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

Galashiels Trials – 25th March 2018

We kick off the Trials Championship for the year with a trip to Glendearg. This is an excellent site, which provides plenty of tricks up our sleeve to make you pay attention and focus!

We will be running a mixture of both Tyro and RTV sections depending on what vehicles we have turn up, however this event site is more biased towards RTV styles.

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).

More information can be found at these links

Tyro Trials Information

RTV Trials Information

Trials Guide Information

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: Nearest postcode is TD1 2NP.

There will be orange arrows directing from the A7 as you come into Galashiels from the North.

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.

Please click on the Event Registration Form to let us know you’re planning to come along!

Borders Blizzard 2018 (Results)

This year, yet again took a completely different route. Although maybe not as challenging as in previous years, it didn’t detract from the stunning views and scenery that was enjoyed!

A mid morning start of 10am saw the competitors following the route using tulip diagrams over the back roads and hills to Moffat, answering questions along the way, such as; bridge heights and an anagram of “boots cleats” before finding some Moffat Toffee.

After lunch, a slight detour was had – unfortunately the road over the top of Tala & Megget Reservoirs wasn’t passable due to large amounts of snow… even those that did attempt it in a 4×4 were defeated after a few feet (remembering that it is something like a 1 : 7 ratio uphill).

After the detour, a careful calculation for some, and wild guessing for others brought them back round to Broughton & Biggar before heading back to the finish.

After calculating everyone’s answers, and deducting the necessary “devious” points for some (forgetting to fill in names or registration etc), we all enjoyed a delicious meal and great banter at the Swanston Brasserie, before announcing the results as follows:

1st: G.R.C & Janet – finally stole 1st place from Jim & Nadine.

2nd: Jim & Nadine – do much better on the difficult questions.

3rd: Brian & Christine – found the toffee.

4th: Gavin & Janice – thoroughly enjoyed it.

5th: Colin & Dawn – we’re saying nothing.

 

Murray Cup 2018 – E.U.M.S.C

For those of you who like a challenge, here’s a nice little navigational rally for you to get your teeth into. A little different from the standard tulips, but still easy enough for you to figure out!

This event brings you back to grass-roots motor sport and allows you to compete with just a club membership, and takes place on some of the best back roads in West Lothian.

For more details, please see the Supplementary Regs

Graham & Colin will be looking for marshals to help out on this event, so if you’re free and don’t fancy giving it a shot this time, but would like to get more info on what happens, then please get in touch via Email