Our Extraordinary Team

Matt, Jamie, Rory and Rob

Matt and Jamie grew up together in the city of Newcastle. They both met Rory and Rob in their first year of studying at Cambridge University and have been friends ever since.

As the summer of their graduation approaches... they hope to embark on the trip of a lifetime. 

Rory

Rory

Role: Team Lawyer
Age: 21
Studies: Law

Rory is a man of many talents. Rory is probably the best driver on the team, so will be taking a heavy shift through Europe.

Rory will also be in charge of making sure we are going in the right direction. Rory will also feature as legal aid to Jamie and team bouncer if we come under any harassment during our travels.

Being the strongest member of the group, he's the one to get down and dirty diving into the mud to pull out our car when it gets stuck. A keen rugby and football player, he often tackles so adventurously that he finishes the match totally brown anyway, so it's nothing new.

Rob

Rob

Role: Team Engineer
Age: 21
Studies: Physics

Rob worked on an oil rig during his summer holidays, so we assumed that this meant he could fix a car. Apparently we were totally wrong.

Rob is nonetheless our team engineer, he WILL be learning how to change a tyre and many other crucial car related skills that we might need.

Rob, nicknamed 'the boozer' early on in his university career, has a knack for instantly befriending any fiend that he comes across in his travels. His keen eye for problems ahead will keep us out of harms way.

Matt

Matt

Role: Team Medic
Age: 21
Studies: Medicine

Matt was the Company Sergeant Major in the Newcastle cadet force, so is used to running around in muddy fields... we'll see how well this translates when he has to drive.

In his time, he has ended up in a hospital in Kenya, surfed sand dunes in Libya and made his way to Singapore using not a single dollar. He is an experienced traveller to say the least, and has tackled the Sahara Desert, Atlas Mountains and even a very chilly Ben Nevis with ease.

We hope that Matt's relationship with Lady Luck will be strong enough to carry us safely through the toughest situations.

Jamie

Jamie

Role: Team Navigator
Age: 21
Studies: Law

Jamie will be joining the Army after finishing the rally. Apparently taking a quiet job in the City isn't fun enough for him.

His quick thinking under pressure and legal know how might be the only thing keeping us from spending the night in jail during the trip. His meticulous planning of the route has given us the best chance of reaching Mongolia, though his map reading skills are far from adequate.

Jamie has crashed his car several times, given himself third degree burns whilst making 'wheetabix' and once broke his wrist getting off of a bus. Despite being the most accident prone amongst us, he is our go to guy when s*** hits the fan. 

Rory
Rory
Rob
Rob
Matt
Matt
Jamie
Jamie