is the seventh time that I (Hans-Ove Görtz in Sweden) and
my slave labourers (Ted Adcock, Spencer Farrow and Harry
Martin in USA)
organize the "over the pond" thing. This is not
a COG/GCE sponsored activity - just a - every year -
Basically we organize a selection and raise money to cover travel expenses for a fellow member - that will have the possibility to travel to Europe. We aim at someone that have played (or still plays) an important role in GCE community and "never" have been or have the means to accumulate this kind of money to make this - a long time dreamed ride in his/her lifetime - happen. We have succeeded so far to accumulate enough money by pledgers offering USD 5-10-25-50/ea to support 1-2 travellers.
Please remember that this thing to have someone to travel over the pond is a spontaneous activity. This is not any COG or GCE pre planned activity - just us who want to participate - with pledges, travel, and
support in other ways.
COGers and GCEers can make things happen!
RULES (sort of)
You who like to make a pledge and support this idea, can inform me. Up till now members have pledged for USD 10 and USD 100 but that is not any decided or minimum sum. Unintentionally it could be interpreted as such so to be very clear - all support is welcome - for practical reasons all pledges should be not less than USD 1 (one) or equivalent.
will be a bit later this time to accomondate to the late
date of the GCE-rally.
Pledge period will be until August 1st.
1. The selected traveller will receive the economic (as much as we collect) support for travel to EU. The selected traveller have to state that he or she willingly will put up his/her own money to cover rest of the travel expenses that may occur. The selected traveller have to make a report of the travel in the Concourier and also have a webversion on the GCE-site..
2. All collected money - needed for the airfare and some pocket money - will go to the traveller.
Travel period approx 7-10 (seven) days - preferable
arrival in EU (approx August 25th) departure (approx
September 10th). Final decision is made together with the
traveller to suit his/hers needs.
7. The traveller will need a place to stay (several places), incl. some entertaining and food...(pending GCE volunteers).
Travel to GCE-rally in Switzerland from the bike pickup (this is personal travel