Memories of Cliff
The Chapter is putting together a Book of Memories for Cliff's wife Golly. Dell has asked for funny and light hearted small stories to be sent to him for inclusion. Nothing sad, this is about looking back and remembering Cliff with a smile - photos are welcome as well. Send your memories to
Weekends Away Update - 'Tanks In Mons' weekend
Following the sad passing of Cliff Michie, Dell Evans will now be leading this relaxed weekend to the historic town of Mons Belgium in line with what Cliff had planned and we will certainly be toasting him with the odd drink a few times during the event. Can anyone who had already booked with Cliff please contact Dell at
Saturday 15th - GH-D meet up & membership renewal
Mince pies will be available at GH-D this Saturday between 11.00am - 1.00pm where our Membership Officer Katie Francis, ably assisted by Dell Evans, will be doing Membership renewals. It's just an informal meet up where you can get that membership renewal for 2019 out of the way, munch a pie or two and perhaps even share a memory of Cliff.
In Memory of Cliff Michie
I am really sorry and sad to inform the Chapter that our Road Captain and friend Cliff Michie passed away today (11th December 2018). I know many of you will be shocked and deeply saddened by this. The Chapter will do whatever we can to support Golly through this awful period and she has already expressed she would appreciate Cliff having a bikers funeral and seen off by his many friends. We will of course be honoured to support this and I will update you when I can but for now our thoughts are with Golly.
Dell Evans - Director
December Club Night
A massive thank you to Aaron and his team at GH-D for hosting the Chapter and plying us with food & drink. A spectacular amount of over £4000 presented to our three charities for 2018. Then to top it off the Weekend Away rides for 2019 were announced - these are all now available to book in the Members area of the website.
Stock Taking @ GH-D
To complete their annual stock checks, the dealership will be closed on 12th and 13th December.
Sunday 27th January 2019 - Shooting Day at Bisley - UPDATE
The Chapter's Annual Shooting Day at Bisley for next year is now fully subscribed and Dell is running a reserve list.
Saturday 12th January 2019 - Charity Race Night
Come and have some fun at our Charity Race Night with a difference!! The racing will take place in Bisley Village Hall and the entrance price of £10.00 includes a magnificent fish went on sale at December Club Night. Contact our Activities Officer Eileen Ostinelli for more information.
See the Events page in the Members area of the website for full details.
Saturday 23rd February 2019 - Winter Ball
Come and have some fun and dress to impress black tie!! It’s going to be a fun night with Rob Paston providing the music and we are planning to have a black Jack table and fun size roulette table (due to room restrictions). Tickets went on sale at December Club Night. Contact our Activities Officer Eileen Ostinelli for more information.
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.
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 years adopted charities. Nominations are sought from members before 31 December 2018 and the committee will then make a decision in January. Please supply a short statement about the charity you wish to nominate and send it to our Charity Officer John Fluker at email@example.com.
2019 Ride Programme
The road crew are currently drafting the 2019 plan.
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.
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."