As I see it, following your dreams and fight to achieve your goals is one of the most important things in life. Ever since I started enduro racing at 16, I have dreamt of participating in the Dakar Rally.
Within the space of 4 months, in the end of 2022 and beginning of 2023, both my wife and I were diagnosed with Cancer. We have now, both, been successfully treated and all tumors removed. But this was a tremendous chock to our whole family and our lives were falling part. But what it also, as we are coming out of this, made us realize that life is a fragile thing and we should not take anything for granted and especially not expect that it would last forever. Some people think that you then need to be really careful with that life. And absolutely yes one should be. But being careful does not mean that one should stop and drop the dreams. Because the dreams are the fuel for life! Therefore this whole process has made it clear to me that I need to, at least try, to live some of my dreams, and some part of those dreams involve adventure and motorbikes. Ever since I was little, and had access to the relevant TV channels, I have been following and dreaming about the Dakar Rally. Again people tell me this is impossible! But why is it? At least I need to try. And if I don’t get there at least I will know that I tried.
I have the riding capability and skills from 35+ years of motorbike riding at a decent level. I have the physical and mental strength as well. The most challenging part is the financial side as it is a costly adventure to take part in. So on top of all the training, the hunt for funds needs to be initiated.
But also, as I am so grateful, towards all the support we have both received from the medical care. I have also decided to set up a fund raising collection for Cancer Research where 100% of the donations to that fund goes to Cancer Research. It is important for me to keep the fund raising for Dakar and the fund raising for Cancer Research totally separated as Cancer Research will help changing the life for generations to come.
So if you can then please donate something to the Cancer Research, simply by following the QR-Code, scan it wiht your mobilephone or simply click on it, for that fundraising. Once you have done that and if you are interested then please look at the options there are to support my efforts to do the Dakar rally 2025 by clicking the “DONATE” button below.
I have competed internationally for several years and have participated in competitions such as Baja Aragon, Enduro WC, Novemberkåsan and Gotland Grand National. I live in Sweden, I am married to Maria and have 3 wonderful sons.
My goal is to follow my dreams and share the experience with you!
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