What's this all about then?
Ever wanted to go on a big adventure? Something no-one you know has done before? Well, that's what we're doing. We're going to drive from London to Ulaanbataar in Mongolia. In a crap car. For charity.
In a world that's getting smaller everyday, digital communications mean almost instant connectivity with just about anywhere on the planet, we're going to see just how far 10,000 miles really is. To put that into perspective, that's about a third of the way round the globe. Since 2004 the Mongal Rally has been taking wholly unsuitable cars (along with their wildly inappropriate drivers) overland through the dodgiest parts of the world, to raise money for charities like 'Send-a-Cow' and 'Mercy Corps'.
The thinking the rally is to make it an adventure - there's no point going on a trip of that kind of magnitude if you're just going to sit back and remember to fill the car up with petrol every day. It has to be exciting, it has to be a car only your Gran would be happy driving. The car has to be cheap, less than 1 litre engine, and generally considered to be crap by even the most cash-strapped hoodie.
We'll be on our own, no backup, no support and only our charm, witts and good looks to get us through three mountain ranges, two deserts and 13 border crossings.
If nothing goes wrong, we've wasted our time.