The toughest classic rally in Europe
Still considered by crews as one of the most demanding and challenging events in Europe and a definite to be ticked on your “must do” events list! HERO's Land’s End to John O’Groats Reliability Trial and Classic Car Tour is open to cars built before 1986. Running in December, tough conditions are to be expected, but no-one crosses the finish line without a smile on their face.
The event has been tackled and completed by novice crews in the past, however, we would recommend undertaking less advanced events as a preparatory measure prior to competing on Le Jog.
£350 deposit secures entry with balance due prior to 31st August 2017
Starting from Land’s End on Saturday morning, competitors take part on a number of regularity sections and driving tests before arriving at the evening rest halt. From here, it is into the maze of lanes that criss-cross Wales, your endurance and skill tested as you battle through the night against the elements and the route set out by the Clerk of the Course. Sunday brings you a little more of a relaxed day, the route and scenery as stunning as the first, your overnight halt will be welcoming and give you chance to rest before the final push to John O’ Groats.
As you leave on Monday, it is hard to believe you are only half way along the route, the night section is daunting and the evening meal is most welcome. When you arrive in John O’Groats, it is not unusual to see crews so elated that a tear is shed, after all, they have completed what is regarded as the toughest historic rally in Europe, and quite possibly the world. Welcome to Le Jog.
The event features mixed navigation, night time driving and driving in adverse conditions. Some competitors have attempted Le Jog as their very first event, we would advise you to take part in the HERO Training and Briefing Day that takes part in October if you wish to attempt Le Jog as a novice.
For 2017, the route will be as demanding as the 2016 one, starting in Land’s End, a run up the west side of the UK and into Wales will bring crews to an overnight halt on the borders of Wales and England, close to Chester. The Sunday run will once again be the ‘easier’ part of the event, however, we may include one or two more demanding sections here to keep the pressure on crews and ensure that the endurance side of the event is still there. Sunday’s overnight will once again be close to the borders, this time the borders will be Scotland and England as we take the chance to have a good night’s rest before the final push to John o’Groats.
|1||Horst Pokroppa (DEU) / Arno Bauschert (DEU)||MG A Coupe||1500||1957|
|2||David Hankin (Eng) / Jake Ramsden||Triumph TR4||2286||1961|
|3||Charles Harrison (Eng) / Richard Lambley (Eng)||Triumph 2000||1998||1966|
|4||Andrew Brookes (Eng) / Nigel Griffiths||Austin Mini||998||1969|
|5||Nick Bloxham (Eng) / Richard Crozier (Sco)||Ford Escort Mexico||1600||1972|
|6||Richard Boughton (Eng) / Kevin Savage (Eng)||BMW 2002 tii||1990||1973|
|7||Dirk Dohse (DEU) / TBA||Porsche 924 Turbo||1960||1979|
|8||Martin Hoermann (DEU) / Jochen Hempel (DEU)||Mercedes-Benz SLC 500 AMG||5000||1981|
|9||Philipp LeibundGut (CHE) / Nicolas Geigy (CHE)||Saab 900 Turbo||1985||1984|
|10||Jon Miles (IRL) / TBA||TBA||0|