Author: Kirk Wilson (Hughes Hall 2007)
In 2019 Kirk Wilson rode a 160cc Indian made motorcycle from Colombia to Venezuela, the long way round through ten countries, carrying only a backpack. He crossed frozen mountain roads on the equator in Ecuador, and the driest desert in the world in Chile. He broke down in torrential rain six hours into the Amazon Jungle in Peru, and ended up in a ditch underneath the bike on a dark night in Bolivia. To complete the journey he had to get himself and the motorcycle across the closed Venezuela-Colombia frontier, as the world tried to start a civil war. Along the way Kirk kept a diary of this incredible experience and the glimpses of heaven that made it all worthwhile, and Twenty Thousand Miles is the result. An entertaining book about the spirit of adventure.