Calendar

Feb
21
Thu
2019
Nottinghamshire – Monthly ‘Gathering’
Feb 21 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Feb
23
Sat
2019
Cambs February Meet. Chatting in Chatteris.
Feb 23 @ 10:15 – 13:00

Cambs February Meet. Chatting in Chatteris.

To be held at The Cross Keys. Market Hill, Chatteris. Saturday 23rd February. Same as last year, meet 10:15 to 10:45 for tea and coffee, sit down for full English 11:00. £5.50 per head. Raffle in aid of Poppy fund. Very popular last year, with local RBL branch joining us. Hope you can join us again this year. Please let me know if you can attend by Monday 18th Feb.

Feb
24
Sun
2019
Cambs 876 Remembered
Feb 24 all-day
Feb
28
Thu
2019
Oxon – Meet and Greet
Feb 28 @ 19:45 – 21:00

Here in Oxon we have traditionally held a social and meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month held at a variety of locations across the county. As with all Branch events this is open to all comers who would like to join us.

Even months are held at Woodstock Social Club. (With the occasional exception)
Odd months are at a variety of locations to allow for travel times and distances to be varied. I will update these as we decide where to go.

This Months Agenda.

Meeting Opens

  1.  Introductions / Apologies / Visitors
  2. Matters Arising from previous minutes
  3. NON Agenda Items
  4. Mike Leahy – Trip to Monte Cassino
  5. Derek Standing Down as County Rep
  6. New Committee
  7. Recent Events
    1. Xmas Bowling
    2. Birthday Brunch
    3. Regular Brunch
  8. Upcoming Events
    1. County Conference – Saturday 2nd
    2. Reps Meeting – Saturday 2nd
    3. Monthly Brunch – Sunday 10th 
    4. Union Flag Presentation – 16th March

Meeting Closes

Mar
2
Sat
2019
Oxon – County Conference
Mar 2 @ 10:00 – 14:00

Notice Of County Conference

When: Saturday 2nd March

Time: 10.30 – 1.30 pm

Where: Eynsham Village Hall – Main Hall

Parking: Public Car park (free) adjacent to the Hall

Please advise if disabled parking is needed

Sandwich Lunch after the Conference

Attending Standards from 9.45 please

It is believed that the choice of venue allows for good parking, height for a parade of Standards, and the time also permits the Rugby enthusiasts to view the matches after the Conference.

We would love to see as many branch members as wish to come – the Conference is open to all members.

As ever the County Committee are seeking members willing to serve on the Committee. Please enquire of your members if they might consider serving on this committee – further details from Andrew Bowes or Lynda Atkins

Duties are not onerous and are acting as the management committee for the County – 6 evening meetings per year lasting 2 hours.

Oxon – Turning Of the Pages
Mar 2 @ 10:15 – 11:30

The Turning of Pages ceremony will take place on the following Saturdays at 11am. Any one is welcome to attend (please be at Christ Church by 10.30).

(Linky Thing)

Mar
5
Tue
2019
Dorset County Monthly Meeting
Mar 5 @ 19:45 – 21:00

Please gather for 1945hrs with the meeting starting at 2000hrs.

King George V Road,
Bovington,
Wareham
BH20 6JQ

Thanks

Ride safe

Mar
6
Wed
2019
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Mar 6 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Mar
9
Sat
2019
Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
Mar 9 @ 09:15 – 11:30

Mar
10
Sun
2019
Massereene Remembrance Ride and Service
Mar 10 @ 10:00 – 13:30

Ride out and Remembrance Service to remember the 2 members of the Royal Engineers Regt – Mark Quinsey & Patrick Azimker, murdered on 7th Mar 2009

Oxon – Monthly Brunch / Ride Out
Mar 10 @ 10:00 – 15:30

Monthly Brunch / Ride

All are welcome to join us for this social gathering.  A decision will be made on where to ride to before hand or as late as on the day.  If you wish to just join us for brunch you will be more than welcome.

