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The Ted Simon Foundation


Two Weeks To Launch: Nine Days Left To Buy Tickets

Ticket sales will close at midnight (BST) on Saturday 1st October, so there are now only nine days left to secure your place at the Foundation's launch event on 6th October at Coventry Transport Museum. Read more

Launch Event Auction of Unique Adventure Travel Memorabilia

Bidding is expected to be fierce for the headline lot in the Foundation's launch event auction of unique adventure travel memorabilia on 6th October. The irrepressible Austin Vince will be our auctioneer, and all the funds raised by the auction will support the future work of the Foundation and our Jupiter's Travellers. Read more

Jupiter's Travels - The Film

Not long before his 70th birthday in 2001, Ted Simon began a second round-the-world motorcycle journey with the aim of discovering how the world he experienced during Jupiter's Travels had changed since the '70s. The journey was chronicled in Ted's book, Dreaming of Jupiter, and the first part of the trip through Africa was filmed by Manfred Waffender. For the first time, we're very pleased to have a short trailer available online. Read more

Historic Stanfords Sponsors Launch

The Foundation is very pleased to announce that Stanfords, the UK's leading specialist retailer of maps and travel books, has become the latest sponsor of the launch event at Coventry Transport Museum on 6th October. Read more

Word Spreads at Horizons Unlimited

The Autumn UK Horizons Unlimited travellers' meeting was held in Somerset this weekend and co-founder Iain Harper gave a short presentation about the Foundation's aims and ethos. He was pleased to have the opportunity to answer questions about how the Committee of Advisors will support Jupiter's Travellers, how the application process works, and what guests can look forward to at the launch event in Coventry Transport Museum on 6th October. Read more

Triumph Sponsorship Announced

Triumph, the iconic British motorcycle manufacturer, is partnering with The Ted Simon Foundation as a long-term sponsor and will be supporting the Foundation's launch event at Coventry Transport Museum on 6th October and will have their Tiger 800 XC model on display. Read more

Devil In The Detail On The Redwood Highway

The devil is in the detail. How do we get people to express themselves so well, that thousands of others will want to read or view what they've done? We will offer expert help and advice to those who we feel could bring this off. We have a great bunch of advisors already, willing to share their expertise. We'll be announcing who they are at the big launch event in the UK on October 6th. Read more

Tiffany Coates & Sam Manicom Support Launch Event Auction

Round-the-world adventure travellers Tiffany Coates and Sam Manicom have kindly donated to the Foundation's fundraising auction, which is taking place as part of next month's launch event. Read more

Ted Simon Interviewed By Carla King

On Tuesday evening, motorcycle traveller and accomplished author Carla King interviewed Ted Simon on the SideStand Up radio show. Ted talked about the origins of the Foundation, his vision of how the Foundation will help Jupiter's Travellers transform their experiences into something of value for the world to enjoy, and the launch event taking place on 6th October. Read more

Simon Roberts Donates Original Artwork

Travelling artist Simon Roberts, author and illustrator of Tea with Bin Laden’s brother has delved into his plan chest and is donating a signed piece of original artwork from his book for the fundraising auction at the Foundation's launch event on 6th October. Read more