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SPECTATORS

Spectator Information now live (hover over spectator tab) - this shows the two safest places to enjoy the rally where there will be car parking, safety marshals, event entry information, food and toilets.

 

Car parking charges are transferable to each 'rally car park' and all proceeds go to local good causes. (forestry annual passes are not admissible at a rally car park on the day)

We take spectator safety very seriously, so before reading anymore please take time to watch the FIA Safety video below and remember our mission is: Your Safety - Your Life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sectators are reminded that motorsport can be dangerous and, despite the organisers of the Wyedean Stages Rally taking all reasonable precautions, unavoidable accidents can happen. In respect of these, you are present at your own risk.

 

Please listen to the marshals and event officials – if they ask you to move or inform you that you are standing in an unsafe place, follow the instructions that they give. They are there for your safety and want to ensure that we run the safest rally possible. If it is deemed that anyone is in an unsafe place and they refuse to follow the marshal’s instructions the stage will be classed as being unsafe and as a result will be cancelled. Obviously we do not want this to happen, so we would greatly appreciate it if you would listen to and follow any instructions given by our marshals.

 

Please listen to what is said in the MSA Rally Furure video below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DON'T BE LIKE BILL?

You could very well be the first on the scene of an accident on a stage, do you know what to do? Some basic actions by you, until professional help arrives, could save a life. Another video aimed at competitors provides advice on what to do when you are First on Scene.   

 

 

Rally cars can do the unexpected, so expect the unexpected.

 

Remember rally cars may:

  • run wide on corners

  • cut corners

  • throw up stones

  • overshoot junctions

  • may leave the road

 

For your own safety and the safety of others:

 

  • Listen to the marshals and follow their instructions. They are there to help you and ensure the rally runs within the safety guidelines prescribed by Motorsport UK

  • Be aware that marshals and officials have the right to work without being abused or threatened (remember they are all unpaid volunteers)

  • Arrive in plenty of time 

  • Watch from a safe location, preferably on high ground and behind a treeline - No litter & No Fires.

  • Do not move around once the safety convoy has been through. 

  • Observe and obey all event signage. 

  • Do not walk on the stage - it could still be live with safety cars.

  • Rally cars are loud, bringing dogs is unwise.

  • Safe standing ground could be high up a bank and inaccessible to some including small children, pushchairs or the elderly - this may not be the day for you. 

  • If spectators will not move from unsafe areas the stage will be stopped and possibly cancelled.

  • DO NOT STAND IN PROHIBITED AREAS

  • ONLY STAND BEHIND BLACK & YELLOW TAPE

  • DO NOT STAND BEHIND RED & WHITE TAPE OR IN BOX JUNCTIONS

  • Ensure that children and infants are always accompanied by an adequate number of adults  who are responsible for their behaviour and safety

  • Remain alert

  • Park your car in such a position that it does not block the road – remember  emergency vehicles might have to leave or access the stage by that road

 

Please follow the Countryside Code at all times and respect other people’s property and take all litter home with you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have fun but keep safe!

Drones

Please do not bring drones to the rally as their use is expressly prohibited over or near any part of the event, the stages or service area. Marshals will be empowered to ground any drone that attempts to fly during the event and if required the stage itself will be stopped. 

Selfie Sticks and Action Cameras

Use of selfie sticks and action cameras (Go Pros) is not forbidden however spectators are reminded to use these in a sensible manner without putting themselves and others at risk. Action cameras should not be placed on the rally route where they are likely to get hit by cars.

Use of Motorbikes and Quad Bikes

Motor, trail, quad and mountain bikes are not permitted on the rally stages or in the spectator areas. Please have consideration for the safety of yourself and others and do not attempt to access the rally on these bikes.

Dogs

Please do not bring your dogs to the event as they can be startled by the loud noises and cause a danger to themselves and others – disabled-assistance dogs only are permitted (on leads at all times).