Islanders Embark on 20,000 Mile Road Trip
Four people are setting off from Jersey on a road trip to Mongolia and back.
The Mongol Rally will see a 12-year-old Fiat Panda make the journey, raising money for two charities.
Brothers, Anthony and Nick Scott, and their friends Ben Crozier and Amy Hayhurst will set off from the island on Thursday.
They’ll join hundreds of other competitors at the Mongol Rally’s starting point in the Czech city of Prague next Monday.
Anthony Scott told us the annual event isn’t just a race:
“One of the first things I have to clarify with people when begin ranting about the rally is that it is not a race! It officially starts outside of Prague in the Czech Republic and end’s on the shore’s of Lake Baikal in Ulan Ude, Russia with the primary aim of getting your vehicle to the finish line by whatever means necessary and taking the most ridiculous route possible.”
They’ll encounter mountains and deserts as they cross through Europe and Asia in a 12-year-old Fiat Panda.
The team are raising money for Cool Earth – a charity that helps indigenous communities affected by deforestation – and Kidney Research UK.
After they reach Mongolia in September, the team will spend another four weeks driving back to the island via Russia and Scandinavia. They’ll cover about 20,000 miles in total.