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Touratech Travel Event 2013

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4th - 6th May - with Brand New Touratech Trophy

Touratech UK’s Flag Ship store, will once again be holding its massively popular Travel Event. This will be the 5th travel event held at this location and it attracts people from all over Europe.

This year the Touratech Travel event will see a big upheaval and its going to be great! They have all the old favourites, talks, workshops off road and on road ride outs (including the famous Walters arena open for riding on Sunday), but they can do better than that... This year you will be able to take part in the Brand New Touratech Trophy. The Touratech trophy is a new idea for this year’s event. A friendly team competition, it will see competitors but into random teams of ten. The teams will then compete over the Saturday and Sunday to be the best team. The genius of Touratech’s idea is that the teams will be picked out of a hat. This encourages the competitors to mix and meet new like minded people while at the same time you don’t get 1 team of top riders that no-one has a hope of beating. This means the best people in the team will have to help the weaker rider improve if they want to win. On the Sunday afternoon the winning team of ten will go into and every man for themselves final. Nick Plumb, MD of Touratech UK says “It’s a great way to have a friendly competition, and it gets rid of any elitism. Most competitions like this cost hundreds to enter but at £30. We are really excited.”

The other main change to this years event is the evening entertainment, Saturday evening starts with main speaker Nick Sanders giving a talk on his many world record breaking trips. Then Graham Hoskins premiering his new live talk show 'The Graham Hoskins Show', a talk show style event with loads of guests and fun.  The evening is rounded off with some great live music from Elk Redemption. On Sunday evening, Austin Vince will be the main speaker followed by the prize giving for the Touratech Trophy and live music from Red Dirt Skinners. For both evenings there will be a Beer tent and Hog Roast.

Attendees can also look around the extended showroom which is three times bigger then last year, hear from new speakers, and browse more stands than ever before. On Saturday and Sunday they will be offering talks, workshops, ride outs and of course some retail therapy all while being able to watch the various rounds of the Touratech Trophy. Sunday will also see the opportunity for people to go up to Walters arena and play off road.

The travel event Starts on Friday evening (03/05/13) with a quiz and open mic night and end on the Bank holiday Monday when there will be a last ride out and a final goodbye before everyone starts heading home at midday.

Tickets to attend including camping is just £10 a person and to enter the Touratech Trophy is just £20 extra (which includes a T-Shirt and Competitor medal). See you there... 

Touratech UK came into the spot light when they kitted out Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s BMW GS bikes for both the Long Way Round and the Long Way Down. They also provided equipment for Charley Boorman’s Race to Dakar. They have also provided equipment for other adventure trips, working with celebrities including comedian Ross Noble and actor Danny John-Jules.

Nick Plumb, Touratech MD has competed in the Dakar Rally 4 times, completing the rally on his first and last attempt. He also features heavily in Race to Dakar.

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