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Old 4 Dec 2010
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Scoots Ride Again - Return to Bansang !

You've read the book and seen the presentation...now star in the DVD !
On tuesday 16th November I flew out to Gambia to check on the Scooters in the Sahara Project. As most of you know this is a project started back in 2005 by Fannum, we then did a re-run in 2007/8 but cancelled last years due to problem in Mauritania.
The plan is to try to get together 8-10 riders/drivers for trip in March 2011. It is the lateest we can run due to weather/flight implications. I have chap who will travel down with us, probably on a 650GS filming in HD video to make a DVD which will then be sold through Cotswold Outdoor stores nationwide in aid of the Scoots project.
At this stage I'm just looking to get a feel of how many if any, people might be interested, we have a fairly firm committment from 5 so far. You would need to aquire a 12volt Honda C90 fit new tyres, tubes, rim tapes, exhaust and prepare it to pass an MOT ( just so we know it is unlikely to fall to bits as mine did on the last run !) Your overall budget for the trip which will be approx 4 weeks duration (possibly a couple of day less) will be around the £1500 mark, maybe a little more depending on flight prices at the time.

You can email me on dennis@scootersinthesahara.co.uk or dennis@oldgrumpy.me.uk or contact me on 07971 169189 or 01558 659785.

A date for a get together of interested parties will be sorted very soon.
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This is a worthy cause Hubbers and Dennis is a good man.
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Hey Bertand,
It's about time you did the trip on 2 wheels !You always look far to comfortable sitting in that 4x4 !!!!!!!!!

Good to hear from you !
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Hi Dennis
Just returned from ripley,thoroughly enjoyed my weekend, and was well impressed with your presentation. Would like to register my interest ,it seems a real adventure and for a great cause, great,well done.
thank you
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Hi Dennis,

Great to meet you at the weekend, unfortunately I will have just come back from Africa then but will keep an eye out for 2013!
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