eCommunications 2022

All of the eMail communications sent out in 2022

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Chapter Meeting and lots of Ride Outs , issued 2nd August

Saturday 6th August – Chapter Meeting and Group Riding Refresher

Chapter Meeting 12:00 noon at Norwich Harley-Davidson, followed by a Group Ride Training / Refresher Ride, hosted by Jeff Bacon and Ross StQ.  We will be gathering at 13:00 for a comprehensive pre-ride talk and briefing followed by a 16 mile ride, commencing at 14:00, to the East of Norwich with a great mixture of roads, plenty of opportunities to practice second man drops etc, which will also provide opportunities to lose people, which is sometimes a great way of learning and understanding the Group Riding techniques.

We would encourage both new members and experienced chapter riders to join us as there is always something new to learn…! Don’t forget to familiarise yourself with the Iceni Group Riding Guidelines…. A copy of which is available by download from the website or contact our Safety Officer who will email you a copy through.

Sunday 7th August – Parham Airfield

Please join us for the ride out to Parham Airfield which has a really interesting museum plus the essential Tea Room, with plenty of delicious cakes and nibbles to help sustain us on the day…!

https://www.parhamairfieldmuseum.co.uk/

Meet at Tesco car park, Ipswich Road, Norwich NR4 6DZ at 09:45 for 10:00 departure, having used the toilets and with full fuel tanks.

Ride length is approx 40 miles.

Road Crew – Martyn & Sue Kyson

Friday 12th August – Fish and Chip Run 

Gunther is taking a group for a 35 mile South Norfolk ride for Fish & Chips at the Jolly Farmers, Forncett End. Meeting up at Tesco A140 Harford Bridge at 6:00 pm ready for a 6:30 departure, sounds like a great Friday evening ride…!

Wednesday Iceniors Rides are always busy and the next couple of weeks are no exception. Be at Norwich Harley-Davidson 10:30 ready for 11:00am departure.


Iceni Times, issued 28th July

Harvest Time edition of the Iceni Times

Those long lazy days of summer … the perfect time to sit with a good read (albeit probably indoors on your computer screen).  Enjoy the latest offerings from our Editor Colin, which is attached to this email.


ANYMORE FOR ANYMORE!, issued 25th July

Fenlanders Rally @ Redgrave near Diss, this Thursday to Sunday

If you want to come along but haven’t got a ticket, it’s not too late. Perhaps you can’t make it for the whole weekend, no problem. There’ll be plenty of your Iceni friends going (40+ at the last count!).

Go on, you know you want to. If you’ve not been to a rally before this is a great one to ‘dip your toe in the water’.

Have a chat with Ross on 07802 800180 or email director@icenihog.com. He can give you all the ‘gen’ and reserve a ticket for you on the gate.

Have a look on fenlandershog.co.uk/


Iceni HOG eComms, issued 5th July

Charity Nomination

Don’t forget to vote for the charity you would like Iceni to support this coming year.  The nominations are:

Big C Cancer Charity

Cruse (UK’s largest Bereavement Charity)

East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Children’s Hospice

Kayla / Solving Kids Cancer UK

MAG (Motorcycle Action Group)

MIND (Local branches in Norwich and Gt Yarmouth)

Project Nova (Charity providing support for armed services veterans)

St Martins Housing Trust (Homeless Charity in Norwich)

Sunbeams

You can vote for you preferred charity by completing a voting slip at the dealership or you can email our charities officer, Paul Anthony at charities@icenihog.com.  BEWARE! Voting closes on 21st July.

Day Ride, Sunday 10th July,

Breakfast at Krazy Horse & Breckland loop … to Harley Day at Route 11 cafe. Meet at Tesco car park, Ipswich Road, Norwich at 8.30am for a 9.00am departure for a 87 mile round trip on rural A & B roads through some of Norfolk’s scenic villages. You can join the ride at Krazy Horse (approx 10.30 am) if that suits you better and continue the ride to Route 11.

