A.C.U. MOTOR CYCLE COMPETITIONS IN 1925.
The principal motor cycling fixtures for 1925 have now been arranged by the Auto-Cycle Union, and in all thirty-four applications for permits to hold open competitions have been received from the various Centres. Of the events actually organised by the Union, the dates and preliminary particulars have been fixed in regard to four. The Silencer Trial, for which the regulations have already been issued and which was to have taken place in October last, has now been definitely set down for Wednesday, 25th March, at Brooklarlds. The L000 Mile Stock Machine Trial will take place from 27th April to 2nd May. The weighing in will be carried out in Birmingham, and the first day’s run will consist of approximately 200 miles, over main roads from Birmingham to Scarborough, embracing many of the large industrial centres en route. This will serve to break the machines in for the remaining four days’ running, which will be over routes radiating from Scarborough. It is proposed to make the first two of these moderately severe, stiffening up for the final two days ; thus providing a thorough, but at the same time fair, test of the competing machines.
Practice for the Tourist Trophy Races commences on Whit Monday, 1st June, the actual races being on 15th, 17th and i9th June. The programme for 1925 is almost exactly similar to this year’s ; viz., four solo events for 500, 350, 250 and 175 C.C. motor cycles, and a sidecar race for machines with engines up to 60o c.c. The first three solo races will be over six laps of the course as usual, but the 175 C.C. race has been extended from three to four laps. In all probability the ” 250 ” and ” 175 ” races will be run concurrently, leaving the Senior, Junior and Sidecar to be run as separate events. A special award will be offered in this race for the first 350 c.c. machine to finish, and replicas awarded to all machines of similar capacity finishing within one-tenth of the leader’s time.
Owing to the fact that England was the winner of the International Trophy in Belgium this year, the International Six Days’ will be held in this country in 1925. No actual centre or route has yet been selected for the Trials, but the venue will be in the South and West of England, concluding with speed tests at Brooklands. The International Six Days’ Trial is open to all countries affiliated to the F.I.C.M. and to any private or trade riders who may desire to compete. In addition, the A.C.U. is inviting teams from each Centre of the Union to compete for a Centre Championship. This will be run under the same regulations as govern the International contest.
No date has been fixed for the Arbuthnot Trophy Trial, and will not be, until it is ascertained from the Admiralty what will be the most suitable time.