Circumnavigating Africa in aid of Save The Children
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everything here is absolutely awesome, posts, style, all!http://www.tvbandeirantes.net
wow that’s the things I call as a great write-up… entirely an gold report, this news is solid dude… u first deserve the most effective responses. Thanks
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Hey Spencer caught your report in the adventure Mag and knocked out by your article. Now looked at the website, great photos and enjoyed the african vids. charley boy seems like a heavy dude and loks like you had a great time in nigeria. Lucky escape in kenya. Hope you get all this down in a book. Bud
Top rider, top article- -look forward to next ride report
Spencer-read your article in Dual Sports News and I must say your writing is excellent. I look forward to the next two features. Congratulations on the awesome website and trip.White line fever!!
Hi Spencer-I have sent you that email of the bike details-hope to see you in Wales.Great website-makes me want to jump on my thumper!Did you know there is a french guy who raced in the Dakar who is trying to beat your time?
Just an update as so many people have asked.As predicted it was quite difficult to settle back into normal life but thankfully I have been very busy. I have been guest of honour at various bike shows which I have really enjoyed. I am also busy finishing the book and Diesel films are busy trying to edit the 67 hours of footage.I have also been to No 10 Downing street where I met a number of celebrities and one of my sports heroes Lord Sebastian Coe. I was also invited to a cocktail party at St Pauls Cathedral with Princess Anne-fits in well with the hard biker image! Apart from that I am preparing various presentations for bike clubs, rallies etc and will be able to be booked for talks on the website in the near future. I would also like to point out that Paris Dakar finisher Pat Trahan who was trying to beat my circumnavigation record has been involved in a serious accident. Please visit his website and leave a comment. I am sure he would appreciate it in this difficult time (rideafrica4wishes). Thanks for the support which has helped raise more than £31 000 for Save the Children.Donation page is still open-hint hint.
Hey Spencer Nice to have a chat with you at the Bike Show, amazing, amazing!!When’s the book coming out? want to hear more about the trip. Love the gallery and videos.
Please put somethiong on the blog. Nothing there for some time.
Good morning Spencer
Met you at the Classic Bike Show and was knocked out by your amazing and dangerous adventure ride. Have been through your blog and found your writing on the kenya ‘mishap!!’ and the congo frightening nad pretty awful. Reporting as it should be not like these visits by ‘celebritiies’ who spend a couple of days in a place with a film crewa nd all support they need to produce unrealistic TV programmes. Yours is the real thing. Glad you made it and got back safely. All the best with the book. Will order a dozen copies for Christmas presents.
Jack (Classic Triumph Biker)
fantastic trip-my wife thinks you are tv material-good luck with the programmmes
incredible trip_so more than others do-respect
So excellent to meet you_will follow all future trips
Thought your trip was amazing-wife wants to do a trip now due to you-good show
Hi Spencer-met you in Tanzania at the Ebony-so glad you made it back and reached your goal. We will look out for your book. Mark is going back next month I am so jealous. I am sure you are missing the open road. WELL DONE!!!!!!!!
Top biker. The best!!
Incredible trip well done and respect. Met you in Tanzania with Mark-cant believe you made it.Go Spencer!!!!!!!
Pat told me he met up with you in Mali and that you were nearly completing an amazing trip. I saw you in an advert and looked you up. A fantastic achievement. Look forward to the programmes. Any idea when we can see some coverage. I am planning a Sahara trip in November-would be good to see your impressions
Hi,Mark here from Acacia. Great news you did it . I have given up overlanding and am heading back to New Zealand in FEb. Will look out for the programme. Congrats mate.
Spencer Jambo Hope to read more about your adventure in the New Year. Came across an article in a Kenyan newspaper and had to look you up on the web site. Hope your experience in the north hasn’t put yopu off. Amazing you survived as its a very dangerous area. I wouldn’t go there. Incredible journey. Masuri sana and quaheri!! Oliver Mwangi. Nairobi
We saw you in Tonic USA and wanted to congratulate you on a first. There are so many bikers that talk on web and chat sites and put people down but never do anything themselves. It is such a breath of fresh air to see a person who acts on what they set out to do. We actually found your site on google and thought that you would never accomplish what you set out to do. You exceeded that despite your troubles and what else do we need to say. Incredible and powerful stuff.
