2,000 miles in 48 hours

10 October 2012
Club Triumph raise money for Children with Cancer UK
Club Triumph has held its 23rd Round Britain Reliability Run in 2012 - 100 Triumph cars driven 2,000 miles in 48 hours to raise money for Children with Cancer UK.

Members and friends of Club Triumph from around the world, including the UK, Germany, USA and Holland, took part in this unique event.

The event was first run in 1966 and is unchanged in its objective - to drive around Britain in 48 hours, covering 2000 miles, visiting pre-arranged control points, with no overnight stops.

A long 48 hours!
Drivers met at The Plough in Enfield to be registered and to start this huge challenge. After a final prep talk from organiser Tim Bancroft, and some last minute checks, they set off under the start flag waved by Children with Cancer UK’s very own Pippa Gough.

Club Triumph waved off by Children with Cancer UKDrivers set off in the rain and dark, but all in great spirits. They headed North to John O’Groats, where they would all have breakfast on Saturday morning. From John O'Groats this band of trusty Triumphs headed back South towards Land's End, travelling through the Lake District and Wales.

Having travelled 1621.4 miles the cars arrived at the Lands End control stop for their well deserved Sunday morning breakfast, before setting off once again on the last leg of the trip back to Enfield.

At the control stop in Bude a mention must be made for Malcolm Warren who was organising this section. Unfortunately, Malcolm broke his ankle while getting everything ready for the arrival of the cars. We all wish you the speediest recovery, Malcolm, and sorry you weren't there to see how smoothly it all went thanks to your hard work.

Katie Carson from Children with Cancer UK was there at the Bude control stop to welcome everyone in. Katie was surprised to see how much energy everyone still had - some were even wearing fairy wings!

The drivers all then set off back to Enfield, with a few getting caught up in a traffic – making their trip even longer.  The last of the Triumphs made it back to The Plough in Enfield at 9.30pm.

How did they do?
To catch up on all the messages from the teams taking part over the weekend visit club.triumph.org.uk

You can see the photos on our Flickr pages

Thank you so much to everyone who took part in this incredible event, and for all your hard work. Without such invaluable support, we wouldn’t be able to continue our research into the causes, prevention and treatment of childhood cancer and save young lives that otherwise would be lost forever

The final monies raised will be announced at the Club Triumph Annual Dinner in March 2013, but we have a feeling a fantastic amount has been raised.

Fundraising from previous years has already provided us with more than £88,000.  A huge thank you to Club Triumph and everyone who has kindly supported them.

(October 2012)

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