The Team & the Rally
THE WHATS: In July our team, CCD Rally, will set off for Mongolia! For those of you who still don't know what is the Mongol Rally, in brief it can be described as an adventureus rally from London/Prague to Ulaanbaatar with no support, no back-up and no set route. The start and finish lines are straightforward, everything in between is not: "Imagine you're lost in a massive desert, hundreds of miles from civilization, driving a car your granny would be embarrassed by...That's the Mongol Rally - 16,000 km of pure adventure over mountains, deserts and some of the most remote terrain on the planet" - This is more like it!
THE RULES: This rally is organized by "the Adventurists", organization guided by the belief that "there are still adventures to be found in the world" and that it is also their responsibility to look after this planet!
For this reason, the Mongol Rally has basic rules:
THE TEAM: We will hence participate in the edition of 2012 that leaves from London the 14th of July or from Prague the 16th. Our conveyance is an old FIAT Panda registered in Jan 2003 and it is obvious that this tiny little car designed for going on a weekly shop will probably encounter some problems on the road!
The team is composed of Tommaso, Lorenzo and Ranieri, three friends from Rome and students at English and Italian universities studying Politics, Physics and Mathematics respectively.
Tommaso Gallo Lorenzo Aldobrandini Ranieri Paternò Our Car
THE ROUTE: we will try and follow on a larger scale the one of Marco Polo - a small tribute to another great Italian explorer - while the actual roads taken will be studied on a daily basis. The main problem is that Marco Polo travelled across Persia but nowadays, Iran, has a difficult political situation and it won't be that easy to pass thorugh it.
We will however peregrinate between: Italy - Austria - Czech Republic - Slovakia - Hungary - Serbia - Bulgaria - Turkey - Georgia - Azerbaijan - Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan - Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan - Russia - Mongolia!
Marco Polo's Route in 1271
If you are eager to see other videos, here is the official trailer.
For more information on our team (see the route, our charities, sponsors and gallery) and to know how to support us, please visit our website or contact us:
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