Charley Boorman rates Tasmania one of the best in the world for riding

Charley Boorman rates favourite Tassie road

Charley Boorman rates the 230km road from Hobart to Strahan in Tasmania one of the best stretches of tarmac in the world in a new tourism video. “It’s a country lane that travels up and down mountains … and never stops twisting,” he says. The video is one of three released this year by the Tasmanian …

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Charley Boorman bares all for our readers

Motorcycle adventurer Charley Boorman has bared all for Motorbike Writer readers, including his backside!  Charley had just returned from a Compass Expeditions tour of Tasmania when we caught up with him this week at The Bike Shed in London, where he is one of 31 founding members. He answered many of the questions posted in …

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Charley Boorman Long Way Back African tour

Charley Boorman back in saddle for African tours

Charley Boorman is riding again after his major motorcycle crash in 2016 and ready for his big African adventure later this year. The “Long Way” motorcycle adventurer is about to set off for Tasmania on the annual Compass Expeditions tour. In September 2018, he will return to Africa for another Long Way Down tour with his …

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Filming to start on Mick Doohan TV pilot

Filming starts in September 2016 for the pilot of a TV series called Bike Torque hosted by five-time world champion Mick Doohan and adventure rider Charley Boorman, featuring international locations and an Aussie studio audience. The four-week shoot will take the two motorcycle legends and film crew to Japan, USA, Spain and Italy as well as …

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Mick Doohan to host all-star TV bike show

A two-wheel equivalent of the popular Top Gear could soon be hitting TV screens with five-time world champion Mick Doohan as host, supported by adventure rider Charley Boorman. It’s called Bike Torque and the producers are seeking $500,000 to film a pilot and $7m for the first season of 13 episodes. Producers plan to include …

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Matt Le Blanc joins Top Gear

Matt LeBlanc adds motorcycles to Top Gear

Former Friends star and motorcycle fan Matt LeBlanc is the new addition to the reformatted Top Gear in the wake of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond leaving the BBC show. Matt has long been a motorcycle fan and when asked by BBC Top Gear Magazine for his favourite drive, he said: “Going through …

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Charley Boorman breaks leg in crash

We have just heard that well-known and loved motorcycle traveller Charley Boorman has broken his leg in a collision with a car while attending the media launch of the new Triumph Explorer in Portugal. By all reports, the Triumph ambassador has had surgery in hospital and is doing OK. Details are a bit vague at the moment and there is no word on …

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Charley Boorman heads to South America with Compass Expeditions

Charley Boorman heads for South America

Motorcycle adventurer Charley Boorman is finally going to South America after long expressing his desires to explore the continent. Charley has teamed up with Compass Expeditions to develop international bike adventures in South America, as well as Australia and Africa. Motorbike Writer travelled with Charley on his first Australian tour in 2013 and he has …

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Charley Boorman endorses Triumph

Charley Boorman is returning to Australia and Africa in 2016 riding a Triumph Explorer. Charley is better known for his round-the-globe rides on big BMWs and for his tantrum when KTM failed to support them. The renowned adventure motorcyclist, TV presenter and documentary maker has joined Triumph Motorcycles as one of their global ambassadors. Charley loves …

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