Treks and Challenges

Banger Rally Challenge 2021

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Event Details

25th September 2021
Event type:
Treks and Challenges
Fees and sponsorship requirements:
Option A - Registration Fee £95 + Min Sponsorship £1,495
Contact details:
Melanie Evans 01726 66868 (option 3)
Pentewan Sands, Pentewan , St Austell, PL26 6BT
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PLEASE NOTE THE RALLY HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 2021 The 2021 Charity Banger Rally Challenge from Cornwall to Koper in Slovenia is an opportunity of a lifetime and will be a trip to remember, driving on some of Europe’s finest and most scenic roads. The only snag is that your car has to cost around a measly £500 each.

Can you do it? Yes you can!

The rally will start on Saturday 25th September leaving Pentewan Sands Holiday Park at 11am and finishing in Koper on Thursday 30th September. We think 6 days charging through 10 Countries in a rubbish car will definitely be a trip to remember. There will be several tasks to perform en route to earn bonus points resulting in prizes but managing to coax your chosen wreck to the finish point should be rewarding enough.

An additional prize will be awarded for the most imaginative/decorated car and their occupants. Although everyone who takes part is a winner, each participant will also be provided with an appropriately tacky medal memento on finishing.

You are now probably thinking, will there be support en route! You are joking surely? You really would not appreciate it if we deprived you of the uncertainty each day on whether your chosen chariot will make it to the next checkpoint, let alone start in the morning. Breaking down miles from anywhere, on a mountain pass in a strange country must be top banana in the entertainment stakes and worth the entry fee alone as we’re sure several teams will testify when they arrive back home!

With all this excitement you’re probably wondering how much this will cost to enter!

The cost of a charity place will be £95 registration, which is based on two people sharing a car; additional passengers will be charged at £95 per person. This represents a huge saving on the normal entry cost of £345 and these places are limited. In exchange you undertake to fundraise a minimum of £1,495 for us. These places are strictly limited with just 10 places available.

Entrance fee includes a pre-party on Friday 24th September, finishing party, t-shirts, route plan & camping. Optional extras are purchased directly from the Banger Rally where you will be redirected after sign up.

What Happens Next?

We’ll be with you every step of the way in your preparation for your Banger Rally Challenge. In just a few simple steps you can be on your way to driving one of the most epic journeys in across Europe.

1. Sign up today, on the link above.

2. We will mail your entry form, which will need to be returned to Cornwall Hospice Care. A copy will also be sent to the Banger Rally Team. Any extras you purchase will need to be booked at this time with the Banger Rally i.e. additional passengers.

3. We will send you regular updates with fundraising information, guides etc.

4. We will hold an information/meet and greet evening for the Rally, giving you the opportunity to find out more, ask us any questions you may have and meet past rally challengers.

5. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help.

6. We’ll see you there on the day to cheer you off!

Why support Cornwall Hospice Care?

Every £20 you raise will fund one hour of nursing care in our hospices. In 2019 your efforts helped us open an extra bed in St Julia’s and Mount Edgcumbe Hospices. You can make the difference in 2020 and help open more beds. Our goal is to be able to open more beds  and offer more people our specialist care for those precious last hours.  Your registration fee will cover the costs of this event, but by raising sponsorship you will enable us to care for more terminally ill people in Cornwall.

Terms and Conditions

Full details of the Terms and Conditions of Entry

Frequently Asked Questions

What support is available to help me reach my target?

The fundraising team is on hand to help you achieve your target and to make sure your trek is as enjoyable as possible for you. We want you to be successful so you can fund as much care as possible, and we have lots of ideas, hints and tips to help you spread your target and break it down in to small manageable bite size chunks.

Where will I stay?

Your entry includes camping every night at each of the campsites. ‘Extras’ can be purchased through the Banger Rally, such as accommodation upgrades.

How old do I need to be to take part?

The minimum age for this challenge is 18 years or over.

Do I need specialist kit?

Yes! You need your banger! A wreck that will get you across Europe and worth less than £500.

You may travel in a car worth more than this figure, however you won’t be able to win any of the challenges.