Heather Ellis is an Australian motorcycle adventurer, author and speaker who rode solo across Africa and Central Asia along the Silk Roads to China on her Yamaha TT600. She is the author of two bestselling books, Ubuntu: One Woman’s Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa and Timeless On The Silk Road: An Odyssey From London to Hanoi.
'It's more than just a long motorcycle trip...' Tony Wheeler, co-founder Lonely Planet.
Heather Ellis writes about her most daring adventures and deepest struggles with humour, heart, guts and grace. I was enthralled by every page.’ Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild.
TIMELESS ON THE SILK ROAD: An Odyssey From London To Hanoi (Phonte 2019) is my eagerly anticipated second book and follows Ubuntu: One Woman's Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa (Black Inc. 2016). Available everywhere books are sold: book shops, online book sellers
If you'd like a signed copy of my books, you can purchase via Paypal for $30 (inc. postage. Australia only)
For international readers, please email me for reasonable postage to your country. My books are also available in paperback and as an eBook on Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and others...
TRIAL BLAZERS EXHIBITION
(Change Agents & Local Champions | Women of the Yarra Ranges)
From 8 March to 24 July 2021
YARRA RANGES REGIONAL MUESUM
35-37 Castella St, Lilydale VIC 3140
IN CONVERSATION on Thursday, 17 June 2021 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm (Heather is on a panel with two other Trailblazers featured in the Exhibition)
(Heather's Yamaha TT600 with all its travel kit is on display for the exhibition)
12/10/2019 - Ubuntu receives Book Authority Awards for two categories:
Best motorcycle travel books of all time
Best Ubuntu books of all time
ABC RADIO NATIONAL - CONVERSATIONS WITH SARAH KANOWSKI - 28 June 2019
(In my conversation with Sarah Kanowski, you can get the back story before my travels as well as a few stories from Africa and all that followed after London on my journey along the Silk Roads).
20/2/2017 - UBUNTU LISTED AS BESTSELLER ON AMAZON
To read more about best motorcycle adventure and travel books Africa and Silk Road (Central Asia) visit: Amazon
30/6/2017 - UBUNTU PUBLISHED IN POLAND
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My Yamaha TT600 today. The same motorcycle I rode through Africa in 1993/94; used for motorcycle couriering in London ; and then rode through Central Asia along the Silk Road during 1997. He waits patiently for our next adventure.
I now call Melbourne, Australia home and enjoy riding my Moto Guzzi V50 around the hills of the Yarra Ranges. That was until the dear old girl fell victim to a SMIDSY while I was stopped at a red traffic light (SMIDSY = Sorry Mate I Didn't See You). I'm in the process of rebuilding her.
Today, I ride a Triumph Thruxton 900cc. The 'Black Princess', she is a quick nimble thing on mountain roads and in city traffic.
The Ted Simon Foundation encourages those who adventure into the world to go the extra mile and transform their experiences into something of value for the world to share.
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