Desert Rose Racing at BikeShed London

The Desert Rose Racing team were invited to London’s BikeShed Motorcycle Club to talk to members and their guests about all things rallye and rallye raid. Since taking part in 4 Dakar Rallyes and becoming the first British woman to complete the world’s toughest race, Patsy Quick and her team at Desert Rose Racing have dedicated themselves to supporting other riders reach their own goals in the rallye world.
With the excitement around Sam Sunderland’s incredible 2nd Dakar victory only a week earlier there was a great turnout. The audience were told about the difference between rallyes and raids, the options when considering bike choice, the most appropriate riding gear and what type of accommodation to expect. Road books, GPS units, ICOs, CAP headings, waypoints, liaison stages, timed stages, bivouacs and personal training were all covered. For those who have dared to dream of taking part in the Dakar, or those who would just like to get a taste of rallye life, the Desert Rose Racing team tried to give a flavour of what to expect and what is needed to reach that goal. There was genuine interest in the concept of a joint Desert Rose/BSMC Rallye Team event later in 2022. To find out about BikeShed membership benefits head across to their website

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