The Malle Mile Festival 2023

THE BRITISH INAPPROPRIATE MOTORCYCLE RACE & FESTIVAL IN MOTION


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


20th – 23rd of July, 2023

The Malle Mile, Grimsthorpe Castle, PE10 0LY


The Malle Mile Festival 2023 will rise again for the 9th year running! Set in the grounds of the uniquely beautiful Grimsthorpe Castle. Join the greatest and most inappropriate motorcycle race & festival in the country. A celebration of the motorcycle culture in all its forms, with a non-stop programme of very inappropriate racing, world class music on The Mile stage, The Art Of Machine show, photography, custom motorcycle installations, The Midnight Mile, motorcycle/automotive exhibitions, The Malle Scramble and amazing DJ’s in the now legendary Mile After-Party.

WILD NON-STOP OFF-ROAD RACING
WORLD CLASS MUSIC & BANDS ON THE MAIN STAGE
THE ART OF MACHINE EXHIBITION
DJ’S AT THE MILE AFTER PARTY / WILD SWIMMING
MOTORCYCLE EXHIBITIONS / THE MOTO MAKERS MARKET
THE DASH – SPEED TRIAL – TIMED ROAD RACING
THE MALLE SCRAMBLE / GREAT FOOD & DRINKS
THE ART OF SPRINT – ROAD RACE / THE MOTO CINEMA
THE MOTO POLO CHAMPIONSHIPS / BRAND INSTALLATIONS
MOTO YOGA / THE MINI MILE / THE ROUGHS RACE
THE MIDNIGHT MILE – ELECTRIC RACING IN THE DARKNESS
CLASSIC, CUSTOM AND RARE MOTORCYCLES
DOING WHAT THEY WERE MADE TO DO!

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

 

 

 

 

 

 

The
Main Stage

World class bands and musicians play their hearts out on The Mile Main Stage

The Art Of Machine Exhibition

The crème de la crème of custom built motorcycles and cars, from around the world, curated to inspire you

The
Makers Market

A dedicated space for independent makers, builders and creatives to showcase and sell their craft


Wild Swimming & Yoga

Start your day right at The Mile, with a wild swim in Grimsthorpe lake and Yoga

The Mile Partner Exhibitions

We partner with the greatest names in the motorcycle world to create new happenings and experiences

The
Races

After getting lost at The Mile Festival, head back to the race track and cheer on the wildest riders in the land


The Mile Afterparty

Celebrate the race and dance until the wee hours with fantastic live DJ’s in the legendary Mile Afterparty

The Lubrication Station

Meet the racers in ‘The Station’, the main festival bar. Celebrate the race and enjoy the best view over the stage

The Finest & Heartiest Food

Riding motorcycles all day, dancing all night. Eat well and keep refuelled all weekend long, with a huge variety of tasty food trucks


 

 

 

 

 

 

THE MILE 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 MALLE500

500 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 AND CARS. ROAD TYRES ONLY.


THE MIDNIGHT MILE

ELECTRIC VEHICLES RACE THE HILL, UNDER THE COVER OF DARKNESS.


RACE CLASSES

ELECTRIC POWERED VEHICLES ONLY.


THE MALLE SCRAMBLE

THE NON-COMPETITIVE OFF ROAD 10K SCRAMBLE ACROSS THE CASTLE GROUNDS.


RACE CLASSES

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED RACERS WITH KNOBBLY TYRES, THE MALLE SCRAMBLE WILL HAPPEN 5 TIMES OVER THE 3 DAY WEEKEND.



 

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-2000 MOTORCYCLES WITH KNOBBY TYRES FOR THE HILL CLIMB + THE MALLE100.


THE CUSTOMS

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


THE ELECTRICS

ALL ELECTRIC POWERED MOTORCYCLES.


 

 

 

 

 

 

THE MILE MAKERS MARKET

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

THE MAKERS MARKET

This year at The Malle Mile, we are creating a new dedicated space to support small and independent creatives to showcase and sell their craft. From art and hand crafted goods, to one off custom builds, photography, clothing and other products/experiences, that are connected to the motorcycle culture and The Mile. Drop us a note to learn more and to book your spot!

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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 lunch break on 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 practice on a small and fun circuit, on their balance, pedal or small motorised bikes.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Built Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Programme

Subject to change. 


