July 08, 2010

Thank You!!

To all family, friends and colleagues.

After travelling for 14 weeks, I have eventually made it to my destination – Cairo, Egypt.

To date I have travelled over 14,000km’s, across 10 different countries and have had some unforgettable adventures along the way. This has been an absolutely life-changing experience and I encourage everyone to take some time off from your busy schedules and set into practice a memorable holiday/experience of your own! You will come out of it a better and happier person. I have had some great times, seen some spectacular sights, met some of the most amazing people and have made some great friends along the way. Most importantly I have learnt a lot about myself and my abilities and limits.

A special thank you for all the phone calls, emails, facebook messages and comments left on my blogsite. Your ongoing support has managed to keep me going through some tough times.

To date we have managed to raise £GBP 1130.00 – excluding AMEC’s contribution. Thank you to all of you who have contributed to this great cause. It is very much appreciated! To those of you who still intend to donate, you can either click on the “Sponsor me” button, or alternatively visit the website www.justgiving.com/gareth-davey. A very special thank you must go to Kathy Bam from the AMEC office in Johannesburg for her endless efforts towards this charity drive. I cannot thank Kathy enough for her ongoing support for this cause.

I have been extremely impressed with the motorbike, a KTM 990 Adventure (Big Ken). It has proven to be the ultimate tool in tackling the African continent. Not once has the motorcycle let me down. I have taken the motorbike down some really harsh roads and have spent hours on the saddle through some of the hottest and harshest areas that Africa has to offer. To be honest, I have not even had a puncture for the whole trip which is probably more of a testament to my lack of riding skills :-) I have serviced the motorcycle twice along the way and have changed the back tyre once. I have met up with many other motorcyclists along the way that were riding different motorcycle brands – they all had their share of problems with their motorbikes. On my KTM, I am proud to say that I had none! I would like to take this opportunity to thank the team from Causeway KTM in Perth, and especially Ram Wartheim, for his support. You are selling a great product and this is proof!! I am a dedicated fan.

Some statistics about the trip:

Total Distance Travelled: 14,112 km
Average speed: 50.1 km/h
Total Cost of the trip: (+/-) $AUD 16,000.00 (including motorcycle shipping)
Motorcycle services: 2
Breakdowns along the way: 0
Money raised for RFH charity: £GBP 1130.00 (to date) – excluding AMEC’s contribution
Visits to my blogsite: 15 261 (to date)

Thanks again and looking forward to catching up with you.


Gareth 'Bok' Davey

1 comment:

James said...

Great to hear you made it mate.. fekkin legend! One puncture en route to Pannawonica and zero punctures through over 14,000kms across Africa.. "What The?" Haha. Look fwd to hearing about the last leg of the journey.

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