Thursday, July 17, 2014

Mongol Rally with eight Aussie teams set to launch from Battersea Park on Saturday

The 11th edition of the annual Mongol Rally launches this weekend from Battersea Park - and this year, there are 53 Australians participating as well as eight Aussie teams.

800 amateur adventurers will be setting off on a 10,000 mile adventure to Mongolia in the world’s biggest and most outrageous charity rally.

The mass departure kicks off on Saturday morning, followed by a parade through central London. The intrepid teams teams will then then wobble south to the English Channel, turn left and drive through 15 countries to Mongolia.

Here's the catch - the cars are all tiny and intentionally unsuitable, with very small engines. There’s no set route, no backup of any kind and every team needs to raise at least £1,000 for charity.

Most people will take between four and six weeks to reach Mongolia, but around a third of teams won't make it all the way to the finish line. Let's hope all the Aussies have what it takes to reach their destination - don't let us down, kids!

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