Open to 4x4s of all shapes and sizes, the ‘small brother’ of the African event doesn’t require the level of off-road preparation the Kenyan Rhino Charge demands. Previous winning vehicles have included a Land Rover 110 and a Suzuki Vitara.
Teams can be as small as two people, up to a maximum of six, depending on the size and seating capacity of the vehicle taking part. The winner of the UK Rhino Charge Victor Ludorum, determined by combining sponsorship raised with the competition score, is offered the final place in the 2015 Kenyan event – subject to raising the necessary sponsorship.
Alongside the charge itself, a less competitive 4x4 fun event will also take place, consisting of optional sections and special tasks. Besides giving you the chance to drive around the site and watch the event, you then receive the offer to try some of the competition sections. Your score is not recorded.
There is the opportunity to camp on the night of September 5, with a barbeque sponsored by the Mopani Trading Company Sussex, subject to advanced booking.
Open to all 4x4 drivers, any well equipped vehicle and crew can enter with team work promoted as being more important than anything else. Other than turning up with a Land Rover, obviously.
Entry fee is £100, with the minimum sponsorship amount to be raised being £400. Entry into the non-competitive event is £90. You can book your camp site in advance via firstname.lastname@example.org.