Sue Riches was born in 1946. Following school and a year in Paris she did a bilingual secretarial course, after which she worked in London for six months as a secretary.
In 1967, she married Jeremy, a solicitor, and had three children, Victoria, Philip, and Edward. She started a catering business in the early Eighties, which she ran for nearly twenty years, then opted for a career change after having breast cancer and a mastectomy, and became a teacher of English as a foreign language. She also completed an Open University degree,
She now lectures about her various travels to a huge variety of people, from small groups, to big companies or passengers on cruise ships. She loves travelling, especially on horses or bikes.
Victoria Riches was born in 1970. She was head girl at her school and was the first girl there to achieve the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award.
She taught in Canada for a year before taking a degree in politics and history at Newcastle University. She then worked as a trainee manager at Marks and Spencer and spent three years as a recruitment consultant.
Following the North Pole expedition, she retrained as a primary school teacher and spent nine years teaching part time while also running her own company as a public-speaking and life coach and event organiser. She is married to Jeremy, a film cameraman. They have one son and live near Bath, where Victoria runs an online educational publishing company.
Read more about Sue and Victoria at www.anythingispossible.co.uk.