Inspiring Stories of Motorcycle Riders 



Elspeth Beard 

In 1982, at 62, Elspeth Beard became the first woman to solo motorcycle around the world, covering 50,000 miles on her Triumph Trophy. Her journey inspired women to pursue their own two-wheeled adventures. 

Ted Simon 

Ted Simon's 1960s motorcycle odyssey, detailed in "Jupiter's Travels," covers 48,000 miles across 45 countries, offering a classic in travel literature that inspires riders to seek adventure and embrace diverse experiences.  

Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor  

Charley Boorman's motorcycle adventures with Ewan McGregor in "Long Way Round" and "Long Way Down" TV series captivated millions, covering tens of thousands of miles across challenging terrain., showcasing the camaraderie among riders worldwide.

Che Guevara 

Ernesto "Che" Guevara's iconic motorcycle journey through Latin America in the 1950s, documented in "The Motorcycle Diaries," is a tale of self-discovery, social awareness, and a quest for positive change. Beyond a travelogue, it remains a source of inspiration for riders and activists. 

Austin Vince 

Austin Vince is an American rider who has overcome paralysis from a motorcycle accident to continue riding and inspire others. He founded the Ride On Initiative, a non-profit organization that helps people with disabilities get back on motorcycles. His story is a testament to the power of resilience and the human spirit.  

Lois Pryce 

In 2013, Lois Pryce rode her Yamaha XT225 Serow solo across Iran, covering 3,000 miles. Her book, "Revolutionary Ride," captures her experiences with Iranian hospitality and culture, offering a unique perspective on this often-misunderstood travel destination. 

Paul and Voni Glaves 

Since the early 1970s, avid long-distance motorcycle riders Paul and Voni Glaves undertook a five-year, 100,000-mile journey across 64 countries on their BMW motorcycles. Their epic adventure highlights the power of teamwork, adaptability, and the universal language of motorcycle travel. 

Nick Sanders 

Nick Sanders, a record-breaking motorcycle adventurer, circled the world in 19 days, covering 19,000 miles on his Yamaha R1. Chronicled in "The Incredible Ride," his journey highlights the power of perseverance and pushing personal limits. 

Steph Jeavons 

Steph Jeavons rode solo on her Honda CRF250L across all seven continents, covering 74,000 miles through 54 countries in four years. Her adventures, including Antarctica, are detailed in the book "Home By Seven," inspiring others to pursue motorcycle dreams. 

These are just a few of the many inspiring stories of motorcycle riders from around the world. These riders, through their adventures, challenges, and determination, prove that motorcycling is more than just a hobby. It is a way of life that can lead to self-discovery, connection with others, and a deeper appreciation for the world around us.