Motocross News

Rule of 6

With the Government releasing the new Rule of 6 guidance, how does this impact on the AMCA.

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Skegness Beach Race - CANCELLED

It is with deep regret that we have made the decision to cancel the Skegness Beach Race this year.  During recent months, whilst the country has been dealing with the impacts of Covid-19, we have been in constant discussions with Magna Vitae and East Lindsey Council to try and work out a way that Skegness 2020 could take place.  However, the health and safety of our competitors, officials, medics and the community in general is always our priority, and due to recent surges in Covid-19, with localised lockdowns in place, and the delayed trials of the return of spectators to events, we have been left with no other option than to cancel the event.
We are now working closely with Magna Vitae and East Lindsey Council to ensure that Skegness 2021, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th November 2021, will be the best yet!



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Gary Skelding - RIP

The AMCA are very sad to report the passing of ex AMCA Champion Gary Skelding. Gary was a very popular figure in the AMCA, we have not further details on funeral arrangements at this time, we will issue an update as soon as we do.

AMCA Championship is GO!

The AMCA are pleased to announce that a 5 round British Championship will be run in 2020, this will consist of the usual classes of 85cc/125cc/MX2/MX1/Vets.
The series will start on the 23rd August and finish on the 4th October, there are currently limited spaces available in some classes, please contact the office via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information
(1) 23rd August – Teme Valley @ Boraston
(2) 6th September – Wrekin @ Long Lane
(3) 13th September – Middlewich @ Warmingham Lane
(4) 20th September – Cheltenham @ Brookthorpe
(5) 4th October – Wrekin @ Long Lane
All events will adhere to the current Government guidelines that are in place at that time.


The 2020 AMCA/”Classic Dirt Bike”  BRITISH CLASSIC MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP has been CANCELLED FOR 2020 due to the current situation with Covid-19.

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The Return

AMCA clubs and licence holders have today been sent a circular that details a planned return to action, initially with Practices commencing the weekend of the 4th July. This is all dependant on what government guidelines are in place at the time and are subject to change.

Licence Extension

In view of the Covid-19 pandemic the AMCA Board of Directors have taken the decision to extend the expiry date of the 2020 Licence until 1st May 2021.

Nationals (Juniors/Seniors/Experts)

The AMCA Nationals scheduled to take place this in 2020 for the first season has unfortunately been cancelled until 2021, all riders who registered for the series can either (1) carry the registration over to the 2021 series at the 2020 price or (2) request a refund. The default option is (1) and to request a refund please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Motocross Practice Events 4th July onwards

The website will soon appear with clubs running practice days, the practice events will have certain restrictions and will only be open to licence holders.

2020 Motocross Events

At present for all current 2020 fixtures the riders will be stopped from entering online, any entries that have already made will be refunded. The 2020 fixture list will be compiled once we are able to resume racing. The price structure for licence holder entries will be £40 for a standard entry and £50 for a late entry, this is due to the increased costs associated and possible entry limitations.

2020 British Championship (85/125/Vets/MX2/MX1)

It has been agreed to take the decision on whether it will be possible to run the British Championship towards the end of this Month with a final decision to be made by early/mid July dependent on what guidelines are in place.

