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About the Club

Why did you form J33P Adventure Club?

The club was formed in 2002 by a group of like minded Jeep owners who wanted to provide a club/forum for intermediate/advanced off-roaders that was run by the members.

What are the clubs aims and objectives?

To provide support and encouragement to owners of off-road vehicles who wish to:

  • take their vehicles off-road
  • socialize with like minded people
  • contribute to the development of off-road driving skills
  • openly discuss and exchange ideas
  • to be non-profit making

How does the club operate?

The club operates as a limited company called J33P Jeep Adventure Club Ltd, company number 08982878.

Who runs the club?

The club is run by its members through an elected committee.

Who are the current committee members?

Committee members are:

Chairman: Tony Willetts
Treasurer: Mike Cuff
General: Kevin Pomfrey

How can I contact the committee

You can contact the committee by sending an email to the committee.

Can I influence how the club is run?

Yes, and in several ways. You can begin a discussion in the message forums, ask that a particular idea be raised at a general meeting or simply talk to a committee member who you can vote in or out of office! Committee members are elected for a period of 12 months. The aim is to involve members in every aspect of the club and its organisation.

What can I do to help?

Members are encouraged to contribute to the club, by posting in the message forums, with proposals for events, readers rides, classifieds, technical articles etc.

How is the club funded?

The club is funded by income from event charges plus revenue from advertising and sponsorship. Information about the club finances will be available to full members on the club website and at general meetings.

Why does the club have a principal sponsor?

By having a principal sponsor, the club is able to maintain its policy of operating WITHOUT levying membership fees, prevents the message forums being dominated by advertising banners and pop-ups while still offering the sponsor an opportunity to present their services and products to members.

Will there be other sponsors?

From time to time other sponsors may become involved with events and club activities and full details will be published as appropriate.

Is commercial use of the site permitted?

No - when set up the club decided to operate on a no membership fee, no charges, no advertising basis and use a combination of sponsor and surplus from events to cover it's running costs.

Use of the message forums and classifieds are therefore restricted to individuals for their own private use. The exception to this is any sponsor of the club, where in recognition of their contribution the club allows the reasonable use of the site to develop their business.

Anyone interested in sponsorship of any aspect of the club should initially contact a member of the committee.

Membership Information

How do I join the club ?

You can join the club as an associate member by filling in the registration form. After attending one event, associate members will automatically become a full club member, again at no cost, entitling you to vote on various matters. To remain a full member you must attend a minimum of one event per calendar year.

How much does membership cost?

The club does not charge for membership.

Once I am a club member, do I have to renew my membership at any time?

You don't need to regularly renew your membership, once you have joined the club that's it. We may purge associate members that have not logged on to the website for longer than three months from time to time. To remain a full member (and therefore be entitled to vote) you must attend a minimum of one event per rolling 12 month period.

What if I am not an experienced off-roader?

The club is aimed at intermediate and advanced off-roaders. We will encourage members with little experience to reach intermediate/advanced level but we are not set up for people who want to just "try it once". If you are completely new to offroading we strongly recommend that you attend a basic training course.

I don't have a Jeep but another make of 4x4. Can I still become a member?

Yes - we welcome all makes to our events as the focus is on off roading, adventure and socialising. However the majority of our technical expertise lies with Jeeps.

Inappropriate postings

Should any member make postings in a J33P message forum or other club forums that are deemed to be derogatory or offensive to any other individual J33P member, or the club, then the committee at it's sole discretion has the right to ask that member to leave the club.

Club Events

What part of the country are you focussed on and where are events run?

We currently focus on Wales, the West Midlands and South West, all these areas have some excellent off roading locations and many of our members are based there. We will cover other areas of the country as demand grows.

What type of events does the club organise?

We organise events that are: 1) aimed at a variety of skill and vehicle levels, 2) of differing durations; single day, weekend or longer, 3) based in our area of focus and overseas.

How many vehicles can attend an event?

The number of vehicles that can take part in each event will be set out in the event description, this can vary from to 6 to 50+ depending on venue. Often, we will limit the number of vehicles taking part to make sure that those attending the event get maximum fun from it without causing any safety problems or comply with site and/or insurance requirements.

How do I book a place at an event?

To book an event place you must be a member of J33P Jeep Adventure club and register for the event via the Club's website. To complete the event registration process you will be required to acknowledge that you have fully read and will comply with the Club's Event Rules and the Club's Event Waiver; the rules and waiver displayed at registration time. Upon successful registration, you will be sent a confirmation email that will include a link to the Club's Event Rules and Club's Event Waiver. Event registration will be closed not less than 3 days prior to the event. Event registration on the day is NOT permitted. Without exception, anyone turning up without website registration will not be allowed to take part in the event.

How do I pay for an event?

You can pay for an event via bank transfer, cheque or paypal. Please note that if you opt to use paypal, paypal transaction fees will be added to the cost of the event. So that we can confirm booking of the venue, we ask that you pay for the event at least 28 days before the event takes place.

If I book into an event and then need to cancel?

If you have booked an event and then need to cancel, email the event organiser(s) or committee and they will arrange for your registration to be cancelled. If you have already paid for the event, we will either refund the event fee or transfer it to a future event. If you cancel within 14 days of the event taking place, any refund/transfer will be at the discretion of the committee.

Do you support "non-club" events?

Yes, we support and list "non-club" events on the club diary. If a member attends a 'non-club' event, they can post information about their adventure on the message forums.

Does the club welcome families?

Yes, several of our members regularly bring their families to club events.

Do you believe in Green Laning?

J33P supports the principal of well researched legal and considerate green laning but does not consider it to be a core activity of the club. Where green lane events are organised, separate guidance for members will be provided by the committee.