Midland Rover Owners Club (MROC) is a club of Land Rover owners and enthusiasts in the West Midlands region of England, UK.
See "Activities" for more info. about where events take place.
Members range from single owners through to 3 generations of the same family. Members are typically located within an approx 50 mile radius of the Birmingham area, but with some further afield.
You don't need to be a Land Rover owner, we also accept non-owners as "Associate" members if they have an interest in Land Rovers.
As well as the obvious English members, over the years we've had members from Australia, Canada, Channel Islands, Cyprus, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, USA & Wales !
Midlands Rover Owners Club is one of the largest Land Rover related clubs in the UK, with typically over 250 members each year. Of the 250 members perhaps up to 100 participate in the different activities. Some join just because there can be insurance reductions for being part of an owners club !
Club members and / or their families own variants from the full range of Land Rovers made from the start of production in 1948 right up to the modern day. Some vehicle are main family vehicles, others are second (or even third) vehicles.
Off-road trials competitors typically use older variants e.g. Series, Defender, Discovery 1 & 2, Range Rover Classic & P38 and occasional Freelander 1 in addition to custom built “Specials” built using Land Rover components to create something very, very capable off-road !
We typically meet monthly to enjoy our vehicles’ off-road capabilities and enjoy the fantastic English countryside – either via off-road Trials competitions, Green Laning or Camping and Caravanning (C&C).
Some also use their vehicles to provide Local Authority, Emergency Services and local community support in times of special need / adverse weather ("4x4 Response") or for special events” ("Recovery”).
Social events are also held to get together, have a chat and a laugh – as stand-alone events at pubs or restaurants or in combination with Trials or C&C events.
As a Club we organise our own activities as well as taking part in events organised by neighbouring Clubs and our UK National Club, the ALRC (Association of Land Rover Clubs).
As a member of MROC, you are automatically a member of the ALRC & entitled to take part in events organised by other ALRC Clubs without needing to join them, you just need to pay any related entry fee.
Our Green Laning activities take place typically within an 80 mile radius of Birmingham, but some can take place further afield when there's interest.
Our trials, camping & caravan & social activities typically take place within an area 50 miles West & South of Birmingham, but again some can be further afield.
There are other activites you can do, not involving Club Membership. See our "I own a Land Rover / Range Rover. What can I do with it ?" FAQ here.
If you're not familiar with some of these activities, there is more detailed information about trialling on the Trialling page & the other activities on the Activities page.
The Club is run by a committee of volunteers, but we’re always looking for extra help - either as part of the committee or for specific activities or even specific events. Please let us know if you'd like to contribute !
Different members of the committee take responsibilty to coordinate the different activities we organise or take part in with other Clubs.
We're an active member Club of the ALRC (Association of Land Rover Clubs) & operate in line with ALRC & Ms UK (Motorsport UK) Rules & Regulations (Ms UK is the key National body governing motorsport in the UK).
If you become a Midland Owners Club member, what’s involved?
Well that’s really up to you, you might want to get involved in some or all of our activities, or you may be happy to just receive the Club Newsletter / Journal.
If you’re willing, you can contribute a small amount of time to helping run specific events or even the Club. Volunteer helpers are always needed & welcomed ! Maybe you have some special skills we can use ?
As a Club Member, you can take part in the Club's activities in a variety of ways and you don’t have to own a Land Rover !
Options include being a driver, passenger or navigator, spectator or as an official / marshal at one of our off-road trials.
Being a driver or passenger is obviously great fun, but acting as (volunteer) official, helping prepare or run an event is also very satisfying – e.g. when you see everybody enjoying the challenges you’ve created.
Marshalling is another “Official” role that contributes to the running of a trial and allows you spectate too ! (More info. here)
Joining the 4x4 Response team could allow you and your 4x4 to help others in bad weather or emergencies.
As a non Club Member you can still come along to our trials events as an official or spectator to see how things run or to help, and decide whether you’d like to join us. The only limitation is that you can’t compete until you’ve joined either us or another ALRC Club (See the Trialling >> Officials or Trialling >> Spectators area for more detail).
You can also come along to Social Events to share your experiences, have a chat etc.
Midland Rover Owners Club can rightfully claim to be one of the senior club in the ALRC. The Land Rover Owners' Club was formed at a meeting early in 1954, which was attended by about a dozen enthusiasts. With the backing of the Rover Company, the Club grew and regional centres were established inside the National Club.
In 1967 the Club was reorganised and the Rover Company formed the Rover Owners' Association, which later became what is now the ALRC (Association of Land Rover Clubs).
The previously single National Club was then sub-divided by region into separate Clubs & MROC has been one of the largest clubs in the Association since its inception.
More details about each of the trials events can be found in the “Trialling” area of the main Menu & the "Activities" area for the other events. If you need more info., contact us !
In the spirit of openness & because you may not live close enough to take part in MROC's activities, here's a list of alternative Clubs adjacent to / overlapping with our "catchment" area.. Many of these are Land Rover specific, but some are "all makes" . Many or all of these will also have Facebook pages - which are typically more active than their websites.
Cheltenham & Cotswold Rover Owners Club (CCROC). Website https://www.ccroc.club/
Chiltern Vale Land Rover Club (CVLRC). Website https://www.cvlrc.co.uk/
Wye & Welsh Land Rover Club (W&W). Website https://www.wwlrc.co.uk/site/index.html
Herefordshire Land Rover Club. Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/herefordlandroverclub/?locale=en_GB
Staffordshire & Shropshire Land Rover Club (aka Staffs & Shrops). Website https://saslrc.co.uk/
North East :
Buxton & District Land Rover Club. Website https://badlrc.co.uk/
Peak & Dukeries Land Rover Club (P&D). Website https://www.panddlrc.uk/
Pennine land Rover Club. Website http://www.penninelandrover.co.uk/
Breckland Land Rover Club (BLRC). Website https://www.brecklandlrc.com/
Lincolnshire Land Rover Club (LLRC). Website https://www.llrc.co.uk/
Leicestershire & Rutland Land Rover Club (LRLRC). Website https://www.lrlrc.co.uk/
If you've found our page, but are not from our area at all, Motorsport UK has a good (but not easy to use !) website page to find local Clubs to wherever you are. See https://www.motorsportuk.org/clubs-organisers/find-clubs/