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Mammoth Journeys was created so that people can complete epic and amazing adventures. 

On returning from a successful expedition Richard's friends and families would often say to him how they wished they could do something like cycling to Africa, trek across the Gobi Desert with camels, or traverse Papua New Guinea, but didn't know how to get such a project off the table. A few of the limitations were what equipment to take and how to get such a trip off the ground.

Having organised and completed many adventures across the globe Richard understands the difficult and time consuming process this can be. Mammoth Journeys was created to help people improve on their knowledge and get the confidence to go on their own adventure. 

Our aim is to get individuals to create a purpose, complete Journeys they thought were impossible, test themselves in challenging environments, and hopefully change their outlook and ambition for the future, and the whole time having a blast. 

Richard Johnson

Director and Cycle Guide
Richard Johnson Mammoth Journeys Guided Cycle touring European cycling

During a summer break from university Richard and his friend Patrick cycled from London to Marrakesh, Morocco. Neither had much experience in this area but were determined to finish and excited at the adventure they found themselves on. Having caught the cycle touring bug Richard then completed the famous John O' Groats to Lands End cycle the following year. 

Richard teamed up again with Patrick a couple of years later this time in Mongolia. They bought 3 camels, and along with their camel herder Utzel, trekked across the Gobi Desert.

While living in Bangkok for 2 years Richard then went on to complete a solo walk of Sri Lanka and an unsupported cycle across China

In 2014 after receiving the Neville Shulman Expedition Award from the Royal Geographic Society, Richard and Patrick joined forces to complete the first non-motorised crossing of Papua New Guinea. The documentary of their expedition premiered at the Adventure Film Gala in Leicester Square, London.

Richard has trekked to Mount Everest Base Camp, summited Mount Pisco in Peru, gained his Sky Diving A licence, Scuba dived throughout Asia, along with many other stories and experiences in over 50 countries he has visited. 

He enjoys his rugby, has completed a half and full Ironman, the Kathmmandu Coast to Coast multi-sport event in New Zealand, and under British Cycling completed his Level 1 and 2 Ride Leadership Award.

Lucy Johnson

Cycle Guide
Lucy Nottingham Mammoth Journeys Guided Cycl touring European cycle tours

A Kiwi born and bred, Lucy moved to Europe shortly after university as the urge to travel was too strong. Originally planning to stay for two years this ended up being four after falling in love with exploring new countries and continuously filling up her passport. ​

Working in Germany and Austria gave her plenty of opportunity to practice her snowboarding and enjoy Alpine life. After a small skiing mishap ruptured a ligament in her knee, cycling became a new found love for Lucy as she rehabilitated it to full strength in the outback of Australia.

Not allowing this to slow her down she has since scuba dived in Bali, swum with the humpback whales in Tonga and completed a half Ironman in New Zealand. She then re-joined Richard in purchasing a motorcycle in Kyrgyzstan, riding via the Pamir Highway and Russia, back to England. 


Having recently completed her post-graduate studies as a physiotherapist, Lucy is finding more time to road cycle and mountain bike. She has recently completed Ironman Lanzarote 2019 and also just finished a solo cycle from Portsmouth to Galway.

Promoting her passion of health and fitness whist showcasing the wonders of Europe and Africa is the ultimate aim throughout the Journeys. 

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Have you got a cycling adventure you'd love us to be part of or perhaps a company you can working well with Mammoth? Email us at or complete the form.

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