The BMW Club Journal March 2019 – Oxford Section Report


BMW Club Oxford Section Report for January 2019

Change of Venue

With immediate effect the pub social based at the Red Lion, Evenley, Nr Brackley, NN13 5SH has moved to:-

Rose and Crown

Main St,


Banbury OX17 3DP

R1250RT Crowd Sourced Road Test project

We would like to invite members to test (at your leisure) the RT R1250 model with the main focus would be the new engine of course.

We would then report your views under a small number of key headings:-

  • 1250 engine impressions (power/torque/noise)?
  • VVT system in operation (can you detect operation?)
  • R1250 in operation, what’s it like to ride?
  • New exhaust system
  • Slipper clutch
  • Dynamic Hill Start Pro (new modes and operation)
  • Overall impressions: better than the R1200, would you buy one?
  • New technology on the bikes, do it enhance your riding experience?

Send all your comments / suggestions to dave.tomlinson@bmwoxford.comSocial Secretary for the Oxford Section

January 1stLock, Stock & Barrel Lunch – Steve Moxey

We had a very good turnout at the Lock Stock and Barrel lunch in Newbury. The venue was booked for 25-30 but we probably exceeded that! A number came by motorcycle including Andy and Kate on their very nice C650GT – Happy New Year

January 13th– Bring & Buy sale

Always a great excuse to get the bike out and head to our winter haunt at Uffington to enjoy the excellent hospitality provided by club members including Dave Shanks and Dave Hicks and many others. Bacon butties, cake, hot drinks, what an excellent welcome. Members came from far and wide including one stalwart who had ridden from Hastings. The bring & buy stalls seemed busy with lots of members mingling in the hall and as usual lots of old and new friends standing quite close to the food….. an excellent event much enjoyed by everyone!

Oxford section annual Bring & Buy sale – a chance to clear your garage (10% to club funds of what you sell), or just come and have a look and find things you really need. Venue Uffington Village Hall SN7 7RA.
Food Bacon Rolls , Sausages in Buns, Hot Soup, Tea and Coffee are available from 13.00. Sellers can start setting up from 13:00 and the Bring & Buy starts at 14.00.

Steve Moxey: We had a good turnout at the Bring & Buy this afternoon, good food and reasonable weather, plenty of motorcycles including David Sanders new R1250GS – very striking in the Enduro colours. We also handed out prize t shirts to Mark Blakeley, June M West (Zenon) and Ian Cummins (via Tim Bolderston) for test riding the R1250GS and completing our test survey – well done

January 24thSNR Shillingford Bridge Lunch – Steve Moxey

A very good turnout for the first SNR + lunch at the Shillingford Bridge Hotel, 16 in all. Thanks to everyone for a very good lunch. Look out for more SNRs in 2019, or organise one yourself?

Sat Nav Event – Steve Moxey

BMW Navigator V,VI Top Tips guides available so that members can get a copy for a £5 donation to Thames Valley Air Ambulance, a very good cause to support

Future Events: January 2019 / April 2019

February 10thINDOOR MEETING:Uffington village hall, soup & food, Speaker: Geoff Clough 14.00. Travel Talk Isle of Man Geoff Clough

February 17thTen Pin Bowling: Southern vs Oxford at Newbury Bowl. Bob Mack

February 24thSunday Lunch: Hongxin Chinese, Pepper Box Hill, Peatmoor, Swindon SN5. 12.00 for 12.30 Martin

March 10thIndoor Meeting: Uffington Village Hall, SN7 7RA.  Speaker Gemma from ROSPA

March 12thDiamond Light Source Tour, Harwell OX11 0DE 18.30 Catherine Moxey

March 15 – 17 Spring Weekend Hotel Break – Hotel Collingwood Bournemouth Rob marrionrob@btinternet.comGeoff

March 24thSunday Lunch: Astall Leigh Rosemary

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.

April 14thRIDE OUT:8.30am meet @ Piggies SN15 4PW for breakfast, leaving at 9am to Sammy Miller’s for lunchNoel Robertson

April 21stRIDE OUT: Charity Berkshire Egg Run, meet at Sainsburys RG31 7SA J12 M4 John Hillier

May 12thRide out: Whitchurch Silk Mill guided tour and cream tea. Rosemary

May 17th– 19thWeekend Break: Hotel in Ludlow, ride out to Central and West Wales. Carl Flint

May 26thRide out: Bike Shed 2019. Meet 8am Peartree services OX12 8JZ, travel to breakfast at the Ace Café Tobacco Quay, Wapping Ln, London E1W 2SF. Chris

May 31st– 2 June Lechlade Camping Weekend: Bridge House Camp Site Lechlade GL73AG. Dave Hawkins01993 850862 or

Here’s to safe riding and some good weather.

Dave Tomlinson



Author: bobmack70