The Malle Mile 2021


THE BRITISH INAPPROPRIATE MOTORCYCLE RACE & FESTIVAL IN MOTION


A NON-STOP CELEBRATION OF THE SPEED, MUSIC & ART OF THE MOTORCYCLE CULTURE.


23rd – 25th July 2021

The Malle Mile, Grimsthorpe Castle, PE10 0LY



 


 

 

 

 

“One of the most engaging motorcycle events
you could wish to be a part of”

Built Magazine

 

 

 

 


THE MILE RACES

A non-stop programme of
inappropriate motorcycle racing

The Mile Stage

LIVE MUSIC FROM SOME OF THE GREATEST
BANDS & DJ’S IN THE COUNTRY


The Art of Machine

THE CURATED ART SHOW FEATURING EXQUISITE VEHICLES
AND CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES AMONGST MOTO INSPIRED FINE-ART, PHOTOGRAPHY, ILLUSTRATION AND SCULPTURE

The Mile Metropolis

Showcases, exhibitions and
carefully curated collections from
some of Europes best brand partners


Motopolo Championship

Teams Compete In This Original
Malle Made Sport – Not To Be Missed

The Malle Scramble

RIDE THE LONG DISTANCE OFF ROAD
SCRAMBLE TRAIL IN THE CASTLE WOODLANDS


The Camp

Luxury belle tent accommodation,
so you can arrive with just your motorcycle and a toothbrush.

The Lost Club

ADVENTURE STORIES TOLD BY EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE FROM THEIR LOST ADVENTURES AROUND THE GLOBE.

The Podium Party

The Mile After-party needs no introduction – hosted outside,
so bring your dancing shoes


Customs/Classics

Have you got something special that you’d like to showcase at The Mile?
Get involved: themile@mallelondon.com

Exhibit

Have you got something rare with 2, wheels, 4 wheels, or more.. that you’d like to exhibit?
Get involved: themile@mallelondon.com

The Paddock

ARRIVING IN STYLE ON 2 WHEELS OR 4? WE HAVE DEDICATED SPACES FOR EXHIBITION WORTHY MACHINES IN THE PADDOCK.
GET ACCESS: themile@mallelondon.com

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

The pandemic is an ever-changing situation and if it is deemed that The Malle Mile 2021 cannot go ahead based on advice from the UK government, all ticket fees will be deferred to a different date/year or refunded in full if an alternative date is not suitable.

 

 

 

 

 

“PROBABLY THE MOST BRITISH EVENT
ON THE MOTORCYCLING CALENDAR”

Motorcycle News

 

 

 

 

 

The Malle Mile 2021 held in the grounds of the beautiful Grimsthorpe Castle. Join the greatest and most inappropriate motorcycle race & festival in the country. A celebration of the motorcycle in all its forms, with a non-stop programme of very inappropriate racing.

A celebration of the British summertime and the motorcycle culture. With art shows, brand exhibitions, live music & D’Js, The Midnight Mile, The Lost Club, The Malle Scramble and the now legendary Mile After-Party.

Join The Malle Mile 2021!


 


BROKEN HANDS

THE PALE WHITE

THE PEARL HARTS

HARDWICKE CIRCUS

THE ROVES

WITCH KING

LIARS TEETH

SLOBHEADS

DJ DESTRUCTION

SLOTH BOOGIE

GEORGIE ROGERS


The Mile Film

 

 

 

 

“GENTLEMAN ROGUES AND LADIES OF UNQUESTIONABLE VALOUR, DAZZLE THE CROWDS WITH THEIR IMPROMPTU TWO-WHEELED RIDING SKILLS IN AN IDYLLIC SETTING. WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE?”

The Bike Shed

 

 

 

 

The Mile 2021 Races

Race Applications Now Closed

The Mile races operate under a fun ‘run what you brung’ rule. That said, due to a hugely popular demand, race places are very limited. So please make sure you read the race class descriptions below carefully to avoid disappointment. First come, first served!


