Monday, 20 December 2021

Christmas Get-together Tuesday 21st December

 Christmas Get-together 

FODMC are invited to:- 

The next meeting of the HRCR Dean and Marches is the annual Christmas get together. 

This is on Tuesday 21st December starting at 7:30pm at 

Belfrey Hotel, Broad Street, Littledean, Cinderford. Glos. GL14 3JS 

Good quality, sensibly priced food is available off an extensive menu. It is also curry night with usually, two excellent curries on offer. 

There will also be music as well. 

All are welcome, you do not have to be a member of HRCR to attend, nor do you need to have a classic car either. 

So come on, let’s be seeing you. 

Paul & the Team.

Monday, 22 November 2021

Dean & Marches Meetings + FODMC Invited

The next meeting of the Dean and Marches is the annual skittles match at Parkend Club

GL15 4JZ

This will be on Monday 22nd November starting at 7:30pm.

A finger buffet will be provided.

All are welcome, come along and try your arm.!!!


The Christmas Meeting will be held at the Belfrey Hotel, Littledean. GL14 3JS

This will be on Tuesday 21st December starting at 7:30pm.

There will be live music.

Good quality, sensibly priced food will be available.


The first meeting of 2022 has been provisionally booked at the Belfrey Hotel. GL14 3JS

Tuesday 15th January. 

Paul Loveridge 

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

EXMOOR TARGA RALLY - Saturday 23rd October 2021


Tavern, Burnham on Sea and Minehead Motor Clubs are again joining forces to run the Exmoor Targa Rally on Saturday 23rd October 2021 in the beautiful Exmoor National Park area. The format of the event is to run 10 tests, 5 in the late morning/midday comprising of three loose surface tests in the forests and then two tarmac tests on the Porlock Toll Road. After a lunch break the route and tests are repeated with a few minor changes to the tests.

We are therefore looking for Marshals for the forest tests in the Croydon and Knowle forests and on the Porlock Toll Road tests. All types of Marshal roles are required, Start/Finish crews, Passage Controls, In Test marshals and Radio Crews so we can cater for your own preference.

The first car will start the first test at 11.20am (so you won,t need to get up at silly o'clock) and the last test is due to finish at 6.30pm.

On each loop the Croydon test will run twice consecutively and the Knowle test once followed by the two Porlock tests. There will be a gap of at least 1 hour between the morning and afternoon loops.

If you are interested in marshalling on the event or you would like any further information please feel free to contact me at or on 07846372622. 

This year we are also have online registry and signing on. Please register at

If registering online is not possible please contact me on the above contact details.

Entries for the event opened on the 13th September and we had over 60 entries in the first 24hours so we will have plenty of crews to keep you busy/entertained. Even if you have never marshalled on a Targa Rally before I am sure you will have a enjoyable day.

Many Thanks in advance.

 Keith Emery Chief Marshal


Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Autumn Leaves Scenic Tour 2021

It’s back, the news you have been waiting for the regulations for the 18th Autumn Leaves Scenic Tour are available now, bringing you not one but two days of beautiful scenery, fantastic food & drink and even better company! Featuring as part of the HRCR Scenic Tour Series this event will be held on the 23rd and 24th October 2021.

Blow away those post summer blues to enjoy a luxury weekend of touring from a four-star hotel situated in mid Wales. You will be staying in the comfort of the newly refurbished Metropole Hotel Llandrindod Wells a family-owned hotel since 1897 with a reputation for fine dining.

Your weekend will start with a documentation briefing on Friday evening followed by a 3-course meal. After a good night’s sleep and a hearty full Welsh breakfast, the first day of the tour will be split into three sections including refreshment breaks at places of interest before returning to the Metropole for evening meal. Having enjoyed another night here and a good breakfast the tour will continue Sunday with one refreshment halt before a celebratory 3 course finishers meal back in Llandrindod Wells

This two-day tour will take you through stunning scenery glistening with autumn colours, rugged Welsh hills and majestic places on some of the best roads mid Wales has to offer. Many of which were used in the 70’s for those memorable Motoring News Road Rally Championship rounds. As you wind your way around mid wales your hardest choice will be picking your favourite view.

Your entry fee will include all food and accommodation during this weekend along with a full colour detailed road book, a commemorative car identification plate and a finishers award. So, what’s not to like complete your entry form and come and join us on a Welsh Adventure!

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Monday, 9 August 2021

Wyedean Stages 2021

I am sorry to report that despite our best efforts the rug has been effectively pulled from under our feet by Forestry England and MSUK. 

The main reason being the two test events that the MSUK had set up for Forestry England evaluation purposes. The Trackrod rally at the end of September being one of the events. We were told by MSUK that the findings of these events should not greatly  effect us given our close running date in October. We therefore carried on organising the event accordingly. 

We received an e mail from Forestry England stating that permission would not be granted to run the event. There were three items mentioned, two of these could have been resolved. Item three made direct reference to the MSUK test events. We immediately contacted MSUK only to be told that there was no possibility of the Wyedean running in 2021! 

We are naturally very disappointed with this as we had never been given any indication by MSUK that our event may be in jeopardy following the running of the test events. 

We are now awaiting an indication of when we may be permitted to run in 2022. 

My thanks to all who have worked tirelessly for the event only for this to happen.

A very disappointed Paul Loveridge.

Forest of Dean MC Chairman

Monday, 2 August 2021

Yorkley Community Centre Display Sunday Sept 19th


If you would like to show your vehicle at this event, please contact Steve below 

Working with West Dean Parish Council the Trustees of Yorkley Community Centre are organising a post lockdown 'Welcome Back' event for the local community on the afternoon of Sunday September 19th.
The event will be a mix of music, adult and children's events, displays by local clubs and businesses all aimed at showcasing what the local area can offer.

We were hoping some of your members might help by bringing their competition cars along for a static display and maybe also using the event as a means of maybe encouraging new members in joining your club  ? 

If you could help us in this we would be delighted to welcome you . I can be contacted using this email address or by phone on 01594 562638. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,

Steve Dunford,
Chair of Trustees,
Community Centre,

HRCR Dean and Marches - Run to the Pub


The next meeting of the HRCR Dean and Marches will be the run to the pub 

2nd August 'tonight' starting at 7pm.

The start venue is Winner Garage, GL14 2GH.

The route information will be provided using tulip diagrams.

The finish venue is serving food especially for us, so please make use of this facility.

I have attached a Menu option, please if possible return your food order via e mail.

This is to give the venue an idea of food requirement numbers.

We hope to see you all on Monday night.

Paul and the Team

Monday 2nd August 2021.

Run to the Pub, Food menu.


1.  Homemade Steak & Ale pie – served with seasonal vegetables & a choice of potato.
£ 12.45


2.  Breaded Scampi served with salad, chips & peas.

3.  BBQ smothered chicken – topped with bacon, BBQ sauce & cheese, served with salad or seasonal vegetables & a choice of potato.

4.  Homemade vegan bean chilli – served with rice.
£10.95 (GF/DF/V)

5.  Baguettes

A choice of brown or white bread served with chips & salad garnish.  

a.  Tuna Mayonnaise & Onion

b, Cheddar & Homemade Chutney

c, Home Cooked Ham & Piccalilli

d, Prawn & Rocket

e, Steak, Onion & Mushroom



Please complete the following information and return via e mail to  





Selected food option.

1.   Steak & Ale Pie.         

2.   Scampi.                     


3.   BBQ Chicken.             


4.   Bean Chilli.                 


5.   Baguettes.