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Last updated 17th July 2018

SROC 2-Day CCV TrialJuly 2018

SROC 2-Day CCV Team Trial Early Bird Offer, 4/5 August!

The Southern Rover Owners’ Club welcomes you to Smuggler’s Country for the 24th Edition of the 2-Day CCV Team Trial. Originally devised by Ron Baker to add a team element to CCV Trialling and this year Dave Green & Terry Buss return to Clerk the event.

The 24th 2-Day CCV Team Trial is to be held on the weekend of Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th August 2018.  Each Team comprises 2 drivers, passengers are not compulsory but each driver may only have one passenger, and no driver may passenger another. The object being for Team Members to guide and direct each other through the sections, obviously without endangering themselves.

Knowle Farm is deep in the High Weald just north of the old drove road that connects Heathfield with Burwash and Hurst Green to the east. At the beginning of the 18thC the Mayfield Gang practised non-violent owling (wool smuggling) to France, returning with brandy and silks. Two decades later the notorious Hawkhurst Gang had risen to prominence and dominated smuggling operations from the Kent coast across Sussex and as far west as Dorset. Whilst we can’t promise you any elicit liquor, we can promise two days of fantastic trialling.  The Rally opens mid-day Friday 3rd August 2018 and closes mid-day Monday 6th August 2018.

Pre-Booking ends Thursday 19th July so get those entry forms in!

Fees: Camping £10 per unit pre-booked, £15 per unit if paid on arrival.  Trial: £45 pre-booked, £60 thereafter.

For more information and to download the booking form, click here, or visit the website.

Eckington Interclub 2018July 2018

P&D invite you to their Eckington Interclub 3 day weekend!

Peak and Dukeries LRC & ORC are holding a 3 day off-road extravaganza over the August bank Holiday weekend, Fri 24th to Monday 28th.

Online Competition and Camping Entries close Monday 20th August 2018 at 20:00. 
Entries will be accepted after closing of online booking, up to an hour before the start of an event, but these may be subject to an administrative surcharge of £10.00.

The site opens 9:00 AM on Friday, 24th August 2018 and closes 12 noon, Tuesday 28th August 2018.
Camping £30.
CCV £30, RTV £30, Day comp £35, Night Comp £30, Day & Night Comp £55, Tyro single entry £15, or double entry £30.

The Post Code S18 4BQ brings you to near the site entrance.  For more information or to book, please visit the P&D website.


Air Ambulance donations 2018June 2018

National Rally donations to Air Ambulance

We are delighted that so many of you attending and competing in the 2018 National Rally forgot to sign your membership cards, thereby helping us to raise £100 for Air Ambulance.  Thanks to all of you.

Your fines sorry, 'donations' have been gratefully received and will be put to very good use!   We split the donation between two Air Ambulance bases as Stainby is on the edge of both areas.  We have received a letter from Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance, and a letter and a certificate from Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance.  Please click on the links below to view/download.

Lincs & Notts certificate
Lincs and Notts letter
Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland letter

MROC Major's MemorialJune 2018

Major's Memorial open for bookings!

Bookings are now being taken for the teams of 3, with the closing date for entries being 29th August.  Bookings can be made online from the club’s website, or via a printed booking form, so get your teams together and book in as soon as possible.

This year, the 18th Major's Memorial Trial event will be headed up by Liz Guilding and Sam Miller, and the Clerks of Course are Hamish Grundy and Ben Tandy. Camping is available at a cost of £10 per night, Friday to Sunday and this year we will be on the Rover field, which is at the far end of the Deer Park.

For more information please visit the MROC's website, or click here to download a booking form!

June 2018

Competition Update for the 2018 National Rally RTVT

A competitor has  highlighted the fact that he has been placed in the wrong class in the RTVT results.

The positions for the Class 2 winners have been changed accordingly and no other classes are affected by this change:

 1st - Andy Milne – Chiltern Vale LRC – 41 points
2nd – Jim Bradford – Lincs LRC – 44 points

Apologies for this error and thank you to those who brought it to our attention!  Click here for link to see amended results.

ALRC National Rally feature in LRO by Russ BrownJune 2018

Look out for the feature in LRO!

