A ROUND-THE-WORLD motorcyclist star is to make a guest appearance in Llangollen’s Motorbike Show.
Nick Sanders will be at the Royal International Pavilion on the weekend of August 1-2 for the show, as he aims to recruit willing volunteers for his next endurance adventure.
Nick, 50, of Machynlleth, is aiming to repeat his 1996 ride across the Americas, from the extreme north of Alaska to the southern tip of Tierra Del Fuego.
But unlike last time, where he completed the challenge solo in 31 days, Nick, who rides a Yamaha R1 bike, is calling on people to join his team for what he describes as “the Mount Everest of bike riding”.
Nick will talk to visitors at the Motorbike Show about the trip and his other his round-the-world travels, as he attempts to organise a team of 15 people for the eight-week gruelling ride.
The father-of-three said: “For some, it will be a life-changing experience.
“They will never have done anything like this before and most will do nothing like it again. This journey is the toughest guided adventure in the world.”
David Green, whose company Xuberance Events organises the Motorbike Show, is delighted Nick agreed to attend.
He said: “It is no exaggeration to say Nick is a true legend of motorbiking and I’m looking forward to hearing about his exploits first hand.
“Nick’s passion and determination are an inspiration – and I’m not surprised he’s busy organising his next adventure.”
The Americas adventure will begin in March and Nick, who has circumnavigated the globe in just 79 days on a pushbike, gave details of what volunteers should expect on their travels.
“Crashes are unlikely, although llamas run freely in South America.
“Exhaustion is a real possibility, especially as we will be riding 400 miles a day, every day.”
The riders will get four days off and each riding day will last 12 hours, with only three stops of 30 minutes each.
“Other distractions like homesickness and missing families play a big part, but focus is all important,” added Nick.
Along the way, the party will visit Trelew, Aberystwyth’s twin town in Patgonia.
“I’ve been before,” said Nick. “It’s Welsh-speaking and very nice.”
For more information on the show, visit www.themotorcycleshow.co.uk.