From Beabeg to Bodø and back

“The midnight sun was a majestic experience for me. Looking out onto the Lofoten Islands is going to be a cherised memory”, writes Irishman Michael McCormick in his blog after his trip from Beabeg to Bodø and back in the summer of 2019.

Michael McCormick

Michael McCormick rode from Beabeg in Ireland to Bodø and back in the summer of 2019. Photo used with permission of

Michael maintains the blog for the charity ride The Run of the Country Charity Motorbike Tour. “A thrilling one day, with an overnight, 200 mile, charity motorcycle tour. It’s the best little charity motorcycling event in Ireland. The proceeds of the event are used to help adults with intellectual disabilities who use Malta Services Drogheda reach their personal development goals”, he writes.

In July 2019, Michael saddled his 750 Africa Twin and headed for Norway. “There were good bits and not so good bits. There were things I could do better and there was stuff that I just brought with me and never used”, he continues.

“It was a marvellous experience. The blog and feedback kept me company. I’m not sure if I’ll do it again though”, he admits. However, we are confident that we will see Michael on these shores again any year soon 🙂

Read his impressions and thoughts, and have a look at the pics he recorded along his trip.

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4 thoughts on “From Beabeg to Bodø and back

  1. Dean

    Well done Michael. I enjoyed the blog. I’ve just returned home from my second road trip to Norway… on exactly the same bike (my third xrv750…love em’). I went to Lofoton too via the FV17 north of Trondheim to Bodo that I’d read about here. Fantastic road. I’ve toured lots of places and this is one of the best I’ve ever ridden. A great country to tour on a bike.
    My trip had it’s moments too just like yours. Great memories, although if I had drunk such vast amounts of whiskey as you then I don’t think I would have remembered what day it was 😉 You’ve certainly got the bragging rights now boy, well done again.

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    • Love the Africa Twin too. The memories of the trip will keep me warm all winter. I made a presentation to my Rotary Club today at lunch time and I got €950 in sponsorship for charity tour this weekend. They were well impressed with Norway and the little adventures I had. I want to go back.
      I also want to drive from Belmullet to the Bosperous as my next tour. From the extreme west of Europe to where Europe meets Aisa. Thanks for reading my blog.

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  2. Great post 😊


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