The Norton Owners Club can now arrange ACU competition licences
The Norton Owners Club is now affiliated to the Auto Cycle Union (ACU) and can arrange ACU competition licences for Members. Previously any NOC Member who wanted to enter a non closed-to-club event such as road racing, would have to be a member of another (affiliated to the ACU) club to obtain a licence.
The ACU represents 23,000 licence holders, 3,000 volunteer marshals and officials, 550 member clubs and issues up to 4,000 motorcycle sport permits each year. It provides for all forms of motorcycle sport ranging from road racing to all disiciplines of off-road activity (motocross, trials, enduro, grass track and speedway) and has succesfully organised world class events such as Moto GP, World Superbikes, the Isle of Man TT Races, the Motocross of Nations and Trials des Nations.
The affiliation means that if the NOC ever wants to hold an off-road motorcycle event, it will have the backing of the ACU. The Club can also sign ACU competition licence application forms on behalf of its Members to cover road racing, parades, drag racing, sprints and hill climbs. Details are available in the ACU Handbook 2016
, page 17.
Applicants should send their licence application, quoting their NOC Membership No., to Barry Stickland
, the Club's signatory, who will sign it, enter a unique code and forward it to the ACU.