We’re pleased to say our playday on the 25th of February is now confirmed – see you all there!
Not the news we were hoping for in the new year but we have had official word from the site owners that due to damage to the site they have taken the decision to stop holding 4×4 play days for the forseeable future.
We’d like to thank Walters for letting us hold all the events over the last 18 years, as well as everyone who’s come along to join in the fun and of course all the Shire marshals and committee who worked so hard to make it happen.
We will of course keep in touch with the site should they decide to re-open at any point, and in the meantime we’ll be looking at alternative locations and events to keep the calendar interesting and varied.
If you have suggestions for sites, events, or other things you think the club should be doing please do contact us, we’re always keen to hear suggestions.
We wish all our members a Merry Christmas, thanks for your support this year and we hope to see you all at our FREE members-only play-day on the 1st of January!
Thursday 7th December is the Club Social: DIFFERENT VENUE & Skittles night –
Yes we are having the club social at a different venue in December – the Peartree Inn at Boorley Green, Botley – plus it’s curry night and we’ve got the skittle alley to play with! Click here for details & directions.
Piccadilly Wood outing – Sunday 3rd December
We are doing a group outing to Piccadilly Wood, a very challenging site that’s a favourite of our Chief Marshal.
If you’d like to meet up & join in click here for more info.
Winter Solstice Night Laning – Friday 22nd December
Celebrate the longest night of the year by getting out in your truck!
Please click here for more info & how to get your name on the list.
FREE Play Day – Mannington – Monday 1st January
Our way of saying THANK YOU and MERRY CHRISTMAS to all our lovely members, we’re throwing a FREE play-day at Mannington.
Please note that this event is for paid-up Shire LRC members only – you can check & renew your membership or join up via MemberMojo here. We will NOT be doing memberships on the day!
An early Christmas present for you – thanks to the hard work of our events officer James we are pleased to say we’re in the process of booking play days at military sites for 2024.
Stay tuned for dates & venues!
Shire LRC are NORA affiliated, which brings benefits for all of us but does mean extra paperwork at event sign-in. To avoid this and make signing in smooth and fast, you can register yourself with NORA for only £2 which gets you a card you can show at sign-in to jump the queue!
We will also knock £2 off the entry fee every time you show the card – not bad!
Please go to https://nora92.com/product/2023-one-event-licence-card/ and register yourself.
This card will be valid with other NORA affiliated clubs too – Shire LRC have reciprocal arrangements with other local clubs so your membership will get you into a lot of events!
Note that our members-only FREE play day doesn’t mean you get £2 for turning up with a NORA card, but you DO get signed in much faster!
Firstly, we are running a club convoy to Slindon Safari THIS weekend (12th November) so please click here for details of that.
Second we are having the club social at a different venue in December – the Peartree Inn at Boorley Green, Botley – plus it’s curry night and we’ve got the skittle alley to play with! Click here for details & directions.
Thirdly, we are planning another convoy, this time to Picadilly Wood, a site not for those with shiny vehicles. More details on the way!
We are also booking some sites for 2024 that we haven’t been to for a long time, so stay tuned for updates!
Some of us are meeting at Tot Hill services at 8.30am to head into the Land Rover Spares day at Newbury – if you want to join in we’ll see you there.
If not – pop by the club trailer in the event to say hello and get a complimentary cuppa if you’ve got your membership card.
As a benefit to our members we have confirmed reciprocal agreements with Dorset Land Rover Club and Solent & District (SADLRC) that Shire LRC members can attend their events using their Shire membership, and members of those clubs can attend our events with their membership.
We are hoping to add agreements with more clubs in future – if you are involved with another club who would like to join this arrangement please contact us.
We really want to run more Green Laning days, but the club doesn’t have a lot of people who feel comfortable setting up and running one.
So we’re running some “How to run a Laning Day” coaching sessions. They’ll likely take the form of a few hours in an evening to cover the theory (how to choose routes, record them on mapping apps etc) and a half-day practical putting it into practice (safely driving the routes you’ve planned).
No previous experience needed, just a willingness to learn. You don’t even need a running truck, as we can do this in pairs.
You may not have noticed but our webmaster Chip has been very busy transferring our website over to a new provider, which means it now loads MUCH faster and works more smoothly.
This Thursday (4th May) is the club social & AGM, and we’re pleased to announce Guy Shepherd will be joining us to talk about his trips to Ukraine as well as show some of his collection of artefacts from the trips.
Join us at the King Rufus, Chandlers Ford, from about 7.30pm – all are welcome, but only current members can vote in the AGM .
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