Charley does the GS Trophy event… 2015

Charley Boorman is of course very well connected with his BMW steed, the GS1200 Adventure – but how good is he when it comes to riding it off road? Well now’s your chance to see and even better than that, to join in with Charley by entering the GS Trophy UK Qualifier event on May 23rd / 24th 2015. The event is a fun event open to any BMW rider. You dont have to be an enduro rider and anyone can have a go. The event allows you to use your own bike for the road sections and then BMW will provide you with a bike for the off road sections if you progress through the challenges towards the final. Come along and ride with Charley – and see how good – or not – he really is! But more to the point, come and have some great fun with like minded people eating good food and nice beers. See here for all the relevant details, but you need to register soon as we expect it to be oversubscribed….

The Isle of Man TT – Charley Boorman Live Show

Charley is no newcomer to the TT and will do anything to get out there again. Well this year, 2015 will see Charley performing his Live Show – ‘Charley Boorman Live‘ at the Gaiety Theatre in Douglas on the 9th June. The audience will be primed and ready for a great night out and there’s sure to be a few top names in amongst the crowd. Last year Ian Hutchinson, David Knighter and top race presenters where there to see the show – it went down brilliantly with a fantastic bunch of people. Come and hear about Charley’s previous life in Hollywood and how he met Ewan McGregor; how did the Long Way Round come about and what went wrong in his 2006 Dakar. Will massive video screen and some great clips, you’ll hear from Charley directly and have the chance to ask questions in the show’s Q&A, as well as get a photo or an autograph at the signing at the end of the show. All the details and tickets can be found below, but remember the show sold out completely last time so get them NOW!:

Brake Magazine – GOES LIVE…

Llewelyn Pavey has just come back from the Dakar after getting a great result with his dad and great friend of mine, Simon Pavey. The father and son team got into the record books for being the first father and son combination to compete in the Dakar Rally on motorcycles. Lel, has been a journalist and sports photographer in the bike world for a long time and has grown up around bikes and the media. He knows the industry extremely well and has now joined forces with other biker notables to bring you Brake Magazine.

Brake Magazine is an online publication centred entirely around Adventure Motorcycling. They test, review, teach and interview, if it’s about Adventure then you’ll see it here. They want to inspire people get out and ride their bikes and to have the most fun possible.

Check it out here:

Brake Magazine is new, innovative and full of insider insights to our biker world and even has the odd article from me – and that Billy Biketruck character who I just cant seem to get rid of.  Drop into the magazine and have a read – if you like it, you can subscribe. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

Cheers – Rubber Side Down…
Charley x

Charley – Ambassador for United World Schools

Charley is really excited to announce that he has accepted a role as World Ambassador for United World Schools (UWS). They are a dedicated charity who’s role is about improving educational opportunities for some of the world’s poorest children who live in remote and post-conflict regions. UWS build schools and support communities by providing free basic education. Or put more simply, UWS teach the unreached. Charley has indeed seen how education is key to progress and development in all his trips around the world. Charley said “It’s exciting to have some small part to play with this organisation. I see this and my other work with the likes of UNICEF as a crucial way to ‘put back’ into the world – a world which I’ve had the opportunity to explore”. You can find out more about United World Schools from here and see a little video by clicking on the logo below. Charley is looking forward to getting involved with UWS, so watch this space!
United World Schools

Charley Boorman Live Show at SBW BMW…

April 17th 2015 – Charley Boorman Live Show with Simon Pavey at SBW Motorrad – BMW Welwyn Garden City. Come along to celebrate SBW’s new dealership venue and hear great Tales of Dakar and Long Way Round with Charley and Simon. At the show you’ll have the opportunity to meet Charley and Simon, get some photos and an autograph – plus merchandise will be on sale. The show is on Friday night live on stage with great video clips and an opportunity for you to ask your own questions. YOUR TICKET INCLUDES SOME FANTASTIC FOOD! Then there’s lots more happening over the weekend. Buffet starts at 7pm and then the show starts at 8pm followed by a Q&A and photo / signing opportunity – all ending at 10pm. Find out more from SBW here on their Facebook Page: For ticket information contact the dealership on 01707 324249 or pop in. The website address is Tickets and numbers are limited to first come first served basis and remember your ticket INCLUDES FOOD! SO YOU DONT HAVE TO HAVE DINNER BEFORE YOU GO! TOO EASY!

