Hong Kong-based TV Adventurer, Author and Motivational Speaker
Having received his education at Edinburgh University and Oxford University, Rob Lilwall's early career included working as a door-to-door salesman in California and London, and a high school geography teacher in the UK. He then embarked on his two most epic expeditions: the three-year 50,000 km Cycling Home From Siberia expedition, and the six-month 5,000 km Walking Home From Mongolia expedition. Both were commissioned as television series for National Geographic, and involved Rob travelling unsupported through some of the harshest places on earth, from the frozen wastelands of the Gobi Desert and the remote valleys of inland China, to the thick jungles of Papua New Guinea and the war-torn passes of Afghanistan. Rob’s shorter expeditions have included circumnavigating the M25 motorway and crossing Israel and the West Bank on foot, and traversing the Ethiopian Highlands, the Andes, and the Karakoram by bicycle.
He is the author of two books, and has given his acclaimed motivational talks to more than 50,000 people in over 20 countries around the world. In between expeditions Rob devotes himself to writing, speaking and charity work. From 2010-2014 Rob and his wife Christine started and developed a fundraising office for the children's charity, Viva, in Hong Kong. They are now voluntary ambassadors for the charity.
Currently Rob and Christine are on a 4-month cycling expedition across the USA, riding from Los Angeles to New York City, via Texas and New Orleans. They're aiming to reach New York City in mid August 2015.
Two short videos from Rob's expeditions: