London Tokyo GlobeBusters

Following on from their hugely successful Ace-to-Ace expedition in 2015, GlobeBusters are about to take one group of adventurous motorcyclists even further as they set their sights on Tokyo.

Leaving London’s iconic Ace Cafe this Saturday at 9am, the group will cover 13,000 miles to arrive at the Ace Cafe in Beijing, taking approximately 12 weeks to do so.

From Beijing, half the group will continue up through Russia and onto South Korea and eventually the Japanese capital.

The group of riders come from countries as diverse as Austria, Belgium, Qatar, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, New Zealand, Romania, Switzerland, the UK and USA.

The first leg of the trip will cross the channel and head through Europe into Central Asia and a region where tourism is very much in it’s infancy. Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan will all stand ahead of them before they reach China where the group will approach Tibet from the Chinese border, from where it is possible to ride up to the North Base Camp on Everest.

Expedition Leader Kevin Sanders has chosen a Triumph Tiger Explorer XCA for the trip;

“It’s a double first for me and the bike – the first time I’ve ridden from London to Tokyo and the first time anyone has done it on a Tiger Explorer. This trip is a pathfinder for 2019, when we plan to be the first operator to organise a bike tour from Twickenham to Tokyo, to coincide with the Rugby World Cup, which is being hosted by Japan.”

Kevin will be fitting Continental tyres to the Triumph, with GlobeBuster’s favoured TKC 70 making way for the TKC 80 as the terrain deteriorates the further East the group travel.

You can join them on Saturday morning from 7am along with Local MP Dawn Butler and the Mayor of Brent, Cllr Parvez Ahmed, to wave them on their way from The Ace.

Find out more about the Continental adventure tyre range here.