To quote The Adventurists:
"Imagine you're lost in a massive desert, hundreds of miles from civilisation, driving a car your granny would be embarrassed by. Then all of a sudden all your wheels fall off and the search for tool turns up a dirty sock and two dried apricots. That's the Mongol Rally - 10,000 miles of pure adventure over mountains, deserts and some of the most remote terrain on the planet."
So, Leaving Goodwood Racetrack in West Sussex, UK, on the 14th of July 2012 and arriving in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on the 24th August 2012. Driving a car with a maximum engine size of 1.2 litres. No support. Any route possible. Raising at least £1000 for charity. This is The Mongol Rally.
Our team consists of 3 British chaps from Warwickshire - Michael Nesbitt, James Higgins and Alex Gardner. Not afraid of an adventure, or eating goats testes for breakfast, we will be setting out in July to explore Europe and Central Asia, raising as much money for charity as possible.
Careering through at least 19 countries, it wouldn't be correct or acceptable for 3 British gentlemen to venture forth without the correct attire or philosophy. Upholding at all times The Chap Manifesto, "Thou Shalt Always Wear Tweed", and inevitably cultivating interesting facial hair in the process, border crossing will be more of a cultural exchange and a chat rather than a tedious, long drawn out affair. Bowler hats donned and doffed at all appropriate times, we aim to arrive in Ulaanbaatar, 6 weeks after leaving the UK, looking like we have merely popped out for a drive in the home counties, and not crossed mountains, deserts, rivers in some of the worlds most remote environments. Full Tweed Ahead!
Our chosen charity is The Children's Trust, Tadworth, which is an amazing facility providing care, education, therapy and rehabilitation to children with multiple disabilities, complex health needs and acquired brain injury. We aim to raise at least £1500 for the Trust, as well as £500 for the Rallys official charity The Lotus Childrens Centre in Ulaanbaatar which cares for about 150 abused, orphaned and abandoned children, offering the basic human rights we should all be entitled too.
Please support us, sponsor us, pray for us, and enjoy following our adventure.