ACU and AMCA plot motorcycle sports return

The ACU and the AMCA have released a joint statement outlining their plans to restarting motorcycle sports in the UK


THE ACU (Auto Cycle Union) and the AMCA (Amateur Motor Cycle Association) board of directors met yesterday (12th May) to discuss the phased return of motorcycle sport in the UK.

The move comes just a day after UK PM, Boris Johnson, announced that in England at least, COVID-19 restrictions will begin lifting as the government begin to get the country back to some form of normality.

The two bodies are looking at a phased return to sporting activities that will follow the government’s reopening of public places, leisure facilities and remaining business – provisionally set for 4th June.

Here is the press release in full – to check it out yourself, head to:

Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at 8:53 am

ACU and AMCA plan return to motorcycle sportThe 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, has decided that a phased return to sporting events will commence in parallel with the Government’s Step Three. This coincides 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 here. We would remind all members that these plans are subject to change, and will be taken in line with the latest UK Government guidance.