Midland Rover Owners Club - Other Activites
Caravan and Camping
Our mixed Calendar of events varies, with some Camping rallies run in conjunction with the Club's 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 on an organisation role at specific events. It's never anything onerous as we try & divide up the various tasks & helps the events take place
Our C&C Secretary can be contacted to make bookings or for additional information via email: email@example.com
Despite appearing as off-road tracks, this is technically NOT off-roading ! Green lanes are part of the public highway and therefore require MOT (if applicable for your age of vehicle), 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.
Club events typically only cost £5 per driver to contribute to event research / checking costs.
Typically we meet up at an agreed start point for eg 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 & chat.
To minimise environmental impact we operate in line with GLASS & Government "Countryside Code" guidelines, including limiting the quantity of vehicles in any group. Here's a link the Countryside Code.
MROC is a member of GLASS, so we have access to their Trailwise2 website database of Green Lanes - helping identify which lanes are open & legal to use & which are either temporarily or permanently closed (eg due to a Traffic Regulation Order [TRO] ).
MROC typically organises 2 or 3 Green Laning events each year, sometimes more. They normally take place within a radius of approx. 100 miles of Birmingham.
As examples, a few areas covered in the past have included North Derbyshire, Shropshire & Warwickshire & involved some fantastic lanes & scenery. Here's a Journal article of a visit to Shropshire - link here. Summary map here.
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 Coordinator via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a regular or keen "Green Laner", we recommend membership of GLASS to get access to their really useful Trailwise2 website database. Membership costs approx £45 per year. More info. via their website, but you can ask us if you want advice about benefits.
Typically, we've had 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!
They're often a good way for non-members to come along and find more about the Club.
Social events are usually free, unless specified.
If you have any ideas or requests for Socials, please let our Social Secretary know via email@example.com.
Play / Training / Open Days :
The Club occasionally organise what we call a Driver Training / Open Day - maybe once per year as a more disciplined approach to learning a little about how to drive your 4x4 off-road. At these, we have experienced drivers available to provide guidance & the event is marshalled to ensure minimal chance of accidents / vehicle damage due to driver exuberance etc ! This event is usually mid-year, when more consistent weather is likely & is open to non-members & even non Land Rover 4x4s. Ideal to bring your family, friends & / or neighbours !