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Welcome to Off Road Motorcycle Sport in Scotland (Enduros)
1999 - 2015
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Welcome to Scottish Enduros
2015. 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 Slovakia 2015) and there will
be several training and fund raising days over the season. New to the site ? - check the
site map first for what's here
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
Rushworths 1999 article stored on this site ( this was pre Land Reform Act
so is only a guide ) - click here.
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Another great event
from EEC - thanks to Barry and Kev. Birkenhill Forest track -
hills and heather tracks followed by a massive stubble field to
event of the year and well attended with over 90 riders
including some MXers out for a play.
Frazer Norrie was on
form with only Neil Chatham and Andrew Bisset able to match his
laps. Derek Little was back for a blast and took the over 40's
from hard charging Gavin Johnston back on a bike - with ever
present Alan Davidson looking very rapid in third. Mention has
to be made of Mark Ritchie - back on a bike and still quick
after a replacement hip only 12 weeks ago - now that's
dedication. ( And 2015 Hare and Hound Over 40 Champion -
impressive dedication !)
Frazer also got past
the pits first to take the main award - a Fray Bentos mince pie
Ben Edwards was
looking fast in the Clubman as he took the win ahead of Lewis
Forbes and Johnny Stewart
Dean Buchan took the
Clubman B win ahead of Brian Andrews and James Aitkenhead.
In the Sportsman
Garath Blake emerged the winner just ahead of Gareth
Jamieson and Neil Cowie.
"steak" - Frazer Norrie first lap winner
Henderson pushes hard
Bell in the trees
Enduro survey results - thanks to all who completed
the survey and to Atholl and Caroline for sorting out
here for the survey . A lot of interesting responses
- we all want more events - but what we really need is more
land to run them on and we desperately need new organisers
and helpers to put the events on.
If you would
like a different type of event - or have ground where it
could run then there are clubs who are willing to show you
how to set up and run an event . The more people involved in
running the sport the better it will be.
Don't just ride - get involved
-it is YOUR sport.
final Championship Enduro of 2015 was the East Lothian Road
and Trail (ELRAT)
Griffin Enduro at Aberfeldy
skies but a promise of sun greeted the 90 plus riders keen
to get to grips with the Forest Enduro from the ELRAT club.
With a Sportsman loop aiming to get as many riders home as
possible there was a good entry of new riders. The Experts
and Clubmen had extra and longer loops off the main loop
with some very scenic tracks to follow.
There was the usual mud in he trees but most riders managed
to keep going and found there was bottom to the mud.
the Experts the points were close at the top of the table
with Fraser Flockhart and Andrew Bisset up for the
Championship title fresh from their great success in the
Slovakian ISDE . The winner had to finish. After 4 laps with
3 tests to count the gap slowly widened as the experience of
Fraser showed with extra seconds coming into play.
Winner of the Griffin Enduro and new Scottish Expert
Champion for 2015 is Fraser Flockhart.
(updated - minor change to sportsman retirals) results
on the event later in the week - along with the team enduro
results. Please check the results and email me or Caroline (ELRAT)
Secretary with any queries.
And finally the SACU TEAM
ENDURO - won by ELRAT for the first time. Great result guys.
The tours that we offer range from
Beginners TRAINING SCHOOL where anyone who has ridden a
motorbike can come along and learn to ride full off-road
bikes under the expert tuition of our trainers. To Full
ENDURO TOURS for expert riders, 3 of CYPRUS ENDURO ADVENTURE
tour guides are this year competing in the REDBULL ROMANIACS
HARD ENDURO and have years of experience in Off-road riding.
Click here for more info. A great tour run by a
It works out
approx. 180 euros for a day’s training with Chris, and our
normal package for bike / kit is an additional 120euros for
want to offer any guys / girls from Scotland the reduced
rate of 70euros bike / kit hire if they are interested in
final Championship Enduro of 2015 is the East Lothian Road
and Trail (ELRAT)
Robert W. Brownlie Motor Engineers Griffin Enduro - near
Aberfeldy. 27th Sep
A forest enduro
with some of the best scenery in Scotland to ride through.
Always new paths cut each year. Sportsman loop designed for
a finish with Experts and Clubmen having their own loops.
Definitely one to do this year.
There is also an
award for the best finisher on a 15 year old bike - so get
your old IT's and Huskys out and give it a go. A fantastic
This is also the
SACU Team Enduro Event so we need as many riders as
possible to enter to make sure every club is in with a
chance. 2 riders per class - max of 8 riders and best 6 to
count. See your club secretary and make sure they know you
Entries and club
membership can now be done on line on the new club website.
. A new website with a fresh look to it .
Videos of the
course to tempt you - it has to be the most scenic enduro in
the UK . Get out there and enjoy
Fantastic result for Team Scotland at the ISDE. All riders now home and finished the final MX.
5th place out of 96 club teams - and top UK club team - again !.
