02. What’s the Pavestone Rally all about?

Oct 10, 2017 Off Comments in Pavestone Rally by

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SR Timber has entered a team for the Pavestone Rally  – so what is it and what’s it all about?

The rally is being organised by the team at Pavestone, and this year they are hoping to raise £100,000 – which is almost double the £60,000 raised by last year’s rally.

The challenge is simple. Entrants must buy a road-legal car for under £500 (the cheaper the better), and they have to drive it from Dover through ten European countries in four days, ending up in Monte Carlo.

Part of the challenge is that entrants have to decorate their cars and drive the entire route in fancy dress. More will be revealed on this later!

It starts on 7th September in Dover, and the rally then heads into Belgium via Ghent. The first night’s stop is in Luxembourg City. On day two, the rally heads through Germany and Switzerland, with an overnight stay in Liechtenstein. The day after, the procession of old bangers heads to Austria before turning right over the Stelvio Pass into Italy, finishing the day in Verona. The last day is a straightforward drive to Monte Carlo and then on to an awards dinner in Nice.

Throughout the rally, the teams have a series of challenges to complete on all four days. Points are awarded for challenges completed successfully, the quality of fancy dress, and the age and engine size of the car purchased – the older and more dilapidated the car, the more points teams can accumulate.

It sounds simple, doesn’t it? But the rule is if that the car breaks down, the drivers have to fix it. There is an element of jeopardy because if they can’t, they have to pay for their own travel to get home!

Whilst the rally is good fun for the drivers and spectators, it’s all for good causes. This year’s rally is raising money for two very worthy causes – the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Rainy Day Trust.

Our Trading Director Shaun Revill, Business Development Manager – Group, Jason Lumley and Operations Manager Steve Hill will take part in the rally and are confident that the SR Timber Team will raise much more than the £1,500 minimum that organisers of the Pavestone Rally hope each team can raise.

They said: “If our customers are as even half as generous and supportive as they were for last year’s fundraising event then will we smash the target that the organisers have set.”

Keep your eyes peeled for updates as Shaun, Jason and Steve prepare for the rally here on our website and also on Twitter at @SR_Timber_

Should you wish to donate, please visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SR-Timber.