Brokers are notorious for taking part in wild activities, and Tim Bell is no different.

The Manchester broker, a team leader at Caunce O’Hara, is swapping Salford for the Sahara in a three-week charity car rally to Mali with his dad this month.

After a charity parachute jump last year, Bell will drive almost 4,100 miles across the desert in a red 1983 BMW 316.

He said: “The challenge is to drive overland to Mali in a car costing less than £100. The route leaves Plymouth on 5 December and goes through France, Spain, Gibraltar, Morocco and Mauritania and then into Mali.”