Spencer Conway’s original Motorcycle Diaries series was a huge hit when it aired on TV a few years ago, and following his recent circumnavigation of South America, the UK-based adventure motorcyclist is preparing to hit our screens once again.
Riding the same Yamaha XT660 Tenere he used to circumnavigate Africa, Spencer and his partner Cathy spent a total of 16 months on the road, covering 50,000 kilometres and passing through all 13 countries as she filmed their trip.
An occasionally dangerous journey, Spencer struggled with chronic malaria, got lost for three days in a seemingly endless desert and even stopped breathing after being stung by a killer wasp.
Despite all this, Spencer and Cathy pulled through, taking in breathtaking scenery, relying on the kindness of strangers, and tackling some of the world’s most challenging roads.
Spencer and Cathy covered more than 10,000 kilometres on their initial set of Continental TKC 70 tyres, taking them well into Argentina and the amazing Patagonia region which leads to the world’s most southerly city, Ushuaia.
We’re waiting to hear final details of when and where the series will be shown, but if you really can’t wait that long you can watch a trailer here.
In the meantime, Spencer will be appearing at Nick Sanders’ Mach 3 Festival in May, along with The Overland Event later this year – two great opportunities for budding adventurers to meet an inspirational 2-wheel traveler.
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You can find out more about the Continental TKC 70 here.