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Old 8 Nov 2012
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Hi guys,

We've just arrived in Cape Town after our 6 month journey through Africa.

Looking forward to sharing our experiences with fellow members.

Hope to see you there next year!!
Fantastic! I can almost see your smiles!
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Time is flying by! It's only 140 days to go before the HUBB UK kicks off. It's all coming together splendidly - lots of new presenters and trade companies are now registered. Check out the Overland vehicle companies that have signed up to be with us all. And there's something very new that's going to be happening, but more on that when details are dotted and crossed!

Don't forget to sign up to do a presentation yourself. If you have a great story to tell or experience to pass on, get your ideas in.

HUBB UK 2013 Donington Park - 30th May to 2nd June

And hey, if you are planning to come but you've not booked yet, remember that you need to pre-register and pay before the 31st of Jan to snag the £20 discount. This link will take you straight to it!

HUBB UK 2013 Pre-Registration

PS Don't forget to spread the word to your overlanding mates - in time for the £20 discount preferably
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100 Days To Go!

Today marks the 100 day milestone on the way to HUBB UK.

We now have over 50 presenters packing the schedule, 25 trade stands in the Adventure Travel Zone, and another dozen stands and displays for clubs and magazines in the HUBB Zone.

As well as all those from throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the event is hosting visitors from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Poland and the USA.

Don't forget that everyone who pre-registers and pays for their event pass before 31st March 2013 is being entered in our prize draw for the chance of winning a 3-day riding holiday at the Adventure Rider Centre in Spain.

Cheers

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Just 100 days! What an odd, fun feeling that is. I too am chuffed with the way its all coming together. Looking forward to seeing you in... just a few days really
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What!? Only 79 days left???

It’s been an incredible month since we posted last; a really buzzy time with lots coming together, and plans for new things coming to the boil.

12 travel writers and film makers have signed up to be with us and some new companies too – just have a look at the HUBB UK page and you’ll see what I mean. The Adventure Travel Zone and HUBB Zone (info coming soon ) are going to be better than they have ever been before.

And the presentations? Just look at what is going on with those!!! The RAC Carnet department are going to be with us. They will be doing a presentation and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. These are the people you really need to know if you are planning an engine powered trip!

Why the post now? It’s just 79 days until the HUBB UK kicks off and don’t forget, if you've friends who are planning to come but they've not registered yet, they need to crack on - register and pay before the 31st of March to be entered in the Prize draw – just 20 days left for that!

Looking forward to seeing you there!
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Hi All, well just 48 days left to go and things are coming together really well for the HUBB UK. There's lots of news happening on the main HUBB UK thread so do keep an eye on that too.

The latest update is about the live music. One of Nottingham’s most in demand singers and entertainers, Steve McGill will be with us on Friday night, playing live by the Fire Drums in the HUBB Zone. Having played many of the most successful venues across the City Centre he has held residencies at Richard Branson’s Roof Gardens, TriBeCa & Bed in Manchester and in its heyday, Tantra Lounge & Bar in Nottingham for almost 10 years.

If you were at the Meet two years ago you’ll know that Steve’s voice ranges from soft to powerful and that he carefully chooses songs to suit the mood and atmosphere of the evening. He sings songs right through from the Bee Gees to Oasis, from Frankie Goes To Hollywood to Snow Patrol.

The songs Steve has covered most famously include ‘What’s Up’ by The Four Non Blondes, ‘Iris’ by The Goo Goo Dolls and ‘Man In The Mirror’ by Michael Jackson. He can easily keep us dancing with upbeat acoustic performances of pop classics.

More about Steve? He’s scored song writing success with a no.2 in the iTunes chart and constantly writes and produces for other people at his dedicated recording facility.

You’ll find a link on the main HUBB UK page to the sort of thing Steve will be playing and singing for us, but here he is singing ‘If you love somebody’ and ‘Mustang Sally’ at the Roy De Weird Memorial Concert.
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Hi All, I just wanted to let you guys know that Iain is in hospital. He's been operated on for a badly ruptured and infected appendix. Not fun at all.

He'll certainly be on a ward for a few more days at least and then there's going to be a significant recovery period. However, Iain being Iain, he's already doing work from his hospital bed in a limited fashion mind!