Please arrive with a full tank and empty bladder.

Road Crew – Paul Welch & Mike Oxbourough


This Weekend, issued 29th June

July Chapter Meeting

Don’t forget the July Chapter meeting at Ber Street HD on Saturday 2nd July at 12:00.  Come along for the usual chin wag, catch up with the gossip, musing over your next two wheeled purchase and off course, free doughnuts and coffee machine. This will be followed by a …

Chapter Ride

It’s July, it’s summer. What can be a better way of enjoying your motorcycling than a ride to the seaside?  Leaving Ber Street immediately after the Chapter meeting, Barbara will lead us to some of the best seaside in the country, heading to the Blue Sky Café in Cromer for tea and cakes (and apparently a great bread and butter pudding). Sounds like a perfect English summer afternoon.

Harpenden Bike Show, Sunday 3rd July

For the second ride this weekend on Sunday meet at Starbucks A11 southbound at 09:00 for 09:30 departure with empty bladders and full fuel tanks.

This is a 110 mile ride to Harpenden Bike Show lead by Paul F. There is no planned return group ride.

You can book tickets in advance here


Iceni HOG eComms, issued 26th June

Prom Escort Ride Next Wednesday Evening, 29th June

Unfortunately, the young man we were to be escorting to his prom (Jack) has fallen ill, therefore the ride has had to be cancelled.  There will be no escort ride next Wednesday evening.


Iceni eComms Ukraine Special, issued 26th June

There seems to be no let-up in the ongoing agony in Ukraine.  A Facebook video posted by the Kyiv HOG Chapter gives a moving chronicle of some of the destruction that has taken place over the last few weeks.

The latest reports from the BBC say that over 13 million people have fled their homes in Ukraine.  That’s 13,000,000.  That’s twice the population of the whole of Ireland, 14 times the population of Norfolk or 145 full Wembley Stadiums.  Poland has willingly opened their border to their neighbours fleeing war and violence and have welcomed over 1,190,000 refugees: a quarter of a million more people than the population of Norfolk. 

The UK and Ireland HOG community are doing their bit, a fact not missed by the motorcycling press when The Motorcycle News reported on the superb efforts of several HOG chapters in gathering and moving lorry loads of aid to Ukraine.

Iceni HOG have also been doing their bit and a van full of donations has been handed over for transport to the Ukraine/Poland border. But we need to do more!

We are in contact with a local organisation Norfolk Supporting Ukraine (norfolksupportingukraine.org), who arrange transport for donations on lorries that would normally return to Poland empty. We need to see if we can help fill them.   The situation at the border and the needs of the Ukrainian refugees is constantly changing so check here to see what is required before you make your donation. 

Ross has a collection point where we can gather our contributions before handing them over to Norfolk Supporting Ukraine.  Contact Ross on 07802 800180 to make arrangements for collection/delivery of your donation.  Please don’t take your donation to the dealership on Ber Street as they just don’t have anywhere to hold it.  

It appears that this devastating war is not going to be a short-term thing, so there will probably be an ongoing need for help and the help needed will probably change over time. We will keep you informed.

So, let’s get donating!


Iceni HOG eComms, issued 20th June

The New Range of Iceni Branded Clothing

We have had a great response to the clothing and want to input our first bulk order, so if you are thinking of getting something can you please let Jon Taylor ( Merchandise Officer) know by the end of this week, Sunday the 26th of June.

All sizes, colours and prices were communicated in the latest edition of the Iceni Times, but any questions please e mail Jon at merchandising@icenihog.com.

Prom Escort Ride, Wednesday 29th June

Reminder for the prom escort mentioned in previous comms. The lad that we are taking to the prom is called Jack Walsh . He lives in Toftwood, and will be going to Glenn Lodge, Bawburgh.

Jack lives just around the corner from me and Debbie, so if you would be able to meet at mine by 5.20 it will give us time to have stands up at Jacks for 5.30pm.

