BRIEFING - 2021
The Despatch Rally is not your usual procession. You are free to explore the Despatch challenges on your own terms, using nothing but a good old fashioned map and your own wits to get you through.
Day 1 will be a new and more laid back affair allowing riders to enjoy good company. Our event partners at the Tank Museum have invited us to host a parade at the venue. We will be part of their VE75 celebrations. We will also attempt to set a world record for "the most Military themed sidecars in one place outside of battle". The evening program will include a showing of "The Great Escape" as well as BBQ and live music
Day 2 will be a multi-site affair where riders will be given tasks to complete. Off-road training, combat skills and friendly race formats will make up our Despatch Rider training program. The Shooting challenge will also take place on Saturday breaking up the usual full-day format. This year will see a diverse array of bikes and skills to be attempted. Courses and terrain will offer something for all skill levels from beginner through to expert. Live Music and food back at HQ.
Day 3 will consist of our much-loved wartime themed checkpoints & challenges. You will test your skills as a Despatch rider, collecting points as you successfully complete each task.
Test your aim at the Despatch target rifle range.
Attend the off-road rider training. (Bikes Supplied)
Tackle the motorcycle trial course. (Bikes Supplied)
complete circuits of our terrain courses
successfully collect and deliver a coded Despatch
Compete in the head to head Despatch rider "Officer shootout"
BBQ and Bonfire campout, Music
Test your aim at the Despatch clay pigeon firing range
Navigate the off-road time-trial course
Tackle the motorcycle control course
Gather hidden Info across Dorset following your Serviceman’s map
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
2021 SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED
BELOW DETAILS AS AN EXAMPLE
DR Barracks opens:
Amberwood farm (details to follow)
Check in and set up camp
DR welcome briefing
introduction to your training staff and the layout and tasks that lie ahead.
The Officer shootout commences. Riders compete in a friendly (voluntary) race, to decide on starting order for Sunday.
Evening program commences. BBQ and drinks, Bonfire.
Blackout control challenge
Battalion ride in.
Rider HQ opens:
Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum
Bashley Cross Rd
New Milton, BH25 5SZ
10:00 – 15:30
Challenges and event locations active
Riders report to HQ:
Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum