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Official Calendar for the 2017 Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship
Monday October 31, 2016
After a long wait the 2017 Calendar is confirmed. ACU Events is pleased to announce the official dates and venues for the 2017 Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship.
British success at European Enduro Final
Monday October 31, 2016
The final round of the FIM European Enduro Championship took place on Oct 28/29th at Harfsen in Holland.
Nora-Mx 2017 Dates
Friday October 28, 2016
Nora MX have bottomed out their dates for 2017 with some terrific venues across the southern UK. Below are Dates for a 8 round championship to pop into your diary for 2017
2017 Hawkstone International Set For 5th February
Friday October 28, 2016
HIMX are now in a position to release the date of the 5th February for the 2017 Hawkstone International. The organisers have released the date early again to avoid clashing with the other major Internationals and also before the usual early start of ....
Oliver's Mount Gold Cup Film is Live
Thursday October 27, 2016
The 2016 Oliver's Mount Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup took place under glorious skies all weekend and will certainly be remembered for many years to come.
Thursday October 27, 2016
The first event of the MWTRA 2016 / 17 XC Events supported by Freestyle will be at Colstey venue on the 27th November 2016 again using the minimum of forest roads linking the flowing terrain and open trails, the route will be upgraded from last year ....
Wednesday October 26, 2016
Eight clubs from all corners of Britain travelled to Navarra to contest the International Six Days Enduro, like their Trophy team compatriots the riders were determined to show they weren’t there to make the numbers up.
Tuesday October 25, 2016
The inaugural FIM ISDE Vintage Trophy was held in Navarra Spain from the 13th to 16th October 2016, nine riders represented Team GBR coming from England, Wales, Scotland and the Isle of Man.
Monday October 24, 2016
On Sunday 20th November the ACU Track Racing Committee will be hosting the Annual Track Racing Open Forum at ACU Head Office in Rugby.
Monday October 24, 2016
The final round of the 2016 Northampton MCC Club Championships takes place on October 30th at Long Buckby with NMCC. For this we will also be joined by the NGR series. Track will be run in the new anti-clockwise direction.
Visit the ACU at the International Dirt Bike Show
Monday October 24, 2016
With just days left until the International Dirt Bike Show opens its doors at Stoneleigh Park, the ACU will once again be in attendance at the Show from 27th October through to 30th October.
One Stop Southern 100 Package 2017 - Experience the Isle of Man's most exciting road race
Friday October 21, 2016
Are you planning to attend the Steam Packet Southern 100 International Road Races in 2017, either for the first time or as a returning fan of the races held on the Isle of Man every July since 1955?
Team GB Create History at 2016 ISDE
Tuesday October 18, 2016
Following the recent achievements of the ACU Team GB Trophy team at the ISDE held in Navarra, Spain where Danny McCanney, Jamie McCanney, Nathan Watson and Jamie Lewis represented Team GB, the ACU would like to congratulate the team on their fine per....
Thursday October 20, 2016
Once again the Compass Cup promoted by Mid Sussex MCC will be returning to the Mildenhall circuit on Saturday and Sunday. The event now in its second year will see eight club teams competing for the Annual title.
Team GB Secure fifth at Quad Cross of Nations
Thursday October 20, 2016
The ACU Team GB squad recently attended the Quad Cross of Nations in France where Luke Cooper, George Callaway and Murray Graham were looking for a strong result. The weekend started on Saturday with the Qualifying sessions. Unfortunately Team GB suf....
Manx Radio Continues as Broadcaster Partner of Southern 100 Racing
Thursday October 20, 2016
Southern 100 Racing is pleased to announce that Manx Radio will continue to be the Official Broadcast Partner for the races held on the Billown Course for 2017.
South Midland Centre Season Finale at Long Buckby, featuring the Eastern Centre EVO MX Series
Thursday October 20, 2016
Northampton Motorcyclists Club Ltd hosted the final round of the 2016 ACU South Midland Centre Motocross Championships at the legendary Long Buckby National track. As last year they were joined by the Eastern Centre EVO MX Series. With the track prep....
Old Market Inn ‘The Small Pub With A Big Heart!’
Wednesday October 19, 2016
The Old Market Inn on Chapel Row in Douglas, may be the smallest pub in the Isle of Man, but it is one with the biggest heart when it comes to supporting the Southern 100 Supporters Fund.
