Cold Turkey Hunt – 29th December

Time to get out into the fresh air and get the 4×4 engine warm for a Christmas treat and have fun and meet up with your fellow club members.

*** Please note this year the Cold Turkey Hunt will be at GLENDEARG ***

Open to all 4x4s of all levels of experience, whether road vehicles or off-road prepd.

Traditionally this event was friends meeting up for a drive, however over the last 5 years, we have added in various twists, and this year is no exception!

We will have a standard punch hunt setup for you to keep you amused, however don’t think that just because it’s Christmas we’re going to be going easy on you… some punches will have a pre-determined route that we would like you to take in the form of two or three trials gates.

As if that’s not enough, Farmer Dave always brings along a selection of festive goodies for you to find too…

Cost: £25 per vehicle plus £5 per additional driver

Time: 10.00 signing on and scrutineering, ready to start at 10.30

Lunch: Bring your own packed lunch and warm drink

Finish: We generally finish mid-afternoon depending on weather and light conditions.

Directions: Postcode is TD1 2NP. There is a good track up to where we will be meeting for signing on and orange arrows will be out. Head for Galashiels on the A7 and you will pick up the orange arrows at the roundabout just North of Asda/Tesco and you want to be the B6374 Melrose Road.

Amateur Radio: For those who have it, we usually use 145.350MHz if it’s free.

Event Registration: To let us know you’re attending, please fill in the quick event registration form at: Event Register

We recommend warm clothing, waterproofs, and if you have recovery or towing gear, that would probably be sensible given the time of year.

Santa Hunt – 16th December

This years Santa Hunt will take place at the Scottish Off Road Driving Center at Glentarkie near Strathmiglo.

Glentarkie is well known throughout Scotland as one of the most exciting places to use a 4×4. The tracks are suitable for all sorts of 4×4 from the family everyday road car, to the off road prepd. For the more serious machines, there are some more serious sections within the site.

There is a mixture of purpose built obstacles, along with natural terrain to give the driver a thoroughly enjoyable day out.

The views from the off road course are absolutely stunning, from the top of Hangmans Hill we overlook the Howe of Fife and Loch Leven. The driving area is a natural wilderness so there is a wide variety of wildlife to see as well.

This is not a winch challenge or timed event, you will simply be enjoying yourself with some good off-roading whilst on the look out for Santa(s). Bob will be hiding them this time, so you just KNOW that you will be kept busy trying to find them all day!

Any Santa that you do find, can be exchanged for prizes!!!

This is always a popular event, great to bring the kids and rest of the family out too… you WILL need the extra sets of eyes!

Cost: £30 per vehicle plus £5 per additional driver

Time: 09.30 signing on and scrutineering, ready to start at 10.00

Lunch: Bring your own packed lunch and warm drink

Finish: We generally finish mid-afternoon depending on weather and light conditions.

Directions: KY16 7RU is the nearest postcode. OS Grid Reference of site entrance: NO 191 120. Orange arrows will direct you to the site from the A91. .

Amateur Radio: For those who have it, we usually use 145.350MHz if it’s free.

Event Registration: To let us know you’re attending, please fill in the quick registration form at: Event Register

Find Gask Punch Hunt – 10th November

It is with great pleasure, we return to Findo Gask, this time for a Punch Hunt.

The site is well liked by many, with lots of great memories, however we haven’t used it in a few years. Described as a long, narrow grass site, with plenty of trees and lots of nooks and crannies for sections to keep you entertained – think a mixture between Law & Lamancha and you’ll arrive at Findo Gask.

On the day, there will be punches (see picture below) set out around the site. You will be given a laminated card attached to your wing mirror (you can choose which). Upon finding a punch, you simply get your wing mirror close enough to punch the corresponding box on the card. You will also be given a handheld card to be kept in the vehicle for you to use if you find a certain punch too difficult. Sound easy?

There are two types of punch – GREEN, suitable for all vehicles and RED which is slightly more difficult and may require some thinking – which is where the handheld card may come in useful.

Scoring is 2 points for every correct RED and 1 point for every GREEN.

This event is open to all types of 4×4, however a full driving licence must be held by the driver.

Punch Hunts are a great day out for all the family, keeping everyone occupied looking for the punches – it always helps to have a passenger if you need to send them through some mud to get the RED punches!

New members welcome, join online at Join SORC or on the day!

Cost – £25 per vehicle

Time – 09.30 signing on and scrutineering
10.00 ready to go hunting.

Lunch – Bring your own packed lunch and warm drink

Finish – We generally finish mid-afternoon depending on weather and light conditions.

Directions: PH3 1HT is the nearest postcode, with orange arrows directing you immediately off the main road. OS Grid Ref is NO NO 016 202. The easiest access is; follow the A9 south from the Broxden roundabout, and turn right (watch the traffic) signposted Kinkell Bridge.

Amateur Radio: For those who have it, we usually use 145.350MHz if it’s free.

Event Registration: Register Here

Dunbar Trials – 7th October 2018

Dunbar Trials – 22nd October

After bringing you several new sites in a row, we now return to an ole’ favourite.