To Spencer see you are replying to comments. Sent one ages ago and hope that you get time to reply sometime. Craig and myself are off to SA next year and will ask you for some advice later. You are a pathfinder and we are in awe of your guts to do it alone. Keep it in your memory as a once in a lifetime experience. Please. please let us know when the book is out. Is the Tenere the best for the journey? Mark
Hi John and Erith Sorry not to have replied sooner. Thanks for your comment. Well done in South America, may try there in the future. If you want info on Africa let me know. email@example.com DVD and book will not be out for some time but will be announced in the press.
Seasons greetings Spencer
Hi Vernon and Maggie. Just got round to sending a reply. Thanks for the comment. It was very hairy at times but also unbelievable experiences. Not mentioned before but nearly did n’t make it through Mauritania as had to take evasive action from Al Quaida!!! The website will have a few more photos in the new year and a CD is being produced along with a book but not for sometime. Sorry not to have replied sooner. There is a long article in the Riders Digest Google it and you will find some extracts. All the best. Spencer
Hi Andrew Thanks for the comment. Appreciated. Yes, hopefully a book but not for some time. Takes time to write and am only three chapters in at the moment. Seasons greetings. Spencer
Saw riders digest, incredible, so jealous. Is there more writing coming
Unbelievable achievement. Why dont people recognise people like you. I will never understand it. I heard you are a motorcycling God and after seeing your website I agree, Brilliant trip and all the best for your future.Not in your lifetime can it be done again be4cause you have done it.WELL DONE BIKER BOSS
Superb accomplishment-followed your route and could not believe it. We went through a part of South America and it was incredible but you have now got us hooked on Africa and we are going to do a few countries! Never crossed my mind, so thankyou very much Spencer and look forward to your next trip[ and the book , DVD and programmes of this one
Excellent article in the digest and great website and trip-many congratulations for being the first
Dear Spencer Read the article in Rider’s Digest and want to congratulate you on what is a really remarkable trip. It is beyond adventure motor biking and makes other endurance rides insignificant. I want to read more about this amazing journey and will keep a look out for the book. Annette Benning
Saw the riders digest article on the website. Well done son -amazing-will buy the book and DVD
Saw your ad and decided to check the website-cannot believe that you overcame all those problems and still became the first to do it. Amazing strength, well done Spencer
This is a very inspiring adventure which took guts and endurance. Don’t know how you did it. Wonder what kept yopu going and how you coped with the problems and danger. I truely admire your tenacity and look forward to the book Mark Kawalski USA
Brilliant,fantastic and all of those words
A brilliant trip and a great cause-well done on everything you have achieved. It is people with your get up that makes the world an exciting place
Amazing is all I can say about what you have done-plus you are very handsome
Hey Spencer, CONGRATS you made it!! Pity you never got to stop off to see me in Spain though. I am sure you were pleased to get home though. Well done – it truly was an adventure of a life time. SIncerely hope you are over all your “worrying” times during your journey. It’s been very tough for you at times indeed. Full respect to you. Really look forward to reading your book some day soon. Well done again XXX
Four of us are going from Germany to Cape Town and I have sent you some email questions if you mind to answer. Very good – you are strong to go so long distance alone.Hope you have time to speak and give us some help. Thankyou
Saw your article on Tonic and had to tell you I am very impressed by your trip and would like to congratulate you on your endurance and bravery
fantastic and inspirational trip and website. Look forward to book and DVD
Just came across your site-had to tell you that there are millions who talk about what you do but never do it .Brilliant and best of luck with everything-I will be watching-I will spread the word about what you have done.No one has done it-I have done my research!
Spencer I have been following your progress almost since day one and have finally got round to writing on your blog. Not really used to this type of thing but I felt I must add my congratulations to others who have commennted on your inspiring and dedicated and dangerous commitment. I can’t begin to imagine what you went through and how you coped after Kenya and the shooting. Looked at the videos and amazed at how calmly you talk about life threatening incidents. Also inspiring that you have done this for charity and I’m sure that Save the Children must be very pleased that yu tlk about the work for children in Africa. I expect that life is dull back in the UK so what are you planning for the future? Exceptional and proud that there are still selfless people around. Hope that you can get a book published. Liam
Saw your article in MCN and checked out your website-brilliant stories and a great expedition.I will look out for your book Barry
Been following your trip but have been away working so did not realise you made it !!Very well done and I will definitely buy your book.Nice to see ther are people who still push the boundaries-will leave it up to you!Congratulations
This is probabaly the most amazing trip I have ever come across-you are an inspiration to all bikers who cant even be bothered to go to France! Respect to the top degree
Incredible trip-well done
Well done Spencer,Hope the rest of your trip through France was enjoyable.Lovely to meet you and hear some of your stories.
