Women get behind big wheels

GALLERY More than 700 women enjoyed a spectacular charity driving challenge during the weekend with more than 80 vehicles.The annual event, at Bentwaters Park in Rendlesham, near Woodbridge, involved everything from HGVs and tractors to quad bikes, mini-diggers, county council gritting machines and fire engines.

MORE than 700 women enjoyed a spectacular charity driving challenge during the weekend with more than 80 vehicles.

The annual event, at Bentwaters Park in Rendlesham, near Woodbridge, involved everything from HGVs and tractors to quad bikes, mini-diggers, county council gritting machines and fire engines.

Those taking part raised more than £50,000 for their chosen charities by taking part throughout the weekend, which saw women transported across the site in stretch limos.

Frank Turmel, one of the organisers, said: “It went absolutely fantastically well and was a brilliant day. There was a real buzz and it really is a double whammy.

“The ladies have a fabulous time driving things they would not normally get the chance to and are able to raise thousands of pounds for good causes. Everyone is a winner.”

The Ladies' Driving Challenge started 11 years ago and already there are plans to repeat it again next year.