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. For the last 31 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.
|.Pay & Play day||
|.HBLRO Christmas Party||
Alton Football Ground
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 quizz on Sunday evening
Challenger 4x4 for putting up a £75 voucher for the winner of the quizz
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 marshalls 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 marshalls
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 quizz. 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
Trophys not awarded:
Brooklyn Engineering Ladies RTV Challenge
16 Feb 2014
Thanks to all those members who made this event happen at such short notice. Also a big thanks to 4x4withoutaclub for letting us use the site again at such short notice. We all hope that you enjoyed the day. Thanks for coming and a big thanks to our Saturday set up crew. Results
26 Jan 2014:
2014 Season gets started with our RTV at Mannington
Finally the 2014 season has got under way. Big thanks to Dave Lindsay and his team for setting up and running the event. Also big thanks to all those who turned out to start the 2014 battle off... Event results
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:
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
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.
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:
24th June 2013:
Newham Annual Charity RTV Event 2013
(Devon & Cornwall Land Rover Club)
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.