Australia Here We come!
At BEATNIK we don't half assed anything. For us, its got to be high quality and exciting or its not worth doing. That's why when we heard about a young gentleman named Henry Crew and his attempt to be the youngest person ever to circumnavigate the globe on a motorcycle, we were inspired to get involved.
We promptly contacted our friends at Ducati Aus/NZ to see if we could work together on something exciting and support a great cause at the same time.
Well apparently there are no half assed efforts in the The Land Of Joy either! After a couple of calls and some e-mails, BEATNIK's Director, Mike Gilbert, has found himself signed up for a 5600km journey across Australia!!
Raise Awareness, Ride and Explore
Mike will be joining Mr. Henry Crew on this Australian portion of his 'round the world record attempt. The best part? It's all raising money for a cause that Mike and BEATNIK are very passionate about, The Movember Foundation.
Leading the way in raising awareness and promoting the improvement of men's physical and mental health, The Movember Foundation has been key in supporting Henry's 35000 Mile journey. Henry has set his fundraising goal on his global quest at 35000 GBP (one for every mile) and Mike will be jumping onboard with his 5K-DU goal set to $5000 (one for every KM) for The Movember Foundation as well.
Hitting the Road
With the upcoming launch of our BEATNIK-X service featuring Scrambler Ducati Desert Sleds, we also look forward to gaining some in-depth insight from Henry on the bike and also testing out these cool machines ourselves as we blast our way across the worlds biggest island.
A start date projected some time in theLast Week of August, its expected to take Mike and Henry approx. 2 weeks to travel the planned route which will have press events and stops in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and finally in Brisbane.
A world record attempt by a Brit, a Canuck from New Zealand, 2 Desert Sled's and 5600km of Australian countryside......let the Shenanigans begin!
Of course great efforts for great causes attract great partners and we have some of the best on board already. Mike's 5K-DU efforts will be supported by DUCATI AUS/NZ, VELOMACCHI, STYLMARTIN, HOLYFREEDOM, BEATNIK, BILTWELL, MERLIN AND OF COURSE, THE MOVEMBER FOUNDATION.
We will keep this page up-to-date with the latest news and additional partners as the ride approaches
What an honor to ride with you Henry Crew
We are very honored for Henry to let Mike join him for this leg of his global adventure. We are inspired by this mans selflessness and bravery to throw down such an audacious goal for him self. You can learn more about him here and be sure to keep up to date on his progress by following his Instagram and Facebook accounts as well. If you wish to donate and help Henry achieve his fundraising goal please Click Here.