Category Archives: Pre-trip prep

Mud, sweat and no fear

Most of the world’s roads are gravel, sand or mud tracks, so if you want to travel overland by motorcycle, you’d better get comfortable with life away from the smooth, grippy tarmac you’re used to. But if you’ve never had the right machinery or the nerve to ride any distance on the rough stuff, then the Off-Road Skills course is a great place to start. I dipped a toe in the water and will definitely be going back for more…

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Dukes and the art of adventure maintenance

So I’m putting my faith in a BMW F 800 GS to realise a long-held goal of riding around the world in 2017. Wanting to know more about the bike I’ll be totally relying on for thousands of miles in all conditions, I recently completed an Adventure Maintenance course as part of preparing my bike for this forthcoming journey of a lifetime…

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