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New Hare and Hound ! - Saturday November 8th 2014. Well done Barry and co for organising another fun event at the Loft - Elgin.
Click here for the regs - get them in now. Ideal for all riders - great practice and an introduction to off road riding.
And the owners of the Loft - Hi All, we are very much looking forward to welcoming EEC and their riders back to The Loft! Remember that tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cakes and yummy soup, burgers, pizza, sandwiches etc are available to eat in or take away during the event. See you soon"
Results for the last event on 19th October - Click here. Well done to Allyn Scotland for the win on 32 laps - and Andrew Bisset for pushing him all the way.
Report by ace reporter Brian Donald .
Elgin Endurance Club hosted its first of 2 hare and hound races at the East Grange Loft.
With the 2014 Scottish Championship Hare and Hound Championship and the EEC Scottish Enduro Championship having run their course, the later part of the year is normally a fairly bleak time for the hardy bunch that make up the Scottish Enduro riders fraternity. In addition there are very few opportunities for riders wishing to try out this our sport out with the highly competitive Scottish Championships which can be a bit daunting to some. With this in mind EEC, in addition to our 3 annual Scottish Championship Enduro rounds and Championship Hare and Hound event, has been striving to offer riders both old and new the opportunity to get out on their bikes in a less competitive setting. The proprietors of the Loft and their near neighbours were kind enough to allow us to hold an event last year and we are very grateful to be invited back. Click here for more
Winner Allyn Scotland lets rip
Watch out - scum about - another bike stolen .
And yet another victim of theft. Colin Murphy in SW Edinburgh has had his 2008 KTM 200 EXC stolen from his garage.
A standard bike with a lower seat - if you hear anything please give Colin a call on 07808897072.
Graeme Chalmers has had his bike stolen for a 2nd time . Despite 3 garage locks, a 12 mm chain and a garage alarm they still managed to get the bike. This was well planned but they have been caught on CCTV. So hopefully something may come of it
Keep your eyes out for the bike - ebay , gumtree or a cheap offer of spares.
2006 KTM exc 300, with the lights removed, black talon hubs and rims, DEP rear pipe , small rip at the front of the seat. It has personal graphics with no 24 on them (probably removed now though).
If you have any info contact the police or Graeme - firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep your bike safe - lock it and remove the rear axel . Use a ground anchor and register it with the DVLA .
SACU EEC Enduro Championship Points Standing for 2014 - Email me if you note any errors.
Final Enduro Points for 2014 Click here for updated Enduro Points. Please check your points. Updated with D Edgley in 'B'
Final Hare and Hounds for 2014 Click here for updated Hare and Hounds points.
Champions for 2015
Championship 1st Frazer Norrie 2nd Fraser Flockhart 3rd Richard Hay
Expert 1st Andrew Bisset 2nd Alastair Millar 3rd Sean Henderson
Over 40 1st Grant Smith 2nd James Harvey 3rd Mark Ritchie
Clubman 1st Ben Thomson 2nd Duncan Norrie 3rd Ian Bisset
Clubman B 1st Nathan McLean 2nd Hanish Oag 3rd Keith Watt
Sportsman 1st Steve Hughes 2nd Alan Stirling 3rd Dean McKay
Hare and Hounds
Expert 1st Allyn Scotland 2nd Andrew Bisset 3rd Ross Hamilton
Over 40 1st Grant Smith 2nd James Harvey 3rd Mark Ritchie
Clubman 1st Ben Thomson 2nd Graham Mechan 3rd Ian Bisset
Clubman B 1st Craig McCormick 2nd Hamish Oag 3rd Gordon McGregor
Sportsman 1st Steve Hughes 2nd Euan Davidson 3rd Thomas Malcolm
Elgin Endurance Club
Congratulations to all the 2014 Champions and to all the clubs and riders who took part to make 2014 another great year.
SACU Hare and Hound Championship at Glendearg - final round of the season.
Final Results - click here
Well done to the SBEC for a great day out with lots of new parts and some old favourites on the course. Sun and then just a bit cooler as the race progressed.
Congratulations to Allyn Scotland on 12 laps closely followed by Ross Hamilton on 11 laps. Only Ben Thomson in the Clubman could match 12 laps on the day as well. A very impressive performance.
