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January 2019

Cakes @ the GH-D Boot Fair


Calling all bakers out there! Cakes and savoury items are needed for the Chapter's tea/coffee stall at the dealership's Boot Fair this Saturday, so get those ovens fired up and start the baking.

Stall volunteers are needed from 9.30am till 3.00pm and any help you could give would be wonderful. To do so, please contact me.


Liz Getgood - LoH Officer

Membership Renewal @ the GH-D Boot Fair


Our Membership Officer Katie Francis will be at GH-D on Saturday 26th from 10.30am till 2.00pm doing Membership renewals in Aaron’s office.

Chapter stall @ the Boot Fair


The Hogsback Chapter are going to have a table or two at the GH-D Boot Fair. Specifically for members use and with 15% of members sales automatically donated to our nominated charities we should all have smiling faces.

If you want to sell anything on the day then you must label each of your items with your name and telephone details and selling price. A list of items and prices would be ideal. It would be preferable to bring your sale items with you on the morning well before the start and help get the table ready and presentable.

If you can't bring your 'bits' on the morning then please contact the dealership to ask if you can leave your boxed up items at the dealership on the Friday 25th January. Ask for Aaron, but do bear in mind that it will be at their discretion.

NO LOOSE ITEMS – unless you bring them with you on the day. Please be realistic about your asking prices. Asking prices, not far off new prices, will not sell. Any help on the day to man the pitch is very welcome.

Boot Fair @ GH-D

Boot fair

Join Aaron and his team in the car park at GH-D on Saturday 26th January from 10am-3pm for their Boot Fair event along with their suppliers, Hogsback Chapter and the team from Reading Harley-Davidson and grab yourself a sweet deal in time for the riding season.

They plan to have huge savings on the day on parts, clothing and accessories so whether you're building your own custom dream ride, have been looking for a specific part at a deal price, or just want to freshen up your look for the upcoming riding season, GH-D is the place to find it!

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

Exclusive invitation for H.O.G. Chapters


The above graphic links to an exclusive invitation from the Dunedin Chapter to all H.O.G. Chapters. For one month they are offering V.I.P. Registration (10th January-10th February 2019) which ensures exclusive priority access to Pre-registration, Onsite Hotel Accommodation Booking, Motorhome parking, Camping facilities and Free Rally Pack.

Convergence Cirencester 2019 : 9th-11th August

Cirencester 2019

Full details of this rally can be found in the Weekends Away page in the Members area of the Chapter website.

Winter Ball - tickets latest

Winter Ball


Don’t miss out on our Winter Ball in February where music, fun, food and laughter are all on the menu! Tickets are available from our Activities Officer, Eileen Ostinelli.


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.

2019 Ride Programme

map of UK

The road crew are currently drafting the 2019 plan.


Autumn edition of the Chapter newsletter now available

chapter newsletter

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.

May 2018

Hogsback Chapter Bylaws

Version 2.0 of the Chapter Bylaws is now available on the Membership page of the website under Membership Information.

December 2017

Chapter Merchandise

The Chapter Shop in the Members area has been updated to include all the Chapter merchandise that is available.

November 2017

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.


October 2017

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 images@hogsbackchapteruk.org with:

  1. a recent photo taken from one of the Club Night or Ride galleries (copy & paste or URL)
  2. your Hogsback membership ID (eg 578)
  3. your full name

August 2017

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.


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."