WORLD FIRST ATTEMPT: Running the Essequibo

February 2018

In February 2018, I am teaming up with Laura Bingham and Ness Knight to attempt to be the first people to ever paddle the entire Essequibo River. 

 

Starting in the Acarai Mountains, southern Guyana, the Essequibo flows for 1,014km through remote Wai Wai land, untouched virgin rainforest, unknown rapids, contentious gold mining camps, tiny villages and latterly a sprawling city until it meets the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Even though it is South America’s third longest river, remarkably no team (male or female) have ever canoed the river from source to sea. We aim to be the first.

 

 

Because of the lack of human interference, the river has a vastly rich flora and fauna. More than 300 unique fish species have been discovered in the Essequibo including 60 that are endemic to Guyana. A significant portion of the upper river has never been travelled, making it one of the last great exploratory wonders of the world...

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Transamazonica: the frail frontier

September-november 2016

 

After cycling from Malaysia to London in 2013-2014 it seems like my bum has finally recovered and I've been back in the saddle. Recently, I went on a two-and-a-half month journey with World Record holder and adventurer Reza Pakravan. Together we cycled, took ridiculously sized boats and planes across some of the most rural parts of Brazil and Peru. The route started in Belem at the mouth of the Amazon River in the Atlantic and finished in Lima at the Pacific Ocean.  We wanted to raise awareness of deforestation in the region and how it impacts on the indigenous tribes that live there. What we witnessed was heartbreaking.

 

 

We teamed up with Samarcanda Film to film and turn the journey into an exciting six-part TV series out in 2017/2018. Cycling with a speedy world record holder wasn't always smooth sailing - see for yourself... Catch it on Al Jazeera World Wide and CBC.