Anthony Bonello: 33, Australian living in Canada
Director and Producer at Switchback Entertainment
At age 9 Anthony found a 1980 Honda XR80 under the christmas tree and cut his teeth dirt biking in the Australian bush. After discovering the mountains following high school, he set off travelling, climbing and skiing in Europe for 2 years before hopping the pond where the mountains of British Columbia, Canada have been home for the last 10 years. An interest in travel and adventure writing gave way to a career as a filmmaker after moving to Kashmir, India to make his first film. Having travelled extensively from Central Asia to South America, Greenland to Antarctica, Africa is the continent that now calls loudest.
Motorcycles: 2010 BMW GS800 | 2014 KTM 690R | 2007 Suzuki DRZ 400
Richard Brown: 38, Northern Ireland
Richard hails from Northern Ireland and has never undertaken anything remotely adventurous on a motorcycle. After trying to follow in the footsteps of Eddie the Eagle, going so far as to hire a coach in Sweden, he moved to Chamonix, France to pursue a more active outdoor life in the mountains. After returning to Belfast he worked with his brother and father building a project lighting company, Lightsource. Richard is part of the new demographic of adventure motorcyclists that are lacking in experience, but bursting with enthusiasm to take to the path less travelled. With a quick Irish wit and a thriving business to get home to, Richard is committed to making it to Cape Town no matter what the journey throws at him.
Motorcycles: 2003 BMW GS1150 | 2014 KTM 690 R