Calendar

Mar
31
Sat
2018
Easter Party, Community Event, Bangor
Mar 31 @ 12:00 – 15:00

We have been invited to attend and exhibit at a community Easter party.
All I could see on the info available was burgers tea & coffee, there was other stuff, but never noted it ….

Apr
2
Mon
2018
Ashford Classic Motorcycle Show
Apr 2 all-day

We shall again be running a Helmet Park as this event to raise funds

For details contact Bridget

 

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
4
Wed
2018
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Apr 4 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

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
8
Sun
2018
Dorset County Ride Out (Beaminster, Axminster, Lyme Regis, West Bay)
Apr 8 @ 10:00

Good afternoon all,
Our next ride out will take place on Sun 8 Apr 18.

We will meet at Bovington RBL at 1000hrs.
King George V Road,
Bovington,
Wareham
BH20 6JQ

Steve (Your Deputy County Rep) has kindly volunteered to lead this ride out.

Rough route:

Bovington to Bearminster
Taking route to Broad Windsor / Axminster (Advanced riding route)
Then to Lyme Regis
Stop off at West Bay (Lunch / Brew)
Then back to Bovington

Just over a 60 mile route to get to West Bay

Apr
14
Sat
2018
Dorset County Stall Sat 14 Apr 18 at Bournemouth Bikes
Apr 14 all-day

Good Afternoon all,

Ivor spoke with me today and requested the use of our stall at Bournemouth Bikes open day on Sat 14 Apr 18. Our Legion in Community (LIC) and Risk Assessment (RA) have just been submitted to the Branch Vice Chairman.

Ivor is prepared to get the stall to Bournemouth bikes, man it all day and collapse it. He is asking for volunteers to assist him setting up and help stag on during the day, so any volunteers would be appreciated.

Can i request that you list your name on the forum so Ivor is aware who is available. He will list a time to meet closer to the day.

Thanks in advance.

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Apr
15
Sun
2018
County Stall and Ride Out (Friends of the New Forest Airfields) Classic Car and Bike meet
Apr 15 @ 10:00

Good afternoon all,

Ivor, Gerry and Dave will meet up at the event and set up the stall with Ivor and Gerry manning the stall on The Friends of the New Forest Airfield Museum Open Day. This includes the Second Annual Classic Car Drive-in. This year we have a Harley Davidson Classic Motorcycle group attending.

The stall will be at The New Forest Airfields Museum & Education Centre, Heatherstone Grange Estate postcode BH23 8AU

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The remainder of us will meet at Bovington RBL at 1000hrs on Sun 15 April and ride out to meet Ivor and Gerry.

King George V Road,
Bovington,
Wareham
BH20 6JQ

Once there we will give them a rest, promote the RBLR and recruit members.

Apr
18
Wed
2018
Pub Quiz in Aid of The Poppy Appeal
Apr 18 @ 19:30 – 22:00

Again we have been invited back by the venue to run a Pub Quiz open to all in aid of the RBL Poppy Appeal.

Not too serious but can guarantee a few laughs

 

Apr
21
Sat
2018
Bob Smith Spring Cup
Apr 21 @ 09:20 – Apr 22 @ 10:20
North East GWOCGB light parade Marshalling
Apr 21 @ 17:00 – 21:00

North East. We are supporting The Gold Wing Owners Club Great Britain and their many Riders Branch members by assisting with static marshalling of their first ever Whitley Bay light parade.   RV at the Briardene car park Whitley Bay sea front at 1700hrs for briefing.

Apr
22
Sun
2018
North East. Anzac Day rideout and memorial service
Apr 22 @ 09:30 – 15:30

Half day rideout in Northumberland. Starting at Seaton Burn services at 0930 a mornings ride will be followed by a pub lunch before making our way to the annual RAFA Ansac day service at Chevington not far from Amble. the route will be L plate friendly and everyone is welcome to take part.

Dorset County Stall and Ride Out (Spring Bike Jumble)
Apr 22 @ 10:00

Wheelers Motorcycle Events are hosting a Spring bike Jumble at the Churchill Arms.

