This is our site dedicated to long distance motorcycling and travel. Connected to the outside world, with no doors and no windows. Living out an adventure side by side and wanting to see the same countries, same places and meet all walks of life by the same means.
Admittedly ‘Antarctica to the Arctic Circle’ is a loose plan, which will invariably change when we are on the road; who knows it may end up being a round-the-world trip. The motivation is to film, photograph and write about our experiences as they unfold with the intention of producing a set of credible short films that will capture the essence of what we’re doing, and why. The trip will feature the unmissable places but will of course feature some hidden gems.
Our interview with Adventure Rider Radio
Born and raised in Nottingham, England, I’ve had an unquenchable thirst for travel for as long as I can remember. Having explored above and below the waterline extensively for over two decades, I became a scuba diving instructor, which for me led to teaching across the watery globe, running diving trips in the Red Sea with Lisa and leaving my watermark as an Underwater Photographer.
Having hung up my fins professionally, I’ve diversified somewhat: sold the house, cashed in and swopped the life conventional for the ride of a lifetime. Currently riding a dual sports bike ‘bottom up’ through the Americas has definitely got me to where I want to be: big open spaces and engaged in the great outdoors. I’ve broadened my passion behind the lens as an Adventure travel Photographer, have become a videographer and drone pilot, which enables me to shoot stills and short films capturing some unique aerial photography while living and freelancing on the road.
Home base: Wherever we kick the side stands down, somewhere in the Americas
Weapon of choice: BMW F800GS.
Motto for life: “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” (Susan Sontag)
Loves: Wildlife, gnarly dirt roads, cold weather, hummus, ‘Tiny house living’ and Bill Bailey’s standup comedy.
Loathes: Smoked salmon and status-driven folk.
Born and bred in Great Britain, I’ve travelled a few continents over the last 15 years, in between getting a BA degree and becoming an instructor to run liveaboard trips and scuba dive the globe alongside Jase. Having learned to ride a motorcycle by accident, I won a competition, which was somewhat more than the runner-up prize at a motorcyle event. After a morning’s wobbling on a 50cc automatic, I got bitten by the two-wheeled bug having already been infected by the dangerous travel virus and well, never looked back.
Currently riding the Americas the long way up, we’re travelling from Antarctica to the Arctic Circle as much as the Earth’s surface permits on Pearl. I’m not sure whether I ride to write or write to ride, it’s probably both as I adore sharing our tales on the trails as a travel writer.
Home base: Somewhere in the Americas.
My fair lady: Pearl, a BMW F650GS.
Motto for life: Live the life you love, take risks & have fun along the way because you’ll never get out of this life alive.
Nicknames: Captain Slow.
Loves: Travelling, riding Pearl, Jason, a good book, glaciers, forests, Argentinean red wine and my mum’s cooking.
Loathes: Fizzy drinks, pork scratchings and mosquitoes.