Lisa Thomas is considered the world's foremost female adventure rider, having ridden longer and farther in a single journey than any other female motorcyclist in history. Lisa's occasionally lavish but often tough and extraordinary life is the stuff of legend. She has dined with Maasai warriors, business moguls, and presidents. She is an International Ambassador for global brands like BMW Motorrad and is on the advisory council for the Ted Simon Foundation. She is food lover, cook, keynote...See more
Lisa Thomas is considered the world's foremost female adventure rider, having ridden longer and farther in a single journey than any other female motorcyclist in history. Lisa's occasionally lavish but often tough and extraordinary life is the stuff of legend. She has dined with Maasai warriors, business moguls, and presidents. She is an International Ambassador for global brands like BMW Motorrad and is on the advisory council for the Ted Simon Foundation. She is food lover, cook, keynote speaker, motivator, writer, photographer, and musician. For the last 14 years, Lisa and her husband Simon Thomas have been living on the road, traveling the world, camping, and cooking and sharing with new friends. Their supplies come from local markets and what they can carry in Lisa's kitchen, which is one of the aluminum motorcycle panniers on her BMW adventure touring motorcycle. The youngest of three sisters, Lisa experienced the nomadic lifestyle from an early age. After her birth in Darlington (UK) in1962 the family moved back to their hometown of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire for a few short months prior to leaving relocating to the German town of Gilenkirchen. On returning to the UK Lisa spent the rest of her childhood in Cheshire and her teenage years in Buckinghamshire. She finished her O levels in 1978 and earned a diploma with the violin in classical music. Prior to attending college Lisa began her first of many motorcycle trips across Europe, this time as a pillion on a Honda CBX 500. In 1980, Lisa began her working life with the Inland Revenue. However, she kept her music career alongside her office life. By doing this she was soon able to afford her first motorcycle, a Honda C90. Alongside the music came the introduction to the Jane Fonda 1980s fitness revolution and Lisa decided that she would also become a qualified fitness instructor. After working for many years for the inland revenue whilst also teaching exercise classes and playing for dances most weekends, Lisa made a major career change by making a permanent and full-time move to the health and fitness industry. After many years of owning and running a successful health and fitness centre, Lisa's first marriage came to an end and she began a career marketing and promoting health clubs. It was during this time that Lisa and Simon first met. Around the same time Lisa made the decision to return to full-time education. She commenced a 4-year degree course at the age of 35 and successfully obtained a first class BSc honours degree in Computing and Information Systems. In 1998 Lisa's father underwent a quadruple heart bypass. Lisa also suffers from cardio complications and for these reasons is today trying to raise funds and awareness for the British Heart Foundation. For over a period of 26 years Lisa has in some way been involved with motorcycles and, if she's not riding or modifying her bike, she's got her head buried in her dozens of maps and books deciding on the next place to explore. See less
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