THE MILE 2020

 



 

 

 

 

 



August 21st – 23rd, 2020
Kevington Hall, London, BR5 4EP

THE MALLE MILE 2020 Held in the grounds of the beautiful Kevington Hall in London, for the greatest and most inappropriate motorcycle racing 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, the motorcycle culture, the expedition exhibition, brand retail/ exhibitions, The Malle100, The Midnight Mile and the now legendary Mile After-Party.
Join The Malle Mile 2020!

 

 

 

 

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

Built Magazine

 

 

 

 

IN 2020 WE WILL SEE THE MILE GO BACK TO ITS ROOTS AND FOCUS ON THE PURE MOTORCYCLE RACE EXPERIENCE, WITH EVERYTHING BEING HOSTED OUTSIDE, SPREAD OUT ACROSS THE ENTIRE GROUNDS OF THE EVER BEAUTIFUL KEVINGTON HALL. THIS IS THE FIRST MOTORCYCLE EVENT SINCE LOCKDOWN AND POSSIBLY THE ONLY MOTORCYCLE EXHIBITION HAPPENING THIS YEAR IN THE COUNTRY. AS WE PROMISED YOU FROM DAY ONE OF LOCKDOWN, IF WE COULD FIND A WAY TO SAFELY AND RESPONSIBLY BRING YOU THE MALLE MILE THIS YEAR, WE WOULD.. WE ARE.. AND IT WILL BE A HIGHLIGHT OF THE SUMMER! NEW ARTISTS, BANDS AND DJ’S ARE ALREADY BEING ADDED TO THE 2020 LINEUP AND WILL BE ANNOUNCED OVER THE NEXT TWO MONTHS.

WE’RE ALWAYS STRIVING TO MAKE THE MILE RACE & EXHIBITION BETTER AND MORE DIVERSE, BRINGING ENTIRELY NEW CULTURAL HAPPENINGS TO THIS UNIQUE MOTORCYCLE EVENT EACH YEAR. TO THIS END WE’VE INTRODUCED NEW RACES AND NEW RACE CLASSES AND THIS YEAR WE’VE REDUCED THE TOTAL NUMBER OF RACE SPOTS SLIGHTLY, ENSURING A LOT MORE RACING ACTION FOR ALL RIDERS, LESS TIME IN THE PITS AND A LOT MORE FUN.

ALL APPROVED RACE-BIKES WILL ENTER OUR SERIES OF INAPPROPRIATE ’RUN WHAT YOU BRUNG’ RACES OVER THE WEEKEND – AND SINCE THE VERY 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 MARSHALS WILL BE PUTTING THEIR HEART AND SOUL INTO HOSTING THE MILE AND WE CAN’T WAIT FOR THE FIRST RACE FLAG TO DROP.

MORE THAN EVER, 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!

GODSPEED, ROBERT & JONNY.

 

 

 

The Mile Sprint / The Malle100 / The Midnight Mile / The Hill Climb / MotoPolo / Expedition Exhibition / The Metropolis / The Lost Club / 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!


The Mile Metropolis

This is the heart of The Mile, our village and the central meeting place. Our exhibition/retail village for the most premium motorcycle manufacturers and independent creatives.


Expedition Exhibition

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


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

The art show curates the finest in moto inspired art through the mediums of photography, paintings and sculpture. If you would like to exhibit in ‘The Art Of Machine’ please contact our curator via TheMile@MalleLondon.com


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.


The Podium Afterparty

For those who have danced until sunrise at The Mile After-party, it needs no introduction. This years party will be hosting outside in the spectacular new Malle Mile party tent. Just bring your dancing shoes!

 

 

 

 

“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 2020 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.

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 Mile.

SCRAMBLERS

Road Legal + Non-Professional Dirt Bikes + Pre-1989 Motorcycles with knobby tyre for The Hill Climb + The Malle100.


NOVICE CLASS

For those who have never raced The Mile, this un-intimidating ‘run what you brung’ entry-level race is for you – all scramblers, lightweight, customs and classic bikes 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 SPRINT

Heavily modified customs, scramblers, brats, choppers, cafe racers, etc.


THE CLASSICS (PRE 1979)

All vintage motorcycles pre 1979.


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

Bike Exif


 

 

 

JOIN 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 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.

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 correct machine and tyres for the 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.

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.

Midnight Mile

The Electric Hill Climb Race in the Dark.

An electric motorcycle race, on dirt, held under the cover of darkness, with 200 high voltage strobe lights, 1000W subwoofer speakers on the track and an eclectic mix of custom electric motorcycles. This is an electric motorcycle race with drama, a race where anything could happen!

 

 

 

“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

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. 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

 

 

 

 

“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 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 1250 miles from the northern tip to the southern tip with 100 custom/classic/cafe motorcycles. In 2020 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


2020 press and photographers: To get closer to the action please contact us at themile@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.

COVID-19

We’ve been working closely with our local governments event and licensing team over the last two months 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 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 2020 there will be no indoor activities – with the entire motorcycle show being hosted outside and spread out around the grounds. Lastly the 2020 event has been re-designed to encourage guests to explore the entire grounds and spread out and enjoy this multifaceted cultural event.

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

For news and event updates go join our Facebook event page.

 

 

 

 

 

See you on the Start Line!

 

 

 

 

 

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

For all Malle events in 2020, including The Malle Mile, The Mile Beach Race and The Malle Rallies, 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 1000 trees in 2020 – off setting and locking away carbon and protecting the global environment.

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

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