Round 1 Myherin, Mid Wales. 8/9 April 2017.
From England, Scotland and Wales the Marches team brings you the best in Cross Country Motorsport.
Six rounds from the finest venues in the country. Each round brings different challenges to the competitors, from fast gravel runs, muddy cuts through forest fire breaks and the stomach churning MOD tank testing ground.
Our first round for 2017 takes us to Myherin in Mid Wales. This wild wind swept location is also home to a wind farm, each turbine has an exclusion area of 300 metres, so don't park up any closer.
The course is around 7 miles and has a number of cross country sections which have some steep climbs and long fast drops as much as 1000 metres.
In previous years we have been treated to snow, heavy mist and horizontal driving rain, so be prepared.
The access road is off the A44 which will be arrowed, the route to Rally HQ then takes you along a forest track for about 4 miles up to the wind farm.
The service area is located near the Start / Finish of the stage and will have toilets, food and Rally HQ.
Due to the number of competitors expected we have marked the layout of the service area, please park sensibly and keep the road clear and open for emergency vehicles.
The route in map may be downloaded here
Camping is provided free of charge. You may turn up Friday PM and the site must be cleared by Sunday evening.
Please make sure that you clear your camping area from all litter, mud and tyres we would like to use the site in following years.
The camping area will have a number of toilets and a food bar which will be open all day and late into the night.
The weekend will start with scruitineering which will take place prior to the first car at 10.00am on Saturday. We expect between 6 and 8 runs before the final run late Saturday afternoon.
The Sunday runs will start at 9.00am. We should see, possibly, 6 runs on Sunday before prizegiving at 3.00pm
As with all rounds of the BCCC we welcome entries from clubmen who may join us just for the day or weekend, if you are uncertain about your eligibility, then please check with our Championship Scrutineer , who's details are in the left hand column of this page before arriving.
How to enter.
Entries are welcome from anyone who wants to enter the Clubman event which costs £366.50 for the full weekend. or £185.00 for one day.
To enter the BCCC for the season and enjoy some of the best venues is only £2200.00, most rounds will deliver about 80 - 100 miles of competition, over night camping and the chance to meet up with other competitors.
Please call Championship Secretary Lilian Turley on 01594 810161 or email email@example.com if you wish to enter the event, or would just like more information.
National A, National B, and Clubmans Welcome.
Alongside the British Cross Country Championship we have a Trophy Class, a Clubmans Class and the Freelander Challenge.
Different classes but same course and the same number of runs.
The Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship is a competitive safari comprising of a series of 6 events, each held over two days.
To enter the Championship you will need a National A licence (or above). The Championship is divided up into a number of classes, so if you miss out on the podium positions, there are always class wins to go for.
You will not need a navigator, but can carry a passenger provided they hold a club licence and have signed on with the entries secretary. You may change your passenger thoughout the day if you wish, however the driver must not change.
Your vehicles must pass scrutineering, so please contact our elgibility scrutineer (on the left of this page) if you have any queries.
Drivers must contest a minimum of 5 rounds, the Championship points are calculated from the best 5 of the 6 rounds.
We use control tyres from the list in the MSA "Blue Book", ref; (L) list 5(a) All- Terrain
The Britpart British Cross Country Trophy. This is open to National B competitors, to qualify you must never have entered a competitive safari at National A or above
The Trophy class runs the same route as the Championship and has the same regulatory requirments.
The Clubmans Class. All competitors must hold an MSA Clubmans or higher grade suitable competition licence valid for this event.
As with the Trophy class the competitors will run the same route and number of runs as the Championship and be subject to the same regulatory requirments.
You may enter just for one day, or, both days of an event. So why not come along to test the water and check out your times against some of the countries best drivers.
The Freelander Challenge. The Freelander Challenge has seperate regulations which may be downloaded from the RHS of this page.
All Freelanders, all the same, only the skills of the driver gets you in the points.
These are production vehicles with just the safety components fitted to comply with the MSA Regulations, so you drive to Tesco's on Friday and Saturday sees you deep in Radnor Forest.
Remember. With all of the above you do not need a navigator, you may carry a passenger, as long as they are a club member and have signed on with our entries secretary. So take your sponsor out, or your mechanic or even the wife. You may also change your passenger during the event.
Our media reports and photographs.
Gary Simpson, Songasport.
This year Gary will be repeating the excellent work he did last year in promoting the BCCC.
After a weekend spent on the course he returns home to produce the media reports and pictures for his website, the Marches website, Motoring news and Total Offroad. All e-mailed out on the Sunday evening, or, as in some cases, the early hours of Monday morning.
You can contact Gary by visiting his website, click on his logo
A few words of introduction.
Cross Country Motorsport is the correct way to describe our activities. This phrase has been adopted by our governing body in an effort to differentiate between ourselves and other off road activities.
For many who have not attended our events the erroneous vision is one of winches, chains and landrovers up to their sills, or worse, in mud.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Our top competitors drive vehicles which are in the same price and performance class of WRC cars. They achieve similar speeds and are equally spectacular to watch.
Imagine a forest stage rally with sections where the competitor leaves the gravel track and cuts through a fire break or cuts across the moor to another track and you can understand the appeal that many have for this type of sport.
As in forest stage rallies it is easy to join in without obtaining an overdraft.
Just click on the You Tube logo on the right of this page to see some of our video's.
Our Environmental Responsibility
We are committed to protecting our environment, and have introduced control tyres for the BCCC.
Working with the close co-operation of the Forestry Commission and other landowners we identify routes which will have minimal impact on wildlife and infrastructure.
Our teams will prepare the course prior to an event and clean up afterwards, it is only by engaging in this form of partnership that our sport can continue and that the interests of all groups that use the countryside can be met and satisfied.
CRC Offroad Motorsport
Landranger Deeside 4x4
Paul Harris Offroad Racing
Steve Smith Racing
Richie Wyn Racing.
Polaris Factory Racing.
Clerk of Course.
07816 135 238
Deputy Clerk of Course
Deputy Clerk of Course &
Secretary of Meeting.
& Entries Secretary
Oakdene, 32 Park Road
Berry Hill, Coleford
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2017 BCCC Timetable.
8 - 9 April.
Round 1, Myherin, Tarenig.
13 - 14 May.
Round 2, Radnor Forest.
3 - 4 June.
Round 3, Forest Estate, Scotland
22 - 23 July.
Round 4, Ceri.
9 - 10 September.
Round 5, Bovington South
21 - 22 October.
Round 6, Walters Arena