Details for the 2023 British Diesel Motorcycle Rally.


Britain's Premier #Alternative Motorcycle Rally

Returning to The Blue Ship


1st - 4th June 2023

Our 2013 rally saw a record number of Track T800CDi diesel motorcycles in attendance.

Details below updated March 31st 2023.

We extend an open invitation to everyone and anyone owning, manufacturing or selling an alternatively powered motorcycle. Be it diesel, Bio-diesel, electric, hybrid, steam or whatever, you are invited along to show your motorcycle at the 2023 rally in West Sussex. All machines will be catered for and there are camping power/re-charging points for those that need them.

I am pleased to announce that the 2023 British Diesel Motorcycle Rally is all set for the weekend starting Thursday 1st June through to Sunday 4th June at The Blue Ship. You are welcome to come on the Thursday but Friday & Saturday are our main days. Rally is over by Sunday lunchtime (at least for most of our continental guests). If you are coming the view the motorcycles the best time is Saturday afternoon! There is a runout Saturday morning!

The Blue Ship is not too easy to find. It is situated on an un-named back road that joins the road that leads through The Haven via a T junction. Here is a google map link.

This is the only event of its kind in the U.K.and we urge everyone who owns an alternatively fueled motorcycle to at least make an appearance or ideally camp over. It's the only place to swap ideas and see some really interesting & cutting edge motorcycle engineering.

This event is FREE to visit and open to all who wish to attend but camping fees apply. Rally camping costs will be £12 per night) but on the positive side we now have a new toilet & shower block on site, something we have long been asking for. Please pay over the bar for your camping giving your vehicle reg No if requested. As I mentioned above, access to our Rally field (the second field in) is through the car park in the first field. Enter this and turn right & through the hedgerow entrance.

There will be a limited number of T shirts for sale at the event.

Contact: Please spread the word and if you own a Motorbike you consider to be alternative and plan to come. Obviously, as I said, this is a minority thing and I have no way of telling how many bikes will turn up but I shall be putting the word out and placing a few adverts. Feel free to come and look. You can phone me, Stuart, on 07763 305967 or phone the pub on: 01403 822709. There is no need to pre book camping. Email me here. Please Note: Check this page before attending in case of updates!

Runout: The aim is for an informal weekend part of which will most probably consist of me doing a run out on Saturday morning. You are welcome to join me!: All the visiting bikes may not be present on site at any one time due to this Saturday runout.

Legal stuff: The organisers are not liable for any accident at this venue. Visitors come at their own risk and are warned that machinery can be dangerous!

Local Attractions: For those arriving early and those wishing to ride out from the Rally to sight see, I include the following local sites.Motorcycle shops first:Billys Motorcycles, Moto Di Marino, Foundry Motorcycles, T. Northeast, P&H Motorcycles, Bol D'or Motorcycles. Wemoto Motorcycle Spares. Rykas Cafe, Amberley Working Museum, Arundel Castle, Bluebell Railway, Sussex Past, Weald & Downland Museum, Horsham Homepage, Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Bignor Roman Palace, RSPB site & Cafe nr Pulborough, The Sportsman Pub in Amberley, Hollycombe Steam Fair, Milland Village Store & Coffee Shop, Brighton. Bracklesham Bay, Canal Experience at The Onslow Arms, Duncton Viewpoint, Balcombe Ouse Valley Viaduct. Petworth House. Devils Punchbowl. Devil's Dyke. Newland's Corner. Leith Hill Tower. Polsden Lacy House.


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