“I’d encourage everyone to join me on this fantastic new UNICEF adventure – I’ve driven and ridden through India and can confirm we’re in for one of the most exciting and beautiful challenges of a lifetime,” said Charley. “I can’t wait!”
Charley is no stranger to epic charity adventures – he and Ewan McGregor traveled the world together in Long Way Round and Long Way Down, visiting UNICEF chapters and raising funds and awareness for the charity as well as for CHAS and Riders For Health along the way.
“Don’t worry about your riding or driving abilities guys,” says Charley. “This is no Dakar. There will be long days in the saddle and we will be pushed to our limits on some sections but we’ll have lots of time to take in the fantastic journey and experience all India has to offer.”
From UNICEF UK: "Imagine yourself astride a 1950s-style Royal Enfield Bullet or at the wheel of a vintage Ambassador car. Join UNICEF Ambassador, Charley Boorman and Motorcycle News editor Marc Potter on the adventure of a lifetime.
“This classic motorbike and car adventure is a challenge of stamina, a discovery of spectacular landscapes and a chance to witness our life saving projects on the ground.
“The 1,000 km route winds along Kerala’s coast, inland to Mysore, through the tiger reserves of Bandipur and Mudumallai and up through 36 hairpin bends to a vast expanse of tea plantations. The trip ends back in the serene backwaters of Kerala – an exquisite conclusion to a remarkable adventure.
“You have the choice of riding a bullet, being pillion, driving an Ambassador or being a passenger/navigator so there really is something for everyone.”
The adventure takes place from November 30 to December 9. Interested participants must raise a minimum sponsorship target and pay a registration fee of £500.
Find out more here.