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Welcome to Off Road Motorcycle Sport in Scotland (Enduros) 1999 - 2017

It's the 18th Anniversary of the enduro website - thanks to all my contributors - I can't do it without you !

Welcome to Scottish Enduros 2017.  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 FRANCE in  2017) 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

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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Reserved race numbers for 2018 - Book your number for 2018

From 1st November riders with existing numbers can rebook them for the 2018 championship. After 1st December all riders may book a number. If you wish to retain your number make sure you book it before 1st December

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 2018 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.

bullet Click here for 2017 Hare and Hounds SACU Regs              
bullet Click here for 2017 Enduro SACU Regs

1st Dec. All numbers now available.

 

SACU AWARDS for 2017

   A short survey for you - what type of awards do you want . Just a couple of questions - to see where and when you would like the Enduro/ H&H Awards.

You can also leave a short comment as well.

Here is the link - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7KWW267

 

DIRTBIKE EVOLUTION XMAS HARE AND HOUND 30TH DECEMBER AT LAUDER - National event. All welcome

ENTER ON LINE AT https://www.dirtbikeevolution.com/events-results

 

ISDE 2018 - this will be run in Chile. Last time there was 11 years ago.

Any riders who may be considering entering the event in Chile should contact the SACU office to express an interest.

Email office@sacu.co.uk before the end of January

As in previous years this will be self funding and riders must be competing at Expert level in the British and Scottish Enduro Championships.

 

2018 SACU ENDURO AND HARE AND HOUND Dates

The dates for 2018 are now here. A full calendar of 12 Championship Enduro dates including 3 x 2 day weekends. There is also a British Championship event to be run by the new DirtBike Evolution Club. Plenty to keep you busy.

The Hare and Hound Championship now has 9 rounds and will extend throughout the year to be a 14 month season - finishing with a round on 2nd December.

Download the complete list here  

 

SACU OFFROAD SPEED Licences for 2018. 2017 Licences are valid until January 31st 2018.  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 2018 membership forms ready to go.

ELRAT LOGO - web.jpg (8255 bytes) ELRAT Membership forms 2018 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 2018 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 here

   Ecosse XC - www.ecossexc.co.uk

Congratulations to Fraser Flockhart -

Motorcyclist Fraser Flockhart has earned himself the nickname the ‘Flying Graduate’ from his colleagues at Tarmac’s Dunbar cement plant. The name comes after a whirlwind month in which he was not only awarded an HND in Mechanical Engineering, but also came 50th out of 800 competitors in an international six-day endurance motorcycling event. Fraser, from North Berwick, was also part of the GB Enduro team, which came fifth out of the 20 countries entered.

Great write up in The Edinburgh Evening News

Read more at: http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/biker-fraser-flying-over-the-tarmac-1-4619223

 

And as we are more used to seeing him . . .

Very sad news - rider Russell Thomson has passed away

Richard Williams  has written this short tribute to Russell

"It’s with great sadness we report the recent sudden death of Russell Thomson. Russell was a very popular and friendly figure within the Scottish Enduro Community.

Russell had unstintingly supported the Enduro events in Scotland since 2010 hardly missing a round and competed in the 3 British Enduro Championships at Lossie over that period.

Russell finished 2nd in the Sportsman championship in 2013 before moving up to Clubman B and latterly in the newly formed Over 50 class secured another podium finish taking 2nd place for the 2017 Championship.

Our sincere condolences go to his family and friends - he will be very much missed.

A provisional date of Monday 20th November has been set for the funeral at Dundee Crematorium."

LATEST NEWS

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS FINISHED FOR THE YEAR - PLEASE CHECK YOUR POINTS. PROMOTED RIDERS UPGRADED TO NEXT CLASS

RESERVE NUMBERS FOR 2018 OPEN ON 1ST NOVEMBER FOR EXISTING RESERVED HOLDERS - ALL RIDERS CAN RESERVE A NUMBER AFTER 1ST DEC.

