11 2018

Legend Fires for 2018

We are pleased to confirm that we will again benefit from generous support from Legend Fires and John Stone in 2018. Many grateful thanks go to John. If you were not aware we are planning to run the Greystoke Stages on Sunday 8th July this year and are already on the way to getting the key items in place. So, whether you are a potential competitor or marshal keep following us here or on Facebook for progress updates.

17 2016

Greystoke Media Access 2016

With the almost unique nature of the Greystoke Stages, a forest single venue rally, and the implementation of the wide ranging MSA safety requirements for special stage rallies the organising team will accept applications from MSA Level 2 Accredited Media to attend the 2016 event. Applications will be accepted up to the 31 May 2016 with the successful applicants informed by email by the 4 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 your preferred location in the forest/on the stages where you would like to be positioned.

Approved access to the stages for Level 2 pass holders will take into account applicants requests but will be as directed by the organising team. Entry to the forest will be as usual via the main entrance, past the service area with signing-on en route to the stages. At signing on media will then be advised of their dedicated parking and working positions in the forest.

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

10 2016

Dates for Your Diary

We thought it was time for some news about this year’s Greystoke Stages to enable you to put dates in your diary and starting planning for another super days rallying in the Cumbrian forest.

As most of you will know this year’s rally is on Sunday 10th July but the first key date for competitors is Monday 16th May which is the date the event regs will go live on the rally website and entries for the 2016 P & R Benn Greystoke Stages Rally will open. The closing date for entries will be the 1st July but if last year is anything to go by the entry list will be full by the 18th May! Our advice to all prospective competitors is don’t delay, when entries open get yours in quickly to avoid being disappointed.

As always we will need to a great team of marshals so if you’re not coming to compete think about giving a day up to come and marshal and register your interest, again via the website, on the Marshals page. This will ensure you get regular updates through our Marshal’s Newsletter leading up to the day.

For anyone looking for accommodation in the area for the rally Premier Inn have just opened a brand new place in the centre of Penrith which is about 6 miles from the forest. Of course other accommodation providers are available in the area!

27 2016

Marshalling support

Marshalling support is key to any rally so if you are able to help us at Greystoke in July please let us have your email address via the Contact page on the web site so that we can keep marshals updated as preparations are made. We would be grateful to have you with us.

05 2015

Greystoke 2016 On the Go

Well here we go again, planning has started for 10 July 2016 and we are already getting requests for inclusion in championships. We will be sure to let you have more information on the 2016 Greystoke Stages when we have a few more detail finalised.

In the meantime if anyone is interested in giving our small organising team a hand your help no matter how large or small or extensive your experience you would be most welcome.

Please see our contacts page if you wish to speak to a member of the team or send us an email we would be grateful to hear from you.

26 2015

Greystoke Marshal Draw

A further thanks to those who marshalled at Greystoke, some of whom travelled a large distance, here are those who were successful in our draw for all those who signed-on:

Ray Glendinning – Penrith

N Pickston - Selby

Paul Patchett - Lancaster

Alison Wilson - Sheffield

If you have not already received your gift, don’t worry it is on its way to you.

Again many thanks to everyone who helped with our successful event.

18 2015


Now we’ve all got the mud washed off here’s a few words of thanks and firstly from Roger Fisher, Clerk of the Course, ‘To All of You - Many sincere thanks for your tremendous efforts in enabling us to run last weeks event for which we have received many grateful thanks from competitors.’

From all of us on the organising team - ‘Sorry about the rain, the mud and the midges but we will try harder next year. Nevertheless, thank you very much to everyone who contributed in any way to another Greystoke Stages. We’ll take a breather and then crack on with arranging Greystoke Stages 2016 no doubt improving where we can which we try to do each year. Cheers!’

02 2015

Spectator Safety

Following tragic accidents our sport is under the safety spotlight like never before, events are being observed and organisers are being judged.

We have had to make decisions based on experience of where we can recommend the safest spectator viewing points. This year we have viewing areas on our event. They are large areas from where you can see the cars. On the west side of the forest there is plenty of free parking with an easy walk to the stage, and as the stages are used several times you will see plenty of the action. Please use these areas, if you choose to ignore this advice it could lead to the stage or indeed the rally being cancelled. You have been warned.

The future of rallying is in your hands

29 2015

Marshalling for Greystoke

With the increasing emphasis on safety in rallying it is vital that we have sufficient numbers of marshals to help us with the many duties that are essential for the running of the Greystoke Stages. We are thankful that in the past many people have stepped forward to assist.

This year we are appealing for as many marshals as possible to confirm in advance their intention to attend on the 12th July – in addition this will mean that we can send out early event information.

So if you are available and interested in helping us at Greystoke please visit the marshalling section of our web site, after Monday 1 June, send us your details and be included in the marshals’ prize draw.

For anyone who has not already done so you will also find a link to help you become a MSA registered marshal.

Many thanks.

17 2015


Following on from the successful ‘First on Scene’ training evening in March West Cumbria Motorsport Club and the organising team of the Greystoke Stages Rally have arranged some continuation training for marshals to be run at M Sport, at Dovenby near Cockermouth, on the 2nd June 2015.

The evening, starting at 7.00pm, will concentrate on removing crew members from a rally car and a car will be on hand to make the training as realistic as possible with the evening being led by Stuart Westbrook of EMMU.

Anyone who would like to come along to this session should let Iain Tullie at M Sport know as soon as possible by emailing him on itullie@m-sport.co.uk

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