Calendar

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
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
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

EVENT CANCELLED

Aug
10
Sat
2019
Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
Aug 10 @ 09:15 – 11:30

Aug
11
Sun
2019
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
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
4
Wed
2019
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Sep 4 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

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

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

Sep
15
Sun
2019
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
29
Sun
2019
Sand and Motorcycles
Sep 29 @ 10:00 – 16:30

Oct
2
Wed
2019
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Oct 2 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

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
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 @ 09:30 – 15:30

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.

RV at Abingdon Market Place at 09:30

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 or to suit your dietry needs.  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

EVENT CANCELLED

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

Nov
10
Sun
2019
Oxon – Banbury Remembrance Parade
Nov 10 @ 09:30 – 12:30

Banbury Town Centre, St Mary’s Church, People’s Park, Banbury, United Kingdom

RV 09:30Banbury Town Hall.

Commemorating those who served their country in wars past. Remembering those who still serve their country to this day.

Commencing with the town parade, followed by a service in St. Mary’s Church, Banbury, before the wreath laying ceremony at the war memorial in People’s Park.

Working in partnership with 1460 (Banbury) Squadron Air Cadets, Sea Cadets Banbury, Army Reserve Centre, Oxfordshire Army Cadet Force & Royal British Legion Banbury.

Event timings to follow.

Event information  01295 250340

Oxon – Monthly Brunch / Remembrance Parade
Nov 10 @ 09:30 – 12:00

Monthly Brunch / Remembrance Service

Folllowing a bit of Brunch at H cafe we will make our way over to Berinsfield where we are the PAO for the village, to join the villagers in their annual act of Remembrance.

All are welcome to join us for this

Burnley Cemetery Rememberance Service hosted by the RBLR
Nov 10 @ 10:00 – 11:30

This years Parade at the Cemetery Burnley this year, falls on the 10th November 2019.
This will take place at

Burnley Cemetery Rossendale Road Burnley Lancashire BB11 5DD

This is aimed at Bikers for Bikers and is run by the RBLR, although all are welcome to attend.
Gates open 10.00 bikes to be parked up by 10.40
Cars if you must. Are parked at the back of the Chapel of Rest.
10.45 Gates Closed for safety reasons no exceptions, any arriving after that will have to park further down the road.
10.50 quiet reflection.
10.55 Service starts.
11.15 Service ends.
Have a great day and I’ll see you all there.

Iddy

Nov
11
Mon
2019
Oxon – Turning Of the Pages
Nov 11 @ 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)

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

Nov
17
Sun
2019
Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
Nov 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.

Nov
21
Thu
2019
Nottinghamshire – Monthly ‘Gathering’
Nov 21 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Nov
27
Wed
2019
Riders Branch Birthday
Nov 27 all-day

The Anniversary of:-

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

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

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

Nov
28
Thu
2019
Oxon – Meet and Greet
Nov 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.

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. Oxon County Rep Post.
  5. The Legion and the General Election
  6. Legion Strategic Direction and Branch Response
  7. Recent Events
    1. Abingdon Poppy Launch
    2. Oxford Poppy Day
    3. Remembrance Parades
  8. Upcoming Events
    1. Monthly Brunch

Meeting Closes

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

EVENT CANCELLED

Dec
8
Sun
2019
Oxon – Monthly Brunch / Ride Out
Dec 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.

Dec
14
Sat
2019
Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
Dec 14 @ 09:15 – 11:30

Dec
15
Sun
2019
Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
Dec 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.

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

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

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

EVENT CANCELLED

Jan
4
Sat
2020
Oxon – Turning Of the Pages
Jan 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)

Jan
11
Sat
2020
Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
Jan 11 @ 09:15 – 11:30

Jan
12
Sun
2020
Oxon – Monthly Brunch / Ride Out
Jan 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.

Jan
19
Sun
2020
Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
Jan 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.

