A huge ‘Thank You’ goes to all my Sponsors who have helped to make TeapotOne a reality. Please find below a list of all those who have joined us so far.
- The Wandering Waltons
- Andy & Caroline Wood
- Jason Boast
- Russ, Liz & Freddie Turner
- Colin Menniss
- Linda Sayers
- Dave & Cathy
- Mick Kerrison
- Matt Chaters
- Graeme Hood
- Ed Anrude
- Simon Wheatcroft AKA Black-Rider
- David Folley
- Richard Harris
- The Watts
- Robbie Banks
- The Watts
- The Wades
- Dillan Perras
- Joanne Hourcastgne
- Chris & Jessie Blackhall
- The Wilk’s
- “Keith Cuff is a Ginger”
- Paddy Munro
- Andy Buckley
- Daniel Kendall
- Robin Carr
- Lofti Bencheiki
- Richard Kingston
- Amelie Ryan
- The PickUps
- Steve Middleton Solutions
- Doug smart
- Laura Smart
- Harry Smart
- Lolly Smart
- Hector Smart
- The Cruickshanks
- Mark ‘Laptop’ Vosper
- Mark & Petrina Turner
- The Fennelly’s
- Colin Marsh
- Bruce Cooper
- The Muir Clan
- Maur, George & Jo Spooner
- Nik Reid
- Tony Newton
- Ian Blaiklock
- Liam Conn
- Wilbur Stewart
- Michael Chylinski
- David Dowling
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Delta Energy Services provide quality surveillance and recruitment services to the oil & gas industry. They have a proven track record in partnering with some of the world’s largest companies to provide engineering and inspection resources. Their support is invaluable to the overall success of the TeapotOne project, allowing the dream to continue and even more funds be raised for my chosen charities. A massive thank you to Bob, Martin and all the team at DES. (www.des-global.com)
A motorbike with no tyres is just a shiny, sexy chair, so a huge thank you goes to Bridegstone for supplying the ‘boots’ for the trip in the form of their stunning new ‘BATTLAX BT-023′ Sports Touring tyres. I am delighted to welcome Bridgestone to the TeapotOne project. A journey of this magnitude and of such extreme nature means my tyres will be exposed to every type of terrain in every type of condition. Doing this solo means I need to have the utmost faith in the quality and durability of my kit, so for me there really was only one name to turn to. Bridgestone’s reputation for a quality product, together with the incredible new features of their BT-023 tyre, like incredible durability, superior ride quality, low noise, sharp handling, amazing braking, and stunning wet grip, make them the only choice for my 100,000 mile around the world adventure. Having Bridgestone on my bike means I’m ready to tackle whatever twist and turn the journey ahead throws at me. For more info on Bridgestones great range of motorbike tyres visit www.bridgestonebikersclub.co.uk
As the TeapotOne official media partner, Fast Bikes magazine will feature a full page spread on TeapotOne in each monthly issue throughout the duration of the project. I’m over the moon to welcome ‘Fast Bikes’ as official media partner of TeapotOne. Their philosophy is all about just getting out and enjoying your bike no matter what you ride or where you ride it. This is perfect for my journey ahead where I’ll be taking my sports motorbike way out of our comfort zone as I travel around the world. I look forward to sharing all my experiences with the ‘Fast Bikes’ readers and online followers through their facebook and twitter pages, and will no doubt receive plenty of gentle encouragement in return! You can find out more at www.fastbikesmag.com
The TeapotOne journey will take in over 72 countries and almost 100,000 miles, covering almost every continent on earth. As I’m travelling without any accompanying support crew, it would be impossible to carry the maps required to navigate my way through the journey. Having Garmin onboard means I have the whole world conveniently located at my finger tips and the peace of mind knowing I’ll know exactly where I am at any point of the trip. With Garmin’s ‘connect’ portal I’ll also be able to share my route with people all over the world making the project truly interactive. I really appreciate the support Claire Haigh and Garmin have given TeapotOne and look forward to working with them throughout the journey. www.garmin.com/uk
Everything I need for almost 2yrs will have to be carried on the bike and on me. In every type of weather, through every type of terrain, my kit will have to remain dry and protected. I’m over the moon to have a name like Kriega onboard providing all my luggage for the trip. Their superior quality kit is tried and tested by bikers all over the world, and is up to the task I’ll be setting it. View the Kriega range at www.kriega.com