Charley Boorman Live Show 17th April

See a clip here from a previous show…


Dubai Literary Festival this week…

Hi Guys, please come and say hello at the Dubai Literary Festival this week. I’m there with Billy Biketruck and the Grandaddy of Adventure Travel and incredible author Ted Simon. All the details are here… We’re doing a show and all sorts of stuff… See you there! Charley xxx

Live Show at Chandlers BMW 6th Feb

Guys, we’re excited to announce that you can come and see Charley’s Live show presented by Chandlers BMW in Worthing at the Charmandean Centre in Worthing. It’s on Friday 6 February as part of the Chandlers Bikes new BMW Motorrad models launch. There will be prizes, Long Way Round merchendise and a signing and photo opportunity with Charley – not to mention, food, a band and beer! Tickets will be available from Friday 9 January at £15, (ticket price includes a contribution to charity) Please call 01273 426600 or email to purchase yours.

Winners of Motorcycle Live Competition…

Ladies and Gentlemen we’re very happy to announce the three winners of our Motorcycle Live competition.  The winners have won one of three prizes; €1000 Euros off the price of one of Charley’s Southern Africa adventures – €250 Euros off one of Moto Aventures Morocco Off Road rides or a nice boxful of Charley Boorman goodies – books, DVD’s, Buff’s etc. Winners have been contacted via email already. If prizes are not accepted by the 20th January, they may be reallocated. Prizes are non transferable and there is no cash alternative.

The winners are:

1st Prize – €1000 Euros off a 2015 Charley Boorman Adventure in Southern Africa: Choniece

2nd Prize – €250 Euros off an Off Road adventure in Morocco with Moto Aventures: Ian

3rd Prize – A nice box of Charley Boorman goodies: Nick

You should have received an email confirming your winning status and next steps… you’ll know who you are and congratulations!

For more information about Charley’s African tours – see are partners at Moto Aventures here….

Or contact Billy at


Christmas Sale at Charley’s shop!

Guys, we’ve gone mad here with a massive reduction in prices on books in particular – but also on other items like DVD’s. When the sale started last week we were so inundated we ran out of stock – but now we’ve restocked from the publishers. We know now that these are in fact the LAST BOOKS LEFT IN THE UK as there are none left in the warehouse. Each individual book has been reduced but if you buy a combo of 4 then they’re reduced yet again.  This is a time limited Sale and of course stock limited – when they’ve gone, there will be none left – no more will be printed (to our knowledge) as these are just what’s left.

Other items will come on sale also and remember we have free shipping for orders over £50… practically anywhere in the world… See here for the books to get your appetite wet…

Christmas Charley

Christmas Charley


Charley at Motorcycle Live Show at the NEC…

How many Motorcycle shows have you been to? Well, this one must be the biggest and the best – and Charley will be there too – along with Moto Aventures, probably one of the best touring companies in the world. Come along to Motorcycle Live – see all the best bike action, stunts and demos. Get to mingle with the worlds bike stars and just feel alive at Motorcycle Live. Keep up with the latest info on Twitter by following @motorcyclelive and of course you can go check out the Facebook page at it’s going to be one hell of a show!

Charley and Moto Aventures have their own stand this year – its Hall 4 Stand C74. You can come and talk to them about Charley’s trips across Africa and maybe sign up for one of Moto Aventures competitions & save a 1000 Euros. Hear about Charley’s Adventure Riding tours in Southern Africa and find out about his new Morocco Adventure ride this February…

Charley’s appearance / Signings schedule Today are:

10:00 – 10:45 MotoAventures Hall 4 Stand C74

11:00 – 11:30 BMW Hall 2 Stand c30

12:30 – 13:00 The TT Stand

13:00 – 14:00 MotoAventures Hall 4 Stand C74

15:00 – 15:45 Overland Mag Hall 3 C65

16:00 – 16:30 BMW

16:45 – 17:30 MotoAventures Hall 4 Stand C74 – Big Raffle Draw…

For more information about his African Tours – check out Moto Aventures site here or read more about it on

And for ticket information about Motorcycle Live – go here!