COVID-19

Witley & District MCC regret that, in accordance with Government instructions and ACU advice, all sporting activity is currently suspended.

It is hoped that some form of motorcycle sport may be able to resume after July 4th, though this date has not yet been confirmed.

The ACU, in partnership with the ACMA, have decided that a phased return to sporting events will commence in parallel with the Government’s Step Three. This coincides with the reopening of remaining business, public places and leisure facilities which have been required to close. As of 12th May, Step Three is due to begin from 4th July but this is under constant review. We will assess the situation again when the Government implements Step Two, envisaged to be the 1st June. 

In the coming weeks, the ACU and AMCA will publish guidance documents for organisers looking to run restricted events after this time. This will give organisers time to consider the implications of continued social distancing and prepare future events safely.

ACU and AMCA plan return to motorcycle sport

gov.uk Coronavirus page

Current ACU COVID-19 statement

 

Illegal Riding – Zero Tolerance

 

Despite the current lockdown, some people are choosing to flout the rules and risk the future of our sport by illegally utilising Forestry Commission land, in particular at Warren Heath / Yateley Heath.

Illegal activity on Forestry Commission land is a criminal offence and puts all legitimate events at risk.

 

The ACU and SEEC take a zero tolerance approach to this in partnership with the Forestry Commission, ACU and local police.

Anyone caught illegally riding on Forestry Commission Land can expect: 


• Your bike WILL be impounded under Section 56 by the Forestry Commission and Police. 
• You WILL be prosecuted for a criminal act by the police. 
• You WILL be banned from all SEEC events. 
• You WILL be reported to ACU/ AMCA Head Office for a termination of your competition licence. This will be shared with all authorising bodies. 

 

If you have any information, you are encouraged to contact the police through 101.

 

Unlock your Freedom

 

Government advice states: ‘‘Consider all other forms of transport before using public transport.’, therefore increasing numbers of people are looking for safe, reliable and quick modes of transport during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Motorcyclists already know that the best choice is waiting for them in their garage... 

 

Public transport, car-sharing, cycling and walking have all been discussed when it comes to commuters or travellers getting from A to B, but one solution has been missed, and that’s powered two-wheelers. 

Motorcyclists across the world already know the benefits of two wheels - they’re affordable, economical, fun and can help ease congestion. However, the list of advantages has been expanded even further now that being socially distanced is high on people’s agendas. Now, choosing two-wheels is a safer alternative to public transport as it allows individuals to remain isolated and a safe distance from others outside of their households. 

Just launched by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) in collaboration with manufacturers, motorcycle publications and industry specialists, UnlockYourFreedom.co.uk, is a brand new initiative to help highlight the reasons why riding a scooter or motorcycle is a great alternative to stay isolated and safe. 

#UnlockYourFreedom

 

www.unlockyourfreedom.co.uk

 

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