Epic riders: Elspeth Beard

The first British woman to ride around the world in 1982.

Elspeth Beard was traveling around the world via motorcycle in 1982 which was a very different time without handphones, poor maps, and no electronic navigation systems. She also travelled on a minimal budget of a few thousand Pounds. A very different experience than the fully organised and funded trips you can now watch on Netflix or YouTube with a full team supporting the riders.

She is one of my motorcycle heroes. “You just need to get out and have an adventure, have fun.”

Picture from Adventure Biker

Read the book: Lone Rider: The First British Woman to Motorcycle Around the World, by Elspeth Beard

Or for a short version on the experiences and the post trip depression when returning to Europe see the Interview over a cup of tea with Elspeth (Text, Youtube).