News feed, 8.6.21

Our Head Road Captain, James Jobson, has provided details of the Chapter ride-out on 27 June. Click here for more details.

 

Chapter Meeting, June 2021

We had nearly forty people join in, via Zoom, for last night’s Chapter meeting. It’s possible that this one could be the last virtual one, before we join up again at Nissan in July!

It seemed to go fairly quickly, but here’s some highlights:

  • It’s the Newbie Ride on Saturday
  • The first Chapter ride-out is on 27 June: we’re off to Hawick!
  • Heart ‘n’ Soul rally tickets are on sale
  • All contributions for The Sprocket welcome, deadline 11 June

Ride safe everyone. Editor.

 

News feed, 26.5.21

Several members of Geordie Chapter Committee attended the H.O.G. HOT ROC (H.O.G. Officer Training Regional Officer Coordination) course tonight. It’s an ongoing programme of training covering many aspects of managing a chapter.

Tonight’s course, GDPR, looked at a very important topic – how we deal with, look after and use your very own personal data. There are many regulations relating to this and we have to be very careful how we manage it.

It was very interesting, with a few topics for discussion at future Committee meetings.

Ride safe everyone. Editor.

 

News feed, 14.5.21

Geordie Chapter Committee convened the regular meeting last night, with Barry in the chair taking us through proceedings.

There was considerable focus on our very own Heart ‘n’ Soul rally – preparations are very much underway.

There was lots of good discussion about Chapter communications and how we make sure that everyone is on the loop for forthcoming events. This is especially important as lockdown restrictions are easing. We want as many people on the rides as possible! We resolved to send more emails out to members and get information onto this website as soon as it is available.

Ride safe everyone. Editor.

 

News feed, 10.5.21

Our Activities Officer, Simon Field, has arranged two camping trips over the summer – in July and September.

Have a look at our Events Calendar. All details are on there but if you have any questions, email Simon directly: activities-officer@geordiehog.com.

Sounds like it’s gonna be a blast!

 

News feed, 2.5.21

Our Ladies of Harley, Trish, Dawn and Joanne spent a great day on Saturday riding for International Female Riders Day.

Trish said, ‘Fab day with Dawn Beattie and Joanne Ritchie on a 250 mile scenic ride up to Kelso and back…. ‘

Well done, ladies!

 

News feed, 20.4.21

Several members of Geordie Chapter Committee attended the H.O.G. HOT ROC (H.O.G. Officer Training Regional Officer Coordination) course tonight. It’s an ongoing programme of training covering many aspects of managing a chapter.

Tonight’s course, Creating Great Content, looked at how we can maximise engagement with our photos, text and content on our social media posts, chapter magazines and websites.

It was very interesting, and will hopefully lead to more and better posts in future.

Ride safe everyone. Editor.

 

News feed, 16.4.21

Geordie Chapter Committee convened the regular meeting last night, with Barry in the chair taking us through proceedings.

There was a lot discussed with the main topics being: our very own Heart ‘n’ Soul rally, the forthcoming Harley-Davidson Unity Ride (more details soon!) and forthcoming Chapter events as we see current lockdown restrictions easing. We’ll have some more information as soon as it is available.

Ride safe everyone. Editor.

 

Chapter Meeting, April 2021

We had a fantastic Chapter meeting tonight with more than forty people attending, via Zoom. Barry gave a few introductions, then handed straight over to Vanessa Ruck, aka The Girl on a Bike.

Vanessa was in a very serious accident in 2014 and, since then, has taken up motorcycling in a big way. She does enduro and trials riding extensively … and also rides a Harley-Davidson. It was a fascinating talk.

Barry then took a quick run through other matters, including a few words from the Committee. Barry tells us that he’s received a form from North Tyneside Council relating to a licence for our own Heart ‘n’ Soul rally. It looks incredibly complicated, especially relating to restrictions around social distancing etc. He’ll let us know in due course …

 

News feed, 11.3.21

Fabulous news for our sponsoring dealership, Gateshead Harley-Davidson @OHDGateshead! Congratulations!

https://twitter.com/GeordieHOG/status/1369893686797029376?s=19