23-year-old Henry Crew exceeded his own expectations when he returned to England after 381 days. He went on a round-the-world tour on his Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled with a plan to ride 35,000 miles in a year, rather he ended up covering 55,000.
Henry left on his amazing journey on 3rd April 2018 from the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club in Shoreditch, London. He crossed 35 countries in 381 days and returned on 19th April 2019 with his Ducati’s odo reading 55,000 miles. After completing his trip, Henry established a new world record as the youngest motorcyclist to complete a round-the-world tour by motorcycle.
Speaking about his achievement, Henry said, “The Scrambler Desert Sled was an extremely versatile travelling companion, capable of dealing with any kind of terrain or climate. We have travelled the entire 55,000 miles together, passing from the highest altitude roads of the world with temperatures of -7 °C to beaches, deserts, mountains and rain forests at 52 °C.”
“The bike proved to perfectly equilibrated, allowing me to deal easily both with sections of motorway and with off-road riding. Inevitably I had a few crashes, but thanks to its low weight, I was always able to lift the bike up on my own without ever having any big problems or damage to the extent of stopping me from carrying on.”
Both Henry and his Ducati will be present at the Ducati Scrambler stand at the 10th edition of ‘Bike Shed London 2019’, the event dedicated to special bikes organised by the London-based motorcycle club The Bike Shed, which will take place in London from 24 to 26 May at the evocative location of Tobacco Dock, a historic tobacco warehouse converted into an exhibition space.