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The Ted Simon Foundation

The Ted Simon Foundation encourages those who adventure into the world to go the extra mile and transform their experiences into something of value for the world to share.

An Introduction

The Ted Simon Foundation is a non-profit organization, based in Northern California, and has been created by a group of people who believe that individuals of good will, moving among foreign cultures and making themselves vulnerable to the beliefs and customs of strangers, have great importance in promoting world understanding, and even more so when they can distill the essence of their experiences into a form that can be absorbed by many.

The purpose of the Foundation is to encourage and assist travellers in making an extra effort to develop their observations and insights into something of value for the rest of the world to share, whatever their medium of expression might be.

To those who are setting out we will offer advice, contacts and, where possible, practical help. To those on the road or returning, we will offer assistance in transforming the raw material of adventure into something stunning for the rest of the world to appreciate. We will not be timid in our assessments and we will strive for high standards.

The words we live by are Exploration, Comprehension and Communication.

Our tendency will be to favour those who travel alone, since this removes barriers to communication, but there are always notable exceptions. Otherwise our doors are open to travellers of all kinds, and not exclusively motorcyclists.

The work of the Foundation will be supported by the talents and expertise of a Committee of Advisors, well known in their fields of publishing, photography, film, and other media; the Foundation's website, designed to promote awareness of the projects and the travellers we support, who will be known as Jupiter’s Travellers; and the Jupiter Awards, which will be given annually at a special ceremony for the projects we judge to be best.

The members of the Committee of Advisors will be announced at the Foundation's launch event on 6th October (see the post below for more information).

The organization has been co-founded by Ted Simon, Iain Harper, Erdem Yucel, Chris Miles, and Kate Kilbourne.

The Foundation can be found on the web at jupiterstravellers.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheTedSimonFoundation


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Launch Event - 6th October 2011 - Coventry Transport Museum

The Ted Simon Foundation will be officially launched to the public and press at a special fundraising event on 6th October 2011 at Coventry Transport Museum in the UK.

The launch coincides with the 38th anniversary of the beginning of Jupiter's Travels on 6th October 1973.

As well as meeting a host of veteran adventure travellers, guests will be able to enjoy a private tour of the museum, followed by a hot buffet; have their photograph taken with Ted Simon and his round-the-world 1973 Triumph Tiger T100-P; and take part in a special auction to help raise funds for the Foundation. The members of the Committee of Advisors will also be announced.

The launch event is kindly sponsored by Adventure-Spec, James Cargo Services, Kriega, Little Brown Book Group, Metal Mule, Rowan Public Affairs, and Traveldri-Plus.

E-Tickets for the launch event cost $60 (approx. £37) and can be purchased online via TicketLeap.com

We are offering Horizons Unlimited users a 10% discount off the standard ticket price. To take advantage of this offer, simply enter the code HORIZONS when prompted during the ticket purchasing process.
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Jupiter's Travellers

Through direct mentoring and support from Ted and the Committee of Advisors, the Ted Simon Foundation will assist selected adventure travellers with advice, contacts, and practical help, particularly with helping to transform the raw material of adventure (e.g. journals, video, photographs) into something stunning for the rest of the world to appreciate.

Anyone can apply to become a Jupiter's Traveller, whether they are planning, currently undertaking, or have completed a journey, and regardless of their form of transport.

Jupiter's Travellers are people who seek to understand the world, and their place in it, through personal adventure travel, and who are inspired and motivated to develop their observations and insights into something of value for the rest of the world to share, whatever their medium of expression might be.

A number of interesting applications have already been received and the Foundation plans to announce the names of the first Jupiter's Travellers during August.

For further information, please refer to the frequently asked questions on the Foundation website.

Applications can be made via the Jupiter's Travellers application form.
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Ride the Redwood Highway with Ted Simon - August 28th 2011

Join Ted Simon on Sunday, August 28th, for a celebratory ride down the iconic Redwood Highway in northern California.

The ride is a combined celebration of Ted Simon's 80th birthday back in May, the long-awaited completion of his new book Rolling Through the Isles, and the launch of the Foundation in his name. A memorable way to enjoy some northern Californian roads, it will also be an opportunity to talk to Ted about his vision for the Foundation and Jupiter's Travellers.

Starting from Benbow at 2pm, the route will follow the stunning Redwood Highway (US-101) south for around 50 miles to Longvale, before turning north east on to CA-162 for a further 30 twisty miles towards Ted's home town of Covelo.