THE MILE SPRINT

The original, inappropriate 1/8 mile grass track sprint race. All race classes will race the sprint track over the weekend, from novice to seasoned riders.


THE HILL CLIMB

Our 1/8 mile “hill climb
slalom drag race” – dirt tyres
and grit are essential.


THE MALLE100

Our 1 mile dirt track circuit race with a ‘Le Mans style running start’ – 100 eligible riders (with dirt bikes/tyres) will enter this frantic 2 stage race.


THE DASH

AN ALL NEW
1/8 MILE ROAD
RACE TIME TRIAL.


THE ART OF SPRINT

THE NEW SPRINT RACE ON TARMAC, FOR THE ULTRA RARE CUSTOM/CLASSIC MOTORCYCLES IN THE ART OF MACHINE EXHIBITION.

THE MIDNIGHT MILE

The electric sprint race, held under the cover of darkness, part race, part disco – a sonic and visual spectacle not to miss.


 

THE RACE CLASSES

Race Applications Now Closed

 


NOVICE CLASS

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER RACED THE MILE. AN UN-INTIMIDATING ‘RUN WHAT YOU BRUNG’ ENTRY-LEVEL RACE. SCRAMBLERS, LIGHTWEIGHT, CUSTOMS AND CLASSIC BIKES.


THE LIGHTWEIGHTS

Open to all scooters, mopeds & bikes under 250cc.


THE CLASSICS

All vintage motorcycles pre 1979.


THE ANTIQUES

All historic motorcycles pre 1949.

SCRAMBLERS

Road Legal + Non-Professional Dirt 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, brats, choppers, cafe racers, etc.

THE ELECTRICS

All electric powered 2 or 3 wheeled ‘motorcycles are invited to join this clean & green race class.


The Dash

The time trial is open to road racing machines of all ages, sizes and styles built for speed. Road tyres only.


The Art Of Sprint

Enter the new drag race, open to highly customised and rare classic motorcycles. Road tyres essential.


 

 

 

 

“AN IDYLLIC, HIGH-SOCIETY GARDEN PARTY WITH MOTORCYCLE DRAG RACING!”

Classic Bike Magazine

 

 

 

 


 

Race The Mile

 

Once you have purchased your Rider-Registration ticket you will receive an email with your unique Ticket/Racer Number. We will send you the Racer-Registration form within 24 hours of ticket purchase to submit your motorcycle details and enter the race class. No rider/motorcycle has been turned away yet, but you will need the correct tyres for specific races.

Please note that all racers must be over 18, hold a valid road license, have road/motorcycle insurance and purchase a Rider-Registration ticket.


Once you have purchased your Rider-Registration ticket you will receive an email with your unique Ticket/Racer Number. Within this email there will be a link to the Racer-Registration form to submit your rider/motorcycle details and enter the race(s) and class(es). No rider/motorcycle has been turned away yet, but you will need the correct machine and tyres for the specific races.

Race spots are very limited and in 2021 we have reduced the number of race spots available in each class, so there is more time riding for each rider. Please note that all racers must be over 18, hold a valid road license, have road/motorcycle insurance and purchase a Rider-Registration ticket.

Non racers can purchase the general admission tickets. A motorcycle can enter each race in only one class, but a rider can enter multiple motorcycles into different classes, but race spots are limited.

For insurance reasons and to make sure we include a good range of bikes at The Mile, each Rider-Registration application must be approved by the Malle race team.

See you on the start line! 