Feb
1
Sat
2020
Oxfordshire County Conference
Feb 1 @ 10:00 – 15:00

 

Notice Of County Conference

When: Saturday 1st February

Time: 10.00 – 14:00

Where: Benson Parish 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 9.30 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 Kevin Tobin, County MSO

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

 

The Royal British Legion
Oxfordshire County Annual County Conference

Benson Parish Hall, Sunnyside, Benson, Wallingford, OX10 6LZ

Saturday 1st February 2020 10am for 10.30am

AGENDA

  1. Processional: The County Standard and Branch Standards will be paraded into the Hall and the County Standard brought before the President.
  2. Exhortation. (President)
    Last Post. 2 Minutes Silence. Reveille.
    Kohima Epitaph (President)
  3. Blessing.
  4. National Anthem.
  5. Welcome: The County Chairman will welcome the invited guests and delegates to the 95th Annual Conference.
  6. HM Deputy Lord Lieutenant Oxfordshire. Lynda Atkins.
  7. Reply and Presidential Address (President)
  8. Apologies for Absence. MSO Kevin Tobin
  9. Appointment of Scrutineers. (If motions submitted to conference.)
  10. Adoption of Standing Orders – National.
  11. Minutes of the RBL County Conference held on 2nd February 2019.
  12. Matters arising from the minutes.
  13. County Plan.
  14. County Chairman’s Report 2020.
  15. Elections for County Chair.
  16. Elections for County Committee.
  17. Election of Delegate to National Conference.
  18. Presentation of Accounts for 2018/2019 Mr Andrew Bowes County Treasurer.
  19. Guest Speaker: Ms Denise Edgar Trustee RBL.
  20. Speaker: Ms Pat Chadwick RBL Area Manager SE Midlands.
  21. County FCR Report.
  22. Any Other Business.
  23. Presentation of Awards and Trophies.
  24. Date and Venue of 96th Conference 2021.
  25. Vote of Thanks.
  26. County Standard Bearer. “Charging” of the County Standard.
  27. Close Conference.
Feb
2
Sun
2020
Essex Monthly meeting
Feb 2 @ 11:00

Meet for Breakfast before meeting from 10.00  meeting starts @  11.00 all welcome

M62 Coach Bombing Memorial Ride and Service
Feb 2 @ 11:00 – 12:00

46th Anniversary of the murder of 9 young Soldiers a Wife and her 2 children by cowards who planted a bomb in with luggage on a coach taking Soldiers and their families back to Catterick after weekend leave
May they never be forgotten
RIP

For those on the Wirral, parts of Cheshire and North Wales we meet at 7.45 Chester Services M56 then ride on to Birch Services M62 to leave there at 8.45 to arrive at Hartshead Moor services for around 09.15 in plenty of time to register bike with the services and join in the parade (if you want to) or to just listen and join in with the service of remembrance.

Others to make there own way to the service, to be there before 11.00

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

EVENT CANCELLED

Feb
8
Sat
2020
Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
Feb 8 @ 09:15 – 11:30

Feb
9
Sun
2020
Oxon – Monthly Brunch / Ride Out
Feb 9 @ 08:30 – 14:00

Monthly Brunch / Ride

The Weather forecast has forced me to cancel the ride up to Herts 🙁

Therefore we will stay local.

All are welcome to join us for this social gathering. If you wish to just join us for brunch you will be more than welcome.

Feb
15
Sat
2020
February Brunch Wistow
Feb 15 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Brunch followed by ride out if weather permits.  Pub quiz as a wet weather programme.  All welcome.  Bookings to Caz on FB, Forum or through Cambs Rep email by 7th Feb please.

Feb
16
Sun
2020
Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
Feb 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.

Feb
18
Tue
2020
Branch Committee Meeting
Feb 18 @ 15:00 – 18:00
Feb
27
Thu
2020
Oxon – Meet and Greet
Feb 27 @ 19:45 – 21:00

 

Note

As you are no doubt all aware, there is currently no County Representative for Oxon between you and the Committee.

I have moved on within the branch to take on the role of South Central Regional Representative and am unable to commit the time to both roles.

Therefore it is time a link was sought between you, the members, and the Branch committee. With access to the County E-mail, Branch Calendar and County membership lists to assist in the role.

The role is mostly about communication between:-

    • the members and the committee.
    • Third parties and the members.
    • Oxon County RBL and the members / Committee.

Primary requirements are

    • An ability to get on with people.
    • An ability to solve issues / know who to request assistance from
    • Technically able to utilise a computer with reasonable proficiency.

The County Rep is not expected to organise everything for the members he / she is there to facilitate the running of events by ensuring the paperwork is completed by the organiser and passed to the relevant authorities.

