Findo Gask Punch Hunt – 24th 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 – 10.00 signing on and scrutineering
10.30 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

Mudmaster Navigational Trial – 26/27th Oct

Central Scotland will once again play host to a widespread field of competitors both military and civilian in what is the only on and off road navigational challenge which includes trials and orienteering along with the many different aspects of navigation.

For more information, please click on the link below.
Mudmaster 2019 Information

Please remember that if you are going to enter, please enter under the SORC banner, as there could be prizes to be won… but only if there are 3 or more teams from the club!

Denholm Trials – 22nd September

Only our second visit to this site in recent years, Denholm provides an interesting space with craters and hills featuring heavily. We all had great fun last year.

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

Winch Training – 14th September

This training is aimed at anyone attending cross country events who may use their winches, whether for self-recovery, competition or supporting others. It is not part of the training programme for licensed motor sport recovery operators.

This is a formal course, based on industry standard material but designed to explain good practice and safety in a cross country scenario. Attendance at this event is limited in numbers, both for your comfort and to ensure a good experience.

To register for this event, please click on the registration link and complete the form. Once the form has been submitted, your place will be confirmed within 48hrs with joining instructions approximately 1 week before the event.

 

Link: Winch Training Registration

Date: 14th September

Location: Uphall, nr Bathgate

 

* registration form is not provided by SORC.

Auchterarder Trials – 11th August

A move into the Perthshire countryside sees us back up on the slopes overlooking Auchterarder and some of the finest land around. 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. It is enjoyable in all weathers, testament to last year when we completed a full day of sections in the pouring rain!

As usual, camping is available the night before, and the club BBQ will be lit from 6pm onwards, to which you are more than welcome to join in with  – even if you aren’t camping. Just make sure to bring something tasty to eat!

To find out what our trials consist of, please visit these pages below:
Tyro Trials
RTV Trials
Trials Guide

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, pointing down Abbey Road.
Time: 09.30 sign on for 10.00 start.
Lunch: bring your own packed lunch and a hot drink. For those camping, the club BBQ will be available.

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

Law Punch Hunt – 20th July

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 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.

Please let us know if you’re coming out to play via the  Registration Form so we know who to look out for on the day!

Forest Drive & Trials – 8th & 9th June

This month, we bring you something a little different.

Saturday morning, we will be meeting Abbeybridge Coffeehouse, Jedburgh, TD8 6JH, from 0900 onwards, with the intention of setting you off at 10.00 You will be given a simple road-book with a few questions to keep you occupied on the route (these are optional) and directions.

The route will take you down the A68 and through the Keilder Forest Complex, before taking you back out the other side and up some nice country back roads to the finish point at Girnwood Farm, TD9 7PN.

The cost for going through the Forest Complex is £3 payable at the toll.

Camping is available overnight for those who wish to stay over, and the Club BBQ will be available for cooking… please bring your own food and any drinks you may wish.

Sunday, we will be running a Trials event as normal.

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: The nearest postcode is  Girnwood Farm, TD9 7PN. 

There is a road closure in place on the B711 from the A7, so please follow the diversion.  Selkirk to Girnwood Farm ROUTE

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

 

 

Galashiels Trials – 19th May

This month, we head into the Scottish Borders, a site we’ve used for many a year now, and a favourite for everyone. Glendearg is a great site for both trials and punch hunts, with plenty of nooks and crannies, leaving plenty of imagination for us to setup different sections. It gets extremely interesting when you start having to dodge the pigs through the section too!

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: The nearest 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
Please take extra care and drive slowly when going through the farm yard as there are livestock and horses..
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

Easter Trials – 21st April

We move this month to our site at Largo, which is a massive hit with everyone that attends, offering some breathtaking scenery whether it’s over the Fife countryside or out onto the Firth of Forth. With 3 completely different areas on the site ; “valley” “ski-slope” and “plateau”, we are able to offer you a good range of challenging sections throughout the day, usually finishing off with a trip to the trig point for a photo opportunity.

It’s Easter of course, so there will be prizes throughout the day, for the kids (and even the big kids) to enjoy, bring a picnic and make a family day out!

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 10.00Lunch: Bring your own packed lunch and warm drink.
Finish: We generally finish mid-afternoon depending on weather and light conditions.
Directions: The nearest postcode is KY8 5QS, though it overshoots the site. Follow the A92 then A915 towards Upper Largo, at which point you will pick up orange arrows which will direct you to the site, just off St Andrews Rd.      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

Blackridge Trials – 24th March 2019

As we move into Spring and the weather improves, we bring you what is still a relatively NEW site for you to test out your skills, perfectly situated in the rolling countryside and offering some lovely views.

Don’t be fooled though, as we’ve only been to this site once before and it was during the summer drought, so we’re hoping that this time around, it will be slightly softer ground which will make a completely new challenge!

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:  Orange arrows, will be visible from the A89 at the Harthill Rd / Heights Rd junction. You must  register your attendance for full site directions.

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

Event Registration: Click here