Reza Pakravan is a traveller, adventurer and film-maker. He holds the Guinness World Record for crossing the Sahara desert by bicycle: his preferred mode of transport. He has also cycled the Annapurna Circuit, the length of the planet from Norway to South Africa, and through the Amazon rainforest along the Trans-Amazonian Highway. In 2012, he was listed amongst the world s top 20 most seasoned travellers by Men s Fitness magazine. Reza is a patron of NGO SEED Madagascar and has received a prestigious Lloyd s Charity Award for his work building schools and fundraising for Malagasy children.
Charlie Carroll is the author of The Friendship Highway (Summersdale, 2014), No Fixed Abode (Summersdale, 2013) and On the Edge (Monday Books, 2010). He has written for The Guardian, The Big Issue and the Daily Mail, been featured in National Geographic, The Telegraph and The Times, has discussed his work on BBC Radio 5Live and various local radio stations, and has appeared at a number of literary festivals across the UK.