In 2018, Iain Young, Andy Hocking & Clive Marsden took a road trip on Royal Enfield motorbikes from Kathmandu in Nepal to Everest Base Camp in Tibet. From the thick, muddy roads of Nepal to the heady high-altitude plains of Tibet, learn how these three friends – all touched by cancer in some shape or form - dealt with the harsh conditions. They’ll give tips on what kit is needed including navigating road rules & Tibet’s peculiar refuelling laws. What’s even more remarkable is that Iain Young was in his 70s when he undertook the trip. You can’t get motorbiking holidays more extreme than this!
This week I’m delighted to be joined by Iain, Andy & Clive for another episode of my Extreme Holidays Podcast.
About my guests
Iain Young was born in Manchester in 1946. After university, he joined the Royal Air Force & worked as a military & civil test pilot until his retirement in 2012. He was awarded an MBE in 2009 for services to aviation. He lives on the Isle of Wight with his wife Lesley & they have two sons & three grandchildren.
Andy Hocking was born in Cornwall in 1962 before moving to Hampshire. After school, he started an apprenticeship as an Auto electrician then worked at the local oil refinery before retiring at 55 so he could pursue his love of travel. He is married to Karen & has two boys.
Clive Marsden was born in Stoke on Trent in 1961 & served a Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1980. After leaving the RAF in 1990 he worked for companies such as Nestle before retiring early. He lives in Lightwater, Surrey with his wife Julie & they have one daughter.
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Creator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth Millington
Co-producer: Don Robbie
Music credit: Epic Orchestra - Blockbuster Adventure Music by JuliusH
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