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The Dakar Challenge

 Say “The Dakar” …

… and we all have visions of the Wildcats, 4×4’s, AWD trucks, bikes and endless desert sand dunes.

However follow it with the word Challenge and all is not what you imagine, unless you have previous knowledge of the events.

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Coined the “banger rally” ….. yes it’s the race from Plymouth to Dakar in bangers no 4×4 required here unless you drop on one for a few quid.

If and when you arrive, the cars are then auctioned off in the destination country for a good cause.

Now in it’s 11th year, The Dakar Challenge has been steadily growing since 2003 and raising sizable amounts of funds for charity whilst all teams are having a ball.

The popularity has grown so much now that there have been several off shoots to the event, including the Murmansk Challenge, The Dakhla Challenge, The Timbuktu Challenge, The Banjul Challenge and The Nouakchott Challenge.


If you fancy your chances whilst raising monies for a good cause, follow this link for more info;