On Saturday, January 26 the ACU held the annual Awards Presentation at the Park Inn Hotel in Northampton.

Hosted by Peter York from Coventry Speedway, during the course of the day nearly 700 people attended to celebrate the achievements of both Youth and Adult riders from all disciplines of the ACU. The Youth Awards took place over the lunchtime and highlighted the hard work of the future stars from the sports of Trials, Motocross, Quads and Grass Track.

One of the most prestigious awards of the Evening went to Tom Woolley, the youngster collected the Pinhard Trophy having finished second in the FIM World Flat Track Championship. Tom was on hand to collect the Award from Tony Lloyd of the Sunbeam MCC.


Other stand out winners were Steve Holcombe, the 18 year old from Devon was present to collect his four Awards along with Becky Cook from Trials after collecting the honours for winning the UEM Women’s Trials Cup, the British Arena Trials, Women’s Solo Championship and for being a member of the Women’s Trials Des Nations team with Emma Bristow and Donna Fox who finished second behind Spain.

General Secretary Gary Thompson said, “The ACU Awards is always a special occasion, it is the one time we can all get together to celebrate the achievements of our Champions and Award winners in all our sporting disciplines under one roof. It is always good to see so many of our Youth competitors, our Champions of the future look so proud as they walk to the stage to collect their well-deserved awards”.

The ACU is the internationally recognised National Governing Body for motorcycle sport in the British Isles (less Northern Ireland). Formed in 1903, the ACU has a long tradition in the world of motorcycle sport being a founder member of the World Governing Body, the Federation Internationale Motocyclisme (FIM).