Ashley Weyman-Jones is a 27 year old, red bearded, two legged mountain goat who likes brit-rock, beer and ice cream. He met the love of his life at the door of a hip bar in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley three years ago and has been trying madly to impress her ever since. After working as a surveyor on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland for the past six years, Ashley is ready to retire temporarily and become a wandering para-bum. Ashley is in charge of equipment, bicycle maintenance, route mapping and tent building.
Until recently, Laura Hegarty was a Journalist with the ABC in Bundaberg in Queensland. With a portfolio thick of stories on drug busts, sugar cane and turtles, she decided there must be more to life and turned to a world map for inspiration. Laura’s 22 years old and she couldn’t care less about saving for a decent car or a house deposit. Instead, she’s decided to blow her hard-earned dollars on border passes and bicycle parts. She’s got a terrible sense of direction and she’s still a bit scared of her paraglider… but she’ll make it. Laura’s the director of finances, chief blogger and head chef.