Good afternoon all,

Ivor and Gerry have volunteered to set up and man our Stall at The Churchill Arms Spring Bike Jumble in Alderholt on Sun 22 Apr 18.

Full address below:

Daggons Road, Fordingbridge SP6 3AA

The remainder of us will meet at Bovington RBL at 1000hrs, ride out give them a rest by manning our stall, promoting the RBLR and also recruit new members.

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Recruitment Advisers Course
Apr 22 @ 10:00 – 17:00

Further details from here (Linky Thing)

Apr
25
Wed
2018
Biker Down Dorset Free Training
Apr 25 @ 19:00 – 21:00

A free event for all bikers dealing with scene management, emergency first aid and how to stay safe on your own bike.

The event is run by a biking trauma Doctor and Police riding instructor

Apr
28
Sat
2018
Cardinal Points Rideout
Apr 28 all-day

North east.  The Northumberland / Tyne and wear Cardinal points war memorial ride.
An L plate friendly route visiting the most northern, eastern, western and southern WW1 war memorials in Northumberland and Tyne and Wear to leave a simple wooden cross at each as part of our 100 memorials project to mark the end of the Great war

E = Ryhope (54.869016 1.362203)
S = Allanheads (54.802994 2.218056)
W = Greenhead (54.982023 2.532590)
N = Berwick – (55.773229 2.008599)

RV Boldon Lad car park NE32 4LQ   at 0900hrs

260 mile route, expected to take 8 hours including multiple stops.

Dorset Tiger Day Sat 28 Apr 18
Apr 28 @ 08:00

Good afternoon all,

Our newly appointed Dorset County Chairman for the RBL and our Community Fundraiser (JJ) has invited us to join him and Bovington Branch on their stall on Sat 28 Apr 18 at Bovington Tank Museum for Tiger Day.

JJ has only space for 4 x bikes (with 4 x Tickets only) on the day and unfortunately you will not be able to just turn up and assist.

Can i request that you list your name on our facebook page or on the forum if you are able to attend. This is so JJ can register you into the event ASAP. Working on a first come, first serve basis.

http://tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt64010

Thanks in Advance

Quarterly RBLR Meeting, Co. Down
Apr 28 @ 10:30 – 15:00

The April meeting will be held in the lovely countryside location of Killyleagh to help aid the local legion branch. Please arrive for the meeting between 10.30am for an 11.00am start. Brunch will be available throughout the meeting (Donation of £2.00 per head to Killyleagh) with the raffle occurring during the second half of the meeting. Proceeds from the raffle will also go to the local legion branch in Killyleagh. There will be a run out
(weather dependent) after our meeting at approximately 1.30pm. ( We will finish in Newcastle via the Spelga Dam – route to follow) Please don’t forget to bring a raffle prize.
Address: Killyleagh Presbyterian Church, Catherine Street, Killyleagh, BT30 9QQ.

May
2
Wed
2018
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
May 2 @ 19:30 – 21:00

Due to no information about Horncastle Bike Night, I have reinstated the meeting.

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.

Into the Valley
May 4 – May 6 all-day
London Meet and Greet
May 4 @ 19:00 – 20:00
May
5
Sat
2018
Dorset – RBLR Memorial Run to NMA
May 5 all-day

Meet up point and time TBC from Dorset on May 18 meeting

RBLR Memorial Run from Lincolnshire
May 5 all-day

 

Meet at the Friendly Farmer, A46, A17, A1 Roundabout, Winthorpe, Newark NG24 2NY @ 09.30 for a 10.15. departure to the services at Jnct A50/A38 (Derby & Burton Services) Etwall Road, Willington, Derby
DE65 6DX at about 11.15. 

There is then a possibility of the Derby & Nott’s Riders joining us here for a joint ride in, Dep’t 11.45 to the Arboretum – if you are at the Mudbath. See above details

The Memorial Service starts at 14.00

Any who are attending please advise me, so we do not leave you behind.

May
6
Sun
2018
Dorset County Ride out (Sammy Millers) Auto Jumble
May 6 all-day

Ivor and Carbs have volunteered to run the stall on our first County Stall in May. Sammy Millers motor museum (One Of The World’s Largest Motorbike Museums) on Sun 6 May 18 are holding an auto jumble event on that day.

