Special Thanks


Warm and special thanks to you who make this trip possible :

  • Elisabeth Rosa, for the pre-trip adventure through the Russian and French administrations to buy the bikes, get them registered, insured etc etc etc
  • Mick from MPC for the Ural driving lessons which will spare us a lot of crashes and rollovers...
  • Our employers, MGPA and ED&F Man, for their understanding and early support of the challenge, particularly
    At MGPA : Hamish MacDonald, Seb d'Avanzo, Olivier Vellay, Christine Clarke, Digby Okell and Alex Jeffrey
    At ED&F Man : Christian Bouet, Andres Galindo, Shay Caherly and Jean-Philipe Ake
  • Jean-Christophe Carlier, for his precious hotline help for the website (www.micro-wired.com)
  • Cyril Ducau and Niccolo Manno , adventure bikers (London-HK in 2008)
  • David from F2 motorcycles for the mechanics lessons on Ural sidecars
  • Metropolis, where we bought all the bikers outfits
  • The Travel Bookshop in Notting Hill, for their advice on maps and guides.
  • Chiara Bianco, early supporter!
  • Pascale Razou, for all the medical kit and her precious advice
  • Arthur Zacharias, adventure biker (Beijing-Paris in 2007)
  • Charles Massuelle, our legal advisor
  • Béatrice de Gaillard from BGA, our insurance advisor
  • Thomas Sorrentino, for the Road of Empires name
  • Our families
  • All the generous donors for SOS Children and Alix Donation Fund
  • Jacques and Marc von Polier, respectively CEO and Sports Director of the legendary soviet watch manufacturer Raketa
  • Alain Gerbault, for the Moscow experience in Urals
  • Vassili, the best Ural specialist in ex USSR


MPC MicroWired F2 Motorcycles Metropolis Motorcycles
Raketa Russian Watches