Calendar

Mar
16
Sat
2019
Union Flag Presentation
Mar 16 @ 13:00 – 14:30

To all travelling to the Flag Presentation…..

Given the current weather forecast for Saturday the Branch officers would urge members to use common sense when choosing their mode of transport. Obviously we want to see a large turnout but we would rather everyone stay safe, no-one will think any the worse of you if you turn up in a car!

BBC Weather prediction 15/03 @ 21:00

 

 

 

See below for RV and Timing details

In recognition of the continued selfless dedication by members from the Branch, who at extremely short notice and regardless of the weather turn out for the Repatriation of our fallen Service personnel, we are honoured to have been offered the Union Flag that flew in the Carterton Memorial Garden, into our safe keeping.  The Flag having recently been replaced with a new one.

The Presentation will be made by Cllr Norman MacRae, Armed Forces Champion West Oxford District Council.

Parking will be adjacent to Broadshires Health Centre  (Linky ThingPlease Note the Sports Pavillion is NOT available to us on the day.

There will be no inclement weather plan..  If it rains we will be getting wet.

Forum Linky Thing

For those travelling some distance and wishing to stay locally There are hotels around the area but very limited in Carterton.  (Linky Thing)

RV Details

Please do head to the forum linky thing above and let us know if you would like to join us for a Bacon Butty and a Coffee

Ladies & Gents.  I have today secured a deal with a local hostelry who are prepared to open their doors from 10:30 am and allow you to warm and catch up with all and sundry whilst enjoying a Bacon or Sausage Bap and a cup of Coffee for the measly sum of 5 of our Great British Pounds.

The Hostelry in question is The Chequers, 17 Station Rd, Brize Norton, Carterton OX18 3PR (Linky Thing)

Ride In

Stands up from the Chequers at 12:15 for the short ride to parking before assembly at the Memorial Garden. Approx 4 minute walk.

Timings

    • 1030-1215: RV at The Chequers 17 Station Road, Brize Norton, OX18 3PR, which will be opening earlier than normal, for the sale of Bacon Butties Tea and Coffee (£5 per head).

    • 1200hrs: Dignitaries and escorting RBLR Branch Officers to arrive at the Memorial Garden for the RBLR Ride Past.

    • 1215hrs: Riders depart The Chequers as a Group and head to Car Park A past the Guests and Dignitaries at the Memorial Garden. Lead Rider Derek Bradshaw.

    • 1230hrs: Riders and all other visitors to be at the Memorial Garden.

    • 1245hrs: March on the Standards.

    • 1255rs: Act of Remembrance and 2 minute silence conducted by Mr Derek Bradshaw, RBLR Branch Oxfordshire County Representative.

    • 1300hrs: Service of Remembrance conducted by Branch Padre Paul Miles-Knight.

    • 1320hrs: Presentation of the Union Flag by Mr Norman MacRae, Armed Forces Champion, West Oxfordshire District Council, Lynda Atkins, Oxfordshire County Chair and Mr Bill Oddy, West Oxfordshire District Council Senior Officer who, essentially, brought the Memorial Garden into being, to Mr Steve Blundell RBLR Branch, Repatriation Liaison or in his absence to Mr Ian McLauchlan RBLR Branch President.

    • 1330hrs: Kohima Epitaph and closure conducted by Mr Neil Rogers, RBLR Branch Chairman.

    • 1345hrs: End of event.

Following the event, The Royal British Legion Riders Branch warmly invites all members and guests to return to the Chequers for a light buffet and or the purchase of other meals drinks etc.

Downloadable programme (PDF)

May
3
Fri
2019
London Regions monthly “Meet and Greet”
May 3 @ 19:00 – 23:00

London’s monthly meet and greet, as well as bike night at the Ace Cafe

May
4
Sat
2019
Branch Memorial Run
May 4 all-day

Arrive and depart as you like but the service will take place at 14:00 – 14:30 Fusiliers Memorial

May
18
Sat
2019
Membership National Conference
May 18 @ 09:00 – 18:00

More details from the PDF here (Linky Thing)

May
19
Sun
2019
Membership National Conference
May 19 @ 09:00 – 18:00

More details from the PDF here (Linky Thing)

