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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Horizons Unlimited presents!
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 cannot recommend any but will advice to stay away from "Worldwide Travel Insurance Ltd" (UK)
I paid extortionate premiums to be covered for any conceivable hazardous activity - repatriation costs of upto £1,000,000 if necessary.
I had an accident on a quad in Sinai, Egypt ( after there riding overland from London !) and broke my collarbone and had a nasty haematoma running the length of my lower leg. I could hardly walk and my right arm was useless.
After numerous International calls and faxes from a private Egyptian doctor certifying the extent of my injuries, the bizarre verdict from the doctor in charge at Worldwide Insurance, was that my injuries were not serious enough to warrant repatriation.
Numerous appeals later, I was granted a flight ticket for a single commercial ticket for a value not exceeding £300. I turned that down.
On my return, I have tried to get payment for the hospital fees and the flight ticket I had to shell out for with my own money. This is not possible as the "arrangements were not confirmed by a worldwide insurance member of staff before the costs were incurred!!!"
Morale of the story, check your insurance and go over every detail in the fine print. I shopped around extensivley knowing the importance of travel insurance. The scum will use any method available to avoid large payment. I know I am generalising and that they may well be a moral Insurance company out there who will actually honour their policies. Opps, there goes a flying pig
btw, the policy was underwritten by LLoyds of london.
[This message has been edited by Ceasar (edited 27 July 2001).]
1. It is normal practice for these insurance companies to NOT cover any expenses that you haven't notified them about in advance and gotten their approval to proceed.
2. If you hadn't been trying to RIDE, i.e. if you were just a "normal" traveller by plane and bus, etc., do you think your injuries would have required repatriation? Did you get stung because you were a motorcyclist in this situation?
BUT, Ceasar offers good advice to all travellers to be very careful reading the 'fine print' on these medical insurance policies. Some of them are designed for backpackers, and will specifically exclude motorcycling as a dangerous activity, or only offer coverage up to 125cc. So you could find yourself in deep trouble if you had a bike accident and tried to claim medical expenses.
Would be interested to know if any travellers have had good or bad experiences claiming on their travel insurance policies. Let's hear from you!
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