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Rob Lilwall          

Rob Lilwall is best known for his epic, 50,000km Cycling Home From Siberia expedition.

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. Rob and his wife are currently the Hong Kong Joint National Directors of the children’s charity, Viva.


"Humorous, unassuming and definitely inspiring.... Rob did a fabulous job in sharing his experiences with our team. He was able to weave in and bring to life some of the key thoughts and teaching points surrounding the programme." - Nike, Greater China Region

“We have had many conferences, and many after-­dinner speakers, and without doubt Rob Lilwall was one of the very best. His journey is fascinating and his talk and style highly engaging, filled with humour... It works very well in the corporate environment with great messages about overcoming challenges and being resourceful.” -­ Macquarie Capital, Hong Kong

Rob is a great story teller, with a wonderful story to tell. His story is inspiring, motivational and hard hitting, delivered in an extremely engaging and fun style. He correlates his story to many real challenges of work and life. His listeners are left with... powerful messages on how to navigate adversity with fortitude, humour and a sense of adventure. - Reckitt Benckiser, China


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