‘I rode 6500 miles in 17 days’

Roxy Ka, Honda Fireblade

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In May, 22-year-old Rok­sana Kiekowska, AKA Roxy Ka, rode 6500 miles from Glas­gow to Greece in 17 days. It was the ’98 Fireblade-rid­ing soft­ware de­vel­oper’s fourth epic tour in un­der three years. Af­ter pass­ing her A2 test in 2015 she rode to Poland and then in June 2016 added 4000 miles in the Pyre­nees and Swiss Alps. Later that year she rode to the Nord­kapp from Poland. In May last year, she rode her Blade around the Balkans, cov­er­ing 4300 miles in 11 days.

But if Rok­sana’s mileage is im­pres­sive, what truly sets her apart is she trav­els alone, mostly camp­ing. She ex­plained: “I just love trav­el­ling on my bike, vis­it­ing new places, try­ing new roads and meet­ing new peo­ple. And Greece was one of the coun­tries I hadn’t been to.”

High­lights of this trip in­cluded “the scari­est road in my life”, a 30% down­hill track in Si­cily. She also had to deal with the sprocket car­rier col­laps­ing and get­ting lost quite a lot. But she came through it all and is still smil­ing.

“Go for it and have fun” she says. “As long as you have a pass­port, money and bike doc­u­ments, ev­ery­thing else can be sorted along the way.”

Con­ti­nent-crush­ing Rok­sana prefers to go it alone

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