Hereford & Worcester

Reverend Sue Strutt gets to rally drive thanks to TV show

A Herefordshire vicar has realised her dream of driving a rally car thanks to a TV show.

The Reverend Sue Strutt was nominated by her daughter as a guest on the BBC's Tonight's the Night show.

She told the programme about her mother's love of driving at speed, and they arranged a day at Silverstone with a champion rally driver.

Mrs Strutt said driving at over 100mph was fun, though doing handbrake turns was "a bit embarrassing".

She said she had to learn new techniques to control the left-hand-drive rally car: "You use both feet - right on the brake and left on the accelerator."

Her experiences have got her a new nickname the parishes she looks after around Bosbury, near Ledbury.

"In some quarters I'm already know as Basher Baines, which was my nickname before I was married, but maybe Rallying Rev is the up-to-date one, I don't know," she said

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