Celebrity motorcyclist Charley Boorman sets out on an epic US adventure

The US tourist industry is looking forward to a boost this winter as celebrity motorcyclist Charley Boorman sets out across the USA on his latest adventure.


Boorman is riding on the success of his two previous trips to Canada and South Africa and will once again team up with friend and director Russ Malkin.


The pair began their epic expedition in Hawaii and will now travel over 5,000 miles across the United States. The TV series is currently being aired on the UK’s Channel 5.


The duo’s adventures stretch from the southernmost state to the northern state of Alaska, where Boorman recreates a boyhood dream to build his own quinzee (snow cave).


The adventure then continues down the eastern seaboard of the USA, before journeying from New England down through the Carolinas and onwards to Georgia, Mississippi and Louisiana. They then hit a fierce lightning storm in New Mexico.


The intrepid adventurers then make their way up through Colorado, Wyoming and into Utah, where Boorman races on the Bonneville Salt Flats.


Re-creating moments from the film Easy Rider, Boorman finishes his USA adventure at the Pacific coast where he is joined by a large motorcycle convoy that ride alongside him to his final destination, Los Angeles, California.


Boorman said: “The USA is one of the most well-known countries in the world but we felt there was so much more to still be discovered. It was fantastic to take a trip down memory lane and re-visit the place where my dad’s film Deliverance was made.


“I have been lucky enough to experience some of the most exhilarating adventures I’ve ever been on in the USA and this series has certainly pushed me to the limit. People always talk about how amazing Southern hospitality is and they’re not wrong, we met some fascinating people on this journey with such interesting stories.”


Russ Malkin added: “I was surprised at how much there was to discover outside of all the big well known attractions. We really found ourselves well outside of our comfort zone here; there really are so many great adventures on offer in the USA!”

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