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.”