Calendar

Feb
8
Fri
2019
N.Ireland Motorcycle Festival Feb 2019
Feb 8 @ 09:00 – Feb 10 @ 19:00

Northern Irelands Largest Motorbike event
Friday 8th – Sunday 10th February 2019
Ticket costs and daily timings will be added nearer the event date.
We will have a RBL Riders Branch Display stand at the event, volunteers will be required to assist

N. Ireland Motorbike Exhibition
Feb 8 @ 10:00 – Feb 10 @ 19:00

N. Ireland Motorbike show / exhibition
8th 9th & 10th February 2019
Friday 1400hrs – 2100hrs
Saturday & Sunday 1000hrs – 1700hrs
www.motorcyclefest.tv for further info
There will be a RBLR Stand/dislay present as usual
Volunteers required to assist on the stand

Apr
13
Sat
2019
Cookstown M/C Show
Apr 13 @ 10:00 – 17:00

Cookstown Motorcycle Show
In the grounds of the First Presbyterian Church
if the weather is inclement, we will be moved into one of the halls.
There will be a RBLR stand on display.
There will be the usual display of motorcycles, tools, parts and equipment

Beer and Skittles night
Apr 13 @ 19:00 – 23:00
Apr
22
Mon
2019
Coleford Festival of Transport
Apr 22 all-day
Event description
Cars, trucks, motorcycles, buses, steam engines and autojumble in the town centre at Coleford in the Forest of Dean.
Apr
28
Sun
2019
Anzac Day
Apr 28 all-day

We will be attending the Anzac Day Parade in Leighterton.  We form up in the Primary School about 14.00 to march down for the Service at 15.00.  We will RV at Hardwicke RBL at 10.00 for a gentle ride up to Leighterton where you can purchase light refreshments if you wish.

May
5
Sun
2019
Quarterly RBLR Ireland Region Meeting
May 5 @ 12:00 – 14:00

The next meeting will be held at Greypoint Fort, Helens Bay, Bangor
Sunday 5th May 2019 1300hrs
Many will be getting there on Saturday 4th May for a Ride out, BBQ and Beverages then camping overnight, with a Brunch on Sunday.
This is your opportunity to voice any concerns or thoughts you may have.
If there is anything you wish to add to the agenda, call or message me and I will include it.
Your host for the event will be Co Down Rep, Dean Lawton

There will, as usual, be a Raffle, so bring something to contribute, this is our way of raising funds locally
Regards
Tony

May
6
Mon
2019
West Midlands May Meet & Greet
May 6 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Monthly Meet & Greet.

Why not come along and join in?

 

May
11
Sat
2019
Bidfrord on Avon Steam & Vintage Rally
May 11 – May 12 all-day

We have a stall for the Poppy appeal at the above event. This is a mixed event of steam engines, military vehicles, cars, motorcycles, etc and a small fairground area. There will be multiple vending stalls.

Set up will be on Friday evening, 10 May but the event is open Saturday / Sunday.

Basic camping / caravans allowed on site by arrangement in advance. Evening entertainment provided for stall holders.

The Little Vintage Show
May 11 – May 12 all-day

The Riders will be supporting Dursley and Cam Branch at The Little Vintage Show which is a traditional village steam show for all the family.
It’s primary aim is to raise money for local charities and other deserving causes.

Jun
15
Sat
2019
Lister Tyndale Vintage Rally
Jun 15 – Jun 16 all-day

This will be our first time attending this show, which we believe is a friendly show with something for everyone with stunning views.

Jun
22
Sat
2019
N.Ireland Armed Forces Day, Lisburn
Jun 22 @ 09:00 – 17:00

N. Ireland Armed Forces Day will be held in Lisburn this year.
Details are minimal at this stage update will follow

Jul
6
Sat
2019
Military Vehicle Display, Greypoint Fort, Bangor
Jul 6 all-day

Military Vehicle Display
RBL Riders Branch Stand

Halesowen Carnival
Jul 6 @ 12:00
Jul
13
Sat
2019
The Cotswold Show and Food Festival
Jul 13 – Jul 14 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Bishopscourt, classic Bike Show
Aug 2 @ 08:00 – Aug 4 @ 19:30

Bishopscourt Classic Bike Show
RBL Riders Branch Display
The Schedule is:
Friday 2nd August
8:00 – Access to the circuit opens for Trade, Static Displays and Riders.
16:00 – Trade Stands and Static Display set-up to be complete and Festival Opens to the public.
Static Classic bike displays (indoor and out), live bands and DJ, bars and catering, overnight camping.

