WEDNESDAY WANDERLUST: ELSPETH BEARD – RIDING INTO HISTORY
By Paul Strubell of Dirt Orcas – 3/13/19
Our Wednesday Wanderlust this week focuses on a past achievement, Elspeth Beard and her travels around the world.
Beard was the first British woman to travel around the world by motorcycle. In today’s wanderlust video, titled “Elspeth Bear – Riding Into History” from Culture Trip, we dive a little deeper. It’s a wonderful story and they do a nice job of helping her tell it. Even if only briefly.
If this story interests you and you wan to learn more about Elspeth and her round the world motorcycle travels, you can read her book, Lone Rider. BUY IT HERE
You’re 23, your heart’s been broken and there’s a long, hard slog of study stretching out in front of you. What do you do? For Elspeth Beard, a round-the-world trip on the back of her 1974 BMW R60/6 flat-twin motorbike proved the ultimate remedy for a wounded heart and weary head.
Directed by Souleyman Messalti and Joe Brooks
A film by Culture Trip