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, can anyone tell me if I need an invite from the Motorcycle Federation of Russia to take my bike thier?
Ps. I've also seen a thread where you need to have a translated copy of my driving licence (for entering Russia) with me, is this true or not? I've sent an email to the DVLA asking if this is the case, and where, or how this can be done if it is the case... will post reply.
PPs. DVLA were of no use... didn't know what I was taking about? Russian embassy said I don't need an invite from motoring federation and that my V5 form has Russian Language on it... and so it does!!!!
The only 'invitation' needed in the process of visiting Russia, is the Invitation when applying for a Visa for yourself - assuming your home Citizenship requires a Visa.
Once you have a Visa you can go. All you need is your Passport. If riding/driving the minimum documentation you NEED is:- Driving Licence - original International Driving Permit - it includes a page in Russian. Google 'International Driving Permit' for details. Registration Document for vehicle - original. With Letter of Authority from Registered Owner/Keeper if not yourself. Insurance certificate issued by a Russian company - obtainable at borders prior to entering. Cost me £32 for 3 months on a motorbike. This is necessary irrespective of cover provided by your own insurance. Police and Border checks only recognise a Russian insurance certificate. 100-200 Roubles (about £2-£4) in cash for the Temporary Import Certificate they will issue, that you will have to carry with the vehicle. This is recognised by Police as a local Registration Document.
On entry you also receive a Migration Card and should use this with your Passport to get Registration within 3 working days, at any addresses you stay at.
In Russia -
- ALWAYS carry on your person your Passport, Migration Card and Registration.
- ALWAYS have with you, if out with the vehicle, the Temporary Import Cert, Driving Licence, International Driving Permit, and Russian Insurance Cert. These will satisfy the many DPS (Road Police) stops you will encounter - happens to all roadusers, Russian or foreign, especially if on a bike.
The guys on borders generally know their way round V5 Registration Documents. They are all in the same format ithroughout all EU member states. I took a translation of the titles of the key numbered entries (provided by 'her indoors') but this translation was totally ignored when I twice entered and twice left Russia by bike this summer (07). The only check was comparing the rear number plate with the V5 although one looked at the entry 2 wheels and asked me to demonstrate this!!
The border customs issue the Temperary Import Certificate which is in Russian and is all any DPS (Roads Police) were ever interested in or wanted to see, in about 40 Road Checks/stops during 2+ months. It is the equivalent of the official Vehicle Identity Card that must be carried on/in all Russian registered vehicles. Even one particularly unfriendly and hostile cop was pacified by this document and gave up on his attempts to extract a bribe from me.
I will, a little later tonight, try to post here my translations on the headings on the V5 - assuming I can post here in Cyrillic symbols.
Well, cheers for all the info Tony, has eased my concerns and queries... and Pete I will get round to downloading your route (vista home p, doesn't have exl, needs to be downloaded!!!) and calling. Like I said, as I've brought this all forward by a year and means getting a##e in gear.
I've not forgotten the V5 Russian translation - I cant find it in my PC records at the monent and the Cyrillic keyboard has been playing up.
We will redo it over the weekend and post it here.
If you want any more info or a chat, feel free to PM me with a phone number or direct Email address.
I visit Russia 5 or 6 times a year and last summer took a bike through the Baltic states to Russia, down to the Caspian Sea, Black Sea and back, mostly via the way I came but with 'extras' detours. 10,000 miles. Only problem was a pannier rail bolt shook out somewhere on a very long boneshaking unmade mountain road in the Caucuses - 16 roubles (8p) for a replacement!
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