AFRICA RALLY PUBLIC HANDBOOK

................................ 9 Official Charity................. 10 Travel Insurance.................................... 10 International Driving Permit.......................................................... 4 Un-route................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 3 The “on your own” Rule.............................................................. 8 Charity........12 .......................................................... 3 The Charity Money Rule....................................................................................................................................................................................................3 What is the Africa Rally?........................................................................................................................5 Details................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 9 Visas & Paperwork................. 10 Visa Machine..................................................................... 6 THE WARNING...... 12 Contact Us................................ 12 Social Media Links.................................................. 3 Vehicles.............................. 3 Rules.............................. 11 The Adventurists.............. 9 How charity works?...........................................................................Africa Rally Public Handbook Contents Overview of Africa Rally......................................................................... 5 Costs...............................................................

The “on your own” Rule You are entirely responsible for yourself... what type of adventure would this be if we were to bail you out every time things got spicy. Turn south and head into the African fray in search of the adventures to bore our grandchildren with over and over again until they hate visiting us in our old people's home. Come hither and do thyself a mischief. ridiculously hot.. covered in deserts and some of the wildest jungles in the world. if you want hand holding please take a ticket. 'guided' and 'tour'. you have to get yourself out of it .. The Charity Money Rule You need to raise at least £500 for the official Rally charity Send a Cow and at least a further £500 for a registered charity of your choice. Rules The Africa Rally doesn't have many rules but the following are important to take into account. If something goes wrong or you get yourself in a right old pickle. she says. Africa calls The Adventurists like a siren in the night. They are what makes it possible for us to continue running the event so we would urge you to take them on board. there's no guarantee of making it to the finish line and no back-up.Overview of Africa Rally What is the Africa Rally? Massive. The Rally starts in London and finishes 4 weeks later in Uganda. proceed directly to your nearest search engine and enter the devil's own words. And what better way to answer the call than in a ridiculously small and inappropriate vehicle. . After all.there is absolutely no support or back-up once you hit the road.

under-powered. So the 0. photograph). and as a risk to your ability to have fun. mileage. It works in exactly the same way as the 1 litre rule but it's smaller. We have final say as to whether the vehicle has significant comedy value status so please contact us with details (engine size. Smaller than 1 litre of milk Any car with more than 1000cc of umph is strictly forbidden as over-powered.125 litre rule was born.Vehicles Pants. Smaller than 0.125 for bikes).many of the best stories come from those that didn't quite make it. all you really need is a couple of jerry cans for petrol to cover the larger gaps between petrol stations. we've learnt that this results in the maximum amount of unexpected and absolutely no boring. That is the perfect adjective for an Africa Rally car. a zip tie and some gaffa tape. inappropriate and completely incapable of the un-route bestowed upon them. While mechanical knowledge can be useful. air-conditioned Land Rover and reach Uganda . and it applies to bikes.125 litre of milk To get some variation into the vehicle rules it seemed appropriate to allow some two-wheeled entrants. just remember not to make things too easy for yourself. . Small.and back! That's why we have the 1 litre rule (0. In terms of essentials for equipping your car to tackle a 10. Preparing your car If you want to make modifications to your steed of choice. Good examples would be a riding your mother piggy-back. We as organisers have final say as to whether the vehicle/mother has significant comedy value status. or an electric milk float. just think of all the extra fun you'll have by not knowing which end of a spanner to hold and getting into some frantic hand waving explaining that your car is broken to a passing Ethiopian.000 mile journey. Good examples would be a cherry picker or an electric milk float. Oh and a lot of hope. Significantly comedy machines We will consider full exemption from the 1 litre rule for demonstrating significant comedy or unlikeliness value. age. by all means feel free. My dead grandmother could place her buttocks (God bless 'em) in a cruise-controlled. If you're riding pillion you can double it. In a further bid to up the silly stakes we will consider full exemption from the 1 litre rule for demonstrating significant comedy or unlikeliness value. The more that goes wrong the better .

so here be the answers. and that thing is the blistering Middle-East heat.. stuck and in trouble. Set forth we say. Set forth with gay abandon towards pastures new. You may. It's London to Uganda. Details Good. but that's as much direction as you'll get. get out there into the world. Where: London to Uganda Launch Date: 13th of August Finish Line Party: 4 Weeks Later . have the odd question. Well some people might. That's why we invented the un-route.Un-route Nobody likes to know where they are going. get lost.. but not us. so you've noticed that something is missing in your life. the jungle. The Africa Rally is an adventure not a guided tour. however. what absurdity occurs in-between is entirely up to you. the non-existent bone-shattering roads.

If you need to bribe your way out of a local pit fighting ring you fell into after failing to pay the bill at a restaurant. having your own adventure. We are currently updating the Visa Machine to handle your visa requests and will be in touch with the teams shortly. Reparis . this can be organised through the RAC who are experts in this area. We run a visa service for ralliers called the Visa Machine which is much cheaper than other visa agency services and is rather good at bagging the tricky visas so you don't have to. Food Depends on how fat you are and how much you like hunting or eating road kill .generally pretty cheap if you eat what the locals eat. You are on your own. you might find it costs more than if your car falls through the roof of a cave which turns out to be the largest gold reserve on the planet. so it rather depends on how sneaky you are. as long as you make it very clear to your sponsors where the money is going. Visas This is the expensive part of the game and it's per person. any money you blag through sponsorship can be put towards your own costs. It does depend on which countries you choose to tackle. It is always worth having back up cash. especially once you get to Africa. it's much cheaper. Petrol £400+ Depends on the vehicle and the price of oil. The information below gives an estimate of some of the costs involved. Entry Fee You can squeeze five people in your car to make it cheaper if you like. As explained on the charity page you need to raise £1000 charity donation per car (that's a measly £500 per person if you're a team of two). This means that with a bit of effort the Africa Rally could cost you bugger all. It's likely to be fairly economical at sub 1 litre. Other expenses to consider Accommodation Only applicable when absolutely necessary in cities! Stop being a mincer and sleep in the car or under the stars.Costs It's not terribly easy to say with much precision how much the Africa Rally will cost. Carnets You will require a carnet for Egypt and possibly more countries. It is NOT an accurate costing. Above and beyond that.

