Update. New SECOND EDITION features additional chapters: Most frequently asked questions; 'How To Guide' for those wishing to ride to or from India today; Spare parts list; Route planning guide. The second edition also features an additional 40 photographs.
A total of 8,400 miles from Manchester, UK to Chennai, India, in just under seven weeks. A challenge for most vehicles, but on an antiquated 1953 Royal Enfield ....
"Your bike belongs in a museum, not on the road," was how one doubter tried to discourage Gordon from undertaking this journey. Despite intense heat in excess of 40C, a crash in the Baluchistan desert and some of the worst roads and driving standards on the planet, Gordon's old Bullet did indeed make it triumphantly to Chennai.
Gordon describes in detail the restoration of his motorcycle and the build up to departure, the larger-than-life characters he met and the many challenges he faced. He also recounts the more personal highs and lows of life on the road. Above all, Overland To India is a heartwarming book that illustrates human kindness and hospitality and encourages other riders to take their own motorcycles on a long-distance journey.
Paperback, 21 x 14.8 cm, 256 pages including 40 b&w photos and 8 pages of colour photographs