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The Northern part of France seems to be quite well defined as far as Tours. There is a huge gap of some 620kms from Tours to Limoux.

I have traced a likely direct route through the major towns which would quite possibly been passed through on the way down.

Tours à Limoux - Google Maps

Chateauroux, Limoges,Brive, Cahors, Montaubon, Toulouse.

All these places would have been fairly large towns even in 1912.

If there is no definite map of the route taken, I can research the Govt archive and see if I can find a map of the major roads in France at that time. Would that be of any use to you??

I live 40kms west of Limoges, so if Limoges is considered to be a convenient stopping point en route, I can help with any local arrangements you may want to make.
I have now received my copy of the book, and naturally started looking at the French leg of the journey. It does seem rather strange that after Tours, the action takes up again in the Aude dept of the Languedoc Rousillon region in the far south, leaving the middle ( and very interesting part) rather a mystery. I will of course be interested to see what the 're-creators' intend to do next year, and will hopefully be able to join them for part if not all of the journey south from Tours to Limoux.

I'd like to wish all those taking up the first part of this epic the best of luck, and hope that the weather doesn't dampen spritis too much.

Remember, it doesn't matter how cold and wet you are, as long as you're warm and dry!
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good Luck for tomorrow

Hope all goes well tomorrow and hope to meet you at the Causeway Hotel

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Hope all goes well tomorrow and hope to meet you at the Causeway Hotel

Good stuff! Looking forward to seeing you there.
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Gentlemen and Ladies, Start Your Engines - October 23

And they are off! The riders left Dublin October 23, on an Irish bright, liquid sunshine day.

Joining the group was a 1922 Henderson motorcycle, with the pilot wearing period clothes and the original Clancy boots. Motorbike sported a pennant similar to that carried by Clancy 100 years ago.

Great job guys. We look forward to reports from the roads around the globe as two BMW sponsored riders will "girdle the globe," following the original Clancy route.

We Yanks across the pond also await joining you in San Francisco, California June 2, 2013 as we ride the final Clancy Centenary Ride leg across the USA to arrive in New York City June 23, 2013.

Pic attached came from Mr. John Garrett, the editor of Exhaust Notes, the official publication the Irish Veteran and Vintage Motorcycle Club.
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This is a little video clip of the 1922 Henderson being ridden by Gary Walker just before the start in Dublin yesterday. He's in period costume including the original boots worn by Clancy 100 years ago.

Start of CS Clancy Centenary Run, Dublin - 23rd Oct 2012 - YouTube
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And here's a pic of the main group at the Slieve League cliffs in Donegal which Clancy greatly admired on the original trip

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Cracking Good Show!

Good pic of the wild Irish adventurists on the cliffs of Donegal. It looks like the weather cleared up and you were blessed with some sun.

The other day I was speaking with Ted Simon, who noted October was the 39th anniversary of his ride around the world. I opined that both he and the Clancy/Storey team surely picked a cold time to start their rides.
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NL-BE leg of the Clancy Run

Wow, guys! What a group, that's a good start! We're following you from the other side of the water .
Thinking about riding the route through The Netherlands and Belgium.
Are there any bikers crossing the North Sea next week?
And anybody from NL of BE interested in riding along this part of the route with us?
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Northern Ireland Leg of the Clancy Run

Met up with the guys at the Causeway Hotel today had good natter and a bite to eat then headed off down the coast road towards Larne. I took some video of us on our way to Cushendun. I have some more but not edited yet I will post them later

http://youtu.bhttp://s.ytimg.com/yts...fe/iUK_QkYJy28

It was great to play a small part in this many thanks to all

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A Great Ride

That was a great centenary ride!
All thanks to Feargal and everyone else involved.
Very enjoyable.

I posted my own little account of it in my HU blog here:
Horizons Unlimited Motorcycle Travellers' Stories - Ken Thomas

I hope some more sections get re-enacted elsewhere.
(As well as Geoff and Gary's full round-the-world re-run)

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Clancy Centenary Ride

Faulty link in the last post here is the real one

Clancy Centenary Run - YouTube



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I just want to say a huge thank you to all who participated - it was very encouraging to see so many modern-day motorcyclists turn up to honour one of the great motorcyclists of the past.

By the way, the next Clancy run will take place on the 23rd Oct 2112, please keep it free
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I posted my own little account of it in my HU blog here:
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Brilliant write-up Ken. Thanks for taking the trouble to post it.

I think Geoff will have a rival when it comes to writing the next book

Hope you enjoy the Shackleton visit.
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Another wee video

This was the last part of the coast road following Davy, (I think that was his name) on his Pan European

Antrim Coast Road With Davy - YouTube
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Some more links to videos by Brian from Downriders MCC

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Clancy Centenary World Trip.MOV - YouTube

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Clancy Centenary World Trip Hotel.MOV - YouTube

And some photos too

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