About Andy – CEO

Andy Charles – Chief Experience Office

In the world of motorcycle enthusiasts, where the thrill of the ride and the open road become a way of life, there’s one name that echoes with passion and expertise—Andy, the Chief Experience Officer of Big Bike Touring Co. His journey with motorcycles commenced at the tender age of 8, igniting a flame that would burn brightly across continents, shaping not just a business but a way of life.

Big Bike Touring Co, offers Guided Motorcycle tours and also offers Self Guided Motorcycle Tours in Thailand, we welcome you to Thailand to experience our hospitality.

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Early Life

Andy’s early years were spent tearing up the dirt tracks of the UK, a young rider with an insatiable thirst for adventure. By the age of 20, he had conquered the landscapes of Europe, carving a path through the twisting roads that crisscross the continent. However, his quest for the ultimate ride wasn’t satisfied within the confines of Europe.

The call of the American roads beckoned, and Andy answered with the spirit of a true adventurer. From traversing the iconic Route 66 five times in both directions to navigating the diverse terrain from New York to Los Angeles and back to the vibrant streets of Miami, his motorcycle became more than just a means of transport—it became a passport to experience the richness of diverse cultures and landscapes.

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Love For Thailand

With 57 years of riding under his belt, Andy has lived a life intertwined with the hum of engines and the thrill of exploration. His journey led him to the beautiful landscapes of Southeast Asia, where he made Thailand his home 25 years ago. This marked the beginning of a new chapter, one where his love for motorcycles would meld seamlessly with his desire to share the beauty of the region with fellow riders.

In the heart of Thailand, Big Bike Touring Co was born. As the official BMW Motorrad partner in Thailand, the company stands as a testament to Andy’s commitment to providing riders with not just a tour but an unforgettable experience. With offices in the vibrant city of Chiang Mai and the coastal haven of Pattaya, Big Bike Touring Co is strategically positioned to offer riders the best of both worlds—the cultural richness of the north and the sun-soaked coastal roads of the south.

The Legacy – Make Life a Ride

Big Bike Touring Co isn’t just a business; it’s a family legacy. Andy’s son, Ben, at the young age of 16, is already preparing to step into his father’s boots, bringing a youthful vigor to the helm. The spirit of riding is deeply ingrained in the fabric of this family-based business, creating a dynamic blend of experience and fresh perspectives.

As the Chief Experience Officer, Andy’s role extends beyond managing a business—it’s about curating an adventure that transcends the ordinary. With 25 years of living and riding in Thailand, his knowledge of the region is not just comprehensive; it’s personal. The roads he traverses tell stories of ancient traditions, vibrant markets, and breathtaking landscapes.

Every tour with Big Bike Touring Co is crafted with this wealth of experience, ensuring that riders don’t just visit destinations but become a part of the journey. From the enchanting roads of Thailand to the hidden gems of Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, each ride is a canvas painted with the diverse colors of Southeast Asia.

The philosophy of Big Bike Touring Co is simple—ride the story. It’s an ethos that encapsulates the idea that every road, every curve, and every destination has a tale to tell. The roar of the engines becomes the soundtrack to an adventure where the road isn’t just a path; it’s an endless exploration of culture, landscapes, and camaraderie.

As the sun gracefully sets on one magnificent chapter of Andy’s illustrious riding legacy, it unveils the promising dawn of another, with Ben ready to carry forth the torch. Big Bike Touring Co transcends being merely a motorcycle tour company; it stands as a vibrant testament to the enduring love for the ride and the unwavering spirit of exploration. Andy’s mission, encapsulated in the mantra “Make Life a Ride,” resonates through every mile traveled and every adventure embraced. Whether you’re a seasoned rider reveling in the nostalgia of familiar roads or a newcomer eagerly embracing the thrill of two wheels, join us at Big Bike Touring Co. Experience a journey where each mile is a joyous turn of the page in the exhilarating book of adventure that is life.

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