On April 6, 2019, the UK’s very first electric vehicle rally is taking place. It is named the Electrohead Rally, starting out from London at 10:30 in the morning and travelling via Oxford and the Cotswolds to the Celtic Manor, a luxury 5-star hotel near Newport in South Wales.
Any profits from the event will be donated to Buildaid, a UK charity that was started in 2005 by a team of built environment professionals in response to the South East Asian Tsunami and now continuing their work in various building projects around the world to help disaster struck communities.
The organisers contacted the CleanTechnica Editorial Office asking us if we would like to give them a mention. Keen on anyone promoting EVs, we are obliging them. It could be a pleasant way for anyone wanting to take part to spend an enjoyable weekend helping to promote EVs in the UK while going for a pleasant drive and enjoying the delights of 5-star venues and food at the start and finish. Even if you can’t make the journey, you could go to the start line to cheer them off on their way.
Any EV owners in the UK wanting to take part can find full details on the Electrohead Rally website. All food and accommodation is included in the price, and charging and support will be provided on the route. We wish them every success.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
9:00 Breakfast Start Line
At De Vere Devonport House, London
Introduction and Brief Continental Breakfast
Greeted by Press and Media Team
10:30 Rally Begins
Drive to Oxford via M40 and A40
Stop at Oxford
Welcome Break for Tesla Supercharger and Coffee – OX33 1LJ
Stop for Lunch at Ellenborough Park Southam Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3NJ with a 3-course Meal
Cotswolds to Celtic Manor
Drive to Celtic Manor, Coldra Woods, The Usk Valley, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 1HQ
15:30 Arrive At Celtic Manor Resort
Public Finish Line, Greeted by Press and Media Team
19:00 Dinner and Cocktail Party
Canapes — Celebrity DJ
Overnight Stay At Celtic Manor, Luxury 5* Hotel
Driving home next day.
All images provided by the organisers