Completed business: Henry Crew managed to go solo around the world on a Ducati Scrambler.
The young 23-year-old, who started last year with the intention of realizing a historic dream, traveled all around the world on two wheels. To do this, he didn’t choose any bike, but the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled, his faithful traveling companion for 381 consecutive days. Returning to England, he set the world record as the youngest rider to have traveled around the world on a motorcycle.
The great adventure of Henry Crew began April 3, 2018 at the Shoreditch Bike Shed Motorcycle Club in London, his starting point. In the initial plans, he had planned to travel 35,000 miles in one year, but when he returned the speedometer of the Desert Sled numbered 55,000. The young British biker has crossed 35 countries in 381 days. A long and exciting journey on the Ducati Scrambler The return took place on May 23, 2019, the day in which Henry was able to express all his joy.
“The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled was an extremely versatile travel companion, able to cope with all types of terrain and climate – said Henry Crew at the end of his world tour – We traveled all 55,000 miles together, passing the roads highest in the world, with temperatures at -7 ° C, up to beaches, deserts, mountains and rainforests at 52 degrees Celsius. The bike proved to be perfectly balanced, allowing me to tackle and manage both the sections on the highway and off-road routes with ease. The falls, inevitably, there have been, but its low weight has always allowed me to be able to raise it autonomously without ever having major problems or damage such as to prevent me from continuing ”.
To celebrate the event, the young British biker and his loyal Ducati will be present at the Scrambler stand of Bike Shed London 2019. The event will be staged in London, from 24 to 26 May in the evocative location of the Tobacco Dock, an ancient tobacco warehouse upgraded to an exhibition area. The Bike Shed London has become the reference point for fans of post-heritage motorcycle culture and has reached its tenth edition.