AN intrepid team of charity fundraisers are to tackle a 10,000 mile car rally.
Aamir Riaz, Ryan Boyle, Graeme Mathers and Billy Conkie, all 21, are aiming to complete the Mongol Rally – driving from Glasgow to the capital of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar.
The team, who call themselves the Flying Scotsmen, plan to complete the epic journey through at least 16 countries in less than a month in Aamir's 1.2litre Renault Clio.
They are hoping to raise more than £1000 for Save the Children and Mongolian children's charity, Lotus Children's Center.
Aamir, who is on a gap year from studying law at Strathclyde University, was member for Pollok in the Scottish Youth Parliament from 2007 until 2011 and also spent three weeks working in Malawi last summer, helping young people to form a youth parliament.
He said: "I knew Save the Children did a lot of youth work based in Scotland as well as abroad.
"It is also a charity which already has a big profile but like all charities they still need funds."
The group will leave Glasgow on July 13 to travel down to the famous Goodwood circuit near Southampton before leaving the UK the next day.
They will then drive across Europe to reach Prague on July 16 before making their way to Mongolia.
Aamir said: "I think we will probably get cabin fever but at the same time I think it will be an adventure.
"All four of us will be taking turns driving, to experience the parts when we are on roads and the parts when we are just on dirt tracks, travelling 300 to 400 miles."
The team are also raising money for a tent and survival equipment for the long stretches between villages where they will not be able to get fuel for the car or food.
In Kazakhstan they will have to drive 600 miles between villages.
The team has already started fundraising by hosting a ceilidh and a raffle, and has had a signed Glasgow Warriors rugby ball and a signed Celtic T-shirt donated for a future sports raffle.
Aamir added: "I am very, very excited about it.
"It's one of those thing that is coming up and you are talking to someone about it every single day, it comes up in every single conversation, and it is definitely something I am looking forward to."
For more information about their adventure, visit www.flyingscotsmen.co.uk.