Welcome to the Hants & Berks Land Rover Owners Club
This site promotes the Hants and Berks Land Rover Owners Club and provides information on events past and present. Since 1984 HBLRO has offered events for Land Rover enthusiasts in the Hampshire and Berkshire areas. The Club runs a variety of competition and open events ranging from trials through to driving days and green laning. If you are interested in joining a club that is friendly and sociable, that doesn't take life too seriously and whose main aim is to have fun in the pursuit of all things Land Rover, why not come and see us.
|RTV SS6 & TYRO Event 4||Aldermaston||4th Dec|
21st Nov 2016:
HBLRO Annual General Meeting
An interim meeting was held on Saturday 12th November. The following positions were proposed. An EGM has been called for Sunday 4th December at the Aldermaston RTV starting at 09:45. The Club would like to reach out to all members not just the trialers. We request your attendance in order to reach a quorum as set out in the constitution to fill the vacant committee post.
Chairman – Mark Ambler (Director)
Secretary – Niall Banyard (Director)
Competition Secretary – Ashley Bartlett
Treasurer – VACANT
Membership Secretary – Kevin Wood
Rights of Way Officer – Julian Mallard (Director)
Camping & Social Secretary – Joe Stacey
Newsletter Editor & ALRC Liaison – Steve Kirby
Special Events – VACANT
BAMA Liaison – TBA
Safety Officer – Niall Banyard
Website Editor – Ian Parker
Club Shop – Russell Smith
Child Protection Officer – Anne Wood
Auditor – TBA
Company Secretary – Steve Aston with agreed handover in 2016/17 period.
Chiltern Vale Interclub - Roundhill Woods near Tring
New to the 2016 calender we have an inter club event with Chiltern
Vale lrc. There will be awards for normal class positions and an overall
team score which will include all finishing drivers of each club. Hblro
members scores will be added to the safari cup.
Postcode for the site is hp236jq.
23 Oct 2016:
Slab Common RTV
Slab Common RTV. Summer Series 4
Full results of the event can be found here: RTV results
HBLRO Annual General Meeting 12th Nov
This year, both the Company Secretary and the Treasurer’s positions will become available and possibly some of the other roles also. The Treasurer is a vital part of the running of the club and it will be essential that someone is able to take on the position. Ideally the new Treasurer will need to have access to a version of Excel and be well organised. Any person dealing with the normal household bills would be able to cope with the day to day running of the accounts for HBLRO. Support and advice will be provided by Cary for a few months until the new Treasurer is confident with the post.
HBLRO @ Mendip Challenge
Congratulations to Jack Dewdney for taking 1st in Class 4 at the SWLRC Mendip Challenge. Coming just off the back of his team win for standard class CCV and the MROC Majors trail. Mendip summary results
Slab Common RTV & Drive Round **Date Change**
The original published dates for the RTV & Drive Round at Slab have changed. The event will now take place on the 22nd / 23rd October.
Summer Rally at Hook End Farm Pangbourne
18 drivers were in the line up for the Annual Boys & Girls Own RTV event. Ashley Bartlett had an excellent day taking the overall win on just 5 points. We also have a new name to add to the Girls Own Trophy with Hannah McMillan taking the honours. Tyro event #3 ran on the Saturday. Shaun Osborn progressed from Unlicensed to Licensed class taking the overall win (one to watch in RTV.....) There were new juniors competing, James Millerin won Unlicensed Class in his dads very shiny Discovery. Finishing on 5 points and no damage (much to Martins relief).
Action from the Markhana and Tyro added to the Gallery pages.PicturesRTV Scores
Brick Kiln RTV
16 drivers competed at an unusually dry Brick Kiln for the 1st event in the Summer Series. Hugh Duffett just pipped Chris Homewood to 1st overall with 11 points in this SWB friendly event. RTV Scores
June 26th 2016:
Aldermaston RTV - Winter Series Number 8
ALRC National 2016 Hosted by Southern Rover Owners
Another good showing for the club this year with Joe, Mark and Max scooping
top perpetual trophy’s.
A full breakdown of the results can be found on the ALRC Site
CCV - 1st in Class 4
Comp Safari - 1st in Class 4
LAND ROVER OWNERS CLUB THE RICKARDS TROPHY
Presented to the driver of the STANDARD Land Rover in the CCVT (this includes Nineties) with the lowest total score.
Presented to the driver of the Standard Land Rover with the lowest total time in the Comp. Safari.
OFF ROADER SPORTS SHIELD
Presented to the driver who achieves the best result in the RTVT, CCVT and Comp. Safari. Standard Class.
RTV - 2nd in Class 5
CCV - 1st in Class 5
MICHEN INDUSTRIES TROPHY
Presented to the driver of the STANDARD Range Rover or Discovery with the lowest score in the CCVT.
ESSO UNIFLOW SHIELD
Presented to the STANDARD Range Rover or Discovery Driver in the Comp Safari with the lowest total time.
