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Nic’s last day at work!

Well it’s finally come… Nic’s last day at work, for the past 14 months he’s been working for Internet Operations a former division of the BBC (bought by Siemens Business Services last August). Bound to be emotional and the penultimate step before becoming a fully fledged self-supportive traveller… the last step before this major transition [...]

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Farewell Party!

We had our farewell party at Lvpo on Saturday, followed by a boogie at the Zeta bar until the wee hours of the morning! And as everyone knows a good party is not complete without a tub of cream (!)- so when Lvpo could not prepare Nic’s Brandy Alexander he dashed off to the Tesco’s [...]

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New Website Launched!!!

You’ve probably noticed that the website has changed! Mail2Web our expedition sponsors have redesigned and hosting it. As you can see they’ve done a marvellous job! A big thanks to Katherine the designer/site administrator and everyone at Mail2Web.

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Video Nation: Premier

Now you too can experience the lead up to our expedition, though you probably would not want to be in our shoes once we’re on our way (they may well smell after a while – pooey!!). Our first two video clips are now available on the BBC Video Nation website. One gives an insight into [...]

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Let loose with a spanner…

…courtesy of Cyclesport in the fashionable Kings Road, Chelsea, we did our crash course in repairing bikes. You name it we can do it :p If you have a puncture then you need Sedef Queen of the Inner Tubes, if your bottom bracket is wonky then Nic Leader of the Spanner Posse is your man! [...]

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Press coverage gathering speed

With our departure rapidly approaching, we are beginning to get more press coverage. Last week Euromoney and BBC magazine Ariel have published articles on our adventure – thank you!

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Sir Terry Wogan massage!

Armed with his boyish charm and bare faced cheek (ahem), Nic managed to infiltrate the Radio 2 studios and get a photo with Sir Terry Wogan. We even got a mention on Terry’s radio show “Wake up with Wogan”. Terry is the spokesman for BBC Children in Need and one of the UK’s greatest TV [...]

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Oh dear, oh dear oh dear!!

Should we be worried? Or even petrified? It’s finally July and our last month… are we prepared enough mentally and physically. Probably not! Despite the fact that we off soon, we’ve been busy buzzing around with doing our Video Nation filming, receiving even more jabs, getting our gear ready and raising more money. What haven’t [...]

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James May – Telegraph online

James May of BBC Top Gear fame mentions us in his article in the Motoring Section, Telegraph online. Though we think his comments warrant a challenge typical of Top Gear. So we’ve proposed cycling diagonally across the Top Gear Track while James completes a whole circuit driving backwards. We’ll see if the bait is taken! [...]

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We met Michael Palin!

Today we met Michael Palin at the signing of his new book, Himalaya. We had already exchanged emails with his staff regarding patronage – Michael didn’t disappoint and posed with us and Pudsey bear, in support of our endevaour. Thank you Michael – Nic aspires to be you when he’s grown up! ;p

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