Supporting TCB in Mongol Rally 2017

Monday, 27 March 2017

We are proud to support the Taking Care of Business Team (TCB for short) in this years 2017 Mongol Rally. The team will try and cross 25 countries clocking up 20,000 miles in the process with no help or support!

TCB, short for Taking Care of Business, is a team of the Mongol Rally 2017, comprising two couples; Geoff and Chloe, and Dom and Carla, from Mansfield Woodhouse and Warsop respectively. The gang decided that they would undertake the voyage to Mongolia (and back) during the latter months of 2016 and began planning. 

They spent several weeks trying to decide which model of car would best suit their needs. They settled upon the Morris Minor 1000s, and went about buying two of them, which have been named Georgina & Elaine.

The team then began preparing for the rally (work which continues to this day), deciding on which charities to support, working on the cars, route and logistics planning, fundraising, visas and more.

The charities they decided on (in addition to Coolearth, the official charity of the rally) were UNICEF, Mind and Cancer Research UK. The route that they have chosen for the outbound journey is known as 'the southern route' in Mongol Rally lore, and will see them traverse over twenty countries, and includes the infamous Pamir Highway in eastern and central Asia. They are travelling 'the northern route' on the return journey which sends them along almost the entire length of Russia.

To help them with there cars we have supplied them with the following parts for use during the rally as well as advice. 

7 Core Thin Wall Cable: http://www.12voltplanet.co.uk/7-core-thin-wall-trailer-cable-6-x-165a-10mm-1-x-25a-20mm.html

Crimp Terminal Kit: http://www.12voltplanet.co.uk/120-piece-pre-insulated-crimp-terminal-kit.html

High Power LED Work Lamp: http://www.12voltplanet.co.uk/slimline-high-power-square-led-work-lamp-10-30v.html

Twin USB Power Sockets: http://www.12voltplanet.co.uk/12v-24v-recessed-twin-usb-power-socket-5v-21a.html


The rally begins on 16th July 2017 & the entire trip is expected to last around two months, with the team trying to raise donations and sponsors for their causes before, during and after the rally.

For more details on the team and to donate please click the links below:

Team Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TCB2017/

Team Donation Pages:

 http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=TCB2017

https://www.gofundme.com/tcb-the-mongol-rally-2017

We wish Geoff, Chloe, Dom & Carla the best of luck on this epic adventure and we hope you will join us in helping them raise as much money as possible for their chosen charities. We will follow their adventure throughout and keep you informed of their progress