May 8, 2017 at 10:50 am #17910
While Adventure Riding as a concept has existed since the first motorcycle was built, Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman’s Long Way Round and later Long Way Down trips and TV series are widely acknowledged as the catalyst for bringing Adventure Riding into the public eye, and the subsequent emergence of adventure riding as one of the fastest growing motorcycle segments worldwide.
Charlie Boorman made the announcement on BBC Radio 5 live’s programme with Nihal Arthanayake and Sarah Brett. During the chat Boorman told the presenters: “We always talked about doing a third one, whether that’s South America or somewhere else in the world…”
When Arthanayake asked: “Not the middle east?” Boorman replied with: “Well not at the moment but, you know, everything changes, but you know I’d love to do another one with Ewan and we said that maybe we do it when we’re much older and really grumpy”
Attachments:May 8, 2017 at 11:39 am #17912
Rank: 1200cc Rider
- Bike: KLX150L, R1200GS
I’ve recently finished another reading of the book about their first adventure and there was plenty of “grumpy” in there, so older and grumpier should be quite entertaining. I wonder if they will stick with riding BMW or will KTM come to the party this time?May 8, 2017 at 12:31 pm #17913
Charlie Boorman is a spokesman for Triumph now, so that’s a 3rd option.August 8, 2018 at 9:55 pm #27331
From the horses mouth, Charley Boorman posted a photo of himself, Ewan McGregor, and Long Way Round/Long Way Down producer Russ Malkin on Twitter just a few days ago indicating that a Long Way Up ride was at least being discussed.
Attachments:August 11, 2018 at 12:56 pm #27349
Rank: 250cc Rider
You know, even though the long way round was an awesome event it got a bit painful listening to Charlie whining all the way through it. He was worried about this and concerned about that. In his Dakar doco he was spent the first half worried for himself and after he’d damaged himself spent the rest worried about Simon Pavey!
I know it’s easy to criticise parked on my butt but watching the long way round I kept thinking – choose the right bikes and get Sean Clarke to take you!!
Having said all this I’ll be watching and dreaming of getting off my well proportioned ass to do the same!!November 21, 2018 at 8:36 pm #28239June 19, 2019 at 11:20 pm #30919
Charlie Boorman has recently stated that the project for Long Way Up should start in a few months.
I’m doing Long Way Up for sure, with Ewan,” says Boorman. “We’re doing South America to Los Angeles, so South America, Central America, Mexico and then LA. We’re going to start that in a few months’ time.
We’ve got a few little surprises. We’re not going to do it traditionally, so there’s going to be a little twist.July 23, 2019 at 8:25 pm #31046
Rank: 800cc Rider
- Bike: Super Tenere, Concours 14, WR250R
Still waiting for my invite. I could learn to whine…September 9, 2019 at 12:42 am #31385
So the rumour mill is going crazy today as Ewan has been spotted in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina in the last few days.
Further South in Ushuaïa, Southern Argentina 4 Harley Davidson Livewire e-bikes along with 4 EV Ute’s from EV Manufacturer Rivian, and 2 petrol Mercedes vans and a petrol Utes.
Ewan is known to be an EV fan owning an EV converted VW Beetle and having filmed documentaries about EV development.
THe Rivian utes
The other support vehicles
Attachments:September 16, 2019 at 3:51 am #31452
It’s been confirmed that Long Way Up is indeed using the new Harley Davidson Livewire e-bike with Ewan McGregor spotted riding his Livewire in southern Argentina.
Attachments:December 20, 2019 at 9:15 pm #32081
The Long Way Up team arrived in Los Angeles 2 days ago so have finished the ride. Who knows how long editing will take before the film/TV Series is available.September 5, 2020 at 8:58 am #35210
The trailer for The Long Way Up has been released.September 8, 2020 at 1:44 pm #35217September 19, 2020 at 6:21 pm #35259
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