About the Round Britain Rally

The Round Britain Rally (R.B.R.) is a touring and photographic event for motorcyclists and drivers of sidecar outfits, three wheeled vehicles OF ANY AGE (Lomax, Bond, Reliant and other Tri-cars) including ANY HISTORIC registered vehicle.

The objective is to encourage you to use your vehicle for recreational touring in some of the best countryside on mainland Britain. This will require you to explore back roads and lanes that you may otherwise avoid, to visit places of interest (landmarks) that you may not have known existed. To prove you have visited the landmark you will be required to take a photograph of the site with your motorcycle/tri-car at the scene.

BASIC RULES OF THE RALLY HERE

There is normally a landmark in every county of Britain, 2 or more in the larger ones. Every landmark is allotted points which you earn towards the award you have decided to 'GO' for. The amount of points is dependant on the landmarks location and difficulty, so a landmark in the Highlands of Scotland will be higher than one in the Midlands.

SEE SAMPLE LANDMARK LIST HERE

The original 'Round Britain Rally' was first organized by Tim Stevens of the Norton Owners Club. The landmarks included castles, lighthouses, windmills, ancient monuments, follies and some fine remote pubs and inns. Most were of the beaten track and some required the odd stretch of very gentle green lane work. The rally was enjoyed then by a goodly number of people but in the late 70's went the way of other events such as 'The Roman Ride' and 'National Rally' due to spiralling fuel costs and what was then called the 'fuel crisis'. The 'National Rally' resurfaced in the late 80's the 'Roman Ride' has still to be taken up by some adventurous person the R.B.R. was resurrected in 1993.

The list of Landmarks is usually posted out to entrants normally 1 to 2 weeks prior to the start of the rally which is April 1st or Easter, whichever is the first, each year.

All photographs and claim forms MUST BE RETURNED BY NOVEMBER 1st to the organizer, for marking. You may start at any landmark and do as many or as few as you wish, also any number of machines or types may be used during the rally, but they must all be listed on the claims form and comply with all legal requirements for use on the public highway.

Awards are as outlined below,

100% All - rounder ..Maximum points gained. (All Landmarks no errors)
All - rounder all landmarks visited. (All Landmarks some errors and your points total is greater than 1700)
Platinum.............................over 1700
Gold ..................................1200 to 1699
Silver .................................800 to 1199
Bronze ...............................400 to 799
Standard .............................200 to 399
Finishers Certificate..................0 to 199

Other awards may be presented at the organizers discretion e.g. Best British Bike, Best Sidecar, Best Lady Rider etc.  A prize giving and social dinner is enjoyed in the New Year following the results being sent to all entrants, usually in a central location.

This rally will entail considerable time and effort to get the best out of it, not withstanding the mileage that will be covered if you decide to try to do all the landmarks. But the enjoyment and satisfaction will be well worth it.

REMEMBER YOU CAN DO AS MANY OR AS FEW AS YOU WISH!
Want to have a go? Having your holiday in Britain this year on your motorcycle etc, send for details to:-

ROUND BRITAIN RALLY
C/O 2 ELIAS CLOSE
LICHFIELD
STAFFS
WS14 9TX
ENGLAND


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