The Scottish National Road Rally
Organised by Colin Pate, former Chairman of BMF Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Ariel Owners MCC, this is a successful rally of the type that involves visiting checkpoints all over Scotland whilst adhering to certain rules and finishing at a final control point before a set time. It is somewhat similar in concept to the English and Welsh National Rallies; indeed a Three Nations certificate is available for the very committed who complete all three.
In addition to finisher certificates, there are trophies available for various achievements including outstanding lady finisher. This year the event took place over the weekend of September 8-9.
Details of the event are below and application details can be obtained from Colin Pate whose contact details are listed on in Rider under Region 1.
National Rally of Scotland report
For over 15 years the National Rally of Scotland has been challenging motorcyclists to get on their bikes and tour Scotland. If ever you need a reason, the rally is designed to get real bikers riding on some of the best roads in the country, experiencing firsthand the beauty of the landscape, whilst taking part in a challenge of endurance and temperament.
The Rally consists of a choice of six challenges, four of which take place over the 2nd weekend in September, starting on Saturday morning and finishing at a specified Final Control by midday Sunday, with the other two ‘Touring Challenges taking place over the preceding month. The object of the rally is to call at a number of designated ‘Receipt Points’ – building up the minimum number of miles for the awards entered, and return with proof of this travel e.g. a receipt showing time and date of visit at each point. Ride solo, with a pillion, or as part of a team of three bikes. Enter one challenge or more challenge yourself!
Start at a set time on Saturday, and cover a minimum distance of 650 miles (as per mileage on the map). The challenge is completed by arriving at the Final Control before midday on Sunday.
Start at a set time on Saturday, and cover a minimum distance of 440 miles (as per mileage on the map) calling at three numbered receipt points and
at least 4 lettered receipt points. The challenge is completed by arriving at the Final Control before midday on Sunday.
Start at a set time on Saturday, and call’ at 12 specified Receipt Points across the highlands. The challenge is completed by arriving at the Final Control before midday on Sunday.
The Touring Challenge
Start no sooner than 28 days prior to Rally Sunday, covering a minimum distance of 1000 miles, as per distances on the map, and visiting at least 20 Receipt Points.
The Islander Touring Challenge
Start no sooner than 28 days prior to Rally Sunday, calling at 6 specified Receipt Points across Skye, Mull and Arran on no more than four consecutive days.
The Mystery Challenge
Enter this challenge and be prepared for anything! The mystery challenge can change each year. Mileage, timescale and full details are issued with the Final Instructions.
The map, details of Receipt Points and further information will be issued at the end of July as part of the Final Instructions.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS PLEASE CONTACT:
Colin Pate on firstname.lastname@example.org