At its simplest, the Twin Town Challenge is a fun charity car rally. Teams buy a £500 banger and pimp their ride however they like. Then over Spring Bank Holiday weekend they take an epic road trip.
The route goes from Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire to Witney's twin town, Le Touquet in northern France. Along the way you'll take on challenges and the occasional lap of a circuit. The event is in aid of SpecialEffect – a charity focused on improving the lives of the physically disabled.
We arrange a series of fun events and challenges before the main event to help you get in the spirit and meet your fellow Twin Towners. These will see you rubbing shoulders with celebrities, stoking team rivalries and having great fun.
The big jamboree is in Le Touquet itself, where our French compatriots throw a street party extravagaza. Expect live bands, fine French food and flowing drinks to help you toast your successful trip!
On our return to Merry England, afternoon tea and an awards ceremony round off a fantastic, fun weekend. All in aid of a great cause.
"Really great fun, with great people and all for a great cause. I'd do it again tomorrow!"
Established in 2014, the Twin Town Challenge takes place every two years. To date the event has raised over £450,000 for SpecialEffect.
Organised by Brendon Cross, the event attracts teams from a wide range of backgrounds. In previous years we have seen teams from West Oxfordshire businesses, the games industry and some of the world's top tech firms, but all are welcome.
"Epic road trip. Enormous fun AND raising funds for fantastic charity"
The full events calendar will be set in early 2018. Keep an eye on the events page for fundraising opportunities and get-togethers in the build up to the main event.
Check out the itinerary from last time to get a flavour of what the Twin Town Challenge 2018 will offer.
To take part in the Twin Town Challenge 2018 you'll need to enter your team. There is a registration fee of £995 for each team, £500 of which is payable at the point of registration.
Once you've entered you'll receive full details of what's required, but here's an outline:
SpecialEffect make a real difference to people's lives. Their one-to-one support allows people to enjoy themselves in ways their disability has previously made impossible. See what taking part in the Twin Town Challenge can do.Read the case studies
The Twin Town Challenge is a great experience and offers you the chance to meet new people, have a great time and raise money for charity. Read what previous participants have to say and get an idea of what Twin Town can offer you.Read testimonials
Your donations help SpecialEffect to change lives. If you can't take part in the Twin Town Challenge you can do your bit by donating. All money raised by the Twin Town Challenge goes directly to SpecialEffect so please donate what you can.Donate now