International Polo Player and winner of his class in the 2013 Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, Bobby dreamt up IGO whilst spending 48 days in a little boat rowing two hours on and two hours off with 3 friends. Bobby is passionate about giving true adventure to those who can’t disappear off the grid for three months.
George Bullard is a world record-breaking explorer, endurance athlete and motivational speaker. To date he has covered more than 2,000 miles on foot in the polar regions and completed many other extraordinary expeditions around the world and guiding over 300 people. George is passionate about encouraging others to embark on their own adventures and confront the challenge of the ‘unthinkable’.
To date Archie has made over 150 films for a wide range of clients, including TV shows for the BBC, Discovery and Channel 4, Commercials and Promos for Virgin, British Airways, Vodafone and many other well known brands. He has won several awards, one of them being for his documentary ‘Archie the Cockfighter,’ where Archie himself trains to be a cockfighter in the Philippines. His work has taken him all over the world and he is truly living up to his goals in life!
Alex has previously worked with The UEFA Champions League and the Women’s Tennis Association across sponsorship and marketing. A fellow ocean rower, she set a world record as part of the first female crew to row the North Atlantic from New York to Falmouth. Happiest in the mountains, at sea or on a bike, Alex is keen to help other people have their own adventures in incredible locations around the world.
After 20 years as a distinguished Army Officer with the Gurkhas, with whom he served in the likes of Bosnia, the Falklands, East Timor, Iraq and West Africa, Johnny, much to our delight, returned to his first love: photography. He is now the photographer for the British Exploring Society and has established his own company with clients ranging from Coca Cola to some of the most elite private security companies in the world. We are looking forward to Johnny capturing all the highs and lows of the challenges.
Nick is an expert in the sport and charity sectors, specialising in corporate social responsibility, fundraising, events and brand communications. Following 5 years in telecommunications and a career break in Central America he decided to transfer his skills to the third sector where he has enjoyed various roles as a challenge participant, fundraiser, national director, trustee and consultant. His experience ranges across various types, sizes and causes of charity including The Prince’s Trust, The University of Cambridge, Right To Play UK and Red Balloon.
Paul Gascoyne is a competitive triathlete: 7 times Ironman, Xterra competitor and all round adventure racer. Paul coaches the London Dynamo, the capital’s largest cycle club, and also provides the best standard of personal training, sports injury therapy and nutrition consultancy to clients around the world. Focusing on functional movement, Paul will work with Dr. Coyne to deliver bespoke, four-month training programs to ensure IGO competitors are in the best possible physical and mental state for their event.
Dr. J HUGH COYNE
MBBS BSc PGDip MRCGP DRCOG DCH
Hugh is passionate about sports medicine and using fitness for health promotion. Having graduated in Medicine from Imperial College London, Hugh has since completed his Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners and also holds a Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine from the University of Bath. Hugh will provide IGO competitors with holistic consultation and state-of-the-art medical analysis to ensure that their preparation programs are designed to the best possible specification.