Avid ABR Paul Holroyd is heading off to Morocco on another fundraising adventure he has dubbed 'Two Wheels to the Sahara', in aid of a children's charity.
Setting off after ABRs ‘Back to the Boil Rally’ in Kirkby-Stephen in Cumbria on 28 April 2012, Paul’s Moroccan adventure begins in Tangier where he will ride through the Rif mountains to Chefcheou then on to the Roman ruins of Volovulis near Moulay Idris, before exploring the souks and medinas of Fes.
From Fes, Paul will be making a few more stops before heading East to the Sahara where he intends to camp in the Dunes at Erg Chabbi followed by a cross-country ride through Nekob, heading West to Ait benhadou, (a fortress you may have seen in the ‘Gladiator’ movie) before ending up at his final destination, Marrakesh.
”I realise that this maybe no biggie for many ABR's," saya Paul, "but as I posted on the Adventure Bike Rider forum, to the mere mortals of Cumbria I may as well be going to the moon!”
Paul is hoping to raise awareness and funds for Curry Aid, a charity set up in 2006 by friend Jesse Oddy. "Jesse decided to set up Curry Aid after a trip to her native Tamil Nadu following the Tsunami. When Jessie and her husband Alan saw first-hand the plight of the people there, and in particular the orphaned children who were alone, frightened and bewildered by the devastation, they made up their minds to help.”
Paul’s last big trip covered 14 European countries in 16 days and raised almost £4,000 for the charity. He says “Last year I rode from Lands’ End to John "O" Groats, a thousand miles in a single day which ended at the ABR Ullapool rally. ABR really pulled out all of the stops for Curry Aid last year. Members have been very generous and it would be great to have your support again, as it's a good cause.”
If you would like to support Paul or make a donation to Curry Aid you can contact him on 07711 882112 or email him at