This is the Story of Kevin Muggleton, Dakar Competitor 2013.
We Are close now to the start of the Dakar 2013.. Last minute interviews and we are on our way. We are hoping to keep live updates through the race through our Facebook page.
You dream of competing in The Dakar as a kid. The longing to be a part of the race never leaves you, and somewhere along the line you decide to make the dream a reality. July 2012 my acceptance letter into the Dakar arrived. Astonished and proud I try to wrap my mind around the fact that I have 6 short months to prepare mentally, physically and logistically for this insane challenge. I briefly lament the fact that I never quite got around to purchasing that life insurance, ponder who will run Redverz Gear while I train and move on… If you have found your way to these pages, you are likely invested in my journey either emotionally or financially, or if I am really lucky - both. I thank you all for your support and invite you to read on, marvel at the magnitude of this race and spread the word to help me get to the Dakar.
The Dakar, an incomparable human adventure whose history has been built in the finest deserts of the planet, is amongst the major sporting challenges of our era. Both a race and a test of navigational skills, it involves not only the leading riders and drivers of the rally raid discipline, but also amateur competitors, who often take part to make their dream come true or to rise to a challenge, behind the handlebars or steering wheel of their bike, quad, car or truck. Fifty nationalities come together each year for this mixture of competition and solidarity whose television coverage is seen by a billion viewers in 190 countries.
More than just a simple race to see who is quickest, the Dakar demands off-piste navigational capacities and consistency. More significantly, on rally raids, endurance is paramount, with the slightest flaw proving critical. This mix of physical resistance and technical performance has, for almost the last thirty years, attracted champions from various horizons, all wishing to test their mettle and try and tame this out-of-the ordinary event.” (Copyright, Dakar 2013)