The challenge: travel ¼ of the way around the earth, from London to Mongolia in any crap car that has an engine with no more than 1 ltr of power. The rally is just over 8000 miles, it starts from London and finishes in the Mongolian capital of Ulaan Bataar about three weeks later. The route is broken into three legs which vary in length, with an optional stop off at the end of each to catch some much needed rest.
Our car, Bonnie, carries the two of us and will not only be our mode of transport but also our home. For the purposes of speed we are likely to be sleeping and driving in shifts.
The back up team isn't just small, it doesn't exist!! All entrants to the Mongol Rally must rely entirely on themselves,there is no carefully marked course, fast cars, or even good cars!! There is also no guarantee we will arrive at our destination or that we will be safe. Travelling light is the order of the day, we want to be as unladen as possible, so if we have to swap our broken car for a bicycle in the middle of the desert, we should be able to carry on with out much difficulty. I repeat - there is no back up!!
Once (if) we arrive in Mongolia there are a number of options, we may have sell Bonnie for charity in Monoglia, but we are really hoping to be able to drive her back.
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Jenny (Jackie) and Paul (Paul!!)