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LONE RIDER

Author: Elspeth Beard

Paperback

312 pages

9115

12 total reviews


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In 1982, at the age of 23, Elspeth Beard left her family and friends in London and set off on a 35,000-mile solo adventure around the world on her 1974 BMW R60/6.

With some savings from her pub job, a tent, a few clothes, and some tools, all packed on the bike, she was determined to prove herself and to get over a recent heartbreak. She had ridden bikes since her teens and was already well-traveled, but this journey would be the toughest thing she’d ever done. By the time she returned to England two years later, she was 30 pounds lighter and decades wiser. She’d ridden through deserts and mountain ranges and war-ravaged countries. She’d faked documents and fended off sexual attacks, biker gangs, and corrupt police who were convinced she was trafficking drugs. She’d survived brutal crashes and life-threatening illnesses and fallen in love with two very different men. In an age before email, the internet, mobile phones, and GPS, Beard had to navigate with unreliable maps, communicate by post, and fix her bike with the tools she carried with her, but she achieved her goal nonetheless.

Told with honesty and wit, this is the extraordinary and moving story of a unique and life-changing adventure.

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
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Anthony intrieri
Lone rider

Definitely a good read. If you follow " itchy boots " on you tube, you'll enjoy this book.

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Chris Hughes

Great adventure !
Loved it

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Vic Damico

great read coundnt put it down.

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Joe
A Great Read

Thoroughly enjoyed Lone Rider, even though there was a surprising and sad discovery decades after the ride ended. The book is substantive and it was hard to put down. Well organized and easy to read. If you enjoy the adventure riding genre, this is a book you need to read.

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Charles Klim
Interesting

Enjoyed reading the book and take my hat off for her challenging herself and her endurance in completing her journey.

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
92%
(11)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
8%
(1)
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Anthony intrieri
Lone rider

Definitely a good read. If you follow " itchy boots " on you tube, you'll enjoy this book.

C
Chris Hughes

Great adventure !
Loved it

V
Vic Damico

great read coundnt put it down.

J
Joe
A Great Read

Thoroughly enjoyed Lone Rider, even though there was a surprising and sad discovery decades after the ride ended. The book is substantive and it was hard to put down. Well organized and easy to read. If you enjoy the adventure riding genre, this is a book you need to read.

C
Charles Klim
Interesting

Enjoyed reading the book and take my hat off for her challenging herself and her endurance in completing her journey.