THURSDAY
JULY 20th

6pm – Gates Open

6pm – The Mile Camp Opens

7pm – Bar & Food Vendors Open – At The Castle

8.30pm – The Ride In Moto Cinema – At The Castle

10pm – Gates Close


FRIDAY
JULY 21st

8am – Gates Open

8am – The Mile Wild Swim

9.30am – The Riders Briefing On Main Stage

10am – Moto Yoga

10am – The Malle Scramble No.1

11am – The Dash Sprint Race

11am – The Roughs Race

11am – Demo Rides on Scramble Track

12pm – The Mini Mile – On The Hill Climb

2pm – The Malle Scramble No. 2

3pm – The Moto-Polo Tournament – Qualifiers

5pm – The Malle Super Scramble

6pm – The Art of Machine Exhibition Opens

6pm – Aperitivo in The Art of Machine Exhibition

7-12am – LIVE – Music on The Mile Sounds Stage

9pm – The Ride In Moto Cinema – At The Metropolis

9.30pm – The Welcome Address On Main Stage

10pm – Gates Close

11pm – The Midnight Mile

11-2am – LIVE – DJ’s in The Mile After Party


SATURDAY
JULY 23rd

8am – Gates Open

8am – The Mile Wild Swim

9am – The Riders Briefing

9.30 – The Malle Scramble No.4

10am – Moto Yoga

10am – The Mile Sprint Race

11am – The Hill Climb Race

11am – The Roughs Race

11am – Demo Rides

12pm – The Dash Sprint Race

12pm – The Malle 500 Race

2pm – The Mini Mile – On The Hill Climb

4pm – The Moto-Polo Tournament – Semi-Finals

5pm – The Malle Scramble No. 5

6pm – The Art of Sprint Race

8-12am – LIVE – Music on The Mile Sounds Stage

9pm – The Ride In Moto Cinema – At The Metropolis

9.30pm – The Mile Address + Charity Auction

10pm – Gates Close

11pm – The Midnight Mile

11-2am – LIVE – DJ’s in The Mile After Party


SUNDAY
JULY 24TH

8am – Gates Open

8am – The Mile Wild Swim

9am – The Riders Briefing

9.30 – The Malle Scramble No.6

10am – Moto Yoga

10am – The Mile Sprint Race Finals

10am – Demo Rides

11am – The Hill Climb Race Finals

11am – The Roughs Race

12pm – The Mini Mile – On The Hill Climb

12pm – The Malle 500 Race Finals

12pm – The Dash Sprint Race

2pm – The Malle Scramble No.7

3pm – The Moto-Polo Tournament – Finals

4pm – The Derby Final Race

5pm – The Mile Podium Awards On The Main Stage + DJ

7pm – Gates Close



 

 

 

 

 

 

“TUCKED AWAY IN THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE IN THE SHADOW OF A 13TH CENTURY CASTLE IS ONE OF THE UK’S BEST KEPT SECRETS – THE MALLE MILE”

Triumph Motorcycles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“PROBABLY THE MOST BRITISH EVENT ON THE MOTORCYCLING CALENDAR”

MCN – Motor Cycle News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOME OF THE MILE

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Uniquely Beautiful

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 2023 MALLE 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 2023 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 2023, 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 HEART OF THE MILE

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mile Metropolis

The Heart of The Festival With The Finest Brands, Motorcycles, Artists, Food Trucks, Bars and More!


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.


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The Press


“The Malle Mile is one of the most unique events on the calendar, held at one of the most unlikely venues. It’s a frenetic cacophony of petrol, dust, music and enthusiasm”

Iron & Air Magazine


“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


“The Malle Mile has become one of the most important motorcycle events on the global calendar.”

Silodrome

 


“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 13th Century Castle 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


The whole thing seems, as if by magic, to avoid repetition, and therein lies the core of what makes the Mile special; the joy of motorcycles.

Ferrous Magazine


 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Classic Bike Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

The Malle Mile 2023
The Best Yet!

As ever, we strive to ensure The Mile festival experience is accessible to all riders and budgets, with a variety of ticket types and in 2023 we’ve included discounted tickets for younger riders and discounted group spectator tickets. Every year we reach out to a selection of The Mile community and seek feedback on their Mile experience, so we can deliver the greatest, wildest, safest, the most exciting and stream-lined festival experience.

Based on our vision and the feedback from our community in 2021 and 2022, we knew we needed to invest heavily into the best medical teams, the best security teams, a lot more festival production staff, marshals, more infrastructure, more facilities, parking consultants, staff facilities, greater acts, artists etc. and delivered the greatest Mile experience yet. This level of experience costs dramatically more than in previous years and reflects the slight increase of some tickets in 2022 and 2023. The UK government has increased many costs for festival producers in 2022 and 2023, especially fuel and increased costs for staffing and taxes. Each year we create greater motorcycle experiences at The Mile, especially for our riders, to ensure we deliver these experiences safely for all guests, we need to invest into the highest level of production and support for all riders across the 4 day festival.

 


YOUR HOSTS

Who is Malle?


Malle London is a family company that was started in 2014 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 grown organically 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.

Then in 2022, they hosted ‘The Great Malle Mountain Rally’ the longest motorcycle rally ever attempted across the entirety of the Alps. 6 countries in 6 days from Austria to Monaco. Always pushing boundaries, expect to see new motorcycle adventures, rallies and celebrations happening in Britain, Europe and beyond.


 

The Mile Charity Partners

 


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

For all Malle events, 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 each year – off setting and locking away carbon and protecting the global environment. So far we have planted 8915 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

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


 

Prepare for the Race

 


 

If you have any more questions, please refer to The Mile FAQ page:

If you still have questions, please contact The Mile team on themile@mallelondon.com