The Great Malle Rally 2024

 

 

 

June 9th – 16th, 2024

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

 

The Great Malle Rally 2024

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, modern classic 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 our marshals timing and followed by our rally engineers and support crew.

All riders camp under canvas in our luxurious rally belle tents, with the riders briefing and the dinner in the rally camp. Our private chefs cook up a storm in the rally camps each evening, with hearty breakfasts and a riders lunch – we provide all food throughout – the only thing not included is fuel and drinks.

Each rider is given their own exclusive limited edition ‘Malle Rally Duffel’ and their ‘Malle Rally Kit’ with their rally numbers on it all – so that all luggage is waiting at camp for riders. We transport what you can fit in your Malle Rally Duffel (65cm x 30cm x 30cm), anything else would need to be strapped to the duffel, or carried by the rider on their motorcycle.


Places are very limited and sell out each year, with only 100 places available, so please sign-up to Rider-Registration below.


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“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

Over the last 7 years we’ve created and refined the ‘Greatest (and longest) Motorcycle Rally experience in Great Britain’. Our aim is to enable each rider to focus purely on the rally experience together with their team and new/old 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 and supported by The Malle Rally team at al times.

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 menus and expert rally mechanics, to ensure you make it there and back!

We deliver a cross country motorcycle experience like no other, with the core aim to help each and every rider cross the majestic Rally finish-line with as much fun and adventure as possible. We’ve been honoured to welcome Rally riders from over 35+ countries around the world and they’ve ridden and seen more of Britain in 8 days, than most people will ever see in a lifetime.

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 Rally Stage. At the end of each 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 2024 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

 

 

 

 

RALLY PACKAGES

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


CAN’T MAKE THIS YEAR, JOIN THE WAITING LIST

Please email the Malle Rally team on rally@mallelondon.com to be put on the email list to register your interest for ‘The Great Malle Rally’ & ‘The Great Malle Mountain Rally’.


Deluxe Rally Package

Rally Entrance
+ 7 Nights Luxury Bell Tent Accommodation
+ All Rally Support
+ All Meals
+ Malle Rally Kit
+ Motorcycle Delivery from Inverness to London (Post Rally).

£2799

DELUXE+ RALLY PACKAGE

Rally Entrance
+ 7 Nights Luxury Bell Tent Accommodation
+ All Rally Support + All Meals
+ Malle Rally Kit
+ Luggage Delivery From London To The Start Line
+ Motorcycle Delivery from Inverness to The Motorcycle Rental Provider in London (Post Rally)

£2899

Deluxe- Rally Package

Rally Entrance
+ 7 Nights Luxury Bell Tent Accommodation
+ All Rally Support
+ All Meals
+ Malle Rally Kit
No Motorcycle Delivery

£2499

PILLION DELUXE RALLY PACKAGE
(RIDING 2 UP ON ONE MOTORCYCLE)

Rally Entrance
+ 7 Nights Luxury Bell Tent Accommodation
+ All Rally Support
+ All Meals
+ Malle Rally Kit
No Motorcycle Delivery

£2299

EXTRA-LITE RALLY PACKAGE

Use Own Tent In The Rally Camp
+ Rally Support
+ Mechanics
+ All Meals
+ Malle Rally Kit
No Motorcycle Delivery from Inverness to London

£1499

EXTRA-LITE+ RALLY PACKAGE

Use Own Tent In The Rally Camp
+ Rally Support
+ Mechanics
+ All Meals
+ Malle Rally Kit
+ Motorcycle Delivery from Inverness to London (Post Rally)

£1799

The Malle Rally Kit Includes:


Need to rent a motorcycle?

Please contact RoadTrip in London and book your rental bike as soon as possible. Tell them you’re joining Malle and you would need to rent the bike from Friday/Saturday 7/8th if June to Tuesday the 18th of June. If you select the ‘DELUXE+ RALLY PACKAGE’ we can help arrange delivery of your luggage to the Rally start-line and delivery of the motorcycle back from Inverness Airport to the Rental Partner.


