About Our Journey

Straight Outta Cardiff

The Mongol Rally is a 10,000 mile long race spanning across two continents into the far East. The aim is to get to Mongolia in an old, tiny car which is completely unsuitable for its purpose. We will be driving our 1L VW Polo across deserts, mountain ranges and non existent roads, and why? To get to Russia of course! Our route will take us across 28 countries until we hit the finish line in Ulan Ude, on the border of Mongolia and Russia, but it doesn’t end there… Were going for a full circumnavigation around the world, after reaching the edge of the east we will move on to the USA and then Canada!

We have a car that doesn’t start, endless visa problems, an ever changing route and a shitload more work ahead of us. But at the end of it all we will have the adventure of a lifetime and raise some money for a great charity while we’re at it. The cause we have chosen to support is Cool Earth, a charity which works with indigenous cultures to protect the rainforests worldwide.

The rainforests are the lungs of the Earth, they cover only 2% of our world’s surface but contain around 50% of its trees, plants and animals. Industrialisation and agriculture has led humanity to destroy over half the world’s rainforests, if we continue in this way then 5-10% of its species will be going extinct every ten years! It’s really important to us all that we don’t let this happen, and what better way to stop deforestation than to empower indigenous villages to take back the land that has been theirs for generations?

Some interesting facts about the rainforests:
http://www.conserve-energy-future.com/various-tropical-rainforest-facts.php

Countries & Dates

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UK
France
Belgium
Netherlands
Germany
Austria
Slovenia
Croatia
Bosnia and Herzegonia
Montenegro
Albania
Kosovo
Macedonia
Bulguria
Romania
Moldova
Ukraine
Georgia
Azerbaijan

Iran
Turkmenistan
Kazakhstan
Uzbekistan
Tajikistan
Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan
Russia
Mongolia
Russia

 

 

 

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