CANNONBALL CAFE CHALLENGE 2024

 

Road riders, This one is for you!  

DATES: 16th August to 31st October

ENTRIES OPENING:  16th August 2024

 

Over 2400km of Cafe to Cafe roadbook routes to ride all across the UK!

Available on a dedicated roadbook app, you can navigate along the UK’s best tarmac roads with minimal kit, minimal fuss, and maximum enjoyment!

 

About the Cannonball Cafe Challenge

 

Dates: 16th August to 31st October 2024

ENTRY:
All 24 routes: 
£135.00 (that’s £5.63 per route)

Prizes and awards are available for both regions.

 

The Routes

Each route starts and ends at a different cafe and is around 100-120km in length, with a return roadbook to get you back to the start location along a whole new route! So it is a great round trip.

All routes are 100% tarmac roads.

All roadbooks are available on the digital app which can run on an Android device – version 8 or above (tablet is recommended).

There are 24 available routes in total, with 12 routes in the North and 12 routes in the South.

All roadbooks are graded as EASY to comprehend. Routes are scenic and “off the beaten” road – a real adventure 😉

The Challenge

Each roadbook will have multiple ‘hidden waypoints’ along the route which will be verified automatically when you ride through them.  You simply need to follow the course correctly to hit all the waypoints!

Missed waypoints = penalty points!

There will also be speed zones along the route which need to be adhered to.  The tracking system within the app will alert you if you overspeed in speed zones.

Overspeeding = penalty points!

Earn zero penalty points to become a ‘Zero Hero’

Remember: You must be either a ‘Tarmac Only’ or Full RallyMoto member to enter this event.

What do you get: Digital Roadbook Challenge

For the Cannonball Cafe Challenge you will receive:

  • Full instructions on what to do and how it works
  • Safety Brief
  • Download a full working App (Android 8 and above only)
  • Access to all the roadbooks.
  • Updated roadbooks automatically
  • A Cannonball Cafe Challenge 2024 Screen sticker
  • Two Cannonball Cafe Challenge 2024 bike stickers
  • Cannonball Cafe Challenge 2024 – Mission Accomplished T-Shirt on completion of three routes with all waypoints confirmed.
  • Completing all the routes correctly earns you the ‘Cafe Racer’ Hoodie.

 

How does it work?

  • Sign up and enter the Challenge. Complete the entry form and payment.
  • We will then send you a link to download and install the digital roadbook – we may need to stagger this if demand is high.
  • Download the app and install on your tablet or phone (Android 6 or above plus a SIM Card)
  • Register your tablet / phone through the app – so we can add you to the GPS tracking system.
  • Download your chosen roadbook route – you can only download one at a time.
  • Roadbooks will be added as soon as we have run the final route check.
  • BEFORE riding each route – “Register the EVENT” (an event is the route you intend to ride 24hrs before)
  • Start riding the route with the GPS tracking slider in the app “Turned ON”
  • Complete the route and turn GPS Tracking in the App “OFF”
  • You will incur penalties for navigation errors and for overspeed in speed zones marked on the roadbook.
  • We will then add you to the leaderboard on the website and update results as soon we can for each route.

 

The Routes:  Start and Finish Locations

NORTH WEST

Route 1

Start:  Craggies Farm Shop

Hebden Bridge, HX7 5TT

www.craggiesfarmshop.uk

——–

Finish:  Cafe @ The Cavern

Derbyshire, SK17 9DH

poolescavern.co.uk

Route 2

START:  Costa Coffee

Chester, CH3 6AE

——–

FINISH:  Sparrow Cafe

Battlefield 1403, SY4 3DB

https://battlefield1403.com/

Route 3

START:  Starbucks

Middlewich, CW10 0JB

——–

FINISH:  Clough Head Visitor Centre Cafe

Rossendale, BB4 4AT

NORTH EAST

Route 1

START:  The Motorist

Leeds,  LS25 6JE

www.themotorist.com/

——–

FINISH:  Time Cafe

Yorkshire, HG3 5JL

www.stumpcrosscaverns.co.uk/cafe

Route 2

START:  Costa Coffee

Mansfield,  NG19 0HA

——–

FINISH:  The Carding Shed

Holmfirth, HD9 2RD

www.thecardingshed.com/

Route 3

START:  Hill Top Farm Shop

Melton Mowbray,  LE13 0GX

——–

FINISH:  The Boat House,

Lincoln, LN6 9BW

SOUTH WEST

Route 1

START:  The Classic Motor Hub

Cirencester, GL7 5FF

classicmotorhub.com

——–

FINISH:  Gilks’ Garage Café

Warwickshire, CV35 0JZ

gilksgaragecafe.com/

Route 2

START:   The Rest (Formally “BoHo Bakery”)

Kings Stanley,  GL10 3PN

——–

FINISH:  Stourport Farm shop & Kitchen

Stourport-on-Severn,  DY13 0AA

Route 3

START:   Allington Cafe

Chippenham,  SN14 6LJ

——–

FINISH:  KINGSLEY CAFE

Witney,  OX29 4EF

kingsley.cafe/

SOUTH EAST

Route 1

START:  Henley Piazza

Henley-on-Thames,  RG9 1BE

——–

FINISH:  Caffeine & Machine “THE BOWL”

Bedford, MK45 3JP

caffeineandmachine.com/thebowl/

Route 2

START:   2MT Caffe

Chelmsford,  CM1 3RU

2mtcafe.co.uk/

——–

FINISH:  Alder Carr Farm Shop

Ipswich,  IP6 8LX

Route 3

START:  Leafy Oak Tea Room

Ware,  SG12 9RR

leafyoaktearoom.co.uk/

—————–

FINISH:  Costa Coffee

Cambridge,  CB23 3AS

Some frequent questions answered …

What type of bike can I use for the Cannonball Cafe Challenge?

On our RallyMoto Challenge events we do not restrict the type of bike you can use. Routes are graded and created to be Big Bike friendly – but you can ride any bike you want to.

Do I need my own roadbook holder?

No. All you need is a suitable phone or tablet. More info here: https://rallymoto.co.uk/digital-app-specification/

What if I breakdown?

Due to the nature of this event – you are on your own. It maybe good to ride in a small group or in pairs.

Will I need off-road tyres?

No, this challenge is 100% tarmac.

Can I ride with my mates?

Yes, the Cannonball Cafe Challenge can be a solo or a group effort with participants riding together.

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