Updated: Nov 9
The Quixotic Adventures of Sir Ken
by Ken Potter
Beyond Borders is a show written by Ken Potter about his 8-year around the world adventure, some features and media comments of which are detailed below. A synopsis of the trip can be seen here.
"Eight years...fifty countries...five continents...deserts...jungles...mountains...
moments of pathos and moments of danger – see how one man
pits wits and mettle against the elements and
engages the world's cultures
in pursuit of his dream..."
Being interviewed in Sydney after his Trans-Australian bicycle trek.
"He nearly froze on a Costa Rican mountaintop, nearly fried in a desert, nearly drowned in a jungle gulf. He fell in love, fell off his bike, and landed on the wrong side of the law when he was accused of being a spy by secret police..."
In the middle of the Darien Gap jungle in Columbia
Some media quotes...
"The wandering knight rode into 50 countries – including Iran before the revolution, Afghanistan before the Russians, and Argentina before the Falklands..."
– THE DAILY MIRROR UK
"A Modern-Day Don Quixote with a bicycle for a horse and a particular brand of humour and imagination that novelists would love..."
– PAULO MAGAZINE CHILE
"His mission? To put a smile on the world's lugubrious face. And who in the world doesn't need a good laugh?"
– THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY
Chivalry at the Taj Mahal
"In today's shrinking world there are few regions unconquered and even fewer adventures. But for the bold, the daring, and the British, no road is left untamed..."
– CHANNEL 9 PERTH AUSTRALIA
"One of the greatest eccentrics of our time..."
– CITY RADIO LIVERPOOL
Taking a break at Bariloche in Argentina by the blue-green and placid Lake Nahuel Huapi in the lovely Andean Lake District.
"The strangest thing on wheels ever to hit Edinburgh..."
– BBC SCOTLAND
"It was enough to make a bloke stand tall and shout 'God save the Queen'. Even the sand maidens on Waikiki Beach were left speechless..."
–THE HONOLULU ADVERTISER HAWAII