Start: 1 st January 2000, Western Europe Up to now: 29 countries, 88,000 miles Why? Lifetime dream Help get equality in healthcare Felt lucky to get ‘automatic ambulance’ after my motorbike accidents
Simon Milward was General Secretary of the Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations 1992-1999.
With the President of the European Parliament at the annual Parliamentary motorcycle ride
First test flight on the hand made Motorcycle in December 1999. The John T Overlander was built in Newton Abbot, Devon, UK. 11.5 gallon fuel tank 600cc engine Parts from 8 countries
The Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
Belly Dancing, Turkey
Bedouin girl in Jordan baking bread
Site of Jesus Christ’s baptism, Jordan
Sargeant Major in Jordanian army very positive about Mid East resolution (February 2000)
Petra, ancient city in Jordan, ‘the red rose of the desert’
Pakistan visits: Karachi, Islamabad, the Karakoram Highway (silk route to China), the Smugglers Market (Khyber Pass)
“ His Holiness” the 14 th Dalai Lama, Dharamsala, India
A Saddhu of the Hindu faith in Nepal
Muslim wedding, Sumatra, Indonesia
First civil war zone, Timor, Indonesia
Termite mound Australian outback
Sydney Opera House
Rain at Uluru (Ayres Rock), Australia
Aborigine children, Great Victoria Desert
Aftermath going over the handlebars at 60 mph
… near to the world’s remotest community!
The jungle track ended in Laos
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Everything is different in Japan
Discussing global motorcycle issues with members of the Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) in Tokyo
Russian Far East
No recycling for old boats which are dumped on the Banks of the Lena River
How’s that for a bridge?
Native Russians, the Sahas
Flooded Road of Bones, Russian Far East, I don’t normally park like this!
Two civil wars, three serious accidents, four major religions. Still alive. Christian baptism in Columbia River WA, USA
My great grandfather founded this ranch in Wyoming in 1880s
Indianapolis 500 Speedway
Original target $100,000 New target $170,000 Amount so far $105,000
Which charities? The criteria:
Cost effectiveness (minimum admin, maximum results)
Political & economic independence
How much goes to charity?
ALL en route donations (except pins)
Fuel bill covered by sponsors before departure
Personal sacrifice: job & life savings US$25,000
FIRST CHARITY: International humanitarian aid organisation
Emergency medical aid to populations in danger
Sends 2000 volunteers of 45 nationalities to 80 countries annually
1999 Nobel Peace Prizewinner
Doctors Without Borders
Kosovo. MSF is best known for humanitarian aid in man-made crisis areas.
… administering medical aid without discrimination
Doctors are working in most basic conditions
MSF fits new limbs to landmine victims
Refugee camp in Angola.
SECOND CHARITY : Primary healthcare services in poor rural areas
Health delivery needs reliable transport
Small economical motorcycles are best
No breakdowns with special service strategy
Capable, cheap, reliable & safe
African results: delivery improved 400%
Asian doctors want Africa system They asked me! Millions of bikes in Asia, I saw them Fantastic potential For motorcycles to save lives
Extent of Asian use of motorcycles in primary healthcare delivery according to my observations India – midwives Cambodia – 4 medical NGOs
Introducing HEALTH FOR ALL 3 year pilot project, Flores, NTT, Indonesia GOAL: Increase health service and information in 55 remote villages (population 44,000) by providing motorcycles for health workers
12 motorcycles arriving in Flores resulting from Millennium Ride
Health condition in East Nusa Tenggara Year 2000 for 3.5 million people - 208 public health centers - 24 hospitals - Health expenditure/person/year US$4.40 - Maternal mortality rate 9 deaths per 1000, worst in all ASEAN countries
Other problems in NTT Province Health centers inadequately staffed & equipped Provincial autonomy means less health subsidy Annual income US$111 Poor roads
Wili Bala (right) is the Director of Health for All. He was Outreach Manager for Doctors Without Borders in West Timor when Simon met him
Flores: Medical workers, local children, and the bikes that are the key to their health
Quotes from Flores Mr. Dominggus Sarambu, MD, the District Head of Ministry of Health: “The presence of HfA is like an Angel from heaven.” Mr. Wili Bala, Director HfA: “The Program is a breakthrough. It is truly a NEW HEALTH CARE PARADIGM and it is MOTORCYCLES and ALL PARTIES INVOLVED that make it possible. “ I have sent tens of copies of our Project Proposals to various donor agencies but responses are disappointing. They are NOT OPEN to NEW INITIATIVES, they are stuck with regular obsolete programs giving no big improvements because the money is lost somewhere else. “ We are doing ADVOCACY and DONOR EDUCATION.”
