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

It's the 19th Anniversary of the enduro website - thanks to all my contributors - I can't do it without you !

Welcome to Scottish Enduros 2018.  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 CHILE in  2018) 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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Beginners start here - Beginners     Technique .   Some videos of events  Yellowhattv.com

Previous years results and reports - Enduro Results     Hare  and Hound  Results     ISDE   Scots AWA  ( Scots racing elsewhere )

Some general info Bike Holidays  ( other riders recommended)  Racing nos Pre cut nos and backgrounds

 Some info on rules and regs for the new year -   SACU Regs (being updated for 2018).   GB Enduros Enduronews.com

Want to get into  Desert Racing have a look at some previous riders advice.

Clubs Bon Accord MC

Web Elgin Endurance Club  FB Click here

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Melville Club Page

This space available for your advert - email me for details

In an effort to improve the site I have joined the 21st Century - I am now on Twitter and will use it to notify of results - regs and any new Enduro stuff. Find me at http ://www.twitter.com/enduroinfo  

Reserved race numbers for 2018 - Book your number for 2018 now

Expert    01 ->39  Over 40     40 ->99  Clubman   100->199 | Over 50 200 - 230 & 631 - 660|Club  B  231 - 299 & 661 -700  Sportsmen   300 -> .

Click here for the 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 2018 Hare and Hounds SACU Regs              
bullet Click here for 2018 Enduro SACU Regs

All numbers now available.

Please note the over 50 class will run Blue backgrounds with white letters

 

Next Events

Ecosse XC Hare and Hound on 16th Sept at Whitekirk and next Enduro Bon Accord on 23rd September at Drumtochty. Lots to do so get your entries in as soon as they open.

The Team Enduro will be run at Bon Accord this year - let your club know you are riding as they need at least 6 riders per team .

 

 

Well done to Stuart Mack on becoming the ACU Clubman Extreme Enduro Champion. All his trials experience was needed in this very demanding sport. As with all British events there is a lot of travelling and effort needed - and also a supportive pit crew.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Scottish Borders Enduro Club are running a Hare & Hound on the 2nd of September for the charity Teenage Cancer Trust in memory of Craig Peter Nixon the son of one of our longest serving stalwarts at the club . Sadly Craig passed away earlier this year after a long battle with cancer. A great young & talented lad taken too soon. The club will be donating all the proceeds to the charity from the event after the medics , landowner etc have been paid . There will also be a Raffle & possible Auction for all the prizes we receive . All entries will include 1 raffle ticket but feel free to buy as many as you want for a great cause.

Entries here www.elrat.co.uk/sbec - will be a great day out for a great cause.

Great raffle prizes up for grabs too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SACU Enduro Championship a two day event at Dirtbike Evolution's Woodheads track - 5/6th August.

Saturday was a great day out in sunshine on a dry track. Lots of new ground including tracks across the road. The special test was a flier with a lot of effort and tape put in to it. Some tricky off cambers -just it well it wasn't damp - ask Steven Currie about that !!

Fraser Flockhart was flying with Andrew Bisset in close pursuit with Ben Thomson charging hard in 3rd. And Fraser was on top form on Sunday to lead them home with Andrew and Ben chasing.

Thanks to Stevie and the crew at DBE for a fantastic weekend - shame more riders didn't turn up. Use it or lose it

Check out https://www.dirtbikeevolution.com/events-results  for full results for Saturday and Sunday.

More Photos from the Saturday. Click here

Fraser Flockhart flying for the win

Points Standings for season so far

 Enduro points 2018 - click here. Updated to include Heriot and West Linton

Hare and Hounds 2018 - click here

Youth Hare and Hounds 2018 - click here

 

 

RedBull Romaniacs - is over. Won by American Wade Young with Manuel Lettenbichler in 2nd and Jonny Walker in 3rd . For full coverage and video see https://www.redbull.tv/channel/motor . Also www.redbullromaniacs.com

More details here

 

 

SACU LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.

