Surrey girls hit the road for the Mongol Rally
PUBLISHED: 11:07 23 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:37 20 February 2013
Thousands of intrepid adventurers will be setting off on their own chosen haphazard route to Mongolia this month, all in cars that are less than up to the task, for the annual Mongol Rally
Originally published in Surrey Life magazine July 2010
Thousands of intrepid adventurers will be setting off on their own chosen haphazard route to Mongolia this month, all in cars that are less than up to the task, for the annual Mongol Rally.
Joining the hordes this year will be Surrey girls Amy Sweeting, Caroline Brady and Sarah Hardy, who will be travelling to Mongolia via Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in a 2001 Suzuki Wagon R, which has already done over 92,000 miles, while raising funds for the Guildford and Farnham-based childrens charity Disability Challengers.
We are one of the first all-girl teams to attempt the rally, says Oxted resident, Amy. On average, just over half the teams make the finish line, but we are determined to make it!
The three of us have worked at our local Disability Challengers play scheme for some years now and have seen for ourselves the hugely important work that this charity does.
It wont just be the Surrey charity that benefits from the girls exploits, either. With their target total set at 6,000, the first 1,000 must go to a charity in Mongolia under the rules of the rally.
The girls depart for their adventure on Saturday July 24, and you can help support their fundraising efforts by visiting their Just Giving page: www.justgiving.co.uk/livingonadare