Calendar

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
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.

Riders RV :-

09:15 at “The Cow Shed“. Trident Business Park, Basil Hill Road (Opposite ScrewFix)  Stands up at 09:45

 

This event is being delivered in partnership with Didcot Town Council and Vauxhall Barracks and is open to EVERYONE, both civilian and armed forces families.

Please find below final confirmation details;

Address: Edmonds Park, Newlands Avenue, Didcot, Oxon. OX11 8NX

Directions: Access to the Park is via a gate just before you reach the Didcot Wave / Leisure centre on Newlands Avenue (this is the same location and entrance as the last 3 years events)

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.6012009,-1.2521558,17z

Event / Set Up times: The event will run from 11am until 3pm, set up will be from 9.00am to 10.30am, vehicle movement will be banned after 10.30am for Health & Safety reasons. I will be wearing a yellow hi vis ‘vest’ to guide you to your ‘pitch’

Site Plan: I will allocate you a specific space on arrival on the recreation ground

Facilities:

  • There is NO Power or Water on site.
  • First Aid is being provided by Access First Aid
  • Portaloos will be on site provided by Didcot Town Council. (there are additional toilets in the Leisure Centre)
  • Please take your rubbish away with you.
  • We are NOT able to supply any Tables, Chairs, Gazebos etc
  • We have an Ice Cream Van on site and Hot Food provision
  • Insurance / Risk Assessments

ESSENTIAL – Please ensure you have a copy of your Insurance Documents and Risk Assessments with you

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
Essex – Castle Hedingham Vintage Fair
Jun 23 all-day

We have been invited to take a stand and some bikes to this event by the RBL Hedingham as they are not able to attend so we are stepping in to help.

 

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.

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
24
Mon
2019
Oxon – Cassington Bike Night
Jun 24 @ 16:00 – 22:00

For those that may be interested in an evening of Bike Porn. Head to https://cassingtonbikenight.wordpress.com/ for more information.

RV at Hacketts Harbour for 17:30 stands up sometime after 18:00

Jun
27
Thu
2019
Oxon – Meet and Greet
Jun 27 @ 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

Jun
28
Fri
2019
Dorset – TANKFEST assistance requested
Jun 28 – Jun 30 all-day

This event is in support of Dorset County’s Community Fundraiser and Bovington RBL.

All details will be decided on monthly meetings

Jun
29
Sat
2019
SOUTHEND ARMED FORCES DAY
Jun 29 all-day

We have room for our stand and approximately 6/8 bikes.

Come and Join Essex RBLR celebrate Armed forces day

Military vehicles and Gun Salute @ 11.00

March parade

kiddies rides

Bands and live music

Various other stands

 

Oxon – Banbury Armed Forces Day
Jun 29 @ 08:30 – 14:00

Rolling Breakfast meeting from 8.30hrs, Sainsburys, Oxford Road.. Set up in the market place by 9.30hrs.

Parade marches off at 11am from the market place, up Parson street.

Parade followed by drum head service in the Market Place, followed by a Town Hall reception.

Hurricane fly past at 1330hrs. Finish at 1400hrs

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

St Ives Cambs Armed Forces Day
Jun 29 @ 12:00 – 16:00

Cambs RBLR will have a stand at this event.

Jun
30
Sun
2019
AFD SOUTHPORT, MERSEYSIDE.
Jun 30 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Come to Southport and show your support.

All attending on motorcycles not wanting to ride in the precession are asked to park out side the Heart foundation shop, PR8 1AA, 116 little Lord St adjacent to Christ Church.

The parade will leave Chapel St 1030 led by the Band of the King’s Division, going down Hoghton St, Hill St Lord St past the Cenotaph to the Town Hall and Gardens where there will be vintage military vehicles and WW1 Sopwith Camel Biplane. The Band of the King’s Division will play to entertain as will as Vintage live music. There will be a fly-past of a DAKOTA.

ALSO. I and now confirm that from 1230 to 1700 there will by a RBLR Stand in the SHIP and ANCHER in Cable St, between the Cenotaph and the Carousel. Steve and Charlene will be supplying a buffet. All Welcome.
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N. Lewis
Jul
2
Tue
2019
Dorset County Monthly Meeting
Jul 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

Jul
3
Wed
2019
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Jul 3 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Jul
6
Sat
2019
Military Vehicle Display, Greypoint Fort, Bangor
Jul 6 all-day

Military Vehicle Display
RBL Riders Branch Stand

EAST – Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride
Jul 6 @ 10:30 – 15:00
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.

