Welcome to the web pages of the Northumberland Borders Rally, a unique, one day, navigational rally for classic Mini saloons, organised by the Newcastle & Durham Region of the Mini Cooper Register.
The 'Borders' consists of Special Tests during the day and a 'half night' navigational rally. Road book type navigation is used for the tests and plot & bash handouts for the leg after dark, with varying levels of difficulty depending on previous rallying experience.
As the name suggests, the rally is based in the fabulous rallying territory of Northumberland, but it also regularly takes in other areas including the remoter parts of County Durham and Cumbria.
The event is open to members of the MCR and those of invited Motorsport UK member clubs. A RS Clubmans competition licence, available free of charge from MSUK, is all that is required to take part.
The next edition of the Northumberland Borders Rally is scheduled for Saturday 11th November 2023. See the "Event Registration" page for further details.
We look forward to receiving your entry and to seeing you there on the day.
The Organising Team.
2022 - Paul Crosby & Andy Pullan
2021 - Graeme Cornthwaite & Ali Procter
2020 - Event cancelled (COVID-19)
2019 - Graeme Cornthwaite & Ali Procter
2018 - Graeme Cornthwaite & Ali Procter
2017 - Steve Entwistle & Andy Pullan
2016 - Graeme Cornthwaite & Ali Procter
2015 - Graeme Cornthwaite & Ali Procter
2014 - Graeme Cornthwaite & Ali Procter
2013 - Graeme Cornthwaite & Ali Procter
2012 - Steve Entwistle & Bob Hargreaves
2011 - Pete Tyson & Neil Harrison
2010 - Steve Entwistle & Bob Hargreaves
2009 - Paul Metcalfe & Stuart Wright
2008 - Paul Metcalfe & Stuart Wright
Flyer for the 2023 event, which we hope people will share.
Regulations and details of how to enter the rescheduled 2023 event, due out 1/1/24.
Test diagrams, route instructions and Time Cards for past events.
All you need to know about marshalling on the event.
Unseeded and seeded entries for rescheduled 2023 event.
Overall results and individual performances on 2023 event.
A selection of short videos from past runnings of the rally courtesy of Stuart Watson, Mark Yates, Lynsey Procter, Chris O'Neill and others. Big thanks to them for allowing these to be used.
...and some photos courtesy of a whole host of kind people including Jane Barnard, Stuart Watson, Gordon Reid, Downton Photography, Mark Yates, Gareth Yates, Stephen Reynolds, Stewart Lawrence, Alan Vickers and Bob Campion.
For any enquiries, including offers to marshal on the event, please complete and submit the following form and we will respond as soon as we possibly can.
Please also follow the rally's Facebook page and check out pictures, as well as videos, from the event on Instagram and Youtube.