National Road Rally 2016


The HJPBikes boys (R-Bert and Heef) have both taken part in the National Road Rally for the past three years. Having completed and received the Bronze, Silver and finally last year, the Gold awards we felt it was time to try something different and give back to the event that had given us such enjoyment (and the occasional frustration).

So the other week Heef contacted the organisers and asked whether they would like us to host the Lincoln checkpoint. We had a few ideas of locations and how we would man it over the day and night required. They said yes, with an additional please and thank you.


National Rally 2014

Bladebert (now R-Bert) and I agreed that we would do the National Rally again this year as we had such a great time last year, to be honest I was thinking we must do this again on the way back from the last checkpoint in 2013.

We both sent off our entry forms, mine was in a little before Bladberts so I was number 36 while Bladbert was 136, there were around 515 entrants in total in the end. We didn’t get much chance to set a route, and after flirting with starting at the Ace Cafe in London we both agreed that a start point near Lincoln was the way to go.

We then fleshed out a route that first headed West then curled…

National Rally 2013

I have been meaning to do the National Rally for years after reading about it in magazines and have always thought about doing it. I was always under the impression that it was massively oversubscribed and that if you didn’t book in 7 years before the event you might as well not bother. Fast forward several years and early 2013 I decided that I would try and do the National Rally. I looked on the slightly confusing website (It all makes sense now I have done it but for a Novice it is a little bit of a challenge)and saw that they now do a slightly less arduous Daytime Rally. Traditionally the Rally has run right…