BIKERS! Are you tough enough to ride 1000 miles for the Poppy Appeal?

Welcome to the official Royal British Legion Riders Branch 1000 mile saddlesore event website. Here you can find out more information on the 2014 event, view the route maps, sign-up to the RBLR1000 newsletter.

2010 Rogues Gallery

£148,000 raised for the Poppy Appeal!

The total raised for the Poppy Appeal by the RBLR stands at £148,000. The RBLR would like to express their thanks for your participation in the RBLR 1000 and for raising funds for the Poppy Appeal. We salute you all.

BRITISH LEGION RIDERS BRANCH

The RBLR are brought together by our enthusiasm for motorcycling, and our willingness to support the aims and charitable efforts of The Royal British Legion and the Poppy Appeal

History | Ethos

Iron Butt UK

The Iron Butt Association of America's UK arm has the aim of assisting the IBA in promoting the sport of safe Long-Distance Motorcycling right here in the UK. Successful ralliests can enter the hallowed halls of the Iron Butt Association

THE ROUTES

There are four routes in total, 2 northern and two southern. Start and finish is at the Squires Cafe and you can select from a either clockwise or anti-clockwise route

What are the official routes?

Can I load my Sat-Nav with them?

LATEST FORUM

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2013 Statistics

  • 224 Riders and 20 Pillions registered for the ride
  • 172 Bikes actually started the ride
  • 5 bikes did not finish (1 accident, 4 mechanicals)
  • 158 bikes completed the ride within 24 hrs and gained IBA accreditation
  • 9 bikes completed the ride in over 25 hrs
  • Those who completed travelled an average of 1045 miles

Prizes:

  • Furthest Travelled – 331 miles
  • Oldest Bike – 1986 BMW R80
  • Oldest Rider – 68 years young
  • Youngest Rider – 23 years
  • Smallest CC – 125cc
  • Youngest Participant – 11 years

Bikes - the motorbikes that took part

  • BMW - 36
  • Ducati - 2
  • Harley Davidson - 3
  • Honda - 48
  • Kawasaki - 9
  • KTM - 2
  • Moto Guzzi - 3
  • Suzuki - 16
  • Triumph - 27
  • Victory - 2
  • Yamaha - 23

SPONSORS

We would like to thank our corporate sponsors for all their help and assistance with the RBLRB More...

POPPY APPEAL

Read about the success of the 2009 event and how raised money has helped others