THE 2024 RALLY ROUTE

 

 

 

RIDERS REGISTRATION AT THE LIZARD  POINT IN CORNWALL
4-6PM ON THE 9TH OF JUNE
(THE MOST SOUTHERN POINT IN BRITAIN).

STAGE 1 / JUNE 10th – START LINE – CORNWALL & DEVON.

STAGE 2 / JUNE 11th – WALES & SNOWDONIA.

STAGE 3 / JUNE 12th – THE YORKSHIRE DALES.

STAGE 4 / JUNE 13th – THE LAKE DISTRICT.

STAGE 5 / JUNE 14th – SCOTTISH LOWLANDS.

STAGE 6 / JUNE 15th – SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS TO THE FINISH
LINE AT THE CASTLE OF MEY (THE MOST NORTHERN POINT).

STAGE 7 / JUNE 16th – POST-RALLY RIDE – 9AM-12PM

FLIGHTS DEPART FROM INVERNESS AIRPORT TO LONDON/WORLD AFTER 12PM. FERRY BACK TO EUROPE FROM NEWCASTLE. MOTORCYCLES DELIVERED TO LONDON.

POST-RALLY FLIGHTS ON SUNDAY JUNE THE 16TH
FROM INVERNESS AIRPORT TO LONDON – RECOMMENDED AFTER 12PM.

 

 

 

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

Petrolicious

 

 

 

THE RALLY STAGES

Pre-Rally cocktail in London at Malle HQ, early August (optional).

STAGE 0 – PRE-RALLY RIDERS REGISTRATION (4-6pm)
Riders check-in 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/DEVON
The Rally flag drops 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 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 and ancient 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 wildly 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 after 12pm, (flights not included in the rally package and needs to be booked by the rider). Motorcycles arriving back in London on Tuesday, early afternoon, 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

“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 ‘inappropriate’ rally motorcycle, think custom, classic, cafe-racer, chopper, modern classics and scrambler motorcycles (which is most of them).

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.

I’M JOINING FROM ABROAD, CAN I RENT A BIKE AND ENTER?
Yes, we have a great rental partner in London called RoadTrip, who rent great Triumphs, Royal Enfield’s, Ducati’s and BMW’s which will work well for the event. The bike will need to be collected by you, ridden to the start line and then we’ll deliver it back to the Rental Partner from the finish line in Scotland.

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

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, engineers, lots of complimentary Malle Rally kit, vehicle delivery, permits, medics, insurance, custom production, chefs, staff, photographers and volunteers etc.

WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?
We understand that life can change and plans can change before the Rally event. In the event of a cancellation 30+ days prior to the event, we will be able to push your place to the next years rally or another Malle Rally. If you need to cancel within 30 days of the event, your Rally place is non-refundable.

HOW TOUGH WILL THE RALLY BE?
The rally route is undoubtedly a long distance and it won’t be easy, but with the rally route we’ve planned it’s spectacular riding through the most amazing scenery and your team can ride at their own pace, with multiple stops at checkpoints. Many previous Rally riders have only been riding for a couple of years and it’s all one mile at a time. 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 6-7 hours of riding per stage, with breaks at each check point (every 1.5-2 hours), 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 would be over 250cc, but if you’re game, so are we!

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. Prepare for all weather – in midsummer most likely it will be gorgeous weather!

MY BIKE’S 100 YEARS OLD, WHAT HAPPENS IF IT CONKS OUT ON ROUTE?
Our engineering 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 we do have a spare bike just in case, or join 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?
We don’t want to exclude anyone but this is predominantly a motorcycle rally, 3 wheels could be fun!

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 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 waiting for you at every Rally camp.

ANY EXTRA COSTS FOR FUEL ETC.?
The average bike will use about £120 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

 

 

 

 

June 9th – 16th, 2024

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