How one young man started a trend of young adventurers and inspiring ideas into action.
My name - Rhys Lawrey also known as 2moroRider (Inspiring Riders of Tomorrow)
From professional bartending to world record travelling biker
I first started riding at the age of 8 going to some weekend dirt tracks with my father, Kevin Sanders. My father, Kevin Sanders was the main inspiration to motorcycling as Kevin also has Guinness World Records on a motorcycle, he also runs the UK based motorcycle tour company, GlobeBusters. So breaking records, travelling the world and riding bikes runs in the blood of the family.
Moving to Auckland, New Zealand at the age of 10 with my mother and sister, New Zealand will soon become the place I call my second home. While in New Zealand, finding sport & bartending as the main passion and with no real drive for university I chose to leave school at 17 years old and get behind the bar and start working my way up the ranks in the hospitality industry.
Dirt biking as a kid with Dad
Bartending in Australia
My first bike Suzuki GS500
With already travelling in the bartending scene, it came to the point at 21 years old when having a Skype call with Dad, and coming up with the grand idea of riding around the world. Before I knew it, I was declining a top of the range bartending job offer in Las Vegas, packing up and moving back to England to start planning the world trip and come 2nd May 2014 (aged 22) setting off to ride around the world solo riding 56,854 miles through 71 countries over 441 days, to become the first youngest person to do such a thing as well as break the Guinness World Record for the "Most Consecutive Capital Cities Visited by Motorcycle" After riding into the history books, helping put the Triumph Tiger range on the map in the adventure market and change the way adventure motorcycling can be shared through social media, it has opened up a whole new world of opportunities.
Touring NZ age 11 Pillion on the bike
Aged 16 Travelling South America
Van trip to Istanbul at 18
Riding across the States from New York to Los Angeles, being featured in film campaigns, print material, event attendance, giving inspirational talks, working as a consultant in designing adventure motorcycle gear, ambassador roles, modelling for motorcycle & non-motorcycle companies. What lies ahead for me, with already doing so much at a young age is the big question. With wanting to still inspire others, not to go ride around the world but to get out there and achieve what they want to achieve. Making it clear that hard work, sacrifice, and determination all plays off.
I am excited for what is to come!
My Travels (So Far...)
GlobeBusters Motorcycle Expeditions
GlobeBusters was founded in 2002 by Kevin and Julia Sanders, Double Guinness World Record™ for the Fastest Circumnavigation of the World by Motorcycle and the Trans Americas by Motorcycle. Coupled with this, Kevin and Julia have notched up hundreds of thousands of miles riding independently around the world, on all six continents, covering iconic routes such as the Silk Road, the Pan American Highway, the Trans Siberian and the Tibetan Plateau.
I'm proud to say I'm officially apart of the GlobeBusters team. Being your support van driver and tour manager. As well as the behind the scene tour logistics to help make travelling the world on a motorcycle possible.
When it comes to motorcycle gear it's always a difficult choice on what to pick. In the new year of the world opening and back travelling, I've chosen to partner up as Scott's Ambassador for both on and off the bike gear.
With their wide range of clothing and accessories it makes it all the more easier when travelling, hiking, and motorcycling, being a one-stop-shop for all your gear needs.
Their new adventure range is something I'm looking forward to trying out in the world of travelling on motorcycles. Also may even move to wearing googles when riding!
For my everyday commute and pleasure riding back home I am currently using the LS2 Explorer Cardon Helmet.
Super light adventure helmet with built in sun-visor.
So far so good and something I recommend.