From Belfast to Australia: The Adventure of a Lifetime on Two Wheels

Posted On 17 Aug 2023
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This entry is part 36 of 44 in the series AusMotorcyclist Issue#1

In 1979, a young man with a passion for motorcycles left Belfast with a dream to ride his way to Australia. On his Motogutsi Le Mans, Chris embarked on what would be an unforgettable journey that would span decades.

Meet Chris: A Lifelong Biker “My name’s Chris, been riding for 47 years and my guzzy and I have a combined age of 109,” he fondly remarks. Chris’s love for bikes began at the tender age of 16 with a BSC Bantam he bought for about 20 craves. Over the years, his collection grew from a BSC Bantam to a BSA 250, a 650 BMW, and finally to his beloved Norton Commando.

His biking journey took an interesting turn when he spotted a Motogutsi being sold in a shop window. Despite being a student with limited funds, Chris knew he had to have it. “I thought it was the coolest bike in town,” he said.

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