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.
The Alton House Hotel
|.Pay & Play day||
1 - 4th May
- Mannington (Interclub event with the Dorset Land Rover Club)
Come and do battle with members of the Dorset Land Rover Club
Special trophy for the lowest scoring standard class vehicle
Please note that to help cover the cost of the event the entry fee for this event needs to be £20 per driver.
We will need members to help the Dorset chaps set up on Saturday. If you are available please can you make yourself known to Steve Aston
Meet at the site at 09:30
We will need marshals at the event on Sunday, please make yourself known to Steve Aston if you are available to help out.
RTV CoC: Either Nigel or Roger from the Dorset Land Rover Club
Big thanks to Bernie Steven's and his crew for running the event at Slindon
and thanks to John Morgan for letting us book the venue at such short notice.
Full results of the event can be found here: RTV results
Presentation evening update
The venue for the event will be the Alton House Hotel (see calendar page
for map etc)
The evening will kick off at 7:30pm with the presentation of our trophies followed by a buffet, music and dance
Free entry to all full club members
BAMA event dates added
For all of you BAMA fans we have now added all of the 2015 BAMA event dates to our calendar page....
2015 TYRO dates released
We are pleased to confirm that we have 4 TYRO events in 2015, these are:-
Sunday 19th April - Aldermaston
Monday 4th May - Mannington
Monday 31st August - Hook End
Sunday 1st November - Aldermaston
The dates can also be seen on our 2015 calendar page
2015 Spring & Summer Rally dates released
We are pleased to confirm that the Spring Rally will take place at Mannington
over the 1st to the 4th of May
We are also pleased to confirm that the Summer Rally will take place at Hook End over the 28th to the 31st of August
More details are available on our 2015 Calendar page
Froggs Island & Terrafirma launch a new webshop
To see all the exciting goodies available please click
26 Oct 2014:
Aldermaston RTV Winter Series event 1
Winter Series is here again
In a game of two very different halves, 16 competitors battled some very challenging sections to take top honours at Aldermaston. The morning's sections ran like clock work with long and short wheelbase classes equally matched. Andy Bunyan, in his modified 90 and Garry White, in the standard Range Rover were level pegging with only 5 points at lunch, but the afternoon saw a change of fortunes with all the long wheelbase competitiors picking up high scroes across the 4 remaining sections. Andy Bunyan remained consistant in the afternoon finishing on a total of 16 and winning overall.
1st overall Class 4 / 10 Winner: Andy Bunyan - 16
2nd 4 / 10: Chris Homewood - 20
1st 5 / 11: Garry White - 25
2nd 5 / 11: Steve Aston - 31
2014 / 15 Committee
The Club would like to thank the outgoing committee for their
sterling efforts and commitment in maintaining a full year's event calendar.
The majority of the committee and club officials remain unchanged with the exception of:
Arne Jonsson takes on Special event officer
Hugh Davies & Ashley Bartlett share reponsibily for the Club shop
Chairman: Elton Jonsson
Secretary: Niall Banyard
Treasurer: Cary Osborn
Competition secretary: Steve Aston
Membership Secretary: Kevin Wood
Newsletter editor & ALRC liaison representative: Steve Kirby
Rights of way & Green lanes secretary: Julian Mallard
Social & Camping secretary: Dave Scoffield
Health & Safety officer: Niall Banyard
BAMA liaison officer: Neil Tomlinson
Special events officer: Arnie Jonsson
Web editor: Ian Parker
Club shop: Hugh Davies & Ashley Bartlett
Child protection officer: Ann Wood
Scrutineers: Mark Ambler & Andy Bunyan
Proposals to incease competition fees were voted in. As of 18th October RTV fees increase to £18.00 with Tyro rising to £15.00.
The Club magazine will now be published on a quarterly basis as we stuggled to find content to cover a bi-monthly distribution.
December RTV, TYRO and BAMA event at Longmoor - cancelled
We are very sorry to advise that this event has been cancelled
due to unforseen circumstances.
We are keen to put on an RTV & TYRO on the same date and are currently working to seek an alternative venue.
