Rupert is an experienced adventure motorcyclist and completed several long distance solo expeditions in various parts of the world.
He is a former Royal Hong Kong Police Inspector, EOD bomb disposal cadre member, and Forensic Investigation and Dispute Leader for various consultancies.
He is founder of the Hong Kong Paragliding Association and competed as a pilot in the World Championships in Verbier and Kyushu Japan in the mid 1990s.
He is currently the Director of Apollo Advisory Limited (www.apollo-advisory.net), an investigation and forensic accounting firm based in Hong Kong and continues to be active with various motorcycle expeditions and global adventures.
He has been riding motorcycles since he was 13 years old and started “adventure riding” at 16 years when he rode a Mark 4 S (a Dutch 50 cc moped) along the exotic route from Staffordshire in the Midlands to see his grandmother for tea on the south coast of sunny Sussex. A 250 mile journey that took him all day and all night …and it rained pretty much the whole way.
His off-road riding experience began with a vintage Matchless 350 motorcycle which he used rain or shine to collect cows for milking on a dairy farm he worked on as a teenager.
Since then he has ridden an Aprilia 650 Pegasus, Honda Transalp, Kawasaki Versys and a Honda 250 Enduro bike across South East Asia; a 310kph Suzuki GSXR 1300 Hayabusa across Europe; and a CF Moto 650 across China and Tibet.
Over the years he has owned many motorcycles, including a Yamaha 1200 Vmax; Honda Africa Twin; Suzuki GS750; Yamaha XS650; Kawasaki ZXR 750; Honda 1000 cc Fireblade; and a Yamaha 1000cc YZF- R1, the latter in his daily attempt, during that time, to get from his beach hut home in the village of Sek O on Hong Kong Island to his office in the business district of Admiralty in under 10 minutes.
While studying for a degree when he was a police officer in Hong Kong he got a cushy job riding a Honda CBX 750 police motorcycle everyday and gained the rare distinction of having received considerably more speeding tickets whilst on duty than he ever issued.
In 2007 and 2009 Rupert rode solo across Africa, and between 2011 to 2012 Rupert and Fanny rode 53,800 kilometers around the world, each on KTM 990 Adventure motorcycles, and at the same time raised awareness and funds for their charities …”Half the Sky” and “Autism Research Trust”