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Where can I get involved in motocross in the UK?

 

Motocross is off-road, cross-country motorcycle racing. It is a fast-paced, short race over both man-made and natural terrain. In competitions 36 riders go into the first corner.

Other off-road disciplines

It is different to other disciplines such as enduro and trails. Enduro covers longer distances and durations, usually through woodlands. Trails is technical, slow-paced and balance based over a short challenging course with the aim to go through without ever putting your feet on the ground. Motocross has evolved from trails racing.

New to motocross

If you are new to motocross and wish to get involved, your first stop should be with either the Amateur Motorcycle Association (AMCA) or the Auto Cycle Union (ACU). These motorcycle organisations will provide you with all you need to know to get started in this exhilarating, high- speed sport.

The Auto Cycle Union (ACU)

The ACU is the national governing body that is internationally recognised for motorcycle sport in Britain. It does not include Northern Ireland. Founded in 1903, the ACU has long been involved in motorcycle sport and is also a founder member of the Federation Internationale Motocyclisme (FIM), motorcycle sports’ world governing body. The ACU works hard at furthering interests in motorcycle sport throughout the world, and the organisation represents 23,000 licence holders and 550 members Clubs.

In Britain, all forms of off-road disciplines are provided for including motocross, enduro, trails, grass track and speedway. It has organised events such as the Isle of Man TT Races, World Superbikes, Moto GP and the Motocross of Nations.

The Amateur Motorcycle Association

The AMCA is off-road motorcycling’s oldest governing body throughout the world. It is here that you will find all the latest news, reports, fixtures and events for the sport of motocross, as well as other off-road disciplines. Founded in the West Midlands in 1932, AMCA has played a key role in promoting the sport of motocross and is responsible for much of its subsequent growth in the UK. With over 200 affiliated clubs across the country and almost 1000 annual events held for you to participate in, this sporting body caters for riders of all abilities and ages, starting from 8 years old.

Around half of the AMCA’s 200 motorcycle clubs are specifically for motocross only. The other half are clubs that include other off-road sporting disciplines or ‘codes’ such as scrambles, trials (modern and classic), supermoto, beach racing, enduro and moto-duro.

How old must I be?

At the ACU you can join as young as 6 years old. Engine capacities, wheel size and grade of bike are capped for each youth age group.

To become a member of an AMCA motocross club you must be 8 years old to compete in motocross, however 6 year olds can compete in trails. You must be aged 11 for supermoto and enduro, and aged 16 or older to compete in classic scrambles.

Clubs

Motocross clubs in the UK exist from Scotland down to Jersey and across to Northern Ireland. There are hundreds of them, and you are sure to find a club and track near to your home that you can join and learn the sport of motocross. By joining a club, you will gain access to races and events that will help you to progress, whatever your age. Take time to read up on the latest news, reports, events and fixtures happening in your area and beyond, to stay on top of this adrenalin- fueled sport.

Here are some great tracks and clubs around the UK to get you started, but there are many more that may be closer to your home. Check out the ACU and AMCA for a full and comprehensive list of motocross clubs in the UK.

England

North East and Yorkshire

CHEQUERED FLAG MOTOCROSS TRACK

Aldbrough, near Hull, Yorkshire

Website: www.chequeredflagmx.co.uk

KIRTON OFF ROAD CENTRE - KORC

Near Scunthorpe

Website: www.korc.co.uk

MONCKTON SHOOTING GROUND - MX

North Newbald, York

Website: www.moncktonshoot.co.uk/the-motocross-track/

ROBSON RACING MX PRACTICE TRACK

Edmondsley, County Durham

Contact: 07 799 641491

SLALEY MX TRACK

Near Hexham, Northumberland

Website: www.slaleymotocrosstrack.co.uk

North West

BASE MOTOPARK

Shell Way Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 4LQ

Website: www.basemotopark.co.uk

DEAN MOOR MOTOCROSS PARK - WEST CUMBRIA MOTOCROSS CLUB West Cumbria

Website: www.deanmoormotocrosspark.co.uk

MX MAYHEM CREW

Stockport

Website: www.mxmayhemcrew.co.uk

Midlands

APEX MOTOCROSS

J6 off the M5 (Worcester North)

