Setting off on the 1st of October 2012, from the Cenotaph in London, Bruce Smart AKA Teapotone started the journey that would fulfil a promise he made to his mum, just before she passed. Like so many, he had been glued to the exploits of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman as they travelled the world in their "Long Way Round" series.
After a moan to his mum about celebs with plenty of money, she told him to "Look after those that you love & Live Your Life", he promised to follow through with his dreams and the rest is history.
The book is an honest recollection of his preparation and journey around the world, it wasn't the most direct route or the most obvious choice of motorbike and riding gear but it was Bruce's journey. From Europe through Africa, then Europe again before heading east, until he finally arrived back at the Cenotaph some 74,000 miles, 54 countries and 442 days later.
I read the book whilst on a journey of my own and found it very difficult to put down, always wanting to see what would happen next, it's certainly a page-turner and well worth a read.
You can buy the Kindle version of the book from Amazon HERE.
Watch the world travel videos on YouTube
Catch up with Bruce on the following links.