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The British Inappropriate Motorcycle
Race & Exhibition in Motion

“A non-stop celebration of the speed, music
and art of the motorcycle culture.”

July 26th – 28th, 2019

Kevington Hall, London, BR5 4EP

The Malle Mile #5 is back in the grounds of the beautiful Kevington Hall in London, for the greatest and most inappropriate motorcycle racing festival in the country. A celebration of the motorcycle in all it’s forms, with a non-stop programme of very inappropriate motorcycle racing.

A celebration of the British summertime, the motorcycle culture, with live music from the bands stage, the expedition exhibition, The Mile Metropolis, The Malle100, The Midnight Mile and the now legendary Mile After-PartyJoin us at The Malle Mile 2019!

 

 

 

 

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

Built Magazine

 

 

 

 

THE MILE FILM

As ever we’re always striving to make the mile better and not just bigger. To this end we’ve introduced new races and new race classes, ensuring a lot more racing action, more races, less time in the pits, more parties, more fun and a lot more motorcycles.

This year 450 motorcycles will race in our series of inappropriate ‘run what you brung‘ races over the mile weekend – and since the first year our ethos has not changed; everyone is invited to race anything on 2+ wheels and no one is expected to win.

Our team of dedicated Malle staff and volunteers 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 fantastic supporting brands, encourageable friends, family and volunteers for making the mile what it has become over the years – The Mile is yours!

Godspeed, Robert & Jonny

 

 

 

The Mile Sprint / The Malle100 / The Midnight Mile / The Hill Climb / MotoPolo / Expedition Exhibition / The Metropolis / The Roughs Race / Zero CC / The Malle Adventure Tent / The Bands Stage / The Art Of Machine / The Podium Afterparty

 

 

 

THE MILE EVENTS

The Mile Races

At The Mile we have created the most inappropriate motorcycle races we could think of, each year getting weirder and wilder! Each informal race is designed to be as exciting to race as it is to watch, no one is expected to win, but it’s always an honour to bring home the ‘Man Of The Mile’ trophy!


Expedition Exhibition

Curated exhibition of expedition/ adventure vehicles, all noteworthy for their unique design and the destinations reached. Motorcycles and beyond!


The Mile Metropolis

Our exhibition/retail village for the most premium motorcycle manufacturers and independent creators to create their unique brand worlds at The Mile.


The Paddock

All weird and wonderful machinery is invited to The Mile, you will be guided to the paddock, which is our informal exhibition of rare/custom/strange/vintage cars, trucks and of course a plethora of gorgeous motorcycles.

The Art Of Machine

This year we’re curating the first Mile art show, titled ‘The Art Of Machine’ with an amazing show of Motorcycle and Automotive art and sculpture by international artists, photographers, creators and sculptures. On the Saturday evening some key pieces will be auctioned off for our Charity partner. If you would like to exhibit in ‘The Art Of Machine’ please contact our curator via TheMile@MalleLondon.com


The Bands Stage

This year we’re thrilled to announce the bands stage will be back, with world-class live music and entertainment happening every night.


The Podium Afterparty

For those who have danced until sunrise at The Mile After-party, it needs no introduction, so we’ll leave it as a surprise for those who have yet to experience the enchanted forest. Just bring your dancing shoes!


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. Prices do not include admission to The Mile. More information below.

 

 

 

 

“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

 

 

 

THE MILE 2019 RACES


THE RACE CLASSES


THE 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 pro-riders.


THE HILL CLIMB

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


THE MALLE100 NOW FULL

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 ROUGHS RACE

The madness will continues this year, but it’s all changing with some world class trials bikes!

MOTOPOLO

4 daring Motopolo teams will compete in this fast 3 match tournament. It has to be seen to be fully understood!


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 MILE DERBY

The final sprint race with the finalists from each day will enter the last race of the day – the most coveted race title of the festival.


ZERO-CC

A tough 2 mile cross-country race for vintage (pre 2000) bicycles, join this new race.

