Recent News

Wagtail Trials CANCELLED : This weekend's TYRO & CCV trials have unfortunately had to be cancelled at the request of the Landowner due to the waterlogged condition of the site & flooded approach roads. PLEASE DO NOT turn up hoping things might have improved !
As stated in our booking info., we'll arrange refunds for those who've already paid via Bank Transfer & will hold the couple of PayPal payments as a credit ready for future events.


Easter 2024 Events : Bookings are finally open for this Easter's activities at Newman's Quarry. Please see the Event Info below.


TYRO & CCV : MROC trials planned for October South of Stratford upon Avon. See Upcoming Events below.


Ian Canham :  Another long term member of the Club (since 1978 !) is very ill in hospital in Coventry. Other long term members of the Club will remember Ian & his wife Brenda (aka Blossom) as regular  attendees at caravan rallies over the years including the annual Welland Steam Rally.  Grandson George has  told us that Ian is able to & very happy to receive visitors. Anyone wanting to visit please contact us via email to membership@mroc.co.uk & we'll put you in contact with George.


2023 Club AGM : This year's AGM is this Wednesday (8th Nov.). We need paid-up member's input to know what to do more of or stop doing ! Please come along. More info below in Upcoming Events.


Rachel Jones : Can you please contact us about your membership please as all of our attempts to contact you have failed. Email us via membership@mroc.co.uk.


Aug. SROC 2 Day CCV : Well done to MROC's Richard Rowley & P&Ds Neal Mellish on 1st overall team after 2 days of Sections ! 


2023 Major's : The event is underway as of 8:30 this morning !
Spectators still welcome, marshals too (for Sunday).
Site location Google Maps reference : https://goo.gl/maps/hBuXf5mTT8PtSeGSA .
See the separate page via the website Menu or this link. Sunday trialling starts at 8am (meet-up 07:45).Updates / photos will be posted on the MROC FB page as often as possible (mobile reception at the site might be limited !)


2023 Major's IS ON ! Sept 16/17th. : Bookings now CLOSED. Event starts next Friday 15th Sept. See the separate page via the website Menu or this link & see the initial Event info below. 


W&W Baskerville Challenge Trials : Bookings are now open. See Event info below


Croft Farm Trials 10/11th June : Great turnout for the TYRO & CCV trials last weekend in blazing sun !
Detail results available on the Trials - League Results webpage here. Scroll down the list for either TYRO 2023 Results 06 Croft or CCV 2023 Results 06 Croft. Big thanks to TYRO layers out Alex Griffiths & Chris Morgan-Cettler & for CCV Will Guilding.


ALRC National :  The event took place in great weather, with MROC drivers in all events. Great sections reported by all attending drivers. There'll be a write-up in the next Club Journal & results are included here on the ALRC website.


S&S Baden Hall Trials : 4 MROC CCV drivers survived 12 challenging sections set out by Staffs & Shrops on Saturday (25 drivers in total). Well done to all for MROC results including 1st ~ 3rd in Class & 3rd & 4th overall. Poor MROC turnout in the RTV of 1 driver (Me !). 10 great RTV sections & a great mix of vehicles  from Series, through Defenders to Disco 1, Disco 2 & great condition Range Rover Classic (although only 14 overall).
TYRO trial on Monday was well attended by MROC drivers !

Welland Steam Rally : Booking is Open ! See the Event info below for more details. 

Easter Activities : MROC's Easter activities are now over for another year. Saturday's TYRO was well attended & in brilliant sunshine. The RTV, TT & camping & caravanning attendance was down on previous Eastnor attendances - but probably not a surprise as there were so many rival events on over the weekend. Monday's CCV Timed Trial was "damp" to start with, but the weather did then improve fortunately. Thanks to all who took part & even more so to the few who helped put on all of the events. Results can be seen here.


Aug. SROC 2 Day CCV & W&W Baskerville Challenge Trials : Bookings are now open. See Event info below


ALRC National :  The event is getting closer - only 2 weeks to go ! Spectators welcome, see the event info below ! Good luck to all MROC competitors taking part & "Have a great time" to all those camping. We'll include the results next week !
Here's a link to the Live Timing Results for Monday's Comp Safari LINK . Good luck to MROC's Hamish Grundy !


