Calendar

Mar
23
Fri
2018
Cambs 876 Remembered
Mar 23 – Mar 25 all-day

More details from the email address for anyone wishing to join us.

Mar
24
Sat
2018
Essex Riders Meet and Greet
Mar 24 @ 11:00 – 14:30

Essex Riders will be holding a Meet and Greet event at the Squadron Bar on the 24th March 2018.

The main purpose is to try and get as many Essex Riders to attend so as to discuss any issues or suggestions for the coming Centennial events and general management of the County twig.

The event is open to all other County Riders who may wish to ride over and have brunch, and get together for a social chat.

Mar
25
Sun
2018
Oxon RBLR – Brunch and meet up
Mar 25 @ 10:00 – 14:00

This is a Social meet up at the H Cafe for Brunch and a chance to meet up with fellow Riders from Oxon and other Counties

Apr
2
Mon
2018
Oxon Easter Ride
Apr 2 @ 10:00 – 16:30

Aldershot Military Museum

Just a ride out to somewhere of interest…. Blow the cobwebs of those bikes that have been stored for the winter.

All the details and updates can be found here (Linky Thing)

Also an option to sign up if you are intending to join us

Derek

Apr
6
Fri
2018
London Meet and Greet
Apr 6 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Apr
7
Sat
2018
Cambs 876 Remembered
Apr 7 all-day
Apr
22
Sun
2018
Recruitment Advisers Course
Apr 22 @ 10:00 – 17:00

Further details from here (Linky Thing)

May
4
Fri
2018
Cambs 876 Remembered
May 4 – May 7 all-day

More details from the email address for anyone wishing to join us.

London Meet and Greet
May 4 @ 19:00 – 20:00
May
19
Sat
2018
MCN Festival of Motorcycling
May 19 – May 20 all-day

See website for details.

Cambs RBLR have booked a club pitch for this event.

May
27
Sun
2018
Ace Cafe RBLRB Day in aid of the Poppy Appeal
May 27 @ 09:00 – 16:00

Once again the Ace Cafe is allowing us to hold a day promoting the Branch and raising some funds for the Poppy Appeal.

Music will be provided by JoanovArc http://joanovarc.co.uk/

 

 

 

Jun
1
Fri
2018
London Meet and Greet
Jun 1 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Jun
17
Sun
2018
Cambs 876 Remembered
Jun 17 all-day
Desert Rat Association Reunion open day
Jun 17 @ 10:15 – 15:30

Greetings all, I have received an email from the organisers of the Desert Rat Association Reunion open day on Sunday 17th June 18, Happy Father’s Day. We have been asked if we can attend this weekend event. We attended last year on the Sunday, maybe this year we could make a weekend of it for both Saturday and Sunday. Location – High Ash, Thetford Forest, Thetford IP26 5BZ. http://www.desertrats.org.uk/assoc/

Timings for Sunday 17th June 18.
Event opens at 10:25hrs.
Parade forms up 13:10hrs.
March to the Memorial 13:20hrs.
Inspection 13:30hrs.
Opening address 13:40hrs.
Poppy Drop 14:15hrs.
Memorial Service concludes 14:25hrs.
Memorial Day closes 15:30hrs.

Jun
20
Wed
2018
MELDRETH SHOW
Jun 20 @ 18:30 – 22:30

Last year we ran astand at this event and was really worthwhile. Unfortunately I am not around on the 20th due to another booking I cant get out of. Would anyone like to run this one. I know that last year they were really pleased that we turned up to support this event which gets bigger and bigger every year.

Its held in Meldreth just off the A10 north towards Cambridge, its run by the Royston and district motorcycle club, and this the 33rd event will be on 20th June 1830-late. Postcode is for the Eternit club SG8 5RL

Thanks Andy

Jun
22
Fri
2018
Oxon – Funeral Call for Jim Lewington
Jun 22 @ 13:00 – 15:00

The Funeral of Jim Lewington. Past County Chair and staunch supporter of The Royal British Legion will take place on Friday 22nd at 13:00

Jun
30
Sat
2018
Armed Forces Day – St Ives, Cambridgeshire
Jun 30 all-day

Armed Forces Day – St Ives, Cambridgeshire

This event is now being held at RAF Wyton and will not be attended by Cambridgeshire RBLR

Oxon – Banbury AFD.
Jun 30 @ 09:30 – 14:30

Any riders to support Banbury RBL Branch for their AFD Saturday 30th June.

