European Motorcycle Tours

Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Tours
in Europe and the USA

This is our team. All love what they do to bring you great motorcycle touring.....

Gary France – Director and Tour Leader

Gary France – Director and Tour Leader

Gary, who formed and runs Tour1, is an experienced international rider, who has ridden in many countries. The list currently stands at…..

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Morocco, New Zealand, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United States.

A regular at many international Harley-Davidson events, as well as many in the UK, Gary is an active member of HOG. Gary mainly rides a Street Glide and a Road King, plus he has a passion for custom motorcycles. Use this link to see Gary’s website.

In 2010, Gary rode 21,475 miles around the USA in a single four-and-a-half month road trip. He wrote a huge book about his journey called ‘France In America’. This is available here on Gary’s personal motorcycling website.

The motorcycle press often write about Gary, his travels and motorcycles. For examples, click here.

Gary leads many, but not all of the tours.  Other tour leaders are personally hand-picked by Gary.

Charlie France – Tour Leader

Charlie France – Tour Leader

Charlie has been riding motorcycles since the age of 17 and has a passion for building, maintaining and riding many different types of bike. At the last count, he has 8 motorcycles!

Charlie balances his time between riding motorcycles and his other two-wheeled love, bicycles.

As well as riding bicycles himself, he often crews international race teams by providing team management, logistics and mechanic skills.

He is an excellent motorcycle rider, which terrific inter-personal skills and he makes an excellent tour leader. He makes long-term friends with many of the people he goes on tour with.

Charlie has attended the Road Captains course run by Harley-Davidson, along with a Biker Down course run jointly by the Fire Brigade and Ambulance service, so is well qualified for the tour leader role.

Oliver Achkar – Tour Leader

Oliver Achkar – Tour Leader

Oliver is a very enthusiastic Harley-Davidson owner and rider. He has ridden extensively in Europe and attends many Harley-Davidson rallies and events. He has been riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles since 2006.

Oliver is a Harley-Davidson Road Captain with the Chelsea & Fulham Chapter and is a very active member of HOG.  Easy to get along with, he is often the life and soul of the party and combines these great inter-personal traits with being an accomplished and skillful rider.

Oliver has been riding with Tour1 for 4 years.

Steve Morrell (Morrelli) – Tour Leader

Steve Morrell (Morrelli) – Tour Leader

Steve has been riding motorcycles since the age of 8 and has a real passion for touring and leading rides. He is very welcoming and friendly and thrives on others enjoying the tour. He currently rides an Electra Glide but, having a love of classic bikes, he also owns a 1953 Matchless which gets plenty of use.

Steve continues to work full time as a police officer in London as an Advanced driver responding to emergency calls. Outside of work everything revolves around his passion for motorcycling and travel. He is an active member of H.O.G. and a busy Road Captain with 1066 Chapter in Sussex. He has also attended the Bike Safe course.

Steve is a very experienced rider, has ridden across Europe several times and also parts of the USA.

Richard France – Administration Guru

Richard France – Administration Guru

Richard looks after all of the behind-the-scenes work at Tour1, including booking of all the hotels, dealing with ferries, Eurotunnel, restaurants and the like.

You may occasionally get an email from Richard.

He is often seen on a bike, but mostly one without an engine.  Richard has passed his CBT, occasionally rides a moped and is working towards getting his motorcycle licence.

He doesn’t always wear a suit but often does!