The Major's Memorial Trial

The 2022 Trial is On!

1 Week to go before Discounted Entry Cost finishes !

Midland Rover Owners Club (MROC) will be running the Major's again this year after last year's successful re-start after cancellation in 2020 due to COVID.

For anyone not familiar with the format of the trial, there' a description here (also found via the menu above)

Timetable :

The detailed event timetable is here, but the key dates are : 2022 trial dates : 16~18th September.

Entry Cost / Booking :

£165 per team (£55 per driver for 2 days of trialling).
However, we reduce this to £150 per team (£50 per driver) for early entries.
Entries
must be pre-booked.
The Booking Form is now "Open" !
See the "
Competitors" page for all relevant booking info.

If you need more info. to help plan your time with us, let us know via trialscoordinator@mroc.co.uk or Facebook.

Last year we had 24 teams entered, covering Clubs from most of the UK !
Teams came from as far as Scotland & quite a few clubs had multiple teams !
We're hoping for Standard Class entries this year too.
It's always an intensive, but fun weekend.

COVID-19

COVID still exists, but hopefully with minimal / no impact on the event !

REMINDER: Do not attend the event if you have any COVID symptoms or recently FAILED a COVID test.

Although Government restrictions have reduced significantly, we expect all visitors to comply with any restrictions still in place & maintain sensible social distancing where feasible and bring face masks / hand sanitiser for possible use if necessary.

Camping

Camping is available on site in the Eastnor Deer Park (Tents, Caravans, Motorhomes etc all welcome).
No pre-booking is required. Cost is £15 per night per plot.
On arrival at the site a lead person for each caravan / camping plot will need to provide their name, contact phone no., vehicle reg. & quantity of people overnighting on the plot.
Staying on site beyond the Sunday is possible with additional payment (It's a very nice location !)
We expect all users to comply with the camp site rules here.

Facilities

We will have catering (evening meals & breakfasts), drinking water & toilet facilities available in the Deer Park camping area together with a marquee to allow socialising under cover.
There will be a bar on site Friday & Saturday evenings !!
The site has an Elsan emptying point available.

Our caterers, Boundary Bangers, will relocate to the Sheep Field to provide breakfasts before the trial starts on both Saturday & Sunday. Make sure you have enough time, there might be a queue - they are always very popular !
Bar7 Events are confirmed as our drinks supplier for the evenings (as enjoyed previously !).
Toilets will be available on the campsite & up at the Sheep Field (Trial start & finish location)

Some extra food details from Boundary Bangers :
Boundary Bangers pork and apple burgers (made by BB), BBs own sausages, bacon, mushrooms, eggs (from the young farmer of the year!) cheese etc. Chips, curry sauce, drinks (hot and cold).
On Saturday night we will do a special of our delicious all made on site chicken noodles.

There will be other goodies to tempt people with too.
There will be some gluten free food & some vegi-burgers just in-case
.

Marshals

See the Marshals page for more info. if you're willing to volunteer.

Signing-On

All competitors (drivers & passengers / Co-drivers) & marshals / officials must “Sign-On” online prior to 10th Sept.
Drivers : Please ensure your passengers are Signed-On, as we won't have contact details for them via the Entry Booking !
NB : We will be checking competitors Club Membership Cards & Ms UK Competition Licences on arrival.

Site Arrival

Anyone planning to arrive on the Friday afternoon, needs to head to the Eastnor Deer Park camp site (Location directions here)

NB The Deer Park entrance gate unfortunately will need a Keypad Code. We will email & text this to everyone Signed-On a few days before the event.
We'll try to have the gate "manned", but can't guarantee permanent cover due to final event preparation. Please let other team mates know if you're travelling separately.

NB The Deer Park entrance IS NOT the Woodyard next to the layby in Eastnor village, but the main entrance further East.
On arrival you'll be checked-in against the Competitor or Marshals Entry List.
Competitors will ha
ve Club Membership Cards & Ms UK Competition Licences checked & be handed wrist id bands & car door stickers (identifying Car Group & running number).
You'll also be asked for relevant camping details & payment (cash only).

You can then drive on & select your camping plot.

Competing drivers can then unload & have their car scrutineered during the afternoon / evening.

If planning to arrive on Saturday morning, you'll need to drive direct to the trials meet-up area at ????? in time for scrutineering........

Spectators

SPECTATORS ARE PERMITTED.
However, for those who've not been to Eastnor before, please note that the trials sections can be up to 1 mile from the nearest permitted parking, so if you can't get a lift in when the trial starts - eg with competitors or marshals you know, it can be a long walk in & out ! Due to the huge size of the woods & despite having typically 3 or 4 groups of competition vehicles, it can still be a challenge finding the cars.
Sections can be typically 400m apart (some a lot more) - so be prepared to take everything in with you that you'll need for the day !

Spectator cars ARE NOT PERMITTED nearer the trials sections due to lack of parking space & the large quantity of competitor vehicles we need to move around the woods without delays.

Major's Clothing

We have a range of clothing specific to this year's event. See the "Shop" for info. & prices.

We also have some remaining stock of Major's 2021 clothing.
See the separate
Clothing page for more info.