2024 event plans revealed

Nigel & Karen Jenkins Kielder Forest Rally 2023 photo by GF Rally Images

Kielder Forest Rally organisers are delighted to reveal plans for the 2024 event.

Based once again out of Hexham Auction Mart where we’ve got ample hard standing service area, café and toilet facilities within the mart and within walking distance of the town centre. Hexham is easy to get to both from the south via A1 or M6  and across the A69, or from Scotland via the same motorways or the A68.

The event will be two loops of 3 stages, varying in length from 5.4 to 8.8 miles totalling 44.2 stage miles. These classic stages received huge praise last year from competitors and helped us attract for 2024 the Mini Challenge.

2023 competitors feedback

“Well organised, good compact route, excellent stages” 

“Best gravel rally I have ever done”

Our surveys sent out after the event in 2023 got great feedback and received a 9.0 out of 10 rating from competitors of the event. We have also taken on board feedback to continue improving the event. 

These improvements include: 

  • all 2 wheel drive cars running at the front in reverse seeded order 
  • earlier event start (we trialled a later start in 2023)
  • expanding the useable areas to service within Hexham Auction Mart
  • longer service time

This year the event is part of the following championships:

  • BTRDA Gold Star
  • BTRDA Silver Star
  • BTRDA Bronze Star
  • BTRDA Rally First
  • BTRDA Historic Cup
  • BTRDA R2
  • BTRDA Junior R2
  • HRCR Motoscope Northern Historic Gravel Rally Championship
  • SG Petch ANECCC stage rally championship
  • Mini Rally Challenge

Key dates for your diary

  • Regulations released – Saturday 20 April 2024
  • Entries open – Saturday 27 April 2024
  • Entries close – Saturday 1 June 2024
  • Event – Saturday 15 June 2024

Photo by GF Rally Images