Jun
1
Sat
2019
London Regions monthly “Meet and Greet”
Jun 1 @ 19:00 – 23:00

London’s monthly meet and greet, as well as bike night at the Ace Cafe

Jun
22
Sat
2019
Hampshire/Berkshire D-Day 75 Event
Jun 22 @ 07:30 – 09:15

• To date we have 34 confirmed WW2 military trucks with another 16 joining along the way travelling to Greenham Common in the convoy.
• I have 25 confirmed RBL Riders taking part in the convoy
• Vehicles/Bikes can arrive at the carparks outside MOD Southwick from 08:00 on Saturday 22nd June – Myself and a couple of others will be onsite to direct traffic as it arrives. I am going to suggest meeting at Monster Micks beforehand to grab a bite/drink and ride down together.
• JEEP are one of the sponsors of this event so there will be a couple of brand new jeeps in the convoy behind the escort bikes.
• There is a General Eisenhower lookalike taking part in this event and will be travelling from Southwick to Greenham in the convoy. The guest of honour is a lady called Marion Loveland who was a WREN at Collingwood on D-Day……………she was the Communications number between the Fleet and HQ, she also lost her fiance on Sword Beach that day.
• Before the convoy 12 of the trucks and 6 of the bikes will be chosen to go up to Southwick House for photos. Vehicles will be chosen on the day so I need your details and your bike details beforehand to pass onto the organiser just in case you and your bike need to go up to the house.
• There will be a short service lead by the Riders Bish……..Paul Miles Knight
• Due to the amount of vehicles involved the convoy is going to be split into two sticks with a delay of 5 to 10 mins between the two departing.
• We have permission from Hampshire Police and Thames Valley Police to block roundabouts and junctions to get the convoy through with as little disruption as possible. All Riders will wear Hi-viz on the ride.
• There will be an Auster Aircraft flying over the convoy taking pictures/filming on the day (subject to weather)
• Timings are subject to change but at the moment they are as follows:-

Southwick Park Arrive from 0800
Depart 1000 to 1030
Lasham Airfield Arrive 1145
Depart 1215
Milestones Museum Arrive 1300
Depart 1330
Sandford Springs Arrive 1430
Depart 1500
Greenham Common Arrive 1545

• The only addition to the timings is that Greenham is not the last stop and we will be going onto Newbury College afterwards for refreshments.
• The stop at Greenham will entail a drop in by the Poppy Parachute Team to symbolise the return of the troops who called Greenham their home (Subject to weather)
• Please fly flags on the day if you have them……….preferably the Union Flag and/or the Stars and Stripes (48 Star version)
• Even though I insist on Hi-Viz on the ride you are more than welcome to wear your Riders Cut at any or all of the stops.

Copy and paste the following and you ‘should’ see a copy of the route as it is right now: https://goo.gl/maps/U1amnmtjda42

My aim of the day is to get the convoy to Greenham Common together and to keep every Rider safe.

Jul
6
Sat
2019
Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride (AMRR)
Jul 6 @ 11:00 – 14:30

http://www.alliedride.org/index.php/uk-home

The Royal British Legion Riders Branch are proud to announce AMRR (UK) will take place on Saturday 6th July 2019. All bikers from across the United Kingdom are invited to attend the eleventh Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride – Along with rides taking place in the United States, Canada, South Africa, France, New Zealand and Italy creating one ride worldwide, its riders united in remembrance of our fallen heroes from the allied forces, past and present, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. There will be an escorted ride between Cambridge Services on the A14 and Madingley American Cemetery on the A1303 where a Service of Remembrance will take place.

London Regions monthly “Meet and Greet”
Jul 6 @ 19:00 – 23:00

London’s monthly meet and greet, as well as bike night at the Ace Cafe

Jul
19
Fri
2019
Branch National Rally
Jul 19 @ 14:00 – Jul 21 @ 16:00

 

It is with great pleasure that I can announce the 2019 National Rally will be held in Wales.

The facilities at the club are excellent. The main building is split into an upstairs concert room and a downstairs bar with conservatory. The club has a kitchen and will be cooking breakfast, lunch and evening meal. There is also a local Indian restaurant close by that will give a discount to the Riders.
There will be 24hr access to showers and toilets, also a tea/coffee room that will also have 24hr access.