In the over 40's Grant Smith and Mark Ritchie continue their battle with Grant emerging victorious. James Harvey finished in 3rd after chasing hard all day.
Ben Thomson lead the Clubman all day and finished two laps clear of Johnny Stewart and Robert Ford.
In the 'B' s Rab Moir never stopped all day and took the win from Andy Jones followed by Les Pole.
Steve Hughes put in a very fast performance in the Sportsman for 11 laps and the win - just ahead of Euan Davidson and Pat Cesari.
The lack of bogs meant riders kept going all day - just offs in the trees on the rooted course and a few slips on the new MX part of the course.
A great end to a long season that started with Lochhouses in 2013.
More photos - click here
SACU EEC Enduro Championship - Round 5 - final round of 2014 . Monaughty
Final results for Monaughty -click here Only change is Paul Smart has correct penalties added.
Torrential rain in the days leading up to to the event - including part of Hurricane Bertha made the forest a might tricky . Well done to Barry , Kev and the crew for getting the event to run. A tough one but worth finishing . And I am sure the water ran uphill in that Forest. The first pool causing a shock as it was deeper than most folk remembered - leading to some tidal waves as riders entered at speed.
Well done to Frazer Norrie for the win .
Read the report on the event here .
Photos of the event are available from Jasperimage who was there all day taking pics. Click here for pics
Thanks to Jasperimage for the photo of Frazer in action
SACU ISDE Team for Slovakia 2015
Any Scottish riders who wish to be considered for the SACU ISDE team for 2015 are invited to contact the Enduro Chairman and express their interest.
The qualifying criteria must be met for consideration for a place in the team
There are three places and a travelling reserve.
Riders must have a full UK motorcycle licence.
Riders must be of Expert standard or above and competing in BEC Enduro or Sprint Championship events. Riders are also expected to support the Scottish Championship if available.
The team is mostly self-funded but there will be some fund raising events to help the team.
Please complete the attached and forward to Jim Ballantyne – SACU Enduro Chairman at email@example.com
The closing date for riders to submit their names is 30th September 2014.
SACU Enduro Licence No
Date of Birth
Make and model of bike
Confirm full motorcycle licence
Confirm funding available
Brief list of results
The SACU EEC Enduro Championship Enduro ELRAT Robert Brownlie Motor Engineers Griffin Enduro on 3rd August.
Click here for Results (Updated Sean Henderson down as finisher)
The results also show the first lap times for information only.
Won by Frazer Norrie with Ricky Mair in 2nd and Richard Hay in 3rd. Fraser Flockhart had a big off - best wishes for a speedy recovery.
The most scenic Enduro ? - on top of the world !
The Stornoway Bus Boys hear more tall tales . . . .
The start on Sunday - and it was still dry !!
ENDURO RIDING NUMBERS FOR 2014
Riders with a licence or applying for a day licence can now reserve a riding number for the season. Please submit your request for a number to webmaster @ scottishenduros .co . uk and I will keep an updated list.
The first 3 numbers are reserved for our Expert Champions - 1 - Fraser Flockhart 2 - Frazer Norrie 3- Ricky Mair
The class numbers are as below. If you do not have a licence then you can apply for a number as soon as the regs are published for an event and you wish to enter on a day licence.
Championship 1 ->19 Expert 20 ->39 Over 40 40 ->99 Club 100->149 Club B 150->199 Sportsmen 200 -> ….
Click here for the current list of Enduro Rider numbers allocated. Email me if you want a number. Numbers being booked already.
Expert class is for riders moving up from Clubman - you same laps as Clubman - but 2 laps on Expert pace to get you used to the tighter checks. 3 riders already there. There are also 2 great trophies in this class - best newcomer and best under 23 - well worth racing for.
There has been a few comments over riders not getting to use their reserved number.
The numbers are reserved for Enduros - but can also be used for Hare and Hound - however Hare and Hound also has riders from Motocross who also have preferred numbers on their bikes and shirts. So first come gets the number if there is a problem.
The best way to ensure you get to use your reserved number is get your entry in early - leave it late and it might be taken.
