Author(s): Mike Hannan
When veteran riders Mike and Jo Hannan decided to explore the Alps on a motorcycle, they never imagined the incredible adventures that would unfold. This 1,200km mountain range passes through eight very different countries - Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, France, Italy and Monaco - and has played a major part in all their turbulent histories. Home to diverse peoples, languages and landscapes, not to mention majestic passes, verdant valleys and breathtaking hairpin turns, the Alps quickly swept Mike and Jo away with their folk stories, natural beauty and endless contradictions. Illustrated with personal snapshots, High Road Rider is a gripping, funny and true account of one couple's epic ride, and the wonders they encountered along the way.
Mike Hannan is the author The Elephant's Tale, the story of a motorcycle journey from London to Vladivostok. He has had a diverse and interesting life as a military officer, bureaucrat and a manager in industry, but these days, he and his wife spend their time riding motorcycles in interesting places and planning the next journey.