A WILD GALLOP THROUGH THE UNITED KINGDOM
Knights of the Island is kicking off for the 8th time in 2023 after 7 amazing tours since 2016! Be an adventurer on this awesome adventure rally and experience Britain in a way you never have before!
There is only a limited number of starting spots. So, don’t just sit around sipping tea – sign up and get going!
The start in Calais and the finish in Newcastle will take place directly on the port area of the ferry company DFDS. The big closing ceremony of the rally can be celebrated by all rally teams together on the ferry crossing from Newcastle to Amsterdam.
DFDS offers all rally teams an exclusive deal for the official crossing. Registered teams will find detailed information in the login area.
Collect €500 for great 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 project that has always been dear 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
Old & New School
Modern classic or vintage cars: 10 years and older (incl. date of manufacture 12/2013)
Modern classic or vintage motorcycles: 10 years and older (incl. date of manufacture 12/2013) – a motorcycle team can consist of no more than 2 bikes
Vans & Trucks
Modern classic or vintage vans & trucks: 10 years and older (incl. date of manufacture 12/2013). Whether VW Bulli, Magirus Deutz fire truck or A-Team Bus GMC Vandura - at the rally also everything is allowed that is big and loud.
Motorhomes and caravans are not allowed. Vehicles built exclusively as motorhomes, e.g. with alcoves, etc., are not allowed.
No age restriction, pure electric drive. Plug-in hybrid vehicles are not permitted.
There is no designated maximum value for your rally vehicle.
You can still sign up even if you haven’t gotten your vehicle yet. You have until the start of the rally to find your perfect set of wheels.
To make sure the teams get a chance to share their tales of ye olde British adventure with one another, we’re arranging official party stops along the way for all you fine lords and ladies. The Roadbook will tell you exactly where to tie up your horse.
We cross the finish line in the UK and then celebrate the successful ending of Knights of the Island with a big closing event and, of course, an award ceremony.
- Official rally starting event on the European mainland
- Pre-Adventure-Get-Together at the pre-start day (not mandatory)
- Finish Line in Great Britain followed by handover of the KOTI finisher certificate, award ceremony and closing event
- Parties halfway along the route in extraordinary locations with overnight stay possibilities
- Rally kit, with everything that belongs to an official rally: rally vehicle branding with official UK Rally logos and start numbers, rally T-shirts, stickers, merchandising. The rally kit will be sent to the teams four weeks before the start.
- Roadbook: Each team has the chance to delve even deeper into the adventure by completing tasks in their roadbook. The roadbook will be handed out to each team at the start in Brussels.
- SAC Track: The official SAC Live Tracking App
- Support in organisation and planning
- Own team page on the SAC website
- Press work for the rally
- SAC is your contact for questions and problems during the rally
- Not included in the entry fee: Accommodation, meals, ferry crossings, road charges and technical support are the responsibility of the team.
The application fee for the Knights of the Island rally is 980 € for a two-person team. The charge for each additional team member is 300 €.
In order for an application for the Knights of the Island to be valid, the fee must be transferred to the SAC registration account within 2 working days of a successful online registration.
Any additional team members can be signed up as late as one month prior to the rally start.
The sign-up fee does not include the €500 charitable donation.
- Start on the European mainland
- Finish line in Great Britain
- England, Scotland, Wales
- 10 days, 3.000 kilometer
- Vehicles at least 10 years old OR purely electric
- NO GPS, NO SAT Nav, NO Motorways
- Roadbook with exciting challenges and crazy missions
- 2 person team from 980 €