ALRC National :  Competitor, marshal & camping bookings are ONLY open for 1 more day (CLOSES 7th May) ! See the event info below !

Easter Activities : Easter is now less than 2 weeks away !  We've got TYRO, RTV & CCV Timed Trials + Camping / Caravans all planned at Newman's Quarry.
See the Event info below for more details.
TYRO competitors please remember you need an MsUK Competition Licence to compete (except Passengers under 18 years old). The FREE RS Clubman Licence can be obtained quickly online via the Motorsport UK website - link here.

ALRC National Rally : Booking & clothing orders CLOSES Sunday 7th May. Event info below .

Membership : We've just sent out renewal confirmation for 30 plus renewals received in the last couple of weeks.
If you joined or renewed last year & HAVE NOT RENEWED already this year, your paid-up Club Membership EXPIRED at the end of Feb.

There's now only 7 days remaining of the "grace" period" where we allow renewal at the discounted cost of £25 for Full Members and £12.50 for each Family Member. 

ALRC National :  Competitor, marshal & camping bookings are open & filling ! See the event info below !

Newman's Quarry Trials 19th Feb : Good turnout of 26 drivers across the TYRO, RTV & CCV trials, with 5 MROC RTV drivers. Great sections & an amazingly warm & sunny February day ! Many thanks to our CCROC neighbours.


Motorsport UK Competition Licences : Your 2022 Licence will be expiring at the end of this month ! Renewal for 2023 is now available via the MsUK website. FREE if you get the basic RS Clubman Licence. You should receive a reminder via email too. Renew your RS Clubman licence via the link here.
NB For the 2023 season RS Clubman licence, some of the previously free benefits appear to have been removed, but holders can choose to UPGRADE their membership for £19.99 and receive a range of enhanced benefits !


Major's 2023 NOT Taking Place : Confirmation of what some of you have already heard :  More detail on our Major's specific website here


2023 Events Calendar Meeting : The meeting took place via Zoom on the 19th Dec. Calendar updates will be announced as & when confirmed.


Green Laning : Great day spent touring 20 lanes in the Peak District yesterday (11th Dec.). 3 Discovery 2s & 1 Freelander 1 - problem free all day - lol. Snow on the ground in the Midlands as I set off was slightly worrying, but conditions in the Peak District were fine, just cold & unfortunately overcast - which removed / restricted some of the best views. However still some great countryside & very scenic with a nice lunch halt at a ford near Over Haddon. There are a few photos on our Facebook  page.
The route is ready to repeat whenever there's enough demand, so if anyone wants to either participate or lead a 4 or 5 car group, please get in touch & we can talk you through the info we have & work to get another date agreed.


Membership Cards : For info: New Members will now receive a "digital" membership card rather than a physical card as in the past. The digital "card" can be saved on your mobile phone & hopefully will be harder to lose (& faster / cheaper to replace if you do !).  In principle the card  is used as  the digital  Ms UK RS Clubman  Competition Licence introduced a couple of years ago.
Existing "physical" membership cards will continue for paid-up members until either lost or they request a change to a new digital card. Additional info here on the Membership page.

Message from John Kesterton In Respect of Valerie (Britnell) Kesterton : My soulmate, best friend and companion on our many adventures:

The funeral church service will be held on Monday 20th March at 11am at St Leonards Church, 32 Elmdon Road, Marston Green, Solihull, B37 7BT (W3W: blues.zebra.probe)
The burial service will take place at 11.55am Marston Green Burial Ground, Bickenhill Road, B37 7ER (W3W: causes.jars.drill)
After the interment a wake will be held at: the Arden Oak Harvester from 12.15 Arden Oak Road (junction of A45 Coventry Road), Sheldon, Birmingham, B26 3LU (W3W: view.cycle.penny)

Open to all. It may be helpful if you could let me know, messenger, txt or email, if you would like to attend.

Family flowers only please. There will be a collection in Val’s memory for the UHB Charity (Queen Elizabeth Hospital, who looked after her for all of her adult life).
Donations, if desired, can be left in the collection box at the exit of the church or sent c/o Franklin & Hawkins Funeral Directors, 0121 779 5577.
Thanks, John K


Clee Hills Trial Support : MROC members requird to support this event on the 22nd Jan. See Event info below.


