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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Hi - I am dropping my Tenere and 3 others on Dec 9th Capetown and want them shipped/freighted back to the UK. Anyone got a good contact - I will be pushed on time and want to arrive Capetown pm Friday 9th and dump the bikes and fly out the next morning . The less hanging around the better. Jeremy Aitchison
Britannia Movers... I used them only a few months ago...
British Company with a office/storage in Capetown.
You just leave your bike and luggage with them along with your carnet and they do EVERYTHING... They have your bike stamped out and them DHL your carnet back to their UK office...
All you have to do is pick up your bike from their office in Croydon a few weeks later..
£650 all in with no dis-assembly, fuel draining or pallet required. You but space in THEIR container. It's not shared with other companies etc. You can leave your bike fully loaded and stack it up as high as you like with presents etc as you own the space from top to bottom.
Contact Name: Chris Pulse, Lydia Werner Location: Cape Town, South Africa Address: Unit 1 Prodev Park nr. 2, Aviation Street, Airport City, Cape Town International Postal Code: 7490 Tel.: 0027-21-386-9088
I chose Bradley from Menzies/IMA/MMA (whatever it is) to ship my bike home from Cape Town to Frankfurt by plane in mid 2010. The short: 800 Euro (incl. all fees, crate) for 200 kg brutto volumetric/real weight (incl. crate), no problems, no hassle, very fast. Highly recommended!
Here are a couple of threads about Menzies by Dan et al. who used them before me:
Bradley's cell: 0027842092586
They're located right at the airport cargo terminal: S33.96112 E18.59430 - Google Maps Note that this is a new address, they moved in 2010.
or in GPS: S 33 57.667 E 18 35.658
I phoned around to get quotes from freight agents, but they were all MUCH more expensive than Bradley. You have to give him notice about a week in advance, so he can book the freight, arrange for a crate etc.
Customs is done 200 meters from their office, the first time anybody checked the frame number, actually. But all very fast and straight forward.
The cargo arrived a day late in Frankfurt, but apparently that's normal for cargo. No major fees on the Frankfurt side.
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