Welcome to HBLRO Online
This site promotes the Hants and Berks Land Rover Owners Club and provides information on events past and present. For the last 29 years 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.
Sunday 22nd Dec
Sunday 22nd Dec
Sunday 29th Dec
Christmas special - Salisbury plain
06 Dec 13:
TYRO, RTV and BAMA event on Sunday 22nd Decemer
All, we need some members to help set up the events on Saturday
the 21st. We also need a COC for the RTV. In addition we need a number of
members to marshal the BAMA event on the Sunday between 09.00 and 10.00
hours. Ideally these marshals should be members who are not looking to take
part in the TYRO or the RTV.
If you are available please make yourself known to Steve Aston
02 Dec 13:
2014 Calendar starts to take shape
We are in the process of putting together our 2014 calendar - follow the link to see how things are starting to shape up
23 Nov 13:
There were a number of changes at this Annual General Meeting
with members standing aside after many years of service in their posts.
Sarah Duffett has stood down as treasurer after 10 years of unbroken service,
Steve Aston stepped aside for Elton Jonsson to take the Chairman's position
and Mark Ambler left his role as Competition Secretary.
Chairman - Elton Jonsson
Secretary - Niall Banyard
Treasurer - Cary Osborn
Competition Secretary - Steve Aston
Competition Secretary (Challenge) - Voted to retire role
Camping and Social Secretary - Dave Scoffield
In Steve Astons closing address he paid a warm tribute to the efforts of the retiring committee highlighting the work that goes on behind the scenes to maintain the Club and its activities and wished the new management team every success as they steer the Club into 2014.
17 Nov 13:
A big thanks to the Saturday set up crew and a really big thanks to Matt Hewitt and his team for running the event today. Also a big thanks to all of the members that came along today and put on a really good show. Results to follow
10 Nov 13:
Northern Pub Meet: Location change from the Water Witch to the Crown &
Following on from a very pleasent evening at the Crown & Cushion this week we are please to confirm that this will now be the home of the Northern pub meet for the next few months.
27 Oct 2013:
RTV & Pay/Play day - Hogmoor
A huge thanks to the Saturday set up crew and to all the members who assisted today either running the pay & play day or the RTV. We all played together and made the day happen
14 Oct 2013:
The Mendip Challenge
Big thanks to Jane Ward and her team at the Somerset & Wilts LRC for
a great weekend at West Harptree for the Mendip Challenge.
Saturday brought us a glorious day with plenty of sunshine (!) and great results with Joe Stacey bagging 2nd place in class 5 and Ashley Bartlett taking 1st place in class 2 & 7 combined at the RTV
Sunday saw a change in the weather however Ashley Bartlett was at the sharp end again with a brilliant 2nd place in class 1 & 7 combined in the CCV.
14 Sep 13:
Steep Marsh RTV Cancelled
Sorry for the short notice but we have had to cancel the event on Sunday
During setting up it became clear that the site is just not driveable. There was no grip what-so-ever. Three cars becoming stuck within 15 minutes with significant damage to one of them .
11 Sep 13:
AGM date change
Please note that we have had to make a change to the AGM date. The meeting planned for the 19th of October has had to be cancelled. The AGM will now be held on Saturday the 23rd of November. The venue remains unchanged (the Crown Hotel, Alton). Please show your support as there will be a number of committee posts that will need filling
Nelly's Dell closure
Sorry to say that we have lost another site. Nelly's is now closed until further notice. With the recent loss of Chichester Quarry, the continued closure of Brick Kiln and now Nelly's not being available we really do have some pressure on our calendar for next year. If you have any leads to land that we could use for our RTV events please, please contact a member of the committee
08 Sep 13:
HBLRO Junior team win the 2013 MSA Inter-Regional team TYRO
Superb drives from Shaun Osborn, Morgan Banyard and Julian Cheesman resulted in them winning the event overall today in Sandy Bedfordshire.
Well done to you all for staying focused over all 9 sections and all having
solid drives with moments of brilliance.
26 Aug 2013:
HBLRO 30th Birthday Rally
HBLRO 30th Birthday Rally
3 Words:- Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!
Thanks to all the members that made this weekends event so brilliant.
