Venture into Russia: Three Motorcycle Journeys

Russia; Adventure Motorcycling; Motorcycling in Russia
HorizonsUnlimited description:

Lawrence Bransby, teacher, author and motorcycle traveller sets out, progressively over a period of five years, to “dip his toe into the vast ocean that is Russia”. Here, illustrated with photographs he took on his three journeys, are the personal accounts of these trips, written from the diaries he kept along the way. These are not grand epic adventures but, nearing 60 and, except for the last trip, ridden alone, Lawrence’s motorcycle journeys give us examples of what can be done if one has the will and determination to do it. His first attempt, on an old BMW 50/5 took him as far as Kaliningrad before he turned back, defeated by numerous electrical breakdowns.

Two years later, on a new bike, he ventured to the North of Russia, reaching Murmansk via Norway. His third trip, accompanied by his son Gareth (with whom he completed a trans-Africa trip when Gareth was only 17) they travelled further still, reaching Archangel and spending four days with Sasha and the Russian Black Bears Motorcycle Club on their annual pilgrimage to camp on the beach of the White Sea. There they met “Killer” (the origin of his name not explained) and Konstantine whose brother was murdered in England and Anastasia with her pert breasts exposed to the cold after a spell in an outside sauna…

They were showered with kindness and hospitality as they travelled along small dirt roads through more remote regions of Russia, seldom visited by outsiders. And they strayed into a restricted zone by accident…

We accept no responsibility for any of the above information in any way whatsoever. You are reminded to do your own research. Any commentary is strictly a personal opinion of the person supplying the information and is not to be construed as an endorsement of any kind.

Important: For more information on what World Nomad's policies cover, read this Prices & Benefits page for residents of various countries.
Grant says: ALWAYS read the policy CAREFULLY to be SURE you are covered on your motorcycle, there are exceptions and variations depending on home country and where you're going and a whole lot of other things. READ THE POLICY!

Member login

Are you an Overland Adventure Traveller?

Does the smell of spices wafting through the air make you think of Zanzibar, a cacophony of honking horns is Cairo, or a swirl of brilliantly patterned clothing Guatemala? Then this is the site for you!
Hosted by Grant and Susan Johnson, RTW 1987-1998

HUMM - the most fun on 2 wheels!

"The best day's riding ever!"

Don't take our word for it - see for yourself! 2018 navigation challenge events are in Arizona, British Columbia and West Virginia.

HU DVD Spring Special!

The weather has finally turned, so Gear Up for your motorcycle travel adventure! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - Gear Up! 2-DVD set until May 31 only. Gear Up! for your motorcycle travel adventure! Get all the info you need to hit the road!

Which bike, how to prepare it, what else to take, how to pack it all in! 6 hours!

"It's another great job, informative and entertaining."

"It's really professional and full of useful information, a must for any traveler."

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'GEARUP' on your order when you checkout.



All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.