The BMW Club Journal April 2018 – Oxford Section Report

BMW Club Oxford Section Report for February 2018

20th February onwards – Venue Change

Our Pub Social is moving home, please make a note of the new address: Tawny Owl, Taw Hill, North Swindon, Swindon SN25 1WR

18th February – Ten Pin Bowling: Southern vs Oxford at Newbury Bowl

Great 10 pin bowling match with Southern Section today, thank you to both teams, 30 members in total, for a good competition and a good social event. You will be pleased to know that the Oxford Section was victorious in a close contest. Dean from Southern Section was the highest scoring man and Ann from Oxford the highest scoring woman. Bob and Ann Mack did a great job organising and even provided some prizes for the winning (and losing) teams, very thoughtful!. We all had a very good afternoon, hopefully we can make this a regular part of the social calendar?

25th February – Indoor Meeting Uffington Village Hall – Charity Byways ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End

We had an excellent presentation from Andrew Byatt today at Uffington on the J.O.G.L.E ride (John O’Groats to Land’s End) on trails as far as possible. The total distance was 1,800 miles and three people including Andy and Carla from the TRF and the Oxford Section completed the whole ride. The purpose of J.O.G.L.E. is to raise funds for wounded service people with rehabilitation on motorcycles, some on J.O.G.L.E. and some on special rides on Route 66. So far J.O.G.L.E. has raised about £30,000:-) Well done to Andy for helping such an important cause.

26th February – SNR to Pelican Inn

Good SNRI to the Pelican In. At Froxfield today, with 10 attendees, indeed John, Ian and Andy decided to brave the ‘Beast from the East’ and came by motorcycle, very well done to them. We can report that the Pelican is a very nice inn, good food, excellent service and welcoming. Look out for more SNRs once the weather improves into March…

Oxford Section Sat Nav Project and Survey

Earlier in the year we announced the start of the Oxford Section Sat Nav Project between the Oxford Section and North Oxford Garage. The aim of the project is to improve our collective knowledge of how to use our Sat Nav’s and to help members get the best from them.

We have produced an electronic newsletter, and now we are working on a booklet supported by a local dealer of top 100 tips. The first of a number of workshops is organised for January addressing some of the issues identified by our members.

Drop me a line if you would like an insight into the results

Future Events: March / May 2018

March 11 Indoor meeting: Uffington Village Hall, SN7 7RA. Speaker Rob Braybrooke 14.00.

March 18 Overland & Adventure Bike Day Sun 9 AM · Ace Cafe London Ltd · London

March 22 Diamond Light Source tour: Harwell OX11 0DE. 18.30 Catherine Moxey

March 30 Ride out: Charity Berkshire Egg Run. Chris Bond

April 8 Ride out: Tour of the Shires. Depart Sun Inn SN3 6AA 9.30. Phil Carter

April 15 Ride out: Steve Halliday

May 6 Ride out: Hayes Motor Museum Yeovil Somerset BA22 7LH. Meet 9.30 Newbury Wharf RG14 5AS Noel Robertson

May 13–30 Andalucía (Spanish trip): Steve Moxey / Dave Tomlinson

May 27 Ride out: Bike Shed 2018. Meet 8.00 Peartree services, travel for breakfast at the Ace Café then onwards to the exhibition at Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London E1W 2SF. Chris Bond

June 1 – 2 Lechlade Camping Weekend Bridge House Camp Site

Lechlade GL7 3AG. Dave Hawkins 01993 850862 or e-mail  for more details, please book camping direct with the campsite on 01367 242348

Don’t forget to make a note of the dates from the trifold calendar that you wish to attend into your diaries, we will also be updating the website regularly and posting on Facebook.

Here’s to safe riding and some good weather.

Dave Tomlinson



Author: bobmack70