March 2021 News.
Well, what a total disaster 2020 proved to be with the Viking Club holding no events at all. It's early days yet, but it looks like lockdown measures are being relaxed and its looking hopeful that restrictions will cease permanently this time.
With this in mind. Viking officials have been working hard in the background trying to get things up and running again. e-mails have been sent to all current members to ask them if they want to change governing bodies from MSUK to NORA. The response has been significant and amazingly the vote has been 100% in favour of a change to NORA so a lot of work is being done to achieve this change. This will mean that challenge competitors will only need one license to compete in all the major UK challenge and Ultra 4 events.
We are aiming to hold our first event on April 18th, this is a big ask and much has to be done to achieve this but we are hopeful. We have no confirmed venues as yet but again, this is work in progress.
The current plan is to run our usual series of 6 challenge events. We are pleased to announce that Odyssey Batteries have confirmed that they will again sponsor the 2021 series.
I know we haven't posted much on the facebok page but we work on the premis that we only post stuff when there is something significant to report. Rest assured that once we are able to confirm things, we will post it on our facebook page.
For bang up to date info on what we are doing - check out our Odyssey Batteries Winch Challenge facebook page.
Viking 4x4 Club are an off road club based in Leicestershire which caters for all 4x4 vehicles from Bog Standard to Highly Modified.
In the past we have organised Trials and Green Lane runs but our main focus in more recent years has been Challenge Events.
We have run a very successful 6 round series since 2007. The series was formerly known as the LRS Challenge Series but is now Called the Odessey Battery Winch Challenge Series.
This series is known for its friendly atmosphere and helpful nature. Organisers are particularly keen to encourage newcomers to the challenge scene and is seen as very much focussed on Grass Roots competitors.
We also run the 2 day Valhalla Challenge which is still open to newcomers but is more suited to the more serious competitor. This event is for teams of 2 trucks.
For 2016, we are introducing a new 2 day event named ‘Ragnarok.’ This is for teams of 5 trucks and is aimed at the serious challenge competitor.
As a complete contrast, we run 3 Orienteering events, which are similar to challenge events but are far more relaxed and fun focussed. No winching is allowed on these, so competitors must find, then drive up to collect punches.
We hold regular club night meetings on the first Wednesday of the month at various watering holes.
Forms can be downloaded from the Forms page
For further details, contact Pip Evans: 01858 433128
|PLEASE NOTE: Subject to lockdown restrictions, the Viking Club hope to run a full set of 6 challenge events in 2021. No venues have yet been confirmed but the proposed dates for events are below
Round 5 :: (awaiting venue)
Round 6 :: (awaiting venue)