There is sufficient secure hard standing for parking of the motorcycles (camping is on the practice pitch and therefore motorcycles will not be allowed by the tents.We also have an area for those who use a campervan/motorhome. Ticket Price £20 in advance, £25 on the gate as normal, there will be musical entertainment on the Friday and Saturday Night, A Ride-out for Saturday :ride: (we have a number of routes, which one will be decided by the weather, as you all know the sun always shines in Wales)

Phil T will be organising rideouts on some great riding roads and for the race fans amongst you the (in)famous Aberdare Park Race meeting is the same weekend, about 20min ride north from the rally site. http://www.aberdare-park-road-races.co.uk. The local racers call it AberSCARE.

Fancy Dress Theme – As the Rally is being held at a rugby club, it has been decided to have a ‘SPORTS’ theme. Use your imagination, there’s more to sport than Moto GP and football.

Rally Timetable

Friday 
12.00 – Rally officially starts.
Food will also be available from this time
20.30 – Music from Rattlesnake
11.59 – End o the evening.

Saturday 
07.00 – Breakfast is served
10.00 – Rideout Brief
10.30 – Rideout Starts (Ride out info on separate thread)
14.00 – Music in the downstairs bar with Jeris Spencer
14.30ish – Ride out returns
20.30 – Music from Night Machine
11.59 – End of Evening

Sunday 
07.00 – Breakfast is served
13.00 – Site must be vacated, End of rally.

Snacks will be available at the bar outside of cooking times

Throughout the weekend musical entertainment will be supplied by RED DRAGON P.A. HIRE (our Iddy)

On Site Menu

Cooking Times

Breakfast 07.00 to 11.00
Lunch/Tea 12.00 to 21.00

Snacks over the bar 21.00 till close


Please note, the Email Address for any questions is: cardiffandvale@riders-mail.com

Ticket Purchasing Note

Tickets are £20, Cheques to be made payable to “RBLR National Rally”
Please write your RBL membership number on the back of the cheque and include a Stamped Addressed Envelope for the return of your tickets.

The cut off Date for Postal Tickets is 6 July 2019.

Address:
Please see the Forum Post

Tickets are still available Via PayPal £20

rblr2019rally@gmail.com

Please use the ‘Friends and Family’ option and include your RBL Membership Number in the comments section.

Tickets will be available on the gate for £25….. if we can afford a gate.

Please can members purchasing tickets include their RBL Membership Number in the Message to Seller Field.

Your Ticket Will Be Emailed to you from: cardiffandvale@riders-mail.com

If you require any other info, just ask.

Regards
Richy (Welsh Rep)
Aug
3
Sat
2019
London Regions monthly “Meet and Greet”
Aug 3 @ 19:00 – 23:00

London’s monthly meet and greet, as well as bike night at the Ace Cafe

Aug
7
Wed
2019
Oxon – Starlight Childrens Event
Aug 7 @ 10:00 – 17:00

 

Oxon RV (Others welcome) Cheiveley Services (Linky Thing) with stands up at 09:45.  Arrive to suit your own dietary and liquid requirements.


Starlight invites seriously and terminally ill children – along with their parents and siblings – to join us for a day which includes rides in helicopters and light aircraft, on bikes and in sports cars and a variety of other fun activities. Many of the children come from local hospitals and some of the children are having Starlight Wishes.

The Popham Escape is only possible because everything is donated by the various contributors on the day.


To see what the kids think of the day view this video

Pictures from 2015

Pictures from 2016

Report and Pictures from 2017 Although extremely wet and only a few rides were available on trikes a great day was once again had by all.

Pictures from 2018

 


Anyone wishing to attend this event please follow the link below

Starlight Children’s Foundation takes the wellbeing and safety of our guests, volunteers and staff very seriously. In order to safeguard, protect and ensure a positive experience for all, we ask that everyone in attendance at our activities adhere to our safeguarding and safety measures found on the Eventbrite link. All volunteers will have to sign up to our measures in advance online. Please do disseminate the information below to any volunteers. If you have any questions about this please do contact us.

Please Register by 1st August

How to complete our Eventbrite registration form!

