India. Home to two of Guy Martin's biggest loves - tea and motorcycles. In this adventurous series, daredevil Guy Martin is embarking on a 2,000 mile, two week trip around the sub-continent, swapping the normal hire cars and excursions for a classic Royal Enfield motorcycle he buys from Delhi's biggest bike market. Guy's adventures take him from Himalayan tea plantations to the tropical beaches of Goa - along the way he finds himself riding with an Indian biker gang, visiting a 60 year-old mother of five tyre fitter, clambering to the top of India's tallest building, and teaching a group of youngsters in Asia's biggest slum. His trip comes to an end at India's "Rider Mania" - where he hopes his bike will be in a good enough state to race against 5,000 other bikers. Could it be the crowning glory of his trip? Or the biggest embairassment of his life...
Good, but not perfect
- Our Guy in India review by PN
I've rented loads of Guy's documentaries and gave this one a bash. This was different from previous projects of his, it was more a travel documentary showing Indian culture, lifestyles and how they live. I'm more used to the show focussing around an engineering masterpiece or challenge.
It was humbling and eye opening and he really enjoyed certain aspects of it and highlighted some of the negative aspects of India but I didn't enjoy it as much as I do his other stuff which I always find to be 5 stars. The Blu Ray was great quality. If you like travel more than engineering you'll probably like this a lot more than I did.