Monday, 29 August 2016

I set up this blog in 2010 to record my 'round the world' motorcycle trip. In 2010 and 2011 I travelled from Alaska to Panama and then South Africa to Kenya. Mainly on my own but my wife came out for some of it. I also did some volunteering along the way.

That blog evolved into a book - Gone Riding, which is available in Kindle form here

Since returning to the UK I have spent every summer exploring Europe (Norway and Sweden 2013; Romania 2014; The Balkans 2015; Poland, The Baltic and Finland 2016, Pyrenees and France 2017). I'm planning to go to Ireland in 2018, and possibly Spain, Gibralter and Portugal in the autumn.

My bike has now done 110,000 miles -  65,000 of it with me. We've been to 50 countries.

I now no longer post regularly on here, using my Gone Riding Facebook page instead. 

So, please use the links to get a copy of my book and/or take a look at the facebook page. You can, of course, search through this blog to see the 'raw data' of my trip and lots and lots of photos! 

Ride safe and explore. 


Thursday, 14 July 2016

Here comes the summer...

In two weeks time I'll be off on my annual bike trip. The map shows where I've been for the last three summers - this year it's the Baltic. Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Kaliningrad (hopefully).

Tracy will fly out to Riga and back from Helsinki. If she's lucky I'll pick her up and take her, otherwise it's a hell of a walk! 

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Out for a ride in the Midlands, late April. Starting to plan my summer trip. - The Baltic this year!

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Often people ask me how sales of my book are going. I'm not quite sure what they mean by this (numbers or responses?) but for me it's clear. I didn't write a book to make money or sell huge numbers. I wrote it to encourage others to follow their dreams. 

EVERY time I get a response like the one below I feel proud to have written GONE RIDING

Thanks Sunit.

Posted on on my birthday.

Of all the motorcycle touring adventure ever written... This one is by far the most brilliantly narrated... Much much better than Ted Simon books or the other guys... Entirely from my perspective are my opinions