The Clive Motorcycle Club of Welshpool is again organising the Welsh National Rally in May 2015. This is a road rally for riders and drivers on two or three wheels and is the first round of the Three Nations Award. In previous years competitors have entered the event on machines of all styles and ages. The distance each rider covers is down to a personal choice, obviously the award grade changes with the distances involved. Competitors aiming for a gold or platinum award will travel further than those who obtain a bronze award. The variable British weather is always a feature of the event, in 2012 riders reported just about every season in 10 hours. In previous years between 500 and 600 riders and drivers took part.
The Rally involves plotting a route through the mountains & valleys of Wales from the start/finish point in Castle Caereinion. It will require some navigational skills, mental dexterity and observational ability but above all, it is designed to be an enjoyable event for all entrants. At the start each competitor is issued with a clue sheet, they have to identify and visit the locations and then answer the question. Some locations will be manned check points, here the rally officials will record the competitors visit.
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The event will take place on 9th May 2015 and is open to all road-registered motorcycles, quads and three wheelers. Breakfast and hot drinks will be available at the start in Castle Caereinion and hot meals and rest facilities will be available at the finish (Castle Caereinion). Club & Rally Clothing will be on sale. The Clive Motorcycle Club would be pleased to see as many riders as possible attend the event and obtain one of the awards on offer. Please visit the Clive Motorcycle Club website at www.clivemcc.co.uk or join the Clive MCC Facebook page.
Note: It is the entrants responsibility to ensure that their machine conforms to current Road Traffic Act Statutory Legislation with regard to insurance cover. The Welsh National Rally is classed as a Navigational Scatter Rally.