Motocross News

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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COVID-19 STATEMENT - 17th APRIL 2020

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

COVID-19 STATEMENT - 17th MARCH 2020

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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Qualifiers

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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2020 SOUTH SHROPSHIRE PRESTIGE VETS O50 CHAMPIONSHIP

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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Win a Yamaha 85

The AMCA are pleased to announce a new 10 round series catering especially for our younger riders, the series will have 2 classes one for (Auto 50cc & 65's) and another for 85's (SW & BW).

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2020 Licences - Valid from 1st Feb

2020 Licences will start dropping through your letterboxes shortly, remember 2020 licences are valid from the 1st February.

Cheltenham Presentation Night

The Cheltenham club had a superb night on Friday 24th Jan at their presentation night. 

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AMCA ANNOUNCEMENT 2020

To all our loyal riders, members and officials.
It is with regret that we have to announce an additional rate increase to the 2020 motocross licence fee.
Directors thought long and hard about this decision but the AMCA faces an unprecedented increase in insurance premiums as a result of an influx of claims.
The 2020 motocross licence will cost £80 but this price will increase to £99 from 1st March to help alleviate the pressures brought to bear from such a hefty insurance premium.
The public liability policy premium alone has increased by £224,000 – this has resulted in a total insurance cost of over half a million pounds for 2020. 
The Directors want to make licence holders aware that the AMCA will absorb the bulk of the increase this year through the use of AMCA reserves but advise that the entry fee will increase in 2021. 
Riders renewing or taking a new licence before 1st March will still pay the original price of £80.
We look forward to your continued support in 2020.
AMCA Board of Directors.
 

Ron Lippitt

The AMCA are saddened to hear of the passing of long time AMCA supporter Ron Lippitt.

The funueral will be held on 22nd January at 11am at Chruch Eaton Church, Church Eaton and then afterward at the Royal Oak, Church Eaton.

CLASSIC DIRT BIKE SHOW PRESENTATION

AMCA will be in attendance at the two day Telford Classic Show on 15 and 16th February.

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