Introduction

At present we only run one level of competitive event and that is RTV (Road Taxed Vehicle) Trials but we intend to run TYRO Trials in the future.  The events are run to MSA and ALRC regulations and are intended to test the drivers ability to drive through sections laid out over difficult terrain, without stopping or touching the marker canes.

  • TYRO’s (often given a different name as tyro is meaningless to most people) are designed for absolutely standard vehicles with road or all-terrain tyres and are also the entry level for new off-road drivers from the age of 14. These events are designed to be  non-damaging and as such are suitable even for brand new vehicles.
  • RTV’s are “intended” to be non-damaging and are open to road legal Land Rovers, they are very competitive with many vehicles “tweaked” in any legal way possible to give an advantage.
  • For a more indepth description of the ALRC rules and classes, please click here

Spectators are always welcome and if you are new to trials you might like to ask one of the drivers if you can be a passenger in an event. You may also be able to persuade an experienced trials driver to sit in with you during your first trial.

Whilst being competitive, the main point of our trials is to have fun and in as safe a way as possible.

These trials are held monthly at a variety of sites throughout the year and normally cost £20 per driver.

The Event

Drivers must be full or family members of ENLROC or another pre-invited club, and must hold a full driving licence (except TYRO Trials).  Passengers must be full or family members of ENLROC or another pre-invited club. One passenger only is allowed and must be at least 14 years old, or 16 in a soft topped vehicle without a roll cage.

Times for Day trials – scrutineering and signing on 9.00 to 9.45. Event starts at 10.00.  For night trial times see newsletter.

Report to the Scrutineer of the Meeting to have your vehicle checked over. You will need to confirm that you have a driving license and the vehicle has an MOT when you (and any passengers) sign on.

Attempt to negotiate the route in competition number sequence, the first and sometimes  the second driver drops to the back of the group for the next section and so on.  To drive the section, align your vehicle at the start gate with a front hub in line with the two canes.  You must then drive through each gate (or set of canes in turn) until the end of the section.  Penalties equivalent to the gate number are given for touching either cane of a gate and that includes the number flag, mud stuck to the side of your tyre touching a cane counts just the same. If you fail to maintain forward motion, however momentarily, you will be scored the number of the gate you are approaching. To clear a gate all you need is the leading hub through and you will score the next point down

Vehicle Preparation

Vehicles must comply with “ALRC Vehicle Regulations” as detailed in the current ALRC handbook. Essentially, any standard Land Rover will be eligible, with attention to a few simple areas:

  • A return spring must be fitted to each carburettor / injector pump / plenum chamber throttle spindle or lever to ensure that the throttle shuts down should the linkage break.
  • Suitable front and rear recovery points must be fitted (except for TYRO Trials). These may be a tow ball, ring, pin or NATO hook and must be held in place by high tensile bolts passing through a spreader plate. Lashing points and Range Rover or Discovery standard recovery points are not acceptable.
  • A suitable towrope is required. The 4.5 metre long x 24mm diameter  Polypropylene rope stocked by the club shop is ideal and is the maximum length allowed on the road. Kinetic ropes, Cables, Chains and Nylon strops are not allowed.
  • Everything in the vehicle must be removed or secured during competition.  Make sure the battery is secure and the fuel tank properly sealed.
  • Seat belts must be used and be correctly adjusted.

Leaving the Site

Before leaving the site make sure your lights and number plates are clean and do all you can to remove dirt that may otherwise be deposited on the road.  If we leave a mess we lose sites, which we cannot afford to do as they are very difficult to find.

 


Addresses:

Cranford – Duck End Site:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Duck+End,+Cranford,+Kettering+NN14+4AD/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x487798f41f8cdd65:0x223a6177184bc4e9?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwijkKynrvfRAhWGB8AKHS_fCcEQ8gEIGTAA

Clipston – (Near Sibbertoft) Site:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/search/Harborough+Rd,+England/@52.4360283,-0.9511455,21z/data=!3m1!4b1