Special thanks to:-
Matt Hewitt (and the Hook End team) - for setting up a brilliant RTV and producing the best hog roast ever.
Ian Parker - for signing on and marshalling all three events
Nicholas Woodage and his team for setting up and running the superb Chippy Challenge
Chris Davies (& Ruari) for putting on a truly mind blowing music set on Sunday night
Mark Ambler for letting us use his land
A big well done to Dave (Kiwi) & Amanda Lindsey for winning the 'cake-off', another big well done Niall Banyard for not breaking my Disco whilst double driving in the RTV
See the weekends Pictures and Results
21st July 2013:
12 July 2013:
New venue for the Northern Pub meet
Due to the Lord Derby being closed at present the new venue for the Northern pub meet (until further notice) is the Water Witch in Odiham. Map and postcode can be found on the club calendar web page
24th June 2013:
Newham Annual Charity RTV Event 2013
(Devon & Cornwall Land Rover Club)
A big thanks to Kevin Wood for pulling the teams together and coordinating this weekends excursion. Whilst we may not have had the success afforded us last year our members still put in sterling drives with team HBLRO1 (class 4) finishing 5th in class and 13th overall and team HBLRO2 (mixed class) finishing 20th overall.
Individual scores can be found on the 2013 Calendar page
A big thanks to all at Cornwall & Devon LRC for putting on another great event
The Club returned from the Wye & Welsh National at Usk Castle South Wales with a couple of awards. Not the massive trophy haul of last year, but a good showing from Hugh Duffett winning Class 3 Comp Safari Class and Mark Ambler taking a class win in CCV meant that HBLRO did not go home empty handed. The event was well attended with top class competition in CCV and our clubs core discipline, RTV. The competition was so fierce that a score of only 4 points from Alan Braclik in the 12 section RTV saw him come in 6th in class 4!
A big thank you to the Wye & Welsh and supporting clubs for running
such a well organised rally. The team delivered an excellent weekends competition.
This was definitely a drivers event with sections devised to get the best
out of the land and not inhibit the driving with tight gates. It’s
not easy running an event of this size but everyone I spoke to was happy
and helpful from the moment we arrived to the final wave at the gate when
we hit the road home.
6th May 2013:
HBLRO Clothing with "Team Hants & Berks" artwork on the back
Please note that to cover additional manufacturing costs any clothing bought from the club shop with our "Team Hants & Berks" artwork on the back is now subject to an additional £3 on top of the usual retail price.
Finally some sun !... we had a great time and hope you did to.
Thanks the the guys that set up the TYRO and RTV on Saturday, to Hugh Duffett and his team for running a great event on Sunday, Paul and Zoe for cooking up the burgers Sunday evening Steve and the team for running the TYRO on the Monday.
Well done to Mark Furnell for winning the Dave Cuthbert Memorial trophy on Saturday and to Max Childs for winning TYRO on Monday.
Special big thanks to those members who stayed behind to help take the marquee down and tidy up...
15th April 2013:
Brick Kiln site closed until further notice
The Brick Kiln site remains closed until further notice due to the site being very very wet. This means that we are having to look else where for a venue for our July RTV - please watch the calendar
20th Mar 2013:
Green Laning event dates set
This years green laning dates have now been released - please check out our calendar page for more details
10th Mar 2013:
Committee archive created
We have trawled through the club archives and have managed to put together a fully comprehensive Committee History chart - you can find this in the lower half of the magazine archive - or click here
Spanner Man stickers born today !
