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Andy Davidson

Andy is a former MCN journalist who has been travelling by bike since he was 17. He rode a Kawasaki ZX-9R to Albania at the age of 19 and a Yamaha XT660R to Iraq at 23. He’s ridden in Asia, America, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and is now waiting to restart a paused round-the-world bike trip with his partner Alissa Potter. See their story at www.madornomad.com

  1. How to choose the right riding kit for your bike adventure featured image
    29 Oct 2020 Advice & Guides

    How to choose the right riding kit for your bike adventure

    Off on a big trip by bike? Here's our guide to what you need... and what you don't need

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    5 May 2020 Reviews

    Macna Velocity textile jacket review

    Lashings of mesh help the Macna Velocity prove an excellent choice in hot weather

  3. How to choose the right helmet for travelling featured image
    2 Apr 2020 Advice & Guides

    How to choose the right helmet for travelling

    Our globetrotting kit reviewer delivers his hints on picking the right helmet for a long time away

  4. Destination Guide: Mongolia featured image
    1 Mar 2020 Advice & Guides

    Destination Guide: Mongolia

    Mongolia might sound like the end of the earth, but this is where true adventure motorcycling lies. Let world traveller Andy Davidson try and convince you to make it your next biking destination…

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    24 Nov 2019 Advice & Guides

    Destination Guide: Kyrgyzstan

    Tired of reading about the usual places to take a bike trip? Mad or Nomad’s Andy Davidson has the antidote – Kyrgyzstan. Let him guide you through the attractions and essentials to one of the planet’s hidden treasures…

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    20 Oct 2019 Advice & Guides

    Destination Guide: Japan

    So many of us have bikes from Japan, but how many have thought about riding a bike there? Let world traveller Andy Davidson from Mad Or Nomad make the case for visiting… and it’s a pretty compelling one.

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    29 May 2019 Reviews

    Merlin Lynx Outlast jeans review

    If Merlin's textile jeans can rise to the challenge of Japan's changeable conditions then the UK should be a breeze

  8. Merlin Stafford Airbag Ready wax jacket review featured image
    19 May 2019 Reviews

    Merlin Stafford Airbag Ready wax jacket review

    Stylish, functional and fits like a dream - this is one seriously cool riding jacket

  9. Klim Vanguard GTX short gloves review featured image
    27 Apr 2019 Reviews

    Klim Vanguard GTX short gloves review

    These gloves are classic Klim – tough, durable, well made, packed with neat little touches that make them brilliant touring gloves

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    14 Feb 2019 Reviews

    Richa Cold Protect Gore-Tex gloves review

    Our fussy-fingered reviewer found fit perfection with Richa's Cold Protect gloves

  11. Destination Guide: Slovakia featured image
    3 Feb 2019 Advice & Guides

    Destination Guide: Slovakia

    Trust us – everything looks best from the seat of a bike. But some places have just that bit extra. Our guides to the best biking destinations continue with world traveller Andy Davidson persuading you to tap ‘Slovakia’ into your sat-nav…

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    22 Jan 2019 Reviews

    Rev'It Taurus GTX gloves review

    The Taurus gloves aren't thin, but the mercury sank five degrees below zero before our reviewer's fingers started feeling cold