Ladies get behind the wheel for charity

Ladies Driving Challenge
Ladies Driving Challenge

More than 150 women have already signed up to get behind the wheel of super-sized vehicles to raise funds for charity.

The Fire Fighters’ Charity Ladies Driving Challenge is returning to Alconbury Airfield, where fire engines, tractors and HGVs will be just some of the huge vehicles participants can drive at the event on Sunday, May 12.

The annual fundraiser is organised by Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service together with Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, with all funds raised going to The Fire Fighters Charity.

Organisers are now on the hunt for more weird and wonderful vehicles to use on the day, from stretch limousines and ice cream vans, to quad bikes to buses, and are encouraging local business owners to get in touch.

Jon Neish, Group Commander at CFRS and Fire Fighters’ Charity representative, said: “This event has been a great success in the past and it seems whatever the weather – and however strange and gigantic the vehicles are – the ladies always have a good time.

“Participants get the chance to get behind the wheel of some frankly huge vehicles they would never usually be able to drive on the road, all in a safe environment with an instructor. It’s lots of fun and most importantly it raises thousands of pounds for a very important cause.”

A maximum 200 spaces are available, so register now to secure a place. Registration costs £10, with a minimum sponsorship of £90. For more information about lending a vehicle and to register, email ldc@bedsfire.com or call 01234-845130.