Welcome to the Wormhough 4x4 Club

A friendly, helpful and welcoming offroad club.


 

Wormhough is a small, friendly offroad 4x4 club, located near Rushton Spencer, on the borders of the Peak District and Staffordshire Moorlands. MSA recognised and Insured.

 

Wormhough 4x4, Staffordshire's friendly, helpful and welcoming offroad club.

Wormhough is a small, friendly offroad 4x4 club, located near Rushton Spencer, on the borders of the Peak District and Staffordshire Moorlands. MSA recognised and Insured.

We pride ourselves on being one of the most friendly, welcoming and helpful offroad clubs who enjoy nothing more than a bit of fierce competition . . .

We are MSA recognised and run under their rules.

 

Take a look at our Trial dates!

 

Thank you

A very warm welcome from all at Wormhough 4 x 4 Club.


A group of teenagers in remission from cancer had a very warm welcome from all at Wormhough 4 x 4 Club on Sunday 10th August.

The teenagers from Belarus, the country most affected by the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, are on a 4 week long recuperative holiday with the Endon and Stoke Group of the Chernobyl Children's Project. The holiday will boost their immune systems and give them a better chance of staying healthy.

The teenagers stay with host families for 2 weeks and then at Cicely Haughton School for the second fortnight

 

 

Site Rules

  1. On site speed limit strictly 10 mph

  2. Pedestrians always have the right of way, especially when a vehicle crosses a public footpath.

  3. Trials start at 10am sharp, all competitors registered by 9.45am, 8.30am to 9.40am scrutineering.

  4. Any competitor not signed on by 9.45 will not compete as office will be closed.

  5. Spectators must stand well clear of the sections & follow marshal’s instructions as to a safe place to watch.

  6. Any questions, ask a marshal or clerk of the course, they always have an answer.

  7. No smoking in or around vehicles.

  8. All refuelling to be done at the clearly marked on site fuelling point.

  9. Every practicable precaution must be taken to avoid depositing mud or soil onto the public highway or driveway of the particular venue when leaving.

Club Rules : All Classes

All text in Blue relates to M.S.A blue book regulations. All text in Yellow relates to M.S.A blue book (SR’s) supplementary regulations.

  1. General vehicle condition to be tidy, no sharp edges or parts hanging off.

  2. All vehicles to have adequate brakes, both footbrake & handbrake.

  3. Vehicle steering free from excess play in ball joints, track rod ends & column, all steering components securely mounted.

  4. All seat belts must be free of frays & cuts, and to be fitted correctly & mounted securely in accordance with MSA regulations K 2.1, seat belts to be worn as intended at all times, even between sections, no inertia type belts allowed. Modified class minimum 2 point lap belt, 4 point 4 mounting harness preferred. Inter modified & Super modified minimum 4 point 4 mounting according to MSA regulations K 2.1 & K 2.1.2. Where the vehicle manufacturer’s standard safety belts and associated fitments are not utilised, bolts must be a minimum 7/16” UNF or M12 (grade 8.8)

  5. A R.O.P.S (roll over protection system) must be fitted, refer to rule 25.

  6. No drilling of the R.O.P.S for attachments, (roof panel, fire extinguisher, spare wheel etc) a bracket may be welded to the R.O.P.S, then drilled for attachment purposes, avoid mounting heavy objects to the R.O.P.S as this can considerably weaken the structure as well as raising the centre of gravity.

  7. Mudguards (MSA regulation P 56.2.3) to be fitted to all wheels which present no sharp edges and cover the complete wheel (flange & rim & tyre) around an arc of 120 degrees, this minimum coverage must:

    a) be achieved with a continuous surface of rigid material within which ventilation louvres may be fitted. The tyre must not be visible when viewed from above.

    b) extend forward ahead of the axle line
    c) extend downward behind the wheel

  8. Horn fitted & working.

  9. Secure battery.

  10. Secure seat or seats.

  11. Fuel tank if modified must have all fuel connections soldered, brazed, welded, threaded or quick release, with fuel pipes securely clipped, secure fuel cap with seal, non return valve to be fitted in breather pipe for fuel tank, to prevent spillage in a roll-over situation.

  12. All open tread tyres are now permitted (straight line across tread) including dumper type tyres, following a trial period during the 2014 season. NOTE: Dumper tyres are not permitted at some clubs, if attending a meeting other than Wormhough 4X4 or A.W.D.C then please confirm before arriving at venue.

  13. Fire extinguisher securely mounted & accessible AFFF or Zero 2000 1.75 litres minimum (dry powder prohibited)

  14. Adequate tow rope for your own vehicle to be recovered, not allowed are kinetic type ropes, chains or cables.

  15. Suitable marked tow points front & rear. If using a tow ball it is recommended that an over loop is fitted, to stop possible detachment of tow rope during recovery.

