With over 60 talks across three stages, the Adventure Bike Rider Festival is the perfect place to get exclusive insights and inspiration for your next big adventure from those who have been there and done it. Across three days you’ll be able to see the most inspiring names in the world of adventure motorcycling.

Share the moment with other like-minded riders, experience the incredible atmosphere, and get ready to hear fascinating stories that capture the beauty of adventure riding so perfectly.

Entry to all talks across the weekend is included with an ABR Festival ticket. You can get yours here.

2023 CONFIRMED FESTIVAL SPEAKERS

RYAN F9

Ryan F9 is one of the biggest motorcycle YouTube stars and one of the most recognisable faces in adventure biking. Ryan proved a huge hit at last summer’s ABR Festival and the Canadian biker enjoyed himself so much, he’s flying back to the UK to join us in 2023.

ELSPETH BEARD

Famous for being one of the first British women to ride solo around the world, Elspeth embarked on her 35,000-mile ride in 1982. More than three decades later she wrote a book called Lone Rider which made her one of the world’s most inspirational adventure biking icons.

SIMON & LISA THOMAS

In 2003, Simon and Lisa Thomas (known as 2 Ride the World) embarked on a 16 month around-the-world trip. Almost 20 years later, they were still on the road with 507,000 miles and 122 countries under their tyres. They’ll be hosting the Campfire Stage at next year’s festival.

THE GIRL ON A BIKE

Vanessa Ruck, better known as The Girl On A Bike, is a huge social media star and inspiration to many. Hear her incredible story and discover how, following an accident, she emerged stronger thanks to her love of adventure biking. She’ll be hosting the Masterclass Tent at the festival.

BILLY WARD

Billy is no stranger to the worlds of adventure biking and celebrities having worked with the likes of Charley Boorman and Ross Noble. He’s also travelled through Africa, Afghanistan, Australia and the USA on his travels, and he even rode to the frontline in Iraq for a documentary.

THE MISSENDEN FLYER

He’s a nice guy who loves bikes, a simple formula that resulted in The Missenden Flyer becoming one of the UK’s most popular biking stars on YouTube. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on The Missenden Flyer hosting the ABR Festival pub quiz alongside Teapot One and Richy Vida.

NICK SANDERS

A total of 19 days and four hours: that’s how long it took Nick Sanders to ride around the world. He’ll reveal how he achieved this seemingly impossible feat of endurance and what drove him to circumnavigate the globe seven times throughout the ABR Festival.

SAM MANICOM

With just two months’ experience on a bike, Sam set off to ride the length of Africa. Despite being shot at, jailed, and fracturing 17 bones in an accident along the way, the motorcycle bug bit him hard. He’s now a hugely popular travel writer and knows better than most how to tell a story.

TIFFANY COATES

Tiffany Coates is one of the world’s foremost female motorcycle adventurers, having ridden more than 300,000 miles, across six continents. She’s been on the road for more than 20 years and visited the remote corners of the world including Timbuktu, Outer Mongolia, and Tibet.

SPENCER CONWAY

From living with nomads in the Sahara, to being shot at by bandits in Kenya, Spencer has seen it all. After giving up an office job, he set out on his bike to solo circumnavigate some of the most hazardous and awe-inspiring places on Earth, including crossing the almost impenetrable Darien Gap.

RICHY VIDA

Popular YouTuber Richy was bitten by the motorcycle bug from a young age. He cut his teeth in the quarries and fields of Derbyshire and has since ridden into Norway’s midnight sun and cruised along the beaches of Dubrovnik on his motorcycle travels.

CHRIS SCOTT

Chris first coined the term ‘adventure biking’ and knows more about riding the Sahara than anyone else having ridden more than 50 expeditions. Chris wrote the book on adventure biking, literally, having authored eight editions of the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

PATSY QUICK

Patsy Quick is probably the best known female off-road motorcycle rider in the UK today. During more than 20 years of riding, she has completed major overland expeditions, been British Women’s Enduro Champion and the European Women’s Champion. Patsy became the first British woman to complete the Dakar back in 2006.

