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The Riponian Stages

11th February 2024

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We are pleased to be able to announce that Riponian 2024 will be happening on Sunday 11th February and plans are well in hand to provide another cracking day in the Yorkshire Forests. The format will be similar to that of 2022 but with some minor changes in some of the stages, with a section in one of the forests that hasn't been used for several years.

We are grateful for the continued support of KT Green again this year. 

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Event Winners

From the first Riponian Rally, held as a road rally event in November 1969, the present-day event has evolved into a 45 mile stage rally event, using forest roads linked by closed roads. The winners of the 50th event were Matt Edwards and John Millington in Pete Smith's M-Sport Ford Fiesta R5+

  • Winners 2010 to Present
    2023 Roger Chilman/Patrick Walsh (National BHRC) Elliott Payne/Tom Woodburn(Interclub) 2022 Matthew Robinson/Sam Collis (National BHRC) Ollie Mellors/Max Freeman (Interclub) 2021 Cancelled (coronavirus) 2020 Cancelled (high winds) 2019 Matt Edwards/John Millington Ford Fiesta R5+ 2018 Cancelled (lost venue) 2017 Stephen Petch/Michael Wilkinson Ford Fiesta RS WRC 2016 Charlie Payne/Carl Williamson Ford Fiesta S2000 Turbo 2015 Charlie Payne/Andrew Roughead Ford Fiesta S2000 Turbo 2014 Peter Stephenson/Ian Windress Ford Escort Cosworth 2013 Charlie Payne/Craig Thorley Ford Focus WRC 2012 Charlie Payne/Craig Thorley Ford Focus WRC 2011 Charlie Payne/Craig Thorley Ford Focus WRC 2010 Paul Bird/Kirsty Riddick Ford Focus WRC
  • Winners 1990 to 2009
    2009 Charlie Payne/Craig Thorley Mitsubishi Lancer WRC 2008 Tim Pearcey/Sebastian Marshall Mitsubishi Lancer GpN 2006 Kevin Proctor/Mike Gilby Subaru Impreza 2005 Barry Johnson/Stuart Merry Subaru Impreza 2004 Kevin Proctor/Mike Gilby Subaru Impreza 2002 Mike Perrott/Gary Mansell Ford Escort WRC 2001 Charlie Payne/Craig Thorley Mitsubishi Lancer 2000 Charlie Payne/Craig Thorley Mitsubishi Lancer 1999 Matt Yeadon/Richard Shores Ford Escort Cosworth 1998 Graham Middleton/'Plug' Pulleyn Ford Escort 1997 Brian Lyall/John Bennie Subaru Legacy 1996 Cancelled (snow) 1995 Steve Smith/Brian Hughes Lancia Integrale Evo 1994 Sean Garner/Dave Prattley Ford Escort Cosworth 1993 Charlie Payne/Hugh Edwards Ford Sierra Cosworth 1992 Charlie Payne/A Hall Ford Sierra Cosworth
  • Winners 1969 to 1989
    1988 Steve Smith/Christine Coward Ford Escort 1981 Pete Smith/Dave Jobling Ford Escort 1980 Bob Bean/Alan Greenwood Ford Escort 1977 Dennis Pelling/Dave Jobling Ford Escort 1976 Steve Smith/Adrian Dixon Ford Escort 1975 Geoff Birkett/Dave Orrick Opel Kadett 1974 Cancelled (fuel crisis) 1973 John Ellis/Dennis Trowbridge Ford Escort TC 1972 Jack Tordoff/Brian Marchant SAAB 1971 Jack Tordoff/Brian Marchant SAAB 1969 Keith Bickerdyke/Tony Viles Ford Escort

Rally Stats

Over the 50 years the event has run, the Club has  had to cancel the rally five times, twice because of extreme weather conditions (in 1996 and 2020) and three times due to extreme circumstances, first the fuel crisis of 1974, then losing the venue in 2018 and finally the coronavirus pandemic in 2021. 

  • Winners 2010 to Present
    2023 Roger Chilman/Patrick Walsh (National BHRC) Elliott Payne/Tom Woodburn(Interclub) 2022 Matthew Robinson/Sam Collis (National BHRC) Ollie Mellors/Max Freeman (Interclub) 2021 Cancelled (coronavirus) 2020 Cancelled (high winds) 2019 Matt Edwards/John Millington Ford Fiesta R5+ 2018 Cancelled (lost venue) 2017 Stephen Petch/Michael Wilkinson Ford Fiesta RS WRC 2016 Charlie Payne/Carl Williamson Ford Fiesta S2000 Turbo 2015 Charlie Payne/Andrew Roughead Ford Fiesta S2000 Turbo 2014 Peter Stephenson/Ian Windress Ford Escort Cosworth 2013 Charlie Payne/Craig Thorley Ford Focus WRC 2012 Charlie Payne/Craig Thorley Ford Focus WRC 2011 Charlie Payne/Craig Thorley Ford Focus WRC 2010 Paul Bird/Kirsty Riddick Ford Focus WRC
  • Winners 1990 to 2009
    2009 Charlie Payne/Craig Thorley Mitsubishi Lancer WRC 2008 Tim Pearcey/Sebastian Marshall Mitsubishi Lancer GpN 2006 Kevin Proctor/Mike Gilby Subaru Impreza 2005 Barry Johnson/Stuart Merry Subaru Impreza 2004 Kevin Proctor/Mike Gilby Subaru Impreza 2002 Mike Perrott/Gary Mansell Ford Escort WRC 2001 Charlie Payne/Craig Thorley Mitsubishi Lancer 2000 Charlie Payne/Craig Thorley Mitsubishi Lancer 1999 Matt Yeadon/Richard Shores Ford Escort Cosworth 1998 Graham Middleton/'Plug' Pulleyn Ford Escort 1997 Brian Lyall/John Bennie Subaru Legacy 1996 Cancelled (snow) 1995 Steve Smith/Brian Hughes Lancia Integrale Evo 1994 Sean Garner/Dave Prattley Ford Escort Cosworth 1993 Charlie Payne/Hugh Edwards Ford Sierra Cosworth 1992 Charlie Payne/A Hall Ford Sierra Cosworth
  • Winners 1969 to 1989
    1988 Steve Smith/Christine Coward Ford Escort 1981 Pete Smith/Dave Jobling Ford Escort 1980 Bob Bean/Alan Greenwood Ford Escort 1977 Dennis Pelling/Dave Jobling Ford Escort 1976 Steve Smith/Adrian Dixon Ford Escort 1975 Geoff Birkett/Dave Orrick Opel Kadett 1974 Cancelled (fuel crisis) 1973 John Ellis/Dennis Trowbridge Ford Escort TC 1972 Jack Tordoff/Brian Marchant SAAB 1971 Jack Tordoff/Brian Marchant SAAB 1969 Keith Bickerdyke/Tony Viles Ford Escort
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