A 22-year-old Englishman started out from London a few days ago on a Scrambler Desert Sled made available by Ducati UK. The aim is to become the youngest motorcyclist to travel the world alone. But the raid also has a humanitarian purpose: raising funds for the Movember Foundation
His name is Henry Crew, he is 22 years old, and he left London on April 3 to travel the world alone on a Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled. About 56 thousand kilometres are planned for this adventurous journey, which will take him to cross 35 countries and 6 continents.
The goal is to enter the Guinness World Record as the youngest motorcyclist to have crossed the world alone. The trip will also help raise funds and promote the work of the Movember Foundation.
After losing three friends to suicide and experiencing health problems first-hand, Henry decided to raise £35,000 (£1 per mile) for the Movember Foundation, which sponsors research and support programs worldwide in the areas of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, male mental health and suicide prevention.
The 13-months raid was scheduled to start at the Bike Shed Motorcycle in Shoreditch, London, on Tuesday 3 April 2018. The first stop was the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale, where it received a warm welcome from the entire company.
“I planned this trip for eight months – Crew said – and I don’t think there can be a better partner than Movember to support and stimulate me in this endeavour. Not only have they created a large community in contact with the world of motorcycling, but they also fight for the causes that are close to my heart, such as prevention and attention to the problems linked to the many suicides that, unfortunately, affect many young people all over the world.”
These are the countries that will be crossed in the coming months: United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Malaysia, Australia (Perth – Brisbane), Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala.
To make the world record, Henry will have to return to the UK by Friday, 10th May 2019.