Pete Donnelly and his team of ‘Wheelie Wanderers’ will be tackling the Mongol Rally – driving 10,000 km from England to Mongolia raising money for the Back Up Trust.
We heard from Pete in the lead up to this epic journey:
“I’m part of a team called ‘Wheelie Wanderers’, which consists of three wheelchair users. We’ve all sustained spinal cord injuries which have led to permanent paralysis and left us using wheelchairs. Despite the fact we use wheels instead of our legs, we all refuse to give up on the adventure in life!”
This summer the team will be entering the Mongol Rally for the Back Up Trust, and as well as raising lots of money, they hope to raise awareness of the exciting possibilities that lie ahead for people after a life-changing injury.
The drive will start on 14 July (Pete’s 26th birthday) and will see the Wheelie Wanderers drive 10,000 km across mountain ranges and deserts, camping at the side of the road in some of the most remote places on earth.
Pete explains, “We’re raising money for the Back Up Trust who support people via a range of services after sustaining a life-changing spinal cord injury. They have helped us all since our injuries and we want to put into practice what we have learned – anything is possible.”
The Wanderers will be the first team of wheelchair users to attempt the challenge, making it an amazing achievement, and potentially a World Record too.