Saturday 3rd August
7:00 – Access to the circuit opens for Trade, Static Displays and Riders.
8:30 – Trade Stands and Static Display set-up to be complete.
9:00 – Festival Opens to the public.
10:00 – Parade Laps of classic bikes, Static Classic bike displays (indoor and out), Motorcycle Club static displays, bars and catering, Trade stands, Autojumble.
18:00 – 19:30 Trade Stands and Static Display set-up
18:00 – live bands and DJ, overnight camping.

Sunday 4th August
7:30 – Access to the circuit opens for Trade, Static Displays and Riders.
8:30 – Trade Stands and Static Display set-up to be complete.
9:00 – Festival Opens to the public.
10:00 – Parade Laps of classic bikes, Static Classic bike displays (indoor and out), Motorcycle Club static displays, bars and catering, Trade stands, Autojumble.
17:00 – Festival Closes to the public.
17:00 – Trade Stands and Static Display breakdown commences.
19:30 – Trade Stands and Static Display breakdown to be complete.

Aug
5
Mon
2019
Ulster Grand Prix 2019
Aug 5 @ 10:00 – Aug 10 @ 18:00

Ulster Grand Prix 2019
RBL Riders Branch Stand

Aug
18
Sun
2019
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
23
Fri
2019
N. Ireland Regional Rally August 2019
Aug 23 @ 08:00 – Aug 25 @ 23:00

Northern Ireland Regional Rally
23rd – 25th August 2019

Blue Circle Boat Club
100 Shore Road, Magheramorne,
Larne, BT40 3HT
Cost – £20 per person
Safe / Secure Parking available for the Bikes.
Ample, Suitable Camping area.
Hard standing available for Caravans / Mobile Homes.
Showers & Toilets on site.
24Hr Tea & Coffee.
Live Band.
On site Bar facilities.
Raffle
Catering by Blue Circle Boat Club.
Organised Ride-out on Saturday (Weather Permitting)
Entry to field by Bike is permitted to drop your kit off, Bike must then be moved from field to safe parking area.
D Coy Military Vehicle Display.
First Aid & Fire Safety on site.
This is a RBL Riders Branch Event, RBL RB Members & Guest Only.
Payment for ticket will be through Paypal to Riders.Ireland@rbl.community, Please use ‘Family & Friends’ method of payment.(Please include Name & E-Mail in the payment message) On receipt of the payment made notification, I will E-Mail you a Ticket with an individual number relevant to the purchaser.
Any funds remaining after the event will be donated to the Poppy Appeal.
Any questions about the event Please ring Tony Pronger on 07884 310906 or e-mail Tonypronger@virginmedia.com

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

Tanks Trucks and Firepower

Presented by the Alvis Fighting Vehicle Society

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

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

CVR(T) Tank Display

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


Mid Day Guns Firing

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


Big Tank Exercise

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


Tank Car Crush

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

Aug
31
Sat
2019
Airwaves, Portrush
Aug 31 all-day

Airwaves at Portrush
RBL Riders Branch Display

Sep
8
Sun
2019
Frampton Country Fair
Sep 8 all-day

The Riders will be assisting Gloucestershire County at this event.

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

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

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.

Oct
12
Sat
2019
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
26
Sat
2019
Poppy Collection Day Forestside Belfast
Oct 26 all-day

Poppy Collection Day Forestside Belfast

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
9
Sat
2019
Poppy Collection Day Tesco Knockbreda Belfast
Nov 9 all-day

Poppy Collection Day Tesco Knockbreda Belfast

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