A Novice Trial 2025
Following the success of A Novice Trial held at the HERO-ERA Headquarters over the last couple of years we once again return to Bicester, a fantastic location for the training elements as well as great roads for the practical side. This year will see Andy Pullan, one of our staff and at the pinnacle of his navigation career taking you through the training process with the support of the other HERO-ERA team.
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 Friday evening with a seminar covering the basics. Saturday will alternate practical and theory to cement the newfound skills with a new route from previous years to test your skills.
On Sunday you will compete in a half-day rally to test and hone those 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, Scottish Malts, or HERO Challenges, ensuring that you not only enjoy the event but also give you a chance to work up the leaderboard.
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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
09:30 – 10:15 Coffee
10:15 – 11:00 Classroom Session
11:00 – 12:30 Road & Test Session
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Classroom Session
14:30 – 16:00 Road Session
16:00 – 17:30 De-Brief & Q&A Session
Collect Rally plates & Sunday Route book
08:30 First car starts Competitive Event
13:00 First car returns Competitive Event
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:30 Results Published & Awards
For the Mini Rally on the Sunday
- All cars will be eligible for overall and class awards.
- Entry is open to any vehicle of a specification valid before the 1st January 1991
- HERO-ERA 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