MORE than 150 rally drivers from across the world put their skills to the test in an event which took in Kielder Forest.

The Roger Albert Clark Rally started in Hertfordshire on Thursday, before the last stage of the rally tested drivers at Kielder.

This was the 13th year of the popular rally, and after the success of the revamped 2017 event, organisers for this year’s event extended the challenge to five days in four forest regions, with a total of 300 stage miles.

The rally covered 300 miles in forests and 700 miles on public roads.

It used forests in Wales, Northern England and Southern Scotland and passed through Kielder, Simonside and Chollerford on Saturday.

Sunday’s section took place in southern Scotland before the last day on Monday headed back through Kielder and ended at H&H Borderway Mart in the Rosehill area of Carlisle.

More than 150 cars from the 1970s and 1980s took part, and South Africa, Belgium and Kenya were among the locations entrants travelled from to take part, as well as a number of local drivers.

Fitting into various categories, the cars were subject to strict rules in terms of eligibility, with various classes and categories depending on the car drivers wanted to enter.

For example, category one class b one requires the cars to be 1000cc and below, as well as being registered before December 31, 1967.