HOW one Motorcycle tour guide became an author in Covid-19 lockdown. Roy Kunda from Cape York Motorcycle Adventures has done just that. Roy has been riding a motorcycle between Cairns and the Tip of Cape York for 30 years, and in 2020 his miles on a bike equate to 15 times around the world; he’s guided more than 4000 people on his off-road adventure tours and seen and done some hilarious things. He writes them all in his book, ‘King of the Cape’ which is available for pre-order here.
‘The Guidebook to Your Ultimate Adventure Motorcycle Riding Experience’ also covers some essential hacks, tips and hints that he’s learned along the way.
“I have been nagging Roy to write this collection of stories for quite some time but he was always too busy to get around to it. So when Corona virus hit, he had nowhere to go,” says Renae Kunda with a giggle in her voice.
Roy says that, “It’s been an amazing journey so far and we’ve had plenty of laughs during the writing process as the memories come back to me and flow out onto the page.”
You don’t do that many miles on a bike, meet that many people and not witness some amazing things.
The recent pre-release was a very humbling experience for the couple with 1000’s of comments on social media and 100’s of shares of the book cover. There were 103 pre-orders in the first 48 hours. The hard copies should arrive in the post in time for Father’s Day 2020. There will be a book launch in early September in Cairns and perhaps followed up by one in Melbourne in October 2020; the party planning is underway. We’ll let you know as we get closer to the date.
Cape York Motorcycle Adventures is a family business, operating fully guided off road tours from Cairns to Cape York since 1991. They were the second motorcycle tour company to start in Australia but are now the longest running. They were the world’s first motorcycle tour company to be Eco-Certified and have maintained that for more than 10 years. They have won multiple tourism and business awards and continue to improve the industry they created.