"Three decades ago, 24 year old architecture student, Elspeth Beard, set out to ride her bike around the world– a trek that would take 3 years and over 48K miles. The young Englishwoman, who’d been riding since she was just 16 yrs old, had already taken a few solo journeys to Scotland and Ireland– and now was ready to take on more before she finished school and settled down into a career."
In the late 1970s Ted Simon set off on a Triumph and rode 63,000 miles over four years through fifty-four countries in a journey that took him around the world. Through breakdowns, prison, war, revolutions, disasters and a Californian commune, he travelled into the depths of fear and reached the heights of euphoria.
He met astonishing people and was treated as a spy, a welcome stranger and even a god. For Simon the trip became a journey into his own soul, and for many others - including bikers Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor - it provides an inspiration they will never forget.
Joey Evans has always loved bikes, from his first second-hand Raleigh Strika at the age of six to the powerful off-road machines that became his passion later on in his life. His dream was one day to ride the most gruelling off-road race in the world, the 9000km Dakar Rally.
In 2007 his dream was shattered when he broke his back in a racing accident. His spinal cord was crushed, leaving him paralysed from just below his chest. Doctors gave him a 10 per cent chance of ever walking again. Many would have given up and become resigned to life in a wheelchair, but not Joey Evans. Not only would he get back on his feet and walk, but he would also keep his Dakar dream alive.
Formally a Design Engineer for BAE Systems, Lyndon had been racing motorcycles since he was ten years old, which saw him compete in seven different disciplines; the pinnacle being the Dakar Rally, renowned as the longest and toughest off-road race in the world.
In 2013 a near-fatal training incident changed his perspective on life. He kick-started his long-held dream of riding around the globe and also racing on each of the six populated continents. To do so he designed and custom built his own motorbike, Basil, (named after his grandfather).
Lyndon covered over 245,000km on his world trip through 70 countries and raced in 11 competitions along the way. He has released over 200 episodes of his video series 'Races 2 Places' and achieved millions of views on YouTube.