If you'd like to be part of the ride, please click the I'm Attending button on the Facebook Event page to register your attendance.

Motorcycles only please. Rendezvous locations and other information will be made available nearer to the date.
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Revised Start Time for Redwood Highway Ride

The start time for the Redwood Highway Ride with Ted Simon on 28th August has been changed from 2pm to 12pm.

This is to make life easier for those with a long way to travel before or after the ride itself.
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Opportunities to meet Ted Simon during October

As well as attending the California HU Travellers' Meeting at Cambria, Ted Simon will be giving a number of talks and book signings in the UK during October to coincide with the launch of the Foundation.

The full schedule is available here and includes Bristol, London, Coventry, Dorchester and Swansea.
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First Launch Event Auction Lots Announced

One of the helmets worn by Ted Simon during his original journey around the world in the '70s, along with Austin Vince's Terra Circa overalls, will be auctioned at the Foundation's launch event on 6th October.

Full details here...
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Chris Scott's "Desert Riders" Jacket

Chris Scott has kindly offered to support the Foundation's fundraising auction by donating the Aerostich Darien jacket he wore during his Desert Riders expedition (along with a copy of the DVD).

Chris will be at the launch event at Coventry Transport Museum on 6th October.

Many thanks Chris!
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Overland Expo 2012 Bonus at Launch Event Auction

Overland Expo have just confirmed that they're offering a full 'Overland Experience' package at OX 2012, worth $270, to whoever places the winning bid for Austin Vince's Terra Circa overalls at the Foundation's launch event auction on 6th October.

More information here....

Don't forget that HUBB users can get a 10% discount off the price of tickets for the launch event by entering the code HORIZONS during the checkout process on TicketLeap.
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Fundraising Auction - Original Artwork and a 1st Edition

The fundraising auction taking place during the Foundation's launch event on 6th October at Coventry Transport Museum has expanded even further.

New lots include a 1st edition of "Jupiter's Travels" in its original hardback format from 1979 (which Ted Simon will sign on the night) and a piece of the original artwork from "Tea with Bin Laden's brother" signed by the author and artist Simon Roberts.
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Carla King interviews Ted Simon about the Foundation

On Tuesday night (23rd August), Carla King interviewed Ted on the SideStandUp radio show about the origins of the Foundation, his hopes for the future, and the plans for the launch event on 6th October.

The full interview was around 40 minutes long, but you can listen to an edited version on YouTube.
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Triumph Sponsorship Announced

Triumph has confirmed it will be supporting the Foundation as a sponsor and will be bringing a Tiger 800 XC along to the launch event on 6th October at Coventry Transport Museum.

They've also offered a VIP Tour of their Hinckley factory (for a group of up to four people) as a lot in the fundraising auction.
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The Ted Simon Foundation will be officially launched to the public and press at a special fundraising event on 6th October 2011 at Coventry Transport Museum in the UK.

The launch coincides with the 38th anniversary of the beginning of Jupiter's Travels on 6th October 1973.

E-Tickets for the launch event cost $60 (approx. £37) and can be purchased online via TicketLeap.com

We are offering Horizons Unlimited users a 10% discount off the standard ticket price. To take advantage of this offer, simply enter the code HORIZONS when prompted during the ticket purchasing process.
Only 35 days to go to the launch event on the evening of 6th October, so if you're hoping to be there and haven't got your tickets yet - now's the time....
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Stanfords Sponsor Launch Event

With just under a month to go until the Foundation's launch, the map and travel book specialist, Stanfords, have just confirmed their sponsorship of the event on 6th October at Coventry Transport Museum.

More info here....
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Jupiter's Travels - The Film

Not long before his 70th birthday in 2001, Ted Simon began a second round-the-world motorcycle journey with the aim of discovering how the world he experienced during Jupiter's Travels had changed since the '70s.

The journey was chronicled in Ted's book, Dreaming of Jupiter, and the first part of the trip through Africa was filmed by Manfred Waffender. The feature-length film is available on DVD in both English and German, but for the first time we're very pleased to have a short trailer available online. You can watch it on the Foundation's YouTube channel here...

We'll be giving away a copy of the DVD as a bonus prize for whoever places the winning bid on the first edition of Jupiter's Travels at the launch event auction on 6th October.
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