3 Jocks, Ligoniel
Mar 10 @ 15:00 – 16:00

Remembrance Service to remember the ‘3 Jocks’ RHF Murdered by IRA 10th Mar 1971

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
17
Sun
2019
Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
Mar 17 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Located on Sleaford Road (A15), Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln, LN5 9FG
Opposite the Vulcan XM607 – Black Buck

If weather is kind to us, we could have a ride out after 12:00.

If weather not good, why not use the car.

I have brought this event forward so that The Riders can attend the International Bomber Command Centre, Inspire Ride after the Brunch as requested.

Mar
21
Thu
2019
Nottinghamshire – Monthly ‘Gathering’
Mar 21 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Mar
23
Sat
2019
Cambs RBLR March 2019 Meet/Brunch
Mar 23 @ 10:30 – 13:00

23rd March 2019 – Cambs RBLR Meet/Brunch.

To be held at The Queens Head, Needingworth. Same as last year, meet 10:30 to 10:45 for tea and coffee, sit down for full English 11:00. £6.00 per head. Raffle in aid of Poppy Appeal. Very popular last year, hope you can join us again this year.

Mar
24
Sun
2019
Cambs 876 Remembered
Mar 24 all-day
Mar
26
Tue
2019
Oxon – RAF Benson Families Day
Mar 26 @ 19:25 – 20:25

Once again RAF Benson are holding there annual families day and we are invited

Mar
28
Thu
2019
Oxon – Meet and Greet
Mar 28 @ 19:45 – 21:00

Here in Oxon we have traditionally held a social and meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month held at a variety of locations across the county. As with all Branch events this is open to all comers who would like to join us.

Even months are held at Woodstock Social Club. (With the occasional exception)
Odd months are at a variety of locations to allow for travel times and distances to be varied. I will update these as we decide where to go.

 

Mar
30
Sat
2019
Cambs 876 Remembered
Mar 30 all-day
Mar
31
Sun
2019
Cambs 876 Remembered
Mar 31 all-day
Dorset County Ride Out (Location TBC)
Mar 31 @ 09:45

Meet at Bovington RBL at 0945hrs with stands up at 1000hrs

(To also include a visit to The Churchill Arms, Alderholt Spring Motorcycle Jumble)

Apr
2
Tue
2019
Dorset County Monthly Meeting
Apr 2 @ 19:45 – 21:00

Please gather for 1945hrs with the meeting starting at 2000hrs.

King George V Road,
Bovington,
Wareham
BH20 6JQ

Thanks

Ride safe

Apr
3
Wed
2019
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Apr 3 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Apr
6
Sat
2019
Essex County Meeting
Apr 6 @ 11:00 – 12:00

Hi All

Essex is holding it’s monthly meeting at 11.00 at

WINGS CAFE
Hangar 4 Adjacent, North Weald Airfield, Merlin Way
CM16 6HR Epping, Essex

Come early for breakfast Il be there with our lanyards and the Regional stock again shout if you need anything.

Thanks Terrie

Apr
7
Sun
2019
Adventure bike ride day (County Stand Sammy Millers) TBC
Apr 7 all-day

This will be our RBLR Dorset County stand at Sammy Millers Adventure Bike event.

Our attendance TBC. All details will be decided on monthly meetings

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

Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
Apr 13 @ 09:15 – 11:30

Cookstown M/C Show
Apr 13 @ 10:00 – 17:00

Cookstown Motorcycle Show
In the grounds of the First Presbyterian Church
if the weather is inclement, we will be moved into one of the halls.
There will be a RBLR stand on display.
There will be the usual display of motorcycles, tools, parts and equipment

Beer and Skittles night
Apr 13 @ 19:00 – 23:00
Apr
14
Sun
2019
Oxon – Monthly Brunch / Ride Out
Apr 14 @ 10:00 – 15:30

Monthly Brunch / Ride

All are welcome to join us for this social gathering.  A decision will be made on where to ride to before hand or as late as on the day.  If you wish to just join us for brunch you will be more than welcome.

