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September 2017

Officer Vacancy Notice - Chapter Trike Representative

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This is a new post and is open to full Chapter members who have regularly participated in Chapter events, be a current Trike rider and have held Chapter membership for two years.

Closing date for applications: 1st October 2017

Officer Vacancy Notice - Head Photographer

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Our current head photographer's term is up for renewal and whilst he is willing to stand again, both Axel and the committee welcome applications from other members.

Closing date for applications: 19th October 2017

Weekends Away - updated 23-Sep-17

Weekends Away

The latest situation regarding availability for Weekends Away including the trip to Prague for the HD 115 party next year is as follows .... but you will appreciate that this is constantly changing. So, if you want to go on a trip, book it up sooner rather than later!



Rooms Left

Blazin Blitz
Book accommodation direct


115 Party Prague
Last few spaces remaining


2017 EoS

End of Season party tickets

Tickets for this year's End of Season party are now on sale and available from Activities Officer Andy Cripps (Crippo).

Update on Hotel room bookings: 41 rooms gone, 17 remaining.

LoH's Bubbly @ Blazing Blitz Rally

Fiona Gilbert, LoH Officer for New Forest Chapter, invites all ladies going to the Rally to join her for a glass or two of bubbly at THE BOAT HOUSE between 5 and 6pm on Friday 29th September.

Latest Chapter Newsletter Now Online!

A bumper issue including introductions from our new committee members Steve and Tatiana, loads of Ride Reports, a new (and hopefully ongoing) Hogsback History section and of course a jaunty poem from the resident Chapter Poet Gordon.

Download now from the Chapter Website or pick up a hard copy at the next Club Night or from GH-D.

If you would like a high resolution pdf version of the newsletter, please contact the editor at


Iron Horse Rally 2018 ( Fri 11th - Mon 14th May)

Booking for next year’s Iron Horse Rally is now open.

Rally tickets are booked through the chapter via the rally site booking page, we also have reduced price deluxe range statics available. Camping and touring pitches are booked directly with the venue, you will need to ring 01723 515155 and quote the code BDHARLEY17 to ensure that you will be located in the correct area. This venue requires that names of all attendees are provided so please fill out the individual names when booking your tickets not just the lead person of the group.

The rally website can be found at: http://www.ironhorserally.co.uk/

A flyer for the rally can be found at: http://www.ironhorserally.co.uk/2018flyer.jpg

A promotional video for our rally can be found at: https://youtu.be/ACyALWN-dc8

We hope you will consider attending our 2018 offering. Ride Safe

Andy Coe - Director
St Leger Chapter


August 2017

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Saturday 30th - Dealership New Bike Launch

Calling all Ladies(and Guys) to dig out their culinary skills and make some cakes and buns for our stall at the Dealership New Bike Launch on Saturday 30th September. We also need help manning the refreshments stall!

Please contact me or Katie at GH-D if you are able to help in any way, thanks. All monies we raise selling teas, coffee and cake will go to Macmillan Cancer support.


Ruth Palmer - LoH Officer


Changes to Ride Programme

Saturday 30th September - Fishbourne Roman Palace ride

This ride has been cancelled as the dealership will be running their New Bike launch on this day! More details to follow.

Saturday 7th October - RTTW (Ride to the Wall)

Unfortunately this ride has been cancelled due to a clash of dates with the Road Crew meeting.

Sunday 15th October - Southampton H-D ride

This ride replaces the British Motor Museum ride that was originally scheduled for this date.


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 hogukandireland@harley-davidson.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:

HOG page


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.


July 2017

New Membership Secretary

Congratulations to Tatiana Kovaleva who was voted in at the last committee meeting to take on this important role. She will be taking over from Charlie who has retired to the hills of Lincolnshire. The Chapter is very appreciative of the way Charlie, supported by Bern, did a fabulous job of welcoming new members. Tatiana will likewise be supported by Walter.

Dell Evans - Director


Keeping the Website up to date!

If you spot any broken links or have any comments to make concerning the Chapter website, please email them to me at webmaster@hogsbackchapteruk.org.

Czes Wicherek - Webmaster


February 2017

Chapter Charity for 2017

Hello Everyone

Before I announce the names of the charities we will be supporting in 2017, I'd like to tell you how we did in 2016.

We managed to to collect a grand total of £3,700 which will be presented at the March Club Night and distributed between the three charities as follows:

I'd like to thank all those who sent in suggestions for charities for the Chapter to support for 2017. After a lot of discussion at the last Chapter Committee meeting, the following charities were chosen:

As we had so many nominations this year, we decided to donate £100.00 to the following charities:

Thank you so much for all your efforts raising so much money last year, it really makes me feel very proud of you all.

Wendy Evans - Charities Officer

February 2016

Hogsback Chapter Bylaws

Version 1.3 of the Chapter Bylaws is now available on the Membership page of the website under Membership Information. The new version contains several clarifications in the light of current practice, has been approved by the Dealership and was ratified at the full Committee meeting in January.

June 2015

Hogsback policy clarification - 29/05/2015

At a meeting last night we reviewed our existing membership and riding policies. This review took place in the context of our Charter from H.O.G.®, the expectations of the Dealership, and what we believe to be at the heart of issues that have arisen over the past few months within the membership.

It was concluded an extract of the forthcoming Chapter FAQ should be published (in the Chapter Standing Notices section of the website and via a special e-Shot) without delay. It re-emphasises what we expect of ourselves in Hogsback with respect to recent issues, and why.

Toby Sleeman, Dealer Principal
Dik Gregory, Director
Dell Evans, Assistant Director
Robin Seymour, Assistant Director

Pillions: to join or not to join ...?

Ever asked yourself this question? Well check out the answer in the Chapter Standing Notices now in the Membership!

January 2014

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."