For the second year, the volunteers of the Overlanding Association and Overland Sphere will be providing a range of workshops to all day visitors and campers at the show which will include:

  • Unique Q&A sessions and workshops on the following overlanding topics – Africa, Asia, The Americas, Shipping, Finances, travelling with children and more.
  • Sessions will cover everything from routes, paperwork, Carnet, Visas, shipping, camping, Insurances and much more!
  • Experienced members will provide One-on-One advice about your next trip, walk you through information and resource sites, show you how to load maps and POI’s to your GPS, plus even help you to set up your first blog!
  • The attraction will include photos from the community, a display of overlanding books/media, with walls decorated with fantastic maps and images from the OverlandingAssociation.org
  • Nightly campfire – meet other overlanders, have a drink and tell a few stories around the fire.

New for 2017

  • Overland planning – following the feedback from last years event we decided to host two workshops / panels on Overland planning. This will be an Open Forum & workshop – Vehicle Paperwork (Insurance, Visas Carnet, MOT, Tax and Registration), Shipping, leaving the UK. There are no stupid questions in this session. Every presenter will be here to answer your every question.
  • Travelling with Children – This year we have four fantastic presenters who have travelled far and wide with children, they are here to answer all questions, the good the bad and the tantrums.
  • Adventure Travel Quiz Night – For the first time we will be hosting a quiz night, an opportunity for you to test your overlanding and travel knowledge.
  • Choosing the right vehicle & Equipment – Is there the perfect vehicle for Overlanding? Probably not. After living in a vehicle for an extended amount of time, quiz these experts on what works best for them and what they would do differently.

MAP ROOM SCHEDULE

Fri 22nd Sept. 2017

18:00 – Till Late Community meet up – Drinks, socialising and stories around the camp fire

Sat 23rd Sept. 2017

Throughout the Day Meet the Community & Team, see their vehicles and ask questions (informal)
10:00 – 10:30 Morning Meet – Grab a coffee or tea and chat with the volunteers
10:30 – 11:15 BFGoodrich – Summary of the new products describing the features of the tyres and improvements in damage resistance and wear life etc. There will also be an opportunity to see a manual tyre fitting using hard work and no machines. With Brian Porteous from Michelin Tyre
11:30 – 12:15 Overlanding Asia – Routes, Carnet Requirements / Temporary import, Guides Iran, China, Myanmar, latest developments in Asia, i.e. Nepal – China route now open, Thailand, With Kevin Heike, Amy Cannon & Will Snyder (Roaming Caesar), Steven Snaith (OverlandingFamily)
13:00 – 13:45 Overlanding The Americas (South, Central & North America) – Routes, RHD issues, North America Insurance, Border crossings, Shipping requirements With Nelly Byrd (OverLandBirds), Paul Crittenden (Going Overland), Brenden Bithell, Steven Snaith (OverlandingFamily)
14:15 – 15:00 Overland Planning? – Open Forum & workshop – Vehicle Paperwork (Insurance, Visas Carnet, MOT, Tax and Registration) Shipping, Money / Budget, leaving the UK. There are no stupid questions in this session. Every presenter will be here to answer your every question.
15:15 – 16:15 Going Overland – Paul Crittenden – four years circumnavigating the world in a Defender 110 – Inspiration, ideas, and lessons learned.
16:15 – 17:00 BFGoodrich – Summary of the new products describing the features of the tyres and improvements in damage resistance and wear life etc. There will also be opportunity an to see a manual tyre fitting using hard work and no machines. With Brian Porteous from Michelin Tyre
18:00 – Till Late Community meet up – Drinks, socialising and stories around the camp fire
7pm – 8pm Adventure Travel Quiz NightNew for 2017 – Think you know about world travel? Test your knowledge at the OS Quiz night

 

