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Brian Rix - Round-the-world adventuring & the Wall to Wall Ride

Sunday June 9th
Join us to hear a double-talk by one of Australia’s greatest motorcycle travellers, Brian Rix! Rixy will give a short talk about the Wall to Wall Ride, followed by a longer talk about the round-the-world motorbike journeys he & Shirley have made over the last 15 years.

Rixy started riding bikes on the farm as a youngster & always had a dream to ride round the world. In 2003, he & wife Shirley Hardy-Rix set-off on the first of 3 grand, 2-up motorbike adventures, taking a year to travel from Europe through the Middle East & Asia back to Australia. After retiring, more adventures were to come! Rixy has now ridden more than 170,000 kilometres through 68 countries over six continents.

Rixy was also a career police officer in Victoria. In 2009, he & a friend organised the first Wall To Wall ride to the National Police Memorial in Canberra to commemorate police officers who had fallen in the line of duty. This became an annual ride, now in its 10th year, involving all Australian States & Territories as they ride from their own State’s place of remembrance to the National Memorial. The ride acknowledges the service & sacrifice of our police, promotes motorcycle safety & awareness, & helps raise funds for each State’s police charity organisation.

When: Sunday 9th June
Time: 12pm for 12.30pm start (approx. 1.5 hours)
Where: OverlanderAE, 1/14-22 Farrall Road, Midvale WA 6056
RSVPs required: (08) 9250 5559 or email us or through TryBooking
Bring your own camp chair if possible
Hot drinks, water & biscuits provided

Rixy & Shirley have written 3 books about their motorcycle adventures & are regular panel members of the Adventure Rider Radio RAW podcast. Rixy is also a regular contributor to Australian Road Rider magazine. Find out more about Rixy & Shirley on their website & Facebook. Also listen to an interview with them on Adventure Rider Radio

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...well, at least the preparation stage & first 4 months of travel anyway! As time permits, we'll get back to uploading entries. Our blog, called Two-up On A Twin, is written in a He Says/She Says style & covers the 17-month trip that OverlanderAE's owners, Tam & Xander Kabat, did in 2009-2010 through Europe, Africa & SE Asia. Our travel beast was Anubis, a Honda Africa Twin XRV750 (RD07A, year 2000), which is still Xander's travel bike & most-days commute with around 300,000km on the clock :-)

Unit 1, 14-22 Farrall Rd
Midvale, WA 6056
Located at the junction of the Great Eastern & Roe Highways
Phone (08) 9250 5559