Thanks to our relationship with the Forestry Commission, TIMBER were allocated a place on an officially recognized, 2 day, 4 x 4 course on a former gravel pit in Suffolk.
The weather was kind on the two days but unfortunately hadn’t been the previous weekend. This resulted in thick mud and large areas under water. Instructor Pam Bicknall, an ex RAF engineer and lifelong Land Rover enthusiast, did her best to get us out there driving, but in the poor conditions it did mean digging and winching the FC Ford Ranger, and even Pam’s own Discovery, out of the mud on a number of occasions.
The pictures here, and on the forum, don’t give a true reflection of the conditions!
Many thanks to Emma at the FC for enabling TIMBER to participate, and thanks also to the FC guys on the course, Adrian and Simon, for their help and encouragement. Luckily we got Simon’s Ford Ranger back in almost one piece!
On top of all that, we all passed our LANTRA 4 x 4 certification … some with more faults than others..humm.