When Ewan McGreggor and Charlie Boorman set out to ride the world, they did not use rigid frame 1970’s Triumph chops – why ? Because it is an incredibly stupid thing to do. In a month of mechanical mayhem and life-threatening physical adversity, Ian Mutch nurses his beloved heap of scrap through the freezing mountains of the old Yugoslavia on route to the promised land.
In company with an American girl he meets along the way, he then struggles down to the Red Sea and back to the Mediterranean, part way across virgin desert when the road unexpectedly ends. “Where are we Mutch?” asks Jean. “I haven’t the foggiest idea,” says Mutch. If you like laughing at the misfortune of others, this motorcycle travel book is for you.
Wonderfully illustrated by Louise Limb.