Whilst there is an excellent array of organised adventure travel tours available, more and more people are now planning their own personal over-landing adventures, and especially by motorcycle. This is an excellent and exciting way to experience the world, but it’s also extremely important to prepare correctly for such an amazing adventure – so here’s your chance to get advice from the experts!
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NEW FOR 2017
Our Adventure by Motorcycle Seminars are now split into absolute beginner and those ready to take the next step, with helpful and engaging content whether your next motorcycle adventure is still a day dream or ready to be a reality.
Seminar Times & Details:
MOTORCYCLE TRAVEL FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Saturday 21st January 12:30-14:30 SOLD OUT
Sunday 22nd January 12:30-14:30
Done a bit of backpacking and fancy your own wheels for your next trip? Rented a scooter on holiday – and loved it? If you’re interested in seeing the world by motorbike but don’t know where to start, this is the seminar for you. Two-wheeled globetrotters, film-maker Austin Vince and author, Lois Pryce will start right at the beginning. What kind of bike and kit you need, pre-departure training, technical prep to set you off the right track, and route suggestions for easy first trips. Plus a whole host of tips, info and resources.
MOTORCYCLE TRAVEL – TAKING THE NEXT STEP
Saturday 21st January 09:30-11:30 SOLD OUT
Sunday 22nd January 10:00-12:00 SOLD OUT
Maybe you’ve explored Europe on your bike and want the next challenge? Or you’re getting back into biking after a few years away. Whatever your riding experience, you’ve got itchy wheels and you know that a motorcycle is the best way to see the world. You are correct! Two-wheeled globetrotters, film-maker Austin Vince and author Lois Pryce, will draw on their extensive adventure riding expeditions throughout the world to help you make The Big Trip. Covering the basics of kit, maintenance, off-road riding skills and in-depth info about off-the-beaten track destinations plus the necessary paperwork, this seminar will inspire you to take your bike travels further than you can ever imagine.
Austin Vince embarked on his first solo overland journey – from London to Delhi aged 18. Formerly a train spotting maths teacher, Austin is best known for his motorcycle travel epics, Mondo Enduro, Terra Circa and Mondo Sahara, and is now one of the most respected overland adventurers. His team was the first to get to Magadan in the far east of the former Soviet Union way back in 1995 when literally no-one had ever heard of the ‘Road of Bones’. As well as curating the Adventure Travel Film Festival, he masterminds Europe’s leading dirtbike map reading events in the Catalan Pyrenees and was named 2012’s Adventurer of the Year by the Expedition Portal. His aim is to promote and encourage folks to embark on low budget DIY adventures.
In 2003 Lois left her job at the BBC in London to ride twenty-thousand miles from Alaska to the tip of South America astride her Yamaha XT225. Upon her return she wrote the book of this trip which was published in the USA and the UK and translated into several languages. Itchy wheels struck again and in 2006 she set off on a Yamaha TTR250 to ride the length of Africa, taking in the Sahara, the Congo and Angola. Four months and ten-thousand miles later she rolled into Cape Town, just about in one piece. Since 2003 Lois has scripted and presented a DVD guide to adventure motorcycling for women and written two books about her trips. Most recently she has made two solo tours of Iran on her motorcycle which is the subject of her latest book, Revolutionary Ride.
Please note, seminars are limited to 18 people per session so we recommend to book in advance.
Adventure by Motorcycle Seminar tickets are £40 when booked in advance and include entry into the Adventure Travel Show.