Asia

Monday, 20 October 2014

Today I Bought Appealmobile Mark III

I have just bought my new appealmobile. The Mark III version. It's not really new as you can see in the photograph, but hopefully this is the bike which will take me around the coast of the USA in 2016 as well as uncompleted coasts of Europe



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301352261234?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

You can see the bike here, but when it comes to the States it will have a new livery.

I have to say I am really excited, especially having missed a great deal of the summer with my injury.
I still have a lot of work to do with logistics of my other bikes in selling moving etc, but with the good help of a good friend of mine in Baltimore I am sure I can negotiate all obstacles in my path

First of all ride wise I still have a cycle expedition in India and the South East Asia ride to fulfil.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

A Tale of Two Cities

I haven't written for a while due to a crash back home on my own personal bike, that left me with a broken collar bone and severe bruising and ligament damage. The insurance has not been settles and so I am back on public transport, of which I used to go to the football (soccer) game yesterday in Liverpool. After the game I went for my usual drinks with friends back at the Barlows Arms, a small pub supporters frequent before and after the game.





Friday, 22 August 2014

How Far Would You Ride to School

Although I ride small motor bikes around the coast of the world, I will be breaking from this mode of transport for a couple of weeks for a project that has captured my heart and soul. That project is Project Mala, a small organisation that strives to emancipate children in Uttar Pradesh in Northern India.
I came across the project last year and was impressed by the English founded project that provides schooling and education to some of the poorest children in the region. On visiting the project one of the things that amazed me was, the dedication and determination of the children to attend school and to achieve good results. Many of the children travel great distances by bicycle, often up to twenty five kilometres morning and afternoon, so It seemed only natural to put aside motorised transport on my next visit and take to the traditional one speed, sit up and beg Hercules bike that is so common in this country as a means of transport.
It has been a long time since I was able to ride a bike, even though, I used to ride 100 miles a day when I was a teenager. But if a small child can ride a bicycle to school and back everyday, then it's my challenge to ride a similar distance daily to visit the school again, while raising awareness and much needed funding in aid of the project.
The Hercules bike I will be riding

Saturday, 26 July 2014

This Boy Wasn't Selected at the School Project - You'll be amazed what he did next

My India ride was for the benefit of Project Mala, an educational project in North India that was started by an English guy, who wanted to eradicate child labour in the carpet industry of the region. Though times have changed and education is provided by the state Project Mala still provides the highest standard of education, especially to the poorest of children in the area.

I was privileged to be invited to the project to see the work carried out there and meet the children my appeal was helping. It was an education in itself for me, who has only witnessed the children in the affluent west who take school and education possibly a little too much for granted.

But the story I am about to tell you is about one boy

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Maddies Story

Before writing about the ride back to Melbourne overland, I would like to write about a remarkable young woman that I was lucky to meet in Moree. I say lucky because, if she hadn't had a successful bone marrow transplant, I would not have had the honor of meeting her. I asked her if she would send me a story of her ordeal, which she has done and I have posted it here, as she has written it.

Bone Marrow Registers



To view the procedure for Bone Marrow Donation click below

Anthony Nolan Org