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Fundraising for Cancer Research UK

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Cancer Research UK

We pioneer life-saving cancer research to help beat cancer sooner

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1089464, Scotland SC041666


Staples to Naples Rome! is a banger rally through central Europe. Conceived in 2003, it was designed to address the problem in the amount of time people have to spare. A banger rally is great fun, but many people are unable to take 3 weeks out of their lives to do this for the more exotic rallies. Either work or home commitments make this impossible.

The aim is for a team of 2 - 4 to purchase a car for £100 or less, yes thats right! £100 or less. Lasting 4 days, the event covers around 1500 miles, starting at Staples Corner (junction at the bottom of the M1), although officially at Calais in France, and finishing in Naples, Italy.  Which has now changed to Rome due to the problems in Naples.

We have entered a team called Torque of the North and are being sponsored by - UK Competition Portal ( 

The team consists of 

Dan and Adrian Naylor  -  Albert Peach - Chris Dale. 

Our £100 banger is a Mazda 626 'GLX' which is 19 years old and has been loving painted by the students at Tameside College ( where Al works, its painted as half US Police car and half Gangster car, complete with bullet holes.

Should the car break down! Dan and Al are designated as the pushers because they are the youngest. If you want to know more about the rally and the Torque of the North team please visit our website (

To make the rally worthwhile Torque of the North, have chosen to raise funds for the charity Cancer Research UK donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor us: Cancer Research UK will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.


No breakdowns, no drama’s with the law, we just cruised to Rome! Total mileage around 1600 in a car that we bought without seeing for £100, the MOT cost £50 and an indicator lens £10 (apart from the spray job and graphics), that’s all we spent on the car! We bought it, we drove it, no service, no engine rebuilds, Mazda the way to go!

We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who donated and to our sponsors Loquax. - UK Competition Portal (

If you would like to make a donation to the charity we would appreciate it. Read about our trip and view the pictures at our website ( regards Chris, Al, Dan, Adrian