BRIEFING - 2021

Day 1: Riders summoned for basic training

Despatch Rider Training will include off-road techniques, combat skills, and friendly grass-racing. We hope to see another diverse array of bikes this year and are pleased to offer a good range of skills and activities for participants to attempt. Courses and terrain will offer something for all skill levels from beginner through to expert. will be the new format for the first day will have a relaxed feel allowing riders to enjoy the ambiance and adjust to the surroundings for the weekend ahead. 

The day will also include a large ‘show and shine’ event for external participants with proceeds going to charity. The evening program will include a movie showing, live music, BBQ, and Local brewery-provided beverages.

 

The key element of this day will be the two new qualifying formats: The Ammo Dash and The Covert Corridor. The evening program will include a movie showing, live music, BBQ, and Local brewery-provided beverages.

 

·     The Ammo Dash - Styled against the iconic format of jousting, riders will gather at opposite ends of a straight course. You will receive 3 runs in which you will attempt to gather ammunition, medical, and rations. The centre point of the course will act as the finish line and riders will receive their win for crossing the central finishing line.

·     The Covert Corridor - This is to test skill, control, and technique. The course will see riders  follow, including coasting or pushing their machine through a stealth section, any noise will alert the guards. Riders will score points for successfully crossing this section in silence. 

 

Summary:

  • Cruise for Calm classic bike and car show 

  • Trials display

  • Test your aim at the Despatch target rifle range

  • Attend the off-road rider training. (Bikes Supplied)

  • Tackle the motorcycle trial course. (Bikes Supplied) 

  • Compete in the head to head Despatch rider 

  • "Amo Dash & Covert Corridor" events

  • Movie showing

  • BBQ, Music, Campout

 

 

Day 2: Checkpoints & Challenges

The much-loved wartime themed checkpoints & challenges return. Participants are sent out into the field, armed with maps and log-books to test your skills as a Despatch rider. Collect points as you successfully complete each task out in the field across the Hampshire & Dorset.

 

·     Control Course 

·     Off-Road Stage

·     Shooting

·     Phone-box Reconnaissance Mission

 

Summary:

  • Test your aim at the Despatch rider firing range

  • Navigate the off-road course "Gauntlet of Glory"

  • Tackle the motorcycle control course

  • Gather hidden Info across Dorset following your Serviceman’s map

 

 

Day 3: Ride-in, and motorcycle demo rides

Catch-up with your fellow comrades back at Despatch Rally HQ. The full congregation returns on site for an opportunity to socialize and celebrate.  You will then have a chance to try some off-road skills courses and demo new bikes both on and off-road. A celebratory ride in for both Royal Enfield and Moto Guzzi will mark their anniversaries. Results will be issued and an award ceremony & raffle will round off the weekend 

 

Summary:

  • 100 Year anniversary ride in Moto Guzzi

  • 120 Year anniversary ride in Royal Enfield

  • Try rides on and off-road

  • Guided group ride-outs

  • Results and raffle

 

Saturday
 
Cruise for Calm classic bike and car show 
Trials display
Test your aim at the Despatch target rifle range
 
Attend the off-road rider training. (Bikes Supplied)
 
Tackle the motorcycle trial course. (Bikes Supplied)
 
Compete in the head to head Despatch rider
"Amo Dash & Covert Corridor" events
 
Movie showing
 
BBQ, Music, Campout
 
Sunday
 
Test your aim at the Despatch rider firing range
 
Navigate the off-road course "Gauntlet of Glory"
 
Tackle the motorcycle control course
 
Gather hidden Info across Dorset following your Serviceman’s map
 
 
 
Monday
 
100 Year anniversary ride in MotoGuzzi
 
120 Year anniversary ride in Royal Enfield
 
Try rides on and off-road
 
guided group ride-outs
Results and raffle
 
 

Only the most skilled bikers could become Despatch riders...
You will be scored on your performance and winners will be chosen at the end of the event.

They also looked devastatingly dashing whilst in the line of duty...
You have the chance to score points for military attire, or attending on a military themed motorcycle.

 

Despatch riders were renowned for their wild stories of adventure...

The Despatch Rally is a celebration of motorcycling freedom allowing each rider to approach the day differently. You will be provided a map but remember:

 

THE JOURNEY IS MORE IMPORTANT
THAN THE DESTINATION
SUNDAY SCHEDULE
08:30​
Map & Log book sign up
09:00 

Battalion Ride In

Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum  

Bashley Cross Rd

New Milton, BH25 5SZ

 

09:30

Rider Briefing

 

09:45

Rally Commences

 

10:00 – 15:30

Challenges and event locations active

 

16:00

Riders report to HQ:

Despatch HQ

 

16:45

rider de-brief

 

17:30
Evening program begins
YOUR COUNTY NEEDS YOU!

Be there on the front line. 

May 2021​​

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