Solo Rider to Take on Africa in New TV Show set November 8th
Get the Sky plus ready for a new TV series following Motorcycle Explorer Spencer Conway as he heads around Africa riding through 34 countries, covering an amazing 34,000 miles solo and unsupported (not even taking the girl friend!), on a Yamaha XT660Z Ténéré.
We will find Spencer motoring his way down the UK to get the ferry off the little green gem and then across Europe for playtime to start in Tunisia. Spencer will be running down the east coast first to end up in the rainbow nation of South Africa.
Coming north will be a west coast drive into the more adventurous countries we know about. It's going to be interesting to see just what the real story is from a lone riders perspective. After more than a year on the road (when he can find any road) we can be sure there is going to be a take to tell and I for one relish the new blood to the TV screen.
Now I'm not one for spoiling what happens on the journey, the whole point of watching it is to enjoy the suspence of travel and the situations that happen. But it's safe to say that there are plenty of goings on as Spencer moves around the dark continent. Africa has such a rich and varied landscape that can move swiftly from knee deep bright orange mud to moisture sucking, sun baked deserts and everything between.
What many will enjoy is that this documentary is taken from a diary camera as Spencer goes it alone. There is just something so raw and primal about throwing yourself out there that it resonates with every motorcycle explorer. Having someone to talk too and share fears and joys takes a huge burden off the human spirit. That thing we tend to fear most – the unknown!
You senses are more in tune with your environment and I dare say your attitude will change being in such a culture shock environment. It’s going to be good viewing and I can’t wait for the first episode to start rolling onto the screens.
The “African Motorcycle Diaries” series premiers on the Travel Channel in the UK on November 8th, 2015 at 7pm. In Europe, Middle East and Africa the series will air on November 9th, 2015 at 9pm. The series will also be available on DVD soon from Duke Video. No official word yet on whether the series will air in the US but negotiations are in the works.