Originally introduced by the late Andy Crawford (Halstead & DMCC), the reserved number scheme has raised thousands of pounds for local Air Ambulance trusts. The introduction electronic timing for motocross events meant that it was imperative that riders used the same number throughout the season if the system was to correctly calculate championship positions. For this reason the motocross committee decided several years ago that all riders wishing to compete in electronically timed motocross events within the region would have to purchase a reserved number for the season at a cost of £5 per year, with all proceeds going to chosen charities.
As well as enabling riders to ensure that they could always compete with their preferred number, it raised the income from the scheme to a level where it is now possible to make substantial donations to more than one charity - in 2016, 2017 & 2018 seasons the donations were split equally between the East Anglian Air Ambulance, Essex Air Ambulance & ACU Benevolent Fund.
Motocross Riders Please Note: The Competitions Committee have passed a ruling that ALL riders wishing to compete in motocross meetings with electronic timing will be required to purchase, and use, a number for the season - NO NUMBER, NO ENTRY
You will also NOT be allowed to ride with a number other than your reserved number on your machine.
The cost of reserving your number stays at £5 per season. If reserving the number online an extra 39p is added to cover the fees we are charged by PayPal. This ensures that the chosen charities we donate to do not lose out, and is still cheaper than sending the application form by post.
You have until midnight on 31st January to renew the number you had in 2018. Numbers not renewed by then will be made available to other riders.
You can only renew a number you had in 2018 - New/not-renewed numbers will become available on 4th Feb 2019
The number scheme is currently disabled while it is being prepared for the 2019 season.
As in previous years, there will be a period when riders with an existing number will have the opportunity to renew it before all numbers become available on a first-come, first-served basis. This will be advertised both on this site and in the ACU Eastern Gazette. If you sign up to receive motocross alerts you will be reminded by email when you can renew your number, or reserve a new one.