Seven years on a motorbike


AN EXTRAORDINARY journey will be recounted at an event in county Limerick this weekend when motorcyclist, Jacqui Furneaux recounts her seven year journey from India to Bristol on an Enfield Bullet motorbike.

Sprocket and Hubs Motorcycle shop in Adare is hosting the event at Sean Collins bar in Adare starting at noon on Sunday, May 13.

Jacqui Furneaux will reveal the story of her unexpected and unplanned lengthy journey through 20 countries with her trusty 500cc motorbike.

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She will tell how a six-month holiday became a seven year way of life in Asia, Australasia and the Americas.

The 50-year-old nurse turned mechanic had to adapt to life on dusty roads and goat tracks from the mountains to the sea, through barren deserts to lush jungles.

Jacqui will recall how her life-changing adventure came about, the story of her trusty 500cc Enfield Bullet motorcycle. She will talk about the travel method and tips on how to take on such a journey as well as the benefits and disadvantages of being a woman in the less travelled areas of the world. Its a tale of triumph over adversity, of the people she met along the way, the highs and lows, the fun and fear.

On the same day as the talk a group of eight bikers who are preparing to ride to base camp at Mount Everest will visit the shop in Adare. They are coming to the shop to try out the bike that they will be riding in the Himalayas.

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