Details for the 2021 British Diesel Motorcycle Rally.
THE BIG KNOCK
Britain's Premier #Alternative Motorcycle Rally
Returning to Riverside Camping
3rd - 5th June 2021
Our 2013 rally saw a record number of Track T800CDi diesel motorcycles in attendance.
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On this, our 17th year, we extend an open invitation to everyone and anyone owning, manufacturing or selling, an alternatively fueled (or styled) motorcycle. Be it diesel, Bio-diesel, electric, hybrid, steam or whatever, you are invited along to show your motorcycle at the 2021 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 2021 British Diesel Motorcycle Rally is all set for the weekend starting Thursday 3rd through to Saturday 5th June at Riverside Camping. You are welcome to come on the Thursday but Friday & Saturday are our main days. Rally is over by Sunday (at least for most of our continental guests). If you are coming the view the motorcycles the best time is Saturday afternoon! There maybe a longer runout sometime Sunday.
Directions/Details: Riverside Farm, Guildford Rd, Rudgwick, Horsham, RH12 3HZ
Telephone: 01403 822959 / 07733440624
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 and open to all who wish to attend but camping fees apply. Rally camping costs will be displayed on the site website. Based in the South east so make it more central in Europe to help visitors from there.
T-Shirts can be ordered onsite and posted later.
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 700199. There is no need to pre book camping. Email me here. Please Note: Check this page before attending in case of updates!
Paying us organisors on your arrival is probably best.
Runout: The aim is for an informal weekend part of which will most probably consist of 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. Again, best time to view the bikes is Saturday PM.
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, Swanbourne Cafe, Arundel, Bluebell Railway, Sussex Past, Weald & Downland Museum, Horsham Homepage, Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Bury Hill, Bignor Roman Palace, RSPB site & Cafe nr Pulborough, The Sportsman Pub in Amberley, Hollycombe Steam Fair, Milland Village Store & Coffee Shop, Amberley Museum. Brighton. Bracklesham Bay, Canal Experience at The Onslow Arms, Duncton Viewpoint, Temple of the Winds (one mile walk to), Balcombe Ouse Valley Viaduct. Petworth House. Devils Punchbowl. Devil's Dyke. Newland's Corner. Leith Hill Tower. Polsden Lacy House. Kirdford Village Store & Cafe. Or you may wish to visit the local town of Horsham to see it's historic Causway here.
Typical rally scene from a past rally.
Apart from camping, there is a Travelodge locally between Five Oaks and Billingshurst on Stane Street. They can be contacted on 0870 085 0950 or book online through the link. Those travelling from the continent should realise the cost of Bed & Breakfast accomodation is very expensive in this part of the U.K. You have been warned!
Positioning: Could I ask that people bringing motorcycles to position them appropriately so that anyone walking past can view them without falling over tent ropes and such. An information sheet is always a help here (stuck on a stick). In the same vein maybe petrol bikes (and 4 wheel vehicles) could be parked further back out of the way? I'd appreciate it if you could set up your tent without disturbing anyone elses bike. Please be aware that you might be asked a question (or two) by the often curious general public!
Our approximate location. Find Gatwick airport, then Horsham (South West of Crawley).Rudgwick area is West of Horsham.
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