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‘The Malle Mile 2018’ will be back in the grounds of the ever beautiful Kevington Hall in London, for the greatest and most inappropriate motorcycle race in the country.

A pure celebration of the motorcycle in all 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, a custom exhibition, brand retail/exhibitions and the now legendary Mile after-party.

Kevington Hall, Crockenhill Rd, London, BR5 4EP

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THE MILE 2018

As ever we’re always striving to make The Mile better and not bigger. To this end we’ve introduced new races and new race classes with a maximum of 100 riders in the largest classes, ensuring a lot more racing action, a lot more races, less time in the pits, more parties, more fun and a lot more motorcycles.

This year 400+ motorcycles will race in our series of inappropriate ’run what you brung’ races over the 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 – with the finalists from each class entering the final Mile sprint; “The Derby”.

Our team of dedicated Malle staff and volunteers will be putting their heart and soul into hosting the greatest celebration of racing 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, encourage-able friends, family and volunteers for making The Mile what it has become over the years – The Mile is yours!

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The 2018 Malle Mile

 

THE RACE CLASSES

This year 400+ motorcycles will race in our series of inappropriate ’run what you brung’ events over the weekend – which based on our calculations will make it the largest motorcycle race of it’s kind in the country.

This year we will get a lot more riders racing in more races (with minimal delays). So we’ve introduced several smaller race classes, with a maximum of 100 riders in the largest classes. Ensuring a lot more racing action, a lot more races, less time in the pits and subsequently more time to party and more fun.

The Lightweights:
Open to all scooters, mopeds & bikes under 200cc.

 

Custom-Pro Race:
An invitation only exhibition race for professional custom builders racing their own built machines.

 

Scramblers:
Pre 2000 road legal vintage/classic MX + Enduro – for the Hill Climb and The Malle100.

 

Women’s Race:
Women are encouraged to race in every class, as well as this exclusive class.

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

 

The Customs:
Heavily modified customs, scramblers, brats, cafe racers, etc.

 

The Classics (Pre 1979):
All vintage motorcycles pre 1979.

 

The Electrics:
Electric motorcycles only.

 

 

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THE MILE 2018 RACES
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The Sprint:
Our inappropriate 1/4 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: NEW
Our 1 mile dirt track circuit race with a ‘Le Mans style running start’ – 100 eligible riders (with dirt bikes/tyres) will enter this big 2 stage race.

 

The Roughs Race:
The Monkey Bike madness will continues this year, but it’s all changing!

The Custom Pro Race: NEW
An invitation only exhibition race for professional custom builders racing their own built machines.

 

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

 

The Electric Sprint: NEW
The first ‘inappropriate electric motorcycle race’ in the country – if it’s electric and it’s got 2 wheels… bring it and race it!

 

The Mile Derby:
The final sprint race with the finalists from every class will be the last race of the weekend on Sunday afternoon – not to be missed.

 

 

 

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THE MILE 2018 EVENTS

The Exhibition:
Invitation only custom-pro motorcycle exhibition; each bike in the exhibition will race on the Saturday evening.

 

The Mile Metropolis:
The Mile dedicated exhibition/retail area for the best motorcycle manufacturers and independent brands to showcase their crafts and to create unique brand worlds at The Mile.

 

The Bands Stage:
This year we’re thrilled to announce the bands stage, with live music and entertainment happening throughout the weekend.

 

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 motorcycles.

 

Riders Dinner:
Our charity partner is the Movember foundation, who are doing great work in the advancement and support of mens health. We are hosting an exclusive riders dinner in the manor house on the Saturday 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 it. Just bring your dancing shoes!

The Camp:
This year we’re working with a new bell-tent partner who will build your luxury bell tent to your exact spec. If you want a tent and mattress and that’s it… or if you want all the trimmings with rugs, lights, Egyptian cotton, fresh towels, hampers and a glass of champagne waiting for you – they’ll build it for you.

Alternatively you can bring your own tent in the main camp-area. Motorhomes will not be permitted on site, but motorcycle vans (without awnings) will be permitted in the car-park – we strongly suggest you sleep under canvas for the weekend.