Rounds 9 and 10 July 2014
Well done to Fraser Flockhart in the Under 23 Class with 2 great places. 3rd on the Saturday and moving up to a well deserved 2nd on the The Sunday. Frazer Norrie close behind with 2 X 5th places
Full report - click here
SACU Team Enduro - won by Elgin Endurance Club - with Melville in 2nd and ELRAT in 3rd.
Click here for full results sheet. (Link now works)
Results for the SACU EEC Championship Enduro run by Bon Acccord on 6th July
Click here for updated results - with no obvious errors this time. Championship class has 6 laps . Any queries let me know. (Allan Stirling added now)
A great event with most riders getting round the course - then the rain came. A bit of everything - new woods sections and moor crossings with a few hills and some wee bogs. An excellent test over 6 minutes long for the quick riders. Cutting up later .
Well done to Frazer Norrie on the win - just 2 seconds ahead of Fraser Flockhart after over 4 hours and 6 tests. Richard Hay on his home ground still a force consistent as always. But riding under a cloud as his fathers funeral was the next day - but Phil Hay would be glad Richard was out on the track.
In the over 40 class James Harvey took the win from Nicky Beavitt - showing a good turn of speed. With Mark Ritchie in 3rd making it worth the long trip up from Newcastle
The Expert class has been a good proving ground for young riders and some tight competition there. Andrew Bisset still impresses with the win over Alastair Miller
In Clubman young Ben Thomson continues to improve with a win and only dropping 1 minute on the course. Duncan Wright in second and Ian Bisset looking tidy in 3rd
Clubman B saw Nathan McLean leading home Keith Watt and Hamish Oag and Colin Short the last finisher with the weather taking its toll.
Sportsman was hardest hit by the weather and tight times. Dean Mackay kept it clean for the win with Euan Davidson in 2nd and Alan Stirling in 3rd.
Best wishes to Gordon McGregor on a speedy recovery after damaging his shoulder
Nicky Beavitt James Harvey Richard Hay Ricky Mair
And for those of you who wonder how hard the top riders go - here's how hard they stop.
Ouch - Fraser Flockhart vs tree at the BSEC http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kMeaTkxeiJg
Check out www.Enduro21.com for other enduro news and clips
SACU Hare and Hound Championship - Round 4 Melville MC West Linton
Click here for FINAL results - updated 18th June.
Video of the start from Campbell - click here - the usual chaos that is the sand !!
On a drying course the West Linton enduro proved more testing than in previous years due to heavy rain over the past week. The Melville club had done their usual great job of providing a course with everything. A wee bit of woods, some sand and lots of bogs and decent hills to get up.
The usual dash from the start line through the sand pit eagerly awaited by the crowds.
Congratulations to Neil Chatham for the win managing to get 1 more lap (9) in than all the other riders.Andrew Bisset in second showing great promise in his first year in the experts managing to pip Allyn Scotland with Sean Henderson also flying on 8 laps.
In the 0ver 40's David Salkeld crossed the border for the win beating the fastest old men out there - Grant Smith only just getting the 2nd place from James Harvey - a few seconds apart after 3 hours of racing
Ben Thomson taking 1st place from Graham Mechan in the Clubman - both on 8 laps. With Alex Austin picking up speed for 3rd.
Craig McCormick is enjoying the 'B' clas win a win on 7 laps leading home James Burns and Hamish Oag
Race winner Neil Chatham flies in the sand ( Thanks to Campbell for the pic)
In the Sportsmen (and ladies) Steve Hughes and Josef Westgarth riding fast for 7 laps with Euan Davidson coming home in 3rd on 6 laps. In the ladies Cairn Bell finishing well on 3 laps ahead of Tracey Currie on 2 laps.
Thanks to Melville for another great day out
Best wishes to Willie Beatty and Niall Paton Snr -who both get the Allyn Scotland AIR MILES award. It's not the airtime that hurts - it's the high speed landing. Here's to a quick recovery.
PS - As I was riding no photos - if you took some please send me a few for the website .
SACU Hare and Hound Championship at Glendearg.
Thunder in the Glen
Scottish Borders Enduro Club hosted the 3rd round of the Scottish H&H Championship at Glendearg farm in the hills above Galashiels . About an hour before the start the heavens opened with torrential rain & thunder & lightening so it was going to be a wet track the 70 riders had to negotiate. The rain eased & the race started at 11am with Experts leading the way.
