R2R helps injured soldiers by raising money for other charities such as Help for Heroes and the Tedworth House Personnel Recovery Centre.
As the 2013 Daka Rally approaches, vigorous training is required to prepare competitors for the gruelling off-road challenge – this is where Land Rover comes in.
Land Rover supplied R2R with three 110 Defender models to assist them in completing an all-terrain desert training exercise in Morocco last week – code named ‘Bedouin Adventure’.
The use of Land Rover Defender vehicles was integral to the team’s success as the off-road credentials of the models are critically acclaimed worldwide.
The Land Rover brand has always retained a reputation for off-road driving and has a plethora of awards to prove it, with even its more luxury models like the Range Rover Evoque being praised for its off-road handling.
Captain of the R2R team, Tony Harris, said: “Driving more than 500 km per day in temperatures up to 37 degrees and over 2,000 metre high peaks en-route to the desert, with rough camping alongside our vehicles for three nights, enabled our team members to experience this unforgiving and demanding environment and develop essential skills for ensuring success on next year’s Dakar rally.”
The use of Land Rover vehicles has helped many other organisations in the past, one of which was part of its 8th anniversary celebration with the China Exploration, where it supplied vehicles in aid of scientific research.
The brand has also been heavily involved with the Red Cross, where Land Rover cars are used across the world in some of the most difficult conditions.
Land Rover vehicles are available from Perrys Land Rover dealerhsips.