National Rally of Scotland

If you like a challenge in September, then the National Rally of Scotland may be for you. It is a checkpoint type rally organised by the Scottish Ariel Owners M.C.C. for riders of any machines. It's also part of the 'Three Nations Challenge' which also comprises the National Rally, and National Rally of Wales.

This year it is taking place on the weekend of the 9th and 10th September. The object of the rally is to call at a number of checkpoints, get a stamp at each, and arrive at the final checkpoint before midday on the Sunday. There are six different challenges to suit individual riders, including two touring awards. Entrants can start anywhere.

The cost of the event is £12.00 per entrant per challenge and £32.00 for a team of three. The completed touring paperwork must be with the final control Marshals three days before the weekend of the event, or can be handed in at the final control on the date of the event. Those interested can contact the Scottish National Rally by sending an SAE to, Colin Pate, National Rally of Scotland, 45 Elmwood Park, Deans, Livingston, EH54 8SP. Or e-mail them on

The organisation of the rally does leave a little bit to be desired, and there do not appear to be any more up to date details or information on the web.