Halesowen Carnival
Jul 6 @ 12:00
London Regions monthly “Meet and Greet”
Jul 6 @ 19:00 – 23:00

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

Jul
7
Sun
2019
Stourbridge carnival
Jul 7 all-day

Event starts at 10:00 and finished late on the evening

Jul
13
Sat
2019
The Cotswold Show and Food Festival
Jul 13 – Jul 14 all-day

Families and their four-legged friends will be flocking to Cirencester Park this summer to enjoy shopping, country pursuits, tasty treats, and much more at the Cotswold Show and Food Festival 2019

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

Oxon – Turning Of the Pages
Jul 13 @ 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)

Jul
14
Sun
2019
Oxon – Monthly Brunch / Ride Out
Jul 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.

Jul
17
Wed
2019
End to End and Back Again
Jul 17 – Jul 18 all-day

Wednesday 17th July 2019 at approximately 05.00 I will be leaving Lands End and aim to be in 1John O’Groats by 22.00.

The following day on Thursday 18th July, 2019 I will be returning to Lands End aiming to return by 22.00.

This is a personal mission, but please feel free to come join me for part of my journey.

Further details at https://www.facebook.com/End-to-End-and-Back-Again-Trike-Challenge-300954970612270/

 

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
21
Sun
2019
Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
Jul 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.

Jul
25
Thu
2019
Nottinghamshire – Monthly ‘Gathering’
Jul 25 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Oxon – Meet and Greet
Jul 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
    1. Banbury AFD
    2. AMRR
    3. July Brunch
    4. National Rally
  5. Upcoming Events
    1. Hagbourne Bike Night
    2. Oxon County Town Hall Clear out (Team Building)
    3. Starlight at Popham
    4. August Brunch
    5. Benson Families Day – NO Takers

Meeting Closes

Jul
27
Sat
2019
Dorset County Ride Out – Calne Bike Meet
Jul 27 @ 09:45

Finer details will be discussed on our monthly meetings

Jul
29
Mon
2019
Oxon – East Hagbourne Bike Night
Jul 29 @ 16:00 – 21:30

Bikers and Bike enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their motorbikes whether Super Bikes, Road Bikes, Tourers or Vintage in fact anything on 2 wheels to our inaugural Bike Night !

Bike parking will be in the Village Hall and Fleur De Lys Car Park, Car parking will be in the field adjacent to Manor Farm Lane. This is a free event with a voluntary collection on the night the proceeds of which will go towards running costs and local charities.

There will be Music, Food, BBQ and Outside Bar. A helmet and leathers storage will be available at the Village Hall for a small charitable donation.
Please share this event with friends and fellow enthusiasts, we hope this will be the first of many !

Jul
30
Tue
2019
Oxon – Team Building?!?!
Jul 30 @ 09:00 – 13:00

The Story

“Jess and I had an interesting time on Friday morning at Oxford Town Hall, looking at the room in the cellar which for many years was used as a poppy appeal store. It is full of stuff, some of which is at least 10 years old but at that is at the front, there will be older things at the back.

Jess is arranging for a van to come from Aylesford to collect it all, which will come with a couple of sturdy helpers, but we will need a few more people to form a human chain to get it all out and safely on its way. I don’t think much if any of what is there is heavy (stacks of collecting trays and quite a few probably empty collecting tins mostly) and someone will need to shake all the tins as there may still be money in some of them, so it isn’t a task that needs muscle as much as a willingness to get stuck in for just an hour or two to clear it all. Jess can organise some lunch/refreshments for those involved as a bit of a very small, meagre, RBL reward.

so, I wondered if the Area Team might like to pitch in? There’s nothing like a bit of fun, purposeful shared activity for team building …

Best wishes

Lynda

Lynda Atkins”

The Requirement

A few bodies to help out in creating a chain to move the stuff out of Oxford Town Hall ready to go back to Aylesford for recycling.

RV Details

Oxford Town Hall, if any one does manage to attend Please ask for Ben or Davia on arrival and you will be pointed in the right direction.

Aug
2
Fri
2019
Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza
Aug 2 – Aug 4 all-day

2-4 August 2019 will see the Stroud Vintage Transport & Engine Club (SVTEC) stage the Annual Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza at South Cerney Airfield in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

The show is widely regarded as one of the biggest and best Steam, Vintage and Countryside events in the UK and attracts thousands of exhibitors and visitors from across the country whilst actively raising thousands of pounds for both national and regional charities.

