Motocross (MX), Supercross (SX)
MotoCross is a colourful all-action sport which takes place
all year round.
racing is held from early spring to late Autumn but indoor
allow competitors to race Supercross away from the winter
wind and rain. These days you can enjoy the sport all year
and in all weather conditions.
The enclosed dirt tracks are laid out over natural or man-made
undulating terrain, with spectacular jumps and turns. Races
can last from 10 to 40 minutes depending on the profile of
One of the great thrills for both competitors and spectators
is the mass start with up to 40 riders racing to get to the
first bend. Motocross is very much a family sport, suitable
for all ages and abilities. From as young as six years of
age boys and girls can compete on automatic machines. There
are age and capacity classes, including classes for sidecars
and quad. Even if you are not in the first flush of youth,
there will be something for you too, with pre-65 twin shock,
junior and expert classes.
a spectator sport it is second to none for its followers.
The speed of the riders, and the trackside viewing all make
it a compelling sport to watch. Motocross publications feature
glossy action shots, and there is a strong market for motocross
action videos. There are also a number of motocross games
for the personal computer. The emphasis in all the media is
the excitement, action and glamour associated with a spectaclar
sport ... on a junior scale. Boys and girls from a young as
six years old have the opportunity to participate in this
exciting sport. While many children are still struggling with
pedal cycles, motocross riders compete in races on specially
built tracks that have challenging features such as jumps
and corners with varied surfaces to suit the age and skill
is an evolution as children grow in skill and move up the
ranks, on bikes of increasing size and engine capacity (65cc
- 85cc - 125cc). The development of future stars can be seen
as riders hone their skills and abilities to race for longer
periods at higher physical levels. With this skill comes maturity
and respect for what can be achieved, with an over-riding
emphasis on safety and responsibility for oneself and others
with whom you are competing. And most of all it remains fun.
This evolution makes the sport so accessible to a wide \range
of ages and abilities. The sport thrives because of family
involvement and the support that comes from a family group.
Please visit the ACU
Motorcycling GB website.