Apr
18
Thu
2019
Nottinghamshire – Monthly ‘Gathering’
Apr 18 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Apr
21
Sun
2019
Dorset County Ride Out – Location TBC
Apr 21 @ 09:45

Meet Bovington RBL at 0945hrs, stands up at 1000hrs.  Location TBC.

Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
Apr 21 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Located on Sleaford Road (A15), Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln, LN5 9FG
Opposite the Vulcan XM607 – Black Buck

If weather is kind to us, we could have a ride out after 12:00.

If weather not good, why not use the car.

I have brought this event forward so that The Riders can attend the International Bomber Command Centre, Inspire Ride after the Brunch as requested.

Apr
22
Mon
2019
Coleford Festival of Transport
Apr 22 all-day
Event description
Cars, trucks, motorcycles, buses, steam engines and autojumble in the town centre at Coleford in the Forest of Dean.
Apr
25
Thu
2019
Oxon – Meet and Greet
Apr 25 @ 19:45 – 21:00

Here in Oxon we have traditionally held a social and meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month held at a variety of locations across the county. As with all Branch events this is open to all comers who would like to join us.

Odd months are at a variety of locations to allow for travel times and distances to be varied. I will update these as we decide where to go.

Agenda

If you have any items for the Agenda, please do let me know and I will add them accordingly. (Linky Thing)

Meeting Opens

  1.  Introductions / Apologies / Visitors
  2. Matters Arising from previous minutes
  3. NON Agenda Items
  4. Recent Events
  5. Upcoming Events

Meeting Closes

Apr
26
Fri
2019
RTTW Registration Opens
Apr 26 @ 19:00

RTTW is a unique motorcycling event which gives motorcyclists an opportunity to gather together at a place of remembrance, to pay their respects to our serving and fallen service men and women and in doing so, raise funds solely for the purpose of perpetuating their memory and recognising the sacrifice made.

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Tiger Day 11 Tank museum Bovington (Support CFR)
Apr 27 all-day

This event is to support the Dorset Community Fundraiser and Bovington RBL.

Finer details discussed at monthly meetings

Apr
28
Sun
2019
Anzac Day
Apr 28 all-day

We will be attending the Anzac Day Parade in Leighterton.  We form up in the Primary School about 14.00 to march down for the Service at 15.00.  We will RV at Hardwicke RBL at 10.00 for a gentle ride up to Leighterton where you can purchase light refreshments if you wish.

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 **

 

St George’s Fayre – March, Cambs
Apr 28 @ 10:00 – 16:00

RBLR Cambs will have a stand at this event.

Worcestershire county meet
Apr 28 @ 19:00
May
1
Wed
2019
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
May 1 @ 19:30 – 21:00
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

Oxon – Turning Of the Pages
May 4 @ 10:15 – 11:30

The Turning of Pages ceremony will take place on the following Saturdays at 11am. Any one is welcome to attend (please be at Christ Church by 10.30).

(Linky Thing)

May
5
Sun
2019
Despatch Riders Rally (County Stand Sammy Millers) TBC
May 5 all-day

This will be our RBLR Dorset County stand at Sammy Millers Dispatch Riders Rally event.

Our attendance TBC. All details will be decided on monthly meetings

Oxon – Ride in to Abingdon Air Show
May 5 @ 09:30 – 16:00

Who fancies a ride in and day out?

Quarterly RBLR Ireland Region Meeting
May 5 @ 12:00 – 14:00

The next meeting will be held at Greypoint Fort, Helens Bay, Bangor
Sunday 5th May 2019 1300hrs
Many will be getting there on Saturday 4th May for a Ride out, BBQ and Beverages then camping overnight, with a Brunch on Sunday.
This is your opportunity to voice any concerns or thoughts you may have.
If there is anything you wish to add to the agenda, call or message me and I will include it.
Your host for the event will be Co Down Rep, Dean Lawton

There will, as usual, be a Raffle, so bring something to contribute, this is our way of raising funds locally
Regards
Tony

May
6
Mon
2019
West Midlands May Meet & Greet
May 6 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Monthly Meet & Greet.

Why not come along and join in?

 

May
7
Tue
2019
Dorset County Monthly Meeting
May 7 @ 19:45 – 21:00

Please gather for 1945hrs with the meeting starting at 2000hrs.

King George V Road,
Bovington,
Wareham
BH20 6JQ

Thanks

Ride safe

May
8
Wed
2019
VE Day Memorial Ride to the Polish War Memorial
May 8 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Meet at the Ace Cafe for a brew and a butty, and then leave at 18:30 for the Polish War Memorial, where we will lay a wreath to commemorate all the Polish Forces that died fighting tyranny and oppression with the rest of the Allied Forces, but were sadly barred from the original VE Day parade.

Berets/medals optional for service/veteran personnel.

May
10
Fri
2019
You’ve Been NABBED Rally
May 10 – May 12 all-day

You’ve Been NABBED Rally 2019

National Association for Bikers with a Disability Supporting Disabled Bikers Since 1991

10th – 12th May 2019

CHESHIRE SHOW GROUND,
KNUTSFORD, WA16 0HJ

15 + Live Bands in two marquees, 2x discos, Stand-up Comedy Show, Bike/Trike Show by BSH magazine, big raffle, Entertainment for kids, Cheap Beer (3 x Bars – including ‘Real Ale’ bar featuring a range of 60 beers and ciders), Hot Showers, Loads of Trade Stands & lots of other good stuff.

Gate price £35.00

Rally pin badges are also available : £3.00 each, purchased with tickets.

£3.00 each at the Rally.

Car pass £10.00 (free with blue badge).
Caravans £20.00
Motorhomes £20.00

Due to pressure from the local authorities we have removed our restrictions on people attending by car in a bid to stop people parking illegally in the local area and walking in to the event.

There is a limit of 3,000 tickets for this event.

Strictly No Dogs Allowed (except guide dogs).

Make cheques payable to NABD and send to:
NABD, Unit 20 The Bridgewater Centre, Robson Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 7TE. (Enclose A5 stamped addressed envelope).
Credit card payments available via telephone 0844 415 4849
Trade and other enquiries, 0844 415 4849

May
11
Sat
2019
Bidfrord on Avon Steam & Vintage Rally
May 11 – May 12 all-day

We have a stall for the Poppy appeal at the above event. This is a mixed event of steam engines, military vehicles, cars, motorcycles, etc and a small fairground area. There will be multiple vending stalls.

Set up will be on Friday evening, 10 May but the event is open Saturday / Sunday.

Basic camping / caravans allowed on site by arrangement in advance. Evening entertainment provided for stall holders.

Cambs 876 Remembered
May 11 all-day
The Little Vintage Show
May 11 – May 12 all-day

The Riders will be supporting Dursley and Cam Branch at The Little Vintage Show which is a traditional village steam show for all the family.
It’s primary aim is to raise money for local charities and other deserving causes.

Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
May 11 @ 09:15 – 11:30

May
12
Sun
2019
Cambs 876 Remembered
May 12 all-day
Dorset County Stand – Durweston Country Fayre
May 12 all-day

An active member is taking point on this event. All details will be decided on monthly meetings.

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Motorbike Run and Family Fun day
May 12 all-day

Bike Run and North Weald Family fun day

If you want to do the run register at    ehaat.org/mc

We have a stand at the fun day with all our Poppy bits. I have the regional kit there too.

Set up time from 07.30  No vehicle movement will be allowed on site during the event between the times of 10.00am – 16.00pm  So if your bike is on the stand no moving till 16.00 pm

Tickets are for the Ride Fun day is free.

 

Oxon – Harwell Poppy Walk
May 12 @ 09:30 – 15:00
Oxon – Monthly Brunch / Ride Out
May 12 @ 10:00 – 15:30

Monthly Brunch / Ride

All are welcome to join us for this social gathering.  A decision will be made on where to ride to before hand or as late as on the day.  If you wish to just join us for brunch you will be more than welcome.

May
13
Mon
2019
Oxon – Raid on Europe
May 13 – May 17 all-day

Oxon are looking to head into Europe on the above dates staying at a hotel / bikers rest. and taking in the Ardennes for a ride or two.

More details to follow

Dates have been firmed up and rooms already booked.   Please do contact Bill or myself to get your self added.

May
18
Sat
2019
MCN Festival of Motorcycling
May 18 – May 19 all-day

Cambs RBLR will have a stand at this event.  See website for more event details.

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)

Dorset County Ride Out – Location TBC
May 19 @ 09:45

Meet Bovington RBL at 0945hrs, stands up at 1000hrs.  Location TBC.

Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
May 19 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Located on Sleaford Road (A15), Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln, LN5 9FG
Opposite the Vulcan XM607 – Black Buck

If weather is kind to us, we could have a ride out after 12:00.

If weather not good, why not use the car.

I have brought this event forward so that The Riders can attend the International Bomber Command Centre, Inspire Ride after the Brunch as requested.

May
23
Thu
2019
Nottinghamshire – Monthly ‘Gathering’
May 23 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Oxon – Meet and Greet
May 23 @ 19:45 – 21:00

Here in Oxon we have traditionally held a social and meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month held at a variety of locations across the county. As with all Branch events this is open to all comers who would like to join us.

Odd months are at a variety of locations to allow for travel times and distances to be varied. I will update these as we decide where to go.

Agenda

If you have any items for the Agenda, please do let me know and I will add them accordingly. (Linky Thing)

Meeting Opens

  1. Introductions / Apologies / Visitors
  2. Matters Arising from previous minutes
  3. NON Agenda Items
  4. Recent Events
    • RTTW Opened
    • Monthly Brunch 2 attended
    • Ride to Battle of the Bulge
    • National Conference
    • Harwell Poppy Walk
  5. Upcoming Events
    • Ace Café RBLR Day
    • Chilton Fete and Harwell Stone – 8th June
    • Monthly Brunch / Ride Out
    • Didcot Armed Forces Day -22nd June
    • June Meet and Greet – 27th June, Red Lion, Old Marston.

Meeting Closes

May
25
Sat
2019
Dorset County – Social event meet up.
May 25 @ 19:00

For those that fancy a pint

May
26
Sun
2019
EAST – Ace Cafe Day
May 26 @ 08:30 – 16:00

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

May
31
Fri
2019
Consett Music Festival
May 31 – Jun 1 all-day

Volunteers needed for a stand at this event. Contact Dave Ives for more info.

No photo description available.

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

Essex Monthly Meeting
Jun 1 @ 11:00 – 12:00

Monthly meeting

Starts at 11.00

 

Il be at the Wings Café at 10.00 am for breakfast first All welcome to join me.

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.

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
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
4
Tue
2019
Dorset County Monthly Meeting
Jun 4 @ 19:45 – 21:00

Please gather for 1945hrs with the meeting starting at 2000hrs.

King George V Road,
Bovington,
Wareham
BH20 6JQ

Thanks

Ride safe

Jun
5
Wed
2019
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Jun 5 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Jun
8
Sat
2019
Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
Jun 8 @ 09:15 – 11:30

Oxon – Chilton Family Fete
Jun 8 @ 11:30 – 18:30

Folks we have been invited by the Berkshire Community Fundraiser to place our Bikes at the Chilton Summer Fete and take part in the D-Day Service at the Harwell stone once again (Volunteers Required)

 

This year’s Service recognizes the 75th Anniversary, assembly at the stone from 5pm. Legion Standards, Service Standards and Cadet Forces will be present for the start of the service at 5:30pm.

Attendees should note there are no facilities at the stone.