Website: www.apexmotocross.co.uk

DODFORD TURN MX PRACTICE TRACK

Northamptonshire

Contact: 07971 588367

GONERBY MOORE PRACTICE TRACK

Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 2AB

Contact: 07720 123876

HAWKSTONE PARK MX CIRCUIT

Hopton, North West Birmingham

Website: www.hawkstonemx.co.uk

J4M54 MOTOCROSS TRACK

Telford, J4, M54

Website: www.j4m54.co.uk

MALLORY PARK MOTOCROSS TRACK

Leicestershire

Contact: 01827 874949

MILTON MALSOR MOTOPARC

Milton Malsor, Northampton

Contact: 01788 566412

PEAK DALE YOUTH MOTORCYCLE CLUB - PEAK DALE TRACK Wainwrights Quarry, Peak Dale, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 8AJ

Website: http://pdymcc.teamserver.co.uk

QUADZONE MOTOCROSS TRACK

Worcestershire

Website: www.quadzone.co.uk

THORESWAY HONDA MOTOPARC

Caistor, Lincs. LN8 3UX

Website: www.thoresway-motoparc.co.uk

WEEDON MX TRACK

Warwickshire

Contact: 01455654789

WILDEN MXC - WILDEN MOTO PARK

Wilden, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire DY13 9JQ

Website: www.wildenmxc.co.uk

WILDMORE PRACTICE TRACK

Sandy Ln, Wildmoor, Bromsgrove, B61 OQR

Website: www.wildmoor-racing.co.uk

East Anglia

BLYTHBURGH PITS

Blythburgh, near Lowestoft, Suffolk

Contact: 07885748877

EAST ANGLIA SUPER TRAX

Crown Farm, Walpole St. Andrew, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE14 7LB.

Website: www.easupertrax.co.uk

ELSWORTH MOTO PARK

Brockley Road, Elsworth, CB3 8PR, UK

Website: www.elsworthmotoparc.co.uk

MOTO-LAND UK

Pear Tree Farm, Cooks Drove, West Row, Suffolk

Website: www.moto-land.co.uk

RUSHMERE TRACK

Ipswich, Suffolk

Contact: 01473 727806

WASHBROOK FARM

Benwick Road, Doddington March, Cambs, PE15 0TY

Website: www.washbrookfarmmx.co.uk

South East

ASHDOWN MX TRACK

Off A417 between Blewbury and Streatley

Website: http://www.bebo.com/AshdownMX

COXFORD DOWN RACEWAY / POPHAM MX TRACK

Off A303 near Basingstoke. By Popham Airfield

Contact/Website: http://www.bebo.com/Popham-Mx

ESSEX MX TRACK

J7 M11, Weald Hall Farm

Website: www.essexmx.co.uk

GOLDING BARN RACEWAY

A2037 between Upper Beeding and Small Dole, South Downs

Website: www.goldingbarnraceway.co.uk

KICK START MX CLUB

Watlington Rd, Benfleet, Essex

Website: http://www.kickstartmx.moonfruit.com/#/home-page/4533227419

DOCKLANDS - KG 5

London Docklands - South Basin, Woolwich Manor Way

Website: www.docklandsriders.org.uk

LYNE MOTOCROSS TRACK - RUNNYMEDE YOUTH MOTORCYCLE CLUB Lyne Lane, Virginia Water, Surrey

Website: www.rymcc.co.uk

MOTOCROSS TRACK

Ashford, Kent

Contact: 01303 814083

RIVERSIDE MX

Joyce Green Lane, Dartford, Kent

Website: www.riverside-mx.com

SELLINDGE MX TRACK

Sellindge, Ashford, TN25 6EF

Website: www.sellindgemotox.co.uk

SLOUGH ACE RIDERS

Upton Court Park, Slough

Website: www.sloughaceriders.com

TONY MOTO MOTOCROSS PARK

Hampshire

Website: www.tonymoto.co.uk

South West

CHEDDAR EXTREME MOTOPARK

Off B3135 between Cheddar and Priddy

Contact: 07776 418541

CUSSES GORSE

North-east of Salisbury

Website: www.cussesgorsemx.co.uk

ARLINGHAM PRACTICE TRACK

Stroud J13 M5, Gloucestershire.

