World On Wheels Reviews
As well as the personal reviews you'll read below, we're fortunate to have been featured in many magazine write-ups over the past 30 years or so; click here to see just a few ! (Many older reviews of course refer to our earlier days as Ferris Wheels).
I’m 72 years old. I’ve been riding motorbikes for 58 years. I’ve owned over 400 bikes and my diaries tell me I’ve totalled nearly 2 million kilometres, including criss-crossing every desert in Australia during 19 separate rides. My first Ferris Wheels trip to India was a magic remedy for the severe depression that I suffered after the loss of my dear wife and will remain the single most memorable and enjoyable trip I have done in my entire, eventful life. I’ve already paid for next year ; I’m definitely going again. Doug Sunderland, 72, Wangaratta, Vic (and Chief Steward, Phillip Island Racing)
Well I wouldn't have thought it likely, but this year's trip was even better. The new circuit (1997) through Kashmir was incredibly beautiful. The deep snow on the high passes drove it home to us how high we were. Even the crazy monsoon weather was enjoyable; in 59 years of riding I've never seen rain like it – an absolute wall of water, you simply had to laugh. But those Enfields just kept on going! Same guy, one year later, now aged 73
[When Dougie was 75 years old he clocked up his 2 million (diarised) kilometers on a motorbike, on our Millennium Safari through Nepal in Dec '99 / Jan '00, his third trip to the Himalaya with us in four years. This amazing achievement was documented by an SBS film crew for their award-winning TV series entitled ‘Grey Voyagers’. He's now into his 80's and keeps threatening to come on another tour, not only because his Doctor said his health improves with each trip, but because of his love of Nepal & the happy nature of its non-materialistic people.]
Now in my 77th year and have just returned from my 4th Ferris Wheels ride, this time to Peru, Bolivia & Chile, the scenery & riding was more spectacular than ever thought possible, the 400km section of the Pan American Hwy from Chile to Peru, with the Pacific ocean on one side & the snow covered Andes on the other, was far more spectacular than the famous Great Ocean road. I never visualized I would be able to ride through so many countries at this stage of my life, but better late than never, sure wish I had started riding overseas a lot earlier. Don’t Wait. Can't get rid of him. Dougie again, in Oct 2002