Deadline for the next Newsletter is 21st July
A call out to all Chapter wordsmiths! The deadline for the next Chapter Newsletter is less than a month away. There’s a lot going on so you will need to get scribbling!!! All articles to the editor Brett Speed:
Convergence Cirencester 2019 : 9th-11th August
There are still some rooms available!
Full details of this rally can be found on the Weekends Away page in the Members area of the Chapter website.
Summer BBQ details announced
Come and join us for our summer BBQ on 24th August at the Hogsback Hotel where there will be fun, food, laughter and maybe a little bit of drinking and dancing going on as well! We have music from the band the Rebeats, they are a great band playing a mix of music.
This year we will be joined by members of the Limburg Chapter so help us to give them a warm Hogsback Chapter welcome.
Tickets now on sale £10.00 members, £15.00 guests. Contact Activities Officer Eileen Ostinelli for tickets or more information. Tickets will be on sale at August Club Night.
Full details of this event can be found on the Events page in the Members area of the Chapter website
Hogs On The Farm 2019
A great Hogs On The Farm event last weekend was supported by over 70 members and their partners (and dogs). With many camping and enjoying the sunshine along with the trailer ride to the pub on Friday, Saturday ride out, tour of the farm by tractor and hilarious Harley games. The bands were great, food excellent and the company made it a party atmosphere. Many thanks to Howard for arranging it, Robin and Gary plus their team of helpers for the catering and some many members who mucked in with the work.
Dell Evans - Chapter Director
Officer Nomination Notices - Director and Secretary
Dell Evans was re-elected as Director and David Hardcastle was elected Secretary at July Club Night.
Chapter Membership cards
Not picked yours up yet?
Next time you are in GH-D, you can pick up yours from Beth.
Chapter membership for 2019
Chapter Membership is now £25. Click on the graphic above for more details.
Helpful advice for those travelling with Brittany Ferries to Santander
Dear Chapter Director
In thinking of those travelling to the rally in Cascais, one of your peers has made me aware of the following message he received from Brittany Ferries regarding his booking on a ferry from Portsmouth to Santander.
“We're sorry to inform you that due to a technical reason, Pont-Aven is currently unable to operate at its full cruising speed. As a consequence, the ship's sailings originally scheduled to operate between Portsmouth and Santander this season will now be departing from and arriving into our UK port of PLYMOUTH.”
With this in mind, members booked on this route with Brittany Ferries and on this ship, may want to check with them prior to travelling to confirm details of their crossing to Santander if they have not already been contacted and advised of any changes.
Regional H.O.G. & Customer Experience Manager
UK & Ireland
ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) - includes Motorcycles
The ULEZ replaced the T-Charge on 8 April 2019 and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year, within the same area as the current Congestion Charging Zone (CCZ).
The ULEZ will be enforced based on the declared emissions of the vehicle (which includes motorcycles) rather than the age, and all vehicles will need to meet Euro 3 emissions standards. Generally speaking Euro 3 engines are those registered with the DVLA after July 2007.
This tool helps you to work out whether your vehicle meets the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) standards. Any vehicle that meets the ULEZ standard will be able to travel in the zone without paying the ULEZ charge.
Mileage Challenge is now known as RIDE365
For full details of RIDE365, click on the graphic above.
It's different to the Mileage Challenge but in many ways remains the same. After all, Robin is still in charge and doughnuts are involved. You still have to do it TWICE a year but now you have more time to do it.
You can still ride your bike in if you want or if the weather is bad, bring in a picture of your speedo and VIN number. All we need is your name, H.O.G. number, VIN number and current mileage. You will be able to track your record on hog.com and see how the Chapter is doing.
You can also update your mileage throughout the year. There will still be registration slips upstairs and in the Service dept. Any questions email
Keeping the Website up to date in 2019!
If you spot any broken links or have any comments to make concerning the Chapter website, please email them to me at:
Czes Wicherek - Webmaster
Hogsback Chapter Bylaws
Version 2.0 of the Chapter Bylaws is now available on the Membership page of the website under Membership Information.
H.O.G. Safer Rider Scheme
Have you done some advanced training or a Bifesafe assessment this year? We would like to know because if twelve or more Chapter members have done so this year, the Chapter will get an award from H.O.G. So if you have, it would be appreciated if you would send a scanned copy of your certificate to Head Road Captain Graham Woods and we will do the rest.
2017 Hogsback Chapter Survey published
As announced at the November Club Night, the results of the 2017 Hogsback Chapter Survey are now available on the Members Area page of the website.
How to get your face on Faces
We have only five faces for the last new 75 members that have joined! So please do send us your details now! Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with:
- a recent photo taken from one of the Club Night or Ride galleries (copy & paste or URL)
- your Hogsback membership ID (eg 578)
- your full name
Had a great time and want to let the HOG World know?
Stories that you want shared in H.O.G. national communications should be submitted to email@example.com. You may or may not be aware that member stories can also now be shared on-line on HOG.com. Once a member has signed into their on-line profile they can read articles submitted by other members or submit their own. Options are available in the drop down menu that appears under “Live to Ride” on the page that appears once a member has signed in. It looks like this:
H.O.G. UK and Ireland Facebook page
Since the launch of the HOG UK and Ireland Facebook page, word is getting out and H.O.G. are seeing good growth in the numbers of likes and shares. Engagement is also good with members submitting pictures and making positive comments on posts.
You can connect to the page via the blue link at the top of this page or via the url https://www.facebook.com/HOGukandireland/.
Please send any suggestions or feedback on the page and its contents to Marjorie Rae who is the H.O.G. Consumer Experience Manager, UK & Ireland.
It’s still early days but hopefully you can help H.O.G. in developing it and getting the word out to others that it’s there.
Remember - if you want your posts to get picked up when sharing – use #HOGukandireland. To send pictures – message the page or e-mail: HOGukandireland@harley-davidson.com or tag us on #HOGukandireland.
Continuing to avoid back patch troubles
You may already be aware that H.O.G. are promoting a series of new logos. As well as the traditional 'Classic' H.O.G. patch, an alternative new look eagle patch, which now incorporates the bar and shield, will shortly be available through the Chapter. You will be welcome to choose either design.
However, we would like to bring to your attention a further logo which is featured on page 43 of Issue 4 2013 H.O.G. magazine. This shows a patch with a skull, wings and a top and bottom rocker. After consultation with a worldwide MCC with local connections, we advise that H.O.G. members should not wear any item of clothing bearing this logo. Accordingly, these patches will not be available from our Merchandise Officer.
If you are unclear about this advice please contact either the Director, a senior member of the Committee or the Dealer Principal.
UPDATE - We have just received this communication from Harley-Davidson Europe Ltd:
"Following consumer feedback on the new skull with wings patch, please be advised that the option is currently withdrawn and will not be available until further notice."