Warren wrote: Patsy Quick has earned her place as one true influencer having fronted up to some of the toughest global events (Dakar and Romaniacs included), not only competing for herself but equally her company, Desert Rose, has helped so many others fulfil their dreams, too. No gimmicks here, Patsy and Desert Rose are solid, real people with first-hand experience of what it takes to achieve your dreams. Patsy and Desert Rose are the real deal. To call them ‘influencers’ is inappropriate – that’s just a buzzword – Patsy and Desert Rose are real people making a real difference; inspiring, enabling and growing our pastime.
In closing, my final thoughts turn to my expectations of the ride and the clientele. I had expected the riders attending the Desert Rose tour to be more serious rallye riders using this as part of their training for upcoming events (and there were one or two). But the majority were on a holiday with a view to learning to read a roadbook in a relaxed way with a view to potential for as-yet undefined future endeavours. What I could not have anticipated was the broad range of enthusiasts on the tour, from road racers to engine builders, and everyone in-between, which made for some pretty interesting conversations over great food and a few beers.