Win two tickets to see

Charley Boorman Live in Cape Town

As we reported previously, the man famous for such adventures as The Long Way Round, The Long Way Down and a host of other adventure shows is doing a live show at the Grand West Casino next Tuesday, 28 August, before leaving on a motorcycle tour of Southern Africa.

Now you, our beloved readers, have a chance to win two tickets to see his live show in Cape Town. To do so, go to the bottom of this page where you will find our comments section and leave a comment explaining why you want to see Charley Boorman live. The best comment will win the two tickets.

Like most things on The Bike Show, your comments need not be factual, accurate or even possible, rather the comment that leaves us chuckling the most stands a better chance than a long story about you riding your old Jawa barefooted through the snow.

The winning comment will be notified on Monday morning and will be read out on The Bike Show the following week. Obviously, you will need to either live in Cape Town or have a way of getting there for the show the next evening.

People wanting to buy tickets can do so online here and will cost R350 per person, unless you wish to receive a 10% discount in which case insert the code BIKESHOW10 into the discount voucher slot.


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Ernest Booth 21st August 2017 at 11:40 am

Because I bought the first ever copy of Bike SA and still watch the bike show

Christopher Grinton 21st August 2017 at 11:48 am

I’d like to ask him if he will consider the following!:

…you’ve done Long Way DOWN…
…you’ve done Long Way AROUND…

…don’t you think it’s time for a Longest Way UP (Ushuaia/Tierra del Fuego to Prudhoe Bay)? 30,000km, and INCLUDE the 160km Darien Gap?

Cheers, Chris

Murray Campbell 21st August 2017 at 12:38 pm

I was never allowed a motorbike as a kid. My mom worked for an orthopaedic surgery.. I never stood a chance. Then in my 30’s I watched the’ long way down’. I wax hooked. I bought a bike ..flipped my mom the bird and went on a 59 day tour through 8 countries. .

8 years later I’m stI’ll riding and have made the best mates.. all thanks to Charlie and Euan. . I epuld like to meet him and shake his hand.

My mom is still pissed as hell.

Anton 21st August 2017 at 3:18 pm

When we were riding through Malawi a couple of years ago, a guest house owner told us he had to ride Ewan McGregor’s GS down to the lodge through the sand. I want to ask Charley if it’s true.

James Murray 21st August 2017 at 4:54 pm

Where is your other half , Ewen McGregor ?

Barbara Henninger 21st August 2017 at 7:26 pm

Because it took me 22 years to get my husband to start riding a bike and now he’s hooked and we both have adventure bikes!! Talk about a long wait to ride!! We both love Charley and his chilled style of riding and would love to hear more from him about his experiences!

Jacques 21st August 2017 at 10:36 pm

I f I get the tickets I promise not to Boo r man! Charley and Ewan rocks they can take the long way around anytime anywhere and I’ll be there!

Stubbz 21st August 2017 at 10:54 pm

Who is Charlie Boorman?? Maybe I should meet him…..

craig whyte 22nd August 2017 at 7:55 am

I would like to see Charley live as it will be way better than seeing him dead.

JimboXT 22nd August 2017 at 1:08 pm

The “long way down” is extended foreplay thought out by the wife. I thought BMW riders were in it for the service and the muffin?

Mark McLeod 22nd August 2017 at 4:09 pm

He has great taste in bikes and has a sense of humor like no one else

Michael F 22nd August 2017 at 11:33 pm

My wife is down and out with back issues so my weekend is free!!! What better way to spend it.

JT 23rd August 2017 at 8:07 am

Please give me the ticket as I can’t afford one since having to replace the rear tyre on my Ducati, also meeting Harry’s (Fisher not Potter ) dad Billy “Biketruck” Ward and that other guy that hangs out with Ewan is on my bucket list.

Carlchurchill 23rd August 2017 at 7:17 pm

I dont really wanna see this dude but I will go with Michael F cos he seems all alone and I love bikes!!!

Andre Kinghorn 24th August 2017 at 10:06 pm

Because I am a real biker.

JULES 25th August 2017 at 1:17 pm

In 2005 when Charley was in SA as a guest of BMW Motorrad SA at the GS Challenge I was lucky enough to party with him and Ross on the last night till very late. The next mornIng they were wisked away by Cora in the luxury of an air conditioned X5 and my BMW Lifestyle colleagues and I were left to pack up their camp in the hot sun with babbalas and then ride home to Jozi from Loxton! He owes me a drink or six.

Mark Harrison 25th August 2017 at 6:04 pm

What’s a Charley Boorman?

Trevor Sproat 26th August 2017 at 11:13 am

Great guy charlie.
I have done the long way round as well with no major publicity. I rode a ktm 640 around the world for two years 77000km, suffered a cracked piston in the Sudan, lost our way in Bolivia and my partner fractured his shoulder in the Sudan and we still made it. I’d love to meet Charlie. Our adventure was called Globeride and we raised funds and awareness for Save the Children fund.

Mel Lotz 26th August 2017 at 1:14 pm

Read all his books … totally inspired by him and selling my Harley to buy a BMW GS 1200 … to do some adventure riding with my son …:)

Grant 27th August 2017 at 12:21 pm

All books read , all dvds watched including his Non bike stuff ….

Ian Ketterer 27th August 2017 at 10:57 pm

Dont believe any of the bull in the previous comments….They’re all a bunch of cheapskates looking for a freeby…..just like me but I’m not afraid to admit it…;-)

Peter Roos 3rd September 2017 at 7:03 pm

I always enjoyed how he left nothing behind the scenes. How he manages to find some back yard mechanic in the middle of no where to repair the bikes he used. It adds depth to the adventure on two wheels. Some of the repairs iv seen are very creative

Mike Lander 14th September 2017 at 11:19 pm

Cruising on 2 wheels over the mountains into Franschoek is the ultimate of freedom rides…

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