Go to great lengths

A four-day rally for clas­sic and retro bikes will start in Scot­land

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week - www.mal­lelon­don.com

Malle Lon­don have launched The Great Mile – a 1000-mile, four-day mo­tor­cy­cle rally that will take 100 cus­toms, clas­sics and café rac­ers from the very north­ern tip of Scot­land to the south­ern­most tip of Eng­land pass­ing through ev­ery thread of Bri­tish land­scape along the way.

Tak­ing place be­tween Au­gust 31 and Septem­ber 3, The Great Mile goes through Scot­land, Wales and Eng­land av­er­ag­ing 300-350 miles per day. The fo­cus of the rally is on the jour­ney, not the fin­ish line, so it has been de­signed to give com­peti­tors the best ex­pe­ri­ence pos­si­ble. Malle say that it’s about the com­pet­ing and com­plet­ing, not about the win­ning.

Riders can take part in teams or on their own and will be given three check­points to guide them down the coun­try each day. There’s a daily, op­tional time trial where ex­tra points can be earned to­wards a fi­nal score.

There’s also a me­chan­i­cal sup­port truck do­ing the rounds be­cause, let’s face it, these are rather old bikes and the chance of some­thing go­ing wrong is quite high.

When you book tick­ets you’ll be able to choose from three pack­ages, which of­fer sev­eral op­tions priced be­tween £490 for Bronze right up to £1290 for the Gold pack­age. For more de­tails, and to en­ter visit

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