The “500’s” Rules and Regs

The rules and regulations for the Kielder 500, Wales 500 and IOM 500 are as follows:-
  1. Riders can use any road legal motorcycle over 140kg to take part in a “500” event.
  2. This event is specifically designed for “Adventure Style” bikes.
  3. Minimal distance for the event is 500km, usually over 2 days.
  4. This is a 100% navigational event.
  5. The responsibility for any vehicle involved in the event rests with the rider/owner of the vehicle.
  6. The route will be provided by the organisers in an “adventure style” roadbook format.
  7. The organisation team will provide a manual roadbook holder suitable for the event.
  8. A back up GPX file will be provided to the riders (this will be different to the roadbook course)
  9. All riders will be GPS tracked for safety – GPS tracking is supplied by the organisation team.
  10. All riders will receive a “Finishers Medal” for completing the course accurately and correctly. Finishers medals will be categorised as follows:
    1. Gold – Up to 19th place
    2. Silver – 20th to 39th place
    3. Bronze – 40th place plus
  11. Criteria for results:
    1. Length of distance travelled (compared to roadbook route distance)
    2. Minimal penalty points 
    3. The length of course plus the penalty points calculated in metres = riders score.
    4. Any riders following the GPX course will be demoted to a Bronze medal finisher
    5. Any rider under the course length will be a Bronze level finisher.
  12. Penalties will be applied as follows:
    1. Over speed in speed restriction zones – 500m added to overall distance travelled per offence. (There will be multiple checks per speed restriction zone)
    2. Course cutting – exclusion
    3. Behaviour not in the spirit of the event, such as abuse to marshals or officials – exclusion.
  13. The route uses private and Forestry ground which is absolutely out of bounds unless specifically part of an authorised and permitted “500” event. Any rider found to be riding in any of these areas outside of the event will be banned from all future RallyMoto activities and excluded from any associated activities.
  14. The organisers decision on all matters is final.