2018 – Banbury Market Place. Displays 10.00-14.00 – Parade 11.00

POC Simon Somerville

We have been asked to support the local RBL Branch and take part in the Parade, riding behind the veterans on foot…..

RV 0900 at Sainsburys Oxford Rd,  Banbury OX16 9XA for Brekky… stands up 0945….

Arrive Market Place 09.55 and park up around the RBL stand….

1100 form up for Parade and return to Market place

SUFFOLK AFD
Jun 30 @ 09:30 – 17:00

Suffolk Armed Forces Day will take place on Saturday 30th June 2018 in Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds. We have been invited to attend with a stand. I will post more information as and when received. Cheers Dave

Cambs: Chatteris Festival
Jun 30 @ 11:00 – 16:00

We have been invited to participate in the Chatteris Festival on Saturday 30th June 2018 11am – 4pm, the theme is Musicals. We can also have a pitch/area free of charge after the parade. I have already informed the organiser that there may not be much support due to this clashing with the St Ives Armed Forces day event.

Oxon – Bicester Town Carnival
Jun 30 @ 12:00 – 17:00

We have been contacted by Brian From Bicester to see if we could assist by placing a couple of bikes next to the Gazebo.

Please do let me know  oxon@riders-mail.com

More info on the event (Linky Thing)

Jul
1
Sun
2018
St Ives Festival of Motorcycles – Cambridgeshire
Jul 1 all-day

St Ives Festival of Motorcycles – Cambridgeshire.

Jul
2
Mon
2018
Oxford – Human Poppy
Jul 2 @ 08:15 – 13:00

Lynda, Oxfordshire County Chair, would like volunteers to assist with creating a human poppy of schoolchildren (approx 1000)

From 08:30 to approx midday at Dalton Barracks, Abingdon. Entrance via Barrow Road ([url=https://goo.gl/maps/r2aVqKJRhMS2]Linky Thing[/url])

This is part of the “Thank You” campaign.

The children will each have a cross with a soldiers name from WWI

Jul
5
Thu
2018
Oxon, Faringdon – Funeral Call – Ex RAF
Jul 5 @ 10:15 – 12:00

Raymond Burrows. EX RAF who has no known relatives will be buried at All Saints Church Faringdon (Linky Thing)

Aircraftsman Raymond Burrows, 89, died at his Faringdon home five months ago, but funeral proceedings were delayed while authorities unsuccessfully tried to track down surviving friends and family.

Funeral directors R & H Barker, who have covered the costs to avoid a pauper’s funeral, have not even been provided with a picture of him for the order of service. Yet more than 70 people are expected at All Saints Church, Faringdon, from 10.30am off on Thursday.

the RAF veteran, who was born in Burnley on September 2, 1928 and served as an aircraft handler and flight mechanic airframes junior engineer, according to the Ministry of Defence.

They believe he was enlisted between September 3, 1946 and September 2, 1948.

After completing his training, he was based at RAF Bircham Newton in Norfolk and then moved to RAF Honiley in Warwickshire.

R & H Barker Funeral Directors are picking up the bill for this gentlemans funeral rather than see him have a paupers funeral.

The hearse will leave Oakwood House (Linky Thing) at 10am, led by the Royal British Legion Riders, before the service in Coach Lane Cemetery.

I understand that there will be contingents from both RAF Brize Norton and from Shrivenham.  I also understand there will be some Cadets attending at the same time.

Further details to follow as I receive them. Please keep your eyes on this event as this is where all the updates will take place.

Oxford Mail Linky Thing

Jul
6
Fri
2018
London Meet and Greet
Jul 6 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Jul
7
Sat
2018
Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride (AMRR)
Jul 7 @ 10:30 – 14:30

The Royal British Legion Riders Branch are proud to announce AMRR (UK) will take place on Saturday 7th July 2018. All bikers from across the United Kingdom are invited to attend the tenth 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.

