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Only a couple of days to go until the first Scottish Enduro for 2014 - at Lossiemouth. Get your entries in now with Barry at Elgin Endurance Club.
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 season is now complete. We have a date for the Bon Accord enduro at Lumsden. 6th July. 2 weeks after Tinto and a month before Griffin. Always a popular event - and not so many rocks.
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.
ACU Under 23 Enduro Squad. Well done to Frazer Norrie for being selected for the squad and for Fraser Flockhart for making the reserves. There was very stiff competition for places. This means some help with European rounds - where Frazer has already been competing.
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
For Sale - KTM 150 - lovely wee bike £3250 . And a KTM 200 - hardly used - £1800.
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
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Fantastic news for off road riders in the North East.
Buchan Off-road Motorcycle Club (BOMC) and Bon Accord (BAMCC) have joined forces to build a short enduro training loop around BOMC's MX track at Pennan. Only an hour’s drive from the centre of Aberdeen, the track at Pennan has full planning permission to operate seven days a week (Monday – Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm), 365 days a year this will give Bon Accord members a place to train, practice, develop new skills and techniques or just ride anytime they like. There will be an additional membership fee of £45 to cover BAMCC's contribution to BOMC.
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
EEC Lossiemouth Enduro.
Statement regards Lossiemouth Enduro.
Entry form now available - click here. One day entry £50 - two day entry £90. Get them in quick. Easter weekend so plenty of time to enjoy the country.
As it is Easter bring an Easter egg of some toys and Barry will distribute to local charities. Always been well supported in the past
Statement regards Lossiemouth Enduro 11/03/2014.
After much consideration and discussion over Lossiemouth forest and the recently arisen issues we are happy to say that we are now in a position to carry on and do our very best to ensure that the event happens over the Easter weekend the 19th & 20th of April as originally planned and publicised by the SACU Enduro Committee and ourselves.
This will mean a lot of extra work being required in the forest in a relatively short space of time to make up for the loss of trails which we are now unable to use. This is also beginning to look as though this could in fact be the last time we have the use of Lossiemouth forest due to a number of issues so we urge you to all get your entries into the club to ensure it's a good opener to the 2014 SACU Enduro Championship.
Thanks to all involved and the SACU enduro committee for your patience while we have been working to ensure the event can take place as planned and thanks also to Forestry Commission Scotland who have backed the club at all stages possible.
Barry J G Hamilton.
Hare and Hound Championship - Round 2 - Elgin Endurance Club 2nd March 2014
The 2nd Round of the SACU Hare and Hound Championship is up at Elgin - Linkwood Farm, Birkinhill Wood. IV30 8RD
A fantastic day out - with sun all day and an improving course. There is even talk of making a film of the event - to be called "ROOTS" !!.
Well done to Kev , Barry and crew for keeping the course sorted all day. No stoppers just 3 hours of hard riding.
Click here for results - v2. Derek little gets his lap back to win over 40
Click here for report by Brian Donald - the voice of the North
Photos - I was riding so no photos - if you took some - send me a few good ones and I will add to the web site
Click here for some photos from http://www.jasperimage.co.uk/elgin-march-2014.html
Congratulations to Frazer Norrie who managed to lap every rider on the course with some very smooth riding. Good to see Allyn Scotland back after his recent injuries and really flying. Andrew Bisset is also really taking to the class and has stepped up his game with some quick laps.
IN the Over 40 Derek Little was the man on the day - despite being docked a lap twice in the first results. (oops) Grant Smith is back and looking for a very competitive season. Just ahead of Extreme expert Gavin Johnston - who prefers the rocks of Erzberg (not so many roots ...) .Border Reiver Mark Ritchie keeps coming North and getting the points - and looking smooth.
Ben Thomson did very well in the Clubman just ahead of Graham Mechan - looks like a competitive season there for the class with Ben Edwards improving all the time in 3rd
Craig McCormack is usually more at home on 4 wheels - but the trees were a bit tight for his Quad. Gordon McGregor and Hamish Oag battling it out for 2nd and third
Colin Short managed to to get a lap ahead in the Sportsman - followed by Steve Hughes and Andy Scaife.
There are some practice days up next and then the first Enduro of the year. Season opener at Lossie - always worth the trip North and a good Easter workout.
Reserved Rider Numbers - query
Championship 1 ->19 Expert 20 ->39 Over 40 40 ->99 Club 100->149 Club B 150->199 Sportsmen 200 -> ….
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.
Floors Castle Horse Trials 16th - 17th - 18th May.
Fancy a day out on the bike in pleasant surroundings at an International Horse Trial. We have been helping out for over 10 years to collect score cards and are very much part of the event. An ideal event for newcomers to the sport who have standard Enduro or trail bikes.
We need 3 riders per day. If you are interested send me an email webmaster @ scottishenduros.co.uk Riders from last year very welcome.
New range of bike cleaning products - worth a look.
AMMO by Precision Clean www.precision-clean.co.uk
The AMMO range for motorcycles has been developed by us here at Precision Clean after many months of testing and trialling. Based on formulations originally developed for Aerospace and Military applications these are now available for use by the general public.
We are obsessed here by two wheels (motorcycles and mountain bikes/road bikes) and with our extensive background in chemical engineering for top grade applications we decided to produce our own cleaning, maintenance and polishing range to hopefully give customers a brand that is truly developed by enthusiasts for enthusiasts.
We are confident that you will be more than impressed with the performance of all the AMMO range as much of the technology used is not normally available at a competitive price.
AMMO is the range that gives you cutting edge technology that you can afford!
The new handbook for 2014 is now available on the SACU website. It can be downloaded in PDF format. Click here
2014 Championship calendar available for download. Bon Accord Enduro date still to be finalised.
Click here for calendar (updated with 22nd June corrected)
Enduro EEC Lossiemouth 19th April EEC Lossiemouth 20th April SBEC Tinto 21 June SBEC Tinto 22 June 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
Festive fun at Elgin.
Well done to EEC for a great day out and for Kev and Barry for organising the weather ( and the course !)
A fast lap round a large field to start then a tight trail through the trees for three hours to blow away the Xmas dinner.
Won by Ricky Mair who was flying. Chased hard by Allyn Scotland on his new KTM . Grant Smith made a fast return to the sport with a win in the over 40's pushed hard by Gavin Johnston.
Lewis Bell took the win from Ben Thomson in the Clubman
Gordon Macgregor kept up his winning form to take the Clubman 'B' from Garry Stephen and Les Pole.
Gavin Lowes in the Sportsman leading home Ben Edwards.
And of course Santa was out on his day off - pulling wheelies !!
Provisional Results - click here.
More photos of the day - click here.
Report on the event by Brian Donald - click here
ENDURO RIDING NUMBERS FOR 2014 ( Starts with Melville H&H at Lochouses in Dec)
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.
Over 40's - no numbers reserved yet - come on guys - gets your numbers in for Lochhouses !!
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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