In the Expert class Allyn Scotland took an early lead & never looked out of shape all day . Al was in front from start to finish on his trusty KTM. A well deserved win, Andrew Bisset rode perfect all day in his first year in Experts to take 2nd. Ross Hamilton rode steady to get 3rd
Over 4Os class was a close race between the fastest old men in Scotland, Grant Smith making a comeback to Enduro took off after the first hour to secure the win , Mark one hip Ritchie took 2nd place ahead of Mr Steady James Harvey in 3rd .
Clubman class was won by 16yr old local lad Ben Thomson who took 3rd overall from all the riders. Duncan Norrie rode a great race to take 2nd place with Graham Mechan in 3rd place.
Clubman B was won by a good ride from Craig McCormick. 2nd place was taken by Veteran racer Willie Beaty with Hamish Oag taking a solid 3rd place.
Sportsman class is the biggest class with riders at novice level or a couple of years riding under their belt . Conditions can be quite testing for the riders but it makes them better in the long run before they move up a class.
The winner of the Sportsman was Craig Mackay. 2nd place was Thomas Malcolm with Chris Spellman in 3rd.
Big Thank you to all Riders ,Marshals , Timekeepers & the Medics
Thanks to our Sponsors RJT Excavations.
Thanks to Tom & Ben Douglas from Glendearg Farm
Click here for full results
More photos - click here
Alex Austin - back in action
It was wet out there !
Winner Allyn Scotland
Enduro Calendar updated - SBEC at Cloich cancelled
Enduro EEC Lossiemouth 19th April EEC Lossiemouth 20th April SBEC Tinto 21 June Cancelled SBEC Cloich (Shiplaw) 22 June Cancelled Bon Accord Lumsden 6 July ELRAT Griffin 3 August EEC Monaughty 24 August Hare and Hound Melville MC Lochhouses 15 December 2013 EEC Birkenhill 2 March SBEC Glendearg/Ashkirk 25 May Melville West Linton 8 June SBEC Glendearg/Ashkirk 21 September
EEC Lossiemouth Enduro.
A great start to the season for the SACU EEC Enduro Championship 2014 . 2 days of blistering sunshine in the forest at Lossiemouth. Well done to Kev and Barry plus their helpers for another weekend of relentless racing (and stumps). And the bikes came out cleaner than they started - that's the Lossie powerwash.
The young guns are now pushing faster than ever with Fraser Flockhart showing some very fast pace in the new test - still some sand there of course. On day one beating Neil Chatham with Frazer Norrie just in third by 1 second. On day 2 Fraser won again but Neil and Frazer upped their game so the margin was only 6 seconds. Frazer Norrie taking 2nd place with Neil in third.
It looks like being a close season.
Results - Day 1 version 3 Updates should include all riders now and correct timecard penalties. Alan Copland now down as dnf
Report from local reporter (and ace timekeeper Brian Donald + Colette) - Click here
Sandy Eccles was out taking great photos - click here
Ben Thomson gets going
Hamish Oag flies
Lindsay Rae keeps it tidy
Frazer Norrie at speed
Derek Little testing
Kagen Mckenzie style
One disappointment was Ricky Mair damaging his shoulder at the TOUGH ONE in Wales and not being abe to compete on the Sunday. Best wishes to Ricky for a speedy recovery.
Great news for the 2014 season. The Elgin Endurance Club has offered to sponsor the SACU Enduro Championship for 2014. This is a club putting something back into the sport and will helps the clubs putting on rounds with some of the costs.
The 2014 Championship will be known as - The SACU Elgin Endurance Club Enduro Championship 2014. If a club has a local sponsor for a round then the round would also have the local sponsor name - eg ELRAT Robert Brownlie Motor Engineers Griffin Enduro
The Enduro Committee has clarified points for this season's Enduros.
"Following discussion a revision of the Standing Regs was approved . The minimum number of rounds for a championship shall be 3. In a championship season the number of rounds to count will be the total number of rounds that ran minus one. This means riders can drop their worst round if they do all the available events." This means riders who cannot get to every round through work etc are still in with a chance for the championship.
