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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Im not sure if this is the right section to post in. Ive been having a look at by ways open to all traffic (BOATS). There is an old route called the Icknield way. Its supposed to be the oldest road in Britain. If you use bing.com/maps and zoom in to Icklingham just on the south edge of Thetford forest you can pick it up. You have to switch the view to road: ordinance survey (shows you OS maps for free). It goes south and north. Ive traced it south down to near Luton and it keeps on going. It would be a mixture of back roads and BOATs. Dont know what the state of the BOATS would be but could be fun to explore. If a section of BOAT wasnt doable then you could take back roads that go nearby until the next section. There is an Icknield way walkers website but funny enough they dont seem to say anything about welcoming motorbikes...
I don’t mean to put a downer on you plan but just because a route is marked “BOAT” on the OS map, doesn’t mean it is still legal for vehicles. Sh*t-loads of BOATs have been lost in recent years.
To be sure, you will need to check on the County Council online maps to check they aren’t TROed (Traffic Restriction Order)
Of course, if you didn’t know, you could plead ignorance.
Officially, if the TRO isn’t marked properly, it would be near impossible for you to be successfully prosecuted. The only sign that should be legally recognised is the circular sign with the motorbike flying over a car. In theory, if you don’t see this sign or an official council Temporary TRO notice then how are you to know. In which case, crack on.
If you are a small group of maybe three or four bikes and you made a “Navigational Error” who would know anyway.
If you are challenged by the Beardy-bobble-hat-wearing-Rambliers, just be polite and proceed on your way. A member of the public has no right to ask for your details unless you have been involved in an accident. I am pretty sure that the only people who can legally stop you are a Police Officer or Traffic Warden and a Lollypop Lady / Man.
Riding a 660 tenere and sometime soon before the snow sets in Ive got absolutely no off road riding experience other than on a short gravel road to get to the back of my house... but you've got to start somewhere!
and there was I thinking you'd be on a Varadero. Well, depending on how work pans out this week, I should be free Sat or Sund, although F1 is on Sunday!
Let me know what works for you. I'll PM my number to me if you want to call or text.
Re the off road, you'll be fine. I doubt this stuff will be too crazy. I'm not massively experienced off road but have done a few green lanes and river crossings here and there, we'll make it through!
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