If you’re wanting to take part in any of our events, here’s what you need to know.


The first thing you will need is a copy of the ACU handbook, which you can find here. This contains the rules by which our events are run.

You also need to look at our own Technical Regulations and Supplementary Regulations which have been revised and updated for 2021.

And of course, you will need to join the NSA, and the ACU to get your race competition license.

Riding Kit

Riders need to have either a one piece leather suit, or two-piece leathers that zip together over 75 percent of the waist, provided that the zip attaches to the leather and not the lining of the piece. You will also need suitable gloves, a full face helmet that bears the ACU Gold Stamp and boots that at least cover the ankle.


Bikes, scooters, trikes and sidecars are able to take part in our sprint meets. Machines in the road legal class have to be of a MOT-able standard, and have their lights and mirrors taped up. Racing class machines have to be fit for purpose, and sump plugs must be lockwired.

Full details are in the official documents which are linked to above. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have read and understood these documents.

If you need any further information check the bottom of any page for Northern and Southern contact details.