So we thought we'd make things just a little bit more van-tastic... since WRG was formed in 1970 we have owned several vans, all of which have had their own personalities, quirks, and characteristics. We thought it would be a great idea for teams of people to represent* our vans on the walk.
*Just to clarify you are still walking the route... don't think our vans will fit down the towpath!!
Become a "driver"
Over the years WRG vans, land rovers and other items of plant have played an important role in canal restoration. Below is a list of vans looking for a "drivers" to coordinate a team of passengers. It costs £10 to "drive" a van, with each "passenger" paying £5 for a seat in the van. To reserve a van please email or call (01494 783 453 ext 604) Jen or Amber. You can choose to either do the 5-7 mile walk or the full 22 mile walk.
Become a "passenger"
Each "van" needs to be full of "passengers" to complete the walk. To become a passenger please contact the 'driver' of each van, find out if they have space and then pay £5 to reserve your seat.
It wouldn't be a WRG event without red t-shirt or fancy dress. Each driver is responsible for coming up with a fancy dress theme for their team. For example Team RFB's driver Jude Palmer has chosen 'Snow White and the Seven Wharfs'.... and team GMA is going green!
Vans with Drivers
Driver: Jude Palmer
Passengers: Click here to contact Jude and join team Palmer (be warned Snow White & the Seven Wharfs is their team theme!)
Team 'RFB' is now full! Sponsor Jude and her team now!
Driver: Mark Antony 'MK2' Richardson
Passengers: Click here to contact MK2, to become a passenger and join the KESCRG team!
Driver: Matt Baines.
Click here to contact Matt and join his team! Matt's theme is in honour of WRG North West's book stall. Bring along your favourite book and dress up as a character in it!
Driver: Mark Gribble
Passengers: Click here to contact Mark and join the WRG BITM team!
Team 'SAD' - Sheila's Wheels!
This all female team is looking for driver & team mates. Please contact WRG Head Office for more details.
Please contact Jenny Black to get involved in Team 'EHP'. Sponsor Jenny and her team now!
Driver: Mike Palmer
For more information please contact the WRG Head Office Team (Jen & Amber)
t: 01494 783 453 ext 604
Vehicles still looking for 'drivers'
GCW VOJ DPY WNE BAM RAX NJF HLA JDB CFT VRK TBH ADX AOD KNP JFH
Plant & 'Elite' Land Rover Teams (n.b. may get distracted, breakdown, stop to refuel several times and not complete route!)
FLN ADZ SWS TVP SMB TPP DOK