Not an easy event with several mechanical problems. 2 riders in their first ISDE - finishing is an achievement - but these guys went out and raced from day 1. So proud of the team - and team manager Sam Davidson. All the helpers who travelled to Slovakia help make it a great team event. And not forgetting all the sponsors who helped send the team.
Fraser Norrie 4th in C2 and 2nd in the final MX
Fraser Flockhart 2nd C1 . Great result against very tough and experienced teams.
Andrew Bisset - 30th C1 - fantastic result in his first foreign event.
Scotland may be a small country - but we make a big noise.
Photos from the SACU ISDE Facebook page - I think Phil Hodges - great shots
Neil Chatham Dawn to
Chatham won the Dawn to Dusk 12 hour Ironman title
at the annual Dawn to Dusk Enduro in South Wales yesterday
the 30th August. Neil is currently leading the
SACU Scottish Hare and Hound Championship on his Ministry of
Bikes Honda CRF450, his sponsor Ian Gerrard Managing
Director of Better Bodies Glasgow suggested competing in
this long standing national event. Neil rode the full 12
hours individually with only a couple of minor difficulties
with the bike throughout the day. Neil led the Ironman class
by up to a lap and was only bettered by the two man
Touratech Team who won the 12 hour Expert class overall.
Neil would like to thank all his sponsors for supporting him
and also Ross Hamilton for his hard work in the pits for the
who took 2nd place in the Clubman Ironman class in the 24
hour - YES 24 HOUR - race on 30 laps - only 2 laps down on
the winner Dan Isard. Awesome result Ricky - all that sand
at Lossie must have made the difference !!
began first thing Monday morning and the boys walked ET1&2
and Cross test one which will feature in the first 2 days.
Through Tuesday and Wednesday the remainder of the tests
have been walked and the team and all very happy with
variety and flow throughout all six tests.
Fraser, Frazer and Andrew all went out to test their race
bikes on the short, dry and dusty test track next to the
parc ferme and all bikes are running well with just a few
minor tweaks required for the hard pack Slovakian ground.
The first 3
days the weather has reached heights on up to 36 degrees
Celsius although it appears to of cooled now and there is
word of rain Friday, Saturday and Sunday leading up to the
event. Although this won't make a major difference to the
terrain and there has been no rain in Kosice
for 3 months, it will make some of the tests extremely
Championship Enduro - Elgin Endurance Club Lossiemouth
Enduro. 23rd August 2015
a flying Frazer Norrie with Fraser Flockhart close behind.
The whole ISDE team and the truck was there- final race
before the ISDE and all riders were on the boil.
won by Ben Edwards from Ross Hamilton and Lewis Forbes
B -Colin Short took the honours from Liam Matheson and Kevin
class saw a return by Derek Little despite blisters taking
the win ahead of Steven Currie and Nicky Beavitt (also
suffering - it is a very demanding and unrelenting course)
Sportsman were led home by Greg Gallagher aheadof Garry
Stephen and James Aitkenhead.
thanks to Kev and Barry for putting on the event at short
notice after Monaughty was not available. And a big thanks
to the Donalds and Grigors for sitting out in the hot sun
all day on the test.
event and one not to be missed is Griffin at Aberfeldy - get
your entries in now !
ISDE Fund raising for the team . A really big thank you to Elgin Endurance club for all their efforts . The training and coaching days raised £1400 and the club has donated £1000 to the team fund. A fantastic effort to give our riders the best start to their campaign.
Thanks must also go to Towergate insurance for waiving their charges on the practice day.
The SACU is pleased to announce that they are once again backing Scottish motorcycle sport by donating £1000 towards the costs of sending the Scottish enduro team to compete in the prestigious International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) which this year is being hosted by the city of Kosice in Slovakia. The directors are confident that a rejuvenated union will be in a position to satisfy similar requests from all disciplines going forward. In the meantime may we take this opportunity to wish the team the best of luck and here’s hoping that their hard work will bring the rewards that are deserved.”
And great news for the team - we have a new sponsor for the team - BPEC
Financial assistance has been provided to SACU through the BPEC Sport Award to support a team of 3 riders competing in this year’s International Six Day Enduro taking place in Kosice, Slovakia. The ISDE competition will see teams compete from all over the world and is often referred to as the Olympics of motorcycling sport. Riders compete for individual Gold, Silver or Bronze medals as well several team competitions. Team Scotland are once again entered in the National Club Team competition. In 2013 they achieved a top 5 result with all 3 riders picking up a gold medal.Read more . . . .
We are also very pleased to announce that Rock Oil are supplying the team with lubricants and all lubricants for the event. A very generous and essential part of the team
The sale of tee shirts and caps is going well - still available.
Colin Hume has donated an engraved malt whisky bottle from Ballantynes of Selirk- a very rare item and a great memento of the event .
We are still looking for sponsors who would like to assist the team - eg with fuel costs.
The team has also now got it's bike graphics sorted for the event - thanks to Derek Little for sorting out the design
A big thanks to our sponsors for the graphics .