Anyway, thoughts with him and Robyn. Get well soon mate.
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Some great news! Adventure Trucks are coming over to the HUBB UK and they are bringing something very trick with them. Etricks Electric Mountain bikes! Just have a look at this link to see what the score is.

Etricks Electric Mountain???

And even more good news. The guys from Adventure Trucks are going to let a number of people test ride the bikes! I suggest you check in with them as fast as you can on arrival. See if you'll be eligible for a test ride.

Who are Adventure Trucks?
With more than 20 years of combined experience in building and traveling with trucks Adventure Trucks specializes in no-nonsense overland trucks.

They asked us to pass this message on to you:
‘We not only build the living units, we also find a truck that suits your wishes.
Adventure Trucks also does something "more" for our customers, if you buy a truck with us you get a lifetime support when you’re on the move. If needed we try to source the parts you need or try to get you going by giving support.
Before we send you off in your new "home" we give you a course in truck handling on and off road if needed and a course basic technics of the truck. Adventure Trucks is all about Overland Truck Technology.’


You can find out more about them from the link on the main HUBB UK Page.
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Sorry, Mr Zippy fingers here was too fast off the mark! Here's the photo that should have gone with the Adventure Trucks post just now!
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Great news! Iain is out of hospital! The road to recovery from his perforated appendix begins but he's sure he'll be sorted in time for the HUBB UK

And while here, thought I'd mention. Just 37 days to go

That also means you've just 30 days left if you haven't booked and want to snag the last discounted rate. HUBB UK
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Which presenter shall I pick on today? How about Chris Bright! World famous? No, but the quality of his photography should make him so. Chris is an endless motorcycle traveller and he’s pretty much always on a trip, or planning the next one - he gets to some rather rugged places too.

You can see what I mean by having a look at his website ‘TheBrightStuff’ and you can get more of a feel for the man by the dedication at the base of his home page – ‘This site is dedicated to the many great people whom I've met and have helped me on my travels around this wonderful planet. A special thanks goes out to my parents and the very tolerant Aimee.

Not only has Chris some stunning shots to share but he has a very dry sense of humour so watch out – if you make it into his presentation you’ll be double taking!
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Today, let’s talk fur, fire and fun! It's Danny and Fil with the Roadkill Cookout! If you've been to Horizons before then you'll know what a fascinating event this is.

New? You'll be learning how to hunt and gather food on the road, and how to prepare and eat it.

First things first - catch your critters. Learn how to make a snare and set it
Next up, skinning, gutting and plucking. Then cooking in the campfire and smoking with smokey Fil

Making a special guest appearance this year is their 2013 mystery animal - any guesses?

Then the 'Rabbit skinning competition' (book your places with Danny and Fil early). Look out for the Schedule to find out what time this is happening.

Knives and rabbits supplied.

And get this - Fastest from 'Fur to Pot' wins a free weekend for 2 in the autumn at the Haggs Bank Bunk House in Cumbria. A cracking prize in a brand new venue. You’ll be one of the first to stay there!!!
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Who are we writing about today? Mike Carter that’s who. If you are into travel books of any type you’ll almost certainly have heard about Mike and may well have read his book ‘Uneasy Rider’. Mike writes about his 20,000 miles journey around Europe as a pretty much novice motorcyclist. He reaches the four extremes of Europe: the Arctic Circle in the north, the Mediterranean coast in the south, the Portuguese Atlantic to the west and the Iraqi border of Turkey in the east.

And if you read bicycle travel books then you’ll probably know about his latest ‘One Man and His Bike’. What would happen if you were cycling to the office and just kept on pedalling? Mike did just that. Following the Thames to the sea he set off on a 5,000 mile ride around the entire British coastline - the equivalent of London to Calcutta. Mike’s very funny style tells the tale of drunken priests, drag queens and gnome sanctuaries. Of meeting fellow travellers and the spirit of unbelievable kindness and generosity that convinced him that Britain is anything but broken.

Check out more on Mike Carter here.

His presentation? Look out for the schedule! And, Mike will be book signing at the HUBB UK on Saturday and Sunday.
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Many thanks to the Toyota Owners Club for helping to spread the word about the HUBB UK
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Excellent news! Patrick Cruywagen Land Rover Monthly Magazine will be with us.
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