What is it?
  • A wide variety of events which take place off-road
  • Some events are all about distance achieved, others are against the clock
  • ££
  • human person
  • U18
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Reasons we think you will love it!


You get to use your 4x4 as it was meant to be used!


Mixture of slow and high speed events


Changeable conditions add to the challenge


Multiple different types of events to compete in


Lots and lots of mud!

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The Cross Country Pathway


Tyro – meaning a beginner – events provide an excellent starting point if you would like to try your road going vehicle out off-road. These events are aimed at young drivers or novice drivers in newer vehicles, where gentle sections are taxing enough to get to grips with the vehicle without inflicting damage.

The event comprises of multiple sections. Each section usually has 12 pairs of markers or gates. Competitors attempt to drive between the gates without stopping or hitting a gate. Each pair of gates decreases in value from 12 to 1. The object is to get as far round the section as possible, ultimately receiving ‘0’ for an error free drive.

The sections are set out across open ground with the intention of testing driver and vehicle without the risk of damage. Varying terrain is used to test the drivers ability. This type of event gives a good introduction to the trials system of gates and scoring that is employed in Cross Country Vehicle events.

To get started, sign up for your free RS Clubman competition licence and find your local club.


A cross country vehicle trial, or CCV trial for short, involves driving your 4×4 vehicle through a challenging offroad course. There are 2 sub-disciplines within this, depending on whether your vehicle is Road Taxed or not.  Similar to TYRO, The goal is to complete the course without stopping or hitting a marker. The driver with the lowest score wins. In some classes & competitions an approved roll cage may be required as the ground is significantly more demanding, and the competition sections are laid out to be much more technical and difficult than a TYRO.

To get started, sign up for your free RS Clubman competition licence and find your local club. 


A Competitive Safari is a timed event that is effectively a single venue stage rally on an off-road cross country course of several miles in length. Each driver is set off at timed intervals and competes against the clock, with the aim of completing the set number of runs in the lowest cumulative time. 

The course is set out using markers ‘flags’ or ‘arrows’ and bunting in some areas. The course is completed a set number of times and penalties are given for hitting the markers or taking down the bunting. A set maximum time is given to those that do not complete the course. 

Vehicles tend to be highly tuned, with strengthened transmissions and suspension. Vehicles must also be fitted with full roll cage to Motorsport UK specifications, have full harness seatbelts, additional lighting, and be fitted with a fire extinguisher and spill kit. 

To get started, find your local club, sign up for your free RS Clubman licence and head along to an event near you. 

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