The Middle England Classic Vehicle Club, now better known by its abbreviated name MECVC, was established by the current Chairman Bernie (Maddog) Pugh in order to run the Durham Dales Classic Trial, the first of which took place in 2014.


Since that event the club now has its feet well and truly established in several areas of the sport of trials.

The Durham Dales is the premier Long Distance Trial (LDT) event and continues to be run annually.

The Modern trials section of the club currently runs four Adult events a year with entries increasing and each event part of a season series.

The Youth Conducted Series has gone from strength to strength, with five events per year and competitors from four years old to teenagers, from Scotland, Cumbria, Yorkshire as well as the North Eastern Centre.

In 2019 the MECVC introduced a Long Distance Trials (LDT) Series for bikes, with sections based on the Classic style.