Meet our Jeep Support Crew – Bryan and Bobby

This expedition would not be possible without a great support team who’ll be keeping us safe and helping to run things smoothly. Many of the roads which will be cycled don’t have a wide shoulder and other roads in East Africa have so many potholes that the trucks end up driving off the verge rather than on the road. In either case, having Bryan and Bobby in a Jeep Wrangler behind the bikes will ensure the trucks keep a safe distance. Having the vehicle also allows for a few “luxuries” like extra water containers, more packing space and a roof top tent on top of the camping trailer.

We’re thrilled to have Bryan and Bobby on board. Read a brief bio on each of them below.


  • Raised near Atlanta, Georgia, USA.  Currently calls Colorado home
  • Has traveled to 49 of the 50 states of America (all except Hawaii)
  • Climbed all 53 Colorado 14ers (peaks over 14,000 feet (4267 meters))
  • Summited Kilimanjaro in 2014

What are you looking forward to most about the #Joburg2Kili expedition? 
Returning to Africa. Seeing new places. Meeting new people.

What do you think will be the hardest part of the expedition?
Driving a Jeep at the speed of a bicycle for 10 weeks  🙂




  • Educator and tutor
  • Natural adventurer and scout
  • Nickname – Fawcee

What are you looking forward to most about the #Joburg2Kili expedition? 
The reason I’m excited for this expedition is because I will get to see Africa, well Southern Africa from a different perspective. I love the bush, especially African bush. Just being outdoors in Africa is calming so this is a great way to do it, a different place most nights.

What do you think will be the hardest part of the expedition?
The most challenging part of the trip I think is going to be if we have any break downs and punctures especially with the bikes as this can cause time delays.

Interview with the Randburg Sun

We recently met up with Neo Phashe from the Randburg Sun for an interview about our expedition. Although we were a bit nervous for the interview, she was truly interested in what we’re trying to achieve and she posted this great article on the Randburg Sun local community newspaper site.

Click here to read the full article and be sure to follow us on Facebook for updates on our progress leading up to and during the #Joburg2Kili Expedition.

*Photo credit: Neo Phashe from The Randburg Sun

Raising funds for Qhubeka – a special thanks to an Ironman champ

We would like to make a special mention to someone that has really gone the extra mile in support of our chosen charity Qhubeka who we are raising funds for as part of our expedition. This special somebody is Garron Mosley.

Garron recently celebrated his birthday and generously asked all his family and friends to make a donation to Qhubeka in lieu of gifts. We couldn’t be more grateful for this extremely kind gesture.

Garron is not only humble and generous but is also an IronMan champion. On Sunday 10 April 2016, Garron not only won his age group at the IronMan African World Champs but was also the first age group athlete (i.e. first non-professional athlete) to finish with a time of 09:05:58, which is a phenomenal achievement.

We would also like to say a BIG thank you to all our family and friends that have already made a donation to Qhubeka in support of our #Joburg2Kili Expedition. We are really grateful for all the support and cannot thank you enough for helping make a difference to enable people less-fortunate to move forward and progress in life #bicycleschangelives.

How bicycles can change lives

As part of our #Joburg2Kili expedition we are raising funds for Qhubeka, which is the World Bicycle Relief’s non-profit organisation in South Africa. Qhubeka is an Nguni word that means “to carry on”, “to progress”, “to move forward” which is exactly what they aim to do by giving bicycles in return for work done to improve communities, the environment or academic results.

So how do bicycles change lives?

Here are a few facts from Qhubeka:

  • A child’s commute time to school is reduced by up to 75% with a bicycle
  • A bicycle increases a person’s carrying capacity by five times
  • Healthcare workers can visit more than double the amount of patients per day with a bicycle
  • Marks improve by an average of 25% for children who ride a bicycle to school
  • Schools where children ride bicycles see attendance rates rise by 18% on average

In essence, having a bicycle changes lives by increasing the distance people can travel, what they can carry, where they can go and how fast they can get there. To learn more about how #bicycleschangelives take a look at this video:

Welcome to our #Joburg2Kili Expedition Blog

We would like to welcome you to our #Joburg2Kili Expedition Blog where we will be posting updates on:

  • How we are progressing with our planning for our expedition leading up to our departure date 30th July 2016
  • Information on Qhubeka our chosen charity and how our fundraising is going
  • Information on all the gear and products we will be taking along with us on the expedition
  • During the expedition we will also use this platform to update as often as is possible on how things are going including the highs and lows

We look forward to sharing this exciting journey with you through our blog!