Date: 31 March 2017-02 April 2017 Times:
The entry list for 2017 is now full - see web site for full participants list.
Day 1 - Slaley Hall to Edinburgh - Friday, March 31
Having been flagged away from Slaley Hall the Flying Scotsman rally will quickly take to the challenging roads around Kielder Forest before tackling Hadrian’s Wall and onwards through the Scottish Borders.
Passing Castle O’er, Eskdalemuir and the Moorfoot Hills the terrain we tackle today is nothing short of spectacular before we arrive for the first overnight halt at the well appointed Dalmahoy Hotel just outside of Edinburgh. The excellent selection of malt whiskies might be just the thing to unwind with while swapping stories from the day with your fellow competitors.
Day 2 - Edinburgh to Aviemore - Saturday, April 1
Following a generous Dalmahoy breakfast it’s back to business and the Rally heads straight over the mighty Forth Road Bridge and into the Kingdom of Fife as we press on towards the majestic and remote Cairngorm Mountains. A succession of remote and empty roads lead us to Braemar and Tomintoul and finally the second night halt of Aviemore. By now the leaderboard will be well established and some crews might be tempted to make the most of the excellent hospitality offered but tomorrow is going to be another challenging day.
Day 3 - Aviemore to Gleneagles - Sunday, April 2
The Aviemore restart on the last day might see a few nervous crews checking their route books and maps along with their tyres and fluids. Today certainly isn’t going to be a procession. For those in it for the win as well as those filling the rest of the results sheet there will still be plenty to play for on the roads around the Forest of Athol and Loch Tay.
Scotland’s finest tea room at the Bridge of Balgie will provide some relief for the crews before the final push into Gleneagles along with the traditional kilt clad piper and refreshing glass of Bonhams champagne.
The station masters, the track workers and the mechanics of the Endurance Rally Association are already working on the route and schedule for the 2017 excursion and are busy getting the engine and carriages ready for the next running of the toughest Vintageant rally on the calendar. A heady mixture of highways, byways, navigational sections and closed road tests will once again mark the Flying Scotsman out as Britain's Premier competitive Vintageant rally event.
Departing from Slaley Hall on Friday 31st of March this 9th running of the now iconic Flying Scotsman Rally will be another epic adventure set in the glorious and big sky countryside of the North of England. Three days of open road, high class and open top motoring will once again bring us to the magnificent Gleneagles Hotel and another warm Scottish welcome.
Belvoir Castle to Gleneagles
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