Event Log


A log is kept of all the events that take place within the Chapter.


What we’ve done so far in 2021


May

Wednesday 5th: Rw6 – Fort Amherst Chatham

Gary Morss led this non-motorway ride to Fort Amherst Chatham.


Monday 3rd:

Rw6 – Maidenhead Maiden Ride aka Rob’s Birthday Ride

Suzi Eves led this ride to Jenner’s café in Maidenhead.

Rw6 – Rottingdean

Chris Brandham led this scenic ride through the Surrey, Kent and Sussex country side down to Rottingdean beach front.


Sunday 2nd: Rw6 – Windsor Farm Shop – Photos

Adrian Gowans led this nice sunny ride along A and B roads to a Farm Shop in Windsor for a cup of tea and a slice of cake / cheeky bacon roll. Great ride with good company.


Saturday 1st:

Rw6 – A Great Little Man’s Battle – Photos

JB Applegate led this ride to along a country route taking in Odiham, Alton and the Meon valley. Weather good. No problems and all got back safely.

Rw6 – Hooray Henley – Photos

A bit of an early start, as Chris Doody led this gentle ride to Henley-on-Thames to make sure that the ride didn’t hit too much traffic in Henley it’s self,

The route took us from Sainsbury’s at Brookwood, past Virginia Water, along lots of backroads around Ascot to drop down into Henley to find a great parking space right by the river for a coffee break. 

Return back via Twyford, Sunningdale and Pirbright to the dealership for a well deserved buttie and meet …Socially distanced of course…with other chapter members. A great ride…thanks.


April

Thursday 29th: Rw6 – THOGS “Ship Ahoy” – Photos

Howard Pullen led this ride to Portsmouth on a scenic route


Wednesday 28th: Rw6 – Fort Amherst – Photos

Gary Morss led this non-motorway ride to Fort Amherst Chatham.


Sunday 25th:

Rw6 – Al’s BBQ Brunch – Photos

ADM led this ride from Cranleigh Leisure Centre along a twisty and roundabout route to Cowdray Park for a coffee stop (and to buy sausages in the farm shop). Then it was on to the White Hart at Witley via another roundabout route for an excellent BBQ. Great lunch had by all. Lovely weather.

Rw6 – The Lakes Cafe Reigate – Photos

Lovely ride out to the the Lakes Cafe Reigate led by Adrian Gowans. The ride was approximately 30 miles consisting of twisty A and B roads ending up at a great cafe serving hot food next to a boating lake. Swan food was available to purchase and feed the ducks!


Saturday 24th:

Rw6 – The Boat House Cafe, Chichester Marina – Photos

Julian Bennett’s ride to The Boat House Café for brunch left GH-D on a route via Haslemere and Midhurst into Chichester; returning back to GH-D via Goodwood Motor Circuit and Race Course, and Petworth. Great views across the South Downs and the weather.

Rw6 – Back to East Beach – Photos


Friday 23rd: Rw6 – TFIF Little Hampton – Photos

Ride was going very well until about a mile outside Petworth, ride leader Andy Williams was hit by a kamikaze bird of prey; the bird  colliding with his helmet. Andy, being the rider he is, simply brushed off the incident without a second thought …. but the bird must have had a blinkin’ big headache! Weather perfect, roll on the summer!


Thursday 22nd: Rw6 – THOGS Headcorn Airfield – Photos

Five (led by Dell Evans) braved the chilly morning to met at Ryka’s for coffee before riding via the backroads to Headcorn airfield. A nice lunch watching idiots jump of of aeroplanes and then off to Maidstone H-D for a brief visit. A blast back n the motorway and a quick driny poo at the ride’s end.


Wednesday 21st: Rw6 – Lunch at Windsor Castle – Photos

Very pleasant riding conditions as Czes Wicherek led this ride to Windsor taking in the delights of Puttenham, Normandy, Pirbright, Chobham, Sunninghill and WIndsor Great Park en route to lunch at The Windsor Castle (just by the long walk). Refreshed, the group returned via a different back to GH-D.


Monday 19th: Rw6 – I like Mondays – Photos

Andy Williams led this ride to Brighton for chips, ice cream and a stick of rock departing GH-D at 10.00am. ‘Got lost twice; hit pot hole once; swore many times and had the p*ss taken out of me all day! Reminded me of Harley life before lock down. I was nearly knocked off in Brighton but managed a two finger salute at the driver!’


