Ashley Weyman-Jones is a 29 year old, red bearded, two legged mountain goat who can eat his own body weight in fruit and vegetables. He met the love of his life at the door of a hip bar in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley five years ago and has been trying madly to impress her ever since. He eventually plucked up the courage to ask her to marry him once he’d dragged her half way around the world on their tandem bicycle. When he’s not either on holidays or working to get enough money to go on holidays, he’s paragliding and cleaning his ever growing brood of bicycles. Ashley is in charge of equipment, bicycle maintenance, is director of finances and head chef.
Laura Hegarty is a journalist with the ABC in Queensland. She was working in Bundaberg, gathering a portfolio of stories on drug busts, sugar cane and turtles, when she decided there must be more to life and turned to a world map for inspiration. She bought a plane ticket to London and began the journey of a lifetime across 28 countries with her rather wild other half. She loved it and she’s still not over the shock that came at the end of the travel in the form of a proposal… this wild man wanted to marry her! Now 24 years old Laura’s roles include chief blogger, tent maker, route mapper and professional haggler.