Our Expedition explained
The Expedition’s purpose is to raise significant funds for childrens’ charities we are visiting en-route. We expect to raise over £100,000 for the charities we are supporting.
Our Expedition starts on 6th August this year. We are travelling overland from London to Singapore, with a crew of 4 in two expedition-equipped Land Rover Defender 110’s.
This new route for 2023 covers approximately 14,500 very demanding miles, often via remote regions and using very poor roads. It is not possible to re-trace the 1955 expedition’s exact route. Instead, taking over four months, our route sees us travelling through:
U.K. - FRANCE - GERMANY - AUSTRIA - HUNGARY - ROMANIA - BULGARIA - TURKEY - GEORGIA - AZERBAIJAN - KAZAKHSTAN - UZBEKISTAN - KYRGYZSTAN - CHINA - NEPAL - INDIA - BHUTAN - LAOS - THAILAND - MALAYSIA and on to the finish line in SINGAPORE, hopefully before December 25th.
London to Singapore is the 'original' overland journey; the first expedition of two teams from Oxford and Cambridge tackled this journey in 1955, in two Land Rovers. Ours is only the second full-fledged 'expedition' to go from London to Singapore. In 2019 The Last Overland expedition successfully returned from Singapore to London.
Our Expedition is fully carbon-offset, which is a first in the overland expedition community.
Meet the Team
Tom Waring is the Team Leader and organiser of the Expedition. Tom lives in Scotland and is a Land Rover nut! Retired from a career in finance, Tom spends his time fishing for salmon with his Labrador Rudy. Tom is a London Mud Club member and his expedition vehicle is ‘Ferdi’ – a Defender 110 built by Nene Overland.
Alfred Waring is an Asian based entrepreneur, with interests in sports marketing and F&B distribution. Al is a keen cyclist and acknowledged ‘bon vivant’. His Landy ‘Imelda’ is similarly equipped to Ferdi except has a bigger fridge!
Anton Delli-Bovi is our expedition filmmaker and all round adrenalin junkie. When he’s not behind a camera or editing video Anton throws himself out of aeroplanes and insists its good fun. Skydiving, he calls it. Anton was the winner of a competition we ran with various university film departments.