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Welcome to Off Road Motorcycle Sport in Scotland (Enduros) 1999 - 2016

It's the 17th Anniversary of the enduro website - thanks to all my contributors - I can't do it without you !

Welcome to Scottish Enduros 2016.  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 Spain 2016) 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 2016 - Book your number for 2016

Expert                 01 ->39  Over 40              40 ->99  Club                     100->149 | Club  B               150->199  Sportsmen        200 -> .

1st December - Race Numbers now open to all riders.

Click here for the 2016 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.

 

2nd Round of the SACU Hare and Hound Championship - West Linton 12th June.

Formerly the Melville event - being run this year under an ELRAT permit and organised by a new club Ecosse - MX (in process of affiliation to SACU).

A great course with lots of open moors and hills plus a wee forest and the West Linton beach. Suitable for all classes of riders.

Enter on line at www.elrat.co.uk/ecosse-xc or download a form and post - click here

SBEC National Enduro - at Thirlestane 29th May 2016

The popular National enduro held near Thirlestane. Open to all riders and new and beginning riders welcome.

Forest trails and tracks.

Enter on line at www.elrat.co.uk/sbec

Or download a copy of the entry form - click here.

 

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3rd Round Scottish Enduro Championship at Craiglash - 15th May 2016

Final Results ( Nicky Beavitt penalty for late start) - click here  (Any queries on the results contact webmaster @ scottishenduos co uk )

Well done to Fergus Lamb on a great win against a large field of experts. With Fraser Flockhart in 2nd and Fraser Norrie in 3rd

 A fantastic days ride in a very tough forest for all the riders. Drier than in past years .

The test was in great condition - with a lot of uphills and downhills - with the "leap of faith" at the start of the test. For a forest enduro it was fairly flowing

Thanks to Bon Accord for a great day out in the forest - especially Stuart Cooper - clerk of the course and his team for all their efforts.

Click here for more photos . Watch out the "evil snapper" was about . .. .

 

 

 

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The ISDE this year will be held in Spain 11th to 16th of October.

 

The team was selected at the Enduro Committee meeting last week and the team is announced as

Ricky Mair, Frazer Norrie and Fraser Flockhart - with Andrew Bisset as the reserve. We have had great results at the last two ISDE's - due to some great riders but also to the great support from the people who travel out to work at the event and also our many and very generous sponsors.

ISDE Meeting with riders, supporters and any interested parties

There is a meeting on Sunday 22nd May to discuss all aspects of the ISDE - logistics, fund raising, sponsorship etc at the Huntingtower Hotel - Perth. Just off the A85 Perth to Crieff road. The meeting starts at 1:30  all welcome .

There will be several fund raising events this year which riders are asked to support. Particularly the Saturday night at Selkirk which will be the Enduro / H&H awards night and ISDE Fund raiser.

SPONSORS

We have been very lucky in the last 2 events to have great sponsorship and we would be very keen for interested sponsors to contact the office. A headline sponsor is very important and will get their name on the bikes graphics. Small sponsors are also very important and contribute to the success of the event. Thank you for any help offered.

We have a major sponsor this year - Highland Temporary Works - helping to get the team to the event . Robert Burns Haulage is helping out with fuel for the truck. All very much appreciated

ISDE T Shirts - these have been produced by Jim Ballantyne again and are a major source of sponsorship - buy one and help send the team to Spain. Childrens sizes 10 - Adults 15. Available at Craiglash and Lauder and from the riders

The Scottish Six Days Trial starts on Monday 2nd May. Best of luck to all the riders - several enduro riders entered.

Check results on www.ssdt.org

Saturday - Congratulations to Dougie Lampkin on winning his record breaking 10th Scottish. A magnificent achievement over a very testing week. Best placed Scottish rider was Gary Macdonald in 8th place.

 

GRIFFIN ENDURO CANCELLED

It is with great sadness I have to announce the loss of the Griffin Forest for Enduro use. The landowner has withdrawn permission to use the Forest as they are now entering a productive phase.

We have been there since 2005 when we had the run of the Forest North and South. The building of the windfarm meant we lost the south but were able to find new routes and challenges for the event. It has always been a challenging forest with many months of work building bridges and brashing routes. The use of Bing Maps air photos allow new routes to be found - and the route of the old test is still visible.

The cost of the ground also rose 6 fold over the 10 years and the club ran at a loss for 3 years to help keep the sport going during the recession. Last year finally saw us break even.

The Best Buried bike ever - John Pollock

Close contender Scott Maxwell

The best bike buried - ever award still goes to John Pollock at the first Griffin Enduro in 2005. Although several riders did try hard in later years - Scott Maxwell being a close contender.

