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Fire up the BBQ and set aside one hour for four Saturday afternoons in mid-January to early February 2017 to watch, on 7Mate, the four-part mini series Beyond Siberia & Beyond Sahara; a documentary that follows two groups of bikers as they tackle some of the most remote riding destinations on earth.

Viewing schedule

14th, 21st & 28th January at 3:30pm/4th February Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide at 5:00pm and Perth at 3:00pm.

BEYOND SIBERIA – RIDING THE ROAD OF BONES

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The 30,000km ride from London to Magadan, on the edge of Russia, has been described as one of the most challenging rides in the world. For four long months, a group of adventure bikers from around the world travels across a quarter of the Earth’s surface, pushing themselves and their bikes to the limit. Starting in Europe they ride the length of Russia, onto the historical Silk Road, deep into Mongolia, through the Siberian wilderness and experience an incredibly moving final ride through the infamous Road Of Bones; a spiritual wasteland where two million people perished, with their bodies used as road fill during Stalin’s reign of terror. Through blazing deserts, inland seas, snow-covered peaks, black ice, torrential rain, raging river crossings and vast empty plains, this is an epic series of extreme highs and gut-wrenching lows. These riders know that every bend in the road could be their last and not everybody will make it to the end. Presented and narrated by Charley Boorman.

BEYOND SAHARA – RIDING FROM CAIRO TO CAPE TOWN

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In a thrilling follow-up to Beyond Siberia (2 x 60-minutes), this documentary, presented and narrated by iconic motorcycle adventurer, Charley Boorman (Long Way Round, Long Way Down), follows 16 motorbike riders across 20,000 gruelling kilometres through Africa. For 80 days, they battle blazing heat, treacherous roads, suffocating bureaucracy and bone-crunching crashes, attempting to join a very elite group of people to have conquered this journey. Riding the vast savannahs and witnessing the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle on the African plains, the riding gets tough as they battle through gravel, sand, dirt and spectacular lightning storms across Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. It’s an incredible journey of vast sandy deserts, high mountain passes and never-ending savannahs on roads and tracks that are amongst the most dangerous in the world.

According to Channel 7 there’s little interest in biking stories, lets take this opportunity to show the networks that the spirit of adventure still exists and we need more than dating shows to satisfy our viewing needs, when not riding, share this bulletin amongst your family & friends and lets make this a ratings hit, who knows a biking show might even make mainstream TV?

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