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.
Many Many Thanks
Big weekend for sponsors.
Many thanks to the Westye Group (Sub-Zero and Wolf, who are applaince specialists in my sector) for helping us with the costs that are most definitely mounting. So very much appreciated, I will continue to shout your name to everyone and express how much your support helps!!
A cold and windy day (although i still got a bit of a tan) was spent at Wanstead Rugby Club Car Boot Sale. Anything from team members houses, relatives houses or friends houses that was not nailed down was removed and sold. Any one who walked through our triple pitch (some thing we considered rude) was fined a £1 to the charity. 34 people were caught this way!!!
Have to say a massive thank you to the boys (and girls) at the Rugby Club Saturday night, who while watching England were hastled to donate, we raised over £50 for the Charity , so really many thanks....
Will keep you all updated as our focus turns more and more to fund raising th closer we get.
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 10th June 2012 at 20:03 in Route & Planning
Its getting close now...... with mounting costs the tough decsision was made to moth ball the nice big lazzy 4x4 i enjoy driving, switch the insurance and use the Mongolia car......
First impressions are..... its a nice car but!!!
No Air con, tape player only, ant on tread mills instead of an engine, wind screen wippers need help, central locking sometimes lets you out and really dont like the wheel wobble..... Bit of work to do
The roof rack come next week..... cant wait to see it. Starting to feel real now.
Posted by Andy at 16th June 2012 at 14:57 in General
Car Deposit paid!!!!
Sub-Zero & Wolf
A really big thank you to Craig Davies from the Westye Group for you contribution.
The stickers are now on the car and looking fantastic!
I will look forward to telling you all the stories on our return!
A really big thank you!
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
Posted by Andy at 16th June 2012 at 15:33 in Sponsors News
Many thanks to Nick and the guy`s at Cavendish Equipment
Your support, generosity and help with the Mother of all Roof Racks is much apreciated.
We wont tell anyone how we messed up the measurments gave you drawings that made the thing 1m too big!
The blame has still not been fixed on any one person in the team!!