Helmet and a Hijab

Presented by Lois Pryce, a British travel writer, author and co-founder of the Adventure Travel Film Festival.

After leaving school to pursue a career in the music industry, Lois ended up as a product manager at the BBC. But by 2003 she had grown weary of the daily grind in jargon-infested London media-land, so she quit her job at the Beeb to ride 20,000 miles from Alaska to the tip of South America astride her 225cc Yamaha trail bike.  In October 2006 she set off once more, this time to ride the length of Africa from London to Cape Town, crossing the Sahara through Algeria and Niger and continuing down the west coast through the Congo and Angola to South Africa. Four months and ten-thousand miles later she rolled into Cape Town.

She has since written and presented a DVD guide to worldwide motorcycle and driven a vintage Russian sidecar outfit across the USA. She also (literally) moonlights on BBC Radio 5’s Up All Night show as their regular travel correspondent and her writing has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, CNN, The Telegraph, The Independent and The Guardian.

Her talks and presentations about her adventures have garnered a reputation for being both inspirational and entertaining, and have taken her around the world to a diverse range of clients – from schools and businesses to motorcycle clubs, the Royal Geographical Society and even the Ministry of Defence. She is also a co-founder of The Adventure Travel Film Festival which takes place in the UK and Australia each year.

And the topic of this talk details two solo motorcycle tours she made in 2013 and 2014 around Iran.

This lecture is sponsored by



6 April 2016

Where: Parish Hall of St Peter’s Church,
Eaton Square,
London SW1
(very close to Victoria Station).

Cash bar available from 6.15pm
Talk starts at 7.00pm

Tickets: Free. members and their guests only.

25 OCT


Report back on the Society Tour to Jordan

Where: 7.00 pm start at Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 - between Euston Station and Euston Square tube.

Tickets: Members and their guests only

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