to Scotland announcing Scotland will “Stay at Home” and continue to self-isolate until the R rate drops to a safe level before Scotland will reopen. As we are the sole issuing permitting authority for Scotland, we must follow the Scottish Government guideline.

 The SACU Board of Directors will hold a virtual meeting prior to the 31 May 20. When we will review the situation and deliver clear direction to our clubs and members on how we will move forward.

 From the Board of Directors please stay safe and stay at home.

 Yours in Sport

 Aye

Sandy

 Major Sandy Mack MBE

SACU Chairman

 

Very Important Press Release from the SACU 16th March 2020

SACU Statement to Members – Coronavirus-19 16th March 2020
 

The Board of Directors have made the very hard decision to cancel all SACU permitted events till 31 May 2020. We will assess the situation after this date.

This has not been an easy decision for the board, but considering the situation with the spread of the virus we believe this is the best way to proceed in the interest of our members and their families to ensure their wellbeing.

We will make every effort to ensure scope for any Scottish Championship events to find other dates in the calendar.

I hope you all can understand this decision, and that it is our responsibility to ensure the safety of all involved in Motorcycle Sport.

Yours in sport.

Aye

Sandy Mack MBE

Chairman

This means the    event at Forres and at Tyninghame are both cancelled.

 

New classes for Enduro for 2020

For 2020 there is a new class Expert B running on the same laps but with longer to do the laps. This to encourage riders from Clubman to enter Expert and gain experience before moving up to Expert A.

Expert A nos from 1 - 29 and Expert B from 30 - 39.

The first Expert B is Steven Currie Jnr - we are looking for more riders to join him. Newly promoted riders or those finding the Expert class a bit tight can apply to enter the Clubman B.

There is also Sportsman Vets class for over 50 Sportsmen . Numbers the same and times the same as Sportsman. 

In Hare and Hounds there is also a Sportsman Vets class.

This Years really good cause.

Di Stuart of the Bon Accord Club is doing the Kiltwalk this year in aid of a great charity - Motor Neuron Disease. It is very personal for Di and her family and we all wish her well on the walk.

See Bill McGregors post on facebook for more info. Donate at https://aberdeenkiltwalk2020.everydayhero.com/uk/elaine-5?fbclid=IwAR0RESqoENrP4W8Cj-muJk6pX5U59pvyBvwhMXAVdL8HNhHvNbRTTqvEua0

 

Enduro and Hare and Hounds regulations for 2020

The updated SACU standing regs for 2020 are now available.

The change in the Enduro regs is that there will an Expert B class for 2020 to encourage riders to upgrade. This will run on the same laps as Expert but on a slightly longer lap time.

For 2020 existing Expert class riders can choose which class they wish to ride in. Riders may choose to upgrade to Expert at any time.

The last round of the SACU Enduro Championship series will score double points, i.e. 1st place = 40 points, 2nd place = 34 points and so on.

In the Sportsman class there is a new Sportsman Over 50 Vets  class for riders who are 50 or over before the date of the first Enduro Championship round.

In the Hare and Hounds regs there is also a new Sportsman Over 50 Vets Class for riders who are 50 or over before the date of the first H&H Championship round.

Enduro Standing Regs 2020  

Hare and Hound Standing Regs 2020

 

SACU OFFROAD SPEED Licences for 2020 valid until January 31st 2021.  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 Riders - all very welcome. All you need is your ACU race licence. Join an English club and get an ACU race licence. Accepted at all Scottish races . You do not need to get a Scottish licence to race in Scotland.

The following clubs have their 2020 membership forms ready to go.

ELRAT LOGO - web.jpg (8255 bytes) ELRAT Membership forms 2020 now available. Join online at http://elrat.co.uk/membership-application-form  or download a form here  .

Bon Accord 2019 forms - join online at http://www.bamcc.co.uk/membership.html

   DirtBike Evolution - join online www.dirtbikeevolution.com

Scottish Borders Enduro Club -join online http://elrat.co.uk/sbecmembership

          Highland Enduro Club  - click here to download a membership form

 

 

The provisional dates calendar for the 2020 SACU Championships has been issued.  The British round at Lauder is for information only and not part of the Championship.

If there are any queries on dates please email office@sacu.co.uk and these will be passed on.

Please note the change of venue for Highland Enduro events – due to change of Forest after discussion with FLS

SACU ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP 2020

RND 1    11TH APRIL           HIGHLAND ENDURO CLUB           TAIN - now at Forres

RND 2    12TH APRIL           HIGHLAND ENDURO CLUB           TAIN - now at Forres

RND 3    17TH MAY             BON ACCORD                            CRAIGLASH

RND 4    19TH JULY            HIGHLAND ENDURO CLUB           TAIN - now at Beauly

RND 5    30TH AUGUST       DIRTBIKE EVOLUTION                  LAUDER

RND 6    20TH SEPT.            BON ACCORD                            DRUMTOCHTY - Double points round.

