Tom Nelson

Stats:

• DOB – 07.08.1984

• POB – Solihull

• Height – 185cm

• Weight – roughly 16kg lighter than Phil

• Nickname – Nelson, Dancer

About me:

A happy childhood – tick

University – tick

Four years solid experience in the ‘big wide world’ – tick.

Many other events, successes and failures along the way – tick.

Fears in life:

  • Snakes – in a big way 

  • Getting old without living out at least some of my dreams

Reasons for doing this:

For the last four years I have worked as a design manager for a residential developer in Surrey. I love my job and the people I work with. However, as life passes by at a quicker rate year-on-year, I cannot ignore the desire to get out and see the world on my doorstep from a completely new perspective.

Getting Phil onboard with the whole adventure back in January was the final nail in the coffin for the Sensible Me. A moment we’ll look back on many of times to come over the next few years.

Why by bicycle? Well, there are many ways to experience mother nature and human culture, but the saddle will offer a front row seat. Away from the popular tourist trails we hope to truly explore the regular day-to-day life and musical influences of the worlds we travel through.

Numerous books, websites, documentaries and discussions have been digested, and now it’s time to put thought into action. Living out this dream is a huge undertaking, but will hopefully raise large sums of money for this incredible charity.

Quotes to live by:

  • “If there’s no risk there’s no adventure… and that’s a great part of life.” Bill Briggs

  • “If you don’t do it this year, you will be one year older when you do.” Warren Miller

  • “Live fast, die older.” Nick Wilson (friend), 2003

  • “Go big or go home boys.” Tom Kirkham (friend), 2009

  • “Do one thing everyday that scares you.” Baz Luhrmann

Inspirations:

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