A Novice Trial 2020



New Rescheduled Date

21st - 23rd August 2020

A Novice Trial brought to you by The HERO Training Academy

Designed to walk you through the process of tackling a Classic Car Rally with a series of Classroom and ‘on the road’ sessions. You will be taken through each session with experienced current competitors guiding you through each part and explaining the dos and don’ts.

The event starts on the Friday evening (17:00) with an optional session, for the first-timers, where the first steps are explained and signing on take place (or Saturday morning). Saturday morning session will go through setting your trip, using ‘Tulips’ before a working lunch and learning about Timing, and maps. The afternoon will see you tackle two Regularities with the team on hand to point out your errors, explain the right way to do it, before retiring for a debrief and a one to one in the bar area.

On the Sunday there will be a stand-alone mini rally. Cars will be seeded from the results of Saturdays two Regularities and joined by other crews who have perhaps done the HERO training previously or only one or two events and require some more practise.

To allow flexibility we have not included accommodation in the package. Crews are free to book what suits them in the surrounding area of Oswestry.

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Event Characteristics

Start Date


Finish Date


Minimum Licence Required

RS Clubman

Length of Route

140 miles

Over two days

Pre-Event Training

Yes & On-event Training

This is a training event

Vehicle Eligibility


(Car of period built before this date)

Navigation Type

Tulip & Map

(Some simple maps)

Night Section


Expected Regularities


Entry Fee


Mini Rally Only - £195.00

Event Schedule


Classroom Session

17:00 - 18:30 - Time card of the event issued and explained.

Introduction to:
General event timings,
Tulip diagrams and Tests.
Explain pre event procedures

Check the notice board for:
- Competitor Number
- Start Time
- Individual Scrutinerring Time
- Saturday Start Time
- Rally Time


Scrutineering & Signing-on

08:00 - 10:00 in numerical order


Road Session

10:00 - 12:00

- Start at one minute intervals
- Set trip at measured distance
- Short section to follow using Tulip diagrams
- A short Test


Working Lunch

12:00 - 14:00

Introduction to:


Road Session

14:00 - 16:00

Two Regularities -
One Tulip based, the second a marked map



16:00 - 18:00

Q & A Session


Mini Rally

08:30 Drivers Briefing

09:00 First car leaves

13:00 first car returns

13:30 Buffet

14:30 Results & Awards

15:00 finish

*Itinerary Subject to Change

Vehicle Information

For the Mini Rally on the Sunday

  • All cars will be eligible for overall awards
  • The cars will be split into classes, and may be based on age, cc and body Type
  • Entry is open to any vehicle of a specification valid before the 1st January 1986
  • HERO continue to generally favour older cars and the route chosen has been planned around cars from the 1960’s but both older and newer cars will feel equally at home

What Is Included In the Entry Fee?

  • Entry to the event for a crew of two people
  • Help from the most experienced team in historic rallying
  • Detailed “Tulip” style roadbook with overview maps
  • Comprehensive training sessions on the use of the Routebook and Regularity rallying
  • Buffet Lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • Coffee & tea at coffee halts on the Saturday & Sunday
  • Event regalia
  • Overall & finishers awards
  • Mechanical assistance available if required during the event

Entry List

A Novice Trial 2020 - Confirmed Entries

A Novice Trial 2020 - Pending Entries

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