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Ian Parker
Steve Aston
Mike Fitzgerald
Dean Lawrence

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Land wanted

We are always on the look out for new sites to use for our events. If you know of a piece of land that is available for use or you have any contact names/telephone numbers to land owners please contact the competition secretary

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Land Rover

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.

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Forthcoming events
RTV (WS4) & Drive Round Slab Common **Site Cancelled** 15th Oct  
Interclub RTV with Chiltern Vale Roundhill Woods nt Tring 5th Nov  
RTV & TYRO Aldermaston 3rd Dec  

For more details please see our calendar page

September 28th:
Slab Common RTV and Drive Round **Cancelled**

Unfortunately the planned RTV and Drive Round at Slab Common on the 15th October has been cancelled due to land withdrawl. The Club are seeking a new venue, but this would only cater for the RTV trial and not the Drive Around.
Apologies for the short notice, but we do run this risk when using Army land for combined events.

UPDATE: We are unable to secure an alternative venue with the Land Agent. Sadly this event has been cancelled


September 17th:
Aldermaston RTV

RTV Results:


August 31st:
Hook End Summer Rally

Slab CommonThe weather was glorious at this year’s Summer Rally. Saturday kicked off with a Tyro; 6 competitors in all, 2 of which were unlicensed. Scoring was very low with Claire Norman storming to victory on all clear, with Elliott Norman just missing out on an all clear round scoring 1 on the last section. Jess Lamport was also running clear in her SWB series until a 2 on the last section dropped her out of contention.

Saturday afternoon we were treated to the gymkhana. A fun driving event that this year included vehicle seesaw, trials section in a reverse steer Discovery, trailer reversing, extreme croquet, off road canoeing, Discovery based wrecking ball and blindfold trials section.

Sunday we had the RTV with the boys & girl’s own trophies up for grabs. The Club welcomed members of Southern Counties Offroad with 5 making the trip over. The usual suspects were running very low numbers all day. Neville Dewdney was just pipped to top spot by Jack Dewdney, a replay of 2015 event. Hannah McMillan won the girls own in her Class 10 90.

After a hard day’s trialling, the members relaxed in a great atmosphere with a club sponsored BBQ, where everyone came together to chat about the weekend. Stories were exchanged around the campfire well into the night.

Thank you to the Club for organising a great weekend of events. Special mention goes out to Mark Ambler for devising and building the Gymkhana activities and Matt Hewitt who set out some excellent sections in both Tyro and RTV.

Hope to see you all next year. Keep an eye on the calendar as this event is likely to move to the week before the Bank Holiday.

Event Results:

August 17th:
Hook End Summer Rally

Slab Common

Summer Rally is fast approaching and our Chairman is busy with the welder creating new vehicle based activities for the Gymkhana. Please come along and show your support for the weekend activities. It would be great to see as many members as possible participate in what has become more an endurance test of farm engineering than a straightforward Gymkhana. The weekend also offers a BBQ after the Sunday RTV. Please not the TYRO will start at around 10am on the Saturday earlier than usual advertised times.

Friday PM site opens
Saturday morning TYRO
Saturday afternoon/evening Markhana ! Family fun driving experience.
Sunday RTV
Sunday evening club BBQ
Monday free time.
Cost £10 per pitch which includes BBQ and Markhana. Normal fees for RTV and TYRO.

July 16th:
Brick Kiln Farm

Please note the Brick Kiln venue is only availble for use by clubs on a pre-booked basis. The landowner has asked us to stress that there is no pay and play facilities for the public.

RTV Results:

May 25th:

Note from Chairman

Good luck to all of you going to this years Nationals at Stainby. We are intending to restart our newsletter via email. The first installment will cover the club members progress at the Nationals and other activities the members have been up to.

Mark Ambler

24th Apr 2017:
Hook End RTV

Slab Common Summer Series 1 at Hook End 23th April

RTV Results:




March 27th:

Green Laning

Laning dates have been added to the Calender page. Areas are still to be confirmed
Please contact Julian for more details and bookings.

Awards Night

Awards night was held on the 4th March at the Crown Hotel in Alton. Congratulations to all the 2015-16 season winners.

