The Mile Beach Race 2023

THE MALLE MILE BEACH RACE 2023


THE INAPPROPRIATE MOTORCYCLE BEACH RACE – CUSTOM, CLASSIC & ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES RACE HEAD TO HEAD ON THE BEAUTIFUL MARGATE SANDS


JOIN THE MALLE MOTORCYCLE CLUB FOR THE MALLE MILE BEACH RACE 2023 WEEKEND! WITH 2 FULL RACE DAYS ON THE SANDS!


13th – 14th of May, 2023


SATURDAY THE 13TH AND SUNDAY THE 14TH ARE THE BEACH RACE DAYS, WITH AN ARRAY OF WILD CLASSIC, ELECTRIC AND CUSTOM MACHINES ENTERING THE SPRINT, THE DOUBLE, THE MALLE100 AND THE MOTOPOLO TOURNAMENT ON THE BEACH.

JOIN US ON SATURDAY MORNING, AFTER LOW TIDE, MEET THE RIDERS, SEE THE MACHINES, WATCH THE RACING AND PARTY IN THE BEACH RACE VILLAGE. THE BEACH RACE SUNSET AFTER PARTY WILL BE HELD ON THE BEACH AFTER RACING COMPLETES, ENDING AT SUNSET. THE PODIUM AWARDS WILL BE HELD ON THE BEACH, ON SUNDAY AFTER RACING COMPLETES AT HIGH TIDE.


SEE YOU THERE!


Get your free spectator ticket now!

As a small gesture of sincere thanks to the entire Malle community, to the beautiful people of Margate and to the motorcycle world, for supporting The Mile Beach Race. For one year only in 2023 we are giving away free spectator tickets to every guest of The Mile Beach Race. We understand that 2023 has been a tough year for many and we wanted to give back and create something extra special. Bringing our passionate and diverse community together, celebrating the humble motorcycle and ’the beach race that nobody wins’. You will need to register for your free spectator ticket, as they are limited.

See you on the Sands in May, and bring sunshine!



The Programme

Subject To Change


FRIDAY 11th May

PRE-RACE NIGHT


19:00 pm : The Trophy Room

Pre-Race Briefing at The Rag & Bone Man with the unveiling of this years Beach Race Trophy


SATURDAY 13th May

RACE DAY ONE

Low Tide 13:00 – High Tide 19:00


09:00 am – 10:00 am : Rider Check-In at The Sundeck


10:00 am : The Beach Sprint Race

ALL RACE CLASSES RACING IN ORDER ALL MORNING – TIMES WILL BE POSTED ON THE BOARDS


12:00 am : The Malle100 Beach Race

ONCE RIDERS HAVE COMPLETED THE SPRINT RACE, PLEASE ENTER THE MALLE100


13:00 pm : MotoPolo Beach Tournament

Part 1


15:00 pm : The Double

The Switchback Drag Race


18:00 pm : The Sunset Beach Race After Party

With DJ Destruction on The Beach


SUNDAY 14th May

RACE DAY TWO

Low Tide 14:30 – High Tide 20:00


09:00 AM – 10:00 AM : RIDER CHECK-IN AT THE SUNDECK


10:00 am : The Beach Sprint Race

ALL RACE CLASSES RACING IN ORDER ALL MORNING – TIMES WILL BE POSTED ON THE BOARDS


12:00 pm : The Malle100 Beach Race

ONCE RIDERS HAVE COMPLETED THE SPRINT RACE, PLEASE ENTER THE MALLE100


13:00 pm : MotoPolo

Beach Tournament – Final


14:00 pm : The Beach Race Derby

Knockout Finale


17:00 pm : The Podium Awards


18:00 pm : After Party

The Beach Race Podium Awards After Party on The Beach


 

 

 

 

THE MILE BEACH RACE / THE DOUBLE
THE SPRINT
/ THE DERBY / MOTOPOLO
THE PODIUM AFTER PARTY

 

 

 

 


