Tyro Trials

It should be remembered that ALL our events are designated “none damaging” unless otherwise stated. The term “none damaging” means that the organisers make every effort to ensure that the event is suitable for the vehicles entered in that event PROVIDING that those taking part drive the course in the expected manner. There is no guarantee that a vehicle will not sustain damage to the bodywork or mechanical parts although the aim is that this should not happen. It is likely that any damage to your vehicle during an off road event will not be covered by your insurance company and you should bear this in mind before taking part. Fun though it is, this is motorsport and MOTORSPORT CAN BE DANGEROUS !

Damage to vehicles taking part in our events is rare but it would be irresponsible of us, as a club, to suggest that this is a cast iron guarantee.

Tyro Trials

These trials are aimed primarily at those new to trialling, the word “Tyro” being defined in the dictionary as “tyro – someone new to a field or activity”. Tyro is not an acronym for “Try Your Rover Out” or “Turn Your Rover Over” !

In order to allow the event to be used as an introduction to off road motorsport, drivers taking part can be as young as 13 years of age if the vehicle is a “standard” vehicle or 15 years of age if the vehicle is a “special” (Not a production vehicle). This being the case though they must be accompanied by a passenger who does hold a full driving license for that vehicle and they can only drive on “observed” sections. All drivers must hold a current club membership card.

Unlike a normal off road trial, passengers are allowed to be carried in the rear of the vehicle providing they are in forward facing seats and wearing an approved seatbelts. The minimum age for rear passengers is 2 years old with any child under 4 seated in an approved child seat. The minimum age for front seat passengers is 12.

The sections

The tyro trial is set out within strict guidelines to ensure that there is little, if any, chance of damage to the vehicle or injury to the occupants.

The terrain chosen should be such that the vehicles should not catch their bodywork on approach, departure or ramp over.

The maximum descent or climb gradient is 50% (1 in 2)

The maximum side slope gradient is 25% (1 in 4)

The maximum depth of any water is 0.2 metres.

Vehicles must be capable of traversing the sections without contacting trees, bushes etc…