Calendar

Feb
21
Thu
2019
Nottinghamshire – Monthly ‘Gathering’
Feb 21 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Mar
6
Wed
2019
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Mar 6 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Mar
16
Sat
2019
RBLR Notts – Ride Out!
Mar 16 @ 08:00 – 17:00
Local road group ride out to: Eden Camp
Northern World War 2 Association on site for the day.
The group will be portraying British, German, Russian and American troops, helping to enhance the 1940s theme, allowing visitors to get up close to uniforms, clothing and kit of the period.
 
Please note that the museum will be open as normal on these days. Events are attended voluntarily and as such they may be affected by influences such as adverse weather conditions.
https://www.edencamp.co.uk/ww2-living-history-day-nww2a/
 
RV: De Rhodes Arms, Church Street, Barlborough, Chesterfield S43 4ER (A619 just off Junc 30 M1) – 08:00 for those that Breakfast – Stands Up 09:00
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)

Mar
21
Thu
2019
Nottinghamshire – Monthly ‘Gathering’
Mar 21 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Apr
3
Wed
2019
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Apr 3 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Apr
13
Sat
2019
Cardiff Classic and Modern Bike Show
Apr 13 – Apr 14 all-day

Two day event showing classic bikes, trade stalls, auto jumble etc.

RBLR Stand will be in Hall 3. Any help welcomed

Apr
18
Thu
2019
Nottinghamshire – Monthly ‘Gathering’
Apr 18 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Apr
28
Sun
2019
Newark Militaria Expo
Apr 28 @ 08:00 – 17:00

Once again Notts RBLR will be putting up our stand as the invited Military Charity for this event – Great response from the public on our last visit in January. We have been advised though that this one is extremely busy so we will probably be placed outside the venue – Suits us as we can put more bikes on the stand and put on a full spread if you lovely people can come and support us and help man the stand as usual – Early start though guys (sorry Yvonne) as we have to be set up and no vehicle move by 08:30 ready for opening to the public at 09:00 – As mentioned it’s a very early start for some and I do genuinely apologise (hence its only twice a year) but going by the last event we were packed up and leaving by 14:00hrs and home for Sunday Dinner – I think this one may be a little later if the weather is good. If outside unless we can blag entry there is a possible door charge to enter the venue inside – unfortunately the organisers have a strict two free passes only for exhibitors/sellers
Suggested RV(s): For those living near me wishing to go en-mass to Newark: ASDA Fuel Station, Northern Bridge Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield. NG17 2AH at 06:30hrs
At Venue: McDonalds, Lincoln Rd, Newark, NG24 2DB at 07:20hrs for ‘early’ breakfast then arrive at showground as a group.
** Please let me know if you are attending, which RV and if it’s your intention to bring your bike so I know how many bikes we have – If outside not an issue but if inside bike space is very limited – Many thanks **

 

May
1
Wed
2019
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
May 1 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

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)

May
23
Thu
2019
Nottinghamshire – Monthly ‘Gathering’
May 23 @ 19:30 – 21:00
May
26
Sun
2019
Hoveringham Vintage Rally & Show
May 26 @ 10:30 – 17:00

Another date in for the diary for Notts RBLR supporting the efforts at the request of the local Legion branch attending – They have requested Rider aid and bikes to support their stand at this annual vintage vehicle rally – Great chance to come and have a nose at some classic cars and bikes!
RV will be at the Legion stand at 10:30 (subject to change once official detail received),
Gate entry staff will have been advised that RBLR members do not pay as you’re on the stand

Jun
1
Sat
2019
Rideout to National Motorcycle Museum – Solihull
Jun 1 @ 09:30 – 17:00

Notts RBLR Ride Out Day – The National Motorcycle Museum

Open to any – come join us for a ride out and a visit to our historical passion

Meet at Willington Services A38/A50 DE65 6BY, say 09:30 for those that want breakfast. Stands up 10.30 am

The Last Post Ceremony, Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium
Jun 1 @ 19:00 – 20:30

Whilst here on holiday we wanted to take part of the service and lay a wreath at the Menin Gate on behalf of the Branch.