See website for more details.

Turning Of the Pages
Jul 7 @ 10:45 – 12:00

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
8
Sun
2018
Cambs 876 Remembered
Jul 8 all-day
Jul
11
Wed
2018
Glenn Green – Final Ride
Jul 11 @ 14:30 – 18:00

Forum Post (Linky Thing)

Glenn’s funeral will be held at the Fenland Crematorium, March, Cambs on 11th July. Service time is 15.30.

Chris believes that Glenn would have loved us to accompany him to the service and therefore a bike escort will be provided to make him smile on his journey. The hearse will depart Queens Rd, Wisbech at 14.45.

RV –  Riders to meet by 14.30 in the car park of the Queen Mary Centre which is adjacent to Somers Rd car park Wisbech, PE13 2RA

Dress – Chris has said anything that you feel is appropriate.  Cambs876 T Shirts for those involved, I think others from the committee will do the same. Those who have supported us and know Glenn from uniformed services can if they wish wear uniform.   Riders are welcome to wear cuts, it would be what Glenn would expect to do. He was a man that we all know to be the life and soul of the party. Please remember him as you lived with him.

All are welcome but some idea of numbers to aid with discussions we may need to have with authorities would help.

All are welcome afterwards at the Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech

Jul
13
Fri
2018
Thetford Motorbike show
Jul 13 – Jul 15 all-day

Greetings all, Thetford Motorbike show is on Sunday 15th July 18 with camping for the weekend from Friday 13th July 18 at £10 a head. I will get more details of entertainment and details soon, maybe a ride out Saturday if anyone fancies. Cheers Dave

http://s3.spanglefish.com/s/26956/pictures/bike-show-2018/vbig/bike-show-2018.jpg

Jul
14
Sat
2018
Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
Jul 14 @ 09:15 – 11:30

Jul
15
Sun
2018
Oxon – Ride out to Sammy Millers
Jul 15 @ 08:30 – 16:00

Jim has kindly volunteered to lead this ride.

RV.   Frilford Service Station – Marcham Road, OX13 6QL

9am for a stands up at 9.30am

We will travel down through Hungerford across country stopping for Coffee break on route arriving Sammy Millers around 11.30 to 12.

Ely Armed Forces Day / Youth Day
Jul 15 @ 10:30 – 15:30

We have been invited to take part in this event and will have a stand and space to show the bikes.

The information I have so far:

The event is basically a WW1 commemoration Day but to celebrate our military and youth organisations, so there will be a heavy youth presence through the ATC/ACF and guides etc plus RAFA and the RBL. The general feel is to promote those organisations and to give them a chance to raise funds.

The event will take place on the Palace Green from 1030 to 1530 with the Cambs Reunion effectively finishing the event.

Jul
26
Thu
2018
Oxon – RAF Benson Families Day
Jul 26 @ 11:15 – 17:00

We have been invited to Join the RBL Oxon Team at Benson for this day

I will need Make, Model, Colour and Registration (oxon@riders-mail.com) of your bikes if you are intending to pop along.

Please remember it is far easier to remove you at a later date 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

Approx 3000 people are expected on the day

Oxon – Meet and Greet
Jul 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.

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

 

Aug
3
Fri
2018
Cambs 876 Remembered
Aug 3 – Aug 5 all-day

More details from the email address for anyone wishing to join us.

London Meet and Greet
Aug 3 @ 19:00 – 20:00
London Meet and Greet
Aug 3 @ 22:29 – 23:29
Aug
8
Wed
2018
Oxon – Popham Starlight
Aug 8 @ 09:30 – 17:00

Forum Post (Linky Thing)

Oxon RV (Others welcome) Cheiveley Services (Linky Thing) with stands up at 10:30.  Arrive to suit your own dietary and liquid requirements.

Just a wonderful day for the kids who have a variety of medical issues.

Come and Join us for a great day out making people smile.

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.

