For previous blog entries of our ride through NZ, Australia, South East Asia, China and Central Asia, click on the little arrows beside the dates in the Blog Archive below and use the scroll down menu.

Media coverage and sponsorship

Media coverage

We featured in the Burnett Times this week(March 10). Thanks to Sue Harris for the coverage.

From the Airlie Beach local newspaper

May 2010
Interviewed on Cairns FM and ABC Far North

Listen to our interview with Scott Rollinson on ABC North West Radio in Mount Isa. Click on the link below:

And our newspaper article which featured in "The Star" in Mount Isa:

We are in today´s Evening Times - fame at last! Read all about it at

We featured in the Sunday Post  and the Motherwell times this week.

Just to let you know, Ben and I will be interviewed about our trip on Sunny Govan FM on Wed 2nd Sep at 10am. Listen online at or in the Glasgow area on 103.5 FM. Turn it up Govan!
We will also be featured in an article in the Daily Record sometime this week hopefully as well as the Westmorland Gazette(for you Cumbrian types). Watch this space.


We have managed to secure sponsorship from camping experts Vango(, who as our main sponsors have kindly agreed to provide us with camping equipment. Vango, suppliers of tents, sleeping bags, rucsacks and camping accessories make some of the best value gear on the market. Years of commitment to outdoor pursuits enthusiasts has helped the company maintain its success for over 40 years. The flawless design and construction of Vango's products make them a company you can rely on. Their gear offers great value for money which is backed by a lifetime warranty.

Ben and I will be using a Vango shadow 200+ tent with Vango ultralite 400 sleeping bags and 3/4 length ultralite self-inflating mats.

Panaracer( will also be donating 6 of their tough, lightweight ribmos touring tyres for the trip. A big thankyou to you both.

Brooks have provided us with 2 of their super-comfortable suspension saddles. A big thankyou to Steven Green from the company

Thanks also to Nikki Stevens from Rab who sent us 2 lightweight polartec fleece tops


Our sponsors Vango have supplied us with 2 3/4 length inflatable mats and replacement tent poles for our Tempest 300. Thanks once again to Holly Marsh.

A thankyou also to Bill Ross, John Morton, Craig Coid, Kim Craigie and everyone else from our mountain bike team Rockhard Racing for supplying us with new cycling shorts, leggings and tops.