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  • Writer's picturePaddy Tyson

First British woman to ride RTW

Elspeth Beard will be joining us again at The Overland Event in 2020! The first British woman to ride solo around the world set off from London in 1982 aboard her '74 BMW R60/6 and finally returned in 1984 having experienced just about everything imaginable.

Thankfully she kept her diaries, cassette recordings and her images, and after 30 years set to writing up her experience. Her book, Lone Rider, was finally launched in 2017. It's a remarkable story and she'll telling some part of it when she joins us, but will of course be available to chat. We really hope that she'll be able to bring her BMW along too.


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