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Old 21 Aug 2012
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Iain, it sounds like you and Sam and no doubt others too have been beavering away yet still find time to post little snippets to whet the appetite. But one important question not yet answered; will there be waterside camping available
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This is BRILLIANT news...

I really didn't like lumb farm at all.... For all the reasons that myself and others have talked about on this forum. No need to go into details now, I'm sure.

I hope there will be a lot more freedom for G&S and others at the new venue to get more involved without Lumb farm's bitching and worry about their $$$$$$$

I'll be sure to show my support at Donington next year.... Can't wait
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Sounds interesting - I'll look forward to the info in the not too distant future. I'm also greatful that the location remains fairly central.

Looks like Tim doesn't watch any bike racing!

Thanks for what I'm sure has been quite a bit of work behind the scenes . . . . . now, where do I sign?! September's not that far off . . .
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Afternoon all Yup, loads been going on in the past weeks - interesting exercise to say the least and that makes me/us really glad that you guys are posting positives!!! The new venue? I think you'll be very happy with what's available for us. Its all feeling really good. And the central location? It was something important to hunt out that's for sure. Thanks for the thumbs up on that too.
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Looking forward to it.

Hoping the multiple water taps don't mean that I'm not allowed to bring my kitchen sink which was deliberately saved from the skip during house renovations.

Some of you may remember it from events such as Ripley this year where otherwise there would only have been a peach coloured bathroom basin.

I was even considering pimping it up for next year and adding a tap, but I'm not sure the investment would be justified now...
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Why the change of charity?

Does the change of charity mean that Horizons is dropping Motorcycle Outreach or is the new charity in addition?

If MO is being dropped, could you give the reasons why?
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Does the change of charity mean that Horizons is dropping Motorcycle Outreach or is the new charity in addition? If MO is being dropped, could you give the reasons why?
For the HUBB UK in 2013, the new charity will be instead of MoR. This is another question that we'd like to ask you to bear with us on until all the event details go online please.

The change has been discussed with MoR and they have given their full support and understanding. They have also asked that we pass on their thanks to everyone for their help over the years.

All will become clear about the reasons for the change very soon.
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news so far?

Hi folks I know you said you would not have exact details til September but have you any idea on what the attendance limits and rough details of cost will be and when will registration start. Will it be bigger than Ripley?

Great news about the event, not that I didnt like Ripley but a change is really welcome.
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I know you said you would not have exact details til September but have you any idea on what the attendance limits and rough details of cost will be and when will registration start.
Pre-registration will start when all the other info goes online during the first week of September. We need everyone to bear with us until then so that we can get everything 100% ready. Not much longer now.

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Will it be bigger than Ripley?
One of the most common bits of feedback we received about Lumb Farm was that it was too small for our needs, so the new venue we've found will give us a lot more space to play with.

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Great news about the event, not that I didnt like Ripley but a change is really welcome.
Excellent - that's music to our ears! We're doing all we can to get the HUBB UK as close as possible to what all the different aspects of feedback have asked for.
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I went to Riply for the first time this year and although the people who run Lumb Farm seem to be very helpful and friendly, it isn't really geared up to our type of event. And it's definitely NOT the place to be when the weather is bad. So I'm looking forward to finding out the details of the new venue and will be registering as soon as they're announced.

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For the HUBB UK in 2013, the new charity will be instead of MoR. This is another question that we'd like to ask you to bear with us on until all the event details go online please.

The change has been discussed with MoR and they have given their full support and understanding. They have also asked that we pass on their thanks to everyone for their help over the years.

All will become clear about the reasons for the change very soon.
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Thank you for your prompt response Iain. I sincerely hope that the ink is not dry on this decision yet.
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For the HUBB UK in 2013, the new charity will be instead of MoR. This is another question that we'd like to ask you to bear with us on until all the event details go online please.

The change has been discussed with MoR and they have given their full support and understanding. They have also asked that we pass on their thanks to everyone for their help over the years.

All will become clear about the reasons for the change very soon.
Would appreciate opportunity to discuss further. As a new member, I cannot send you PM so perhaps email?
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Would appreciate opportunity to discuss further. As a new member, I cannot send you PM so perhaps email?
Hi Roncom, good to hear from you and yes of course, lets chat. MoR are a very important charity. I'll email you. If you can get back to me today that'd be great. I'm heading off to the V-Twin Rally this afternoon but if we don't catch each other today then I'll be back on Tuesday.
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Nice to see the event moving on and especially embracing other travellers, many of whom we see and talk to on the road. They have the same goals and ethos as us...they just decide to get there in a different way.

Have enjoyed Ripley in the past but looking forward to something new.

Donnington is a great venue - just hope they don't charge Superbike rates !
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