Henry Crew, the young 23 year-old man who set off a year ago to ride solo all around the world with his Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled, has got back to England, establishing a new world record as the youngest motorcyclist to complete a round-the-world tour by motorcycle.

Ducati Scrambler
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Henry, who left on 3 April 2018 from the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club in Shoreditch, London, had planned to ride 35,000 miles in a year. On his return, on 19 April 2019, the mileage on the Desert Sled which he rode for the whole journey displayed a good 55,000 miles (over 88,000 km).

Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled
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“The Scrambler Desert Sled was an extremely versatile travelling companion, capable of dealing with any kind of terrain or climate. We have travelled the entire 55,000 miles together, passing from the highest altitude roads of the world with temperatures of -7 °C to beaches, deserts, mountains and rain forests at 52 °C,” declared Henry. 

“The bike proved to perfectly equilibrated, allowing me to deal easily both with sections of motorway and with off-road riding. Inevitably I had a few crashes, but thanks to its low weight, I was always able to lift the bike up on my own without ever having any big problems or damage to the extent of stopping me from carrying on.”