The Great Malle Rally 2020

 

 

June 21st – 28th, 2020

THE GREATEST MOTORCYCLE RALLY THROUGH THE WILDEST AND GREATEST LANDSCAPES IN GREAT BRITAIN.
JOIN THE ADVENTURE!

 

The Great Malle Rally 2020

The Great Malle Rally is the longest motorcycle rally ever hosted in the UK. 1500 beautiful miles from the Southern tip of England to the very Northern tip of Scotland. An ‘inappropriate’ motorcycle rally for custom, classic, cafe-racer, chopper and scrambler motorcycles (which is most of them).

Now held over 6 stages/days, the new 1500 mile rally route carves a unique path across the most beautiful landscapes, mountains, coasts and valleys in Great Britain, mainly on tiny B-Roads. On each day the rally teams are given the 5 rally checkpoints to guide the teams along our route, with marshals timing and followed by our rally support crew.

All riders camp under canvas in our luxurious rally bell tents, with the riders briefing and the dinner in the rally camp.
Our private chefs cook up a storm in the rally camp each evening and provide all food throughout.

Each rider is given their own ‘Malle Rally Duffel” with their rally number on it – so that all luggage is waiting at camp for riders. We only transport what you can fit in your Malle Rally Duffel (65cm x 30cm x 30cm), anything else would need to be carried by you on your bike.

Places are very limited, so please sign-up to Rider-Registration below now.

Watch The Full Length ‘Riders Edit Below.

 

“Why am I doing this?” I had asked myself on the long ride to the start. Now as the trusty Honda climbed serpentine B-roads and purred past glassy lochs, I was thinking “Why haven’t I done this before?”

Simon De Burton

 

THE RALLY PLAN

We’ve partnered with many specialist motorcycle race/rally experts to host the ‘Greatest (and longest) Motorcycle Rally in Great Britain’.

Our aim is to enable each rider to focus purely on the rally experience together with their team and friends, explore the best of Britain by motorcycle, surrounded by a load of daring adventurers that share the same thirst for adventure and passion for motorcycles.

Our rally support team follows the rally and will deliver your motorcycle back to London from the finish line. We provide accommodation in truly unique settings (castles/mountains/forests/ cliff-tops), great local food and expert rally mechanics, to ensure you make it there and back!

By working together with our rally partners we deliver a cross country motorcycle experience like no other.

Each evening the secret checkpoints are revealed to the rally teams. As you check-in at each checkpoint your times are logged and compared against the “perfect” time of the days route.

At the end of each days rally stage, there’s the rally dinner and some suitably inappropriate entertainment, from waterfall swimming to adventure talks in ‘The Lost Club’.

Like The Malle Mile festival, the rally is purely focused on completing it’s definitely not about competing. But with that said, the team with the nearest perfect rally time, will take The 2020 Great Malle Rally title.

 

“On arrival in Scotland, I was greeted by a remarkable array of mostly ancient machinery and riders from all walks of life and all parts of the world.”

Octane Magazine

 

THE 2020 RALLY ROUTE

June 20-21St – Team ride-out south from London.

June 21st At 4pm. Riders registration at The Lizard
(the most southern point).

Stage 1 /June 22nd – Start Line – Cornwall & Devon.

Stage 2 / June 23rd – Wales & Snowdonia.

Stage 3 / June 24th – The Yorkshire Dales.

Stage 4 / June 25th – The Lake District.

Stage 5 / June 26th – Scottish Lowlands.

Stage 6 / June 27th – Scottish Highlands to the finish
line at The Castle of Mey (the most northern point).

Stage 7 / June 28th – Post-Rally ride – Flights from Inverness Airport to London. Motorcycles Delivered To London. Ferry back to Europe from Newcastle.

Post-Rally flights on June 28th from Inverness airport to London.
Departing at 1.20pm, 3pm, 5.25pm And 9pm.

The-Great-Mile-Triumphs

“Things went wrong, bits fell off, but I wouldn’t change anything about it, that’s the adventure!”

Petrolicious

THE RALLY STAGES

Pre-Rally dinner in London at Malle HQ, early June (optional).

STAGE 0 – PRE-RALLY RIDERS REGISTRATION
Riders check-in at 4pm at The Rally Camp near The Lizard, the most Southernly point on mainland Britain. With time for a good Pre-Rally party.

STAGE 1 – THE RALLY START LINE – CORNWALL
The Rally flag drops at 10am at The Lizard point in Cornwall. The rally proceeds through the wilds of Cornwall/Devon in Stage 1.

STAGE 2 – WALES & SNOWDONIA
Day 2 starts on the Cheddar Gorge and heads North through the beautiful mountains and valleys of the Snowdonia National Park and completes at the rally camp in Northern Wales.

STAGE 3 – THE YORKSHIRE DALES
On day 3 the rally proceeds from Wales into England and across the unique Yorkshire Dales.

STAGE 4 – THE LAKE DISTRICT
On day 4 the rally proceeds across the 2 highest passes in the Lake District and completes on the coast in the lowlands of Scotland.

