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.
Entries to the Wales 500 2018 are closed
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”.
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.