Bradford Telegraph and ArgusOtley student Robert's 16,000-mile Mongolian adventure (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)

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Otley student Robert's 16,000-mile Mongolian adventure

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Mongol Marauders, aka students Jack Eddy, 20, left and Robert Templeton, 21 The Mongol Marauders, aka students Jack Eddy, 20, left and Robert Templeton, 21

An Otley student is part of a two-man team about to set off on a 16,000-mile fundraising trip.

Robert Templeton and fellow University of Bath undergraduate Jack Eddy are undertaking the famous Mongol Rally – in an underpowered old car that cost less than £200.

Competing as The Mongol Marauders, the pair will set off in July on a trip the organisers describe as thousands of “miles of feral, unsupported adventuring chaos from the UK to Mongolia in cars the size of a lawnmower”.

Robert, who is studying aeronautical engineering, and Jack, a civil engineering student, are making their task even harder by also driving back again.

They are aiming to raise at least £1,000 for charity from the adventure, with half of that going to their chosen cause – Help for Heroes – and the other half to the event’s nominated charity, Cool Earth.

They chose Help for Heroes as Robert’s father was a TA orthopaedic surgeon, who completed a number of tours, including Iraq and Afghanistan.

To support the pair or find out more, visit bmycharity.com/themongolmarauders.

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