PUSH BIKING AROUND MOTHER EARTH AND PROMOTING POSITIVE CHANGE!

Push biking around mother earth   and promoting positive change!

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When we were just young men we felt lost, lost in a world that seemed to have no end to its own enormity. A world that swallowed us whole and left nothing but a hollow vessel that was to drift alone in the vast plains we know as our own lives. But we knew one thing, this life was meant for more than what we couldn’t find in the bubbles of our own existence. So we took a leap, a leap of faith. We sprung out of the world we knew, with the hope that we would find more in the world we didn’t know. What we found was more than what we expected, so much more…

The first question I get asked about my travels is the same question most people ask about most major changes in people’s lives, how do you take that first step? The answer for me was simple, I bought a ticket and I left. But this is not something that everyone has the opportunity to do, and this is where we step in!
Our idea is to have a website based on getting people who want to travel, in touch with those who are already doing it. A sort of search engine for blogs all based around greener travel options. The inputs of which will be easily accessed and categorized with simple clicks of a mouse button, few basic criteria entries and a fully interactive map. This will make it so you can find out what you need about where you want to go quickly. This is done with information from those who are there, a sort of off the beaten track and no use of guide books kind of travel site, all based around low environmental impact travel.

Now let us introduce ourselves:

My name is Nick Harman Brown, I am a 29 year old from Australia with a dream to travel the world and help others to do so. I have been to 30 different countries, most in the last 4 years, and I don’t intend on stopping my travels anytime soon. I love to travel off the beaten track and have passion for green travel, especially bikes!
Meet my friend Roman. A 30 year old man from France. Roman has travelled the world from his French home to New Zealand, and almost everywhere in between. He is another intrepid adventurer who has a love for the unknown and low environmental impact travel. A keen touring cyclist with more miles put under the pedals than I care to mention.
We met in 2008 climbing in the Northern reaches of Vietnam climbing the highest mountain on the South East Asian mainland, a peak know as Fansipan! We spent the next few months bumping into each other in random locations around Asia and have been friends ever since!

Now we are going to do our first trip together! Our plan is to travel from France to Mongolia on our bikes, a distance of over 25,000kms and spanning 18 countries. All the while constantly imputing information to our website and visiting local communities in need along the way. During this trip we will be raising money for the Red Cross and getting involved in their charitable workings in each country along the way.

Critical Need

The website that we are planning has another aspect to it. Not only will it be a hub of interaction for travellers looking to get off the beaten track, but also an opportunity for those in dire need of a change in their lives, people who have lost hope.
The idea is that the site will bring people together and break down the barriers that are created by boarders, language and cultures. This idea will be for travellers who want to make a difference, to do just that. To fund and support a young person who has lost hope, with an opportunity to see the world. This will not be a direct donation to the youths themselves, and there will be no access to the youth’s information on the site. Instead we will explore different channels around the globe to find candidates for a ‘scholarship’ of international learning and exploration. This is an investment that will go towards creating travel opportunities for those less fortunate, so they can find their feet.
There are many people who are affected by the lack of access to change in their lives. We want to be able to be a bridge that they can cross to see and achieve their goals and realize their potential.

Impact

The list of people who could be helped by this idea is endless! A constant connection for those who are living their own dreams, to those who only wish for the opportunity to realize their own. This will all be done while promoting green travel and providing inspirational stories! An example of people achieving their potential can be a driving force for those trying to find their own, so with our ride across two continents we will be supplying a wealth of insight to what you are capable of if you put your mind to it!

Feasibility

To start our project we are going to need time to access the right people. But with the right backing we can fast track our ideas with the force of forward motion!
We have a small but effective IT team that is ready to build (and currently building) our website plus we have countless writings of our own to contribute. We also have approached bloggers who we want to contribute and are happy to do so!
As far as the bike trip goes we are ready! Both Roman and I are riding each day in training and we have a leave date of either this or next September, depending on the functionality of the website.

25,000kms for a cause that knows no limits, so neither shall we.

australia video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtWdbsyM-9w

new zealand video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKT5HJqZaFA

Last Points

Video from australia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtWdbsyM-9w

Video from New Zealand
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKT5HJqZaFA

Roman's website
http://ledodotrotter.wix.com/le-dodo-trotter

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romain onillon

Location:

