Elspeth Beard

Elspeth Beard is a motorcyclist, award-winning architect and author.  In the early 1980s she completed a solo motorcycle trip around the world, and it's that pioneering adventure which forms the basis of her book, 'Lone Rider'. 

She runs her own architectural practice, specialising in creating and remodelling interesting and unusual buildings.  As such, it's appropriate that she lives in a converted Victorian water tower in the southeast of England, still enjoying riding her collection of motorcycles, which includes the trusty BMW R60/6 which carried her around the world.