friends reunited! pair saddle up for us charity adventure 34 years on from round-the-world epic

Wiseberg and Galer back in the day

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Two biking friends, who spent 22 months riding round the world together in the 1980s, are joining forces for a trip from Vegas to LA in aid of charity War Child.

Max Wiseberg and Mark Galer previously raised £20,000 for Save the Children and The Downs Syndrome Association between 1986 and 1988 – riding across Europe, Asia, and Australia, before hitching a ride on a container ship to America to continue their adventure.

“This ride is much shorter,” Bedfordshire-based Wiseberg told MCN. “It’s one of those things on the bucket list and we’re going from Vegas to Los Angeles via Death Valley, San Francisco, and Route One on the Pacific Coast Highway to LA.

“It was kind of motivated by Ukraine,” the 64-year-old business owner said. “But then we thought we need to take care of the kids.”

friends reunited! pair saddle up for us charity adventure 34 years on from round-the-world epic

Wiseberg and Galer are hoping to raise £7500 from the trip, but despite them not leaving the UK until September 27, their Just Giving page has already sailed past the £5600 milestone, with more donations arriving all the time.

Galer, a professional photographer, is now based in Australia but will fly out for the start of the adventure.

“We are hiring Harleys for the trip this time,” Wiseberg added. “If you’re going across America, it makes sense to do it on a Harley.

“The main thing I’m looking forward to though is being back on a bike with Mark, riding down the road. Death Valley will be fantastic and we are going to see some great things, but actually one of the best things about the last trip was being on the bikes together.”

To donate to the cause, visit this Just Giving page.

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