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abermarc
 


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Protrax Overland Adventures

Has anyone ever used these guys. They seem to be well organised with experienced instructors?

Reviews and opinions would be good if anyone’s has please.

Thanks.
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We're off to the Pyrenees with them in June this year.

I work for Protrax as a Land Rover Experience instructor (Part time) at Rockingham Castle.

Everything positive so far and communication has been good.
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Yes been to Morocco with them a few times and did training at Rockingham well good Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
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Iv'e done lots with them over the years. Wales Safari, Morocco (with Ray and others from here) Rockingham, Tixover.

Great bunch. Thumbs Up
  
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I know the owners very well!

Vince and Edd Cobley are great guys with a massive wealth of experience. I used to live near Rockingham, I still drive there from Derby to have my D4 serviced by Rockingham Land Rovers.

Edd is he best driver of land rovers you'll meet (apart from me Wink He and his dad Vince do a lot of work for LRO Magazine, Edd also drives for most of the displays at the LRO Show.

Edd also drives for Bowler and is the lead instructor at LRE Rockingham.

I've known them for a long time, I haven't been abroad with them, but their knowledge of Land Rovers and Off Roading in general is second to none.

I don't endorse many people so I hope they pay commission.. Whistle Thumbs Up
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Can't go wrong with Vince and Edd Thumbs Up
 

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abermarc
 


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Great, thanks all.

Probs going to go with them for my first Morocco trip but wanted to first do a weekender to see how it goes. All thumbs up by sounds of it then. Happy days.

P. S. That's a UK weekender obviously..... Not a Morocco weekender Rolling with laughter
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After sitting a seminar late last year I personally would not travel to Morocco or any where in North Africa unitil iss calms down they are on the move due to there strong holds being attacked
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I know the company, plus Vince and Edd. I have also been to morocco with protrax, although Vince and edd are unlikely to be on the trips these days, it is hosted/lead by Charles and Yvonne, who are a great retired couple whom have been doing the trips in excess of 10 years and spent 6 months every year living overland in their 110 away from home as protrax employees.

Charles I believe may have also been an instructor either at Rockingham or a LRE centre.

I would not hesitate to consider then if I wanted to go again or just to have a beer around a fire 👍
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<<<< Can thoroughly recommend Charles' recovery skills Thumbs Up
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We have just booked to go with them to the Pyrenees June 13th - 27th this year. Spoke to Vince twice this afternoon very helpful and reassuring, very quick to return calls and emails.

So all good so far.

Joining them for a training day on 3rd March hoping to get SWMBO to do some off road driving!!!
  
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Hi all, I've done a couple of 1 on 1 training days with Edd, once at the LR Experience at Rockingham and the second was at Tixover Pit, both fantastic days and I must say Edd makes it very enjoyable and a great learning experience. I'd never believed my D4 would make it over the rock crawl at Tixover let alone have done it before then!

I've also done North Wales and Salisbury Plain weekenders with them with Darren leading, again both great weekends, Wales being very technical in places (one word of warning if anyone does it, there's one extremely narrow gate with a very awkwardly placed rock that I'd not do again; even with the wing mirrors turned in I scraped the nearside mirror and marked the plastic Big Cry and how the bodywork made it through I just don't know, I was absolutely shi**ing myself! It wasn't just me, I know of another D4 that did the same route with the same scrapes on the mirror). Salisbury was muddy fun Very Happy

I'm also booked on the 13th to 27th June Pyrenees trip with them which I'm hugely looking forward to Cool

Edd driving my D4 on the axle twister at Tixover



there's also a couple of GoPro vids on the Salisbury Plain trip on YouTube
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And very similar with Protrax from 12 years ago...

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Edd driving my D4 on the axle twister at Tixover



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I wouldn't let Edd drive my D4 Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter I'e seen him bend too many panels in the past, back during the Scorpion racing comps..

Edd is poking his head into his Ibex (Note his Reg plate.. TD5 1BEX, very cool.. )

He decided to park on our 90 while at Tixover.. Also Note his Steering Drag link!

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