Adventure Motorcycle Travel Books
by Sam Manicom
‘One of the best story tellers of adventure in the world today’
Side Stand Up Radio – USA
Wanting to do something completely different, Sam Manicom learned to ride a motorcycle and within three months he’d set off to ride the length of Africa. This one-year trip turned into an eight-year epic across 55 countries.
Since 1996 Sam has been writing for Motorcycle Sport and Leisure, Adventure Bike Rider, Adventure Motorcycle Magazine, Overland Magazine, Motorcycle Voyager, The Riders Digest, Motorcycle Monthly, and various other motorcycle magazines and newspapers around the world.
His first book was written as a result of readers’ letters to editors. ‘We like Sam’s articles. When’s he going to write a book?’ Until that time he’d been travelling with just new adventures in mind.
The travel bug bites hard, but motorcycle travel bites deep and doing a long trip by bike is the stuff of dreams. Writing books seemed like a great way to share the fun, the disasters and all the amazing things that happen to you out there.
Sam’s first book – now released as a 2nd edition with colour photos – is the story of amazing Africa, its people and some very good reasons why not to fall off a motorcycle! Sam beautifully describes the challenges and delights of exploring this continent of surprises.
‘This is a great adventure and a really enjoyable read.’
Johnnie Walker, BBC Radio 2
The adventure continues… Australia and New Zealand, SE Asia, across Asia and the Middle East – some of the most demanding, colourful and enticing areas in the world.
As usual, Sam is a magnet for disaster, and there are more than a few tales which will raise your eyebrows. Just one man, a motorcycle and a dream being lived – every day.
‘… a unique and wonderful adventure.’
Motorcycle adventuring through the intriguing countries that make up Africa and South America.
Sam’s descriptions of rugged trails, disasters, history, politics, dramatic landscapes, and the unexpected, will have you riding right with him and Birgit.
‘Distant Suns is a fast, easy and thoroughly enjoyable read. It has it all: love, good guys, bad guys, beauty, danger, history…’
Sam’s latest book takes you on a gripping rollercoaster of a two-wheeled journey across some of the most stunning landscapes in the world – Mexico, the USA and Canada. This enthralling tale has more twists and turns than a Rocky Mountain Pass and more surprises than anyone would expect in a lifetime.
‘Those who already own Sam’s earlier books will doubtless want to add to them with this, whilst those who’re new to his work will find it a fine place to start.’
TBM – Trail Bike Magazine