CARMEN REID: Get away from it all.
SO, Ewan McGregor fancied getting away from it all did he?
He and his best mate Charley yearned for the open road, the loneliness of long-distance biking and took off around the world.
And with them went: a satellite navigation system, a cameraman, a bodyguard who could "kill a man with one knuckle" and two 4x4 Jeeps with all their stuff.
The adventurers' motorbikes were supplied by BMW (along with enough tools and spare parts to kit out a garage) and the whole thing was organised for them, oh and filmed, by a small army of meedja types.
Yes, sometimes I yearn to get away from it all too.