RESERVE YOUR EXISTING NUMER IF YOU WISH TO KEEP IT - AS LONG AS YOU ARE STILL IN THE SAME CLASS

 

ran  the first round of the 2018 SACU Hare and Hound Championship on 5th of November at Lauder

Final Full Results - Click Here

 

5th of November and lots of fireworks. A fantastic new championship venue set out by Steven Currie and his team for the 1st round of 2018 SACU H&H chanpionship. Adding on extra stubble fields for the existing wooded practice area produced a fast and flowing track - with some very rapid riders out racing today.

With electronic timing showing the positions as they day went out the leaders pushed hard. Andrew Bisset showed real grit when he ran out of fuel downhill from the pits - but pushed the bike in unassisted to refuel and then head off after the leaders.

With some new names on the results it looks like being a hard fought championship for 2018.

With sun all day the track stayed in perfect condition and was enjoyed by a large crowd of spectators.

Provisional results

Expert 1st place James Dent - 2nd Ryan Ireland  3rd Dean Reid

Over 40 James Harvey in 1st pushed hard by veteran rider Rickard McVicker with Ian Bisset in 3rd

Clubman 1st James Barrack 2nd Andrew Currie and David Scott in 3rd

Clubman B Car lHowes led them home followed by iain Henderson and Angus Bruce

Over 50 Andrew Maben looking to retain his title again this year . Duncan McCormick -always a threat in 2nd and Robbie Allan pushed hard for 3rd

Sportsman George McBeth pushed for the win with Carlton Timmins in 2nd and Matty Cameron in 3rd.

Many to thanks to the landwowner for such a fantastic venue - and well done to DirtBike Evolution on a great first championship event .

 

   More photos here

 

Point Standings for 2017. Please check your points - email me if you note an error.

 

FINAL HARE AND HOUNDS POINTS  FOR 2017 AFTER ALL 6 ROUNDS - CLICK HERE I

Congratulations to our new H&H Champions for 2017.

Expert Champion Andrew Bisset. 2nd Place Dean Reid. 3rd Place Ben Thomson

Over 40 Champion Mark Ritchie. 2nd Place Ian Bisset. 3rd Place Craig Mackenzie

Clubman Champion Ben Mitchell. 2nd Place Ryan Paxton. 3rd Place Duane Whittaker.

Ben Mitchell and Ryan Paxton promoted to Expert Class

Over 50 Champion Andy Dean. 2nd Place Bill Bruce. 3rd Place Hugh O'Neill

Clubman "B" Champion Andrew Currie. 2nd Place Gareth Jamieson. 3rd Place Nial Patton

Andrew Currie and Gareth Jamieson promoted to Clubman Class

Sportsman Champion Angus Bruce. 2nd Place James Haddow. 3rd Place Mike Glass

Angus Bruce, James Haddow and Mike Glass promoted to Clubman "B" Class

Please check your points and let me know of any errors.  webmaster @ scottishenduros.co.uk

FINAL ENDURO POINTS STANDINGS FOR 2017 AFTER ALL 6 ROUNDS - CLICK HERE

Congratulations to our new Champions for 2017.

Expert Champion Fergus Lamb. 2nd place Andrew Bisset. 3rd place Stuart Mack

Over 40 Champion Steven Currie Snr. 2nd place Nicky Beavitt. 3rd Mark Ritchie

Clubman Champion Ross Hamilton. 2nd place Ben Mitchell. 3rd place Steven Anderson.

Ross Hamilton promoted to Expert Class

Over 50 Champion Andrew Maben. 2nd place Russel Thomson. 3rd place Neil McGregor

Clubman B Champion Andrew Currie. 2nd place Gareth Jamieson. 3rd place Niall McCallum

Andrew Currie promoted to Clubman Class

Sportsman Champion Max Hamilton. 2nd place Danny Conroy. 3rd place Bill Taylor

Max Hamilton, Danny Conroy and Bill Taylor promoted to Clubman "B" Class.

 Please check your points and let me know of any errors.  webmaster @ scottishenduros.co.uk

Over 50 Class

Due to the success of the Over 50 class with high interest shown at all rounds it has been awarded full Championship status for 2017. This means Clubman B will not have any Over 50 riders now. Caroline Thomson has generously offered to put up the trophy for the new Over 50 class.