Congratulations to Jim and Linda Ballantyne on receiving their SACU Lifetime Achievement Award. Long overdue they were presented with their award at the recent Heriot Enduro.

After many years riding trials and ISDT's Jim also road in Enduros and has been a staunch supporter of the ISDE. Jim and Linda have been to many of these events supporting the riders in all conditions - hot and cold.  Jim is also a great fund raiser for the ISDE Team providing support for the team out of his own expenses and selling T shirts and other items.

A regular at most events Jim and Linda (along with John Little and Eileen) man checks at far flung parts of the course - offering encouragement and advice to riders as they pass through.

Currently the Enduro Chairman (again) he speaks up on our behalf at management and other meetings to ensure the sport gets the recognition it deserves.

Thanks to Jim and Linda for their years of service.

Jim and Linda at the time check in Sardina in 2013 - very hot and very dusty.

Watch out - thieves about again. Scott Winton had his new Husky and a second bike from his garage not long after the Heriot enduro. It seems a tracker was used to locate the bikes. Any info about them pass on to the police or Scott. He has a post on Faceook .

Safety advice. Check your vehicles for trackers before you leave. Watch out for any vehicles following you. At events photograph any suspicious people or vehicle taking an interest in bikes.

At home use a ground or wall anchor and a quality chain. Remove rear wheel spindles and keep in the house. Use a baby monitor if your shed or garage is separate to the house so you can hear any activity.

Avoid having bike specific stickers on your vehicle if it is parked at your house.

Melville SACU Championship Enduro in June.

New course at Heriot from Kenny Donaldson.  Saturday and Sunday won by Fraser Flockhart with Andrew Bisset in 2nd and Mitchell Brown in 3rd.

Saturday Results click here

Sunday Results click here

 

2017 Enduro and Hare and Hounds Awards - these were due to be awarded at Selkirk Enduro - but due to the village Hall not being available now the awards were handed out at the Heriot Enduro on the Saturday about 9:00 am . It is planned the 2018 awards will return to an end of season format and be presented about the 3rd week in Jan.  Medals and trophies are away for engraving.

Andrew Maben receives his Over 50 Trophy from Jim Ballantine

SACU Championship Hare and Hound - Ecosse XC at West Linton 10th June.

A great event with perfect weather - hot and sunny with even a pool to cool down in. Well done to Clerk of the Course Jim Dodds and Mark Ritchie and Amanda and all the other helpers who put on a perfect days racing.

A big event benefitting from a Langdale event being cancelled - great job by the club to accommodate the late entries.

The sand quarry always sort them out to start - and then its a blast across the moors to a few wee bogs then a blast back and up the hills before another bit of sand and the beach - and do it all again.

Click here for Adult results . Won By Andrew Bisset with James Jackson in 2nd 1 lap down and Josef Westgarth in 3rd.

               Click here for Youth Results won by Logan Ferguson

.  More photos here.

Red Bull Erzberg Rodeo 2018

Congratulations to Graham Jarvis on winning the Red Bull Erzberg Rodeo - an amazing win to overhaul the leaders at Green Hell and literally push on for the win. With Jonny Walker in 3rd and Mathius Lettenbichler in 3rd. Real enduro spirt with riders helping each other at the toughest bit - even when it means losing places.  See www.REDBULL.TV for the video replay.

 

 

ACU British Enduro Championship at Dirt Bike Evolution on 26/27 May 2018 at the Thirlestane course .

Report on www.enduronews.com and results here

Danny McCanney wins both days of the new ACU Championship round at Lauder with Tom Sagar a consistent second.

A big thank you to Stevie Currie and his great team for a fantastic event and their first BEC round. With sun both days it was a hot day out but the riders had a chance to cool off in the river test and then have a nice mud bath to finish.