What to Expect


THE SPRINT RACE

AN 1/8TH OF A MILE HEAD TO HEAD BEACH RACE SPRINT

THE DOUBLE

A 1/4 OF A MILE HEAD TO HEAD BEACH RACE WITH A DOUBLE BACK AROUND A RACE MARKER AND ACROSS THE FINISH LINE

THE MALLE100

10 MOTORCYCLES WILL RACE HEAD TO HEAD IN A SMALL CIRCUIT – WITH THE LE MANS STYLE RUNNING START


BEACH VILLAGE

Music, Brand Exhibitions, Bar, Custom Bikes

Music

Amazing live DJ’s creating the race track sound track in the Beach Race Village all weekend

MOTOPOLO

THE FIRST MOTOPOLO BEACH MATCH


THE DERBY

THE FINAL 10 RACERS FROM EVERY CLASS/RACE ENTER THE GRANDE FINALE KNOCK OUT SPRINT RACE

The Lubrication Station

Beach Bar, serving liquid refreshments, in the heart of the Beach Race village



The Race Classes


THE LIGHTWEIGHTS

OPEN TO ALL SCOOTERS, MOPEDS & BIKES UNDER 250CC. NO MODERN MX OR ENDURO.


THE CLASSICS

ALL VINTAGE MOTORCYCLES PRE 1979.


THE ANTIQUES

ALL HISTORIC MOTORCYCLES PRE 1965.


SCRAMBLERS

ROAD LEGAL + NON-PROFESSIONAL OFF-ROAD BIKES + PRE-1989 MOTORCYCLES WITH KNOBBY TYRES FOR THE HILL CLIMB + THE MALLE100.

WOMEN’S CLASS

WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO RACE IN EVERY CLASS, AS WELL AS THIS EXCLUSIVE CLASS.


THE CUSTOMS

HEAVILY MODIFIED CUSTOMS, SCRAMBLERS, MODERN CLASSICS, BRATS, CHOPPERS, CAFE RACERS, ETC.


 

 

 

The Races

THE SPRINT RACE / THE DOUBLE
THE MALLE100
/ MOTOPOLO
THE DERBY FINAL

 

 

 

 


GETTING THERE


For All Racers: There are several public car parks off the main promenade behind DreamLand, you can park in any of these (simple Pay & Display), then follow the signs to walk your bike on to the beach, via the beach ramp, next to the double decker red bus, next to the Sun Deck. No race machines can be started until you are on the sands and instructed by Marshalls to head to The Pit.
Public Transport: The train from London only takes an hour and brings you right to the beach, once you get out of the station, head for the beach and the sound of motorcycles.

Parking: Please use the public car parks in Margate (behind and next to DreamLand are closest). Do not park on the Main Promenade, cars/bikes will be towed by the council.

PROTECTING THE BEACH
LEAVING ONLY FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND

We have been working with Thanet Council over the last 4 years to create a continuously evolving environmental plan that ensures The Mile Beach Race leaves the beach in a better condition than when we arrived. In 2022 we brought in Marine Biologists to study the beach environment, the sands and the surrounding area to ensure the event has a positive impact and leaves only smiles, footprints and tyre prints on the sand… which are under the sea again as high tide comes in.

On the beach race weekend, 75% of the beach is cordoned off for the race, with only 2 bikes racing at a time, a stark contrast in comparison to a bank holiday weekend in Margate where there could be 10,000+ people across every inch of the beach, the event almost gives the beach a weekends rest.

The marine biologists have also documented that the first few inches of sand on the lower section of beach are very poor for fauna and sea-life (except for microscopic bacteria). The impression of foot-prints or tyre-prints has minimal impact on the sands ecology, as this area is well adapted to living in frequently disturbed conditions, with storms and powerful waves.

Our environmental marshals are also on hand to ensure that Margate beach is left in a better condition than when we arrive, with continuous litter sweeps throughout the weekend. More and more of our younger racers are bringing electric race machines, which is really exciting to see too, as multiple generations of riders get to ride and race together.

Like The Malle Mile Festival the entire event is plastic free, all drinks are served in aluminium containers, which are infinity recyclable. Before and after the race weekend, the entirety of Margate Sands is combed by our dedicated Marshall team, removing any and all debris and rubbish from the beach and recycling it safely.



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