1st Place
2nd Place
.Winter Series:
Neville Dewdney
Ashley Bartlett
.Summer Series:
Jack Dewdney
Hugh Duffett
.Pilot Trophy:
Garry White
Richard Kershaw
.Performance Cup:
Jack Dewdney
Hugh Duffett
.TYRO Trophy (Novice):
Morgan Banyard
Harvey Serl
Red Leader :
Russell Smith
.Dave Cuthbert Memorial:
Sarah Bearcroft TYRO (Best Overall):
Max Childs
.Boys Own Trophy:
Ashley Bartlett
.Safari Engineering Cup:
Hugh Duffett
.Brooklyn Engineering Ladies RTV Challenge
Hannah McMillan
.Member of the year:
Ashley Bartlett
.Wally of the year:
Dave Lindsay
.Boobs bust:
Niall Banyard
.Officials award:
1st: Matt Hewitt
2nd:Ian Joyce
3rd: Ashley Bartlett


February 6th:
Brick Kiln Farm

Please note the Brick Kiln venue is only availble for use by clubs on a pre-booked basis. The landowner has asked us to stress that there is no pay and play facilities for the public.

RTV Results:

December 12th:
Safari League Results

Kevin Wood has crunched the final numbers at its a draw for top spot between Hugh Duffett and Jack Dewdney. Overall winner calculations are still being assesed, but it may come down to the number of times each entrant was awarded start trialler, excelled in their signature drives or won a show stopper section.

Safari League:

21st Nov 2016:
Aldermaston Events

Slab Common Calling all TYRO competitors, December 4th event at Aldermaston will be the last of the 2016 season.
We hope to see you there. Kick off at 10:30.

TYRO & RTV Results:






November 12th:
HBLRO Annual General Meeting

The 2016/17 committee was ratified at the Aldermaston event on Sunday 4th December.

A message from your new Chairman:

Hi All,
It was good to see so many members old and new at the recent Aldermaston trial. I hope we can continue to put on good events for you to enjoy over the next year.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Russell and his committee for running the club for the last year. A big thank you to Debbie for becoming our new treasurer and I would like to extend that thanks to everyone staying in their committee post.

If anybody has any suggestions for new activities for the club or is going to do something interesting with their Land Rover over Christmas just let us know.
Have a Merry Christmas one and all !

Chairman – Mark Ambler (Director)
Secretary – Niall Banyard (Director)
Competition Secretary – Ashley Bartlett
Treasurer – Debbie Scoffield
Membership Secretary – Kevin Wood
Rights of Way Officer – Julian Mallard (Director)
Camping & Social Secretary – Joe Stacey
Newsletter Editor & ALRC Liaison – Steve Kirby

Club Officers
Special Events – Paul Vaughan
BAMA Liaison – Neil Tomlinson
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.

November 6th:
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 Slab Common RTV. Summer Series 4
Full results of the event can be found here: RTV results






October 4th:
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.

Read more on the forthcoming AGM and the roles associated with running the Club.

October 2nd:
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

September 25th:
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

Summer Rally

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.Pictures

RTV Scores


July 24th:
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

11 competitors on the day, scores posted on the Event Results page. Latest update to Safari League.

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

Mark Ambler
CCV - 1st in Class 4
Comp Safari - 1st in Class 4

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.
Presented to the driver who achieves the best result in the RTVT, CCVT and Comp. Safari. Standard Class.

Joe Stacey
RTV - 2nd in Class 5
CCV - 1st in Class 5

Presented to the driver of the STANDARD Range Rover or Discovery with the lowest score in the CCVT.
Presented to the STANDARD Range Rover or Discovery Driver in the Comp Safari with the lowest total time.

Max Childs
Presented to the licensed driver in the Tyro Trial with the lowest total score.

Ashley Bartlett
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

Bryan Bush

Presented to the driver with the highest total score in the RTVT (all sections having been driven).

May 14th:
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

April 29th:
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 Info

28 Feb 2016:
Hogmoor Tyro

Hogmoor 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






February 27th:
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

1st Place
2nd Place
.Winter Series:
Neville Dewdney
Kevin Wood
.Summer Series:
Neville Dewdney
Hugh Duffett
.Pilot Trophy:
Garry White
Joe Stacey
.Performance Cup:
Jack Dewdney
Neville Dewdney
.TYRO Trophy:
Morgan Banyard
Shaun Osborn
Red Leader :
Niall Banyard
Ashley Bartlett
.Dave Cuthbert Memorial:
Mark Ambler
.Boys Own Trophy:
Jack Dewdney
.Safari Engineering Cup:
Jack Dewdney
.Brooklyn Engineering Ladies RTV Challenge
Hilary James
.Member of the year:
Alan Braclik
.Wally of the year:
Pete Kendall
.Boobs bust:
Hugh Duffett
.Officials award:
1st: Niall Banyard
2nd:Neville Dewdney
3rd: Ashley Bartlett


February 23rd:
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.

February 2016:
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


January 2016:
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.



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