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 them out below for more of their work. 


Nick and Bec Simmonds

Nick and Bec Simmonds decided that they were no longer prepared to wait for that elusive “one day”. So they left home in New Zealand, shipped two Honda CB500X bikes to the US and started their round the world ride. 

Rob Burden Mad or Nomad Contributor

Rob Burden

Rob Burden is a hugely experienced motorcycle traveller and tourer. He’s 61 years old and knows the two-wheeled world well after working in the motorcycle trade for 30 years. He’s travelled most of Europe, some of Africa and Turkey. 

Paul Yarrow Mad or Nomad Author

Paul Yarrow

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.

Heather Sinclair Round the World Motorcycle Route Predictions

Heather Sinclair

Heather is an avid motorcycle traveller with impressive trips under her belt including riding from Indonesia to the UK, overland trips through Africa to Cape Town and she is now currently overlanding somewhere in the Americas! 

Ian Speight Mad or Nomad Author

Ian Speight

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.

Kathy Wood Mad or Nomad Author

Kathy Wood

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.

You can get in touch with Kathy and her team at MotoFreight here:


Facebook: Moto Freight

Twitter: Moto Freight


UK: 03452 417 055

Int: +44 1784 436 373

James Higgs Mad or Nomad Author

James Higgs 

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.

Mike Taylor Mad or Nomad Author

Mike Taylor

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.

Rihards Grunte Outtduro

Rihards Grunte

Rihards Grunte, OUTDURO Chief and avid adventurer, unites outdoor camping enthusiasts & riders, fostering a spirited community passionate about exploring the wild on two wheels.

Simon Weir Mad or Nomad Contributor

Simon Weir

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.

Alan and Jeff Mad or Nomad Author

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!

The Ultimate Guide on MotoVlogging - Making Motorcycle Videos for YouTube

Marc Travels

Marc creates brilliant YouTube videos on his awesome motorcycle adventures. He’s recently changed bikes from a Honda Dominator to an electric Zero SR/F, which he’s now riding round the world! Check out his videos, you’ll love them.

Anurag Kakkar Mad or Nomad Author

Anurag Kakkar 

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. 

You can get in touch with Anurag here: 

Facebook: Discover Wild World

Instagram: Discover Wild World


If you’re interested in writing a guide for Mad or Nomad and have great knowledge on a certain route or destination, please get in touch by sending an email to

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