News feed, 28.4.16

As the riding season gets underway and everyone is on ride-outs or rallies having a great time, please contribute your touring tales, news, stories and photos for the Geordie Chapter website. It’s a great way to share them with everyone.

There are several ways to do this but the quickest is to email your items to: GeordieHOG News or use news@geordiehog.com. Your stories don’t have to be too long and a picture always helps.

If you need a hand in pulling something together, drop us a line and we’ll see what we can do. If we get lots of stories for the same event, we might combine them so we capture everyone’s experiences. We will always check back with you before we publish anything.

As an added incentive, there’ll be a prize at the end of the season for the best published story. So, get writing and snapping everyone!

 

News feed, 26.4.16

There’s an update for the May Chapter Meeting, 5.5.16. Read all about it here.


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News feed, 19.4.16

There’s an update for the Wednesday Night ride-out, 20.4.16. Read all about it here.


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Chapter Meeting, April 2016

There was lots to cover at April’s Chapter Meeting, with our first CRAGG run only days away. This should be great a weekend with the Clyde Valley, Red Rose and Geordie Chapters over in Gretna. It’s the first time we’ve done it, so everyone’s looking forward to a fantastic time. Peter will issue some details, in due course, about meeting up beforehand.

There have been a few comments about cancelling the Haggis Run. It’s always a great shame when we have to cancel rides at any time of the year, but we live in a strange climate which keeps bringing us rain! The primary factor we have in mind when we cancel rides is safety, and it can be very difficult to rearrange events at short notice. Please bear with us.

Derek gave us a few good words on the Ride To The Wall event (RTTW), later in the year. Quite a few of our members go on this and we’ve posted it in the Chapter events calendar. The event has grown considerably since it started in 2008 and there are now eleven starting points to stagger arrival at the National Memorial Arboretum. Have a look at the RTTW website, here, if you’d like to find out more.

John, Bev and Andy are in the chair for our first Chapter Ride of 2016 – the Air Ambulance Crusade Ride. The start point is Lumley Castle then off to Alston and back to Durham/Tees Valley Airport. We’ll be collecting for the Great North Air Ambulance service during the ride and everyone is encouraged to get their Crusade outfits on! Have a look at the Chapter website for more details.

Greg has got the Wednesday Night Ride-outs underway. Get along if you get a chance – he did a great write up for the website a while back. NB: these rides are very weather dependent – keep an eye on your phones. Peter will update everyone via text if there are any changes or last-minute alterations.

Finally, please contribute your touring tales, news, stories or photos for the website and Facebook pages. There are several ways to do this but the quickest is to email your items to: GeordieHOG News or use news@geordiehog.com. We will always check back with you before we publish anything.

Safe riding everyone. Barry.

News feed, 12.4.16

There’s an update for this weekend’s CRAGG trip to Gretna Hall Hotel. Read all about it here.


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News feed, 11.4.16

Heart & Soul Rally update …

Ticket sales are going extremely well for our 2016 rally! There are only 80 tickets remaining. If you want to come, best get in there quickly!

Please note: we will not be selling tickets on the gate this year …

Click on the logo below for a link to our Heart & Soul Rally website:

 

GC HS rally


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News feed, 31.3.16

If you are out and about in Europe this summer, hopefully visiting some of the fantastic H.O.G. events, have a look at Gary France’s tips for paying for motorway tolls on some of those European roads.

You can find it here.


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News feed, 22.3.16

If anyone’s going to the SofER event this year, you can find all the relevant information here.

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Chapter Meeting, March 2016

It only seems like a couple of weeks since we were at Nissan SLC for our AGM, but we had another great turn-out for our March Chapter meeting.

We’ve got a few new Committee members to welcome aboard, resulting from recent appointments and elections. We’ve got Ruth Neal and Trish Gillespie as L.O.H. Officers working with Dawn Beattie. Each has a defined role promoting the good work of L.O.H. Ray Hales took up the role of Coalition Officer and Chris Neal as Chapter Photographer. Chris is working alongside Rob in this role.

We’ll be getting a new page on the website soon for all the Coalition news and events. Hopefully, we can also get some more members along to the meetings that Ray and Lesley attend.

Mandy is collecting subs from everyone for 2016. Make sure you get yours in early: the closing date for all renewals is 31 March 2016.

Al said a few words about the Road Crew, the fabulous team that keep us all safe when we’re out and about. You’ll have seen from these pages that they all went through the First Aid training recently. This is for everyone’s benefit, if there’s ever a problem, or we encounter a problem, when we’re riding. Make sure you ask them any questions that you may have on any aspect of riding, in a group or otherwise, preferably before we set off. Don’t forget, they are there for our direction and safety.

Rally tickets are selling well, so make sure you’ve got yours, ready for another great event in July. Dawn is looking for people to help on the day. If you’d like to help, get in touch with Dawn directly, so she can keep an eye on who’s doing what.

Finally, we’ve got our first ride-out later this month – see you all at the Haggis Ride on 26 March 2016. All the details are on the website and Peter will be keeping everyone informed via text too.

Safe riding everyone. Barry.


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News feed, 18.3.16

Chapter member John Johnston, also CEO of Hadrian V-Twin, is offering all Geordie Chapter members 15% off everything in his brochure of motorcycle navigation and accessories.

Sounds like a great deal!

Click here for the brochure.

Contact John directly, at john@hadrianvtwin.co.uk or on 01661 824713, if you have any queries or would like to place an order.


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