The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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Has anyone here had any problems with driving in Africa without a GB sticker on the back of the car? We were meant to pick one up when crossing the English Channel and forgot... and they appear to be pretty hard to come by once you're out of the UK. Or if anyone knows where to pick them up in Southern Spain / Gibraltar then let me know.
In my admittedly limited experience, no one cares about your sticker once you leave the EU. As far as I can tell, they are not required anywhere else in the world.
I've been riding around Europe and Africa, mostly on an American bike with no country identification whatsoever. No one cares, even in EU countries. In West Africa I rode a total of four local bikes without country identification, including crossing a few borders; again, no one cared even to the extent of asking for documentation. In Guinea I ran into a French rider who had lost his plate; he replaced it with a cardboard replica, crudely hand-lettered. No one cared.
Or if anyone knows where to pick them up in Southern Spain / Gibraltar then let me know.
Your simplest solution would be to purchase a Gibraltar sticker/plate (GBZ) and apply a bit if white paint.
Having said that, I have been driving and riding all of Europe, and much of Russia and its 'independant' republics, during the last 48 years and not once had a sticker/plate on any vehicle (although sometimes one is tucked away in my papers - just in case!) and never has it been mentioned.
PS. Or you could go via Greece (GR) and add a bit of black tape !
Get any sticker, apply and pull off leaving a dirty mark. You can then have the classic conversation that goes "Yes officer, it's right th....oh....seems to have fallen off...know where I can get one?".
Also works for headlight beam deflectors and can be varied to include warning triangles, fire exstinguishers and so on.
I wouldn't bother, even in France and SPain I have had no problems without a sticker.
In Africa or other Muslim countries it might be an advantage.
I was travelling in southern Turkey a few years back and US/UK were bombing Iraq, we got screamed at in restaurants & bars a couple of times, that US/UK Govt were to balme etc - once went down the road of being Welsh, and showed tham the flag on a diary - the were clueless as to where that was. Second time we said we were froom NZ they went away and came back twith a drink as an appology. Elsewhere throughout Turkey, Syria, Jordan etc we had no problems.
We were camping out in Jordan and were approached by an Iraqi/Jordanian group - large extended family of 50-60 - they invited us to join them, they were fully aware we were Brits, one of the elder ladies then explained that two of here sons and three son in laws had died in Gulf Wars etc - thaey were very realistic and balmed it on political manoevering.
Just travelled to Timbuktu and back - no sticker, nobody bothered! Even though our car is right hand drive nobody out of Spain seemed to twig that we were from UK! Just looked baffled when they approached the passenger window and there was no driving wheel!
I was visiting a mine site yesterday and the guy at the gate thought that my Ghana registered vehicle (with an unusual plate) was foreign registered - this is despite the fact that the Ghana plates even have the damn flag on it!!!!!! So in short a GB sticker will not be asked for ;-) but I did once have a missing front number plate that caused endless grief here in Ghana - but then I also once denied speeding to a "traditionally built" lady Police Inspector and got my nipple twisted for being cheeky (really) - in front of my Girlfriends family who were first time in Africa.
Ghana Cops - love 'em really,
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