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.


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  The Team

Gordon O'Neill and Hans  Stjern used to work at Compaq in where they met through a mutal  love of violent video games, beer and trying to look up young ladies' dresses. Gordon is often considered, by himself, to be the brains of the outfit, and Hans is considered (by himself) the better looking of the pair. The rest of the team is made up of Tracy and Joe who masquerade as the technical support group. During the course of the Rally these two will be updating the website, sending emergancy cash, helping to get us out of jail and taunting the two brave drivers from an increasing distance. Michael is our chief tea-maker, and is therefore probably the most important member of our team.

  The Charities

The Mongol Rally isn't just about adventure, it's also about raising huge sacks of cash for some great charities. Last year they raised over £200,000 and hope to raise even more than that this year - over a quarter of a million pounds. Each team going on the Rally has to raise a minimum of £1000 for the Rally charities, as well as donating the rally car itself to the charity in Ulaanbataar. The charity then aution off the cars to get more cash. Handing over the cars this way avoids the crippling import duty on any kind of car being imported to Mongolia, thus helping the local economy further.

You can find out more about the charities and the work they do on our Charity page.