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What is the National Road Rally?

The National Road Rally is a navigational scatter rally organised in conjunction with the ACU and the BMF and the idea is that you ride your motorcycle around some of the best roads in England, visiting as many different check points or controls as possible. The National Road Rally takes place each year, normally on the first weekend in July. Riders can choose to take part in the Full Rally or the Daytime Rally. The Full Rally is a two day event which start at 9am on the Saturday and finishes at 6pm on the Sunday evening with a break from 10pm on Saturday evening through to 6am on Sunday morning. The Daytime event takes place on either the Saturday or the Sunday, if riding on the Saturday rider must start between 9am and 9:30am and must finish by 10pm. If riding on the Sunday, riders can start between 6am and 9am and must finish by 6pm on the Sunday evening. For 2022 there will be over 120 controls to choose from with the number of controls each rider visits depending on the award they are trying to achieve but can be anywhere from 5 for a Bronze Daytime to over 24 for a Platinum. For 2022 the National Road Rally will continue to use virtual control where riders will collect numbers but control organisers will have the option to man the control if they want to. To find out more about the National Road Rally Click Here to go to the About page

The Matrix

The Matrix is the name given to the map showing the approximate location of all the controls. The Matrix is set out to riders a few weeks before the Rally, after entries have closed. Along with the Control Details, which are issued at the same time, riders use the Matrix to plan their route on the day of the Rally. In addition to the approximate location of each Control, the Matrix shows riders which controls are linked to each other and how many points are awarded for travelling between controls. The Controls Details sheet that is issued with the Matrix gives riders more information about how to find each control as well as what facilities are available at the control and what time it closes. To find out more about the Matrix and how to use it Click Here to go to the Route Planning page

How do I Enter?

Entries for the National Road Rally normally open on the 1st January each year and close two weeks before the Rally, however, with the current COVID-19 restrictions in place across England, entries will not open until we are confident that it will be possible to run an event. If an event is able to be organised and run, then entries will open at least four weeks before the event. There are two ways that you can enter, either by post or online and anybody with a full motorcycle license and a motorcycle can enter the National Road Rally. To find out more about entering and to enter online Click Here to go to the Entries page.

Why not run a control?

You don't have to be a rider to get involved in the Rally, with more than 60 controls on the matrix there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. By manning a control you get to meet dozens of riders when they visit your control. If you'd like to find out more about what is involved in manning a control or you'd like to volunteer to man a control Click Here.

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