A few weeks after returning home from the expedition I had a radio interview on the program Open House, on Hope 103.2 FM. During the interview I talked with Dwayne Jeffries about various highlights of my 43 000km journey, challenges faced along the way, as well as adjusting back to life off the saddle. The audio is played over many of my favorite images between Castleford on day one in England and Newtown on day seven hundred and ninety seven in Australia…
When I visited the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra I met Richard Callaghan and his science team, who are funded by Worldwide Cancer Research (formerly AICR). This footage is taken from the evening WIN NEWS CANBERRA, covering not only my expedition (and ride through the campus), but information on cancer research in Australia. Enjoy!
This video by the Australian National University (ANU) documents both my visit to the Canberra campus as well as the fantastic AICR funded research being conducted by Richard Callaghan and his team. Thankfully ANU’s staff are much better at video making than myself, so by watching the short video you will be able to see footage from the road while listening to both myself and Richard Callaghan. Enjoy!
In Canberra today I visited the ABC Studio to have an interview with Adam Shirley. It was my first ever live broadcast. I was accompanied by Richard Callaghan, who holds a current AICR science research grant and had earlier in the day cycled through ANU with me and showed me his laboratory. To find out more please press play!
I didn’t spend too much time on the bike whilst in Java and Bali. Instead, I visited international schools to promote AICR and focused on just resting up the legs before my ride through the Australian Outback. In Jakarta I stayed with a couple friends, Sego and JP (+flatmates Simon and Felix), who were happy to have me shack up with them for a few weeks. It was a fantastic time and a great opportunity to get an insight into the international school scene! Besides, the alternative would have been pedaling through the challenging traffic of Java. On my trip I’ve learned to listen to my body, and after 1400km in Sumatra it was time for a break… Continue Reading
I rode 1400km in Sumatra, between Riau and Lampung Provinces, and along the way encountered some of the most friendliest and hospitable people in the world. Most travellers only visit the north of the island, so I didn’t even see let alone meet another “boule!” In short, I had Sumatra to myself (I even met a middle aged woman who hadn’t even seen a foreigner before – so you could imagine what the children were like). The Sumatrans greatest passion in life is taking photographs, so I captured countless smiles on the camera as I made my was south towards Java.
So this post is a celebration of all the beautiful people I met on the island…