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Old 07-11-2004, 09:34 AM   #1
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Horizons Unlimited 4th UK Meeting 9th-11thJuly 2004

Just returned from the 4th UK H.U. Meeting. This was the first time I've attended such an event & had been looking forward to it for a while. The event was held at Lumb Farm in Ripley, Derbyshire, about 115 miles north of Oxford, on te edge of the Peak District.

Format was simple, turn up Friday, pitch the tent & check out the other bikes. There were several presentations & slide shows from long distance travellers inc. amongst others:

Sam Manicom: Africa veteran

Tiffany Coates: UK to India to Australia to South Africa to North Africa in 2.5 years. Also travelled from top to bottom of the Americas.

Paul Pratt: Travelled the world on a 650 Triumph starting in the late 60's & finishing in the late 70's or early 80's.

Georgie & Simon McCarthy: UK to Japan via Europe, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Russia & Mongolia.

All of the shows were well presented, with excellent photos. For some, it was their first time speaking in public - well done to all of them.
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