THE WALES 500 – A fantastic two day navigational adventure for “Big Bikes”
Date: 30th – 31st May 2020
Start venue: To be confirmed
Entry Fee: £195.00
Includes: Roadbook holder hire, two days roadbooks, GPS tracking, evening meal Saturday and Sunday.
(You will need to be a RallyMoto member to reserve your place)
Video of some of the Forest Sections on "Big Bikes"
The Wales 500 will be a road and light off road 500km challenge for adventure riders and bikes over 140kg. The course will be a long distance course with riders having to navigate accurately to check points and secret checks on a 500km (300 mile) route, taking in back roads and easy tracks. The simplified roadbook, will be easy to navigate.
The course will be per-ridden on an “adventure bike” on road tyres and a bike on dual sport tyres, this will ensure any tracks or off road trails will be very manageable for the “Big Bikes”.
Bikes and Tyres
The “500” series of event have been specifically designed for the bigger adventure bikes and the Wales 500 course has been created with this in mind. The course 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 Wales 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 for 2020 will have to be paid as an additional item for the Wales 500. There is additional accommodation in the nearby town.
The entry fee includes a meal on the Saturday evening and also on the Sunday evening. 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.