More information about the responsibilities of the County rep can be located in the Branch Byelaws (We have some? you may ask)

viewtopic.php?f=274&t=52656

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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. Selection / Election of County Rep.
  4. NON Agenda Items
  5. Recent Events
  6. Upcoming Events

Meeting Closes

Mar
1
Sun
2020
Essex Monthly Meeting
Mar 1 @ 11:00 – 12:00

Meet for breakfast at 10.00 then meeting starts at 11.00

Mar
4
Wed
2020
Ulceby Bomber Memorial
Mar 4 @ 10:30 – 13:30

This is a weekday as it is 75 years to the date when the Lancaster bomber (serial number: PB476) that crashed here on 4 March 1945, after it was hit by a German fighter.

Commemoration Ceremonies in Respect of the Crew of the Lancaster Bomber, Near Ulceby Cross.

Muster 10:30 at Memorial
(Junction of Partney Road & Harrington Road)
(South of Ulceby Cross)

Short Service at 11:00.
Concluded by Service at their Graves in Alford Cemetery.

There will then be refreshments in Alford

l be riding up from Boston, departing 09:30 from outside the New England Hotel, 49 Wide Bargate, Boston PE21 6SH.

Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Mar 4 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Mar
8
Sun
2020
Riders breakfast
Mar 8 @ 09:00 – 11:30
Mar
12
Thu
2020
Oxon – At The Going Down of The Sun
Mar 12 @ 18:00 – 19:00

A talk on Liz Wade’s book ‘At the Going Down of the Sun’ and the three local men remembered on the Oxford War Memorial which inspired her.

About this Event

Percy Campbell. Albert Phipps. Lionel Edens.

Three men living in a corner of North Oxford: divided by class, united by war.

Belgium has collapsed. War is arriving on their doorsteps. The order of previous decades is coming down

During this talk Liz will discuss her research into the local men featured on Oxford’s WW1 memorial and how this led her to write her latest book – At the Going Down of the Sun. Discover the lives of three North Oxford men during the turbulent wartime period.

 

Mar
14
Sat
2020
Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
Mar 14 @ 09:15 – 11:30

Mar
15
Sun
2020
Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
Mar 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.

Yorkshire Region Meeting
Mar 15 @ 10:30 – 13:30

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

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

Mar
21
Sat
2020
Cumbria Ride In – Keswick
Mar 21 all-day
Mar
22
Sun
2020
CANCELLED – South Central Regional meet-up – CANCELLED
Mar 22 @ 13:00 – 15:30

CANCELLED

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

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

CANCELLED

Ladies and Gents of South Central…

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

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

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

I may even provide some sarnies.

Also a chance to ask questions of others.

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

Mar
26
Thu
2020
CANCELLED – Oxon – Meet and Greet – CANCELLED
Mar 26 @ 19:45 – 21:00

 

CANCELLED – CANCELLED – CANCELLED – CANCELLED 

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

Mar
28
Sat
2020
Cambridgeshire March Brunch – Chatteris
Mar 28 @ 09:45 – 13:00

Brunch and ride out.  Arrive from 09.45 to eat at 10.30.  Parking for bikes available opposite the pub near the war memorial.

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

12 March 2020 21:00

This Event has been CANCELLED

 


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

Booking information on the Forum

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

12 March 2020  21:00

This event has been CANCELLED

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

12 March 2020 21:00

This Event has been CANCELLED

 


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

Booking information on the Forum

Hertfordshire Meet and Greet
Mar 29 @ 12:00 – 14:30
Apr
1
Wed
2020
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Apr 1 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Apr
4
Sat
2020
April Monthly Meeting
Apr 4 @ 11:00 – 12:00

Meet for Breakfast at 10 Meeting Starts at 11

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.

Malvern Festival of Transport
Apr 5 @ 09:00 – 15:00

The Festival of Transport is our first full classic vehicle show of the year and incorporates three separate events – the Malvern Classic Car Show, the Malvern Classic Motorcycle Show and the Malvern Mini & Spares Day. The event features over 400 vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles on display, club stands and a full vehicle concours overseen by leading MC Les Clayton and lots more! Alongside the eclectic display of vehicles expect to see over 100 trade and autojumble stalls.