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