Most Importantly – The True Costs:
We are keen to be as transparent as possible with our Rallies as they are not a ‘cheap break’. Below is an itemised list of the other costs involved:
Registration – £275
The Car – Approx £250 plus pimping
Insurance – Approx £35 per person based on specific Banger Rally insurance
European breakdown cover – Optional (but recommended, prices from £30)
Crossing the Channel
Ferries are typically available for approx. £50,
Channel tunnel starts at £51
Accomodation We recommend hotels with an average price of £25-30 per person per night.
Fuel costs – This will vary wildly depending on your chosen vehicle but 1000 miles at an average 40mpg = 25 gallons/ 114 litres
France prices as of December 2015:
Diesel is €1.07/l = €122 or £88
Petrol is €1.28/l = €146 or £106
Tolls – there are several tolls and you will be looking at around £100 in total for tolls, however you can get away without going on the tolls, the routes just take longer!
Flights are available back to most UK Cities from Nice and an average cost would be £100.
What does all this mean then?
For a team of 4: Costs approx. £445 per person (excluding food and drink)
For a team of 3: Costs approx. £515 per person (excluding food and drink)
For a team of 2: Costs approx. £645 per person (excluding food and drink)
Here are some useful links to sort out your whole trip…
Finding a Car
There are literally hundreds of cars out there, many coming with MOT for the Rally!
Try the following website links, or check your local garages and auctions.
We publish good deals that we find on Twitter and Facebook as departure day approaches…
Banger Rally Insurance
Our friends at Herts can provide insurance specific for Banger Rallies…
European Breakdown Cover
This is optional but highly recommended as there will be no mechanical support available. We will not leave you stranded but may not be able to assist with your car. This is of course your responsibility to dispose of legally.
We strongly encourage fundraising and are currently affiliated with the following Charities. You can of course raise money for any Charity of your choice. We are able to provide sponsor forms and you are welcome to use some of our artwork if required.
Getting across the Channel
Here is a list of recommended hotels in each destination. The first hotel listed for each destination is where the Boom Team have stayed in previous years, but you can of course stay wherever you wish, on the list or not.
Hotel deals currently being negotiated
ibis Hotels: www.ibis.com
ibis Budget Beaune (not central but next to start)
ibis Styles Beaune Centre (Central)
Hotel Central: www.hotelcentral-beaune.com
Hotel Les Cretes Blanches: www.cretes-blanches-valdisere.com
Hotel Bellier: www.hotelbellier.com
Les Sorbiers: www.hotelsorbiers-valdisere.com
Auberge Saint-Hubert: www.auberge-sthubert.com
Ibis Promenade des Anglais: http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-0749-ibis-nice-promenade-des-anglais/index.shtml
Alternatively try these comparison websites for accommodation at any of these destinations:
Also try the following comparison sites: