Meet Steph Jeavons

Steph Jeavons riding motorcycle in the desert

Saturday 9 March 2019

Steph Jeavons is an author, journalist, and adventurer who, in April 2018, completed a solo around-the-world (RTW) trip that took her to all 7 continents, a world first. The journey lasted a few days short of four years, during which she logged 53 countries and over 74,000 miles on a 250cc Honda.

Born in Canada, she’s lived most of her life in Wales and considers it home. Even before learning to ride a motorcycle at 21, Steph was unconventional, leading a successful school ‘uprising’ to allow girls to wear trousers in the winter. Prior to starting her RTW adventure, Steph worked conventional jobs in accounting and Human Resources; and ran an off-road motorcycle school before leading desert motorcycle tours in Morocco.

Unwilling to stay still for very long, she is currently planning to lead the first-ever all female motorcyclist trip to Everest Base camp in 2019, barely a year after completing her RTW. As if riding RTW isn’t enough of a challenge, Steph made regular blog and vlog posts on her website and wrote her first book, “Embrace the Cow: How to Ride Around the World on a Budget” in her ‘spare time’. She also got caught in a Himalayan landslide on the highest ‘motorable’ road in the world; rode Rhonda (her Honda) in Antarctica; visited, in turn, the hottest, driest, wettest, and coldest places on the planet; and graciously turned down six marriage proposals. She is currently writing her second book, this one about the RTW adventure.

The evening will begin at 7.30 pm in the Lecture Theatre of the Collections Centre, National Motor Museum, Beaulieu. A bar will be available for the purchase of beers, wines, soft drinks and tea and coffee. The evenings will conclude at around 10.00 pm. Tickets are £10.00 each for non-members; £7.50 for members. For further information and to purchase tickets please contact Theresa Browning on 01590 614792 or email

Please note:  The National Motor Museum will not be open at this event.

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