March 19th In Riders

Meet adventure biking legend Austin Vince

Having ditched his nine-to-five, Austin Vince has explored some of the most remote parts of the globe on his trusty Honda CRF250L. Now he helps others to embark on their own two-wheeled adventures.   

If I can get one person to think, ‘Ah, that sounds like quite good fun’, I’m telling you, it is. Do it!
Austin Vince / Adventure Motorcyclist

Austin Vince


Austin Vince was born in 1965. The youngest of six children, he attended a prep school in Harrow before moving to London’s Mill Hill School at the age of thirteen. It wasn’t until 1984, when Austin was travelling in Iran, that he discovered a passion for motorcycling. 

Since then, he’s been an army cadet, civil engineer, maths teacher, actor, presenter, director and motorcycle adventurer. He’s embarked on several motorcycle expeditions, including a ‘Mondo Enduro’ trip that was picked up by the Discovery Channel in 1998. Three years later, Austin met the love of his life: famed travel writer and intrepid motorcycle adventurer, Lois Price. They now live together in Uxbridge.

Did you know?

Austin played a maths teacher in Channel 4’s That’ll Teach ‘Em.

Austin's bike

A Honda CRF250L – in his own words, “A modern classic”.

One more thing...

Austin and his wife live on a Dutch houseboat.