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Members Benefits

Motocourse Discount for ACU Members

The publishers of the iconic motorcycle annual Motocourse and F1 equivalent, Autocourse, Icon Publishing Ltd are delighted to offer ACU members a 30% discount and free UK postage on this year’s editions. 


MOTOCOURSE celebrates its 44th year of publication – and yet again what a year it was for motorcycle racing!

In a thrilling MotoGP season, Marc Marquez and Honda were again the dominant force, with customary brilliance, he romped to his sixth MotoGP title.  Other riders occasionally denied the Spanish tyro. The Ducati pair of Andrea Dovizioso, and Danilo Petrucci, along with Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales and Suzuki’s Alex Rins all took to the top step of the podium in a close fought battle for supremecy throughout the whole of the MotoGP field.

Once again, Valentino Rossi defied the years to remain at the sharp end of the field, whilst the future for Yamaha may have emerged in the shape of the 20-year old French sensation Fabio Quartararo, eagerly seeking his first MotoGP win.

Editor Michael Scott provides a no-holds-barred assessment of all the aspects of a compelling season’s action.

MOTOCOURSE alone has full coverage of the support classes, Moto2 and Moto3, where Alex Marquez was looking to clinch the Moto2 crown at his fifth attempt, whilst Lorenzo Dalla Porta, Aaron Canet and Tony Arbolino hotly disputed the Moto3 title.

In World Superbikes, Kawasaki’s dominance was challenged by Ducati’s Alvaro Bautista, with Jonathan Rea eventually managing to retain his championship title for the fifth successive year, ahead of the chasing pack including British favourites Leon Haslam, Chaz Davies and Yamaha’s Michael van der Mark.

No book covers the motor cycle racing world in as much detail as MOTOCOURSE, which, in addition to the two major world series, reviews the unique challenge of Isle of Man TT races, The World Supersport Championship, The British Superbike Championship and the AMA USA Superbike series.  

Incredible value for money, with 328 large-format pages, bursting with over 450 stunning colour photographs from the world’s finest photographers, MOTOCOURSE covers it all.

No wonder MOTOCOURSE is regarded worldwide as ‘The Bible of Motorcycle Racing’.

To take advantage of this exclusive offer go to - at the checkout stage of the process enter the code ACU-19 as this will amend the overall price to reflect the discount. Orders will be despatched week commencing December 16th by Royal Mail 48 Hour Tracked Service, the offer also extends to this year’s Autocourse Annual.

SMC Bikes Offers 15% Discount for ACU Members

SMC Bikes is established as one of the most popular & friendly motorcycling venues in the South Yorkshire /Derbyshire area. We are keen to promote motorcycle racing in the UK and want to support racers by providing discount on the essentials needed to go racing. We are happy to provide advice for new racers starting out, in line with ACU equipment regulations and have personal experience of what is required to stay safe and protected on the track. Please call Lucy on 01142525454 (Option 3) if you have any queries or questions.

Not only are we Ducati and KTM specialists. We stock a wide range of helmets including Arai, Shoei, Caberg, X-lite and AGV along with hundreds of visors and accessories that can be fitted by our trained helmet technicians. We also stock RST, Spada, Alpinestars, Merlin, Sidi and lindstrands motorcycle clothing. We have teamed up with Forcefield body armour to provide the best sport compression layers and the world’s best back protectors.

Exclusively for ACU licence holders, SMC will give the holder 15% off all clothing and helmets when presenting a valid ACU Licence. This is only available to the holder and must be checked by a member of staff at point of purchase. Please contact us for more details 01142525454 (Option 3 for clothing).

Dust Devils Give Special Discount for ACU Members


For the best in enduro trail bike adventures in Southern Spain and Morocco, take a look at Dust Devils Adventure Tours, who are offering ACU members an exclusive 10% discount on published prices.


Fully guided off road adventure tours inclusive of the latest 2019 KTM bikes, top quality gear, fuel and lunch, plus the chance to stay in their fully catered villa or in a 4* hotel in Marbella. Catering from novices to pros, their 1/2/3 day tours are totally flexible and with the biggest fleet of KTMs in Europe, they offer great group packages, as well as all inclusive deals. Email quoting  ACU



Motorcycle Racer- ACU Special Discount

Motorcycle Racer magazine offer a special discounted subscription rate for ACU Licence Holders – and this includes marshals too.

The discount means you can receive 12 issues of the world’s number one road racing magazine for just £37.13 instead of the usual price of £46.20.

