Compton Road bridge replacement
Please be aware that work will start on replacing the Compton Road bridge from the 23rd April and last approximately until 13th July.
See full details in the following letter from Network Rail:
Baking for GH-D Birthday party
Calling all Chapter Members. Can you help bake or sell the goodies on the LoH stand at the GH-D Birthday party on the 24th March? If you can, please contact our LoH Officer Ruth Palmer to let her know how you can help.
All proceeds will go to our Chapter Charities.
Chapter branded Road Trip garments
Merchandise Officer Margaret Bradly is taking orders for the second and final batch of Chapter branded Road Trip garments for 2018. Closing date for this order will be 5th April 2018 (which coincidentally is Club Night), so that you have the garments in time for the riding season.
- Hoodies and zipped hoodies available in black or grey - cost £25.00
- Man’s T-shirts available in black or grey - price £15.00
- Ladies v-neck t-shirts available in black or red - price £15.00
Please contact Margaret to make sure you don’t miss out on these unique garments.
Chapter Membership renewal for 2018
It's that time of year again folks where we all have to renew our Chapter membership. Renewal costs £20.00 until the end of March when it increases to £25.00.
Those familiar with online banking can pay via BACS. Details on how to do this can be found at the bottom of the 2018 membership form.
Rolling Stones in Prague
Kick off the Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary Weekend in style by going to see the Rolling Stones massive 'No Filter' tour on the July 4th in Prague!
Hi All, this is your 4 week warning for submissions for the next Newsletter! Deadline is the 21st March to be ready for April Club Night.
All submissions to:
Brett Speed. Editor
Weekends Away for 2018
Going on a Weekend Away with the Chapter is a great way to get to know other members within the Chapter and is highly recommended especially for new members. All the trips being run this year, along with their current booking status, are listed on the Weekends Away page in the Members Area of the web site.
Results of 2017 Chapter Challenge
Well done to the following Chapter members for winning the award for the 'Greatest number of miles accumulated -Top 10' for Hogsback Chapter:
Other categories included:
Greatest number of miles accumulated - Ladies of Harley : won by Bev Beechey 1066 Chapter with 15,283 miles.
Greatest number of miles accumulated : Individual TBC
Greatest average number of miles : won by St Leger Chapter with 10,794 miles.
Greatest number of participants : won by Dunedin Chapter with 210.
Greatest number of miles accumulated : won by Dunedin Chapter with 656,481.
Well done to all that took part in the 2017 challenge and if you didn't then please join in this year. Look out for how to do so in one of the forthcoming e-shots and also look out for Robin's sign-on doughnut days!
Hogsback Charities for 2018 announced
Following nominations from members, the Chapter Committee have chosen the following three charities for the Chapter to support this year:
The committee thanks everyone who sent in a nomination and the following that were not selected will each receive a donation of £100 each from our funds: - Ellenor, Sam Beare Hospice, Stepping Stones DS and British Biker Relief Foundation.
New Chapter Officers
Congratulations to the following who were elected by the Chapter Committee and will take up their posts immediately:
- Activities Officer - Eileen Ostinelli
Eileen is enthusiastic about taking on the role and has already started working on events for us all to enjoy.
- Charity Officer - John Fluker
Many of you will know John in his role as a Chapter photographer. He has had a running start with the funds raised at the recent Charity Race Night!
- Safety Officer - Vince Pyle
Vince has a lifetime of experience as a biker and is an advanced rider with a raft of qualifications including as an instructor and examiner - we are very fortunate to have him.
The latest edition of the Chapter Newsletter is now available in the Members area of the website. Hardcopies will be available at Club Night or can be picked up from GH-D.
Keeping the Website up to date in 2018!
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
The Chapter Shop in the Members area has been updated to include all the Chapter merchandise that is available.
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.
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.
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!
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."