CHARLEY BOORMAN ADVENTURE BASE CAMP
Get adventure ready with Charley Boorman
You’re in for a treat at the Devitt Insurance MCN London Motorcycle Show with the new Charley Boorman's Adventure Base Camp sponsored by Ducati. This exciting new stage promises to inspire and equip riders of all levels with the knowledge and skills they need to embark on their own epic adventures.
The brainchild of renowned adventurer and television personality Charley Boorman, the Adventure Base Camp stage will be a hub of activity throughout the show. Visitors can expect to hear from Boorman himself as he shares tales from his globetrotting expeditions, offering insights into planning, preparation, and overcoming challenges on the road.
Alongside Boorman, a team of experienced adventurers and experts will be on hand to provide practical advice and guidance on a wide range of topics, from choosing the right bike and gear to mastering essential off-road techniques.
The Adventure Base Camp will also feature a showcase of adventure-ready motorcycles, from rugged off-roaders to versatile touring machines. You can get up close and personal with these impressive machines and learn from the experts on how to make the most of their capabilities.
Whether you're a seasoned adventurer or a novice dreaming of your first expedition, the Charley Boorman's Adventure Base Camp is a must-visit destination at the Devitt Insurance MCN London Motorcycle Show. Prepare to be inspired, informed, and equipped to take your riding adventures to the next level.
Meet the Charley Boorman’s Adventure Base Camp experts…
The Sidecar Guys
Co-hosts and presenters with Charley Boorman are the ‘Sidecar Guys’ Matt Bishop and Reece Gilkes. Matt and Reece hold the Guinness World Record for the longest journey by scooter and sidecar. During a 15-month trip they travelled for 34,000 miles through 35 countries and 5 continents to successfully circumnavigate the globe. They run a sidecar experience centre in the North East of England and are the hosts of The Armchair Adventure Festival.
Photo credit: The Sidecar Guys
Nathan is a motorcycle journalist, tour guide and adventurer. He began his travels on a Honda CT110, riding it from Sydney to London and then across America up to Alaska. He now runs Dorothy's Speed Shop, a tour company based out of North Devon. He'll be talking about downsizing and how a smaller bike can make for a big adventure.
Photo credit: Nathan Millward
In 2014 Steph Jeavons left the UK on a 4-year mission to ride around the world on her Honda CRF250L. Steph achieved her ambition of riding on all seven continents and returned to Wales in 2018. She’s had many more adventures since, including leading an all-women group of bikers to Everest Base Camp.
Photo credit: Steph Jeavons
Guliafshan Tariq is a trailblazing Pakistani woman who has made history in adventure travel. With almost no support from her family or community, she taught herself how to ride and set out on a journey to discover her country – winning accolades along the way.
Photo credit: Guiliafshan Tariq
Simon and Lisa Thomas
Lisa and Simon help define ‘Adventure Motorcycling’. In 2003 they headed out to explore the planet on two off-road motorcycles. They spent the next 17-years riding over 500,000 miles and exploring some of the harshest and most remote regions on earth. Their life of adventure has been fast-paced and often tough, but always extraordinary.
Photo credit: Simon and Lisa thomas
Hema Choudhary, an intrepid adventure motorcyclist, has conquered some of the most formidable terrain in the Himalayas and Karakoram, venturing where no motorcycle had dared to go before. Her trips have taken her through the challenging landscapes of Ladakh, Spiti, Zanskar, and Bhutan.
Lavi and Ollie
Lavi and Ollie are an adventure travel couple who, after walking 1850 miles across New Zealand and cycling 1250 miles across Britain decided to enter the world of motorcycle travel with a round-the-world journey of epic proportions. This winter they successfully returned from completing a 20-month Guinness World Record attempt to become the youngest pair to circumnavigate the globe by motorcycle. Their adventure machine, a Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT took them 47,000 miles from the Ace Cafe in London through 39 countries across 5 continents, around the world and back in 589 days. Hear all about the highs and lows of this monumental overlanding challenge and marvel over their black and yellow legendary bulletproof bike, Bumblebee.
Picture credit: Long Way Up
**Warning MotorSport is dangerous**
Despite the organisers taking all reasonable precautions, unavoidable accidents can happen. In respect of these, you are present at your own risk. During the Extreme Enduro Live Action shows the noise levels in the hall will be elevated. If you have concerns over the elevated noise levels free hearing protection is available from the stewards around the Extreme Enduro Live Action area.
The 2024 Devitt Insurance MCN London Motorcycle Show will feature all the important new motorcycle models available in the UK in 2024. There will be bikes from the biggest global motorcycling manufacturers to specialised boutique brands, displaying their range of their latest machines. Plus, we’re expecting some 2024 model launches to take place live at the show!
There’s plenty of entertainment on offer too with the UK’s toughest indoor Enduro course, where some of the UK’s finest off-road riders will compete. Watch jaw-dropping displays of skill & control over treacherous obstacles, daring jumps, and unforgiving terrain in this unique live action show.
If you’re planning a motorcycle adventure, then don’t miss Charley Boorman’s Adventure Base Camp, where the Long Way Round star will help you dream big and plan properly; with life on the road stories, anecdotes, advice, inspiration and essential tips for adventure planning.
And the entertainment doesn’t end there. Henry Cole presents the Ready to Ride Workshop along with bike builders extraordinaires Allen Millyard and Guy Willison and over on the MCN’s World of Bikes Stage, the MCN team and special guests will share their views on 2024’s hottest new bikes; the best new kit, innovations and tech coming this year, and used bike buying tips and advice. Plus world-famous sports riders share their riding and racing stories.
You might need a rest after all that fun, and where better to chill out than the Classic and Custom Café, packed with displays of the finest custom and vintage bikes. Then it’s time to hit the retail zone and make the most of the bargains on offer across helmets, leathers, textiles, gloves and boots plus all the accessories you can think of!