STAGE 5 – THE SCOTTISH LOWLANDS
Day 5 starts in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs. The rally route continues through the Highlands and completes on a gorgeous loch on the beautiful West coast of Scotland.

STAGE 6 – THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS
Day 6 continues the adventure along the dramatic West coast of Scotland, to the Rally Finish Line at the Castle of Mey, perched at the very Northern tip of Scotland and Great Britain.

POST RALLY
After a hearty Scottish breakfast, riders take a relaxed ride in one group down the East Coast of Scotland to our rally trucks in Inverness. Board a flight/train back to London on Sunday afternoon, (flights not included in the rally package and needs to be booked by the rider). Motorcycles arriving back in London on Tuesday, post-rally.

 

“The Great Malle Rally is not, however, any kind of walk in the park – nor is it meant to be!”

THE FT

 

BUILDING A RALLY TEAM + ‘LONEWOLF’ RIDERS

There’s a reason motorcycle gangs are so popular, riding with a group/team of good mates is one of the best things you can ever do. Side by side, riding the entire length of this small island.

Some riders enter the rally as a team, but 50% enter as a solo ‘LoneWolf’ rider and we help build the teams, based on similar machinery, interests.. and hairstyles? Many great friendships have started in the rally teams and long may that continue.

With that said, The Great Malle Rally is a rally event where teams of 2+ riders will complete each stage starting and finishing as a team. The clock will start when all riders have crossed the start line and stops once the entire team has reached the checkpoint. Making sure no one’s left behind.

“All teams are sat outside on a massive medieval banquet table; whisky is being passed around, beers and red wine flowing. Everyone is tired but continue to swap stories about the amazing roads they got to tame that day.”

Flatout Magazine

 

RALLY PACKAGES

We aim to make the rally accessible to all riders and make it as simple as possible to join the adventure.
Please select the package that suits your needs below – 95% of riders select the ‘Gold Rally Package’.

Deluxe+ Rally Package

Includes Motorcycle Rental (from ClubMoto) + Luxury Bell Tent + Rally Support + All Meals + Rally Kit + Motorcycle Delivery from Inverness to London

£3599

Deluxe Rally Package

Luxury Bell Tent Accommodation + Rally Support + All Meals + Rally Kit + Motorcycle Delivery from Inverness to London

£2399

Deluxe- Rally Package

Luxury Bell Tent Accommodation + Rally Support + All Meals + Rally Kit
(No Motorcycle Delivery)

£2199

Extra-Lite Rally Package

Own Tent + Camp Site + Rally Support
+ Mechanics + All Meals + Rally Kit
(No Motorcycle Delivery from
Scotland to London – Can Be Arranged).

£1199

Pillion Rally Package

Luxury Bell Tent Accommodation + Rally Support + All Food + Rally Kit.

£1999

The Official 2019 Rally Film

“Taking the backroads through Scotland and Wales is a motorcyclist’s dream! Having someone else organize the route, the food, the support team and the bed makes for a great experience – ask any Cannonballer!”

Paul D’Orleans, The Vintagent

 

RALLY PRESS

If you need one more reason to join the greatest rally in the country – here are 5!
Read more about the adventure here:

“Difficult experiences are odd; we avoid them, fear them, chafe against them while they’re happening, then exalt in them upon reflection.”
Iron & Air Magazine.
READ THE ARTICLE

“The Great Malle Rally is not, however, any kind of walk in the park – nor is it meant to be!” –
The FT – How To Spend It.
READ THE ARTICLE

“Things went wrong, bits fell off, but I wouldn’t change anything about it, that’s the adventure!”
Petroliscious.
READ THE ARTICLE

“Taking the backroads through Scotland and Wales is a motorcyclist’s dream! Having someone else organize the route, the food, the support team and the bed makes for a great experience – ask any Cannonballer!” –
The Vintagent. 
READ THE ARTICLE

“Why am I doing this?” I had asked myself on the long ride North. Now as the trusty Honda climbed serpantine B-roads and purred past glassy lochs, I was thinking “Why haven’t I done this before?” –
Simon De Burton – Rally Press Rider.

“All teams are sat outside on a massive medieval banquet table; whisky is being passed around, beers and red wine flowing. Everyone is tired but continue to swap stories about the amazing roads they got to tame that day.”
Flatout magazine.
READ THE ARTICLE

“On arrival in Scotland, I was greeted by a remarkable array of mostly ancient machinery and riders from all walks of life and all parts of the world. Traveling by motorcycle makes it so much easier to really appreciate the landscape”
Octane Magazine – Print only.

“Difficult experiences are odd; we avoid them, fear them, chafe against them while they’re happening, then exalt in them upon reflection.”

Iron & Air Magazine

 

FAQ

WHICH MOTORCYCLE CAN I ENTER?
Any motorcycle considered custom, classic, cafe racer, scrambler, brat or chopper is most welcome! Which includes most motorcycles!

