February 11 2014.

The Amateur Motorcycle Association (AMCA) made a significant rule change last Saturday, the 8th of February 2014, which will allow its members to also ride at events run by other organising bodies.

Since its inception, one of the AMCA’s principal rules was that anyone holding an AMCA licence could only ride at AMCA events. It was an exclusive club and back then, one-day licences were unheard of. Simply put, to ride AMCA, a licence was required and members were expected to remain loyal and ride only AMCA authorised events. Anyone caught breaking this rule faced two weeks in exile.

The rule has served the Association well over the years, with riders guaranteed events and clubs guaranteed riders at their events. However, recognising that the demands of the modern rider in 2014 are very different to those of the riders back in the seventies and eighties, the AMCA has accepted change and with immediate effect, the restriction has been removed.

AMCA licence holders now have total freedom, as long as they honour their own club duties which typically involve helping at two local events per season. Riders can join the AMCA and choose a licence fee and entry fee that suits how often they plan to ride, either £139.00 (A Type) with an entry fee of £25 or £59.00 (B Type) with a race entry each week of £35.00. The AMCA now welcomes the rider that may only want to ride a few times a season with the AMCA and then ride a few other events with another organisation.
The doors are open to all riders to ride with the AMCA and enjoy the local, friendly, safe environment on which AMCA prides itself.

Suzanne Potts, AMCA General Manager; “This is the most significant rule change that the AMCA has undertaken in recent times, the AMCA clubs chose to change this rule through their club and group structure with the final vote being taken at the Motocross Committee meeting on Saturday. This is what makes the AMCA so strong, it’s run and owned by its members, and the AMCA evolves with what riders want.”

Visit the AMCA website for further information –