The following companies have provided goods or services to help the expedition succeed:
Webtogs are a UK-based online retailer for outdoor gear and clothing. They have a vast range of products from top brands, including the likes of Berghaus, The North Face, Icebreaker and KEEN. Most of the gear they sell is ideal for travelling. Check it out!
Tracks 4 Africa is mapping Africa, one day at a time, and currently has a set of 14 regional GPS maps covering most of the continent. T4A have provided me with maps covering the route I shall be taking, which should help ensure I never get lost!
EVO web hosting are generously hosting this website. EVO provide an excellent service and have responded rapidly to all my queries when setting up this site
Bradt Travel Guides have kindly provided guide books to a number of countries I shall be visiting to help with planning
Brooks England have donated a B17 classic saddle which I hope will save me from a sore back-side during the 20,000km journey
Ison Distribution provided replacement bike parts and told when I needed them – how else was I going to get a Rohloff sprocket and removal tool in West Africa?
Nexus Community manage the leisure facilities in the buckinghamshire area and have kindly provided gym membership to enable me to get fit and keep fit
The salisbury-based specialists in outdoor wilderness survival courses together with Desert Adventures‘ Africa-specific knowledge and experience provided invaluable training in preparation for my adventure through Africa
My thanks also go to the following individuals:
Everyone at Martin-Baker, where I worked, who contributed to my ‘leaving fund’ – which I used to buy a Handheld GPS device. I’ve no excuses for getting lost now.
Thanks also go to Andrew Martin for generously providing an indestructible mobile phone.
And last, but by no means least, my thanks to a good friend, who would rather remain anonymous, for funding the tent.