Fun For All The Family At Drumlanrig OffRoad Motorsport Festival 16-19 June 2022

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The Galloway Motorcycle Club are delighted to announce the launch of their Drumlanrig Offroad Motorsport Festival 2022. So pack up your tents and campers and book your place in the stunning grounds of Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfries and Galloway. Once there you will find plenty of activities to keep the most ardent motorcycle fan, and all family members, engaged over the weekend.

 

We open on the Thursday evening with two Road Runs – a run for classic bikes of approx 50 miles and a run for modern bikes of 75 to 80 miles getting the riders back to the castle before dark. On Friday evening, the competition starts with a Grasstrack event with the action taking place on a typical grasstrack oval located on flat ground in the centre of the motocross track. The cut and thrust of short, sharp heats and finals (consisting of six riders) are popular with both riders and spectators and provide some close and thrilling racing. Often referred to as a ‘fun’ event there is nevertheless some serious action taking place on the track which will certainly keep everyone entertained.

Saturday and Sunday see the Two-Day Classic/Twinshock Scramble. A full race programme of classic and twinshock competitors with up to forty riders at a time battling for honours on a superbly laid out circuit in the shadow of Drumlanrig Castle. Riders come from all over the UK and Europe as well as South Africa, Australia and beyond. The track location and layout has proved extremely popular with riders and allows spectators a good view of all the action. You can witness some of the best riders in the sport (many of them ex-champions) doing battle on a wide array of classic bikes which reflect the ‘golden age’ of scrambling from the late 50’s right up to the early 80’s. The superb atmosphere created by the sights, sounds and smells of determined riders giving their all, on fearsome two-strokes and four-strokes, is evocative of a bygone era which young and old alike will really enjoy.

Sunday also sees a first for our event with The Scottish Classic Trials Championship 2022. The Trials Section of the club has developed at an incredible pace and hosted many enjoyable and successful events. The spectacular grounds of Drumlanrig Estate will provide some fantastic and varied terrain to challenge these ‘Feet-Up’ specialists. The event is an Open to Scotland Trial and the sections will be laid out (where possible) with three routes of varying difficulty so riders of all abilities, including newcomers, can compete and enjoy themselves. Trials bikes of all types will be eligible. Additionally, and most excitingly, the event will incorporate a round of the SACU Classic/Twinshock Championship so spectators can look forward to seeing competitors on a wide range of Pre.’65, Twinshock and Air-Cooled Monoshock machinery. As with the motocross, trials enthusiasts will enjoy seeing champions, both past and present, taking part.

If watching all these races has whetted your interest there will be a chance, over the weekend, to Try Trials taster sessions. Enduro and Adventure Bike training will also be available, all provided by qualified instructors. There will also be demonstrations of the latest Electric powered trials bikes.

Our Guests of Honour will be delighted to sign autographs and will take part in a number of interviews and talks. There are also a number of static displays and stalls catering for all enthusiasts. For food and drink you will be well catered for with a number of outlets and bars plus, on Saturday, a Farmer’s Market will be held in our Event Tent.

Evening events include live music, bar, cocktail hour and an evening dance to round off the weekend. The campsite is well appointed with amenities including showers. For the younger family members we are delighted to offer Arts and Crafts and games in our Event Tent, plus a dedicated kid’s Fun Day on Sunday.

The weekend will end with the presentation of trophies and the winning ticket will be drawn for the prize an £8,000 brand new Montessa 301RR bike.

This is a not to be missed family-friendly event in the spectacular grounds of one of Scotland’s finest castles, so come along and make a long weekend of it.

www.gallowaymcc.com

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