2 Idiots, 2 Charities, 1 Corsa and 10, 000 miles.
This year The McMöngöl Hörde will be driving over 10,000 miles, from Glasgow, Scotland to Ulan Ude in Russia, all in the name of charity.
The Mongol Rally is a ‘banger rally’, that is, no 4x4s, no engines bigger than 1L, no sat navs and no help along the way! We’ll be crossing seas and five mountain ranges, dealing with dodgy border guards, corrupt police, Russian jails, countless flat tyres, breakdowns and not to mention the Gobi desert.
We are not just doing this for the goodness of our health but hopefully raising money for two separate charities 'Cool Earth' and 'SANDs' along the way!
The exact route taken is left up to each team. Our plan is something like this*
* We wont be going into Iran but rather getting the boat across the Caspian sea from Azerbaijan into Turkmenistan.
The McMongol Horde consists of two idiot friends Liam and Ryan, together we've been to the UEA, The Himalayas and even the chaos of New Delhi during the Diwali fesitival but this is easily the most dangerous (stupid) thing we've ever done together, but it's for a good cause so what the hell. With your help we plan to seeing some cool things, have a bit of fun and support some amazing charities in the process.
Who are we raising money for?
Who doesn't want save the planet? Cool Earth do, as should you. They are a UK-based international NGO that protects endangered rainforest in order to combat global warming, protect ecosystems and to provide employment for local people. Half of the world’s rainforest has been destroyed in the last 40 years. And contrary to the headlines, rainforest continues to be lost at a faster rate than ever.
This one is pretty close to my heart. Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. They operate throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.
Liam and Ryan