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Ever met someone who has actually been to Timbuktu and back... on a motor bike? Alan Roberts rode a motor bike through Timbuktu and all through Africa, Asia and the Middle East over the course of two years. Experience first-hand the incredible adventures Roberts experienced as he travelled through exotic locations, finding love, friendship and adventure. Riding "The Mothership" a Honda Africa Twin 750cc motorbike some 102,000 kilometres through 50 countries across four continents he finds maggots growing in his leg, he ends up on the floor of a police station in Angola with Malaria. From London to Cape Town via the Sahara and through East Africa to Yemen; then to Central Asia, Russia, Mongolia and China before heading to South East Asia with a detour to ride the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge rally in Dubai.