  16. No loose objects inside vehicle, all equipment securely mounted.

  17. External battery cut off switch, to isolate vehicle electrics. (Vehicles running electronic control units it is advisable to isolate the positive feed from battery)

  18. Minimum driving age is 17 & must hold a current RTA license , drivers 17 & over without a licence must carry a passenger who holds a current RTA licence for the vehicle & is experienced in Cross Country Trials. (MSA regulation P 24.3.1 & P 24.4)

  19. Passengers, minimum age 16 years old, if using a 2 point lap belt. SR’s P 41.1.3 passenger age reduced to 14 years old providing seat belts meet MSA regulation K 2.1.1

  20. Annual club membership £20 for all existing members providing renewal before the 2nd event of the season, after 2nd event £25. All new members £25. Under 18 junior membership £5.

  21. Recovery of any vehicle must be supervised by nominated officials (persons nominated will be announced prior to the trial commencing).

  22. Both drivers & passengers hands, arms & head must remain inside the vehicle at all times.

  23. The marshal’s decision is final.

  24. Crash helmet optional.

  25. A R.O.P.S must be fitted in accordance with the current MSA regulations K drawings 36 or 6a. If building a R.O.P.S from new then drawing 36 meets the AWDC spec. This is the minimum required to compete in a Wormhough 4 X 4 Club Trial. All mounting points should be to the chassis (In some instances this may not be possible, if in doubt contact our chief scrutineer who will duly advise) Clubs by invitation must meet M.S.A minimum specification for trialing, if continuing in further competitions with Wormhough 4X4 club then entrants must comply with Wormhough club rules. All competitors must be either a member of Wormhough 4X4 club, or an affiliated M.S.A club.

  26. Classes:

  • Super Modified. Any vehicle 1 or 2 seats, with fiddle brakes and or 4 wheel steering. (most vehicles also have locking differentials of some kind)

  • Inter Modified. Any vehicle 1 or 2 seats, no fiddle brakes, but with front / rear diff locks or limited slip differential fitted.

  • Modified. Any vehicle 1 or 2 seats with no fiddle brakes, diff locks or limited slip differentials, basically a standard vehicle but with suitable R.O.P.S to Wormhough 4X4 club specification, for modified trialling.

Gate Trial rules for all Classes

The course will consist of 5 gates and a start gate.

The gates will be made from 2 canes at least 3 metres apart when measured horizontally, unless naturally occurring gates are used like trees or rocks, all canes are live (if you hit any cane it will score you points)

The course must be laid out in a progressive manner with the gates generally becoming more challenging throughout the course.

The first 3 gates should be driveable by most competitors and the last 2 gates should be a test for the more experienced drivers, Super Modified class may start from gate 3 or 4 going on to gate 7 or 8 depending on conditions & difficulty, but still driving 5 gates & start gate.

Any boundary or out of bounds must be explained to all competitors by the marshal and if possible should be clearly marked (preferably with bunting)

The drivers will be given a running order at the start of the day and this order will be rotated for each section.

Each driver must be in his or her vehicle and waiting at the start gate whilst the previous competitor is driving the section.

A short whistle will sound for the driver at the start gate to commence the section.

Failure to commence immediately could result in the competitor missing their slot on the section and receiving the appropriate penalty

A longer second whistle will sound if the driver is out of the section, gate in wrong order, boundary broken, more than 2 shunts per gate, or stop over 5 seconds. Competitor must immediately leave the section.

The gates must be attempted in the correct order (i.e.1*2*3*4*5.) and must be driven in a forward direction.

The white flagged cane must always pass to the right hand side of the driver, red flagged cane on the left.

Any route may be taken between the gates as long as the vehicle does not pass outside any boundary, or pass through any gate in the wrong order.

2 reverses are allowed between each gate. (1 penalty point for each reverse).

If a third reverse is used the section is finished and the competitor scores the appropriate penalty from that point in the course.

 

incorrect line

correct line

A gate is considered to be ATTEMPTED when at least 1 Wheel passes over the imaginary line between the two canes making up the gate, and then the whole vehicle continues past the line of the gate.

If a cane making the gate is driven over then it must be struck from the centre to the outside of the vehicle, as shown in the diagram below.

All of the vehicle must pass through the gate, without touching either cane to complete the gate without penalty.

Once a gate has been completed or attempted it must not be passed through again in any direction.

An imaginary line drawn between the two canes must not be broken again by any part of the vehicle once the gate has been attempted or completed.

Even if a cane is knocked over, the line of the gate and the gate still exist

If this line is broken after the gate has been passed the section is finished and the appropriate penalty points are scored from that point in the course.

Penalty Points

Reverse ........... 1 point

A reverse is when a vehicle, drives/rolls/slips in a backwards direction. If the vehicle stops, and then continues to drive backwards no further penalty will be incurred.

If the vehicle moves forward before reversing this is then scored as a second reverse. Only 2 reverses allowed between each gate, any more than 2, then section over & 7 points scored for remaining gates.

Touch a Gate ........... 5 points & carry on

A gate is considered touched when any part of the vehicle touches or moves any of the two canes making up the gate.

An indirect touch i.e. movement caused by stones, twigs etc does not count as a touched gate.

Breaking a Gate ........... 5 points & carry on

Any part of the vehicle touching the boundary tape or one wheel passing outside the boundary scores a penalty.

