The Legend Fires North West Stages – the biggest rally in the North of England - returns for 2022, and will again be based at Myerscough College.
Both the 2020 and 2021 events had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but organisers have now confirmed the 2022 rally will be held on 19th March. Once again Myerscough College will be providing the event’s official Rally Headquarters and the central service area for competitors.
In a statement, the organisers said: ‘’We are delighted to announce that the popular north west event will run on the 19th March 2022 and will be based in and around the Lancashire market town of Garstang. Once again, Myerscough College are generously providing their facilities for Rally Headquarters and central service area, and Garstang Town Council, who are in full support of the event, will host the popular ceremonial town centre start on Friday 18th.
‘’For the sixteenth year, we are extremely pleased to welcome back Legend Fires as the event title sponsor. John Stone (also a Myerscough College Fellow) has provided continual positivity and encouragement to the team throughout the years, and we are enormously grateful to him and Legend Fires for their enduring support.
‘’We would also like to confirm that we will be following any COVID guidance, restrictions and safe practises issued by Central and Local Government and by Motorsport UK at the time and, as we did in 2020 and 2021 will make the health and safety of the local community, competitors and volunteers our priority.
‘’We are extremely grateful to all residents, councils, local businesses and sponsors for their continued support, and are excited to welcome you all to Lancashire next March.
‘’Myerscough College is once again providing its extensive facilities for the 2022 event. The choice of the College for the rally headquarters is a no-brainer as geographically it’s adjacent to the Garstang town centre ceremonial start and finish, and it is close to the Saturday action making it the ideal location for central servicing.
‘’The College boasts a rally heritage having a long-established motorsport department with stage rallying a core element of their activities and a number of lecturers having strong links to the sport. It has long established links with a number of Lancashire based Motor Clubs who have been instrumental in the organising of the event for many years.
‘’By bringing the rally to Myerscough and engaging with staff and students, that in itself provides valuable educational benefits providing first-hand experience of the running of a major motorsport event. All in all, it’s a win, win scenario for both the College and the rally organisers.’’
The Legend Fires North West Stages rally is the largest multi-venue tarmac rally in the North of England. Myerscough College has played a significant role in the event for a number of years, including students supporting cars competing.
Occasions like this give Myerscough students crucial real life experience on event where they'll be working alongside potential employers. The students will get to experience, first hand, a major event and such experience looks great on their CV when they apply for jobs within the industry.