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Rally round: The epic long-distance car races to join this year

Rally round: The epic long-distance car races to join this year

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Mongol Rally

Where/when: The Czech Republic to Ulan Ude in Eastern Siberia, via any route/from 21 July
Who goes: A madcap eclectic mix – fancy dress is encouraged
What to drive: Small, humble one-litre cars – a Mini, perhaps?
Endurance/difficulty: 4/5
Great if... you and your friends fancy an alternative mini-break

Almost the same course as Peking to Paris, only in reverse and with ordinary cars: you can take whatever route you want, but many group together for support. It’s a tongue-in-cheek retort to the more traditional events – a budget “un-route” rally. Don’t let that detract from the fun factor, as the Mongol Rally is high on high jinks – a real-life version of the Wacky Races. Expect fancy dress and decorated vehicles as the entrants make light of what is still a genuinely tough challenge. The organisers’ mantra is: “If it’s not dangerous and you aren’t lost, you’re not on an adventure.” The “Warning” section of the website reads: “Your chances of being seriously injured or dying as a result of taking part are high.” We’re not sure if they are joking, but you get the picture... and it is all for charity.

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