Motorcycle tours for people with disabilities

Motorcycle tours for people with disabilities

A veteran Toowoomba rider is hoping to establish a motorcycle tour business for people with disabilities as well as tourists and anyone interested in a riding tour as a passenger. Mick Jackson has also designed a special sidecar to accommodate people with disabilities and their carers. “I ran a trial motorcycle tour business in Toowoomba …

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Camping tent coffee, Jason Barton

Getting a cup of coffee in the outback

Getting a good coffee is one of the joys on the road for a rider, writes Jason Barton* and an outback coffee can be a very rare luxury, indeed! Jason’s touring luxuries Along with carrying tins of tuna flavoured with cracked black pepper and lemon, one of my simple luxuries on long-distance motorcycle journeys is …

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Camping tent coffee Jason Barton

The power of the tent on a motorcycle trip

Stopping and setting up camp seems contradictory for someone riding around Australia, but Jason Barton* says stopping and setting up a tent can be one of the greatest pleasures travel provides. Jason’s story This is especially true when motorcycling which, in a way, may actually seem to be contradictory. Riding is often about embracing the …

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Charley Boorman answers questions from readers writer

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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How to pack for a long motorcycle tour

How to pack for a long motorcycle tour

By contributor “Jessica D”* Long motorcycle tours can be exhausting and exhilarating all at the same time. You could choose to take a trip with a bunch of friends over the weekend or even a long ride alone. But with a bike tour, you must be doubly sure that you’re packing right, especially if you’re …

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Hidden Sri Lanka Tour with Extreme Bike Tours

Discount on Extreme Bike Tours

Riders looking for an overseas riding adventure can secure a 10% discount on seven adventures with Extreme Bike Tours in 2019 if they book before April 30, 2018. We recently toured Sri Lanka with the company and found it to be a professional organisation with great local knowledge. The company was launched in 2009 and …

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Fat Bob and the Blonde heather Ward female rider

Blonde book inspires all motorcycle riders

Blonde female rider Heather Ward has written an inspirational book – “Fat Bob and the Blonde – Girl Torque” – about her lap of Australia on a Fat Bob towing a trailer. But even more inspiring is the fact that she is back on the bike after a major crash and is now planning a …

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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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BivyPack backpack converts into tent

Backpack converts into tent

Adventure motorcycle riders who travel light may be interested in this lightweight backpack that converts into a tent in seconds. The 450g BivyPack was conceived by Kenny Flannery who is now trying to raise about $13,000 with a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign and has reached half the funds at the half way point. It is small …

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