Adventure Motorcycle Travel Books by Sam Manicom

Wanting to do something completely different in life, Sam Manicom learned to ride a motorcycle and within three months had set off to ride the length of Africa. That one-year trip turned into an eight-year epic across six continents.

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.

When he’s not writing books, magazine articles or travelling, Sam gives presentations about adventure motorcycle travel to audiences around the UK, mainland Europe and the USA.

The Moment Collectors - Twenty Travellers' Tales From Around The World

The Moment Collectors, twenty travellers’ tales from around the world, is out now and available to buy direct from Sam if you’re in the UK or via Amazon.

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.’






Adventure Rider Radio RAW – The May 2023 Show is out!

Have you listened to any of the Adventure Rider Radio RAW shows yet? The new episode is out now! [...]

Review – The Held ‘Atacama’ Gore Tex Jacket

The Atacama from Held is the first ‘top of the range’ jacket I’ve reviewed and the careful spender cynic in me was firing on all cylinders... [...]

Another fantastic Review of The Moment Collectors.

Warning though! If you have itchy feet, this book... [...]

I’m sitting there feeling pretty gobsmacked!

What a fine word that is to describe the stunned and delighted feeling I have at the moment. [...]

Are you intimidated and really rather ignorant? What a lovely title for this!

Have you ever sat and looked at photographs in magazines and the like and wished you could do that too? [...]

Follow your instincts. It’s usually the best thing to do isn’t it.

My ‘To Do’ list is a monster today but I feel more like telling a story than cracking on with what I should be doing. [...]

MotoGusto Magazine review ‘The Moment Collectors’

Adventures are described in short story format, each rich in detail and emblazoned with the travellers’ unique style. [...]

A superb day at the Ace Cafe Overland and Adventure Bike Day

A stand out attendee is Roelof who rode over from Holland for the day! [...]

World Kidney Day March 10th 2022

I was invited to do a recording for BBC Radio Devon and to film a clip with BBC Spotlight to tell a bit of my story. [...]