Beker Ana (w1698)

Alias-Pseudonimo-Pseudonyme: -
Nationality-Nazionalità-Nationalité: -
Birth/death-Nascita/morte-Naissance/mort: -
Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: On horseback-A cavallo-A cheval
Geographical description-Riferimento geografico-Référence géographique: North America-America del Nord-Amérique du Nord, South America-America del Sud-Amérique du Sud
Internet: http://www.thelongridersguild.com/Beker-story.htm

Ana Beker, the daughter of Lithuianian immigrants, had been a keen horsewoman almost from the day of her birth in Argentina.  “One day,” Ana writes in her book, “Courage to Ride”, from which this extract is taken, “I went to hear a lecture by the Swiss-born Aimé Felix Tschiffely, who had been a schoolmaster in the Argentine town of Quilmes, and had performed the feat of riding from Buenos Aires to New York with his two horses Mancha (‘Spot’) and Gato (Cat’) who all became world-famous after their achievement of the journey.  He gave a full account, accompanied by pictures, of his progress over 10,000 miles of marshes, rivers, mountains, fenland, forest and desert in the New World.  

After the lecture I obtained an interview with ‘Chifeli’, as he was generally called.  I told him I was planning to ride Ottawa, Canada, a 17,000 mile journey that would surpass his own.  Tschiffely stared at me for a moment in amazement.  Then his characteristic, indulgent smile appeared.  He expressed the view that it would be impossible for me to succeed in my plan because I was a woman!”

Undeterred, the young Long Rider headed towards Canada.  Sadly, Principe and Churrito, the two horses she set out with, died in Bolivia – coincidentally within a few days of each other.

Béliveau Jean (w1699)

Alias-Pseudonimo-Pseudonyme: -
Nationality-Nazionalità-Nationalité: Canada
Birth/death-Nascita/morte-Naissance/mort: -
Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: On foot-A piedi-A pied
Geographical description-Riferimento geografico-Référence géographique: Around the World-Giro del mondo-Tour du monde
Internet: http://www.wwwalk.org
Wikidata: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q2562469

Peace for the children of the world

On August 18th, 2000, at 9:00 am, Jean Béliveau left Montreal, Canada. His goal is to walk around the planet to promote "Peace and non-violence for the profit of the children of the world". He is travelling alone with a three-wheeled stroller that holds a bit of food, his clothing, a First Aid kit, a small tent and a sleeping bag.

Jean plans to walk across the continents, from North America to South America, then across to South Africa, up to Europe, then the Middle East, South and Eastern Asia, Australia, New Zealand and finally back to Canada.

This 11 years journey is in support of the United Nations proclamation: 2001-2010 - International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World

http://wwwalk.org/en/


(Ollie Smith, www.expertsure.com)

Bell Gertrude (w1700)

Alias-Pseudonimo-Pseudonyme: -
Nationality-Nazionalità-Nationalité: UK, Inglese, Anglais
Birth/death-Nascita/morte-Naissance/mort: 1868-1926
Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: Various-Diversi-Différents
Geographical description-Riferimento geografico-Référence géographique: Around the World-Giro del mondo-Tour du monde
Internet: http://www.gerty.ncl.ac.uk
Wikidata: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q231360
Additional references-Riferimenti complementari-Références complémentaires: Wallach J., Desert Queen, Anchor Books, 2005.

Bensley Harry (w1705)

Alias-Pseudonimo-Pseudonyme: The Man in the Iron Mask; The Masked Walker
Nationality-Nazionalità-Nationalité: UK, Inglese, Anglais
Birth/death-Nascita/morte-Naissance/mort: 1876-1956
Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: -
Geographical description-Riferimento geografico-Référence géographique: Around the World-Giro del mondo-Tour du monde
Internet: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/making_history/making_history_20071218.shtml
Wikidata: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q5667285
Inscriptions-Iscrizioni-Inscriptions: The man with the iron mask walking round the world for a $21'000 wager

Bernardoni Sebastiano (w2875)

Alias-Pseudonimo-Pseudonyme: -
Nationality-Nazionalità-Nationalité: Switzerland-Svizzera-Suisse
Birth/death-Nascita/morte-Naissance/mort: -
Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: Bike, tricycle-Bicicletta, triciclo-Vélo, tricycle
Geographical description-Riferimento geografico-Référence géographique: Europe-Europa, Asia
Internet: https://sebaflovelo.wordpress.com/
Additional references-Riferimenti complementari-Références complémentaires: Dalla Thailandia a Parigi, Intervista a Rete1, http://www.rsi.ch/rete-uno/programmi/informazione/albachiara/Fondazione-Amilcare-una-speranza-per-gli-adolescenti-6440602.html.

 

 

Berney Henry-Maurice (w2901)

Alias-Pseudonimo-Pseudonyme: -
Nationality-Nazionalità-Nationalité: -
Birth/death-Nascita/morte-Naissance/mort: -
Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: -
Geographical description-Riferimento geografico-Référence géographique: North America-America del Nord-Amérique du Nord, Africa
Additional references-Riferimenti complementari-Références complémentaires: Corriere del Ticino, 6 dicembre 1958.


Rest not
Life is sweeping by
go and dare before you die.
Something mighty and sublime,
leave behind to conquer time.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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