You can subscribe by ‘phone by calling 0161 443 1000 or click on to buy on line. Paypal, credit and debit card payments are all welcome (with no surcharge!). We’ll send you the current edition of the magazine and then 11 further issues after that.  

20% off Superfinishing with TSR

Here at TSR we are in a position to be able to offer all ACU license holders a 20% discount on our superfinishing service for gearbox's, cams & cranks etc.

Although this is an all year round offer, why not book early and get a head of the game with that winter engine rebuild.

You can find more information on Superfinishing and other services that we provide on our website or by calling Dave or Denise direct on 01732 462883.

15% Discount for ACU Members at Bike Stop

Few clothing and accessory outlets can boast such fantastic surroundings and welcoming staff as Bike Stop in Old Town Stevenage. Established for over 30 years, the seven well-stocked showrooms are elegantly accommodated in a Grade II-listed building on the High Street. It’s like a real-life Tardis, so much bigger than it looks from the outside – just take a look at and see Dougie Lampkin taking a tour through all of it, upstairs as well on his bike. The Bike Stop team prides itself on the fact that they’re all bikers, and none of the team of trained sales staff are on commission, so their only motivation is to ensure you leave with the right products and advice. If you’re interested in Dainese’s new airbag range, D Air Racing the new D-Air Street system, you’ve come to the right place. Bike Stop’s reputation and expertise mean that it is the UK’s number one D-Air dealer, selling more than anyone else.  As the oldest and longest serving Dainese store they have one of the largest stocks of Dainese stock in the UK plus they  also stock everything from Arai, AGV  and Shoei helmets to the RST  range plus Daytona and Sidi boots and gloves from Dainese, Knox and Rukka.  Then theres soft and hard luggage from Kriega and Givi.  They also offer a full made to measure service, repairs  and tailoring including logos for suits!

They have recently been one of the first shops of its type in the country to be approved by the Trading Standards with their “Buy with confidence” scheme and have just been awarded “Gold Merchant” by Feefo the 100% independent web survey company for all their on line sales. 

If you’re planning on stocking up, there’s free parking right outside the showroom, and if you’re a bit parched on arrival a free cup of Lavazza coffee and a homemade cake will no doubt perk you up before you lose yourself in the seven showrooms, totalling over 3000 square feet of display space.

Special Offers

Specifically for the ACU, Bike Stop will offer 15% to ACU licence holders BUT only the actual holder.  You must just have a valid ACU Licence and share with us the member/licence  number and expiry date. 

Specialist Breakdown Assistance specifically created for ACU members

MotoRescue is a breakdown and recovery service for motorcycle enthusiasts where simply missing a race competition is not an option. In the event that your vehicle breaks down en route to a race event that you are competing in MotoRescue will get your vehicle and your passengers to the event and home again if a repair cannot be carried out whilst you are your race meeting. The scheme was developed by Autohome Assistance, a motor club that celebrated 40 years of service this year, in conjunction with the ACU.

This breakdown scheme is available for cars, vans, 7.5 ton vehicles and trailers. For every membership MotoRescue makes a donation to the ACU Benevolent Fund. This scheme is also offered at discounted rates to all ACU members. When the race is on you will always see the chequered flag with MotoRescue. Autohome MotoRescue are proud major sponsors of the ACU Motocross venue - Milton Park Northamptonshire.

For details on joining call free 0800 371280 or visit

Personal Transponder Deal for Riders and Clubs/Centre

The ACU Board of Directors have been working closely with HS Sports and MYLAPS Sports Timing to provide a suitable package deal for both riders and centres/clubs. HS Sports and MYLAPS can offer the regular MX transponder at the price of £212.50 + vat or there is the option of the new MX Flex Transponder.

The new MX Flex Transponder is a MYLAPS transponder which is subscription based, after paying for the initial purchase and activation at £73 + vat for the first 12 months. At the end of the twelve months period the transponder will need to be reactivate for a further 12 months, connect it to the MYLAPS website and pay a yearly subscription fee of 53euros approx.

HS Sports have also produced two different packages for the clubs, centres and promoters to run the system. The packages include all the equipment required to run the system. The ACU Board of Directors are conscious that some Centres/Clubs may have difficulty in funding the overall cost of a transponder system and therefore on the provision of an appropriate application for funding, the Board will consider on a case by case basis the possibility of an interest free loan or a favourable low rate percentage loan tailored to the needs of the Organisner.

Any Centres/Clubs wishing to apply for funding should contact Gary Thompson at the ACU and anybody wishing to purchase the system or transponder should contact HS Sports on 01260 275708


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