Budget Total HfA cost: $150,000 over three years $90,000 spent already on or collected for HfA ($15,000 sent to Doctors Without Borders) Who paid? Motorcycle riders clubs & organizations Businesses Motorcycle manufacturers Individuals Churches, schools International agencies? Nothing YET. But when we can show results…
Positive aspects Big potential - millions of mcs, big need, simple solution Qualified staff - from Doctors Without Borders, African trained (Riders for Health Academy), motivated people Value for money – tax deductible in US via Motorcycle Outreach IRS 501c3, no one gets rich, accounts available, all donations used in field Motorbike image - m/cs saving lives, sounds good? Leverage - international development aid agencies
How is money raised?
Corporates Entitled to logo on motorcycle, link on internet, publicity, $200-$2000+.
Individuals Pin badge and email updates, $20-$100+. Choose Doctors Without Borders or Health for All (greatest potential)
Motorcycle Rights Organizations ABATEofIndiana USA $6,167 SSABATE.ORG, IL USA $2,000 Anchorage ABATE USA $1,000 ABATEofOregon USA $960 Kenai ABATE USA $500 EasternIll.Abate USA $250 Abate-IL.com/Dukane USA $250 Abate Local 19 (Pomona) USA $203 Wa Bellingham Abate USA $200 CAPM Canada $200 abate-of-maryland USA $200 ABATE of Ca USA $200 Contra Costa Abate Ca USA $200 Local 14 Abate, CA USA $200 Alaska Tanana Abate USA $113 + GPS MAG Victoria Austral $100 MRA Western Oz Austral $100 Events Americade USA $300 Churches WarehouseChurch IL USA $200 Clubs Worcester HOG MA USA $1420 Airheads BMW ON, CAN $1,200 Harley Riders Dubai UAE $800 Memory Ethan Filosof Can $620 Velocette OC of Nth AmUSA $500 Napa Solano HOG Ca USA $350 CelticMCC NYC USA $300 BMWBMW USA $300 Louisville BMW Ky USA $250 CapitalCityMC, CA USA $247 Shore Riders Md USA $223 Ugly MC Ca USA $200 AMTTV Canada $200 RedHotRiders Ca USA $200 Hudson Valley HOG USA $200 RamapoMC NY USA $200 Starved Rock HOG USA $200 Ulysses Club Vic Austral $100 Associations JAMAssn Japan $2,500 MIC USA $2,000 AMA USA $1,000 FIM CH $500 North Am Mc Union N Am. $500 EMF UAE $500 MotorcyclingDoctorsUSA $500 GWRRA USA $500 NAATA Canada $400 Canadian Mc Assn Canada $400
Businesses Harley Davidson USA $2,500 Chris & Marty Cartoons D $1,500 S&S USA $1,500 Bobcam Industries Ireland $1,300 Mitsui/Cougar Singap. $1,150 CustomChrome USA $1,000 Gomotorcycle.com USA $1,000 Deutsch Financial USA $1,000 Shell SingPak. $1000 DFI Hydraulics S Arabia $500 FB Price Lawyers Austral $500 Rotax.Bombardier Austria $450 Yokahama Intl School Japan $400 Netriders Japan $400 Mitsui/OSK Lines Japan $400 Seiho Publishing Japan $250 JFHillebrand Japan $250 Argyles Rover Tx USA $250 WeaselsFurOnFire USA $250 City Bike Magazine Ca USA $200 MotionPro Ca USA $200 ltmoffroad.com, IL USA $200 Thermolab Tx USA $200 VerhulstTouringGoodies USA $200 Pisces Paint UK $130 Lazer Helmets Belgium $130 Megarme UAE $100 Khyber Electric Pak $100 Syakar Honda Nepal $100 Motorcycle Loft Hotel Belgium $100 Bike dealers Al Mutlaq/HD S Arabia $1,000 Bridge Exeter UK $800 Sheldons.com HD MA. USA $500 SanDiegoHarley Ca USA $500 Hollywood HD Ca USA $400 TalbotLawnandCycle MD USA $300 Munroe Motors Ca USA $300 HDVictorville USA $275 Golden Gate HD USA $250 Tesoro Oil (gas coupons) USA $250 Perrysbmw.com,Tx USA $250 StarvedRockHD IL USA $250 Adamec HD FL USA $200 calbmwtriumph CA USA $200 www.LVHD.com , NV USA $200 KK Mc Supply, OH USA $200 www.bmwbobs.comMD USA $200 Mahrle's HD, MI USA $200 KawasakiOfLaconia NH USA $200 Berkshire MW NY USA $200 Tom McDermott NY USA $200 MainlineBMW PA USA $200 hardingharley NY USA $200 Millers Motorworks NY USA $200 SouthsideHarley.com IN USA $200 GinasBMWmotorcycles USA $200 CambridgeMotorsports MDUSA $100 Flying Bikes Cambodia $100 Scuderia Ca USA $100
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