In an attempt to recreate The Long Way Round, a journey that was filmed by Ewan McGregor and Charlet Boorman for Netflix, Richard Hammond crashes his motorbike… yet again. In the video hosted on DriveTribe, Richard Hammond sets out to pay tribute to the film on his own 1928 BMW R52.
The beginning of the video sees The Grand Tour presenter introduce what he’s setting out to do – a lockdown version of the Long Way Round. He then talks about his motorbike – his passion for it is greatly evident.
Unlike the original film, which followed McGregor and Boorman around the world, Hammond instead plans to do a full and uninterrupted lap of his yard. He kits up and starts it (after a few failed attempts), and then struggles to take the bike off its stand – possibly due to his rather short stature.
On his great adventure, he comes across a 1969 Porsche 911T. What a shock! He makes a number of exciting discoveries around his yard like an old car from an old car show you might recognise, and he has a few issues with his beloved bike, too, including coming off the stand in gear and crashing into a wooden door in front of him. Of course, Hammond would do such a thing… “It’s a proper adventure now, it’s got a crash in it,” he proclaims.