All Entrants must be active and valid members of the TOMCC, or sponsored by an active member.
Entrants must pay no more than $1000 for their machine which can be from any year, brand or style of motorcycle, proof of purchase will be required to prove the machine did cost you no more than $1000. Please note that any delivery charges can be excluded from the price of the bike. For example, if you purchase a Bike for $950 and the delivery charge is $100. We will just consider the price of the bike is $950. Please not that if you are able to sell any p[arts or unwanted items from your bike, such as luggage or seat etc, the sale price of those items can be deducted from the purchase price of your bike. So a motorcycle with a top box that cost you $1100, if the top box was then sold for $100, the cost of the motor cycle now equals $1000.
Any machine that is deemed eligible for the challenge is automatically deemed eligible for following years, the only restriction will be the spares budget will be cut to $250 for subsequent following years. What we do not want is for any entrant to be expected to buy a new challenge bike each year, this is supposed to be cheap and fun.
Machines can be from any brand/marque and from any year, bonus points will be awarded based on age and “Britishness.” For example a 1957 Triumph Tiger Cub will get more “Britishness” and “Age” bonus points than a 2018 Kymco scooter.
Maximum capacity of the machine is to be no more than 500cc’s. For safety on the roads, a minimum capacity of 80cc’s should be adhered to if possible.
All bikes must be 15 years old or older, currently that means no bikes made in 2008 or newer.
A budget of $500 is allowed to make the unit road legal or fit new parts for safety, all machines must be road legal. This is on top of the $1000 allowed for machine purchase. Please not that normal "Consumable items" are not included in the spares budget, think of oil, filters, tires, brake pads etc. as consumables, stuff you would normally use to regularly maintain a motorcycle.
Entrants to the challenge must declare the intention to take part no later than April 1st 2024 and submit a $20 entrance fee. The fee will be used towards dinner on Saturday night after the reliability trial.
Machines must be purchased and declared for the challenge before April 1st 2024. Declaring the machine just requires confirming its age, make and model together with a photograph of the machine and a copy of the purchase receipt.
The 3 day challenge ride will be held during August/September of 2024.
Start/Finish Points - So that the challenge is fair, each entrant's start point can be from wherever they are based, the only requirement being that they must ride a minimum of 150 miles to get to the event location. Proof of this will be done by asking each entrant to take a picture of the odometer before the start and then at their arrival at the campsite.
The Saturday of the event will include a timed reliability trial over a roughly 120-150 mile course which may include both tarmac and gravel roads. The course map will be shared with all entrants 1 hour prior to the start of the event. The navigation for the trial will be by paper map only, no GPS units will be permitted.
The winner of the challenge will be the one who completed the reliability trial on time and who has completed all the photo check points. In the event of a tie, the winner will be voted for by the other entrants. The winner of the event will get a free years club subscription as well as a modest trophy.
The break down of the challenge will be as follows:-
Day 1 - Ride to event location
Day 2 - Reliability Trial
Day 3 - Ride back to starting location
A detailed schedule will be provided closer to the event
Entrants are permitted to work on their bikes during the entire time of the event using the tools they have brought with them, essential supplies such as oil, coolant, gasoline etc may be freely purchased at any time.
Repairs of any kind that require the machine to be stopped whilst on the road will be considered a breakdown and as such will incur a penalty plus a time penalty. No penalty will be given from receiving outside assistance from another entrant. All other forms of outside assistance will incur a penalty.