Go to great lengths
A four-day rally for classic and retro bikes will start in Scotland
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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