Rules & Regulations

South East Enduro Combine - ACU South Eastern

Post-AGM December 2023

Combine Structure

1.1 – The Combine shall be known as “The South East Enduro Combine”.

1.2 – The Combine objective shall be to organise motorcycle endurance events in accordance with the Auto Cycle Union National Sporting Code and Enduro Standing Regulations.

1.3 – Membership of the Combine shall be open to clubs operating in the South of England.

1.4 – Officers of the committee must be members of constituent clubs of the Combine. This must be declared at the AGM. Non-Combine club members may be co-opted to the committee. Each club is allowed two votes. The committee will meet at least six times a year, dates and venue to be decided, meetings may be held electronically via the internet.

1.5 – Committee positions are as follows; Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Forestry Liaison, MOD Liaison, PRO / Webmaster, Championship Recorder, and Club Representatives.

1.6 – At committee meetings, 50% of member clubs will form a quorum.

1.7 – Applications for a clubs membership to the Combine shall be addressed to the Combine Secretary. Upon receipt, prospective clubs will then be entitled to attend the following committee meeting to hear their application be proposed, seconded and voted on by member clubs. Clubs may also be invited to join the Combine by constituent clubs in which case the committee will approve or decline at the next committee meeting.

1.8 – Member clubs shall undertake to subscribe a sum, decided at the Annual General Meeting, towards the expenses of the Combine. Subscriptions are due to be paid within 30 days of the issue of a request or invoice by the Combine Treasurer. Clubs failing to comply with this rule will cease to be members, subject to the agreement of a General Meeting.

1.9 – Each combine ‘supported’ event shall pay the SEEC Event Levy, as set out in the prior year AGM minutes which is to be reviewed annually at the AGM.

1.10 – In the event of the Combine being dissolved any liabilities or assets shall be disbursed in equal shares to member clubs, unless the Combine General Meeting declares otherwise.

1.11 – Rules may only be added or amended, at the AGM or an Extra General Meeting, to which member clubs must be given one calendar months’ notice. Any proposed added or amended rules must be in writing.

Enduro Organisation

1.12 -All Combine ‘Championship’ events are to be approved by the Combine committee. Combine ‘Supported’ events are defined as events which are organised with the assistance of the Combine, publicised by the combine, and who pay the associated fees and levies.

1.13 – Regulations for each Combine Championship round shall be published on the South East Enduro Combine’s website and further advertised on the SEEC Facebook page, Enduro news, and other suitable outlets by the webmaster and or the organising club.

1.14 – If the numbers of entries are to be restricted, for a one (1) week period from event entry opening date, the host club can only accept entries from SEEC club members, with a maximum of 10% of entries being permitted to be occupied by the host club. After the one-week period has lapsed and until the event closing date, entry is open to all ACU club members.

1.15 – In the event that an organising club doesn’t receive enough entries for a Combine ‘Supported’ event, at the closing date, the Combine will financially cover the event up to the ‘Break Even’ point, up to a maximum of 20% of the costs.

1.16 – Should an organising club accept entries after the closing date, or on the day, entrants are to ride on a ‘No award’ basis. To ensure that competitors do not ride alongside others from a different class, if an organising club is going to allow late entries, the secretary of the meeting is to leave gaps in the programmed riders’ list.

1.17 – A copy of each Combine ‘Supported events’ programme and riders’ list is to be sent to the SEEC Championship Recorder, by that event’s Secretary of the Meeting, at least three days before the event is due to take place.

1.18 – Each Combine Championship Event organising club shall have its own discretion over the timing system which to be used.

1.19 – All organising clubs should have a ‘Fall back’ plan in case of failure of the timing system. (This could be a video backup).

1.20 – Time schedules shall be set per class ability. The number of checks/laps and check/lap distances shall also be set per class ability. No more than eight riders shall be scheduled to arrive at a Time Check on any given minute.

1.21 – It is recommended that stage numbers/letters be used for course marking and that two way radios be used.

1.22 – Competitors must sign on and produce a current ACU licence and club membership card before attending Technical Control.

1.23 – Special Tests; in addition to the Enduro Standing Regulations, are to be in excess of three minutes, wherever possible.