  • Click on the Eventbrite Link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/starligh … 2303621810 and please read through the page including our safeguarding and safety measures. Once you have read this, please click on the green Register button on the right-hand side of the page.
  • A pop up will appear, allowing you as the lead volunteer to book your space. If you are bringing any additional volunteers to support you, please use the drop-down list below this to add the number of additional volunteers you will bring. Please then click green Check Out button.
  • You will then be taken to a different page where you will be asked to fill out key information including your t-shirt size. Once you have filled this out, at the bottom of the page there is a green Complete Registration button. Please click this to register.
  • You order will be processed and you will be taken to our confirmation page and receive an email.

Please NOTE – Register as a lead volunteer.  This ensures you are registered as an individual.

Sep
7
Sat
2019
London Regions monthly “Meet and Greet”
Sep 7 @ 19:00 – 23:00

London’s monthly meet and greet, as well as bike night at the Ace Cafe

Oct
5
Sat
2019
London Regions monthly “Meet and Greet”
Oct 5 @ 19:00 – 23:00

London’s monthly meet and greet, as well as bike night at the Ace Cafe

Nov
27
Wed
2019
Riders Branch Birthday
Nov 27 all-day

The Anniversary of:-

Royal British Legion RIDERS Branch Inaugural Meeting At Cheltenham Branch, St. Anne’s Road Cheltenham, Glos. on 27th November 2004

In July 2004 a meeting took place at The Royal British Legion Village to discuss the possibility of an ex-services motorcycle club becoming an official branch of the RBL.

Circumstances took over and this idea was discarded but not forgotten. In late August, Paul Pollard and Graham Barber decided to resurrect the idea and approached some of those who were at the first meeting. The Legion was contacted again with a clear way ahead and an informal meeting was set up in November at RBL Cheltenham where the 14 original members met to discuss how to proceed and to form a committee, 12 volunteered for the first Riders Committee. It was at this meeting that we formally decided on our name and an adapted set of Branch Byelaws. At the end of this informal meeting, the official inaugural meeting took place and ‘The Riders’ were officially formed.

Dec
15
Sun
2019
Yorkshire Regional Meeting
Dec 15 @ 10:00 – 14:00

The next meeting will be at Ashworth Barracks, Doncaster on Sunday the 15th December.
Arrive at 1000 for 1030 breakfast /lunch and meeting about 1100 after food.
Ashworth Barracks is a military museum at Cedar Rd, Doncaster DN4 9EY.
For those who want food, please place your order on the forum topic or the Facebook thread.
The menu is on their website at:
https://ashworthbarracks.co.uk/cafe/

Feb
18
Tue
2020
Branch Committee Meeting
Feb 18 @ 15:00 – 18:00
Mar
15
Sun
2020
Yorkshire Region Meeting
Mar 15 @ 10:30 – 13:30

The next meeting will be at The Malthouse, Horbury, Wakefield, WF4 5HJ on the 15 th March at 10.30 for a 11.00 start food will be available, enter the car park via Rochester Drive and Bennett Ave

https://forum.rblr.org.uk/main/viewtopic.php?f=171&t=53918

Mar
22
Sun
2020
CANCELLED – South Central Regional meet-up – CANCELLED
Mar 22 @ 13:00 – 15:30

CANCELLED

You will all be aware of the news reports on how the ‘virus’ is being handled across the country and the way that advice given only yesterday has altered significantly in that period not only from the Chief Medical Officer but also the Government.

Therefore for the health and safety of all,  I have taken the decision to postpone this event to later in the year when we, as a country, return to some form of normality.

CANCELLED

Ladies and Gents of South Central…

I would like to get together as many of you as possible in one place to introduce myself and to meet as many of you as possible. Also ‘cos it says I should in the branch bylaws :lol: .

Therefore I would like to propose the above date, 22nd March, Tidworth RBL for 13:00.. Somewhere central ‘ish to the region.

A good opportunity for you to let me and the committee know where you think the branch should be heading.

I may even provide some sarnies.

Also a chance to ask questions of others.

