Mad or Nomad Contributors
Welcome to the Mad or Nomad contributors page. These guys know their stuff, have written detailed guides for the website and are awesome people! Check out their articles for more of their work.
Ian has been riding motorcycles for 40 years with extensive touring experience in the UK and Europe. As an ex-police motorcyclist, Ian now works as a motorcycle tour guide and also runs Ian Speight Advanced Rider Training.
Paul Yarrow has over 40 years of touring experience in the UK & Europe. He started filming his trips two years ago and has built a growing YouTube channel to share his journeys, photos and routes with other motorcyclists.
Mike’s seriously knowledgeable on Scotland and has been running tours there for the last 15 years. He also knows his way round Europe, goes on holiday too much, is a beer enthusiast and hordes motorcycles.
Author of the best-selling Bikers’ Britain series. Simon quit his job as editor of RiDE in 2018 to ride to Australia. He now runs a touring website with downloadable routes in the UK and Europe, as well as planning bespoke tours for people.
Graham has over 35 years of UK and Europe touring experience. But his favourite place is Andalucia. He loves it so much he moved there, set-up his own GS touring company and specialises in Andalucian tours.
- Check out Graham’s tour company on www.gsmotorcycletours.com
- GS Tours is listed on our recommended Motorcycle Tour and Rental Companies page for Spain.
Kathy is an international motorcycle shipping expert and co-founder of the UK based shipping firm Moto Freight. There’s nothing Kathy doesn’t know about shipping a motorcycle and her company is famous for sorting logistical problems.
Anurag is a passionate wildlife photographer, birder and biker. He has been riding motorcycles for 30 years through Europe, Asia and Southeast Asia. He’s one of the nicest guys you could meet and is famous in motorcycle travel circles.
Felix is the owner of Magellan, a UK based motorcycle touring company offering worldwide tours. He has travelled to over 60 countries and ridden bikes in most of them including China, Mongolia and Nepal.
Ricardo is a professional motorcycle rider, tour guide and adventure travel route planner. Ricardo is passionate about riding in Portugal and runs tours for Freeride Spirit – a Portuguese motorcycle rental and tour company.
James is a Trail Riders Fellowship volunteer, Trans Euro Trail Linesman and incredibly knowledgeable on all things trail riding. So if you fancy getting into trail riding, have a read of his expert UK green laning articles.
Jeff Cremer & Alan Churchill
Jeff and Alan run Colombia Moto Adventures and are also the authors of a detailed and comprehensive Colombia motorcycle travel guide book. Who better to write our Colombia articles than these two experts!
Julie was a test rider and motorcycle instructor in a past life and is an avid biker with 40 years in the saddle. Julie now runs tours in Cyprus and is our Cyprus riding expert. Check out her comprehensive guides.