National Road Rallies

UK National

Road Rallies

The Three UK

National Road Rallies


A Three Nations Certificate

This is awarded by the English ACU for the very committed who complete all three National Road Rallies.


Welsh National Rally

(Run by Clive MCC)



Date:- Saturday, 5th May 2018

Team entries are allowed.


All the Controls are in Wales.

The Start is at Welshpool Cattle Market SY21 8SR between 08:30 am and 12:0 noon on the Saturday and all competitors must finish between 5:00 pm and midnight on Saturday.

Each competitor works out their own route, dependant on the award they are aiming for.  In total there are 6 Manned Controls and 40 Unmanned Controls.


The Awards are:-

Platinum (The Long Day and Dragon Award)

Visit 3 manned Controls and 15 Unmanned Controls & gain the Dragon Award.

Gold

Visit 3 manned Controls and 12 Unmanned Controls

Silver

Visit 2 manned Controls and 8 Unmanned Controls

Bronze

Visit 1 manned Controls and 5 Unmanned Controls


And the

Dragon Award To achieve this award you have to visit 4 designated Venues and answer the questions about the Venues.  

(This award is compulsory for competitors wishing to achieve the Platinum Award but optional for all other competitors)

Other awards are given.

See the Regulations for a comprehensive list.


National Road Rally

(Run by ACU it is the English National Road Rally)



Dates :- Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July 2016

There are 5 different English National Road Rallies run simultaneously.  

Team entries are allowed.


What are the English National Road Rallies? – They are navigational scatter rallies.  Each is a rally with numerous Controls but no specific route. Each competitor works out their own route, dependant on the award they are aiming for. The awards are for anything between 120 and 540 miles.

All the Controls are in England.


A Control can be any sort of place usually off the public highway.  Some are in pubs, clubs, fuel stations, caravans or tents in lay-bys etc.  Opening times of the control points vary from the start time 12:00 mid-day Saturday.  Control point closing times also vary and your route has to be planned around these times. Each rider has a control card, which is checked, filled in and stamped with the official location stamp at each control point . Riders also have to sign on the control sheet at each Control and include the time they arrive.


Below are the 5 different English National Rallies run simultaneously.

At the end of the rally depending how many miles and Controls you have visited you complete your Control Card claiming one of the awards for the English National Rally you are competing in. The awards for each of the Rallies are:-

1. National Sunrise Rally (Awards – Bronze Sunrise,  Silver Sunrise)

2. National Daytime Rally

(Awards-Bronze Daytime, Silver Daytime, Gold Daytime)

3. National Moonlight Rally  

(Awards- Bronze Moonlight, Silver Moonlight, Gold Moonlight)

4. National Rally

(Awards-Bronze, Silver,Gold, Special Gold)

5. National Rally Platinum Category.  (Award-Platinum)


Other awards are given.  See the Regulations for a comprehensive list.


The different Rallies start at different times:-


Daytime starts at 12:00 mid-day Saturday Distance between 200 and 280 miles

National starts at 12:00 mid-day Saturday

Distance between 300 and 540 miles

National Platinum starts at 12:00 mid-day Saturday

Distance between 540 miles exactly

Moonlight starts at 22.00 Saturday Distance between 200 and 280 miles

Sunrise starts at 02:00 Sunday morning Distance between 120 and 180 miles


The really serious riders doing the National Rally  Platinum Category take some special tests at the Mira test track near Leicester on the Saturday morning.  Then they start at 2pm and ride 540 miles, taking in as many controls as possible. Apparently this is ideal for all extremely experienced riders who wish to ride overnight. For safety reasons minimum rest breaks have to be taken and details are in the regulations.  

All rallies end at a Finish Control of your choice between 8 am to 10am on Sunday

ANRS  (The A.O.M.C National Rally of Scotland)

(Run by A.O.M.C -  Ariel Owners Club)

There is no Website for this event.

Dates :-

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September 2018

Two touring Challenges can be started 28 days before Sunday 9th September.


To Enter :-

Download the Regulations and Entry Form



Send your entry form, entry fees and 2 Stamped Self-addressed envelopes to Colin Pate, 45 Elmwood Park, Deans, Livingston. EH54 8SP   Entry Fees  are     £12 per person     £32 per Team


Team entries are allowed.


Organised by Colin Pate for the Scottish Ariel Owners MCC.  This rally involves visiting checkpoints all over Scotland whilst adhering to certain rules and finishing at a final control point before a set time.  

All the checkpoints are in Scotland. It is similar in concept to the English and Welsh National Rallies.  In addition to finisher certificates, there are trophies available for various achievements.


The Rally consists of a choice of six challenges, four of which take place over the 2nd weekend in September, starting on Saturday morning and finishing at a specified Final Control by midday Sunday, with the other two ‘Touring Challenges taking place over the preceding month. The object of the rally is to call at a number of designated ‘Receipt Points’ – building up the minimum number of miles for the awards entered, and return with proof of this travel e.g. a receipt showing time and date of visit at each point.

Ride solo, with a pillion, or as part of a team of three bikes.


The Challenges:

 Distance Challenge

 Start at a set time on Saturday, and cover a minimum distance of 650 miles (as per mileage on the map). The challenge is completed by arriving at the Final Control before midday on Sunday.


Merit Challenge

Start at a set time on Saturday, and cover a minimum distance of 440 miles (as per mileage on the map) calling at 3 Numbered Receipt Points and at least 4 Lettered Receipt Points. The challenge is completed by arriving at the Final Control before midday on Sunday.


Highlander Challenge

Start at a set time on Saturday, and call at 12 specified Receipt Points across the highlands. The challenge is completed by arriving at the Final Control before midday on Sunday.


The Touring Challenge

Start no sooner than 28 days prior to Rally Sunday, covering a minimum distance of 1000 miles, as per distances on the map, and visiting at least 20 Receipt Points.


The Islander Touring Challenge

Start no sooner than 28 days prior to Rally Sunday, calling at 6 specified Receipt Points across Skye, Mull and Arran on no more than four consecutive days.


The Mystery Challenge

Enter this challenge and be prepared for anything! The mystery challenge can change each year. Mileage, timescale and full details are issued with the Final Instructions.

Saturday Run

250 miles as per map matrix starting from place of your choice at 10 am finishing at Suie Lodge before 6 pm


Other awards are given.  See the Regulations for a comprehensive list.

The map, details of Receipt Points and further information are issued at the end of July as part of the Final Instructions.


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