Chapter membership for 2019
For those new to the Chapter (and those current members that may have forgotten), Chapter Membership is £20 until the end of March at which point it goes up to £25.
Officer Nomination Notices - Editor and Webmaster
Applications are invited for the positions of Editor and Webmaster from full Chapter members who have regularly participated in Chapter events as rider or pillion for at least 12 months, and to past and the current post-holders.
The closing date for applications is 31st March and the appointments will be made by the Committee and the successful applicants will be patched up at the next Club Night following the Committee decision.
Both the current post-holders have expressed a desire to stand again.
Our Merchandise Officer Margaret Bradly will be at GH-D with her trusty sewing machine from 10:00am on Saturday 6th April to sew on any patches to waistcoats etc.
GH-D Tenth Anniversary
A big thank you to Aaron and his team Aaron and we celebrated GH-D's tenth Birthday in some style with a very busy party at the Dealership that featured live entertainment, hog roast, and trade stands.
A big thank you as well to all those from the Chapter who got involved with helping out with traffic control, manning the Chapter stall dealing with membership renewals and queries, selling tickets for the charity raffle and LoH Tombola, and with the LoH refreshments.
Burgers @ GH-D
It must be nearly Summer .... the burger van is back on Saturday mornings at GH-D!
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
The deadline for articles for the next Chapter Newsletter has been extended. If you have any contributions, please send them to me at:
Brett Speed - Editor
2019 Ride Programme is here!
Check out all the great rides and events we have planned for 2019.
Exclusive invitation for H.O.G. Chapters
The above graphic links to an exclusive invitation from Great Western Chapter to all H.O.G. Chapters. For one month they are offering V.I.P. Registration (4th February - 31st March 2019) to their 12th Annual Hogs in the Hayfields Rally.
Convergence Cirencester 2019 : 9th-11th August
Full details of this rally can be found in the Weekends Away page in the Members area of the Chapter website.
ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) - includes Motorcycles
The ULEZ will replace the T-Charge from 8 April 2019 and will operate 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.
Chapter Charities for 2019
Following a review of all the charities nominated at the recent Chapter Committee meeting, the chosen charities for the Chapter to support this year are:
Four other charities were nominated by Chapter Members (Queen Mary Sailability, Parenting Children with Special Needs, RSPCA and Surrey Wildlife Trust) and each will receive a donation of £100.
John Fluker - Charities Officer
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
Tickets for Blazin Fifties now on sale!
This event is not run by Hogsback Chapter but is well supported by many of our Chapter members! For more information, and details of how to get tickets, go direct to the Rally information page on the New Forest Chapter website.
Details of the ride to this rally will appear on the Events page in the Members area of the website when they become available.
Autumn edition of the Chapter newsletter now available
The Autumn 2018 Newsletter has been published. Hard copies are available at the dealership or head over to the website to download an electronic version.
Hogsback Chapter Bylaws
Version 2.0 of the Chapter Bylaws is now available on the Membership page of the website under Membership Information.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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."