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 the United Kingdom with approximately half of these motocross specific and the remainder split across several other off-road sporting ‘codes’ including trials (modern & classic), scrambles, supermoto, enduro, moto-duro and beach racing.
AMCA caters for riders of all ages and abilities 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 across all disciplines. In addition it has comprehensive event infrastructure and equipment in place which it provides to its clubs as well as management, administration and financial support from its Headquarters in Cannock, Staffordshire. 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.
The AMCA is an independent 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. The AMCA does not have shareholders, any profits are ploughed back into the association to benefit it’s members. Voluntary work by the clubs in the running of events helps AMCA to keep entry and licence costs as low as possible.
External committees that the AMCA sit on:
Mike Penn (Chair)
Jonathan Williams (Vice)
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.