The Rules


This cannot be emphasised enough, so here it is at the top of the list.

The  Banger Run is NOT A RACE!

All participants are advised to drive safely and at all times obey the regulations for the country you are in.

It is up to you to ensure that you are fully up to date with the driving requirements for the country in question.

Some countries require you to carry certain equipment such as Headlamp Adaptors, Warning Triangle, etc. It is your responsibility to ensure your team carries all of the required equipment necessary for each country you travel in.

Extra care is needed when driving in Europe. Not all drivers adhere to the good practice we experience in the UK.

Drug use and anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.  Non compliance will result in individuals and/or whole teams being disqualified, remove from the event and if necessary,  reported to the local police.

The Car.
The car must cost £500 or less.

What you choose to spend on the car after that to make it roadworthy is up to you.

Unsafe Modifications.

 Factory built convertibles are acceptable but ‘crop tops’ involving the removal of the roof are unsafe

and are strictly banned.

Insurance, Tax and M.O.T.

The car must be in a roadworthy condition and must have a valid M.O.T certificate.

Just because the car has an M.O.T does not necessarily mean it is fit for the road.

Your car must also be taxed for the duration of the event.

It is up to you ensure that it is fit to take part.

All drivers must be covered by car insurance.

The above documents will be examined before the start of the run and any found not to be in order

will disqualify the team from taking part.

Driving License.

 All drivers from the UK must have a valid UK driving license (you must be 18 years old to drive in Europe).

All other drivers must ensure that their license covers them to drive in the countries shown on the route.

Driving licenses will be checked prior to the start of the event. No team will be allowed to take part unless one of the members has a valid license.

The Teams.

 You may have as many (depending on car capacity) or as few team members as you like.

Please note; cars invariably break down and it may be you that requires a lift, so consider this when it comes to team size.

We recommend teams of either 2 or 3 people.

Fund Raising.

 Teams must raise a minimum of £500 for any military charity, which must be visible on a ‘justgiving’ webpage. You should aim to raise at least £1000. Set up your page now at and then add you page to the Banger Run group here

Remember include your justgiving web page name on your entry form!


 You must present a valid MOT, Insurance (including continental cover) and your driving license at the start of the Banger Run.

Without these, your team will not be allowed to take part.

If I find I can’t attend the Banger Run after all?

 Unfortunately, refunds cannot be given.

We are however happy to accept changes to team members so you can transfer your entry to other willing participants.

Disposing of the car.

If you intend on leaving your car at the end of the Banger Run or in case of any eventuality on route, you must dispose of the car properly. This means either selling it, that’s if it’s worth anything or leaving it with a breakers yard. On no account should the vehicle be left in any street, car park or private land. If the organisers are approached regarding such a situation, then we will not hesitate to pass on the details of the team and team members to the authorities in question.

You will be required to sign a disclaimer at the start of the Banger Run.