Expedition Quad Squad return home tomorrow after record-breaking journey

Media Releases article written on the 21 Oct 2011

Tomorrow (Saturday October 22) two inspirational young Australians will cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge surrounded by a high profile convoy of motorcycles to complete their record-breaking journey around the world on quad bikes in support of Oxfam Australia.

Jamie Kenyon, 25, and Kristopher Davant, 27, have covered 57,000km on a 14-month long journey that started in Turkey and crossed 38 countries, breaking the world record for the longest journey on quad bikes.

The boys faced immense personal tragedy with the death of the third Expedition Quad Squad member Valerio De Simoni in an accident in Malawi, yet determination and courage saw them continue the journey in their friend’s honour.

Expedition Quad Squad aim to raise $100,000 to support Oxfam Australia’s work improving people’s access to food and a sustainable income in Southern Africa, which the boys saw first-hand during their journey.

Kenyon and Davant will be joined at the completion of their epic journey by an estimated 1000 motorcyclists and hundreds of supporters outside the Overseas Passenger Terminal, including Oxfam Australia Executive Director Andrew Hewett.

”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,” Mr Hewett said.

“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.”

What: Jamie Kenyon and Kristopher Davant will return home after a 14 month-long 57,000km record-breaking journey around the world on quad bikes to fundraise for Oxfam Australia.

They will be joined by a convoy of an estimated 1000 motorcyclists over the Sydney Harbour Bridge to celebrate their homecoming.

A representative from Guinness World Records will present them with their record certificate, and Oxfam Australia Executive Director Andrew Hewett will thank them for their support.

Where & when: Expedition Quad Squad and the convoy will cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge at 12:30pm, Saturday October 22. A homecoming ceremony will be held at Campbell’s Cove at the Overseas Passenger Terminal from 12:35pm.

More info: To find out more and donate to Quad Squad visit www.expedition.org.au or www.oxfam.org.au

Media contact: For interviews or more information, please contact Oxfam Australia Media Coordinator Sunita Bose on 0407 555 960.