Superb effort and a very brave man you are indeed.I supect and hope we are going to see more of you in the future as people with your commitment to the power of life cannot be held down.Long may you prosper and look forward to your book and film very much
Congratulations and well done. It’s Dermot from Swaziland. I would like to make a donation to your charity. Call me.
Hey Spencer! Well done. I wish I could have been there for the homecoming. Say hi to your mom and dad, and get some well-deserved rest! Take care, old friend.
Saw you on Michael Ball and checked your site.Brilliant site and brilliant effort.I have sent a couple of questions to your email address if you dont mind as I am planning a trip to Morrocco.Well done and understand if you are too busy to reply.
Hello Spencer Isaw you on TV in the Michael Ball Show and thought what an amazing journey you’ve had. Looked you up on Google and found your web site. Wow!!! Makes for impressive reading. Can you not add more of your accounts of incidents or is this all going to be in your book? I must say that having done a little similar myself I admire your guts to do such a thing alone. Camping in some of the places you went through must have been very risky and not a little dangerous. Just to sleep in a tent on your own in the bush takes courage and to carry on after being shot at is a little mad. It must be a life changing experience. This is a true pioneering effort and I doff my hat to you.
I am asports freak so see your advert all the time on Sky-I finally got inquisitve and looked at your site-amazing trip and well done for not giving up after what you have been through
100 percent congratulations
Been foolowing your trip but did not realise you were back so soon.Many many congratulations on perservering through tough times
Brilliant-well done and look forward to the book and the next expedition!
superb jobpyou must be very proud-I have emailed you a number of questions to you about the bike and the trip.If you have time to look at them I would really be happy.Once again-congratulations
Good for you Spencer-you deserve it all!Enjoy.
Matti and Anta
As you know I managed to survive and completed the Circumnavigation on the 15th August. It was a very warm welcome home and now coming down to earth after spending 9 months on my own. I have received many congratulatory phone calls and emails. Thanks a lot.Still can’t quite believe that I have done it. Fifty thousand kilometres on many incredibly rough roads and nearly impassable terrain. Not to mention other things both good and bad!!! Since being back have had an interview on BBC World Service for the Oulook programme and have filmed an interview for The Michael Ball Show which will be shown on the 3rd September. Quite short but will probably return for a longer slot in September. Also much Press coverage.
Although the journey is over the blog will remain open for comments and questions and updates from me.
Best Wishes Spencer
I saw your article in Adventure rider mag and heard you on the radio.Brilliant and insoirational.Wish you all the best
Brilliant job-hope to see you at all the bike shows and I am sure you will be a lot more high profile from now on which might be difficult for you after all the solitary experiences you have been through-as you said in one of your articles-reverse culture shock
In a word-superb.Good luck with all future plans
We made tea & muffins….. what happened?
Congratulations on a brilliant and brave achievement
we hope your leg is ok and you don’t have to wear these wonderful FlipFlop any more .
All the best from Sylvia & Udo (we met you in the Eurotunnel)
incredible job-you are a one of a kind-
Fantastic achievement under the most difficult of circumstances-cant wait for the book and DVD-Jonathan Harbour
Many many congratulations-you must be tired but proud
Hello to Everyone
Yes I am back in the UK. Had a fantastic welcome in Biddenden. Rode into the village with 60 bikers and met by the BBC TV and various Press reps. Reunited with my daugters, mum and dad and friends. Save the Children reps also and other people who have been involved with the ‘adventure’. John Lacey, the web master, greeted me with a pint of English Ale!!! It was really, really super to have the bikers with me on the last leg of the journey. Thanks guys for turning out. Much appreciated. This is the first time I’ve had to get to the blog as suddnly felt verry tired back in the UK. The routine has altered after nine months on my own and making all my decisions as to what to do when and where I am going. A reverse culture shock. Some adjusting to do. Also have had non-stop phone calls and interviews for Radio, TV and the Press from the UK and the States. Have been invited to appear on the Michael Ball Show, probably on the 3rd September. ITV 1 at 3 p.m. I might have to Cook!!! I will try to dodge that one as I have been surviving on sardines and snakes for my main meals over the last few months.
Thanks once again for support and messages. Write again soon with more interesting news.
Absolutely fantastic-your family must be proud and we wish you all the best with the future
Congratulations you made it! A brilliant achievement. Since we met you in Spain Ruby has been telling everyone about your biking adventure. Looking forward to seeing it on the telly.
