The Malle Mile 2022

THE BRITISH INAPPROPRIATE MOTORCYCLE RACE & FESTIVAL IN MOTION


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


21st – 24th of July, 2022

The Malle Mile, Grimsthorpe Castle, PE10 0LY


THE MALLE MILE 2022 WILL BE HELD IN THE GROUNDS OF THE BEAUTIFUL GRIMSTHORPE CASTLE IS 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 MALLE SCRAMBLE AND THE NOW LEGENDARY MILE AFTER-PARTY.

THE RACES

 


THE MILE SPRINT

THE ORIGINAL 1/8TH OF A MILE GRASS TRACK DRAG RACE.


RACE CLASSES

NOVICE / LIGHTWEIGHT / WOMEN’S / CLASSIC / CUSTOM / ANTIQUE / ELECTRIC

THE HILL CLIMB

THE ORIGINAL HEAD TO HEAD HILL CLIMB SLALOM RACE.


RACE CLASSES

LIGHTWEIGHT / WOMEN’S / CLASSIC / SCRAMBLERS / CUSTOM / ANTIQUE / ELECTRIC

THE MALLE100

100 RIDERS RACE THE 1 MILE OFF ROAD TRACK, WITH A ‘LE MANS’ STYLE RUNNING START.


RACE CLASSES

ALL CLASSES IN TOGETHER – KNOBBLY TYRES ONLY!


THE DASH

THE 1/8TH OF A MILE ON-ROAD SPEED TRIAL.


RACE CLASSES

THE TIME TRIAL IS OPEN TO ROAD RACING MACHINES OF ALL AGES, SIZES AND STYLES BUILT FOR SPEED. ROAD TYRES ONLY.

THE DERBY

THE FINAL HEAD-TO-HEAD KNOCK OUT SPRINT RACE OF THE WEEKEND.


RACE CLASSES

ALL WINNERS FROM EVERY CLASS COMPETE HEAD TO HEAD UNTIL ONE RIDER REMAINS!

THE ART OF SPRINT

THE BIG SATURDAY NIGHT SPRINT RACE ON THE ROYAL ENTRANCE.


RACE CLASSES

HIGHLY CUSTOMISED AND RARE CLASSIC MOTORCYCLES. ROAD TYRES ONLY.



 

THE RACE CLASSES

EXPLAINED

 


NOVICE CLASS

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


THE LIGHTWEIGHTS

OPEN TO ALL SCOOTERS, MOPEDS & BIKES UNDER 250CC. NO MODERN MX OR ENDURO BIKES.

THE CLASSICS

ALL VINTAGE MOTORCYCLES PRE 1979.


THE ANTIQUES

ALL HISTORIC MOTORCYCLES PRE 1965.


WOMEN’S CLASS

WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO RACE IN EVERY CLASS, AS WELL AS THIS EXCLUSIVE CLASS.

SCRAMBLERS

ROAD LEGAL + NON-PROFESSIONAL OFF-ROAD BIKES + PRE-1989 MOTORCYCLES WITH KNOBBY TYRES FOR THE HILL CLIMB + THE MALLE100.


THE CUSTOMS

HEAVILY MODIFIED CUSTOMS, SCRAMBLERS, BRATS, CHOPPERS, CAFE RACERS, ETC.


 

THE MINI MILE

A dedicated race for the daring Mini-Milers in your life. Children 5 & under can race balance bikes, scooters or pretty much anything with wheels down the grass Hill Climb in the launch break on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Fully supervised by the Malle Marshall Dream Team.

The Mile will also host a ‘Mini-Miler’ dedicated training area –  a safe sheltered area for kids to practise a small, fun circuit on their balance, pedal or small motorised bikes.

The Programme

Detailed times will be released in the coming weeks. Subject to change. 

 


THURSDAY

21st JULY

THE MILE CAMP OPENS – COME AND SETTLE IN. THE BAR & FOOD TRUCKS WILL BE SERVING THE CAMP GUESTS WITH THE MOTO CINEMA.

FRIDAY

22nd OF JULY

THE MILE METROPOLIS OPENS
THE MALLE SCRAMBLE
RACING TEST LAPS
MOTOPOLO
LIVE MUSIC ON THE MILE MAIN STAGE
THE MOTO CINEMA
THE ART OF MACHINE
BRAND EXHIBITIONS
THE MIDNIGHT MILE

SATURDAY

23rd OF JULY

THE MALLE SCRAMBLE
THE MILE SPRINT
THE HILL CLIMB
THE DASH
THE MALLE100
MOTOPOLO
THE ART OF SPRINT
THE MILE MAIN STAGE
THE MIDNIGHT MILE

SUNDAY

24TH OF JULY

THE MALLE SCRAMBLE
THE MILE SPRINT
THE DASH
THE MALLE100
THE HILL CLIMB
THE DERBY
THE PODIUM AWARDS


THE MILE STAGE

 


Full Line Up Coming soon!


Grimsthorpe Castle – PE10 0LY

 


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 2022 Mile again 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 2022 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’re introducing new races and new race classes for 2022, 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 1000+ 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!


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
Luxury Hotel bedding
Battery powered lanterns
Side Table

DELUXE BELLE TENT


Luxury 5m Belle Tent for 2-4 people
Full moon matting flooring
Hybrid Air-Foam Mattress
Luxury Hotel bedding
Cushions and throw rugs
Artificial plants
Battery powered lanterns
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
Real Mattresses
Luxury Hotel bedding
Cushions and throw rugs
Artificial plants
Hurricane Lanterns (Battery powered)
Side Table
Accent Chair
Breakfast table with 2 x chairs
Mirror
Towels
Wash Kit
Complimentary Water & Sweets


The Mile Metropolis

 


One of the greatest things about The Mile is the friends you meet along the way. To collaborate with people, with amazing artists, makers, brands, builders, photographers is what Mile life is all about. You’ll find all of these in The Mile Metropolis. As an exhibitor and a brand partner you get to go deeper into The Mile experience than anyone else.

The Mile is a cultural festival at it’s heart, if you have something that adds to the Mile culture, let’s collaborate and bring it to the community.


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

A sort of three-day country wedding for oddball motorbikes with a sprinkling of a drunken fun fair, festival and grassroots motorsports thrown in for good measure.

Rowan Horcastle, TopGear


“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




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.


 

The Mile Charity Partners

 


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

For all Malle events in 2022, 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 2022 – off setting and locking away carbon and protecting the global environment. In 2021 we planted 6139 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 2022 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