My address is 55 William Way, Toftwood, NR19 1TQ.

The route that I was thinking to take would be up on the A47 to the roundabout at Easton. Go through Easton and then at the show ground roundabout take the Bawburgh exit (4th I think). This should only take us around 20 minutes to ride. He needs to be there for 6pm.

Steve Kemp

Great Yarmouth Racecourse Ladies Night- Wednesday 13th July 2022

A glamorous evening out at Great Yarmouth Racecourse’s hugely popular Ladies Evening.  A chance for the ladies to dress up and the men to have a bath and show everyone we are not as loud, brash and smelly as our bikes.

The gates open @ 3.45pm. First race @ 5.45pm, last race 8.50pm.

TV celebrity Rylan will be DJ’ing as well!

Prices are £23.00 or £30.00.  The £30 option is the preferred option as it gives greater access to the parade ring etc

You can book tickets by following this link. https://www.greatyarmouth-racecourse.co.uk/popular-events/ladies-day/


Joint day ride with Fenlanders Chapter, issued 6th June

Sotterley Country Fair and Music in the Park 2022, 26th June

A family fun day supporting fundraising for local charities and a day ride with our neighbours, Fenlanders Chapter

Martyn and Sue Kyson are leading a ride to the Sotterley Country Fair.

*Important – We need to know two weeks (by 12th June) in advance of attendance for entry tickets and parking provision (foc to us) but must be with our group and booked in advance, no exceptions.

Sue has organised this ride-in to the carnival for some years now and invited Iceni riders along last year.  It’s an annual event and we take the bikes to a pre reserved parking space, park up for people to have a look and go off and enjoy the country fair.  

Meet at the Tesco Superstore, Harford Bridge, Ipswich Rd., NR4 6DZ ///ally.pencil.actor – Bottom end of car park, 9:45 am for 10:00 am departure.

The ride will take us to Lower Green Farmhouse, Lower Green, Sotterley NR34 7TY ///scorecard.comments.including and we should arrive around 11:15.

There will be a guided return to the Norwich A47 bypass.

Let Sue know on 07583 887386 if you wish to ride as it is important that we know the numbers in advance and by 12th June at the latest.

Nottingham Overnighter, 25th & 26th June

Just a reminder to all those booked up for the ride to Nottingham and meet up with Sherwood Chapter. Meet at Norwich HD, Ber Street 9:30 for 10:00 departure.  If you haven’t booked but would like to go there may be room for one or two others to join the group.  The google calendar holds all the hotel booking details.  If you have any queries, call Ross on 07802800180.


And there’s more! Issued 30th May

Bank Holiday Ride, Sunday 5th June

Granville has got an excellent ride planned for us all on Sunday.  One not to be missed to the lovely Sunny Hunny. Granville will lead us from the Premier Inn car park on The Broadland Business Park (NR7 0WG) where we will meet at 10:30 for an 11:00 departure. The ride will skirt around Norwich on the Southern Bypass before turning off at Hockering to meander through the glorious Norfolk countryside.  After 65 miles we’ll arrive at Hunstanton where we can indulge in the traditional highlights of a seaside bank holiday.  There is no return ride planned.

Our Editor, Colin has done it again with his latest edition of our bi-monthly publication.  Lots of fascinating articles for that time over the weekend when you’ve had enough of all the celebrations, the family are driving you nuts and you’ve had too much to eat and drink … and want to just sit quietly in the corner with a good read.  

The latest edition is here


Lots and lots – it gets better and better! Issued 30th May

Ladies of Harley – Ride out and Social 11th June

After the next Chapter meeting there will be a 40-mile ride around the Norfolk Countryside, leaving the dealership at 1:30pm to Vera’s Tearoom, Meale’s Garden Centre, Stalham. We aim to arrive at approx 2:45pm and tables are booked for 3:00pm. There is an option for Afternoon Teas, which must be booked in advance with a £5 deposit to be paid.  For those who don’t want the afternoon tea, they also have an extensive Lunch, Cakes & Savouries Menus.

