The First British Woman to Motorcycle Around the World ~ Elspeth Beard

Saturday 8th June
Bear Hotel Ballroom 12:30pm | £9

Bear Hotel, Devizes
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The Bear Hotel Ballroom might seem a little tame after motorcycling around the world alone – long before satnavs, mobile phones or the internet, Elspeth Beard set off to ride around the world, becoming the first British woman to do so.

She always intended to write a book about her trip, but life as an award-winning architect took priority. Five years ago, contacted by a Hollywood Agent who wanted to make a film about her story, Elspeth realised she ought to write that book. The book was “Lone Rider” and it went on to win the Best SheXtreme Adventure Book Award of 2018. We’re delighted to welcome Elspeth to talk about her incredible journey around the world and through life, followed by a book-signing.

Why not treat yourself to lunch or tea in the Bear Hotel – book in advance (01380 722444)

Elspeth will be happy to sign copies of her books.


  • Reserved seating
  • Books available for purchase courtesy of Devizes Books