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'Cliffs, sudden death and sharks on the right; poisous snakes, spiders, lethal kangaroos, dingoes and, of course, thekiller wombats on the left.' These are just some of the challenges that face Geoff Hill and Colin O'Carroll as they set off on their Triumph motorcycles for an epic adventure around Australia's legendary Highway One. Over fifteen thousand miles long, the road circumnavigates the country, taking Geoff and Colin through major cities, busy holiday resorts, dramatic coastlines, tropical forests, scrublands and across the Nullabor Desert, to come full circle and end up in Adelaide ...exactly where they started. But this is t just the story of their inspiring and hilarious journey, this is the extraordinary story of Australia itself, told through a motley cast that includes Captain James Cook, Crocodile Dundee, folk hero Ned Kelly, legendary explorers Robert Burke and William Wills, countless immigrants and settlers and an unreliable camper van called Matilda.
Geoff Hill is the author of Way to Go: Two of the World's Great Motorcycle Journeys, The Road To Gobblers Knob: From Chile to Alaska on a Motorbike, Oz: Around Australia on a Motorbike, Anyway, Where Was I? Geoff Hill's Alternative A to Z of the World and In Clancy's Boots: The Greatest Ever Round-the-World Motorbike Adventure. He has either won or been shortlisted for a uk Travel Writer of the Year award nine times and is a former Irish, European and World Travel Writer of the Year. He has written about travel and motorbikes for the Sunday Times, Irish Times, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Metro, Independent on Sunday and Motorcycle News. His travels have taken him through America, Europe and north Africa, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and Japan. His adventures have taken him along the world's most infamous and celebrated roads, including Route 66 and The Pan-American Highway, as he rides the world's most iconic motorbikes: BMWs, Royal Enfields, and Harley-Davidsons. Follow Geoff on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/geoff.hill.792
Colin O'Carroll, Geoff Hill
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Blackstaff Press Ltd
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