Safe Access (Gordy Brown) – Race Transporter
Twin Landscapes (Duncan and Craig McCormick)
Inverness Taxis (Gavin Johnstone)
Castlepark Consulting (Mike Robertson)
Highland Temporary Works (Ricky Mair)
Scottish Enduros website (Charlie McKenzie)
Structural Rig Surveys (Jai Milton)
Stuart Cooper Motors (Stuart Cooper)
Craigshannoch Consulting (Derek Little) – Graphics and Plastics
MXM Graphics – Design of Graphics
Drysdale Motorcycles (Tommy Drysdale)
Bikesport (Gavin Linscott)
Enduro Championship 2014 -
Rounds 3 and 4 .
Provisional Results for Saturday (No other penalties to
Ver 3 (Hopefully final) includes Steve Mason
241 and the very fast time for No 200 Andy
Sharp has been corrected.( He initially received the
finish time of a marshall through the beams - but 122
secs was just a bit too quick) Click here
by Fraser Flockhart - ahead of Andrew Bisset.
Melville MC Hare and Hound at Ingraston Farm West
Linton 7th June 2015.
the previous days horrendous wind and rain it was a great day
out at the popular East Lothian Track. Stevie Gilhooley and the
crew put in a massive amount of work to rebuild a track after
the storm force gales. With parts of the track run in reverse it
was a new look to an old favourite.
Expert class won by a flying Andrew
Bisset , Over 40's by Mark Ritchie on another border raid,
Clubman by Ross Hamilton , Clubman B by Gary Turner and the
Sportsman by Luke Welsh
Thanks to Scottish Borders for a great
new event in a fantastic location. The riders had a great
There were two new awards for this
A ladies class - with three entrants .
Tracey Currie put in a great effort to take the win.
Hopefully we will have more entrants in this ward this year.
A pre 95 class - with some older KTM's
a Husky WR400 and a nice Yamaha IT 250. OOPS - update on
pre95 as a few riders had to change machines.
1st pre95 Mark Arres on a Honda 200,
next in 16th place was ian
brown on a87 husky 430,next in 19th was andy minns on a86
husky400,steve hunter was on a87400husky he seized on the
first lap and the it only got as far as the ist special
test. 3 finished 2 failed much as it was in the day.
Thanks to Neil Douglas for the info.
Thanks to Atholl and Caroline for
the results production and to all the members who set up the
course over many months - and manned the Tests. And thanks
to the riders who took part in what seems to have been a bit
of a wet one.
to all riders from the timekeepers and club secretaries
Please keep your
time card in good condition - do not stick to your mudguard
and make sure you put your name and number on it.
Very important -
fill it in with a pen or pencil - do not use a felt pen or
Sharpie. It needs to mark the carbon paper underneath the
plastic. The harder cards are to read the longer it takes to
work out results.
Thank you - and
have a great Season.
Practice Day Dunning 19th April
About 30 riders
turned out for the ELRAT Practice day at Dunning. Organised
by Phil Hewitt and Tracey Currie and courtesy of the land
owner Jim. Thanks to all who turned out to support a great
and DRY day in the woods.
Phil held a
coaching day on the Saturday to get new riders familiar with
the obstacles in Enduro -and all the riders were well up to
speed by the afternoon
Enduro regs for 2014. (No changes to Hare and Hound Regs)
Return to one
class for Experts . Sportsman class
remains points scoring for 2015. There was a lot of
discussion about the class with some newcomers worried about
starting in a Championship class and some discussion on very
fast times in the class. The top riders still get moved up
to Clubman B at the end of the season.
In Enduros - The
Expert class - all rounds count for Championship. In all
other classes no change - one round can be dropped if all
rounds completed and there are more than 3 rounds.
I would also remind
all riders that the Enduro Committee is a voluntary position
and members are voted on at the AGM in February. New members
are always welcome and there will be vacancies - so put your
Get your club forms for 2014
and then get your competition licence so you are ready for
the new season.
2015now available for download -click here.
membership forms for 2015 -
Elgin Endurance Club membership forms for 2015 Click here
new handbook for 2015 is now available on the ACU website. It
can be downloaded in PDF format.
SACU OFF ROAD
SPEED AWARDS 2014
The final event
of the season was the SACU OFF ROAD SPEED Awards at
to all our Champions - well done on a hard fought season.
finally made it after a scenic tour of Dunfermline - and Ben
Thomson had to limp on to the stage to collect his trophies
and medals after a broken foot in practice. Thanks to all
who managed to attend
AND HOUND CHAMPIONS 2014
MACLEAN CLUBMAN B ENDURO
THE TROPHIES YOU RACE FOR ALL YEAR
Enduro race numbers for 2015.
for the 2015 list of numbers reserved so far.
Enduro race number now for 2015
any 2014 numbers not claimed by 1st December may be
There have been
a few comments over riders not getting to use their reserved
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.
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 -
Frazer Norrie 2 - Fraser Flockhart 3 -
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
Licences for 2015.
2014 Licences are valid until January 31st 2015.
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.
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.
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
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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