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28.02.2006 at 13:13:27
Hi Everyone,
Received this press release from Coventry Transport Museum, thought it might be of interest to some people.

PRESS RELEASE. Release Date: 27/02/2006
Coventry Transport Museum. Thursday 23rd March, 7p.m.
On Thursday 23rd March Coventry Transport Museum will host an ‘Evening with Charley Boorman’. Charley Boorman is an instantly recognised name after his success with Long Way Round; a motorcycling expedition with his good friend Ewan McGregor, undertaken to raise money for UNICEF. This ticketed event will offer the opportunity to ask Charley questions and hear him talk about his passion for motorcycles and his riding adventures. It will also present a unique chance to preview the exciting new motorcycle gallery, which will officially open to the public on Friday 14th April 2006. All of the money raised by the museum will go to UNICEF. The evening will start at 7 for 7:30pm and tickets are £12.50 each.  
Charley Boorman has been riding motorcycles since he was 7 years old. He grew up on a farm in Ireland and used to ride through the fields on a motor cross bike. As a child he took part in ‘schoolboy motor cross’ and Enduro races. For four years Charley ran a motorcycle race team and he spent two years riding with two well known names in the sport: David Jeffries and Matt Llewelyn.  
In 2004 Charley and his friend Ewan McGregor spent three gruelling months circumnavigating the globe on two BMW adventure motorbikes. Setting off from London in mid-April they travelled through three continents and fifteen countries, covering a grand total of 20,000 miles. Long Way Round was the realisation of a dream born out of two friends’ love of motorbikes, the freedom of the open road, and the adrenaline rush of an extreme challenge. Their entire journey was filmed for an award winning television series that was broadcast both in the UK and America.  
Charley is a talented actor with a number of credits to his name, including Deliverance in 1972. His highly maverick approach coupled with his obvious passion for motorcycles promises a charismatic and fascinating evening as Charley hosts the event at Coventry Transport Museum with a talk about his Long Way Round expedition and a question and answer session.
Steve Bagley, Curator, said:  
“We’re all very excited about welcoming Charley to Coventry. He has a true enthusiasm for motorcycles and the evening promises to be exciting and dynamic. The stories he has to tell about his adventures and challenges during ‘Long Way Round’ are truly awe inspiring”.  
Tickets for ‘An Evening with Charley Boorman’ cost £12.50 each - Cheques to be made payable to UNICEF. Due to limited space, numbers are restricted to 200 and demand is expected to be extremely high. For more information or to reserve your ticket please contact the Museum.  
Telephone:        024 7623 4270
Email:               enquiries@transport-museum.co.uk
For further information please contact Lucy Rumble, Development Officer           or Steve Bagley, Curator
Tel:  024 7623 4270 . Email:  lucy.rumble@transport-museum.co.uk
Lucy Rumble, Development Officer  
Coventry Transport Museum
Millennium Place, Coventry, CV1 1PN
Tel: 024 7623 4270, Fax: 024 7623 4284
Best Visitor Attraction, Coventry & Warwickshire Godiva Awards, 2004 & 2005
Finalist Gulbenkian Museum of the Year Award, 2005
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