Lois Pryce is a British author, journalist and a founder/curator of the Adventure Travel Film Festival.

She is the author of Lois on the Loose, Red Tape & White Knuckles and Revolutionary Ride, travel memoirs about her solo motorcycle journeys through the Americas, Africa and Iran.

And now she’s heading to Worcestershire, for the Bewdley Festival.

A spokesman said: “Lois first remembers riding around Cornwall in 1986 with three school friends. Fifteen years later she was working for the BBC in their music department, despaired when the Bob the Builder single topped the charts and set off on her travels that were to take her over the next few years from Alaska to Argentina and then to Africa. Lois toured not pedalling her cycle like that child, but riding a motor-cycle!

“Lois on the Loose covers her 2003 trip from Alaska to Argentina. She was 29, with itchy feet, a newly-minted motorcycle licence and an office job – a potentially explosive combination! Lois knew she wanted to get out there, hit the road, have an adventure… but didn’t know where to start.

“At this stage her motorcycling experience was limited to the vintage British bikes that were used for nipping around London but she had never even ventured outside the M25. Lois didn’t know anyone who had ridden a motorcycle around the world but her initial investigations led me to Chris Scott’s legendary Adventure Motorcycling Handbook, and after that, there was no going back.”

Lois will be speaking at St Georges Hall at 2.30pm on Friday October 18. Tickets are available on-line at www.bewdleyfestival.org.uk or from Festival Office, St Georges Hall.