Meet the team - Joburg2Kili

South African adventure enthusiasts, Warrick and Camilla Kernes, Gareth Pickering and Derrick Fourie will be cycling Qhubeka buffalo bicycles from Johannesburg, South Africa to Moshi, Tanzania covering 4630km over a 10 week period. Setting off on July 30th, these four plan to climb Mount Kilimanjaro once they reach Moshi in Tanzania. The goal is to raise R100 000 for theQhubeka charity, which delivers specially designed, locally assembled bicycles to people in need;

CYCLISTS

WARRICK KERNES 

Warrick_KernesFounder & Director of ActionGear (Winners of Best Customer Service in SA eCommerce for 2015)

  • Outdoor Tech Guru
  • BCom Strategic Management Honours (2005)
  • BCom Intrapreneurship (2004)
  • Outstanding Young Businessman of the Year 2009 (HSBC Business Awards – London)
  • Completed Ironman SA in 2015
  • Completed Comrades Marathon (2013 & 2015)

What are you looking forward to most about the #Joburg2Kili expedition?

Travelling slowly up Africa and having the time to get to meet people along the way

What do you think will be the hardest part of the expedition?

Riding our Qhubeka single-speed bikes through the Eastern Highlands of Zambia

 

CAMILLA KERNES

Camilla_Kernes

  • Blogger – camboadventures.wordpress.com
  • Marketing & Licensing Professional
  • BA Marketing Communications (Cum Laude from UJ – 2005)
  • Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing (Vega – 2013)
  • Completed Ironman SA in 2015
  • Running 1st Comrades on 29 May 2016

What are you looking forward to most about the #Joburg2Kili expedition?

Summiting Mt Kilimanjaro which has been a lifelong dream of mine. The plan is also to summit on our 5th wedding anniversary.

What do you think will be the hardest part of the expedition?

Riding our Qhubeka single-speed bikes over 4630km.

 

GARETH PICKERING 

What are you looking forward to most about the #Joburg2Kili expedition? 

I’ve been given a great opportunity to ride with Warrick and Camilla and this trip will provide me the chance to tick two things off mybucket list: A long bicycle trip in Africa and climbing the highest peak on my home continent. I’m also excited about the chance to meet some amazing people en route and capturing our experience through photography and video.

What do you think will be the hardest part of the expedition? 

Having to get off the bike and stop riding after 10 amazing weeks of cycling.

 

DERRICK FOURIE

  • Derrick FourieThe owner of Rug Doctor S.A, He bought the business at age 23 and after 10 years at the helm has decided to take a break and try his hand at this adventure thing!
  • Hiker and lover of the African bush

What are you looking forward to most about the #Joburg2Kili expedition? 

I’ve been given a great opportunity to ride with Warrick, Camilla, and Gareth this trip will provide me the chance to see my home continent from a different angle – I’m usually the one in the 4×4 off to my next destination. I can’t wait to see Kili for the first time and then to summit the mountain will be another adventure of its own!

What do you think will be the hardest part of the expedition? 

The first 10 days of riding I don’t have much riding experience!

JEEP SUPPORT CREW

Our support crew will be driving the Jeep Wrangler & our off-road trailer behind us whilst we are cycling along the roads from Johannesburg to Moshi.

Bryan_Fawcett

BRYAN FAWCETT 

  • Educator and tutor
  • Natural adventurer and scout
  • Nickname – Fawcee

What are you looking forward to most about the #Joburg2Kili expedition? 

The reason I’m excited for this expedition is because I will get to see Africa, well Southern Africa from a different perspective. I love the bush, especially African bush. Just being outdoors in Africa is calming so this is a great way to do it, a different place most nights.

What do you think will be the hardest part of the expedition?

The most challenging part of the trip I think is going to be if we have any break downs and punctures especially with the bikes as this can cause time delays.
 

Bobby FullerBOBBY FULLER 

  • Raised near Atlanta, Georgia, USA.  Currently calls Colorado home
  • Has traveled to 49 of the 50 states of America (all except Hawaii)
  • Climbed all 53 Colorado 14ers (peaks over 14,000 feet (4267 meters))
  • Summited Kilimanjaro in 2014

What are you looking forward to most about the #Joburg2Kili expedition? 

Returning to Africa. Seeing new places. Meeting new people.

What do you think will be the hardest part of the expedition?

Driving a Jeep at the speed of a bicycle for 10 weeks