Sidecar Corner

Armchair Adventure Festival – Winter Edition

Sidecar Corner

Welcome to Sidecar Corner! Here you can learn a little more about, us, your hosts, Matt and Reece -AKA ‘The Sidecar Guys’.

We’re called ‘The Sidecar Guys’ as we are the first people to ever circumnavigate the globe on a scooter and sidecar and hold the official Guinness World Record for the longest journey on a scooter with a sidecar. The trip aimed to raise funds and awareness for modern slavery charities as well as prove that the world is a good place full of great people.

At Sidecar Corner you can learn a little more about the trip starting with ‘Episode 1: London to Cape Town’ of our three part series called ‘Around the World by Scooter and Sidecar’. It’s a sneak peak as the series hasn’t even been released yet and it’s only available for a limited time! You can also scroll down to read about our new book ‘Our Ridiculous World (Trip)’.

We hope you enjoyed that episode. The full series will be released in 2021. You can read the full story in our new book ‘Our Ridiculous World (Trip)’. Every book bought during the festival will come with a free bar of slavery free chocolate from Tony’s Chocolonely too!

Our Ridiculous World (Trip)


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This fast-paced, often-humorous travel book tells the truly ridiculous story of how two British friends, Matt Bishop and Reece Gilkes, became the first people to circumnavigate the globe on a scooter with a sidecar. Their world-record-breaking 34,000-mile-long journey took them through thirty-five countries and across five continents. With no experience of mechanics, overlanding, or even riding motorbikes, the pair took their Honda scooter and barn-built sidecar through some of the world’s toughest environments, including a scorching Sahara Desert and the frozen wilds of a Siberian winter.

This heartwarming story will restore your faith in humanity as strangers all over the world save the pair from the life-threatening and downright idiotic situations in which they find themselves. At the same time, the book lifts the curtain on the issue of modern slavery, which still plagues every country on earth. Matt and Reece meet survivors of modern slavery and organisations fighting it all over the world, and the hard-hitting stories they share will leave you questioning your role in the issue—and asking how you can help.


Also available on Kindle and paperback* with worldwide sensible shipping rates.

Read on Kindle

*worldwide paperback is not signed and does not include colour images.

Our route: 34,000 miles, 35 countries and 5 continents all by scooter and sidecar.

We hope your enjoyed your visit to Sidecar Corner. You can read more about our journey and our fundraising on the expedition’s website here.

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