News 2 Nov 2009

General: Charley Boorman to visit Sydney Motorcycle Show


Bestselling author and film star Charley Boorman will visit the Sydney Motorcycle Show on Sunday November 22 to promote his newest book, Right to the Edge: Sydney to Tokyo By Any Means.

Boorman tells the story of an epic adventure with fellow traveller Russ Malkin, covering three continents using any mode of local transport available.

Quad bikes, wooden scooters, motorbikes, hovercrafts and paragliders, amongst others, were used in the journey which began in Sydney and weaved its way through Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, the Phillipines and Taiwan before finishing in Japan.

New readers and existing fans will delight in the re-telling of his encounters and the test of endurance faced in what he considers his most challenging journey yet.

The Irish-born star is well-known for his adventures alongside Ewan McGregor, which were documented in print and via a popular television series. In 2006, Boorman penned another best-seller, Race to Dakar, a typically humorous and entertaining insight into his Dakar rally journey.

Boorman will be a guest of Cycle Torque magazine at the Sydney Motorcycle Show (Sydney Showgrounds) and will appear on stage as part of a podcast panel from 12.30pm on Sunday November 22.

He will be discussing his latest travels and giving visitors a first-hand look at the real-life experiences behind Right to the Edge: Sydney to Tokyo By Any Means. (Published by Sphere at $35)

Following the podcast, Boorman will sign copies of his book available from the Cycle Torque exhibit adjacent to the stage.

Event Manager Mark Petersen was excited to welcome Boorman to the show and said enthusiasts of all walks of life would be entertained by his adventures.

“Charley is a very unique character and we’re certain visitors will delight in hearing accounts of his many adventures first-hand,” said Petersen.

“The experiences from his newest title began here in Sydney before heading north throughout a number of countries, so it’s fitting he is back here to launch the book to a local audience.”

Doors to Australia’s largest and most comprehensive showcase of new motorcycles and related products and services open at 10am each morning, from Friday November 20 through to Sunday November 22.

Tickets start at just $13 with all details available online at