Essex Chapter GB


Cricketers Xmas Meal
There is a revised date for the Cricketers Xmas Meal which is now on Sunday 14th January 2018. Please see new flyer if you haven't already booked & would now like to attend.
For those member who were already booked you don't need to do anything unless you cannot make the new date. Please contact Jackie(Treasurer) if you cannot make the new date to arrange a refund.

Website Update
Finally, all of the chapter photos are now in one place.
They're all on SmugMug.

Richard Auton – Pinball
It is with great sadness that I have to inform everyone that Richard Auton [Pinball] passed away last week. As a long standing member of the original Essex Chapter, a much loved Director, by many members. His time at Stratstone/Stadium as technician and later moving to Sycamore HD, and then more recently to Lakeside HD as senior technician put him in touch with many HD enthusiasts. His outstanding knowledge of Harley's and enthusiasm made him many friends both here and abroad.

Funeral Arrangements:
Friday 28th August 2015

Leaving Lakeside HD, Lakeside Estate, Heron Way, West Thurrock, RM20 3WJ at 12.00pm
Arriving at Upminster Crematorium, Ockenden Rd, RM14 2UY, for the service at 12.40 pm
Going to "The Lennards PH" near Avery, to celebrate Richards life after the service.

Flowers are welcome and any donations to St Francis's Hospice

All bikers are welcome.

25th Anniversay Essex Chapter Rally 2016
We've just confirmed the rally dates for 2016.
5th, 6th & 7th August 2016.
So put the dates in your diary, come along and make it the best rally yet.

Tragic News
Jeff`s Funeral arrangements
We have just had confirmation that his funeral which we will be calling his last ride will be taking place on 1st August 2014.
Leaving Jeffs house 15 Salisbury Hall Gardens, Chingford, E4 8SA
We will meet at 11.00 for leaving at 11.30.
Arriving at city of London crematorium for 1.00 service.
We have been informed we have a police escort so to ensure all bikes and cars can keep together.
After service the wake will be held at The Goals, Morrison Avenue, Chingford, E4.
This is located at the rear of Jeffs house off Morrisons car park.
All bikers are invited to share Jeffs last ride and also at his wake, so to ensure Jeff has a good turnout please share this and put it on your chapters website.
Could your members contact BFT by text to let him know how many people he may need to be catering for on 07801255710.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Ride safe.
Tony Nash

Information has come to us of the tragic news that two of our one-time members met their deaths last evening on the A10 road in Hertfordshire.
Leslie Collyer [widow of the well known Mick-the-Pick] and her friend Jeff Locke were both killed in a car crash.
No further details are available at the moment, as more information becomes available it will be posted, our thoughts are with their respective families.

The Funeral of Leslie Collyer will take place at Enfield Crematorium on Thursday 17th July 2014 at 1.15pm.
Bikes are welcome.

Anyone who is going by Motorcycle: meet at the lay-by near the BP Garage on the A10 for 12:30pm.
Leslies family would like attendees to wear pink as it was her favorite colour.
There will be a reception after at the Cheshunt Golf Club, anyone wishing to go along please see Chris Corbidge who will be leading a ride to the golf club.

Committee Nominations 2014

As is usual the following Committee will stand down at the AGM on 5th October 2014.
The following list of Committee positions will up for election.
Membership Secretary, Merchandising Secretary, Editor, Safety Officer, Photographer, Webmaster, Events Co-ordinator, Head Road Captain, New members Rep, Inter Chapter rep and Historian.

Please refer to the Chapter Charter on the website for details of the roles.
If you would like to apply for one or more positions then simply complete the form (Download the form).
Forms should be submitted by the 3rd August 2014, either by post or handed to a committee member.
Anyone applying for a committee position must be willing to serve for one year.

Website Update
The website has an additional events page.
I've called it "Day's Out".
This is for interesting but non Harley or biking events.

Pride of Essex Award 2013
Now here's a reason for every Essex Chapter member to proud.
Essex Chapter were Highly Commended in the Pride of Essex Award Community Champion 2013.
How good is that!
It was presented on the 3rd December at the Anglia Rusking University Chelmsford.
View the certificate here.

SXChapterPix Update
There is now a video section on SX Chapter Pix.
To keep the front page clean i've put the video section in the Gallery area.
Click on "Browse" to find the video section.

Website Update
The website has had a face lift.
Hope you like it. enjoy.

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