This is the website of author and traveller Mark Probert. After forty years spent travelling for work, Mark now goes on his own journeys for fun. There are still so many places to visit and things to experience.
In his first book Mark follows the Land's End to John o' Groats route described by John Hillaby in his 1968 book Journey through Britain. Mark takes the scenic route and travels nearly 2,000 miles by motorcycle.
His second book was published in November 2021. It describes a five-week Journey through India taken with best friend Dr Nick Lindsay in January 2020 - just before the world closed down because of Coronavirus.
Journey through Wales
Mark published book number three in August 2023. Journey through Wales results from a four-month-long road trip around the country in 2022. He went to some amazing places and met so many incredible people. Somehow, wacky and wonderful things kept happening. Mark slept overnight in a haunted castle, swam in a deserted cove, and went underground in coal, copper, and slate mines. In the land of song, he enjoyed music and great company at the National Eisteddfod. Mark also visited the places where Bohemian Rhapsody and Stairway to Heaven began life... and there's so much more! See the gallery in the menu at the top of this page for some images of the Journey through Wales.
Journey through India
Another Journey through Britain
Two sixty somethings go in search of late-life adventure. Allowed out on their own for five weeks, they travel by car, train, bus, plane, tuk-tuk, bicycle rickshaw and camels. They somehow find their way from Mumbai on the west coast to Kolkata in the east. On the way they visit some of the worlds most famous sights, enjoy simple but exquisite cuisine and wonderful hospitality.
Take a road trip through the back lanes of Britain to complete the iconic route from Land's End to John o' Groats.
Throw a leg over the pillion seat and come along for the ride, You'll enjoy it even if you've never even been on a motorbike before - everyone is welcome. Mark guides readers through fifty years of changing British landscape with wry humour and an eye for the quirky... of which there is a lot!