EcoTraining is a passionate environmentally-conscious company specialising in the training of nature-guides and those with a deep appreciation of the natural world. However, they do more than just train; they provide participants on their courses with amazing life-changing experiences which open up their minds to the fragility of the planet on which we live.
These guys do what it says on the tin – they travel the world testing bike gear in the wild and then just sell what they know works. We’re using lots of Touratech equipment for this years trips. I’ve worked with them for years and years so – nice one Herbert. http://www.touratech.com/
So if you don’t want to get lost – check out the Garmin gear. We’re using them on the current Africa tour – the Zumo 660 and it’s awesome. I reckon the lead player in the navigation world.
You only have one head! Enough said eh! Thanks Arai for supporting me on lots of projects – especially the Long Way Down with the fantastic Tour X3. http://www.araihelmet-europe.com/
Well, hey, if you wanna be cool on a bike – get a Buff. I love watching the Buff video on how many different ways you can use it! They’ve produced a great Buff for us this year and we’ll be using it on the Africa trip! Thanks guys. https://www.buffwear.co.uk/
Woema – pronounced ‘Vooma’ like ‘Va Va Voom…’ is a really cool Adventure motorcycle business based in South Africa. They started out as a local TV show – all about bikes and where you could go on them. They now have a great presence in Johannesburg with all the kit, all the advice and that riding spirit that we can all connect with. Pop into their shop or check out their website here http://www.woema.co.za/index.php/en/
Well, Mr Pavey – what more can I say – a Dakar Legend. If you want to feel good on your bike, learn how to ride off road – so speak to the man Mr Simon Pavey! Tell him Charley sent you! http://www.offroadskills.com/
Billy Biketruck – Billy’s working with me on loads of different projects and he’s a great guy. Producer fixer and all round ideas man! Billy produced and compered the UK and Ireland Theatre Tours, Middle East, Central America and the Afghanistan trip. Keep the rubber side down Billy boy! http://www.biketruck.com/
I’ve been an ambassador for Unicef along with Ewan for many years now. They really are a fantastic bunch of people with hearts and capability absolutely in the right place. Please follow them and support them wherever you can and they are saving children and improving their lives everyday. http://www.unicef.org.uk/
I’m the president of the Dyslexia society and I’m always pushing to use any influence I have to help motivate individuals who are dyslexic. This issue is often overlooked and so the more attention we can bring to it, the better chance people have of dealing with it and overcoming it. If you need to know anything about this topic – check out their site and find out more! http://dyslexiaaction.org.uk
UWS are a dedicated charity who’s role is to improve educational opportunities for some of the world’s poorest children who live in remote and post-conflict regions. UWS build schools and support communities by providing free basic education. Or put more simply, UWS teach the unreached. Charley is a World Ambassador for UWS http://www.unitedworldschools.org/