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Solo riders each have a story
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Solo riders each have a story

Rob Gray finds that all you really need to ride around the world is a motorbike and a fair bit of determination.

Russia: Hospitality gone to the dogs
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Russia: Hospitality gone to the dogs

Rob Gray marvels at the contrasts in hospitality as he and his friends set off on their overland motorbike trip from Vladivostok to London.

Good reason for an epic adventure
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Good reason for an epic adventure

Before hitting the road for a 25,000km motorbike odyssey, Rob Gray meets some of the children at Living Hope, the charity in Vladivostok that will benefit from funds raised on the trip.

Last-minute repairs while meeting the locals
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Last-minute repairs while meeting the locals

A dozen naked blokes crowding into a freezing cold plunge pool, while socially unacceptable in New Zealand, is apparently perfectly normal in Russia, writes Rob Gray.

Russian soil beneath our wheels
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Russian soil beneath our wheels

Language difficulties at the Russian border prove a challenge for the 51st Traverse team as they head for Vladivostok.

When Plan B kicks in...
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When Plan B kicks in...

Motorcyclist Rob Gray admits to some apprehension ahead of a planned ride from Vladivostok to London.