The Auto Cycle Union (ACU) and Amateur Motor Cycle Association (AMCA) have adopted a joint approach to tackle the increasing issue of drug and alcohol abuse. The two organisations are holding internal seminars to further educate its Directors and Officials on substance abuse and the impact it has on Health and Safety of their Sport. With the focus on safety for competitors, officials and spectators; the two organisations are actively increasing the number of drug and alcohol tests to ensure their policies are being adhered to.
The ACU and AMCA have commissioned the expert services of Racoo Screening to deliver a series of comprehensive educational seminars and random drug and alcohol testing at events to help address the problem.
Assistance for those suffering from drug and/or alcohol abuse will be provided by a number of existing free support mechanisms; however those providing positive test results face an instant ban of 2 years in line with FIM regulations.
The ACU is the internationally recognised National Governing Body for motorcycle sport in the British Isles (less Northern Ireland). Formed in 1903, the ACU has a long tradition in the world of motorcycle sport being a founder member of the World Governing Body, the Federation Internationale Motocyclisme (FIM).
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.
Racoo Screening are experts in the implementation of drug and alcohol programmes for Sport and the Workplace, they also provide drug and alcohol testing for individuals/legal purposes. They specialise in Policy advice, education and drug & alcohol testing throughout the UK.