15,000+ Mile Road Trip | London to Mongolia | Mongol Rally

Connor Bickford Start Date: Dec 3, 2017 - End Date: Sep 2, 2018
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Vacation/Personal Trip
  • Volunteer Trip
  • London, United Kingdom
  • France
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Hallstatt, Austria
  • Prague, Czechia
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Bucharest, Romania
  • Turkey
  • Georgia
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Tajikistan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • China
  • Mongolia
  • Russia

My Travel Story

by: Connor Bickford Start Date: Dec 3, 2017 - End Date: Sep 2, 2018
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Vacation/Personal Trip
  • Volunteer Trip
"If we're going to die, it's better to have lived first." - The Day That Broke (2017)
Morbid, I know, but believe me, this quote hit me so hard when I heard it. It's so true.

WHAT?
A friend of mine shared this event with me called the Mongal Rally. It's a risk filled, adventure across Europe and Asia.  It's a journey lasting over 10,000 miles in a rubbish 1litre car. They say the worst the car is, the better. It challenges us to be alive and teaches us to overcome the barriers of language and culture. There's nothing like being broken down in the middle of Kazakstan trying to ask the locals if they can help fix the car by using tic-tacs and twigs to explain.  

WHO?
Currently onboard (depending on finance) is myself and 2 of my friends and colleagues from Screenology Film School. Myself, Ollie and Rory want to challenge ourselves to travel this huge roadtrip, exploring as many hidden beauties as possibly and capture it on camera. We want to have the opportunity to film things we could never dream to film and create a feature length film on it. Our lives are devoted to filmmaking and this journey will give us such a great boost in our education, career and lives.

WHY?
As mentioned before, it's for the adventure; too live before we die. Also, it's to film and to learn. Most importantly it for charity, we have to raise £1000 minimum, £500 of which will go to the amazing charity 'Cool earth' and the rest we get to choose.

I'd personally like to split the remaining donations to a wide selection so everyone can feel benefitted.

WHERE?
Starting in London, finishing in Ulan-Ude (Small Russian Village, North of Mongolia) but the route is ours to choose. It's not set in stone at all!!! I'd love to make the most of it, we could go direct but I'd love to go south and see Bangkok, Burma, Vietnam, Laos and Beijing. But who knows what could happen.

  • London, United Kingdom
  • France
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Hallstatt, Austria
  • Prague, Czechia
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Bucharest, Romania
  • Turkey
  • Georgia
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Tajikistan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • China
  • Mongolia
  • Russia

Updates

1
  • The Planning Stage

    Hello all! I've spent countless hours researching this incredible adventure and the financial requirements for it. The main struggles being fuel, visa and transport. I've decided to set up this crowdfunding page to help over come these issue and make this trip a reality.

    Our main goals are;

    -To be alive, we want to experience the true reality of what it means to be human.
    -To learn and to document. The three of us are film students and this is a great opportunity for us to go out and film some of the most beautiful sights on the planet.
    -To raise money for charity. Our main donation will be going to the awesome charity 'Cool Earth' and the rest we'd like to split to another of other charities.

    With your help we'd love to film and show you just how cool, our Earth can be.

    -Connor :)

Adventure Registry

  • 1L / 1.2L Car. The car to be used for the trip. Just has to run.

    500
  • Camping Equipment

    0