Sammy Miller Museum, Bashley Cross Roads, New Milton, BH25 5SZ

The remainder of us will meet at Bovington RBL and ride out to Sammy Millers and show support on our stall giving Ivor and Carbs a rest. For those that have not been before it is well worth a visit.

Ride Out Details:

Meets 1000hrs
Bovington RBL
King George V Road,
Bovington,
Wareham
BH20 6JQ

Please list your names on the forum for those wishing to join the ride.

Many thanks

May
9
Wed
2018
Biker Down Dorset Free Training
May 9 @ 19:00 – 21:00

A free event for all bikers dealing with scene management, emergency first aid and how to stay safe on your own bike.

The event is run by a biking trauma Doctor and Police riding instructor

May
12
Sat
2018
Chris Kershaw Ride of Remembrance
May 12 – May 13 all-day
Dorset County Stall (CW Dorchester)
May 12 all-day

Good evening all,

CW motorbikes in Dorchester have again invited us to hold our stall on their launch day on Sat 12 May 18. The day is for the launch of the BMW f750 and 850 models. There will also be a free hog roast with various other stalls including Side Rock Cycles (SRC) custom Bikes, custom ear protection, Furlong drag and stunt bikes and the Blood Bikers.

I am requesting 2 x volunteers to man the stall. Unfortunately our regulars are unable to make this event due to other commitments.

Can i please request names to be listed on the forum thread who can man our stall. Once names are listed then i can arrange the collection of our stock.

Unit 11 Great Western Industrial Centre Fairfield Road, Dorchester DT1 1RD

https://www.facebook.com/CW-Motorcycles … 861991757/

Many thanks in advance.

May
13
Sun
2018
North West 200 Race Week (NI)
May 13 – May 19 all-day

NW200 Full details at – www.northwest200.org

This one of Northern Irelands greatest road racing events, we as RBL Riders receive a prominent display stand position for free from NW200 committee.
Again we have been asked to marshall the race start grid, a great spot to meet with the racers and see the preparation for the races.

Tues 15th May – Practice – 0900-1500
Thurs 17th May – Practice – 0900-1500
Thurs 17th May – Evening Racing – 1700-2100
Sat 19th May – Race Day – 0900-1900

Details to follow re RV Points and timings nearer the dates

Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
May 13 @ 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.

RBLR Branch Committee Meeting
May 13 @ 11:00 – 17:00
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
20
Sun
2018
Jesmond Classic and Custom Bike Show
May 20 all-day

North East. Our 3rd Annual RBLR Classic and Custom Bike Show.  The show is open to the public and is part of the Jesmond community festival.  There are four classes, custom, classic, trike and Scooter with the winner determined by a public vote among those attending  Free entry, food and drinks available.

Romney Marsh Classic Motorcycle Show
May 20 all-day

We are again running a Helmet Park at this event

For details contact Bridget

Mablethorpe Car & Bike Show
May 20 @ 08:45 – 16:45

We have been invited by Mablethorpe RBL branch and asked if any Riders could support them.

Are proud to announce that their 3rd Annual Classic Car & Bike Display

will be held on 20th May 2018 from 10.30am till 3.30pm.

King George V Playing Fields, Sherwood Road, Mablethorpe, LN12 1HU

OS Grid Ref TF504855 on map 122.

 

I will be leaving The New England Hotel, Wide Bargate, Boston at 08:45

 

If anybody is available, please advise me.

Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
May 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.

May
27
Sun
2018
Dorset County Stall and Ride Out (Beer and Bike festival)
May 27 all-day

CALLING OTHER MEMBERS FOR SUPPORT

Good evening all,

Our last County stall in May will take place at the Churchill Arms in Alderholt on Sun 27 May 18. Wheeler Motorcycle Events and the Churchill Arms are holding a Beer and Bike festival that day. Gerry and Deborah have volunteered once again to run our stall. Gerry has requested volunteers to help him set up and collapse the stall. Unfortunately there were no volunteers from our meeting last night from members that were present. I am now calling out to other members that can spare a day to assist Gerry and Deborah on that day.

