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HU France 4-6 Sep 2015

I am sure there are many wondering what the plans are for the French meeting this year. Here's the current situation.

The 2014 meeting at St Amans was another great success, and even more than we expected due to the inclusion of the GSFR group who are very enthusiastic and the contingent from Spain who swelled our numbers. There were some issues with the site on the last weekend of the season, ( lack of choice in the restaurant, sanitary facilities rather run down), and we seemed to have filled up most of the available ''tent'' space.

We have been very lucky to have had Mark & Gemma ( gemmasun) on site during the season to make arrangements with the management and to provide certain facilities, as well as negotiate great rates for the camping, which has enabled us to break even for the whole event. Unfortunately M&G will no longer be at St Amans as their employer ( Eurocamp) have pulled out of the site and moved elsewhere.

As we are likely to increase our numbers substantially this year and the fact that St Amans is now a non starter, we are looking for a suitable venue elsewhere, and hopefully more central. I have been scouring France on the internet for months and have travelled a fair distance, but nothing entirely suitable has emerged, although three possibilities have been found, and hopefully a decision will be made within the next few weeks.

There will be a meeting this year, just hold on tight and keep an eye on the site.

We will also be looking for some volunteers this year, especially someone with some computer/technical know how to help with putting our kit together ( We have our own projector and speakers) with presenters kit and software, and someone to liaise with the presenters. Please put your hand up if you would like to help! thanks.
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We'll be there :-) don't mind the place, the important thing is see all of you. We could help you with the kit of projector and speakers.
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The royal Enfield club has held rallies at St Julien le petite near Limoges which is pretty central. The campsite is a municipal one, They have in fact two sites, one near the town and the other by the local lake/beach.
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The royal Enfield club has held rallies at St Julien le petite near Limoges which is pretty central. The campsite is a municipal one, They have in fact two sites, one near the town and the other by the local lake/beach.
Yes, have been there with my 350 Bullitt for the meeting ( a few years back). Unfortunately the facilities are a bit spread out but good thought nevertheless!! Pretty central and the lac de Vassiviere is a great area.

The good news is that I think we`ve found something excellent in a spectacular part of south west France, already owned by adventure travellers who know HU well. I will be going to visit very soon.

More later!.................
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Hi Pongo

Sorry John i didn't find time to ride down to the Pyrenees this winter and didn't come to see you as promise ,i hope to do that in march and then we shall talk about which kind of support i can bring for the meeting (except sheese).
See you soon and hello to the all team!
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Is there any more info on this Event ?
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I`m going to visit the possible location on Monday next ( 23rd). If all is well then I will be posting up all the details for the event which will take place probably in the first two weeks of September,so it doesn`t clash with anything else.

I have three possible locations at the moment, and will make my decision before the end of the month.

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H.U. France meet is on!!

Hi everyone.

I am delighted to confirm that we have found a very suitable location for this years meeting. Not only does it have all the facilities we require, but the owners are adventure travellers themselves ( South America 1200 GS) and HU is well known to them. They are a ''Relais Motard'' .So this has all the making of a great event with people who understand us.

The meet will take place at Camping ''les Hirondelles'' at Loupiac in the LOT ( dept 46), one of the most spectacular regions of France, on the 4th -6th September.

Camping Lot - Camping LES HIRONDELLES *** emplacements camping et Mobil-home

I am planning a full programme of events/presentations, and hopefully some visits out either green laning or to some of France's oldest and finest villages like Rocamadour.

Registration for this event will appear as soon as we can get it done.

I would be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to give a presentation or demo /talk ( tyre changing/first aid /other). Please either post up or send me a PM.




Salut tout le monde!

Je suis ravi de confirmer l'endroit de notre rassemblement. Les propriétaires sont motards eux mêmes ( Sud America 1200 GS) et comprennent précisement nos besoins.

L'événement aura lieu le 4-6 Septembre a http://www.camping-leshirondelles.com/ c'est un Relais Motard.

Enregistrement et renseignements suivront prochainement.
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Hi everyone.

I am delighted to confirm that we have found a very suitable location for this years meeting. Not only does it have all the facilities we require, but the owners are adventure travellers themselves ( South America 1200 GS) and HU is well known to them. They are a ''Relais Motard'' .So this has all the making of a great event with people who understand us.

The meet will take place at Camping ''les Hirondelles'' at Loupiac in the LOT ( dept 47), one of the most spectacular regions of France, on the 4th -6th September.

Camping Lot - Camping LES HIRONDELLES *** emplacements camping et Mobil-home

I am planning a full programme of events/presentations, and hopefully some visits out either green laning or to some of France's oldest and finest villages like Rocamadour.

Registration for this event will appear as soon as we can get it done.

I would be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to give a presentation or demo /talk ( tyre changing/first aid /other). Please either post up or send me a PM.

Great to hear this Pongo, I look forward to coming.

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Hi everyone.

I am delighted to confirm that we have found a very suitable location for this years meeting. Not only does it have all the facilities we require, but the owners are adventure travellers themselves ( South America 1200 GS) and HU is well known to them. They are a ''Relais Motard'' .So this has all the making of a great event with people who understand us.

The meet will take place at Camping ''les Hirondelles'' at Loupiac in the LOT ( dept 46), one of the most spectacular regions of France, on the 4th -6th September.

Camping Lot - Camping LES HIRONDELLES *** emplacements camping et Mobil-home

I am planning a full programme of events/presentations, and hopefully some visits out either green laning or to some of France's oldest and finest villages like Rocamadour.

Registration for this event will appear as soon as we can get it done.

I would be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to give a presentation or demo /talk ( tyre changing/first aid /other). Please either post up or send me a PM.




Salut tout le monde!

Je suis ravi de confirmer l'endroit de notre rassemblement. Les propriétaires sont motards eux mêmes ( Sud America 1200 GS) et comprennent précisement nos besoins.

L'événement aura lieu le 4-6 Septembre a Camping Lot - Camping LES HIRONDELLES *** emplacements camping et Mobil-home c'est un Relais Motard.

Enregistrement et renseignements suivront prochainement.
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Great hear there is a place... and it seems is a good place. We'll try to stay there ;-)
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Is the meeting open to overland 4wd or should I bring my bike instead ?
C'est a vous! Defender ;Tiger ou même un velo!

Wait for the announcement and registration to appear and you will see the details.

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The dates sept. 4th-6th chosen couldn't suit me better as I'll be in France already touring in the mountains around Le Lac Leman.

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Hello Jhon,


Je te confirme ma présence ainsi que celle des périgourdins.


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