The Tempest Two’s Epic 3,000 Mile Motorbike Adventure Will Inspire You To Explore

What happens when a couple of mates drop it all to ride motorbikes from London to the Sahara?

Screenshot: YouTube (via. The Tempest Two)

Another day. Another week. Another month. Another year. Another decade. Before you know it you’re 112, slurping HobNobs through a straw, and thinking to yourself “Oh man. How I wish I’d gone on more adventures when I could. How I wish I’d truly lived.”

And then suddenly you’re choking on an errant HobNob crumb, that’s somehow worked its way up the straw and reconstituted itself as a weapon in your gullet, and you’re dying. You’re dying. You’re dying. You’re dead. Sayonara. Rest in peace. Goodnight Vienna.

Now nobody in their right mind could ever accuse Tom Caulfield and James Whittle, also known as The Tempest Two, of not seizing the day and adventuring the shit out of life while they’re young. This pair might not have “Carpe Diem” tattooed on their forehead, and ‘adve’ – ‘ntur’ inked on their knuckles but they might as well have. These boys don’t just talk the talk, they walk the walk as well.

Tom and James pitched the idea of riding two Triumph motorbikes from London to the Sahara Desert, in less than two weeks, to Triumph; who generously agreed to lend them some Tiger 800 adventure bikes…so long as they didn’t write them off along the way.

Of course, most people when they agree to go on an epic road trip like this know how to ride a bike/drive a car already. Not these two, however. These two had to gain a motorbike licence from scratch in the space of just over a week, before taking the test just a few days before setting off on their Saharan journey.

From start to finish and back to the start again, the pair racked up approximately 3,000 miles over the 16 day duration. For more details on their awesome London to Sahara adventure, or further info on what else they’ve been getting up to, check out The Tempest Two website.

Photo via The Tempest Two

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