Day Ride Programme Announced at February Club Night
The final part of the Chapter's Ride and Events Programme for 2020 is now live on the Chapter website. A lot of effort has gone into developing this exciting programme for Chapter members so please do have a good look through it.
Liberate your underwear drawer
At Hogsback Chapter, we want your bras and pants!!! Chapter member Hillary Bryne will collect any new (and gently) used bras and new pants for all sizes of women, and pants for girls and boys aged 3-16 on behalf of the charity 'Smalls for All'. So liberate your undies drawer and give us your bras and (new) Knickers!
Smalls for All® is a charity which collects and distributes underwear to help women and children in Africa and the UK. For more infomation on this charity, go to their website:
Thank you for your support (no pun intended)!
Garage Day 3 @ GH-D has moved!
Garage Day 3 @ GH-D, originallty scheduled for Saturday 8th February, will now take place a week later on Saturday 15th February due to ongoing workshop flooring works continuing at GH-D.
Membership Renewals for 2020
I will be at Club Night ready, willing and able to accept Membership Renewals and answer any questions anyone may have.
Also, I am looking for a volunteer to help me at Club Nights, actually any events, with Meeting and Greeting new members. We are likely to get a lot more new members this year and it would be good to make sure everyone gets a warm Hogsback Chapter Welcome. Just drop me an email if you are interested.
Katie Francis - Membership Officer
Surprised to be a Life Member of H.O.G?
.... when you didn’t pay for it ?
H.O.G. inform us that the wrong letter has gone out in many renewal packs informing non life members they are life members! So if you thought you got a nice free gift, sorry, but it’s just a simple administration error.
Dell Evans - Chapter Director
Oxford Chapter Big Chill Rally 2020
No official Chapter ride to this rally which takes place July 24th to 26th at Calne in Wiltshire and coincides with the huge Calne Bike Meet.
National Road Rally : Sat 4th - Sun 5th July
This is not a Chapter event but is being publicised should any Chapter members wish to enter.
Once registered for the event, you will be sent a matrix of control point and links. It will be up to you to sort out your own route to gain the number of points required for the award you are striving for. You can enter as individuals or as teams of up to 3 riders.
All details can found on the Rally web site or for more information, contact Road Captain Malcolm Bradly who will be attending the event this year.
Convergence Cirencester 2020
It’s time for Hogsback members to pay deposits (£50 per room). 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.
Chapter Charities Chosen for 2020
The following three charities were chosen by the committee at the January committee meeting from the thirteen nominated by Chapter members.
- Air Ambulance www.aakss.org.uk/
- Headway Surrey www.headwaysurrey.org/
- Princess Alice Hospice Esher www.pah.org.uk/
From the remaining proposed charities, four charities will be selected randomly by the attending Club Members at March Club Night using the Tombola. Each one selected will receive £100.
John Fluker - Charities Officer
Keeping the Website up to date in 2020 !
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
Hogsback Chapter Bylaws
The latest version of the Chapter Bylaws is now available on the Membership page of the website under Membership Information.
Euro Festival St Tropez has been announced by H-D
The dates for the H-D Euro Festival in the South of France have been announced! More info coming soon. Stay tuned!
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.
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.
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."