Travel Through the United Kingdom on a Harley-Davidson
By Peter & Kay Forwood
The United Kingdom on a Harley (28/8/10 - 1/9/10)
Distance 276 km (582924 km to 583200 km)
This is part of the sixteenth section of our
around the world trip.
Complete Trip Overview &
Coming from France
or read our previous visit to the United
28/8/10 This trip is now almost over, eight months,
30,000 kilometres, 27 countries. Fine weather fronted us as we left
Dover port and at the first rest area it was out with the tent, drying
it. The speedometer cable also snapped a few kilometres off the ferry
so whilst the tent was drying we had lunch and replaced it with the
spare one we carry. The next rest area it was an oil change. Better to
leave new oil in the motorcycle for the eight months we will be away
than old oil. Then late afternoon we arrived in Coventry. The Premiere
Classe Hotel will be our home for the next four nights. Actually a
misnamed hotel chain as it is quite a budget chain at 32 pounds a
night, but with parking and free wi/fi.
29-30/8/10 It seems like we have done nothing but prepare for going
home the last few days. Washed clothes to remain with the motorcycle,
repacked bags and panniers (what is staying what is going), washed
motorcycle, Skype phoned the mothers, looked on the internet for a van
to purchase when we get back to Australia, wrote a bulk email of this
trip, etc, etc.
31/8/10 Found out Margaret, an Australian friend who is riding around
Europe this summer, is currently in the area and she visited with a few
of her Iron Butt riding friends for lunch at the local pub, otherwise
another quiet day.
1/9/10 A bit of a sad day saying goodbye to the motorcycle for eight
months. After collecting a package we had stored with friends, Merv and
Ruth, we rode the short distance to the Coventry Transport Museum
where the motorcycle will be on display for the next eight months. A
last minute bit of a repack of our gear followed by a lift to the
airport by the museum and we left the UK late evening.
You can now move onto planning