LAND-RANGER SERVICES CUP
Presented to the licensed driver in the Tyro Trial with the lowest total score.
RTV - 2nd in Class 7
CCV - 1st in Class 7
Hugh Duffett - Comp Safari - 1st in Class 3
Mark Furnell - Comp Safari - 2nd in Class 3
Alan Braclik - Comp Safari - 2nd in Class 4
Presented to the driver with the highest total score in the RTVT (all sections having been driven).
Spring Rally Hook End
Thanks to all our members who attended the event, to our host Mark Ambler and Matt Hewitt for the BBQ. Scores from the weekend can be found here: Tyro and RTV Scores
2016 National Rally - Entry Deadline Extended
Southern Rover Owners Club have decided to extend entries to Saturday
7th May, as requested by potential competitors, to allow for any eventualities
over the many club events taking place this May Bank Holiday Weekend. So
don’t delay after this weekend to get your entry in Booking
28 Feb 2016:
Tyro Series kicked off at Hogmoor with joint first going to unlicenced drivers Morgan and Alex.
Full results of the event can be found here: Tyro results
Club awards night
Thanks to all our members who attended the event, to our host Russell Smith and Niall Banyard for the quiz. Pictures from the night can be found here: Winners Album
Red Leader :
.Dave Cuthbert Memorial:
.Boys Own Trophy:
.Safari Engineering Cup:
.Brooklyn Engineering Ladies RTV Challenge
.Member of the year:
.Wally of the year:
1st: Niall Banyard
3rd: Ashley Bartlett
Green Laning dates announced
The following green Laning dates have been announced. Area locations to follow so keep an eye on the website for further updates
Sat 2nd April
Sunday 1st May
Sat 4th June
Sunday 3rd July
Sat 6th August
Sunday 4th Sept
Sat 1st October
Sunday 6th Nov
TYRO #1- New Date
The date of the event has switched to the 28th Feb. The day after the awards night. This event is confirmed.
Mannington Interclub RTV with Dorset LRC - WS5
Congratulations to Neville Dewdney (left) winning the standard class at this year’s Interclub event. Alex Moore (pictured right) won overall with a score of 9 to take home the modified class trophy. Thanks to everyone that help organise and officiate at the event. With 30 vehicles this year the event seems as popular as ever. See you all again next year.
Full results for the event can be found here: RTV results
Brick Kiln RTV - Winter Series Number 4
This month the club returned to Brick Kiln the first event there since March 2012. 13 competitors on the day, scores posted on the Event Results page. The January event marks the start of a new Safari League.
Your Competition Secretary has been busy booking sites for next year. If you would like to put yourself forward to CoC at one of the events then contact Ashley Bartlett. The 2016 calender can be found here
Scores Round Up
Full results for Aldermaston RTV & Tyro 01/11, Slab Common RTV 22/11 and Aldermaston RTV 06/12 can be found here: RTV & Tyro results
At the November committee meeting it was agreed to reduce the fee for full membership to £24 per year with immediate effect. The fees for associate, junior and social members have not been changed.
Committee 2015 / 16
The Club would like to thank the outgoing committee for their
sterling efforts and commitment in maintaining a full year's event calendar.
Chairman - Russel Smith
Competition Secretary - Ashley Bartlett
Treasurer - Mark Ambler
Social & Camping secretary - Joe Stacey
Chairman: Russell Smith
Secretary: Niall Banyard
Treasurer: Mark Ambler
Competition secretary: Ashley Bartlett
Membership Secretary: Kevin Wood
Newsletter editor & ALRC liaison representative: Steve Kirby
Rights of way & Green lanes secretary: Julian Mallard
Social & Camping secretary: Joe Stacey
Health & Safety officer: Niall Banyard
BAMA liaison officer: Neil Tomlinson
Web editor: Ian Parker
Club shop: Hugh Davies
Child protection officer: Anne Wood
Scrutineers: Mark Ambler, Andy Bunyan and Chris Homewood
The Club magazine will no longer be published in hard copy. News and updates will be sent via email. Periodical updates produced by the magazine editor will be available on the web site.
RTV trialling fees will increase to £20.00
The club rejected the new RTV consultation document. Official response to be presented to the ALRC.
This year’s Summer Rally at Hook End Farm began with a clay pigeon shoot. Alan was keen to share the benefit of his extensive experience, though despite this everyone managed to bag a few clays and even the odd rabbit. Later that afternoon, after a considerable amount of effort from Mark Ambler and Matt Hewitt assisted by Ian Parker, Mark Funnell and Paul Thomas on the build team, was the ‘Markhana’. The event included tasks such as balancing a Land Rover on a see-saw, driving blind folded with directions from the navigator and negotiating a slalom course in a reverse steer Discovery and was thoroughly enjoyed by all the competitors.
