The GlobeBusters third overland motorcycle ride from the world-famous Ace Cafe London to Ace Cafe Beijing, departed the Ace in Park Royal, West London on Saturday 20 April 2019! The ride was “waved off” by Mei Sim Lai OBE, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Greater London and Her Majesty The Queen’s Representative for the London Borough of Brent, and Councillor Ernest Ezeajughi, Deputy Mayor of Brent.
Beijing is home to one of a growing number of officially-licensed Ace premises, with cafes already open in countries as diverse as Finland, Switzerland, Spain and the USA.
Riders will cover 13,000 miles on the 12-week trip, travelling through Europe and on into Central Asia via Turkey, experiencing motorcycling in many countries where tourism is still in its infancy, including Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Once in China, the group will approach Tibet from the Chinese border, from where it is possible to ride up to the North Base Camp on Everest, (South Camp, in Nepal, is only accessible on foot).
GlobeBusters offer riders the chance to ride their own bikes overland into China via Tibet and the expedition will be led by Kevin Sanders, making his ninth trip into this “crazy & fascinating” country. Kevin has chosen the new Triumph Tiger 1200 XCA for this epic journey
Kevin and Julia Sanders hold two Guinness World Records. In 2002 they circumnavigated the world by motorcycle in 19½ days. The following year the couple rode the length of the Americas, from Alaska to Argentina, in 35 days, knocking 12 days off the previous record.
Billed as the ‘ultimate burn-up’, the Ace to Ace expedition riders will arrive in Beijing on Saturday 13th July 2019.