Churchill Arms,
Daggons Road,
Fordingbridge,
SP6 3AA

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Please list your names on the forum post if you are able to assist.

Thanks in Advance

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/

 

 

 

May
28
Mon
2018
11th Annual Margate Meltdown
May 28 @ 08:00 – 17:00
Once again we shall be marshaling this event in return for a generous donation from Ace Cafe.
 
As always we will require a massive number of members to assist with this so please put in your diaries and confirm you will be coming.
 
Remember the more members we have the less each one has to work.
Jun
1
Fri
2018
London Meet and Greet
Jun 1 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Jun
6
Wed
2018
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Jun 6 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Jun
10
Sun
2018
Beyond the Battlefield Charity Ride
Jun 10 @ 10:00 – 22:00

A ride out to raise funds for the Beyond the Battlefield charity.

Meeting opposite the BTB Offices at Strangford business park, Jubilee Rd. N’Ards

(opp Charles Hurst) RV at 1000 sidestands up at 1100 for a run to Portaferry and back for Burgers / sweets / treats and drinks

Dorset County Ride Out
Jun 10 @ 10:00

Good morning all,

As per our forecast of events we have our monthly ride out planned for Sun 10 Jun 18. Unfortunately i will not be able to join you due to other commitments. Neither can our ride out man ‘Carbs’.

However, please do not let this stop you. If you still wish to have a ride out then meet at Bovington RBL at 1000hrs. Can i ask that someone pick a route, lead it and have a good day out.

King George V Road,
Bovington,
Wareham
BH20 6JQ

Jun
15
Fri
2018
Farmyard Party
Jun 15 @ 09:15 – Jun 17 @ 10:15
Veterans Day – Newtownards
Jun 15 @ 18:00 – 22:00

Veterans day parade and Drumhead salute including the Band of the Royal Marines
More info to follow

Jun
16
Sat
2018
RBLR 1000 RIDE
Jun 16 – Jun 17 all-day

The date for the 2018 event is now confirmed as the weekend of 15 – 17 June :D

Everything will be available from the web page this time, including sat nav files and other documents.

There will be SEVEN routes on offer :shock: :

North & South 1000’s (same routes and directions as the last two years)
500 mile clockwise and anti-clockwise (previously only anti-clockwise offered)
Bunburner Gold (1500 miles in 24 hours – for IBA veterans only)

As always many hands make light work and as there’s no clash with Armed Forces Day next year we’re hoping that if we can get 20 – 30 volunteers nobody will have to work more than a few hours each. There’ll be a link on the website for potential volunteers to get details and contact me to register their support :D

FOR DETAILS AND TO SIGN UP CLICK HERE: http://www.rblr1000.co.uk/

Jun
17
Sun
2018
Cambs 876 Remembered
Jun 17 all-day
Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
Jun 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.

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
23
Sat
2018
NI Armed Forces Day Coleraine
Jun 23 all-day

Saturday 23rd June 2018 – 1100-2100

RBLR Riders are always well received at all Armed Forces Days Throughout the Region.
This year will be no different.

RV Timings for Riders to follow

Drum Head service in Church St Coleraine
Parade
Race event with dragon boats on the river Bann
Military stands
Entertainment & Hospitality
Beating retreat at the close of day

Cock of the North
Jun 23 @ 09:22 – Jun 24 @ 10:22
Jun
24
Sun
2018
Dorset – Weymouth and Portland Veterans Parade
Jun 24 all-day

As you are all aware the Borough again will welcome veterans, residents and visitors to a weekend (23 – 25 Jun 18) of military and veterans commemorations and celebrations. The Armed Forces and our Veterans have made and continue to make a major contribution to our Nation and the Weymouth event will honour, celebrate and provide a focus on the tireless work carried out by all Veterans Associations, individuals and today’s Military Force.

Sat 23 Jun 18 will see the Military Vehicles arrive, awareness stands on the Esplanade and live music from the 1940’s.

The annual Service and Parade on Weymouth Seafront will take place Sun 24th June and the Armed Forces Flag Raising on Mon 25th June 18.

Details are below for those that wish to participate in the veterans parade.