 

The 6th and final H&H race of the season was at Elgin Endurance Club up at Elgin at Birkenhill. Great track using part of the BEC route plus a 2 km MX test in the field to get you flying.

  Updated Complete Results - click here.

The final round of the 2017 SACU H&H Championship was run at Birkenhill near Elgin. Using part of the course from the BEC Enduro and a massive field there was a lot of riding to be done before the results were announced. Several riders were set an additional challenge with Andrew Bisset being made to start from the back of the pack and rapidly overhauling the entire field  to claim the top spot. Fergus Lamb was on form until mechanical problems forced him to retire .  Alan Davidson back from the ISDE decided to compete on John Littles 1971 Silver tank Husqvarna. With little suspension ( a big soft saddle helps) and a narrow powerband and a few loose wires (in the bike as well as the rider) Alan surprised many by finishing on 6 laps and being so happy he also did a "Victory Lap" after the flag.

The Experts was won by Andrew Bisset with Ben Thomson in 2nd and Dean Reid in 3rd. Andrew is the new 2017 Champion - always hard to retain a title - and with a round to spare !

Derek Little made an all too rare appearance to take the win i  Over 40's ahead of Ian Bisset who had pushed hard all year and claimed 2nd spot in the Championship. David Vass finished in 3rd

In the Clubman Class James Barrack took the win ahead of Scott Owens and Kenny Thomson

Andrew Currie won the Clubman B class and took the Championship as well with Gareth Jamieson in 2nd and also 2nd in the Championship. Danny Sutherland finished the podium places in 3rd

There was a low turnout in the new Over 50 class but the riders pushed hard all day with Lindsay Barrie finishing 1st with Alan Copland in 2nd and evergreen Ian Little in 3rd

Angus Bruce finished the race in 1st and also claimed the Championship - the youngest rider to win a class at only 15 and also being too young to ride in the first race . A family tradition with his father Keith winning the Clubman Championship in 1982 then the Experts in 1985.  And his 8 laps being good enough for a podium in most classes at the event

Stephen Durrand pushed him hard all day with Mike Glass finishing in 3rd.

A great event by Barry and Kev and all the team. Thanks to John and Eillen Little for the lap scoring .

The 1st round of the 2018 Championship is in 2 weeks on 5th November at Lauder.

   Click here for more photos .

Andrew Bisset - 2017 Hare and Hound Champion gets his race underway from the back of the pack.

Angus Bruce - Sportsman Champion - and still only 15

 

      5th round of the SACU Hare and Hound Championship 2017. 1st October .

This race at Whitekirk near Dunbar - another new venue for the Ecosse XC Club.

  Race Results - https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Sessions/4639865#byClass

A couple of pics from the day .

1st corner holeshot to Fraser - with Ben and Andrew flying in formation

SACU Scottish Enduro Championship 2017  - Round 6 Bon Accord at Drumtochty Forest.

   Provisional Results v 2 . Click here

A great new forest at Fettercairn - always a challenge for clubs. Bon Accord put on another testing event on a steeply cambered forest . The ground held up well with Expert riders completing 7 laps. The test was a tight run through the trees up and down the side of a hill.

It was good to see the return to a Scottish forest of "Iron Man" Richard Hay pushing the younger riders hard all day. On the going Andrew Bisset managed to snap a chain but only dropped one minute on time - Enduros are about keeping going despite all problems.

Thanks to Stuart Cooper for all his work over the recent weeks to set out the course and for Bon Accord giving us the chance to compete in another new forest.

The event was won by Fergus Lamb closely followed by Andrew Bisset and Ben Thomson in 3rd. In the over 40's the battle resumed between Steven Currie and Mark Ritchie with the pair pushing hard all day - but Steven ending up the winner by the end of the event

In The new Over 50's class Andrew Maben took the win by 1 second from Duncan McCormick who was looking forward to a tough forest enduro. Neil McGregor finishing 3rd in the class

In the Clubman Andrew Scaife was the winner by 5 seconds from Kenny Thomson and Andrew Currie close behind in 3rd

Clubman  was won by Gareth Jamieson looking strong all day to finally get a 1st place after 2nd, 3rd and 4th during the rest of the year. Nial McCallum was 2nd with Dean Buchan in 3rd

Max Hamilton was 1st in the Sportsman ahead of Danny Conroy and Liam Clark after a tough day in the forest.

