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The Resource Lone rider : the first British woman to motorcycle around the world, Elspeth Beard

Lone rider : the first British woman to motorcycle around the world, Elspeth Beard

Label
Lone rider : the first British woman to motorcycle around the world
Title
Lone rider
Title remainder
the first British woman to motorcycle around the world
Statement of responsibility
Elspeth Beard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1982, at the age of just 23 and halfway through her architecture studies, Elspeth Beard left her family and friends in London and set off on a 35,000-mile solo adventure around the world on her 1974 BMW R60/6. Reeling from a recent breakup and with only limited savings from her pub job, a tent, a few clothes and some tools, all packed on the back of her bike, she was determined to prove herself. She had ridden bikes since her teens and was well travelled. But nothing could prepare her for what lay ahead. When she returned to London nearly two and a half years later she was stones lighter and decades wiser. She'd ridden through unforgiving landscapes and countries ravaged by war, witnessed civil uprisings that forced her to fake documents, and fended off sexual attacks, biker gangs and corrupt police convinced she was trafficking drugs
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beard, Elspeth
Dewey number
  • 910.4'1'092
  • 910.4'1'092
  • 910.4'1'092
  • 910.4'1
  • 910.41
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beard, Elspeth
  • Voyages around the world
  • Motorcycle touring
  • Travel and Tourism
Label
Lone rider : the first British woman to motorcycle around the world, Elspeth Beard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781782439622
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781782439622
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (black and white)
Label
Lone rider : the first British woman to motorcycle around the world, Elspeth Beard
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781782439622
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781782439622
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (black and white)

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      51.5206496 -0.1506959
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