Motorcyclist laps world four times in one decade during epic trip
Meet the motorcyclist who has lapped the world four times in a DECADE after fleeing his island home where there are no cars.
George Guille, 33, first left his home Island of Sark nine years ago and since then he’s travelled 110,000 miles – the equivalent of lapping the world four times.
He quit his plumbing apprenticeship, bought a motorcycle and fled the island, which has a population of 500 people and no motor vehicles.
Since then he’s travelled the world on his motorbike to discover new cultures and understand the world.
George, who refuses to use guidebooks, drives aimlessly through countries, following tip-offs from locals about places to visit and then discovers places by himself.
So far he’s travelled to North and South America, Asia, Africa, Australia and has no intention of stopping.George, an aspiring photographer, said: “It was about being a young man going out to explore the world, to fill in the blanks of the world map in my mind, to find a new home, to find love.
“It was never just a mission to ride in a big circle around the world and come back to the start.
“I’ve been motorcycling for more than 110,000 miles and have seen so much of the world now.
“For me it was always a journey of understanding, so I could map out the world in my head.”It’s quite ironic I left my home island of Sark, which has no cars or motorcycles and only 500 people, to go motorcycling around the world.
“I want to continue discovering the world and know that this is an open-ended journey, even better I’m doing it all myself and without a travel guide.
“I prefer to discover places along the way as it makes it more about the journey.
“One of the best adventures I had was travelling to find some pyramids in Sudan, we were just told about it by a local and we somehow found it.
“It was incredible and abandoned that not many tourists would have known about, and so we camped in there.
“It was so much better than I expected it to be, I believe that was because we had to find it ourselves.”
George was 23-years-old when he bought his 600cc Yamaha Motorcycle with the money he’d saved from a four year plumbing apprenticeship.
He set off riding from Europe to Cape Town over a period of five years, before returning to study architecture.
He added: “After returning home I worked for a little while then set off on a year’s ride across Europe, through Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India and then boarded to Indonesia.
“Every time I worked all the money I saved would go towards shipping my bike across to continue the journey.”
George revealed his favourite place so far has been Indonesia due to the vast, deserted roads.
He said: “Some of my favourite times have been just while riding out in Indonesia, there aren’t many tourist attractions to go and see so you get chance to talk to people.
“I would ride, hop off for a coffee, talk to people, then do the same again and again, it was great.
“In Indonesia there never seemed like there was an agenda.
Most recently he rode from Valparaiso, Chile, to New York, USA, and now will work in New Zealand for nine-months before hitting the road again to continuing his journey through Japan and Russia.