‘The Long Ride Home’ is probably the best adventure travel book you’ll read this year. Funny, perceptive, honest and entertaining, you won’t be disappointed.
When you’re travelling, a baselayer like this one is ideal; one multi-function item of clothing that doesn’t take up a lot of space, that can keep you warm, block wind and keep you cool in the heat.
Meeting the characters early on, we get a feel for just how the expedition will play; fun is the main ingredient interwoven into all the proceeding 43,000 miles.
The jacket features a soft touch outer shell, and an offset zip with a flap behind to keep out water, but the main waterproofing feature is a ‘drop-liner’ beneath the surface.
Nick Sanders has achieved seven global navigations and countless other motorcycle trips and records. He’s ridden through almost every country [...]
Let me explain why these are perhaps the Rolls Royce of muffs and are a snip at only £49.99.
My Arai Tour X-3 has been with me for about 3 years now and has had everything from 45 degree sun shining on it to a 2 inch icicle hanging from its peak.
The social and political observation, wit, wisdom and jaundiced bitterness, delivered through an alcoholic haze, is bizarrely informative and refreshing.
This is an original and remarkable story from an age when women had won the vote, but had yet to find acceptance as mechanics, engineers, motorcyclists… no matter how well they acquitted themselves.
Adventure in Australia?
Of course there’s the great Aussie outback where you can do battle with bulldust beneath an unrelenting sun, but what about discovering the glory of the mountains and struggling through snow to do it?
Simon is afraid. Afraid that born in 1933 he’s too old, too fragile now, that what he’s about to do [...]
At £150, waterproof soft luggage can be a very tempting alternative to ally boxes.
Everyone’s head is different and although I’ve got one that fits snugly inside Shoei helmets, I have been astounded by [...]
At Overland we believe that a bike review should be a realistic test. Riding around for a couple of hours or a long weekend is not the same as living with a machine everyday and experiencing it on various terrain, in a loaded state. So we headed to North America where Yamaha Canada kindly leant us a 2012 model XTZ 1200 Super Ténéré for a 4,000-mile fortnight on mixed surfaces, circumnavigating the Great Lakes.
Overland tyres are necessarily a compromise. ‘Knobblies’ on the road aren’t ideal by their very nature, as the blocks of rubber that bite so easily into the earth, offer reduced grip on smooth hard tarmac
Hepco & Becker Gobi panniers have been standard equipment on KTMs for years, even though the German firm initially marketed [...]
Over 33,000 miles with my XT660Z I’ve tried a few different sets of tyres, by far the best so far [...]
Although the sticker on the inside of these tough plastic handguards helpfully explains that they are not a safety feature [...]
TrailBlazer publishes this, the 6th edition of AMH, and Chris Scott has managed to pull it off yet again, producing something which could have been as dull as dishwater, but which is in fact a real page-turner.
They set out to make the journey Bernard had always dreamt of undertaking, while simultaneously challenging societal prejudice. By demonstrating teamwork and their joint abilities through everyday interactions with people, they subtly ‘open the eyes’ of those they meet.