If you feel like this is something you would like to attend please say Yay or Nay by clicking this link

Mar
28
Sat
2020
CANCELLED – Reps Seminar
Mar 28 @ 10:00 – 18:00

12 March 2020 21:00

This Event has been CANCELLED

 


As announced at the AGM the Seminar will take place on Saturday the 28th / 29th March, all County Reps are asked to attend, accommodation will be booked for the Saturday night for all Delegates.

Booking information on the Forum

CANCELLED – Branch Committee Meeting
Mar 28 @ 15:00 – 18:00

12 March 2020  21:00

This event has been CANCELLED

Mar
29
Sun
2020
CANCELLED – Reps Seminar
Mar 29 @ 10:00 – 18:00

12 March 2020 21:00

This Event has been CANCELLED

 


As announced at the AGM the Seminar will take place on Saturday the 28th / 29th March, all County Reps are asked to attend, accommodation will be booked for the Saturday night for all Delegates.

Booking information on the Forum

Apr
5
Sun
2020
Hampshire, HMS Siddon memorial run to Portland in Dorset
Apr 5 @ 09:00 – 17:00

Hampshire’s Bob Bartlett is organising a ride out to the HMS Siddon memorial on Portland in Dorset,  to remember the submariners killed in an accident onboard.

Wiltshire – Salisbury Easter Egg Run – CANCELLED
Apr 5 @ 09:00 – 12:00

CANCELLED – CANCELLED – CANCELLED – CANCELLED

Morning Matey Peeps.
We have confirmed with the children’s ward at Salisbury Hospital that the Easter egg run to Salisbury Hospital on Sunday the 5th of April 2020.

Timings are

Solstice services 0915 for 0945 stands up
Salisbury market square 1015 for 1045 stands up to the hospital for 1100

Usual £5.00 ish worth of eggs

All welcome
Take care

Apr
18
Sat
2020
Wiltshire – Ride to Bletchley Park – CANCELLED
Apr 18 @ 09:00 – 17:00

Cancelled – Cancelled – Cancelled – Cancelled – Cancelled

RV points and exact timings to follow

May
16
Sat
2020
Cancelled – Membership National Conference – Cancelled
May 16 @ 09:00 – 18:00
COVID-19 – update on the Annual Conference – sent on behalf of the National Chairman

Dear Member,

Further to my recent email about the Legion’s response and planning around the Covid-19 pandemic, I wanted to provide you an update on our Annual Conference.

I am sorry to say that we have had to make the decision to cancel this year’s Annual Conference in its current form. We will be exploring other options and next steps and will keep you informed of our plans around this. We have been considering this as the Covid-19 situation has been unfolding, balancing the desire to mitigate any cost of cancellation with a timely decision.

The Government has been very clear in their advice on self-isolating and social distancing, and as per my recent email to you, we are strongly encouraging all our members to follow the advice given.

I know many of you will be disappointed by this, as am I, but we really feel it is in the best interests of our members, volunteers and employees’ health and wellbeing.

With regards to the VE Day commemorations, we will let you know when we have more information from the Government and what they are planning to do given the pandemic.

We will continue our discussions and planning for how we can support our local communities through our operations and members.  We will of course continue to keep you updated as we work through this challenging time.

Please do your best to share this information with all of your members, to help keep everyone up to date.

Best wishes,

Una Cleminson

Chairman, Board of Trustees

 

May
17
Sun
2020
Cancelled – Membership National Conference – Cancelled
May 17 @ 09:00 – 18:00
COVID-19 – update on the Annual Conference – sent on behalf of the National Chairman

Dear Member,

Further to my recent email about the Legion’s response and planning around the Covid-19 pandemic, I wanted to provide you an update on our Annual Conference.

I am sorry to say that we have had to make the decision to cancel this year’s Annual Conference in its current form. We will be exploring other options and next steps and will keep you informed of our plans around this. We have been considering this as the Covid-19 situation has been unfolding, balancing the desire to mitigate any cost of cancellation with a timely decision.

The Government has been very clear in their advice on self-isolating and social distancing, and as per my recent email to you, we are strongly encouraging all our members to follow the advice given.

I know many of you will be disappointed by this, as am I, but we really feel it is in the best interests of our members, volunteers and employees’ health and wellbeing.

With regards to the VE Day commemorations, we will let you know when we have more information from the Government and what they are planning to do given the pandemic.