Sunday 18th:

Rw6 – Billy’s on the beach – Photos

Laurence Tyrrell led this group who braved the sunny but chilly conditions to ride down to Billy’s on the beach at Bracklesham arriving safely and were greeted by Paparazzi Peter, camera in hand, who escorted them to their very own private parking spot! After food and drinks the group made their way back home all arriving safely with no breakdowns.


Rw6 – Let’s Bu**er off to Bosham – Photos


Saturday 17th:

Rw6 – Sykes H-D – Photos

Rw6 – Goodwood – Photos


Friday 16th: Rw6 – TFIF Bognor Regis – Photos

Andy Williams led this group of six from GH-D arriving at Bognor around 11.15am where Peter Woolfson was waiting to take pictures. After coffee led ride to Littlehampton for lunch and we were invited by Peter to have tea and biscuits at his house.


Thursday 15th:

Committee Meeting

Rw6 – NO we’re not off to the love shack – Photos


Wednesday 14th: Rw6 – A ride through the Surrey & Sussex countryside – Photos


Sunday 11th: Rw6 – Bimble through the Chilterns – Photos

On a cold but sunny morning the group, led by Malcolm Bradly, met at Blackbushe airport. To get to the Chilterns they passed through Bramshill, Mortimer Common and on Pangbourne; crossed the Thames on the Whitchurch Toll bridge which is free to motorbikes; then passed through such villages as Cray’s Pond, Nettlebed, before stopping for coffee, pastries, bacon butties and burger and Chips, etc. The trip back was via Beaconsfield, Marlow, Henley-on-Thames, Twyford and Arborfield to get back to Blackbushe where we said our good-byes and went our separate ways.


Saturday 10th:

Rw6 – New Members ride – Photos

Safety Officer (Vince Pyle) and Head Road Captain (Peter Ostinelli) gave some new members a presentation plus some practice doing drop offs and riding using the buddy system.

Rw6 – Arundel – Photos

Ride leader Mark Halliday reports .… we headed out via Cranleigh, Billingshurst and Pulborough and after spending time in Arundel having a coffee and relaxing by the castle and the river, came back via an equally scenic route via Slindon and Upwaltham before joining the A285 and A283 via Petworth back to GH-D. Great company and the weather incredibly stayed dry all day. Caroline lost the bolt that held her seat on in Arundel but managed to stay on it all the way back – much fun had by all !


Thursday 8th:

Rw6 – THOGS I – Photos

A cold but dry day. Ride leader Dell Evans led the group down some strange roads, at one time they thought they were going down the Alps, then he tried to take them through a ford before coming to his senses! After a circular route the group ended up at Popham airfield for lunch which is a very welcoming cafe for bikers as well as pilots. On the way back Dell insisted that roads with grass in the centre of the road was the way to go – what an adventure!

Rw6 – THOGS II – Photos

As it was particularly cold, and there were only three, ride leader Howard Pullen abandoned the 65 mile trip to the chopper cafe and chose to ride out through Godalming, Haslemere to Midhurst for a coffee stop (where the sun came out); procceeded along to Petworth then on to Arundel, for a takeaway lunch by the river; then rode back up to Petworth where the ride finished at about 2.00pm.


Wednesday 7th:

Rw6 – Surrey & Sussex Countryside Ride – Photos

Only four participants on this ride led by Gary Morss who surprised that he got as many as did as it was bloody freezing all day – definitely not a ride for the faint hearted.


Monday 5th :

Rw6 – Roll Away The Stone

RW6 – Freedom 2 ride – Photos

JB Applegate led another bimble along country roads to Hayling Island on a dry but blinkin’ cold day; cold enough to freeze your eyeballs! No problems and all arrived back safely.


Sunday 4th : Rw6 – Lost in Hampshire 7 – Photos

The famous 5 joined Dell Evans for this bimble along the back roads with a few fast ones thrown in. Stopping for coffee we meet another member out for a similar ride. Nice brisk but sunny day


Saturday 3rd :

New Road Crew Training ride – Photos

Five members of the Chapter were enrolled into Road Crew after the training ride this morning which included the usual mishaps: One has to ask about the maintenance schedule of the Safety Officer’s bike which was forever breaking down or getting a puncture!

