Welcome to Ride and Talk – the BMW Motorrad podcast! It’s a podcast about the world’s best bikes, the people who ride them, and the incredible places these bikes allow us to reach. Join Andy Dukes as he delves deep into the world of BMW Motorrad for amazing behind-the-scenes stories and unique insights from brand experts, ambassadors and the passionate global riding community.
The world was a very different place in 1983 when 23-year-old Elspeth Beard fired up her R 60/6 BMW and left London for a two-year journey into the unknown. In doing so, she became the first British woman to ride a motorcycle around the world.
Although she kept diaries of her amazing adventure, she put them away upon her return and forgot about them for nearly 30 years until a journalist commissioned a story about her original journey. A book deal was subsequently struck and Lone Rider was published. It’s gone on to be a huge success – and Elspeth tells Ride and Talk how the bike and the book has changed her life.
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