The course followed  a route through the forest , across some brash then steep hills and descents before arriving at the out check.  A quick run down another steep forest track to the first test - a cross country blast and back along and across a river to wash of the dust.

The second test started with a flat out blast up the hill followed by an MX style off camber descent down the hill - followed by a narrow gully and river crossing the a blast back to the finish. The  back to the pits and do it all again.

Ceud Mille Failte - come back soon.

 

More photos here

 

Championship Enduro 20th MAY at Bon Accord Craiglash

A great event with lots of new tracks and a new test. Thanks to Stewart Cooper and the team.

Some new faces at the event - good to see new young riders getting round so well.

The club marshals looked very efficient in their new red bibs - keeping the spectators and riders safe. The course was the usual mix of woods with off camber hills and the odd wee rock to catch out the unwary. Never an easy course but a rewarding one

Provisional results here

The Experts was won by a flying Fraser Flockhart on the Yamaha - with Andrew Bisset close in 2nd. Fergus Lamb was looking good for 3rd but a big off put paid to his day.

Sean Mackay took the clubman class win closely followed by Jamie Black and Andrew Currie in 3rd

In the Over 50's Andrew Maben continues to excel but was only 6 seconds ahead of Neil McGregor with Davie Hill always a threat in 3rd

Max Hamilton lead the Sportsman home ahead of Alistair McGowan with Iain Henderson in 3rd

Sportsman was won by Sandy Milne with Neil G Alexander in 2nd and George Mcbeth in 3rd.

More pictures here

Pat Cesari - maximum effort

Angus Bruce - learning the course

   SACU Championship H&H Ecosse XC near Duns - 13th May. Provisional Results

Adults Result click here .Congratulations to Andrew Bisset on the win .

Youths Result click here.

Dirt Bike Evolution Enduro on 22nd April at Woodheads near Lauder. Round 3 SACU Enduro Championship.

A dull but mostly dry day for the newest venue in the calendar. Clerk of the course Steven Currie and his team did a great job to get a 10 mile lap on farmland, forest and the odd wee muddy bit ready in time.

With over 100 riders it kept the check and timing crews busy all day. The tight and twisting woodland test providing a challenge with the constant change of direction.

A new feature was the "Lauder Car Wash" - a deep gully leading to a nice bog on exit. Great fun to watch .

Provisional results - click here . Expert Class won by a flying Fraser Flockhart hard pushed all day by Andrew Bisset.

 

More Photos here

 

 

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SACU Enduro Championship  EEC 2 day at Lossiemouth

Results Saturday click here.

Results Sunday click here .

Frazer Norrie was in fine form winning both days - with a close battle with Fraser Flockhart on his Yamaha.

In the Clubman B Angus Bruce finished his first Enduro winning both days to set up an exciting season.

Another great event from EEC and a big thank you to the club - with Kevin adding lots of new ground and Barry his usual efficient self (But he should really be resting !) And Francis running the checks and keeping everyone in order.

And a great big thank you to the new timing team of Mitch, Alan, John and Kirsty . No errors or missed times over both days - despite the riders best efforts. This year we saw a white front plate (vaguely pink) with white numbers and another rider with white numbers on a yellow plate - give us some help and make your numbers easy to read as you ride past.

Photo of Frazer in flight and Fraser on the beach .

More Photos click here

 

 

 

 

 

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  Round 2 of the  SACU Hare and Hound Championship- Ecosse XC at Tyninghame  25th March

 

Results from round 2 at Tyninghame . Click here . Experts won by Andrew Bisset after a race long battle with Fraser Flockhart.

 

 

   Results for Ecossexc  10/2/18Saturday Day/Night race and Sunday National https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1492779 

 

 

 

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  as a PDF

 

 

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

Scottish Borders Enduro Club - download a form here  or join online http://elrat.co.uk/sbecmembership

   Ecosse XC - www.ecossexc.co.uk

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 =  2nd 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 Enduro 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.

 

 

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.

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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