Nathan pens book about motorcycle adventure

Photo: SM210212-029ow'Nathan Millward, from Stamford, with the motorcycle he rode home from Australia and the book he has published about the journey.
Photo: SM210212-029ow'Nathan Millward, from Stamford, with the motorcycle he rode home from Australia and the book he has published about the journey.
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A MAN who spent nine months riding a motorcycle home from Australia has written a book about his experiences.

Nathan Millward, 32, of Aberdeen Close, Stamford, had spent time in Australia but when his visa expired in 2009, he decided to ride the 105cc Honda motorbike, nicknamed Dorothy, back to the UK.

He rode through 18 countries during the nine-month 23,000 mile trip.

Nathan spoke to the Sydney Morning Herald about his adventures, which prompted Harper Collins Australia to publish a book, called Going Postal. This was because the bike is traditionally used by postmen in Australia.

Unable to find a publisher in the UK, Nathan has decided to publish the book himself.

It has been renamed The Long Ride Home.

Nathan said: “It was an impromptu journey and there wasn’t much planning. It was either fly home or ride home and as I had nothing to do, I thought it would be fun.

“It was a huge adventure. My favourite countries were Thailand, East Timor and Pakistan.”

To find out more or buy the book visit www.thepostman.org.uk.