The Mile Programme

Subject to change

Friday

3pm – Gates Open
5pm – The Dash
6pm – The Malle Scramble #1
6pm – Michelin Mile High Club
7pm – MotoPolo Qualifiers
7pm –  Talks in The Lost Club
7pm – Live Music on The Mile Sounds Stage
8pm – Art of Machine Exhibition Opens
9pm – Moto Cinema Starts
12am – DJ on The Mile Sounds Stage

Saturday

8am – Moto Yoga
8am – The Mile Wild Swim
9am – The Malle Scramble #2
10am – The Mile Sprint Race
11am – The Dash Race
12pm – The Mini Mile
12pm – The Hill Climb Race
1pm – The Malle100 Race
3pm – MotoPolo Semi-Finals & Finals
5pm – The Michelin Mile High Club
6pm – The Art of Sprint Race
7-12am – Live Music on The Mile Sounds Stage
7pm – MotoPolo Final
7pm – Talks in The Lost Club
8pm – The Mile Podium Awards
9pm – Moto Cinema
9pm – The Midnight Mile Race
12am – DJ on The Mile Sounds Stage

Sunday

8am – Moto Yoga
8am – The Mile Wild Swim
9am – The Malle Scramble #3
10am – The Mile Sprint Race Finals
11am – The Dash Race
12pm – The Mini Mile
12pm – The Hill Climb Race Finals
1pm – Talks in The Lost Club
2pm – Malle100 Race Finals
3pm – The Michelin Mile High Club
4pm – The Derby Final Race
5pm – The Mile Podium Awards
5pm – Live Music on The Mile Sounds Stage
6pm – Gates Close

 

 

 

 

“GREAT PEOPLE, ON BEAUTIFUL BIKES, DOING THINGS THEY WERE NOT MADE TO DO! THE MILE CANNOT COME SOON ENOUGH.”

Ben Bowers, Movember

 

 

 

 


The New Home of The Malle Mile 2021

WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE NEXT CHAPTER IN THE STORY OF THE MILE. THE MALLE MILE STARTED AS A HUMBLE SPRINT RACE IN LONDON AND OVER THE YEARS GREW INTO THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE BRITISH MOTORCYCLING CALENDAR AND THE GREATEST AND MOST INAPPROPRIATE MOTORCYCLE FESTIVAL IN THE COUNTRY.

THE MALLE MILE, GRIMSTHORPE CASTLE, PE10 0LY

More about Grimsthorpe Castle >

The Mile is a celebration of the motorcycle in all its forms, with a non-stop programme of very inappropriate racing. A celebration of the British summertime, the motorcycle culture, with world class bands and live music from the Main Stage, the Expedition Exhibition, The Art Of Machine art show, brand exhibitions, The Midnight Mile electric race and the now legendary Mile After-Party.

After 6 years in London a new home for The Mile with larger grounds for all of our guests was inevitable and we can’t wait to host the 2021 Mile at the uniquely beautiful Grimsthorpe Castle and their 6000 acres of stunning grounds. The deer park and ancient oak forests will play host to The Mile in 2021 and beyond. Grimsthorpe Castle is located exactly 100 miles North of London and in the centre of Great Britain, leading The Mile pilgrimage to the heart and centre of the country.

As ever, each year we strive to push The Mile further than ever before, to this end we’ve introduced new races and new race classes for 2021, ensuring a lot more racing action, less time in the pits, more parties, more exhibitions, more music, fun and a lot more motorcycles! This year 500+ motorcycles will race in our series of inappropriate races over The Mile festival weekend – and since the very first year our ethos has not changed; everyone is invited to join and race anything on 2+ wheels and no one is expected to win.

The Malle family and our team of dedicated Malle Marshalls will be putting their heart and soul into hosting the festival and we can’t wait for the first race flag to drop. We want to thank our amazing community of riders, our supporting brands, encourageable friends, family and volunteers for making The Mile what it has become over the years – The Mile is yours, Viva La Mile!


 

 

 

 

“Tucked away in the English countryside is one of the UK’s best kept secrets – The Malle Mile”

For The Ride, Triumph

 

 

 

 

The Camp

This year we’re again offering luxury belle tent accommodation, so you can arrive with just your motorcycle and a toothbrush. There are 3 options for 2-4 people, the Classic Belle tent, the Deluxe Belle tent and The Mile Palace Belle tent, for those that really need to convince their other-halves that camping can be very civilised.

Prices do not include admission to The Mile.

