The Big Learner Relay in aid of Children in Need is back.

The annual event was the brainchild of ADI Lou Walsh nine years ago. Since then the event has raised over £500,000 for the charity. This is the driver training industry getting in their cars and driving support all over the country for the TV fundraising event.

In short, Lou Walsh sets off on a long journey around the British Isles via the back of learner cars.. The convoy is led by chosen training vehicles that get to  wear the Pudsey Topbox as the leader. The relay means this is handed over to the next chosen instructor vehicle in another town or city. Over 150 different leaders will head the procession around the country.

One for all…

Learners and their instructors proudly lead the procession of many learner vehicles  in every region of the country. Good or bad weather, North or South, East and West, the convoy attracts attention, public crowds and raises funds for the good cause.

Cars are often decorated with sots, which can often be sponsored as part of the fundraising. But also, money can be donated directly online and you too can be part of the event even if you cannot be there on the day.

It generally covers about 3,000 miles over 12 days.

This year it will culminate with a grand finale run around the famous Goodwood motor racing circuit.

Join the relay

You can find out more at the dedicated website here

Fundraise, donate, go spotty and even join a convoy near you. Whatever you do is massively appreciated. Have a look under the ‘Instructor Section’ of how you can get involved. Car spots and other merchandise can be purchased through the ‘Shop’ tab.