Russ Brown's feature on the ALRC 2018 National Rally will be out in the shops on June 13th (the July issue).

Russ has given our event a four page feature in Land Rover Owner International magazine, complete with lots of pics.  If you are not a subscriber, make sure you go out and get your copy - you never know... you may be in it!

The Future....?June 2018

The future...

...and so say all of us!

This picture is of Samuel and Dylan (whose parents are Brian Travis, who won the RTV, and Adele Guy) and my children, Oliver and Josh who are the 4th generation of our family to be members of P&D.  All are sat on Allen Rowell's trialer.

Both my and my wife's families have been involved in the ARC / ALRC since the 70's so there's no hope for our kids really!

Al Reaney

ALRC National Rally 2018May 2018

Phew what a scorcher!

It may sound like your typical Sun newspaper headline - but it's true....

What a fabulous weekend we all had at Stainby.  Whilst the rest of the country seemed to be deluged with thunderstorms and the resulting floods, the National Rally enjoyed steaming hot days with a lovely breeze to help keep the temperature bearable.  Competitors and spectators alike packed the beer tent every evening for prize giving and fun on the Rodeo Bull afterwards - no doubt there will be some pics circulating shortly (and on this website too!).

The results are available by clicking here, and links to the image galleries are here.

Lancaster Land RoverMay 2018

Thanks to Lancaster Land Rover...

Lancaster Land Rover have very kindly covered the cost of a copy of the 70th Anniversary ONE LIFE Magazine for inclusion in each Rally Pack for this year's National Rally.

We hope that you will enjoy reading the magazine - and please visit their website to see what Lancaster have to offer.


ALRC National Rally Royal Wedding Party 2018

May 2018

A right Royal toast!

The ladies thoroughly enjoyed celebrating the Royal Wedding over the working weekend, whilst the men played with tractors and hammers!

"We couldn't have asked for better weather....and we have put in our order for more sunshine over the Bank Holiday weekend too" said Simone Birch. (According to my weather predicting app, it will be sunny and warm all over the weekend - hooray!  Ed.).

ALRC National Rally 2018May 2018

National Rally Update...

We are delighted to announce that Britpart is sponsoring this year's National Rally - you will find various goodies from them in your Rally Packs.  I'm sure you will join us in thanking them for their support.

Fire Extinguisher Servicing
Cannon Safety Ltd will be in site too, providing fire extinguisher servicing. Cannon currently look after the fire extinguisher needs of P&DLRC and will be able to carry out servicing of extinguishers. 
They will also have a stock of both 2ltr & 3ltr AFFF extinguishers complete with brackets to purchase if you need them.  Servicing will be £5 per extinguisher 
2ltr extinguishers £25, and 3ltr £45.

If anyone wishes to pre-order an extinguisher before the event please contact Cannon via the details on their website.  Cannon will be on site all day Saturday & maybe Friday too.

RB Motorsport
RB Motorsport Equipment will be joining us at the National this year! Aligned with next year’s new regulations, they will be displaying and trial fitting various FHRs and helmets as well as other safety related items.  They will be bringing a seat to make sure that the FHRs fit to you correctly, and there may be the opportunity to try the devices in your own car (but this has not been confirmed yet).

We are arranging a group buy for FHRs; details of this will be available from Rob over the weekend. When the FHR regulations came in for Rallying, Rob managed to negotiate the cheapest deals for over 100 competitors!

As Rob is coming over from a rallying background, he has asked if everyone can fill in a short survey for him, so that he can get a better feel of everyones needs in the Off Road community.  Please click here to go to the survey.

Classic Catering will be on site from Thursday.  The burger van will be running on Thursday with full catering set up for Friday.

We are looking forward to seeing you all next weekend!

Bearmach ALRC Member's DiscountApril 2018

BEARMACH offer all ALRC Members 10% discount...

Bearmach, a leading UK supplier of Land Rover parts and accessories is offering all ALRC Club Members a 10% discount.

To take advantage of this offer, click here to download the full information.  Happy shopping!

April 2018

NEW Data Protection Privacy Policy requirements

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is due to come in on the 25th May 2018 there is a requirement for the processing activities regarding club members data to be documented in writing.