Contact: 01454 419548

LANDRAKE MOTO PARC

Plymouth

Website: www.landrakemotoparc.com

MATCHAMS LEISURE PARK

Ringwood, New Forest

Contact: 07956 075218

ROGERSHILL FARM PRACTICE TRACK

Bere Regis, Dorset

Website: http://raceway.rogershill.co.uk

THORNBURY MX

Arlingham, Minchinhampton and Nympsfield

Website: www.thornburymx.co.uk

TORMARTON PRACTICE TRACK

Tormarton, near Bath

Website: www.swtrax.co.uk

WESTON INDOOR SUPERCROSS ARENA - UK

Weston-Super-Mare

Contact: 07970526588

WHITEWAY MX CIRCUIT

Devon

Contact: 01626 332891

WHITINGS WATER MOTOCROSS TRACK

North Dorset

Website: www.whitingswater.info

Wales

BIG COUNTRY MOTOCROSS TRACK

Llantrisant, North West Cardiff

Contact: 01443 799901

BUILTH WELLS PRACTICE TRACK - RHYDBLAWD FARM Builth Wells, Powys LD23TL.

Website: www.builthmxtrack.co.uk

CEFN PARC MOTOCROSS TRACK

Bridgend, South Wales

Website: www.freewebs.com/cefnparcmxtrack

CMX CENTRE

Tremorfa, Cardiff, South Wales

Website: www.cmxcentre.co.uk

GREEN VALLEY MOTOCROSS TRACK

Caerphilly, South Wales

Website: www.greenvalleymotoxtrack.co.uk

LLANBADARN FYNYDD

Between Llandrindod Wells and Newtown

Contact: 07887 687535

SAINTSWELL PRACTICE AND RACE CENTRE

Abbeycwmhir, Llandrindod Wells, Powys. LD1 6PT

Contact: 01597 840246

Scotland

ABERDEEN & DISTRICT MCC

Aberdeen

Website: www.aberdeen-and-district-mcc.com

ARRAN MOTOCROSS CLUB

Isle of Arran

Website: www.arranmotocross.co.uk

BALMULLO PRACTICE TRACK - FIFE

Website: www.black-environmental-services.co.uk/ContactUs/tabid/254/Default.aspx

COMERTON FARM

Leuchars

Contact: Glenrothes Youth MCC

COUPAR ANGUS MX TRACK

Perth and Kinross

Website: www.facebook.com/StrathmoreMotoxClub

DOUNE MOTO PARK

Doune

Website: http://secure.bebo.com/doune-racing

DRUMCLOG

Strathaven, Lanarkshire

Contact: 01357 440202

DUNS MOTOCROSS TRACK

Langton Lees Farm, Duns, TD11 3NS

Website: www.dunsmotocross.co.uk

HIGHLAND MOTO-X-CLUB - ARDERSIER TRACK

Nairn

Website: www.highlandmotox.com

POWGUILD MOTO PARC

Near Lochgelly

Website: www.thequadcentrescotland.co.uk

Northern Ireland

DESERTMARTIN MOTOCROSS TRACK

Desertmartin, Magherafelt

Website: n/a

DONEMANA MX TRACK

Donemana

Website: http://secure.bebo.com/donemanamx

J & R MOTOCROSS

Antrim, Nutts Corner

Contact: 07596379159

MOTOCROSS CLUB of NORTHERN IRELAND - MCCNI Northern Ireland

Website: www.mccni.co.uk

NORTHERN IRELAND JUNIOR MX CLUB

Northern Ireland

Website: n/a

TANDRAGEE MOTOCROSS PARK

Near Laurelvale Village

Website: n/a