The BMW Club Journal February 2018 – Oxford Section Report


BMW Club Oxford Section Report for December 2017

SNR’s: Oxford section have also introduced Short Notice Rides, these tend to be mid-week events with a day or more notice, which have been very popular.

Unfortunately, due to holidays, work commitments and adverse weather conditions a number of events had to be cancelled.

5th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 19th – Christmas Meal Specials

The Oxford section held 5 natter night Christmas dinners in December which despite the weather were very well attended and enjoyed by all

Sunday 10th December – Christmas Indoor meeting


I spent an hour clearing the car and road of snow ready for my intrepid journey to Uffingham, as I sat in the car, finally ready for the off my mobile pinged up with a message to say the event had been cancelled due to the wintery conditions – lucky I say…..

16th January 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

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: February / April 2018

February 11 Sunday lunch: Hongxin Chinese, Pepper Box Hill, Peatmoor, Swindon SN5 5EZ. 12.00 for 12.30. Martin Skennerton

February 18 Ten Pin Bowling: Southern vs Oxford at Newbury Bowl. Bob Mack

February 25 Indoor meeting: Uffington Village Hall, SN7 7RA. Speaker Andrew Byatt 14.00. Charity Byways ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End

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

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

April 15 Ride out: Steve Halliday

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