Tim Bancroft Round Britain Charity Event

Senior Estimator, Tim Bancroft has entered the Club Triumph Round Britain Reliability Run supporting the Huntington’s Disease Association.

The Round Britain Reliability Run (RBRR) is longstanding classic car event that was first run in 1966. To take part you have to use a classic Triumph motor car. The 48-hour, 2000 mile event is massively popular within the UK Triumph car community, evidenced by the 125 spaces selling out with 4 hours of opening.

Tim is the main organiser of the event spending a lot of his spare time on making sure the event goes well. The weekend of the event, 6th October to 8th October, is a busy time with over 400 people either taking part or helping as a marshal. It starts from Knebworth House on the Friday evening the second stage is to John o’Groats on the Saturday morning before arriving at Lands End on the Sunday morning and travelling back to Knebworth House on the Sunday evening. Each crew has to visit 15 pre-arranged Control Points at various locations around the UK.

Since the event took on a charitable basis, over £800,000.00 has been raised for UK national charities and this time it is hoped that over £100,000.00 will be raised for Huntington’s. The car club has always tried to support lesser known charities as it is felt that they will be more appreciative and may need funding help. The Just Giving framework is used for pledge and donations towards the grand total. Tim would like to raise over £1,000.00 and would be chuffed if anyone reading this makes a donation, please visit their JG page at:  https://www.justgiving.com/team/TeamOldAshfordians2   

Tim will be using his 1969 Triumph TR6, a car that he has now owned for 5 years, it’s the newest addition to his fleet of 3 Triumph cars and has recently benefitted by his fitting of a re-built engine, new fuelling system and rebuilt gearbox.

Tim has now completed the event 11 times since 1998 with one failure so is up to speed with what to do!

Spadeoak have always been very supportive towards the event as Tim and his organisational team have been able to use the offices for progress meetings. As part of this deal, Tim will put Spadeoak stickers onto the car to get some publicity for us. Estimator Andy Bingham and retired Estimator, Howard Riddell always get involved and are marshalling at the start and finish. Howard will inevitably rock up in his Morris Oxford hot rod and Bing will come along in his classic Mini Cooper.

So please make a donation on the attached JG page and help to raise the £100K that the event wants to get together for HAD.

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