He has competed in 10 Dakar Rallies and now Simon Pavey loves to bring people to ride in Tasmania.
Pavey, now based in the UK, has teamed up with Jerry Cook from Melbourne company Compass Expeditions.
They ran a two day intensive off-road motorcycle training course at Landfall at the weekend to allow motorcyclists of all levels to increase their skills.
With the majority of the 28 attendees from the mainland, the ethos of the tour was to show riders areas of Tasmania rarely seen, while increasing the skills of the participants.
"It doesn't matter how long you have been riding you can always improve or learn something new," Pavey said.
"Tasmania is considered amongst motorcyclists all over the world as a bike It list destination which is why our course sell out each time we return."
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The group set off on Monday morning for a five day adventure ride, which will take them through some interesting trails and backroads across the top of the state before venturing down through the west coast and returning via the central highlands.
This is the third time they have run this course in Tasmania.
The tour will finish in Launceston on Friday with several participants staying on to spend more time in riding in the state.