We are continuously trying to expand LORDs and its assets that all its members can benefit from, in this spirit we have just purchased a new club trailer!!
We have been wanting one of these for a while so that we can have more flexibility on when and how often we can run events so that we can get our club vehicles down to site. This means that we now have the ability to bring both vehicles to site this year and in coming years we don’t have to rely on members.
And being LORDs we didn’t go small with this one, the trailer is a 16ft 3500kg twin axle wessex tilt bed we gives us plenty of scope on future club vehicles as we are not restricted in weight or length.
enough talking here are a few pictures
Congratulations to the new committee who have now taken over for the coming year 2015/16.
Your new chair is James Garside who has a lot of great ideas to bring to the club and move it forward.
Treasury has been taken over by Chris Blick.
Claire Moir is secretary and responsible for trip organisation.
Finally Paul Dallyn is the point of contact for alumni members.
We look forward to the year to come with lots of exciting events planned for the next year.
We will see you next at the freshers bazaar October 4th so come down and see us!!!
A big welcome to the new committee who will be taking over shortly and thank you to all members who have helped out over the past year.
More info on your new committee coming soon.
Xmas is fast approaching and so this is a great excuse to go out for a slap up meal at a nice reasonably priced pub. Transport will be provided by LORDS from campus. We will also be subsidizing the meal price for all paid members. Menu available athttp://www.vintageinn.co.uk/thequorndonfoxloughborough/pdf/thequorndonfoxloughborough-Festive_menu.pdf
Past members it would be great to see you there
We have booked a table for 830 but need to know numbers by Sunday, so we can put a deposit down. Please post confirming your attendance ASAP
Pay and play at Sibbertoft off road site.
This is a nice compact site, so good spectating from all areas.
we will be meeting at the swimming pool car park at 0900 and back to lboro by 1800.
Bring suitable clothes and food and drink for lunch. There is catering on site where you can buy hot drinks and bacon butties.
Please join if you are interested in coming this will be based on a first come first served basis, as places are severely limited.
Says it all in the title.
Meet JCs at 1930, then make our way via the various holes to Revs. Golf attire essential. For those man enough we will be aiming for the full 18, but I think time will be our enemy, so will probably be soft 9.
First hole will be on LORDS for paid members
Past members and friends welcome
First green laning trip of the term. Club vehicle won’t be present, but is an excellent opportunity to experience the beautiful peaks from the passenger seat. We will be departing around 08.30 on Saturday from the swimming pool car park and be back around 1800 Saturday. You will nee to bring snacks, refreshments and lunch. Spaces are limited by the number of vehicles going so it is on a first come first served basis.
Email or RSVP on facebook to reserve your place.
Event page here.
A big thank you to everyone who turned up to the event and a really big thank you to everyone who helped out over the weekend.
Don’t forget if you still haven’t signed up you can do it at the LSU site www.lsu.co.uk/lords
Have a watch of the video below to see a brief glimps to some of the things we got up to. Also we’ll be green laning on the 6th so see the events page for more info.
Don’t forget it’s the LORDS promo event this weekend. Your chance to try out a weekend (or day) with LORDS and see what we do.
Full information can be found at www.lords4x4.com/promo-2013
See below for full details on how to confirm your place.
A reminder that it’s our taster event this weekend! Info about the event can be found below in the original email, and we will talk about it tomorrow at our Meet and Greet (8pm @ the union).
It’s only £5 for LORDS members, and £10 for those of you who would like to try before you buy.
If you would like to come along, please fill out the following and send it back to us:
Attending whole weekend, including camping – YES/NO
Need space in a tent (do not own a tent) – YES/NO
Attending Saturday, to be taken back to Loughborough sat evening – YES/NO
Attending Sunday, to be taken out to site Sunday morning and return that evening – YES/NO
Have a valid driving license – YES/NO
Bringing own 4×4 vehicle – YES/NO
Special dietary requirements (allergies/vegetarian etc):
DEADLINE FOR SIGNING UP TO THE EVENT IS 23:59 THURSDAY 17TH OCTOBER.
Hope to see lots of you there tomorrow at the meet and greet, and again at the weekend! Any questions, feel free to ask
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From: LORDS Committee
Date: 11 October 2013 13:54
Subject: LORDS Taster/Promotional Weekend 19th/20th October
Dear All,To get you into the swing of off roading and enable you to find out if it is something for you if you’re unsure, we are holding our annual promotional off roading weekend at Donnington on the 19th and 20th of October as a taster session. This means that even if you are not a member you can attend the event. After this event only members are covered by the SU insurance policy and can attend events.
This event is the highlight of the LORDS calendar and often sees many alumni travel from all over the country to attend. This year aims to be even bigger and better than ever with not just a punch hunt, but RTV sections and special stages. For those of you unsure of what these are come along to the meet and greet on Tuesday the 15th of October to find out more about the event and other forms of off roading we do as a club.
The promo weekend offers the chance to meet lots of new and interesting people, as it will not just be Loughborough university students, but Harper Adams as well. Don’t worry if your don’t have a vehicle, as there will be two provided by the club so you can get to experience off roading from the drivers seat.
We will be providing free transport to and from the site at 0900 on the Saturday, returning at either 1700 and 1900 on Saturday. There will also be transport leaving Loughborough on Sunday at 0900 and returning at 1700 and 1900. Therefore you can either just come for the day or camp over for the weekend to join in on the evening activities. Dinner will be provided on Saturday night and breakfast on Sunday morning, so all you will need to bring is yourselves, snacks, food and drinks for the remaining meals. There will be limited spaces in tents so if you have your own that would be great, all people who are camping will need to bring a sleeping bag.
All of this is available at the amazing price of £10 for non members and £5 for members due to generous subsiding by the club.
To ensure we offer the best experience possible places will be limited to ensure you can get sufficient time driving the club vehicles. Priority will go to paid members, so the sooner you purchase membership the better. Membership is available from http://www.lsu.co.uk/society/lords/
See below for a video of last year’s event, and a couple of explanations of what we will be doing
What is a winch challenge/punch hunt: http://www.4x4challenges.org.nz/about/winchchallenge/
What is an RTV (Road Taxed Vehicle Trial):
The RTV trial comprises of about 8 sections of twelve or thirteen gates set out across challenging terrain. Gates are pairs of canes no less than 3 meters apart. Vehicles must drive through the gates without touching them, or ceasing forward momentum whilst negotiating the terrain. Gates are scored from 12 down to 0 or clear, the lower the score the better you are doing. After a full days driving you may have a cricket score, or a very reasonable total in single figures.
Hi to everyone we met last night. Don’t forget you can sign up at www.lsu.co.uk/lords