MD Racing and J9 Motorcycles are the South East’s Premier Independent Specialist for: Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Ducati, Aprilia, Triumph, KTM, BMW, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, Piaggio, Vespa, Gilera, and Peugeot. Established in 2006 by Mike Dawson, a Factory Trained, Senior technician with 10 years experience, both trackside and in the workshop. Mike also has a University Degree in Motorcycle Engineering Technology and Design. Your baby could not be in safer hands! At MD Racing we are Fully Factory trained up until 2010 in many of the above makes. Between our three accomplished technicians we have over 35 years experience. We cater for all your workshop needs; Servicing of all makes and models, Diagnostics, Repairs, Mot testing and repair work, Tyres, Chain and sprocket replacement, Chassis servicing, Brake servicing, Clutch replacement etc… The workshop currently services the following areas: London, North London, South London, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire, Sussex, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire. MD Racing are the official servicing and preparation agent for TeapotOne. Mike has made sure I’ve got my hands dirty when I’ve brought my baby in for some work. His help and guidance has been invaluable and I’m sure I’ll continue to pester him through ‘Skype’ throughout the journey! Mike currently has ‘Spain’ in the – ‘How far Will Bruce Get Before He Breaks Down’ book! Find out more about MD Racing at www.md-racing.co.uk
Being an island, there are only 2 ways off, over or under. I’m delighted to welcome P&O Ferries onboard TeapotOne and they have very kindly offered to take me across the channel to start the adventure. What’s more, they’re such good sports that they’re even going to bring me home from Rotterdam to Hull, sometime in mid 2014!. Brian Rees, Head of Press & Public relations for P&O Ferries, says, “We carry many thousands of motorcyclists at P&O Ferries and have a fair few bike nuts within our own ranks, so not much surprises us. But when Bruce explained what he was up to, we felt a mixture awe and incredulity. Awe at the distance he’s taking on, and incredulity at his choice of bike. The Gixxer is an incredible machine, but hardly the obvious choice for a 100,000 mile tour. Perhaps he’ll fit some ape-hangers! Very best wishes from P&O Ferries for an epic ride and a successul fundraising campaign.”
Smart & Co are Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants. We provide clear, professional, commercially aware advice and value for money. We create long-standing personal relationships with our clients based on honesty and integrity. We provide Agency & Professional services to landlords & tenants and Consultancy advice to developers & landowners. We operate in most sectors of the market, namely: Industrial, Retail, commercial & development. So, whether you; want to buy or sell commercial premises, are a landlord with vacant premises and need new tenants, are a tenant looking for premises to lease, require representation through Rent Review negotiations, are a landowner considering selling your property for redevelopment, or are a developer considering a new project, why not get in touch to see how we can help you. www.smartandco.co.uk
P Blackhall Ltd was founded in 1913 by Peter Blackhall and is now in the hands of its 5th generation of the Blackhall family. Since it began as a busy one man business all those years ago, Blackhall Ltd. has grown into one of the largest and most respected commercial plumbing firms in Scotland with a wide range of services and diverse and often prestigious client portfolio, including the likes of:
The George & Balmoral Hotels, Pollock Halls of Residence, many Old & New Town domestic properties and a vast range of City of Edinburgh Council properties. For more information please visit www.blackhallplumbing.co.uk
PZFlex® is one of the fastest and most accurate virtual-prototyping software packages commercially available. We provide computation solutions to the biomedical, SONAR, NDT and Oil & Gas markets, allowing customers to design and test new products on the computer and save time and money bringing them to market. Working with commercial partners like Philips, Siemens and GE, as well as many academic institutions, we have been helping in the design quality ultrasound products and improving healthcare for over 15 years. We’re delighted to support Bruce on his epic adventure around the globe and wish him all the best with journey. (www.pzflex.com)
Regulation Matters is an independent consultancy company providing advice and assistance to Care Home Providers, Care Home Managers, Care Agency Operators, and Health Institutions, throughout the UK. They have very kindly donated a ‘SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger‘ unit allowing friends and loved ones to follow my progress in almost real-time, reassuring them that I’m ok and still on the move.
