THE WALES 500: A fantastic two day navigational adventure for

THE WALES 500: A fantastic two day navigational adventure for "Big Bikes"

THE WALES 500 – A fantastic two day navigational adventure for “Big Bikes”

Date: 26th – 27th May 2018
Start venue: Three Counties Show Ground, Malvern
Price: £140 ( or £155 with ACU Day Licence)

ACU Permit: ACU52027

Supported by: AdventureSpec, Desert Rose Adventure Academy,  NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, Three Counties Show Ground, Natural Resource Wales.

Wales 500 and RallyMoto Challenge
Wales 500 and RallyMoto Challenge

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 500km (300 mile) route over two days 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 and a BMW GS800 on dual sport tyres, this will ensure any tracks or off road trails will be very manageable for “Big Bikes”.

Event Regs are available here to  DOWNLOAD

Some answers to frequently asked questions – here

RallyMoto will provide a roadbook holder and the simplified roadbook for the event for the roadbook class. The competitor will have to provide a .gpx compatible GPS for the GPS class.

This event can be a Solo or a Team event, with three riders per team, the results will be determined by the most accurate navigation and score from a skills section.

The winner of the solo class will win the “NGK Spark Plugs UK Trophy” – the rider winning this will have navigated the most accurate route on the roadbook with the least penalty points overall. 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.

1. Under 800cc Roadbook
2. Over 800cc Roadbook
3.Under 800cc GPS
4. Over 800cc GPS
5. GP450 Challenge Roadbook
6. GP450 Challenge GPS

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.

The event will form part of the RallyMoto Challenge which will be run over two or three UK based events. The Team with the best score over the multiple 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. The entry fee will also cover an evening meal at the venue on the Saturday evening.

We are limited to 50 Teams or 150 riders in total so enter the Wales 500 now and reserve your place now.

Event Regs are available here to DOWNLOAD

Terms and conditions

Easy going trails - it's all about the navigation and having fun.
Easy going trails – it’s all about the navigation and having fun.
Great scenery to ride through
Great scenery to ride through
Views and vistas gallore
Views and vistas gallore
Ride solo or together as a team
Ride solo or together as a team

Entry List for Wales 500

Bold = Payment received (Last updated 18.4.2018)

