Log for 2018
Saturday 17th - H-D Satnav workshop - Photos
Sunday 11th - ABC 1 ride - Photos
Eight riders braved the weather forecast and joined Robin 'Rain Man' Seymour as he decided to do the West Country version of his ABC ride as it looked the driest. How right he was as there was no rain, some sunshine and it wasn't too cold either. 150 odd miles covered with the ride finishing at Buck services on the A303.
The following places were visited: Bentley, New Alresford, Itchen Abbas, Stockbridge, Grately, Quarley, Thruxton Down, Wiltshire, Zeals, Dorset, Mere, Kingston Deverill, Hill Deverill, Longbridge Deverill, Hampshire, Andover and Test Valley which is 17 points for the ABC. No Mishaps and all got back safely. Thanks to Trevor and Axel for the photos and safety.
Saturday 10th - Mileage day registration - Photos
Saturday 10th - Road Crew Training - Photos
Thanks to the twenty one Road Crew who turned out on a wet Saturday morning to join Head Road Captain Graham Woods for an early season Road Crew meeting to discuss new safety measures for route marking. Special thanks to Jim Cordell for his research on how trikes are integrated within other chapters and suggestions for making trike owners feel welcome. During the New Road Crew training rides we experimented with an additional solo marshal following the trikes and lending support to the trike participants.
The meeting was followed by a full group training ride out to Goodwood in support of our four new Road Marshals. New marking techniques were successfully demonstrated and we finished late afternoon at GH-D. Finally, a big thank you to Karen Rawlings for organising refreshments and seating at Bramley school.
Thursday 8th - Club Night SoS @ GH-D - Photos
A busy Club Night down at the dealership where, along with the usual pals, patter and ride promotion, GH-D provided pints and platters! So a big thank you to Toby and his team for their hospitality.
Sunday 4th - LoH Lunch - Photos
LoH Officer Ruth Palmer organised a successful LoH Lunch for 24 ladies and their guests at The Red Lion Shamley Green. They beat the weather for some great food, fun and laughter!
Saturday 3rd - Mileage day registration - Photos
Thursday 1st - Club Night SoS @ GH-D
Cancelled due to the 'Beast from the East'.
Sunday 18th - Bisley Shoot - Photos
Saturday 17th - Trike Meeting @ GH-D - Photos
Saturday 3rd - New Road Marshal Inauguration - Photos
Thursday 1st - Club Night - Photos
Busy old Club Night with a few members braving the elements and turning up on their bikes! In addition to the usual business of Club Night, there was the introduction of the new Activities, Charity and Safety Officers; awards to the ten Chapter members who won the UK & Ireland Chapter Challenge highest mileages; the handing over of cheques to the various charities that the Chapter had supported in 2017 and the launch of the 2018 Chapter t-shirt and sweat shirt.
Sunday 28th - Short Notice ride - Photos
An enjoyable little ride from GH-D to Ryka’s with 3 members of our Chapter in attendance. A warm cuppa and a compulsory bacon bap was a pleasant distraction whilst we chatted about this coming year’s Official Chapter rides, life, the Universe and Everything!
Saturday 27th - Garage Day 2 @ GH-D - Photos
Saturday 20th - Charity Race Night - Photos
In the words of those that came along .... "Lots of fun", "Brilliant Fun great evening", "Hogsback Chapter knows how to create a great evening", "Fab time had by everyone", "Laughed so much", "Big Success".
Thank you every one that helped make this evening by coming along, to those that helped out during the evening, and of course a special mention for the man with the microphone, Master of Ceremonies, Howard Pullen.
The total raised for Chapter charities during the evening was a whopping £735.00. Maybe the new Charity Officer will do another one next year!
Saturday 20th - Puncture Day @ GH-D - Photos
Saturday 13th - Garage Day 1 @ GH-D - Photos
A dry if somewhat cold day meant that there were lots of bikes at GH-D today which was busy with Membership Officer Tatiana Kovaleva collecting membership subs; the reveal of GH-D's entry, The Petrali Racer by Michael Noble & Neil Blandford, into the 'Battle of the Kings' and a session with Aaron and Neil in the Workshop talking about pre-ride checks, levels and technical trivia Garage Day.
Sunday 7th - Snowball Run ride - Photos
Carl led the first ride out of 2018 which was a delightful ‘cool’ and ‘chilled’ affair in every sense of the word! Only the brave including two Ladies blew away those winter cob webs to enjoy a group ride out (16 bikes or there abouts) for a hearty late morning brunch at Brighton City Airport’s Art Deco terminal building! Thank you Axel & Jez for sweeping.
Thursday 4th - Club Night Quiz - Photos
A busy Club Night with some even turning up on bikes! Stephen Foster compered the Quiz with support from Larry and Nigel who were the official adjudicators and Charlie, Joanna, Nigel and Larry who provided questions.
The winning team with a score of 40 out of a possible 68 was '6 of the Best' headed up by Malcolm Bradly. They did very well but in the final round to decide who would host next year's quiz, they only managed to score 13 out of 15. The team that has the honour of compiling next year's quiz is 'Top Dog' headed up by Dell Evans. They won the final round by one point with a score of 14 out of a possible 15. They also did very well overall with a score of 36 out of 68.
Incidentally, Axel has photographic evidence of all members in the said teams!