Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Events > HU Travellers Meetings - UK

HU Travellers Meetings - UK UK Travellers Meetings - organisation and planning, discussion, getting there etc.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Like Tree68Likes

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 12 Jul 2012
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Brighton
Posts: 10
Thanks to everyone too...

A bit of a late thanks to you all for all the organising, doing talks, volunteering and being there in our fantastic summer weather....

I haven't been for a few years but loved it and will definitely be back again. The only things missing were boat rides and ducks on the lake!!

Also does anyone know how I can get in touch with Rosanna??
There was talk of going to Morocco next year

Thanks again.
  #32  
Old 12 Jul 2012
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Wales
Posts: 7
Big thanks to everyone involved in organizing the Ripley Meeting. I almost bottled out of going but so glad I didn't! Hello to everyone I met - hopefully I'll meet you all again either at the next Meet or out there somewhere.
Bye for now, Sharon
  #33  
Old 13 Jul 2012
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 1
My first meet and it was great

Thanks to everyone. Sorry this post is a bit late, but i have been that busy looking at maps and trying to accrue some brownie points to make it happen.
  #34  
Old 13 Jul 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Essex UK
Posts: 44
Brilliant weekend, Big Thank You

I’d just like to add a massive Thank You to Iain and Sam. I've been to some very soggy events this year and your organization of it all was very efficient. I had an amazing weekend. My first HU meeting, brilliant atmosphere and I met some incredible inspiring and genuine people. No egos, no patronizing no nay sayers – just an interested and interesting bunch of people who braved the weather and were rewarded with being around like people. Oh and thanks to Caryl Jones I have the best photo of me since I met Jimmy Page. Thanks to everyone involved in staging the event and all who attended. Graham
Attached Thumbnails
Well done to Ripley organisers-img_8912.jpg  

  #35  
Old 14 Jul 2012
Crusty's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Herts, UK
Posts: 215
Another vote of thanks here, especially to Sam and Birgit for helping us move house when our tent was threatened by lake Ripley..! Despite the rain and mud I think we enjoyed this year more than any of the previous meets we've been to. All I can say is if you've never volunteered before, do so. The more you put in, the more you get out. Simple.

Good to see Bram again, defo up for the slow bike race next year. Beej, thanks for getting my photo on facebook, no, really thank you...

Special thanks also to Colin and Dee, a promising second career in valet parking awaits..! Look after yourselves.
__________________
Beware the dark, mechanical bird.
  #36  
Old 15 Jul 2012
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: On the Road
Posts: 210
My first HUTM

And what a first it was! I've never camped in such bad weather. In fact it's probably 30 years since I camped at all. But I was pleased to discover that my new Exped tent could handle everything that was thrown at it.
I had a fabulous time and made many new friends, especially through volunteering. The presentations were all great and nearly four hours solid of laughter and merriment, thanks to Shaark Lucasson and Ed March, simply couldn't be beaten. Equally good were the more technical presentations by Wendy Peters (medics) and Tim Cullen (GPS). In fact everything I watched was brilliant and useful. Learning how to gut and fillet fish, and how to skin a squirrel are skills I know will come in handy when I go traveling myself - probably!
Many thanks to Sam, Birgit, Iain and all the others for organising the event. They did a marvelous job in my opinion. The facilities at Lumb Farm were very good and I really enjoyed the food. Price was OK for a pub but the portions were HUGE, so good value.
I'll be back next year, no doubt about that. I just need to know the date!
Geoff
  #37  
Old 15 Jul 2012
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 9
HUBB Meeting

I was unaware of this until some friends told me so managed to come down on the Saturday for a couple of hours. Much to see and some nice people from Holland that had been down to Malaysia overland on Honda's.

Hoped would be a range of adventure bikes to view/test but Suzuki were the sole ones there. I was told Ural might be there with a 2x2 version?

When is the next camping event?
  #38  
Old 15 Jul 2012
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Staffordshire. uk
Posts: 776
Woodsman, check out the UK meetings thread...

HU Travellers Meetings - UK - The HUBB
  #39  
Old 16 Jul 2012
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Scottish Borders
Posts: 150
Great meet!

A huge thanks to everyone for a fab time at HU Ripley 2012. This was my first main HU event but it definitely wont be my last!

