Category Archives: India Enfield Rally 1999
The Royal Enfield India Motorcycle Rally Part 4

Thursday we’re woken up at 5.00am again. A strange hangover from the Toddy lingers as I watch a spectacular pink and purple sunrise, then we fettle our machine’s engines, top them up with oil, pack our packed lunches, fill up with drinking water and eat our breakfast. After breakfast it’s the morning meeting with dictated […]

The Royal Enfield India Motorcycle Rally Part 3

Wednesday I wake up at 5.00am to the sound of piped religious music ripping it’s way across the mountain. The sunrise is fairly pink, and although beautiful, one of the least spectacular of the trip. We do some routine maintenance to hold our bikes together, treat them to some oil, pack our packed lunches, fill […]

The Royal Enfield India Motorcycle Rally 1999 Part 2

On Tuesday I wake up to Louisa, from GS promotions banging, on my door and in her happiest, smiley voice proclaiming it’s time for breakfast. What? At 4.00am? Why? How come she’s so chipper and chirpie like a little morning sparrow, at this hour? The woman must be on medication. Everyone feels rough, we’ve had […]

The Royal Enfield India Motorcycle Rally 1999 Part 1

THE INDIA ENFIELD CHALLENGE 1999 It’s nine in the morning on Saturday January 23rd 1999, one hundred and thirty people meet at Heathrow airport’s terminal 3 to embark upon a 1,000 KM motorcycle rally. We will be riding Royal Enfield motorcycles through the Ghat mountains in southern India, in order to try and raise £150,000 […]

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