Membership Renewals : Renewal Confirmation has been posted out to all 170 members who've renewed so far. Digital Membership cards also emailed out to those who've already converted ! New members who joined this year need do nothing, your membership is valid until Feb next year.
5 days to go till end of February for the remainder of you to renew .............. .
NB Competitors : If not renewed in Feb., you can't compete from March onwards !


Roger Cooper : Roger Cooper passed away on the 27th August 2022. Please see Obituaries for more info. 


Major's 2023 NOT Taking Place : Confirmation of what some of you have already heard : We have received communication from Eastnor Estate, that for the foreseeable future MROC will no longer be able to run events in the Estate's woodlands. Various reasons have been cited by the Estate for this decision, the primary of which being the commercial pressures and legislative constraints for land use.  

This does mean that Easter at Eastnor and the Majors will not be running at Eastnor for the foreseeable future.  

We would like to be clear that MROC and its members are still welcome at the Deer Park for Caravan and Camping.

As a club we are currently evaluating other sites for suitability for 2-day events, to also include the availability of camping / caravans and to provide enough challenging sections for the competitors. Should any member have an idea of land or sites that could be used by the club for events, the committee would be grateful for any contacts or introductions.
We want our membership to be assured that we will continue to maintain a relationship with Eastnor Estate in the hope that in the future we may be able to return to this site.


Roy Fazakerley : Long standing life member of the club Roy died unexpectedly on 16th November.

Roy spent time on the Club committee as Club Shop, Caravanning and Treasurer.

He was a very keen trials competitor and caravaner in the 70’s and 80’s and made many friends.

He spent less time with the club when he and his wife June bought the Tally-Ho, a country pub near Tenbury Wells which they ran until recently. They left the pub to enjoy retirement on their narrowboat. Unfortunately Roy’s underlying illness meant that they could not go out boating as much as they would have liked to do. Roy will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. His funeral was held at Wyre Forest Crematorium on 9th December.


CCV Timed Trial : Great event yesterday (Sunday) in great weather this year. 14 drivers were subjected to some challenging sections set out By Russell Cook & Steve Blakeman ( I think the drivers shoulders will be suffering !) Provisional results : 3rd Steve Limb, 2nd Jake Jepps, Winner Hamish Grundy. Finalised & detailed results HERE !

Old Event Photos : Links to lots of old event photos have now been re-instated on the Gallery webpage. Our website's limitations mean access is not as "visual" as we'd like, but we're sure you'll easily get the hang of it. There's list of the events at the bottom of the page, ordered by year, month & location - from 2002 onwards ! Just scroll down the list & click on a folder to see all of the related photos.

Club AGM : The AGM took place on Wednesday evening. Thanks to the 25 members who came along & contributed ! With the exception of Sam Sharp & Kelly Cole who stood down earlier in the year, all of last year's committee were re-elected. Thanks to Sam & Kelly for their contribution over their years on committee. Big thanks to Alex Griffiths who was voted in as TYRO coordinator to grow our TYRO trials activity & hopefully get more of our younger and less experienced drivers competing. Hopefully we'll also have someone in the Green Laning role soon too ! The minutes will be published in due course.

Rob Guilding : More sad news. Rob passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 16th. Rob will be well known to many of our older members as a keen competitor and for the many events that took place at the family home, Leys Farm in Herefordshire in the 1980s & for giving the off-roading "bug" to daughter Liz (our Club Chair)  & son Will. Rob joined the Club back in 1979 & until recently 1 was of 3 generations of Guilding's in the Club. Our condolences go out to the family in this difficult time.

Debbie Rock : The Club sends its condolences to Phil Rock & family for the loss of his wife Debbie who passed away on Monday, Oct 10th after a long uphill battle with health issues. It's been quite some time since she was involved in Club activities, but will be known to many as a cheerful, helpful, caring and kind soul. Phil has sent a message : Thank you for all the kind messages and cards. Thanks again, Phil

Beryl Oakden : The Club sends its condolences to Peter Oakden & family for the loss of his wife Beryl, who passed away on the 6th Sept. Peter is still a member of the Club after joining more than 50 years ago. Peter & Beryl were very active members of the Club & Beryl was key support for Peter in various roles in MROC & 10 years as Chairman of the ARC (now the ALRC). Both were keen supporters of our caravan & camping rallies & were regular attendees at the annual Welland Steam Rally. The Funeral service was at Bretby Crematorium (DE15 0QE) at 1PM on Friday 7th of October.
Peter would like to thank those who have either directly or indirectly sent condolences, your thoughts are much appreciated.

