Caravan Times

SignUp
SignIn
  • Home
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • News
  • Community
  • Features
  • Videos
  • Forum
  • Sites
  • Loading
News
Popular Today:

MP picks up the keys to 2011 Bailey Pegasus caravan

Margaret & Leo Beckett collect the keys from Sales Manager Mark Clayton and Bailey Managing Director Nick Howard
Margaret & Leo Beckett collect the keys from Sales Manager Mark Clayton and Bailey Managing Director Nick Howard
Related stories

Monday, 20, Sep 2010 09:53

by Holly Tribe

She is the Member of Parliament known for her lifestyle as an avid caravanner, who carried on touring despite the security risks of being Foreign Secretary. And former Labour leader Margaret Beckett and her husband Leo show no signs of slowing down after they recently became the proud owners of a new Bailey Pegasus 514.

The couple picked up the keys for their Pegasus 514 from Lowdham Leisureworld in Nottingham. An upgrade from their 2002 Bailey Pegasus Champagne, this will be the Beckett's fourth tourer from Bailey Caravans.

Margaret has been a Labour MP for Derby South since 1983 and most notably became the first female Foreign Secretary in 2006. But despite holding the position of a top ranking Cabinet Minister responsible for MI6, the Becketts have been enthusiastic caravanners for over thirty years touring all over the UK and mainland Europe.

The four berth model features Bailey's pioneering Alu-Tech body shell and a number of modifications to suit the couple's requirements.

Leo underwent a double heart bypass two years ago and thanks to a speedy recovery and enthusiasm for caravanning, the pair are keen to get back on the road.

Leo said: "There was a rumour that we'd be forced to give it up for good, but I wouldn't stop caravanning for the world".

Comments - What do you think?

Spare wheels

We know we are not allowed to tow with while using a "space saver" spare wheel and more & more manufacturers a...

Another One Bites the Dust..

And I'm not referring to the Queen song... Another caravanner arguing with a lorry... https://www.youtube.com/watc...

Cleaning Caravan Roofs

I've just spent several hours trying to get the green and black Algae off the caravan roof.I noticed why I was up ...

Up to the Minute

For discussion on all rumour, news, and gossip from our up to the minute NewsWire listing.... Last post March 201...

Log Burners

Here is a long burner with a difference.... I'd love one of these....… ...

Bailey Unicorn Pamplona

Hi All, I am from west sussex or newquay part of the year!!   If anyone wants to sell or knows where there is a B...

What made you buy a leisure vehicle?

Just having a discussion here at CaravanTimes about what got us into leisure vehicles and were wondering what got ...

Bailey Unicorn Pamplona

Hi All i have recentley viewed my friends unicorn pamplona and love it. does anyone know where i can purchase or...

Planning Avondale Osprey 2007.

I have a Swift challenger 2 berth with end washroom first van Love it.planning upgrade to bigger van 2007 Avondale...

Bailey Pegasus Bologna 2011 weight upgrade

Has anybody done the weight upgrade on a Pegasus 2 bologna? What does it entail, i am struggling with low payload ...

For Sale

Burstner Nexxo t720 - 2012 - £44995

Burnster Nexxo t720

Low Low profile chasis motorhome

Rapido A-Class 999M - 2009 - £54995

Rapido A class 999M

This flagship Rapido model is based on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis (very rare) with the fantastic Mercedes 3.

Monaco Knight 38 PDQ - 2006 - £79995

x

THE most practical RV layout ever on the market with four slide out rooms, full cream leather interior and light oak cabinetry creates even greater feeling of space.

Niesmann+Bischoff Arto 69 PL (auto) - 2011 - £61995

Niesmann + Bischoff Arto 69 PL

One of the best build qualities in the industry including aluminium sandwich construction, deep double floor and front electric thermo windscreen blind make this motorhome fully winterised.

Campervanning voted the stress-free getaway of choice by British families

Many celebrities have adopted a leisure vehicle lifestyle, just like One Direction

Almost 70 per cent of British parents would choose to escape in a leisure vehicle over a package holiday

Taking a look at the new Auto-Trail offerings for 2015

Auto Trail's latest motorhomes for 2015 are set to impress

Auto-Trail has unveiled some great offerings for the 2015 season. CaravanTimes went to the NEC to find out more

CaravanTimes guide to the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2015

Wondering what to check out at the show this week? We've got the answers here

With so much to see and do at the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show, CaravanTimes has pieced together a quick guide to help make sure you don't miss a thing

Looking at all-weather caravans with Coachman

Two types of heating systems and solid insulation comes as standard with Coachman for 2015

As more and more people take to caravanning year round, a good heating system as well as solid insulation is key. CaravanTimes popped along to Coachman Caravans to find out more about what they've done for 2015