People who watched Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor in Long Way Round might remember Simon Pavey, the Dakar rider who trained them for their off-road journey. Now, he’s trying to return to Dakar, and he could use your help.
Pavey is hoping to race the 2015 Dakar with his son Llewellyn. It’s been a long road for them to get there – they had hoped to race together previously, but bad luck and illness meant it never happened. Now, they’re hoping to return as a father-son team, and are trying to raise the £60,000 they reckon is necessary.
So, like everyone else, they’ve turned to crowd-sourcing for their fundraiser efforts. You can view their whole campaign at Indiegogo, but essentially, they’re offering packages from £100 and up, all the way to £10,000; helping them out gets you a piece of their Dakar roadbook for a small contribution, all the way up to a riding holiday that takes you behind the scenes at the Dakar rally, with a bivouac VIP pass and more – details here.