Invercargill Hammer Hardware Burt Munro's streamlinerInvercargill Hammer Hardware Burt Munro's streamliner

Great reasons to ride to Invercargill

The roads around Invercargill are not all that exciting and the weather is usually horrible, but there are still some great reasons to visit the home town of Burt Munro … apart from the fact his streamliner (pictured above) is on display in the local hardware store! I was in Mossburn heading for Invercargill a few years …

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SWM Silver Vase scrambler at Crows Nest motorcycle friendly town launch

Invitation to motorcycle friendly town launch

The official launch of Crows Nest as a Motorcycle Friendly Town is on this Sunday (March 5, 2017) and riders from SEQ and northern NSW are invited to attend. Celebrations will include live music, markets and a parade through the streets of the quaint town about two hours northwest of Brisbane on the edge of …

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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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World on Wheels offers free DVD

Australian-based motorcycle travel experts World on Wheels (WOW) are offering a free DVD of their trips so you can see just what you are in for! Here’s the trailer. The free DVD includes 12 five-minute videos of each of the WOW trips being offered in 2017. They were edited by former Road Rider editor Mick Matheson who …

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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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Fred Hollows Foundation World on Wheels ride to Bourke Mike and Denise Ferris free dvd

Inaugural Bourke ride for Fred Hollows Foundation

World on Wheels (WOW) motorcycle travel company has thrown its support behind the Fred Hollows Foundation to launch the first annual charity ride to Bourke in January 2017. WOW owners Denise and Mike Ferris hope to attract at least 100 riders and raise $50,000 for the Australia Day Weekend Ride to Restore Sight. REGISTER HERE FOR …

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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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