- Calling all Female Intrepid Motorcycle Adventurers
Calling all Female Intrepid Motorcycle Adventurers
17 November 2010
Lois Pryce is to appear at Coventry Transport Museum on Wednesday 2nd February February 2011 at 7.30pm.
Torn between the career paths of two illustrious relatives, Max Born, the Nobel Prize Winner in Physics and his granddaughter, Olivia Newton-John, Lois Pryce abandoned her interest in Quantum Theory and at the age of sixteen left school and spent the next couple of years as a carrot-picker, painter & decorator and failing an audition as a kiss-o-gram before bowing to the inevitable and going into rock ‘n’ roll. After various underpaid jobs in record shops and record labels she ended up as a product manager for the BBC.
But by 2003, Lois had grown weary of the daily grind in jargon-infested London media-land, so she jacked in her job at the Beeb to ride 20,000 miles from Alaska to the tip of South America astride her 225cc Yamaha trail bike. Upon her return she wrote the book of this trip, Lois on the Loose, which was published in the USA and the UK and translated into several languages.
Itchy wheels struck again and it wasn’t long before she was plotting another adventure. In October 2006 she set off again, this time to ride the length of Africa from London to Cape Town, crossing the Sahara through Algeria and Niger and continuing down the west coast through the Congo and Angola to South Africa. Four months and ten thousand miles later she rolled into Cape Town just about in one piece, having tackled Kalashnikov-wielding soldiers and Angolan minefields along the way. Her book of this awesome adventure, Red Tape & White Knuckles was published in 2008.
Since returning from Africa she has written and presented ‘Ladies on the Loose’, a DVD guide to worldwide motorcycle travel from the female perspective, featuring an impressive cast of women adventure riders from around the globe. She is also a co-founder of The Adventure Travel Film Festival which takes place in the USA and the UK each year.
Lois will be talking about how she left her job at the BBC to motorcycle 20,000 miles alone from Alaska to Argentina on a 225cc Yamaha trail bike. Dodging corrupt border guards in Central America, battling 100mph winds in Patagonia and the joys of spending a night in a Mexican brothel are all covered in this entertaining and inspiring presentation. Her tales are accompanied by fantastic photography and a musical soundtrack!
Itchy feet guaranteed!
Tickets to see Lois Pryce are just £5 each and can be booked by telephoning our ticket hotline - 024 7623 4270. You can also Pre-book your ticket and pay on the door.