Another huge ‘thank you’ has to go to Chris, Bob & the lads down at FWR Tyres in Kennington. You won’t find boots for your beast any cheaper in the UK, and their service is second to none. Always ready to help, & despite being ridiculously busy any time I turn up, they are always willing to accommodate me with a brew and sort the beast out with fresh rubber! They even do full bike servicing and a whole host of other maintenance services too. Pop by their workshop or take a look at www.fwr.co.uk
We want to liberate you from expensive gyms and incompetent trainers. We want you to get out into your garden, garage or local park and build yourself some real fitness. We don’t care where you start from, because we will give you the skills and information you need to succeed. We will train you to Olympic weightlift, kettlebell, sprint, jump and row. You will master some basic, cool and achievable gymnastic skills – along with elements of athletics and weight training. We will then get you to mix and match methods and protocols, and have loads of fun! Had enough of reading? Visit www.crossfitlondonuk.com to get started.
We ride we raced, we love bikes. We work with BSB teams, Speedway riders, the Fire department – responsible for scooping people up from the road, just anyone who needs a solution to casual riding in protective casual clothing. For those out there that advocate leathers over jeans, well so do we – when the time is right. Guys and girls out there will always ride in denim jeans and occasionally hoodies, so lets make it as safe and wickedly cool as we can! Working with Covec for 2 years straight, we’ve been designing materials fit for the purpose, fit for Bikers. Aramids (names such as Kevlar & Twaron), are great yarns, but not the ones for Bike jeans, they suffer from Hydrolysis, (get weaker by the day with any moisture like humidity and washing). Dyneema, probably the last thing you want in your pants, unless you like 3rd degree. It has high thermal conductivity and passes road heat (friction heat) straight through to the skin. Well, that’s what we are about, bikers making technical clothing that looks the nuts for bike nuts. Visit www.bull-it.com
Innovative Custom Engineering is a custom motorcycle and parts design company located on the West Coast. We specialize in custom performance parts using exotic materials. Please take a moment and browse through and see what we have to offer. For more info visit www.ice-man.net/
VG Special Operations Executive will be providing me with some hostile environment training in preparation for the trip ahead. This will cover a variety of topics from basic first aid, shelter construction and survival techniques, to more specialised tactics more suited to the situations I may encounter on the trip. VGSOE will be providing a full two day/one night course at their own training centre and are kindly letting us document the event on film. I’d like to thank Lewis and Ralph for all their kind help and tuition, and look forward to working with them. For more info visit www.vgsoe.com
Pipewerx are the premier UK manufacturer of aftermarket exhausts for both cars and bikes. Their range of HAWK, SL & R, and GP3 exhausts cater for every pocket and riding style, but all provide unrivalled build quality and value for money. To see and hear the model they’ve chosen to provide for the trip, visit our YouTube site ‘TeapotOneVids‘ and watch the vid here. A massive thanks to Martin Allen and all the troops at www.piperwerx.com for all their support.
Feridax are the UK Distributors of some of the biggest names in motorcycling, such as Shoei, Sidi, Spada, Pinlock, to name but a few.
Feridax will also be getting involved by supplying me with a SHOEI XR-1100 helmet, SIDI ST GORE boots and complete the clothing kit with various Spada products including the ever-popular SPADA PREDATOR GLOVES which are part of their own-brand Spada Clothing range.
I’d like to thank Feridax for coming onboard and making sure I’ll be kitted out in the best products for the epic journey ahead.
For more details of other products supplied by Feridax visit their website at www.feridax.com
R&G Racing design and manufacture a growing range of innovative and functional bolt-on motorcycle accessories, the core of the business being crash protection.
