Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Planning, Trip > Travellers Seeking Travellers

Travellers Seeking Travellers Meet up with other travellers on the road, or find someone to travel with to the ends of the earth!
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 19 Sep 2008
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: London, England
Posts: 19
G2K Glasgow to Kathmandu. Leaving Glasgow George Square Sat 27 Sep at 09.00

Well what am I waiting for?

I have got the visas for Iran, Pakistan, India, and Nepal.

Inoculations are up to date and I have travel insurance.

Flat is rented out.

Handover job on Monday.

Carnet will arrive by Wednesday.

So I am coming up from London next week then leaving for my big trip on Saturday 27 September at 09.00 from George Square, Glasgow.

I aim to get to Durbar Square Kathmandu by the second week in November.

I am raising money for Child Welfare Services Nepal who help disadvantaged children. You can get more info at Child Welfare Scheme - Welcome to CWS.

I will be riding my sky blue Triumph Bonneville called Asha. Asha means luck and hope in Hindi.

You need a lot of luck and hope to ride bikes around South Asia!

My route is down to Dover, across the channel to France, Switzerland, Italy, over the Adriatic to Greece.

Through Greece to Istanbul, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, then to Nepal.

I will have a blog set up by next week and will write it up as and when I can.

If anyone has questions about the journey so far: carnets, bike preparation, India, and Nepal....Don't hesitate to ask.

I was trying to start from the HUGS weekend, but I couldn't get away from work. Please accept my apologies.

We hope to see you on the road,

Ferg & AshaBlue

PS One week to go and I feel like I am going on my first date: excited, nervous, into the unknown...Wonderful!
Reply With Quote
Old 19 Sep 2008
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 14
Hi Ferg,
We'll be leaving oct 18th for Kathmandu from the Netherlands. Planning to go through Germany, Austria, Hungary, Roemenia, Bulgary, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and India. So, roughly the same route. Not sure if the timing is right but would love to meet you.
Have a save trip and maybe til somewhere in Iran or Pakistan.
Reply With Quote
Old 20 Sep 2008
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: London, England
Posts: 19
G2K Glasgow to Kathmandu

Hi Marcel,

Thanks for the reply. I will email when I get to Istanbul, and maybe we can meet up.

Hope to see you on the road.

Reply With Quote
Old 20 Sep 2008
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Buckinghamshire for now!
Posts: 638
Hope you are able to write a few blogs, we will look forward to reading as my wife and I are doing the same trip next year leaving 2nd week of August.
The only this that we seem unsure about is the climate/weather during the trip so will be good to se how you get on.
Have a fantastic trip, if you are having a stop over on route to Dover we are just off J14 M1 and have a sofa and secure parking if you need to get your head down.

Pete & Caf
Buenos Aires to NYC 2012-2013: www.facebook.com/curryhunt

India and back 2009-2010:
Reply With Quote
Old 20 Sep 2008
Billy Bunter's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: London, England
Posts: 192

Hey Fergus, well done for getting everything together and taking the plunge, did this trip in 02/03, it was fantastic and i am sure you will have a fantastic time. Well done for raising money too, which i didnt! take care, ride safely and enjoy it all. Lucky you...

Some day so soon....
Reply With Quote
Old 20 Sep 2008
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: London, England
Posts: 19
G2K via Dover...

Hi Pete & Caf,

I would love to stay the night with you!

I was going to B&B in Dover then ferry across to Calais.

I want to start on the Continent for around 9am then ride for about 250 miles or when my bum tells me that I am not going any further.

I aim to get to Ancona in three days.

Yea, the reason I am going at this time of the year is because the weather is cooler and the monsoon is finished in northern India and Nepal. By the way, I have lived in Nepal off-and-on for the last 16 years.

I rode down to Kerala from Delhi on an Enfield 350 January to March 2000. It didn't rain once!

I then put the original Asha on the train for three days and two nights to Gorakhpur 90ks short of the Nepali border.

Rode up to Kathmandu. Then in the July I hooked up with an American outfit, flew to Lhasa in Tibet then rode back on a Enfield 500 to Kathmandu.

Could life have been better? I don't think so.

I aim to be at Dover next Sunday night. Send me an email to ashablue@live.co.uk and we can chat more.

Hope to see you both next Sunday.

Ferg & AshaBlue
Reply With Quote
Old 20 Sep 2008
Contributing Member
HUBB regular
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Bathgate, Scotland
Posts: 47
Ferg it sounds like a great trip and i'll look forward to your blog as i may do something similar next year.

If i can i'll head over to Glasgow next saturday to see you off.

Reply With Quote
Old 20 Sep 2008
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: on the road
Posts: 5
You may well catch me up, Ferg.

Hey Ferg,

Good to hear that you are almost on the road.
I am still stuck in Romania, waiting on a radiator hose.
Should be moving on by the middle of next week.
Still aiming for the Pakistan/India border at the end of October.
See you around that time I hope.

All the best for the miles ahead.

Reply With Quote
Old 22 Sep 2008
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: London, England
Posts: 19
G2 AshaBlue at the William Wallace Memorial in London

itle: G2K Ashablue at the William Wallace Memorial in London

Thanks guys for the support so far.

I have included two photos of Asha and me in case you see us along the way.

I will be leaving Glasgow at nine next Saturday from George Square: M8, M74, M6, A66, A1, M11, M25, M20, then Dover.

I will have the blog up and running by Friday.

See you on the road.

Ferg & Ashablue

Charity: Child Welfare Scheme - Welcome to CWS
Attached Thumbnails
G2K Glasgow to Kathmandu. Leaving Glasgow George Square Sat 27 Sep at 09.00-p1010273_op.jpg  

Reply With Quote

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
Glasgow to Bulgaria 09 domac2000 Travellers Seeking Travellers 10 30 Nov 2008 15:16
Square 3 season sleeping bag? Chris of Motocross Africa Camping Equipment and all Clothing 7 24 Jun 2007 22:17
Message for George Merriweather Charlie Hehl South America 0 28 Dec 2005 04:27
Dual sport around Prince George BC Mercenary Route Planning 3 16 Dec 2003 22:47
XTZ660 for sale, Glasgow, UK davidandmo TRAVEL Bikes for Sale / Wanted 0 22 Apr 2003 23:25


NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!

HU DVD Autumn Special!

Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!

Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).

The first in an exciting new series, Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers."Inspiring and hilarious!"

"I loved watching this DVD!"

"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."

"Wonderful entertainment!"

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

Renedian Adventures

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


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 03:33.