Back in 2008 three of us left London and headed to Russia. We’d spent nearly three years planning the trip and after a delay as Patrick broke his leg we finally left the UK in September of that year.

The trip was filled with drama from the start. From an aborted attempt to get sponsorship through to the amazing amount of money and awareness we raised for Everyman – the male cancer charity. We were interviewed every few days of the trip by BBC Five Live – all of those interviews can be found in the posts below – along with a whole bunch of videos we shot reviewing the gear we planned to take.

The original plan was to hit Moscow and then head out of Russia via the Ukraine. In the end we suffered a massive time and money drain (bikes that broke down) on the way to St. Petersburg that left us short of cash and our confidence dented to the point that we decided that we’d made it to Russia and now was the sensible time to turn around.

It was an amazing introduction to touring the world on motorbikes. A journey that both dented and strengthened our friendships and something that the three of us will never forget.

The posts below serve as a small window on nearly three years of our lives dedicated to organising this amazing trip. Over planning? Us? Never. You can also read these posts, along with additional material over at the original blog – journeytorussia.co.uk

All our videos, now in one place.

Whilst we were on the trip we generated over 2 hours of video via the mobile that we uploaded automatically ...
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BBC Radio Five Live Interviews – Audio & Video

Before we hit the road, whilst we were on it, and on our return we did a series of interviews ...
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All the photos now live…

.... in case by any chance you're still subscribed to the RSS feed for JTR here are the links for ...
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Thanks!

Well we've been back a few days and we've finally sorted the washing out. So it seems returning to normal ...
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Video updates now working again…

Sorry for the lack of video updates but as you can see from the last post we've had some issues ...
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Back to Vosu…

... yeap we're back... after reaching Russia we spent a few days in St Petersburg (we did the washing - ...
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Vosu – a camp site of our dreams

Sorry we've not been writing quite as much as we'd planned - but internet access doesn't seem to be as ...
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Way-hey! and Arghhhh!

It's been two days of conflicting emotions - on one hand - way-hey! Lot's more people donating to Everyman at ...
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Just over a week… leaving parties…

So the time is nearly here. We leave a week Saturday from Hatfield - in fact we're having a bit ...
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Finalising the kit

It's fair to say we may have been a little obsessed with our kit. The problem was of course, that ...
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