Video: A classic adventure

Published: 18 August 2016

We've got it so easy. The first man to motorcycle around the world did it over 100 years ago. Carl Stearns Clancy circumnavigated the globe on a 1912 Henderson Four in 1913.

There were no phones, GPS or internet, a severe lack of petrol stations, maps and even roads.


But these guys did it, and amazingly they did it on machines we'd consider wildly inappropriate by today's standards. They were the original adventure bikes, but that has long since been forgotten.

So for a small taste of what these adventure pioneers went through, we took a 1929 BSA Sloper and a 1939 Triumph Tiger 100 to the Peak District for our own mini adventure.

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