1.24 – A copy of each Combine ‘Supported’ events’ final results are to be sent to the SEEC Webmaster and the SEEC Championship Recorder, by that event’s Secretary of the Meeting, as soon as they are finalised.

1.25 – In the event of a levy or fee being payable, the number of riders competing in an event is to be passed to the SEEC Treasurer by that events’ Secretary of the Meeting, as soon as that events’ results are finalised for the calculation and determination of SEEC Levy

1.26 – Trophies for individual events will be provided at the discretion of the organising club, details of which will be stated in the Supplementary Regulations.

1.27 – Upon setting the yearly calendar of Championship Events at the preceding AGM any SEEC Championship event (whether Timecard or Hare & Hounds) requiring a date change due to loss of land, or other originally unplanned happening can only continue to be a SEEC Championship point scoring event (for individuals & clubs) if the re-planned/replacement event does NOT clash with an ACU British Enduro Championship Round (BEC). If a pre-planned SEEC event clashes with a BEC event at the time of confirming the yearly calendar the SEEC round shall retain its Championship point scoring status.

Rider Status

1.28 – Combine events will cater for the following classes; Championship, Expert, Veteran Expert, Clubman A, Veteran Clubman A, Clubman B, Veteran Clubman B, EVO (Pre 1990)/ Twinshock, Sportsman, Veteran Sportsman, and Youth.

1.29 – The age of a ‘Veteran’ for the purposes of the SEEC Championship is 50. The age of a Youth rider is 14-16, in accordance with the ACU Enduro Standing Regulations.

1.30 – Combine class grading is the same as National Championship grading i.e. Championship at National is Championship at Combine, Expert is Combine Expert, Clubman is Clubman A at Combine and Sportsman at National is Clubman B, EVO (Pre 1990)/ Twinshock, and Sportsman at Combine.

1.31 – For Combine class grading, the annual winner should move up to the next available class. The below chart should be used as a guidance method for the timings of each class.

Type

Championship

Expert

Veteran Expert 
(same laps, additional time)

Clubman A

Veteran Clubman A
(same laps, additional time)

Clubman B

Veteran Clubman B
(same laps, additional time)

Evo/Twinshock
(Evo: Pre 1990 Machines)

Youth 
(14-16)

Sportsman

Veteran Sportsman
(same laps, additional time)



1.32 – Any rider electing not to ride at the level to which they should have been promoted will ride on a ‘No Award’ basis and their respective club will not be awarded club championship points.

1.33 – Any Combine rider may apply to the committee for down grading to a lower class. This will be determined at a committee meeting with reference to performance.

1.34 – The starting order for all events shall be Championship, Expert, Expert Veteran, Clubman A, Clubman A Veteran, Clubman B, Clubman B Veteran, Evo/ Twinshock, Sportsman, Sportsman Veteran, and Youth.

S.E.E.C. Enduro Championship

1.35 – The Combine will run a substantive Enduro Championship for all SEEC Classes, save for Youth. The SEEC Committee may choose to run in parallel a ‘Youth Timecard Championship’ at appropriate events.

1.36 – Each rider must nominate their Combine club and class at their first event (the ACU / SEEC may suggest the club that endorsed the rider’s competition licence, but this can be changed by notifying the Centre recorder). The first Combine club for which they ride will be deemed to be their nominated club. They will not score points in their own club’s nominated events. A rider may score points towards the Championship titles in the full number of rounds less a round organised by their club. Those riders who are members of a club that do not organise an event will be deducted an average of their accumulated score. Thus (A) the total accumulated score is to be divided by the number of events in which they compete. Thus (B) the resulting figure will be deducted from the accumulated score. The result (C) of this calculation will become their Championship total. Riders in a club not affiliated to the Combine are ignored in calculating the finishing position Championship and Club Championship points.

1.37 – Points are awarded at each Combine Championship round thus: class winner=20, second=19, third=18, fourth=17, fifth=16, sixth=15, down to twentieth=1 point. When all rounds are complete any ties on points will be resolved by the most 20’s, the most 19’s and so on.

1.38 – If a Combine round should be incorporated into a Centre Restricted enduro, entries are to be reserved for seven days for contenders eligible for Combine Championship points.

