Rally Anglo Caledonian

Rally Anglo Caledonian 

Press release: Thursday 8 February 2024 

Plans unveiled for Rally Anglo Caledonian 

Outline details of the new Rally Anglo Caledonian have been confirmed for the exciting new forest rally that will feature more than 140 stage miles across two days.  

The November 23-24 rally will be based in Carlisle and feature stages in Northumberland on Saturday and then over the border in southern Scotland on Sunday. The rally will be organised by the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club, the same team as the Roger Albert Clark Rally, and scrutineering will be held in Carlisle during Friday. 

As well as being the final double-header round of this year's Fuchs Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship, Rally Anglo Caledonian will be open to all cars including four-wheel drives. With more than 140 competitive miles, it will be easily the longest UK gravel rally in 2024, covering more than three times the length of most one-day gravel rallies in England and Scotland. 

From a rally base in Carlisle, Saturday's opening day will feature more than 70 stage miles in Kershope, Buck Fell and Gowanburn. With service both at H&H Auctions in Carlisle and at Kielder Greenside, the first car is due back in Carlisle at 6:30pm.  

Sunday features another 70 stage mile day using the classic Scottish stages of Castle O’er, Twiglees, Greskine and Ae, based around a new service area at H&H Auctions in Lockerbie. The first car is due to finish at Lockerbie at around 5:30pm. 

The format for the event will feature two-wheel drive cars running first on the road in reverse order, followed by four-wheel drives and for much of the forest mileage the Anglo Caledonian will be the next event to use these famous forests.  

Rally manager Colin Heppenstall said: “We expect to publish event regulations in April and entries will open after that. Our aim is to make the entry fee as competitive as possible for more than 140 stage miles. The new event should be a good lead in for people who are already planning to contest the 2025 Roger Albert Clark Rally and I'm pleased that we will be able to welcome all types of car to Rally Anglo Caledonian.”

All-new stage rally planned for 2024

The UK will have an all-new forest rally in November 2024 after plans were confirmed for the Anglo Caledonian Rally.
Organised by the team behind the Roger Albert Clark Rally, the two-day rally will run in the forests of South West Scotland and the Scottish borders and will be open to all classes of car.

The outline plan for the rally is to cover between 120 and 140 stage miles on Saturday/Sunday 23/24 November after scrutineering and documentation on Friday 22 November.

The new event will use forest stages in Galloway, Dumfries, the Tweed Valley and the Kielder region. It is planned that the Anglo Caledonian Rally will be organised every other year, running in the years when the Roger Albert Clark Rally is not running.

Rally manager Colin Heppenstall said: “I’m pleased to confirm early details for a new event from the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club, which will run on alternate years. It will be for all classes of car and use some of the fabulous forest stages in the region.”
New forest rallies are rare in the UK and the Anglo Caledonian Rally is probably the first new multi-day forest rally to join the calendar since the first Roger Albert Clark Rally in 2004.

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