The Turner Twins have taken on the roads once again for their closer to home North Coast 500 project. This time they have teamed up with Harley-Davidson and Belstaff to piece together a short film; ‘Lost in the Right Direction’.
In August 2019, their friends over at Belstaff worked on a guest post on behalf of the lads. This piece focused on their trail to the Iberian Peninsula where they rode Zero Motorcycles.
Who are the Turner Twins?
Originally from Devon, Ross and Hugo Turner have made quite a name for themselves in the adventure industry. Prior to this adventure, the boys have taken to exploring all of the nooks and crannies that the world has to offer.
The adventures started back in 2011 in their 23rd year. This was when the pair took on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. Over the following years, the twins took on various missions; most famously their adventures to the Inaccessibility Poles across the world.
The Importance of Electric
With the affects of Climate Change on the planet, I think we all agree that it’s important to keep the earth protected. What better way to showcase Harley-Davidson’s Electric Livewire model than on fresh ground?!
Ross and Hugo explored the great Scottish route back in December of 2020. Not only did they venture off in the middle a pandemic, but also the middle of winter, when they’re less than likely to bump into busy roads. Although it was the most tranquil time, it also meant the boys were exposed to some of the most extreme weather conditions. However, Belstaff had them covered once again with quality protective gear from both the winds and the road.
We’ve previously spoken about Livewire before, so if you would like to know about all the specs, you can visit our blog post here. On their journey, the bikes had a 110-mile range. To make the most of this, the twins likely had to mainly charge the bikes through the traditional plug-in-a-wall method.
Why did the Turner Twins pick the North Coast 500?
Affectionately known as ‘The UK’s Own Route 66’, Scotland’s North Coast 500 was named in 2014 and it contains some beautiful roads that will simply take your breath away. If you’ve come to this post after watching Ross and Hugo’s latest video project, you’ll know exactly what I mean. That is, of course, if you haven’t been before.
Consisting of 6 regions in Northern Scotland, the route will take you on a journey of 516 miles. Some areas that the Turner Twins covered are:
- Wester Ross
- Easter Ross
- The Black Isle
The Turner Twins started their journey initially at Glasgow Harley-Davidson, but the ride really began at Inverness Castle! Scotland is known for its castles, and this one dates back to the 11th century, with the ‘new’ property dating back to the 19th century.
Who knows?! Even if we did know, we don’t like to spoil surprises! Check out the Turner Twins YouTube Channel where they share all of their explorations. The Channel doesn’t just feature bikes though. If you’re a fellow adventurer, it will be right down your street! You can alternatively catch up with the boys on both their Facebook and Instagram accounts.