The tour details for the BND Rally:
Duration of the rally:
The rally lasts 8 days. On average, you will drive 220 kilometres per day in 5 hours of pure driving time.
Length of the rally:
The rally is about 1150 miles long, depending on which route you choose.
Start of the rally:
The start will be on 01.06.2024 in Solingen. The car park of the Industrial Museum (Merscheider Str. 289-297 in 42699 Solingen) is available for the start.
Destination of the rally:
The finish line will be on 08.06.2024 at the market square in Solingen Ohligs.
Any car or motorbike older than 10 years may participate in the rally. The older the vehicle, the more points it will score in the evaluation (see below). Furthermore, e-cars may participate in the rally without age restriction. The rally vehicle must comply with the road traffic regulations, have a valid MOT for the duration of the rally and have a regular number plate, a season number plate or a red number.
Participants per vehicle:
As many passengers per team may be registered as the car or motorbike has registered seats.
You will receive a road book from us at the start. It describes the route, goals and tasks that you have to complete during the rally. Drive the route as you wish and do the tasks you want to do. The rally should be enjoyable and take place at your own pace. Completing all the tasks is not impossible, but it is very sporting.
The route leads through 3 countries, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. As long as nothing else is specified in the roadbook, you must drive on the road. Non-mandated motorway journeys will cost you penalty points in the final score. You want to see something of the country and its people. The roads are 100% asphalted. The daily stages are approx. 220 km long. A daily stage means that you will be in the car for about 5 hours.
Those who are not so good at navigating are welcome to enter their destinations into the navigation system or GPS device. Professionals find their way by map, which is much more fun and the rally becomes more of an adventure. There is a travel atlas Benelux from Marco Polo in 1:200,000 for about EUR 15.00. This is perfect for this rally.
Whether you go camping, sleep in the car, stay in a hotel or opt for bed & breakfast is entirely up to you. The main thing is that you are rested the next day. However, you cannot book in advance; you will only find out where your destination and therefore your sleeping place is with the roadbook.
We recommend that you always book your accommodation for the next night during the course of the day. This can be done without any problem using your smartphone.
Shortly before the rally, you will receive a package from us. In this package you will find your stickers with your start number and the rally logo, as well as a rally T-shirt per participant and other merchandise.
The legendary BBQ on the beach and you are invited. Let us surprise you!
Hopefully, we are all doing well and that is good. But wouldn’t it be nice if others were doing well too? That’s why we want you to collect donations for a project of your choice. Whether it is a children’s hospice, an animal shelter or an environmental organisation is up to you. Ask your friends, ask your employer, ask other companies, the more you collect, the more good you do. The amount donated will also be included in the final result.
You can’t have a rally without an award ceremony! That’s why, of course, we also have prizes for the first three places. These places are determined by points. You get these points by completing tasks from the road book (1 point per successfully completed task).
But there are also points for the age of your car or motorbike. The older your car or motorbike is, the more points your team gets. You get 0.1 points per year. (e.g. year of construction 2004 = 1 point, year of construction 1994 = 3 points, year of construction 1984 = 4 points, 1974 = 5 points, etc.).
In addition, for every 1,000.00 euros donated, 2.5 points are awarded for the final settlement. (Donation amount x 0.0025)
Participation fee car:
The participation fee for the entire route for a car with two participants is EUR 695.00. We charge EUR 145.00 per additional team member.
Participation fee motorbike:
The participation fee for the entire route for a motorbike with one participant is EUR 550.00. For an additional passenger we charge EUR 145.00.