No fee rise for most Welsh events
Rally 4 wales, the independent organisation responsible for repairing gravel roads run by Natural Resources Wales, for rallying, has announced that the majority of events won’t have a fee increase for the 2018 season.
R4W stepped in at the beginning of 2017 as a private operation to repair roads after events, as rallying on NRW land had been in doubt as the government organisation had threatened to increase its costs by nearly 100 per cent.
National-status rally events using 18 or more gravel road miles on Natural Resources Wales land will have no cost increases in 2018. Other events will be subject to a small fee rise of 3.9 per cent from the 2017 rates, in-line with inflation rates.
Any events running less than 18 miles but more than 10 miles on NRW land will also trigger the 3.9 per cent fee increase, along with a 50 per cent charge for mobilisation costs.
Any events using less than 10 miles on NRW forest gravel roads will also trigger the 3.9 per cent fee increase, plus bear 100 per cent of mobilisation costs.