Our Sponsors

We would like to say a very big thank you all our sponsors who have provided us with support and equipment to help us along the way. Click on the logos to be taken to their websites.

Explore, the world’s leading adventure specialist offers unrivalled choice of exciting and diverse itineraries for travelling in small groups. Explore is constantly striving to push the boundaries of adventure travel. Always travelling responsibly, they provide many travel options including more than 400 tours to over 130 countries.


Both of us worked enjoyed working as adventure travel tour leaders for Explore in the past, and we are delighted that they will sponsoring us and helping us with our travel arrangements.


Inspired by the countries that we will be visiting? From Alaska to the Amazon, the ancient Inca Trail to the lost Mayan cities of Central America, Explore has a trip for you, whether you are single, with a family, a seasoned traveller, cycling or walking enthusiast or a school group, you will be spoilt for choice!





Receiving a £1,000 cheque from Explore! towards our chosen charities. Another £1,000 has been pledged for the next financial year. Earls Court Cycle Show

Other Sponsors:




We have used Endura products for a number of years and can highly recommend their cycling products. We would like to thank Endura for helping to make our journey a more comfortable one.

Navigate International Limited, is a Training Company that truly understands the needs of organisations to get the best from their personnel. Their training is based on actual experience rather than theoretical techniques. Instead they concentrate on proven methods that create better quality leaders and enhance the performance of staff and ultimately a company's success. Equally, their medical training represents the most up to date techniques being employed by EMS teams around the world.


From Amsterdam to Zanzibar, Rough Guides publish over 200 guidebooks, maps and phrasebooks to over 300 destinations worldwide. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth!



SPOT is the only device of its kind, it uses a GPS satellite network to acquire its coordinates, and then sends its location – with a link to Google Maps™ – and a pre-programmed message via a commercial satellite network. And unlike Personal Locator Beacons, SPOT does more than just call for help. SPOT will track our progress, family and friends will be able to keep track of us and non-emergency assistance is also available. SPOT works around the world – even where cell phones don't.


Brooks Saddles are English made, leather saddles which have been made since 1866. From our research these saddles come out as the most comfortable for long distance cycle touring.

The Marathon XR is the true expedition tyre. It was conceived and built to withstand both extreme loads and uncompromising terrain. It provides unsurpassed puncture protection with Travel Guard technology. This progressive technology offers excellent puncture protection with extremely low weight.


Sun-Ringle has a long heritage in the design and manufacture of high end rims and wheel sets. We are using the Rhyno Lite XL welded rims which are machined with a triple hollow construction and nickel-plated brass eyelets – so they are wider and stronger.

Sigma Sport - The digitally coded BC 2006 MHR combines the classic features of a wireless bike computer with the most important altitude, heart rate and temperature functions. With the easy to operate 4-button navigation, mountain specialists and touring cyclists have fast access to all the important information on their ride. You can read 4 current values (altitude, heart rate, speed and another optional function) in one clear screen. All the functions on the computer can also be used off the bike using the special hiking mode.

LIARD FIREBOX - The professional portable outdoor, wood burning firebox. A Swiss engineered, warp-and rust-free firebox for outfitters, hunters and trappers, canoeists and other outdoor enthusiasts!

The concept of the firebox is a well proven one. Using small pieces of wood in a concentrated area, they are ideal when you want the warmth of a campfire, in a safe, functional and environmentally conscious manner. Fireboxes have been used for many years by outfitters, hunters and trappers, canoeists and other outdoors enthusiasts and are usually made from normal metal sheet.

Specialized have been at the forefront of bicycle design and technology. Specialized offers a full line of bikes, accessories and equipment for the new rider or experienced cyclist.

Hope have been producing quality cycle parts in the UK for over 18 years.

Originally starting out as an aerospace company, Hope now dedicates it's time and skill exclusively to producing cycle parts. Hope are totally independent, not part of a large corporation, still wholly owned by engineers Simon and Ian who work and ride alongside the enthusiastic staff.



We are flying to Buenos Aires and then onto Ushuaia with Aerolineas Argentinas. The company provides commercial transportation for passengers within the domestic Argentine market. They also fly internationally. Very competitive prices.



Rough Gear is an independent outdoor retailer based in Dorset. High quality products. Fantastic and knowledgeable customer service. A real gem!

Terra Nova means 'new ground', and this is reflected in their commitment to innovation and quality. An independent company for over a decade. Most recently, Terra Nova beat their our own Guinness World Record for the lightest tent in the world with the Laser Competition, weighing just 940g complete or 860g at its' minimum weight.

Kelly and Dave purchased the Terra Nova Ultra Quasar tent. They had a few requirements they were looking for in a tent, which they found in the Ultra Quasar: 1. Free standing, 2. Front and rear entrance, 3. Small Porch, 4. Small tent footprint so that they could wild camp inconspicuously. 


Bike-Eye is a new and revolutionary rear view bike mirror, that helps make riding on busy roads that much easier and safer. Bike-Eye is fitted to the head and down tube in seconds using Ty-RAP, a quick, simple, frame friendly system

American Express have 150 years' of travel experience. There are three types of cover to choose from with 24 hours a day, 365 days a year assistance, wherever you are in the world.:
Single Trip
Annual Multi-trip
Gap Cover

We went for the Gap policy, this allow trips for 3-24 months and also features a unique benefit which allows travellers to return to the UK for up to 14 days.




Lovin’ the bikebuddy. We had been looking for one of these for ages to hold our fuel bottles. BIKEBUDDY make cycle bottle carriers which adjust to hold large bottles and vacuum flasks.

Fenton Pharmaceuticals strive to supply only products that really help to make a difference. They don't believe in mass-market generics. Fenton Pharmaceutical's products are long standing, successful lines with a pedigree of helping to solve problems. We will be using their sun block, lip care, sunblock and antibacterial cream ranges during our adventure.


Transas USA is a world-leading developer and supplier of a wide range of software, integrated solutions and hardware technologies for the aviation and marine transportation industry, including both onboard and shore-based applications. We are hoping to meet up with Transas along the way and pop in for a cup of tea when we get to the States!

Lytchett Manor Striders


Dave is a keen runner and has been a member of Lytchett Manor Striders for the past 4 years. Dave has set himself the challenge of running a marathon a year (possibly so that he can eat more biscuits!).

Thank you to Jessops in Poole Dolphin Centre for helping us to purchase our camera.


Nite International has re-invented the sports watch with a unique collection, unlike anything you have worn before. By challenging conventional notions of displaying time, we have created a true 24 hour timepiece featuring a highly specialised technology that sets Nite apart from other brands, resulting in a watch that can be instantly read in all light conditions. Thank you for the torches.


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