The Australian Chapter of BDSRA

Mark Smiley's review of the book - click here


                                   BMW R60/5 in Northern Territory.


One is truly lucky to be inspired by another….. Alanna was inspired herself by the struggles of children affected by one of the most devastating of all disorders, especially of the neurodegenerative type - Batten Disease. In turn we were inspired by Alanna's compassion and determination to create awareness and raise funds for a treatment or cure.

Scientists are making good progress in understanding Batten Disease and continue to develop a treatment. Your purchase of this book helps us to help the children through support of the families and funding research to continue forward.

Alanna's epic journey for Batten Disease is incorporated in this book, where she beautifully describes her life adventures on her motorcycle with a funny and witty touch to it. Readers should be aware that this book makes mention to adult language, drugs and alcohol hence caution should be made as to the age of the reader.

I believe this book is a must-read for those who enjoy a story that is real and honest and written by a bit of a character.

Vanessa Anderson
Operations Manager - Batten Disease Support & Research Assoc. Inc.

How to Purchase the Book

The book purchase cost is AU$15 each (plus postage cost below)

1.    Payment options are:

** Postal cheque or money order made payable to:
9 Norton Avenue,
Killarney Vale NSW 2261.

** Credit card facility is available for Visa, Mastercard and Bankcard - For purchases over $30  (book sales of 2 or more)
Please email your credit card details to for processing.

**** Please refer to the following postage costs and upon receiving your total payment, your book(s) will then be posted out to you.

2.    Via Post anywhere in Australia. The number of books you wish to order PLUS the following postage costs:

1 book purchase $ 2.50
2 book purchase $ 4.00
3 to 8 book purchase $10.30
9 books and more – please email for quote.

3.    Via International postage. Please email your enquiry to  where a preferred payment and a postage quote can be arranged for you.

4.    In Person:  The book can be purchased at the following location:

Spencer Village Store
4666 Wisemans Ferry Road
Spencer   NSW
02 43771123

The National Motorcycle Museum
Clarkson Street
Nabiac NSW 2312

Ph: 02 65541333



Click here to find some images and stories of Alanna Gayko's Ride around Oz.