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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- or new-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.

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13 - 22 May 2023

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Knights of the Island 2023

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10 days, 3500km, one Kingdom!
Experience England, Wales and Scotland
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Breathtaking Landscapes
Feel the Myth of the island
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Oldschool: Young- & Oldtimer
Navigate with maps & compass
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OFFTRACK
Discover Great Britain off the beaten path
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Campfire! Whiskey! Friendship!
Your ultimate UK roadtrip
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This roadtrip will change you!
Are you ready for the island?

START THE RALLY ROADBOOK COMPETITION NOW!

Quickfacts - KNIGHTS OF THE ISLAND

The Route

Start on the mainland and finish on the island.
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
Modern classic or vintage cars: 10 years and older (incl. 12/2013)

Motorcycles
Modern classic or vintage motorcycles: 10 years and older (incl. 12/2013)

Vans & Trucks
Modern classic or vintage vans & trucks: 10 years and older (incl. 12/2013)

Electric vehicles
No age restriction, purely electric drive
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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. All of you have to fit in the vehicle, however!

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

Entry fee:
A two-person team starts at 980 €.
Each additional member pays 300 €.

 


START EVENT

In May, the rally starts on the European mainland. The event begins at 10am and the official start takes place between 11am and 1pm. On the day prior all adventurers can already get to know each other at the pre-adventure-get-together and get in the mood for the upcoming adventures. The event will start around 6pm.
Of course, all friends and fans are welcome.


The Roadbook

At the Starting Line of the Knights of the Island, 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!


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 until late after sunset. 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 Winners

After crossing the finish line, we will celebrate the successful end of the ultimate UK rally with a big finish line event and of course an award ceremony on the ferry ride back to Amsterdam.

The winning team of the Knights of the Island Rally Roadbook Competition will earn a starting position at a future SAC rally of their choice at a value of up to €1.090!

No obligations, just a load of possibilities!


LIVE TRACKING

With the SAC Live Tracking App for all rally teams, your friends, relatives and colleagues can follow your team live during the rally.

With the app you can view your driven route as well as rally statistics and add photos, videos and comments to the individual stages. You can also create a professionally designed photo book with all your rally memories after the rally.


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 Knights of the Island is 980 € for a two-person team. The fee for each additional team member is 300 €.

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 great charity projects.
You can either collect for one of our selected charity partners or choose a charity project that has always been close to your heart. Charity donations can be collected any time from the date you sign up to the moment you cross the Finish Line.  more...


Covid-19

You can book your Adventure Rally with complete peace of mind. 

If the tour does not take place due to Covid-19, we will refund your entry fee or we will reschedule your entry (entry guarantee).

So you have all options!


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