12 January 2002
World charity biker invites Californians to join him
A round the world motorcyclist living his lifetime dream invites Californians on a virtual world tour during the next few months. Simon Milward, a 36 year old Briton, has been riding his handmade machine through 29 countries since 1.1.2000. Along the way he has collected $55,000 for charity. His slideshow presentations are taking place statewide until the Spring. California-based producer CTX has donated a digital projector for use on the nationwide tour.
Milward has ridden 70,000 miles through Europe, the Middle East, South and East Asia and Russia. His motorcycle, the John T Overlander, was handmade in England in 1999. 90% of parts were donated, including an engine from Austria (Rotax 600cc air-cooled single), handmade British frame, Honda forks, huge Italian 11 gallon fuel tank, desert racing wheels, French internet tracking system, various parts made en route in the USA, Australia and United Arab Emirates, and numerous 'battlescars'.
Virtually join him for a visit to the smugglers market at Pakistan's border with Afghanistan. Meet the Dalai Lama in India. Get a marriage proposal at Egypt's pyramids. Ride through two civil wars. Nearly drown in Russia. Ride a lap of the historic Indy 500 Speedway. He has had three potentially serious accidents. Book him for your event by emailing .
Milward's aims to raise US$100,000 for two medical aid charities. One is Health for All which brings a proven African idea to Asia. Small motorcycles are used to deliver vaccinations for babies in rural areas of developing countries. The other is Doctors Without Borders working for humanitarian aid in crisis areas.
From 1992 to 1999 Milward was General Secretary of the Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations, a Brussels Belgium based rights group with half a million members. "Seven years with politicans and bureaucrats is enough to drive anyone around the world," he grins. He has extensive contacts with American motorcycle organisations and addressed the Freedom Rally at the State Capitol in Sacramento on January 7th 2002.
His presenations take about an hour and have been received very well in other parts of the US. Donators over $20 get a pin and email updates. Over $200 gets a sticker on the bike and link on the homepage. All money raised goes to charity, Milward is spending his life savings. Milward is available for bookings to churches, schools and motorcycle groups throughout the State in January-April 2002. To book email him at
Milward wishes to thank especially ABATE of Indiana, the State motorcyclists organisation, which is the largest MillenniumRide corporate donator to charity at $6,000.
Email: Internet: www.millennium-ride.com Cell: 408 386 8690
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5 Feb ABATE Local 9, SoCal
9 Feb 10am ABATE local 44, Hesperia
9 Feb ABATE Local 22, Valentines Party, South Bay
11 Feb ABATE local 8, Am. Legion Post 354, Orange Co.
16 Feb, A.B.A.T.E. of Oregon S.T.E.A.M. N.E. Salem
21 Feb, Messengers of Recovery, San Fernando Valley
6, 7, 8 March, Schools in Walnut Creek
6 March ABATE of San Francisco
7 March, Modified Motorcycle Assn Woodlands
13 March, Business After Business. Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, San Jose
14 March Montgomery St MCC, San Francisco
6 April Glendale Harley Davidson, Glendale, LA
13 April Abate Arizona
31 May BMW Rally, Maryland
3-8 June Americade, Lake George NY, (tourexpo.com)
12 June Motorcycling Doctors Assn. Lake Placid NY.
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