Rights of Way/Laning Officer – Vacancies Filled

We are very pleased to announce that Terry Taylor has agreed to take on the role of Rights of Way Officer, assisted by Ian Goodall in the Laning Officer role.

Huge thanks to both of them – this now means that Green Laning will start to happen again soon. It is anticipated that there will be a couple of trips organised between now and the end of the year. Check out the Laning page for details as they become available in the next couple of weeks.

 

February Green Laning – Sunday 26th February

February Green Laning

The February Green Laning trip will take place on Sunday 26th February 2023

The area we will be visiting will be confirmed shortly.

It must be remembered that we need Leaders as the attendees will be split into groups of 4 maximum. Without a leader, the group will be unable to venture out, so if you are experienced then please do step up to the mark. It will be appreciated.

The closing date for signing up is the Wednesday before each Laning trip. Details of the starting point will be emailed to attendees before the event. Leaders may be contacted with full details of the route where applicable.

Please book in using the form below. You can also see who is coming by checking the second box below.

Shows News – 23/01/2023

An update for the shows the ELRC will be attending in 2023.

Motorfest – Chelmsford – 17-18th June (2 days)

5 Parishes Show – Colchester – 6 August (1 day)

LRO Show (tbc)

Blackwater Show (tbc)

 

All attendance is welcome and it allows us to represent the club and what we have to offer.

February Trials – Sudbury – 11/12th February 2023

February Trials

The trialling in February will be held at Sudbury. TYRO on Saturday (Trial starts at 11:30am),  and RTV/CCV on Sunday (Trial starts at 10:00am. Please arrive at least an hour early for scrutineering and briefing etc. as usual.

January Green Laning – Sunday 15th January

January Green Laning

The first Green Laning trip of the New year will take place on Sunday 15th January 2023

This time, we will be visiting the King's Forest near Thetford. The great thing about this route is that the ground is very free draining so, whatever the weather, the event should still go ahead. Causing no damage to the surface at this time of year, it is ideal as a responsible use route. It is also ideal for first time Green Laners and the tracks are generally wide open, sandy and easy to navigate.

It must be remembered that we need Leaders as the attendees will be split into groups of 4 maximum. Without a leader, the group will be unable to venture out, so if you are experienced then please do step up to the mark. It will be appreciated.

The closing date for signing up is the Wednesday before each Laning trip. Details of the starting point will be emailed to attendees before the event. Leaders may be contacted with full details of the route where applicable.

Please book in using the form below. You can also see who is coming by checking the second box below.

January Trials – Twiney Wood – 7/8th January 2023

January Trials

The trialling in January will be held at Twiney Wood. TYRO on Saturday and RTV/CCV on Sunday as usual.

Christmas Pud Shakedown Photos

Some members have asked to see some of the pictures that were taken at the Shakedown. There was plenty of mud and everyone had a great time.

Click on an image to increase the size and then you can scroll through the pictures. - Sue.

Driving Day – CHRISTMAS PUD SHAKEDOWN – Tuesday 27th December at Sudbury

The Shakedown

The annual "Christmas Pud Shakedown" driving day will again be held at the Sudbury site on Tuesday 27th December 2022

There will be plenty of varied terrain for you to test your vehicles, and generally get out of the house and get some fresh air in the woods at Sudbury. After the excesses of the Festive celebrations we could all do with something a little more active.

There will be some trial sections in the ground for those who want to try out or get some practise at competiton - although these are non-competitive and not scored. These are just for fun. Tyro sections are also included so unlicensed and junior drivers are welcome.

Please book in (and pay) using the form below. You can also see who is coming by checking the second box below.

Marshals also need to book in via the same form, but there will be no cost if you are not driving. As usual, the guys in the Rover Rescue/4x4 Response section will be on hand to marshal or provide recovery/assistance should it be needed.

Come along and have some fun at this sociable get together.

December Trials – DAY into NIGHT – Saturday 3rd December at Sudbury

December Trials - Day into Night - Sudbury

The annual "Day into Night" trials will again be held at the Sudbury site on Saturday 3rd December 2022

The idea is to run a few sections during the daytime, then have a break at dusk, followed by running them again in the darkness. Quite a challenge!

You are allowed one extra pair of lights to help you see better. These must be below bulkhead level, so no roof lights or screen top lightbars. The extra lights don't have to point directly forward, so many people angle them slightly more sideways to show up the canes.

Please book in (and pay) using the form below. You can also see who is coming by checking the second box below.

Marshals and Officials can book in using the Officials Signing-On form as usual

Results

From the Comp Sec...

"Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves in the mud of Sudbury, 17 drivers, including the 3 from the Tyro competition enjoyed 11 sections. John Musham won the Muppet trophy for driving into a pool of liquid mud, at the same time 2 vehicles were trying to haul Cliff out of the same mud bath!"

"Ian Finch did extremely well, beating some RTV vehicles on semi mud tyres……"


Day into Night – Sudbury – 3rd December 2022

NAME S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 TOT POS CLASS
David Wyman 3 4 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 14 1st
Kym Stroud 1 5 2 0 0 4 2 1 9 1 0 25 2nd
Karl Reilly 4 9 0 2 0 4 5 2 0 2 2 30 3rd
Tim Wyman 2 9 1 7 0 3 5 1 0 0 7 35 4th
Mike Wilkinson 4 9 0 0 0 4 9 4 1 2 7 40 5th
Ethan Musham 3 4 0 7 7 4 5 2 0 1 8 41
Ian Finch 4 9 2 3 5 8 4 3 12 3 0 53
Martin Hinch 4 9 1 7 0 4 11 2 4 2 1 45
Roger Johnson 3 5 11 2 0 4 8 2 4 4 2 45
Richard Mahoney 3 9 1 8 0 3 3 2 6 9 8 52
Ian Barton 5 9 2 1 0 4 8 9 4 4 8 54
Cliff Pountney 6 9 9 2 3 4 6 1 4 2 8 54
John Musham 4 6 10 8 5 4 8 10 5 2 5 67
Alex Barton 4 9 10 8 7 10 9 10 7 9 8 91
Dave Brock 3 4 0 0 5 5 2 10 9 2 40 DNF
David Rosam 10 10 7 7 10 10 8 9 12 83 DNF LWB
Lily Chase 6 4 10 DNF