This is the day when Bristol Women's Voice turns City Hall from its usual business to a full-on joyous celebration. I'll be doing a short presentation of my motorcycle travels during the Women's Adventure Expo and paying tribute to the women who've inspired me. There will be music, dancing, talks, seminars, a Mayoral Question Time, self-defence classes and even some 'round the world' sewing!
I'm full of New Year excitement because I'm starting the London Globetrotters Club 2020 programme on the 4th January. There's a New Year party afterwards, too!
Do come... it's open to non-members. £6 at the door.
Keen Greek Royal Enfield Owners Club members, Andreas and Christos have invited me to the National Motorcycle Museum in Athens to do a talk. It will be a very special bonus to an early winter break in Greece.
What could be better than a combination of motorbikes, tea and cake?
On the 16th November, come and have all three!
I shall be doing a presentation on my unplanned trip from India to the UK, hosted by the Curvy Riders Motorcycle Club and Ecosse Motorcycles in Dundee - November 26th, 2-5pm. The Enfield that accompanied me all the way and is still my only transport is coming too!
Click here for details of the organisers.
Between Friday 11 October and Saturday 12 October 2019 (11:00 to 18:00, cost £5), my Enfield will be part of a one-on-one film performance in which participants can share a 20 minute motorcycle ride through a contemporary Australian landscape.
In The Ride, artist Cigdem Aydemir co-creates an incisive political act out of the simple, playful sharing of a motorcycle ride. For more information and to book, please follow this link.
Come and help me celebrate 70 years of the Enfield Bullet at the South of England Classic Motorcycle Show and Bikejumble in Ardingly, Sussex, on October 27th. I'll be giving a talk and the bike will there too. For more information, please click here.
Conceived and planned by the people who bring you the quarterly Overland Magazine, the Overland Event is designed to excite, inspire and inform anyone who is planning to travel on a motorcycle, and because the event supports worthy charities it’s all for a good cause too. As always, I will be there. You can find more details on the event here.
I won't need to clean the Enfield for this! I can't believe my Enfield will be in the Malle Mile, the 'British Inappropriate Motorcycle Race and Exhibition in Motion' on July 26-28 in London. I've been invited to present at 'The Lost Club' section.
More info here: https://mallelondon.com/the-mile/
I'll be at Shenfest, the music and literature festival in Shenington with Alkerton, a lovely village just outside Banbury in North Oxfordshire that is very close to my heart. The dates are June 14th to 16th. I will be doing a talk in Alkerton's St Michael's church on Saturday 15th at 4pm. All local bikers are encouraged to attend and show off their machines!
Between Friday 19th July and Sunday 21st July, the Royal Enfield Owners' Club will stage an international rally in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Royal Enfield Bullet. It is to be held at Stanford Hall, Lutterworth, Leicestershire. I'll be there with my beloved 500cc Bullet and will be on hand with copies of my book and lots of stories about our travels. I can't wait and am so proud to be part of this amazing celebration! More details can be found here.
I'll be giving at talk at The Adventure Overland Show at the Stratford-upon-Avon Racecourse, 26-28th April 2019. Find out more here.
Read the latest issue of Traverse Magazine where I review the Speed ladies' motorcycle jacket by Gigi Montrose. I love it!
I've done a Tough Girl Challenges podcast! Almost an hour of chat about my mishaps, mistakes, breaking my leg, food, and how I dealt with storms, castaways and pirates!Click here to listen.
Hit the Road, Jac!: Seven Years, Twenty Countries, No Plan is now on sale at Audible and will be available on iTunes very shortly too.
Here is the link: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Hit-the-Road-Jac-Audiobook/B07KCQGQ6Q
For the full article, click here.
A short video message from Heathrow airport, about what I'm up to next!
Thanks to Road Dog Publications, my book, Hit the Road, Jac!, is now much easier to get hold of for those based in the Americas.
Purchases can be made directly from:
The Road Dog website: http://www.roaddogpub.com/bio
Amazon North America: http://ow.ly/DLj230lfvCA
Barnes & Noble: http://ow.ly/76mu30lfvGb
Ebook versions are available on:
Kindle via Amazon http://ow.ly/Jw7B30lfvIG
Nook via Barnes & Noble via http://ow.ly/7sIR30lfvLd
I'll be at LLANBIKEFEST 2018 in Llangollen, Wales on August 4th, giving a presentation at 11am. See you there! More information here.
I'll be with the Horizons Unlimited gang again this year at HUBB UK 2018 - Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th June 2018 - Baskerville Hall in Haye on Wye. I'll be signing books and giving two presentations, including one on my trip to Cuba. See you there!
I'll be at the Sean Collins & Sons Bar in Adare, Ireland on May 13th at 12 noon to give a talk hosted by the Sprocket & Hubs motorcycle shop. It's free to attend and I'll be signing copies of Hit the Road, Jac! For more details, go to the Sprocket & Hubs Facebook page.
Many thanks to Lois Pryce for this interview in June's Bike magazine. It was fun answering some refreshingly different questions!
On Tuesday 24th April, my Royal Enfield motorbike and I, will be at Spoke & Stringer in Bristol, sharing illustrated stories from my time on the road. The evening starts at 7pm for a night of Spoke & Stringer street food (included in ticket price!), Q&A and the chance to buy my book, "Hit the Road, Jac!". Tickets are £6 p/p and available to buy online NOW via Eventbrite.
It's the next step of the journey for Hit the Road, Jac!. My book is now available on Kindle at £4.99. Click here.
I'm really happy to have an article in Issue 4 of Traverse magazine, from Australia. Recently, I found a long letter I'd written to my mother when I was leaving Australia and here it is.