Nick Sanders

Nick Sanders is best known for his extreme motorcycle journeys. He has ridden around the world 7 times, including two record circumnavigations of the globe, the second time in 19 days 4 hours.  Having also motorbiked the length of the Americas eight times, he presently holds the record for a double transit from Alaska to Ushuaia and back in 46 days.

Yet this “ordinary man in his extraordinary world,” as he describes himself in his two autobiographical volumes, also held the Guinness record for bicycling around the world, which he did in 138 days then a second time in 79 days. After 20 years, he still holds the Guinness Record for cycling around the coast of Britain in 22 days.

He has also cycled to the source of the White Nile, across the Sahara to Timbuktu and the length of South America before taking two narrowboats across the English Channel and along the Danube to the Black Sea and back. Nick has held pilots licenses to fly microlights and hot air balloons

Sanders has taken groups of riders around the world, as well as Europe and the USA. He has also organised semi competitive road events in the UK. He has made films and written books about his journeys.

In the summer of 2011, Sanders became the first person to ride from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego and back in under 49 days, 17 hours, a ride he completed on a Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré. The first leg of the trip was completed in 21 days, just a few hours short of Dick Fisher's record ride and easily outpacing the Guinness World Record of 35 days, currently held by Globebusters' Kevin and Julia Sanders.

Sanders normally eschews the dual-sport motorcycles traditionally employed for these type of journeys in favour of Yamaha Motor Company’s flagship sport bike, the R1.