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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Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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I am coming to europe for a camping trip later this year and rather than cart all my gear along I thought I would buy some new gear when I get there. Will be landing at Heathrow then heading up to Felixstowe to pick up my bike.
Can anyone reccomend some good camping stores. Somwhere around Ipswich or Braintree perhaps.
Need to get some good sleeping gear as well as some lightweight cooking gear and also some good quality outdoor clothing.
I second that! A sa french national I can confirm that Decathlon is the place to go for good value gear if you don't want to spend silly money.
The quality is usually very good.
I have bought lots of camping gear, sport gear etc over the years and have no complaints.
There is a shop (split in 2 large Halls) in the south bank of London near Canada Water tube station. Worth the detour.
If you're after cheap and cheerful camping gear you could try a Tesco extra store. My local store has tents and sleeping bags. There is one in Ipwsich and another in Colchester. Maybe worth giving them a call to make sure they stock what you want.
Thankyou everyone for your excellant suggetions. I can see myself contributing quite extensivly to the UK economy.
On a similar note, what about riding gear. Need a new Jacket and a new pair of boots.
Have found that Heine Gerrick have a store at Braintree. Are there any other stores around theat area that would be worth a look. I would like to get a pair of SIDI discovery boots and Heine Gerrick dont stock them (they can order them in fo rme though)
Does anyone know if I can buy gear VAT exempt and how to arrange?
Hi, I live not far from Braintree, and I don't know of anywhere else, in reasonable distance, that has much of a range of bike gear, compared to HG.
Except for the BMW dealer in Braintree (and they don't keep much clothing in stock) every other place is just a bike shop with a limited choice of riding gear.
Its a fair sized store but they don't pretend to keep all of the styles in all of the sizes.
On a day to day level if they have to order something, which only takes a few days, they ask for payment up front, which is refunded if you don't like the item when you try it on.
You might want to check out which items you think will suit, from their catalogue or website, and let them know when you'll be needing it.
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