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Our Long Drive Home. The Finish Line. UK to Aus...

JournalsTuesday, August 20th, 2013

Mike and Jess and their 2004 Renault Clio have crossed through 15 countries, spent five weeks on the road, covered 16,000km and taken on the elements. And finally, they make the...

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Our Long Drive Home. On edge. UK to Australia

JournalsFriday, August 16th, 2013

Mike, Jess and their 2004 Renault Clio continue their Mongol Rally adventure, taking in stunning scenary, threats of a five-day waiting period at border control, and lunch in a mud house....

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Our Long Drive Home. Under Fire, Under Warranty...

JournalsMonday, August 12th, 2013

After three weeks on the road, Mike and Jess’ 2004 Renault Clio hits the workshop to replace some ruined brake pads. Before that they have fury to evade at the Kyrgyzstan...

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Our Long Drive Home. Ungut in Uzbekistan. UK to...

JournalsWednesday, August 7th, 2013

Our intrepid duo – Mike and Jess – are just a stone’s throw from the Kyrgyzstan border, having battled trucks and lorries on unmarked mountain roads, extreme heat, and swarms of...

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Our Long Drive Home. Life on the black market. ...

JournalsMonday, August 5th, 2013

Our intrepid explorers – Mike and Jess – meet ‘a dealer’, get their heads around the US dollar-Uzbekistan Som exchange rate, and come face-to-face with ‘the truly beautiful’ Poi Kalon mosque....

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Our Long Drive Home. Borat Country. UK to Austr...

Our Long DriveFriday, August 2nd, 2013

Mike and Jess spend two nights camping in the desert with their fellow Mongol Rally travellers, find ATMs hard to come by in Uzbekistan, and celebrate a new record Jess sets...

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Our Long Drive Home. New Friends. UK to Austral...

JournalsWednesday, July 31st, 2013

Mike and Jess are rescued by a young Russian couple at border control, and after finally catching up with their fellow competitors on the Mongol Rally, the pair wonder how their...

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Our Long Drive Home. Surprises in store. UK to ...

JournalsWednesday, July 24th, 2013

Onwards across European go our gallant duo. Italy proves stunning. Slovenia is surprising. Never in my life have I had an experience on the road like I did driving from France...

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Our Long Drive Home. Paris Hilton’s Playg...

JournalsMonday, July 22nd, 2013

Turns out everyone is heading to the south coast of France this summer. And it’s a bit crowded. After the catastrophe at the beginning of the rally, we finally got a...

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Our Long Drive Home. Introduction. UK to Austra...

Our Long DriveTuesday, July 9th, 2013

Meet Mike and Jess. They’re travelling from the UK to Australia. Overland. In a 2004 Renault Clio. Which should be fun. Back in October last year my other half and I...

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Pirelli. Renault Clio Sport RS. Nippy Madness

RaceTuesday, February 7th, 2012

Many of you probably read about Pirelli’s recent launch of the 2012 Formula One tyre compounds in Abu Dhabi. Since our neighbouring emirate is only 40 minutes away, we thought we’d...

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Renault Sport Clio 200. A hot hatch with a new ...

RoadSunday, August 22nd, 2010

There’s a reason why hot hatches have always been big sellers in Europe and haven’t really caught the imagination of the mass Middle East crowd (with, perhaps, the exception of the...