Andew Bisset in flight

Fergus Lamb roosts the test

More photos click here .

DIRT BIKE EVOLUTION PRACTICE DAY 10TH Sept 2017

The newest Enduro club in Scotland held their first event at Lauder in the Borders. A hare and hound practice in a tight wood with an MX type test in a large field.

With a few wee showers to keep things interesting it was a great event to start the club.

Well supported with some stalwarts and a few new faces. Thanks to Steven and the club for a great day out.

 

  Click here for more photos

 

Final result for Team Scotland for the week. 15th in the club team competition out of 167 teams . Unfortunately there was a death of a British rider from the Sheepskulls team on day one - Michael Alty. A very well respected and popular rider he will be sadly missed by the Enduro community. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Due to no fault of his own Euan McConnel was delayed on 2 days but put in some great performances for the rest of the week. Ben Thomson put in a storming ride at his first ISDE . Frazer Norrie as always pushed hard and was very rapid.

The Elgin Bus Boys had a good ride but lost Alan Davidson who was retired by the organisers on day 2 for safety reasons . The event was extremely hot and the organisers were looking after riders safety - better safe than sorry but a real shame for Alan as he was doing well on day 2.

Top British club team was the Welsh in 2nd - a fantastic result for them.

Team GB with Fraser Flockahrt and Kevin Murray alongside Nathan Watson and Lee Sealey came home in 5th - another great result ahead of some big teams. The winners were home team France ahead of Australia

The GB Junior Trophy team came home just off the podium in 4th - another top performance.

There are lots of photos on Facebook on the Scottish Enduro Riders group. Here a few from Owen Gourlay. Ben Thomson, Frazer Norrie and Andrew Bisset and Fraser Flockhart for Team GB.

Well done to all the riders and support crew for a big effort. You keep the flag flying for Scotland

 

 

 

Team Scotland is raring to go and looking for a good result with three of our top riders and a lot of experience. Ben Thomson starts his first ISDE and will benefit a lot from the experience.

The Elgin Team members have also been practicing hard this year in the Expert class - and are looking forward to the event . Best of luck to all our Scottish riders - including new Enduro rider Trials Expert Stuart Mack riding for the ARMY.

Team Scotland

Frazer Norrie, Euan McConnell and Ben Thomson

Elgin Endurance Club

Andrew Bisset, Alan Davidson and Mitchell Brown.

Best of luck to all the riders and teams .  And best of luck to riders in the Vintage ISDE.

For full daily results see https://www.isde-france-2017.com/

Fraser Flockhart moves to Team GB Trophy Team to replace Josh Gotts - retiring through injury. A great achievement for Fraser to finally get a place in Team GB. He has 2 previous years at the ISDE with Team Scotland and helped put Scotland to their highest placing ever 4th and best UK Team.

He has the experience and ability to perform at the highest level on the world stage - we congratulate him and wish him and the team a great event.

For a full report click here for the ACU report

And another Scot has earned a place in Team GB Trophy team - Army rider Kev Murray - an ISDE regular and supporter of Team Scotland.He replaces Brad Freeman. “After competing in the first of my 12 ISDEs in 1999 this will be my third time riding for Team GB. Having placed fourth in C2 last year I was already looking forward to improving on that result, but this news from Team Manager Dusty Martin has blown me away!

Click here for the full ACU press release

      4th round of the SACU Hare and Hound Championship 2017. 6th August .

At Grantshouse TD11 3RU -

A new venue with a mixture of woodland, open rough land and hills - with easy and hard routes.

Results for Sundays Race - Click here.

