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Old 05-01-2014, 03:43 AM   #16
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Chuffed. We are all going to get the chance to meet one talented bloke at the HUBB UK. If you've not heard of Ollie Lloyd, look him up. A chap to watch methinks.
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:20 AM   #17
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44 days to go! The countdown has begun
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:25 AM   #18
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Some excellent news! But a bit of background first.

One of the things the HUBB UK has done since the very early days is to raise money for a charity. The charity has to be appropriate for overlanders; something we can all appreciate or connect with. Past charities supported have been for example, Motorcycle Outreach (MoR) and last year the Prostate Cancer charity. The latter one because well, most of you will know how badly this cancer hit Grant a couple of years back and of course, many people who come to the HUBB UK are in that dangerous age bracket.

Grant by the way is doing amazingly well and is looking forward to being with us all again this year.

So who is the charity this year? It’s an organisation called ShelterBox. These guy pack up emergency equipment for those people who have been hit by a disaster. It might be flood, a war, a Tsunami, and earthquake and so on. They work all over the world and are often one of the first agencies on the ground with their boxes of kit – tents, blankets, cooking equipment and so on. The basics you’d need to survive if you’d just lost everything! Many of us have travelled or will travel through the areas where they help. Have a look at the link to find out more. We aim to help them to ‘Put a lid on Disaster’.

Why am I posting all of this?

Because this year the charity raffle prizes are going to be huge!

Not only do all the exhibitors at the HUBB UK very kindly stump up raffle prizes but outside organisations are helping too. And they are doing so with some magic prizes.

Get this, the Adventure Bike Shop have stumped up a £500 tent! And Turcano Urbano have sent in 6 jackets, 3 pairs of gloves, a back protector, 4 pairs of shoulder armour and more. Amazing!!!

Have a look at the HUBB UK page to see who else is so kindly sending in raffle prizes. Brilliant!
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:02 AM   #19
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Here’s another first and it’s a rare opportunity!

Grant and Susan Johnson, founders of Horizons Unlimited, will be arriving into Dover from France on Wednesday the 18th of June. This is your chance to ride with them to Donington. For those of you who don’t know, Grant and Susan spent 11 years riding around the world by motorcycle and HU was set up because of all the questions they were asked. Then other travellers joined in to post information and so HU has grown to the overlanding tool and community it is now.

The Dover to Donington ride is being organised by the July, Simon, Kate and Arun from Moto Adventure Nights and Touratech De. You’ll be joining a bunch of riders over from the mainland – various countries!

Meet at the docks in Dover at 10.30 on the 18th with departure being at 12. Please note. You will need to sign a liability disclaimer before you can join the ride so please allow plenty of time to get there and sign that before departure.

There’s more info on the ride on this Facebook page
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Old 05-20-2014, 02:33 AM   #20
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Hi All, just thought I ought to give you the heads up.

It’s just 30 days to go!!!! The HUBB UK starts on Thursday the 19th of June.

This is one of my favourite bits of feedback last year. From a first timer to the HUBB UK.

"What a FANTASTIC event!!!!! We found the atmosphere totally different to our usual events; everyone was so friendly – it was almost like one big family. We found the talks inspiring... the HUBB event isn’t a show – rather it is a ‘gathering of like-minded people’, and we decided we liked that very much."
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Old 05-22-2014, 04:22 AM   #21
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Mates we are chuffed to be able to let you know that this year at the HUBB UK there are going to be Ride Outs on the Friday and Saturday. Many thanks to Matt and the TRF guys for setting this up.

You’ll be on a Historic look at Leicestershire by Motorcycle. So. what’s happening? Here’s the basic gen but if you have a look at the HUBB UK 2104 thread on the HUBB you'll find more details of the ride itself. PDF - can't load it here.

The purpose of the ride out is to take a gentle relaxed journey around a very pretty part of Leicestershire. The aim is to reflect upon the surroundings not scoot through them in race mode. Difficulty: Beginner /intermediate.

Rides happening at 10am on Friday and 10am on Saturday.

Distance is approx. 125km. Any bike that is dual sport fitted with block pattern tyres should have no problem navigating unsurfaced sections. Route can be adjusted on the day to cope with inclement weather. Run Length: depending on how often you all stop to admire the view, will be between 3-4 hours. But so long as the ride leaders are notified, you can head home if you decide not to do the whole route.

