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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I'm in the very first steps of organizing a ride from London to Capetown and I have the following plan and questions in light to my situation:
1/ to buy a bike in the UK to save money due to the very low exchange rate of Brittish pound.
2/ Make the canet here in the UK and drive down south
3/ sell the bike in Capetown
- French passeport and driving licence (french address on them)
- Living in the UK but just have a UK electricity bill under my name to prove it
- Can I register the bike with my UK adress and can I have a UK carnet for the bike?
- Will I be able to cross borders with UK (with my UK adress) and French passport and driving licence?
Many thanks for your possible insight,
I will not be able to help you with the documentation on the European side but I have done a trip from Cape Town to Londen .
I do have alot of info on Visas ,Border crossings,Equipment, do and donts etc...
So if you require any info please go and visit our web at X-Ing (Crossing) Africa Motorbike Adventure or reply on this message.
Laurent, I'm the exact opposite of you, a Brit, living in France, with a British passport and British drivers licence, and a French registered bike.
As far as I've been able to find out the most important thing is that the names and numbers all match up. I'm guessing your licence has your photo on it, so that helps a great deal as long as you look roughly the same now as you did then.
I don't know about carnets though, but I'd presume as this is Europe and it's all supposed to be vaguely linked now, that it shouldn't be a problem.
You could of course always exchange your French licence for a British one, but that would mean you'd have the driving restrictions at 70, unless you swapped back of course.
Or, if you've got the time I suppose you could come back to France and register your bike here before setting off? Do you have parents here? They can give you their EdF bill can't they, I know when I first came here mine did, for me to re-register a British car. Then all your major documents would be French. There is the TVA to pay, but given the current weak pound, you'd still make a profit.
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