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Entry List 12_4_2018

  • First Name:Last Name:Bike MakeBike Model:RegistrationClass Entered:Team Entry
    DavidRibbinsTriumphExplorerKU63NWEOver 800 GPSno
    RobJohnsonKTM1290 Super Adv RLN18 XECOver 800 GPSno
    SteveBicknellBMWR1200GS Adventure LCVN15KDOOver 800 GPSyes
    SimonMcNamaraBMWF650GSVK09TLOUnder 800cc Roadbookno
    MichaelSmithKtm990smrFj12hwuUnder 800cc GPSno
    StuartMoodySuzukiDR 350T483kABUnder 800cc GPSyes
    garybakerhondaxl600C104FWXUnder 800cc GPSyes
    JamesSmithKtm690Lk10fuvUnder 800cc Roadbookno
    DEREKARNOLDKTM950 ADVFP04HYSOver 800cc Roadbookno
    JulianRylanceKtm1090rC18 jmvOver 800 GPSno
    JonathanCarrHondaXRV 750 Africa TwinG428CMVUnder 800cc Roadbookno
    AlexanderRollingsHondaDominator NX650G868CLKUnder 800cc GPSyes
    JasonWesselsHondaDominator 650E735 NOWUnder 800cc GPSyes
    DavidDarbyBMWF800 GSFE59 KFJUnder 800cc GPSno
    KarlKatavichHondaAfrica TwinMT16LDXOver 800 GPSno
    DavidWaringSWMSuperdual XVU18XLXUnder 800cc GPSno
    AndrewGallieBMWR1200GS AdventureJ116521Over 800 GPSyes
    GrahamKeatingBMWr1200gsJ125294Over 800 GPSyes
    AndrewBattersbyKTM1190 AdventureJ105778Over 800 GPSyes
    alexmartinKtm690OY17FJKUnder 800cc GPSyes
    adammitchinsonHondaCB500XTBAUnder 800cc GPSyes
    johnmitchinsonBMWG310GS AdventureTBAUnder 800cc GPSno
    JasonFungeBmw1200 GSAHT16KAJOver 800cc Roadbookno
    MattMacelroyhondaafrica twinMA02 MCEOver 800 GPSyes
    peterreynoldsbmw1200GSAPH09 GASOver 800 GPSyes
    GordonHendersonBMW650 G XcountryHJ09 UVYUnder 800cc GPSyes
    MichaelHeritageBMWGSAWJ12XWPOver 800cc Roadbookno
    DavidWilliamsonBMWR1200 GSAWV66 WEOOver 800 GPSno
    NoelRobertsonBMWR1200GSAWM15FFXOver 800 GPSyes
    StuartFieldenBMWG650 X CountrySF08 SLFUnder 800cc GPSyes
    DavidSmallwoodCCMCCM 450 AdventureMV16CWYGP450 Challenge GPSyes
    ReubenAlcockBMWR80G/SB29TUMUnder 800cc GPSno
    BrianTierneyBMWGS 1200 ADVRK15ZNXOver 800cc Roadbookyes
    PeterWilsonKTM990 AdventureGFZ 3732Over 800cc Roadbookno
    ChrisEllisYamahaTT600reRX54 JUJUnder 800cc GPSno
    DarcyOGaraTriumphTiger 800VF16 MTXUnder 800cc Roadbookno
    PaulGarnerTriumphTiger 800xcKU61KJEUnder 800cc Roadbookno
    AndrewEllisYamahaXt660z tenereGL09NFAUnder 800cc GPSyes
    JosephParsonsHondaAfrica TwinFE67 XCKOver 800 GPSyes
    SteveHagueHusqvarna701 EnduroHX18 YRZUnder 800cc GPSyes
    NickNethercotHondaTransalp 700WR12 KYAUnder 800cc GPSno
    SeanMcCabeHondaAfrica twinLo67dynOver 800 GPSyes
    ClydeLaneKtmAdventure 1090rR90 CBLOver 800cc Roadbookyes
    johnlockektm950 adventuregn04 ttyOver 800cc Roadbookno
    GuyBroughHonda slr 650Slr 650R891 ckpUnder 800cc Roadbookno
    ThomasBroughHondaAfrica twinLB17 ZYUOver 800cc Roadbookyes
    MarkBargerySWMRS650RWU18 ZYAUnder 800cc GPSno
    DarrenRogersonHusqvarna701EYF67 UZRUnder 800cc GPSno
    GarethThurgoodsuzukigs1200P122SHSOver 800cc Roadbookno
    RichardWhiteBMWR100gsF313uljOver 800cc Roadbookyes
    IanShersbyCCMGP450Will notify laterGP450 Challenge Roadbookno
    LloydCarringtonBMWGS AdventureKY57XFLOver 800cc Roadbookno
    cameronthompsonBMWGSA 1200WR14DXMOver 800 GPSyes
    PaulChamberlainCCMGP450MK66 MSVGP450 Challenge GPSno
    KelstonChorleyCcmGP450MT16 OYFGP450 Challenge GPSno
    JamesPyleBMWGS1200 AdventureVO11 UOPOver 800 GPSyes
    MarkRileyKTM1290 Super Adventure TOE66ZWGOver 800 GPSyes
    RossMaxwell-HeronKTM1290 Super Adventure SOE17NBMOver 800 GPSyes
    RichardRowleyCCMgp450MT66 KCUGP450 Challenge Roadbookyes
    AlexGoldenCCMGP450AV17URBGP450 Challenge Roadbookyes
    PeterWrightKTM990 rBX11 BBOOver 800cc Roadbookno
    DarrenParsonsHindaAfrica TwinFE67 XCLOver 800 GPSno
    DAVIDHOLMESCCMGP450MA16 NXWGP450 Challenge Roadbookyes
    AlanCornishHondaCRF1000lFL67SVGOver 800 GPSno
    RichardGriffinKTM950 AdventureSP53HDOOver 800cc Roadbookno
    LucaAvalleKTM99010-kk-8586Over 800cc Roadbookno
    JohnCarey JnrKTM1090 Adventure RLP 67 KKYOver 800cc Roadbookno
    DeanKentBMWGS 800RK65 KTLOver 800 GPSno
    AngusChisholmBMWR1200 GS AdventureLL16 EVGOver 800cc Roadbookno
    NickJamesTriumphTiger 800 XCFX61 ZXCOver 800 GPSno
    DavidSpickernellBMWGS AdvOY67JVDOver 800cc Roadbookyes
    RichardWhitehallKtm950 adventureSn03bzcOver 800cc Roadbookno