Here is some information to guide you through what is the very
straightforward process of obtaining a Road Race Licence from the ACU.
For assistance at any time with any questions you have, contact
The club you join will issue you with a unique code which you need to enter
on to your ACU licence application form.
Here are a few more notes to help complete your form.
At the top of the first page you need to enter your details, name, address
etc. Also fix a passport size photo to the top right of page; don’t forget to
write your name and date of birth on the back of your photo.
There rest of the four page form is split into seven sections.
Section 1 – Categories of licence required
If you do not possess a Full Category “A” DVLA Motorcycle
licence you must put your cross in the “Novice Rider” box
If you do hold a current Full Category “A” DVLA Motorcycle
licence, you then put your cross in the “Intermediate Novice Rider” box.
NOTE if you put down as Intermediate Novice, you must attach a copy of your
DVLA licence to your application.
Section 2 – Payment
Simply put your card details, or you can enclose a cheque.
If paying by cheque, the Licence applicants Name & Address should
be written on the cheques reverse.
Section 3 – Medical Information
Please put a tick in all the relevant “yes” or “no” boxes.
You must answer these questions honestly, then sign and date at the
If you are fit and well, then all answers will be “No”
Section 4 – Eyesight Report
If this is your first application, you will need to arrange an eye test, this
can be done by your Optician or your own Doctor. Get them to complete the
section, sign and stamp in the appropriate box on the form, once they have
completed the test.
Section 5 – Medical Report
You are not required to get undergo a medical unless you have answered “yes”
to any of the questions in Section 3 – Medical Information, or you are 70 years
of age or over.
Section 6 – Declaration and acknowledgements
This is the legal stuff, you must read all paragraphs and sign at the bottom
to acknowledge that you have read, understood and accept them. If you are under
18years of age, you must also get your Parent to read and sign the last
paragraph – “declaration in respect of minors under 18 years of age”.
Section 7 – Road Race Course and Assessment
Leave this blank, this section is for use by ACU Training body (NGRRC) to
confirm you have successfully completed the compulsory courses: Classroom and
Basic On Track Riding Assessment. See below for more on these.
When you join NG you will be issued with a unique to you nine digit code. You
will need to keep a note of this, as it will enable you to log on to the members
area on the ACU website.
Classroom Training Course (CTC) and Basic on Track Riding Assessment
All first time applicants for an ACU Road Race Licence must undergo under-go
the Classroom Training Course (CTC) and the Basic Riding Ability Assessment.
On the day you attend the courses, you must bring with you your completed ACU
Licence form, passport sized Photo, copy of your DVLA Licence (where
applicable). Also, don’t forget your eye test.
During the classroom presentation, we will ensure that you get an full
understanding all of the critical basic safety and organisational requirements
to participate in road racing,
This is followed by the multiple-choice test, which providing you pay
attention to the course is very very simple.
A typical timetable is 0900 – 1200 including registration and break.
The Basic Rider Ability Assessment is to show us you have the ability control
a motorcycle and to follow the instructions given in the pre on track
You must show you can control a motorcycle safely and be able to hold a
reasonable pace on track in a group of others.
To take part in this assessment you must have the use of a motorcycle, and a
full set of protective clothing including one piece leathers, a helmet bearing
an ACU gold stamp, suitable boots and gloves.
You can ride any motorcycle for the Basic Riding Ability assessment; it does
not have to be a race prepared motorcycle, though must be of a safe
A typical timetable 1230-1430 including on track sessions, briefing and
At the end of the day if successful, you will have your licence stamped by
the club and this will be forwarded to the ACU, you will then receive your
licence usually within two weeks.
NG organises and run these courses at the start of each season at Pembrey,
and then roughly once a month throughout the season at Castle Combe. You can check dates and book your
On these days in addition to the courses, our NG Technical team, NG Club
riding mentors and a Suspension Expert will be among others on hand to give you
advice and answer questions.
A list of dates and venues of other organisations running these courses can
be found on the ACU web site.