Classic Belle Tent


Standard 5m Belle Tent for 2-4 people
Full moon matting flooring
Air mattresses
Egyptian cotton bedding
Cushions and throw rugs
Hurricane Lanterns (Battery powered)
Side Table
Welcome Mat
Mirror


Deluxe Belle Tent


Luxury 5m Belle Tent for 2-4 people
Full moon matting flooring
Hybrid Air-Foam Mattress
Egyptian cotton bedding
Cushions and throw rugs
Artificial plants
Hurricane Lanterns (Battery powered)
Side Table
Welcome Mat
Mirror
Towels
Wash Kit
Complimentary Water & Sweets


Palace Belle Tent


Extra Large Luxurious Twin Pole 6m Belle Tent for 2-4 people
Full moon matting flooring
Memory Foam Mattress
Egyptian cotton bedding
Cushions and throw rugs
Artificial plants
Hurricane Lanterns (Battery powered)
Side Table
Inflatable Sofa
Breakfast table with 2 x chairs
Welcome Mat
Mirror
Towels
Wash Kit
Complimentary Water & Sweets



 

 

 

 

“IT REMINDS ME OF BIKE MEET-UPS IN FRANCE AND IN THE FIFTIES, JUST GOOD FUN WITH GOOD PEOPLE WHO LOVE BIKES”

John Giles, ISDT Champion

 

 

 

 

Be a Part of Something Great..

THE MILE WOULD NOT BE THE MILE WITHOUT THE HELP AND SUPPORT OF ALL OUR BRAND PARTNERS AND DEDICATED MARSHALS. IF THE MALLE MILE TICKLES YOUR FANCY AND YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THIS YEARS CELEBRATION, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH!


The Mile Metropolis


Each year we work with a handful of selected brands, artisans, adventurers, chefs and artists from all over the world who are dedicated advocates of the global motorcycle culture. We help them create unique brand worlds, exhibitions, race activations and offer delicious food and drinks in The Metropolis. If your team would like to host something in The Metropolis and to connect with the wonderful audience at The Mile, please request an info pack to discuss partnerships – themile@mallelondon.com

Volunteer


The Mile could not happen on the scale and with the sense of fun that it does without the support of our fantastic staff and volunteers. Building The Mile is another adventure altogether. This year we’re providing refined Malle PPE for all staff and volunteers and ensure their tasks do not compromise social distancing measures. Do you want to join our team of good looking, un-shaven, but well scented race marshals in exchange for all access weekend passes? Great, drop us a note! themile@mallelondon.com


 

 

 

 

“THE FORMULA HAS CLEARLY WORKED: RACE PLACES AT THE MALLE MILE NOW SELL OUT WITHIN HOURS.”

Bike Exif

 

 

 

 

The Press


“ONE OF THE MOST ENGAGING MOTORCYCLE EVENTS YOU COULD WISH TO BE A PART OF”

Built Magazine

 


“Gentleman rogues and ladies of unquestionable valour, dazzle the crowds with their impromptu two-wheeled riding skills in an idyllic setting. What’s not to love?” 

Dutch, The BikeShed


“An Idyllic, high-society garden party with motorcycle drag racing!”

Classic Bike Magazine

“Probably the most British event on the motorcycling calendar” 

MCN – Motor Cycle News

 


“Great people, on beautiful bikes, doing things they were not made to do! The Mile cannot come soon enough.” 

Ben Bowers, Movember


“Tucked away in the English countryside in the shadow of a manor house is one of the UK’s best kept secrets – the Malle Mile”

For the Ride – Triumph

“It reminds me of bike meet-ups in France and in the fifties, just good fun with good people who love bikes”

John Giles, ISDT Champion

 


“The formula has clearly worked: race places at The Malle Mile now sell out within hours.”

