After a few years of rallies being run as standalone events. 2022 will see a new 9 round ACU British Bike Rally Championship, so at the end of the year we will have an ACU British Bike Rally Champion, and various class champions as well.
A number of the clubs who have been involved in the British Rally scene for many years have come together to co-ordinate this new series. The provisional calendar comprises of some of the best rallies in the UK, spread sensibly throughout the whole season kicking off with the Brechfa Rally in March, and culminating at final round, the Hafren Rally in October, and some great events in between.
2022 sees a totally new class structure launched, after much deliberation the clubs have tried to ensure there are classes for everybody on a broad range of bikes, including a non Championship Beginners class aimed at newcomers to the sport, who wont score championship points. Whilst this will be a British Championship, the emphasis will still be as it always was with UK rallies, on good, enjoyable, rideable, and social events. There will be no need to register for the series, all competitors in every round will be eligible for championship points.
2022 Provisional Calendar (subject to change)
19th & 20th March – Brechfa Rally – DDBC
23rd & 24th July – Beacons Rally – WTRA
13th & 14th August – Ryedale Rally – Yorkshire Enduro Club
24th & 25th September – Circuit of Mann Rally – Ramsey MCC
16th October – Hafren Rally – Hafren Dirt Bike Club
The new class structure is as follows:
R1 – Enduro Bikes- Upto 125cc 2t / Upto 250cc 4T
R2 – Enduro Bikes – Over 125cc-Upto 250cc2T / Over 250cc-Upto 450cc 4T
R3 – Enduro bikes – Over 250cc2T/Over 450cc 4T
T1 – Trail/Adventure bikes – Upto 575cc
T2 – Trail/Adventure bikes – Over 575cc
T3 – Multi Cylinder
Vinduro (Pre 1985)
Beginners – (Non Championship class/no points)
Each individual club will promote their own event via Facebook, websites etc. so keep an eye out for when entries open.
Lets make 2022 a great year for rallies in the UK and get back to doing what we all love and that’s riding our bike.