But the main memory of Griffin is that it was one of the most scenic events in the calendar - for those who had the time to look going over the moors . Gone but not forgotten !

The club is looking for new ground - and any suggestions will be most welcome.

 

10th April  - Round 3- Tyninghame Links .

1st Round SACU Adult Hare and Hound Championship 2016

Another great event from SBEC with sun breaking through on a drying course. Won by Fraser Flockhart who was flying on the day despite a shoulder injury taking time to heal - Matthew Moffat in 2nd and Andrew Bisset in 3rd - all 3 on 13 laps . There were several visitors from down south up to have a go including Jane Daniels who was invited to give some youth and other riders the benefit of her experience on the Saturday and showing a lot of riders the way home today.

Full results published click here for Experts to Clubman B . Click here for Sportsman. Click here for full results

More photos click here

Fraser gets the power down

                            Jane Daniels at speed in the trees                             Alex Austin styling on the MX track

 

It is with great regret that I note the passing of one of the legends of the motorcycling world.

The first Trials world champion - Martin Lampkin - who was such an influence on the sport and part of a great Motorcycling family.

He will be sadly missed . He won the SSDT several times in epic battles with Malcolm Rathmell and Yrjo Vesterinen in the 70's and 80's.

He was a great rider on the new 2 stroke Spanish Bultaco and helped to develop the modern sport.

Our condolences to his family - he will be sadly missed.

 

Photo by Eric Kitchen

 

Saturday results click here - thanks to John Little for the hard work Updated to include 176,177 and 178 as finishers

Results for Sunday  v3- updated with missing riders. Click here. No 10 start penalty

Well done to Andrew Bisset on his Sunday race win - a difficult day with lots more Lossie sand. Including the "sting in the tail" with even more sand when you thought you had finished !

Saturday had a few problems due to the timekeeper being rushed to hospital - get well soon Bill. Thanks to EEC for another testing event - the rest of the year can only get easier.

Excellent photos on Elgin Endurance Club FB page.  Huntly Motorcycles and DC MX Images

 

Winner Andrew Bisset (c) DC MX Images

 

6th March  - Round 2- Tyninghame Links

Results

Youths - summary click here      Full results click here

Adults - summary  click here      Full results click here

Another excellent event from SBEC . Fraser Flockhart had a good run after recovering from his shoulder injury to lead with 14 laps. Kyle Deswert put in the best over 40 for top spot with 13 laps just ahead of Grant Smith - back in the saddle again.  In the Clubman Pawel Reuter also managed 13 laps for the clubman win.

The H&H Championship start in April with Tyninghane no3 - thats the practice over - next time its for points .

 

Enduro Championship Dates for 2016 - 10 rounds

If you want to keep the sport going enter early and support the clubs . Have  great season

All classes drop one round if all rounds completed

 EEC                        26/27 March                    Lossiemouth

Melville                    16/17 April                     Pathhead Note change to original date - EVENT CANCELLED

Bon Accord              15 May                           Craiglash

Melville                   25/26 June                      Selkirk

EEC                         21 Aug                             Monaughty ( depending on harvesting)

ELRAT                     4th September                 Griffin Cancelled due to loss of Griffin Forest

Bon Accord            9th October                      Lumsden  (depends on land access)

2016 SACU Adult Hare and Hound Championship dates (All rounds count)

The dates are finally ready for the 2016 Championship - 4 rounds over the year with all rounds to count.

 10th April (revised date)  SBEC Tyningham Links
 12th June  Melville MC West Linton
 17th July  SBEC Glendearg
 30th October  Elgin Endurance Club TBC (Elgin area)

The Hare and Hound Championship runs each year from 1st November to 31st October - as H&H are often a winter series.

DOWNLOAD THE UPDATED 2016 CALENDAR FOR ENDUROS - COURTESY OF BILL MCGREGOR FROM BON ACCORD

Click here to download the A4 poster as a pdf.

Sponsor Request

Fraser Flockhart is hoping to do as many rounds of the European Championship as he can - and needs help to do it. He needs sponsorship or assistance to get out there and represent our country - so any sponsor who would like to get involved is asked to contact Fraser. He is very happy to feature sponsors logos on the bike or race shirt and promote the organisation /person. He is one of our top young riders and his bikes etc are always very well turned out - a credit to any sponsor

He can be contacted on 0752 3917881 or fraserflockhart@hotmail.co.uk.

