The Team

These are the idiots who are travelling 10,000 miles in a fire engine.
Rich

Nickname:
Dickie Hose

Real Life Job Title:
Grounder of helicopters

What that actually means is:
He crashes helicopters.

Most likely to be heard at work say:
"This is gonna hurt"�

How far are we going to get?:
Mongolia

The one thing that you are bringing to the team:
Cavalier attitude, big nose to sniff out danger, total addiction to fur.

Charlie

Nickname:
Master Chief

Real Life Job Title:
Workshop Manager

What that actually means is:
Paperwork

Most likely to be heard at work say:
(Sucking through the back teeth) "It's gonna cost you"�

How far are we going to get?:
Russia

The one thing that you are bringing to the team:
Entertaining party tricks involving cocktail sticks.

Matt

Nickname:
Cat retriever

Real Life Job Title:
Teacher

What that actually means is:
Children's disciplinarian

Most likely to be heard at work say:
"Anything planned for the weekend? Yes, well you're going to have to cancel"�

How far are we going to get?:
Ulaanbataar

The one thing that you are bringing to the team:
Turn right Tuesday. A simple concept - turning right at every road junction.

Tom

Nickname:
Lifesaver/Heartbraker

Real Life Job Title:
Systems Engineer

What that actually means is:
Standing around looking at very expensive, very big and usually very old bits of communications equipment.

Most likely to be heard at work say:
I've not been trained for this...

How far are we going to get?:
The ferry

The one thing that you are bringing to the team:
Sandwiches and stories about radios.

Tom

Nickname:
Pyromaniac

Real Life Job Title:
Media man

What that actually means is:
Takes photographs.

Most likely to be heard at work say:
“Never work with children and animals�

How far are we going to get?:
Germany. Just don't tell anyone what we are doing for the other 4 1/2 weeks

The one thing that you are bringing to the team:
Half full Fridays. A simple concept involving filling the tank only half full with diesel on a Friday.

Tony

Nickname:
Team Nurse

Real Life Job Title:
Doctor

What that actually means is:
Writes out, in illegible scrawl, certificates of sickness in exchange for cash. BMA take note.

Most likely to be heard at work say:
"Twenty quid will get you a week off work."�

How far are we going to get?:
Mongolian Border

The one thing that you are bringing to the team:
Plasters

Latest Blog

Posted : 26/06/2009

3.30 am. Now that's commitment to the cause. That is the time I dragged my sorry butt out of bed to go meet up with Tony and Tom to take Dennis on its first real public outing and fundraising event - the Heroes Festival. This was a show being held at the Newark showground where thousands of school k...

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