 

30/31ST MAY       BRITISH ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP     DIRTBIKE EVOLUTION       LAUDER

31 AUG – 5 SEPT ISDE ITALY

 

SACU HARE AND HOUNDS CHAMPIONSHIP

RND 1    29th March           ECOSSE XC                                          TYNINGHAME

RND 2    3RD MAY               SCOTTISH BORDERS                               DUNS

RND 3    14TH JUNE            ECOSSE XC                                          WEST LINTON

RND 4    9TH AUGUST         HIGHLAND ENDURO CLUB                       TAIN

RND  5   6TH SEPT.              SCOTTISH BORDERS                        GLENDEARG

RND 6    4TH OCTOBER      HIGHLAND ENDURO CLUB                   TAIN

 

Final 2019 Championship  Points

Enduro - click here

Hare and Hounds - Click here

The SACU Awards Ceremony will be at Livingston at the end of January - 18th January at the ARMY Reserve Hall - Beveridge Square .  EH54 6QF

Can all those with trophies please return them to the SACU at Uphall as soon as possible to get them engraved with our new Champions.

Due to very heavy rain Dirtbike Evolution had no choice but to cancel - even the test was flooded. Thanks to Dirtbike Evolution for a great season and some fantastic racing.

This meant there were only 9 rounds for the season - and riders who scored points in every round only drop one round.

So for 2019 we have a tie for 1st place in the Enduro Championship with Fergus Lamb and Andrew Bisset tied on points. After counting back over 1st places, 2nd places and third place they were still level on points. This has been one of the closest seasons racing for many years and during the year they were only seconds apart after 5 hours of racing.

So we have a tied Enduro Championship with both riders being awarded 1st place. Ben Thomson brings up the Expert podium in 3rd

Congratulations to our new Champions for 2019 - a great season of racing and a lot of effort by the clubs and the riders

 

SACU Adult Enduro Champions 2019

Expert

1st  Fergus Lamb

1st  Andrew Bisset

3rd  Ben Thomson

Over 40

1st  James Harvey

2nd  Ritchie Finnie

3rd  Alan Davidson

Clubman

1st  Jordan Hayes
(Promoted to Expert)

2nd  Ben McLuskey

3rd  Steven Currie Jnr

Clubman B

1st  George McBeth
(Promoted to Clubman )

2nd  Alan Carson

3rd  Thomas Malcolm

Over 50

1st  Andy Dean

2nd  Neil McGregor

3rd  Bill Bruce

Sportsman

1st  Robert Graham
(Promoted to Clubman B)

2nd  Mark Wilson
(Promoted to Clubman B)

3rd  Robbie Murdoch
(Promoted to Clubman B)

Please note Clubman , Clubman B
and Sportsmen riders promoted to a
higher class may remain in the same class
the following year but will not gain
Championship points.

SACU Adult Hare and Hounds Champions 2019

Experts

1st  Andrew Bisset

2nd  Sean Henderson

3rd  Andrew Currie

Over 40

1st  James Harvey

2nd  Ian Bisset

3rd  Thomas Drysdale

Clubman

1st  Kenny Thomson
(Promoted to Expert)

2nd  Ryan Jones

3rd  Roddy Clarke

Clubman B

1st  George McBeth
(Promoted to Clubman )

2nd  Kevin Watson

3rd  Adam Russell

Over 50

1st  Andy Dean

2nd  Rob Swinbank

3rd  Billy Easdon

Sportsman

1st  Matt Thorburn
(Promoted to Clubman B)

2nd  Neil G Alexander
(Promoted to Clubman B)

3rd  Neil H Alexander
(Promoted to Clubman B)

 

 

SACU YOUTH HARE & HOUNDS CHAMPIONS 2019

Under review

 

Advice for securing bikes - chain them to the floor or a wall in a garage or secure shed. Remove wheel spindles so the bike can't be pushed away. If in an outside shed use a baby monitor so you can hear if anyone is in the shed. Alarm your bike store. Keep helmets separate so they cant use them to ride away.

Avoid having bike specific stickers on your vehicle if it is parked at your house.  

When selling a bike - before you show the buyer the bike photograph them and their vehicle. Take a photo of their driving licence.

Remove a wheel spindle and disconnect the spark plug before they arrive. Do not give any documents until cheque or cash is paid into bank. If the buyer objects - say goodbye.

If possible ask your local police station if you could sell the bike at their premises - crooks will not want to be at a Police Station.

At events - Safety advice. Check your vehicles for trackers before you leave. Watch out for any vehicles following you. At events photograph any suspicious people or vehicle taking an interest in bikes.

 

NOTE ON HELMETS - IMPORTANT. Check before you turn up at an event

For 2020 helmets will only pass scrutineering for racing if they carry an ACU gold sticker attached. (Silver stickers are no longer valid All helmets sold as suitable for "ACU competition" will have the stamp affixed by the dealer.

If your helmet does not have an ACU sticker attached contact the dealer to ask for the sticker. Helmets can be assessed by the ACU or SACU by posting in the helmet and paying a £15 certification fee - which includes return postage.

Helmet or body mounted cameras are prohibited. Cameras may be mounted on the motorcycle.

Check the regs in the 2020 ACU Handbook - https://www.acu.org.uk/ridersmembers/acu-handbook.aspx

 

If you want more riding - the North East of England Championship rounds are well worth doing . Enduro and XC. See http://www.enduro-neec.org.uk/ for more info and a calendar.

 

 

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 .

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