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Nick Saunders Ride

Support Nick's around the world fundraising ride

Renowned motorcycle adventurer Nick Sanders is travelling around the entire circumference of the world. He's on a mission to support our work ensuring healthcare reaches those who desperately need it across Africa.

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Nick Sanders set off on his trip around the world hours after receiving an MBE from Her Majesty the Queen. It’s the eighth time he has circumnavigated the globe on a motorcycle, making him one of the most travelled motorcyclists on the planet.

Nick Sanders“Having travelled the world many times over, one thing that’s always hard to see is people suffering and dying because they don’t have the healthcare we take for granted in the UK. I’ve seen that transport is a huge part of this; it’s unreliable and practically non-existent in many parts of the world, people just can’t get to hospitals.”

Nick Sanders, Motorcycle Adventurer

The trip will take eight months to complete on his Yamaha Ténéré 700, with no back-up other than his mobile phone and a credit card. He will cross some of the world’s major deserts including the Atacama, Great Australian, Gobi, and Thar, as well as mountain ranges such as the Himalayas, Andes, Atlas and Urals. Sanders is raising money to support our work. He’s hoping people will be inspired by his trip and get involved in his mission by donating and following his progress.

– NICK’S BLOG –

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Moments #4 Death Valley to Fernley, Nevada

9 Dec 2019
The bike was working like you imagine a quality but restful dream. There was nothing not to like about it’s performance and everything to love about the fact it had got me to Death Valley via quite a long way around America... read more

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Moments #3 Long Beach to Apache Indian Road

1 Dec, 2019
It was a 14 lane highway that led me into the City of Angels. Wind turbines flapped about helplessly against the onslaught of this linear hell. I was going to meet my sponsors Yamaha in Long Beach and after a night in the Hyatt Regency I hung around the harbour when the deed was done. At a junction by the lights the absence of large volumes of traffic took me by surprise and I could hear a symphony of halyards slap against a crowd of masts. Boats many of which would never face a breeze let alone an ocean crossing but the fact they might is an adventure in the telling...read more

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Moments #2 - USA part 2

Nov 25, 2019
“This is whaat a think,” said the truck driver, “you’ve come from that New York an’ I wouldn’t give you spit fer them cos they’re so damn rude, same with them on the east, jus’ as baad.” He looked at me, gauging my reaction which was just blank, just giving him time to dig that hole cos he had a big shovel, “I mean we in the middle of the country have our crazy folk but we keep them hidden in the house so no one can see ‘em, but out there they jus’ as gone an’ roam the streets,” shaking his big head. read more

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MOMENTS #1 - USA part 1

10 Nov 2019
I'm going around the world, again. It's not a day by day account, some days will get missed just to get where I need to get to, so I'm compiling a series of 'MOMENTS' that kind of happen as they occur. Interesting points of view about the world and its people as I ride on by. I hope you enjoy them. I'm going around the world, again. It's not a day by day account, some days will get missed just to get where I need to get to, so I'm compiling a series of 'MOMENTS' that kind of happen as they occur. Interesting points of view about the world and its people as I ride on by. I hope you enjoy them...read more

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How you can help

Nick’s aim is to raise enough money to run a motorcycle for a lifetime in one of the programmes we support. Help him by donating now.

Nick's Ride - text to donate

Donate by text
To donate by text simply send the words ‘NICKSRIDE’ to 70085*
Donate online

Use our donate page to support Nick’s fundraising efforts. All the money raised through Nicks’ trip will be tracked so you can see how much he’s raised.

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* This will donate £10, for other sums text NICKSRIDE followed by the amount you want to donate e.g ‘NICKSRIDE 5’