Flying back could cost as little as £400 in some places. . Put in a bit of work with fundraising and you'll have the cash in no time. This is to ensure that should you not make it to the Finish Line. costed holiday you're after. or dispose of it legally wherever you splutter to a halt. Return Journey Once again. then you're in the wrong place. then you'll get the cash back a month after you finish the Rally. If you're good and get the car either to Uganda. or drive back. There could come a point beyond all repair where you need to buy a camel to carry on. or stay in the finish country forever. you dispose of the car legally and in a manner which is not going to have the authorities chasing after us with a large bill. Try that nice holiday park in Skegness instead. Bribes It is very unlikely that you will get to the end without being asked to oil the palms of the odd policemen but it's often possible to get away without paying by being sneaky or shrugging your shoulders a lot. Basically if it's an all-inclusive. Vehicle Deposit A few weeks before you set off on the Rally you'll need to pay us a Vehicle Deposit. Charity Donation Although this is the largest chunk of cash at £1000 pounds per car there is no need to pay this yourself. or walk. it depends on the choices you make. which would be free.This will depend on your mechanical know-how and how many spares you carry. Or how about catching a train. At current market prices the going rate for camels is about 1/8 of a wife.

Individuals who have taken part in past Adventurists' adventures have been permanently disfigured. These adventures are not glorified holidays.THE WARNING These adventures are genuinely dangerous things to do. . You really are on your own. Your chances of being seriously injured or dying as a result of your participation are high. permanently disabled or even lost their life. The website is written in a light-hearted fashion but you cannot underestimate the risks involved in undertaking this kind of adventure. They are unsupported adventures and so by their very nature extremely risky.

and £500 for a charity of their very own choice. Official Charity We like the world a lot. therefore we ask each team on the Africa Rally to raise a minimum of £1. So we don't touch a single penny of the money that is donated. so one of the main goals of The Adventurists is to raise vast bundles of cash for some awesome charities. Each event has an Official Charity that our teams raise money for. It also means we can support projects in the areas our adventures thunder through. Each team taking part endeavours to raise a minimum of £500 for Send A Cow and £500 for their own chosen charity but many raise much more . Teams that sign up for adventures are asked to raise £500 for their adventure's Official Charity.Charity How charity works? One of our main principles is that we don't blur the line between giving money to charity and having a bloody good adventure. . it goes direct to the charity.000. When you give some of your hard earned cash to a team you can be sure it all goes to the right place. This means that each organisation gets a meaningful sum of money to benefit their projects.find out more about how this actually works and why it's such a splendid way of doing things on the Saving the World pages on our website.

Many teams have this down as something to sort out closer to the start of the event. There are plenty of travel insurance policies available. lose your job etc. click the logo for more info.. and offer a competitive rate that includes cover of your entry fee should you have to withdraw for valid reasons (please read their information carefully as to what this entails. you will not be able to recoup your entry fee costs without insurance. however many companies will snort their tea when you explain what it is you are doing. Incase you're not up to speed with the world of visas. shortly before giving you a rather hefty looking quote. Anyone who is a resident in the UK or European Union can apply for cover. However the guys at Campbell Irvine know all about the events we run. as should you need to withdraw from the event and you are not eligible for a refund from us.. . however it is worth noting that some travel insurance policies will cover you for valid withdrawal from the event should you become ill. these are basically your permission to enter a country. Travel Insurance One of the main things to consider once you have been offered a place on an event is Travel Insurance. But they are essential. If you live outside the UK or European Union it is still vital to get the right travel insurance for your journey! When your arm falls off in the desert you'll be grateful for it. As we cannot refund your entry fee once the withdrawal period has passed (this is detailed in your Team Entry Agreement when you sign up) it is well worth sourcing Travel Insurance as a priority after sign up. Campbell Irvine can provide cover for your Africa Rally without charging you a big pile of notes.com for more info. Contact us on visas@theadventurists. We have a most fantastic machine we call The Visa Machine which is set up to remove the proverbial poo-poo out of visa application. full details on how to apply for insurance through Campbell Irvine is available on their website or click the picture above).Visas & Paperwork Visa Machine Visas are an expensive pain in the arse. Getting yourself travel insurance early on can save you a lot of problems later on should you have to withdraw.

Don’t forget to check all the details and get the policy you need. . This is a small booklet which explains in multiple languages that someone somewhere deemed you capable of driving on public roads. However. depending on where you got your licence. Be sure to check the dates of your policy too. Telephone: +44(0) 20 7937 6981 Email: info@campbellirvine.com International Driving Permit To drive abroad. Campbell Irvine are a completely separate organisation so if you have any questions about the cover or any aspect of the policy you need to contact them directly. bizarrely enough. you will also need an International Driving Permit (IDP). you need a driving licence.It’s important to get the right insurance for your exact needs and tell your insurers exactly what you intend to get up to so that you’re not caught out if the unexpected happens.

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