Sun 24th Sept. 2017

Throughout the Day Meet the Community & Team, see their vehicles and ask questions (informal)
10:00 – 10:30 Morning Meet – Grab a coffee or tea and chat with the volunteers
10:30 – 11:30 Overland Planning? – Open Forum & workshop – Vehicle Paperwork (Insurance, Visas Carnet, MOT, Tax and Registration) Shipping, Money / Budget, leaving the UK. There are no stupid questions in this session. Every presenter will be here to answer your every question.
11:45 – 12:45 Overlanding Africa – Carnet Requirements (Almost Carnet free!) / Temporary import, border crossings, Insurances, Safety on the road, Water purification, Game Parks and Wildlife. With Haydon Smith, Kevin Heike, Tony Borrill, Peter Middleton
13:15 – 14:00 Choosing the right vehicle & Equipment New for 2017 – Is there the perfect vehicle for Overlanding? Probably not. After living in a vehicle for extended amount of time, quiz these experts on what works best for them and what they would do differently. Kevin Heike, Nelly Byrd, Steven Snaith, Paul Crittenden, Peter Middleton
14:15 – 15:15 Overlanding with Children – New for 2017 – How do you travel with children, ensure their safety, keep them happy and interested on road. With Andy Hickson, Gilly Snaith, Francesca Campbell.

Profiles of the presenters:

 Will and Amy - Caesar's Roam

Will and Amy - Caesar's Roam

Travelled 36,000km in 7 months from UK via central and Northern Asia to Thailand. Now totalling 19 countries in Caesar, our Land Rover Defender 110.

Steven Snaith & Gilly Snaith - Overlanding Family

Steven Snaith & Gilly Snaith - Overlanding Family

Steve, Gilly, Alisha and Lucy Snaith – Travelled for four year around the world to all 7 continents, through 58 countries, driving 180,000kms in a MAN truck camper.

Website overlandingfamily.com

Francesca Campbell - Robin Hood Overlanders

Francesca Campbell - Robin Hood Overlanders

Francesca and Mark, we travel with our two bin-lids Henry (12) and Ruby (10). 10k miles and counting in Alice, our 1991 110 200TDi with Robin Hood Overlanders. Currently planning a 10 country expedition to The Arctic Circle.

Andy Hickson

Andy Hickson

Andy. 23,000 miles UK-Mongolia-UK with children. 1960’s Landrover FC.

Peter Middleton

Peter Middleton

Retired. Trans Africa: Cape Town – London. North and Central America. Recently 3 years exploring Southern Africa. Planning for South America. Vehicles: Defender 110, 1996 300Tdi (pictured), Defender 110 2.4 Tdci Pop up roof camper 2008 ( see below) and Defender 2.2 Tdci 90 for running around in.

Paul Crittenden - Going Overland

Paul Crittenden - Going Overland

Paul Crittenden, 15,000 km in a Suzuki 413 from UK to Mongolia in 2007, and a 4.5 year 100,000 km true circumnavigation of the world through 5 continents in a Land Rover Defender from 2010 -14 . He also recently ‘Overlanded’ the length of mainland Britain on a pushbike! Website GoingOverland.com

Tony Borrill

Tony Borrill

New to overlanding, and inspired by last years speakers, at the end of 2016 Tony set off from Boston to Banjul (UK, France, Spain, Morocco and the Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal & the Gambia) travelling 6400km in a Citroen Xantia. Bigger trips are now being planned in his more spacious Land Cruiser.

Haydon Smith

Haydon Smith

Travelled over a 2 year period from UK to Cape Town, Around Southern Africa, and From Walvis Bay to Dar-Es-Salaam. Retired in March of this year and now in the last year of planning a 10 year RTW trip with Kareus, formally Matilda.

Kevin and Heike

Kevin and Heike

Kevin and Heike have travelled  for three and a half years throughout Europe, Turkey, West Africa (North to South), India and Nepal. In total 90,000km crossing 40 countries and they are still going!

FB page Kevin Heike

Nelly Byrd - Overland Birds

Nelly Byrd - Overland Birds

Travelled throughout the Americas from Alaska to Argentina and the length of Africa from Cape Town to Egypt in a Land Rover Defender. Nelly has a second overland trip in the planning in a converted Land Rover Ambulance – He is also an administrator of Overland Sphere and a founding member of the Overlanding Association.

Website: OverlandBirds.com

Martin & Nicole - My Overland Adventure

Martin & Nicole - My Overland Adventure

Travelled for 6 years around the world to 70 countries across 6 continents in a Land Cruiser Colorado, covering over 220,000km. Martin is the founder of both Overland Sphere and the Overlanding Association. Website: MyOverlandAdventure.com

Brenden Bithell

Sponsors

This years map room has been sponsored by IVSS – Vehicle Shipping. They have provided the audio & visual equipment, funded the printing, display materials and provided some beer for the volunteers. Without their sponsorship this years map room would not be possible.

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