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Overland To India. In the autumn of 2008, author Gordon May travelled from the UK to the Royal Enfield factory in Chennai, India, on a 1953 500 Bullet. The website contains details of many improvements and modifications made to the bike in prepartaion for the journey plus details of his book, Overland To India.

Overland To Vietnam. The next journey! Gordon will be heading from the UK to Vietnam through Central and South East Asia on his 1941 G3L Matchless. The new website contains details of the route, equipment used and modifications made to the motorcycle.

A Ride In The Sun - Gasoline Gypsy by Peggy Iris Thomas. Undaunted by sandstorms, earthquakes, tropical gales and incredible desert heat, thrilled by the invigorating life out doors and with the companionship of her trusty Airedale dog, Matelot, Peggy Iris Thomas has woven her unique journey across Canada, the USA and Canada in 1951 and 1952 into an engaging account of life on the open road. Now back in print after almost 60 years.

The BSA Bantam Club. A club for riders and enthusiasts alike; to encourage members to get maximum use of, and enjoyment from, BSA Bantams. The club now has more than 600 members and produces a quarterly magazine, Bantam Banter.

The BSA Owners Club provides essential information and support for all BSA owners, including technical support, machine dating, events to attend and a network of branches where you can meet fellow BSA enthusiasts. Club members receive a 40 page monthly magazine, The Star.

Rex Caunt Racing specialise in high quality Bantam engine parts and ignition conversions. All of our replacement engine bearings and seals came from Rex. The inner crank seals that blew on my first ride were replaced with top quailty Viton rubber seals for greater durability. Rex's advice on the engine rebuild has been invaluable.

Bournemouth Bantams have supplied many of the spares used on the bike.
The company is now under new ownership.
** New Telephone number +44 (0)7517 160388 **

Mist green never looked so good! A superb enthusiast's site packed with useful information, restoration details and Bantam images.

Moving the Bantam around to have work done to it is made easy using a Motolug collapsible trailer. Superbly designed and constructed to a high standard in the UK, the Motolug S7 folds away into the boot of my car or garage when not in use.

Horizons Unlimited. A website dedicated to the overland motorcycle traveller and packed full of useful information. The forum, The Hubb, offers great support to travellers.

Sahara Overland, the website of the book, the tours and the world-class forum. Here you'll find travel news, travellers' reports, route and country info, book and map reviews.

To enter and cross Libya with your own vehicle you will need the assistance of a local tour company who will provide a guide and arrange your visa. I used Temehu and found them to be completely reliable, fair and committed to helping me have an enjoyable and successful journey. The guide I was allotted, Essa, was exceptionally friendly, helpful and accommodating.

I Spy Egypt is a website that gives ideas of interesting and unique things to look out for when you are in Egypt. It's packed full of fascinating photos and explanations. Set up and regularly updated by Alice and Scott, who I met when in Cairo with Peggy.


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