Over 10,000 miles from Prague to Ulan-Ude in Siberia, in a 22 year old Vauxhall Corsa, (with Zebra Stripes) sounds like something out of a nightmare to most people but apparently not to Chris and Elliot who are members of our delivery and install team. In July the two of them, a friend and their ‘trusty’ Corsa are signed up to take part in The Mongol Rally in support of Cystic Fibrosis Trust under the team name ‘Three Wise Men’.
The Rally has no official route, it has a start – Prague, it has an end – Ulan-Ude , as far as the middle bit goes, well that’s entirely up to each individual team. If you think you know a shortcut via Timbuktu then knock yourself out.
As far as the rules for the rally go, well they’re pretty simple.
- You can only take a farcically small vehicle of 1 litre or less
- You’re completely on your own
- You’ve got to raise £1000 for charity