Elspeth Beard: Lone Rider
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Lone Rider tells the story of the first round-the-world motorcycle journey by a British woman, Elspeth Beard.
Setting off in 1982, Elspeth was just 23. Not your typical biker or your typical solo round-the-world traveller. But she persisted with her dream through the highs and lows. Her journey on the 1974 BMW R60/6 lasted almost two and a half years, and en route she experienced hospitality and kindness, crashes and despair – but, refreshingly, there was not a mobile phone or an internet café in sight.