We will continue our discussions and planning for how we can support our local communities through our operations and members.  We will of course continue to keep you updated as we work through this challenging time.

Please do your best to share this information with all of your members, to help keep everyone up to date.

Best wishes,

Una Cleminson

Chairman, Board of Trustees

 

May
24
Sun
2020
RBLR – Ace Cafe day
May 24 @ 09:30 – 15:30

As usual the Ace Cafe is allowing the London Region to host its annual Branch/Poppy Appeal day.

This year we have had a complete change of music style, and gone with a band from Northamptonshire that said they would like to play for us:

So why not come along for a day in the “smoke”

Jun
27
Sat
2020
British Truck Race Meeting – Postponed
Jun 27 @ 08:00 – 17:00

Postponed – Postponed – Postponed – Postponed – Postponed

This will be to man the stand and see some of the racing.  6 bikes required.

Please sign up on the Forum.

Windsor VE/VJ 75
Jun 27 @ 09:00 – 18:00

Windsor VE/VJ 75 is a one off event through the streets of Windsor organised through the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead with the help of the Military Vehicle Trust and the support of the RBLR (Hampshire & Berkshire).

The main event will be a parade through the streets of Windsor with Riders leading and following the parade with around 50 vintage vehicles and a marching contingent made up of youth organisations and military personnel with bands. There will also be a stall set up with a static bike display.

We are looking for around 30 riders, although we will happily accept more.

Jun
28
Sun
2020
British Truck Race Meeting – Postponed
Jun 28 @ 08:00 – 17:00

Postponed – Postponed – Postponed – Postponed – Postponed

This will be to man the stand and see some of the racing.  6 bikes required.

Please sign up on the Forum.

Aug
8
Sat
2020
CANCELLED – British Super Bikes
Aug 8 @ 08:00 – 17:00

*****  CANCELLED *****  CANCELLED *****  CANCELLED

This will be to man the stand and see some of the racing.  4 bikes required.

We will also be manning the Helmet store in aid of the Poppy Appeal.

Please sign up on the Forum.

Aug
9
Sun
2020
CANCELLED – British Super Bikes
Aug 9 @ 08:00 – 17:00

*****  CANCELLED *****  CANCELLED *****  CANCELLED

This will be to man the stand and see some of the racing.  4 bikes required.

We will also be manning the Helmet store in aid of the Poppy Appeal.

Please sign up on the Forum.

Sep
19
Sat
2020
British Touring Car Championship
Sep 19 @ 08:00 – 18:00

This will be to man the stand and see some of the racing.  6 bikes required.

Please sign up on the Forum.

Annual Conference 2020
Sep 19 @ 09:00 – 16:00

 

Update 15/08

The latest news, including the timetable, is available from the Legion Website

Update 17/07

Format for 2020

For the first time ever, members will be able to attend Annual Conference remotely using their own devices such as a computer, laptop or tablet. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch the National Chairman and Director General addressing members, will be able to attend a presentation of the Annual Report and Accounts and ask their questions as part of the Membership Forum, while delegates will be given access to an online platform in advance of the event, to discuss and vote on motions.

Attendance

Anyone may attend Annual Conference but we ask that they register in advance using the following options.

Register as a visitor:

  • To register as a visitor please use the online form on the main RBL website found here.
  • After registration has closed, all those who have successfully registered will receive an email with information detailing how you will be able to virtually attend conference.

Register as a delegate:

For those that cannot use the online form there will also be application forms made available to download which you will be able to return to the team via email.

For any help with applications please contact your local Membership Support Officer or the Annual Conference team at annualconference@britishlegion.org.uk

FAQs’

When will Annual Conference take place?

Saturday 19th September 2020

What will the format of the digital Conference be?

Annual Conference will be a one day event and run over two sessions; one in the morning, and one in the afternoon, with an hour break in between.

If I already registered myself for the original date, do I need to re-register?

No, if you have previously registered as a delegate or visitor to attend the original date for Annual Conference, you do not need to register again.

How can I attend as a Visitor?

To register as a visitor please use the online form on the main RBL website found here.

When is the deadline for applications?

Deadline for all applications is 5pm on the 7th August 2020.

Can I still submit Motions?

