About the AMCA
The Amateur Motor Cycle Association (AMCA) is one of the oldest off-road motorcycle governing bodies in the world. Established in 1932 in the West Midlands it has played a key role in the growth and promotion of the sport in this country. Today it has over 200 affiliated clubs that cover most of England and Wales with approximately half of these motocross specific with the remainder split across several other off-road sporting ‘codes’ including trials (modern & classic), scrambles, supermoto, enduro, moto-duro and beach racing.
It caters for riders of all ages and abilities from a 10 year old just starting out to those still competing in the modern and classic versions of the sport who are well into their seventies (there’s more than you might imagine)! Each year the AMCA sanctions close to 1,000 events and its motocross clubs alone manage 430 of these with over 75,000 entries. In addition it has comprehensive event infrastructure and equipment in place which it provides to its clubs as well as management and financial support from its Cannock, Staffordshire head office. Having worked closely with communities for over 75 years the AMCA is well versed in the many issues associated with the sport at a local level including noise, access and insurance.
Aims & Objectives
The AMCA is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to providing efficient management and control of off-road motorcycle sports for the benefit of riders whose primary interest is in the sport and not the reward. We have a commitment to ensure no rider has an unfair advantage over the others and all machines must be on general sale. Voluntary work by the clubs in the preparation of events helps us to keep costs to a minimum.
- Main Board of Directors, consists of Chairman, Vice Chairman and 10 other Directors. This Board is concerned with the setting of strategy for the AMCA’s future development and the finances of the AMCA. The main Board have meetings three or four times a year or as required. Directors are elected by the member clubs to serve three years on the Board.
- Modern Motocross Committee. This committee meets 3 or 4 times a year and is concerned with the sporting side of the AMCA, but only in relation to modern motocross. The meetings are chaired by the AMCA Chairman and the Agenda is compiled from items that come forward from motocross Groups or the AMCA office. The Modern Motocross Committee consists of all Group Coordinators plus a deputy from each Group. There is a facility for each Group to bring along a third person should there be a specific issue a Group or Club may wish to raise with the committee directly. There are two votes per Group, but only if two persons from the group are present.
- Classic Scrambles – Fixtures Mtg and A.G.M. Annually, usually in November representatives from the Classic Clubs meet to decide on a fixture list for the following year.
- AMCA Benevolent Board – consists of Directors from the main Board along with other co-opted individuals. The Benevolent Board is Chaired by Carol Davis and meets periodically to discuss claims and the management of the fund.
Minutes from Meetings can be found HERE
External committees that the AMCA sit on:
- Land Access and Recreation Association (L.A.R.A.)
- Motorcycle Industry Association (M.C.I.A.) Off Road Group
- Motorcycle Sport Political Strategy Group (M.P.S.)
Current AMCA Directors
Don Green (Chair)
Nick Webster (Vice Chair)
Directors: Friday 3rd January 2014, AMCA Office
Modern Motocross Committee: Saturday 8th February 2014, AMCA Office
Classic Scrambles Meeting: Saturday 23rd November 10:30am - Representatives of Classic Scrambles Clubs invited to attend
AMCA AGM: Saturday 15th March 2014 10:00am AMCA Office
AMCA Family Tree's
Since 1982 the AMCA has been acquiring suitable land for off-road motorcycle sport and now has seven sites. In total over 300 acres have been bought thanks to the efforts of the members over more than twenty years who have contributed to the Association's Development Fund.