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Elspeth Beard – first British woman to ride around the world

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    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Elspeth Beard was the first British woman to ride around the world, long before Google maps and GPS.

    In 1982, at the tender age of 23, she climbed aboard her 1974 BMW R60/6 and took off around the world, on a trip that would ultimately take her two years, covering more than 35,000 miles across 20 countries.

    Along the way she crossed the outback, rode through Middle Eastern warzones, crashed and fell in love.

    Her story is one of true courage, perserverance and nomadic exploration.

    Here it is brilliantly told in a animated video, courtesy of Culture Trip.

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    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Sam Manicon reviews the Elspeth Beard book Lone Rider

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