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.

We'd had a tip off from Devin at Woodstock Moto Co for good riding through mountain passes in the Western Cape. The route headed East, started in Barrydale and finished in George. Over several days we chased countless mountain passes.

Tradouwpas was a gentle introduction.

Tradouwpas, Western Cape, South Africa.Tradouwpas, Western Cape, South Africa.

We crossed s...

I left the UK on a motorcycle and I've now reached the southern tip of Africa! Here I am at Cape Agulhas. As well as the southern tip of Africa, this is start of the dividing line between the Atlantic and Indian oceans.

Made it to the Southern tip of Africa!Made it to the Southern tip of Africa!

Before riding away, we ate some rusks. I'm a big fan of rusks! These ones...

After four weeks in Cape Town, I was eager to hit the road again. Packing up my panniers, which had undergone a hand wash, I was reunited with the certainty that something had definitely urinated on my soft panniers in Namibia.

Waves of nausea hit me as I lifted my panniers. It seemed to be more...

Table Mountain dominates the scenery in Cape Town. It's large and has a flat top, known as the Table top. We decided to climb it!

Whilst in the taxi to Table Mountain, we could see the mountain's prominence as it towered above the city. Constantly in view, there was no escaping it!

The walk thr...

Having ridden from the UK to South Africa along the West coast, I've joined Evan and Jaakko in sharing an airbnb flat for 4 weeks. A great opportunity to relax, do some maintenance and repairs on the motorcycle, and have some fun before embarking upon riding the East coast of Africa. Here's some of...

Since leaving the UK about 10 months ago, I've not cut my hair. It's now the longest it's ever been!

It's been an interesting experiment to see what it looks like. Multiple people in West Africa laughed at me in the street. A frequent hale was "Jesus, Jesus"! I'm not deterred by this, but interest...

Jaakko and I entered South Africa through a lesser-travelled border crossing at Alexander Bay only to find customs were closed at the weekend. We rode to another border crossing on the same day just to get our Temporary Import Permit for our motorcycles. Somewhat disappointing but it meant we had...

After a small tumble a few days before, Jaakko and I stopped at the Tropic of Capricorn for the obligatory photo!

Obligatory photo at Tropic of Capricorn. Namibia.Obligatory photo at Tropic of Capricorn with @its_moodo! Namibia.

After a brief stopover in Keetmanshoop for Jaakko to kick his cold, we headed to Fish River Canyon. Passing Naute Dam, Jaakko had pulled over and waved me down before a r...

A cold but brief coastal ride from Hentie's Bay and I arrived in Swakopmund to meet Evan and Jaakko for a beer or two, braai, and motorcycle maintenance.

Evan and Jaakko showed me how to bleed my brakes. Straight forward to do, but new to me. I'm keen to learn everything required to maintain and s...

Riding in Angola was a blast, but after a week of camping and a crossing into Namibia, it was time to rest. Two nights in Ongwediwa was perfect. Another reason was to rest was to fix some gear. For example, a puncture in my camping mattress meant I would wake to a deflated mattress every morni...