Quad Bike Record Journey for Oxfam Australia

Oxfam Australia were thrilled as two local lads completed a record breaking quad bike journey in aid of the charity. Australians Jamie Kenyon and Kristopher Davant covered nearly 60,000km during their arduous 14 month long journey. Started in Turkey, the intrepid travellers crossed an amazing 38 countries, making them the world record holders for the longest journey on quad bikes ever.

They finished their journey on Saturday 22nd October 2011 when they crossed Sydney Harbour Bridge surrounded by a convoy of motorcycles. The boys hope to raise an astounding $100,000 to support Oxfam Australia’s work in Southern Africa, which the boys saw first-hand during their journey across the continent.

Oxfam Australia Executive Director, Andrew Hewett, said –

The Quad Squad are incredibly inspirational young Australians and Oxfam is honoured to be associated with their remarkable achievement through their fundraising support for our work. Fourteen months, 57,000km on the road and a world record for the longest journey on quad bikes, while facing extraordinary personal challenges, is truly admirable.

A third member of the team sadly died in an accident on the trip, making the guys determination and courage to complete the journey even more remarkable. Valerio De Simoni was involved in a crash in Malawi, yet the boys decided to carry on in their friend’s honour.

A convoy of up to 1000 motorcyclists were at Sydney Harbour Bridge to celebrate their homecoming, where they were met by a representative from Guinness World Records will present them with their certificate. Massive congratulations to the guys on completing such a memorable journey through difficult circumstances.

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