Please watch both this web site and our facebook page for updates
Pay & Play day and RTV - Hogmoor 28 Sep 2014
Thanks to all the members who put so much time into the weekend
to make another great event
Thanks to the Saturday set up crew, thanks to Simon Newington and his team for running the drive around event.
Thanks to Russell Smith and his team for running the RTV
And a bit thanks to all those who came and took part in both events
AGM - Saturday 18th October
All, its that time of year again when we look to our members
to support the club by getting involved in its running.
Our AGM has been organised for Saturday the 18th of October, start time 7.30pm sharp, with a light buffet afterwards.
The following proposals have already been submitted:-
- RTV entry fee to increase from £17 to £18 per driver
- TYRO entry fee to increase from £12.50 to £15 per driver
(These increases have been proposed in order that we can continue to cover the costs of our events at our usual sites and to enable us to attempt to cover the costs incurred at the more expensive sites)
- To change the schedule of the Hants & Berks news magazine from bi-monthly to quarterly
(This change has been proposed due to the lack of content seen over the last few editions
Please also note that the Competition Secretary's position will be come available and a new Comp Sec will be required
MSA Inter-Regional TYRO - 21st September - Aldermaston
Big thanks to:-
- Ian Joyce, Niall Banyard and Ashley Bartlett for helping to set the event up
- Ian Joyce, Kevin Wood and Hugh Davies for marshalling today
- Steve Aston, Kevin Wood and Niall Banyard for donating their vehicles
And finally the teams from the ANCC, the ANWCC, the MSA and the Hants & Berks LRO.
Well done to the team from ANCC for winning the event overall and to the Junior team of Shaun Osborn, Morgan Banyard and Alex Butcher for winning the Junior class
Majors Memorial Trial (CCV team event 20th and 21st Sept)
Congratulations to Mark Ambler, Tim Whishaw and Alan Braclik for winning the 'Standard Class' at this years Majors... well done lads
22 - 25th August: HBLRO Summer Rally
Huge thanks to everyone who made this years event another
Special thanks to:
Dave Lindsay, Andy Bunyan and Ian Joyce for setting up the RTV on Friday
All the members who set up and ran the night trial on the Saturday evening
Dave Lindsay and his team who ran the RTV on the Sunday
Mark Ambler for the BBQ
Mel Betteridge for running the quiz on Sunday evening
Challenger 4x4 for putting up a £75 voucher for the winner of the quiz
Steve Aston and his team for setting up and running the TYRO on the monday
Special thanks to Ian Parker and Hilary James for scoring and signing on drivers on all the events
And thanks to the dozens of members who either drove, spectated or just came along to party..
Night Trial, Summer Series 4 RTV and tyro results
see you all again next year..
27 July - RTV, Winchester
Thanks to the
members that made this weekend happen, to the Saturday set up crew, the
officials today and the members who came along for another great trial
Your RTV winners are:
Overall event winner: Alan Braclik
Class 4 & 7 combined: 1st place: Alan Braclik 2nd place: Tim Whishaw
Class 5: 1st Place: Barry Webb
Niall's charitable Spanner man: Dave Lindsay (for half shaft breaking fun)
Clerk of the course: Steve Aston
Som: Sarah Duffett
Scoring: Sarah Duffett
Scrutineer: Steve Aston, Ashley Bartlett
Marshals: Ian Joyce, Sarah Duffett & Andy Bunyan
Saturday Set up Crew: Ashley, Bartlett, Julian Cheesman, ALex Butcher, Andy Butcher, Ian Joyce, Phil Wallbank, Steve Aston
28 - 29 June - Newnham Annual Charity RTV - Plympton, Plymouth
(Organised by the Cornwall & Devon Land Rover Club)
Big thanks to all at the Cornwall & Devon Land Rover Club for putting on another great event
Big thanks to all of our competing members to trekked down and drove so well.
Massive well done to Garry White, Joe Stacey and Steve Aston for winning the Long Wheel Base class and well done to our other HBLRO teams for putting in very respectable drives.
