Neil Bainbridge, who runs BS Motorsport, based at Westcott Venture Park, will drive a specially modified Land Rover in the Morocco Desert Challenge next April.
His chosen charity is Young Lives vs Cancer.
He said: ‘This organization has been close to my heart for many years now – from when I did my boating adventure around Britain in 2009 in aid of CLIC Sargent, as Young Lives vs Cancer at the time.
“The more money we can raise, the more we can help cancer research and make a difference in the lives of thousands of young people who suffer from it and their families.”
Neil is looking for sponsors who can have their names displayed on the vehicle as it rides 100ft sand dunes, as well as other donations and contributions.
The former England fast bowler now lives in a town near Aylesbury after retiring…
Originally, Neil had hoped to take part in the Tunisia Desert Challenge last April, but he encountered technical difficulties with a new automatic gearbox which led to his retirement.
This time, the Land Rover, with a monster seven-litre V8 engine, was already tested on the recent Kop Hill Climb near Princes Risborough and came through with an impeccable bill of health.
With decades of experience restoring and preparing classic Porsches for racing, Neil now feels ready for his final challenge in the heat of the North African desert.
BS Motorsport is a racing car preparation company specializing in the maintenance and development of historic Porches.
The company has been based in the Aylesbury Vale high-tech business park for 23 years.
His work ranges from maintenance, repairs and restoration to race preparation, engine servicing and development.
The company also operates a secure storage facility for the long-term storage of classic cars that can accommodate up to 80 high-value cars on two levels of the building.
More information about Neil’s fundraising campaign can be found on his GoFundMe page herewhere donations can also be made to support his next challenge.