The Fire Fighters Charity will visit Tockwith Motorsports Centre, York,  North Yorkshire, on September 25, 2011 to give women the chance to drive a variety of large and unusual vehicles in the 'Ladies Driving Challenge'. Participants will be able to try their hand at manoeuvring a range of different vehicles such as fire engines, HGV's, JCB's and more, all kindly donated by local companies.  

Event Organiser, Dave Mansfield, said: "Following the success of last year's Ladies Driving Challenge, we are able to offer another fantastic opportunity, and challenge the regions lady drivers, with the chance to operate a fantastic collection of vehicles often associated with male drivers. Other types of driving event can be uncomfortably competitive with an emphasis on speed, whereas we aim to provide a fun, and stress free experience. The women-only challenge is much more relaxed with the focus on handling vehicles with skill and enjoying new experiences, as well as raising money for a good cause.  

"All women over the age of 17 with a full driving licence are welcome to join in the fun during either the morning or afternoon sessions. Registration costs £10 and entrants are asked to raise a minimum of £90 in sponsorship.  Every participant receives a certificate and goody bag and those who raise £120 plus receive a t-shirt, those who raise £150 plus receive a t-shirt and a Blaze teddy bear.  

"There are prizes for the top fundraisers including a flight in light aircraft, hotel stay, meal vouchers, round of golf at a top Yorkshire venue, and beauty products. The charity is the only charity dedicated to supporting firefighters and their families in times of need and helping to speed their recovery back to operational duty."

All proceeds from the event will go to The Fire Fighters Charity. Dave said: "Behind the fun, there is a very serious message. We are supporting those heroic firefighters who risk their lives for us. When they run into a burning building, there is always the very real risk of serious injury, and when the worst happens not only firefighters suffer, but also their families. 

To take part in the Ladies Driving Challenge, entrants should request a registration pack from Dave Mansfield on 07825 182621 or or entrants can register on-line at:  


Posted: 10.15am, 20.05.11