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British granny is first to visit all 7 continents with the engine

A grandmother from Wales have just returned from a four-year voyage around the world, all through the engine.

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Grandma is the first Brit to reach on every continent and in the engine – a trip of nearly 80 000 km.

Steph Jeavons, 42, sold all her possessions for a year or four ago on a 250cc dirt bike.

The adventurer, of Colwyn Bay, north Wales, had dreamed of the expedition for 20 years before they finally in 2014.

They finally returned on Sunday to the Ace Cafe in Stonebridge Park, north west London – nearly four years after they.

The mother-of-one was determined to go on the once-in-a-lifetime journey after her son, Nathan, 24 years old.

She was even a grandmother of Alexis, three, while she was in India, on the same day that she first saw a wild tiger.

Jeavons has now become the first Brit on the lap of the world hitting on all seven continents on her trusty Honda CRF250L – nicknamed Rhonda the Honda.

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Jeavons has now become the first Brit on the lap of the world hitting on all seven continents on her trusty Honda CRF250L – nicknamed Rhonda the Honda.

She said: “I wanted to make a great trip years ago and I was 18 when I started thinking about it – originally it was just Borneo orangutans to see and it went on from there.

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“I had my son, Nathan, when I was 18, that that dream, and I was a mortgage advisor until 2008, but I decided to change my life and the setting up of an off-road motorcycle school in Wales with a business partner.

“Within six months of setting up, Honda offered us a contract and within 12 months we became the largest off-road school in the uk, also running tours in Morocco.

“In the end, I decided to drive to all seven continents, and a couple of tequila convinced me that I could do it.

“I drew a big line around the world on a map in my office and started researching where I wanted to go.

“I realized that some things would be more difficult – I wanted to go through China, but it was very expensive, and I have to have a guide, so that dictated my route a bit.

“Antarctica is a big step for me, just because it was a challenge, and people said that I would not be able to get my bike there, but we have it in a small sailing yacht on the infamous rough Drake Passage.

“It was very emotional, it really was a dream come true.

She said highlights of the journey included Ethiopia, Colombia, Iran, and Mexico – countries they had initially been nervous to visit.

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“I left the age of 38 – it was never going to happen as I am not just a date, and had said I would leave for my 40th birthday, but finally asked to leave.

“I’ve done nearly 80 000 miles over four years of the journey, with about six hours per day on the bike, covers 50 countries.”

Jeavons’ absolutely perfect’ partner, Rhonda the Honda, has broken down only once during her trip.

She said highlights of the journey included Ethiopia, Colombia, Iran, and Mexico – countries they had initially been nervous to visit.

Jeavons her triumphant return to London at the Ace Café on Sunday, four years after they.

She added: “The bike is dead reliable, it is really small bike and not a tourer, because I wanted a dirt bike for off-road and the mountains.

“I went home briefly from Canada, I had a number of injuries so I went home for physio, and got to meet Alexis, which was delicious.

“It’s really hard to choose my favorite – I loved many of the countries that I was nervous to visit.

“There were a lot of ups and downs, it really was a roller coaster and there were some bits I did not enjoy Argentina, was a bit of a low after the high of the Antarctic.

“India is a very difficult place to drive, because it was 40 degree heat, the traffic is as bad as people say it is, and I was very sick from heat exhaustion.

“The people in most places are telling you that the next place is dangerous, but I’ve never really had problems, 95 percent of the people I’ve met have been very friendly and helpful.

Before embarking on the trip, she sold her home, business, property, and on the bike for the exit of a few sentimental items in her parents ‘ attic.

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“I think it is because I am a strong woman on a bike and they are interested in my story, they want to help.

“With places like Iran, my friends and family were nervous of me going there alone, but every time I stopped, the locals tried to take me home and feed me – my biggest danger was probably getting fat.

“Eastern Europe, when I was still on my grounding felt unsafe, because I was learning to go alone and how to read people, but it was more perspective.”

Super-gran Jeavons said despite initial doubts from family and friends, they are incredibly supportive of her grand tour.

She sold her home, business, property, and on the bike for the exit of a few sentimental items in her parents ‘ attic.

Jeavons said: “I don’t think people believed that I would do it, she thought I was full of them and even talking with my parents, their eyes glazed over, but I was obsessed by the idea of the trip.

“My family are bikers too and they were very positive, my friends said that they knew that I would do it, but that I could come home whenever I wanted.

“Everyone had confidence in me, but I was afraid, she thought that I knew what I was doing, but I don’t.

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“People loved, that I give it a go, and they were under the impression of what happened.

“I’ve sold everything, it was all or nothing for me and I could no longer keep so I just went for it, basically all I was left with a few boxes in my parents attic.”

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