Ride Programme Change
Robin's ride (ABC 2 ride) scheduled for Sunday 23rd September has had to be postponed.
Another ride may be arranged in it's place. An update will be posted on the website on Friday 21st September confirming if there will be a replacement ride or not.
Copy date for the next Chapter newsletter is the 16th September
So if you have anything you want to contribute, put it together before this date and send it to the editor Brett Speed at
Meanwhile, the latest edition of the Chapter Newsletter is available in the Members area of the website and hardcopies can be picked up from GH-D.
Guildford H-D Boot Sale & LoH Cake Sale - UPDATE
Thank you to all those who attended and supported this event and in particular those who manned the stalls and the Ladies of Harley with their cake sales. We are very pleased to say that we raised £288 for our charities from parts sales and around £140 from cake/coffee/tea sales (exact figure yet to be finalised). An excellent result.
For those of you who sold items but were not still there at the end the the afternoon our charity officer has envelopes with your cash in them and will bring them to October club night (if you need the envelope before then please contact the Charity Officer).
End of Season Party tickets - UPDATE
We have had an amazing response to the EoS ticket sales and all tickets have now been sold. I am negotiating with the venue to see if we can increase our numbers. In the meantime I am starting a reserve list so if you have missed out please email email@example.com leaving your name and how many tickets you would like to reserve.
Eileen Ostinelli, Activities Officer
New Chapter Membership Officer - Katie Francis
I am pleased to announce that Katie Francis has been successful in the recent Membership Officer election and will be officially patched up at September Club Night.
Dell Evans, Chapter Director
Dear Dell and the whole Hogback Chapter!!!!
"You so made our wedding day and we slightly feel sad we do not have bikes anymore but do you know what? We don't need them we have you guys and gals! We cannot find the words to say how happy you made us and our guests and all of the kinds words you gave to us. We were all very accommodating, you brought the sun shine with you, managed to ride in excellently on a cobbled surface and battled your way through a drunk crowd! I hope you had a few cocktails/mocktails or the hogback tea we ordered for you.
We would like to thank you all personally and donate to a charity of your choice. Please let us know when, what charity and where you are meeting up next.
We love you guys and please share this email in your next meeting. We will of course post on all the socials later to acknowledge you and I will endeavour to post ever single new facebook profile that involves one of your bikes lol
Please stay in touch. We will also share our wedding website photos from our photographer."
Kit and Katy,
(Mrs and Mrs Budhan-Mills)
Meanwhile, down at the Dealership
Congratulations to Aaron Presley GH-D who has been promoted to Dealer Principal, and to Neil Blandford who moves from the workshop to Service Manager.
A big Thank you to all the helpers and everyone who attended for making this a great weekend. We have booked the venue again with even more rooms for next year year and I promise to get a slightly quieter band for the Saturday though can't promise the knicker throwing again you all seemed to enjoy so much.
Director Hogsback Chapter UK
Thu 13th-Sun 16th 2019 - 28th Annual European HOG Rally
Details of the Chapter rides to the 28th H.O.G. Rally in Cascais next year are now available on the Chapter website.
Hogsback Chapter Bylaws
Version 2.0 of the Chapter Bylaws is now available on the Membership page of the website under Membership Information.
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.
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."