Following the success of A Novice Trial held at the HERO-ERA Headquarters last year we once again return to Bicester, a fantastic location for the training elements as well as great roads for the practical side. The format of A Novice Trial is designed to explain and demonstrate the skills required for classic car rallying in a fun and informative way. The event is aimed at those new to rallying, or as an introduction to the sport for your partner or other family members. The event begins on the Friday evening with a seminar covering the basics. Saturday will alternate practical and theory to cement the new found skills. Culminating on Sunday with a mini rally to test those new found skills and show you exactly what to expect on your next adventure with HERO-ERA. The action concludes early on Sunday afternoon with an awards ceremony and a buffet lunch so you’ll have time to return at a reasonable hour in readiness for work on Monday. You will leave with all the tools necessary to tackle a HERO-ERA Blue or Green Event, such as the Summer Trial or HERO Challenge, ensuring that you not only enjoy the event but also give you a chance to work up the leaderboard.
This is a training event
This event is open to HERO-ERA Club and Premier Members
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16:30 – 17:00 Registration
17:00 – 19:00 Session One - Classroom - HERO-ERA HQ, Bicester Heritage
08:00 – 10:00 Vehicle Checks & Documentation – HERO-ERA HQ
10:00 – 11:00 Coffee & Classroom Session
11:00 – 12:30 Road & Test Session
12:30 – 14:30 Working Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 Road Session
16:00 – 17:30 De-Brief & Q&A Session
08:30 First car starts Competitive Event
12:30 First car returns Competitive Event
13:00 – 14:00 Working Lunch
14:30 Results Published & Awards
Mini Rally – Sunday 22nd May
The Rally element of A Novice Trial will take us North from Bicester to enjoy two regularities before a coffee halt. The route back to the HERO-ERA Headquarters will be a little more challenging with two more regularities one of which will be map based. With expert tuition the day before this will not be as daunting as it may sound and with four tests on-site to round up the competition, you will get a good feel for the enjoyment that this type of rallying has to offer. A buffet lunch will be provided as crews swap details of the trials and achievements of the morning, whilst learning the penalty system. Mere seconds separated the top three of last years Novice Trial but who will be crowned the Novice Champion of 2022.
For the Mini Rally on the Sunday