Choosing a Sport for you


Trials Riding is the most popular by participant and certainly the cheapest and easiest to take up and provides a basis of machine control that can be used in all other forms of motorcycle sport.  


Enduro is a test of rider and machine in an event in which the result is decided by the rider’s ability to ride to a set time schedule combined with times set on special tests, all calculated to the nearest second with the lowest total time deciding the finishing positions.


Motocross is a high profile, glamorous and high octane sport enjoyed by thousands of competitors throughout the year predominantly from March to October. ACU Motocross events take place on purpose built off- road tracks with spectacular jumps and fast corners.

Road Racing

This is an event where the racing takes place on 100% tarmac surfaces. This includes permanent short circuits and temporary street circuits. Other forms of road racing include: Supermoto, Drag, Sprint and Hillclimb.

Track Racing

Track Racing is a form of motorcycle racing with the two most popular forms being Grasstrack and Speedway. Grasstrack in its current form, takes place on a flat track consisting of two straights and two bends usually constructed in a field. It is one of the oldest types of motorcycle sports in the UK with the first meetings being held in the 1920’s.

Coaching and Training

Before starting to compete in events it would be a good idea to undertake some Coaching or Training and take part in some test days or track days.   The ACU have a number of the Club/Project and Commercial Coaches and Training providers around that can assist you with your first experiences of Motorcycle Sport.   All ACU Coaches are signed up to the ACU Child Protection Code of Practice, Ethical Code and Rider Training Guidelines. They also all carry First Aid qualifications and have undergone a Disclosure and Barring Check.   More details can be found on the ACU website or by contacting the ACU Training Department.  

ACU Marshals and other officials

All forms of Motorcycle Sport require many key personnel for events to take place and there is a number of ways you can become involved in Motorcycle Sport without competing. These include ObserversRace Marshals (both Off-Road and Road Racing) and Clerk of the CourseTechnical OfficialsTimekeepers and Event Secretaries.

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