There is a choice of 2 versions of the Afternoon Tea, (as well as a Gluten free option) costing £14.95 per person or £28.00 for two.

Please let Audrey (activities@icenihog.com) know by Monday 6th June if you’d like to come along and let her know if you wish to book an afternoon tea.  She will let you know how to pay her the deposit if you wish to book an afternoon tea.  You can see the menus below.

Although this an LOH event, in our usual all-inclusive manner, it is open to all – the more the merrier!

Road Crew will be Paul as Road Captain and Jane. This will go ahead, even if the weather is bad as there is plenty of car parking and the indoor area will easily accommodate us.

Escort Ride for Jack

Just to remind everyone, in April we sent a comms message out asking if we could do a ‘prom escort’ for a young guy called Jack on Wednesday 29th June.  Jack will ride pillion and we’ll need to take/escort him from his home in Toftwood to Glenn Lodge, Bawburgh.  We would need to arrive at Bawburgh at 6:00pm so need to leave Jack’s home at about 5:30pm. Some Iceni have already said they wish to take part but this is definitely a case of ‘the more the merrier’! Please let our Head Road Captain, Andy know by emailing him as soon as possible. His email address is headroadcaptain@icenihog.com. We took part in an escort ride last year led by our neighbours, The Fenlanders and it was good fun (and we went for fish and chips afterwards) and attracted a lot of attention so not to be missed.

Ladies Motorcycle Taster Day, 23rd July

Had enough of riding pillion?  Think you could ride better than the ‘old man’?  Or perhaps you’re too embarrassed to be seen on back of his noisy bike and think if you had your own it would look a lot nicer than his?

Well, how about having a two-hour taster session to see if you would like to pursue riding your own machine?  Jane (ladiesofharley@icenihog.com) has arranged a group taster session at C J Balls under the tutelage of a lady instructor.  As things stand it looks as though this will be free but we do need to know numbers.  It is basically a ‘have a go’ session, nothing in depth or testing, just to see if you like it. With the possibility of progressing on to do a CBT or more. There are initially 6 places booked for 2:00pm to 4:00pm on 23rd July.  Please let Audrey (activities@icenihog.com) know if you fancy having a go as soon as possible.

Great Yarmouth Racecourse Ladies Night- Wednesday 13th July 2022

We are looking to arrange a glamorous evening out at Great Yarmouth Racecourse’s hugely popular Ladies Evening, this is a great opportunity to get out of our motorcycle gear, dress up to the nines and have a great night. The racing is followed by a Live DJ Set from Rylan. – https://www.greatyarmouth-racecourse.co.uk/whats-on/ladies-evening-ft.-rylan

The gates open @ 3.45pm. First race @ 5.45pm, last race 8.50pm.

Prices are £23.00 or £30.00

Tickets are likely to sell out for this, so can you please let Audrey (activities@icenihog.com) know asap if you are interested so we can get tickets booked.

This is being put out as a LOH event, but of course, in our usual all-inclusive manner, it is open to all – the more the merrier!

 

What a weekend! Issued 24th May

Fantastic Riding Weekend Coming up. Let’s get some miles on those tyres!

Saturday 28th May, Bike Shed Bike Show, Tobacco Dock, London

It’s going to be a long day, approximately 245 miles round trip back to Norwich in the evening.

No congestion charges and only ULEZ on older bikes, please check on this link if you are not sure 
https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/check-your-vehicle/

Meet at Tesco, Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR4 6DZ at 07:00am for 07:30am departure.

We will be stopping off at McDonalds Colchester @ approx 8:45am & Tesco’s Gallows Corner @ approx 10:00am for refuelling.

After the Bike Shed Bike Show at Tobacco Dock, we’ll ride through London to Warrs Harley Davidson in Chelsea and on to the iconic Ace Cafe.

