“We have pleasure in inviting you to take part in the Northumberland Borders Rally-the North
East’s premier navigational rally for Mini Cooper enthusiasts, to be held on Saturday 23rd of November 2013.
This year the rally will feature some additional elements, which we believe competitors will find exciting and interesting, and make for a bigger event.
In addition to the traditional evening road navigational sections, there will, for the first time, be some special tests on private ground and also a few regularities.
Running to a similar format, but with a reduced mileage, will be the Tynedale Rally–a 12-car navigational event for novice and first-time competitors. As in the past, this will involve much simpler navigation and require no special equipment, other than a stopwatch, to complete the regularities.
Both events will be restricted to classic mini saloons only, with entries open both to members of the organising club, the Mini Cooper Register (MCR), and selected MSA member clubs, including the Historic Rally Car Register. Competitors on the ‘Borders’ will take in around 120 miles on OS maps 81 (Alnwick & Morpeth) & 88 (Newcastle-upon-Tyne), and on the Tynedale, approximately 90. The start will be from the Heighley Gate Garden Centre near Morpeth at 2pm on the 23rd and finish, the Dyke Neuk pub in nearby Meldon for around 10pm later that day. For those looking to stay over, accommodation will be available in and around Morpeth, as well as just to the south near Newcastle International Airport.
We are grateful for the continued sponsorship of YBracing and delighted to welcome the Heighley Gate Garden Centre as new sponsors. We will also again be holding a raffle to raise funds for the charity WaterAid that is providing access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. Please support this most worthy cause by buying tickets and/or donating prizes.
We look forward to seeing everyone on the day and promise a great value motor sport event on interesting roads, with the usual friendly and professionally run organisation.”