Staff from car insurance comparison
site Tiger.co.uk will shortly be embarking upon a challenging journey stretching just under two and a half thousand miles by road to Mount Olympus in Greece.
As The Summer Olympics 2012 comes to a close this weekend, two staff from popular car insurance
comparison site Tiger.co.uk will be starting off on an epic journey from the UK to Mount Olympus in Greece in a car that cost only £361.
The event, known as the The Undy 500, involves cars, each costing a maximum of £500, leaving Ipswich on August 12th and driving the 2,400 miles to Mount Olympus, hopefully arriving a week later. The event has been arranged to raise money for two local charities; East Anglian Air Ambulance
and St Elizabeth Hospice
Each of the cars will have a pair of intrepid drivers who will get to know each other very well as they travel together on a route taking in Cologne, Munich, Belgrade, Zagreb and Skopje as well as a spin around the Nürbergring! Once at Mount Olympus the teams who complete the journey will light a symbolic torch at the base of the mountain.
Andrew Goulborn, Commercial Director for the comparison site commented: “The Tiger Team will be driving a 16 year old BMW estate that has just under 200,000 miles on the clock, so it will be a test of both man and motor! Clearly being in the business we have made sure that they have European motor insurance in place, but there will be no breakdown cover for these guys! The drivers are each paying their own expenses and have all agreed to raise funds for two great local charities - the Suffolk branch of St. Elizabeth Hospice and the East Anglian Air Ambulance. You will be able to follow our team’s progress during the course of the week from their blog and video diary that will be posted up on the Tiger site.