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.
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 –
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
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
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
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
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.
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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.