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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I am planning on touring the UK this summer (mid/late July). I need recommendations for the budget minded adventurer. I'd like to rent a bike for a week and tour England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland (in one big loop). How should I go about collecting information on this possible adventure?
a week...that's not long. UK's a small place but there's a lot to see. I do trips around the UK whenever I can. I have found that something like a lonely planet is really good to tell you what there is to see, where it is, how to get there and where to stay. It gives good info for travellers on a tight budget as well. With a book like that and a good map...you should be fine!
A week isn't long at all, so don't try and do too much. Presumably you will fly into London. Depends what you want, but if you want good biking country as opposed to seeing towns, I would suggest probably Wales (the Brecon Beacons) and then the Lake District. Alternatively head straight for Glasgow and then ride the West Coast of Scotland, making sure to take in Applecross which is probably the most impressive road in the UK for biking.
I would echo the comments that your plan sounds over-ambitious. Forget the Ireland bit, perhaps - I'd love to go biking there myself, but you just haven't got time.
One thing that I've found great is a map of Britain's best roads (to be used in conjunction with a normal map) that was published as a supplement by the British motorbike magazine 'Ride' in 2002 (around about the April issue, I would guess). It doesn't seem to be available on the web, and I'm not currently in the UK so I can't be more precise. There are some phone numbers at http://www.emapbikes.com, and another publisher link is http://www.emapmagazines.co.uk/motorcycling.shtml. Maybe someone in the UK could help you out getting hold of one - excellent for route planning.
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