Category Archives: NEMCRC News

How to Obtain Your ACU Licence | North East Motorcycle Racing Club

At the current time the NEMCRC have no facilities to carry out the ACU Basic  Rider  Assessment Course.

We have arranged for any one making enquiries through the NEMCRC intending to take up road racing to attend the Basic Compulsory Training course ( Classroom element )and the Basic Rider Assessment Course ( Track assessment ) at the Darley Moor Race Circuit In Derby Shire . Booking Forms through the Darley Moor Racing Club and details are attached to this Bulletin

Course dates for 2015 at Darley Moor

Monday  2nd March , Friday  27th March , Friday 29th May , Friday 7th July ,

Friday 21st August  and Monday 26th October 2015


Darley Moor MCRRC Ltd , Anvil House ,Derby Road ,Old Tupton

Chesterfield – S42 6LA Tel 01246 866537.

Or go to to book on line

For further information contact Debbie Walmsley at the National Govering Body for motorcycle sport the Auto Cycle Union (ACU ) training department 01788 566419  E mail  <

ACU Training Course for Road Race Licence Applicants

As part of the ACU’s ongoing policy of rider development and education, and in line with requirements as laid down in the 2015 ACU Handbook, all first time applicants for Road Race Licences must undergo a classroom training course and a basic riding ability test.

The purpose of the classroom course is to ensure that you understand the basic safety and organisational requirements to participate in road racing. Before any new licence can be issued, you must satisfactorily attend the course and pass the multiple-choice test. If you have any worries that you may find the end of course test difficult to complete, please call Darley Moor Race Club on 01246 866537.

In addition to this course all applicants for a Road Race Licence must undergo a Basic Rider Assessment Course to show you have the ability to ride a motorcycle.

To take part in this course you must have the use of a motorcycle, but not necessarily a racing

motorcycle, and a full set of protective clothing. You can ride any motorcycle for the Basic Riding Ability Test it does not have to be a Racing Motorcycle. The motorcycle should not have any race numbers showing during the test.

via How to Obtain Your ACU Licence | North East Motorcycle Racing Club.

BLD Group Launches Online Shop

BLD Group have always followed the doctrines of their memorable strap line, “Staffed by Bikers. Managed by Bikers. For Bikers.” And this is even more evident with the launch of a new online shop geared towards motorcyclists. Almost a year ago, BLD expanded its services to online bookings where customers could choose services, dates, times and even methods of payments in a manner that was convenient for them.  It’s from this sturdy platform that BLD have expanded their e-commerce into this new website.

The BLD Shop is in the first of several planned stages where BLD offer bikers what they want and need. Their current range of products covers the general and practical needs of the average biker. It also includes a “Dave Stoppie Recommends” page which has his favourite items for sale.  Future stages of the shop will include integration of some high profile brands which will expand the shop’s reach even further.

“It’s a very exciting time at BLD. As a dynamic and ever-growing organisation focused on our customers, this was a logical next step for us and we couldn’t be more delighted,” – Jason Richards, CEO of BLD Group.

North East bike club celebrates 50th anniversary – ChronicleLive

THESE sepia tinted memories are a real blast from the past. They capture magic moments of a motor cycle group revving up to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

via North East bike club celebrates 50th anniversary – Chronicle News – News – ChronicleLive.

For those of you who missed the recent local press coverage you can read the article written by the Chronicle journalist at the link above.

I’d like to thanks Club volunteers for contacting the press and making this happen, all support is welcome as are new volunteers. I’d also like to thank the local press for supporting their local motorsport club – long may it continue.

Buying Second Hand Motorcycle Advice

Buying Secondhand – A Racers Guide

What to look for on engine and frame numbers

Some of you might have noticed in recent ACU newsletter there is an article to help new riders wanting to purchase a racing motorcycle. The article tells riders what to look for, ie. have either frame or engine numbers tampered with etc.

We hope you find this helpful and would be grateful if you can download and pass on the article to any other riders you know.

Much of the info in this item applies to anyone replacing their motorcycle for road or track use.

The Club can not stress enough how important the issue of stolen motorcycles in motor sport has become and feel we must warn members that more stringent checks will be made in the coming season. The police have been known to attend meetings in the past and have confiscated suspect motorcycles.

Download here:

This Guide provided for all motorcycle racers by the ACU has been compiled with the assistance of the Metropolitan Police: Stolen Vehicle Unit and Motorcycle News. The guide gives very detailed information regarding what to look for in legitimate engine and frame numbers and will help you avoid buying a stolen motorcycle for competition or even road use.