World's Greatest Motorcycle Rides Series 2
In these three one hour shows Henry Cole sets off on his American chopper yet again to explore two more of America's breathtaking rides- this time though his bike is even more radical and brutal in deign- the Saxon Crown will not only stop onlookers in their tracks and set off car alarms with its deafening sound but it'll probably dole out serious discomfort to Henry as he rides in total over 3,500 miles aboard a monster that should only be ridden for a Sunday afternoon pose.
No. of Episodes: 3
Henry Cole embarks on one of America's most grueling rides on America's East coast riding some 2100 miles from Boston in the North East to Key West Florida, the most southern point in America following the legendary US 1.For this trip Henry has perhaps foolishly chosen one of the most radical custom choppers in production, a Saxon Crown, with no front mudguard, little suspension and a poor excuse for a seat - the world famous potholes of New York and the tropical rain of Florida will really test him to the limit! In this the first leg of his ride Henry reflects on the culture and history of Boston before heading off down US 1 into New York, a ride not for the faint hearted. After enjoying the frentism and vibe of New York Henry heads south through Philadelphia and Washington DC, before heading into the sublime riding offered up by North and South Carolina.
In the second part of Henry Cole's epic motorcycle ride down the length of America's east coast riding US Highway 1 from Boston to Key West saddle sore and emotional Henry leaves South Carolina and crosses the state line into Georgia revelling in a little light relief offered up by the Laurel and Hardy convention in Harlem, but the satire is short lived as the weather closes in heading into Florida with torrential tropical storms, not the best thing on a custom chop and a lot of night riding ahead. Battered but not bruised Henry arrives in Jacksonville Florida for a spot of line dancing and to briefly dry out! Then its southwards through Ft Lauderdale to Miami and finally on down some two hundred miles to journey's end in Key West. Will this prove to be one of the world's greatest motorcycle rides or one huge adventure not to be repeated?
Having navigated the West Coast and the East Coast of the US on two wheels, Henry Cole now takes a trip through the Deep South. Travelling through places whose names alone evoke the feeling of southern hospitality, Tallahassee, Jackson, New Orleans, Henry takes time out to meet the locals who are proud of their southern heritage. The big question is, how will Henry do when he swaps his iron horse for a rodeo horse? Be sure to join Henry in his quest to find the real spirit of the mystical Mississippi Delta.
1 America's Longest Highway-Boston to Washington DC
Wednesday 01 October 2014 at 20:00
2 America's Longest Highway-Washington DC to Key West
Thursday 02 October 2014 at 20:00
3 America's Deep South- The Real Easy Rider
Friday 03 October 2014 at 20:00