We have been very fortunate to receive the support of many individuals and companies in preparation for and during the journey. It really does mean the world to us and we would like to thank you all.
EComGoLive.ie were right behind the project from day one. Ken and Paul provided some great advice and got to work quickly on producing a website that would handle blogs, photos, video and anything else that could fully represent the trip.
Great Outdoors in Dublin gave great discounts on everything from clothes to best pop up tent to camp items. The stock was almost too much to choose from but with the help of a very knowledgeable team, we got what we needed for a year on the road and in the wild.
Kevin Roche designed the original logo for the journey which you can see on his website, amongst other fantastic pieces of art and graphic design. Kevin has had exhibitions in the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin and the Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo amongst others. Kevin dedicated much time to perfecting the 350South logo and we’re thankful for all the hours put in.
Rock Fitness Dundrum provided Ian with membership to adequately prepare for the cycle. They were also the first sponsor to come on board and the facilities at the centre were the best possible for physical training.
Ortlieb have the best waterproof panniers on the market and we were delighted when they offered sponsorship for Front and Rear Roller Plus bags that have remained durable and free of water.
Tubus racks were always first choice for us. We decided to use Tubus Tara and Logo designs and they have been sturdy and light.
APT Signs provided signage for fundraising events on the lead up to and during the cycle. Dave and the team created some superb designs and on an extremely tight time frame too.
Hollingsworth Cycles in Templeogue, Dublin were professionalism and expertise supreme building Ian’s bicycle. Andy and the guys took great care, helping to choose and fit the best components for this varied type of journey. I would recommend them very highly if considering a tour.
SPOT supplied us with a SPOT Connect GPS device that allows us to update an online map for family, friends and follwers. It not only plots our exact position, but also allows social network messaging anf has an emergency function should anything unfortunate happen.
Rudy Project are leaders in performance eyewear. We got a few pairs of great sunglasses with ImapctX technology and also Sterling helmets. The former has worked a charm thus far and lets hope the latter never needs use!
Bikebuddy create some innovative products for storing bottles on the road. As we would be carrying everything from regular water bottles, to large literage and fuel, we needed a versatile holder. Bikebuddy makes just those.