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Himalayan motorcycle tour for ladies only

Australian motorcycle travel company World on Wheels is offering the first ladies-only tour of the Himalayas in 2018. WOW cofounder Denise Ferris (pictured above) says she has been thinking about a “ladies-only tour” for some time. “There are a lot more women who ride these days, so why not?” she told us when we interviewed …

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Tourstart planning app

Motorcycle tour planning app offer

Danish company Tourstart is offering Motorbike Writer readers a 20% discount on their new motorcycle ride planning and navigation app with free worldwide maps. While there have been many such apps around, the company claims theirs is “unique” because of “the high level of integration between web and app. Once a tour is composed, it …

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Vietnam on a budget

Riding around the world on a budget

The idea of traveling the world on a motorbike may seem laughable, especially on a budget. In reality, it is not just possible to do so, but quite a number of adventurers, have already done so. Guest blogger Peter King says the goal of this article is to assist would-be adventurers in planning a successful …

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Riding around the world without money

When Daniel Rintz finished uni he was worried about getting tangled up in a boring job, so rather than wait to save money, he decided to ride around the world – without money! Daniel simply did odd jobs to keep him in food, fuel and spare parts for his 1988 BMW R 80 GS.  The …

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Growth may devalue Motorcycle Friendly Town status

Rapid growth in the number of towns declaring themselves motorcycle friendly could devalue the term’s status, says Australian Motorcycle Council (AMC) chairman Shaun Lennard (pictured above). “This is something good in the world of motorcycling, but the idea is still only small,” he says. “There are only a handful of places that use this term …

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Avon Valley the first motorcycle friendly region

Riders reject motorcycle friendly regulation

It seems most motorcyclists do not support regulation of Motorcycle Friendly Town status, according to our online poll with 55% against the idea. The survey was conducted after the Motorcycle Council of NSW created a committee to investigate regulation of Motorcycle Friendly Town status. To help them gauge the level of support from riders, we …

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Wauchope Motorcycle Friendly Town

Town delivers as motorcycle friendly

The first Motorcycle Friendly Town in NSW admits it declared itself before many facilities were in place, but the town is now delivering to riders. Wauchope Motorcycle Friendly Town Co-ordinator Jenny Pursehouse and committee members Nadia Stocks and Roger Fance took us on a quick tour of the town last week and showed what they …

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Avon Valley the first motorcycle friendly region

First motorcycle friendly region launched

The first motorcycle friendly region, consisting of seven council areas, has been launched in Western Australia with a comprehensive list of features. On Sunday, April 23, 2017, the Avon Valley Motorcycle Friendly Region, northeast of Perth, joined the Motorcycle Friendly towns and shires of Glamorgan Spring Bay, Tasmania (July 2007); Texas, Queensland (July 2013); Wauchope, New South Wales …

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Motorcycle weekend camping guide

Heading out on the open road for a motorbiking road trip and camping weekend? There is nothing better than this and these trips always generate plenty of great stories to share once you return home. One key aspect to consider before setting off is your camping situation, as this will determine just how enjoyable the …

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