Andy Brown & Tim Garratt

Friends Andy Brown and Tim Garratt set themselves the challenge to be the first people to mountain bike around the world.

Andy, an ambitious and high-achieving petroleum executive, one evening found his attention arrested by the head of Oxfam speaking about life and the chances hundreds of millions of children never have. Andy began questioning his values. He began to question what he was getting from life. Andy hatched a plan to cycle around the world. And raise money for the charity, Practical Action.

In comes Tim Garratt, an English and Physical Education teacher, who finding himself in a rut, plans to travel.

The timing couldn’t have been better.