Sometimes a bit of inspiration is all you need to fuel the motorcycle trip of a lifetime and it’s something you’ll find in abundance at the 2022 Adventure Bike Rider Festival. From thrilling tales of round the world rides to fascinating footage of cross-country voyages and masterclass sessions from industry experts, prepare to be entertained, informed, and amazed.

Guest speakers at the abr festival 2022

Come and listen to some of the most inspirational and fascinating guest speakers in the adventure motorcycling world. With a schedule running across the Friday and Saturday of the ABR Festival, these talks, hosted by the legendary Billy Ward, will get you packing your panniers and planning to have your own adventures.

A full schedule and list of who’s speaking across the weekend will be released closer to the event, but in 2021 we welcomed Charley Boorman, Elspeth Beard, Billy Ward, Austin Vince, Simon and Lisa Thomas, Chris Scott, and Simon Pavey amongst many other legends of the scene.

become a better rider with advice from the experts

Have you been trawling the internet to discover how to ship your bike abroad? Or do you want to learn how to improve your adventure travel photography? Well, the ABR Masterclass Zone is the place for you as you can learn all of this and more from our carefully selected roster of experts in their fields.

There’ll be practical demonstrations and displays taking place across the weekend all designed to give you the knowledge you need to make your next adventure a success.

Relax at the Harley-davidson campfire

If you could gather for a cosy chat around a campfire with your favourite RTW travellers, motorcycle authors, and the riders you follow on social media, what would you ask them? Well, get your thinking cap on because at the ABR Festival you can do just that.

The Harley-Davidson Campfire is an intimate setting with armchairs, hay bales, and seats to relax on while you get to know some of the most recognisable faces in the adventure biking world. Just pull up a chair, kick back with a drink, and join in the chat.

Across the weekend you’ll be able to listen to a remarkable line up of riders. To see the Harley-Davidson Campfire schedule, click here.

See the best adventure motorcycling films

We want you to leave the ABR Festival inspired to embark on your own adventures, whether that’s a weekend in Scotland, a trip to the Alps, or a voyage around the world. And what better way to fuel your wanderlust than by enjoying a handpicked selection of the very best adventure travel films at the Adventure Travel Film Festival, held throughout the weekend.

The film festival is the brainchild of legendary two-wheeled traveller Austin Vince, who has carefully selected a series of features that are guaranteed to amaze, excite, and inspire.

join the party in the festival village

The ABR Village is the bustling hub of the festival and throughout the weekend it’s packed full of activities and entertainment. It is the place where you can relax and enjoy a beer or two, sample delicious treats from the street food market, and dance the night away to live music.

By day, you can explore numerous exhibitor stands manned by the leading brands of the adventure biking world, pit your riding skills against fellow festival goers in the slow bike race, flex your muscles with some axe throwing or, if you’re feeling brave, hop on the motorcycle-themed Ruroc Rodeo.

At night, the village is transformed as festoon lighting bathes the festival in a warm glow and music plays out from the REV’IT! stage. We can’t think of a better way to end a brilliant day of biking action.

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