Major's 2 day CCV Trial (Sept) : Wow, what an event ! 31 teams (93 drivers) entered with more than an additional 100 passengers & marshals / officials!
See the separate Major's website for results & more info. It was a dry event, but very challenging & lots of fun as usual !

Debbie Rock : Phil has sent a message : Thank you for all the kind messages and cards.  Folk have asked for details of any funeral arrangements, so this is what is planned so far : Debbie wanted an unattended cremation, as she hated any normal funerals, so that will be going ahead soon.  There won’t be anywhere to send flowers, I’m afraid, but we will publish the option of a charity donation in Debbie’s memory soon.
We’re trying to arrange a memorial get-together with a buffet, possibly on Friday 25th Nov. in the Solihull area.  This may have to change if venues get booked up. It would be really helpful if those who’d like to attend could let me know a.s.a.p by email or phone, with a contact email or phone number if possible, so I can confirm date/time and location. Thanks again, Phil.

Rob Guilding : More sad news. Rob passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 16th. Rob will be well known to many of our older members as a keen competitor and for the many events that took place at the family home, Leys Farm in Herefordshire in the 1980s & for giving the off-roading "bug" to daughter Liz (our Club Chair)  & son Will. Rob joined the Club back in 1979 & until recently 1 was of 3 generations of Guilding's in the Club. Our condolences go out to the family in this difficult time.

Debbie Rock : The Club sends its condolences to Phil Rock & family for the loss of his wife Debbie who passed away on Monday, Oct 10th after a long uphill battle with health issues. It's been quite some time since she was involved in Club activities, but will be known to many as a cheerful, helpful, caring and kind soul. Phil has sent a message : Thank you for all the kind messages and cards. Thanks again, Phil

Beryl Oakden : The Club sends its condolences to Peter Oakden & family for the loss of his wife Beryl, who passed away on the 6th Sept. Peter is still a member of the Club after joining more than 50 years ago. Peter & Beryl were very active members of the Club & Beryl was key support for Peter in various roles in MROC & 10 years as Chairman of the ARC (now the ALRC). Both were keen supporters of our caravan & camping rallies & were regular attendees at the annual Welland Steam Rally. The Funeral service was at Bretby Crematorium (DE15 0QE) at 1PM on Friday 7th of October.
Peter would like to thank those who have either directly or indirectly sent condolences, your thoughts are much appreciated.

Major's 2 day CCV Trial (Sept) : Wow, what an event ! 31 teams (93 drivers) entered with more than an additional 100 passengers & marshals / officials!
See the separate Major's website for results & more info. It was a dry event, but very challenging & lots of fun as usual !

Membership Cards : For info: New Members will now receive a "digital" membership card rather than a physical card as in the past. The digital "card" can be saved on your mobile phone & hopefully will be harder to lose (& faster / cheaper to replace if you do !).  In principle the card  is used as  the digital  Ms UK RS Clubman  Competition Licence introduced a couple of years ago.
Existing "physical" membership cards will continue for paid-up members until either lost or they request a change to a new digital card. Additional info here on the Membership page.

ALRC Rule Changes - CCV Q Class : For info., the ALRC has reinstated Q Class for CCV trials (as well as RTV), in addition to clarifying rules about noise & smoke.

2022 Events are being steadily added to the calendar as we firm up our events & hear from other Clubs. Keep an eye on the Calendar !


CCV Timed Trial : Bookings are now open for our now annual end of year Timed Trial at Newman's Quarry. The date is 13th November and the event will be limited to 15 drivers max (13 already Signed-On). Marshals will be required too. See the Event Info. below for more details.

Major's Memorial Trial 2022 : The separate Major's website is now OPEN & receiving Bookings !
This year's event SRs, Site & event info & on-line or paper bookings are all on the website - linked from the Menu above or here. There is a discount for early bookers. Volunteer marshals wanted as well as competitors !