olonne sur mer, France

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Sachaa Pattison Sachaa Pattison
United Kingdom
Way to go boys! Keep on roaming.. xx 11:06AM May 28, 2013
Mindy Eklove Mindy Eklove
Canada
What a great idea! I know so many who say they would love to do something different but never actually do it. Maybe this would help. 03:11PM May 09, 2013
lucie graton lucie graton
France
go roman les sables d'olonne sont deriere toi bizzzz 06:56AM May 08, 2013
jérémy sicard jérémy sicard
France
good luck my bro !!!!! 06:53AM May 08, 2013
Nicholas Harman Brown Nicholas Harman Brown
Australia
Hi Tim! Thanks for your kind words! Perhaps there could be a meld of minds between the two of our ideas, as it seems like we are indeed headed in the same direction. As for the information content of the site, we are only going to have a certain amount of travellers 'blogging' for the site at the start, this will make it easier for content to be monitored. A forum on our site will also provide us with information as we will add a rating system of current informations accuracy and helpfulness. This will make it easy for us to locate flaws, touts, and changes in our recommendations. Roman and I are also going to be two of the pioneers of the sites travel information with our own trip. We know (and no doubt will meet more) business owners and locals in the areas along the way who we will be wanting to help into the world of tourism. We will be drawing on their knowledge and information to help out both parties. The general idea is that if we all help each other into the sunshine, we all can grow! Thanks everyone for the support! Regards, Nick 05:45AM April 29, 2013
arnold cortez arnold cortez
Philippines
Roman, you have a kindred heart. Just go for it! 06:48AM April 28, 2013
Tim Staffeld Tim Staffeld
United States
Hey Guys, I think that what you are doing is great. I like your idea of the website, but I am even more intrigued by the opportunity to give/inspire people to travel. Check out my project, On The Ground... It is people like you guys and the ones that you hope to inspire that would make the perfect OTG Ambassadors. I have thought about websites like what you are proposing and love the idea, but how do you keep consistent information up to date? Like with Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet, once entities are exposed to increased or mass tourism, they seem to change drastically and not always for the better. My experience is that in many cases prices increase and the travel experience decreases. How do you guys plan on limiting those negative impacts of tourism? Have you also thought about a way to empower the locals you meet along the way? Possibly dedicating a section of the site to helping local people that you meet become tourism entrepreneurs, helping them to advertise their small scale accommodations, tours, etc? As we know, there are heaps of independent travel blogs from all over the world, the problem is making them easily accessible to people who have never traveled and don't know how to take that first step. I support your project and I would love to hear what you guys think about mine, seems like we are on the same page. Good luck and keep the wheels turning! 12:45AM April 26, 2013
jérémy sicard jérémy sicard
France
travels , bike , peace , love, meet , freedommmmmmm 06:29AM April 23, 2013
Hafizah Bachik Hafizah Bachik
Malaysia
I wish you all the best with your very big adventure to Roman & Nick, good luck on the road..you guys rock!! 01:00AM April 17, 2013
Divan Grobler Divan Grobler
South Africa
Amazing really amazing. If you ever come to Africa to do this I will join you and please have a read on my project. We are all about education and conservation in Africa doing it the right and ethical way, by creating leaders for tomorrows world. One step at a time. lions are also in the critical danger point. Soon we want to also reintroduce a strong lion gene's of pride back to area's where they are lost. I am in South Africa. And if by change one day you make a turn here. I would love to join you and we can travel together. And help raise money for our cause and others in Africa. Together we can conquer and cure more. Thank you. Regards Divan Grobler lionwhisperers@gmail.com 06:33AM April 16, 2013
Meret Schueschke Meret Schueschke
Germany
I love the Idea, it will be a great red cross awareness campaign 03:55PM April 15, 2013
Xavier Armange Xavier Armange
France
Bonne chance, bon courage, le monde vous attend et comme disait le philosophe Brice de Nice, plutôt que de rêver sa vie, vivez vos rêves. 06:02AM April 15, 2013
jérémy sicard jérémy sicard
France
jai oublier hier soir mais la c bon on a voté biz 07:14AM April 12, 2013
lucie graton lucie graton
France
ca remonte deriere fo faire le forcing go everybody 02:44PM April 10, 2013
lucie graton lucie graton
France
c fait pour nous 2 biz a demain 02:43PM April 10, 2013
Annabelle Lemaire-Brooks Annabelle Lemaire-Brooks
United Kingdom
A year?! Wow that's a lot of riding! Good luck guys! xxx 02:40PM April 10, 2013
romain onillon romain onillon
France
THANKS TO EVERYONE !!! DO NOT FORGET THAT YOU CAN VOTE ONCE A DAY, EVERYDAY !!! SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND ON FACEBOOK....THANKS AGAIN NICK AND ROMAN 01:56PM April 10, 2013
