A Blind Woman, Two Wheels and 25,000 Miles

The story of the first blind woman to circle the world by motorcycle. Covering 26,385 miles through 31 countries and 5 continents she set off with her companion Bernard on an 18 year old motorcycle despite everybody telling them it was madness because of her blindness. If you would like to create a link to this site then please select from the icons below by copying and pasting the relevant code.

Touching the World book cover

Touching the World






A Blind Woman, Two Wheels and 25,000 Miles

A Blind Woman, Two Wheels and 25,000 Miles

The Ted Simon Foundation

The Ted Simon FoundationThe purpose of the Foundation is to encourage and assist travelers in making an extra effort to develop their observations and insights into something of value for the rest of the world to share. To those who are setting out the foundation will offer advice, contacts and, where possible, practical help. To those on the road or returning, it can offer assistance in transforming the raw material of adventure into something stunning for the rest of the world to appreciate.

Ted Simon and Jupiter’s Travels




In many ways the original for many of us all. Probably one of the best books ever written concerning overland motorcycle travel. Many people believe the book inspired thousands to follow in his footsteps.

Sam Manicom – Motorcycle Travel Writer

Sam Manicom – Adventure Motorcycle Travel Books

Sam wanted to do something completely different so he learned to ride a motorcycle and 3 months later set off to ride the length of Africa. His one-year trip turned into an eight-year four book epic across 55 countries around the world and led to four excellent books recounting his journey. For publications see:
‘Into Africa’ – Sam’s first book becomes ‘Under Asian Skies’ which continues the adventure.  ‘Distant Suns’ – the third book leads to ‘Tortillas to Totems’

Paddy Tyson

Paddy TysonIt’s 2008. The world enters economic meltdown. A global flu pandemic looms. An historical US presidential election is taking place and, somewhere in the Americas, a lone Irishman is coaxing his temperamental Italian motorcycle through another electrical breakdown.


Lois Pryce

Lois PryceLois PryceLeaving school at the age of 16, Lois worked as a carrot picker, painter and decorator and then failed an audition as a kiss-o-gram. After various underpaid jobs in record shops and as a product manager in the BBC, she jacked it all in to ride her bike from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. Her on-line diary of her journey led to her first book, Lois on the Loose. Her second follows her trip from Tangiers to the Cape of Good Hope.

Adventures in Yellow

The web site and story of Norman and Maggie Magowan, exchanging their routine of nine to five existence to become biking nomads on an epic motorcycling adventure through the Americas. The journey spanned 35,500 miles from Chile to Alaska and is told in two great saddle yarns: Leprechauns in Latin America and Leprechauns in Alaska.

Horizons Unlimited 

THE Motorcycle Travel website for everything you need to go travelling.First created in 1997, the Horizons site has become a home and a focus for thousands of motorcycle travellers around the world.The site comprises over 7,000 pages of content and 40,000 ‘threads’ or topics with 250,000 posts.


Kaapstad Motorcycle Adventure Tours Limited

Kaapstad Motorcycle Adventure Tours Limited

Kaapstad Motorcycle Adventure Tours Limited

At Kaapstad Motorcycle Adventure Tours Limited our mission is to bring you that “once in a lifetime” experience as we take you to some of the most beautiful places in the world. No matter which of our carefully designed motorcycle tours in South Africa you choose, you will ride through some of the most fantastic scenery on some of the best biking roads you can imagine.