Benidorm or Bust 2019

Benidorm or Bust 2019

Croxdale Fast Fit are proud to once again be supporting local Durham team ‘Blood Brothers’ on their way to Benidorm in the 2019 ‘Benidorm or Bust’ challenge!


Northumbria Blood BikesNorthumbria Blood Bikes and Croxdale Fast Fit


What’s this all about?

Father and son team Steven and Sam Laws are taking part in the exciting event to raise funds for a great local charity – Northumbria Blood Bikes.


Steven & Sam Benidorm or Bust 2019Father & son team, Steven & Sam Laws, from Newton Hall


Steven, from Newton Hall, a volunteer driver in his spare time - works for the charity to transport blood and other medical supplies across the region to help the health service. 

Our Durham branch already look after the maintenance of some of the charity vehicles, as pictured.


Blood Bikes Skoda YetiThe Blood Bikes Skoda Yeti which is maintained by Croxdale Fast Fit


Northumbria Blood bikes is a very important local charity that delivers a vital service. Read more about it here.

Steven and Sam are hoping to match or beat the £3,000 they managed to raise last year for this charity. Fast Fit are inviting our customers to donate in branch.

If you’d like to donate, please visit one of our branches where you’ll see the details and sponsor form in reception.

Steven is the sole driver this year – no mean feat, with 1,500 miles to do in 4 days! Sam will be Chief Navigator, radio operator, photographer, mini-fridge technician, snack and moral support provider!


Steven & Sam Benidorm or Bust 2019The Laws team bask in the Durham sunshine shortly before setting off!


What’s the challenge?

The ‘Benidorm or Bust’ challenge invites teams to purchase or use a vehicle of very low monetary value and drive the 1500 mile journey from Durham to Benidorm, in aid of charities of their choice. Teams are from all around the UK. The 2018 Benidorm or Bust event raised over £151,000!, up from the £100,000 in 2017. This is a truly fantastic achievement for all of the local UK charities the teams support and represent.

There will be approximately 140 teams taking part this year. Some of the teams customise their cars to really stand out – you can view some of last years cars on their website gallery.


How did Croxdale Fast Fit help?

This being their second trip – Steven was going to have a hard time bettering last years’ car - a 2001 Honda Accord 1.8 Sport that completed the journey with relative ease. This time, he’s using a 2005 Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec, a smaller, newer, more economical car. Croxdale Fast Fit gave the vehicle a health check in readiness. We were only too happy to help and took the vehicle into our workshop for a thorough check-up, as part of our safety inspection we replaced the coil springs and some brake system components.


Steven & Sam Benidorm or Bust 2019Steven's Focus, outside our Croxdale Autocentre in Durham.


We found car was in a good general condition for the age but needed refreshing in a few key areas.

We turned to our graphics supplier Premier Graphics for an eye-catching design to display the charity and sponsor logos, we’re sure you’ll agree it’s a striking design.


Steven & Sam Benidorm or Bust 2019The Focus with eye-catching graphics supplied and fitted by Premier Graphics & Signs of Durham


What happens next?

The journey begins at 9am on 14th May! All preparation is done and the guys have just set off on their way to meet fellow drivers at Durham Services, Bowburn, then onto another rendezvous at Ferrybridge services in North Yorkshire. 

We’ll be keeping track of their progress with daily updates – so watch our Facebook and Instagram pages for more information!



Good Luck guys – all the very best for a safe journey from all at Croxdale Fast Fit!


Steven & Sam Benidorm or Bust 2019Ready for the off! Fast Fit Managing Director David Urwin wishes Steven a safe journey.



If you’re going on a long journey – or even a short one – get your FREE vehicle health check from your local Croxdale Fast Fit Autocentre.

Summer is here – not just in Spain - so keep your cool and have your air conditioning system serviced at our Durham, Chester Le Street and Consett autocentres.




Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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