SCRAMBLERS NOW FULL

Road Legal + Non-Professional Dirt Bikes + Pre-2000 Motocross Bikes with knobby tyre for The Hill Climb + The Malle100.


NOVICE CLASS NOW FULL

For those who have never raced The Mile, this un-intimidating ‘run what you brung’ entry-level race is for you – get involved!


THE LIGHTWEIGHTS

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


WOMENS 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 CLASSICS (PRE 1989) NOW FULL

All vintage motorcycles pre 1989.


THE ELECTRICS

If you ride an Electric bike and want to be part of a world first, contact us. We have something very special for you. Enter The Midnight Mile.


THE TRIALS

If you’re an amateur/pro Trials rider, contact us to join the new trials club competition.


ZERO CC

Bicycles + Anything Pedal Powered Without An Engine

 

 

 

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

Bike Exif


 

 

 

GET INVOLVED

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 correct tyres for specific races.

Please note that all racers must be over 21, 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.

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.

Some of the race classes are now full, please check above. 

See you on the start line! 

SPRINT RACE

The Original Mile Sprint Race

Our inappropriate 1/8 mile grass track sprint race that started it all back in 2014. All race classes will race the sprint track over the weekend, from novice to pro-riders.

HILL CLIMB

The Knobbly Tyre Slalom Race

Our 1/8 mile “hill climb slalom drag race” – dirt tyres and grit are essential. Dirt/Knobbly tyres are a prerequisite for race entry to The Hill Climb.

THE MALLE100

The 1 Mile Off-Road Circuit Race

Our 1 mile dirt track circuit race with a ‘Le Mans style running start’ – 100 eligible riders (with dirt bikes/tyres) will enter this wild 2 stage race. Dirt/Knobbly tyres are a prerequisite for race entry to The Malle100.

ZERO CC

The 2 Mile Bicycle Race

Time to get some exercise! This tough 2 mile cross-country bicycle race is for  bicycles of any shape and description (Mountain bikes, BMX, Race Bikes, Unicycles), you’ll be racing whatever arrives at the start-line. Head-bands and obscene lycra shorts are essential.

 

 

 

“Probably the most British Event on the Motorcycle Calendar”


MCN – Motor Cycle News

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Classic Bike Magazine

 

 

 

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

The Mile 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

 

 

 

 

“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

 

 

 

The 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. 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

 

 

 

 

“Since the first year our ethos has not changed; everyone is invited to race anything on 2+ wheels and no one is expected to win”

Robert and Jonny – Malle
 

 

 

 

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 2014 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 1250 miles from the northern tip to the southern tip with 100 custom/classic/cafe motorcycles. In 2019 and beyond expect to see new motorcycle adventures, rallies and celebrations happening in Britain and beyond.

 

 

 

 

“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 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 2018 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


2019 press and photographers: To get closer to the action please contact us at press@mallelondon.com for passes and arm bands. 

 

 

 

 

“This is what it’s all about, for first time racers, an environment that’s full of encouragement.”

Hairpin Journal
 

 

 

 

 

Location

Kevington Hall, Crockenhill Rd, London, BR5 4EP

Completed in 1769, the house is the work of Sir Robert Taylor, who was also responsible for Danson House and for the enlargement of the Bank of England. Behrens imported the building materials from around Europe: the red clinker bricks came from Amsterdam, tiles from Heidelberg and marble from Livorno.

The manor of Kevington was in the hands of the related Manning and Onslow families from the late Middle Ages to the mid- 18th century, when Middleton Onslow sold it to Herman Behrens, a City merchant from Amsterdam who commissioned the construction of Kevington Hall.

Behrens’s descendants held the property until the Second World War, when the government requisitioned it to accommodate Canadian troops. Afterwards, Kent county council used the hall as a primary school until the early 1980s.

Now privately owned, Kefington Hall has been diligently restored and is available for conducted group tours – and sometimes for private functions – by arrangement. It’s also usually one of the delights of the Open House London weekend.

This is a rain or shine event. 

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See you on the Start Line!

 

 

 

 

 

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

Pictures by Mihail Jershov