Experts won by Andrew Bisset on 14 laps with Ben thomson 2ns on 13 laps and Stuart Mack 3rd on 13 laps

Over 40 1st Kyle Deswert with Mark Ritchie 2nd and James Harvey in 3rd

Clubman 1st Ryan Paxton 2nd Cameron McCann 3rd Duane Whittaker

Over 50 1st Robbie Allan 2nd Andy Dean 3rd Steve Howes

Clubman B 1st Andrew Currie 2nd Gareth Jamieson 3rd John Lindsay

Sportsman  1st Richard Hawes 2nd Angus Bruce 3rd James Haddow

Thanks to the Ecosse XC Club for organising a new and exciting venue. Another great day out

 

NEWS - Elgin Endurance Club Monaughty Enduro has been cancelled. The course setter Kevin Gauld is unavoidably away and not able to set out the course. Our support goes to Kevin and thanks for all his efforts.

The TEAM ENDURO at the ELRAT enduro at Glendevon.

The joint winners for 2017 are Scottish Borders Enduro Club and Ecosse XC - both on 12 points with ELRAT in 3rd on 25 points.

Good to see competition for the Team event - and riders pushing for a finish for the club.

The rules are changed slightly so that a DNF now attracts more points . ie there were  6 clubs entered that is a max of 12 riders in a class so DNF now gets 12 points - ensuring riders kept going.

Team of 8 riders best 6 finishers to score points. No more than 2 riders per class.  Any doubt over club affiliation - club name on licence to count.

Click here to download as a PDF

SACU Scottish Enduro Championship 2017  - Round 5 ELRAT Glen Devon 23rd JulyELRAT LOGO - web.jpg (8255 bytes)

ELRAT has a great new Forest for 2017 not far from Yetts o Muckart . Different to Griffin but proper forest, some roads and hopefully a fast test.

Results for Sunday 23rd July Click here . Due to the severe ground conditions and loss of a lap in all classes - all tests have been counted.

A new forest which proved very testing for the riders and Marshalls who kept it all going. Thank you to Ian Little and his team for all the work over the previous months and on the day.

Heavy rain all Saturday and during the event forcing changes to the course and dropping a lap for all riders ( a welcome relief).

Andrew Bisset pushed again in the Experts to win just ahead of Euan McConnell and Fergus Lamb

In the Over 40's Murray Thomson won the day just ahead of Mark Ritchie and Steven Currie.

Ben McCluskey rode a great race for win in Clubman aged of Roddy Clarke and Ross Hamilon

Andrew Maben continues to lead in the Over 50's bring them home ahead of Russell Thomson and Andrew Dean

Andrew Currie took Club B honours ahead of Niall McCallum and fast improving Graeme Paxton

In the Sportsman Max Hamilton took first place leading home james Dodds and Bill Taylor.

Left at the event - a set of blue goggles, a large oily bolt and a large round combination lock and cable.

The Team result will be confirmed as soon as any queries on results are sorted. All queries to  webmaster @ scottishenduros . co .uk

9th July Scottish Borders Enduro Club -

  Round 3 of the SACU Hare and Hound Championship. At Glendearg. Bit of moor, some nice wee hills and a bit of forest to keep it interesting.

A great day with riders getting some air time over the hills. Thanks to SBEC for all their effort and for the volunteers who kept it all going.

Provisional Resuts VER 5  click here. Results updated 05/08/17 Dean Reid finisher

Won by Andrew Bisset on 13 laps ahead of Ben Thomson on 12  with Euan McConnel in 3rd .

This is also a fund raising event to help send the teams to the ISDE .

The insurers Towergate have sponsored the event so all funds raised go to the ISDE Fund. The SACU have donated the the insurance costs as well.

 

 

 

More pics click here.

 

MURRAY THOMSON FLYING

ANDREW BISSET IN FLIGHT

LES POLE WAVING

 

SACU Scottish Enduro Championship 2017 - Rounds 3 and 4 . 24th and 25th June  

 

Final  Saturday Results - Expert class won by a flying Fraser Flockhart - with Andrew Bisset charging hard for 2nsd with Fergus Lamb in 3rd.

A great day out in the hills with strong winds on the tops and hard pack going to keep things interesting.

