Rally for Heroes is a charity road trip around Europe which sees all participants drive a minimum of 5 miles for each British Serviceman/woman that have paid the ultimate sacrifice whilst serving Afghanistan since 2001. All money raised goes directly to their chosen charity and in 2014 all proceeds will go to SSAFA, the oldest Forces Charity in the UK.
So who can take part in the rally?
Anyone! Military or civilian, it doesn't matter what you drive as long as its roadworthy with the required licences and insurance.
The participants will travel through 11 countries in 8 days covering over 2600 miles. The start line is from the Top Gear Track and from there the 50 cars will head to Antwerp. Day two will see the fleet travel to Bergen/Belsen Concentration Camp spending overnight in Hannover. Day three sees the cars head to and stay in Prague for the night. Heading to the Eagles Nest on day four will see the cars put to the test with several hair pin bends that need to be negotiated on the way up the mountain. The cars will over the Grossglockner pass and then hit the Stelvio Pass after a stop over in Bolzano. Day six is when the cars will hit the best driving road in the world through in Liechtenstein on their way to Zurich. After a good nights rest day seven sees the cars travel the five best passes of Switzerland has to offer. They will then head through the Black Forest on day 8 before finally heading back to the UK on day 9 for the finish event at Waltham Abbey.
The cars will all have YB Trackers installed for the journey. The tracker will provide a gps position every 30 minutes meaning supporters, friends and family can almost be along for the ride even when they are hundreds of miles away.