Money raised for YOTS to date $86,140
One day over a couple of beers an Aussie (Tony) an African (Hein) and a Kiwi (Morgan) started discussing the idea of crossing 10 Australia deserts, on bikes, in one journey. Anyway, they all thought “it couldn’t be done”, but then the Bok said “lets give it a go”, the Aussie said “where do we stop for beer?” and the Kiwi said “are there many sheep in the outback?”
Hello, welcome to our adventure!
On a more serious note, we are not sure whether this has been done before but it doesn’t really matter. We are doing this for fun/adventure, and to raise money for Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets Program (YOTS), not to set any records. The idea is simple, how can we link some of the most remote and adventurous desert treks in Australia into one trip? …… Our adventure was born, “10 Desert Ride”.
Starting on 27th of June 2010, over a 100 day period we are attempting to cross at least 10 Australian Deserts on adventure/dirt bikes in one journey and along the way raise money for a very worthwhile charity. Plus we plan to explore the Kimberley’s (for its beauty) and the Margaret River (for a refreshment, wine mmmm wine!). The climate in the deserts we are crossing can vary dramatically. It is not uncommon for sub-zero temperatures at night (as low as minus 8 degrees), then up to 48 degrees during the day.
- Tony is riding a 2010 KTM690R Enduro
- Hein is riding a 2007 Suzuki DR650SE
- Morgan is riding a 2010 Suzuki DR650SE
- Rudi is riding a 2010 KTM450EXC (When not driving)
- Andy is riding a 2009 KTM400EXC (When not driving)