Knights of the Island

A WILD GALLOP THROUGH THE UNITED KINGDOM

Knights of the Island - Great Britain’s wildest adventure rally. Conquer the castles and manor estates of England, crest the legendary Scottish Highlands, and discover the ancient Celtic roots of the land of the dragons, Wales. On this rally you’ll dive right into the soul of Great Britain. Experience up close the incredible natural diversity, get a feeling for both the traditional and post-industrial ways of life in intriguing cities, and taste the freedom and adventure this wild island has to offer.

So rev up your old-school rally vehicle in May and step on the gas to begin the adventure. Leave your GPS and navigation systems at home – rely on your senses and good ol’-fashioned tools like maps and a compass to guide you through the lands of the knights, lords and ladies, and kings and queens.

 

Rally Dates 2019: 11th May - 20th May 2019

Application is OPEN!


Quickfacts - UK Rallye

THE ROUTE

Starting Line in Brussels - Finish in Edinburgh
3,500 km in 10 days through

  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Black Mountains, Snowdonia, Speyside
  • Sussex, Somerset, Lake District
  • Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow
  • Highlands, Skye & Clouds
  • and much more

THE VEHICLE

Cars
Old-school cars: Classics or modern classics, at least 20 years old (incl. 1999 makes)

Two-wheelers
Old-school bikes: At least 20 years old (incl. 1999 makes); a motorcycle team may consist of no more than two motorcycles

Commercial vehicles
Old-school vans & trucks: At least 20 years old (incl. 1999 makes); Campers/ RVs and trailers are not allowed
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REGULATIONS

Codex

  • No GPS
  • No navigation systems
  • No highways/motorways
  • More adventure!

Roadbook
The Roadbook awaits you and your team, filled with great suggestions for your trip in addition to cool challenges and opportunities for extra fun.
The activities and tips in the Roadbook are just a bonus, not mandatory!

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YOUR TEAM

How many members can a team have?
There’s no upper limit. But you do all have to fit in the vehicle!

Charity:
Each team collects €500 for sustainable charity projects.

Entry fee:
A two-person team starts out at €890.
Each additional member costs €250.

PARTY TIME

On the way through England, Wales & Scotland we celebrate with you two wacky rally parties in extraordinary locations.

At the official rally parties, we pitch our tents together and celebrate the adventure into the deep night. Overnight stays in nearby B&Bs are also possible!

Where exactly remains our secret until the start...You'll find out in the roadbook.

THE ROADBOOK

At the Starting Line of the Knights of the Island in Brussels, your team will be given the Roadbook, which is packed with useful tips for your route, unbelievable challenges, and plenty of suggestions to maximize your fun and get the most out of your adventure.

The activities and adventures in the Roadbook are best undertaken as a team. Creativity and a talent for improvisation are your best assets here!
The activities and tips in the Roadbook are just a bonus, not mandatory!

THE WINNERS

In Edinburgh, we’ll celebrate the successful conclusion of the Knights of the Island with a big send-off party and, of course, we’ll crown the winners!

The winning team of the Knights of the Island Rally Roadbook Competition will earn a starting position at a future S.A.C. rally of their choice at a value of up to €1.050!

No obligations, just a load of possibilities!

LIVE TRACKING

With SAC TRACK—the live tracking app for all rally teams—your friends and relatives can follow your team live throughout the trip.

You can also attach your best photos to the SAC TRACK and, at the end of the rally, download the route you took.

THE ROADWAY

Road conditions during the rally can vary greatly:

  • Country roads lined with hedges and stone walls
  • Panorama drives on the steep coasts
  • Gravel roads in the Highlands that seem to lead into nowhere
  • Everything is possible & something for every taste!

And everywhere you drive on the left side!

LODGING

Wild camping in the Highlands, spectacular beach camping on the coast of Wales or cosy B&Bs. Depending on your adventurous spirit and budget, you are free to decide what you like best on each stage.

At the end of each stage you will find a very cosy B&B, so camping is not a must. The spontaneous search for a suitable overnight accommodation on the respective stage is usually no problem during the rally period.

RALLY KIT

In your rally kit you will find everything that belongs to an official rally:

  • Rally vehicle branding with official Knights of the Island logos and start numbers
  • Rally T-Shirts
  • more great Knights of the Island Merchandising

The rally kit will be sent to your team four weeks before the start.

PIMP YOUR CAR

Creativity pays off!
Teams with extravagant costumes and eye-catching vehicle decorations will be awarded extra points by the rally jury.
Whether you dazzle your fellow drivers with slick racing stripes and fluttering flags or go full techie with flashing disco lights on your radiator, we’re looking forward to seeing how you bring it.

Anything goes, as long as it’s street-legal.

ENTRY FEE

The registration fee for the Baltic Sea Circle is €890 for a two-person team. The fee for each additional team member is €250.

Additional team members can be added up to 1 month before the Rally Start.

The registration fee does not include the charitable donation of €500.

YOUR CHARITY

Round up €500 for charity projects.
The money can go to projects that we have carefully vetted to ensure that all contributions go where they should—to the people who truly need them. Or you are free to pick a charity of your choice to donate to.

Charity donations can be collected any time from the date you sign up to the moment you cross the Finish Line.

START THE RALLY ROADBOOK COMPETITION NOW!

Car Challenge 

• Oldtimer (30 years and older): 30+ additional points

• Very Old-timer (40 years and older): 40+ additional points

• Slow Rider (less than 70 horsepower): 30 additional points

• Best Pimped Car - rewarded by the rally jury: 30 additional points



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