Special thanks to Elton for the brill facebook updates and for helping
to marshal the event and finally to Sarah Duffett for organising us all
and putting the teams together
- 26 May:
2014 ALRC National Rally - Stainby
Once again we are grateful to the ALRC and supporting clubs who put on
such a good event this year. As usual HBLRO supported the event with a number
of members taking part in this years events and once again we returned with
a good collection of wins. So well done to the following members:-
- 1st place in class 4 in the CCV (also picking up the Land Rover Owners Rickards Trophy)
- 1st place in class 4 in the Comp Safari
- 2nd place in class 7 in the CCV
- 1st place in the bicycle trial (12 - 16 year old group)
- 2nd place in class 4 in the Comp Safari
- 1st place in class 2 in the Comp Safari
Full results available here
HBLRO Club results
across RTV, CCV and Comp
Spring Rally - Hook End Farm
Thanks to all the members that helped to make this weekend another 3 days
of great fun
Thanks to the Saturday set up crew, the officials and marshals who made the RTV happen and to the guys that ran the TYRO on the Monday
Full results to follow soon.
13 April 2014:
RTV and Pay & Play Day at Hogmoor
This event was brought to you in association
with Terrafirma - Serious 4x4 Accessories.
Big thanks to:-
Saturday set up crew
Sunday sign on staff and marshals
All the members that took part in the RTV
All the guys & girls that came along and took part in the play day
Spoilt4choice for great burgers and coffee
And of course Terrafirma for showing off their wares, for helping marshal and for putting up the vouchers and goody bags
Congratulations to the following pay & play day drivers for winning the Terrafirma voucher & goody bags
Adam Gillam for winning the £100 voucher
Ross Gill for winning the £75 voucher
Steve Grant for winning the goody bag
02 April 2014:
Some of you may have heard about The Deregulation Bill and how it might
affect rights of way (Green Lanes).
The Bill (which is currently being discussed in the house of lords) is about simplifying processes and will enable Government to make changes to legislation. Part of the bill has a section in it regarding 'rights of way' that various anti 4x4 movements are trying to use to turn all BOATs and UCRs into Restricted Byways!
All very dull you may be thinking... well you need to wake up as if some of the decisions go the wrong way (for us) you can kiss goodbye to all your nice little weekend green laning trips as the countryside will be effectively closed to all motorised vehicles.
Currently our corner is being fought by various organisations including:
GLASS (Green Lane Association) www.glass-uk.org
LARA (Land Access & Recreation Association) www.laragb.org
TRF (Trail Riders Fellowship) www.trf.org.uk
MSA (Motorsports Association) www.msauk.org
However they need our help:-
- As a club we support GLASS through our membership fee with them
- As a club we are implementing an increase in the donation fee we ask for when you accompany us on our green laning days to £5 this will be passed to GLASS to aid the fight
As individuals we ask that you go to this web site www.theyworkforyou.com and enter your post code to find you local MP. Once at your MP's page you have a 'send message' button, click the button and outline what using the green lanes means to you.As you are messaging your local MP you will be asked for your contact details also...
If we each do a little, we all do a lot
23 Mar 2014:
Aldermaston RTV & TYRO
Some thank you's:-
- to the members who turned up on Saturday to set out the RTV & TYRO
- to Joe Stacey and his crew for running the RTV today
- to Kevin & Anne Wood for running the TYRO today
- to all the members that attended both events
Another great days trialling
Well done to Garry White & Andy Bunyan for being the winning team at the RTV
Full TYRO and RTV results Pictures
21 Mar 2014:
Green laning dates released
We have now published just about all this years green laning dates (April TBC) if you need any more information or want to book your spot please contact Julian Mallard.
01 Mar 2014:
HBLRO Annual Awards: Crown Hotel, Alton
Thanks to all our members who attended the event, to our host Elton Jonsson and Dave Scoffield and Mel for a super quiz. The committee trust that you enjoyed the evening as much as we did. Our newly crowned champions are:
.Dave Cuthbert Memorial:
.Boys Own Trophy:
.Safari Engineering Cup:
Hugh Davies, Fiona, Sarah Bearcrot and Andy Butcher
.Member of the year:
.Wally of the year:
1st: Ian Joyce
3rd: Ian Parker
MSA MSA Inter Regional TYRO winning team:
Julian Cheesman, Shaun Osborn, Morgan Banyard
Trophy's not awarded:
Brooklyn Engineering Ladies RTV Challenge