Peking to Paris 2016
Co-driver, Ocean 2 Ocean
Challenge – Australia
Although born in Scotland, Austen Ritchie has lived on Australia’s Gold Coast since he was four-years-of-age. A fifth generation builder, Austen ran a successful business, creating stunning prestige homes throughout Queensland and beyond.
He has since developed a new business Conductor Hub which is a device to test for equipotential bonding in commercial and residential properties.
Married with children, Austen is no stranger to adventurous challenges having undertaken many epic journeys including those on the high seas as well as rougher terrain where he can put his 4×4 through its paces. He’s also undertaken many endurance drives and isolated camping trips which all came in good stead for the Ocean 2 Ocean Challenge Australia.
Austen went one stage further by taking his place on the World’s greatest motoring challenge – the Peking to Paris 2016, where he and Rod achieved their highest finishing place to date.