Adventure Motorcycle Travel Books
by Sam Manicom
My new book, The Moment Collectors, was launched on Saturday, February 19th, and I’m delighted by the early magazine reviews… Overland: ‘This is a cracking collection of stories.’ Motorcycle Sport & Leisure: ‘A wealth of motorcycle travel writing.’ Traverse: ‘It’s an outstanding read.’ Evening Standard: ‘A horizon-expanding book, remarkable encounters, fascinating, inspiring.’
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‘Sam Manicom is now established as one of the foremost and most readable adventure motorcyclists writing about their adventures on two wheels.’
Ian Kerr MBE
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, ADV Moto Magazine, Overland Magazine, Motorcycle Voyager, The Riders Digest, Motorcycle Monthly, Motorcycle News, Road Rider, Motociclismo, SE Biker, Motorcycle Explorer and various other motorcycle magazines and newspapers around the world. Sam is a co-host of the monthly Adventure Rider Radio RAW show.
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.
Sam’s books are available as paperbacks and kindles. The audiobook versions are narrated by Sam.
When he’s not writing magazine articles or travelling, he makes multi-media presentations around the UK, mainland Europe and the USA.
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 challenges and all the amazing things that happen to you out there.
The Moment Collectors – Twenty Travellers’ Tales From Around The World – is a celebration of motorcycle overlanding by Sam Manicom and friends. Foreword by Lois Pryce.
Twenty authors share the reality of the long road. The fun and laughter, highs and lows, challenges, outcomes and surprises, and all the natural drama of travel.
Woven into each tale you’ll discover a moment from the author where the reason they’re out there living their dreams suddenly and wonderfully comes to life. Every motorcyclist and travel fan will enjoy sharing the pure joy of their moments.
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.
Also enjoy the Under Asian Skies Audio Book
‘… a unique and wonderful adventure.’ Ted Simon
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.
Listen in to the drama and adventure of these two stunning parts of the world with the Distant Suns Audio Book!
‘Drama, action, passion, and the pure adrenaline buzz of overlanding are all here ‘ Overland Magazine
Sam’s fourth 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.
It’s out now! The Tortillas to Totems Audio Book!
‘This trip may sound like a standard ride through familiar country, be assured, it isn’t!’ Adventure Bike Rider Magazine