Land's End - John O'Groats
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 is open to cars of a specification 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.
Briefing Friday 4th at Land's End
(printed maps supplied)
(until 31st May then £3,722.40)
(until 31st May then £4,136)
(subject to availability)
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The usual early start overlooking the rugged Cornish Coastline sees crews straight into the opening Test around Land’s End. The first cars tackle the cliff route in the dark before making their way to the first Regularity. The route takes crews to a new test venue and on through some of the lesser used back roads of Cornwall and mid Devon with a lunch stop close to Tiverton. Fully fuelled we plan to venture into pastures new through some favourite rally roads of yesteryear in the Devon Somerset borders concluding with a headline venue to tax both driver and navigator before a halt in the Bristol area.
Leg 2 sees crews heading off into the darkness and traversing the Severn crossing before running up the Wye Valley for the first of three challenging Regularities in the Welsh Marches followed by a quick break. The action then intensifies with a sting in the tail 60 mile Time Control section that includes an opportunity for crews to catch their breath at the mid point. The leg finishes on the outskirts of Shrewsbury with a time free run to the Hotel in Chester.
Fully refreshed after a well earned break, the route see crews tackle three tests on the run up the M6 to north of Preston where the final leg really gets going. A long regularity across the hills and fells of the area is followed by more tests before a lunch stop on the outskirts of Kirkby Lonsdale. We are truly in the north at this point but there’s more action to follow as darkness will contrive to increase the challenge of the final regularities before crews arrive for their overnight halt in Newcastle.
The pressure is maintained with a prompt start that leads into a series of tests, route checks and regularities taking us across the border and into Scotland for a late lunch in the Edinburgh area. The day is only half done at this stage and we push further north and on to the more remote roads that the area has to offer for another test and five more regularities before a rest halt at Aviemore. Crews that competed in 2017 will know how the weather can change in this area and appreciate the unique challenges of competing on LeJog.
Returning for 2021, the restart sees crews heading into a ‘Loch Ness Monster’ regularity which will require maximum concentration if medals are to be retained. Battle will continue as the route heads further north through the final sections before proceedings reach a conclusion, accompanied by the strains of the piper, at the finish line in John O’Groats.
Please Note this provisional itinerary is subject to change.
The event Package does not include accommodation on the Friday or Tuesday nights, Crews are required to book these themselves.
The event runs through Monday night so no accommodation is required.
|1||Dick Appleton (GB)||Mark Appleton (GB)||1965||Morris Cooper S||1275|
|2||Michael Baker (GB)||Simon Baker (GB)||1978||Porsche 911SC||2973|
|3||Thomas Bernhard Boemmer (DE)||Hans Josef Lux (DE)||1985||Volkswagen Scirocco II GTX||1760|
|4||Richard Boughton (GB)||Paul Bosdet (GB)||1972||BMW||0|
|5||Thomas Bricknell (GB)||Roger Bricknell (GB)||1983||Volkswagen Golf GTi||1800|
|6||Richard Clifton (GB)||Julie Clifton (GB)||1972||Vauxhall Viva||2379|
|7||Dirk Dohse (DE)||Annika Thieme (DE)||1978||Porsche 911 SC||3000|
|8||Floriaan Eling (NL)||Wendela Wapenaar (NL)||1986||Citreon BX Sport||1905|
|9||Filip Engelen||Ann Gillis||1971||Datsun 240z||2400|
|10||Chris Exelby (GB)||Graham Booker (GB)||1973||MG B Roadster||1860|
|1||Dave Bryan (GB)||Tony Brooks (GB)||1974||Ford Escort RS 2000||1995|
|2||David Bundy (GB)||Debbie Bundy (GB)||1968||MGC GT||2912|
|3||Mr Paul Day (GB)||Mr Alun Jones (GB)||1939||Ford Coupe||0|
|4||Andy Simpson (GB)||Brian Dwelly (GB)||1980||Austin Morris Mini Clubman 1275GT||1275|
|5||Chris Hellings (GB)||Glyn Thomas (GB)||1981||Ford Fiesta||1596|
|6||Rob Hendy (GB)||Michael Joyce (GB)||1983||Porsche 911||3000|
|7||Noel Kelly (IM)||Pete Johnson (IM)||1966||Volvo 122 S||1800|
|8||Udo Schauss (DE)||Thomas Koerner (DE)||1976||BMW 320/4||1991|
|9||Arthur Kuypers (NL)||Michiel van Wulffte Palthe (NL)||0||Lancia Fulvia Coupe||0|
|10||Stephan LÃ¼thi (CH)||Paulo De Moura (CH)||1963||Ford Lotus Cortina Mk1||1558|
|1||Dr Jonathan McCullough (GB)||Dr Peter McCullough (GB)||1958||Triumph TR3A||2000|
|2||Hans middelberg (US)||Still searching for||1967||Ford Mustang||0|
|3||Klaus Mueller (DE)||Niklas Mueller (DE)||1987||Porsche 944||2449|
|4||Reiner Seume (DE)||Julian Seume (DE)||1984||Porsche 944||2|
|5||Chris Townsend (GB)||TBC||0||Bentley Mark 6||0|