Modern slavery exists in every country on earth, including the UK. There are currently estimated to be 45.8. million people living in slavery around the world. That’s three times the amount that were enslaved during the time of the transatlantic slave trade. The difference is that today it’s gone underground. In the UK it goes unseen on our high streets, on our farms and behind closed doors in our homes. Around the world it exists in the same way but also in the production of the things we buy at home.
Over the last couple of years that we’ve been planning and doing this trip slavery is starting to hit the headlines of the international press. The world is waking up to the issue and hopefully we can play a small part in the fight against it.
Through going around the world on our scooter and sidecar we are trying to demonstrate just how widespread the issue is and just how interlinked we all are with it. To showcase how prevalent it is, we’re meeting with the organisations who are fighting it in the places we visit. So far, we’ve driven from London to Cape Town and Santiago to Vancouver. We have met with several organisations who are doing amazing work to combat it or prevent it where they are and these are listed on our partners page.
Choose a perk below and donate to the organisations fighting modern slavery.
“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.” – William Wilberforce
The total on this page reflects the gross amount of money donated by members of the public both online and at events. It does not reflect money donated to the project by corporate sponsors that has been used to fund the trip. The total has recently been amended to display the total amount to be donated to charities fighting modern slavery. If you have any questions please get in touch via our contact page.
Guess The Mile
We’re running our guess the mile competition in which you can win £500 worth of Devitt Bike Insurance. All you have to do is Guess the exact amount of miles we did on our journey. The total is 34 thousand and something – you’ve got to guess the ‘something’ to win.
Just buy this perk and pick any number between 34,101 and 34,320 – if someone has already taken your guess we’ll bump you to the next closest number.
The winner will be announced when Guinness World Records announce our final distance – in the meantime you can win instant on the spot prizes such as t-shirts and supporter stickers. Just guess the mile to win!
P.s. you can buy as many guesses as you like.
“We did it” t-shirt.
Grab one of these cool we did it t- shirts!
An As Seen From The Sidecar sticker and a sincere thank you.
A cracking As Seen From The Sidecar sticker and a sincere thank you from us!
As Seen From The Sidecar T- Shirt
Treat yourself to a cracking As Seen From The Sidecar T-shirt.
Name The Sidecar
Boaty Mc Boat Face? The “your name” sidecar? If you’re feeling exceptionally giving you can splash out and name the first ever sidecar to circumnavigate the planet. Get your name in the history books for this completely ridiculous reason. It will also be seen around the globe so if you’re a business looking for a cheap way to get global coverage then look no further. Email info@AsSeenFromTheSidecar.org for more details.