Yorkshire Enduros for those whole like to travel . More details at www.dirtbike-action.co.uk
The Putoline Yorkshire 2 Day Enduro BEC ROUNDS 3/4 - 3/4th May Helmsley North Yorkshire
Dirtbike action welcome’s you to rounds 3and 4 of the British Enduro Championship using the fantastic Duncombe park estate. This is the North of England’s premier enduro offering a lap of 25 miles which features 3 stunning valleys which are only used 1 a year for this event. This year we have changed the route to allow vehicular access to both special tests. Test 1 is a short extreme test located near the start. Test 2 is about 1.5 km away from the start and is a flowing XC test of around 8 minutes duration. As usual all the classes are catered for Championship, Expert, Clubman ,040 , 050, ladies and a non-championship sportsman class which is open to all sportsman riders and local level clubman riders who want to try a BEC round. Camping is available from Thursday 1st May.
This year we have a new title sponsor for the event Putoline oils who have generously supplied miles of tape from this event. Entries are now open go to www.dirtbike-action,co.uk and enter online there is a limit of 170 riders the first round run by midwest racing was full so don’t miss out.
One day sunday ntries are now available phone 07557665647
Final instructions and numbers will be posted on the dirtbike action site Sunday 27th April if you need more info phone john on 0755766564
17/18TH MAY k2 rally round of the Big bike rally challenge 2014
New date for 2014 the rally moves forward in to may, we go in Wark , pundershaw for a new special. The K2 offers the longest lap in uk ralling ; we are doubling the specials to 2 per lap , after spending the winter training new timimg crew and using them successfully at the Helmsley enduro where the riders enjoyed 2 test per lap, the course is reversed this year which adds to the challenge.
The K2 is a real adventure as it weaves through the mighty Kielder forestry complex. One of the great things about the K2 rally are the hard based forestry trails, there will be no getting stuck no matter what the weather throws at us. The special tests are suitable for big rally bikes, trail bikes and enduro machines no pushing just ride!
For the enduro bikes we have 3 optional enduro loops per lap, there is no requirement to do them but they add a bit of spice!
Refuelling is taken care off by Dirtbike action, each morning the 2 refuelling vans set off to 2 refuelling locations all you have to do is get your fuel to the vans before 9am each morning.
The campsite based at keilder organic meats farm and is only a short walk to the tourist town of bellingham. Regular competitors will know how good the award winning organic catering is. The campsite will be open from Thursday 15th may.
The tourist town of Bellingham is only a short walk from the campsite offering pubs, a petrol station, and a supermarket don’t forget the organic farm shop at the campsite with a wonderful array of home grown meats. to enter www.dirtbike-action.co.uk or for more info phone 07557665647
ELRAT Practice day .
It was intended as a practice day to give riders some time on the bike and to give new riders a gentle introduction to the sport. But then the rain came.!
The course was set out by new course builder Tracey Currie - who put on a great course - about 13 minutes a lap with some tight turns and a few fast blasts to get riders used to being in the trees. And then the rain came ! There was a bit of mud and the nice uphills turned into long slippy climbs - ideal for beginners to practice there extreme skills on.
The 39 riders all seemed to have fun and can't wait for the next Tracey's Training Day.
PS for the newbies - that was tough - honest - all events aren't as slippy - if you can do that you can do anything.
A big thank you to the Landowner for such letting us loose on his woods. And to Fraser for all his work and being there with the quad.
The bikes may have started clean - but that didn't last long. Tracey chats to a rider - and she never lost the smile all day !
