Car at home – Final thoughts

Having driven the Mongol Rally, we simply couldn’t stop there, so Simon & Oliver (his mate who didn’t get to go on the Rally, but fancied a bit of the return leg) picked up the car in Paldiski, Estonia and drove it in snow ice and God knows what else back to London…


Final Thoughts

We are very proud to have completed the Rally, when we started we knew it would be difficult, sometimes challenging and we stuck together through the thick and thin for something quite unique.

Now looking back some 3-4 months and having driven the car from Estonia again I really must say I totally enjoyed my time and must send my heart felt thanks to Shaun who as co-driver in this escapade made it all the more enjoyable. It truly was a pleasure being with him on the rally, and no doubt we might be doing something similar very soon…   As for Peter, sigh, the youngest official photographer on the Rally I’m sure, and being my nephew it was particularly special in being able to take him on such an adventure, and also see how much he grew into it, especially once we had left the European countries.

We all immersed ourselves into the challenge, and met some absolutely wonderful human beings along the way, and I mean truly wonderful people who would drop whatever they were doing and take you to the nearest mechanic, call up their friends to all chip in and help, it was a fantastic feeling to know that there were all these ‘Guardian Angels’ taking care of us along our route, in countries we knew little about and certainly have grown fonder of since.

We managed to achieve our main goal, that of delivering the kindly donated Arsenal shirts to Christina Noble’s Children’s Foundation Ger Village in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.   All 35 shirts were delivered and the kids seemed very happy and hardly believed they were official Arsenal shirts, for which we had to confirm they really are!

So overall it was a splendid 2017 for me at least, the Mongol Rally being the highlight and something I will remember for the rest of my days, as well as bringing home the little car that helped us achieve so much.   Thanks to everyone involved and it was a true pleasure to share it with so many people.


Mincing about in Switzerland… and oh no, don’t drink THAT water Peter!

Just a reminder, as some people seem to have got the impression this was some kind of ‘holiday’ or ‘jolly’, I advise you to read the below from the Adventurists, and remember during the rally there is NO SUPPORT from anyone officially involved in it’s organisation.


You may have guessed, but these are genuinely dangerous things to do.

The website is written in a light-hearted fashion but you cannot overestimate the risks involved in taking part in these adventures.

Your chances of being seriously injured or dying as a result of taking part are high. Individuals who have taken part in the past have been permanently disfigured, seriously disabled or lost their life.

These are not holidays. These are adventures and so by their very nature extremely risky.

You really are putting both your health and life at risk.

That’s the whole point.


We finished the Mongol Rally on 4th September 2017.   Peter had to return just a couple of days earlier to be in time for his University.

Here we are at the finish line….

Many thanks for all those who supported us – you can still Donate especially now as we have completed the Rally and delivered the Arsenal shirts to the children in Christina Noble’s wonderful Gers Village.


Arsenal Foundation – Shirts for the Kids

A massive Thank You to the Arsenal Foundation and in particular Ray Coventry for providing us with these Fantastic Arsenal shirts! Don’t they look just great! (We’ve got more than 2!)

We will travel 10,000 miles through 18 countries to deliver these Arsenal shirts to the kids at the Blue Skies Ger Village, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia which is run by the wonderful people at Christina Noble Children’s Foundation. These unfortunate kids, a combination of street children and orphans have had a very difficult start in life. We hope that by delivering these Arsenal shirts, and then embarking on a game of footie, we will bring some smiles to their faces and something to remember for a long time.
Pack your shin pads Shaun & Peter!

(Yes, it is highly likely I will pin a ‘Kick Me’ to Shaun’s back but keep it under your hat!)

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Sky Sports Fantasy Football

We’ve joined the Sky Sports Fantasy Football game for this season. You get £100m to buy players and a choice of formations. You can also do transfers if some of your choices aren’t working out!
Look out for us on the Arsenal Fan TV’s Fantasy Footy League and the Arsenal Supporters League.

Our Team formation is 4-4-2 and of course called Footie Mad Nomads.

GK: Butland (Stoke)
DEF: Gomez (Liverpool), Fonte (Southampton), Dann (Palace), Bellerin (Arsenal)
MID: Ozil (Arsenal), Mahrez (Leicester), Elneny (Arsenal), Xhaka (Arsenal & Captain)
STR: Sanchez (Arsenal), Okazaki (Leicester)

As you can see Shaun made most of the choices here as I’d definitely have had Lovren, Mane and dark horse Ojo in my list 🙂

If you want to join in, click here and sign up before the deadline.
To join the Arsenal Leagues Use pin 8234344.

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Website Launched

We’ve finally got the website launched, we do hope you enjoy it and most importantly…. please


To find out about us and why we are doing the Mongol Rally 2017 try the About us page.

For information on our charities and the great work they do see the Charities page.

To visualise the route we will take on this 10,000 mile venture view our Route page.

We will have some wonderful photos and videos from our Dry Run in Norway in the coming months, which will appear in the currently empty Gallery page.

Oh.. and did I mention the Donate page?
All help is much appreciated by us and our charities.


Keep coming back to visit us for more blog updates and news!