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Autobiography: Personal Memoirs

isbn: 9781912576951 Hardback | 9781912576968 Paperback |
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Keith Futcher

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The Short Ride Down


Members of Brooklands Museum (BM) have invited the author and his compatriots from Absurd to their meeting on the evening of May 19th. For details click hereFor tickets click here and then on TICKETS.  If difficulties are incurred online, alternatively tickets can be bought at the BM, including at the door from 6pm on the day.

The talk starts at 7:30pm, with drinks and bites available at member prices. The talk is also to be broadcast to their wider audience by Brooklands Radio and on Livestream.  It is a signature event and they are riding motorcycles from York, their original starting point, to Brooklands Motor Museum to arrive at 5.00pm on May 19th.   


You are invited to ride-along on the Short Ride Down, for as long or little of it as you fancy. Especially if you support the notion that you are never too old to ride out on your motorbike in search of adventure.   

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Day 1 - May 17th 


ETD 09.30 am.  Fifty miles from the Red Lion Country Inn at Upper Poppleton (YO26 6PR) to the Carding Shed and IK SportClassics at Washpit Mill (HD9 2RD) on the Pennines side of Holmfirth via A64, A642, A637, A629.


ETD 13.00 pm. Seventy-five miles from the Carding Shed at Washpit Mills (HD9 2RD) Holmfirth, to Garage39 at Donington Park Race Track (DE74 2RP) via A616, A621, A609, A6, A453

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Day 2 - May 18th           


ETD 09.300 am.  60 miles from Garage 39 at Donington Park (DE74 2RP) to 1902Cafe at Triumph Experience at Hinckley (LE10 3BZ) via A453.

ETD 13.00 pm. 50 miles from 1902Cafe at Triumph Experience at Hinckley (LE10 3BZ) to Super Sausage Cafe Nr Silverstone (NN12 7QD) via A426, A428.


ETD 16.00 pm. 40 miles from Super Sausage Cafe Nr Silverstone (NN12 7QD) to Great Missenden, Bucks (HP16 0DG) via A422, A418.

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Day 3 - May 19th 


ETD 14.30 pm subject to traffic.  Thirty-five miles from Nags Head Lane, Great Missenden (HP16 0DG) to Brooklands Motor Museum (KT13 0QN) at Weybridge. 

Short Ride Down Itinerary

(Please purchase your tickets in advance if attending the evening meeting at Brooklands - see link above for details.)


Keith Futcher,

Author of Absurd 


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Elizabeth Martin (Producer) Jim Martin (Presenter)


"Keith Futcher’s Absurd is high adventure blended with life lessons told so vividly that by the time you put the book down you’ll find yourself brushing dust from his adventure off your own skin."

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