Press Release: March 18, 2010
Media release; for issue at the
British Indoor 4x4 Show, Bingley Hall, Nr Stafford on 21st March 2010
The HELP FOR HEROES EUROPEAN 4x4 RALLY follows the path and tells the story of the Allied Invasion through Europe. The Allied Forces landed in France early on D-Day morning 6th June 1944. The liberation of Europe had commenced. The Help for Heroes 4x4 European Rally 2010 will retrace much of that route.
This event will start in Wiltshire on 19th June 2010. It will be an 1800+ mile expedition encompassing a number of European countries over a period of 10 days. This non-speed touring assembly is already fully subscribed with 45 vehicles crewed by serving and ex-military personnel, as well as civilians and families. It will be part military history tour (including museums etc), some fun activities, part off-road driving and part club-type social, open to road-legal 4x4 vehicles.
The money raised will be donated to our chosen charity, HELP FOR HEROES. The 2010 event has already raised over £30,000 for the H4H charity. The goal is considerably higher.
Event Summary: After using byways on Salisbury Plain the rally travels to Portsmouth to embark on the ferry to France. In addition to Normandy, the H4H 4x4 Rally route will visit Arnhem in Holland. It will then head south to Bastogne in Belgium where the Germans made a final push the famous Battle of the Bulge. After visiting the Alsace region of France the route journeys into Germany and Dachau with its horrors of war. The event will conclude after visiting Hitler's "impenetrable" Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden,
Bavaria 10 days later.
We are grateful for organisational support provided by a number of companies including;
The AA, Cambrian Fuel Card Services, Brittany Ferries, Dominos Pizza, FwdFwd Off Road Centre, Land Rover, Memory Map, Michael Usher Mortgage Services, Noel Dazely Insurance, Norfolkline, Sentinel Vehicle Tracking, Total UK, Warner Leisure Hotels.