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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Hi everybody - Belle here typing on Nadsicles' log in because she's left it open.
We're currently in Beijing, having made it all the way from London to Mongolia on our Chinese scoots. (Full story on our blog) but we can't access our blog or Facebook readily because the Chinese govt restricts them. So we've resorted to email and posting in the UK via my long suffering husband.
Anyway, as far as donating the money so generously given by Hubbers goes - mission accomplished, although in the best tradition of motorcycling travel, nothing went to plan. The kids mental hospital is no more, our contact buggered us about something chronic, doing everything she possibly could to obstruct us. But we persevered and when we realised that the Mental hospital was not doable, we took and executive decision to help another kids charity that we found, that was very similar and run by a lovely German woman called Ruth, rather than do nothing.
Essentially, Ruth takes in kids with all sorts of difficulties - no homes, orphans, psychological problems, mental handicaps, birth defects etc -and brings them up. Some of the kids will never live unsupported but others have successfully developed into independent adults with lives and jobs of their own. She helps about 34 kids at the moment and everything is run on limited funding, so your money will really help her help the kids. We were really taken aback by how stunned and grateful they were with your generosity, and what a difference it will make to them on an everyday level.
Both of us re confident that every penny will go to the kids and nothing will be spent on admin or other things that some charities seem to spend money on ( director's office refurbishment, conferences,lunches etc). We will be keeping in touch with Ruth and continuing to help her where we can, so if anybody feels the need to donate or wants to visit, please pm us and we will give you her contact details.
Just so you know how we spent the money - we bought some Chinese MP3/Ipod thing copies plus speakers, which is great especially for the kids with mental problems. Such items were out of their reach because they are luxuries and cash could not be spared. But that is sorted now.
Also we bought them a small camera. Their previous one had been nicked and there was no money to replace it. Ruth uses pictures to try and promote and prove to the Mongolian authorities what she does, and the kids use it in their education, particularly to develop their communication skills because language is frequently a problem, and pictures - as that old old song goes - paint 1000 words. The rest of the cash will go into the bank account and be fully accounted for.
And as a last bit from us - we donated the Chinese bike that I bought when my scoot died for the last time to them for them to sell, so that will net them about another £400.00 (600 euros).
Hope that is Ok with everybody - it seemed the right and best thing to do. Thanks very much for all your generousity and there will be a full report and pics in a few weeks when we get back to the UK.
Thanks so much for that update from Mongolia/Beijing. You two did a fantstic job riding those scooters out there from Europe
I was following you on FaceBook (gobi Gals) for anyone who is interested, and yes, Gordon did a great job of keeping us all aware of your progress.
A shame the children's mental hospital is no longer there- and how sad that although it was limited in what it could provide that even those services are no longer available. Well done on tracking down Ruth and I for one feel very happy and confident that you've made the right choice about where to spend the money to benefit disadvantaged children in what is a harsh environment.
I'll buy you both several s when we catch up again in the UK
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