New Committee

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.


X-mas Meal 2013

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 at

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



Sibbertoft Nov 2013

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.



Peak District Green Laning Nov 2013

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.

Promo 2013

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

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.

Promo this weekend

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

See below for full details on how to confirm your place.



Hi all,

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):

Hope to see lots of you there tomorrow at the meet and greet, and again at the weekend! Any questions, feel free to ask :)
LORDS Committee
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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
See below for a video of last year’s event, and a couple of explanations of what we will be doing


LORDS Committee

What is a winch challenge/punch hunt:
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.

Meet and Greet

October 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Event page here.

The meet and greet on the 15th will be a chance for you to meet the committee, hear a bit more about the club and to ask us any questions you might have. The plan will then be to go for a few social drinks afterwards in JC’s, then on to Stupid Tuesday upstairs, where it is “Socs’ on the beach”, so make sure you have your best beach wear and are ready to ride the surf simulator! It would be hilarious for team LORDS to destroy the guys from Surf.

What we do (for you).

Hi All,

Congratulations for showing interest in one of the most exclusive societies in Loughborough! Not because you have to have an expensive off roader, but because you are the ones that have seen the great potential in how much fun you can have on a dirty weekend of a different kind.

We will be having our first social / meet and greet on Tuesday the 15th of October at 20:00 at the Union with the added bonus of an information session, so you can find out everything you want to know about the club and how you can get involved from the current committee and existing members. If you have any questions before please get in touch and ask, we’re happy to help.

As students we all love free stuff, so why not join us for a drink in JC’s courtesy of LORDS after.

If you already want to sign up (and take advantage of £5 discount for those who sign up before the end of Monday) you can do so by signing into and joining up (it’ll cost £20 but we’ll refund you the difference). Also as a member you get priority for signing up to our Promo Weekend (

So we have a rough idea on numbers and therefore how much refreshments and money for the bar to bring, please can you reply to confirm your interest in attending the meet and greet.




P.S carry on reading if you want to know a little more about what to expect throughout the year.

LORDS or Loughborough Off-Road Driving Society was created and grew very quickly, in 2009 it became an official society open to all students at the university, with the purpose of finding like-minded people and giving a chance for anybody to try something new! As well as giving anyone a chance to try off-roading; LORDS also gives the chance for members to learn how to fix/modify vehicles if they wish.

We are aiming to hold at least 2 off-roading events each month, normally every other Sunday, and we hope to have a big whole weekend event once every term. As well as regular off-roading events, we want to have regular socials too every other Tuesday. These will range from going for some food or a few drinks to nights at the union, bowling and BBQ’s (when the weather is a bit better).

Greenlaning days and weekends away provide a good chance to get away from Uni and out into the countryside. We often go to Wales, the Salisbury plains or the peak district for these events. The price of day laning is usually just a fuel contribution to the drivers; for weekend laning trips a small extra payment will cover camping and meals.

Pay ‘n’ play days are trips to disused quarries which are publically open to all 4×4’s. They are large sites for you to go wherever you like, if you can make it! Everyone can come along and drive the club vehicle, which hopefully you all saw at the stand. It costs just £10 for members without their own vehicle. It costs £15 for drivers to bring their own vehicle without a passenger, or £10 if you have a LORDS passenger with you, a saving of £15 compared to the normal cost of £25 if you were to turn up as a normal member of the public on your own!

Annual membership is £20. This money goes towards the upkeep of the club vehicle and subsidising events.

If you are still unsure about joining we are offering a taster session. This will be a chance for you to come along to a trip without having to join! We will aim to get as many new members as possible to come along as a passenger and to drive the club vehicle; however, priority will be given to those who have already joined.

Events this month:

- LORDS Promotional Challenge Weekend 19/20th October 2013

- Meet and Greet 15th 20:00 The Union

The meet and greet on the 15th will be a chance for you to meet the committee, hear a bit more about the club and to ask us any questions you might have. The plan will then be to go for a few social drinks afterwards in JC’s, then on to Stupid Tuesday upstairs, where it is “Socs. on the beach”, so make sure you have your best beach wear and are ready to ride the surf simulator! It would be hilarious for team LORDS to destroy the guys from Surf.