The Herons Go To Mongolia
Just to give you a brief summary of what we are doing without boring you with too many details.
Myself (Andy), Pete and Dave three dyslexic front row Prop`s playing for Wanstead will be driving to Mongolia. The relevance of this is that currently, we come in at a collective 63 Stone (of pure muscle!!!!).
We will be doing the entire 11,367 miles in a stunning 9 year old Vauxhall Agila (Now Called Christina) Club with a massive 1199cc engine.
On 14th July 2012 we will be leaving from The Goodwood `Festival of Slow` and heading to the Europen Launch in Prague on the 16th July 2012. From there it is to mongolia, Via
Czech Rep, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Russia (again), and Mongolia.
In an attempt to take this journey past just being a drinking experience full of debauchery, sleaze and excess we are attempting to raise as much money for charity as possible and experience different cultures (or different beers!)
We have targeted to raise £1 for every mile. However never missing a challenge the most money ever raised by one team is £56,000... so dont be shy!!!
So once we have actually sorted out the charity`s we are supporting (group in-fighting) please don’t be supprised if we ask you for money, in return if I ever figure out how to properly use computers I will send out the link to a web page where you can follow our progress via trackers on this trip.
This might be a problem
Ok, planning meeting deciding what charities to support, (there are too many to choose from)
Was suggested off hat that maybe a Dyslexic charity could be topical, but at the time could not spell it to look it up. Phone a friend time now has that solved!!
Posted by Andy at 23rd April 2012 at 21:40 in General
Ok...... So Car passed the MOT...
New Water Pump
New Air Sensor
New Suspension (Now upgraded Gas Suspension)
Time to start the roof rack!!!!!!!!! Come on Dave get going!!!
Feeling Like a Pin Cushion
Posted by Andy at 10th June 2012 at 19:59 in General
Its official all three of us can now
Get coughed, sneezed and spat at by a Hepatitis A&B carrying, Polio and Typhoid infected human who`s Rabid dog has just attacked us while being surrounded by Tick`s carrying Brain Swelling Diseases......
I DONT LIKE NEEDLES!!!!!!!
Posted by Andy at 16th June 2012 at 14:57 in General
Car Deposit paid!!!!
Driving Licence / Visa / Camping
Big week so far on the paper work front
Realised we need an international driving licence for some countries
Applied for and i hope on the way
Daves and My Visa`s came back today, make the whole thing very real!!!
Booked the camping pitch for the Goodwood Festival of slow!!!
Really getting board of form filling, there cant be much more (i hope) Get me on the road soon!!!!!
Hainault Tyre Services
Posted by Andy at 16th June 2012 at 15:14 in General
Many thanks to Hainault Tyre Services
New Boots on all corners, two spare wheel and tyres for the roof rack and a couple of tyre (just in case)
`we need a bigger boat`
Really many thanks for your generosity and support, space for company stickers is reserved on the car!
Andy, Pete and Dave
A massive thank you to Will and Nick from ICP (International Corporate Protection) for blowing us away with traking devices today.
Look out for the link in your inboxes, this will allow you to find us real time and monitor progress.
Again, cant thank you enough Will, you help and advice much apeciated.
As from the 13th July you will be able to see where we are in the world.
Its simple go to
Device number 046705
Bingo that is us!!!
We will try and blog the `snail trail` images as we go on the blog.