UPDATE: The Napier-Railton will be off-site from 7/09/23 - 6/10/23 to mark the opening of the Peninsula Hotel London. Read about our partnership here


Absurd: A Saharan Adventure


Absurd: A Saharan Adventure

May 19, 2022

Back in 2017, Keith Futcher, a 70-year-old living in Malaysia saw an image in a glossy magazine that sent his heart racing. Determined to recreate the photograph, Keith persuaded two other seniors, quickly growing to four, that a journey on heritage motorcycles across the Sahara was a wonderfully absurd notion. 

Hooking up with an ex-Special Forces operative and a combat zone photographer made them seven. Wild camping under star-spattered skies from Spain to Tangier, then riding across unforgiving terrain, fourteen dusty boots eventually touched down on the sands of the Sahara at Erg Chebbi, their final destination.

Keith and three of his original cohort are preparing to ride their motorcycles from York to Brooklands Museum, arriving on 19th May, where he will talk about their adventuresand sign copies of his book Absurd

This event will be in person in the Clubhouse and broadcast on BM.tv Livestream

The Members' Bar will be open from 6pm and hot food will be available.

Should any riders wish to join Keith on the journey to Brooklands Museum, the Short Ride Down, route and dates are available on the GB Publishing website.

COVID Safety

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Plan your visit


May 19, 2022 6.30pm - 10:00pm



Members £4.00 

Volunteers £6.00 

Non Members £8.00

Livestream Free 

To book tickets click here



Getting Here

Brooklands Museum, Brooklands Road, Weybridge, KT13 0QN

Parking on-site via the Brooklands Road Campbell Gate


Stepped access to the Napier-Room

Accessibility at the Museum >


To book your tickets click the book links in the ticket information block or email talks@brooklandsmembers.co.uk

Livestream bookings will be sent the web link in advance of the talk.