Despatch Rally 2021

8th June 2021

Map reading and orienteering is a pillar of the event – image by Jake Baggerley

After a year off gathering and events, it felt so good to be in a sunny field full of smiling faces, and revving engines once more!

The Despatch Rally event, which started a few years a go was back after a break bigger and better than ever. This unique event honours the origins of motorcycling, and is an activity-based weekend themed around the skills required of a WWII Despatch Motorcycle Rider.

The three day event, which you can enter as a solo rider, or as a duo with a pillion, is made up of a series of activities and challenges. each will score you points, giving the whole event a competitive edge – you can take this as seriously or easy going as you choose, but it works really well to give you a focus.

Superior Motorcycle Experiences and Royal Enfield were on hand over the weekend to give participants a taste of off-road riding, and basic skills and drills training – all very helpful for the aspiring despatch rider…

In action on the reconnaissance mission – image by Jake Baggerley

Familiar face, and SME ride leader Emily was busy all weekend leading mini off-road tours on the Royal Enfield Himalayan bikes all weekend. We were so pleased to see how popular these tours were, it seemed everyone was keen to try out these versatile and much-loved machines whilst they had a chance at the event.

Royal Enfield heaven – image by Jake Baggerley

Both Royal Enfield, with their rich history and retro aesthetic, as well as Superior Motorcycles with our ‘get outside and give it a go’ ethos fitted really well into this charming and welcoming event. We couldn’t recommend it enough for anyone looking for a laid-back, unique and fun motorcycling themed weekend – watch this space for 2022 dates!