National Road Rally – 4-5 July 2015
The organisation of the 2015 National Road Rally is well underway and we are pleased to announce that Box Hill will be a Final Control this year. Ryka’s Café will be joining (provisionally) Whitchchurch, Leeds, Warminster and Stibbington as the final destination for some riders of the National Rally. Many of the 2014 rally controls will be active again for 2015, including the infamous Kegworth. On announcing that they would be taking photos of all visiting riders in 2014, Kegworth received a deluge of potential super models, comedians and film stars visiting their control. Maybe not as many as St Mary’s Angels at Sutton Maddock had for their fish and chip supper, but…
One of the visitors to Kegworth was Graeme Hay, the (now not so new) BMF Government Relations Executive. Riding with the number 11 card in 2015, Graeme would welcome a shout out from anyone in his vicinity. Graeme really enjoys the National Road Rally and was extremely disappointed the one year that he could not ride. As soon as entries opened this year (www.nationalroadrally.co.uk) Graeme was there. Ten riders apparently beat him to it, so he’ll have to move faster for 2016!
Flash photography may be more in vogue for 2015, with the new Moonlight Rally being introduced into the National Road Rally family. As with the daytime, this rally lasts for 10 hours and riders travel between 210 and 290 miles. While the daytime starts at noon on Saturday 4 July, the Moonlight doesn’t start until 10pm on the same Saturday, finishing at 8am Sunday morning, allowing us all to get home to fix the Sunday lunch!