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Lisa Thomas


lisa

Age: 52

The youngest of three sisters, Lisa has also experienced the nomadic lifestyle from an early age. After being born in Darlington the UK in 1962 ( a vintage year!) the family moved back to their home town of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, for a few short months proir to leaving the UK for the German town of Gilenkirchen. On returning to the UK Lisa spent the rest of her childhood in Cheshire and her teenage years in Buckinghamshire.

Lisa’s sisters are in Windsor and London whilst her parents are now living in Devon.

After finishing her ‘O’ levels, in 1978, and also having earnt a diploma with the violin in classical music Lisa left school, prior to attending collage, and began her first of many motorcycle trips across Europe, this first time as a pillion on a Honda CBX 500.

In 1980 Lisa began her working life with the Inland Revenue. However, from an early age, music had always been a major part of Lisa’s life and she kept her music career alongside her office life. By doing this she wassoon able to afford her first motorcycle, a Honda C90!.

Alongside the music came the introduction to the’Jane Fonda’ ’80′s fitness revolution and Lisa decided that she would also become a qualified fitness instructor.

After working for many years for the inland revenue whilst also teaching excercise classes and playing for dances most weekends, Lisa made a major career change by making a permanent and full-time move to the Health and Fitness industry.

After many years of owning and running a sucessful Health and Fitness centre Lisa’s first marriage came to an end and she began a career in the specialist industry of marketing & promoting health clubs. It was during this time that Lisa and Simon first met.

After many years in the Health and Fitness industry Lisa then made the decision to return to full-time education. She commenced a 4-year degree course at the age of 35 and sucessfully obtained a first class BSc honours degree in Computing and Information Systems.

In 1998 Lisa’s father underwent a quadruple heart bypass. Lisa also suffers from cardio ‘complications’ and for these reasons, is today trying to raise funds and awareness for the British Heart Foundation.

During her time within the water industry as a technical I.T computer analyst Lisa also became involved with the charity WaterAid. With so much of WaterAid’s work benefiting regions and countries they would be travelling thorugh extensively, raising money and awareness for this worthwhile and life-saving charity seemed like the natural thing to do.

Hobbies….well luckily for Simon they are also motorbikes and travel! For over a period of 26 years Lisa has in some way been involved with motorcycles and if she’s not riding or modifiying her bike, she’s got her head buried in her dozens of maps and books deciding on the next place to explore.

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Supporters
trish-Alan

Country: UK

My (Lisa’s) parents  (Patricia and Alan) have lovingly given us their support since we first mentioned this crazy idea of riding unsupported to all seven continents. Through tough times and joyous moments they’ve never doubted that we’d succeed. They’ve supported us in every way imaginable and shared our journey with us. My late father was my financial adviser, my friend, my shoulder to cry on, my mother is my best friend and they have both been our biggest supporters. I know how lucky I am to be their daughter. Love and miss you both every day XX

trish-Alan

Lisa’s Parents

Country: UK
My (Lisa's) parents  (Patricia and Alan) have lovingly given us their support since we first mentioned this crazy idea of riding unsupported to all seven continents. Through tough times and joyous moments they've never doubted that we'd succeed. They've supported us in every way imaginable and shared our journey with us. My late father was my financial adviser, my friend, my shoulder to cry on, my mother is my best friend and they have both been our biggest supporters. I know how lucky I am to be their daughter. Love and miss you both every day XX
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Dmitry-Shpakov

Country: USA

Dmitry, thank you so very much for your support.

Dmitry-Shpakov

Dmitry Shpakov

Country: USA
Dmitry, thank you so very much for your support.