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The 2007 B2P Team

Along with some friends and helpers

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Arnold and Marieke (NZ) Retired mechanical engineer and registered nurse. Emigrated to New Zealand in 1971 from Holland. In each of the last 9 years they cycle somewhere in the world for 3-4 months, have already crossed USA, around Australia, etc. More about their trip

Olly and Ting (NZ/TW) Chief Disorganisers, plotted this scheme since 2004. They built their own bikes, sewed their own panniers and some of their clothing. They rode all the way, 12600km in 123 days, 10 June to 10 October.

TW bent
Cane Creek components
World Nomads Insurance Velocity wheels

Joff Summerfield (UK) started in May as part of his Penny farthing world tour having completed his European, New Zealand and Australian sections. He cycled south from Beijing through Chengdu and up the Sichuan-Tibet road. When we last checked he had crossed Tibet and Nepal and was still in India.

Frank Fardell (Australia) is a 40 year old PE teacher and bike enthusiast from Clarence Town, NSW. Frank started on 10 June and crossed China via the northern route with Olly, Ting and Su-Chun. He made it as far as Almaty Kazakhstan before returning to Australia to be with his family. Frank hopes to return and complete the trip some day with his son.

Liao Hung Lin (TW) is a university student and avid rock climber. He has no previous experience at cycle touring, but he sees Paris as an achievable goal. Start 10 June.

Chou, Tso-han /Brendon (TW) Is a university student, and loves to ride. He started last because he stayed back to help the others with visas.

Heather (Australia), is a 59 yr old secondary maths teacher living in the hills outside Melbourne. She loves her job but it's stopping her from doing too many things, so she's planning to retire with an earth shattering kaboom rather than a whimper. With her other half John, she's toured in Tassmania, WA, Victoria, and a couple of months in Cuba. Start 10 April

Meng (Malaysia) is a retired mechanical engineer. He started cycle touring six years ago. Most recently he cycled through the UK, France, Belgian, Holland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Start 10 April

Yu Su-Chun (TW), has been a cycling enthusiast and social worker for the last five years. She started on 10 June and crossed china at record speed with Olly, Ting and Frank, before entering Kazakhstan on her own. She made it to Paris on 16 October, having cycled 12738km in just 130 days, most of it on her own. Su Chun's blog

Hang long Pu (Kao Hsiung), Total (Yi-Lan), and Huang Xin Zhang joined together to form the Greenway team, promoting cycling and cycle paths. Hang Long Pu and Total are graduates of the Nature Resource Management Institue in National Don Hwa University, whilst Huang Xin Zhang is an electrical engineer. All started 10 June.

Aaron Huang (TW) was a Air Force mechanic. He was tired of working in a same position for 15 years and decided to change. He always dreamed to travel around the world. He quit his job set his heart on pursuing his dream.

Daniel (Germany) is studying physics at the University of Karlsruhe. He is an environmentalist, velosopher and sustainability advocate. He has been riding MTB since as long as he can remember and a recumbents since mid 2006. Just to be different, Daniel started from Paris and finished in Beijing! He opted for the most complicated and challenging route, through the middle east, central Asia, then across Tibet, finishing with a dash across inner mongolia as winter closed in. Daniel's Journal

Ortleib Haids Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 Radhaus Ilsfeld Jacks Adventure company Brando Workshop Magura

Wu Xia Ing and Wu Jia Hua (TW), hosted the final celebrations in Paris. Xia Ing also did a tremndous job of dealing with the press and co-ordinating our arrival as we approached Paris.

Ulla Petersen (Western Australia). Ulla had helped with our attempt at finding charity sponsors, and planned on doing the Chinese and European sections skipping the middle. She started with Meng and Heather but ran into extraordinary bad luck, coming down with pneumonia a few weeks into the ride. She travelled by public transport to Western China before returning to Europe from Kazakhstan. From Prague she cycled to Norway, where she was hospitalised after a non-cycling accident. At the time of writing she was about to finnish off her journey via Germany, Holland, Belgium and France.

Candice Lee. (TW) Candice was unable to join us for the whole trip, but made it for the start, and rode with Olly's team for the first few days. At this point we had six riders, a great time had by all as we battled rain and coal dust. She left us to meet friends in Datong, then crossed China at a much more sensible pace.

Dingbingning and friend. (Inchuan, China) No picture available yet. Two of the original riders to sign on for the event. Dingbingning abandoned his plans to start his own bike shop. On hearing of our arrival in Inchuan they somehow tracked us down to a small hotel (in a very big city!), and arranged for a splendid escourt out of town the following day with his bike club. He also fixed Frank's headset, and pinched a spare tyre from a bike in the display window to replace a broken one for Frank's (28 inch) wheel.

Miao, Lee (Datong, China). After meeting Heather, Meng and Ulla in Datong, Miao Lee cycled to Beijing to meet the remaining team on arrival. He joined our starting celebrations and hosted Candice on arrival in Datong.