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trike_expeditionRover Scouts Adam Kilpatrick and Stephen Warren-Smith are riding their recumbent trikes to the World Jamboree in Sweden!

The expedition began on Saturday October 30th 2010, from the South Australia Scout HQ and will finish at Rinkaby, Sweden for the start of the 22nd World Scout Jamboree, 27 July – 7 August 2011. It will involve over 21,000km of self-supported recumbent triking through 22 Scouting countries, over 9 months.


Australia (Adelaide to Perth)-South Africa-Namibia-Botswana-Zambia-Malawi-Tanzania-Kenya-Ethiopia-Sudan-Egypt-Jordan-Syria-Turkey-Bulgaria-Romania-Hungary-Austria-Czech Republic-Germany-Denmark-Sweden

Recumbent trikes are human-powered-vehicles, which have two wheels in front, and one behind. You lay back in the seat and pedal like crazy! The team's trikes have been specially built for this expedition, and will carry their lightweight camping gear, food, water, spare parts and tools, and importantly their cameras so you can see where they go!

Adam and Stephen made the necessary preparations and trained very hard for the expedition, in which they hope to inspire Scouts of all ages in both Australia and overseas.

They have a dedicated website for their expedition, where you can find more information, and follow their progress: and

pdf  Recommendation letter Trike expedition

spreadsheet  Route Trike expedition  


# South AfricaJean Lewis 2010-12-01 11:34
Just to let you know that the 2 scouts are being hosted in Cape Town
# Australian Baden-Powell Guild MasterBrian Jackson 2010-11-24 12:26
All members of the Australian Baden-Powell Guild wish you both a safe and speedy trip. Enjoy the Jamboree and looking forward to hearing of the trip when you arrive home.
# KenyaFaith Wathome 2010-11-23 22:19
Dear Central Branch Coordinator. I would be glad to be of any help so please feel free to pass on my contacts.
# SudanMekki Mohamed Babiker 2010-11-23 16:21
Thank you Central Branch Coordinator for your continuous care. I will be the coordinator for SUDAN.
# Former İC now Central Branch memberU. Savas Baran 2010-11-17 05:04
Thank you for the news. I begin to work on how to help on Turkish part. I was always interested in different type of bicycles. I will be in Ankara but I am sure all of the Turkish Guides and Scouts will be ready all along the road