5K Down Under

Beatnik Director, Mike Gilbert, is teaming up with 23-year-old Brit Henry Crew on the Australian leg of his world record attempt to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle – and it’s all in the name of men’s health.

 

Henry is aiming to raise more than $66,000 NZD for men’s health charity, the Movember Foundation, during the 13-month challenge. Mike is aiming to generate an extra $5,000 in donations for the Foundation by riding with Henry on the Aussie leg.

 

Mike and Henry will meet up in Perth, mid-August, before starting a two week ride of almost 6,000 kilometres from Perth to Brisbane.

 "5667kms.....I hope they give me one with the comfort seat.."

"5667kms.....I hope they give me one with the comfort seat.."

I was inspired to join Henry as a tribute to my late grandfather, a motorcycle lover who survived WW2, the Great Depression and prostate cancer. He passed away earlier this year, aged 100. Henry is riding in honour of three of his closest mates, who took their own lives after battling depression.
— Mike Gilbert

Mike will be the first person to ride with Henry on his record attempt, which started in London in April. To break the existing Guinness World Record, Henry needs to return to the UK by Friday, 10 May 2019.

Mike and Henry are riding Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled motorcycles, loaned to us by Ducati UK and Ducati Australia and New Zealand.

To donate please visit https://nz.movember.com/mospace/13755217. You can also visit www.beatnikandcompany.com/5000du/ to follow my journey.

 

About the Movember Foundation

The Movember Foundation has one goal: to stop men dying too young. As the only global charity tackling men’s health issues year-round, the Foundation supports the following causes: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Since 2003, the support of more than 5 million men and women has funded over 1,200 innovative projects across more than 20 countries. To donate or learn more, please visit Movember.com.

Mike Gilbert