Unfortunately the deadline to submit Motions has passed, and no further submissions can be accepted.

How do I take part in the Membership Forum?

The Membership Forum is a chance for all members to have their questions answered by a panel of experts. We encourage our members to send your questions to us in advance, by emailing the Annual Conference team at annualconference@britishlegion.org.uk.

Attendees will be able to submit their question on the day, but please do send us your question in advance, to allow for more time for your question to be answered. ​​​​​​​

Do I need a specific web browser to attend?

No. You will be able to attend and view the live stream through any internet browser on any device with internet capabilities.

Will instructions on how to join be sent to us?

Yes. Once the deadline for applications has passed on the 7 August 2020, detailed instructions on how to join the livestream will be sent to all who have registered.

I don’t have a webcam or microphone; can I still take part?

Yes, you will not need to have either to be able to view the live stream.

End Update

 


As you are aware, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic Annual Conference, which was scheduled to take place in May, was cancelled. Despite the challenges we have been presented with, we remain committed to still holding Annual Conference this year while also prioritising the safety of our members. We are now pleased to inform you that Annual Conference will be held digitally on Saturday 19th September 2020.

This year’s online format will enable members from all over the world to attend from the comfort of their home by simply watching the live streamed Annual Conference through an internet browser such as Internet Explorer or Google Chrome.

Attendees will have the opportunity to watch the National Chairman and Director General addressing members, will be able to attend a presentation of the Annual Report and Accounts and ask their questions as part of the Membership Forum, while delegates will be given access to an online platform in advance of the event, to discuss and vote on motions.

How you can attend as a visitor

For the first time ever, members will be able to attend Annual Conference remotely using their own devices such as a computer, laptop or tablet. Anyone interested in attending is invited to register by completing a form before 5pm on Friday 7th August 2020.

Register as a visitor:

  • To register as a visitor please use the online form on the main RBL website found here.
  • After registration has closed, all those who have successfully registered will receive an email with information detailing how you will be able to virtually attend conference.

How to take part in the Membership Forum

The Membership Forum is a chance for all members to have their questions answered by a panel of experts. We encourage our members to send your questions to us in advance, by emailing the Annual Conference team at annualconference@britishlegion.org.uk.

Attendees will be able to submit their question on the day, but please do send us your question in advance, to allow for more time for your question to be answered. We may take your question away to the relevant department and provide an answer after Conference if necessary.

Sep
20
Sun
2020
British Touring Car Championship
Sep 20 @ 08:00 – 18:00

This will be to man the stand and see some of the racing.  6 bikes required.

Please sign up on the Forum.

Nov
27
Fri
2020
Riders Branch Birthday
Nov 27 all-day

The Anniversary of:-

Royal British Legion RIDERS Branch Inaugural Meeting At Cheltenham Branch, St. Anne’s Road Cheltenham, Glos. on 27th November 2004

In July 2004 a meeting took place at The Royal British Legion Village to discuss the possibility of an ex-services motorcycle club becoming an official branch of the RBL.

Circumstances took over and this idea was discarded but not forgotten. In late August, Paul Pollard and Graham Barber decided to resurrect the idea and approached some of those who were at the first meeting. The Legion was contacted again with a clear way ahead and an informal meeting was set up in November at RBL Cheltenham where the 14 original members met to discuss how to proceed and to form a committee, 12 volunteered for the first Riders Committee. It was at this meeting that we formally decided on our name and an adapted set of Branch Byelaws. At the end of this informal meeting, the official inaugural meeting took place and ‘The Riders’ were officially formed.

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Sat
2021
Membership National Conference
May 15 @ 09:00 – 18:00

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Sat
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Riders Branch Birthday
Nov 27 all-day

The Anniversary of:-

Royal British Legion RIDERS Branch Inaugural Meeting At Cheltenham Branch, St. Anne’s Road Cheltenham, Glos. on 27th November 2004

In July 2004 a meeting took place at The Royal British Legion Village to discuss the possibility of an ex-services motorcycle club becoming an official branch of the RBL.

