North West Chapter 2019 Events
Planning Meeting NWC WSMBA
19th January 2019, at the Velo Café, Twin Lakes, Croston, Lancashire, PR26 9RF
WBro Andy Baxendale (President)
WBro Iain Wilson (Vice President and Secretary)
WBro Robert Allardice (Vice President)
WBro Bill Bruce (Treasurer)
Mrs Louise Allardice (Rab’s PA and chauffer)
Meeting opened by the President at 11.20am, purpose of which was to discuss and plan events for the ensuing year.
1: Breakfast meetings
It was discussed and agreed that a regular monthly meet up will be held every second Sunday in the month from February to November at alternating venues, followed by a ride out. These will be “Official” chapter rides and as such a collection will be taken. As we are scattered across the North West it is only fair that the venue moves to allow our brethren a fair chance to get together.
We are open to suggestions for other suitable venues. First three are detailed below; –
11am Sunday 10th February: Velo Café, Twin Lakes, Croston, Lancashire, PR26 9RF
11am Sunday 10th March: Millennium Motorcycles, Thatto Heath, St Helens, WA9 5PE
11am Sunday 14th April: East Lancashire venue TBC (possibly Winfield’s, Haslingdon)
December will be kept free for a Christmas lunch and January will a senior officers planning meeting.
2: 897 Lodge of Loyalty
Meetings have now moved to the first Saturday morning in March, May, June and September with the installation meeting this year being on Saturday 2nd November 4.30pm tyle. Official rides will take place after each of the meetings (excluding November).
First meeting and ride: Saturday 2nd March St Helens Masonic Hall for breakfast and Masonic meeting and then ride to the Masonic Church in Rochdale.
*Note; for those NWC members who are not members of 897, you will be very welcome at the meeting however it is not compulsory for you to attend; you can join in for the ride afterwards.
3: 1380 The Bikers Chapter (formerly Skelmersdale Waterloo)
Meetings are the third Saturday in May and September followed by an Official ride out.
First meeting and ride: Saturday 18th May, Bryn Masonic Hall for breakfast, Royal Arch meeting and then ride (destination TBC).
*Note, for those NWC members who are not members of 1380 and ARE Royal Arch Masons, you will be very welcome at the meeting but it is not compulsory for you to attend; If you are not an RA Mason you are welcome to join us for breakfast and the ride out.
4: NWC supporting local events
Mrs Helen Baxendale has asked if members of the chapter would be available on the afternoon of Friday 8th March to attend Highfield St Mathews School (near Pemberton) on their Motorbikes to take part in a reading day event (world book day is 7th March). We have participated in a similar event at Helen’s previous school in Whiston two years ago and have agreed to support this one. Volunteers required please.
The PTFA of Highfield St Mathews School has also asked (via Helen and Andy) if the chapter would be willing to sponsor a Friendship Station at the school, this is to support inclusion and anti-bullying within the school community. Our Treasurer Bill confirmed the bank account balance was very healthy. Our Vice Pres Rab proposed a donation of £200 be given, this was seconded by me (Iain) Vice Pres and Secretary, and all officers present were in agreement. Bill will ensure the donation is presented accordingly.
WBro Ian Green approached the chapter back in September 2018 about supporting the Wigan group festival on Saturday 6th July. The Wigan provincial trailer will be in the town center and our presence has been requested. We would be grateful if one of the Blood Bikers amongst us could bring a Blood bike along.
5: Fireball Run (Reloaded…).
Yes is back! June 21st -23rd Fleetwood to Whitby:
Note. The OFFICIAL start and end points are FLEETWOOD and WHITBY.
6: Birthday Bash and Presidents Night.
Birthday Bash will be the weekend of 30th August to 1st September, venue TBC.
Presidents Night will be on Saturday 9th November, venue TBC (potentially at the North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood).
7: Events and other rides.
Please see events list.
I. The President requested that the Road Captains and Road Marshalls start working on rides, routes and destinations.
II. The regular meet up at Park Road Café in St Helens on alternate Wednesday evenings will once again be a welcome spring\summer evening ride for those who can make it. Guy’s Thatched Hamlet (Owd Nell’s) on the A6 at Bilsborrow north of Preston has been suggested as an alternative meeting place, this will also give the chapter the opportunity to meet up with members of Mount Motorcycle Lodge who are based at Fleetwood.
With no other business the meeting was closed at 1.05pm
Friday 25th Beer and Sausage Festival, Bryn Masonic Hall 7pm (Sold out)
Sunday 10th 11am Breakfast & ride, Velo Café, Twin Lakes, Croston, Lancashire, PR26 9RF. (If the weather is poor come in the car)
Saturday 2nd 897 meeting, St Helens Masonic hall and ride to Rochdale Masonic Church
Friday 8th (afternoon only) Reading with Bikers at Highfield St Mathews School, WN3 6BL
Sunday 10th 11am Breakfast and ride, Millennium Motorcycles, Thatto Heath, St Helens, WA9 5PE
Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th WSS Branding Ceremony, Scotland
Sunday 14th 11am Breakfast and ride, East Lancashire venue TBC (possibly Winfield’s, Haslingdon)
Sat 27th or Sun 28th TBC, ride to Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire
3rd- 5th Road Racers Run Northern Ireland (Book via Andy)
4th -6th BSB Oulton Park (See Pete, or Rab for details)
Saturday 4th 897 meeting, St Helens Masonic hall and ride
Sunday 12th, 11am Breakfast and ride, venue TBC
Saturday 1st 897 meeting, St Helens Masonic hall and ride
Sunday 9th, 11am Breakfast and ride, venue TBC
21st – 23rd Fireball Run Reloaded… Fleetwood to Whitby
Saturday 6th Wigan Festival (Wigan town centre) Blood Bike required
Saturday 13th Lee Rigby Ride of Respect, Bury (lead by Bro Ozzie)
Sunday 14th, 11am Breakfast and ride, venue TBC
Sunday 11th, 11am Breakfast and ride, Venue TBC
30th – 1st Sept Birthday Bash, venue TBC
Saturday 7th 897 meeting, St Helens Masonic hall and ride
Sunday 8th, 11am Breakfast and ride, venue TBC
Saturday 21st 1380 meeting, Bryn Masonic hall and ride
Saturday 5th Ride to the Wall
Sunday 13th, 11am Breakfast and ride, venue TBC
Saturday 9th Presidents Night, venue TBC
Sunday 10th Breakfast (same venue as Presidents Night)
Sunday 8th 1pm Christmas lunch, venue TBC
Regular midweek meet up: (Once the weather improves)
Park Road Café, St Helens and Guy’s Thatched Hamlet, Bilsborrow, Preston
Options for other rides on alternative dates are welcomed and actively encouraged by the Road Captains and Marshals.