Adventure Designer - Rex Havoc
Rex started Himalayan Heroes when he invited his mates from Perth Cafe Racers to join him for an adventure in the Himalayas. Being a key person in the Australian Cafe Racer scene, the founder of Perth Cafe Racers and the organiser of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in Perth, Leh in India and Everest Base Camp in Tibet means he has a lot on his plate. However there is nothing he is more passionate about than designing every Himalayan Heroes adventure so that they are the best motorcycle adventures on the planet. Rex’s routes have been so popular that they have been “emulated” by companies from around the world, not only do they copy the route but they copy the name of the adventure and even the words on our web pages!
Of course, they don’t offer a boutique service so they can’t afford to copy our price and we’ve seen our adventures from US$1,000 to over $4,000 more expensive.
A true adventurer doesn’t keep going back to the same place but explores new horizons. When Rex’s adventure partners couldn’t keep up with his thirst for new places to explore, he wasn’t going to be held back. New routes in ancient areas have been discovered, countries that people tell you you shouldn’t go to are the most welcoming and more affordable ways of world renown adventures are now within reach. Rex is ready to lead you to the most adventurous time of your life.
It is important to Rex that Himalayan Heroes enriches the lives of the people in the remote areas that we visit so proceeds of every adventure go towards our Giving Back project. In 2019 alone, we were able to house two families in Mongolia, provide 12 months of school equipment to a monastery school in India and support an orphanage in Nepal. Riders on all our adventures are encouraged to contribute in their own way.
Rex is always busy but he offers a boutique service so when you have a question, you can be sure, you’ll get through to him (and not palmed off to an admin person) and receive a speedy and accurate response.
Rex rides a W650 Cafe Racer and there is Royal Enfield Classic 500 getting customised into a scrambler that would be perfect for the Himalayas. He also wears a Yeti suit from start to finish on most adventures. It makes the kids smile and it’s a bit of a laugh…or maybe it’s just a fetish thing?
Giving Back Ambassador / Team Medic - Tito
Having a general rule that he says yes to pretty much any opportunity that presents itself if he has no real excuse not to, Tito jumped on the Stairway to Heaven tour in 2017 after meeting us briefly at Throttle Roll. Despite having damn near destroyed one of our bikes, the trip had such an impression on him that he and his friends (most of which met on that first tour) pretty much immediately booked out a DGR and Mongolia tour, becoming a hard face to for us to avoid.
Rarely seen in any one spot for an extended time, he is continuously heard saying that he’s legitimately afraid he would rust if he slows down. Tito is often seen riding ridiculous distances on his Victory Highball raising funds and awareness for multiple charities in the process. When not on some random adventure, he then spends his free time volunteering his time and efforts where he can. Appropriately, Tito has now become our point of contact for our GIVING BACK program that allows us to find ways to give back to the people and communities we visit.
Tito is ex-military and now works in Sydney as a paramedic, so when on tour he also plays the role of team medic. Obviously it’s hopeful that nothing happens to you, but rest assured, if it does he has your back.
Tour Leader - India - "Gumnut"
Our head guide was born in the Himalayas so he knows it like the back of his hand. Riding a motorcycle soon after he could walk, he is not afraid to take you off road and show sites that most locals wouldn’t know about.
“Our guide was a super chilled character and a very calming influence for the group, and was a confidence builder, taking care of every little hurdle that presented itself with calmness and efficiency.” – Peter Scott 2014
Tour Leader - Nepal - Raju
If we could clone our guide in Nepal, we would. He’s an experienced professional who still has a sense of adventure. Always smiling and willing to do what it takes to make sure riders have the best experience of their lives.
Tour Leader - Mongolia
“Batman” is a moto nut. If he’s not riding motorcycles, he’s racing rally cars across Mongolia. We are always warmly welcomed when we roll into camp at the end of the day as everybody knows our fearless leader. He claims to be a descendent of Genghis Khan but then so does every Mongolian. He likes telling stories but I’ll let you figure out which ones are true.
UK Ambassador - Ben Saggers
Ben came on our second trip and loved it so much that be brought a few friends along for the DGR adventure in 2017. He had a blast and when he got home, asked if he could get involved in some way. Ben looks after the London Cafe & Custom group, wears women’s pants but only on a Friday and of course, he does his own stunts. Check out the Himalayan Heroes UK Instagram Page to see some of his work.
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North American Ambassador- Patrick Colleran
Patrick booked to come with us on our infamous Distinguished Gentleman’s Route adventure in 2017 but when the time came, his new business had taken off and he couldn’t afford the time off so he sent us an email to apologise. We suggested we could just transfer his deposit to an adventure later in the year. Patrick was blown away with the service and even more so with his adventure in Nepal. When he wanted to spread the word amongst his fellow Canadians, we felt that his support of an orphanage with 27 kids in Kathmandu, meant he was the perfect fit for Himalayan Heroes. He runs Packhound Motorcycles and is often buried under the snow.