OLIVIER PETIT OLIVIER PETIT
France
BON COURAGE! 11:23AM April 10, 2013
jambone barbour jambone barbour
France
smash bing bang bong. france to mongolia? nae bother man, did it last month. naa, its ace, get going darling x 10:12AM April 10, 2013
Tania Romanova Tania Romanova
United States
you're crazy and i love it!!! bon voyage!!! 11:07PM April 09, 2013
Rohit B Rohit B
India
You Both Are Doing Excellent Job, Keep It Up! 07:38PM April 09, 2013
Arthur Gonzalez Arthur Gonzalez
United States
Good luck, you two. The world awaits your genius with great expectations. 06:27PM April 09, 2013
Kevin pornin Kevin pornin
France
On the road again! c'est cool je vais un peut voyager avec toi, je serai toujours sur ta tête :). Pleins de courage et pleins de bisous à très bientôt. All as one 03:23PM April 09, 2013
Emher Garcia Emher Garcia
Philippines
good luck roman! :) 02:14PM April 09, 2013
aline bruneaud aline bruneaud
France
goog luck my friend!!! :) i believe in you!! aline 12:50PM April 09, 2013
aline bruneaud aline bruneaud
France
goog luck my friend!!! :) i believe in you!! aline 12:50PM April 09, 2013
lucie graton lucie graton
France
courage romain ensemble on est plus fort 11:32AM April 09, 2013
jérémy sicard jérémy sicard
France
let's go on the road !!!!!! big up 08:50AM April 09, 2013
Claire Wall Claire Wall
Australia
This is a great idea! 05:00AM April 09, 2013
Alice Terry Alice Terry
Australia
Nick, you like the Greek god Kratos, will showcase your strength and might on this journey, and I like the Greek god Dionysus, will drink all the wine to celebrate your success :) 04:32AM April 09, 2013
Sally Mueller Sally Mueller
Australia
#calfmuscles 04:17AM April 09, 2013
Alexandra Quinton Alexandra Quinton
Australia
#awesome #calfmuscles #omg #totes #youguysrock #cyclemania #Imoutofhashtags...#onyaNick 04:14AM April 09, 2013
Thomas Schmalzl Thomas Schmalzl
Austria
I hope u will be successful. All the best wishes from austria. Even im in thailand now. Haha 07:27PM April 08, 2013
Ivan Sharpe Ivan Sharpe
United Kingdom
Wishing you every success with your trip Happy cycling 02:42PM April 08, 2013
Ali Hellewell Ali Hellewell
Australia
We wish you every success with this next big adventure Roman. Good luck :) 09:35AM April 08, 2013
jesse tiller jesse tiller
Australia
Good work frenchy!!!! good luck 05:07AM April 08, 2013
catarina rodrigues catarina rodrigues
France
grand project mon ami bcp de force tu reussi... faut le faire t'est tres courageux...felicitations bisous 04:54AM April 08, 2013
Robert bouron Robert bouron
France
bon courage à toi profite de tout les paysages et des rencontres que tu vas faire. Et voter pour romain il le mérite. 04:35AM April 08, 2013
Marlen Sanz Marlen Sanz
Mexico
Me encanta lo que haces Román . Te deseo la mejor de las suertes en esta nueva aventura que dios ilumine siempre tu camino ... Saludos y bendiciones desde México 06:02PM April 07, 2013
Andrew Farrow Andrew Farrow
New Zealand
Good on you Buddy! All the best with the sponsorship and the ride. You are inspirational! 04:04PM April 07, 2013
Elisabete Valente Elisabete Valente
Portugal
Sounds like a great adventure and a big challenge. I'm hoping you to reach your objectives and take the most of the experience. Good Luck! 03:22PM April 07, 2013
Marion Calbet Marion Calbet
France
continu comme ça, tout ce que tu vas découvrir.... ça va être le top mais punaise oubli pas que ça va pas être facile ouhouh j'ai déjà mal aux jambes pour toi!!!!! ahah aller que tout ca passe bien!!!!! tcho tcho 02:46PM April 07, 2013
cyril chamarre cyril chamarre
France
c'est une belle initiative nous sommes tous de tout coeur avec toi. bon courage profite bien des rencontres et du paysage au passage ^^ 02:13PM April 07, 2013
be vir be vir
France
Quelle belle aventure en perspective!!! 02:09PM April 07, 2013
Dhia Naouar Dhia Naouar
United Kingdom
Roman the barbarian 01:58PM April 07, 2013
Ismael Romero Ismael Romero
Spain
Really awesome adventure man!! I wish I can go with you, but I think for me 1 year pushing bike I would go crazy ;) but for sure this is gonna be the best adventure ever!!! :D good luck with everything, and get one spare chain just in case it brakes hihihi 12:06PM April 07, 2013
alain vacher alain vacher
France
very nice trip !!!! 11:53AM April 07, 2013
Joe Oster Joe Oster
Canada
The good thing about being an adventurer is getting to meet other crazy people around the world to provoke new ideas. You got this bro! 11:10AM April 07, 2013
mirella vilca mirella vilca
Peru
que buena idea , y por una buena causa !!!! :D 10:58AM April 07, 2013
julien dupuis julien dupuis
France
go buddy !!! 10:43AM April 07, 2013
marylene garreconillon marylene garreconillon
France
BONNE ROUTE MON DOUDOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 10:31AM April 07, 2013
romain onillon romain onillon
France
Post a comment guys, tell us what you think about the PROJECT 09:30AM April 07, 2013
em jerv em jerv
Ireland
If anyone can do it and do it well it is Roman..best of luck....it will be amazing...! 08:49AM April 07, 2013
Nicholas Harman Brown Nicholas Harman Brown
Australia
This next trip is going to be a blast! 2 friends, 2 bikes, 2 continents!!! 08:48AM April 07, 2013
romain onillon romain onillon
France
my address romainonillon@hotmail.fr 09:24AM April 05, 2013