The Add said, "Whether you are planning to camp on the coast, fly/ride for two weeks, or ride around the world, this is the event for you."
Well I have never ventured outside Europe and I may never do so, so was this event for me?
I found education and entertainment from a variety of travellers from old hands like Ted Simon to Stergios and Alexandra currently halfway round the world on a Vespa.
Most of them had books for sale, get your signed copy here.
A crazy but insightful talk on documentary making by Austin Vince; talks on photography, writing and shipping your bike. Test rides from CCM, Honda and Triumph and trips led by the Oxford Trail Riders Fellowship.
On to a bike show like no other!
The man from Continental tyres was late for one of his scheduled slots, not due to a puncture as many suggested, he was just out enjoying a ride. Once rescheduled, a useful presentation and demonstration on tyre options and tyre changing with 'roadside' tools.
Diversion was provided by the occasional run for cover and Sunday afternoon developed a little madness with a slow race (which the electric bike did not win).
The Hill End Centre provided good camping locations with the facilities only stretched a little.
The catering maintained the world theme drawing on three continents, some carefully selected street food vendors, all top quality.
I even enjoyed the ride there and back, you just have to work on finding that interesting route to dodge the jams on the A303 and the likes of Swindon & Devises.