Otherwise known as The Grand Kingdom of Bristangolia; Team for The Mongol Rally 2019, Isaac, Ed, and Sam, embarked this summer on a road trip like no other

The Mongol Rally is a 350 car strong adventure starting in Bristol UK and finishing in Ulan-Ude, Russia. Set up by the Bristol-based pioneers ‘The Adventurists',  it crosses through 20 countries in the height of summer, our ten part series reveals the day to days of being driven up the wall, out of our minds and across the horizons of 1 third of the planet.

Edouard Paquet of RTL-You took on this challenge together with us, two university colleagues, Sam and Isaac, from the University of Bristol (UK). You can check out episode 1 right here.

Our reconditioned 1.1 ltr 2004 Fiat Panda chugged through over 20 countries over 2 months and through October November and December we will proudly be sharing our best and worst times with you, the RTL public. Exploring some of Europe's biggest cities, such as, Luxembourg, Prague, Budapest and Istanbul we also uncover the lesser traveled roads of the beautiful central Asian continent.

But this isn't any regular road trip, as are raising money for Cool Earth and refugee community Kitchen. Cool earth is a pioneering charity in the fight against climate change and protecting our planet's vital natural resources. Healing the lungs of our world. Cool Earth creates afforestation programmes in South America, Africa and across the globe. Tackling poverty, inequality, education and reducing greenhouse gasses (including offsetting our own), they are the bastions of keeping this earth ... well … cool!

Our Second Charity is Refugee Community Kitchen! After seeing the great work that Sam and Isaac’s work comrades have been doing over in Calais with RCK, we saw it fit that this work should continue for the betterment of our world. Since 2015 RCK has been serving up warm nourishing meals to refugees in Calais and have recently extended their efforts to feeding the homeless in London; many of whom are refugees on the brink of survival in one of the world’s richest cities. As the winter draws in and volunteers head back to work they need as much money and support as they can get.

Catch us as we hit up Bratislava and Budapest, drive Europe’s best road, visit Dracula's castle and drive a three wheeled car. So join as as we try and emulate the great Genghis khan, who said “Conquering the world on horseback is easy; it is dismounting and keeping the peace that is hard.”