The amazing journey of a young woman who was seeking a grander purpose in her life that resulted in her becoming the first British woman to ride around the world, at a time (1982) when young women were not supposed to venture out alone in many countries of the world. Her book, Lone Rider, is a worthy read. This is the Elspeth Beard story.
In 1982 at the age of twenty three Elspeth Beard set off on a solo trip to ride her 1974 R60/6 BMW motorcycle around the world. The journey took two and a half years, covering 35,000 miles. She set off alone with no sponsorship or support, in an age before email, mobile phones and satnavs and it was not until 2008 that she discovered that she had become the first British woman to ride a motorcycle around the world. In 2008 BMW commissioned and published a short article about the round the world trip for BMW International and as a result of this her story gradually spread. In 2015 she decided to write a book about the adventure and her book ‘Lone Rider’ was published in the UK in 2017. We talk about how little interest anyone really had in her trip, before, during and after and how she felt about that. We talked about resilience, stubbornness and determination in the face of accidents, robberies and even a miscarriage. We discuss how she managed her money and how she dealt with many many unwanted threats to her personal safety. There is a poignant and vivid theme throughout the book of a young woman discovering herself and how to understand love, with a tangled love story mixed in with the girls’ own adventure stories. The chat comes almost to an end with us talking about how this formative trip helped to shape the rest of her life, giving her the confidence to take on anything and everything. And finally, we discuss who should play her in the movie. Sadly, we’re both too out of touch to know anyone currently able to play a very tall, very bold 23 year old biking pioneer. Answers on a postcard, please! www.elspethbeard.com https://www.brand.bmw-motorrad.com/en/experience/stories/adventure/elspeth-beard.html Instagram: @elspethbeard
The exciting conclusion to our three part series on Elspeth Beard. Join Aaron, Adam, Owen, and Jayme as we cover her time in Nepal and the journey home through India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and Europe as well as what happens to her after she makes it home.
We begin our show by looking at Elspeth Beard, one of the first women to circumnavigate the globe on a motorbike. Join us, Aaron King, Jayme Teesdale, Adam Casey, and Owen Kenny, as we talk about the first part of her trip from London to Perth.
Welcome to the fifth instalment of the ‘If Not Now Then When?’ podcast. I’m excited to say that for this episode I’ve had the chance to speak with the unbelievably modest powerhouse that is Elspeth Beard. Not only is she an award-winning architect, but most notably she is the first English female to ride her motorcycle solo around the world. In early 2014 she was contacted out of the blue by an agent in Hollywood who had found an article on the internet and expressed an interest in buying the rights to her story, with a view to making a film about it. Elspeth’s story is captivating, and her drive is second to none. I urge anyone with the time to tune into this episode and to read her book ‘Lone Rider’. Her travel tales and dedication to her water tower project highlights how much of an extraordinarily strong and driven individual she is. What an inspiration! www.elspethbeard.com | @elspethbeard www.inntw.co.uk | @ifnotnowthen_when | #INNTWstories
Round the World motorcyclist, Elspeth Beard is an architect and motorcyclist, and is noted for being one of the first English women to ride a motorcycle around the World. Later she redesigned Munstead Tower in Godalming, winning the 1994 Royal Institute of British Architects award for South East England.
Episode 203 - Interview with Author & Global Rider Elspeth Beard
Hello Boys and Girls, What a wonderful interview I had for this show. Today, we have Elspeth Beard. Elspeth was the first British woman to ride around the world and she did that back in 1982 through 1984..... virtually unrecognized until recently. Such a great woman and an absolute pleasure to speak with about her journey. By all means, please enjoy and get her book here!! Lone Rider by Elspeth BeardSpecial Thanks to our Sponsors:Tobacco MotorwearAt Tobacco Motorwear Company, we believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice style for safety. We're dedicated to creating premium quality, American-made moto gear in classic styles that look awesome on and off your bike while providing protection where you need it most. Over the last few years, Tobacco has become known for quality and style. We use only the best materials in all our products. Our selvage denim jeans and canvas riding shirts are both lined with Dupont Kevlar, for protection, while the McCoy jacket features removable D3O armor for 5 point impact protection. We pride ourselves on making great gear and being active in the motorcycle community. Our viral videos are widely seen and shared across Facebook and Instagram and celebrate the irreverent, devil-may-care attitude of our community. Tobacco has been embraced by serious motorcycle enthusiasts who live our motto, "Ride Every Day." They wear our brand with pride and distinction. Go get yourself some riding jeans and other products for men and women from TOBACCO MOTORWEAR and tell them the Motorcycle Men sent you. Use the coupon code "MotoMen".Shinko TiresWhy aren't you riding Shinko Tires? What's wrong with you? Affordable, top quality tires for whatever kind of bike you are riding. Including your Harley Davidson and Cruisers. Excellent quality and tread patterns to make you want to ride more and longer. So go check out Shinko Tires and be sure and tell them that the Motorcycle Men Podcast sent you.Scorpion Helmets For the past 15 years, ScorpionExo® has been DEDICATED to offering high quality, innovative motorcycle helmets and technical apparel at an incredible value. Some of the world’s best helmet and apparel designers spend countless hours developing and testing ScorpionExo® products to ensure that each and every ScorpionExo® HELMET AND GARMENT will surpass user expectations. The foundation for ScorpionEXO® is Safety, Comfort, Value and innovation. This is supported by Scorpion’s unique position in the manufacturing procesSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=zPl7v5FjoO6fCov5rwbFo35sxmoOIUqUhcR1q1UVtP34xAVolJzW0aJ6GNSdljsPAT4MC0&fromUL=true&country.x=US&locale.x=en_US)