The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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I know it hasn't actually happened, but I just want to say thanks to everyone planning a presentation, I'm full of admiration, I have no idea how you even start thinking about presenting something.
Sam, this is your cue...
Hi Alexlebrit, that’s it, drop me in it Me presentations? I just stand up on the stage and enjoy myself having a bit of fun with friendly travelling types Are there keys to doing a presentation? I think it’s a bit like getting an overlanding bike ready. What do I mean? Well, a few thoughts...
1) Decide on your trip and then choose the right bike for it - What are you passionate about, and what of those subjects do you think other people will be interested in? In other words, do you have a story to tell or experience to pass on?) Presenters always do so much better when they are talking about things they know, and feel will be of interest to their audience.
2) Work out what kit you’ll really need - Learn how to put a powerpoint presentation together – not hard, even I can do it! Select the shots that have a real point. If you don’t know you are going to need it, don’t take it. Work on one liners for each shot, and a longer anecdote for a shot every so often. That helps you not to lose the track or fall off.
3) Load the bike and test ride it - Practice your presentation out loud at least a dozen times. This will help you learn what doesn’t fit, and what does. Practice also helps you to learn the flow, and not to forget what comes next : )
4) Fully loaded, ride some trails and the worst city traffic you can find - Practice again. The more times you do it in advance, the more relaxed you’ll be on stage and the more fun both you and your audience will have.
5) Ready to go? Getting happy with the the Presentation Crew you’ll be working with. It’s making sure they have run through your presentation too, and making sure that you are on hand to start your presentation in good time. Last minute rushes suck.
And then, ride out and enjoy – well, stand on the stage and have fun with your audience, who all want to enjoy your talk and will be there full of encouragement. That's the beauty of Horizons isn't it.
130 days to go and 11 left to book with the £20 discount.
All the on-site hotel rooms have now been taken. If you're looking for nearby alternatives to camping, the Thistle Hotel or Premier Inn at East Midlands Airport are probably your best bets.
The list of presenters has grown again. Norman Magowan, author of Leprechauns in Latin America and Leprechauns in Alaska, will be giving a talk about getting your adventure into print - explaining the process and pitfalls of writing and self-publishing. Plus Jupiter's Traveller, Dom Giles, is going to presenting about the advantages and disadvantages of travelling alone, two-up and in a group.
Also pleased to report that the Land Rover Classic Campers club will be in the HUBB Zone, where Frog Island 4x4 are planning a series of practical demo's.
Hi all, I'm a girl riding solo. Last year I went to my first HU event -> the Germany summer meeting. It was great -> lots of friendly people, excellent atmosphere!!! Now I'm considering coming to the UK meeting. I've heard that it's a lot bigger than the Germany meeting. I have some questions... Does the UK meeting also have a friendly spirit? Are there any other girls/women travelling solo and coming to this event? Is it easy to meet people? Are the riders travelling in couples or groups open or are they mostly on their own minding "their own business"? Is it safe? I would love to hear from you all! Thanks, Karolien
It's perfectly safe, lots of friendly people with an excellent atmosphere!!! It is a big event and I think that was one of the reasons for the change of venues, to better cater for the increase in numbers.
There are some women that travel solo and will come to the event solo. I've come solo for the last two, but I'm not a woman... It's very easy to meet people, we're all interested in the same thing and usually share in a common worldview.
Maybe Sam, Ian or another HUBB admin could put you in touch with other women travelling solo to Donnington. Or perhaps you could start a solo ladies meet-up thread.
I can't speak to whether there will be any solo women going (I think he above suggestion's a good one), but on my first HU UK meet, I found everyone to be very friendly and approachable; one of the reason's I'm going again this year! I felt that everything was safe and secure; I have to admit that I was anxious about this before I'd been for the first time. I will be there by myself, and I met many solo travellers.
The atmosphere's going to be excellent! I'm looking forward to the new venue.
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Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.
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