Long way round

At two years and 50,000 miles there is most certainly a story to be told.

A motorcycle adventure that started in the U.K. has brought Canadian born Steph Jeavons to Kelowna on her path to complete a lifelong dream of riding her bike around the world. Next week she will stop in the city to speak about her trip.

Jeavons, known as the 'Round The World Motorcycle Adventurer' took off from Ace Cafe in London, England with the goal of riding solo through countries and terrain she had never encountered.

She is taking the long way round on her trusty steed, a Honda CRF 250R named Rhonda. With six continents covered so far, Jeavons has one remaining -­ Africa.    

“Rhonda has been the perfect companion for me so far. She is light, nimble and as I have come to expect from Honda, incredibly reliable even over 50,000 challenging miles" said Jeavons in a press release. “The same might not be said about my body, which is dealing with the rigorous 50,000 miles of vibrations and a lack of typical exercise." 

Now, the self-proclaimed minimalist, who has but one small box of valuables kept at her parents home, will ride across Canada to the east coast before shipping Rhonda to South Africa. She will complete the ride by returning to her home of the U.K., where she hopes to become the first person to have ever ridden a small 250cc motorcycle on all seven continents in a solo, around the world trip.

During her ride, Jeavons will also be raising funds for the charity Rally4Life, based in Kelowna.

Follow Jeavons' adventure here.


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