Covid-19 Update


In light of recent developments in the COVID-19 crisis, and following the address to the nation by the Prime Minister on the evening of 23rd March, the Auto-Cycle Union has today extended its suspension of all organising permits for motorcycle events until at least 31st May but will be constantly reviewed.

This move provides clear guidance to event organisers, clubs, venues, competitors, officials of the role that the Auto-Cycle Union must play in supporting the broader UK public health agenda.

Auto-Cycle Union Chairman, Roy Humphrey explained, “The government have required that we effectively lock-down for a period of three weeks, however given that the most vulnerable in our society are required to isolate for three months, we feel it only sensible to propose a longer suspension for all motorcycle sport.  This is a time of national unity and we need to come together with the broader public community to do all we can to support this battle and ultimately save lives. 

This evening, Health Secretary, Matt Hancock said the Government is launching a new scheme to recruit 250,000 volunteers to support the NHS through the coronavirus pandemic.  A quarter of a million volunteers, people in good health to help the NHS, for shopping, for the delivery of medicines and to support those who are shielding to protect their own health. We may not be involved in any sporting activities, but, we could help support the NHS through this pandemic!" More information can be found here -

Auto-Cycle Union will continue to monitor the prevailing advice from the UK Government in respect of the COVID-19 international pandemic and will update the motorcycle community accordingly.

MSVR and MCRCB Updates -

Please see the below statement from the ACU General Secretary, Neil Doctor. This means all our club events will be cancelled until 30/04/2020. We will also be cancelling our March committee meeting and will take the ACU's necessary guidance on future events.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the club.

Statement on Covid-19
On behalf of ACU  

It is with regret that the ACU are suspending all competition and social activity until 30th April 2020, but this will be constantly reviewed. This is in response to the emerging guidance issued by HM UK Government in response to the outbreak of COVID-19.   

All permits for events during this time will be cancelled and reimbursed in full to the organising club/ promoter.   

As the National Governing Body would ask all ACU Members to act responsibly and follow the Government’s guidance during this difficult time. We have a responsibility and duty of care to our staff who will be working from home, so please be patient with any queries you may have.

As of writing (17th March 2020) HM Government have advised: 

  • - Persons to work from home where possible 
  • - People over the age of 70 to minimise social contact 
  • - Emergency services will not support mass gatherings 
  • - Stop non-essential travel  
  • - Avoid pubs, clubs, restaurants and cinemas  

This statement is supported in its entirety by AMCA

Up-to-date information on COVID-19 can be found here:

Kind regards

Neil Doctor
General Secretary

Here you can find all the photos taken at the WBS RD5 Trial on 28.08.19

A Class born between 01.01.2003 and 31.12.2004

B Class born between 01.01.2005 and 31.12.2008
C Class born between 01.01.2008 and 31.12.2010 (note overlap, see below)
D Class born between 01.01.2011 and 31.12.2014
Note: To ride a Combustion engined machine the rider must have attained 6 years.
E Class Minimum age – 4 years and born after 01.01.2015.
Note: The rider must have attained 4 years at the date of the competition.

Riders who reach the age of 12 in 2020 (ie born after 31.12 2007) will have the option of either:

  • Moving to the B class in the year in which they reach 12 yrs on a machine up to 125cc (and being eligible for B Class points)
    NB : The rider must be 12 years of age at the date of competition to ride a machine of 125cc Mono 
  • Remaining in the C Class for another year on a machine of up to 80cc and retaining eligibility for C Class points.

Here you can find all the photos taken at the Malham Show Trial on 24.08.19