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Brilliant idea. I can do a fair part of the British leg, though I imagine you won't be short of willing participants for that part.

And then, who knows, maybe I'll go further afield as well if time and circumstances allow.

Is there any possibility of making up a sticker or something based on the pennant, say, that all a participants could be given to commemorate their part in the re-ennactment?
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Great idea! Count Mairead and I in for the Irish leg.

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Just to add, I haven't voted yet because I'm happy to do either of the first two and it will kind of depend on my circumstances at the time. But one way or another I'm in!
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Hi folks,

The plan at the moment is this:

Assemble in Dublin on the morning of the 23rd Oct (probably in the Phoenix Pk for ease of access to the N3), take some photos etc, (hoping to have a 1922 Henderson at the start) then travel the N3 (the old version in so far as possible) via Newtown Butler, Lisnaskea, Ballyshannon to Slieve League and back to Donegal Town or Ballybofey for an overnight. The next day 24th, on to Belfast via Derry, Giant's Causeway and the Antrim Coast.

From here the action moves to Scotland where I hope some of our brethren will take up the challenge of continuing the run through Scotland and passing it on for the journey through England and Wales.

Stopping off at the Ace Cafe would be brilliant and might be a good focal point for generating some publicity.

Then the run moves to the Netherlands continuing on through Belgium, France and Spain before heading for Africa.

Basically we need some HU members along the way to join in for a bit or the run (it can be 1 mile or 100 miles or whatever suits you - in your country or more, you decide). We will have a reproduction of the pennant that Clancy brought around the world and the idea is that this will be handed on from rider to rider as the run progresses. If it meets an impasse we can have it sent on to the next willing participant.

So, it's over to you folks, if you'd like to participate chip in and let us know - the more the merrier. Of course, it's not confined to the HU community so if you have any biker friends of whatever persuasion let them know, all are welcome.

As I get more info I'll post it here.

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What are the dates and details so far regarding Glasgow to Tilbury, I am chugging my way round the rock bit by bit, thus far have ridden from Istanbul to San Fransico, I can tie in England and Scotland going North, thus adding a bit of meat to the UK part then support this ride going South to home.

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It was great to have the opportunity to pass on the Clancy story at the HU Autumn meet in Mendip and fantastic to see such a positive response. Here's hoping there will be lots of involvement in the UK part of the run. The Irish bit will run over two days, the 23rd and 24th of October. It's up to the UK community to organise the UK part but as I said at Mendip it looks like a two day trip also. Following the original route, the distance from Glasgow Docks to Tilbury is 542 miles (according to Google Maps). It's really up to you guys to work out how this should best be done. Ideally, if one or two (or more of course) could do the whole UK bit that would be great as this would allow others to tag along for whatever part suited them to do. So, any volunteers?

See Alexlebrit's post (#6) for a map showing Clancy's original route through the UK
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Hi Feargal,
We met briefly after your talk at the Mendip meet. I'm now set to be in Ireland at the time of the Dublin-Belfast run (am over there for a few other things so it's a happy coincidence).
So would aim to be at the start and follow you to Belfast.
Is this now fixed as Phoenix Park? Will you be posting here the details of time and place?

Also details of the stopping place for the night of the 23rd?

Do you have any recommendations or a 'favourite' hotel/guest house for Dublin? I'll probably arrive in Dublin on the 21st (Sunday), and spend Monday working on family history stuff. I have 'orders' to visit the Records Office and Trinity College.

For the British section I'll still be in Ireland, at the Shackleton Autumn School, but would be interested in the later European sections. Maybe I'll be able to get myself over there.....

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Hi Ken,

That's fantastic that you'll be over here for the start - more than welcome, but it's also a pity that you'll miss the UK bit.

Yes, definitely starting from the Phoenix Pk on 23rd Oct. We'll assemble about 10am for a 10.30 departure. The overnight stop will be in Donegal town - I'm still in negotiations with a couple of the hotels there but will decide on a "base" in the next few days. Nonetheless there are a number of accommodation options there so people will be able to choose one that suits and we can all then meet up in one place for something to eat and a few lemonades.