 

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THE PROGRAMME

Schedule subject to change

Friday:
3pm: Gates Open
3pm: The Mile Metropolis Opens
6pm: Motopolo Tournament
8pm: Bands Stage Opens + Pre Party

 

Saturday:
10am: The Lightweights Sprint
11am: The Women’s Sprint
11.30am: The Novice Sprint
12pm: The Classic Sprint
Lunch Break
2pm:The Lightweights Hill Climb
3pm: The Custom/Scrambler Hill Climb
4pm: The Malle100 (Part 1 – No.1-50)
5pm: The Electric Sprint
6pm: The Custom-Pro Sprint (Knock Out)
7pm: The Awards Ceremony
8pm: The Charity Dinner
8pm: The After Party (Bands Stage)

Sunday:
10am: The Electric Hill Climb
10.30am: The Women’s Hill Climb
11am: The Novice Hill Climb
11.30am: The Classic Hill Climb
Lunch Break
12pm: The Roughs Race (The Malle Monkeys let loose on the Malle100 track)
1pm: The Malle 100 – Part 2 (No. 51-100 + Finals)
2pm: The Custom Sprint
3pm: The Mile Derby – Finale Sprint Race
4pm: The Awards Ceremony
6pm: Gates Close

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THE CAMP

This year we’re working with a new bell-tent partner who will build your luxury bell tent to your exact spec. If you want a tent and mattress and that’s it… or if you want all the trimmings with rugs, lights, Egyptian cotton, fresh towels, a disco ball, hampers and ice buckets of champagne waiting for you – they’ll build it for you.

Alternatively you can bring your own tent in the main camp-area. Motorhomes will not be permitted on site, but motorcycle vans (without awnings) will be permitted in the car-park – we strongly suggest you sleep under canvas for the weekend.

 

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GET INVOLVED

Please note that all applicants must be approved after submitting form(s) below. Racers must be over 21, hold a valid road license, have road/motorcycle insurance and purchase a general admission ticket.

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, applying and submitting a waiver form does not guarantee entry to the races/exhibition. Each application must be approved by the Malle race team.

THE SPRINT
The Gentlemanly Sprint Race

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Our Inappropriate 1/4 mile grass track sprint race. All race classes will race The Sprint track over the weekend, from novice to pro-riders. To enter simply fill out the form below, accompanied by an image of your motorcycle.

Once you submit the form you will be automatically redirected to our race waiver form, which will need to be printed out, signed and handed in at The Mile 2018 race registration desk.

THE HILL CLIMB
The Knobbly Tyre Slalom

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Our 1/8 mile “hill climb slalom drag race” – dirt tyres and grit are essential. To enter simply fill out the form below, accompanied by an image of your motorcycle. Dirt/Knobbly tyres are a prerequisite for race entry to The Hill Climb.

Once you submit the form you will be automatically redirected to our race waiver form, which will need to be printed out, signed and handed in at The Mile 2018 race registration desk.

THE MALLE100
A Dirt Track Circuit

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

Once you submit the form you will be automatically redirected to our race waiver form, which will need to be printed out, signed and handed in at The Mile 2018 race registration desk.

APPLY FOR THE SPRINT

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APPLY FOR THE HILL CLIMB

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PARTNER

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Each year we work with a handful of fantastic premium brands from all over the world who are dedicated advocates of the global motorcycle culture. The Mile could not happen on the scale that it does without the support of our brand partners.

The Malle team dedicate over half the year to create The Mile and we help our brand partners create unique happenings during the event. If you’re keen on finding out more on what we can do for you and your integration as an event partner, please contact us for details: themile@mallelondon.com

VOLUNTEER

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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

 

 

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THE PRESS

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

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

“Most of all, check out the race faces of those waiting to run – and the spectators lining the hill. Those are people who are glad they got out of bed that morning” Built 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 50s, just good fun with good people who love bikes” John Giles, ISDT Champion

2018 press and photographers: To get closer to the action please contact us at press@mallelondon.com for passes and arm bands. 

 

 

 

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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.

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This is a rain or shine event. 

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The Mile Tickets
Race The Mile
Partner The Mile

If you’re keen on finding out more on what we can do for you and your integration as an event partner,
please contact us for details on sponsorship packages: themile@mallelondon.com

Pictures by Tom Bing / Tom Kahler