ACU Membership & Licence/Registration

Competition Licence/Trial Registration

A Competition Licence (or Registration in the case of Trials) is required by every rider and passenger participating in any competition held under the National Sporting Code of the ACU.

It is the responsibility of the competitor, or in the case of minors the parent or legal guardian, to ensure that their licence is valid and issued for the correct class. The issuing of a licence does not guarantee an entry into, or acceptance into, any competition. All licences are valid from 1 January to 31 December of the year of issue. Licence fees are non-refundable.

Duplicate ACU licences can be downloaded from the Sport 80 platform under the ACU Competitor Licences tab

Duplicate FIM/FIME licences can be obtained through the ACU at the appropriate fee.

One Event Licences

A One Event Licence, sometimes referred to as a Day Licence, grants all the benefits of an annual licence for the duration of one named event only. The Supplementary Regulations for the event will state whether this type of licence can be used.

One Event Licences are valid only for adult and youth riders in the undermentioned events:         

  1. Motocross, Supermoto and Enduro events up to and including National Status.       
  2. Grass Track, Sprint, Drag and Hillclimb events below National Status.

Note: One Event Licences are not issued for Road Race events.

One Event Trials Licences

To encourage non-ACU Trials Registered Riders to attend ACU Trials events, One Event Trials Registrations are now available from ACU Head Office. Riders taking out one event Trials licences will hopefully join an ACU Club, take out a full Trials Registration and become an ACU Trials Registered Rider.

Associate Membership

Associate Membership is available to any individual who does not hold a current Competition Licence/Registration. The annual fee of £10.00 allows the individual to enjoy a range of benefits and discounts that have been secured by the ACU for its members.

Benefits include significant discounts on a range of motorcycle related products as well as travel and accommodation. To view an up to date list of benefits please visit the ACU website.

The Associate Membership can be purchased online via

Auto-Cycle Union Ltd.
ACU House, Wood Street, Rugby.
CV21 2YX.
Telephone: 01788 566400