Meet Elspeth Beard….


coolest chick in the world

Three decades ago, 24 year old architecture student, Elspeth Beard, set out to ride her bike around the world– a trek that would take 3 years and over 48K miles. The young Englishwoman, who’d been riding since she was just 16 yrs old, had already taken a few solo journeys to Scotland and Ireland– and now was ready to take on more before she finished school and settled down into a career.

Coolest chick in the world 2

When Elspeth Beard left England for NY to begin her bike trek across the world, she was as strong and healthy a young woman as you’d find– weighing 143 lbs. Life on the road would take its toll. By the time she reached Turkey, she’d weigh a mere 90 lbs.


Today, Elspeth Beard is still an active and enthusiastic BMW rider– with her own award-winning architect firm…and basically…the coolest chick in the world.

About jeb610

Taking one day at a time, and enjoying life in the heart of Dixie. People create their own questions because they are afraid to look straight. All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don’t sit looking at it – walk. There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.
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