Tuesday October 18, 2016
Michael Brown continued his return to top form following his major knee injury last year, with a hard fought win in the Lakes Two Day Trial, held in the South Lakeland area around Broughton in Furness.
Team GB Prepare for Supermoto of Nations this Weekend
Tuesday October 18, 2016
With just a few days to go until one of the highlights of the supermoto calendar, Team GB riders Chris Hodgson, Jay Smith and Richard Blakeman are making final preparations to take on the challenge of the 2016 Supermoto of Nations.
Team GB take Fourth in Sidecar Motocross des Nations
Tuesday October 18, 2016
The Sidecar Motocross des Nations was recently held in France at the fantastic Dardon Gueugnon track. The weather was crisp with a mixture of wind and sun on top of French hills, but great racing conditions. Qualifying races on Saturday consisted of ....
The International Dirt Bike Show - 27th – 30th October 2016
Tuesday October 18, 2016
WHERE: Stoneleigh Park, WarwickshireWHEN: Thursday-Sunday, October 27-30, 9.30am-5pm (4pm close on Sunday)WHAT: Europe’s premier indoor off-road event!HOW: Head over to dirtbikeshow.co.uk today for more information, directions, social media lin....
Wildcard Kellett Dominates Final Round but Carter Takes Championship
Monday October 17, 2016
Last Saturday the final round of the Phoenix Tools Premier motocross Championship took place at Little Silver Moto Parc which had atracted a far entry which included many wildcards. Heavy rain had fallen during the night, but the sun was out early mo....
International Six Day Enduro, Navarra, Spain Day Six Report: GB World Trophy Team 2nd, GB World Juni
Monday October 17, 2016
The ACU British ISDE Teams celebrated in style with fantastic results at the traditional ‘Final Cross’ on the last day of the International Six Days of Enduro. Nathan Watson charged through to win his heat on the unusual Supermoto style t....
International Six Day Enduro, Navarra, Spain Day Five Report: GB World Trophy Team 2nd, GB World Jun
Sunday October 16, 2016
The ACU British ISDE Teams had a smooth and problem-free penultimate day of the ISDE 2016. The fifth day of racing consisted of just one lap, but with long liaisons between the five tests, it still totalled at 195km. A frosty and misty beginning to t....
International Six Day Enduro, Navarra, Spain Day Four Report: GB World Trophy Team 3rd, GB World Jun
Saturday October 15, 2016
The ACU British ISDE Teams experienced mixed results on the fourth day of competition. With the week having run smoothly for all the British riders so far, Friday brought bad luck and the first DNF for the GB teams with the loss of Lee Sealey. A chan....
Lincolnshire Enduro Club host Successful Opening Event Tattershall Park Farm
Friday October 14, 2016
A group of off road motorcycle racing enthusiasts have got together to form a new and exciting venture called Lincolnshire Enduro Club. The club, which will be aimed at all levels of riders, from beginners right through to experts, will run and promo....
Isle of Man TT History Maker To Tell All at Norwich Playhouse
Friday October 14, 2016
In August 2016 former World Championship motorcycle racer Phil Armes made history when he became the first paraplegic to ride a solo motorcycle around the Isle of Man TT course.
Atkinson takes advantage of red flag to take 2016 championship!
Friday October 14, 2016
So, we came to Thruxton for the very last meeting of the 2016 ACU 250 GP and NG Cup competition. As far as the 250 ACU National Championship was concerned, things were poised quite nicely. Phil Atkinson held a 10 point lead over Dan Jackson. In the N....
International Six Day Enduro 2016 Day Three Report: GB World Trophy Team 4th, GB World Junior Team 6
Friday October 14, 2016
The ACU British ISDE Teams experienced mixed fortunes today on day three of the 2016 International Six Days Enduro in Navarra, Spain. The British World Trophy team riders suffered a couple of mishaps today that relegated them to fourth place and wide....
Bathmate confirmed as 2016 Supermoto of Nations title sponsors for Team GB
Thursday October 13, 2016
Team GB are pleased to confirm that Bathmate have become the Teams Principal sponsor for the 2016 Supermoto of Nations and join with the other confirmed sponsors, Michelin - ScotLifts - Merinox Tubing Specialists - First Form Building & Glazing a....
