A Shameful Record: Offical 2013 South African Rhino Poaching Stats

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Originally posted on The International Rhino Foundation Blog:
The numbers are in. The government of South Africa recently announced that a record 1,004 rhinos were poached last year, up from 668 animals in…

Where will be the toughest part of the route?

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Tricky question to answer given there are so many factors that could contribute to a part of the route being ‘tough’. But based on what we know Western China doesn’t sound like a great… Continue reading

The Bikes

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For the bike geeks here’s what we’re riding: Frame: Pearson’s  ‘I may be some time’ (Reynolds 631 steel tubing) Rims: Mavic A319, 36 spokes, re-enforced, hand built Hubs: Hope Pro III Tyres:  Schwalbe… Continue reading

Just Text to Donate…

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You can now easily donate straight to our fundraising page by texting the code “RFRN55” and an amount of £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070. e.g “RFRN55 £10” You can… Continue reading

Ride with us…

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We know quitting your job isn’t for everyone so we don’t expect anyone to join us for the whole trip, but it would be great to have some friendly faces to ride with… Continue reading

How it all started

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Johan: It was the 27th November 2013 and I was nearing the end of the 9 mile cycle to my office at a Korean Construction Yard. The sun was just poking out at the eastern… Continue reading

Detour to Kyrgyzstan

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Our planned route involves a minor detour south to check out Kyrgyzstan, described by many as the Switzerland of Central Asia. Situated in the foothills of the Himalayas our arrival here will be… Continue reading

Why Rhinos?

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The film below shows some incredible footage of the great lengths some people are going to, to protect endangered species. Ok, it’s about lions, but the principle is the same. Many of our… Continue reading

Our Daft Punk theme tune

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There was only ever going to be one soundtrack for this little trip…