Couple To Try 2-Up Guinness World Report On V-Strom 1050XT

Whereas there have undoubtedly been {couples} who’ve lapped the globe two-up on two wheels, evidently none have laid declare to an official Guinness World Report, leaving the door open to an adventurous younger couple, Lavi Scholl and Ollie Gamblin, to develop into the Youngest Pair to Circumnavigate the Globe by Motorbike (two-up).

Recognized on their social media channels as Lavi & Ollie, the duo plan to take a minimum of two years to realize the World Report quest, following Guinness’s very particular guidelines for circumnavigating the globe. For instance, vacationers should begin and finish in the identical spot and journey repeatedly in the identical course for all the try. The minimal distance traveled should exceed the equator’s size, or greater than 24,901 miles (40,075 kilometers), and the riders should journey by way of a minimum of two antipodal factors, that are two spots straight reverse each other on the globe. 

Youngest couple to the ride world by motorcycle pillion
Lavi and Ollie’s journey will span over 2 years driving repeatedly 30,000 miles throughout a minimum of 35 international locations on 5 continents. They’ll achieve this unsupported, wild tenting as a lot as doable.

Not solely are the official guidelines restrictive, the couple may even must navigate their means round world dynamics which are consistently shifting below the issues of political battle and lingering Covid restrictions. 

As if that weren’t sufficient of a problem, the couple has little or no expertise driving a big bike just like the Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT loaned to them by Motorbike World in Northampton, England, and even much less follow driving off-road tracks, which they intend to favor on the journey. They may even journey unsupported with restricted mechanical expertise, making for some fascinating roadside endeavors. They do, nonetheless, have 5 years of expertise adventuring by different means, together with strolling 3000 kilometers throughout New Zealand, bicycling 2000 kilometers down Briton and touring 15,000 kilometers round Europe in a DIY micro camper van.

Youngest couple to the ride world by motorcycle two-up

Now, after two years of planning, Lavi and Ollie (ages 30 and 33) set off from the well-known Ace Cafe in London on April tenth, headed for the Trans European Path (TET), a community of 51,000 kilometers of dust roads and trails curated by the journey driving group, by way of France, Portugal and Spain. A lot off-roading straight out of the big-bike gate (Ollie has ridden bikes since he was sixteen, however solely a Vespa, Suzuki Marauder 125 and a Kawasaki Eliminator 250) is actually a trial by hearth for the couple, but additionally a solution to construct necessary expertise forward of their trek from Morocco down the west coast of Africa to Dakar. 

From Dakar they plan to journey by ferry to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and trip down the east of Brazil to their first antipode in Puerto Natales, Chili. From there Lavi & Ollie hope to trip up the west coast of the Americas to Vancouver, Canada, ferry to Japanese Siberia and their second antipode in Ulan-ude. After crossing Mongolia and Kazakhstan, they may trip by way of Azerbaijan and Georgia, Turkey, the Balkans, Slovenia and eventually again on the TET by way of Italy and France, then lastly onto the Ace Cafe in London. 

Guinness World Record for Youngest couple to the ride world by motorcycle pillion
The duo will favor off-road tracks despite their restricted expertise driving dust on 2-wheels.

And sure, they inform us they’ve contingency plans in place for all situations together with future battle zones and restrictions as a result of battle, Covid or different unseen calamities. All in all, they plan to trip over 30,000 miles throughout a minimum of 35 international locations on 5 continents, with wild tenting because the lodging of selection. 

These two, nonetheless, didn’t must give up jobs and promote all their possessions, as a substitute saving cash from jobs they’ve taken on throughout their earlier travels (assume fruit selecting in New Zealand and manufacturing facility work in Australia). After years of tight budgeting they discovered themselves at a crossroads as they entered their thirties, confronted with the selection to both calm down or use their financial savings for “a fantastic journey.” Fortunately, they selected the latter, working within the UK to complement their financial savings as they deliberate the journey. 

Guinness World Record for Youngest couple to the ride world by motorcycle pillion

Up to now the one modifications to their V-Strom, named “Bumblebee,” has been fitment of crash bars and the addition of Dunlop Trailmax Mission tires. 

Leaping on Lavi & Ollie’s YouTube channel is an effective solution to get to know the 2 adventurers and start following their thrilling journey proper from the beginning. Additionally, you will discover them on Fb and Instagram, and if you happen to’re on their route, they’re wanting ahead to driving with and assembly new pals. 

Creator: Jamie Elvidge

Jamie has been a bike journalist for greater than 30 years, testing all the vary of bikes for the main print magazines and specializing in adventure-travel associated tales. Up to now she’s written and equipped pictures for articles describing what it’s prefer to trip in all 50 states and 43 international international locations, receiving two Lowell Thomas Society of American Journey Author’s Awards alongside the way in which. Her most-challenging journey but has been driving within the 2018 GS Trophy in Mongolia as Crew AusAmerica’s embedded journalist.

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