Biker completes daring charity ride

A daring biker has completed a marathon journey clocking up 10,700 miles on some of the worst terrains of Europe and Asia on a Chinese-built 125cc Sinnis Apache.

Anthony Jackson completed the charity ride, in aid of Leukemia Research, eight days ahead of schedule when he crossed the finish line of the Mongol Rally 2011.

He travelled through 11 different countries on his way to the destination without a support vehicle.

During the journey, Mr Jackson escaped death on several occasions and was attacked, bribed and threatened. He even fell off his bike nine times in just one morning.

The marketing official at Sinnis Motorcycles completed his mission in just over three weeks. He dubbed his path as "horrific and dangerous".

He said on the experience of falling in a river, submerging his bike and all 40 kilos of his gear: "I thought it was all over but after I drained the airbox and carb it fired up once again; it was an amazing feeling when I thought my Apache was dead. It really was the adventure of a lifetime."

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