Well, we made it! 9,000 miles and nearly six weeks on from Woburn, Leroy strode into Ulaanbaatar with but a speck of mud to show for his epic journey. In truth it had been hard on all of us at times but after a good sleep, a long shower and a stunning steak dinner we realised that without the unfaltering resilience of Leroy’s 1998cc engine it could have been a lot tougher! Through deserts and rivers it started first time, every time. read more »
It’s been a while but we’ve finally managed to get some time on a computer, nine days, two showers and only one McDonalds since leaving Istanbul. We were apprehensive at the time about heading east into Asia but our worries were short lived as we cruised the motorways of Turkey to the weird and wonderful landscape of Cappadocia. read more »
Just over a week ın and thought ıt would be tıme to wrıte a quıck summary of the trıp so far. Fırstly we’d lıke to thank everyone who’s donated so generously to Go Help and who’s support has gıven us the chance to fınally set out on thıs trıp of a lıfetıme!
After a slow start, making the Woburn launch 3 minutes before departure, the Drift Kings have picked up the pace.. we've made it over 1000 miles so far, through France, Belgium, Germany and the Czech Republic - and will be in Hungary tonight! Longer update soon - here we come Budapest!
With tax and insurance sorted, service complete and tank filled we took Leroy out for his first proper run around today. Just about managed 70mph but is seems that cruising speed will be a little lower which means the long driving days we’ve planned just got a bit longer, especially if we can’t get the radio to work!
It's getting pretty exciting now with only a few weeks to launch and it feels like everything is coming together. We must thank Charcott Garage for sorting out the van and Chris Porter for the new logo. Cheers guys!
Only 30 days until we leave now! Route has been finalised and twitter is up and running @dirftkings2012. Donations to GoHelp can now be made by texting 70070 and starting your text with MONG55 followed by a £ sign and then the amount you wish to donate (either 1,2,3,4,5 or 10). All donations are very much appreciated and can be seen at justgiving.com/driftkings. Thanks