Wales 500 – a navigation event for Adventure Riders
Date: 26th – 27th May 2018
Start venue: Three Counties Show Ground, Malvern
The Wales 500 will be a road and light off road 500km challenge for adventure riders and bikes over 150kg. The course will be a long distance course with riders having to navigate accurately to check points and secret checks on a 250 – 300 mile route taking in back roads and easy tracks. The simplified roadbook, set up in miles, will be easy to navigate with a bikes standard trip.
The course will be per-ridden on a Triumph Explorer 1200 on road tyres, this will ensure any tracks or off road trails will be very manageable for “Big Bikes”.
RallyMoto will provide a roadbook holder and the simplified roadbook for the event. This will be a Team event, with three riders per team, the results will be determined by the most accurate navigation and score form a skills section for each team. There will be no timed stages. The event will be run over a varied terrain of roads, back roads and hard packed tracks, suitable for dual sport tyres, with competitors having to navigate their way through the day using check points.
This is the ideal way to get into adventure roadbook navigation and we run RallyMoto Roadbook Capers as a small club event about once a month all over the UK so you can practice before trying a longer course.
There will be three classes in the Challenge:
2.GPS and Roadbook Class – Some parts of the route will be roadbook only
The winner will be the rider to most accurately navigate the course and match the mileage. A skills section will bring the team result into play. There will also be Gold medals for being within 10% of the distance, Silver for 20% and Bronze for 30%.
The event will form part of the RallyMoto Challenge which will be run over two UK based events. The Team with the best score over the two events in the roadbook class will be the RallyMoto Challenge Champions. This new type of event has seen RallyMoto being able to use land and tracks that were previously off limits – so this is looking very positive for 2018.
We already have a great start venue and a route sorted, so we will keep you posted. The Wales 500 will be at the end of May 2018.
There will be camping available at the start venue for a true adventure type event with showers and facilities.
We are limited to 50 Teams so register your interest in the Wales 500 and the RallyMoto Challenge for 2018 now – just complete the quick form below:-