Lisa and Simon Thomas were described by the American adventurer Allan Karl as “the King and Queen of Adventure Motorcycling”. Griff Wilson, Sr Director for Adidas described the husband and wife duo as ‘Inspirational!’
In 2003 Lisa and Simon Thomas headed out to explore the planet on two off-road motorcycles.
They spent the next 17-years independently exploring some of the harshest and most remote regions on earth. Their adventure has been fast-paced and often tough, but always extraordinary. Over the years, the duo has dined with Maasai warriors and business moguls, and there was that, ‘mistaken kidnapping of an African President’s Son’ situation, but that’s another story!
They survived a broken neck in the Amazon Jungle, a Chechen bombing in Moscow, and faced many untold challenges that would stop others in their tracks, but not this pair. This is a story with hearing!
Contact Great British Speakers today to book ‘2 Ride The World’ motivational adventurers Lisa and Simon Thomas for your next event.
Lisa and Simon Thomas set out in 2003 for what they had planned to be a 16-month global expedition. The duo better known as ‘2 Ride The World’ spent the next 16-continous years riding the world on two motorcycles. They survived the world’s harshest environments, and have ridden an insane 500,000 miles, through 80 countries, and across six continents. In their own words,
“We appreciate every day and understand that we’re living an extraordinary life ‘together’!
Along the way, they’ve recorded and shared the highs and lows from their 17-years on the road, via their website. They have survived broken necks and malaria in the Amazon Jungle, being shot at in Russia, and have explored and traversed 37 deserts.
In Africa, Simon and Lisa were threatened with expulsion having been wrongfully accused of kidnapping a President’s son. They have run out of water, squinted at hallucinations, repaired damaged bikes with scrap aeroplane parts, dined with Maasai warriors and loved each other every step of the way.
This inspiring pair have shared their experiences with over 100-live audiences around the globe, authored articles for top travel and motorcycle publications and made over 40 international TV appearances, written a cookbook and been the focus of a BBC documentary.
Simon recently said;
“As travelers, authors, photographers and filmmakers we scare ourselves silly, correct course as we go and appreciate every day. It’s incredible what we’re each capable of achieving when we turn a deaf ear to those that say it can’t be done. Life should be extraordinary.”
Lisa and Simon can be booked together or separately. Read more about their individual speaking engagements on their profiles – links below.
Half-a million miles on, and their story extends beyond the motorcycle world as the pair present and share their unique life insights with corporate clients and industry leaders for brands like BMW, Adidas and many others. Simon and Lisa Thomas have spoken at events for international politicians and commercial influencers around the world. Their aim is to reinforce focus, and ignite new personal and professional passions while imparting methods and techniques that improve communications, goal achievement and planning.
As they continue to travel together to and across the most challenging parts of the world, they provide absolute proof that the principle communication techniques they share in their presentation are effective, powerful and most all successful tools to overcoming adversity and finding true resilience.
Simon and Lisa captured the audience’s attention straight away and delivered to a full house. They described their unique partnership as world travellers, setting goals, problem solving, constantly reviewing desired outcomes and resultant successes or failures. They worked with each other easily as presenters and switched between speaking roles while sharing an amazing series of images with our delagtes, that took the audience along on their ride, allowing the audience to relate to the content as it was delivered.
Having being involved with the organising of events for our South Australian Members for the past 5 years I can honestly say that I have never seen so many Members stay back after a presentation to gain some time to chat with the Speakers. Simon and Lisa were happy to spend their time with each of these Members answering their many questions.
I would happily recommend Simon and Lisa Thomas, aka 2 Ride the World, to any Company or Organisation looking to motivate and inspire their Staff with something a little different that encourages the audience to set and achieve their own life goals.
Andrew Harrison. Chair Of Events
Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia
I wanted to reach out to thank you for your visit to Adidas Head Office. Our entire team was very excited to hear about your adventures and how your experience could apply to innovation and problem solving across our global platform. Your presentation was lively, funny, and informative and above all, inspiring’
Sr. Director,Future Footwear Team. ADIDAS
What Lisa and Simon offer is not some glitzy, overproduced, special effects documentary. Their story is real, raw and engaging. You “Ooo, Ahh and wow” at their multi-media presentation. With their energy, conviction and obvious passion for two-wheeled travel, Simon and Lisa inspired, educated and entertained us all. Their video draws you in and makes you feel like you’re part of the adventure. Their photography of the world is stunning and their story telling is spellbinding.
I can honestly say, we have never had a presentation at the dealership that has been this popular. Do your customers, your dealership and yourself a favor. Have Lisa and Simon share their continuing story with your customers, you won’t regret it.’
BMW Motorcycles of Las Vegas