WHY IS THIS RALLY OPEN TO ONLY ‘INAPPROPRIATE’ MOTORCYCLES?
There are already thousands of events for race/dirt bikes, cruisers etc. It’s more of a Rally mindset than anything else.

I’M A LONE WOLF AND WANT TO JOIN A TEAM, CAN I?
Absolutely, drop us a mail and we’ll fix you up with some adventurous ‘like-biked’ team mates.

WHY’S IT SO CHEAP?
It’s true other 1000+ mile rallies cost many thousands of pounds to enter, we’ve really tried to keep this accessible to all riders.

WHY’S IT SO EXPENSIVE?
The Great Malle Rally is a highly complicated logistical event involving hundreds of people supporting the rally from start to finish. With specialised kit, great food, remote luxury camping, mechanics, vehicle delivery, permits, medics, insurance, custom production, chefs, staff and volunteers etc.

HOW TOUGH WILL THE RALLY BE?
The rally route is undoubtedly a very long distance and it won’t be easy by any stretch of the imagination. But, with the rally route we’ve planned it’s spectacular riding through amazing scenery and your team can ride at their own pace. Plan accordingly, get some long distance practice in and prep your bike well.

HOW MANY HOURS/MILES WILL WE BE RIDING EACH DAY?
Expect to be riding around 200-250 miles per day, which should about 6-8 hours of riding per stage, with breaks at each check point, the lunch break and we want all riders back in camp by 6pm for the riders dinner and the evening social/rally event.

I RIDE A SCOOTER, CAN I ENTER?
You’ll be most welcome and not alone, ideally it should be on the more classic/custom side – a 2016 Vespa probably won’t cut it.

CAN WE ENTER A COMPANY TEAM?
Absolutely, we are too! Contact us.

CAN WE FILM AND DOCUMENT THE RALLY?
Get involved!

CAN I JUST TURN UP AT THE START-LINE AND ENTER?
No, but you could join us for the Pre-Party in Cornwall or the after party at the Northern tip of Scotland.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS ON ROUTE?
We’ll all get a little wet and in the case of stage 4 in the 2017 rally we got rather wet! Prepare for all weather – in late June most likely it will be gorgeous weather!

I’VE GOT LOTS OF FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM, CAN I GET A DISCOUNT?
Sorry dude, no.

MY BIKE’S 100 YEARS OLD, WHAT HAPPENS IF IT CONKS OUT ON ROUTE?
Our mechanics team will be prepared and do their best to get you back on the road asap. In the event of the bike seriously giving up the ghost, you’ll have two options: Stick your bike in one of our trucks and join your team or the rally marshal team for the remainder of the rally. Or you can call the AA and catch the nearest train home, but we suggest the first option.

I WANT TO ENTER MY VINTAGE RACE CAR, CAN I?
Maybe if it’s really special! Drop us a note, we don’t want to exclude anyone but this is predominantly a motorcycle rally.

IS THE RALLY ONLY FOR BRITISH RIDERS?
Definitely not! This is a unique chance for foreign riders to experience the best of the British Isles. After The Great Malle Rally you’ll have seen more of Britain than most people in the UK!

I’M JOINING FROM ABROAD, CAN I RENT A BIKE AND ENTER?
Yes, we have a few rental partners including Club Moto’ who rent great Triumphs, Royal Enfield’s, Ducati’s and BMW’s which will work well. The bike will need to be rented from London and then we’ll deliver it to the start line and back to London from the finish line. So it will cost you a little more to rent a bike for a week, but it will be worth it!

I WANT TO RIDE TWO UP WITH MY PARTNER/FRIEND, CAN WE?
Absolutely, just register a ‘Pillion’ place for your team mate/partner.

WHAT SORT OF PEOPLE WILL BE IN THE RALLY?
The most fun loving, adventurous, dedicated riders, on all sorts of ‘inappropriate’ motorcycles, the rally continues the DIY camaraderie and inclusive feel of The Malle Mile.

WHEN’S THE DEADLINE TO ENTER THE RALLY?
We have a limited number of places, first come first served. Register now to save disappointment.

WE’D LIKE TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY AT THE SAME TIME?
Absolutely! We can suggest a few of our partnering charities (like Movember), or raise for your own.

WILL THERE BE HOT SHOWERS IN THE WILD RALLY CAMPS?
There will be hot showers at every Rally camp. For the 2020 event we’ve secured a brand new off-grid luxury multiple bay shower unit, that will be at each rally camp to prevent queues and to ensure hot showers throughout.

ANY EXTRA COSTS FOR FUEL ETC.?
The average bike will use about £120s worth of fuel for the entire course, depending on how you ride and the motorcycle type this cost will vary.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?
No. Sorry!

Any Questions?


Contact:

rally@mallelondon.com
Phone: +44 (0) 208 123 5166
#THEGREATMALLYRALLY
@MALLELONDON

 

Photography by Tom Kahler

 

 

June 21st – 28th, 2020

THE GREATEST MOTORCYCLE RALLY THROUGH THE WILDEST AND GREATEST LANDSCAPES IN GREAT BRITAIN.
JOIN THE ADVENTURE!