Classic Reliability Trials are not rallies or races, but a reliability test for drivers and their vehicles, some dating back to the 1930’s, to ‘climb’ observed sections that are usually steep, un-surfaced and sometimes too rough for most everyday vehicles.
The event route will be fully authorised by the D of E, and has been consulted with the County Highways, Teignbridge District Council, Devon & Cornwall Police and Dartmoor National Parks Authority.
Any residents likely to be specifically affected or inconvenienced will be visited before the event so that any special circumstances can be taken into account in the final arrangements.
Competitors will be using the public highway within your Parish at low speed at approx 1 to 2 minute intervals between approximately 08:30 and 10:30 hours.
We plan to run two short “Observed Sections” on private land at Farley Copse and exit using the byway near Northwood Farm (known to us as John Grants Lane). Permission has been granted from the landowners and PR visits will be carried out to properties in the near vicinity. Vehicles will travel towards Chudleigh from the north, along the main street and continue towards Chudleigh Knighton before joining the A38 southbound.
All competitors will be aware that they may encounter people on foot or horseback while using the narrow roads and will be prepared to stop and switch off engines as necessary.