We will be running a mixture of both Tyro and RTV sections depending on what vehicles we have turn up. This site is well suited to beginners and Tyro sections, however we are also able to provide more trickier RTV sections at various points around the site.

Tyro Section

A tyro is the entry level trial event that SORC runs, which has the following characteristics.
– Suitable for showroom condition vehicles on standard road tyres.
– Has strict rules applied by the MSA to limit the range of terrain over which the course is set including slope angle and water depth to ensure any risk is minimised as much as possible.
– Is designed to be totally non-damaging – no body contact with ground or other obstacles such as bushes or trees.
– Open to members aged 13 and above including those who do not hold a full driving licence. Unlicensed drivers may only drive the vehicle on the specific tyro stages and must be accompanied by someone who has experience of off road trial driving.
– Passengers are welcome as long as they are suitably seated and restrained. This makes tyros an excellent family event.

RTV Section

Road Taxed Vehicle trials are run very similarly to the Tyros, but more of a test of you and your 4×4 against the course.
– Full, valid license holders only for this one and the car may well come into contact with the ground and vegetation and the slopes used allow greater angles than Tyros.
– Passengers are permitted in the front seats only and must be 14 or over (and in the right seat and be of the right height, etc).

Cost: £25 per vehicle plus £5 per additional driver

Time: 09.30 signing on and scrutineering, ready to start at 10.00

Lunch: Bring your own packed lunch and warm drink

Finish: We generally finish mid-afternoon depending on weather and light conditions.

Directions: EH42 1SF is the nearest postcode, with orange arrows directing you immediately off the A1 at the Innerwick Junction. Please follow the orange arrows, along the back road, avoiding the village. OS Grid Ref is NT 724738

Amateur Radio: For those who have it, we usually use 145.350MHz if it’s free.

Denholm Trials – 9th September 2018

ANOTHER BRAND NEW SITE for you to test your skills!

After the success of Blackridge and Auchterarder, we’re sure this will be another cracking site which you’ll enjoy just as much, bringing us all a new challenge!

To find out what our trials consist of, please visit these pages below:

Tyro Trials
RTV Trials
Trials Guide

Cost: £25 per vehicle plus £5 per additional driver

Time: 09.30 signing on and scrutineering, ready to start at 10.00

Lunch: Bring your own packed lunch and warm drink.

Finish: We generally finish mid-afternoon depending on weather and light conditions.

Directions: TD9 8PA is the nearest postcode, however the orange arrows, will be visible from the A698 in the village of Denholm. OS Grid Ref is NT 568 165.

Amateur Radio: For those who have it, we usually use 145.350MHz if it’s free.

Event Registration: Click here

Auchterarder Camping Weekend – 11/12th August

Saturday 11th we will be running a Punch Hunt, and the club BBQ will be lit afterwards (please BYOB).

There is camping available for anybody who wants too.

Sunday 12th we will be running Trials.

 

Offering a vast spread of hill top and parts that we’ve yet to explore, this site is always a great challenge for trial events, from the simple ridge, to the quarry and valley sections, and will be just as good for a Punch Hunt.

Cost: £25.00 per vehicle, £5.00 for each additional driver. This will be applied for both Trials & Punch Hunt.
Directions: follow the orange arrows, which will be visible from the High Street in Auchterarder, as well as from the Gleneagles Jct.
Time: 09.30 sign on for 10.00 start both days.
Lunch: bring your own packed lunch and a hot drink. For those camping, the club BBQ will be available.

West Lothian Trials – 15th July

Here we bring you a BRAND NEW site for you to test out your skills.

Whilst it is perfectly situated in the rolling countryside and offers some lovely views, don’t be fooled, as this will be a real challenge, as we’ve not been here before!

We hope this to be a popular event due to it being fairly central to most folk!

To find out what our trials consist of, please visit these pages below:

Tyro Trials
RTV Trials
Trials Guide

Cost: £25 per vehicle plus £5 per additional driver

Time: 09.30 signing on and scrutineering, ready to start at 10.00

Lunch: Bring your own packed lunch and warm drink.

Finish: We generally finish mid-afternoon depending on weather and light conditions.

Directions: FK1 2JU is the nearest postcode, however the orange arrows, will be visible from the A89 at the Harthill Rd / Heights Rd junction. OS Grid Ref is NS 901 688

Amateur Radio: For those who have it, we usually use 145.350MHz if it’s free.

Event Registration: Click here

Facebook Event Page: 

Road Run, BBQ, Camping & Trials Weekend

Here we have something a little different…

 

Saturday we will meet at Dobbies, EH18 1AZ at 10am, for a quick briefing, where you will be given a road book which will have tulip diagrams and the route will take you through some of the best country roads in the region.

Unlike the Borders Blizzard, we will not put questions for you to answer on the way down, instead, simply enjoy the route at your own pace, which means you can stop off at any point, for lunch etc.

Once you reach the site, there is opportunity for you to set up camp for the night, and we will have the club gazeebo for shelter and the BBQ for you to cook some food!

Sunday 17th will be a normal Trials event, but for all except some of the committee this will be a brand new site for you!

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A tyro is the entry level trial event that SORC runs, which has the following characteristics.

