Guest speakers at the ABR Festival 2021

Come and listen to some of the most inspirational and fascinating guest speakers in the adventure motorcycling world.

With a schedule running across the Friday and Saturday of the ABR Festival, these talks, hosted by the legendary Billy Ward, get you packing your panniers and planning to have your own adventures.

So, it is with great pleasure that we can announce that we'll be welcoming the following speakers to Ragley Hall on the weekend of 25-27 June 2021.

To find out more about each speaker, click on either their name or their image.

Eslpeth beard

Elspeth Beard
First British woman to motorcycle around the world


Billy Ward


Billy Ward

Charley Boorman's manager & adventure motorcyclist who recently returned from riding to the frontline in Mosul

Austin Vince


Austin Vince

Creator of the Mondo Enduro film & enigmatic motorcycle adventurer 


Simon & Lisa Thomas

The couple behind 2 Ride the World, spent 16 years motorcycling around the globe


Chris Scott
Legendary adventure biker and author of Adventure Motorcycling Handbook



Reece Gilkes
One half of 'The Sidecar Guys'  - First to ride a scooter and sidecar around the world



Matt Bishop

One half of 'The Sidecar Guys'  - First to ride a scooter and sidecar around the world



Sam Manicom

Motorcycle travel author who rode around the world for 8 years

Steph Jeavons

First woman to motorcycle on all seven continents (yep, including Antarctica)

Dylan Wickrama

Sri Lankan adventurer and author who famously sailed around the Darien Gap on a raft powered by his BMW GS

Spencer Conway

British adventure motorcyclist and star of African Motorcycle Diaries

Ken McGreevey

A true diamond in the rough, Ken's Irish charm is endearing


Elspeth Beard
First British woman to motorcycle around the world


Billy Ward

Charley Boorman's manager & adventure motorcyclist who recently returned from riding to the frontline in Mosul

Austin Vince

Creator of the Mondo Enduro film & enigmatic motorcycle adventurer 

Simon & Lisa Thomas

The couple behind 2 Ride the World, spent 16 years motorcycling around the globe


Chris Scott
Legendary adventure biker and author of Adventure Motorcycling Handbook



Reece Gilkes
One half of 'The Sidecar Guys'  - First to ride a scooter and sidecar around the world



Matt Bishop

One half of 'The Sidecar Guys'  - First to ride a scooter and sidecar around the world



Sam Manicom

Motorcycle travel author who rode around the world for 8 years

Steph Jeavons

First woman to motorcycle on all seven continents (yep, including Antarctica)

Dylan Wickrama

Sri Lankan adventurer and author who famously sailed around the Darien Gap on a raft powered by his BMW GS

Spencer Conway

British adventure motorcyclist and star of African Motorcycle Diaries

Ken McGreevey

A true diamond in the rough, Ken's Irish charm is endearing