The Northern Centre is just one of the 21 “Centres” that divides the whole of Wales, Scotland, England and the Isle of Man into self-governing areas in which to organise motorcycle sport.

The county of Cumbria is the Northern Centre which is bordered by the Scottish ACU, North Eastern, Yorkshire and North Western Centres.

The Centre has a management body comprising a Secretary, Chairman, Vice Chairman, President, Treasurer, Permit Secretary, Rights of Way Officer, Motocross Recorder, Trials Recorder and Benevolent Fund Officer. Some roles are held by the same person.

The Centre meets on the last Tuesday of each month except December, when the management body convenes together with representatives of each club within the Centre, where business is discussed and event dates are arranged.

Meetings are normally held at the Villa Hotel, Levens near Kendal or by Zoom at other times.

The Auto Cycle Union (ACU) is the governing body of motorcycle sport in the UK and is affiliated to the world governing body of bike sport, the FIM.

Meetings by the committees of the various disciplines are held at regular intervals through the year and representatives of each committee generally attend all national events and also international events where there is the presence of a British rider.

The ACU is formally recognised by the Government as the main body representing bike sport in the UK.