Races to Places was the dream adventure, riding around the world, off-road as much as possible and racing an international cross country race on each continent. To do that required a special bike and that is why I carefully constructed Basil Bike (named after my great grandfather) to take on the challenge.  It’s an amazing machine that took me 234,000km, 74 countries, 6 continents and many races around the globe, reliably and enjoyably.