Nick San­ders is back!

Great events and ad­ven­tures from the mas­ter of the big miles

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It’s not that he was ever away (ex­cept to loon about on the other side of the world), but af­ter months of re­search and prepa­ra­tion, Nick’s has a few new ex­pe­ri­ences for the dis­cern­ing mo­tor­cy­clist.

MACH 2, the cutest lit­tle bike fes­ti­val in the world

“You bet. We’re on our sec­ond year and we are de­ter­mined to make this event stupidly good,” said Nick, from his Ex­pe­di­tion Cen­tre in Wales. “It’s to­tally dif­fer­ent from any other event on the busy biker’s cal­en­dar.”

It’s not easy try­ing to create some­thing way dif­fer­ent and su­per-cool – but this is it, a mo­tor­cy­cle fes­ti­val that re­ally is a fes­ti­val. No danc­ing around your hand­bags chaps, no tin­nies, just a su­per-classy playlist with ex­cit­ing new, highly-tal­ented live mu­si­cians – sax­o­phones, gypsy swing vi­o­lin­ists, Johnny Cash trib­ute, co­me­di­ans, cir­cus acts. Lady bik­ers espe­cially wel­come, pil­lions too - can cope with camper vans (and bikes of course) - craft beer, su­perb Ty Gwyn cider and cock­tails ev­ery night, cream tea in the af­ter­noon.

“There will also be free guided ride­outs,” said Nick. “Back roads, across cat­tle grids, away from traf­fic in mag­nif­i­cent Snow­do­nia, led by ex­pe­ri­enced rid­ers who have been around the world with me.”

The Nick San­ders Ad­ven­ture Quest is fiendishly hard but a fun Satur­day one-off event – it’s where Kryp­ton Fac­tor meets Crys­tal Maze but on a bike. “There are prizes to be won on a points based sys­tem. It’s fun but some of it is very fiendish.”

In­tro­duced for the first time will be a new in­no­va­tion, Caro­line’s Kitchen from which we prom­ise you su­per be­spoke home-cooked nosh. Also, an ex­tra day has been added at no ex­tra cost - four nights camp­ing plus en­ter­tain­ment and ride outs for a su­per-fair price of £65. One day taster tick­ets are just £35. “We’re gonna fill,” said Nick, “220 rid­ers came for MACH 1, and I’m stop­ping at 400 for MACH 2. We are stay­ing small.

“I’ve been around the world seven times, eight times up the Amer­i­cas. 750,000 miles un­der my belt but I need to rein­vent my­self,” he said, “Ted Si­mon started off the new wave of world bik­ing, I made it go a bit faster, now I need a new chal­lenge and the fes­ti­val is it. Sign up right now, do it on­line or see me at Mo­tor­cy­cle Live on my stand 4B25 next to Yamaha and get a ticket there.”

New ex­pe­di­tions

Nick is also run­ning brand new ex­pe­di­tions for 2017. Ask for a free brochure. Ask about the jour­ney along the length of the Pyre­nees or the posh glamp­ing also in the Pyre­nees. How about Morocco? For­get about Brexit, what about a new kind of tour around Wales? Stay at his Ex­pe­di­tion Cen­tre, book on­line now. Learn how to be an ad­ven­turer, one to one with Nick at home.

See Nick on screen

Nick San­ders – The Story. 97 mins. It’s just out. His life story on film, nailed. Stan­dard def or Blu Ray. Pur­chase on­line or rent. The re­views are com­ing in and they say it’s a good one.

Learn how to be an ad­ven­turer at San­ders’ HQ or sign up for his be­spoke fes­ti­val

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