GlobeBusters arrive in Tokyo

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Motorcycle tour company GlobeBusters have reached Tokyo after setting out from the Ace Cafe in London in April.

The group set off from the iconic cafe in North London on April 22, with their first destination a brand new Ace Cafe franchise that was recently opening in Beijing - China's first ever Ace Cafe.

Led by Kevin Sanders, the group reached Beijing along the old Silk Road via Tibet and once they reached Beijing continued on to Tokyo. The group travelled from Wehai to Incheon, South Korea, and in doing so became the first foreign motorcyclists to use the new ferry service connecting the two towns.

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After riding through South Korea the group sailed to Japan, where they were caught up in the tail end of Typhoon Noru. “Japan gave a fitting end to the trip, with awesome views of Mount Fuji on our final day's ride towards Tokyo,” says Kevin. “Mind you, it wasn't easy, with 40°C heat, followed by torrential rainfall. It was made up for by the warm welcome we received from the President of Triumph Japan, Mr Kazuo Noda and Satoshi Muroi, Director Marketing, at Triumph’s new flagship dealership in Tokyo.”

The 16,000 mile London to Tokyo expedition was a brand new route for GlobeBusters and was only offered to riders who had already booked to ride to Beijing – most took up the offer to extend the trip to Tokyo. The full trip to Tokyo will be available to all budding adventurers in 2019.

While Tokyo marks the end of the official tour, three riders will fly to the USA and go their separate ways, before meeting once again at Ace Cafe Orlando.

Where next?

GlobeBuster's next trip is just one month away. The ride starts in Northern Chile and includes a visit to the historic site of Machu Picchu. The ride also visits Bolivia and participants will have the chance to ride the cliff-clinging unpaved “Road of Death” from La Paz to Corioco, although this is optional.

Led by Tiffany Coates, the 16 day adventure will certainly offer breathtaking views and once in a lifetime experiences. If South America isn't your thing GlobeBusters also have expeditions planned in Thailand, South Africa and Morocco.

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Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer