Advance ticket sales to this year’s Overland Event close on Monday 22nd August and organisers report that it looks like the motorcycle travel gathering will be sold out before gates open
Held at Hill End near Oxford from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th September, the Overland Event has motorcycle travel at its heart, mixing international presenters with workshops, hands-on activities and test rides. Food, drink and music from around the world add to the atmosphere at this friendly festival.
Among the dozens of presenters are Markus Mayer from Germany – who rode around the world on a scooter – and Trui Hanoulle, who piloted a Zero DS electric bike from her native Belgium to Turkey. Travel author Heather Ellis is flying in from Australia and the legendary Ted Simon, of Jupiter’s Travels fame, now in his 90s and still going strong, will be there too.
Test rides are on offer from Triumph, Royal Enfield and Moto Morini, plus a MotoSkills Course teaching slow control and BikerDown training too. There are workshops covering everything from travel writing to tyres, photography, first aid, crating a bike and cookery on the road. Historic and modified travel motorbikes are on show in the central marquee and specialist equipment vendors will help you kit out your bike.
Numbers are strictly limited and advance ticket sales close on Monday 22nd August.
Weekend tickets cost just £90, which includes three nights’ free camping and unlimited tea and coffee. Dormitory accommodation on site can be booked for an additional £25 for three nights.
The Overland Event is at Hill End, Oxford OX17 1RA from 1st – 4th September.
Visit www.overlandevent.com/overland to find out more and book tickets.