|To all travelling to the Flag Presentation…..
Given the current weather forecast for Saturday the Branch officers would urge members to use common sense when choosing their mode of transport. Obviously we want to see a large turnout but we would rather everyone stay safe, no-one will think any the worse of you if you turn up in a car!
BBC Weather prediction 15/03 @ 21:00
See below for RV and Timing details
In recognition of the continued selfless dedication by members from the Branch, who at extremely short notice and regardless of the weather turn out for the Repatriation of our fallen Service personnel, we are honoured to have been offered the Union Flag that flew in the Carterton Memorial Garden, into our safe keeping. The Flag having recently been replaced with a new one.
The Presentation will be made by Cllr Norman MacRae, Armed Forces Champion West Oxford District Council.
Parking will be adjacent to Broadshires Health Centre (Linky Thing) Please Note the Sports Pavillion is NOT available to us on the day.
There will be no inclement weather plan.. If it rains we will be getting wet.
For those travelling some distance and wishing to stay locally There are hotels around the area but very limited in Carterton. (Linky Thing)
Please do head to the forum linky thing above and let us know if you would like to join us for a Bacon Butty and a Coffee
Ladies & Gents. I have today secured a deal with a local hostelry who are prepared to open their doors from 10:30 am and allow you to warm and catch up with all and sundry whilst enjoying a Bacon or Sausage Bap and a cup of Coffee for the measly sum of 5 of our Great British Pounds.
The Hostelry in question is The Chequers, 17 Station Rd, Brize Norton, Carterton OX18 3PR (Linky Thing)
Stands up from the Chequers at 12:15 for the short ride to parking before assembly at the Memorial Garden. Approx 4 minute walk.
1030-1215: RV at The Chequers 17 Station Road, Brize Norton, OX18 3PR, which will be opening earlier than normal, for the sale of Bacon Butties Tea and Coffee (£5 per head).
1200hrs: Dignitaries and escorting RBLR Branch Officers to arrive at the Memorial Garden for the RBLR Ride Past.
1215hrs: Riders depart The Chequers as a Group and head to Car Park A past the Guests and Dignitaries at the Memorial Garden. Lead Rider Derek Bradshaw.
1230hrs: Riders and all other visitors to be at the Memorial Garden.
1245hrs: March on the Standards.
1255rs: Act of Remembrance and 2 minute silence conducted by Mr Derek Bradshaw, RBLR Branch Oxfordshire County Representative.
1300hrs: Service of Remembrance conducted by Branch Padre Paul Miles-Knight.
1320hrs: Presentation of the Union Flag by Mr Norman MacRae, Armed Forces Champion, West Oxfordshire District Council, Lynda Atkins, Oxfordshire County Chair and Mr Bill Oddy, West Oxfordshire District Council Senior Officer who, essentially, brought the Memorial Garden into being, to Mr Steve Blundell RBLR Branch, Repatriation Liaison or in his absence to Mr Ian McLauchlan RBLR Branch President.
1330hrs: Kohima Epitaph and closure conducted by Mr Neil Rogers, RBLR Branch Chairman.
1345hrs: End of event.
Following the event, The Royal British Legion Riders Branch warmly invites all members and guests to return to the Chequers for a light buffet and or the purchase of other meals drinks etc.
Downloadable programme (PDF)
Arrive and depart as you like but the service will take place at 14:00 – 14:30 Fusiliers Memorial
The Royal British Legion Riders Branch are proud to announce AMRR (UK) will take place on Saturday 6th July 2019. All bikers from across the United Kingdom are invited to attend the eleventh Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride – Along with rides taking place in the United States, Canada, South Africa, France, New Zealand and Italy creating one ride worldwide, its riders united in remembrance of our fallen heroes from the allied forces, past and present, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. There will be an escorted ride between Cambridge Services on the A14 and Madingley American Cemetery on the A1303 where a Service of Remembrance will take place.
Wednesday 17th July 2019 at approximately 05.00 I will be leaving Lands End and aim to be in 1John O’Groats by 22.00.
The following day on Thursday 18th July, 2019 I will be returning to Lands End aiming to return by 22.00.
This is a personal mission, but please feel free to come join me for part of my journey.
Further details at https://www.facebook.com/End-to-End-and-Back-Again-Trike-Challenge-300954970612270/
It is with great pleasure that I can announce the 2019 National Rally will be held in Wales.
The facilities at the club are excellent. The main building is split into an upstairs concert room and a downstairs bar with conservatory. The club has a kitchen and will be cooking breakfast, lunch and evening meal. There is also a local Indian restaurant close by that will give a discount to the Riders.
There will be 24hr access to showers and toilets, also a tea/coffee room that will also have 24hr access.
There is sufficient secure hard standing for parking of the motorcycles (camping is on the practice pitch and therefore motorcycles will not be allowed by the tents.We also have an area for those who use a campervan/motorhome. Ticket Price £20 in advance, £25 on the gate as normal, there will be musical entertainment on the Friday and Saturday Night, A Ride-out for Saturday (we have a number of routes, which one will be decided by the weather, as you all know the sun always shines in Wales)
Phil T will be organising rideouts on some great riding roads and for the race fans amongst you the (in)famous Aberdare Park Race meeting is the same weekend, about 20min ride north from the rally site. http://www.aberdare-park-road-races.co.uk. The local racers call it AberSCARE.
Fancy Dress Theme – As the Rally is being held at a rugby club, it has been decided to have a ‘SPORTS’ theme. Use your imagination, there’s more to sport than Moto GP and football.
12.00 – Rally officially starts.
Food will also be available from this time
20.30 – Music from Rattlesnake
11.59 – End o the evening.
07.00 – Breakfast is served
10.00 – Rideout Brief
10.30 – Rideout Starts (Ride out info on separate thread)
14.00 – Music in the downstairs bar with Jeris Spencer
14.30ish – Ride out returns
20.30 – Music from Night Machine
11.59 – End of Evening
07.00 – Breakfast is served
13.00 – Site must be vacated, End of rally.
Snacks will be available at the bar outside of cooking times
Throughout the weekend musical entertainment will be supplied by RED DRAGON P.A. HIRE (our Iddy)
On Site Menu
Breakfast 07.00 to 11.00
Lunch/Tea 12.00 to 21.00
Snacks over the bar 21.00 till close
Please note, the Email Address for any questions is: email@example.com
Ticket Purchasing Note
Tickets are £20, Cheques to be made payable to “RBLR National Rally”
Please write your RBL membership number on the back of the cheque and include a Stamped Addressed Envelope for the return of your tickets.
The cut off Date for Postal Tickets is 6 July 2019.
Please see the Forum Post
Tickets are still available Via PayPal £20
Please use the ‘Friends and Family’ option and include your RBL Membership Number in the comments section.
Tickets will be available on the gate for £25….. if we can afford a gate.
Please can members purchasing tickets include their RBL Membership Number in the Message to Seller Field.
Your Ticket Will Be Emailed to you from: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require any other info, just ask.
Richy (Welsh Rep)
The Memorial Ride is a major Branch event and all members are asked to attend in order to pay our respects to our fellow Riders who have sadly passed away over the previous 12 month period.
Memorial service at the Inniskilling Fusiliers Memorial
11:00 – 14:00 Arrival at the NMA
14:00 – 14:30 Memorial service at the Inniskilling Fusiliers Memorial
14:30 – 17:00 Departure at leisure