My Belstaff

MODERN ADVENTURERS TALK TO BELSTAFF ABOUT THEIR PERSONAL JOURNEYS

PORTRAITS BY RENOWNED BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID BURTON

Elspeth Beard

#MyBelstaff

https://www.belstaff.com/on/demandware.static/-/Library-Sites-bff-shared-general/default/dwbb61a98b/2018/men/October/TOPRESIZE.jpg

“I think everybody should have their own style,” Elspeth says. “What I really love about Belstaff is that it looks good on and off the bike. I think it’s important that things are well made and well designed.”

Angela Hartnett Belstaff Experience video

Angela Hartnett Belstaff Experience video
Current video time
Sound level

“I like people who are incredibly passionate about what they do,” says architect and motorcyclist Elspeth Beard. It should be said, however, that Elspeth has a higher bar than most.

“When I was 23 years old,” she explains, “I rode 35,000 miles in two and a half years and, in doing so, became the first British woman to motorcycle around the world.”

After travelling through rich and varied landscapes, Elspeth’s next adventure has been to craft them, in an award-winning career as an architect. This led to another solo adventure – the conversion of a 100-year-old water tower into a stunning home in which she now lives.

“I think everybody should have their own style,” Elspeth says. “What I really love about Belstaff is that it looks good on and off the bike. I think it’s important that things are well made and well designed.”

Elspeth’s Tourist Trophy certainly fits that brief, but her choice is also a result of our long-standing commitment to catering for adventurous spirits irrespective of gender. “When I started riding bikes in the late 1970s, you couldn’t buy jackets for women,” she remembers. “Belstaff was the only jacket I could buy. It fitted and looked really, really good.”

Follow #MyBelstaff on Instagram

https://www.belstaff.com/on/demandware.static/-/Library-Sites-bff-shared-general/default/dw4de4f284/2018/men/October/BOTTOMRESIZE.jpg

Share