This applies to all of the ALRC member clubs regardless of whether or not they are a company limited by guarantee or not.   The ALRC are happy for its member clubs to use the ALRC Data Protection Privacy Policy as a template for their own use, making any specific amendments to their situation, if they so wish.

Click here to download the ALRC Data Protection Privacy Policy

ALRC Ntional Rally Bouncy Atractions!April 2018

National Rally Updates

Preparations for the ALRC National Rally are now well under way, with bookings streaming in for all the various competitions and camping.

New to the Event weekend for 2018 is the addition of some 'bouncy' attractions! Family Fun for this year running throughout Saturday and Sunday includes a Bouncy Castle, Bungee Run, Inflateable Slide, Dunk Tank, and Rodeo Bull... all free of charge for children (minors....!).  Thanks go to Allen Rowell and Peaks and Dukeries LRC for organising this extra entertainment as part of their taking on the role of Site Services.

The Caterers for this year are Classic Catering who will be bringing their very large marquee with them, and there will be, as usual, toilets and showers on site for those without their own facilities.  We have a few Trade Stands booked, but more are always welcome - interested parties should contact Allen Rowell or email the organisers.

Don't miss out! Click here and get your booking in now to join us for what is shaping up to be a lively event!

ALRC Meetings

Future meetings will be combining the EGM and S&ORC on the same day. The EGM will take place in the morning, the S&ORC in the afternoon.  Clubs are asked to try and avoid the dates of the general meetings for organising club events if at all possible.

The meetings will now be held at the British Motor Museum
, Banbury Road,
CV35 0BJ
Please check out their website as road works close by are ongoing.

Dates for 2018
Council - 3rd February, 9th June, 6th October. We can only do February at the British Motor Museum, hopefully will move all Council meeting elsewhere.
ALRC AGM - March 17th
EGM/S&ORC - March 17th, July 7th, November 17th.

MSA 2018 Fire Extinguisher Regs - Competitor Guidance.

This guidance sets out to clarify the new fire extinguisher requirements for vehicles competing in MSA-permitted events. These new requirements have been published in
section (K) of the MSA Yearbook, with effect from 1 January 2018.

These regulations only apply where the discipline-specific regulations require a fire extinguisher to be carried on the vehicle as a mandatory piece of equipment.

Is a fire extinguisher mandatory in my discipline?
The fire extinguisher requirements are detailed in the discipline-specific regulations of the MSA Yearbook, and in all cases the regulations give the mandatory minimum
requirement. This has not changed, so if there has not previously been a mandatory requirement for extinguishers in your discipline then the new regulations do not change
this. In disciplines where there is no mandatory requirement it is nonetheless recommended that extinguishers are carried.

What are the changes and when do they apply?
Since 1 January 2018, it has been a requirement for all extinguishers to be serviced in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines or every 24 months, whichever is sooner.  From 1 January 2019, new build vehicles in relevant disciplines must comply with (K) Competitors: Safety; Appendix 3.  From 1 January 2022, all vehicles in relevant disciplines must comply with (K) Competitors: Safety; Appendix 3.

Which regulations apply to my vehicle?
If your vehicle has competed, or been issued with a Competition Car Log Book/Vehicle Passport, prior to 1 January 2019 then it can continue to comply with the existing regulations in (K)3 until 31 December 2021. Therefore, in existing cars, non-homologated extinguishers can continue to be used until this date, providing that the extinguisher is serviced in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines or every 24 months, whichever is sooner.  If your vehicle competes for the first time after 1 January 2019 or is issued with a Vehicle Passport after this date then it must comply with the new regulations in (K) Appendix 3.  After 1 January 2022, all vehicles for which there is a mandatory requirement for a fire extinguisher will need to comply with the new regulations in (K) Appendix 3. The individual discipline regulations will define whether the requirement is for a plumbed-in or hand-held system.

For further information, download the leaflet here, or if you have any queries regarding fire extinguishers, please do not hesitate to contact the MSA Technical Department on 01753 765000 or technical@msauk.org.

2017 National Rally Charity Donation

The ALRC have received thank you letters from Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland and Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance organisations for our donations from the proceeds of the ALRC National Rally 2017.  Click here to download