Preston to Edinburgh
The Royal Automobile Club 1000 Mile Trial 2020 will start from the Marriott Hotel, Preston
The 120 year anniversary edition is promising to be something special, flowing roads, amusing Regularities, rousing Tests and quirky stopovers.
With a two night stay in Rockcliffe Hall, Darlington before we arrive at Malmaisson, Edinburgh and the Grand Finale on board the Royal Yacht Britannia, the route will take us along some of the country’s greatest driving roads as well as some of the finest scenery that the roads offer.
Of course, the social element will be a big factor as we celebrate the 120th anniversary of the very first 1000 Mile Trial.
Monday 22nd at 14:00
Cars of a specification built pre-1940
Royal Automobile Club 1000 Mile Trial 2020 Entry Process
To qualify, entrants must complete the on-line entry form* and pay the deposit which is refundable up until 10/01/20. Successful entrants will be notified on the 10/01/20 and their entry will become confirmed. From this point on the deposit is no longer refundable. Unsuccessful crews will be advised and their deposit will be refunded in full. Once an entry has been confirmed, the balance of the entry fee is then due and must be settled on or before 21/01/20 or the space will be offered to another entrant. The qualifying criteria for a successful crew is based on:
Our aim is to have each of the above areas represented fairly
*Should you have any difficulty in registering online, please call the office on +44 (0)1656 740275
Why become a HERO Premier Member (HPM)?
One Benefit; Up to 10% discount on Entry Fees (Excludes One-Day & Training Events)
Crews should aim to arrive mid to late morning in time to take their cars through scrutineering between 11:00 & 14:00
The Novice Briefing, all welcome to attend, is scheduled for 14:00 to 15:00 and then a relaxing afternoon.
Welcome drink and dinner is scheduled from 19:00
Preston to Darlington
Today's route generally heads North East taking in the some of the best driving roads that England has to offer. The scenery will be dramatic and will host two easy Regularity sections to start the competitive element of the Rally, interrupted by a mid-morning coffee halt.
A planned Lunch near Skipton at Bolton Abbey will then see crews departing North to take in another stunning drive containing a Regularity and the first special Test of the event to raise the heart rate.
As usual afternoon Tea will be taken at a fitting venue before the route finds its way to the overnight halt at the cosseting Rockcliffe Hall Hotel.
Darlington to Darlington
Enjoy the luxury of not having to pack your bags this morning, as the route is a loop today finishing back at Rockcliffe Hall.
The morning comprises of the picturesque roads of the North York Moors containing a Regularity section and a Historic Hill Climb Test before lunch.
The roads back to the hotel will contain at least one Regularity and a tea halt, and a slightly earlier finish so that participants can enjoy the hotel facilities and the weather permitting BBQ among the cars
Darlington to Edinburgh
Today’s route is almost linear from Rockcliffe Hall Nr Darlington to Edinburgh, at the end of the day it is quite a distance and will be the longest day of the rally. But expect Regularities on open undulating “drivers” roads. For halts, think castles and ornate interesting buildings.
We also plan to use one of the beverage stops as a Test venue. Before you know it, the welcoming sight of the Malmaison and the big push North will be complete.
Edinburgh to Edinburgh
Once again, like Wednesday, you will not need to pack your bags this morning, as the last day of the event will see you go in a clockwise circle South to Kelso before heading back to Edinburgh.
This interesting area with its attractive rivers and countryside will play host to two Regularities in the morning before yet another castle lunch.
The final sting in the tail will be an interesting smooth Test before you head back to the finish, champagne through the arch, the group pictures and the champagne spraying for the top three.
The evening drinks reception and Gala Awards Dinner will be on Board the Royal Yacht Britannia.
This event runs under the regulations of Motorsport UK