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The Rusty Rally Sounds Like an Absolute Blast

Submitted by on February 13, 2017

Rusty Rally Alpine Pass

Images thanks to The Rusty Rally

The Outward Bound Trust’s Rusty Rally will return in 2017 and, billed as ‘A European adventure for the mediocre motor car’, sounds like an absolute blast.

In the Rusty Rally, entrants compete in teams of at least two, navigating Europe’s spectacular driving roads and traversing six countries in three days – in a car worth at most £500.

Two routes are offered – the ‘Italian Route’ which will run from the 8th to the 11th of June, and the ‘Viking Route’, which will be held over the 14th to the 17th of September. The routes will be between 800 to 1000 miles and see The Rusty Rally Headquarters relocate to a different town each evening, in which competitors will get together to swap tales of adventure.

Rusty Rally Italian Route

‘Driving over the Swiss Alps is one of the greatest adventures you can have on four wheels. Driving through them in an old banger with six European countries to visit in three days makes an adventure into a major challenge, in which only the Rustiest will survive. Very good luck, and remember, stick to the right side of the road.’ – Michael Palin

The ‘Italian Route’ travels through France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland to finish in Italy. You’ll drive through the Black Forest, see the Rhine Falls, drive one of The Alps’ highest mountain passes and finish by the Italian Lakes. The Vikings will cross France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Denmark on their way to Sweden in a stunning and scenic adventure north.

The challenge is for a good cause as well, raising funds for The Outward Bound Trust, which contributes to bursary schemes that give disadvantaged young people a chance at life-changing education. Each team will strive to raise a target of £10,000, and all of that will go to The Outward Bound Trust’s bursaries.

For the full details and to make an application to enter, see The Rusty Rally’s website at www.rustyrally.org.uk and to check out some photos from previous events click here for The Italian Route and here for The Viking Route.

Images thanks to The Rusty Rally

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