Membership

We’re always happy when new riders want to join the Geordie Chapter. We’ve got a really great bunch of people in the Chapter and we offer a good mix of rides, events and activities to suit everyone.

As well as regular Chapter events, many of our riders arrange their own rides, offering invitations to everyone through our closed Facebook group. There’s always something going on.

Joining the Chapter is really easy, as long as you are a member of H.O.G. You simply complete an application form and pay your subscription fees. Our Membership Officer is always available to answer any questions you may have – use the Contact Us form to get in touch.

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Becoming a member of the Geordie Chapter

If you want to apply for a Full or Joint membership of the Geordie Chapter, you must be a current member of H.O.G. We will check your H.O.G. membership status before any new application or renewal is accepted. If your H.O.G. membership expires and is not renewed, then your membership of the Geordie Chapter also ends. Only applicants who have their own H.O.G. membership will be eligible to join as Full Chapter members.

Membership is annual and runs from the start of our riding season, 1 March.

If you want to find out more about H.O.G. membership categories, subscription rates and how to join, then visit www.hog.com. An application to join H.O.G. is a separate process to joining the Geordie Chapter.

You can pay your membership fees either by cheque, cash or bank transfer directly to the Geordie Chapter bank account. You can also pay by card at most Chapter meetings. If you have not paid your renewal fees by 31 March, your existing membership will lapse.

Membership applications made after 1 December will expire at the end of the following February, which gives you about fifteen months membership.

Have a look at the H.O.G. Annual Charter and our Chapter Charter to find out more about the relationship of the Geordie Chapter to H.O.G. You need to read these documents before signing the membership application form. After that, you’re good to go.

Benefits of becoming a member

There are lots of great benefits to joining Geordie Chapter and we’re always looking at ways to bring you more. Membership of H.O.G. can sometimes get you discounts at Harley-Davidson dealers too. Check this with them when you visit.

These are some of the main benefits of being a member of Geordie Chapter:

  • At least one subsidised Chapter activity per year, a summer BBQ or Christmas party
  • Voting rights
  • Chapter Committee membership application
  • Access to our closed Facebook group, which provides updates on events and activities
  • Allowed to wear Geordie Chapter rockers, patches and pins

Membership fees for 2017

  • £15.00 for single and associate membership
  • £20.00 for joint membership

Joint membership is for two H.O.G. members living at the same address, joining together at the same time.

You can find our member application form here.

Riding guests

If you are a Harley-Davidson rider and want to know more about the Geordie Chapter prior to joining, you are welcome to attend two Closed events before making a decision. See our Events pages for more details.

Please contact us for support in attending an event. We want to help you make an informed decision. Please use the Contact Us form to get in touch.

Non-riding guests

Geordie Chapter is a family-friendly environment and non-riding guests are very welcome to attend any Chapter meeting, social or charity event, or ride. A Full Chapter member must accompany all non-riding guests.

 

As a guest of Geordie Chapter, there are a couple of things you need to bear in mind. All guests attending ride events must sign the attendance register and release waiver circulated before each ride. If you haven’t, you can’t take part in the event. There are no exceptions to this. Guests can’t attend Member only rides. But there are lots of Open and Closed events that you can attend. See our Events pages for more details.

Guests aren’t eligible to vote at Chapter meetings or to benefit from discounts or subsidised Chapter events. Guests are not entitled to any of the benefits of Chapter or H.O.G. membership, including the wearing of any Geordie Chapter rockers, pins, patches or clothing.

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We look forward to welcoming you to the Geordie Chapter!