Friday, February 25, 2011

Help for Heroes evening with Charley Boorman

The Long Way Round ; The Long Way Down ; Race to Dakar - all these titles link one person together: Charley Boorman

I was fortunate enough to attend a fundraising event in aid of the charity 'Help for Heroes'.  The guest speaker for the evening was Charley Boorman and the event was hosted by Vines BMW in Guildford, UK.


Charley Boorman
It was a relaxed event with Charley being interviewed about his various trips including his recent trip to Afghanistan to talk to the troops. A few stories had the audience in stitches, plus a video clip from his Long Way Round trip made all of us cringe at the thought of eating Bull testicals (watch the DVD to see the context).

I enjoyed all the BMW GS motorbikes on show plus the lineup of private bikes outside.  Here are a few photos:

The pannier from the Long Way Round GS:
Long Way Round Pannier
The Touratech GS... fully equipped.

A beautiful Honda Africa Twin which completed a Trans-Africa trip in 2005:

You can follow Charley Boorman on Twitter:



Thanks to Bruce, my co-blogger, for arranging the tickets.

Additional Reading:
Long Way Round (DVD)
Long Way Down: Complete TV Series
Race to Dakar