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Gents,

I am thinking of doing one of LR’s Trek days.
Apparently I need Off-Road insurance to join in the fun.

Have anyone got any insight/experience/recommendation?

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Just this weekend, I did an LRE weekend up at Dunkeld, though in the Defender, not the RR.

They also recommended off road insurance, made it sound nearly compulsory. So I called my broker, who looked into it and said they couldn’t provide this cover….

I called LRE and explained, and they said it would be Ok. Did the event, no damage, all good.

I guess there must be such a thing as off road cover, but maybe very specialised?

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Was the weekend any good?
I am only looking at doing day trip in Devon.

Will ask LRE what they actually need to see. My ins says I am cover as long as it isn’t a race or competition. So we will see.

Will the old girl make it back? 😆

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I suspect it's much like the non-timed car rallies. You normal insurance is still valid as long as it isn't a competition or timed.

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I am pretty sure my insurance covers me for green lanes or "byways open to all traffic" known as BOAT's. Also when I park in a field at say a countryside event, I am also covered. Also forestry commission tracks. The road does not have to be tarmac'ed.

Driving properly off road, forcing the car through the bush, has a high risk of scrapes and dents or even rolling the car. Cover might then be third party only.

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JimAHH wrote:

Was the weekend any good?
I am only looking at doing day trip in Devon.

Will ask LRE what they actually need to see. My ins says I am cover as long as it isn’t a race or competition. So we will see.

Will the old girl make it back? 😆

Weekend was really good. First time they’d tried a weekend apparently, as opposed to one day events. One day was tracks up in the hills, with a distinction made for larger ‘twin speed’ vehicles and other lower slung/more electronic 4wd. Second day was more on-site ‘events’ and a go on their off-road course. Again, harder/easier options for different vehicles. I thoroughly enjoyed the off road circuit as all the ‘challenges’ came along one after the other - mainly a variety of steep/awkward climbs and descents, which their site is really good for, with a pond followed by a rooty, slippy climb out to finish.

My Defender is a 28 y/o 110, 300Tdi diesel, and fairly road-biased. We did all of this with our roof tent and awning, and all the camping kit in the back. I always say it’s amazing what they’ll do, and the photos never do it justice. I’d love to have tried this in the P38 - maybe next year!

Fully non-competitive. The only competitive bits were small ‘keep the ball on the bonnet’ or ‘get the 15ft pole through the circuit of 10ft gates’ sort of thing - but they were in their collection of Disco/Velar/Evoque vehicles.

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Of all booked in.
I tried to get additional ins, but Adrian Flux won’t do it as they said my insurance already had it covered and they wouldn’t/couldn’t offer anything as a result.
LRE were happy, so happy days!