Jim Hughes South Africa

Touring South Africa in safety

Riding South Africa is safe, but you may have to pay the cops $2 for a “drink” if they pull you over for a random licence check, says Brisbane rider Jim Hulme (pictured). The 69-year-old has just returned from an eight-day bike 2900km motorcycle tour of the north-east of South Africa with friends and says he …

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Alicia Sornosa Spanish woman honoured for Africa ride

Spanish woman honoured for Africa ride

A Spanish woman who rode her Ducati Scrambler 15,000km through Africa has been honoured with the Spanish Geographical Society’s Journey of the Year 2018 award. Alicia Sornosa set off on her bike down the backbone of East Africa to raise money for Amigos de Silva. The Spanish non-government organisation provides humanitarian aid projects such as water supply …

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Aussies ‘lead’ in global women’s relay

Aussies ‘lead’ in global women’s relay

The Australian leg of the Women Riders World Relay 2019 has the most riders of any nation taking part, says Aussie relay ambassador Christi Hartwig (pictured above). She says even though registrations have not officially opened for the relay which will pass through Australia in August/September, they already have 3500 Australian members. The Women Riders …

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heather ellis Timeless On The Silk Road: An Odyssey From London to Hanoi.

Heather Ellis releases second book

Victorian rider Heather Ellis has released her second book, Timeless On The Silk Road: An Odyssey From London to Hanoi. It follows her first book, Ubuntu: One Woman’s Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa, in which Heather documents her solo ride on a Yamaha TT600 through Africa in 1993-94 at the age 28. Over 15 months, Heather travelled 42,000km through 19 countries. …

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Elspeth Beard

Elspeth Beard: Travelling the World on a Motorcycle

Elspeth Beard is much-admired among many adventurers. At a time when few women travelled or rode motorbikes, Elspeth achieved an impressive feat- when she was just 23 years old she embarked on a solo motorbike journey around the world and became one of the first British women to do so. Let’s have a look at …

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Road names that entice exploration

If I pass roads with names such as Goat Track or Hell Hole Creek Road, it’s like a red rag to a bull and I simply have to explore it. Sometimes these roads have warning signs that ban trucks or caravans, or warn of tight curves, gravel and other hazards. It’s only more reason to …

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New York City

Touring New York City by Motorcycle

(Sponsored post) Each year, tens of millions of tourists visit New York City to take in the sights, experience the city’s melting pot culture, catch a Broadway show, visit one of the world’s leading museums, shop on Fifth Avenue, walk through Central Park, and so much more. In fact, there’s so much to do in …

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Lithuanian motorcycle adventurer Karolis Mieliauskas competes an epic ride to the coldest place on earth on a Yamaha Tenere

Epic ride to the coldest place on earth

Despite a broken wiring loom, Lithuanian motorcycle adventurer Karolis Mieliauskas has successfully competed an epic ride to the coldest place on earth on a Yamaha Tenere. We published an article in late January about his plans and many readers thought he was crazy to ride 1000km across Siberia in temperatures down to -60C. Some even …

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Moto Tours Croatia

Ride scenic Croatia with a local couple

What better way to see the scenic Adriatic country of Croatia but with a local couple who have more than 20 years of motorcycle experience! Robert and Andrea Vrabec of Moto Tours Croatia have planned a 2400km ride through their home country which, as the map shows, is dominated by a rugged coastline, multitudes of …

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