AMCA Statement - 28th MAY 2020

The AMCA have a board meeting scheduled for the 6th June, it will be during this meeting that the resumption of AMCA activities will be discussed, it is still the intention of the board to commence activity from the 4th July if allowed by Government guidelines that are in place at that time.
The Government has the following guidance on this, there are extracts from each article.
(1) Guidance for the public on the phased return of outdoor sport and recreation in England
You can only exercise alone, with members of your household, or with 1 other person from outside your household while keeping 2 metres apart at all times.
For example, this means that you cannot have 5 people from 1 household plus 1 person from outside the household playing sport together. But you can have 2 people, from 2 different households, as long as they are staying a minimum of 2 metres apart.
(2) Guidance for personal trainers and coaches on the phased return of sport and recreation in England
If you are a personal trainer/coach you can now work with clients outdoors, providing you are alone and only meeting with 1 person from outside of your household, outdoors, and you are staying a minimum of 2 metres apart.
You can meet with different clients in a single day as long as it is only via one-to-one sessions and you are maintaining social distancing.
You should also enforce strong hygiene measures. This might be cleaning any equipment rigorously in line with wider guidance on hygiene, for example by using antibacterial spray and washing hands thoroughly before and after use.
(3) Guidance for providers of outdoor facilities on the phased return of sport and recreation in England
Any facilities associated with outdoor sports and physical activities are permitted to reopen from Wednesday 13 May 2020, if those responsible for them feel ready to do so and if they can do so safely.
This includes basketball and tennis courts, playing spaces like golf courses (public and private) and playing fields and water sports. However outdoor gyms, playgrounds and outdoor swimming pools will remain closed.
Each venue, including council-owned sports facilities, should make their own decisions about when their facilities are ready.
Managing large groups
The government is clear that sports participation should be restricted to participants exercising by themselves, or with members from their same household, or a minimum of two metres apart from one member of another household, observing social distancing guidelines. Venues are advised to display signs to this effect.
The police have been given powers to enforce these measures.
(4) Elite sport return to training guidance: Stage One
(5) Elite sport return to training guidance: Stage Two
There have been a recent number of announcements made about the return to sport happening following the Government guidance in relation to phase 2 of the return of elite sport. An extract below taken from the guideline states the criteria for an elite athlete.
For the purposes of this guidance the definition of an ‘elite athlete’ means a person who is:
an individual who derives a living from competing in a sport
a senior representative nominated by a relevant sporting body
a member of the senior training squad for a relevant sporting body, or
aged 16 or above and on an elite development pathway.

ACU and AMCA plan return to motorcycle sport

The ACU, in partnership with the AMCA, have decided that a phased return to sporting events will commence in parallel with the Government’s Step Three.

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COVID-19 STATEMENT - 11th MAY 2020

Following on from the Prime Ministers press release last night, all AMCA authorised events will be cancelled until 31st May.

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In view of our previous statement and following a review of the current guidance, all events will be cancelled until 11th May. We will review this fortnightly as the situation evolves, allowing us the earliest opportunity to spring back into action when the time allows.

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Youth Championship Postponed until 2021

It is with regret that due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak the newly scheduled 2020 Youth Championship for Auto's, 65's, SW85's and BW85's will be postponed until the 2021 season

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AMCA Office working from home

In view of the guidance issued by the Government, the AMCA Office will be home working for the foreseeable future. This will be reviewed periodically, we will act in accordance with the Government guidelines, we will of course keep everyone up to date across all our platforms. You can still contact all of the Office Staff across the various platforms, Email, Social Media are preferable.

Please stay safe and act responsibly in this tough time

AMCA Board of Directors
Suzanne Potts
Steve Harvey
Emma Bolas
Suzanne Bolas
Tom Weston
Donna Belcher


Following a consultation of AMCA Directors, all AMCA events are cancelled until the 14th April with immediate effect, this is in line with other sports bodies. This is as a result of the Covid-19 virus guidance update issued by the Government yesterday.

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Updates from the AMCA’s AGM – 7th March 2020

At a well attended AGM at the AMCA’s Cannock HQ, it was announced that Suzanne Potts, General Manager has applied for voluntary redundancy and this has been accepted by the Board of Directors. Suzanne was thanked for her contribution to the AMCA over a twelve year period and will step down at the beginning of April. Taking on the role is long time servant of the AMCA, Steve Harvey. Steve has previously managed the events and I.T. departments of the association.
The moves come on the back of a need to cut costs in the light of recent insurance premium increases.
The annual election of the AMCA Chairman took place at the Director’s meeting following the AGM. Mike Penn was appointed Chairman and Dave Morris Vice Chairman.

3 Counties - Long Distance Trial - Enter online

The 3 Counties Long Distance Tial event (28th June) is open to enter online

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There will be qualifiers on the day at the first round of the Championship (125 & Vets) only, the 40 that need the qualifying classes will be determined as below the riders that don’t make it will have their registration refunded.
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Motocross Fixtures

Riders can download the current version (as on 11th Mar 2020) of the Motocross Fixtures.

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2020 NWNS Area Championship

The North Wales/Shropshire group are running an Area Championship in 2020

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The South Shropshire Group will be running its very successful Prestige Vets Series again this year at each of the 10 tracks within their Group.

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