Motorcycle journalist Neale Bayly has explored much of the world on little more than two wheels Neale’s childhood focused on collecting materials for recycling to raise money for the African farming projects touted by Blue Peter that fed the hungry. Aidan Sullivan talks with Neale and reflects on the history of his Motorcycling with a Message and talk about the upcoming Middle East adventure to impact lives.
Close to fifty years after Neale was captivated by the Blue Peter cause he continues to embody the spirit of doing good for the less fortunate. He has travelled in over 80 countries, more than 50 of them in the saddle of a motorcycle, as a photojournalist, two-time Tele award-winning television producer-host, and as a humanitarian.
Neale had originally been riding through Peru on a motorcycle in 1995 when he met Father Giovanni and learned about the Hogar Belen orphanage. It wasn’t until 2008 though that he had a chance to visit, where he and his team met the abandoned children of Moquegua and performed a medical mission. Upon returning to the U.S, Bayly founded Wellspring International Outreach, a non-profit organisation, to focus on coming to the aid of orphans around the world.
In order to help raise awareness for Wellspring’s work, Neale created a TV series called Neale Bayly Rides: Peru.
Neale now plans to begin a new adventure to impact lives, riding several countries in the Middle East.