– Suitable for showroom condition vehicles on standard road tyres.
– Has strict rules applied by the MSA to limit the range of terrain over which the course is set including slope angle and water depth to ensure any risk is minimised as much as possible.
– Is designed to be totally non-damaging – no body contact with ground or other obstacles such as bushes or trees.
– Open to members aged 13 and above including those who do not hold a full driving licence. Unlicensed drivers may only drive the vehicle on the specific tyro stages and must be accompanied by someone who has experience of off road trial driving.
– Passengers are welcome as long as they are suitably seated and restrained. This makes tyros an excellent family event.

RTV Section
Road Taxed Vehicle trials are run very similarly to the Tyros, but more of a test of you and your 4×4 against the course.
 Full, valid license holders only for this one and the car may well come into contact with the ground and vegetation and the slopes used allow greater angles than Tyros.
– Passengers are permitted in the front seats only and must be 14 or over (and in the right seat and be of the right height, etc).

Cost: Trials are £25 per vehicle plus £5 per additional driver, and £5 per vehicle for the Road Run.

Time: 10.00 signing on, ready to start at 10.30ish

Lunch: Bring your own packed lunch and warm drink

Finish: We generally finish mid-afternoon depending on weather and light conditions.

Directions: EH18 1AZ for meeting at Dobbies for the Road Run, and if you are only joining us for the camping or Trials on the Sunday,the correct location for the BBQ tonight and the trials tomorrow TD9 7PN, Girnwood Farm

Amateur Radio: For those who have it, we usually use 145.350MHz if it’s free.

Event Registration: Click here

Facebook Event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1508556459271720/

Largo Trials – 20th May

This will be the second round in the championship this year.

Tyro Section

A tyro is the entry level trial event that SORC runs, which has the following characteristics.
– Suitable for showroom condition vehicles on standard road tyres.
– Has strict rules applied by the MSA to limit the range of terrain over which the course is set including slope angle and water depth to ensure any risk is minimised as much as possible.
– Is designed to be totally non-damaging – no body contact with ground or other obstacles such as bushes or trees.
– Open to members aged 13 and above including those who do not hold a full driving licence. Unlicensed drivers may only drive the vehicle on the specific tyro stages and must be accompanied by someone who has experience of off road trial driving.
– Passengers are welcome as long as they are suitably seated and restrained. This makes tyros an excellent family event.

RTV Section
Road Taxed Vehicle trials are run very similarly to the Tyros, but more of a test of you and your 4×4 against the course.
 Full, valid license holders only for this one and the car may well come into contact with the ground and vegetation and the slopes used allow greater angles than Tyros.
– Passengers are permitted in the front seats only and must be 14 or over (and in the right seat and be of the right height, etc).

Cost: £25 per vehicle plus £5 per additional driver

Time: 09.30 signing on and scrutineering, ready to start at 10.00

Lunch: Bring your own packed lunch and warm drink

Finish: We generally finish mid-afternoon depending on weather and light conditions.

Directions: KY8 5QS, look out for the orange arrows directing you into the site off the A915. OS Grid Ref is. NO 42866 03832

Amateur Radio: For those who have it, we usually use 145.350MHz if it’s free.

Event Registration: Click here

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1655929098044455/

Law Punch Hunt – 22nd April

*** Please note the change of venue, which is now LAW ***

Some of you may already have started your off-roading season with us at the Gala Trials held last month, for the rest of you, this might be what you’re waiting for!

Law is an interesting site, with lots of different nooks and crannies to hide the punches in. The site is suitable for all types of 4×4, however it does favour something with at least AT tyres on, as the ground can be soft in places, especially as the cattle have only recently been evicted.

On the day, there will be punches (see picture below) set out around the site. You will be given a laminated card attached to your wing mirror (you can choose which). Upon finding a punch, you simply get your wing mirror close enough to punch the corresponding box on the card. You will also be given a handheld card to be kept in the vehicle for you to use if you find a certain punch too difficult. Sound easy?

There are two types of punch – GREEN, suitable for all vehicles and RED which is slightly more difficult and may require some thinking – which is where the handheld card may come in useful.

Scoring is 2 points for every correct RED and 1 point for every GREEN.

This event is open to all types of 4×4, however a full driving licence must be held by the driver.

Punch Hunts are a great day out for all the family, keeping everyone occupied looking for the punches – it always helps to have a passenger if you need to send them through some mud to get the RED punches!

New members welcome, join online at http://sorc.org.uk/join-sorc or on the day!

Cost – £25 per vehicle

Time – 09.30 signing on and scrutineering
10.00 ready to go hunting.

Lunch – Bring your own packed lunch and warm drink

Finish – We generally finish mid-afternoon depending on weather and light conditions.

Directions – ML8 5HQ is the nearest postcode, situated on the B7011, which is accessed from either the A71 or A73. Orange arrows will be situated on the B7011 at the site entrance – please make sure sure to close any gates after you have entered the site. OS Grid Ref is: NS 80950 51868.

Amateur Radio
For those who have it, we usually use 145.350MHz if it’s free.

Event Registration Form: https://form.jotformeu.com/73317227084354