Mud Sweat and Gears
Track Our Journey
The Mongol Rally 2016
​​​On the 16th July 2016 three ambitious young men will be embarking on an incredible adventure.

The Mongol Rally is an epic 10,000 mile pan-continental roadtrip across mountain ranges, deserts, and more barren and inhospitable lands than you'd care to shake a gear stick at.

 The rally starts at Goodwood Motor Circuit with its final destination just north of Mongolia in the Russian city of Ulan Ude. There is no set route and the only rule is the car must have an engine 1L or smaller. Many cars do not survive the trip and if they do they're often held together by duct tape and prayers.

Meet The Team
Jack Glover 
AKA Glovebox

"You've got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there"

Role in the Team:
  • Head Mechanic
Favourite Driving Song:
  • Porcelain - Moby
Item he can't leave without:
  • Suncream - factor 50
What he will miss the most:
  • Cosy Joes
What he's most looking forward to:
  • The Pamir Highway - Tajikstan
Edward Brooks
AKA Brooksyboy

"When nothing's going right.....
Go left."

Role in the Team:
  • Director of Spotify
Favourite Driving Song:
  • Life for Rent - Dido
Item he can't leave without
  • His Korg Vulca Bass 
What he will miss the most:
  • His Girlfriend
What he's most looking forward to:
  • SunnyBeach DJ Set

Charlie Helsby
AKA Barry Chuckles
"if we get lost, remember Naughty Elephants Squirt Water" - N.E.S.W
Role in the Team:
  • Head of Navigation
Favourite Driving Song:
  • Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Item he can't leave without:
  • A mop
What he will miss the most:
  • A proper loo
What he's most looking forward to:
  • Doors to Hell - Turkmenistan
 Cool Earth
The David Adams Leukaemia Appeal Fund was set up  to prolong the lives of people suffering from Blood Diseases like Leukaemia. 

DALAF is helping to raise funds to support new haemato-oncology facilities at The Royal Marsden Hospital , ensuring patients with blood cancers can receive the very best treatment and care. Dedicated facilities for this group of patients ensures they are seen in an environment specifically suited to their clinical needs. Co-locating the specialist facility within the wider hospital ensures patient access to clinicians and healthcare staff is at its most joined-up. 

We are hoping to raise what we can towards this new initiative at the Royal Marsden Hospital which has been endorsed by the Duke of Cambridge.

Please support team Mud Sweat and Gears in our Mongol Rally 2016 so that we can help improve the lives of people living with this horrible disase.  Giving the practical and emotional help to such people living with this disease is vital so that they may recieve better treatments and hopefully a far greater chance of cure. 
Cool Earth is a charity that works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction. Local people stand to lose the most from deforestation but the most to gain from its protection. As such, they are the forest’s best possible custodians. That’s why all Cool Earth partnerships are community-owned and led – an approach that research is continually proving to be the most effective way to keep rainforest standing. By developing local livelihoods, Cool Earths mission is to end the cycle of deforestation entrenching villages into further poverty. Creating strong, self-determining communities – not dependency.​​
Thank you so much for all the support you have given us!
For more info on any of the sponsors please click on the logos below.
Hodgson Suzuki
Flo Brooks
Photography UK
Bar Blanc
Based in the heart of Jesmond - Newcastle, Bar Blanc is our favourite bar to catch the evening sun with a lively atmosphere and modestly priced drinks. You will be sure to catch us in there 'planning' for the trip!
Hodgson Suzuki - Newcastle, have been incredibly generous and donated us a Suzuki Alto in which we will complete this epic journey! We cant wait to work alongside them in the run up to the start of the rally. Hodgson Suzuki have a fantastic showroom just on the edge of the city with a kind and helpful team that will aid you in finding the perfect motor! Hit the logo to be taken straight to their website!
Flo Brooks Photography - Flo has been fantastic in supporting the team thoughout, from adjusting our logo to allowing us to use some camera equipment during our journey. Moreover, she has pledged to sponsor a sum of money which will go towards helping us reach the finish line. Press on her logo to head to her website, she is absolutely fantastic at what she does and we would hugely recommend checking out her website and getting in touch for any form of photography that you want.   

Land & Water

Intelligent Pelican
This was by far the most useful piece of equipment I took on gap year (apart from maybe my passport!) It provides the imperitive gear needed whether you're backpacking, going to festivals or even travelling for business. This travel pack bundles up into one lightweight and neat little bag, perfect when space is an issue, as it most certainly will be in our tiny little car for the journey! To optimise your travelling experience or to help a friend maximise theirs, please click on the logo above.
Land & Water have been really helpful with the kit we shall need for our trip, including: Petrol Jerrycans, Tug ropes, bungee cords, load straps and many more usefull tools, and will be following our every move on Facebook and via our blog. Please press on the link attached to their logo above to find out more behind the company!
From a grazed knee and funny tummy to serious infections, we needn't worry anout either! e-pax provides you with the appropriate medical supplies tailored to you and your journey, especially useful for when we're in the middle of god knows where! It's much more than your standard first aid kit. Essential for any travels, please click the picture for more info and grab one for yourself or someone you care about going travelling to avoid the horrific medical bills abroad!
The Where
For more details and information on our route click the button to view our interactive google map 

Google Map