Many thanks for visiting the sponsors page. This adventure has been almost entirely self-funded. It hasn’t been easy getting to this point…but there are a good few folks that have made that journey just a little bit easier. This page is dedicated to them!
If you are a company or indeed a private individual and would like your name adding, as an expedition sponsor, on this page. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page and look at my suggestions on how you could sponsor me. On my return from this adventure I would, of course, be very willing to do a presentation of my experiences to you or your company.
Rotary Club of Wellingborough Hatton
On the 26th of April 2011 the members of the Rotary Club of Wellingborough Hatton, Rotary International District 1070 bestowed on me the remarkable honour of making me an Honorary Member. I hope that during my tour I will be given the opportunity to speak with Rotarians along my route and perhaps even give presentations to their clubs about my experiences.
A tandem, trailer, expedition gear, and a couple of riders…that kind of bulk needs some serious stopping power! The first and only item on the stopping power shortlist; Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes. The man that answered the call; Dave at Single Track Bikes. Many thanks for supplying them at a great price! (review to follow)
I can’t wait to begin my adventure…& I can’t wait to share it with those that are interested in following. To keep sharing my adventure, and to keep recharging all of my electronics, I need the best portable battery packs on the market. Fortunately, Bharath and the rest of the good people at PortaPow have answered my call. They have provided me with two of their reserve battery packs, which I will keep topped up using my hub dynamo power system. Their assistance means I can keep filming, and writing, in the middle of no-where! (review to follow)
If you are from Wellingborough, and your bike shop of choice isn’t CycleLife, you really should give them a try! From maintenance tips all the way through to buying a new bike…you’d be hard pressed to find better!
When I needed a bullet proof tandem, at a ridiculously good price, Discover Cycling of Nottingham were the ones that answered the call. A small team, with big ambitions…well worth supporting!
To track my whereabouts on my trip, I am using the SPOT satellite GPS messenger. It allows me to send ‘I am ok’ messages whenever and wherever I like, via satellite. It is a great piece of kit, which helps give peace of mind to my family and friends back home. What makes this a real gem of a device is the support provided by Donald at Adventure Trading Post. Free customised google maps…and seemingly limitless patience! Many thanks Donald!
Very many thanks to Stuart White at Bushboard, the largest independent manufacturer of worksurfaces in the UK, for his donation to my personal pedalling fund, it is very much appreciated.
Dr Bella Noel ~ Thank you for your support, it is very much appreciated.
Kathy Job ~ Thank you for your support, it is very much appreciated.
Doreen Gunnel ~ Thank you for your support, it is very much appreciated.
David Corben ~ Thank you for your support, it is very much appreciated.
Would you like to be featured on this page?
As some of you will know, my ride is being followed by the geography departments of a number of schools back home. I am hoping my travel journal, videos and pictures will prove to be an interesting and interactive way for these school children to learn about the beautiful, diverse and threatened world that surrounds us.
However, it hasn’t been easy – or cheap – getting to this stage of my journey. My daily budget is around 3-4 euros per day, and my contingency pot is equally meager. Having a little extra financial leeway will allow me to see and do those cultural/historical things that I would otherwise have to pass by.
So if you would like to assist my journey financially in the form of a one off contribution or perhaps a regular monthly contribution this would be very much appreciated. Alternatively your support could perhaps be ‘in-kind’ – currently I am looking to secure a winter equipment sponsor.
Clearly any personal support you feel you are able to offer must not be to the detriment of my chosen charities, as I am sure you will understand! So with that thought in mind please do contact me with your proposal via my home as I am finding communications by email increasingly more difficult as the ride progresses – get in touch.
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