In November 1991, Jim Rogers (Investment Biker) and his girlfriend Tabitha Estabrook returned from a 2-year Around-the-World journey, riding 57,022 miles and setting a world record for "Longest Motorcycle Ride by a Couple".

Twelve years later, in August of 2003, we returned from our 4-year trip -- an odyssey over 6 continents and through 50 countries, while riding a whopping 101,322 miles -- nearly doubling the previous record.

Confirmation letter from Guinness World Records    World Record -- Longest motorcycle ride (team)

Early in 2004, Guinness World Records® awarded us with the record, updated with the revised (politically correct) title:

"Longest Motorcycle Ride (Team)"

While Guinness likes to see records broken, specific guidelines must be followed and all attempts should be made in the "right spirit".  The rules for breaking our record require at least the following, with more details found here: Click for rules

  • Two or more riders on two or more motorcycles.

  • Substantial and extensive distance on at least five continents.

  • Duration and countries visited are not relevant, only mileage.

  • Continuous travel.

Although breaking a record and getting the above certificate does not guarantee entry into the book (only 1 in 5 get in the book), the 2005 book is now out, and we're pictured on page 42, under the category "Epic Journeys" - click book and take a peek inside!

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About GWR

In 1951, Sir Hugh Beaver, then the managing director of the Guinness Brewery, went on a shooting party and became involved in an argument. Which was the fastest game bird in Europe – the golden plover or the grouse? He realized then that a book supplying the answers to this sort of question might prove popular. He was right!

Sir Hugh’s idea became reality when Norris and Ross McWhirter, who had been running a fact-finding agency in London, were commissioned to compile what became The Guinness Book of Records. The first edition was bound on August 27, 1955, and went to the top of the British bestseller lists by Christmas that year.

Since then, Guinness World Records™ has become a household name and the global leader in world records. No other enterprise collects, confirms, accredits and presents world record data with the same investment in comprehensiveness and authenticity.

As the Keeper of the Records, I maintain a vigilant watch to guarantee the accuracy and relevance of each and every Guinness World Record™, and my team of researchers operates with unswerving impartiality and commitment to veracity. A fact may only become a Guinness World Record™ when it’s tested, verified and elevated above all suspicion.

The book has gone on to become a record breaker in its own right. With sales of more than 100 million copies in 100 different countries and 37 languages, Guinness World Records™ is the world’s best ever selling copyright book!

Stewart Newport
Keeper of the Records

Click here for excerpt of the basic rules for Longest Motorcycle Ride