Brilliant.Well don.Your family must be very proud of you.I saw you on the BBC news and cant wait for the book,film and next trip.Well done
I am so sorry that we cant make it down tomorrow but we are in the Dordogne with the grandchildren-trying to keep them occupied!! but wanted to let you know that you entertained us so much that we still talk about it.Have a great homecoming and we hope that you will reach all the goals you discussed.You are welcome to Reading at any time.
Ryan and Maggie
Hi Spencer. This is the teacher that met you in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso outside the supermarket. I was with a bunch of kids from our school in Scotland and you were just recovering from maleria (if I remember correctly!?).
Glad to hear you are doing well and back in Europe. Sounds like you’ve had an amazing trip. I tried to find your site when we got back to the UK but didn’t manage and then I was just sitting having my breakfast this morning when the optimax advert came on!
Anyway, must have been an amazing trip and I’m sure you (and your family) are glad that you are back in one piece. If you’re ever in Scotland and fancy talking at a school assembly about what you’ve done get in touch!
All the best for the future.
I hope to make it down tommorrow because if anyone deserves it you do
Your a god
What an experience! We saw you off in the rain & we will see you back. Roll on Sunday see you at Matalan.
Keep in upright
Sue & Alan
The Rob Roy Guest House, Folkestone. Yamaha T Max
Hi Spencer, doing our best to get as many bikers as possible to meet at Matalan. Our Facebook group currently has 15 confirmed and 17 maybes. However, from our experience the people that actually turn up are often not the same ones who said they would, so this number may be in fact greater, or smaller! We have also contacted the Wind & Fire motorcycle club who have a large local membership, mainly custom bikes, and invited them also – so who knows?
Had a great time at your house the other day doing my bit for the BBC radio interview. It was great to meet your folks and Feaya properly again, we all had a jolly good chat and a cup of tea, and lots of kind words about you. Your ears must have been burning, but in a good way!
So nearly done now, so many people so proud of you, just don’t get stung by any more bees!
Happy Biking, see you Sunday!
Dexterity Motorcycle Training.
WELL DONE SPENCER! Congratulations. Will you be starting your circumnavigation of South America in January? What will it be like for you to spend more than a few days in one place after all your travels. You’re always welcome to come back to the DR Congo. Why not walk the length of the Congo River like that guy who just did the Amazon.
Get some rest, eat well and enjoy your family and friends.
Glenn & Antoinette
Daddy, i am incredibly proud of you and you have made it! See you soon. xxx
Spencer is now in France and heading home for Sunday 15th. At present with Off-Line Donations he has raised Â£26,764 for STC. If any one is feeling generous please click onto the fundraising section and donate a little money to try to get to the target of Â£28,000.
Remember all are welcome in Biddenden. He is expected back at 3 p.m. Press and TV will be there.
SPENCER WILL BE AT MATALAN CAR PARK, ASHFORD, ON THE 15TH AUGUST AT 2 P.M. HE WILL STOP THERE ON HIS WAY BACK TO BIDDENDEN. BIKERS WHO WOULD LIKE TO ACCOMPANY HIM ON THE LAST LEG OF HIS JOURNEY WOULD BE VERY WELCOME TO MEET HIM THERE. MATALAN CAR PARK IS 3O MINUTES FROM THE MALT HOUSE, TN27 8BB, IN BIDDENDEN. ALL ARE INVITED SO PASS THE WORD AND COME ALONG.
PLEASE CONTACT MICHAEL ON 01580 292474 IF YOU CAN MAKE IT. BEST WISHES TO ALL.
Spencer Have been following your trip and now you are nearly home I hope that your adventure is recorded for posterity. I htink you have surpassed all other bikers and would love to hear you talking about them. Are you going to arrange for a public speaking tour? I hope so.
I feel a meal coming on.
All being well I will see you very soon. Enjoy, before the madness begins in a week or so.
Fantastic, Spencer! I knew you would make it, but it’s still incredible what you’ve accomplished. I know I always say this, but I’m very proud of you.
wow spencer, you’ve made it. what an incredible achivement. this is the stuff they make books from and even movies. unbelievable! i still remember that day when we met in gonder (ethiopia) last year in december. what great times we’ve had there. i took some great photographs when we where sitting on the couch in that families home with a glas of araki for each of us. whenever i look at them i can’t help but smiling. anywhay, i’m realy very glad you’ve made it in one piece. congratulations!