Mad Ducati rider Henry Crew, the young 23 year-old man who set off a year ago to ride solo all around the world with his Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled, has finally returned to the UK, establishing a new world record as the youngest motorcyclist to complete a round-the-world tour by motorcycle.
Henry, who left on 3 April 2018 from the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club in Shoreditch, London, had planned to ride 35,000 miles in a year. On his return, on 19 April 2019, the mileage on the Desert Sled which he rode for the whole journey displayed a good 55,000 miles (over 88,000 km).
“The Scrambler Desert Sled was an extremely versatile travelling companion, capable of dealing with any kind of terrain or climate. We have travelled the entire 55,000 miles together, passing from the highest altitude roads of the world with temperatures of -7 °C to beaches, deserts, mountains and rain forests at 52 °C,” declared Henry. “The bike proved to perfectly equilibrated, allowing me to deal easily both with sections of motorway and with off-road riding. Inevitably I had a few crashes, but thanks to its low weight, I was always able to lift the bike up on my own without ever having any big problems or damage to the extent of stopping me from carrying on.”
The young British motorcyclist, together with the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled which accompanied him on his world tour, were present at the Ducati Scrambler stand at the ‘Bike Shed London 2019’ show, an event dedicated to special bikes organised by the London-based motorcycle club The Bike Shed.
At the dedicated Land of Joy area there were also two original special versions of the bike. One, a customised Ducati Scrambler 1100: the ‘Goblin Works Hooligan Hillclimber’ designed and built by Anthony Partridge for the Discovery Channel TV series ‘Goblin Works Garage’. The other was a Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle that was personalised by Vikki Van Someren, who is also the organiser of the whole event.
A selection of the current 2019 range were also on display, including, a Ducati Scrambler 1100 with a variety of original Ducati Scrambler accessories.
For further information about Henry’s journey see the official website dedicated to his round-the-world tour: www.35000miles.com