About the ride

In February 2011 my wife Kate and I set off on our motorbikes from Wollongong in Australia heading for Woolwich in south east London. 

In 5 months we covered about 21,000 km across 20 countries.  Firstly we crossed the emptiness of the great Aussie outback and then negotiated the manic traffic of Bangkok, Kathmandu and Delhi.  Next came the fabled and dangerous Karakoram Highway through the mountains of Pakistan, up and over the 4600 metre Khunjerab pass and into China.  More rough roads through Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan led us to Russia, through Ukraine and then the final 5,000 km push through Europe. 
We wrote this book not only for us but for anyone who has ever thought about or dreamt of doing a big adventure like this.  It wasn’t an easy ride but I wanted to show that it can be done by us, by you, by anyone. 
This book tells the story of our long ride home and also includes an A-Z of information and tips on how to plan and prepare for a motorcycle adventure.
Be warned though, reading it may inspire you to get on your bike and before you know it you'll be saddled up and heading off into the big wide yonder.

Caution: Reading this book could lead you anywhere!!!


These guys are already off down to the shops, keen to get their hands on a copy of the book!  They should have just used the 'Buy the book' tab at the top of this page to avoid disappointment!