2009 Team Busy Bee’s in Yorkshire Evening Post

Motoscape Banger Rally in Yorkshire Evening PostEarlier in September, one of the teams from the Krakow Rally, “Busy Bee’s” were featured in the Yorkshire Evening Post, prior to their trip on the Motoscape Rally!

Here’s an excerpt from the interview, but you can read and listen to the full interview on the Yorkshire Evening Post wesbite here.


Leeds ‘bumble bee’ police trek across Europe

Published Date: 11 September 2009
By Jo Francisco

THREE motorists who are gearing up to nail seven countries in seven days is an ambitious mission in itself. Even more so when it’s in a clapped-out old Peugot 106 worth £50 which has been resprayed to resemble a bumble bee.

West Yorkshire bobbies Simon Ellis, 36, and Matthew Wilkinson, 28, have taken on the challenge along with vehicle technician Craig Brooksbank, 23.

The trio will be buzzing across Europe in a bid to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust after joining forces with a Guiseley nursery.

Simon told the YEP:” We are all used to helping people – Matthew and I are police officers and we thought wouldn’t it be good to do something to help? We approached a local nursery and asked if they had a charity they raised money for and theirs is Cystic Fibrosis Trust.”


If you’re taking part in one of our banger rallies next year to raise money for charity and are looking for a way to raise awareness about what you are doing, as the Busy Bee’s have proved, getting in touch with your local paper is a great way to let people know!

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