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Copyright Iron Butt UK 2016
Last Updated 31st October 2016
The Brit Butt Rally follows the same basic rules as the bi-annual 11 day 11,000 mile Iron Butt Rally in the USA.
Put simply, from the Rally Book, choose your own route to ride around the UK for up to 36 hours photographing landmarks and accumulating bonus points.
Bonus locations will be spread far and wide; there will be places close to the start, at all corners of the UK and everywhere else in between.
The Rally Master in 2017 will be Steve Eversfield (3 times Iron Butt Rally veteran), he will produce your rally book which will have up to 120 bonus locations for you to visit. Where you ride and how many of these locations you go to is entirely up to you. It is physically impossible for a rider to visit every bonus within the 36 hours consequently good route planning is essential. There is no minimum mileage or points required in order to be classified as a finisher. Choose your own pace and you'll have a fantastic time visiting places and riding roads that you never knew existed.
You will need to arrive on the Friday afternoon (26/05/17) at Rally HQ, the Premier Inn Leicester, in order to register and complete a few checks. An evening meal will be followed by an explanation of the format of this years event (yes, it will be different) and the issue of rally books. After the final briefing you can retire to your hotel rooms to plan your route and get some rest prior to the start at 06:00 the next morning. During the course of the rally you will be required to take some rest/sleep, you will lose bonus points if you do not take any. On Sunday afternoon (28/05) you must return to Rally HQ by 18:00 at the latest where your score will be calculated. When this has completed you are invited to take part in the celebratory evening meal and prize giving that will take place in the hotel; optional storytelling in the bar afterwards will also be available. Monday 29/05 is a Bank holiday, so after a some earned sleep and a leisurely breakfast you can say your goodbyes and head for home.
The entry fee for the 2017 BBR is £85, it includes: a commemorative tee shirt, rally book, Friday evening and Sunday meal. Hotel accommodation is not included, preferential rates are available to competitors for the Friday and Sunday nights. Every finisher will get a certificate; trophies and kudos will be presented to the top three points scorers, best rookie and the best couple.
Please note: Safety is paramount. This is NOT a race and we do not condone speeding or reckless riding. It is all about planning an efficient route and then riding your planned route in order to return safe and sound. Ride as far as you feel capable of, the main emphasis is fun on two wheels (or three).
Are you up to taking part in what is probably the toughest motorcycle rally in the UK?