Monday, November 11, 2013

Winter Rallies 2013 / 2014 season

Winter Rally season is nearly upon us. Time to get the thermal underwear and winter sleeping bag out, bag up the bike and head off into the icy gloom.

Like last year here's a list of established winter rallies, a couple I know to be good from personal experience, others I have heard good things about.

Here's the disclaimer, this is just a list I've compiled to help out fellow enthusiasts, check out all the dates and details for yourself before heading off. Most events listed are ticket in advance only. Don't take winter riding lightly, there's a link to a good guide at the bottom of the page.

If you've got rally details from here and attended how about sending in some photos.


Altes Elefantentreffen. 14 to 16 Febraury 2014, Nurburgring Germany. Confusingly the'Old Elefant rally' is in fact the upstart new Elefant Rally and held at the Nurburgring.

Elefantentreffen / Elefant Rally. 31 January to 2 February 2014 Loh/Thurmansbang-Solla near Passau, Germany. The original Elefant Rally.

Dragon Rally. 8 & 9 February 2014, Wales. The British Elefant and a grand tradition.  

Force Ten Rally. 4 to 6 January 2014, Cheshire, UK. Mayflower MCC.

Rallymans Rally. 10 to 12 January 2014, Calderdale, Yorkshire. Dean Valley MCC

Hot Rod Rally. 24 to 27 January 2014. Holland.

Kickstart Rally, 24 to 26 January2014. Cirencester. Ogri MCC

Krystall Rally. 12 to 16 February 2014, Spidsbergseter Gudbrandsdal Hotel, Norway. Just because it is in a hotel don't think that this is an easy option. Temperatures this time of year can drop to minus 20 degrees.

Primus Rally. 25 to 26 February 2014, Velmunden near Bjøneroa, Norway. This is the hardcore of all winter rallies and not to be attended lightly...

Pinguinos Rally. 9 to 12 January 2013, Valladolid, Spain. The largest of European winter rallies, an easier option than the northerly rallies but still liable to be cold!  

Finally, if you are planning to attend any of the above this is a good guide to winter motorcycle riding:

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