Summer Trial 2021



The Perfect Introductory Event

4th to 6th June 2021

The Summer Trial will once again be based in Telford. This gives us excellent access to the wide variety of roads and scenery that Shropshire and The Welsh Marches has to offer but will   have a twist to take in some new roads and test venues not used on the 2020 event as well as some old favourites.

The format of the Summer Trial is designed to minimise the impact on work or other real-life commitments. The event is aimed at those new to rallying, it can also be used as a great way to shake down your car for longer events or as a straightforward no-nonsense introduction to the sport for your partner or other family members.

The first leg takes place on Friday afternoon, this is to give crews an introduction and is designed to ease you into the event. Saturday ups the ante with a full day’s classic motorsport which aims to return to our Telford base at a reasonable time to allow refreshment and a catch up with likeminded people on the day’s activities (if social distancing rules allow).

Sunday’s competition is scheduled to increase the intensity a little while remaining in the classification of a HERO ‘Green’ event.

The rally comes to a close at Sunday Lunchtime with prize giving and a buffet lunch, so you will have time to return home at a reasonable hour in readiness for work on Monday.

Navigation will be by straightforward tulip instructions as described in the HERO Type of Navigation for Green events. You should expect complexity to increase a little over the weekend to complement the increased skills you will develop during the event. Several driving Tests also form part of the schedule and these will take place on private land where you will be able to enjoy your car at its best.

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Event Characteristics

Start Date


Finish Date


Minimum Licence Required

RS Clubman

Length of Route

300 Miles

Pre-event Novice Briefing


Approximate Leg Mileage

160 Miles

Vehicle Eligibility

Pre 1986


Navigation Type


Expected Tests


Expected Regularities


Is there a Master Class


(see rules below)

HERO Cup Coefficient


HPM Entry Fee


(until 31 Dec then £1,485)

Entry Fee


(until 31 Dec then £1,650)




Single Room Supplement


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One Benefit; Up to 10% discount on Entry Fees

Why Enter?

The Summer Trial continues to be one of the UK’s favourite events attracting crews from all over Europe, so early entry is advised to avoid disappointment. For 2020, we will again run the Master’s class for the more experienced crews, but navigation is aimed fairly and squarely at newcomers and the less experienced. While Masters will be able to fight for top honours in their class, they will not be eligible for the overall results.

Event Schedule


Leg One - Steady Away

Scrutineering will start at approximately 09:00 and finish at 12:00. Between 11:30 and 12:30 we hope there will be a chance for novice and newcomer crews to take part in a training session prior to the first leg. 13:31 will see the first car leave the start and head off into the Shropshire countryside for a relatively easy afternoon getting more taxing to get you into the swing of things.


Leg Two - Gathering Momentum

Your performance on Leg One will determine how early you have to wake up with the overnight leader leaving at 08:00 for a full days competition. Driving Tests and Regularities will take you south of Telford skirting the Welsh border on a circular route visiting a number of classic roads and beauty spots. The day concludes with a return to Telford where crews can swap stories and enjoy the hospitality before the final day.


Leg Three - Full Swing to The End

The final Leg sees a good number of tests and regularities crammed into to 5 hours of competition before you return to Telford at 13:00 with the intensity increasing towards the conclusion. The first car will pass under the arch back at Telford followed by a well-deserved drink where the pressure will build wondering where you have finished in the final standings. The top three will be invited to spray the champagne under the arch before the buffet lunch and awards are presented in good time allowing you enough time to return home that evening.

Vehicle Information

  • All cars will be eligible for overall awards unless the crew are deemed to be ‘Masters’
  • 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
  • The scoring on the test sections is class-based so you will be scoring against other similar aged cars
  • 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

The Definition of Master’s Class – A master will be defined by both crew members in the seat they have entered the event who have finished first overall on a HERO green or blue standard event, in the top three of a red or black event (including Rally of the Tests in the overall positions including non-eligible cars), received a Gold medal on Le Jog or in the top three of a HRCR National B Road Rally in the last 3 years.

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 Routebook with overview maps
  • Novice Briefing covering the use of the Routebook and Regularity rallying
  • Mechanical assistance available if required during the event
  • Bed and breakfast in a twin or double room Friday 4th June & Saturday 6th July (upgrade to single rooms available subject to availability at an additional cost)
  • Evening meals on Friday and Saturday
  • Lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • Coffee & tea (or a cold drink) on Friday and Saturday afternoon as well as  Saturday & Sunday morning
  • Event regalia
  • Extensive awards list

Rooms will be available at an additional cost for Crews that wish to arrive a day early or stay another night after the event. Further details will be available closer to the event.

Entry List

Summer Trial 2021 - Confirmed Entries

Summer Trial 2021 - Accepted Entries

Summer Trial 2021 - Pending Entries

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