Two young British men, Henry Brydon and Jamie King, headed off on their London to Sydney charity bicycle ride eight months ago.

It was already January of 2011 when they entered Uzbekistan leaving behind 19 countries on their bikes.

“Uzbekistan is one the most amazing countries we have visited and we are impressed very much by the hospitality offered by local people”, said Henry and Jamie, “It’s our 11th day in Uzbekistan, travelling through Bukhara, Navoi, Samarkand, Jizzak to Tashkent, and only twice we had to sleep in our tents outside as all the other days people invited us to stay in their houses. We have even had a chance to attend an Uzbek wedding party!”

Henry and Jamie are travelling light carrying only a tent and basic essentials on their bikes. They decided to do this journey to raise some money for the Brain Tumour and MS Society charities after being personally affected by these diseases.

They’ve had their challenges and obstacles – a per diem of not more than $5, a constant struggle with weather conditions and absence of creature comforts, and even have been robbed three times on their way. But their passion and commitment to the purpose of their challenging journey is making it all worthwhile.

jking-hbrydonFind out more about Henry & Jami’s Big Bike Adventure.

Henry is raising money for Brain Tumour Research:

Brain Tumour Research represents the united campaign voice of the Brain Tumour Research group of charities. Established in 2008, the charity Brain Tumour Research was launched specifically to raise substantial funds for brain tumour research and operates as a separate entity to the member charities.

Jamie is raising money for The National MS Society:

The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now-to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. The Society exists to make sure it doesn’t.