North East Motorcycle Racing Club, end season with tribute to Ian Bell
Thursday October 13, 2016
The NEMCRC completed their season at East Fortune on 8/9th October with the first running of the Ian Bell Memorial Meeting.  Son of the club’s founder Geordie Bell, Ian lost his life in an accident in this year’s second sidecar TT ra....
World Superbike Champion Starts the Foundation Work at Joey Dunlop Foundation Holiday Complex
Thursday October 13, 2016
Joey Dunlop Foundation’s three holiday apartments, designed and equipped for people with disabilities and special needs, have been operational since 2010. Traditionally the apartments are open from March until January and have provided holiday ....
Thursday October 13, 2016
Colin Parker was crowned the BG Products MRO Powerbikes champion at the final round at Brands Hatch, but the series was denied the nail-biting finalé it promised, after a crash in the second race brought out the red flags, saw both Parker and ....
Thursday October 13, 2016
The final round of the 2016 ACU Championships will be run at Santa Pod Raceway this weekend 15-16th October.
International Six Day Enduro 2016 Day Two Report: GB World Trophy Team 3rd, GB World Junior Team 7th
Thursday October 13, 2016
The ACU British ISDE Teams have consolidated their position on day two of the 2016 International Six Days Enduro in Navarra, Spain. The British World Trophy team riders have again ridden hard to maintain their third place and with only 93 seconds to ....
International Six Day Enduro 2016 Day One Report: GB World Trophy Team 3rd, GB World Junior Team 7th
Wednesday October 12, 2016
The ACU British ISDE Team made an impressive start in day one of the 2016 International Six Days Enduro in Navarra, Spain today. The British World Trophy team have started strongly and are placed third – only 56 seconds behind the leaders, the ....
Will Carter Take Championship at Final Round
Wednesday October 12, 2016
This Saturday (yes Saturday) October 15th the final round of the 2016 Phoenix Tools Premier motocross Championship will take place at Little Silver Moto Parc, Exeter. The track in recent weeks has had a lot of work done to it and a new section has be....
Record Breaker Hickman the Third
Tuesday October 11, 2016
The Darley Moor Motor Cycle Road Race Club finished their 2016 season off in fine style with the Stars at Darley meeting on Saturday 8th – Sunday 9th October 2016 producing some fantastic racing and record breaking performances.
Jenkinson’s Hat-Trick of ‘Anglesey Grand’ Wins
Tuesday October 11, 2016
The Wirral Hundred club’s iconic end-of-season ‘Anglesey Grand’ meeting attracted its highest entry ever, and saw the two legs of the feature race dominated by National Superstock 1000 front-runner Adam Jenkinson on his NEI Motorspo....
NG Road Racing... Thruxton Race Report
Tuesday October 11, 2016
The Thruxton end of year meeting normally throws up a few surprises. The pressure is off if the championships have been secured, and it is a chance to try something that may be on the cards for 2017.
ACU British ISDE Team Thanks Its Sponsors
Monday October 10, 2016
The week of preparations in Spain is nearly over with the start of the 91st ISDE less than 24 hours away. All of the British team are in the paddock in Navarra, bike preparations have been completed and the bikes are now in the parc ferme, and all th....
Anti-Doping Tests at Foxhill
Monday October 10, 2016
At the final round of the Maxxis British Motocross Championships held at Foxhill on 18th September, a number of riders were selected for participation in some anti-doping tests.
Somerset's Kellett wins the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race
Sunday October 9, 2016
Today's 34th edition of the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race was certainly one to remember, as local man Todd Kellett was embroiled in a race-long battle with former Grand Prix motocross racer Tanel Leok before taking an emotional victory in front of a ....
Murphy takes quad victory at action packed HydroGarden Weston Beach Race
Saturday October 8, 2016
The ultra-exciting race action kicked off today, Saturday October 8, at the 34th HydroGarden Weston Beach Race in front of a huge crowd, where Howard Wainwright, Bailey Johnston, Stefan Murphy, Alun Davis and James Ferguson took victory across the Yo....
Weston course build: the team works
Friday October 7, 2016
The HydroGarden Weston Beach Race course build is certainly no easy task. Headed up by RHL Activities’ director, Gareth Hockey, the construction began this year on the 29th of September, some 10 days before the event, where they create the obst....
