Motorcycle Outreach was, once again, represented at the Horizons Unlimited event , held for the first time at Donington Park (29th May –1st June 2013). The change of venue from Ripley to the larger Donington site proved to be a success (with a few lessons learned along the way) and it was interesting to see the event broadened to include all forms of adventure travel ie 4 x 4 s and bicycles in addition to motorcycles.
There were more trade shows for people to see as well as the usual array of fascinating presentations and events. Even the weather came good in the end.
With a new marquee, promotion banners and flyers produced just in time for the event, plus the usual attraction of Simon Milward’s overlander bike, the team (Ron, Craig, Barbara plus Ellen and Keith) managed to do some fantastic networking and make some valuable new contacts. As usual , Simon’s bike attracted lots of attention with some of its design features causing a few scratched heads. (No-one has yet worked out the purpose of the steering damper welded to the rear rack!)
The purpose of the event for us this year was to raise awareness and we’d like to thank Sam Manicom and Ian Harper , the HU event organisers, for their continued support for our charity by providing us with a free pitch , Andy at Magnum Offset Litho Ltd, for his graphic design support on our new promotion materials, Sam Manicom, Tiffany Coates and Paddy Tyson for their supportive testimonials, and Keith and Ellen for their help on the stand.
Thank you also to all those who visited our stand and please do keep in touch. We’d love to hear from you.