Bike Show

The Bike Show has been the centre-piece of the Overland Event since 2015 and will be again in 2019.

Thanks to our partnership with Coventry Transport Museum, we’ll once again be featuring XRW 964M – probably the most famous Triumph motorcycle in the world of overland travel – which Ted Simon rode around the world on his Jupiter’s Travels journey in the ’70s.
We’ll also have Stanley Glanfield’s Rudge Outfit on show, which made an incredible RTW trip from 1927-28. It’s a remarkable piece of machinery which evokes all the romance and excitment of global travel almost 100 years ago.

Below are some of the machines that graced the bike show at the Overland Event last year


Rhonda the Honda
Steph Jeavons’ CRF250
Rhonda the Honda left tyre tracks on all seven continents during Steph’s four-year journey around the world.

Sam Manicom’s BMW R80 GS
Libby has been round the world, carried Sam on many other adventures, and now has more than a quarter of a million miles on her clock.

Imogen and James Burman’s 1991 Africa Twin
Veteran of a year-long, two-up trip that covered 35,000 miles between Alaska and Argentina.

Elspeth Beard’s BMW R60/6
In 1982, setting off to go RTW was not the norm for a single female.

Paddy Tyson’s Aprilia Pegaso 650ie (Peggy)
This temperamental Italian mare is the star of ‘The Hunt for Puerto del Faglioli’

Jacqui Furneaux’s Enfield
This unassuming 500 Royal Enfield carried Jacqui round the world on a 7-year global odyssey and remains her daily transport.

Spencer Conway’s Yamaha Tenere 660
Still going strong after circumnavigating Africa and South America, countless mishaps and even being shot at.

Aaron Mitchell’s Suzuki DRZ400
Penny was Aaron’s infallible companion on his 36,000-mile, 505-day round the world journey through 29 countries on four continents.

Cliff and Jenny Batley’s pair of BMW F650s
Before the Adventure Bike Shop was born, Cliff and Jenny spent a year riding from the UK to New Zealand.

Ian Coates’ Africa Twin
Perhaps this is the world’s most famous Honda Africa Twin 750!

Bruce Smart’s GSXR1000
The famous TeapotOne Suzuki that went 74,000 miles around the world through 54 countries over 442 days.

Gareth Jones’ ’51 Harley Pan
Gareth Jones’ ‘Pan Without A Plan’ hardtail Harley.

Kane Avellano’s 2009 Triumph Bonneville
‘Bonnie’ clocked-up around 32,000 miles on Kane’s record-breaking round-the-world journey and is believed to be the only Bonneville to ever circumnavigate the globe.


Plus ‘Tommy the Triumph’ sidecar outfit, which carried Richard and Mopsa English around the world during the ’80s.