ACU Statement 13th May

The ACU Board of Directors met virtually yesterday (12th May 2020) to discuss the phased return to motorcycle sport following Monday’s publication of the UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy. 

The ACU, in partnership with the ACMA, have decided that a phased return to sporting events will commence in parallel with the Government’s Step Three. Thiscoincides with the reopening of remaining business, public places and leisure facilities which have been required to close. As of 12th May, Step Three is due to begin from 4th July but this is under constant review. We will assess the situation again when the Government implements Step Two, envisaged to be the 1st June. 

In the coming weeks, the ACU and AMCA will publish guidance documents for organisers looking to run restricted events after this time. This will give organisers time to consider the implications of continued social distancing and prepare future events safely. 

In order to reflect the differences in devolved administrations, no British Championship Enduro, Motocross, Trials or Speedway will take place until travel restrictions between England/ Scotland/ Wales/ Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man have been lifted and other factors considered, in line with Government guidance. 

The ACU and AMCA would like to thank all our members for their patience during this difficult time, and we appreciate the steps taken by many individuals, clubs and organisations to support local communities during these unprecedented events. 

For further information, please see the ACU’s Coronavirus Operational Plan (.https://www.acu.org.uk/…/2…/Coronavirus-Operational-Plan.pdf)
We would remind all members that these plans are subject to change, and will be taken in line with the latest UK Government guidance.

New link on the website

We have just added a link to club stalwarts Toby and Ken Eyres facebook page about there excellent wheel building enterprise .

I guess after Boris’s statement last night we are waiting for some clarity about practising, events etc. Well the ACU will make a statement on Wednesday which we will reproduce on the website .

ACU Update – Covid-19

Monday April 6, 2020 at 12:15pm105

ACU Update – COVID-19

Last week the ACU LTD Board of Directors met virtually for over six hours to discuss the way forward for British motorcycle sport. 

These are unprecedented times and the ACU stands fully behind the NHS and essential workers in the national fightback against COVID-19. 

With the current suspension of motorcycle events until 31st May, backed by MCRCB and MSUK the ACU continue to work hard to ensure once the Government’s social distancing advice is lifted members can get back on their motorcycles. We would ask all members to be patient during this period, and respect that our ACU staff are trying to continue providing a high-level of service to Clubs, Centres and Promoters in an increasingly challenging environment. 

We would ask members to continue being responsible and not ride their motorcycles and risk an unnecessary burden on the NHS. 

Thank you

ACU Directors