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
4
Sun
2019
Essex Monthly Meeting
Aug 4 @ 11:00

Meet for breakfast at the Wings Café then meeting starts at 11.00 in the function room.

Please come if your free All welcome.

Thanks Terrie

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
6
Tue
2019
Dorset County Monthly Meeting
Aug 6 @ 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

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.

Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Aug 7 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Aug
10
Sat
2019
Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
Aug 10 @ 09:15 – 11:30

Aug
11
Sun
2019
Dorset County Ride Out – Location TBC
Aug 11 @ 09:45

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

Oxon – Monthly Brunch / Ride Out
Aug 11 @ 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.

Aug
15
Thu
2019
Oxon – RAF Benson Families Day
Aug 15 @ 09:30 – 16:00

I need the Registration, make, model and colour of your machine ASAP.

Oxon@riders-mail.com

As always it is easier to remove you than to add you at the last minute.

There will be the following attractions:

  • A Flying and Static Aircraft display
  • Luxury, Sport and Classic Vehicle Display
  • Classic Military Vehicle Display
  • Activity Based Entertainment
  • Stalls and Food Vendors

We expect attendance at the event to be approximately 3000+ people (including children).

Aircraft will park on the taxiway area from 12:00 hrs to form the static display. Events and displays for the afternoon will begin from 12:00 hrs through to approximately 16:00 hrs.
We politely request that you do not move your vehicle(s) until after 16:00 hrs.
Luxury/Classic /Sports Vehicles/Bikes and Scooters’ will be marshalled accordingly and will be parked either inside of D hanger or directly outside on the Pan. We will aim to keep clubs and vehicle makes together.

Aug
17
Sat
2019
50th Anniversary Op Banner
Aug 17 @ 09:30 – 17:00

Northern Ireland Veterans Association (NIVA) are organising this 50th Anniversary Drumhead Service and Parade on Saturday 17th August 2019.
It is hoped to have a range of military events take place on the same day in support of the Anniversary event including a large display of D Coy Military Vehicles along with the Operation Banner Veterans Museum which should be open over the weekend.
A Veterans Parade will follow the Drumhead service and the parade will follow a route around Lisburn finishing at Lisburn RBL

Aug
18
Sun
2019
Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
Aug 18 @ 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.

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
22
Thu
2019
Nottinghamshire – Monthly ‘Gathering’
Aug 22 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Oxon – Meet and Greet
Aug 22 @ 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
    1. National Rally 2019
    2. Hagbourne Bike Night
    3. Oxon County Town Hall Clear out (Team Building)
    4. Starlight at Popham
    5. August Brunch
    6. Benson Families Day
  5. Upcoming Events
    1. Regional Reps Meeting
    2. Monthly Brunch
    3. Sand and Motorcycles
    4. National Rally 2020

Meeting Closes

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
24
Sat
2019
Tanks, Trucks & Firepower
Aug 24 – Aug 26 all-day

Tanks Trucks and Firepower

Presented by the Alvis Fighting Vehicle Society

Tanks Trucks and Firepower Show – August Bank Holiday 2019 (24th to 26th)

The ultimate family day out! You will never see such a spectacular display of dozens of tanks firing, crushing cars and speed demonstrations, all in the UK’s biggest tank arena!

CVR(T) Tank Display

We perform a high speed mobilty demonstration with the fastest tanks in the world


Mid Day Guns Firing

We fire the biggest amount of tank shells and artillery of any UK show


Big Tank Exercise

We let loose the biggest & heaviest Main Battle Tanks outside of the British Army


Tank Car Crush

Watch our Centurion tank repeatedly drive over a car until its crushed flat!

Aug
26
Mon
2019
Pershore plum festival
Aug 26 @ 09:00
Aug
31
Sat
2019
Airwaves, Portrush
Aug 31 all-day

Airwaves at Portrush
RBL Riders Branch Display

East – County Reps Meeting
Aug 31 @ 10:00 – 14:00

County Reps gathering to discuss the future of the East Region and other matters

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
3
Tue
2019
Dorset County Monthly Meeting
Sep 3 @ 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

Sep
4
Wed
2019
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Sep 4 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Sep
7
Sat
2019
Oxon – Turning Of the Pages
Sep 7 @ 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)

Essex Monthly Meeting
Sep 7 @ 11:00

Meet for breakfast first All welcome meeting starts at 11

EAST – 59 Club Service and Blessing
Sep 7 @ 11:30 – 14:00

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
8
Sun
2019
Essex & Herts Air Ambulance motorcycle run 20th Anniversary
Sep 8 all-day

Room for 6 bikes on the stand If your doing the run bikes won’t be able to come on the stand On site from 7.45 no movement after 10.00 am till 17.00 pm

please arrive to set up via entrance in Harbour Crescent CO12 3NJ

Frampton Country Fair
Sep 8 all-day

The Riders will be assisting Gloucestershire County at this event.

