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.