On their marks for Top Gear challenge

Andy Chambers and pals are driving from Sheffield to Skegness in cars worth under �300 to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Our picture shows Andy, of Worksop, (left) with his car, an Audi, and mates Dan Skate, of Catcliffe and Fi Duffy, of Richmond.
Andy Chambers and pals are driving from Sheffield to Skegness in cars worth under �300 to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Our picture shows Andy, of Worksop, (left) with his car, an Audi, and mates Dan Skate, of Catcliffe and Fi Duffy, of Richmond.
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Two men will complete a boyhood ambition when they go head-to-head with their own Top Gear driving challenge this weekend.

Andrew Chambers and pal Dan Skate will drive two clapped out cars worth no more than £300 from Sheffield to Skegness to raise £1,000 for Cancer Research.

And, in true Top Gear style, Andy, from Worksop, and Dan, aged 23, from Catcliffe, will be set challenges as they go with points awarded – or deducted – depending on their success.

Along with several others who have agreed to take part, they will be judged by friend and referee for the day Fiona Duffy, aged 28.

Andy, 34, said: “The Top Gear crew go to more exotic places than Skegness but this is something we wanted to try to do and hopefully we can raise some money for charity in the process.”

The idea for the challenge came following a conversation between the pair, who decided it would be a good way of testing their ability to pick reliable, cheap motors.

“If you’re a true petrol- head then you must have at least once wished you had a job on Top Gear and this was our way of doing just that,” said Andy.

Points will be awarded throughout the day, as well as credit being given for the oldest car, the highest mileage and the car most admired by others.

“We’ve got a few people signed up to do it. Everyone is being very cagey about what cars they’ve got but I’ve already revealed my £250 Audi A4 – which could prove a mistake,” said Andy.

The challengers will leave Morrisons car park at Catcliffe at 9am on Saturday.

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