Pass/Touch a Boundary ........... 5 points & carry on

If the gate is touched then the section is finished with the appropriate penalty scored from that point

Any part of the vehicle touching a gate in the wrong order, or touching a gate that has already been driven through, scores the penalty & section closed, remember all canes are live.

Break Tape/ Pass outside Boundary ........... 7 points & out

A gate is not completed if the vehicle does not completely pass through the imaginary line drawn between the two canes that make up the gate

Or:-

1 A marshal terminates the course due to an infringement of the rules.

2 The competitor signals they have finished, arms out or horn sounded.

Touch a Gate in the wrong order ........... 7 points & out

If the gate is touched then the section is finished with 7 points scored for the remaining gates not completed.

Any part of the vehicle touching a gate in the wrong order, or touching a gate that has already been driven through, scores the penalty & section closed, remember all canes are live.

Gates not completed ........... 7 points for each remaining gate

A gate is not completed if the vehicle

    does not completely pass through the imaginary line drawn between the two canes
that make up the gate Or:-

  1. A marshal terminates the course due to an infringement of the rules.
  2. The competitor signals they have finished, arms out or horn sounded.

Stop ........... 1 point

    A short stop is allowed

without penalty. Over 5 Seconds stopped incurs a penalty and section over with 7 points scored for the remaining gates not completed.

Miss a section ........... 40 points

A section is considered to have been missed when the vehicle does not pass through the start gate. This could be due to: -

  1. Driver error (i.e. missing the gate)
  2. Mechanical breakdown
  3. Driver choosing not to drive the section

 

Scoring & Club Championship

Penalty points will be accumulated at each section throughout the day and the driver who achieves the least penalty points will be awarded 1st place and score 15 points towards the championship, with points descending to one point for eighth place. Drivers beyond 8th position will receive no championship points from that day’s trial.

The Wormhough championship will run for Modified, Inter Modified & Super Modified. Only club members registered before the 4th event are eligible for the championship, which will be run over ten meetings, with your best seven trial scores making up your total seasons points. These totals will be used to decide class winners.

Points Awarded for each trial

1st 15 Points

2nd 12 Points

3rd 10 Points

4th 8 Points

5th 6 Points

6th 4 Points

7th 2 Points

8th 1 Point

The total seasons points will be calculated from a competitors best seven scoring trials and therefore from a maximum of 105 points

 

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Trial Dates for 2017

Wormhough trail dates for 2017.

For further information or the latest details please check the Wormhough Facebook page.


Wormhough Trials Dates


Club Meeting Dates

Every Thursday after a trial round on the sunday. The Location will be at the Royal Oak at Rushton Spencer (SK11 0SQ). Dates, times and location may change. We'll try to place any updated information on our facebook page

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Take a look at our Site Rules and Official Documentation

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Ladies Days for 2017

Wormhough Ladies days trail dates for 2017.

For further information or the latest details please check the Wormhough Facebook page.


Special Ladies day experience Saturdays.

Enjoy an off-road experience with expert tuition including vehicle & fuel. Then a competitive but fun, friendly trial, with loads of help.
We are MSA recognised and run under their rules.

Great off-road adventure and fun ... get down and dirty with Wormhough.

For further information please call Brian on 07973 232493


How to find us

How to find Wormhough 4x4 Offroad Club.


 

How to find us. You can find Wormhough 4x4 Club using any of the details below. Alternaitvely click the map below to use Google's online Map Tools.

 

From Macclesfield:

Take the Silk Road - A523 (Towards Leek)

Continue on until you reach Rushton Spencer (Watch your speed)

At the Royal Oak Inn, turn left onto Sugar Street.


From Congleton:

Take the A54 (Towards Buxton)

At Bosley Crossroads turn right, the A523 (Towards Leek)

Continue on until you reach Rushton Spencer (Watch your speed)

At the Royal Oak Inn, turn left onto Sugar Street.



From Leek:

Take the A523 (Towards Macclesfield)

Continue on until you reach Rushton Spencer (Watch your speed)

At the Royal Oak Inn, turn right onto Sugar Street.



From Buxton:

Take the A54 (Towards Congleton)

At Bosley Crossroads turn left, the A523 (Towards Leek)

Continue on until you reach Rushton Spencer (Watch your speed)

At the Royal Oak Inn, turn left onto Sugar Street.



From Sugar Street:

Quietly through the village, 800m, after the national speed limit sign fork left.

Then after 100m, turn first left, towards Wormhough 4x4 & Worm Hill Farm.

Please drive slowly, anti motorsport resident on route.

Follow this track, after the second cattle grid your here

The site begins on entering the farm yard. 5mph only please.

Pass through the farm yard, Through the camp site.

Head right along the track until you reach our car park

Great off-road adventure and fun ... get down and dirty with Wormhough.

For further information please call us on 07831 380970


Contact us

Use any of the details below to contact Wormhough directly.

 

Wormhough Offroad Club, Wormhough Farm, Rushton Spencer, Cheshire SK11 0RR

Call: 07831 380970

Email us on the following:
alken.solutions@ntlworld.com

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