Many thanks to Alec the farmer for all his help and for letting us put on the event .

  SAT FINAL RESULTS INCLUDING MISSING RIDERS.

  Click here for updated Sunday Results

 

(Please make sure your numbers are legible and do not fall off during the event.  Also white on a yellow background is not easy to read)

                    

NOTE - THE ORGANISER HAS SAID THAT DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF WORK INVOLVED IN SETTING UP SUCH A LONG COURSE AND THE LOW NUMBER OF ENTRIES THIS MAY BE THE LAST SELKIRK ENDURO. ENJOY IT WHILE YOU CAN !

    2nd round of the SACU Hare and Hound Championship 2017. At West Linton - Ingraston Farm

Provisional results - https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Sessions/4435731#byClass Well done to Andrew Bisset on another excellent ride and Expert win.

28th May Scottish Borders Enduro Club -

Another go in the woods today - a National event - with a new and flowing test. Fraser Flockhart was on form and looking very fast to take the win. Joel Gowan pushed hard for 2nd with Oliver Hart in 3rd.

Provisional results - click here. Thanks to SBEC for all their hard work and to the timing team for getting the results out .

 

SACU Scottish Enduro Championship 2017  

Bon Accord at Craiglash - a great Forest and hillside test. Worth the trip and a good day in the trees.

   Final Results - click here . One change to Sportsman

Expert class won by Fergus Lamb with Joel Gowan in 2nd and Mitchell Brown in 3rd.

 

 

BEC Round 1 and 2 at Elgin Endurance Club Lossiemouth 15/16 April

Congratulations to Danny McCanney on taking both days at the opening rounds of the British Enduro Championship at EEC Lossiemouth Enduro.

For a full report please see the ACU website report - click here

Results - Click here

 

ENDURO DATES FOR 2017

UPDATED ENDURO AND H&H DATES IN YELLOW

ENDURO

  BRITISH ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP ELGIN ENDURANCE CLUB 15/16 APRIL 2017 LOSSIEMOUTH
  SACU ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP SBEC 26 MARCH 2017 THIRLESTANE
  SACU ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP BON ACCORD 14 MAY CRAIGLASH
  SACU ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP MELVILLE MC CONFIRMED 24 JUNE 2017 SELKIRK
  SACU ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP MELVILLE MC CONFIRMED 25 JUNE 2017 SELKIRK
  SACU ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP ELRAT MC 23 JULY GLEN DEVON
  SACU ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP ELGIN ENDURANCE CLUB 13 AUGUST MONAUGHTY
  SACU ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP BON ACCORD 24 SEPT TBC
  NATIONAL  ENDURO SBEC 28 MAY THIRLESTANE
       

HARE AND HOUND DATES FOR 2017

HARE AND HOUND

SACU CHAMPIONSHIP ECOSSE XC 9 APR TYNINGHAME
SACU CHAMPIONSHIP ECOSSE XC 11 JUN WEST LINTON
SACU CHAMPIONSHIP SBEC 9 JULY GLENDEARG
SACU CHAMPIONSHIP ECOSSE XC 6 AUG CONFIRMED NEAR DUNS
SACU CHAMPIONSHIP ECOSSE XC CHANGE TO 1ST OCT WHITEKIRK
SACU CHAMPIONSHIP ELGIN ENDURANCE CLUB SEP - OCT BIRKENHILL

Download Calendar in PDF format - click here. Download ACU Handbook here

    1st round of the SACU Hare and Hound Championship 2017. Tyninghame Links - 9th Apr

A fantastic days racing on a perfect track in ideal weather. No too hot or sunny. Thanks to Stevie and Ecosse XC for setting out the first round of the 2017 SACU Hare and Championship.

Lots of riders were flying on the rapid course - but there were lots of trees to avoid in the woods on a tight technical course - then let it rip on the flowing MX section.

Results Click here . Congratulations to Andrew Bisset on the win

Click here for more Pics

Fraser Flockhart gets the power down

Jason Moore gets some air miles

SACU Scottish Enduro Championship 2017  

Round 1 -Scottish Borders Enduro Club - at Thirlestane - 26th March.

