Wow! What a journey its been so far. After selling my home and training for 3 years to get to the Dakar Rally in 2015, I crashed out in the dunes of the Atacama Desert. In 2016 I returned, but luck would elude me again with another DNF - this time from a mechanical problem and fatigue. 2018 saw me in Africa, but again mechanical issues thwarted my attempt. Its going to take a little financial help to see me go once again in 2019. I hope to raise the money needed by continuing with our guided trail rides in the South West, auctioning off items, and finding more sponsors. Thank you for everyones support so far. Corky
Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Whilst in Spain making my way to the Baja Aragon I got the confirmed news that I will be participating in the 2016 Dakar Rally. I'm ecstatic that I will get another chance to fulfil a life dream.
My training is going well, I have the bike, fantactic sponsors/supporters, and the race clothing is coming on nicely. It's been a busy 6 months but there is much to do. After Spain there is a 500 mile odd cycle ride from Carlisle to Lands End, the Dawn2Dusk 24hr enduro, Beacons Rally, Merzouga Rally, and another 1/2 marathon to get stuck into. Supporter packages have been asked for and will be available from Augaust, along with race jerseys and a few very special one off personal Dakar related items. As always a big thank you to all that help and support - it's really appreciated. All the best for now, Corky