Where To Watch – Legend Fires North West Stages Rally

Legend Fires North West Stages Rally

in partnership with ND Civils and Kelmore

22nd/23rd March 2024

Where To Watch

Come along and spectate on the only closed road rally in the North West of England.

The organisers look forward to seeing you at the 2024 Legend Fires North West Stages Rally. The event is the opening round of both the Probite British Rally Championship and the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Championship and so promises to be an incredible spectacle. Expect to see, not only the best of our local crews but also top crews from all over the UK, many in the latest specification, high performance rally cars.

This is a 2024 event not to be missed!

This year we have spectator viewing areas at four separate rally stages, two of which have multiple spectating options.

However, before looking at what is available, please take a little time to read this piece from the organisers – we really need your help to secure the future of this event.

As part of the process of closing the roads for the rally we have had to provide detailed plans for how the event will ‘manage’ spectators. Critically this included parking locations as well as the dedicated spectator areas.

The spectator areas have been organised to minimise disruption to local residents, who have been extremely supportive and to whom we are enormously grateful. It is imperative that we do not abuse that support by inconsiderate behaviour.

Whether or not we are welcomed back to these roads is, in a large part, reliant on you as spectators playing your part.

We also commissioned an environmental assessment to ensure that local wildlife and florae is not endangered.

PLEASE DO

  • Park in designated spectator car parks.
  • Use dedicated spectator areas. Yes – there may be a charge but this is necessary to pay for the cost of providing the spectator areas including the parking locations, personnel, toilets, safety equipment and first aid.
  • Make sure you use the approach directions detailed on the web site or you risk coming across closed roads with no vehicle access, or restricted pedestrian access with no crossing allowed.
  • Use the toilet facilities provided.
  • Use the refreshment vans provided.
  • Use local shops, pubs and hotels to support the communities that are supporting us and let them know why you are here.
  • Listen to the marshals and do as they ask.
  • Drive with care and consideration, particularly around the narrow lanes.
  • Avoid the non-spectator stage: Be aware that this stage crosses a Site of Special Scientific Interest – spectating there could lose us that stage for future years and stop / cancel this years’ stages.
  • Remember land is privately owned and other than the designated areas that the organisers have arranged, you do not have permission to be there.
  • Respect the locals and their land.
  • Take your rubbish home with you or use bins provided. PLEASE – leave no trace that you have been there.
  • Stay safe and enjoy your day.

PLEASE DO NOT

  • Spectate outside of designated areas: You risk causing upset to local residents and ultimately being responsible for us losing stages in future years.
  • Spectate on stages where there are no spectator provisions: You will be responsible for that stage being stopped, and possibly for losing the stage later in the day, and in years to come.
  • Park outside of designated spectator car parks: We understand that some people will go to any lengths to avoid paying to park, but the roads around the closed road stages are narrow and if you upset locals and disrupt traffic movement then you may well be responsible for the rally not returning in future years.
  • Drive like an idiot: Be aware that the organisers have arranged for additional police cover specifically to monitor spectator behaviour.
  • Trespass.

The future of this event will be decided in post event de-briefs with County, Town and Parish Councils, local residents, the landowners who allow us to use their facilities and the Police. Please do your ‘bit’ to ensure that the event is seen in the most positive light possible. Good feedback may help us secure more closed roads in future years.


Pay on the Day / Prepaid Tickets

Pay on the day is available at the Long Knots, Nicky Nook and Crossgill stages. Prepaid premium parking has been organised at the Beacon Fell and Long Knots Stages.

Please see individual stage information for more detail and ticket sales.

Spectator Guides

For the full spectator guide including driver details and articles please support our chosen charities and buy our fantastic, full colour Official Rally Programme – ONLY £5.00.

This will be available from our programme sellers at Myerscough College, at the Ceremonial Start in Garstang on the Friday and at the designated spectator locations.


Spectators – Where to be and when to be there

Friday 22nd March 2024

EventLocationPost CodeWhat3WordsStart TimeInformation
Scrutineering and DocumentationMyerscough College, St Michael’s LanePR3 0RYEnter via shortage.hairspray.gazed12:00See the cars at the rally headquarters being checked for technical and safety compliance before they go to the Garstang Ceremonial Start.
Rally VillageCherestanc SquarePR3 1EFtwitches.expired.alarm13:00 to 20:00Trade stands and activities
Ceremonial StartGarstang High StreetPR3 1ZAclay.vanilla.innovator18:30 to 21:00See the Samba Espirito Drummers and get up close to the rally cars and drivers with driver interviews on the start ramp.


Saturday 23rd March 2024

EventLocationPost CodeWhat3WordsStart TimeInformation
Rally StartMyerscough College, St Michael’s LanePR3 0RYEnter via shortage.hairspray.gazed08:40Official rally start for 130 competition cars.
White Feather Homes Beacon Fell StagePrepaid parking ticket holders only (entry point)PR3 2NBquietest.stormy.locate09:00
&
13.30
Spectators with car parking tickets will need to be at the entry point by 07:15 AND MUST FOLLOW THE PRESCRIBED ROUTE TO THE ACCESS POINT
White’s Bakery Long Knots StagePay on the Day
Spectator area is just after the start of the stage with a chicane.
PR3 2QFsensual.recruiter.wooden9:20
&
13:15
Parking at Chipping showground. Shortcut walk along a footpath. Depending where you park approximate ½ mile walk.
White’s Bakery Long Knots StagePrepaid parking ticket holders (entry point)PR3 2TSmainland.intricate.justifies09:10Spectators with car parking tickets for Bowland Wild Boar Park will need to be at this junction by 07:30 AND MUST FOLLOW THE PRESCRIBED ROUTE TO THE ACCESS POINT
JD Mounsey Crossgill StagePay on the Day
Spectator area is in a private field, adjacent to the stage at the junction of Postern Gate Road and Littledale Road.
LA2 9EWpylons.bloodshot.libraries10:05Spectating is from the designated field – no spectating from the road or other private fields. Approach only by designated route – other roads are closed.
S&W Fabrications, MB Nutrition Nicky Nook StageSpectator Area is in a private field adjacent to the stage at the junction of Ray Lane and Sandholme LanePR3 1QDreceived.leaky.final11:05Spectating is from the designated field – no spectating from the road or other private fields. Approach from Bruna Lane, PR3 1ZE - other roads are closed.
Andrews Bowen/PM Groundworks Main ServiceMyerscough College, St Michael’s LanePR3 0RYEnter via shortage.hairspray.gazed11:20
to
14:30
See the cars being worked on in the main service area.
Ceremonial Champagne Spraying FinishCherestanc Square, GarstangPR3 1EFtwitches.expired.alarm16:10
to
18:20
Winners Procession, Champagne spraying and on ramp interviews with drivers. See the successful drivers who have managed to finish this demanding event.
Awards PresentationStumble Inn, Myerscough CampusPR3 0RYbespoke.wiggling.audibleApproximately 20:00See overall and class winners receive their well-earned awards


Prepaid Tickets

BEACON FELL – PREMIUM PARKING

LONG KNOTS – PREMIUM PARKING

Pay on the Day

LONG KNOTS STAGE

CROSSGILL STAGE

NICKY NOOK STAGE


White Feather Homes Beacon Fell Stage

Whites’ Bakery Long Knots Stage

S&W Fabrications, New Breed UK Nicky Nook Stage

2300 Club, Delta Drives and Controls Hawthornthwaite Stage

JD Mounsey Crossgill Stage

 

Finally, the organisers hope you enjoy your day but most of all please stay safe.