Wednesday, 2 May 2012

It’s nearly time for us to leave this green and pleasant island and embark on a journey which we’ve dreamt and talked about endlessly. I would say we have been very lucky in the last couple of years and have been able to use events, which were very much out of our control and would normally be a cause for concern, to our advantage.  Our pint glass is always half full now......personally, I’d rather it was ‘all the way’ full but that’s just because I like beer!

The trip will take us through Europe down to Bulgaria to meet a few friends who have their own trips on the go.  From there it’s through Turkey, Russia, Mongolia and then back into Russia.  From the east coast of Russia it’s a long swim (probably via South Korea) to Seattle or Vancouver. From there, at the moment, it’s south basically.

The bike is a BMW R100GS PD with a Hedingham ETH sidecar attached. We’ve had it for a few years now and it is so much fun.

As we’ve been using the bike, there have been things that Iain has decided he’d like to change and as prep for this journey he’s stripped the bike down and made those changes.  For pics of the re-build, follow this link:


  1. Well it's my pleasure to make the first comment on your blog and wish you both the very best of good fortune and safe travelling on your big adventure.

  2. Hi Guys
    Here's wishing you the best trip ever.
    I'm already looking forward to hearing your stories