Rw6 – Freedom I ride – Photos

JB Applegate led this bimble through the country roads to Hayling Island on a warm and dry day with no problems, and all got home safely.

Rw6 – The Chalet Cafe ride – Photos

Paul Cutler led this pleasant but cool ride to the Chalet Cowfold from GH-D and back. Roads were clear and in good condition although the stop/go at Bramley Village caused delays.


Friday 2nd : Rw6 – Trip up the Trundle ride – Photos

Ride leader Stephen Foster reports that a participant in his ride had a collision with a deer: he and the bike are ok but unfortunately the deer did not survive. A little shaken but not stirred, Mr Bond was able to continue with the ride. Weather was dry and bright and we rode about 110 miles.


Thursday 1st : Virtual Club Night


Thursday 1st : Rw6 – THOGS Just Fooling Around ride – Photos

Ride leader Howard Pullen led the ensemble from GH-D through Hascombe, Dunsfold, Plaistow, Petworth and then on to Midhurst for a Coffee stop and pictures. Then it was on to Harting Hill for more pictures; down to Chichester and the Pagham Beach Cafe for lunch followed by a ride back up through the South Downs to Petworth where the ride finished.

 


March

Wednesday 31st : Rw6 – Heatwave ride – Photos

The heat wave ride turning into brrrr its freezing ride when we hit the Coast. Short stop for pics care of Peter Woolfson, our roving photo guru, and a cuppa then off inland where it was much warmer. Scenic ride both ways through some of the Souths best countryside. Nice ride good company. 


Tuesday 30th :

Rw6 – Pension ride 1 ride

On the day he officially became a pensioner, ride leader Steve Routh led this ride to Oxford.

Rw6 – Pension ride 2 ride – Photos

Andy Williams led a second ride today to Lancing and reports that the weather was perfect and the Fish ‘n’ Chips excellent..


Monday 29th : Rw6 – Devil’s Dyke ride – Photos

Gary Morss led this ride through the Surrey / Sussex countryside, taking in the Devils Dyke and on to the Coast.


Thursday 18th : New Members Zoom Presentation III

Third Zoom presentation this year by Safety Officer Vince Pyle and Head Road Captain Peter Ostinelli where they explained how we ride as a group in the Chapter and your role in the ride outs


Thursday 11th : The Girl On A Bike Virtual Zoom Presentation


Thursday 4th : Virtual Club Night


Thursday 4th : Funeral of Steve Harris – Photos

The Chapter supported the last journey of member Steve Harris with an escort orgainsed by our Safety Officer & AD Vince Pyle. Steve’s partner Sally expressed her thanks to all involved.


February

Monday 22nd : H-D Pan America Launch Event

World-wide online launch event for the new H-D Pan America™ Adventure Touring Motorcycle.


Thursday 18th : New Members Zoom Presentation II

Second Zoom presentation this year by Safety Officer Vince Pyle and Head Road Captain Peter Ostinelli where they explained how we ride as a group in the Chapter and your role in the ride outs


Thursday 4th : Virtual Club Night


Wednesday 3rd : Funeral of Len Walker – Photos

Despite horrendous rain 6 riders (the maximum allowed under the current restrictions) escorted Len Walker on his final journey today. Our condolences are with Paula and her family.


January

Thursday 21st : New Members Zoom Presentation I

A Zoom presentation by Safety Officer Vince Pyle and Head Road Captain Peter Ostinelli where they explained how we ride as a group in the Chapter and your role in the ride outs.


Tuesday 19th H-D 2021 Model Launch Event

Online event announcing new models, parts & accessories, riding gear and apparel for Harley-Davidson in 2021.


Monday 11th : New website goes live

The origins of the current website date can be traced back as far as 2007 when it was created by former Chapter Webmaster (and Director) Dik Gregory. Czes Wicherek took over as Webmaster in 2012 and followed a strategy of evolution rather than revolution, but now the time has come for the Chapter website to have a complete makeover.


Thursday 7th : Virtual Club Night

Webmaster Czes Wicherek updates the Event Log.

The following list contains links to the logs and ride-out summaries from previous years.

2020 | ride-out summary

2019 | ride-out summary

2018 | ride-out summary

2017 | ride-out summary

2016 | ride-out summary

2015 | ride-out summary

2014 | ride-out summary

2013 | ride-out summary

2012 | ride-out summary

2011 | ride-out summary

2010 | ride-out summary

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005