There are something’s in life that you just have to do...
The Paris Dakar has always fascinated me, over 30 years it has evolved into the world’s toughest endurance rally that tests to destruction the worlds very best riders and equipment.
The Heroes Legend Rally provides people who have a Dakar dream the chance to compete in this classic rally.
This video of the 2008 Heroes Legend captures why the Dakar is an adventure that I just have to do and the task ahead of me.
I have entered the 2009 event knowing that I did not have the required fitness, skill, support and a bike prepared for some of the worlds harshest terrain - Why? Because my friends and children pointed out that if I wait until I’m ready, I’ll never be ready... Some things you just have to do!
The event will leave Paris on the 7th March 2009 and travel 6500km in total crossing 5 countries, France, Spain, Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal to finish at the Lac Rose in Dakar on the 21st March 2009 where the story of the Dakar rally has been written for 30 years.
In January 2009 I will be 50 and to finish this event will require that I must be the fittest I have ever been, that I have developed the skills to race 500km each day across all types of African terrain rolling and fast tracks, mountains, twisty and technical parts, oasis crossing, sandy tracks, along the ocean and oceans of sand dunes.
This event and the months of training required have also given me the great opportunity to raise money for Solar-Aid.
Thank you for your support.