TWO GIRLS, THREE WHEELS, ONE MISSION If you've ever been to Bangkok you'll have most likely been catapulted through the streets in a tuk tuk, one of the city's ubiquitous three-wheeled taxis. With white knuckles and ringing ears you'll have stepped out at the end and vowed to take a regular taxi next time. But last summer Jo Huxster and Ants Bolingbroke-Kent decided to drive a tuk tuk that little bit further -- to Brighton, a mere 12,561 miles away. Their mission: to raise GBP50 000 for the mental health charity Mind. Tuk Tuk to the Road is the inspirational story of the ultimate road trip -- the countries they traverse, the people that help them, the nail-biting border crossings, the extremely friendly policemen! Every detail of their record-breaking tukathon is chronicled in colourful and often hilarious detail. Twelve countries, two continents, one earthquake and the odd snapped accelerator cable later, this is the entertaining, honest, and above all, remarkable story of two girls who proved that with a little bit of determination, anything is possible.
By Antonia Bollinbrooke-Kent and Jo Huxster
'A wonderful idea! Mental illnesses are painful and often hidden diseases which afflict millions of people. Thank goodness that there are those who want to help and thereby transform the lives of so many suffering in silence and hiding.' Melvyn Bragg, President of Mind