Sunday brought the RTV competition; eight sections set out by Matt Hewitt and Mark Ambler. Thankfully the rain held off and the day provided challenging sections creating a wide variety of scores; first in class going to Richard Kershaw, Russell Smith and Jack Dewdney. Jack came away with the ‘Boys Own’ trophy as winner overall and Hilary James took the ‘Girls Own as the only female driver on her first RTV. The evening saw the ‘Green Laners’ returning from their drive to join in the club BBQ whilst the weather continued to be kind.
Event number 4 in the Tyro series was run on the Bank Holiday Monday with seven drivers; five unlicensed and two licensed competitors, driving round six sections set out by Niall Banyard, Matt Hewitt, Mark Funnell and Ian Parker. Morgan Banyard came away with a win in the unlicensed category and Sarah Bearcroft taking the licensed award. I think all agreed it was a great weekend and many thanks go to all those who set out and marshalled over the weekend.
Special thanks goes out to Matt Hewiitt who braved a weeks bad weather to set out a majority of the events.
Full results for the event can be found here: RTV & Tyro results
14 June 2015:
Hogmoor RTV SS3 & Driving Day
Sadly our last visit to the Hogmoor site, but we went out in style with an 8 section RTV courtesy of Ashley Bartlett, Hannah McMillan and Hugh Davies. Scores were low across the day, but the sections were by no means easy with decent navigations skills and good waterproofing needed to tackle the wetter sections. Joe Stacey put in an excellent drive in his Discovery the wooded sections were particularly tight and to see a class 5 win overall was a surprise. Jack Dewdney continued his run of form to finish on 3 points and missing overall only by number of clears across the 8 sections.
Thanks goes out to the team of Arne Jonsson, Elton Jonsson, Neil Tomlinson, John Bicknell and Vicky Tomlinson for running and marsalling the drive around.
Full results for the event can be found here: RTV results
24 May 2015:
National Rally 2015 Winners
The Club would like to thank the Midland Land Rover Club for an excellent weekends competition at the Nationals. Held at the spiritual home of Land Rover, Eastnor Castle Ledbury, Herefordshire HBLRO competed in TYRO, RTV, CCV and Comp Safari with 27 line ups across the 3 days. The club did well in standard class scooping perpetual awards for combined results across disciplines. The most notable achievement was to win the RTV overall across all classes. Alan Braclik drove out of his skin to finish on only 8 points across 12 sections against a field of 138 vehicles.
The TYRO ran the same day as CCV. Max Childs took 2nd in Licensed driver with Hilary James taking 3rd.
The Staffs & Shrops LRC need to be congratulated for setting out and running an excellent Comp Safari. As we have come to expect from S&S the event was run smoothly and efficiently with a good mix of fast straight and technical sections. Mark Ambler put his 90 to its paces returning consistent times over the 7 runs taking the fastest spot for a standard class vehicle.
Niall Banyard made his first appearance in Comp completing the day, but not after a slight incident that found Niall on his side as he opted for a quicker more technical route. Team HBLRO rallied around to solve a loss of oil pressure and sure enough he was back and running the Jack and Neville Dewdney sharing navigation duties. Even though he did not win there's £20 waiting from Andy Bunyan and Dave Scoffield after he finished the day.
Fresh from his win in RTV Alan was back behind the wheel for Comp. Alan lost a tyre and ran into mechanical issues, but still managed to completed his 7 runs. Ashley Bartlett had an eventful weekend. Flying the flag for leaf special class Ashley's chassis split during CCV. Not defeated team bumble patched up the motor ready for comp. With the repair in mind Ashley nursed his vehicle home to take a class 6 win.
A special mention has to go to Russell Smith who stepped up on several occasions fixing fellow club members vehicles. His team spirit helped us to achieve the best possible result seeing the team complete their chosen disciplines without early retirement.
1st in Class 4 CCV Land Rover Owners Club the Rickards Trophy - Lowest total score in CCV
1st in Class 4
Comp Safari Yorkshire Cup - Lowest total time in Comp Safari
Off-Roader Sports Shield - Best result in CCV, RTV and Comp
RTV Overall winner 1st in Class 4 RTV
North Wales Land Rover Club Diesel Trophy - Highest placed diesel in standard class NWLRC
Taliesin Trophy - Highest placed standard vehicle in RTV Pirelli Scorpion Cup - Lowest score overall in RTV across all classes including specials
1st in Class 7 RTV 1st in Class 6 Comp Safari
Full results for the events can be found here: National 2015 results
03 May 2015:
Dave Cuthbert Memorial at Mannington
HBLRO made the trip South for this years Spring Rally. Over 3 days the club
ran a night trial, RTV and Tyro at Mannington.
Mark Ambler won the RTV taking home the Dave Cuthbert Memorial Trophy run at this event each year. Thanks to everyone that helped out and those that made it down for 3 days of competition. Hopefully see you at the Nationals. Full results for the events can be found here: RTV results
19 Apr 2015:
Aldermaston RTV and Tyro
Summer Series kicked off with a very low scoring round at Aldermaston.
Full results of the event can be found here: RTV results