President IBA UK
Half the rally bonuses. A new take on a rally book from rally master Steve.
Changing rally masters regularly allows us to innovate to make the rally more enjoyable and safer.
Since we started 12 years ago we have
1 Discarded the fuel log.
2 Issued bonuses electronically rather than having to spent hours typing coordinates into a GPS
3 moved from digital cameras to much better phone cameras that everyone now uses.
4 live scoring which is now more consistent across the board and completed during the rally rather than wasting "socialising" time at the finish.
5 The minimum sleep bonus has high points and is not to be missed . It is now the longest it's ever been to make it safer for everyone.
6 Taken away the minimum miles and points to be a finisher so each rider can judge what they can achieve and so stay within their limits and capabilities.
With these efficiencies the rally is still 34 hours out of 40hrs riding time against the 1st rally of 33hrs riding out of 36hrs.
Things that will never change in an iron butt UK rally.
Riders will always plan their own route and ride that route.
There will always be a rally number to be included in the photos.
Every finisher will get a certificate of achievement.
Our aim is to make the each rally different but challenging and enjoyable at the same time.
If we don't innovate and improve we go backwards.