The first Mongol Derby pre-race training ride on the steppe…

On Friday 2nd August the riders travelled to the start camp on the Mongolian steppe for their first pre-race ride. After meeting Mongolian horses for the first time they were quickly into the vital training ahead of the launch on Sunday. Here are the photos sent direct from the steppe thanks to our friends at AST Systems, our race partner who have supplied satellite communication technology so we can post daily updates and photos as the race unfolds…