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ACU Race Licence

ACU Race Licence

To go racing you will need to complete a Compulsory Training Course (CTC) and Basic Riding Assessment (BRA) to obtain your ACU licence. Our ACU Licence Assessments are £189 and in the summer months. They span across a late afternoon to evening. This is the licence needed to race with road racing clubs and attend ACU test days. Alternatively this is a good fast-track route to track days if you have a restricted road licence and want to come and play!

Our circuit assessments include top instructors and LOTS of on-circuit time to give you the best chance of passing to get your licence. You will get to practice, learn and enjoy riding with 4 x 15 minute on-circuit sessions plus a 5th to practice your 'race start'! More than just a handful of laps!


There will be a presentation lasting approximately 90 minutes by a top clerk of the course on the safety and organisation requirements to participate, followed by a multiple choice test. You will be joined by fellow future racers and have the ideal environment to ask further questions and talk things through. We are currently restricted to a live online presentation by Zoom in the week leading up to the ridden test date booked.


You must be able to demonstrate that you are a competent rider on circuit and that you can lap consistently in a safe and controlled manner amongst other traffic. You must be proficient in the areas below:

  • Basic machine craft - can you ride a motorbike?
  • Using the track safely - throttle control, use of brakes, gears, riding style
  • Corner Speed and Exit - hold a reasonable pace, use of lines, circuit rider awareness, obeying flags
  • Practice Start - go through the race start procedure: grid position, sighting, warm-up - start!  

We have an excellent pass rate. We are not looking for lap records and although it is a test, you will enjoy it!  If you think that you need some training on track prior to sitting your test (and already hold a full road bike licence) please visit the Track Academy page of our website.

On-track assessment registration is on the date booked at: 16:00 with a finish at 20:00. Once completed you will be able to apply for your ACU race licence with any club, entitling you to race and take part in bike track days and test days.

Once you have booked the 'ACU licence test' group on your chosen date from the bottom of this page YOU MUST:

Download and complete this ACU Road Race licence application form from the ACU website. Complete all the requirements on the form including the eye test and passport pic before the test. Tick the Intermediate Novice box only if you have an 'A' road bike licence (you will also need to send a copy of this in advance). Admin for the course is being assisted by the BMCRC (British Motorcycle Racing Club) by post. A PO Box addss for you to send all your documents to will be supplied after booking and well prior to the ridden test date.

Free BMCRC membership will be provided for all those passing the course with us so the membership code will be added to your application form for you and then sent to the ACU after passing the course. You can race with any club you wish but membership with them will still be needed.

The on-circuit assessment is on your own bike. It must be suitable for the intended use and subject to our usual track day requirements (it doesn't have to be a race bike). If the ACU licence you are applying for restricts you to racing a bike of 600cc or less then the bike you bring to the test also needs to be 600cc (650cc twin) or less. A motorbike licence is not required but you need good command of a motorbike and in a position to pass the test. One-piece leathers are compulsory.

The price for juniors (under 18) is £259 due to lower pupil to instructor ratios - please call to register your interest for under 18 as junior assessments are subject to demand and places very limited.

2023 dates will feature on our calendar for booking and are directly linked below.

  • All 2023 dates are to be confirmed
Key Points
  • Written multiple choice test & on-circuit assessment
  • Quality circuit time
  • Summer months
  • Licence accepted by all road race clubs

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