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Apparently, Ewan and Charley are at it again.

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After chasing their shadows across the world, journeying east from London to New York, actors (and bike fanatics) Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman couldn't shake the travel bug. And after an inspirational UNICEF visit to Africa, they realised their new destination could be nowhere else. With the Long Way Round team assembled once again and with two new BMWs loaded up for the journey, Ewan and Charley are setting off for a very different challenge - the Long Way Down. On this new adventure they will travel from John O'Groats to South Africa: biking their way down through Scotland and England, then travelling into Europe and further down into Africa. Visiting UNICEF projects on the African continent along their way, they will come face- to-face with spectacular but unforgiving terrain, with rich cultures and unforgettable local characters. Ewan and Charley will test their endurance, biking skills and friendship to the limits on this amazing trip.

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And they're already working on the next ride.

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December 19, 2006
Ewan McGregor Plans Third Motorcycle Trek

Hollywood adventurer Ewan McGregor is already planning his third and final televised motorcycle trip documentary - months before he sets off on his second. The Scottish actor and pal Charley Boorman filmed their biking exploits from London to New York, via Mongolia, Siberia and Alaska, for 2004 series "Long Way Round" - and now they're planning a second trip from the top of Scotland to the tip of Cape Town, South Africa, next year.

But as the intrepid pals plan to hit the road again for "Long Way Down," they hope to conclude their travels in the Americas with "Long Way Up" - a bike journey that will take McGregor and Boorman from the southern-most tip of South America up into the United States.

And these aren't the only adventures McGregor is planning - he's also hoping to make the most of his new love for paragliding by jumping off the Munro Mountains in Scotland. He explains, "There are lots of people who make it their life's work to climb them all (284 mountains) - you'd just have to find a really good rucksack for the paraglider."

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I hope they do as good a job on these as they did on the first one (save some of the whining ).

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The Americans trip should be very interesting. I'll look forward to that one. It's been done MANY times but never on film...

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