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Reserved race numbers for 2019 - Book your number for 2019 now
Expert 01 ->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 2019 Reserved No List. Email webmaster @ 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 this year 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.
Click here for 2018 Hare and Hounds SACU Regs Click here for 2018 Enduro SACU Regs
SACU Enduro Championship 2019 - Round 1 . Dirtbike Evolution at Woodheads near Lauder on 17th March 2019.
A cold but dry day greeted over 100 riders for the first round of the SACU Enduro Championship.
Following yesterdays snow the ground was a bit damp in places but the course held up with some work from the club. A tough start to the year and a good one to get your fitness sorted. A lot of tired riders - but a lot of smiles.
There was a short euology by Campbell Chatham before the race in memory of Jim Ballantine - Jim would have approved of the event - thats what Enduros are about !.
Thanks to Stevie Currie and his hard working crew for getting the season started .
A few photos to give you a taste of the event. More later in the week
Jims Funeral at Crichton Church in Dumfries was well attended with riders, friends and colleagues from all over Scotland. Some travelling overnight to be there. John and Ei Little are stuck in South Africa but sent their best wishes to Linda.
Campbell Chatham gave a great speech with tales from Jimmy's ISDT days. John Moffat was at the reception afterwards and had lots of tales of the past about Jmmy and other well known riders.
Jim will be sadly missed - but I can put it no better than the words from the service
When I come to the end of the road,
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom filled room;
Why cry for a soul set free
Miss me , but let me go.
Linda would like to thank everyone who attended , and those who could not be there for their kind words and thoughts. She takes great comfort from all the kind words.
Death of Jim Ballantyne
It is with a heavy heart I have to announce the death of Jim Ballantyne the SACU Enduro Chairman and long time supporter of the SACU and Off Road sport.
Jim had a heart attack last weekend but was safe home on Thursday . He passed away this morning at 8:00 am.
He had been involved in off road sport all his life and competed in the ISDT. A regular at most Scottish and British enduros he was a major supporter of the ISDE and never missed working with the British and Scottish Team.
Just last year Jim and Linda were awarded their Lifetime Achievement Awards - recognising the huge contribution they made to the sport.
My sincere wishes go to Linda at this very sad time.
Jim Ballantyne - a true gentleman racer.
Memories from John Moffat - Trials Guru March 3, 2019
It is with sadness that we bring the news that Jimmy Ballantyne, an Edinburgh born trials and enduro rider has died following a heart attack suffered in France while he was watching an international rugby match in Paris. He was 78 years of age. It is believed he suffered a more severe heart attack this morning, 3rd March, 2019.
1974 – Scottish ISDT team for Italy. Jimmy Ballantyne is third from the left. He rode a Monark in the event.
J.L. Ballantyne had ridden three ISDT events by 1964 and went on to ride many more after then.
In the 1969 ISDT at Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria, he had problems with his 250cc BSA Starfire, riding for the Scottish ACU Vase B Team. Unfortunately the forestry authorities assumed that all riders had cleared a forest area and sent in heavy equipment, Jimmy met one head-on while trying to make up time. The resultant collision saw Jimmy break both legs and the BSA was immediately rendered a total wreck.
Jimmy rode in several SSDT events on a variety of machines including a Polish built WSK and Austrian Puch 125. He was an all-round off-road motorcyclist, having competed in scrambles, trials and enduro.
Ballantyne was an inspector with the Inland Revenue service when he resided in Newbridge near Edinburgh, he left the service and bought the Blue Bell Inn at Annan which he ran successfully for many years before retiring to enjoy support work at various ISDE events across the globe for the British teams.
Jimmy was the Chairman of the SACU Enduro committee, a man who put more back into the sport after he stopped competing.
Trials Guru send sincere condolences to his widow, Linda at this very difficult time.
Scottish Borders Enduro Club practice day at Greenlaw. A cold day welcomed the riders and coaches to SBEC first event of the year. Some new riders introduced to the sport and regular rides picking up some tips . Thanks to Andy Thomson who organised the event and the riders who turned up.
Dates for 2019 Enduro and Hare and Hounds
After a lot of effort and moving of dates the calendar is now ready. Thanks to all the clubs for their time and for offering to put on these events. It is now up to the riders to enter as many of the events as they can to show support for the clubs.
There may also be a Melville event in July - but a date has to be confirmed - possibly a National.
For 2019 there will also be a Youth Hare and Hounds Championship over 5 rounds - Ecosse XC + EEC Birkenhill.
Hare & Hounds
20th / 21st April
Hare & Hounds
Bon Accord Craiglash
ELRAT Glen Devon
Hare & Hounds
Ecosse West Linton
Bon Accord Drumtochty
Hare & Hounds
Hare & Hounds
ISDE 2019 - Portugal.
For full details please see the Press Release - click here
SACU OFFROAD SPEED Licences for 2019. 2018 Licences are valid until January 31st 2019. 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 2019 membership forms ready to go.
ELRAT Membership forms 2019 now available. Join online at http://elrat.co.uk/membership-application-form or download a form here . Get online membership, online event entries , a club awards night. A friendly club looking for more helpers to set out a new forest. New range of club clothing on the way
Bon Accord 2019 forms - join online at http://www.bamcc.co.uk/membership.html
Elgin Endurance Club - join online at www.elginenduranceclub.co.uk
DirtBike Evolution - join online www.dirtbikeevolution.com
Ecosse XC - www.ecossexc.co.uk
Congratulations to all our new Champions after a long and hard fought season
2018 Enduro Champions Championship points click here
Expert Class Fraser Flockhart 2nd Andrew Bisset 3rd Mitchell Brown
Over 40 Ian Bisset 2nd Alan Davidson 3rd Mark Ritchie
Clubman Sean Mackay 2nd Jamie Black 3rd Ben McLuskey Sean Mackay promoted to Expert Class
Over 50 Andrew Maben David Hill Phil Hewitt
Clubman B Alistair McGowan 2nd Max Hamilton 3rd Angus Bruce All promoted to Clubman Class
Sportsman Sandy Milne 2nd George McBeth 3rd Craig Fisher All promoted to Clubman B Class
Hare and Hounds 2018 - Championship points click here
Expert Class Andrew Bisset 2nd Dean Reid 3rd Ben Mitchell
Over 40 James Harvey 2nd Ian Bisset 3rd Craig Mackenzie
Clubman David Scott 2nd Andrew Currie 3rd Ryan Jones David Scott promoted to Expert Class
Over 50 Andrew Maben 2nd Bill Bruce 3rd Bill Easdon
Clubman B Angus Bruce 2nd Iain Henderson 3rd Kevin Watson Angus Bruce and Iain Henderson promoted to Clubman Class
Sportsman George McBeth 2nd Liam Crisp 3rd Matty Cameron All promoted to Clubman B Class.
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.
Youth Hare and Hounds 2018 - click here Congratulations to our new Youth Champions
Youth Class Logan Ferguson 2nd Abigail Aitchison 3rd Zac Carroll
H&H Juniors Robbie Gray 2nd Cristina Palmer 3rd Marley Mackenzie
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
Helmets will only pass scrutinering for racing if they carry an ACU gold or silver sticker attached. 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 2019 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.
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