have now decided to embark on an expedition that has been an ambition
of mine for many years - a circumnavigation of Africa by motorbike.
The trip will involve travelling through 28 countries and covering
more than 60,000 kilometres (37,300 miles) of the most difficult
riding terrain and through some of the most unstable countries
on earth. I will have to negotiate not only desert conditions
(The Sahara, Tenere, Nubian and Namib) but traverse the unhospitable
mud soaked jungle terrain of West Africa.
completing the trip would be an achievement in itself I have decided
to try and raise £28,000 for Save The Children making this
endeavour infinitely more worthwhile. Due to the difficult nature
of the trip and the ambitious fundraising target I have been lucky
enough to be designated as an 'extra-ordinary fundraiser'. This
is a great help but also intensifies the pressure. The merits
of Save The Children are self-evident as ALL children deserve
proper healthcare, food, education and protection. I hope I can
help in a small way.
will be undertaking the trip solo and completely unsupported on
the cheapest possible budget - camping all the way and relying
on the hospitality of the local people. Anyone who is interested
in sponsoring me click on SPONSORS.
started my journey on 1st November 2009. The time up until
then was spent in fundraising and preparation.
you would like to contribute to Save The Children click on my
fundraising link. If you are interested in learning more on
this expedition regular updates will be posted on this site or
you can contact me directly by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
or call on 01580 292474.