Each ride accommodates a group of approximately eight riders. To go on this you’ll need to be equipped with suitable safety wear for riding off road. First come, first on. Limited places – don’t miss out. Register to ride at the TRF stand in the Club area West Camping.

Departure meeting point the Gate Crew marquee at the entrance. Meet at 9.30am! Paperwork to review! Ride leaves 10am sharp!

For your peace of mind if you are new to green lanes etc, the route is a guide, each person is expected to ride within their ability and expertise no one will be encourage to ride outside of their comfort zone or travel at excessive speeds. Ahem, we do need to state this – The run is conducted on public highway and all riders need to respect other users and ride within the law at all times.
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:17 AM   #22
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27 days to go!

I want to share something with you that explains a lot – especially if you’ve never been to the HUBB UK before.

Thinking about coming but not sure?

This post from Graham Field gives more than a clue about what’s what. See you in a few weeks I hope.
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:41 AM   #23
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Live music? Yep, Friday night and Saturday night at the Fire Drums in the Orchard. No heavy rock though that's for sure. What you will get is Steve McGill who has a completely unique voice and works magic with an acoustic guitar.

And on Saturday night you'll find Radio Mary going for it by the Fire Drums. A really good spot to be.

And while here I need to thank Danny Taylor of Roadkill Cookout and Haggs Bank Bunkhouse fame, for setting this up. Cheers Danny!
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Old 05-29-2014, 12:13 AM   #24
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21 days to go!

Yep, just 21 days to go! And don't forget, if you book and pay before 9pm on June 12th then you nab the last discounted passes.

Your £65 will get you access to the live music, the really funny and informative Roadkill Cookout, all the presentations (0ver 120 sessions of them!!!), learn how to live from the hedgerows, have a go at the Slow Bike Race, the Skills Course for novices, link up with travel authors and film makers, meet Ted Simon, explore the 25+ exhibitors stands packed with everything travel, head out to explore historic Leicestershire on the green lane rideout, enter the competitions and well get stuck into everything that's happening. Did anyone mention real ale?

Full wedge on the door is £75 - still good value for 4 days in an amazing atmosphere - an oasis of travel.

The HUBB UK INFO is all here on this link.

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Only 10 days left to register online for the last of the discounted rates

If you've already nabbed your pass for the HUBB UK, we'll see you there. Read on for a summary of what you can look forward to.

If you haven't registered yet and would still like to, there are just 10 days left to grab the last of the discounted rates. £65 for a full 4-day pass or £40 for a 2-day pass. Online registration will close at around 9pm on 12th June, after which the full on-the-day prices will apply.

>> Don't miss out - click here to register online now

This year's event features over 150 sessions of presentations and demonstrations, beginning at 10am on Thursday 19th. You can look forward to rideouts with the TRF, manufacturer test rides, Danny and Fil's Roadkill Cookout, the return of the Slow Bike Race and testing your nerve on the Skills Course. There's live music on both the Friday and Saturday nights and we've made a variety of improvements after last year, including even more space for camping and two big screens in the marquee cinema. Loads of info on the The HUBB UK link !

16 days to go!!!!!
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A buddy and I will be there Wednesday night. We're coming from Europe, so we are going to attempt to do the meet up at Dover.
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A buddy and I will be there Wednesday night. We're coming from Europe, so we are going to attempt to do the meet up at Dover.
Fantastic! Looking forward to seeing you guys and the ride up from Dover with everyone should be fun! Hope you have a great journey over. See you in a few days
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Just a thought for everyone who is heading up to the HUBB UK, this is a site map. Might help you find your way around. There will be maps up all over the place anyway. All's looking good!
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Competitions? Again for 2014 we are going to have Competitions for Motorcycles, Expedition Vehicles and for Bicycles. 3 categories in each but we aren't spilling the beans on what those are, just yet.

They will give you the chance to draw attention to your wheels, the mods made and so on. It's a way of sharing the info. 1:

Kevin Bond is organising for the Expedition vehicles.
Paul Myers the Motorcycles
and Helen Lloyd the Bicycles

If they don't find you, please find them

They will tell you where, if you are a two-wheeler, to bring your steeds for display and judging. Expedition Vehicles will be judged where they are parked up.

Each of the 9 winners will have a prize - some of them so good that I'd like to keep 'em.

The prizes for the Expedition Vehicles are kindly provided by Front Runner and for the Motorcycle and Bicycles, they have been donated by Traveldri-Plus in conjunction with Wheels to Work.

Got to be in to win
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