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, the Daytime Rally or the Moonlight Rally. The Full Rally starts at midday on the Saturday and finishes 20 hours later at 8am on the Sunday morning, the Daytime starts at midday on Saturday and finishes 10pm on Saturday evening and the Moonlight starts at 10pm Saturday and finishes 8am Sunday morning. There are normally more than 60 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 to over 20. To find out more about the National Road Rally Click Here to go to the About page
2021 National Road Rally
Like the oil dripping from an old British motorcycle, it'll take a lot to stop the National Road Rally from running. With COVID restrictions still in place we aren't able to confirm a date for the 2021 event or open entries but we're currently hoping to hold the event on the first weekend of July and open entries 2 months before in early May. With social distancing restrictions likely to still be in place in one form or another until later in the year, we will be building on the format used for the 2020 event with all controls being unmanned and riders collecting numbers posted on signs. For 2021 we are looking to run the event across both the Saturday and Sunday although we won't be running through the night due to lack of rest points. As the government releases more information regarding the easing of restrictions we will firm up dates as and when we can.