Mud­dlife Cri­sis

Australian Transport News - - Truck Reviews -

Piers Ham­mond (right) and Steve Hamil­ton (left) are on the trip of a life­time, hav­ing trav­elled over­land from the UK on their KTM ad­ven­ture bikes.

Darryl and Scooter bumped into this pair of mad bas­tards at Mt Dare af­ter a failed at­tempt to cross the Simp­son unas­sisted. Af­ter a chat they de­cided to tag along for the ride. They made it sec­ond time around!

Both guys are ex-RAF chopper pi­lots and have seen ac­tive ser­vice in the Bos­nian conict and Iraq as well as Afghanistan.

It made for some fas­ci­nat­ing campre con­ver­sa­tion as Piers re­galed us with tales of ying a Chi­nook with a fail­ing en­gine amongst other hair-rais­ing ad­ven­tures.

Their ride around the world is to raise aware­ness and money for a cou­ple of char­i­ties. The John Egging Trust was es­tab­lished in mem­ory of a for­mer RAF col­league and Red Ar­rows pi­lot, John Egging, who was killed in an air­show ac­ci­dent.

The JET works to get young peo­ple out of their lounge rooms and into the wilder­ness and re­alise their po­ten­tial. Above and Be­yond was set up to sup­port pa­tients in the pub­lic NHS sys­tem in the Bris­tol area.

By the time you read this, Piers will be on his way across the US while Steve has fallen un­der Aus­tralia’s spell for the time be­ing.

You can fol­low their trav­els at mud­dlife­cri­

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