1.39 – Championship trophies for the season will be provided by the Combine.

1.40 – The points scored by all finishers, per class, per event, shall count toward the club championship.

1.41 – As per the Enduro Standing Regulations, all motorcycles must be fitted with working lights (Penalty for not having lights fitted 500 Points. Penalty for lights that do not work 60 Points).

1.42 – All motorcycles must be fitted with the correct tyres as per the Enduro Standing Regulations, or as stated in the Supplementary Regulations (Penalty Exclusion).

1.43 – As noise testing may take place, all motorcycles must comply with the Enduro Standing Regulations (Penalty Exclusion).

1.44 – All motorcycles must be fitted with the correct colour number plates and numbers as per the Enduro Standing Regulations (Penalty 60 Points).

1.45 – All riders must present an Environmental Mat as per the Enduro Standing Regulations at Technical Inspection.

S.E.E.C. Hare & Hounds Championship

1.46 -The Combine will run a Hare and Hounds Championship for all SEEC Classes.

1.47 – Each rider must nominate their Combine club and class at their first event (the ACU / SEEC) may suggest the club that endorsed the rider’s competition licence, but this can be changed by notifying the Centre recorder). The first Combine club for which they ride will be deemed to be their nominated club. They will not score points in their own club’s nominated event. A rider may score points towards the Championship title in the full number of rounds less a round organised by their club. Those riders who are members of a club that do not organise an event will be deducted an average of their accumulated score. Thus (A) the total accumulated score is to be divided by the number of events in which they compete. Thus (B) the resulting figure will be deducted from the accumulated score. The result (C) of this calculation will become their Championship total. Riders in a club not affiliated to the Combine are ignored in calculating finishing position Championship and Club Championship points.

1.48 – Points are awarded at each Combine Championship round thus: class winner=20, second=19, third=18, fourth=17, fifth=16, sixth=15, down to twentieth=1 point. When all rounds are complete any ties on points will be resolved by the most 20’s, the most 19’s and so on.

1.49 – If a Combine round should be incorporated into a Centre Restricted Hare & Hounds, entries are to be reserved for 7 days for contenders eligible for Combine Championship points.

1.50 – Championship trophies for the season will be provided by the Combine.

1.51 – The points scored by all finishers, per class, per event, shall count toward the club championship.

1.52 – All motorcycles must be fitted with the correct tyres as per ACU Standing Regulations or as stated in the Supplementary Regulations (Penalty Exclusion).

1.53 – As noise testing may take place, all motorcycles must comply with ACU Standing Regulations (Penalty Exclusion).

1.54 – To qualify as a Finisher at an event a rider must cross the Finish line after the time specified in that event’s Supplementary Regulations having completed a minimum of 50% of the laps covered by their respective class’ winner.

1.55 – All motorcycles must be fitted with the correct colour number plates and numbers as per the Enduro Standing Regulations (Penalty 60 Points).

1.56 – All riders must present an Environmental Mat as per the Enduro Standing Regulations at Technical Inspection.

Miscellaneous

1.57 – The Elsie Bacon Memorial trophy will be presented annually at the Combine awards and presentation evening. The recipient will be deemed to be the person who has contributed most to the SEEC throughout the year in a noncompetitive manner. Each Combine club will be allowed to submit one nomination for the trophy which will in turn be voted on by the SEEC committee.

1.58 – The Club Championship trophy will be presented annually at the Combine awards and presentation evening. The Combine club with the most Enduro Championship plus Hare & Hounds Championship points will be deemed the winning club.

1.59 – Electric powered motorcycles – In the interest of determining the future of the SEEC and its constituent clubs and furthering the collective targets set by Government, the ACU and the others with an interest in Off Road Motorcycle Sport, the SEEC is including for use Electric Powered Off Road Motorcycles in both the Timecard and Hare & Hounds Championship events, the introduction will be in order to collect data and relevant information for the potential of providing a specific class in the future. Electric Motorcycles will generally be required to comply with the dimensional requirements set out in the ACU Enduro Standing Regulations 2024. These complying motorcycles may be entered in any of the relevant classes and riders and clubs will be awarded points on the same basis as is determined for combustion engine motorcycles.