Midland Rover Owners Club - Other Activites

4x4 Response

MROC 4x4 Response is one of many 4x4 response groups across the UK forming part of a growing network of volunteers as a member group of Response UK that are involved in assisting Local Authorities, local communities & the Emergency Services in time of need.

A full website for our Response section can be found here:

Caravan and Camping

These events are open to all MROC members who camp with Tents, Motor Campers and Caravans. Camping at bigger events is open to non members too.

Our mixed Calendar of events varies, with some rallies run in conjunction with the trials events, to the ALRC National & The Majors, Steam Fairs, plus some quiet weekend rallies, which are normally near to a Pub or places of interest. We typically have holiday rallies in May, August and October.

Rallies during the Autumn, Winter and Spring months will normally have some facilities such as showers and electricity hook ups and the Summer months do not.

We're always looking for volunteers to help take part of the organisation role at specific events.

Our C&C Secretary can be contacted via email: caravans@mroc.co.uk

To book on any of our rallies, please click here: Booking Form

Green Laning

Open to all MROC members, green laning is a social adventure driving on generally un-serviced roads, tracks and trails that are open for motorised vehicles to use.

Despite appearing as off-road tracks, green lanes are part of the public highway and therefore require MOT (if applicable), normal car insurance and a robust and road worthy vehicle.
Many of the lanes are well “off the beaten track”, although legal byways & would typically not be found / used in a normal 2wd car.
We never organise Green laning where there is a high likelihood of body damage. However, it is possible that overgrown lanes could cause minor scuffing of paintwork, but we always warn beforehand if there’s a risk & provide an alternative route around it, as we recognise that not all our members want the “well worn” look to their Land Rover & many have vehicles with bodywork in extremely good condition that they want to remain that way.

Typically we meet up at an agreed start point for 9am & aim to get back @ 6pm or so. There's usually numerous stops to admire the scenery, take photos or have lunch / a brew up.

To minimise environmental impact we operate in line with GLASS guidelines, including limiting the quantity of vehicles in any group.

MROC typically organises 2 or 3 Green laning events each year. They normally take place within a radius of approx. 100 miles of Birmingham.
As examples, a couple of areas covered in the past have included North Derbyshire, Shropshire & Warwickshire & involved some fantastic lanes & scenery.

Club members also arrange their own events, inviting friends or other Club members too.

If demand dictates it, we'll organise more events, even weekends away with overnight camping (or B&B for the less adventurous!).

Check the Calendar for specific event info. or contact our Green laning Sec. via email to greenlaning@mroc.co.uk

Recovery

To provide support vehicles and/or marshals for radio duties, recovery units or transport on motor sport related events or any equestrian or other public event that may require our assistance with the running of that event where there may be a need for 4x4 vehicles.

If you're an organisation requiring these services, please contact us for more information.

Social

We have a Social Secretary who organises our socials. They're usually advertised here via the "What's On" page & Facebook.

Typically, we have a social evening every month (Drinks & a chat at a Pub, sometimes group visits to restaurants, beer and skittles, 10 pin bowling etc). They’re usually the first Saturday of the month. Locations vary to suit as many as possible of our members.

Friends, family & non-members are welcome & we can guarantee not all the conversation is Land Rover related! There often a good way for non-members to come along and find more about the Club.

We hold combined off-road trials & social events at Eastnor Castle (Near Ledbury, Herefordshire) typically twice a year – Spring & Autumn. Many people camp or caravan overnight or longer & we usually have caterers selling food & drink during the day & evening.

Social events are usually free, unless specified.

If you have any ideas or requests for Socials, please let our Social Secretary know via social@mroc.co.uk.