Lets make 2018 even better

Aug
11
Sat
2018
Scotties little soldiers
Aug 11 all-day

SCOTTIES LITTLE SOLDIERS 11 AUGUST

Once again we have been invited to have a stand and to display our bikes
this is at March rugby club next to the prison
I will post the times nearer the date
please let me know if you can come as this is a very worthwhile cause the bar will be open for softish ?? drinks

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

Aug
12
Sun
2018
Oxon – Wallingford Garden Party
Aug 12 @ 13:00 – 17:00

RV.  12:00 – Route One Garden Centre Cafe (Linky Thing).  Stands up 12:30 to ride in. If you require food please feel free to arrive a little earlier.

Wallingford Town Council will be holding a Garden Party in the Castle Gardens to celebrate the town’s very strong relationship with RAF Benson. There will be cake, fun, games, stalls and a brass band.

I have been asked to ask if the Riders Branch (Oxfordshire twig) would like to come along and show off a bit? As you make the Legion look considerably younger and more fun than is sometimes the case, you would be very welcome and you might even pick up a few new members.

Best wishes

Lynda

Lynda Atkins

Oxfordshire County Chairman

RAF GARDEN PARTY
Aug 12 @ 13:00 – 17:00

Wallingford Town Council is marking the RAF’s 100th birthday and their special relationship with the town. With family friendly activities, a performance by Goring and Streatley Band and fantastic refreshments served by 2ndWallingford Scouts and Friends of Wallingford Hospital it’s an afternoon not to miss.

Aug
18
Sat
2018
Oxon – Century of Sacrifice ride to Milton Keynes
Aug 18 @ 09:30 – 16:00

Rob Chisholm is thinking of doing a Century of Sacrifice ride.

Any riders wanting to join. RV 0930 at Robs (OX26 5DZ) for tea/coffee then stand up by 1015.

Area of responsibility is Milton Keynes.

Rob

Aug
21
Tue
2018
Poppy Factory Visit.
Aug 21 @ 11:45 – 16:30

Forum Post 1 (Linky Thing)

Forum Post 2 (Linky Thing)

RV and Parking for the bikes at The Rose of York Hotel which is about a 10 minute walk from The Poppy Factory.
I intend to make this the Main RV arriving from 11:45 for a 12:45 (walking) departure. Can I ask that you please purchase a drink ( tea,coffee,beer etc) for letting us use their car park?

Steve has been a little to busy to sort out meals at the Poppy Factory and has therefore asked that we make our own arrangements.

There will be light refreshments available at the Poppy Factory.

The RV will be “Rose of York” Public House, Petersham Road, Richmond, TW10 6UY and they have agreed that the bikes can be left in their car park for the duration of the visit. They do serve meals and drinks so please purchase something as a thank you. It is about a 5 minute walk to the factory from the pub. I have booked two disabled parking spaces at the poppy factory.

I suggest that you arrive at the RV for about 13:00 which should give time for refreshments (perhaps a bit earlier if you wish to eat) and the short walk to the factory arriving for the tour starting at 14:00.

Ian (Tommo) Thompson has agreed to be the contact on the day.

Aug
23
Thu
2018
Oxon – Meet and Greet
Aug 23 @ 19:45 – 21:00

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

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

 

Aug
25
Sat
2018
Rally in the East
Aug 25 – Aug 27 all-day

East Region Rally – Waterbeach.  £10 per ticket.   Booking on the Forum or via FB page. Camping and dormitory accommodation, food and entertainment.

Rally In The East – Waterbeach
Aug 25 – Aug 27 all-day

Back by popular demand….

Our Eastern Mini Rally. Same location, same great hosts – Cambridgeshire Army Cadet HQ, Denny End Road, Waterbeach

Arrival Saturday 25th, departure Monday 27th August. Use of facilities including dormitory accommodation if you want it or camping on the field.

100 spaces only available on a first come first served basis. £10 pay on the gate only but once committed we will expect to receive your money. This is a thing of trust.

As last year, food will be available with a special meal on the evening of arrival which this year will be pasta (both meat and veggie dishes with salad and garlic bread).

The Gypsies will be back to entertain us plus a live group on Sunday yet to be confirmed. Other entertainment will be organised as always.

