Guildford Travel Club Presents

Lone Rider

12th March 2024

Elspeth Beard

The Speaker

In 1982, at the age of just twenty-three, Elspeth set off alone on a 35,000-mile solo adventure around the world on her 1974 BMW R60/6. In an age before email, mobile phones and satnavs and with no sponsorship or support, the journey took her two-and-a-half years travelling through twenty-one countries.

Returning home in 1984, Elspeth finished her architecture degree and in 1988 bought a derelict water tower, which she spent seven years converting into her home. She still enjoys riding her collection of motorcycles, which includes the trusty BMW R60/6 which carried her around the world, but also owns a BMW R80GS Basic.

Read more about Elspeth on her website.

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