Check out Phils video on Youtube http://youtu.be/OND1KEzyE9A
4 Scottish Riders headed south to Great Ayton for round 1 of the NEXC championship
3 from SBEC & 1 from ELRAT
The Misty weather soon moved away to reveal some pretty steep hills in an area that has been used for many years as a scramble track ,
Youths raced in the Morning in a 2 hr race then at 11.30am the adult race started with Sportsman & O50s at 12pm
Top rider Graeme Jarvis was on the start line using it as a practice day after being injured
The race was over open ground & through open woodland with some Very steep hill climbs & drop offs which were testing on the slippery ground , the lap was only about 3 miles in length so once the Sportsman class started it was a busy track but made it more enjoyable picking your way through the carnage on the hills
Peter Nixon rode in the Over 40s finishing in 10th place on 17 laps probably the hardest class of the day
Sean Henderson was in Clubman E1 & was last off the line & nearly had a big crash before the first corner but picked his way through the field & Won E1 with 20 laps , 2 laps clear of 2nd place & putting in some fast lap times
Lindsay Rae was in Clubman E2 & after some repairs to the carburetor getting pulled out of its housing after getting tangled with another rider . finished 4th on 17 laps
Willie Beaty was in the O50s class , Willie brayed on for 2 1/2 hrs with a sore hand to finish 4th on 14 laps
Great day out & a good bit of training on some big hills
Just a bit steep there
Sean H - still No1
North England Enduro Championship Rd1
4 riders from the Scottish Borders Enduro Club made the trip south to Helmsley for round 1 of the North England Enduro Championship
The sun was out & the start line was full 170 riders , some top british riders were also up for the day getting a ride around as the next BEC round is at Helmsley in May
The course had 2 tests the 1st test was about 5 minutes long a flowing test with lots of turns through the trees , the 2nd was just over 2 minutes this test had plenty of logs & tree roots to contend with
The rest of the going was mostly in the trees with some pretty hard going over tree roots , brash , river beds & a few hill climbs but enjoyable to ride
Mark Ritchie & Peter Nixon were in the O40s class , Mark had a Mechanical failure on his 2nd lap & had to push his bike back to the pits with his dodgy hip . Peter rode pretty well only dropping 4 minutes on his last lap (tight check) & finished 20th
Ben Thomson was in Clubman E1 & after 3 weekend on the trot racing at Elgin & BEC , Ben finished 2nd in E1 16 seconds off the winner , he was 6th overall in Clubman out of 65 riders ,
Lindsay Rae was in Clubman E2 probably the hardest class to race in & finished 13th , getting slightly lost on lap 1 & wrestling with a tree on lap 2 ( tree won ) , enjoyed his day out though
We never got a chance to sample the Burger Van but the Milkshake on the way home helped ease the pain
The new handbook for 2014 is now available on the SACU website. It can be downloaded in PDF format. Click here
Get your club forms for 2014 and then get your competition licence so you are ready for the new season.
ELRAT Membership forms 2014 now available for download - click here .
Scottish Borders 2014 - Membership form - click here .
Melville MC 2014 - Membership form - click here .
Elgin Endurance Club Membership forms 2014 now available for download - click here .
Bon Accord MCC Membership forms 2013 - click here
ERMC Membership forms 2012 now available for download - click here .
Licences for 2014. 2013 Licences are valid until January 31st 2014. New licence forms will be out in December. Day licences will be available at all events during the season
1) Join a club. You need to be a club member to get a licence.
2) Get a licence application form from your club secretary and send in with a photo and fee to get a full licence valid from 1st Jan.
English and Irish Riders - all very welcome. All you need is your ACU/MCUI race licence. Join an English/Irish club and get an ACU race licence. Accepted at all Scottish races (and MCUI ones). You do not need to get a Scottish licence to race in Scotland.
ISDE 2013 - Sardinia
The three riders who represented Scotland at the ISDE this year were
Ricky Mair, Neil Chatham ,Frazer Norrie - Sam Davidson is our team manager.
The Team truck looked great - check out the ISDE Facebook page for more details
A report for each day is downloadable in PDF format -
Team Scotland had a magnificent 6 days and the riders are a tribute to the Sport and Scotland. They return home with 3 Gold medals - top GB Club Team and 9th in the world - ahead of 138 other countries teams. This is one of the best GB results we can remember and shows the quality and experience the team developed from riding in Finland as a team in 2011. And a big thank you to Sam Davidson for managing the team and keeping them calm each night in the pits.