Meet up point:
Lodmoor Carpark (At the rear marked off like previous years)
Weymouth
DT4 7SX

Meet up time:
1000hrs – 1030hrs

At 1100hrs we intend to hold a small service (Awaiting confirmation of a Biker Bishop).

There will be no move before 1130hrs. Once the procession moves off we will follow in a orderly fashion at the rear and then halt at the memorial. Hopefully if we manage to source a Bishop he will say a few words and we will then lay a RBLR Wreath. We will then safely catch back up to the procession and carry on being welcomed by the general public that will be lining the sea front. We are hoping to park up at the ferry port just like last year (Awaiting confirmation from the council).

There will be trade stalls and our Community Fundraiser with have a British Legion stall on display with also live music from the Decadettes https://www.facebook.com/thedecadettes.

If the weather is like last year can i suggest that you bring plenty of fluids as it was a scorcher.

Romney Marsh Classic Motorcycle Show
Jun 24 all-day

We are again running a Helmet Park at this event

For details contact Bridget

South Shields Armed Forces day
Jun 24 @ 09:00 – 17:00

North East.  RBLR stall will be at this ever popular all day event organised by the Bad landers MCC and the local authority.   Entry is usually £2 but free if your assisting on the stand. There is an organised ride in for motorcycles from Sunderland if you wish to join it.

Weymouth and Portland Veterans Parade
Jun 24 @ 10:00

As you are all aware the Borough again will welcome veterans, residents and visitors to a weekend (23 – 25 Jun 18) of military and veterans commemorations and celebrations. The Armed Forces and our Veterans have made and continue to make a major contribution to our Nation and the Weymouth event will honour, celebrate and provide a focus on the tireless work carried out by all Veterans Associations, individuals and today’s Military Force.

Sat 23 Jun 18 will see the Military Vehicles arrive, awareness stands on the Esplanade and live music from the 1940’s.

The annual Service and Parade on Weymouth Seafront will take place Sun 24th June and the Armed Forces Flag Raising on Mon 25th June 18.

Details are below for those that wish to participate in the veterans parade.

Meet up point:
Lodmoor Carpark (At the rear marked off like previous years)
Weymouth
DT4 7SX

Meet up time:
1000hrs – 1030hrs

At 1100hrs we intend to hold a small service (Awaiting confirmation of a Biker Bishop).

There will be no move before 1130hrs. Once the procession moves off we will follow in a orderly fashion at the rear and then halt at the memorial. Hopefully if we manage to source a Bishop he will say a few words and we will then lay a RBLR Wreath. We will then safely catch back up to the procession and carry on being welcomed by the general public that will be lining the sea front. We are hoping to park up at the ferry port just like last year (Awaiting confirmation from the council).

There will be trade stalls and our Community Fundraiser with have a British Legion stall on display with also live music from the Decadettes https://www.facebook.com/thedecadettes.

If the weather is like last year can i suggest that you bring plenty of fluids as it was a scorcher.

Can i request that those who are wishing to participate list their names on the forum so we can get rough numbers.

Many Thanks

Jun
29
Fri
2018
North East. Berwick Armed Forces day camping weeknd
Jun 29 @ 17:30 – Jul 1 @ 10:00

On the Saturday The Riders Branch takes part in the church service and Parade through the town as part of Berwick Armed Forces day.  RV for this is at St Andrews church at 1030hrs.  This is followed in the afternoon by a rideout in the boarders region.  For those who wish to make a weekend of it we also arrange a camping trip from the Friday evening until Sunday morning. All routes are L plate friendly and everyone is welcome to join us, either for the day or the weekend.

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

Armed Forces Day, Gillingham
Jun 30 all-day

We once have again a stand for the day at this event.

For details contact Bridget

Armed Forces Day, Littlehampton
Jun 30 all-day

Members from the Region will have a stand as usual at this event raising money for the Poppy Appeal, come and support us.

Dorset – TANKFEST, Tank Museum, Bovington
Jun 30 – Jul 1 all-day

This is to assist Bovington Branch and Dorsets Community Fundraiser on their stall.

Volunteers with bikes requested for Sat and Sun

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
4
Wed
2018
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Jul 4 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

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).