Jun
3
Mon
2019
Welsh National Memorial Langemark Memorial Service
Jun 3 @ 00:00 – 00:00

Whilst here on holiday we wanted to take part of the service and lay a wreath at the Welsh National Memorial on behalf of the Branch.

This service is held on the first Monday of the month.

(Timings for the service will avalible as soon as I can find them.)

Jun
5
Wed
2019
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Jun 5 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Jun
20
Thu
2019
Nottinghamshire – Monthly ‘Gathering’
Jun 20 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Jun
22
Sat
2019
Farnsfield & District Branch Armed Forces Day BBQ & Fete
Jun 22 @ 15:00 – 20:00

Farnsfield RBL have invited Notts RBLR to bring along our stand and bikes to their annual Armed Forces Day celebrations. The event officially starts at 15:00hrs in the afternoon (these timings may alter) with period re-enactors, a beer tent, children’s activities and, later in the day, two live groups and a disco, finishing around 11pm – 11.30pm. I thought we could arrive and set up our stall until late afternoon/early evening but those wishing to stay for the live music in the evening have been invited to do so. Once again looking for support for a couple of hours whilst the stand is up and running

Jun
23
Sun
2019
NEWARK AFD
Jun 23 @ 10:30 – 16:30

Newark has been appointed the lead town for Armed Forces Day celebrations for the county of Nottinghamshire. Notts RBLR have been invited to participate. Newark Council will be providing both a stall and hard standing for the bikes and wish us to take part in the parade. This will be a busy day for us so please attend if you are able to as help will be needed on the stand. This will also definitely raise the profile of the Sqn within our County so hopefully the recruiting numbers too. Details are still to follow so please watch this space for updates

There will be a parade involving serving Armed Forces personnel, veterans (including Riders – all members, not just veterans) and cadets. There will be musical entertainment and stalls.

Jun
29
Sat
2019
Worksop Armed Forces Day
Jun 29 @ 10:00 – 16:30

Worksop Branch Royal British Legion will be celebrating our 3rd Annual Armed Forces by organising an Armed Forces Day Celebration Event at the Shireoaks Sports and Social Club on the29th June 2019.

The exciting attractions that will be available to enjoy on the day:-

Flag raising to take place at 11:00 hours to open the event by the Chairman of the Council and Local MP.

We have the following confirmed for the day:

Two Ex Royal Air Force Jet Cockpits – Courtesy of Wingless Wonders
WW1 Western Front Exhibit
WW2 Field Communications Exhibit
Harworth Archers
Bouncy Slides and Kids Games
RAF BBMF Flypast of Dakota ZA947

Demonstrations:
The Red Barrows Display Team – 303 Sqn Air Cadets
Worksop Sea Cadets
Worksop Army Cadets
British Legion Riders Branch – Ride Past Requested
Military Style Obstacle Course
Double Decker Softplay Bus
Vintage Fire Engine Display
Anti Aircraf and Weaponry Display

Live Music from:

Lilly Taylor-Ward
Miners Welfare Band
Harworth Corps of Drums
Automatic Fish Cake Local Band

Community Stands from:
303 Sqn Air Cadets
Worksop Army Cadets
Worksop Sea Cadets
Worksop Lions Club
Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Association
Royal British Legion Worksop Branch
East Midlands Riders Branch

Food:
Authentic American BBQ from Worksop Branch Royal
Combat Caterer
Tea’s and Coffee’s by Royal British Legion Worksop Branch
On Site Bar by Shireoaks Sports and Social Club
Other Vendors will be available

Jul
3
Wed
2019
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Jul 3 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

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.