Circumstances took over and this idea was discarded but not forgotten. In late August, Paul Pollard and Graham Barber decided to resurrect the idea and approached some of those who were at the first meeting. The Legion was contacted again with a clear way ahead and an informal meeting was set up in November at RBL Cheltenham where the 14 original members met to discuss how to proceed and to form a committee, 12 volunteered for the first Riders Committee. It was at this meeting that we formally decided on our name and an adapted set of Branch Byelaws. At the end of this informal meeting, the official inaugural meeting took place and ‘The Riders’ were officially formed.

Nov
27
Sun
2022
Riders Branch Birthday
Nov 27 all-day

The Anniversary of:-

Royal British Legion RIDERS Branch Inaugural Meeting At Cheltenham Branch, St. Anne’s Road Cheltenham, Glos. on 27th November 2004

In July 2004 a meeting took place at The Royal British Legion Village to discuss the possibility of an ex-services motorcycle club becoming an official branch of the RBL.

Circumstances took over and this idea was discarded but not forgotten. In late August, Paul Pollard and Graham Barber decided to resurrect the idea and approached some of those who were at the first meeting. The Legion was contacted again with a clear way ahead and an informal meeting was set up in November at RBL Cheltenham where the 14 original members met to discuss how to proceed and to form a committee, 12 volunteered for the first Riders Committee. It was at this meeting that we formally decided on our name and an adapted set of Branch Byelaws. At the end of this informal meeting, the official inaugural meeting took place and ‘The Riders’ were officially formed.

Nov
27
Mon
2023
Riders Branch Birthday
Nov 27 all-day

The Anniversary of:-

Royal British Legion RIDERS Branch Inaugural Meeting At Cheltenham Branch, St. Anne’s Road Cheltenham, Glos. on 27th November 2004

In July 2004 a meeting took place at The Royal British Legion Village to discuss the possibility of an ex-services motorcycle club becoming an official branch of the RBL.

Circumstances took over and this idea was discarded but not forgotten. In late August, Paul Pollard and Graham Barber decided to resurrect the idea and approached some of those who were at the first meeting. The Legion was contacted again with a clear way ahead and an informal meeting was set up in November at RBL Cheltenham where the 14 original members met to discuss how to proceed and to form a committee, 12 volunteered for the first Riders Committee. It was at this meeting that we formally decided on our name and an adapted set of Branch Byelaws. At the end of this informal meeting, the official inaugural meeting took place and ‘The Riders’ were officially formed.

Nov
27
Wed
2024
Riders Branch Birthday
Nov 27 all-day

The Anniversary of:-

Royal British Legion RIDERS Branch Inaugural Meeting At Cheltenham Branch, St. Anne’s Road Cheltenham, Glos. on 27th November 2004

In July 2004 a meeting took place at The Royal British Legion Village to discuss the possibility of an ex-services motorcycle club becoming an official branch of the RBL.

Circumstances took over and this idea was discarded but not forgotten. In late August, Paul Pollard and Graham Barber decided to resurrect the idea and approached some of those who were at the first meeting. The Legion was contacted again with a clear way ahead and an informal meeting was set up in November at RBL Cheltenham where the 14 original members met to discuss how to proceed and to form a committee, 12 volunteered for the first Riders Committee. It was at this meeting that we formally decided on our name and an adapted set of Branch Byelaws. At the end of this informal meeting, the official inaugural meeting took place and ‘The Riders’ were officially formed.

Nov
27
Thu
2025
Riders Branch Birthday
Nov 27 all-day

The Anniversary of:-

Royal British Legion RIDERS Branch Inaugural Meeting At Cheltenham Branch, St. Anne’s Road Cheltenham, Glos. on 27th November 2004

In July 2004 a meeting took place at The Royal British Legion Village to discuss the possibility of an ex-services motorcycle club becoming an official branch of the RBL.

Circumstances took over and this idea was discarded but not forgotten. In late August, Paul Pollard and Graham Barber decided to resurrect the idea and approached some of those who were at the first meeting. The Legion was contacted again with a clear way ahead and an informal meeting was set up in November at RBL Cheltenham where the 14 original members met to discuss how to proceed and to form a committee, 12 volunteered for the first Riders Committee. It was at this meeting that we formally decided on our name and an adapted set of Branch Byelaws. At the end of this informal meeting, the official inaugural meeting took place and ‘The Riders’ were officially formed.