Charley Boorman learns about life on 3-wheels

Media motorcycle megastar to try out a sidecar in his latest adventure

Posted: 25 March 2008
by Visordown News

Visordown Motorcycle News

No Wallace and Grommit jokes, please

ACTOR AND adventurer Charley Boorman visited Watsonian-Squire, the longest established sidecar manufacturer in the world, for an intensive training session to learn how to drive a sidecar outfit, in preparation for his forthcoming expedition.

"Usually experienced motorcyclists have trouble adapting to driving and outfit, but Charley took to it like a duck to water," comments Ben Matthews, Watsonian's Sales Director.

Charley will be using a sidecar outfit to journey through Russia as part of his latest adventure, "By Any Means", for which he plans to travel from Dublin in Ireland to Sydney, Australia, by any means of transport.

Watsonian provided Charley with a 500cc Royal Enfield paired with a GP Manx sidecar, which is an ideal combination to develop the skills required to pilot an outfit.

The team will set off on their journey in April and return in August and "By Any Means" be shown on BBC2 this autumn.


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lucky fecker! and a nice bloke too

Ive just finnished watching the Long way down - I wish I could make a living riding all over the world having a laugh with mates.

  

  


Posted: 25/03/2008 at 19:48

I finished watching it the other day. It does inspire me to go touring...

If you give it a few hours the Charly and Ewan bashers will be along...

Cant wait till Long Way To Go hits our screens


Posted: 25/03/2008 at 20:26

mickymellon wrote (see)

lucky fecker! and a nice bloke too

Ive just finnished watching the Long way down - I wish I could make a living riding all over the world having a laugh with mates.

LOL, you only just watched that? Where the fuck have you been all this time? South America??  

  

  


Posted: 26/03/2008 at 23:54

bakerstreet wrote (see)

I finished watching it the other day. It does inspire me to go touring...

If you give it a few hours the Charly and Ewan bashers will be along...

Cant wait till Long Way To Go hits our screens


Sadly thats true... if you dont do it one a 125 naked with no support then its not an adventure and therefore not worth looking up from your view over the docklands light railway to comment upon( at least not positively)....especially if you once went camping with the scouts

Posted: 27/03/2008 at 09:50

bakerstreet wrote (see)

If you give it a few hours the Charly and Ewan bashers will be along...

I guess I'm one of those..

Posted: 27/03/2008 at 10:05

It would only inspire me to go touring if Charlie came with me and we had to bath naked in the rivers etc    


Posted: 27/03/2008 at 13:54

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