Ladies in the driving seat

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A ONCE-in-a-lifetime opportunity to drive a variety of large and unusual vehicles in the Ladies Driving Challenge is coming to Manby Motorplex, near Louth.

Participants will be able to try their hand at manoeuvring a range of different vehicles such as fire engines, 4x4s, HGVs, diggers and possibly tractors all kindly donated by local companies such as Stagecoach, East Lindsey District Council Highways, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, W A Jaines and John Deere.

And all of the money raised from the event, on May 15, will go to the Fire Fighters Charity.

Event organiser Laura Harden, said “The Ladies Driving Challenge promises to be an exciting day, with the chance to operate a fantastic collection of vehicles.

“Other types of driving event can be uncomfortably competitive with an emphasis on speed, and this has been known to put off some women.

“The women-only challenge is much more relaxed with the focus on handling vehicles with skill and enjoying new experiences, as well as raising money for a good cause.”

All women over the age of 17 with a full driving licence are welcome to join in the fun during either the morning or afternoon sessions. Registration costs £10 and entrants are asked to raise a minimum of £90 in sponsorship.