So far we have attracted support from:
Rock Oil – Team Oils and lubricants
Drysdale Motorcycles – Team bike plastics and misc spares
Apico UK – Chains, sprockets, brake pads
Michelin UK – Tyres and Mousses
Highland Temporary Works – Team Scotland painted helmets
Safe Access – Provision of team vehicles
Craigshannoch Consulting – Providing the team bike graphics
MXM Graphics – Design and supply of the Team Graphics
Scottish Enduros website – Charlie Mackenzie
Structural Rig Surveys – Jai Milton
Stuart Cooper Motors – Stuart Cooper
Castlepark Consulting – Mike Robertson
Scottish Motorhome Hire – Grant Smith
Twin Landscapes – Duncan and Craig McCormick
Colin Hume - Unique engraved whisky bottle
Rock Oil, first major sponsor for the SACU Scottish ISDE team
The SACU is delighted to announce that Rock Oil will supply the oils and fluids for the 100th Anniversary SACU ISDE team that is heading out to Sardinia in September this year.
The ISDE Team consisting of Ricky Mair, Neil Chatham, Frazer Norrie and Team manager Sam Davidson were all pleased to be supported by a quality oil supplier.
Russell Bower Marketing Manager of Rock Oil said ‘I under stood that it was difficult for the team to pick up sponsorship as they were only informed they definitely had a team in April and most companies have allocated their budgets by now but we are very happy to support the team for the dual celebrations, the SACU 100th Anniversary and 100 years of the ISDE, a unique celebration and we wish the team the best of luck’.
For information regarding Rock Oil Products visit www.rockoil.co.uk
For more information regarding the SACU ISDE team and to offer support or sponsorship visit www.scottishenduros.co.uk or Contact Charlie Mackenzie the SACU office manager telephone 01506 858354
Regs changes for 2013 - following the recent dates meeting and feedback from riders, clubs and the Enduro Committee the attached changes to the Enduro regs will take place for the 2013 season. Click here for the 2013 Enduro Standing Regs
These only apply to Enduros and no change has been made to Hare and Hounds regulations
1. Expert Class to be split into Championship and Expert to allow riders to gain experience once promoted from Clubman class.
Championship class – Red plates. 5 laps (where suitable) at Championship pace
Expert Class – Green plates. 4 laps (where suitable) Lap 1 at Clubman pace. Lap 2 and 3 at Championship pace. Lap 4 at Clubman pace.
This is designed to introduce the riders to the increased speed of the Expert class. Existing Expert riders will be classed as Championship – but may apply to the Enduro Committee before the start of the season if they wish to ride Expert.
2. All Championship rounds to count.
3. Clubman E Classes to be removed – due to the decreased number of riders in Clubman. Can be reviewed in future years.
4. Riders may continue to ride in a class after they have won a Championship for a further 2 years. If the rider wishes to remain in the class after that they can ride for no points.
5. Over 50 award. This has been suggested to be awarded on the basis of riders in the Over 40 and Clubman classes as they have the same laps and times. It is not a championship but will be an award at each event with a summary at the end of the season.
6. Rider nos.
Riders will be issued a number at their first event of the year and then retain that number for the rest of the year. These will be based on classes –eg 1 -50 Champ. 51-100 Exp etc.
The numbers for Hare and Hounds may be requested by riders when they enter.
If you find the sport is interesting and would like to ride or assist then contact a club as we are keen to attract new members to the sport. There is an over 40's class and a Ladies award, so everyone can get out and ride.
Enduros in Scotland are organised from March to October with events from the Borders to Inverness . All classes of rider are catered for with Expert, Clubman, Sportsman and over 40's classes.
To compete you need to be a member of a club and either hold an SACU or ACU licence - or can get a one day licence at the event. You need to send in an entry form prior to the event, entries are available on this site or from the host club. Events are published in Trials & Motocross News. If you check the Calendar on this site the dates and venues of events and training days are listed. The Contacts page has the addresses of the organising clubs.
The aim of Enduro Competition is to complete the course via several checkpoints in a set time. You may not check in early or late without penalty. Generally the top riders go "clean" and the event is then decided on the result of special test times. There will be one or two tests per lap of a moto-X or cross-country type. For the slower riders there is up to a one hour allowance over the set time for the course to achieve a finish.
Enduros are exactly what they say and even to finish is an achievement. So go on - try an event and get out on the hills. There is no other sport like it.
Please look round this site and if you need further information contact the relevant club or e-mail webmaster @ scottishenduros . co .uk .
Finally, if you are tired of wet and muddy British events have a look at the holidays page. Desert riding or trail riding in Morrocco, Spain, France or Romania. Or the Desert Racing page for Dakar etc links
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