Crusty - I'm afraid that you can't blame me for that photo... I just pointed it out to you! You looked very chilled out though!
  #40  
Old 16 Jul 2012
Crusty's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Herts, UK
Posts: 215
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beej View Post
Crusty - I'm afraid that you can't blame me for that photo... I just pointed it out to you! You looked very chilled out though!
Secret admirer..?
__________________
Beware the dark, mechanical bird.
  #41  
Old 17 Jul 2012
Contributing Member
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Rochdale Area
Posts: 5
“Star Struck, Who me? Never”

Later even still but after a fantastic weekend I just wanted to sit and let the whole meeting wash over me, bit like the rain. Can I add my thanks to the list for both Grant, Susan, Ian, Birgit and Sam who just made my weekend. Being ex-Army I never volunteer for anything but Sam got me hook line and sinker and for that I thank you.


Being in the company of such amazing people just lifts mere mortals like me into a new and exciting world and for that I'd like to thank all the presenters you were magnificent.

Ray you made "Recycling Duties" a pleasure especially when there topped of with a .
Will I volunteer again.................

Hope you don't mind but here's my take on an inspirational weekend.

“Star Struck, Who me? Never”

All the best
Ray
  #42  
Old 17 Jul 2012
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 145
Seem's like I missed a good un.

Back next year all being well
__________________
That concrete whizzing by five inches below your foot is the real thing...
  #43  
Old 27 Jul 2012
Susan Johnson's Avatar
Administrator
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Canada
Posts: 708
Smile A taste of Ripley 2012

Great video by Greg Ciesla of the Ripley meeting!

Quote:
Hello Susan and Grant!

Thank you for possibility of participation at the great meeting in Ripley!
It was really great time I spent there among crazy, positive bikers.

It took me a while but finally I made short video for you.
I hope that there is lot of good atmosphere of the place there and you will like it.
Greg Ciesla
Here's the video Greg produced, with music by Austin Vince:

HU Meeting Ripley UK 2012 - YouTube
We love it, and think it captures the atmosphere brilliantly!
Since we couldn't be there, we are very grateful to Greg for doing this for us.
Cheers,
Grant & Susan
__________________
Susan Johnson

Inspiring, Informing and Connecting travellers since 1997
www.HorizonsUnlimited.com
  #44  
Old 28 Jul 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: yorkshire
Posts: 24
Ripley

Enjoyed the event although each year it is loosing some of what it is all about.

I did not agree with "compulsory" £10 charge for car parking fees even though I bought a full weekend ticket & camping almost a year ago, no mention of charges then.

No choice at the gate but to just pay up and shut up and watch a tenner go into a strangers hand - no receipts given either......
  #45  
Old 29 Jul 2012
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by gs martin View Post
Enjoyed the event although each year it is loosing some of what it is all about.

I did not agree with "compulsory" £10 charge for car parking fees even though I bought a full weekend ticket & camping almost a year ago, no mention of charges then.

No choice at the gate but to just pay up and shut up and watch a tenner go into a strangers hand - no receipts given either......
I've had to pay the £10 car parking charge before as well and, as a volunteer on the gate I've had to take it from people, even chase one person for it LOL

You can console yourself that every penny of it goes to charity - Motorcycle Outreach. And to be fair to HU, they do specifically and clearly mention it on their event info/booking page.

The point of the charge is to discourage people from bringing cars/vans (that they aren't sleeping in) as the site can't really cope with too many. If you find it a bit much than the levy is doing its job.

I do agree, though, that Ripley is getting pricier and pricier - I'm not blaming anyone just stating the unfortunate fact. This year I couldn't go simply because by the time I could commit to the dates it was going to cost me 75 or 85 quid inc. camping and car parking (as my bikes are both sick) and that's before food, drink and fuel.

People say it's good value for money and I'm not disputing that. But if you physically don't have that many notes in your wallet then knowing what good value it is doesn't help much.

Damn bloody recession. I blame bankers and politicians, naturally
__________________
That concrete whizzing by five inches below your foot is the real thing...
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
London To Australia - The Non Direct Route Rixxy's Ride Tales 76 11 Aug 2012 07:56
HU UK Ripley July 5-8 2012 open! Grant Johnson HU Travellers Meetings - UK 33 5 Jul 2012 13:31
Anybody knows this petrol can? (Ripley 2011) hellcoder HU Travellers Meetings - UK 13 12 Feb 2012 21:44

 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

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.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:08.