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The Rugged Road 2nd edition

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Now Out of Print 

The Rugged Road"Of the many moto-adventures I have enjoyed, none stands out like Theresa Wallach's super excellent The Rugged Road" Miles Davis in Walnecks's June 2006

"The courage and confidence of these most unusual women make this story well worth reading." WOW - Women on Wheels

"... a damned good read, and a tribute to women, to motorcyclists, and to adventure." Rider

"Theresa and Florence's fantastic adventure will hold your attention for hours." The Antique Motorcycle

"... a fascinating read." Vintage Motor Cycle

"The book is beautifully produced ... an amazing video." WIMA

"Reading the book first and then watching the film lends a novel dynamic to the total experience. This is pure English eccentricity allied to serious resolve." Street Biker

"The visuals are stunning." Classic Bike Guide

"[the video] is simply incredible. I was just in awe of the whole thing." Old Bike Mart

This is the Second Edition of the Rugged Road. This new edition includes some additional photos and more information on Theresa Wallach's life after this epic journey. The second edition is in paperback, but for those who like hard back books there is a Special 75th Anniversary Edition in Hardback click here

London to Cape Town overland by Panther and sidecar, pulling a trailer. No roads, no backup -- just straight across the Sahara through equatorial Africa, and South to the Cape - in 1935, without even a compass! This is quite simply the most incredible Panther journey ever!

Undeterred by nomads, sand drifts, heat, rain, rivers, breakdowns and politics, Theresa Wallach and Florence Blenkiron completed a journey that might well defeat a modern bike. From oasis to oasis arguing with the French Foreign Legion for permission to continue, and winning; fashioning a tow hitch for the trailer when it broke in the desert; rebuilding the entire engine from scratch in Agadez; meeting gorillas, lions and snakes on the road, staying in African villages and meeting an amazing variety of friendly and helpful people. Not to mention having an accident in Tanganyika (Tanzania) with the only car seen on the road for days!

Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
Introduction by Barry M Jones
The Rugged Road by Theresa Wallach 
The Start of the Venture
Reaching the Desert
The Sahara
The In Salah Sands
Life in the Oasis
The Hoggar Massif
Peeks in the Peaks
Agadez - the Last Oasis
South of the Sahara
Progress By Perseverence
Towards the Equator
Darkest Africa
The Southern Hemisphere
The Last Thousand Miles
Appendix A: The Return Journey by Barry M Jones
Appendix B: Biographies by Barry M Jones
Editor's note

The Rugged Road - Theresa Wallach; Introduction and biography by Barry M Jones 
January 2011
Paperback, 174 pages, 40 photos and maps, 156 x 234 mm
ISBN 978-0-9564975-2-9 Price £15.00 includes UK p&p, Europe add £3.00, Rest of World add £8.00 for p&p

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Originally this book was published with a companion video. This is now out of print and unavailable.

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