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Bid for youngest global ride heads to Australia

Henry Crew, 23, is heading to Australia on his bid to become the youngest person to ride around the world – all in the name of mental health. The Brit is undertaking the epic ride to challenge himself, while speaking out about his own experiences with depression and anxiety and the friends he has lost …

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Motorcycle horn vital for travel in Asia

Most riders don’t use their horn, but is vital for travelling safely in Asia, writes travel writer Maria Visconti. (Click here to check out legalities of horn use.) While most Australian riders will not automatically check where their rented bike’s horn is before starting to ride abroad — and would hardly remember where their own …

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Tex and Pip’s epic adventure on Bertha

Tex and Pip’s excellent adventure on Bertha

For 30 years “Tex and Pip” dreamed of doing a lap of Australia and last year they realised that dream aboard a 22-year-old BMW R 1100 RT, named Bertha. Writing under the pseudonym of Pip Brown, the pillion is now seeking to have a book published about their epic adventure. “In my story I have …

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A short and sweet Gold Coast ride

There are many great Gold Coast routes to explore that are short and sweet, yet can be meandered and enjoyed over several hours, says local rider and MBW contributor Todd Parkes, 45. Here he has selected a favourite called the Panorama/Beechmont/Clagiraba circuit that can be ridden in under two hours.  For this ride, I left the …

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Tips for motorcycle riding in Europe

Riding in Europe can be a delight, exhilaratingly fast, frustratingly slow, confusing, challenging and even expensive. The continent is as big as Australia or the USA so there is a wide variety of road rules, climates and road types. If you plan to travel through several countries in Europe, you should study the road rules, …

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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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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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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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