Held in 30 acres of beautiful parkland of Frampton Court Estate, this is one of the last truly traditional country fairs.
Join us in celebrating all that is great about the countryside and the people who work and live in it.

Over 400 trade stands, three display rings so much to see and do.

Dorset County Ride Out – Location TBC
Sep 8 @ 09:45

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

Oxon – Monthly Brunch / Ride Out
Sep 8 @ 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.

Whittlesey Festival
Sep 8 @ 10:00 – 16:00

Cambs RBLR will have a stand at this event.

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.

Sep
14
Sat
2019
Tiger Day 12, Tank Museum Bovington (Support CFR)
Sep 14 all-day

This event is in support of Dorset County’s Community Fundraiser and Bovington RBL.

All details will be decided on monthly meetings

Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
Sep 14 @ 09:15 – 11:30

Sep
15
Sun
2019
Dorset County Stand – ‘Free Expression Arts Festival ‘ Blandford.
Sep 15 all-day

An active member is taking point on this event.

All details will be decided on monthly meetings

Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
Sep 15 @ 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.

Sep
19
Thu
2019
Nottinghamshire – Monthly ‘Gathering’
Sep 19 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Sep
26
Thu
2019
Oxon – Meet and Greet
Sep 26 @ 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
    1. Regional Reps Meeting
    2. Monthly Brunch
  5. Upcoming Events
    1. Sand and Motorcycles
    2. Ride to The Wall
    3. Monthly Brunch
    4. PoppyTide
      1. Abingdon Poppy Launch
      2. Oxford Poppy Day
      3. Berinsfield

Meeting Closes

Sep
28
Sat
2019
Dorset County – Social meet up.
Sep 28 @ 19:00

For those that fancy a pint

Sep
29
Sun
2019
Sand and Motorcycles
Sep 29 @ 10:00 – 16:30

Oct
1
Tue
2019
Dorset County Monthly Meeting
Oct 1 @ 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

Oct
2
Wed
2019
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Oct 2 @ 19:30 – 21:00
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
Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
Oct 12 @ 09:15 – 11:30

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
13
Sun
2019
Dorset County Ride Out – Location TBC
Oct 13 @ 09:45

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

Oxon – Monthly Brunch / Ride Out
Oct 13 @ 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.

Oct
20
Sun
2019
Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
Oct 20 @ 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.

Oct
24
Thu
2019
Nottinghamshire – Monthly ‘Gathering’
Oct 24 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Oxon – Meet and Greet
Oct 24 @ 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

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

Poppy Collection Day Forestside Belfast

Oxon – Abingdon Poppy Launch
Oct 26 @ 09:00 – 15:00

Once again we have been asked to support the Abingdon Poppy launch on 26th October.

This year they are going to have the big poppy rowed down the river (followed by other boats) by the sea cadets.

They would like it to be collected by a Biker and ridden around the outskirts of the town before being paraded into the market place by the army and sea cadets.

I am looking for volunteers for this event.

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
3
Sun
2019
Oxon – Oxford Poppy Day
Nov 3 @ 09:45 – 17:00

RV at Botley McDonalds for 10:00 Stands up at 10:15

This year we will be assisting Oxford County by providing a couple of Bikes and a number of bodies in Lieden Square in the Westgate (Accessed Via Norfolk Street)

Jess,  our CFR, has managed to get this space, for the second year running, from the Westgate Centre who have a Policy of NO Charities. Well done to Jess.

Bikes will need to be in place at 10:45 and NO further movement until 17:00 when the centre closes.  I am trying to investigate pushing bikes in and out to allow members to arrive later / leave early on a shift system.

For those who just wish to help out, Westgate Parking is free for motorcycles.

Nov
6
Wed
2019
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Nov 6 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Nov
9
Sat
2019
Poppy Collection Day Tesco Knockbreda Belfast
Nov 9 all-day

Poppy Collection Day Tesco Knockbreda Belfast

Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
Nov 9 @ 09:15 – 11:30