WheelEEZ® polyurethane balloon wheels are equipped with unique, pliable, pneumatic tyres that will roll, even glide, over soft sand, turf and other challenging terrains. The tyre’s low-pressure permits rolling heavy loads over unstable/uneven ground with ease.

These unique balloon wheels will not sink or plough into soft ground. They are great for use on delicate surfaces preventing indentations, as well as providing shock-absorbing qualities.

Ross Handling

Ross Handling is the official UK supplier of Wheeleez. With their ability to glide over challenging terrains with a range of low-pressure pneumatic wheels, these wheels are commonly known as ‘balloon wheels’

For those with restricted mobility create beach wheelchairs to make vacations more accessible or attach these balloon tyres to fishing trolleys or beach carts to make carrying water sport accessories easier.

We off the full range of WheelEEZ products including Beach Trolleys, Boat Trolleys, Kayak Trolleys and Jet Ski Trolleys. Or create your own using our DIY kit.

Read more here about our involvement with the forthcoming Aral Kum expedition.


Castleacre Insurance are experienced Private Client Insurance Brokers arranging insurance for Family Offices, Trustees, Estates, European Homes, Museums and Galleries.

Castleacre focus on clients who need more understanding and attention and in contrast to increasingly impersonal insurance services, Castleacre clients benefit from a direct relationship with a senior dedicated insurance advisor, who is there to offer risk and market guidance and support in the event of a claim.


Seattle-based GRAYL® makes innovative water purifiers for international travellers and outdoor explorers so their adventures can be safe, self-reliant, and awe-inspiring. Since 2016, Grayl purifiers have hydrated hundreds of thousands of adventures. Grayl believes the greatest moments of life occur when one travels beyond their comfort zone, takes risks, builds connections with different cultures, and returns home as a global citizen. GRAYL is distributed worldwide and is a member of 1% for the Planet, contributing a portion of every sale to non-profit organizations that protect and preserve the natural environment.

Justerini & Brooks

Fine Wine & Spirits Merchants, established in 1749. We were awarded our first Royal Warrant by King George III in 1761, and we are proud to have been granted this honour by every successive British monarch since, including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

As a fine wine and spirits merchant, we understand that making something really special takes time. From the grower who makes the wine, to grapes that end up in your glass; it is our responsibility to respect our producers’ livelihoods for our customers’ enjoyment. Curating and collecting, guiding with expert care and attention, and ensuring that every step of the way we abide by our own high standards and principals, are attributes that are vital to not only our wine portfolio, but also our philanthropic endeavours.

Ensuring we share blended value approaches with charities, both locally and globally. Engaging with our communities through targeted giving, promoting sensible, ethical and sustainable partnerships. Through our position in the Royal Warrant Holding community, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards and QEST, we can provide support to charities that in turn act as a symbol of trust and inspiration to others.

We are delighted to support The Aral Kum Crossing expedition as an endeavour that shares the same values as our own.

Wise Grapes

Tailored wine tastings for beginners to connoisseurs in the venue of your choice. Unlock the mystery of wine with Catriona Palmer and learn the art of winemaking to food and wine matching. 

Catriona has worked for the biggest names in the British wine trade spending well over a decade at Berry Brothers & Rudd and Justerini & Brooks. She has enjoyed an enviable career immersed in the world of fine wines, travelling globally tasting hidden gems as well as the classics. With a wealth of knowledge and an easy engaging style, combined with unique knowledge of and access to Justerini & Brooks’s exceptional portfolio.

Pureland Foundation

The Pureland Foundation supports institutions, charities and programmes that promote social, spiritual and emotional wellness, with an emphasis on art and music. Pure Land in Buddhism refers to the realm of higher consciousness and peace. Although not based in any religion, the Foundation seeks to create and promote the interconnectedness and sense of “pure land” in our daily lives.

The Pureland Foundation was founded by Bruno Wang, a philanthropist, cultural patron and businessman. The Foundation reflects Mr Wang’s well-established interests in meditation, holistic wellbeing, art and music.

LW Fitness 4 All


Discover what it’s like to make real changes quickly.
LWFitness4All is the only gym in Colchester where a former British Paratrooper is there to ensure you achieve your full potential. “I believe that my new purpose in life is to recognise the potential in every person I meet, and to inspire that person to take the necessary steps towards achieving their full capability. I use knowledge gained within the army to great effect when teaching classes.”

Lee Watts – Founder, Owner, Fitness Trainer, Lead First Aid Instructor and Member of the Desert Team – TAKLAMAKAN ANGLO CHINESE EXPEDITION 2018

At LWFitness4All, we offer a non-intimidating atmosphere. We work hard to keep it this way. Whatever your fitness level, we will ensure that every session works for you, pushes you just the right amount, and is fun too! Exercise should be fun. Because when it is fun, it is sustainable. We have the set-up, equipment, and space ready for you to turn new habits into a lifestyle.

Bremont Watches

Bremont aims to make exquisitely engineered mechanical timepieces on British soil with the lofty objective of reinvigorating the nation’s horological past, using our adventurous spirit, passion for detail, desire to innovate and dedication to the highest quality of customer satisfaction.

Great Britain has a wonderful history when it comes to watchmaking and has probably been the home to more advances in horology than any other nation. Bremont is determined to play a pivotal role in the reinvigoration of this industry on British shores. Bremont builds many of its own watch components and assembles all of their watches at its state-of-the-art parts manufacturing facility in Henley-on-Thames.

Rosie is not only proud to wear her watch on every expedition but regards as it a critical piece of kit that she can look to for precision, reliability and as a navigational aid.


Veritas are an independently owned investment management boutique with a strong partnership culture. We offer our clients the benefits of independence, stability and a long-term perspective with a focus on generating real returns. With offices in London and Zurich, we currently manage over £2 billion


Beauty and elegance came together in the heart of Europe and made Czech glass, also known as Bohemian, famous for its uniqueness and extraordinary quality. It became the decoration of choice in nearly every palace for centuries. Whether cut, blown or otherwise embellished, the sights of Roman Emperor Rudolf II, French king Louis XV or Empress Elizabeth the Great of Russia surely occasionally fell on its sparkling surface as they were shaping human history.

The brand Lasvit, founded in 2007 by Leon Jakimič, sheds a new light on Bohemian glass and takes it into the next millennium. Lasvit combines the authenticity of glass craft with innovative technologies and creative craftsmanship. In a few short years, Lasvit has established itself as the authority delivering bespoke lighting sculptures and art installations made from hand-blown glass.

Alan Chan Design Company




Alan Chan
Designer, Brand Consultant & Artist – Founder of Alan Chan Design Company

Being a designer, brand consultant and artist, Chan and his company have won more than 600 local and international awards during his past 45 years in advertising and design. Since 2000, Alan ventured into the new arena of visual arts. Besides being selected for Shanghai Biennale and Hong Kong Contemporary Art Award, he is also the first Hong Kong designer being invited to hold solo exhibition at the Shanghai Art Museum in 2007. Another retrospective exhibition in Hong Kong Heritage Museum back in 2003 also received widespread acclaim.
In 2010, Chan developed his iPhone photography series ‘iEye-ai’, which has been exhibited in various cities including Beijing,Milan, Osaka, Singapore , Shanghai and Hong Kong. His works of art and design have been collected by institutions such as the National Art Museum in China, Hong Kong Museum of Art and Hong Kong Heritage Museum, as well as private collectors in Hong Kong, China, Japan, Italy and the USA.

We are also keen to thank all the independent & personal sponsors, whose support has not only contributed to the funding behind each expedition but also provided an immensely important source of motivation.








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