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)
Jul
25
Thu
2019
Nottinghamshire – Monthly ‘Gathering’
Jul 25 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Aug
7
Wed
2019
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Aug 7 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Aug
22
Thu
2019
Nottinghamshire – Monthly ‘Gathering’
Aug 22 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Sep
1
Sun
2019
RBLR Notts – British Legion (Bilsthorpe) Branch – Community Village Fete
Sep 1 @ 10:00 – 16:00

Bilsthorpe Branch nearly folded a couple of years ago and Keeley (their Branch Chair) has been working tirelessly to revive the branch and the Legion presence within this small once mining community – She has reached out to the Notts Sqn of the RBLR to ask us to put up our stand and ride some bikes through the village at their first Community Fete to raise Legion awareness and help promote recruitment (for both the local branch & RBLR) – Notts Sqn have said we’d be delighted to help!  –

RV: 09:30hrs Limes Cafe, Old Rufford Road, Newark NG22 8TH

All funds raised by us will be processed through the RBLR regional total. – In the diary troops – please come and join us to help if you can

Sep
4
Wed
2019
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Sep 4 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Sep
19
Thu
2019
Nottinghamshire – Monthly ‘Gathering’
Sep 19 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Oct
2
Wed
2019
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Oct 2 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Oct
24
Thu
2019
Nottinghamshire – Monthly ‘Gathering’
Oct 24 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Nov
6
Wed
2019
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Nov 6 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Nov
21
Thu
2019
Nottinghamshire – Monthly ‘Gathering’
Nov 21 @ 19:30 – 21:00
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
4
Wed
2019
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Dec 4 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Dec
19
Thu
2019
Nottinghamshire – Monthly ‘Gathering’
Dec 19 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Jan
1
Wed
2020
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Jan 1 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Feb
5
Wed
2020
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Feb 5 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Feb
18
Tue
2020
Branch Committee Meeting
Feb 18 @ 15:00 – 18:00
Mar
4
Wed
2020
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Mar 4 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

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
1
Wed
2020
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Apr 1 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

May
6
Wed
2020
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
May 6 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

May
9
Sat
2020
Branch Memorial Run
May 9 @ 11:00 – 15:00

The Memorial Ride is a major Branch event and all members are asked to attend in order to pay our respects to our fellow Riders who have sadly passed away over the previous 12 month period.

Memorial service at the Inniskilling Fusiliers Memorial
11:00 – 14:00 Arrival at the NMA
14:00 – 14:30 Memorial service at the Inniskilling Fusiliers Memorial
14:30 – 17:00 Departure at leisure

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

 

Jun
3
Wed
2020
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Jun 3 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Jul
1
Wed
2020
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Jul 1 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Aug
5
Wed
2020
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Aug 5 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Sep
2
Wed
2020
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Sep 2 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Sep
19
Sat
2020
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.

Oct
3
Sat
2020
Virtual RTTW
Oct 3 @ 14:00 – 15:00

RTTW 2020

It is with a great deal of sadness that I have to announce that Ride to the Wall, in its current format, will not be taking place this year.

Over the past few weeks we have been seeking advice from many different sources and ultimately, at this time, we have had to be guided by Government guidelines and other stakeholders involved in the event.  At the moment, there is no sign of any easing of restrictions and to make the decision now allows people the opportunity to change any arrangements they may have in place.

The decision was not taken lightly and after 12 successful years, having the elements thrown at us on numerous occasions, and at the same time running a smooth event year on year, this year, our 13th we have been beaten by an alien force, something of which we have never experienced before.

As well as our remembrance service you raise a massive amount towards the upkeep of the NMA.  Nothing more so than last year when we once again presented a record amount.

Merchandise will still be open and we will be presenting a cheque on AFD next year for the amount raised this year. A large part of our revenue is taken on the day, which will unfortunately not be able to happen this year, but I’m sure we will be able to present the NMA with a significant amount.

If anybody wishes to be refunded their voluntary contribution and return their year bar, please contact us before 3rd October through the website. Unfortunately, registrations cannot be carried over to next year.

My priority as Founder of Ride to the Wall  is your safety first and foremost as WALLERS, and also not putting you or the general public at unnecessary risk

I am hopeful that through your support we will come back stronger next year and 2021 will once again be a massive year in the history of RTTW.

Best wishes from Martin Dickinson – Founder of Ride to the Wall.

