Blog: Motorcycle Travel Around the World

I blog roughly each week about my motorcycle travel around the world and generally what's going on. Sometimes it's about motorcycle riding, and other times it's about anything else that is happening. Sign up to the email list for notifications about new blog posts.

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This is day five and I'm definitely still finding me feet!

I've developed a runny nose and slightly sore throat. Nothing major, just an annoyance when my nose drips! The quality of sleep from camping probably doesn't help much either!

My aim is to give an update each week, but I've really strugg...

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I charged my phone on the USB charger I installed on motorcycle before leaving. It was a quick installation where I connected it directly to the battery. This means when the engine is off, the battery will still charge the USB device, and drain the battery. My GPS is connected to a switched live cab...

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My CRF250L motorcycle on the rolling hills near Calais, France.

I pulled up at the ferry terminal raring to go! Gave the person in the booth my details, and I wasn't on their system. Gulp. Turns out, I had pulled up at the DFS booth and not the P & O booth! They let me out the exit and I came back through the P & O booth.

I met some othe...

Sign post in Folkestone, UK, to cities worldwide.

Today marks the start of my round the world journey by motorcycle! I left from Dad's house in Banbury, UK, to travel round the world on a motorcycle. Shortly after leaving Dad's house, I pulled up to call my brother to say goodbye. The first stretch of today's ride was an easy...

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Riding next to a lake along the NC500 in Scotland to prepare for my round the world (RTW) journey on a CRF250L motorcycle.

This post covers multiple days riding the North Coast 500 (NC500) as a shakedown for my round the world (RTW) journey.

Arriving early into Invereness, I couldn't wait any longer to start the NC500 route! A minor setback though—I had forgotten to load the route onto my GPS th...

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After waking at 0600, I departed slightly later than planned today at 0830. I'm sure I'll get quicker packing up camp as it's only my second day of the shakedown!

The roads I have travelled on have mostly been quieter roads with the specific intention of avoiding motorways as they are less fun to...

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Recent preparation has focused on getting my CRF250L and all my gear ready for a shakedown trip in prearation for my round the world (RTW) journey. The route is from Banbury, Oxfordshire up to the North Coast 500 (NC500) in Scotland and I gave myself one week. The aim is to see how the bike, gear, a...

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A lot has changed over the passed month!

After 3.5 years of working for Newcastle University, I left to finish preparations for my round the world journey on a motorcycle. By this time, I had sold my Honda CBR600F, all my furniture, fridge, old clothes, bicycle, and any other possessions I could t...

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Today, there was one road that brought back a great memory from my rider training. It was the first time I went out on a 600cc bike—a Hornet—and there was a specific road that I recall. The instructor asked me to give the throttle a squeeze within the speed limit. The acceleration felt quick as the...

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Front-side view of Honda CRF250L motorcycle after first modifications (luggage rack and engine oil drain plug). Northumberland, UK.
Side view of Honda CRF250L motorcycle after first modifications (luggage rack and engine oil drain plug). Northumberland, UK.

Before a longer ride today on my new Honda CRF250L, I sorted out carrying water and tools. I added a luggage rack to the rear and secured my Kriega bag to fit two liters of water and my tool roll. Job done

Next, I replaced the stock oil drain plug with...