Palmwoods Rd Winter riding on the Sunshine Coast

Winter riding on the Sunshine Coast

If you’re looking for a bit of sunshine this winter, head north to the Sunshine Coast which has some of the best riding roads in Queensland. Many Brisbane riders head up to the Sunshine Coast for a day ride, but by the time they arrive and have lunch, it’s time to head home. By the way, …

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Jo Rust leads Peru tour

Female adventurer leads Peru tour

A female rider who claims to the first woman to ride around Africa solo on a motorcycle will lead a Compass Expeditions tour of Peru. South African Jo Rust, 32, holds other records, including the fastest female cyclist from Johannesburg to Cape Town and the first person to cycle solo around South Africa.Her 45,000km motorcycle …

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Around the world on a Vespa scooter

Around the world on a Vespa scooter

While many riders wish they could ride around the world on a motorcycle, there are few that would consider doing it two-up on a Vespa scooter! But that’s exactly what Greek couple Alexandra and Stergios are doing on their Around the World on a Vespa trip. Since 2013, their laden 2003-model PX200 Vespa scooter has …

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SWM Silver Vase scrambler at Crows Nest motorcycle friendly town launch

Crows Nest joins motorcycle friendly towns

Crows Nest in South East Queensland is the fourth Australian town to declare itself a motorcycle friendly town with more towns including Armidale soon expected to join their ranks. And why not! Queensland Tourism estimates riders spend up to $160 a day in local communities on food, fuel, drinks, etc, compared with $40 spent by grey …

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Ibiza is a party on the roads

Ibiza is a motorcycle party on the roads

The Spanish island of Ibiza may be renowned for electronic music and night life, but automotive writer Paul Joshua reckons it’s also great for riding. “Its snaking roads connecting one beach cove to the next make it the perfect playground for exploring with a motorcycle,” says Paul who comes from Brisbane. If you have a …

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Mike and Denise Ferris World on Wheels borders

World on Wheels expands its borders

Australian-based motorcycle world travel company World On Wheels are expanding their borders to introduce another couple of new destinations in 2017. They are also trialling a completely new direction with their first World On Water exercise, sailing for a week through the magnificent Croatian islands. WOW owners Mike and Denise Ferris (pictured top) say they keep adding new destinations …

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Maschine Alpine Explorer tour BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

TransTerra Alpine Explorer adventure tour

Motorcycle touring company Maschine is taking their TransTerra adventure ride series to Victoria’s High Country with the TransTerra Alpine Explorer ride on April 2-7, 2017. Maschine has been running the annual BMW GS Safaris for the past few years and this year also organised a three-day ADV Enduro ride for Triumph Australia. Victoria’s High Country …

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Compass Expeditions tours screened on TV

Compass Expeditions tours screened on TV

Two mini-series about riding across Siberia and the length of Africa with Australian-based international motorcycle travel company Compass Expeditions are coming to 7 Mate. The four one-hour shows, narrated by Charley Boorman, will screen on Saturdays in mid-January through to early February 2017. While Charley didn’t ride in the Beyond Siberia and Beyond Sahara tours, …

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Yvonne Everett Road of Death dirt bike learning

Riding the infamous Bolivian Death Road

Aussie woman Yvonne Everett rode the Bolivian Death Road with Motorbike Adventure Touring, while on a 5000km motorcycle adventure with Compass Expeditions across the Andes. Here’s her story. My partner’s reassuring voice is in my ear: “Don’t stop, keep moving”.  He’s behind me, chatting through the intercom mounted in our helmets as I splash through …

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james Stronsky Eight lessons from seven-month ridejames Stronsky Eight lessons from seven-month ride adventure motorcycle travel

Eight lessons from seven-month ride

Demolition worker James Stronsky of Sydney has learnt eight lessons from his epic seven-month ride from the North Pacific (Tokyo) to the Atlantic (Breste). James spent two years building his own motorbike, sold all his belongings, got rid of his home and waved his family goodbye. He has ridden across Japan, South Korea, Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan …

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