Bike Exif


“As A biker i was in heaven, The Mile Achieves An intimacy, a friendliness, an effortless air of informality that is utterly beguiling”

Riddle Magazine


COVID-19  Promise

We’ve already been working closely with our local governments event and licensing team to reimagine and re-design The Mile for this brave new world, to incorporate necessary social distancing measures across The Mile site with best health and safety practices for all of our guests and the Malle team. All guests will be sent the full list of Mile measures, that will be implemented across the site which will be based on the following points. All Malle volunteers and team will be issued refined PPE, including masks and gloves. All Riders/Guests will be requested to wear motorcycle themed PPE: Masks, Helmets, Gloves etc. not just on the race track. 14 day pre-event notifications will be sent to all guests, requesting that anyone feeling unwell to stay home – their tickets will be refunded or valid for next years event.

The toilets/showers will be cleaned every 30 minutes – maintaining sanitisation throughout the event. Guests will receive a pre-event check list; reminding them not to shake hands, maintain social distancing, PPE and to sanitise hands regularly. There will be hand sanitisation points near to all key contact points – Toilets, Bar Areas, Entrance/Exit etc. at The Mile. Temperature checking will be available at the entrance if necessary. Food & Beverage suppliers will be spread out around the grounds – with digital ticketing systems for food/drinks, ensuring no queues or crowds. In 2021 there will be no indoor activities – with the entire motorcycle show being hosted outside and spread out around the grounds. Lastly the 2021 event has been re-designed to encourage guests to explore the entire grounds and spread out and enjoy this multifaceted cultural event.


 

 

 

 

“AS A BIKER I WAS IN HEAVEN, THE MILE ACHIEVES AN INTIMACY, A FRIENDLINESS, AN EFFORTLESS AIR OF INFORMALITY THAT IS UTTERLY BEGUILING”

Riddle Magazine

 

 

 

 

YOUR HOSTS

Who is Malle?


Malle London is a family company that was started in 2012 by two ‘designers/ cousins/motorcycle-disciples’ Robert Nightingale & Jonny Cazzola.

After a decade of working in the design, engineering and innovation space and after many trans-continental motorcycle adventures; they decided to set out to create more robust and British utilitarian Adventure Accessories – to enable motorcyclists and adventurers to go further and in-turn inspiring them to appreciate and travel the world more.

In 2015 Malle hosted ‘The Malle Mile’ in London, an intimate and inappropriate motorcycle race which has doubled in size every year and has been a sold out event for the last 3 years.

In 2017 they hosted ‘The Great Malle Rally‘, the longest inappropriate motorcycle rally ever attempted in great Britain. Exploring over 1500 miles from the northern tip to the southern tip with 100 custom/classic/cafe motorcycles. In 2020 they hosted the first ever ‘Mile Beach Race’ Sprint on Margate Sands, expect to see new motorcycle adventures, rallies and celebrations happening in Britain and beyond in 2022.


 

 

 

 

“I can honestly say I haven’t enjoyed, laughed at, and smiled at a motorcycle event as much for years”

Classic Bike Guide

 

 

 

 


PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT – ONE BIKE & ONE TREE AT A TIME.

For all Malle events in 2021, including The Malle Mile, The Mile Beach Race and The Great Malle Rally, we aim to be plastic free, providing stainless steel water bottles and non-plastic solutions etc. for all riders. We are also working with ‘The International Tree Foundation’ to plant a tree for every rider who enters The Mile races – with an aim to plant a minimum of another 2000 trees in 2021 – off setting and locking away carbon and protecting the global environment. In 2020 we planted 3235 trees, a modest forest!

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. For three decades they and their sister organisation Riders for Health have ensured local health professionals can use motorcycles to reach the remotest parts of Africa where other vehicles simply cannot reach. By providing appropriate motorcycles as well as ongoing maintenance, training, digital data collection and access to fuel, health professionals are now able to reliably and efficiently deliver medicine and other services to over 47 million people. We are in awe of their work and the way in which they use the humble motorcycle as a conduit for good, improving healthcare and life across Africa.

We are dedicated to raising funds and awareness to support their vital mission. Learn more about their amazing work here: www.twowheelsforlife.org



This is a rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable. 

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Contact: themile@mallelondon.com with any questions..


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