About the Frontline Safari 2019
The 2019 Frontline Safari is a unique fundraising adventure riding event held in the Simpson Desert during the first week of September 2019.
The event brings together 40 off-road motorcycle riders with a sense of adventure and purpose, along with some of Australia’s most elite veteran special forces and emergency services personnel who will manage and support the 40 riders to complete a double crossing of the Simpson Desert over the five day period. Whilst doing so, we will be raising vital funds and awareness for the veteran charity “Soldier On”.
Each rider will pay a fee to attend the fully supported ride with all profits for the ride going to Soldier On.
The challenging Simpson Desert is the world’s largest sand dune desert with well over 1100 dunes awaiting adventurers and their bikes.
Whilst we conduct the double crossing, SAS and Dakar Veteran Scott Britnell will be setting his own record. Scott Britnell will attempt to cross the Simpson as many times as possible over the five-day period in the hope to raise further funds and awareness for Soldier On. The main riding party of 40 paying riders and support crew will cheer on and support Scott as he conducts his record-breaking endurance ride across the biggest sand dune desert in the world. Scott is hoping to conduct five crossings (if not more) during the Five-day period
What we'll do
Learning new skills, Adventure, challenging environments, problem solving, and mateship. These are sorts of skills emergency services and defence force personnel use on a daily basis during their careers.
Set against an unforgiving backdrop of the mighty Simpson Desert, our riders will put these skills and gritty determination to the test during our fully supported fundraising ride across the Simpson. Twice. It will be tough. It will be fun. There will be adventure and excitement. Most likely there’ll be blood, sweat and tears too…but you wouldnt have it any other way, right?
Participants will learn new skills and hear stories from our veterans on a nightly basis. They will learn the aboriginal culture of the lands they pass through, and learn vital bush survival skills. They’ll also receive top tier medical and mechanical support and still have the opportunity to carry all their own equipment to truly test their riding and adventure skills throughout the ride.
This adventure is a bucket list item for many, but few actually do it. The thought of tackling it alone can be daunting for even experienced off-road riders. This is an opportunity to tick it off in the company of newfound mates with the reassurance of an awesome support crew. Get on board…!
Stuff you need to know now...
Event Dates : Departs Birdsville on 2nd September 2019, and returns to Birdsville Friday 6th September 2019. Allow time to get to and from Birdsville from your point of origin. Route maps: (kml) or (GPX)
Participants: Strictly 40 participants only + support crew
Event Cost : AUD $2000 +GST per participant (Total A$2200). The registration fee will become payable in full upon offer of a ride position; and subject to a refunds policy. The registration fee will be applied against the aggregate of the organiser’s out-of-pocket expenses incurred to stage the ride. All organisers are volunteers, and no funds are being used in “administration costs” (That is, if there’s anything left over, it’ll be donated to Soldier On) Participants are encouraged to seek sponsorship for their fundraising which will benefit Soldier On, though fund-raising is not compulsory
Inclusions: Ride fee, fuel (participant’s bikes only); experienced Medical support staff, support vehicles and recovery equipment; Accommodation (we’re camping – bring a tent!) meals (basic & hearty, and simple. If you have specific meal requirements you may need to self-cater, or consider that this adventure may not be for you…) The kit also includes a rider’s pack including sponsor’s items and a souvenir Frontline Safari Tee-Shirt and Hat.
More details will be revealed as plans solidify. Got a specific question that needs answering before you can commit? Hit us up over here