The Mile Beach Race

 

 

02 May, 2020 Margate Beach

 

 

INTRODUCING THE FIRST VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE BEACH SPRINT-RACE IN GREAT BRITAIN.
CLASSIC & CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES RACE HEAD TO HEAD IN A UNIQUE BEACH RACE IN BEAUTIFUL MARGATE.
AN INAPPROPRIATE MOTORCYCLE RACE LIKE NO OTHER!

 

 

 

BEACH RACE / THE MALLE RALLY 100
THE ART OF MACHINE EXHIBITION / MOTOPOLO
THE PODIUM AFTER PARTY

 

 

 

It is with great excitement that we introduce The 1st Mile Beach Race! For the first time ever, classic & custom motorcycles, vintage scooters and sidecars are invited to enter a unique Beach Race on the beautiful Margate Sands.

Enjoy the main-event beach race on the Saturday, or arrive early for the Pre- Party and exhibition on the Friday night and stay late for the Podium After-Party on the Saturday night.

For those familiar with The Malle Mile Festival in London, this gentlemanly/inappropriate motorcycle race is all about completing rather than competing, this is a race that no one really wins.

On the Sunday all racers and guests are invited to join the Malle-Rally-100; A 100 Mile curated Road-Rally across the wild Kent Downs. Free/open to motorcycles, riders and custom/classic cars.

Bring the family, dress to the age of your race machine or dress for a day at the races. Join the greatest beach race in the country, in wonderful Margate!

The Programme

 

Friday 1st May – Pre-Party

5PM – THE ART OF MACHINE SHOW
7PM – THE LOST CLUB (SPEAKER)
8PM – THE BEACH RACE PRE-PARTY

Saturday 2nd May – Race Day

10AM – THE MILE BEACH RACE QUALIFIERS
2PM – MOTOPOLO MATCH (LUNCHBREAK)
2.30 – THE MILE BEACH RACE FINALS
6.30PM – THE PODIUM AWARDS
10-7PM – THE ART OF MACHINE SHOW
7PM – THE LOST CLUB (SPEAKER)
8PM-2AM – THE PODIUM AFTER-PARTY

Sunday 3rd May – Ride Out

10AM – THE ART OF MACHINE SHOW
11AM-3PM – THE MALLE-RALLY-100. A 100 MILE ROAD RALLY ACROSS THE KENT DOWNS

 

 

 

THE LIGHTWEIGHTS / THE ANTIQUES / THE CLASSICS
THE VINTAGES / THE CUSTOMS / WOMENS CLASS

 

 

 

Race Classes

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RACERS: Once you have purchased your Beach Race Rider-Registration ticket you will receive an email with your unique Ticket/Racer Number. Within this email there will be a link to the Beach Racer-Registration form to submit your rider/motorcycle details and enter the race(s) and class(es). We need to review each motorcycle to ensure it meets the requirements of the classes for the specific sprint-races.

The Lightweights
Open to all Scooters, Mopeds & Vintage Motorcycles Under 250cc and Pre-1989.

The Antiques (Pre 1949)
All vintage motorcycles pre 1949, sidecars, scramblers and road bikes.

The Classics (Pre 1969)
All vintage motorcycles pre 1969, sidecars, scramblers and road bikes.

The Vintages (Pre 1989)
All vintage motorcycles pre 1989, sidecars, scramblers and road bikes.

The Customs
Heavily modified customs, scramblers, brats, cafe racers and race bikes.

Womens Class
Women are of course encouraged to race in every class, as well as this exclusive class.

How To Get There

Beach
No vehicles can go on to Margate Beach, just registered beach-race motorcycles, that will need to be walked into The Pit by foot. All race-bikes will need to be in the pit by 10am.

Motorcycle
There are free motorcycle parking spots in the town of Margate, please observe parking restrictions and lock your motorcycle to something.

Train
Trains depart from central London every hour for Margate, only 1 hour and 37 mins. Margate station opens almost on to the beach, only meters from the The Beach Race start line!

Parking
We have dedicated parking spaces available for pre-booking at the DreamLand car park, 150 meters from the beach for race vans/trucks for £13 per bay per day. The car park is on charge between 07:00 and 22:00 (15 hours).

 

 

See you on the beach! 

 

 

PROTECTING THE BEACH ENVIRONMENT

Protecting The Beach – Leaving Only Footprints in the Sand

We have been working with Thanet Council over the last year to create an environmental plan that ensures The Mile Beach Race leaves the beach in a better condition than when we arrived and leaves only footprints in the sand. Like The Malle Mile Festival the entire event is plastic free. Before and after the race the entirety of Margate Sands is being combed by our dedicated Marshall team, removing any debris and rubbish from the beach and recycling it safely.

The Malle Environmental Marshals

There will be many electric motorcycles in the beach race and more each year no doubt, but the majority of entries are vintage race bikes powered by engines. We’ve set up several initiatives to keep the beach environment pristine. We have a pre/post race washing station for all race motorcycles to remove any oil before and any any sand after. Our environmental Malle Marshals will also be on hand to watch out for any drops of oil on the beach and they’re equipped to dispose safely of any sand that may be affected throughout the day.

Protecting The Environment – One Bike & One Tree at a time.

For all Malle events in 2020, including The Malle Mile, The Mile Beach Race and The Malle Rallies, we are working with ‘The International Tree Foundation’ to plant a tree for every rider who enters the race – with an aim to plant a minimum of 1000 trees in 2020 – off setting and locking away carbon and protecting the global environment. Started in 1924 – learn more about their stellar work in the UK and Africa here: www.internationaltreefoundation.org

Charity Benefit Partner – Two Wheels For Life

In 2020 the Malle team are delighted to announce our partnership with ‘Two Wheels For Life’ & their partner ’Riders For Health’. We are dedicated to raise funds and awareness for this vital charity initiative. For 3 decades the charity has trained local health care professionals to use motorcycles to reach the remotest parts of Africa where other vehicles simply cannot reach, bringing medicine, doctors and the modern digitisation of medical paper based-systems. To date they have reached and supported over 12 million people. We are in awe of their work and the way in which they use the humble motorcycle as a conduit for good and improve health care and life across Africa. Learn more about their amazing work here: www.twowheelsforlife.org

This is a rain or shine event.
Tickets are only available online and are non-refundable.

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