They have extensive and fast growing dealer networks in many countries. This is complemented by their updated on-line shopping web site. Utilising modern CNC machining and aircraft-grade metals, as well as other materials, R&G set the standard in the crash protection business, offering protection from front to back of the motorcycle. Products such as engine case covers & sliders, frame sliders (crash protectors), radiator guards, exhaust protectors, fork protectors, bike covers etc. They also offer a vast range of fender eliminators (tail tidies) and exhaust hangers.
R&G regularly have new products to offer, the latest being plastic moulded tail tidies, frame plugs, offset “cotton reels” and engine case covers. www.rg-racing.com
Scottoiler is an established name in the motorcycle industry, having provided an effective means of chain lubrication and cleaning for over 20 years.
Here at TeapotOne, we are delighted to welcome Scottoiler onboard the project and welcome their expertise and knowledge in what is sure to be one of the toughest tests yet for a motorcycle chain.
For more information about what system we’ll be using please see the Kit section, or for more information on Scottoiler please visit www.scottoiler.com
‘GET CLOSER’ – We happily announce ‘Vango’ as the official supplier of outdoor kit for the TeapotOne project.
A brand with true heritage, ‘Vango’ was established in 1967 and is synonymous with designing and manufacturing high quality, innovative and reliable outdoor products. Durability, performance and cutting edge technical features combine throughout the range to meet the needs of all outdoor enthusiasts, from family campers to mountain explorers and adventurers. ‘Force Ten’ is recognised for its gale force-defying construction and high performance expedition mountaineering tents that meet the extreme needs of mountaineers, climbers, adventurers and explorers. The Force Ten Classic tent, the first model produced 40 years ago, is still seen on mountain summits and is one of the most iconic pieces of outdoor kit.
“We are delighted to sponsor such a unique and exciting challenge that is supporting a range of fantastic causes. As the official outdoor kit supplier for TeapotOne, Vango and F10 are pleased to offer a range of performance kit which will withstand a variety of conditions across the world and we wish Bruce and the team all the best with this adventure.”- Stephanie Antezana, Brand Manager
In the beautiful countryside of Aberdeenshire, Scott A Cruickshank operates SAC Shooting from Mintlaw, situated in the centre of some of the best Decoy Goose Shooting in Britain. This North East corner of Aberdeenshire in Scotland, known as Buchan, is primarily the agricultural farming and fishing country. Due to the downturn in both these industries, leisure pursuits are growing and developing, hence the popularity of goose and other game bird shooting. Parties come from all over Britain, Ireland and the continent for the Shooting. Shooters can enjoy the fine local fare at any of the local hotels and hostelries. Scott’s reputation of experience and organisation of these shoots is growing at a very fast rate. Although he operates a six-day week, it is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment. For more information, please visit www.sac-shooting.com
AppTracker provides a simple to use workflow management tool for application migration projects. Our goal is to reduce management and facilitation costs by providing one version of the truth and speeding up the flow of information to disparate teams. If you would like us to walk you though a free Webex demo of AppTracker and all its features, please send us a message via the Contact Page on our website at www.apptracker.co.uk
Hill4Leather specialise in motorcycle leather and textile repairs, leather suit alterations and custom leather graphics. Their machinists are highly skilled with over 17 year’s experience of handmade motorcycle leather repairs, alterations, crash damage, graphics, lettering and zip or Velcro replacement.
Hill4Leather will be responsible for transforming Bruces suit into a bespoke item, fully customised with the TeapotOne, Charity, and Sponsor logos. For more information please visit their website at www.hill4leather.com
Hear Wave Technology Ltd specialise in the production of ‘Custom In-Ear Monitors’ and ‘Custom Hearing Protection’ for Musician, Motorcycle Racers/Riders, Security, Construction and Audiophiles. Hear Wave Technology aim to ensure that a customers hearing is protected from excessive noise at their place of work or personal leisure time, which could cause them to lose their hearing and/or to suffer from tinnitus (permanent ringing in the ears). Lewie and his team shall be providing the moulded ear protection Bruce shall be using on the entire 100,000 mile trip. We’d like to thank them for their support and welcome them onboard. To get your own customised ear protection please visit www.hearwavetechnology.com
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