The organisers of the Plains Rally hope that you have a great day spectating, and that you remain safe at all times. When you are on stage, please follow the instructions of the marshals and event safety car team. As the event progresses, we will do our best to keep you informed, especially if we have to suspend a stage for a while.


You can follow the event at facebook/plainsrally and on twitter @plainsrally for news updates throughout the day. Tag us in your posts using #plainsrally50 and we will like and retweet !


Driving Standards


As organisers we ask all spectators to drive carefully on the roads to and around the special stages in order to minimise inconvenience to other road users. Where the approach to spectator car parks involves driving on narrow unclassified roads and forest roads, the organisers have suggested maximum speed limits. The same speed limits have been incorporated in the competitor’s route instructions. They are there for a reason, please respect them.


There is a high probability that North Wales and Dyfed-Powys Police will be monitoring speed and general driving behaviour on the public roads approaching and around our stages. Being stopped by the Police and prosecuted for a traffic offence would be a disappointing start or finish to your day. Don’t let it happen to you, please allow plenty of time to complete your journey. Thank you.


Approach Routes


Please use the suggested routes to the spectator car parks. Not everyone shares the same enthusiasm for our sport as we do. The suggested routes should minimise the impact of the event on the local community.





PLEASE plan your event with safety in mind. The following points may help:


  • We have tried to ensure that you will be able to reach your chosen spectator viewing area without walking on the special stage. If you decide to leave the stage prior to the last competitor, PLEASE ensure that you walk on the pathways or behind the tree line. All the competitors will be travelling at high speeds and spectators are strongly advised NOT to walk on the rally route.
  • All spectators are reminded that motorsport can be dangerous and despite us taking all reasonable precautions, unavoidable accidents can happen. In respect of these, you are present at your own risk.
  • We ask that you obey all instructions of safety marshals, spectator marshals and police officers in relation to your safety and that of others.
  • Please make sure you dress to take full account of the weather. As some of you may be arriving or departing in the dark, please remember to bring a torch with you. Also remember to wear sturdy footwear for typical forest conditions. Please be aware that the weather at the time of the event can be wet and extremely cold especially for the early morning and late afternoon stages.
  • Please do not bring your dogs to the event as they can be startled by the loud noises and cause a danger to others - disabled assistance dogs only (on leads at all times.)
  • Children and infants should ALWAYS be accompanied by an adequate amount of adults at all times who are responsible for their behaviour and safety.
  • Beware of flying stones and uneven or slippery surfaces.
  • Stay above the track (never below).
  • Do no stand in the straight-on position - you will be removed.
  • Respect the signs and the tape; Yellow and Black is GOOD - i.e., it is ok to stand behind this tape, Red and White = a NO GO area, Prohibited area MEANS prohibited area.