Carl Fogarty MBE is a true great. World Superbike champion, King of the Jungle and all round good bloke.
Right now he’s telling us to make the most of where we live and go on holiday www.freedomtogo.co.uk
It was great to talk to Carl Fogarty, he was everything I expected him to be, passionate, funny and full of brilliant advice about what to do with my free time.
SO CARL WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE COUNTRYSIDE?
I love the outdoors so much. A few years back I bought a log cabin in Anglesey and just love it there. The views are
sensational. I’ve tweeted some pictures from the coast and loads of people thought I was somewhere in the Med!
AND HOW DO WE GET TO THE COUNTRYSIDE?
You are free to go wherever you want with a campervan, caravan trailer tent, or motorhome. Personally I do have a preference for a motorhome. When I was on the Superbikes circuit, motorhomes played a huge role in letting me do what I loved best. Having the opportunity to travel to new destinations with all my home comforts in tow was invaluable. Some of the vehicles I’ve stayed in have been better equipped than my first house!
Off the track, there are few things as liberating as being able to explore new places and experience new things as and when you please – and caravans, motorhomes and campervans give people the freedom to do just that, which is why I’m getting behind the Freedom to Go campaign.
SO WHAT’S YOUR NIGHTMARE HOLIDAY?
For me one of the worst holidays is somewhere red hot. What happens is that not much happens at all. It’s too hot to do anything much so I end up going red in the sun, drinking and eating far too much. Mostly though I’m bored. There is never much to do except sit around.
AND THE ALTERNATIVE IS?
Go for a break in the UK because there is tons to do. Fishing, cycling, hiking, and by all means go in a caravan, or motorhome, or just go glamping, whatever suits you. I mean what you can achieve in a weekend is incredible, I feel as though I’ve taken on the world. Just go to the website www.freedomtogo.co.ukand you will find so many opportunities.
The life and very fast times of Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty.
Carl Fogarty is an undisputed icon of motorcycle racing and a national sporting treasure. Racing fans worshipped his gutsy, aggressive style and a determination to win at all costs that produced four World Superbike titles and a total of eight world crowns.
With 59 wins from 219 race starts he remains the most successful superbike racer of all time.
Carl spent his early years staying in tents and caravans when his dad was racing and progressed to a motorhome when his own career took him to all corners of Europe. Off the track, he is a big fan of the great outdoors and enjoys mountain biking, sea fishing and walking with family and friends. He has also spent many summers in a holiday lodge on the picturesque island of Anglesey, where he has been a regular visitor for the last five years.
In 2014 he won the hearts and minds of the British television viewing public when he became the King of the Jungle on ITV’s ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!’ show. Not ready to hang his camping hat up just yet, (but looking for more comfort than canvas stretched across a wooden frame) Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty has joined the Freedom to Go campaign to encourage more people to give caravanning and motorhoming a try.
DO YOU STILL RIDE BIKES?
I enjoy my off road and dirt bikes a lot these days. It’s different from what I used to do, but fun and skilful all the same and yet again it is all about being in the open air and in magnificent surrounings.
SO ARE THOSE YOUR FAVOURITE BIKES?
These days I love retro bikes, what are known as Flat Trackers. The Ducati Scrambler is a great example of the ones which are aren’t just good to look at, but also great to ride. I’ll also go for some classic Triumphs too, anything that made Steve Mc Queen look so cool.
AND WHAT ABOUT YOUR BEST CAR?
Well, that has to be is my Audi RS8. It is an utterly awesome car that is, both to look at and drive. I must also mention my Ford Ranger which isn’t just a tough. It’s perfect for hauling around my dirt bikes.