Ideas For Your Escapades!
Stick to Route 66 or make a detour to the Sturgis Rally and why not raise money along the way?
Route 66 is one of the original US highways, established in 1926.
It runs from Chicago (Illinois) to Los Angeles, passing through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.
The route is 2,448 miles long.
Make your own plans and create your own itinerary or join a guided tour for all or part of the journey. We work closely with H-C Travel who will be able to assist those of you who like to have the reassurance of having accomodation pre-arranged.
Sturgis takes place in the Black Hills of South Dakota over the first full week of August. More specifically;
6th-12th August 2012
5th-11th August 2013
4th-10th August 2014
Attendance in 2010 was estimated at 600,000 to 700,000 bikes and the event includes races, music, food, rallies and beauty contests.
Chicago to Sturgis: From 937 miles
Sturgis to Los Angeles: From 1363 miles
James Cargo will donate £30 to charity for every participating bike. Feel free to suggest a chairty that you think is particularly worthy! Why not get sponsorship for your journey and help your favourite charity as well?
Giles of James Cargo is visiting the MCN London Motorcycle on Friday 13th February. Please drop us a message if you would like to meet up to talk through any travel plans or ask any questions.
MCN London Motorcycle Show - Home
This is THE show of the year! On February 13th - 15th 2015 the whole of the UK motorcycle industry is coming together to create London's most vibrant, action packed, bargain filled, unforgettable live motorcycling experience ever - The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle show. Discover a show unlike a?
Fantastic wheel changing demonstration in Saudi Arabia ? We are hoping next week they will move onto motorcycles!
Saudi 4x4 on 2 wheels gets tyre change while moving
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And now time for something completely different...
James Cargo Livestock division organises the transport of beautiful Gentoo penguins from Texas to the UK. Please see the full British Airways/IAG video here:
Penguins can fly with IAG Cargo
For the festive season we wanted to share one of 2014's cutest and most precious cargo consignments. These beautiful Gentoo penguins flew all the way from Te...
The bikes for Wandering Souls arrive safely in the USA.
James Cargo are pleased to have carried out the motorcycle transportation for Internationally renowned trials rider Douggie Lampkin and Red Bull for the filming of ?Tundra Trial? in Finland. You can see motorcycle transportation Finnish style in the opening part of the video here
Trial Biking Round An Underground Ice Lair
Marvel at Tundra Trial, our amazing new film featuring Dougie Lampkin in the snowdrifts of Finland.
Giles of James Cargo Motorcycle Shipping will be attending Motorcycle Live at the NEC Birmingham this Friday. Please drop us a message if you fancy meeting up for a chat.
The UK's largest motorcycle show!
Thinking of purchasing a bike abroad or travelling with your own bike?
Come and see us for a chat this weekend at the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show - Stafford Showground. We are located just outside the entrance for Bonham?s and the balloons are at the ready!
Motor Cycle Monthly - October 2014 - FULL EDITION
See more: http://www.motorcyclemonthly.co.uk/
Important News! We are sorry to say the HUBB UK 2015 will not be running. Plans are afoot for 2016 with a new venue, but we will certainly miss seeing everyone next year. Please come and join us for a sausage and a Pimms at another travel event during the year. The message from Grant & Susan is as follows:
We have news about the HUBB UK 2015 ? we know that the announcement of plans is eagerly awaited. But first, our thoughts on the HUBB UK 2014. The feedback has been fantastic! So many positive comments about the Presentations, the Demonstrations, the Skills Course, Slow Bike Race, the Trail Rideout, the Competitions and all of the other activities over the weekend. Just about everyone said how excellent it was, and helpful. Attendance was up again but thanks to the size of the Donington venue it never felt overcrowded. We were delighted to see so many long term attendees, and how many people were coming for the first time. That all just goes to show that Overlanding is growing wonderfully and that Horizons Unlimited is successfully continuing its tradition of helping to get enthusiasts together where they can be inspired and informed. We?d like to thank all of the presenters, volunteers, exhibitors, authors and you. You all helped make this all happen.
We?d also like to thank everyone who completed the Feedback Questionnaire or put a slip into the Feedback Box at the HUBB UK. We really value everyone?s thoughts about all the things that went so well, and are grateful for the encouraging feedback about how the event can be further improved. It?s your feedback which has set us to reviewing the event as a whole, and especially the location - there were inevitably comments about the aircraft noise, with a good number of people saying that they wouldn?t be back until a change in venue.
Along with the feedback, we have been reviewing the figures from the HUBB UK. Donington is a very expensive venue for us; in part the site costs, but also the additional equipment required such as the very expensive 400 seat cinema marquee. This year?s event ran smoothly and with lots of things going on, but at a big cost. We did little more than break even, and that?s a problem for us, especially considering the enormous amount of effort from us and especially from Sam and Iain.
For those who don?t know, Horizons Unlimited is just Grant and Susan, we?re not a big corporation. The two of us have invested 17 years of our lives and all our financial assets into this ?social enterprise? in support of overlanders / motorcycle travellers. The events are our main source of income, so they need to contribute to paying our rent and food and keeping the website running.
With all this in mind, we started looking for another venue, and have looked at and rejected quite a few possibilities in the last few months. Although we still have some possibles, none of them are available for 2015. Good venues book out over a year in advance.
We've given Donington 2 years and we aren?t enthused about being there for a third year, so we have very reluctantly decided to leave 2015 as a fallow year. We are going to spend the next few months looking for a venue that we can afford and will be happy to settle in for a few years. We also want to refocus the event to ensure that the event is a win for all of us - attendees, presenters, exhibitors, volunteers, and ourselves. We want to keep the event as the best place in the UK that you can go to learn the tips of the overlanding road, to be inspired and to be able to link up with so many like-minded people.
Can you help? While we are looking at a couple of venues already, we are very interested in your suggestions for a new venue. The requirements are here:
If you know of any venues that meet ALL the requirements, please let us know and we'll take it from there. You can also post that info on the HUBB thread here:
Meanwhile, for 2015 you can keep the travel bug alive at other HU events in the UK (Ireland, Haggs Bank, the UK Mini-Meets), France, Germany, Montenegro, or further afield in Canada, USA, Australia, South Africa, South America and Asia!
Thank you once again for all the amazing feedback about the HUBB this year. Hope to see you in 2016, if not sooner, and meanwhile, best wishes for a happy, healthy and adventurous 2015! :)
Grant and Susan