Classic Indian Adventure with Charley Boorman

Jeanie Davison, Producer
Sahara Trek, 2010

Back in 2010, Long Way Round producer Russ Malkin and I took part in a trek across the Sahara Desert on the Morocco-Algeria border to raise money for UNICEF. I filmed, photographed and blogged about the adventure for the charity and had a brilliant time doing it.

So more than a year on, I’m excited to announce my next UNICEF adventure. On 30th November 2012, I’ll be undertaking a 1,000-km journey across Southern India. There’ll be a group of us, including the indefatigable Charley Boorman (Long Way Round, By Any Means, Extreme Frontiers) and Motor Cycle News editor Marc Potter, riding Royal Enfield motorbikes and driving classic 1950s Ambassador motor cars.

Starting in Port Kochi, we’ll head north along Kerala’s coast and then inland to Mysore on a challenging route that will see us tackling everything from dense tiger-infested jungle, hairy switchback mountain roads, chaotic villages, and incredible tropical backwaters. We’ll also be visiting a UNICEF project or two along the way, to see how the money we raise is being put to good use delivering life-saving projects for children in India.

Charley Boorman, UNICEF Ambassador
ⓒ By Any Means/Big Earth, with thanks

Once again, I’ll be filming, photographing, blogging and Tweeting about the adventure for UNICEF, including plenty of updates and insights from Charley and Marc. For me, this is a huge undertaking – not just to plan the coverage and wrangle kit for the event, but also to find sponsors, both individual and corporate. This time, I’ve pledged to raise around £4,500 before we set off.

Looking forward to sharing this adventure with you all. India awaits!


4 thoughts on “Classic Indian Adventure with Charley Boorman

  1. Balakumar Chandrasekharan

    Hi Jeanie,

    Can I have more details about this ride. I live in Chennai, India. Is it possible for me to join this ride ? Presently I ride a Harley Fat Bob and I am the HOG Director [Harley Owners Group] for TamilNadu. I will await further information from you.



    1. Jeanie Davison Post author

      Hi Bala,

      Many thanks for your interest but the ride, which was scheduled for November 2012, was cancelled by UNICEF due to lack of numbers, alas.

      Good to hear from you, though – and happy Harley riding!


    1. Jeanie Davison Post author

      Thanks, Steve!

      We’re getting very excited about the trip – even though it’s still some way off – and it feels great to be doing something again for UNICEF.

      Keep watching for more news soon on preps for the adventure…



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