Have a chat with Ian in and around the Festival over the weekend. He has lots to talk about.

Meet Ian Coates at LlanBikeFest. The 77-year old Yorkshireman has traveled 250,000 in 14 years on his trusty Africa Twin, visiting more countries than you can shake a stick at – and has more than a few stories to tell.

“When I left home in 1999 I was 55 years old. I told my wife I would be about four months”, he said. “When I got  home in 2013, I was 70 years old and when I was at the TT last year meeting a lot of bikers from round the world, I was 76  but I only felt and acted  35.  I am no good on a computer but very good at riding round the world by myself, getting lost in the wilderness and surviving.”