Who are we?

Yeah, who are we anyway?

Hi there readers, and welcome to the “who are we?” section.

It’s not easy describing yourselves, and when actually pushed you have to really think about how honest you need to be. I guess we should use words like “incredible” and “remarkable” but in what context? We are both incredibly interested in sport and other activities, but when performed the results,  inevitably, tend to be remarkably average.

So let’s start with Jodie, Billy Burtos, or Little Bill as some refer to her. Incidentally the term Bill or Billy stemmed from her “goat like” attributes on mountains. Now to clear up any confusion, we are not talking about her little beard or hooves (that operation is thankfully now just a distant memory). We are referring to the fact that she excels in situations involving steep hills and appears at ease on the sheerest of cliff faces.  On a recent cycling holiday in Transylvania (highly recommended by the way), the group only ever caught up with Little Bill when she eventually stopped for a graze.

Notible extras about Little Bill include eating peanut butter with a teaspoon, running in the style of a rabbit and grinning like a lunatic every time Ewan McGregor appears on the tv.

 Click here for Jodie’s profile


Now onto Tom,  Mr Tom,  Hud,  Hudster,  Huddylious (I added that myself) or just plain old Huddo. The names don’t require an awfully long story, and luckily don’t have one. Take your name, add an O on the end. That’s what my friends would call you…. Unless your name is Jim Sadd, or Terry Hawaiifive. They would still call you that, probably behind your back.

Tom used to be great at sport, he can’t recall the exact specifics, nor proof, just why he was so fantastic, but like most amateur rugby players, “talking a good game” in the bar has become one of his favourite activities.

Notible extras about Tom include having a dress sense inspired by failing homeknit businesses, falling asleep in inappropriate places, and for singing so badly that he was asked to play the  school organ instead.

Click here for Tom’s profile

Any question marks over our credentials? Of course not! We haven’t mentioned our attributes yet.

Afterall, we both have PADI advanced open water, an introduction to rock climbing certificate, and we once walked 100km (not quite as far as the Proclaimers) to raise money for the Guerka Welfare Trust. Granted, it’s not specific training in the “traditional” sense, but even Lance Armstrong himself would not be better prepared to cycle over 12,000 miles.

Just a quick reminder, we are raising money for 2 great charities, and they need your generosity. This is the only motivation we need to keep pedalling, and we hope that you will keep up to date with our progress and support us.

Hopefully this little introduction will help you learn something about us, and if you have any questions, please get in touch!


Thankyou !!

Little Bill and Huddo

Visit our official website – click here


5 Responses

  1. So very excited for you two fellow mad overlanders on two wheels! Website looks fantastic and we’re hoping our paths cross in China. Tom, you’ve got a lot of facial growth to catch up on.
    If not, you’ll have a place to crash when we all make it to Melbourne and give up our bikes in favour of watching loads of rugby and sports involving odd-shaped balls for the boys and short shorts for the girls’ viewing – Adam & Cat

  2. In a word – Epic.

    Great word getting Gilbert on board.

    10 by Thames shall be interesting, perhaps and Englishman stands a chance this year?

    Looking forward to the posts…. I’ll be lost somewhere in Africa in May so I’ll be reading them as often as I can find internet in the desert.

    All the best guys! Loving it.

  3. Hello from Tel-Aviv,

    It’s just amazing how you spread the word of rugby, especially for us, the small rugby countries. Amazing and inspiring stories. It’s too bad you don’t come to our area (you’re not too far, you can still come by!!), You would love Israel.

    Best of luck, cheers!!

  4. Hey There Jodie and Tom,
    I’m not sure if you remember me, but I met you guys when you were staying at Nick’s place in Seoul, South Korea. Since the World Cup starts in 2 days I assume you are relatively close to NZ. I am staying in Wellington and would love to meet up some time if you guys have a chance. Here’s my wordpress in case you guys need a refresher: http://givephil5.wordpress.com . My contact email is on the worpress page…

    Hope all is well and best of luck in the last few days of your journey!

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