In this episode of “The Journey of My Mother’s Son” podcast, I sit down to talk with Chris Donaldson.

At 21 years old, Chris didn’t look like an Aboriginal adolescent as he set off from Belfast on his café racing Moto Guzzi. but it was the same motivation that drove him to set off on a journey of self-discovery.

But when the Iranian revolution stopped the planned 10,000-mile motorcycle road trip to Australia, he ends high in the Andes, 50-odd thousand miles later, before returning to Belfast.

His book, Going the Wrong Way is a story of a ‘coming of age’ road trip like no other.

Chris is now riding to Australia, on the same Moto Guzzi Le Mans, 42 years after his first attempt.

To find out more about Chris, check out his website at

Click on either of the links below to listen to the conversation.