Names below please with additional requirements of dormitory and Saturday evening meal options. Thankyou

Sep
1
Sat
2018
Oxon – Turning Of the Pages
Sep 1 @ 10:45 – 12:00

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)

Sep
2
Sun
2018
Cambs 876 Remembered
Sep 2 all-day
Purfleet Bike Gathering
Sep 2 @ 10:00 – 16:00

Once again the Purfleet Heritage & Military Centre is allowing the London Region of the Riders Branch to host a bike show.

Come down for a look at some military history and also the Dracula exhibit.

https://purfleet-on-thames.org/places-to-go/

 

Sep
7
Fri
2018
Cambs 876 Remembered
Sep 7 – Sep 16 all-day

More details from the email address for anyone wishing to join us.

London Meet and Greet
Sep 7 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Sep
8
Sat
2018
Heroes at Highclere
Sep 8 @ 09:00 – 17:00

For more Information about the event see these links

Royal British Legion Website

Highclere Castle Website

RBLR Forum – Details of RV’s etc. POC is Ritchie Cunningham

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

Sep
9
Sun
2018
Heroes at Highclere
Sep 9 @ 09:00 – 17:00

For more Information about the event see these links

Royal British Legion Website

Highclere Castle Website

RBLR Forum – Details of RV’s etc. POC is Ritchie Cunningham

Sep
20
Thu
2018
Oxon – Thame Country Show
Sep 20 @ 09:00 – 16:00

2 Bikes required to assist The County Team.

More info to be confirmed.

Sep
22
Sat
2018
Cambs 876 Remembered
Sep 22 all-day
Oxon – Eddie Fitzgerald memorial unveiling
Sep 22 @ 12:00 – 17:00

Oxon RV will be in the north of the county at Banbury for those who wish to ride up to the NMA together.

10:30  – Costa Coffee, Ermont Way, Banbury, OX16 4AE   (Linky Thing)

Stands up at 10:45 aiming to get to the NMA for approx 12:00.

Update 14/09/18

A message from Denise Fitzgerald

Ed’s memorial service! Saturday 22nd September

Details for those of you joining us for the above next week.

It will start about 1pm, but some of us will probably be hanging around the cafe a bit before that. The service will actually take place at the RLC grove. The NMA reception will have all the details and can direct you to the right area if you get stuck. It is a short walk from the cafe so I have arranged a little shuttle car from the cafe for anyone who is not able to walk very far. Hopefully it won’t rain but I obviously can’t promise, so bring a brolly as it is outside. Seating will be available though. The service will probably last about 30 min or so. I have left some time at the end to invite anyone who would like to say a few words or tell us one of your funny stories you may have of Eddie. It would be lovely if we could have a laugh so please cast your mind back and share with us all about any memories you may have.

I thought it would be nice to meet up afterwards for an hour or so at the Alrewas British Legion (see below for details) where we can have some lunch and a catch up.

Looking forward to seeing you all

Lots of love
Denise

——————————————-

From Denise.

It’s ready!!!!

After all this time Eddies memorial plaque is ready. I have been working on this since he died last year, but due to the season, error in production and general delays it is now ready for unveiling. I know a lot of you have asked for me to let you know when and where it is going to be.

I have Ed’s ashes with me at home (that’s where he is staying for now) but thought it would be nice to have a place for family and friends to visit. Although I hasten to add you are all very welcome to visit my sideboard at home where he is resting if you wish at any time?

The RLC have kindly agreed to allocate Eddie a space in the RLC grove at the NMA for an apple tree which will hold his plaque.

On the 22nd September, a year after we laid Eddie to rest I would like to invite you all to a small memorial service at the National Memorial Arboretum (www.thenma.org.uk) where we can unveil it.

Please put this date in your diary. I don’t have any further details at this time, I just wanted to give you the heads up of the date.

So I know what to expect and can arrange something appropriately can you give me an idea of numbers. RSVP, ASAP please.

I will keep you updated with the details when I know more.

Looking forward to seeing some of you then?
Xx

Sep
23
Sun
2018
Cambs 876 Remembered
Sep 23 all-day
Sep
27
Thu
2018
Oxon – Meet and Greet
Sep 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.

