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Lone Rider Elspeth Beard
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Elspeth Beard was the first English woman to ride a motorcycle around the world. In Lone Rider, written 30 years later, she recounts an epic journey that would defeat many a man. Open disclosure: This review, though entirely unbiased, would like to encourage more women, not just men, to take

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Hit the road Jaq!
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When Jacqui Furneaux hit 50, she had an idea – travel to India, buy an Enfield and ride around a bit. Twenty countries later, she had another idea: write a bit about it. Both were a great idea. It’s easy to assume solo round the world bikers are loners, people

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Low Rider by Ian Mutch
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Handily, seeing as we are in the middle of our ‘You don’t need an adventure bike to go on an adventure,’ season, a copy of Low Rider, by Ian Mutch, has landed in the office. It turns out it’s the perfect short trip read. I was barely through the first

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R1200GS vs S1000XR
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Jock switched from a hypernaked V4 Tuono to the supposedly more humble BMW R1200GS and his world-view changed. Then he realised he was missing something. So he bought an S1000XR and, once again, it’s a game-changer for him. The BMW R1200GS is the secret weapon in the twisties, fooling many

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