AUSTIN VINCE

Austin is a legend in the adventure biking world having pioneered the motorcycle documentary genre with the iconic Mondo Enduro. He’s ridden the Road of Bones and crossed the Zilov Gap, two of the toughest two-wheeled challenges on Earth.

MOTOBOB

MotoBob produces some of the most engaging motorcycle videos found anywhere, having amassed almost 250,000 YouTube subscribers. If you want to learn the secrets of making great bike videos, don’t miss out on meeting MotoBob.

DYLAN WICKRAMA

Dylan Wickrama

The Darien Gap between Panama and Colombia is said to be impenetrable. So, when Dylan Wickrama came across it after three years on the road, he decided the logical thing was to build a raft powered by his motorcycle to go around it.

BEN KING

Aged 17, Ben set off to explore the world by bike. He’s spent the past seven year’s travelling across Asia, Central and South America, Europe and North Africa. Most recently he rode overland from London to China via Iran and Pakistan.

JACK GROVES

in 2019, 21-year-old Jack Groves mounted a second-hand Royal Enfield Himalayan in a bid to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle. His 35,000 mile expedition was initially planned to last a year, but eventually took just under two, due to a 255-day enforced halt in Peru because of the pandemic.

HENRY CREW

For his first ride abroad, Henry rode 52,500 miles around the world on a Ducati Scrambler. Despite overnighting in a prison with a wannabe suicide bomber in Pakistan and accidentally booking into a hotel that turned out to be a brothel in Colombia, he completed his journey unscathed.

CLAIRE ELSDON

Claire Elsdon

In 2012, Claire Elsdon set off on a trip of a lifetime riding the length of Africa from London. Five years later and she’s the mastermind behind Pikilily, a charity based in Tanzania which aims to educate riders in the art of motorcycle maintenance and road safety.

STEPH JEAVONS

Steph Jeavons

Ever wondered what it’s like to ride on Antarctica? Why not ask Steph. She was one of the first people to ride solo around-the-world on a motorcycle, taking in all seven continents over four years and 53 countries in total.

GRAHAM FIELD

Graham Field was travelling to foreign lands before he was eligible to have his own passport, rode motorbikes before he was old enough to have a licence, and has kept a daily diary for over thirty years. He was born to tell tales of motorcycle travel; it just took him a long time to realise it.

THE SIDE CAR GUYS

Matt Bishop and Reece Gilkes were the first people to ride around the globe on a scooter and sidecar. They travelled for 34,000 miles through 35 countries to earn an official Guinness World Record and gathered plenty of fascinating stories to tell along the way.

SAFFY SPROCKET

YouTuber and motorcycle vlogger, Saffy Sprocket, will return to the ABR Festival in 2023. The Chester-based biker, best known for her travels around the UK, will appear on the Masterclass Stage to pass on her knowledge and expertise on how to start and grow a successful YouTube channel.

THE GREAT RIDE ALONG

Young adventure-destined couple Mitchel & Nadia are out to explore the world. Creating a life as Adventurers, Digital Nomads, Content Creators and Brand Ambassadors they share their journey into the world of adventure biking.

THROW YOUR LEG OVER

Bridget Hallam and Alan Cox (also known as Throw Your Leg Over) are motorcycle adventurers and authors from Australia. They’ve ridden over 80,000 miles two-up in Australia, Europe and North Africa.

PHILIP WESTON

Philip Weston, the president of the IronButt Association, has some impressive rides under his belt. From rallies in Europe to the Saddlesore 3000, and riding from Gibraltar to Nordkapp in 72 hours, he has plenty of stories to tell.

OLLY CROWIE

To help you prepare for your next adventure, Olly Crowie from Wrenchride will be passing on his expertise in a series of workshops, covering buying advice, maintenance, trip prep and more.

We’ll be revealing more speakers as we get closer to the event, but that incredible line-up should whet your appetite and give you an idea of what to expect.

Remember, the only place to see all of these speakers together is at the ABR Festival 2023. You can get your tickets to Europe’s biggest adventure motorcycling festival today here.

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