ADVENTURE RALLIES

“This is what your adventure bike is made for!”

 

If you’ve ridden in our Adventure Cannonball events, have attended a training day, or have had experience in roadbook navigation before, then you’re ready to ride an Adventure Rally.

For Adventure Rallies we use our custom designed precision tracking system to not only locate riders for safety purposes, but to also award penalty points for speeding and navigational errors.  Leaderboards display event results.

Adventure Rallies are designed to more reflect a real roadbook rally abroad, and in the ‘Extreme’ Adventure Rally class, you can expect very tough navigation like what you’d expect in desert rallying.

Adventure Rally events are often available to ride in two classes – ‘Adventure Rally’ class, and ‘Adventure Rally Extreme’ class.  Whilst experience in off road riding and roadbook navigation is recommended for ‘Adventure Rally’ class, it’s essential for riders entering into the ‘Extreme’ class.  Riders will also need to have their own navigation kit for riding in the ‘Extreme’ class, whilst hire kit is available for those riding in ‘Adventure Rally’ class.

the two classes

Roadbook: 12cm wide, Black and White

Navigation: Easy

Terrain: Green Amber/ Amber

Tracking: Safety tracking, navigation tracking, speed zones

Suitability: Big Bikes only or bikes over 140kg (no enduro bikes)

Roadbook: Colour Rally Style Roadbook – pre-marked up – 15cm wide

Navigation: Hard

Terrain: Amber/ Amber Red

Tracking:  Safety tracking, navigation tracking, speed zones, average speed

Suitability: No restriction on bike, but terrain is tougher going – Not for Beginners

UPCOMING EVENTS

25/26 September 2021

The “Big One” – the Wales 500 is the original 500. We will have a new course and a new venue for the event.. This is a serious test of navigation and stamina.

9/10th October 2021

The Kielder 500 is a route through both Kielder and Kershope Forests. Riders will have a fantastic 2 days covering gravel tracks and back roads in a true wilderness setting.

30/31st October 2021

The option to ride into the night in Kielder Forest adds another level of Adventure to this event.

About the 500’s

The “500’s” are a series of three navigation events specifically for “Big Adventure Bikes”. The three “500” events are the Kielder 500, the Wales 500 and the IOM 500.

The events are designed to make the most of your adventure bike, giving you sense of The Dakar with long days in the saddle, roadbook navigation whist riding through some of the most beautiful and wilderness areas the UK has to offer.

You will be able to ride in remote areas that are perfect for your adventure bike and these areas are “out of bounds” – so you will experience something special and unique on the the 500’s.

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FAQ’s

If any riders have any questions please email [email protected] or call 0770 392 4448.

Is the route really rideable on road tyres?

Yes, but please do check each event for specific details. The route will be ridden on an adventure bike fitted with Dual Sport. The off road tracks are the large gravel tracks that pass through the forest. The idea is to give riders an easy to ride, scenic route route some forestry that is otherwise off limits unless it is part of an organised event with the appropriate permits and permissions.

Will my new bike be OK as I don’t want to damage it?

We would consider these tracks and back roads to be perfect for the “Big” adventure bikes that are able to cover distance and handle light off road. The course is design for minimal damage to your bike. Of course we cannot guarantee everything as it is a bit of an adventure after all.

Will my GPS work?

For 2020 we will only supply specific waypoint information for checkpoints – so if your navigation is off course, you will have a reference point to get back on track. There will be no GPX file of the route.

Is my bike suitable?

A number of questions have arisen about bike suitability. KTM 690’s and Husqvarna 701’s are fine, so are older style 600’s that are more trail orientated such as XR/XL600’s which are on the weight limit of 150kgs. The reason for having this restriction is to make this an adventure bike event.

Do I need to bring fuel?

No. Definitely not, the route passes commercial fuel stations and you should refuel here. Maximum distance between fuel stops is 80-100 km (50 – 60 miles). Just make sure you are fully fuelled at the start.

Do I need my own roadbook equipment?

No, RallyMoto provide an “adventure roadbook holder” to each rider. This has to returned after the event.

Do I need an accurate trip?

Yes, at this adventure level of riding we use an app on a Smart phone which is very good and it attached to the supplied roadbook holder.

FAQ's

If any riders have any questions please email [email protected] or call 0770 392 4448.

Will my new bike be OK as I don’t want to damage it?

We would consider the tracks and back roads we use to be perfect for the “Big” adventure bikes that are able to cover distance and handle light off road. The courses are designed for minimal damage to your bike. Of course we cannot guarantee everything as it is a bit of an adventure after all.  We will be sure to notify you if a particular route is especially challenging and if you would be better off on off road biased tyres.

Is my bike suitable?

Our routes are tailored for adventure bikes, as often there are long distances covered and the off road sections aren't too technical.  Some of our more 'extreme' events can be ridden on smaller enduro and trail bikes, but overall our aim is to provide riders of big bikes a places to ride and experience what their adventure bikes are really capable of and actually made for!  There are many places available for enduro riders in the UK, however routes suitable for taking big bikes off road are less common, hence why we aim to provide for this realm of riders.  

Do I need to bring fuel?

No. Definitely not, the route passes commercial fuel stations and you should refuel here. Maximum distance between fuel stops is 80-100 km (50 – 60 miles). Just make sure you are fully fuelled at the start.

Do I need my own roadbook equipment?

No, RallyMoto provide an “adventure roadbook holder” to each rider. This has to returned after the event.

Do I need an accurate trip?

Yes, at this adventure level of riding we use an app on a Smart phone which is very good and it attached to the supplied roadbook holder.

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