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Old 19 Nov 2010
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Thumbs up UK 2011 Spring Travellers Meeting, Ripley, Derbyshire

The 11th Horizons Unlimited Motorcycle Travellers Meeting, Lumb Farm, Ripley, Derbyshire, UK
Thursday June 23 - Sunday June 26, 2011

If you were there last year you know why it's THE event of the year for anyone interested in motorcycle travel!

We are also now accepting applications from presenters for putting on a show, it can be on any bike related travelling topic. Last year we had our most diverse range of topics ever, with some fantastic shows and knowledgeable talks. To help planning the event we need your application forms in early please!

For some more ideas on what YOU COULD present, see last years UK Meeting.

We are also looking for volunteers as usual! We had an amazing crew last year doing a huge range of activities - gate - registration - I.T. - recycling etc, as well as helping with some cooking skills too, to help with Danny's 'Roadkill Cookout Demonstration'.
It takes over 60 volunteers to put on the meeting and we can always use a few more. When you register for the event you'll have an opportunity to volunteer, and we'd greatly appreciate it if you'd help out for just a few hours. It's a GREAT way to meet people too!
We look forward to seeing you there!

Grant and Susan
and to all the people that make the event possible - our thanks to you all!
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I Just checked my shift pattern yet again i am working till 25th 26th so can't go would love to of attended
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That's a shame Selous, it would have been great to link up! Next year then : )
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Hi all, just want to follow up on Susan's comment about volunteers. We are still short of helping hands so if you fancy a go, please do get in touch. If you've not signed up to help out yet, just fill in the form when you register or fill out the volunteer form if you've registered already.

We are still short of people to help out on the Gate Crew, Registration (helps if you've been before) First Aid (need to be a Doc, Nurse or a Qualified First Aider) and it'd be great to have some more helpers for the Raffle Ticket Crew. We are raising loot for Motorcycle Outreach Motorcycle Outreach

For most of the crews it matter not a jot if you've never been before. You just need to be up for helping out for a few hours, and as Susan says, it's a great way to meet people.

Looking forward to hearing from you.
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That's a shame Selous, it would have been great to link up! Next year then : )
yes last time I saw you was at ABR Adventure Day at Ace.

But I don't give in that easy I have applied for Leave if all else fails will see if someone at work will swap. so keep them fingers xd
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yes last time I saw you was at ABR Adventure Day at Ace.

But I don't give in that easy I have applied for Leave if all else fails will see if someone at work will swap. so keep them fingers xd
Good luck with that. Fingers firmly cossed for you down here!!! Looking forward to hearing how you get on.
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Good luck with that. Fingers firmly cossed for you down here!!! Looking forward to hearing how you get on.
Cheers for now,
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Yipee Leave just come through I am coming, just got to try & save some of my pennies now, got to go resgister now.

how much is it per talk?

& re volunteers I have public first aid (ex Army RMA 2 Medic), however can put hands to anything.

Just registerd, so happy to be go ing, like a child in a sweet shop hehe
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Yipee Leave just come through I am coming, just got to try & save some of my pennies now, got to go resgister now.

how much is it per talk?

& re volunteers I have public first aid (ex Army RMA 2 Medic), however can put hands to anything.
Excellent news!!! Yup, crack on and register : ) The talks? NOTHING : ) that's one of the brilliant things about the Meet. Once you have paid for your entry, the presentations are free so you can go to as many as you can fit in. There's a little to stump up for the Roadkill Cook Out but that's fair goes. Lots of driving/riding required to snag enough roadkill : )
First Aid? That's perfect. We are delighted to have your help. When you register you'll find the page to volunteer on. With First Aid you are normally just on call with a walkie talkie so you might like to put yourself down for a few hours on the Gate Crew or...
I'll be in touch with you directly as soon as I get your volunteer reg form.
Catch you soon.
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PS Any more First Aiders out there? We still need 3 more on the crew...
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Excellent news!!! Yup, crack on and register : ) The talks? NOTHING : ) that's one of the brilliant things about the Meet. Once you have paid for your entry, the presentations are free so you can go to as many as you can fit in. There's a little to stump up for the Roadkill Cook Out but that's fair goes. Lots of driving/riding required to snag enough roadkill : )
First Aid? That's perfect. We are delighted to have your help. When you register you'll find the page to volunteer on. With First Aid you are normally just on call with a walkie talkie so you might like to put yourself down for a few hours on the Gate Crew or...
I'll be in touch with you directly as soon as I get your volunteer reg form.
Catch you soon.
Cheers,
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PS Any more First Aiders out there? We still need 3 more on the crew...
Done Done Done lol

Road Kill mm been doing that for years, hehe
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Your form is through. Brilliant! I'll be in touch in a few mins
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This will be my first time at Ripley, so please forgive me if this is obvious, but . . .

I can see a list published on the site of who will be there over the weekend; will there be a more specific timetable of who / when, or is being at work currently affecting my need for organisation? There are some specific things I'd like to attend, and want to make sure I don't miss out. As my first time, I'm not sure what to expect.

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Nearly there

Hi Endurodude,

You're not the only one wondering when the schedule will be published. My apologies to everyone for keeping you in suspenders.

We've got lots of (really great) new presenters at Ripley this year, as well as plenty of well known favourites. There have been numerous last minute changes and additions (all good ones) and I'm just waiting on confirmation from one more person before finalising things.

I'm hoping to get the schedule published on the Ripley event page tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday 14th) or Wednesday morning at the latest.

Will update this thread, and also Facebook and Twitter, when it's online.

In the meantime, the list of presenters on the event page is up-to-date.

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That's great, cos then I can start planning what I want to do
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Hi Endurodude,

You're not the only one wondering when the schedule will be published. My apologies to everyone for keeping you in suspenders.

We've got lots of (really great) new presenters at Ripley this year, as well as plenty of well known favourites. There have been numerous last minute changes and additions (all good ones) and I'm just waiting on confirmation from one more person before finalising things.

I'm hoping to get the schedule published on the Ripley event page tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday 14th) or Wednesday morning at the latest.

Will update this thread, and also Facebook and Twitter, when it's online.

In the meantime, the list of presenters on the event page is up-to-date.

Iain.
Iani can you please add a link, to the Ripley event2011 page I keep getting 2010 & earlier??
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Great news about the Presenters schedule Iain. There are some excellent talks lined up. Lots of people who have not been up on 'stage' before too. Prepare to be stuck as to what to go and see

And while I'm here, all the volunteer rotas have gone out now. Many, many thanks to everyone who has given the thumbs up to helping out. The response has been terrific!! If you have volunteered and haven't heard from me, can you PM me please. Not immune to snaffus! I'll get you sorted asap when I hear from you.

We do have some slots still free on The Reg Crew, Recycling and the Gate so if you are coming and are up for a doing a few hours, just fill in the volunteer form and I'll be in touch. Horizons Unlimited Motorcycle Travellers' Meeting Volunteers Registration

Looking forward to seeing you at the Meet.
Cheers,
Sam
PS Still on the hunt for raffle prizes so if you can sort something out, that'd be brilliant. It's in aid of Motorcycle Outreach. A great charity! Just bring 'em to the Meet and hand them over to Pink Helen. If you don't know her yet, you'll soon find her on the Reg Crew
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