WHAT ARE THE RULES?
Rule #1: Basically a clown car
We can drive whatever we want as long as it has a 1200cc or smaller engine. Comically small. The organizers encourage that you buy as crappy of a car as possible. Like trade a box of shoes and whatever loose change you have in your house type car. For more info check out our page about what we’ll be driving.
Rule #2: You’re on your own
We’re given a starting point and a final destination. How we get there and how long it takes is completely up to us. Feel like spending a day on the beach in Croatia, or a detour to visit with family in a remote Kazakhstan? We don’t have any family there, but you get the point – we can go wherever. Check out our route page to see what we’re thinking
“But what happens if you break down in the middle of nowhere?” you might ask. We’ll just have to figure it out. Very few teams make it the whole way without some kind of issue. Some of the roads (if you can call them that) have a nasty habit of eating suspensions. So you can either kick the ground, pout, and quit or kick the ground, pout, and figure out where to find a mechanic and how exactly to communicate without speaking the language. Pointing seems to be the universal language, and we consider ourselves experts at pointing. So barring (or depending on the level of) catastrophic failure, we should be fine! A gentleman’s agreement has been established ensuring we will not resort to eating each other (until a predetermined number of meals have been skipped).
Rule #3: Save the World
Since we’ll be partaking in the most epic of all adventures, it’s only fair that we give something back. We have to raise at least £1000 for charity. Half of that will go to Cool Earth, which is the official charity of the rally. The other half supports the charity of our choosing, World Bicycle Relief. Fore more information, check out our charity page which explains more about the great work being done by Cool Earth and World Bicycle Relief.