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

 

Sep
28
Fri
2018
** Cancelled ** Wendover Quiz Night
Sep 28 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Event Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Wendover Quiz Night on the 28th Sept for the Century of Sacrifice project has been postponed !

Century of Sacrifice Quiz Night. Friday 28th Sept 2018.

Come and join 2409 Halton sqn on Friday 28th September at the Wendover Royal British Legion for our Century of Sacrifice quiz night. The cadets have been busy designing poster for the event .Please invite friends and family to this worthwhile evening to support the cadets and our project. Teams can be submitted up to the 24th Sept by email to adj.2409@aircadets.org We will also be looking for raffle prizes for the evening. This can be delivered to the sqn. Thank you in advance for you continued support in the project. Please share where possible. Any questions please ask!

Sep
29
Sat
2018
Oxon – Century of Sacrifice
Sep 29 @ 09:00 – 16:00

Ride out to assist Halton 2409 Sqn with their project. http://remember.2409halton.co.uk/

Riders area is MK/Bletchley. We will be visiting a number of Graveyards to place Poppy crosses on the CWGC graves of the servicemen and women who are buried in Buckinghamshire.

RV is at Launton, Robs Place (17) for coffee and a quick briefing.

Please add your name to the Forum Post if you feel you can make it.

Oct
5
Fri
2018
London Meet and Greet
Oct 5 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Oct
11
Thu
2018
Cambs 876 Remembered
Oct 11 – Oct 14 all-day

More details from the email address for anyone wishing to join us.

Oxon – County Chairmans’ Update
Oct 11 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Once again following the County Chairmans’ meeting held by Headquarters. Lynda has set up an opportunity for us to discover some of the ways and directions in which the Legion is heading.

Open to all to learn how the legion works from the other side of the fence

Oct
13
Sat
2018
Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
Oct 13 @ 09:15 – 11:30

Oxon – Funeral Call
Oct 13 @ 12:30 – 15:30

I have spoken to Lucy to confirm this is a genuine request.

The Lady was herself a dispatch rider during the war.

She used to live next door to the old HA club house in Oxford and would often be seen out chatting to them and providing cake for the party, “you cannot have a party without cake”.

 

Alfies Bike NIght
Oct 13 @ 16:00 – 20:00

The Branch has been sent an invitation to attend the above Charity event raising funds for Alfie, a young boy who suffers from neuroblastoma.

As well as our Branch other Motorcycle groups have been asked to attend and do a ride around Staines to raise the awareness of the issue…. If any riders can attend just send me an email riders.east@rbl.community and I can pass the details onto the organiser.

Further Details Can be found on the forum (Linky Thing)

Oct
20
Sat
2018
Cambs 876 Remembered
Oct 20 all-day
Oxon – Century Of Sacrifice
Oct 20 @ 09:30 – 15:00

 

Update from Lizzie – 17/10/18

I can confirm we will be meeting at 2409 Halton Sqn for 9.30am on the Saturday morning for tea/coffee and biscuits. At 10.00 we will be leaving the sqn to walk down to the cemetery. If you are planning to attend please can you let me know in advance via a PM as I have information to pass on with regards the day


From Lizzie Chisholm

Ok, just a heads up. We are laying Poppy Crosses at St Michaels and All Angels on Saturday 20th October. We will be meeting at 2409 Halton Sqn for 9.30am on the Saturday morning for tea/coffee and biscuits. At 10.00 we will be leaving the sqn to walk down the road to the local church.
We have 312 crosses to lay in addition to 4 requests. We also have special Polish messages on crosses to lay.
We have also arranged for OC Herts and Bucks Wing to help on the day, Wing Commander Mat Oram.
This is far the largest amount of crosses we are laying in one day so to have any riders help would be brilliant as in cadets, riders ( Serving members and those who have been released on bail following completion of service ! ), Wing Commander, Sqn OC, WO, Sgt and little old me.
All communication should be directly with me (Linky Thing) for the day. Would be fab to see the riders.
Lizzie
Oct
25
Thu
2018
Oxon – Meet and Greet
Oct 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.

