Biggest ever Beijing expedition by bike departs

Double Guinness World Record holder Kevin Sanders (2nd from left) departed from London’s Ace Cafe on Saturday morning (27th April) leading the largest ever group of motorcyclists on an overland expedition to Beijing.  Kevin, who was the only motorcyclist to be commended in this year’s Wanderlust World Guide Awards, will escort the 13 riders and two pillion passengers on an 11-week long trip across Europe and Asia, covering 13,000 miles in total.  During their journey they will spend three weeks at altitudes of 4,000 metres, following the Pamir Highway in Tajikistan and passing Mount Everest base camp en route to the Chinese capital.

Kevin is uniquely qualified to lead motorcycle expeditions, having set a world record for circumnavigating the globe by motorcycle in 2002, a feat which he took less than 20 days to complete, with his wife Julia riding pillion. Over the past 10 years their GlobeBusters operation has organised trips for hundreds of adventurous motorcyclists along legendary routes, often through regions where few dare to go.  Shortly after returning to the UK from Beijing Kevin will be off again, this time to lead a group of riders along the original Trans Americas route, a 24,000 mile trip from the top of the world in Alaska to the bottom in Patagonia.

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