Midland Rover Owners Club organises various types of Off-Road trials.
What is RTV?
What is CCV?
What is a CCV Timed Trial?
What is TYRO?
A TYRO trial is the lowest level off-road trial & is intended for newer drivers and standard road vehicles whose owners will not tolerate any damage. A TYRO is set out so that you can compete with your priceless vintage museum piece or straight from the showroom in your brand new Land Rover / Range Rover, and of course everything in between.
A TYRO trial is run in a very similar way to an RTV Trial (see above), but the Sections are laid out so that there should be no likelihood of damaging the vehicle via use of less severe obstacles / ground compared to the more severe trials.
Currently Midland Rovers Club only organise TYRO trials infrequently due to low demand from members.
What is Comp Safari?
Comp Safaris are Cross Country / Off-Road “Speed” events that are timed from start to finish & usually involve a marked out course a few miles long (or multiple laps of a shorter course). They are run similar to a single venue stage rally, but average speeds are slightly slower & the terrain more challenging ! Due to the length of the courses, drivers are set off at timed intervals, so there’s typically multiple vehicles on the course at any one time – great for spectators.
They typically require additional vehicle modifications & protective / safety equipment compared to untimed trials & are carried out in-line with different rules compared to trials – either using ALRC or Motorsport UK Regulations. Vehicles Modifications include full roll cage to ALRC / Motorsport UK specifications, full harness seatbelts, rear lights, mud flaps, fire extinguisher and spill absorption kit. Competitors must wear approved crash helmets & neck supports.
These events can still be entered with very standard looking Land Rovers (with appropriate safety modifications), but they can also be entered by spectacular custom built vehicles with fully independent suspension, large supercharged or turbocharged engines & plastic composite bodyshells / body panels (if using the more open Motorsport UK Regulations).
As a club, due to their more specialised nature, we do not hold this type of these events - but our members are able to take part in Comp Safaris that are organised by other ALRC clubs – eg our relatively close neighbours Staffordshire and Shropshire Land Rover Club
(website : https://saslrc.co.uk/).