Fantastic start to the Scottish Enduro Season - over 100 riders on a classic forest course. Ground in great condition. Lots of new ground and a lot of hard work put in by the SBEC club. Blue skies and happy faces - and a lot of very tired riders.  This is what Enduro is all about.

One note from the timing teams - make sure your numbers are readable - use the correct colour background and numbers - white numbers on yellow or black numbers on green are almost invisible.

Final Results Version 3 now available - click here for results.

Expert class won by Fraser Flockhart 2nd Fergus Lamb 3rd Joel Gowan. Jane Daniels in 4th.

More photos here .

Fraser Flockhart

Andrew Bisset

ELRAT LOGO - web.jpg (8255 bytes)ELRAT Practice Day.19th March at Pitmeadow Farm, Muckhart Road Dunning

33 riders turned up for the Dunning practice day. A chance to get out in the trees and woods and a wee bit of soft ground before the start of the season.

Thanks to Lindsay for setting up the course and adding on the extra mileage. With a damp start it dried out as the day went on and riders were getting some good lap times in the forest. The open hillside proved a bit of a challenge to start but the course settled in well and gave the riders a chance to test their fitness

  Click here for more photos

 

Hare and Hounds Club Championship Round 3

National Hare and Hounds .

12th Feb at Tyninghame Links . Excellent day out - dry but cold enough to race . Big open MX track followed by tight trees. Well done to all at the Ecosse XC Club.

Fraser Flockhart and guest rider from over the border Billy Bolt had a tight battle all day.

Fraser Flockhart

Billy Bolt

First big event of the year- DAKAR RALLY in South America

http://www.dakar.com

Congratulations to SAM SUNDERLAND on a fantastic win - first British rider to win the DAKAR. Awesome

 

Magazines to read over Xmas

Enduro 21's Enduro illustrated - Issue 19 now available - click here

And Trail Bike Magazine back as RUST - Dakar preview - Click here

 

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.

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 wheelspindle 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.

 

SACU OFFROAD SPEED Licences for 2018. 2017 Licences are valid until January 31st 2018.  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 2018 membership forms ready to go.

ELRAT LOGO - web.jpg (8255 bytes) ELRAT Membership forms 2018 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 2018 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 here

   Ecosse XC - www.ecossexc.co.uk

 

 

 

SACU Championships Points for 2016

Enduro Championship 2016 - Click here.      Hare and Hounds Championship 2016 - Click here .

Please check and let me know of any queries

Congratulations to our new SACU Enduro Champions for 2016

Expert   Andrew Bisset  2nd Ricky Mair  3rd Ben Thomson

Over 40  Mark Ritchie  2nd Peter Nixon 3rd Stewart Gilchrist

Clubman Ben Edwards  2nd Pat Cesari 3rd Andy Scaife and Alan Davidson and Kagen McKenzie  Ben promoted to Expert

Clubman B  Shaun Rennie  2nd Greg Gallacher  3rd James Barrack Shaun and Greg Promoted to Clubman

Sportsman  Thomas Malcolm  2nd Lindsay Barrie  3rd Niall McCallum Thomas, Lindsay and Niall promoted to Clubman B

 

Congratulations to our new SACU Hare and Hounds Champions for 2016

Expert Andrew Bisset  2nd Ben Thomson  3rd Fraser Flockhart

Over 40  Kyle Deswert 2nd James Harvey 3rd Murray Thomson

Clubman Shaun Rennie  2nd Johnny Stewart  3rd Duane Whittaker Shaun promoted to Expert

Clubman B  Grant Aitchison 2nd Graeme Paxton 3rd Kenny Thomson Grant and Graeme promoted to Clubman

Sportsman  George Crawford 2nd Mark Hawley and Shaun Armstrong All promoted to Clubman B

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.

Check the regs in the 2016 ACU Handbook - https://www.acu.org.uk/Uploaded/1/Documents/2016%20Handbook/ACU%20HANDBOOK_2016.pdf page 89.

 

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 .

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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