Currently Even Months are set to be held at Woodstock Social Club, except December
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.

 

Oct
26
Fri
2018
Cambs Poppy Appeal Launch – Sawston
Oct 26 @ 10:30 – 14:30

RBLR have been asked to support the Poppy Appeal Launch in Sawston on 26 October. This event will feature a 100 year old Traction Engine which took part in the campaign. The event starts at 1030 and there will be a commemorative bench unveiled at 1300.

Oct
27
Sat
2018
Oxon – Deddington Farmers Market
Oct 27 @ 09:00 – 13:00
The Deddington branch of the RBL will have a stall at the farmers market for the poppy appeal. We have volunteers to man it on the day.
It has been suggested that it would be a good opportunity to have one or two of your riders present to see if they could generate some interest with the bikers in Deddington toward the Legion riders. They would not be selling poppies, we just hope they could help get some interest going with our local bikers.
Would you be able to get someone to attend, I know this is the poppy week but as I say they will not be expected to sell poppies, just represent the Legion riders
Oxon – Abingdon Poppy Launch
Oct 27 @ 09:30 – 15:00

Once again we have been invited to Abingdon Poppy Launch In the Market Place, Abingdon.  We have previously had a good turnout here.

More details as I get them

Oxon – Bicester Poppy Launch
Oct 27 @ 09:30 – 15:30

Once again we ave been invited to assist Bicester with their Poppy Launch.. Shiny Bikes and Flags to attract attention in the centre of Bicester

Cambs Poppy Appeal Launch – Soham
Oct 27 @ 10:00 – 14:00

RBLR been asked if we can support the Poppy Appeal Launch in Soham on 27 October.

Please see the Facebook page or the Forum for the poster.

Oct
28
Sun
2018
Cambs 876 Remembered
Oct 28 all-day
Nov
3
Sat
2018
Cambs 876 Remembered
Nov 3 – Nov 4 all-day
Oxon – Oxford Roundtable Fireworks
Nov 3 @ 16:30 – 21:15

RV – At South Park – Morrell Avenue Entrance (Opposite Cross St) for 15:45 (Linky Thing)

Abingdon RV – McDonalds for stands up at 15:15 (Linky Thing)

Once again we have been invited to rattle some buckets for the Poppy Appeal at this prestigious event. The upside is we get in free to an excellent fireworks

We have been advised that we should be able to have a food voucher per volunteer so we need to know numbers. It is easier to cancel than to add at the last minute. Please do let me know if you are able to attend (Linky Thing)

Bikes are allowed on the stand but can not be moved during the event and we need advanced confirmation of how many bikes there will be.  They would need to be in place by 1600 and would be able to be taken from site 2030-2100.

Nov
4
Sun
2018
Oxon – Oxford Poppy Day
Nov 4 @ 10:30 – 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 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 the Westgate Parking is free for motorcycles.

Nov
9
Fri
2018
Oxon – Warborough Memorial Rededication
Nov 9 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Warborough Village have requested the presence of the RBL for a re-dedication of their War Memorial

If you feel you are able to attend then please do so.

Meet and Greet at the Six Bells (Linky Thing) in Plenty of time to move to the Memorial

Nov
10
Sat
2018
Cambs 876 Remembered
Nov 10 – Nov 12 all-day

More details from the email address for anyone wishing to join us.

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

Nov
11
Sun
2018
Oxon – Banbury Remembrance Parade
Nov 11 @ 08:30 – 12:00

Any riders wishing to take part…….

Veterans breakfast will be served from 8.30am Sunday morning, Wetherspoons High Street….

meet at the Town Hall where we will be joining members of the UBGB Mc on the annual clutch burnout around town

Oxon – Berinsfield Remembrance Parade
Nov 11 @ 09:30 – 11:00

Once again we have been invited, as Poppy Appeal Organiser, to participate in the Annual Remembrance service on Berinsfield Village

This year RV at H Cafe for Breakfast at 09:30 before heading over to the Village to join in with the Service.

Again it will be a static show of bikes around the Memorial.

