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Three boys will race old bangers from Deal in Kent to Dundee, in 7 day charity challenge

07 February 2014
by Eleanor Perkins

It’s round two for a group of friends who will be driving from Deal to Dundee in cars worth £250, for charity.

Matthew English, 26, a steward on P&O Ferries, Scot Graham, 26, a self-employed window fitter and Dennis Pitcher, 25 a manager at Rooks are three old school friends, who hope to complete the seven-day challenge this April.

It will be their second venture up north, after completing the same challenge in 2010.

The trio, who call themselves Reverse Gear, will each purchase a car for less than £250 and decorate it to stand out. 

Scot has said if their Facebook page receives 1,000 likes, he will decorate his car with pink fluff.

Matthew English, of Canon Street, said: “We will not be able to use any electrical aids such as satellite navigations or phones and we are only allowed to drive on A and B roads, plus there will be various, unknown to us, challenges on the way.”

Matthew’s dad, Barry English has been appointed their task master. He will give them each a set on envelopes to be opened at different destinations on their route. 

The charity venture is a race worked on a points system. Whoever ends with the least car defects and most fuel, will be crowned the Deal to Dundee 2 winner.

Matthew said: “We will be living in our cars for the week so lots of warm clothing and cooking equipment is needed. All donations will go the British Red Cross.”

To sponsor Reverse Gear or help out with equipment visit their Facebook page

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