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The Roger Holmes Trial is held on the third Sunday in January at Harlton near Cambridge. It is a round of the AMSC Trials Challenge and ASEMC Car Trial Championship.
The trial has a format of a set of 5 tests laid out on the hill with a mixture of bends and slopes to test the driver's ability to keep going without wheelspinning or sliding sideways. The tests are repeated 5 times through the day.
There are 4 classes of vehicle that can enter.  Class 1 is especially designed to cater for ordinary road cars, essentially unmodified, which means you can enter using your ‘shopping’ car.  The scoring system means that these entries have as much chance of the overall win as do ‘specials’ in other classes. 
This is a great way to get cheaply, safely and quickly into competing in motorsport. Young drivers from 14 years old can enter as long as they have a suitably qualified adult with them.
The 2018 Roger Holmes Trial was unfortunately cancelled due to excessive rain that had made the hill too slippery to use safely. We are sorry to all of you who had intended to compete, marshal or otherwise enjoy the event. It will return in 2019.
The 2017 Roger Holmes trial was won by Arnold Lane in a Peugeot 106. The other prize winners were:
  • 1st Class 1     Dick Lines    Toyota Yaris
  • 2nd Class 1    Alex James    Citroen C1
  • 1st Class 2A    Ben Cutting    Nissan Micra
  • 2nd Class 2A    Ed Barnes    Peugeot 106
  • 1st Class 2B    Robin Howard    Citroen Saxo VTS
  • 2nd Class 2B    Christopher Pettitt    Citroen Saxo
  • 1st Class 3    Cliff Morrell    Hillman Imp
  • 1st Class 4    Barry Redmayne    Liege 1.6S
  • 1st Novice    Robin Lines    Toyota Yaris
  • 1st Cambridge Car Club    Barry Redmayne   Liege 1.6S

Christopher Pettitt in a Citroen Saxo (above) was the overall
winner and Martyn Sansom in a Dellow Mk1 (below) was first
CCC on the 2016 Roger Holmes Trial