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Nathan Millward’s Ride to Redemption – From Sydney to Alaska on a 105cc Motorcycle!

In 2009, Nathan Millward hopped aboard a second-hand Australian Post bike called Dot, in Sydney, and rode 23,000 miles through 18 counties, arriving back in the UK nine months later. Travelling at an average speed of 36mph, and beleaguered by visa delays, suspicious locals, dwindling finances and an aging, often unwilling motor-cycle, Nathan’s soul-searching adventure was far from a jolly bike ride through stunning, previously uncharted landscapes. In fact, the endeavour seemed to cause more problems than it solved. The solution? To continue on riding, until running out of road in Alaska.

The Adventure Travel Show

The lovely people at the Adventure Travel Show are offering Off the Ropes podcast listeners a 40% discount on tickets for their weekend of talks, seminars & workshops on all things adventure & travel to be held at London’s Olympia 21-22nd January 2017.

Nathan Millward, as well as previous podcast guests: Sean Conway, Laura Bingham, Masha Gordon, Dave Cornthwaite and Natalia Cohen will be speaking, and we’ll be there too, so it would be great to say hello!

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Episode resources:

Nathan’s website

Nathan’s Books

The Long Ride Home – From Sydney to London
Running Towards the Light – Postcards from Alaska
Don’t Think, Ride – A Short Ride Across America

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Today’s Off the Ropes episode whetted your appetite for adventure? Have a listen to these previous thrill-seeking venturesome souls:

Sean Conway
Dave Cornthwaite
James Ketchell

If you prefer your inspiration on the page, cast your peepers over these recent Off the Ropes blog posts:

Your Time Starts Now
The No-Secret Secret to Success
Are Your Friends Good For You?

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Happy adventuring!

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  1. sally rawlings

    Wow, Nathan has guts, what an adventure, both frightening and exciting, can’t wait to read the books.

    1. Victoria Author

      Awesome adventure, hey! Think I quite fancy a biking adventure!

  2. Mal Smitt

    What a truly amazing and honest account from what must have been a fascinating experience, loved his never give up attitude.

    1. Victoria Author

      Yes, we loved his honest, Mal. Thanks for listening & for sharing your thoughts. :)

  3. Julia Handley

    That’s a brave and different adventure. It’s amazing what some people decide to try.

    1. Victoria Author

      It sure it, Julia! Seems so simple to take off and have an amazing adventure. Our ideas are brewing!

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