Club News

New Motorcycle Sport book

Date: 19-Mar-2015
Word reached us today of a new book that may well be of interest to Bon Accord members. Penned by long time motorcycle sport enthusiast John Moffat, Motorcycle Competition Scotland (1975 – 2005) is a look back at the four main sports of Trials, Enduros, Motocross and Road Racing during that twenty year period. Running to 134 pages the book is illustrated with some glorious photographs of moments in time that will never be seen again. You can order the book via this link but please don’t think about it too long as the book is a limited edition print run. Once the book has covered its cost the author plans to make a donation to the BEN fund, the only registered charity in the UK that helps all motorcycle sport related people.

Entries open for 12th April Championship Trial

Date: 12-Mar-2015
Entries are now open for the 1st round of the 2015 Scottish Trials Championship on Sunday 12th April at Craiglash Quarry near Banchory. You can either enter online or download a form and post it back to us. PLEASE make sure you read the regs this time as there have a number of significant changes and failure to comply may result in you not being able to ride the trial. Can I also just clarify that there is indeed an Over 50's Championship class newfor this year but then you would all know that because you have all read the rules.

Prize Giving Ceremony 2015

Date: 26-Jan-2015
The date and location for this year's prize giving ceremony has been set for Sunday 1st March 2015 at Codonas on Aberdeen beachfront. In addition to the usual nosh, drinkies and handing over of the trophies this year there is the option of a free game of ten pin bowling. Fun starts at 1pm with the ten pin bowling, followed by a buffet style meal and finally the prize giving, anticipated finishing time is 4 to 4:30pm. All club members, their other halves and families are invited, there is no charge but we do need to know numbers for the bowling and food so you can you let me have names and numbers by Friday 20th February at the latest please. Easiest for me is if you just drop an e-mail to Look forward to seeing you all there.

Trial Sunday 11th January 2015

Date: 09-Jan-2015
Just to let everyone know that we are keeping an eye on the weather for the trial on Sunday. So far we are OK with just one tree down which I'm assured will be chainsawed away tomorrow. Further updates will be posted here and on the website Saturday evening and early Sunday morning.

UPDATE: our course setter has assured us that we have had no snow so the trial is go go go for Sunday with an 11am start, parking in usual place please squeeze up in the vans as not much space.

15 single sections 3 laps
11 Beginner/SPC route sections
8 Separate sections for D/E SP

The digger has been in so some new sections for this year.

Look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

2014 Club Trials Championship Final Table

Date: 31-Dec-2014
The final results table for the 2014 club trials championship are now available in the 2014 events section of the website. The table remains provisional until declared final. This will give everyone enough time to check the table over and get any mistakes checked out. Can I just remind everyone that all rounds counted towards your final score this year. Look forward to seeing you all in 2015.

Enduro day Sunday 23rd

Date: 18-Nov-2014
Good to see a lot of riders willing to come out and play, there is room for more and Craiglash is good as always and it still beats x-mas shopping..

Map for the event below. Basically find Banchory and drive toward Aboyne/Ballater and take a right once you see a sign for Craiglash Quarry.

See you Sunday

News for Trial Riders

Date: 31-Oct-2014
Just received the latest SACU Trials Newsletter and there are a few points that BAMCC members should note.

1 The Trials Committee will host their Awards Ceremony on the 6th December 2014 at the Army Reserve Centre, Beveridge Square, Livingston EH54 6QF. The event is open to all trials riders and their families and not just those receiving awards. (Please note change of date ) . On the door £2 for Adults.

2 For Scottish Championship - please note all classes will need lanyards fitted for 2015

3 Championship Twinshock class bikes to have drum brakes

On the subject of the trials awards I have been asked if the club will consider running a bus down to Livingston and I will certainly do this if there is enough demand. Get your names and numbers of people to asap.

If you want the SACU Trials Newsletter deivered right to your inbox sign up using this link,


Enduro practise day - November 23rd at Craiglash.

Date: 27-Oct-2014
Feeling the Monday blues? Is the darkness getting to ya'? Fear not, the team that brought you The Battle of Lumsden is back with more!
Enduro practice day at Craiglash forest near Bamchory Sunday 23rd November. 10am to 3pm for £20 - ride (or talk) as much as you like. The usual format of a rideable loop with optional tetchy or harder lines to train on. Excellent chance for beginners to get some valuable bike time and ask questions. 
Get it in your calendars before you wake up Christmas shopping at some godforsaken mall. 

National Trial Sunday 19th October

Date: 27-Sep-2014
Entries are now open for the National Trial being held on Sunday 19th October at Craiglash. Visit the website at - Events - 2014 and enter online or download the form and post it back to me with your cheque. Remember that Bon Accord riders are expected to provide an observer for the trial so when your entry reaches me I'll be asking for an observer's name. On the bright side there will be an observer's prize draw and free burgers and coffee for everyone Hurrah!!

Trials Practice Day

Date: 19-Aug-2014
BAMCC practice day
Date – 31st August
Venue – Craiglash Quarry
Signing on – 9:45am to 10:30am
Start Time – 10:30am prompt
Lunch/re-fuel 12:30pm to 1pm
Finish 3pm
Cost £10, First time riders and schoolpersons free

Derek has kindly organised this day to replace the evening session at Aquhorthies which was cancelled earlier in the year. Get your entry forms downloaded now.

Change of Venue

Date: 05-Aug-2014
Please note that the venue for the club trial on Sunday 17th August has been chnged from Correnie Forest near Alford to Aquhorthies near Inverurie. Satrt time remains unchanged at 11am.

Enduro Coaches Wanted!!

