By: Robert Wicks .
Whether you're an experienced rider seeking adventure or haven't yet secured your motorcycle licence, whether you've done some off-road riding or simply love the idea of an adventure on two wheels, Adventure Motorcycling will provide you with all the necessary information to complete the journey of a lifetime. An adventure motorcycle expedition is indeed a significant undertaking and this book covers all the aspects you need to consider before leaving home and once you set off – from choosing the right motorcycle to advice on riding techniques, navigation, budgets, maintenance and life on the road.
Drawing extensively on the experience of adventure motorcycling experts, the book offers practical information on planning for and embarking on a successful adventure on two wheels. An indispensable resource written from first-hand experience, Adventure Motorcycling covers three key areas:
Before leaving Home
Preparing well in advance for your overland adventure is the first step and this section provides a comprehensive review of everything that needs to take place before you leave home – from budgets and paperwork to deciding on the size of your group, as well as more practical issues such as choosing the right motorcycle and deciding on the most suitable route.
On The Road
You've taken the plunge and committed the time and money to an overland adventure – now life on the road begins and this section covers a range of topics including motorcycle maintenance, border crossings, personal health and navigation.
This final section gives a real sense of what can be achieved by highlighting three very different adventures, all with their own geography, budgets, encounters and objectives. That said, the riders all had one thing in common – the experience of a lifetime.
With more than 200 colour photographs from some of the world's greatest adventure rides, this book will inspire, enthuse, invigorate and enable everyone – expert and novice alike – to undertake a motorcycle adventure with confidence.
Robert Wicks has worked in sports marketing for the past ten years and has always had a passion for motorcycles and adventure. He's completed a number of adventure rides and travelled to more than 50 countries, as far afield as Mozambique, Iceland, Peru and Japan. An avid outdoor enthusiast and keen photographer, he has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and is a qualified paragliding pilot.