Thursday October 6, 2016
Due to land availability problems, the Hillsborough Club’s final round of the ACU Normandale Masters Trials Championship, recently rescheduled for October 30, has now been cancelled
Thursday October 6, 2016
The ACU’s Trials and Enduro Committee have now finalised the class structure for the 2017 ACU Classic Trial Championship, formerly known as the Sammy Miller Championship.
National Motorcycle Museum “Live” Open Day-Sat 05/11/16
Thursday October 6, 2016
Following the massive success of Museum LIVE over the past two years, Saturday 05/11/16 will see the museum host our 3rd annual free open day when everyone will be invited to visit the museum collection free of charge. There will also be a host of ot....
Dunlop announces Spirit of Weston Award
Thursday October 6, 2016
As the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race edges ever closer, on the 7-9 October 2016, Dunlop has announced in collaboration with RHL Activities that it will provide two VIP tickets to the Motocross of Nations 2017 at Matterley Basin for a chosen racer or ....
Team GB heads to Quad Cross of Nations in France
Wednesday October 5, 2016
The 2016 Quad Cross of Nations will take placing this weekend (8th and 9th October) at the fast and hilly, hardpack track of Gueugnon and the Team GB squad will feature George Callaway, Luke Cooper and Murray Graham.
Team GB head to the Sidecar Cross Des Nations this Weekend
Wednesday October 5, 2016
This weekend the Sidecarcross des Nations will take place at DARDON GUEUGNON in France on 8th/9th October 2016
Brown and Chamberlain secure Maxxis ACU British Sidecar Cross Title for 2016
Wednesday October 5, 2016
This week the Canada Heights track in Kent hosted the final round of the MAXXIS ACU British Sidecarcross 2016 Championship. The sandy track was in great condition, but tough as usual. Stuart Brown and Josh Chamberlain were on top form as usual taking....
RUST SPORTS support the 2016 ACU British ISDE Team
Tuesday October 4, 2016
RUST, the fortnightly online magazine for dirt bike and adventure enthusiasts, will be supplying press and communications services to the ACU British ISDE Team for the 2016 International Six Days Enduro in Navarra, Spain in October 2016.
Dabill Double at Season Finale
Tuesday October 4, 2016
The final two rounds of the R.T.Keedwell sponsored British Trials Championship were held at the Bob McGregor Trials Academy last weekend by the East Lothian Club where current British Champion James Dabill scored clear cut wins on both days to notch ....
Todd takes win as Hodgson Claims ACU British Supermoto Championship at 3 Sisters Wigan
Tuesday October 4, 2016
The damp conditions that met the contestants at the start of day 1 of round 9 of the British Supermoto Championship at the best venue the sport has in the UK, 3 Sisters Wigan, meant tyre choice was an important strategic decision, most riders opted f....
Stars to Darley for Season Finale
Tuesday October 4, 2016
The Darley Moor Motorcycle Road Race Club prepare for their traditional finale to a superb season of racing this weekend, 8th and 9th October, when some of the country’s top motorcycle racers descend on the circuit, near Wyaston, Ashbourne (DE6....
2016 Scott Trial Official Souvenir Programme Available Now
Tuesday October 4, 2016
The 2016 Scott Trial Official Souvenir Programme, which this year is again a full colour edition, is now available for trials fans. Amounting to 92 pages, it is packed with all the information you will need to spectate at the annual classic on 22nd O....
McLernon, Rogers and Bunce Claim ACU British Quad Titles at Canada Heights
Monday October 3, 2016
Northern Ireland’s Mark McLernon is the new ATVS Only British Quad Champion after a tense final round at Canada Heights on Sunday where he clinched the ACU-series in the very last race of the year.
ACU/FSRA British F2 Sidecar Championship Season Review
Monday October 3, 2016
The 32nd ACU/FSRA British F2 Sidecar Championship began back in April. 24 teams had registered, most were ready for the opening races at Oulton Park. Last year’s top two, Alan Founds and John Holden had other targets for the season, so unsurpri....
Get pre-race training for the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race with Dave Thorpe
Monday October 3, 2016
RHL Activities and Dave Thorpe are offering a unique opportunity for HydroGarden Weston Beach Race competitors to get some pre-event training on part of the course on Friday 7th October 2016.
Visit the ACU at the Weston Beach Race
Monday October 3, 2016
On the weekend of the 7th – 9th October the Auto Cycle Union will be in attendance at the world famous Weston Beach Race event taking place at the North Somerset seaside town.

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