NMA Statement

The last few months have been truly unsettling for us all and, whilst some normality is slowly beginning to return, we still find ourselves in unprecedented times which makes planning for large scale events extremely difficult.  Even with the best social distancing practices and procedures, extra cleaning regimes and reduced numbers, we have concluded, much to our disappointment, that Ride to the Wall cannot take place in a physical form in 2020.

This decision has been made jointly between the Ride to the Wall Committee and the Arboretum management following weeks of discussions, scenario planning and changes in Government legislation.  The final decision has been made with Wallers’ safety and reputation at its core, along with consideration for the wellbeing of our neighbours and local community.  Whilst we understand there will be much sadness within the Ride to the Wall community, we ask you for your support with this difficult decision.

Whilst we cannot congregate at the Arboretum this year, we will be holding a virtual event and we ask as many of you as possible to join us.  We will still raise the much-needed funds for the Arboretum and we promise you entertainment, camaraderie and reflection via our digital channels. Further details will be made available in September, but please do keep the date of 3rd October in your diary.

Thank you for your support and patience over the last few months and for your understanding with this decision.

Oct
7
Wed
2020
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Oct 7 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Oct
10
Sat
2020
Committee Meeting
Oct 10 @ 10:45 – 14:30

To be held online using MS Teams during these unprecedented times

Nov
4
Wed
2020
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Nov 4 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

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.

Dec
2
Wed
2020
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Dec 2 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Jan
6
Wed
2021
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Jan 6 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Feb
3
Wed
2021
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Feb 3 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Feb
6
Sat
2021
Committee Meeting
Feb 6 @ 10:45 – 14:30

Location and Format to be confirmed nearer the time…

Mar
3
Wed
2021
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Mar 3 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Apr
7
Wed
2021
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Apr 7 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

May
5
Wed
2021
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
May 5 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

May
8
Sat
2021
Branch Memorial Run
May 8 @ 11:00 – 15:00

The Memorial Ride is a major Branch event and all members are asked to attend in order to pay our respects to our fellow Riders who have sadly passed away over the previous 12 month period.

Memorial service at the Inniskilling Fusiliers Memorial
11:00 – 14:00 Arrival at the NMA
14:00 – 14:30 Memorial service at the Inniskilling Fusiliers Memorial
14:30 – 17:00 Departure at leisure

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

May
16
Sun
2021
Membership National Conference
May 16 @ 09:00 – 18:00

May
22
Sat
2021
Committee Meeting
May 22 @ 10:45 – 14:30

Location and Format to be confirmed nearer the time…

Jun
2
Wed
2021
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Jun 2 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Jul
7
Wed
2021
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Jul 7 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Aug
4
Wed
2021
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Aug 4 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Aug
7
Sat
2021
Committee Meeting
Aug 7 @ 10:45 – 14:30

Location and Format to be confirmed nearer the time…

Sep
1
Wed
2021
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Sep 1 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Oct
6
Wed
2021
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Oct 6 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Oct
9
Sat
2021
Committee Meeting
Oct 9 @ 10:45 – 14:30

Location and Format to be confirmed nearer the time…

Nov
3
Wed
2021
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Nov 3 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Nov
27
Sat
2021
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
1
Wed
2021
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Dec 1 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Jan
5
Wed
2022
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Jan 5 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Feb
2
Wed
2022
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Feb 2 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Mar
2
Wed
2022
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Mar 2 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Apr
6
Wed
2022
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Apr 6 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

May
4
Wed
2022
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
May 4 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Jun
1
Wed
2022
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Jun 1 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Jul
6
Wed
2022
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Jul 6 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Aug
3
Wed
2022
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Aug 3 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Sep
7
Wed
2022
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Sep 7 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Oct
5
Wed
2022
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Oct 5 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Nov
2
Wed
2022
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Nov 2 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

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.

Dec
7
Wed
2022
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Dec 7 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Jan
4
Wed
2023
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Jan 4 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Feb
1
Wed
2023
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Feb 1 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Mar
1
Wed
2023
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Mar 1 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Apr
5
Wed
2023
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Apr 5 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

May
3
Wed
2023
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
May 3 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED