Calendar

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.

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

Jul
6
Sat
2019
Military Vehicle Display, Greypoint Fort, Bangor
Jul 6 all-day

Military Vehicle Display
RBL Riders Branch Stand

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

Aug
2
Fri
2019
Bishopscourt, classic Bike Show
Aug 2 @ 08:00 – Aug 4 @ 19:30

Bishopscourt Classic Bike Show
RBL Riders Branch Display
The Schedule is:
Friday 2nd August
8:00 – Access to the circuit opens for Trade, Static Displays and Riders.
16:00 – Trade Stands and Static Display set-up to be complete and Festival Opens to the public.
Static Classic bike displays (indoor and out), live bands and DJ, bars and catering, overnight camping.

Saturday 3rd August
7:00 – Access to the circuit opens for Trade, Static Displays and Riders.
8:30 – Trade Stands and Static Display set-up to be complete.
9:00 – Festival Opens to the public.
10:00 – Parade Laps of classic bikes, Static Classic bike displays (indoor and out), Motorcycle Club static displays, bars and catering, Trade stands, Autojumble.
18:00 – 19:30 Trade Stands and Static Display set-up
18:00 – live bands and DJ, overnight camping.

Sunday 4th August
7:30 – Access to the circuit opens for Trade, Static Displays and Riders.
8:30 – Trade Stands and Static Display set-up to be complete.
9:00 – Festival Opens to the public.
10:00 – Parade Laps of classic bikes, Static Classic bike displays (indoor and out), Motorcycle Club static displays, bars and catering, Trade stands, Autojumble.
17:00 – Festival Closes to the public.
17:00 – Trade Stands and Static Display breakdown commences.
19:30 – Trade Stands and Static Display breakdown to be complete.

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
5
Mon
2019
Ulster Grand Prix 2019
Aug 5 @ 10:00 – Aug 10 @ 18:00

Ulster Grand Prix 2019
RBL Riders Branch Stand

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.

Aug
18
Sun
2019
NI Regional Meeting 18 Aug 2019 Ballymoney RBL
Aug 18 @ 11:00 – 14:00

The next Regional Meeting will be held at Ballymoney RBL Townhead street, Ballymoney
Sunday 18th August, RV from 1100hrs, Lunch from 1230hrs, meeting will commence at 1330hrs.
Lunch will be Buffet style, price p/p tbc
If any member attending or not wishes me to raise any points, please let me know and I will add to the agenda.
See you there
Tony

Aug
23
Fri
2019
N. Ireland Regional Rally August 2019
Aug 23 @ 08:00 – Aug 25 @ 23:00

Northern Ireland Regional Rally
23rd – 25th August 2019

Blue Circle Boat Club
100 Shore Road, Magheramorne,
Larne, BT40 3HT
Cost – £20 per person
Safe / Secure Parking available for the Bikes.
Ample, Suitable Camping area.
Hard standing available for Caravans / Mobile Homes.
Showers & Toilets on site.
24Hr Tea & Coffee.
Live Band.
On site Bar facilities.
Raffle
Catering by Blue Circle Boat Club.
Organised Ride-out on Saturday (Weather Permitting)
Entry to field by Bike is permitted to drop your kit off, Bike must then be moved from field to safe parking area.
D Coy Military Vehicle Display.
First Aid & Fire Safety on site.
This is a RBL Riders Branch Event, RBL RB Members & Guest Only.
Payment for ticket will be through Paypal to Riders.Ireland@rbl.community, Please use ‘Family & Friends’ method of payment.(Please include Name & E-Mail in the payment message) On receipt of the payment made notification, I will E-Mail you a Ticket with an individual number relevant to the purchaser.
Any funds remaining after the event will be donated to the Poppy Appeal.
Any questions about the event Please ring Tony Pronger on 07884 310906 or e-mail Tonypronger@virginmedia.com

Aug
31
Sat
2019
Airwaves, Portrush
Aug 31 all-day

Airwaves at Portrush
RBL Riders Branch Display

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

Sep
13
Fri
2019
Veterans Parade, N’Ards. 13 / 09 / 19
Sep 13 @ 18:00 – 21:00

I would suggest an RV at Conway Square @ 1800hrs park the Bikes, walk to parade start at RBL N’Ards. Court Sq.
1 or 2 members to remain with the Bikes.

You are cordially invited to participate in this year’s Veterans’ event to recognise the invaluable contribution of men and women from the Borough who have served their country at home and abroad. The event will take place on Friday 13 September 2019.
We are delighted that The Veterans’ Parade will be led by the Band of the Royal Irish Regiment, leaving the Royal British Legion, Court Square, Newtownards at 7.00 pm to arrive at Conway Square at approximately 7.15 pm where the Band will Beat Retreat.
It is envisaged that the Parade will follow the following route:-
Court Square-Court Street-Old Cross Street-High Street-Conway Square
The return Parade will follow a route from Conway Square-Mill Street-Gibson’s Lane-Regent Street-Frances Street-Castle Place-Castle Street-Court Square.
At Conway Square, the Parade will be received by the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Down, the Mayor of Ards and North Down, Aldermen and Councillors of Ards and North Down Borough Council, along with other distinguished guests. It is anticipated that the public will come out in large numbers to support local veterans and enjoy the spectacle.
You are also invited to bring your association standards to the event.
Those on Parade are thereafter invited to the Newtownards British Legion Halls for refreshments.
Yours faithfully
Jeanette
Jeanette Wilson
Democratic Services Manager
Ards and North Down Borough Council.

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

Oct
12
Sat
2019
RBL Riders Branch Poppy Ball 2019
Oct 12 @ 18:00 – 23:45

A night of music, laughter and dance.

Tickets are priced at £35 per person to include 4 course dinner and a variety of entertainment.

Tickets are being offered to RBLR (NI) Members and their guests and can be purchased via PayPal or cash to Ian or Arls Neill.

Guidance for PayPal payments

1. Go to send and request
2. Select send money and insert arl963@hotmail.com
3. Select send to friends and family ( no fee with this option)
4. Go to Add a note and insert POPPY BALL
5. Send.

Dress Code – Formal.
Members may wear white shirt, tie, black or grey trousers Legion Riders vests and medals.

Accommodation is available at the hotel and members are advised to ring the hotel to receive discounted rate – 02825891663.

Oct
26
Sat
2019
Poppy Collection Day Forestside Belfast
Oct 26 all-day

Poppy Collection Day Forestside Belfast

Nov
2
Sat
2019
Poppy Collection Day Tesco C’Reagh Rd. Belfast
Nov 2 all-day

Poppy Collection Day Tesco C’Reagh Rd. Belfast

Nov
9
Sat
2019
Poppy Collection Day Tesco Knockbreda Belfast
Nov 9 all-day

Poppy Collection Day Tesco Knockbreda Belfast

Nov
16
Sat
2019
RBL Riders Branch AGM 2019
Nov 16 all-day

2019 AGM of the RBL Riders Branch
All members welcome
Member’s from NI generally make a weekend of it, Arriving Friday and returning home Sunday

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

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
10
Sun
2020
Veteran’s Day Parade, N’Ards 10 May 2020
May 10 @ 15:00 – 17:00

Veterans Day Parade
Newtownards
Sunday 10th May 2020 1500hrs
Parade or Guard of Honour to be determined.
Parade steps off from the RBL Church Square on to Conway Square

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.

Aug
21
Fri
2020
RBL Riders NI Regional Rally 2020
Aug 21 @ 09:00 – Aug 23 @ 14:00

RBL Riders Northern Ireland Regional Rally 2020
Blue Circle Boar Club, Magheramorne, Larne.
21st to 23rd August 2020
Camping / Glamping / Vanning or Hoteling, your choice.
Very good and large Camping area, Bar on Site, Boat club will provide catering, Breakfast, Lunch and Evening Meal or we can BBQ. TBC
Entertainment Friday Evening and Saturday, Details TBC.
There will hopefully be a Ride out on Saturday, weather and abilities permitting.
Cost will be £20 pp. payment to me by Paypal / BACS or Cash. Paypal email – Riders.Ireland@RBL.Community. PM me for BACS details.
Please note on Paypal Name(s) and Event

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.

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.

Oct
17
Sat
2020
RBLR NI Poppy Ball 2020
Oct 17 @ 19:00 – 20:00

From the Organisers, Arls & Ian Neill

Saturday 17th October 2020 1900hrs
Rosspark Hotel, 20 Doagh Road, BT42 3LZ Kells, Ballymena.

A night of friendship, fun, music and dance.
Guests are asked to arrive between 1900hrs and 1930 hrs.

Price per person is £35 and can be purchased via Paypal as follows

1. Go to send and request
2. Select send money and insert arl963@hotmail.com
3.Select send to friends and family ( no fee with this option)
4. Go to Add a note and insert your name and Poppy Ball
5. Send

I will record the names of paid guests and have an admissions sheet with me on 17th ..no tickets this year to keep costs to a minimum.
Invitations are extended to all RBLR Members and their guests
Accommodation is available at the hotel and members are advised to contact the hotel directly 02825891663 to avail of the discounted rate ..£100 per double room.

See you there
Tony