Tollesbury RBL DDay75
Jun 8 @ 14:00 – 18:00

We have been invited to join Tollesbury Royal British Legion to help raise the profile of the RBL and remember the brave men and women that paid the ultimate sacrifice.

We are taking the Stand and 6 bikes. This is a village event with a BBQ, face painting, tombola and lots of family events.

Jun
9
Sun
2019
Dorset County – Kidney fundraising convoy (Supporting the local biker community)
Jun 9 @ 10:00

More information can be found on the link below:

So…. the date is set!Sunday 9th June!Starting point Queen Elizabeth School Wimborne to Depart at 10:00 to our destination of Old Sarum Airfield.

Posted by Kidney fundraising convoy on Friday, 23 November 2018

We are supporting this ride out.

Oxon – Monthly Brunch / Ride Out
Jun 9 @ 10:00 – 15:30

Monthly Brunch / Ride

All are welcome to join us for this social gathering.  A decision will be made on where to ride to before hand or as late as on the day.  If you wish to just join us for brunch you will be more than welcome.

Jun
14
Fri
2019
Cornwall Rally
Jun 14 @ 08:00 – Jun 16 @ 00:00

Cost is £10 per person per night

site opens 08000hrs

full details on the Forum

site set up Thursday 13th

Falkland Islands Liberation Day Wreath Laying Ceremony Chorley
Jun 14 @ 10:30 – 11:30

Falkland Islands Liberation Day. Wreath Laying Ceremony.
Thursday 14th June 2019
10.30 for a 11.00 two minute silence.
The War Memorial.
Astley Park.
CHORLEY.
Lancashire
PR7 1JX

Parking is at the local Car Parks.
This is a laid back and personal family friendly event.
After the service we usually retire to the local Weatherspoon’s.

Jun
15
Sat
2019
Lister Tyndale Vintage Rally
Jun 15 – Jun 16 all-day

This will be our first time attending this show, which we believe is a friendly show with something for everyone with stunning views.

Jun
16
Sun
2019
Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
Jun 16 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Located on Sleaford Road (A15), Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln, LN5 9FG
Opposite the Vulcan XM607 – Black Buck

If weather is kind to us, we could have a ride out after 12:00.

If weather not good, why not use the car.

I have brought this event forward so that The Riders can attend the International Bomber Command Centre, Inspire Ride after the Brunch as requested.

Jun
19
Wed
2019
Royston & District Motorcycle Show
Jun 19 @ 18:30 – 21:30

Cambs RBLR will again have a stand at this show.

Jun
20
Thu
2019
Nottinghamshire – Monthly ‘Gathering’
Jun 20 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Jun
22
Sat
2019
RBL Northern (Bicycle) Ride
Jun 22 @ 07:00

Volunteer marshalls needed for this bicycle event, guys and gals. Various points between Stainton and Catterick then similar back to Army Centre at Coulby Newham.

Note this is the day before Armed Forces Day at Bents Park.

First riders leave at 0800, so we need to be in positions for that time. End time is approximate, but there are positions that can finish earlier. Details of the ride at:
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/186568/Royal-British-Legion-Northern-Ride-2019

Contact Dave Ives for more info

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.

N.Ireland Armed Forces Day, Lisburn
Jun 22 @ 09:00 – 17:00

N. Ireland Armed Forces Day will be held in Lisburn this year.
Details are minimal at this stage update will follow

Oxon – Didcot Armed Forces Day
Jun 22 @ 10:30 – 15:00

The Riders have been asked to assist the local Didcot Branch with a show of bikes for a few hours at this event in Edmonds Park in Didcot.

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
Dorset County Ride Out – Location TBC
Jun 23 @ 09:45

Meet Bovington RBL at 0945hrs, stands up at 1000hrs.  Location TBC.

St Ives Festival of Motorcycles
Jun 23 @ 10:00 – 16:00

RBLR Cambs will have a stand at this event again this year.

Again the chosen charities are MAGPAS and the Royal British Legion for the coming year.