The Mile Beach Race 2024

THE MALLE MILE BEACH RACE 2024


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 2024 WEEKEND.
WITH 2 FULL RACE DAYS ON THE SANDS.


18th – 19th of May, 2024

MARGATE BEACH – CT9 1XJ


SATURDAY THE 18TH AND SUNDAY THE 19TH ARE THE BEACH RACE DAYS, WITH AN ARRAY OF WILD CLASSIC, ELECTRIC AND CUSTOM MACHINES ENTERING THE SPRINT, THE DOUBLE, THE MALLE GO ROUND 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!



The Programme

Subject To Change


FRIDAY 17th May

PRE-RACE NIGHT


19:00 pm : The Trophy Room

Pre-Race Briefing with the unveiling of this years Beach Race Trophy


SATURDAY 18th May

RACE DAY ONE

Low Tide 15:00 – High Tide 21:00


09:00 am – 11:00 am : Rider Check-In at The Sundeck


12:00 pm : The Beach Sprint Race

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


14:00 pm : The Malle Go Round Beach Race

ONCE RIDERS HAVE COMPLETED THE SPRINT RACE, PLEASE ENTER THE MALLE Go Round


15:00 pm : MotoPolo Beach Tournament

Part 1


17:00 pm : The Double

The Switchback Drag Race


20:00 pm : The Sunset Beach Race After Party

Exhibition, Cocktails and Music at The Malle Townhouse


SUNDAY 19th May

RACE DAY TWO

Low Tide 16:00 – High Tide 22:00


09:00 am – 11:00 am : RIDER CHECK-IN AT THE SUNDECK


09:00 am : The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Margate

Raising money and awareness for mens health with our charity partner Movember.
Sign up to the DGR for the Ride Plan: https://www.gentlemansride.com


12:00 pm : The Beach Sprint Race

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


14:00 pm : The Malle Go Round Beach Race

ONCE RIDERS HAVE COMPLETED THE SPRINT RACE, PLEASE ENTER THE MALLE Go Round


15:00 pm : MotoPolo

Beach Tournament – Final


17:00 pm : The Beach Race Derby Finale

Knockout Finale


18:00 pm : The Podium Awards


19:00 pm : After Party

The Beach Race Podium Awards After Party at The Townhouse


 

 

 

 

THE MILE BEACH RACE / THE DOUBLE
THE SPRINT
/ THE DERBY / THE MALLE GO ROUND
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 MALLE GO ROUND

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 MALLE GO ROUND.

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 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2024

 

At The Malle Mile Beach Race in Margate


The stars and tides have aligned once again and we’re thrilled to be hosting ‘The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride’ on the Sunday morning of The Beach Race weekend. All in support of mens mental health and our charity partner Movember. Once you have signed up for the ‘DGR’ in Margate you will be sent the joining instructions for a 9am start in Margate. The ride route will be approximately one hour and end on Margate promenade. For those willing few, they can ride their way down to the beach with the Malle team for the final ‘Flying V’ formation on the beach, all in support of Movember. Ride dapper!

THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMEN’S RIDE >

 

 

 

The Races

THE SPRINT RACE / THE DOUBLE
THE MALLE GO ROUND
 / 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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