Like Marco Polo or Clare Francis, Ted Simon made a journey that millions dream
of. He rode 63,000 miles, four years and fifty-four countries round the world.
Spinning through the Sudanese desert, into prison in Brazil, into a Californian
commune; through war, revolutions, disasters; into depths of fear, heights of
euphoria and a fleeting love affair ... Riding the tightrope across vast
continents, meeting their peoples, he is seen as a spy, as a glamorous,
astonishing stranger and as a deity. And for Ted Simon, Magellan on a motorbike,
it became a journey to the centre of his soul.