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
12
Mon
2018
Oxon – Donation Collection
Nov 12 @ 20:00 – 20:30

We are to be presented with a small donation from the Meditation Group on Berinsfield.

RV at the Church Hall for 19:50

Nov
22
Thu
2018
Oxon – Meet and Greet
Nov 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.

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

 

Nov
24
Sat
2018
Cambs 876 Remembered
Nov 24 @ 15:00 – 16:00

Cambs876remembered,
Next memorial service to Sgt Geoffrey Lawrence 859/876 will be on the 24th November at 15:00. The service will be held at St George’s chapel in Ely Cathedral.
RV for riders, riding in together will be the little chef/Burger King on the A10/A142 Wichford road junction CB6 3NN.
Departure no later than 14:45.
Parking for bikes has been arranged on cathedral green. Those coming by car should use local parking.

Dec
1
Sat
2018
Cambs 876 Remembered
Dec 1 all-day
Dec
8
Sat
2018
Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
Dec 8 @ 09:15 – 11:30

Jan
5
Sat
2019
Oxon – Turning Of the Pages
Jan 5 @ 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
12
Sat
2019
Cambs 876 Remembered
Jan 12 all-day

Two services on this day:

Bristol Cemetery (Avon View) and Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery.

Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
Jan 12 @ 09:15 – 11:30

Jan
19
Sat
2019
Cambs Brunch Meet
Jan 19 @ 10:30 – 14:00

19th January 2019 – First brunch of the year – 10.30 for 11.00

Octavias Cafe, Somers Rd, Wisbech. Park in Somers Road car park PE13 2PB. Brunch will be £6 including tea/coffee. We need numbers no later than January 4th.

This Cafe is run by volunteers and tenants of the Ferry Project which supports homeless people from Fenland back into housing and work. We would ask attendees to bring something along that will support the Ferry Project in their work, they have asked for items related to personal hygiene as these are the things that they always need most. Please remember both male and female, soaps, deodrant, toothbrush, toothpaste, flannels, towels, body washes and sanitary products etc. Please no razors.

We will be having a raffle for the Poppy Appeal.

Names on Facebook page or on the Forum please.

Jan
20
Sun
2019
Oxon – Brunch
Jan 20 @ 10:00 – 13:00

First Brunch of the year for Oxon,  all welcome.

Jan
26
Sat
2019
Spalding Bike Show
Jan 26 @ 10:00 – 16:00

We are again going to have a stand at this event and would appreciate any help to man the stand even if only for a short amount of time.

£1 Discount Coupon by download at this link – http://www.springfieldsevents.co.uk/bikeshow/

Oxon – Late Christmas Shenanigans
Jan 26 @ 17:00 – 22:00

Riders and Friends,

Christmas Jumpers are a must.

  • All Clothing must be intact with nothing torn or ripped (deliberately or not)
  • Shirts – Collar Attached
  • Blouses – With or without collar
  • Polo Shirts – Small logos or similar acceptable
  • Pullovers – Roll neck or round neck ( Xmas jumper more than welcome), V neck or cardigan worn with collared shirt.
  • Trousers – Tailored trousers, chino, cords, denim, linen and jeans.
  • Footwear – No sports trainers or open toed shoes/sandals allowed in the Dining Room.
  • All outer coats/garments and bags will be placed in respective cloakrooms on entry to Sgts Mess.

No more bookings being taken – Late Xmas Shenanigans – No more bookings being taken

Once again we will be heading to RAF Brize Norton for an evening of food (Sgts. Mess – Best Behavior), drink and Bowling

Christmas Jumpers are a must.

Please ensure you get the following details to Spike  (Linky Thing). Please remember it is easier to remove you if you are unsure than to add you at a later date.

  • Car – Make, Model, Registration
  • Birthdate
  • Nationality

We need to know prior to Wednesday 9th January if you would like to attend.

Jan
27
Sun
2019
Spalding Bike Show
Jan 27 @ 10:00 – 16:00

We are again going to have a stand at this event and would appreciate any help to man the stand even if only for a short amount of time.

£1 Discount Coupon by download at this link – http://www.springfieldsevents.co.uk/bikeshow/