The World's Largest Game of Hide and Seek Takes to the Road

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Motoring event Escape From London, billed as "The World's Largest Game of Hide and Seek", takes to the road. Escapee teams must reach checkpoints without being seen by Guard teams. The game is to be played out in southern England on April 23, 2006.

On April 23 an event called Escape From London takes to the roads with a whole new perspective on the age old children's game of Hide and Seek.

Teams will take to the roads in their cars and use southern England to hide. Escapee teams must reach a checkpoint on the south coast and return to London without being seen by Guard teams who will, of course, be looking for Escapees!

Part of the entry fee goes to SafeSpeed, a unique organisation who spend their time campaigning for sustainable road safety policies.

Teams are encouraged to also raise money for a charity of their choice and those who do so will be rewarded with a points advantage on the day of the event.

Organiser Justin Clements said “I have run many different car events in the past, but nothing like this. This is a truly new and exciting event for not only car enthusiasts, but families as well. It's a great excuse to have a day out in the car and see a bit of the countryside that you may not normally experience. We expect to see some creative route planning as teams try to avoid being spotted.”

Clements stresses that safety is critical during the event and will be strongly advising all teams to drive within the limits of the law. “The event is not a race. As with all our other motoring events, there are no points to be scored for being first. The distance between checkpoints will not require any team to break the speed limit to accomplish the challenge.

“The appeal of the event, I think, is the idea that as an adult you can play out a favourite childhood game. Except this time it involves a huge area and cars!”

Escape From London starts on the morning of 23rd April 2006. Preregistration is required.

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