A driver with this car during Bangers and Cash 2018.A driver with this car during Bangers and Cash 2018.
A driver with this car during Bangers and Cash 2018. | AntonyoxleyPhotography
There may be easier ways to get from Sheffield to Munich, but they won’t be as much fun as taking part in a charity car race.

Sheffield-based youth homeless charity Roundabout launched its Bangers and Cash challenge in 2018, in collaboration with Goo Design, Bex and Co and Sheffield City Council.

The UK’s first art road show banger rally raised £96,000 as supporters drove from Sheffield to Monte Carlo with their car bonnets all decorated with unique works created specially by local artists.

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That money helped launch of a new service, Rapid Rehousing, enabling Roundabout volunteers to go out into the community and look for vulnerable young people who may be sleeping rough.

Bangers and Cash will be back on the road again in 2020 with a new route covering four days, six countries and 894 miles as competitors head for the finish line in the German city of Munich.

To make things interesting for the teams, the rally will take a circuitous route to its final destination, taking in the Netherlands, France and Switzerland as well as some of the famous sights of Germany - including a mad king’s fantasy castle.

The rally sets off from Sheffield on September 10, 2020 and the route will include an overnight ferry crossing from Hull to Rotterdam in Holland.

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With teams already signing up, anybody interested in taking part is advised to make contact with Roundabout quickly, as the challenge is limited to just 30 cars.

Competing teams of three each have to pay a registration fee and then raise at least £2,000 in sponsorship.

Adding to the difficulty of the adventure, each team is allowed to spend no more than £650 on their vehicle.

Roundabout Chief Executive Ben Keegan said: “Our first Bangers and Cash event proved so popular that we knew we wanted to do it again.

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“Having taken our teams down to Monte Carlo the first time, we knew we wanted to give them an even greater adventure in 2020 and our new route is guaranteed to test their motoring skills to the limit.”

That first adventure has made an enormous difference to the lives of the young people supported by the charity, according to Ben.

He said: “Before Bangers and Cash we were supporting 180 young people every day but today we support 250 people every day and we have given advice, support and housing to over 600 people in the last 12 months.

“Bangers and Cash is a really great opportunity for Roundabout to raise the money we need to maintain our services and also to highlight awareness of the problems of youth homelessness."

Contact Emily Bush at Roundabout on 0114 253 6753 or email [email protected] for more.