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Jul
8
Sun
2018
Cambs 876 Remembered
Jul 8 all-day
RBLR Branch Committee Meeting
Jul 8 @ 11:00 – 17:00
Jul
11
Wed
2018
Glenn Green – Final Ride
Jul 11 @ 14:30 – 18:00

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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
Battles for Victory Show
Jul 13 – Jul 15 all-day

We have again been invited back to this marvelous event.

For details contact Bridget

 

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

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

Jul
15
Sun
2018
Ardingly Bike Show
Jul 15 all-day

The Riders Branch will again be running the very successful Helmet Park at this event. Please come and support the Branch

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.

Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
Jul 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.

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
21
Sat
2018
North east. Sunderland Airshow
Jul 21 @ 08:30 – Jul 22 @ 16:10

After a gap of two years it looks like the RBL will be back at Europe’s largest free airshow.  The riders have been asked to support the local CFR in running a stand at this two day event.  Details are not known at this time but if you are interested please contact Steve Newton as numbers are likely to be limited.

Jul
22
Sun
2018
Dorset County Stall and Ride Out for a Classic Car and bike Show
Jul 22 all-day

Wheeler’s Motorcycle Events are hosting a Classic Car and Bike show at the Churchill Arms in Alderholt.

Dorset intend to have our stall present (Volunteers requested to set up and man the stall)

The remainder will meet at Bovington RBL and ride up.

Further details will be confirmed at Jul 18 Meeting

Jul
23
Mon
2018
Festival of Remembrance Tickets go on sale
Jul 23 @ 09:00 – 17:00

Festival of Remembrance

The method for applying for tickets has changed. Members will be able to apply themselves. Attached are two files with all the info

FOR Circular
FOR FAQ’s

Telephone Number – 020 7087 7929
Please note bookings do not open until 09:00
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.

 

Jul
27
Fri
2018
National Rally 2018
Jul 27 @ 13:00 – Jul 29 @ 13:56

The West Pennines region are proud to announce:

THE RBLR NATIONAL RALLY 2018

The premier RBLR event of the year
To be held on

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th July

At
Rolls Royce Sports and Social Club, Skipton Road, Barnoldswick, BB18 6HJ
The theme for the rally is ‘Witches and Warlocks’.
There is space for a number of campervans ( please note that there is no electric hook-up), as well as plenty of space for tents on the camping field.
Lancashire has some fantastic riding roads, and beautiful scenery for you to enjoy.
All the catering will be done by the club, so is all indoors, as is the entertainment, 24 hour tea and coffee making facilities will be available.

Your ticket price of £20 pre-booked or £25 on the gate includes:-
– Welcome packs
– Excellent music from some great bands
– Trade stands
– Ride outs
– Secure bike parking
– Hard standing for caravans and campervans
– Hot showers
– Disabled facilities

TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Jul
28
Sat
2018
Worthing Summer Fair
Jul 28 all-day
Barry Sheene
Jul 28 @ 09:24 – Jul 29 @ 10:24
Aug
1
Wed
2018
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Aug 1 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

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.

Yorkshire Pud
Aug 3 @ 09:17 – Aug 5 @ 10:17
London Meet and Greet
Aug 3 @ 19:00 – 20:00
London Meet and Greet
Aug 3 @ 22:29 – 23:29
Aug
4
Sat
2018
Air Show Newcastle
Aug 4 @ 10:00 – Aug 5 @ 17:00

Public event air show with RBLR Stand

Aug
5
Sun
2018
Ulster Grand Prix 2018
Aug 5 @ 10:00 – Aug 11 @ 22:00

The UGP race week is 5-11 August 2018, with race days on Thursday evening and all day Saturday.
We have been offered a free spot to put up an RBLR gazebo, due to this free offer I have suggested we can help out in a non-technical way, something similar to NW200.
Full details can be found at www.ulstergrandprix.net

Poppy Appeal Ride Out. Ballymoney
Aug 5 @ 12:30 – 18:00

One of our Poppy appeal ride outs, £10 per bike, leaving RBL Ballymoney at 1300hrs, Hosted by RBLR and unwanted MCC in aid of the Poppy appeal.
Will include wreath laying ceremony. act of remembrance, followed by BBQ & Raffle.