Author Archives: Rory Lucas

We Made It!

After 5 weeks and a day on the road, we arrived in Ulaanbaatar exactly on schedule on the 25th of August. We then elected to drive back through Russia and 10 days later, we were both back in the UK after an incredible adventure.
We would like to thank everyone who made this possible, including our sponsors who donated to the team and donors to our two worthy causes.
Our total stands at £1372, smashing our £1000 target. This will be further boosted when we auction off the Minirigs and Optimus Stove which served us brilliantly on our trip.

Let there be music!

We’ve just picked up a couple of Minirigs  for the trip. Thanks to Minirigs and PASCE :) They’re extremely impressive little speakers which should be sturdy enough to last to Mongolia and for quite a while after! What this space for videos of them in action…


If you like the look of them, we will be auctioning them upon our return and giving all proceeds to charity.

Suspension of Disbelief

Another productive Sunday afternoon means we now have a drivable car  We’ve put new suspension on all 4 wheels and the car now glides over the bumps.

(Picture shows a ‘before’ shot using the “Inverse Shoe Test” IE: There should be at least a shoe’s depth between the wheel and arch)

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New Car

So after the loss of our Perodua Kelisa, we now have a new car. It’s a 1992 Nissan Micra K10.

Rally modifications are well underway, and this afternoon we took out the back seats, fitted roof bars and changed the engine and gearbox oil, though the latter was unintentional and prompted a quick run to Halfords at 4:30 on a Sunday afternoon to get some replacement gearbox oil.

Photo0341    James tinkers with the engine

Fundraising Update:

We have changed our fundraising platform from Just Giving to Virgin Money. This was done for 2 reasons:
– Firstly, they give more of the donated money to the charities.
– They also allow a single fundraising page with a direct split of the donations.

Any money donated via Just Giving will still be donated to the charities, but from now on all donations should be made at: