Chapter Charity Nominations
Each year Hogsback Chapter supports three charities by raising funds at our events through raffles, the Golden Key draw and other fund raising activities. The Chapter is now seeking nominations for next year's charities. Nominations are sought from members before 31 December 2019 and the Committee will then make a decision at its January meeting. Please supply a short statement about the nominated charity to our Charity Officer John Fluker at:
Sunday 17th - LoH Lunch (Liz Getgood) - The LoH Lunch at the Parrot in Forest Green is taking placing on Sunday 17th November.
Change of Merchandise Officer.
The Chapter has a new merchandise officer from 1st November with Becca Evans taking up the post. The committee would like to thank Margaret for all her hard work over the years and are happy that she will continue to offer her sewing services to members as a separate business.
Dell Evans - Chapter Director
Hogsback Chapter Bylaws
The latest version of the Chapter Bylaws is now available on the Membership page of the website under Membership Information.
Convergence Cirencester 2020
It’s time for Hogsback members to pay deposits (£50 per room) before we open up bookings to other chapters. There is a lot of interest from other chapters for next year. So to avoid any disappointment, get your booking in quickly with Robin via
For more information, look on the Weekends Away page for 2020 in the Members area of the website.
End of Season Party tickets cut off date !
Cut off date for buying tickets and payment is 31st October. Email Activities Officer or Beth at GH-D for tickets.
Tickets now on sale: Members £25.00 Guests £30.00
Starring: Special appearance from the hilarious Amy Housewine.
Theme: “The Movies”.
Venue: We are moving venue to the Hilton on Seven Hills Road Cobham as sadly we have outgrown the Hogsback Hotel.
Rooms: See Events page in Members area for details of rooms.
Margaret sewing at GH-D
Margaret will be at GH-D from 10.00am on Saturday 16th November to sew on patches.
A call-out to all Hogsback Chapter members - please ensure you get GH-D to update your mileage on Ride 365 before the 31/12/2019. Your mileage contributes to your individual annual and lifetime miles but also to the Chapter Challenge. We have won this before and there is no reason we can't win again!
Thanks for your support
Paul Cutler - Assistant Director
Ride 365 is the official Mileage Recognition Program for HOG. You can logon to the H.O.G. Ride 365 page by clicking on the above Ride 365 logo (or by logging onto https://www.harley-davidson.com/gb/en/owners/hog/ride-365.html) to see the Chapter's progress.
I am delighted to inform members that our committee has supported the proposal for Hogsback to twin with Mons Chapter. This is a chapter we often visit and already have a special relationship with. We will be organising events to celebrate this next year probably one here and one over there in Mons. More info when we get organised.
Dell Evans - Chapter Director
Welcome to Hogsback Chapter
Chapter Director Dell Evans welcomes you to the Hogsback Chapter in this new video about the Chapter.
Coming up for the Ladies of Harley .....
Some advance notice of things coming up especially for our LoH members:
- 2nd November Ladies idea meeting
- 17th November Ladies Lunch Parrot Forest Green
- 30th November Trip to Winchester Christmas Market (non bike)
Assistant Director Announced
Paul Cutler was unveiled as the next Assistant Director of the Chapter at September Club Night and will take over from Paul Andrews when his term of office runs out.!
Great Summer BBQ
Thanks to Eileen and her team of helpers for putting on such a great event. Also the brothers Steve (Routh & Foster) for a fab ride out. The Limburg Chapter clearly had a great time and have invited us to join them next year over in their land. They will though learnt not to leave their chapter flag unattended when Hogsback are around - Oooops!
Dell Evans - Chapter Director
Convergence Cirencester 2019
Despite the weather being unkind to us the rally was a great success. Robin Seymour and his team of helpers did us proud putting on 2 full packed days and Vince Pyle kept us safe on a blustery ride out. Thanks to Iceni and 1066 for turning up in force plus Mons Chapter for the long journey- all stated they will be back and we will make it bigger and better next year.
Dell Evans - Chapter Director
Get Well Card
Dear Hogsback members
My name is Jamie Thomas and I am the technician at Guildford Harley-Davidson who had the motorcycle accident in June. I'd just like to say thank you very much for my get well card all the well wishes and positive comments inside this will help me get through this difficult time as I'm recovering over the next year.
I'm hoping that once I have had my second operation, I'll be able to pop down on a Saturday and see some of you guys/girls off on your weekly ride outs. All I can say is enjoy the rest of the summer and ride safe think of me hobbling around on crutches while you open the throttles on your Hogs! I'm not jealous at all !
All the best
Technician @ GH-D
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.
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
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."