Rockingham Cars & Stripes

Rutland Chapter has received an unusual but interesting invitation to attend the Rockingham Cars & Stripes event being held in Rockingham, Northants on the 31st August. It promises to be a fantastic event paying homage to everything American including NASCAR, muscle cars and of course Harley’s. DETAILS CAN BE FOUND AT: The Event organisers would like to extend an invitation to Harley Chapters to attend the event and take part in a Harley Parade Lap during the day (two parades) – a chance to ride the Rockingham circuit!!! I am writing to ask whether you and your members would consider joining us on the day to participate. Harley riders will gain FREE entry (pillion riders £10). We would need to confirm numbers over the next week. A great event is being planned and the HOG Chapters can go centre stage – We hope you can join us.

Chapter weekend to France Day 3

P1010231Last day of the trip.  The sun was shining and after breakfast we got together for a club flag photoshoot before packing the bikes and heading towards Calais.  Martyn led the ride which took us through some fantastic countryside and picturesque villages, with lovely smooth roads.  We stopped at a small roadside café in one of the villages where we sat in the sunshine to have a drink and chat.  We then continued to Calais where we were able to board an earlier train, this time without any delays.  Once back in England we stopped at a service station for burger and chips, said our goodbyes and made our way home.  The trip was thoroughly enjoyed by all who went, so much so that a reservation has been made with the hotel for a slightly longer return trip next May.  Why not join us?
Thanks Martyn for organising a great weekend.

Chapter weekend to France Day 2

P1010179We met for breakfast and to plan the day ahead.  The hotel had left the place card pictured here showing a Harley which we thought was a nice personal touch.  Unfortunately the weather had taken a turn for the worse and we therefore decided to walk into the town and find a coffee shop until the weather improved.


P1010198The sun was out by the afternoon and the hotel was keen for us to do a photo shoot outside the main entrance.  After this we made our way through the country lanes to Le Touquet.  We parked the bikes and went down on the beach and enjoyed ice creams in the sun.



P1010200We then strolled back to the bikes and set off to a small town nearby on the banks of the estuary where Eric had arranged for us to eat at a posh Fish Restaurant!  Whilst waiting to go in we got talking to a local couple who owned a pub and b&b nearby and who invited us to stay there in the future.  They had previously lived in St. Albans!  After a very nice dinner we returned to the hotel bar.

Chapter weekend to France Day 1

P1010146Six bikes (eight members of the Chapter) met at South Mimms Services on the M25 at 8.30am ready to travel to the Channel tunnel. After a good run down with very little traffic we arrived early only to find that an earlier incident in the tunnel had resulted in a two hour delay. After coffee and bagels/burgers we eventually left on the train and arrived in Calais at about 3.00pm.  From there we took a coastal road to Montreuil-Sur-Mer, remembering most of the time to keep to the right hand side of the road.  On arrival at the Hermitage Best Western Hotel we were made very welcome.  After a shower and a drink in the hotel bar we headed into town for dinner to a place recommended by Eric the barman.  We returned for more drinks in the bar.


Ride to Leigh On Sea

May 2015On Sunday 10th May 10 bikes met at Baldock Servicesfor a ride out to Leigh On Sea. Led by Big Al we made our way to Finchingfield where we stopped for a coffee break.  Every other biker on the road it seemed had the same idea! We then continued to Leigh On Sea where we had Fish and Chips, Cockles , and Ice cream (Not all together may I add). After an hour or so sitting in the sunshine we made our way home. Thanks to Al for another great ride enjoyed by all.

Friday Night Ride to Bluegrass BBQ

BlueGrass 2015On Friday the 8th May a small number of members met at the Hemel Hempstead Services. We took to the bikes and Martyn led the way to High Wycombe town centre. We had a good meal at the Bluegrass BBQ with a lot of banter. Although during the meal the heavens opened we had a dry ride home.
It was good to get out on the bikes with friends.