Laura, Gaston and Quentin take part in Europ’Raid 2022, a raid of tradition and solidarity in twenty European nations on the Peugeot 205

The listing of issues to do earlier than setting off is getting smaller on daily basis. However earlier than they start their huge adventures, Gaston Rigobert, Laura Ribeiro and Quentin Dignac nonetheless have a couple of issues to arrange.

Certainly, three younger associates from Vierzon, Bourges and Corrèze will take part on the wheel of the Peugeot 205 in Europ’Raid 2022, a raid of journey and solidarity throughout Europe.

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Departure is scheduled from Belfort on 30 July for a ten,000km journey by way of 20 nations in 22 days. “This isn’t a race, there isn’t any competitors. It is a humanitarian journey”, stresses the workforce’s adoption Vierzonnais Gaston Rigobert, who based the Les Champions raid’automotive affiliation in Vierzon to fund their participation on this journey and on the identical time encourage this motion. cultural and United.

The crew, together with almost 300 different individuals, will journey 10,000 kilometers throughout Jap Europe unaided utilizing a beacon, GPS and a logbook in a 30-year-old pink Peugeot 205 adorned and coated with promoting inserts. The trio should take part in several phases of the route and discover their manner.

Like all different groups, Laura, 30, Gaston, 21, and Quentin, 21, can be tasked with transporting 70kg of college provides to remoted colleges in Jap Europe. They may distribute it to the kids through the raid.

The trio has been making ready for this journey for months. And even longer for Gaston Rigobert. “I began the venture in 2019 with two different individuals to take part within the 2020 version. However with Covid-19 all the things broke down and nothing might be achieved,” he remembers.

“Exploring new horizons, new cultures”

The younger man didn’t surrender on the thought and restarted the venture with two new companions: Laura Ribeiro, who works within the neighboring firm; He had met a buddy, Quentin Dignac, whereas dwelling at a highschool in Corrèze.

“I’ve at all times wished to journey, go to totally different nations of the world. This is a chance, so I obtained kicked out,” Gaston explains. The style of journey and journey he shares with Quentin: “I need to discover new horizons, new cultures”, provides the latter. And this enthusiasm seduced Laura: “An exquisite venture with a great observe file”, she underlines.

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So, in current months, regardless of the difficulties related to the well being disaster, the native workforce ready the automotive bought in 2019, collected college provides and turned to firms and companions to sponsor them. Due to this fact, teamwork begins not on the roads, however downstream. “Registration, meals, fuel, and many others. We’ve an estimated price range of 8,500 euros for A booming price range, primarily because of the rise in gas costs,” Gaston emphasizes.

That is why the trio nonetheless counts on donations from people, but additionally from firms of their on-line kitty created on the Leetchi platform. “We’ve already collected 70 kg of college supplies, these are donations. However we nonetheless want donations to fund the journey,” the crew says.

Due to this fact, the ultimate preparations proceed. The automotive is supplied to optimize each sq. centimeter within the cabin and trunk. Half of the again seat has been eliminated to retailer college provides, and 4 lockers have been created within the trunk to retailer the belongings of every of the crew members and the instruments and spares they could want on this solidarity journey that may take them. , to Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Germany, amongst different locations.

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