ACU under 23 Enduro Squad announced. Congratulations to Fraser Flockhart  being part of the British squad. Best of luck to Fraser and also Frazer Norrie who are doing European rounds this year. Full story

British Enduro Team for the ISDE in Spain - consideration for selection. Any riders who are interested in being considered for the GB team and Junior team should submit resumes to gbisdetm@yahoo.co.uk Full details here

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.

 

The season starts here - SBEC is starting off with 3 rounds of Hare and Hounds at Tyninghame in East Lothian.

14th Feb - Round 1- Tyninghame Links

A great day out - dry and sunny with over 120 riders. Junior race for 1 1/2 hours before the main event - giving new young riders a taste of XC sport.

Main event started at 11:30 in a massive special test type field to warm up the riders before they headed for the woods. Thanks to Stevie Palmer (Adventuromania) for organising such a great days racing and the SBEC and Caroline Thomson (ELRAT) for all the effort that goes into such a big event. And a big thank you to Mr Dale the Landowner for allowing the race on such fantastic ground.

Full results and more photos on Tuesday (check the scottish enduro riders FB group for info)

Results - Summary Adults - click here . Full results - click here

    Summary Youths - click here. Full youth results - click here

Experts won by Ryan Mclean - back from injury and flying. Andrew Bisset in 2nd with Ben Thomson in 3rd

Over 40's won by Kyle Deswert who kept up with the experts on 12 laps. Ahead of the Hipster Mark Ritchie and Gavin Elliot

Clubman won by Pawel Reuter with Jack hall in 2nd with Gary Turner in 3rd

Clubman B was another tight race with Gareth Jamieson managing 11 laps . just ahead of 2nd place Bill Bruce on 10 laps and Graeme Paxton (injury free !) also on 10 laps.

In the Sportsman it was tight on 10 laps withJonathin Hughes taking the win folowed by Shaun Rennie and Brad Craggs.

There was also a new addition for the stars of the future - a youth race.

65's won by Jack Fletcher with Ryan Lowes in 2nd and Christina Palmer in 3rd

85's won by Angus Bruce - looking very smooth all day ahead of James Haddow and Kyle Haddow.

  More photographs - click here

 

Ryan Maclean

 

Please also add an ICE no to your entry. This is In Case of Emergency - very important so we know who to call if you get injured or lost. Do not put in your own mobile - but a number we can call to get you some help. And that does not mean 999 !!

Full details of Hare and Hound Championship for 2016 rounds soon.

DAWN to DUSK 2016 - 24hr / 12 hr /6 hr race - registration now open  

A great weekend of racing in Wales - Ironman or as a team. Pick your friends and go for it. 27 - 28 August

Rules and regs for the sport now available - ACU Handbook  - Click here

SACU Enduro and H&H Supplementary regs. - Click here

New regs for 2016 - No helmet mounted cameras allowed - but can be bike mounted. This has come from the FIM the world governing body and been endorsed by the ACU and the SACU. Purely as a safety measure - your helmet is there to protect your head. Also there will be more information on procedures following concussion - a very dangerous injury - its not the first knock that injures you - but the second if you don't give your head time to heal - usually about 3 weeks.

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.

 

SACU Enduro Championship awards for 2015 . The Enduro committee is organising the awards ceremony for the Saturday night at the Selkirk 2 day Enduro. This gives us a chance to celebrate our champions amongst their peers. The village hall is always welcoming and it should be a good night.

ELRAT LOGO - web.jpg (8255 bytes) ELRAT Membership forms 2016 now available. Join online at www.elrat.co.uk

Bon Accord 2016 forms - join online at http://www.bamcc.co.uk/membership.html

Elgin Endurance Club  - join online at www.elginenduranceclub.co.uk

Scottish Borders Enduro Club - join online at https://www.entrycentral.com/ssl/form/104681 or download a form here

 Melville MC 2016 membership forms - click here

Reserved race numbers for 2016 - Book your number for 2016

Expert                 01 ->39  Over 40              40 ->99  Club                     100->149 | Club  B               150->199  Sportsmen        200 -> .

1st December - Race Numbers now open to all riders.

Click here for the 2016 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.

   DAKAR 2016 ready to go. Follow at www.dakar.com.

 

And if you want to follow rallying on the old Dakar routes in Africa check out the Africa Eco Rally.  http://www.africarace.com/en/  and on Motors TV

 

Enduro Illustrated no 12 is now available on line

Click here to view online

Budget rally bikes and a lot more

 

 

 

 

Trail Bike Magazine is back ! - it's now online and free !!

Click here to view online .

Great bike review of new Yamaha WR250

  Issue no 3 now out .

  newsacusml.jpg (9809 bytes) Licences for 2016. 2015 Licences are valid until January 31st 2016.  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.

 

 

 

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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