Get behind wheel for ultimate driving

TRY THIS OUT: One of the vehicles you can drive

TRY THIS OUT: One of the vehicles you can drive

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Ladies who fancy themselves behind the wheel are needed to step forward for the “ultimate driving event” in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The Ladies Driving Challenge at Bovington army camp raised around £19,000 last year, which financed 950 hours of free nursing care to patients and their families in their own homes.

Marie Curie Cancer Care regional events manager Jon Duckham urged volunteers to “throw caution to the wind and take part in the ultimate driving event.”

He added: “Picture yourself behind the wheel of some of the most unusual and challenging vehicles you’ll ever dream of driving – anything from a double-decker bus to a fire engine, a HGV to a monster truck.”

Last year 115 women took part in the challenge, where they raced lorries, a double-decker and a fire engine around a large track.

Mum-of-one Becky Hassett, of Wareham, was one of the ladies taking part.

She said: “This is my first time and I’ve really enjoyed it, the bus drivers have been excellent.

“We’ve also been on the 4X4 off-road ones and cherry picker.

“I definitely want to come again.”

The work of Marie Curie nurses enables patients to remain in their own homes, surrounded by loved ones, during the difficult later stages of their lives.

Mr Duckham explained: “Entry is £10 and each lady is asked to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship.

“Places are limited for this challenge which is taking place on Sunday September 23 at Bovington army camp.”

Call 01884 703 536 for an entry form or visit mariecurie.org.uk/events to enter online.

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2:38pm Sat 30 Jun 12

Say-it-how-it-is says...

You can't take part in this as they are no more space's. I really wanted to do this but can't now. This is what it say's on there web site.


''Registration for this event is now closed. Due to its popularity, Ladies Driving Challenge Bovington, Dorset has now reached capacity for participants. There are still places available for our other Ladies Driving Challenge's, so register today''
You can't take part in this as they are no more space's. I really wanted to do this but can't now. This is what it say's on there web site. ''Registration for this event is now closed. Due to its popularity, Ladies Driving Challenge Bovington, Dorset has now reached capacity for participants. There are still places available for our other Ladies Driving Challenge's, so register today'' Say-it-how-it-is
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2:51pm Sat 30 Jun 12

Liz1102 says...

Say-it-how-it-is wrote:
You can't take part in this as they are no more space's. I really wanted to do this but can't now. This is what it say's on there web site.


''Registration for this event is now closed. Due to its popularity, Ladies Driving Challenge Bovington, Dorset has now reached capacity for participants. There are still places available for our other Ladies Driving Challenge's, so register today''
It seems to let you register using the link to the right of the page - at least, I think it let me, it took my money!
[quote][p][bold]Say-it-how-it-is[/bold] wrote: You can't take part in this as they are no more space's. I really wanted to do this but can't now. This is what it say's on there web site. ''Registration for this event is now closed. Due to its popularity, Ladies Driving Challenge Bovington, Dorset has now reached capacity for participants. There are still places available for our other Ladies Driving Challenge's, so register today''[/p][/quote]It seems to let you register using the link to the right of the page - at least, I think it let me, it took my money! Liz1102
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2:56pm Sat 30 Jun 12

Say-it-how-it-is says...

I saw that but you can't do the bovington one, but somewhere else. I wanted to do it there as I live 7 miles away from it.
I saw that but you can't do the bovington one, but somewhere else. I wanted to do it there as I live 7 miles away from it. Say-it-how-it-is
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6:36pm Sat 30 Jun 12

spooki says...

Why have it in the Echo NOW if it's full? The web page says its full but you can still register! I suppose other people might cancel.
Try the 'other' ladies driving challenges you say? Cornwall and Northern Island! Bit of a trek.
Why have it in the Echo NOW if it's full? The web page says its full but you can still register! I suppose other people might cancel. Try the 'other' ladies driving challenges you say? Cornwall and Northern Island! Bit of a trek. spooki
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7:16pm Sat 30 Jun 12

Turtlebay says...

How about one for men? As it is this is a sexist situation which like homophobia, is illegal in the UK.
How about one for men? As it is this is a sexist situation which like homophobia, is illegal in the UK. Turtlebay
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11:02pm Sat 30 Jun 12

ABCD1 says...

I've just registered this evening and had confirmation by email. Just click the orange register now button I ignored the this event is now full paragraph :-)
I've just registered this evening and had confirmation by email. Just click the orange register now button I ignored the this event is now full paragraph :-) ABCD1
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6:22pm Sun 1 Jul 12

HRH of Boscombe says...

Make up mirror, mobile signal, heels to flats manoeuvre.
Make up mirror, mobile signal, heels to flats manoeuvre. HRH of Boscombe
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