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.
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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You're right although most policies count motorcycling as a grade 1 activity the small print normally limits the cc below what you'd want for long distance travelling. That's what I found anyway. I'm about to go round Europe and Russia and have bought the Voyager Lite insurance with Navigator Travel Insurance.
They cover any cc bike without prices getting expensive for road travel (this counts as travelling on any road which would be considered a raod in that country, even if the gravel track you are talking about would definately class as off road in England). It suits me because they'll cover my volunteer work too.
Prices depend on length of time etc but worth having a look at. Cheap Travel Insurance UK, Best Holiday Insurance Cover Online, Navigator Travel
Location: Cornwall, in the far southwest of England, UK
Originally Posted by Brian and Tanja
Hi, the 1stoptravelinsurance.co.uk is no good for most HUBB users, as it only covers motorcycling PROVIDING that the activity is on an incidental basis!!!
I think the insurance company will quickly work out that you are not riding incidentally if you take your bike around the world!
We also need to extend our travel insurance soon, so any suggestion for good companies are appreciated!
Good point, which is confirmed in the policy wording:
"You are covered [for] Emergency Medical Expenses and [for] Personal Accident sections for the following activities automatically, provided that the activity is on an Incidental basis You do not need to contact 1 Stop Travel Insurance."
"Definition of Incidental
-means happening on a casual or occasional basis."
HOWEVER, I've just phoned 1Stop Travel Insurance - spoke to Emma - who confirmed that I will be covered even though I'll be riding on more than an 'Incidental' basis, i.e from Bali Indonesia to Kuala Lumpur over a two-month period.
This is important to me as my next trip starts in a couple of months time, in mid-May. I arranged my policy last Sunday [March-04], so there's still time for me to cancel under the 'cooling off' rules if there's no cover.
Emma was quite adamant that I am indeed covered. I have asked her to put this in wrting to me, which she is quite happy to do .. and doing it straightaway in fact.
Does the AA policy have a trip length limit? A lot of them have a standard 90 day limit per trip
I've had a very good response from the AA before - I had a climbing accident but my mum had got out a standard holiday insurance policy, they stumped up over 30,000 quid for helicopters, plane tickets etc
Thanks everyone for your help. I've also spotted that it's worth reading thr small print in your own policy. Mine says i can;t ride anything over 125 unless i have a full licence and no convictions. Obviously designed for car drivers who ride a bike on hols without having taken their test in the UK
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