Date: 30/31 March 2019
Venue: Brown Rigg, Bellingham, Northumberland
ACU Permit: Applied for
As adventure riding goes, this is quite a big one with a high percentage of offroad and trail riding, which is 100% suited to the “big” adventure bikes. You will be able to ride in areas of Kielder and Kershope forestry that are really off the beaten track and only authorised for motorcycle use for the Kielder 500.
It is a remote area and just what your adventure bike was made for.
The event is a two day roadbook navigation event for “Adventure Style” motorcycles over 140kg. The roadbook is has been especially created for the event and is the same format and style as the “Adventure Cannonball” rideouts. A back up GPX file will be issued to each rider as a safety measure.
Riders will be expected to navigate the course using the roadbook. Each day comprises of a course which is in excess of 250km with a large percentage of the going being hard base gravel tracks and fire roads within the forests. A level of self sufficiency is required as this is a remote part of the UK. Riders will be expected to carry tools and spares along with water and food for the day. There will be places for fuel and food marked on the roadbook for fuel and refreshments.
Entry Fee with ACU Licence: £160.00
Entry Fee with ACU Day Licence: £175.00
Includes: Roadbook holder hire, two days roadbooks, GPS tracking, evening meal Saturday and Sunday, and on site camping.
PLEASE NOTE: The additional lodge accommodation at Brown Rigg Lodges has been reserved for Kielder 500 riders and crew, please call directly to make a booking 01434 220390 or email email@example.com. (The web site shows no accommodation available – this is because RallyMoto has booked the venue for the event – there are still places available – call them)
Bikes and Tyres
The “500” series of event have been specifically designed for the bigger adventure bikes and the Kielder 500 course has been created with this in mind. The course is rideable on road tyres with care and is 100% suitable for dual sport tyres. The organisation team will have ridden all the course prior to the event to check its suitability.
Fuel and Range
The Kielder 500 is in a remote part of the UK and the bikes taking part will need a range of 160km (100 miles) on a single tank of fuel. Most of the big adventure bikes are capable of this. All fuel stops will be at commercial filling stations and marked on the roadbook.
These will be available to hire from RallyMoto – please request this on your entry form.
Accommodation – if you don’t fancy camping!
Camping is included in the entry fee for the Kielder 500. In addition to this there is accommodation / lodges available at the Brown Rigg venue with additional accommodation in the nearby town of Bellingham. Arriving on the Friday evening is possible.
Please book any accommodation directly with Brown Rigg (https://www.brownrigglodges.com/) Call 01434 220390 and state you are with the Kielder 500 event.
The Entry fee includes a meal on the Saturday evening and also on the Sunday evening as part of the entry fee. Additional places can be ordered on the entry form. Once out on the course riders will have to be self sufficient and should carry water and food. There will be a few opportunities to buy food en-route.
Finishers medals will be issued to all riders. This is a 100% navigation event and the top twenty riders that adhere most accurately to the course will receive a gold medal, the next 20 riders a silver and the remaining riders a bronze medal. Riders using the GPX route will receive a bronze medal on completing the course.