Date: 31-Jul-2014
As some of you may know the SACU are rolling out a certified coaching programme to encourage newcomers into the sport and to improve riding standards. An earlier appeal for volunteers to go through the coaching course resulted in a full house of four from the trials riders but no interest at all from the enduro riders. Haven to spoken to the SACU at some length about this the club is now making a further appeal to BAMCC members who ride enduro’s to come forward and qualify as a certified SACU coach. It has been stressed to me on a number of occasions that you DO NOT need to be an ace rider to take on the coaching course. We are looking for riders competing at any level who with a wee bit of training can take a beginner or total newcomer and teach them the basics of off road riding and I know for a fact that this club is not short of riders capable of doing that!
If you want to volunteer you must be prepared to submit to a Disclosure Scotland application (I’m going through it myself at the moment for my own job in the hospital), attend a first aid course, before attending a morning’s training with an SACU assessor ( I think you may have heard of Mr Graham Barron) who will decide whether you get you certificate or not. The club will meet all of the costs involved in gaining your coaching certificate and will encourage you to push on for further training. It would be good (and cost effective) to get the trials guys and enduro guys done over the course of the same weekend, probably in late September / Early October. Please have a think about and get in touch if you want to go for it or if you have any questions. It can only be a good thing for any bike club to have certified SACU coaches so come on guys and gals don’t let this club be left behind.
               Bill McGregor

The Great Scottish Bike Show

Date: 23-Jul-2014
The Bon Accord club will be at the Great Scottish Bike Show at Ingliston near Edinburgh on Saturday & Sunday 9th/10th August where we will be running the ever popular Moped Mayhem. This will be organised like the moped racing at Alford with two twenty minute races on each day with aggregated scores deciding the winners. Usual rules apply; all bikes must be 50cc mopeds with riders sorted into teams of two, three or four, pit stops are compulsory (we check!) and safety gear must be worn and that’s about it. Free camping is available for teams who are riding both days.
Racing a moped flat out at 30mph is one of the easiest and least expensive ways of feeling that adrenaline rush that can only be found in motorcycle sport. With a mixed terrain course riding skills will be tested to the limit and beyond! If you’ve never seen moped racing before you are in for a treat, the action is non stop and frantic. In fact if you don’t laugh there is a good chance we’ll have to check your pulse.
 All the details you need to enter are in the Events section of our website while for further details of the Great Scottish Bike Show including special guests Giacomo Agostini, Alex George and The Purple Helmets visit the website at

Come out and play - Pennan Enduro Track

Date: 22-Apr-2014

The Pennan enduro track is rideable and people are starting to sign up! 


Saturday the April 13th a group of Buchan and Bon Accord nutters worked a full day to get the enduro track into revision #1. Thanks to the Buchan boys we had more (and bigger) logs than needed, crane tyres and all the machinery at hand. Ben Blades manage to source some tractor tyres which still needs to be put to good use...


A big “thank you” to Neil Alexander for excellent digger work and putting up with somewhat unclear instructions from an alien geologist running a bit too close to the digger in sheer excitement. 


We still could use a big pile of rocks to make a proper rock heaven, let us know if you have  a big pile.


Any questions, comments or sugguestion please get in touch:  


The route (approx. 2 km) is marked with orange day glo arrows on wooden posts (a more more windproof solution is underway). The flow of the course is roughly like this: 

- Start of on the motorcross track and do some berms, go through the whoops section, over the jump and then look for the entry to the rigth just after the next turn. 

- Either ride the grassy straight as one long chicken run or deal with as many of the obstacles as you dare before a sweeping left turn which will find some more obstacles before going down the hill (this last bit needs some improvements but it is OK for now).

- Attack the trail along the entire hillside before re-entering the mx track at the other end. Go up the hill and enter the 2nd bit of enduro track to the left, which will give you the chance of some big logs and a wee rock pile. Exit back on to the mx track.

- Repeat, hit the pits for a breather og give the MX track a go for some jump training.


Remember that the MX riders have the right of way so it is your responsibility to safely re-join the MX track.


Please don’t ride alone, obey the rules, take care of your self and be friendly to others.

Fantastic news for off road riders

Date: 25-Mar-2014
Fantastic news for off road riders in the North East.
Buchan Off-road Motorcycle Club (BOMC) and Bon Accord (BAMCC) have joined forces to build a short enduro training loop around BOMC's MX track at Pennan. Only an hour’s drive from the centre of Aberdeen, the track at Pennan has full planning permission to operate seven days a week (Monday – Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm), 365 days a year this will give Bon Accord members a place to train, practice, develop new skills and techniques or just ride anytime they like. There will be an additional membership fee of £45 to cover BAMCC's contribution to BOMC.
The layout was done this past weekend and there will be a trail building day in April to get all the obstacles (logs, tyres, rocks etc.) in place. Given the short loop of about 2 km we are trying to pack it full of features to keep you on your toes. Think endurocross, enduro and MX in just about equal measures. The track will be altered as we ride along and learn.

For more info, membership or to volunteer for the trail building day contact Jeppe Nygaard or Bill McGregor
This is what it’s going to cost for the first year of operation if you want ride as soon as possible.
Months left on old membership Renewal month To pay now Comment
0 April 45 Incl. next membership period
1 May 45 Incl. next membership period
2 June 8 To cover time to renewal
3 July 11 To cover time to renewal
4 August 15 To cover time to renewal
5 September 19 To cover time to renewal
6 October 22 To cover time to renewal
7 November 26 To cover time to renewal
8 December 30 To cover time to renewal
9 January 34 To cover time to renewal
10 February 38 To cover time to renewal
11 March 42 To cover time to renewal
For example if you renewed your membership in October 2013 and you want to ride at Pennan as soon as the track is built it’s going to cost you £22 and then in October 2014 your membership will be £60 and will run until October 2015 as normal.