Boorman gets off his bike and on to local available means of transport to negotiate his way through three continents, 25 countries and over 20,000 miles, avoiding commercial airlines wherever possible. Over land and sea, and on more than 100 different modes of transport including container ships, dugout canoes, solar cars and even a yak, this will be the trip - and challenge - of a lifetime. In the first episode, the preparations get under way as Charley plans the three-month expedition. A few knock backs, several training courses and some minor route alterations later, the three team members - Charley, Russ Malkin the producer and Mungo the cameraman - are ready. Kicking off from Charley's home of County Wicklow in Ireland, the trio head northwards for the shores of Kilkeel. Hopping aboard a scallop trawler they set sail for the Isle of Man, where Charley rides with some of the legends of TT racing. A ferry, taxi and train journey later, he is astride his bike once more, heading south to London, where he's joined by hundreds of fellow die-hard bikers.