24 2017

Greystoke Media Access

As in 2016 with the almost unique nature of the Greystoke Stages, a forest single venue rally, and the implementation of the increasing and wide ranging MSA safety requirements for special stage rallies the organising team will accept applications from MSA Level 2 Accredited Media to attend the 2017 event. Applications will be accepted up to the 31st May 2017 with the successful applicants informed by email by the 4th June.

Applications can be submitted by email to Andy Barnard, the rally press and publicity officer, on info@gresytokestages.co.uk or by sending a personal message to Andy via Facebook. The information required with an application is name, MSA Media pass/tabard number, mobile phone number, email address, car registration number (that is the vehicle you will be attending the rally in) and where ideally you would prefer to be positioned on the stages bearing in mind the landscape of the forest has changed.

Approved access to the stages for Level 2 pass holders will be as directed by the organising team and with the logging and harvesting that has taken place these locations are likely to be much improved on previous years with some excellent new vantage points. Entry to the forest will be either via the main entrance or the Millfield entrance, as directed by the organisers, but only after signing on at the trailer park where you will be advised of your actual locations in the forest.

As always we look forward to seeing you in July and would suggest an early application for access to our event.

23 2017

All Systems Go

The organising team of this year’s Legend Fires Greystoke Stages are now able to confirm that entries will open at 9.00am on Sunday 14 May 2017 with the entry fee this year set at £360 for 38 cracking stage miles. The format of the rally will be slightly different this year with no 30 second starts so all stages being run at one minute intervals. The other change that regular competitors will notice is the very different landscape in parts of the forest following some extension logging and harvesting. So, if you thought you knew Greystoke then this year may prove more of a challenge than you expected. But whatever the panorama another great days rallying is anticipated for all on 9th July.

17 2016

Looking Forward to a Great 2017

The last organising team meeting of 2016 took place on Wednesday 14th December and the first thing to report is that the new stage formats for 2017 have been agreed and will be included in the MSA Permit application which will be submitted in January 2017. So, something new for the Legend Fires Greystoke Stages 2017 and something to keep all competitors on their toes in July.

As always, we will need an army of marshals to ensure the event runs smoothly and safely and Roger Fisher, Clerk of the Course, will be sending out regular marshal’s newsletters in 2017 so if you would like to make sure of one getting to you register your interest with Roger at greystokemarshals@gmail.com

We are delighted to welcome some new sponsors for next year and you will see on the rally website their business logos and links, by clicking on their logos, to their websites which will enable you to utilise their services if you need them. We are most grateful for all our sponsor’s support and in turn we hope you can support them as well.

Finally, from Roger and all the organising team do have a very happy Christmas and a prosperous, safe and successful New Year.

10 2016

A Warm Glow over Greystoke 2017

We are delighted to announce and welcome Legend Fires as our new main sponsor and supporter for the Greystoke Stages 2017.

John Stone, Director of Legend Fires and a stalwart of the tarmac rally scene for many years in a variety of cars, has commented ‘I was mighty impressed with the efficiency, friendliness, quality and attention to detail I saw on the 2016 Greystoke Stages, from a competitor’s point of view, and these are all qualities that are at the core of what we strive to achieve here at Legend Fires. So, when I was approached to take up the opportunity of our company becoming the rally’s main sponsor I didn’t take long to make up my mind and fill the void.’ John went on to say ‘Becoming more closely involved with the forest rallying sector and raising the profile of Legend Fires in a developing catchment area for us makes good business sense as well. We will of course maintain our relationship with the Legend Fires North West Stages and see the backing of these two events as giving us a balanced programme of support in North West England.’

11 2016

Grateful Thanks

For many years the Greystoke Stages Rally wouldn’t have run as well and efficiently without the backing, in a variety of ways, from P & R Benn of Cockermouth. Paul Benn not only backed the rally financially but with the loan of vehicles and his own presence at the venue from the start to the finish of rally day. The organising team would like to put on record their most grateful thanks to Paul for his support over the last 8 years.

Looking ahead to 2017 there is exciting news about next year’s rally, scheduled for the 9 th July, coming soon and an announcement about a new major sponsor.

19 2016

Broadcasting News

Greystoke will be featured on the Special Stage Extra programme on Motors TV on Wednesday 3rd August 2016. Usually starting at 8.30pm but check the listings nearer the time. The programme will also go live on the Internet the day before, Tuesday 2nd, at the same time as the TV programme so assumed at 8.30pm. Dates in your diaries, look out for yourselves and don’t forget to tell your sponsors!

12 2016


The generous donations from crews, service crews, spectators and others on Saturday and Sunday raised £447 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, many thanks everyone!!!

11 2016


Well we’ve only been and done it! Thanks, on behalf of all the organising team, to all the marshals, radio crews, recovery teams, medics, competitors, media people, spectators and anyone else I’ve forgotten for supporting our rally. Hope to see you all back next year.

03 2016


Following the Motorsport Association review of rally safety we have implemented a number of changes for the Greystoke event. Several spectator viewing areas are provided that give a variety of opportunities to see the action. See our spectator web page for the information. You should aim to be in place at least an hour before the first stage opens at 9.00 am. Please do abide by our request to behave sensibly and safely – make no mistake, the future of rallying does depend upon everyone behaving responsibly, do take heed of the requests from marshals. Remember, you are not allowed to walk on a stage whilst it is live.

17 2016


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