The Long Way Up motorcycle expedition has ended in Los Angeles, leaving us wondering how long it will be until we see the trip on television.
Long Way Up is the third major expedition by film/television personalities Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. It’s a sort-of sequel to Long Way Round (Ewan and Charley’s round-the-world journey) and Long Way Down (their UK-South Africa journey), both of which were filmed along the way and released as television series. Long Way Up is the story of a trip from Argentina to LA by motorcycle (not Argentina to Alaska, as originally supposed).
Although the first two trips were done in relative secrecy, the prevalence of social media meant we saw plenty of snaps of the two riders along the way this time (see title image).
To make things more interesting, Boorman and McGregor used Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles on the Long Way Up trip (they used BMW GS adventure bikes on the first two rides). They also had two Rivian electric trucks in the expedition, and used diesel-powered generators to recharge the machines at times (again, no official confirmation).
The two celebrity riders showed up in LA this week, ending the trip.
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Given that the first two series were immensely popular on television, we’d expect to see this trip on the telly soon, but have seen no confirmation of where and when.