From John’s perspective


The first thing that got my attention, as I have mentioned in the media interviews, was the challenge of riding my Harley through 9 Southern African countries and doing close to 8,000 kilometers on an epic trip like this.

Then the UN workshops started and I realized that there was a whole lot more to this campaign than i had ever imagined. A “light switched on” and I realized that this was a subject that had reached pandemic proportions and that as men we needed to face this and do something about it as “agents of change”.

We have now been on the road for 4 days. Today in Otjiwarongo a petrol attendant filling my tank recognized my uniform and said in Afrikaans that we were doing good work. He had seen us on TV last night and he was looking forward to watching TV again tonight to see what we are doing. That makes every kilometer of the trip worthwhile.

The Hydration vest and airflow jackets from Harley Davidson Johannesburg have been indispensable on this trip so far.

Ride On! Speak Out! Is gathering momentum…watch this space!

Posted from Windhoek, Khomas, Namibia.

  1. Wendy Schwabe 28 November, 2012

    You seem to be making an impact everywhere. Well done to all of you.

  2. Lyn Leader 28 November, 2012

    So happy that you are all enjoying your adventurous trip. Just stay safe and have a blast. You are all certainly causing a stir wherever you go and being noticed.

  3. lynn Collister 28 November, 2012

    We as a family are so proud of what you are doing. Have a safe journey and spread the word.

    Collister Family

  4. John Taylor 30 November, 2012

    Wish I was with you, your Mum and I are both watching and reading everything being done.
    Very proud of you all. Keep up the good work.
    Garths Dad

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