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Big Trip special: Top 10 motorcycle tours from 2007

Dave Rawlings, 03 January 2008 16:29

After nearly a year of big trips we’ve put our ten best stories together, and here they are just for you. Some are here because of their exotic location, others because of the endurance the riders suffered and some because they are just great stories. 1. Nick Graham and Nick Clarke – Cotswolds to Cape Town With no support and ...

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Big Trip special: Ecuador - Riding our very own private planet Earth

Dave Rawlings, 03 January 2008 14:30

Charity rides are rarely as challenging or rewarding as SOS Adventures’ Ecuador trips, says Richard Fairbairn. Brrrrr...! Shivering violently in light enduro gear long soaked through by rain and mist, a single-digit chill is on my bones and my body’s convinced it’s a dank British winter’s day.   I can barely feel my fingers, my teeth rattle, and the only heat ...

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Big Trip special: Death defying trip to Africa

Dave Rawlings, 03 January 2008 01:00

Shot at twice, nearly blinded and found dying at the side of the road – all in a day’s riding. Sam Manicom has travelled the world several times over and here he talks to MCN’s Events Editor Dave Rawlings about his death-defying adventures during his first trip to Africa. I was working my way through the ranks of a department ...

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Big Trip special: Scooters in the Sahara

Dave Rawlings, 03 January 2008 01:00

Dennis Robinson and seven buddies took a gaggle of Honda C90s and £200,000 worth of medical supplies to a hospital in Gambia. As told to MCN’s Events Editor Dave Rawlings. The whole idea of this trip was the brainwave of my mate Bill Oats. He went out on rally in a Land Rover and met Stella Marsden, who runs a ...

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Big Trip special: Transylvania - so close yet so far away

Dave Rawlings, 03 January 2008 01:00

A trip to Romania will transport you to the past. But do it soon – this unique country is changing fast. MCN spoke to Damon l’Anson about his introduction to Romania. Having ridden through the night across Austria and Hungary we are leaden of eyelid as we ride away from the customs post and into Romania. Having last seen daylight ...

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Big Trip special: Mines, tanks, landmines - all in a day's riding on the way to South Africa

Dave Rawlings, 03 January 2008 01:00

Lee Myers and Mike Lambrianos started up an extreme touring company that goes through some of the roughest terrain known to man. Here they talk to MCN about their inaugural trip and the highs and lows of a four month expedition. We’d been in the army and seen parts of the world that no one else would’ve imagined existed not ...

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Big Trip special: 120,000 miles and we're not finished yet

Dave Rawlings, 03 January 2008 01:00

Chris Smith and Liz Peel wanted to travel the world, but after three years still found themselves in the Americas. Here they talk to MCN’s Events Editor Dave Rawlings about their eventful trip of a lifetime. We decided to bite the bullet and actually do this once in a lifetime trip after two separate incidents happened. The first was that ...

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Big Trips special: Cotswolds to Cape Town, 12,474 miles

Dave Rawlings, 03 January 2008 01:00

With Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor riding on their adventure to Cape Town with support teams, film crews, sat nav, mechanics, doctors and satellite phones, MCN spoke to Nick Clarke who did the same trip without even taking a puncture repair kit... I wanted to do something worthwhile for charity and my good friend Nick (Graham) wanted to do something as well. ...

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Big Trip special: All the reindeer and cod you can handle on Artic adventure

Dave Rawlings, 03 January 2008 01:00

Cambridge-based Fil Schiannini and wife Nikki thought they’d travel north for a touring holiday with a difference. Here Fil talks to MCN’s Events Editor Dave Rawlings about their Arctic adventure. My Dad is a geologist and has spent nearly all his working life in warmer, southern climes. When we decided to take a trip together on our R1200GS and K100RT ...

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Big Trip Special: Coasting along in Britain for a worthy cause

Dave Rawlings, 03 January 2008 01:00

Ed and Dom had 1000 miles of riding experience when they set off to ride the UK’s coastline on an SV650S and Bandit 600S to raise money for Macmillan nurses. Dom gives MCN's Events Editor Dave Rawlings the lowdown.   Me and Ed have been mates since we lived together at halls in university and once we finally got our bike ...

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