Baden Hall RTV & CCV May Day Trials : We had 4 CCV drivers, but only 1 RTV driver at the Staffs & Shrops trials on the Saturday of the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. The CCV was well attended  - requiring 3 separate groups for the mix of ALRC & non ALRC cars. 12 great sections & great weather ! RTV attendance was unfortunately down on numbers compared to past years, but all of us there enjoyed the 10 great sections. Glyn Phillips was top MROC CCV driver & Paul Muir top MROC RTV driver. Results will be on the Staffs & Shrops website in the coming days.

Easter at Eastnor : We had good turnouts for each of trials (3 groups required for CCV & 2 for RTV !), lots on the camp site & great weather ! Many thanks to to the many Club members involved in laying out & running the trials and activities in the camp site !
Results are now on the Trialling Results page here.
Well done to CCV Class Winners Hamish Grundy & Jake Jepps, RTV Class Winners Alex Garton, Nat Hale, Keith Wooldridge & Mark Lake & Timed Trial winner Jake Jepps.

Coney Green March Trials : Good turnout of RTV & CCV drivers on Sunday 13th for MROC's first trial of the year. We escaped just before the heavens opened, but the ground was very greasy in places from previous days rain!
Thanks to the layers out & visitors from CCROC & S&SLRC. Results are here - on the Trialling, League Results page.

The  Membership  webpage has been changed to hopefully make  information clearer.
Let us know if you have problems joining as a New Member or Renewing existing  membership.

Fire Extinguishers : We've added some info to clarify the current rules here

Eastnor Deer Park Access : The Deer Park Gate Code has been emailed to all triallers & trials officials already Signed-On (Needed for RTV Meet-up & Camp site access, BUT NOT CCV & Timed Trial meet-up location)
Easter at Eastnor : Great News for anyone Camping or caravanning during the weekend. Bar 7 will have the bar open Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights !!

Easter is coming ! Full set of trials & camping & caravanning is planned. See details below.


ALRC Rule Changes - CCV Q Class : For info., the ALRC has reinstated Q Class for CCV trials (as well as RTV), in addition to clarifying rules about noise & smoke.
MROC will therefore accept Q Class CCV vehicles for our Easter trials - although not yet included in our SRs (they'll be changed in coming weeks)

Membership Renewals : For those of you who joined or renewed last year - a reminder that your membership expired at the end of Feb. - IF you've not renewed already.
There's now only a few days before discounted renewal cost is no longer available.
After 31st March renewal is at New Member costs.
See the Membership page for Renewal info.. It will now take you to a separate Renewal page.

ALRC National Rally (end of May B.Hols) : For info. bookings will be closed 6th May. By all accounts, the site is fantastic & you've even got the coast only 10 miles away !
See the website www.alrc.co.uk

Sad news : Geoff Squires, a very long term & well known member of the Club, died on 23rd Jan.
His funeral is 25th Feb at 12.30 at Wyre Forest crematorium, Minster Road. Kidderminster DY13 8DE.  There will be a video link and the wake will follow at 13.30 in Stourport. Please contact Richard Squires if you're planning to go, so that they can plan for the number attending.

Newman's Quarry Timed Trial : Sunday's (14th Nov.) event was won by Hamish Grundy after some great technical & fun sections laid out by CoC Steve Blakeman. 2nd place was Jake Jepps & 3rd Jordan Taylor. Well done to all drivers & a big thanks to all who helped the event run !
Detail results are on the Trialling > League Results page here.
See our FB  page for lots of videos / photos & lots of "air" - lol.

The AGM took place last night (Wed 4th Nov) with a good turnout of members & a review of last years activities. The committee for next year was voted in & is as last year, but with the addition of Russell Cook accepting the role as Trials Coordinator & Kelly Cole standing down as Social Sec after 5 years of organising events for us. Full meeting minutes will appear later in the Club Journal.

Sad News:  Long term active member of the Club, Kathy Armstrong passed away on the 7th August. Kathy will be sadly missed by family & friends & the many people she interacted with via Club events over the 40+ years with us. Our best wishes go out to husband Martin & the rest of the family.

Kathy's funeral was at St Margaret’s Church in Olton (St Margaret’s Road, Olton, Solihull B92 7JS)
Charity donations in celebration of Kathy's life can be made to 1 of her favorite charities, Cancer Research UK, via the following link.

Check out these amazing photos of our first Timed Trial in a decade. Much fun was had by all and the vehicles were pushed to their limits.

Thanks to our professional photographer for these spectacular action shot of our annual CCV national event.