This won't be a "structured" ride in the sense that we won't be trying to shepherd all participants along in a group at the same pace. I'm conscious that some people like to stop frequently for a smoke or whatever while others like to press on. Also, we will have some vintage motorcycles taking part as well as sports bikes, tourers, adventure bikes, etc. The route however is well defined as is the destination so people can simply go along at whatever rate suits them best. If people want to travel singly or perhaps as a little group of friends that's fine. There will be a lunch-stop in Enniskillen and hopefully the majority of people will roll up here in the region of lunchtime.

In response to your Q about accommodation in Dublin prior to the 23rd, leave it with me - I'll make some enquiries. I'll send you my mobile no by PM and we can chat closer to the time.

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The 100 Year Old Clancy Boots To Circle Mother Earth Again

The riding boots worn by Carl Stearns Clancy are going to circle the globe again. A reader of the MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURER book in Australia has written the organizers that he has the boots Clancy wore while circling the globe in 1912-1913.

The plan is for them to be sent to Ireland where two riders will carry them around the world, and a future home is currently being sought in a USA motorcycle museum for when the Clancy Centenary Ride is over. It is hoped they will be put on display next to a 1912 Henderson the museum already has on display with a note about Clancy, the boots, the first ride around the world using a 1912 Henderson motorcycle and the book MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURER.
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I'm delighted to say that we will be joined at the start in Dublin on the 23rd by a 1924 Henderson. While it is somewhat more advanced than Clancy's 1912 model there is still quite a resemblance

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This is BRILLIANT! Count me in for a part of the USA route as this comes together.
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I'm delighted to say that we will be joined at the start in Dublin on the 23rd by a 1924 Henderson. While it is somewhat more advanced than Clancy's 1912 model there is still quite a resemblance

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Hi folks,

For anyone doing the Irish leg, we will overnight in Donegal town on the 23rd Oct, staying at the Abbey Hotel. They have quoted me a rate of €45 per person sharing for B&B and €50 single room B&B. Ref when making a booking is FEON. The phone no is +353 (0)74 9721014. Secure overnight parking is available in an adjoining bank carpark but I need to know the numbers so please post on here if you're going. The Central Hotel (close to the Abbey) have quoted the same rates but don't seem to have access to the secure parking so if you're planning on going get in contact with the Abbey asap. Bar food will be available and people I've spoken to seem to prefer this approach to an organised sit-down meal, so that's what we'll do.
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Donegal hotel booked. 1 secure parking spot needed please.
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Hi folks,

What's your route/timing from Glasgow? Is there a site or something I've missed with times/route tec. on it? Apologies if I've missed something obvious.

If I can get my bike back on the road in time(!), I'd like to join you for a few hours ride south of Glasgow.

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Hi Matt,

It would be brilliant if you could do some of the trip in Scotland.

The Irish leg will definitely finish in Belfast on the evening of Wed the 24th so the UK part can start anytime after that. I have always envisaged that it should be the local biking community that would take responsibility for organising the finer details of the run through their area - timings, accommodation if needed, lunch stops, etc. I'm organising the Irish bit but really wouldn't have the local knowledge to make the necessary decisions after that. I am of course happy to coordinate and issue updates, etc.

A couple of the guys I met at Mendip have said that they are game to do the whole UK leg but still aren't sure whether they want to start on Thu 25th or wait till the weekend. It would be really great to have someone doing the whole UK bit as this would allow people such as yourself to hook up along the way.

So I suppose what I'm saying is that it's really up to the UK bikers to declare this one. Also, while the ideal is for this to be a convivial, group thing there's nothing to stop someone doing a bit of this run when and wherever along the route that suits them - the main thing is that we, as motorcyclists remember Clancy at this time.

I know this doesn't answer your question but I hope that more concrete information will emerge shortly. Someone needs to say "We'll be leaving Glasgow at such a time on such a date" - then it will all fall into place.
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OK, I see the set up. Unfortunately I'm in Dundee on the 25th, but if folks are leaving on the weekend I can join up for a few hours. My bad hip limits me to a few hours riding at the moment, but it would be nice to meet up with anyone else who is doing this for a wee while.

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