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.
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Info on Voice & Data SIM Cards for Europe (and Australia/USA)
Just stuck my head in this forum and saw that there wasn't a great deal of information on voice and data SIM cards, so would like to contribute what we have found to be the best SIM for Calls and Data, predominantly in Europe but also relevant for further afield in the case of the Toggle.
Toggle SIM Card (for Calls)
The Toggle SIM firstly gives you a UK mobile number, so your friends and family can call you for the same price as a regular UK call (so free, if they have inclusive minutes). It is Pay-As-You-Go and can be topped up online either manually, or automatically once you get down to a specified amount.
You can receive that call for free in Australia, Austria, Belgiun, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and USA.
The following countries allow you to receive that call for a 19p connection charge Cambodia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Hungary, Indonesia, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Romania, Slovenia, Thailand and Vietnam.
The clever bit is that in certain countries you can register for a local number. You can have upto 9 numbers on a SIM card, either free for 30 days (after which you can re-register) or pay £5 to add one to the SIM card for a year. This has two benefits.
1.) By having a local number in the country you are in, you can call back to the UK for just 3p a minute to a landline or a mobile. You can also call any other Toggle countries for the same rates - occasionally mobiles are 9p rather than 3p.
2.) If you have friends, relatives or need someone in a particular country to be able to call you then you can give them a local number if you have one. So if you are Australian for example you could register for an Australian number and wherever you could receive that call for free in Europe.
Those countries where you can register for a local number are: Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK (by default) and USA.
Text messages are 7-9p. Data is 15p per Mb in Europe which is cheaper then the current EU roaming cap of 45p.
EuropaSIM Card for Data
The EuropaSIM is great for use in a iPad, tablet or MiFi device. It gives you unlimited data anywhere in Europe (as well as Turkey) for €3/day - so about £2.50 on todays exchange rate.
A day is 'midnight to midnight, central European time' rather than 24 hours from first use. There is a 500Mb fair usage policy which once exceeded will see your speeds slow, but its still possible to browse the web after this point.
Countries where it can be used are: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Azores, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Island, Finland, France, French Guyana, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Greece, Guadalupe, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira, Malta, Martinique, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands & Turkey.
I run a blog EuropeByCamper.com and on the back of our 12 month trip around Europe setup Motorhome WiFi dealing in long range WiFi and 3G solutions, predominantly for Europe, where we sell the two above SIM's.
The SIM cards I mention below can be bought from us, but of course you can buy them directly from the relevant companies directly, in this case Toggle Mobile and Europa SIM.
Hope this information is of use, I'd be happy to answer any questions anyone might have
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