It was meant to be a 12-month respite from their busy professional lives, an adventure of a lifetime on a pair of off-road bikes.
Instead Simon and Lisa Thomas stayed away for 17 years, passing through 80 countries, clocking up 500,000 miles and seeing sights they will never forget, from Burma’s jungles to Chile’s moonscape mountains and the vast plains of Africa.
Theirs was to become the world’s longest ever continuous team motorcycle ride.
Life on the road wasn’t without its hardships, passing as they did in some of the world’s worst “cesspits and hovels”.
But it was only when they bought a property within sight of Snowdonia did they begin to fall ill.
Their chalet on the Plas Panteidal holiday and residential estate, near Aberdyfi, was only ever meant to be a UK base while they travelled.
But Covid-19 emerged soon after and they’ve now been there a year, grappling with a host of serious skin conditions brought on, they claim, by the estate’s water supply…
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