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In essence Classic Scrambling is what motocross used to be. Harking back to the Golden Era of British manufacturers classic scrambling is focused around machines made prior to either 1965 or 1974 with increasingly more events also catering for evo, super evo and twinshock machines. Names such as BSA, Matchless, Greeves and Triumph dominate a sport which has exploded in popularity in the last decade as increasingly ‘exotic’ replica bikes are drawing ever younger riders into the fray to take on those who are still competing well into their seventies. A multitude of classes cater for all vintages along with the more ‘modern’ twin-shock categories. The emphasis in this sport is on fun with its laid back atmosphere attracting families of all ages who often will make a weekend of the event at venues around the country.

In this country the Red Marley Hill Climb is a major fixture dating back to the 30’s as is the ‘Bonanza’. The AMCA alone has more than 30 clubs and operates a full fixture list every year. (See Classic Fixtures for details of forthcoming events). A Classic scramble Licence costs £55, entry fees are set by the club and are payable direct to the organising club. You can take a licence out online and the AMCA office will find you a club to join, alternatively you can select and join a club and let us know which club it is when you take your licence.

To take part in a classic scramble the rider must be 16 years of age although additional club restrictions may apply.