As we are now nearly out of the green shields that we give away to spanner man winners we a going to change over to using stickers instead. This is a picture of them being born earlier today. Thanks to Nick at iSigns Graphics - www.isignsgraphics.co.uk/
17th Feb 2013:
11 Feb 2013:
ALRC Nationals - Half price HBLRO Clothing promotion
Members attending this years ALRC Nationals (in any capacity) qualify for 50% discount on all HBLRO clothing. Please place your order with Heather Joyce by 11th April
Devon & Cornwall Charity event (Plympton)
Once again Kevin Wood will co-ordinate our entry to this great event. If you are keen to go please make yourself known to Kev
02 Feb 2013:
HBLRO Annual Awards: Crown Hotel, Alton
Thanks to all our members who attended the event, the committee trust that
you enjoyed the evening as much as we did. Our newly crowned champions are:
Winter Series: 1st: Hugh Duffett: 2nd: Garry White
Summer Series: 1st: Garry White: 2nd: Alan Braclik
Red Leader: 1st: Neville Dewdney: 2nd: Russell Vare
Pilot Trophy: 1st: Garry White: 2nd: Joe Stacey
Performance Trophy: 1st: Alan Braclik: 2nd: Hugh Duffett
Dave Cuthbert Memorial: (Overall winner of the Spring Rally RTV): Martin Millerin
Boys Own: (best bloke driver at the Summer Rally RTV): Jack Dewdney
Member of the Year: Dave Scoffield
Wally of the Year: Martin Millerin
Boobs Bust: Andy Butcher
Officials Awards: 1st Matt Hewitt 2nd: Sarah Duffett 3rd: Ian Parker The Winners on the night….
Safari Engineering Cup
Safari Engineering are kindly sponsoring a new award. This is presented to the driver with the best overall performance through the year Jan - Dec. This award will compliment the established Winter, Summer and class specific awards. Competitors can keep track of their performance as the year progresses. After each event the master score sheet will be amended and uploaded to the Safari Engineering Cup page on the web site. January's results are already posted. See how you are doing here….
13 Jan 2013:
2000 ALRC Nationals (Hosted by the HBLRO)
We have managed to find a copy of the event program and have uploaded it onto the 'special editions' part of our magazine archive. Click here to view
16th Dec 2012:
28 Oct 2012:
AGM round up
The club welcomes new committee members Niall Banyard and Heather Joyce to the 2012/13 team. Niall has taken the role of camping and social secretary. Niall joins as a full committee member. Heather has taken the role of club shop over from Steve Aston.
A majority of the posts remained unchanged with very few nominations for the official roles on the committee. In Steve’s acceptance of the chairmanship he highlighted the need for new volunteers in these key positions. The committee urges that members consider becoming part of the management team in 2013/14. In order to develop confidence in the role, individuals will be offered mentoring and guidance to help with the transition and maintain consistency.
Full details can be found on the committee page.
23 Oct 2012:
The 'Classifieds' are back!
Following many requests we have re-launched the classifieds page on this
web site - find the link on the menu to the left.
Obviously we are looking for genuine sellers with legitimate/safe parts. The page will be moderated and any inappropriate posts will be taken down. Any one entering into an agreement with a seller does so at their own risk as a club cannot endorse or guarantee the quality of any of the parts listed.
Caveat emptor - buyer beware
14th Oct 2012:
Good results for team Hants & Berks at the Mendips Challenge RTV
Again the Mendips proved to be a great hunting ground for
team Hants & Berks. A very fine drive by Alan Braclik brought him overall
victory in class 4, with Mark Ambler taking 3rd overall in class 5 and a
great drive by Ashley Bartlett to scoop 2nd place in class 2 & 7 combined
More results on our calendar page
Full results here
8th Oct 2012:
Magazine Archive web page launched
Finally its finished!
After hours of searching, scanning and up loading we have competed the magazine archive web page. Find available every magazine (bar 2) from 1986 to the present day. Thanks so much to Steve Kirby for digging up his mag collection and scanning all the editions. Thanks to Steve Aston for then creating the page and uploading all the files onto the web site.
Please follow the link on the tabs on the left.
Please note that we do need an electronic copy of the May/Jun 2007 issue and the Jan/Feb 2009 issue to complete the set
23rd Sep 2012:
RTV Steep Marsh.
Thanks to all those that braved the rain today at Steep Marsh and a big thanks to Nev and his team of marshall's for a fine job in such bad conditions. Sorry that we were not able to complete all eight sections. The final blast out of the site at the end of the day was truly something to remember. See if you can guess which photo below shows the weather on Saturday and which was Sunday !