Event and Tickets Link – 
https://www.tobaccodocklondon.com/events/bike-shed/

Gmaps Link –
https://goo.gl/maps/XHLvMxCczeX7tsyi9

MyrouteApp Link – GPX File For Post 2019 H-D Boom Box
https://www.myrouteapp.com/en/social/route/5858828?mode=share

Your road crew for the day will be Ross St Quintin and Paul Welch. Any questions, please call 07802 800180.

Sunday 29th May, Stody Lodge Gardens – Free entry!

This is the ride reported in the EDP.  Meet at McDonalds on the A47at Brundall at 11:00 am for an 11:30am departure.

Our Head Road Captain Andy will lead us on a pleasant ride through the glorious Norfolk countryside to Stody Lodge Estate.   We can enjoy a bit of afternoon tea and view the famous gardens.

Entry for us is free as we will be lining up our bikes for the public to drool over … so get polishing!

The ride will be approximately 47 miles.

A perfect early summer weekend or what?

 

Fish n’ Chip Run Friday and Rally Update, Issued 17th May

Fish n’ Chip Run, Friday 20th May

Meet at Thickthorn Burger King 6:00pm for 6:30pm departure. We will ride the old A11 to Wymondham and then go cross country to Old Buckenham.  Then via Shropham we will arrive at “Gary’s Plaice” in Watton to partake in that most excellent of British culinary delights, the traditional Friday evening fish supper. The journey will be about 30 miles and take about 50 minutes. Road Crew will be Phil Dingle and Martin Watts. It would be great to ride with new Iceni members, so come along and lets ride.

Rally Payments

Hello all you lovely Iceni boys n’ girls, sorry I couldn’t be with you last Saturday, the Ber Street celebrations looked great fun.

Just a little heads up, regarding rally payments:

Cirencester Rally 12th – 14th August, if you’re registered for this one you need to watch for an email from Eileen this week regarding paying your balance.

Lindum Concursum Rally 16th – 18th September, if you’re registered for this one you should have already received an email from Tracy asking for balances to be paid by 5th June.

Don’t delay, we need everyone to take prompt action and get paid up to date, then just sit back and wait for the party to start.

See you all soon. Ride safe in the meantime.

Audrey. Activities Officer, activities@icenihog.com

 

Saturday 14th May and Help for Ukrainian Refugees, Issued 9th may

14th May, Chapter Meeting, Ride Out and Norwich HD 15th Birthday. 

It’s all happening Saturday. The monthly Chapter meeting at 12.  Come on your bikes as the meeting will be followed by a ride led by Graham out to The Ferry Inn at Horning where we will stop for sustenance and a bit of socializing.  All this and it’s Norwich HD’s 15th birthday as well. All in all Ber Street is going to be a busy place.

Iceni Help for The Ukrainian Refugees

We are all horrified at the plight of the people of Ukraine who have fled their homes to escape the violence of the war. We had a ‘whip round’ at our March Chapter Meeting and in a matter of minutes, raised over £300 for the Red Cross DEC appeal.  However, being Iceni, we know we can do more but the question is, how? Well, there has been work going on behind the scenes to decide how we can most effectively give our help.

You have probably seen the superb efforts of other Chapters who have taken vans full of essential items over to areas where help is most needed. Our research has found out that donations of essential items are desperately needed by refugees in Poland, but not more people.  We can use Iceni generosity far more effectively in Norfolk by ensuring that trucks already heading out to Poland are full to the brim with donations, equipment and other essential items. 

We have identified a Polish haulage company, which regularly delivers to Norfolk … and then their empty trucks return to Poland.  A local initiative has made arrangements that some of these trucks should now return to Poland loaded with essential supplies for the Ukrainian refugees pouring over the Polish border … and we can help. We have checked the legitimacy of this initiative and it is all above board and they are just doing the best they can to help.

So, how can we help? Well, there’s lots stuff that is desperately needed, essential items such as food, medical supplies, survival equipment (tents, tools, sleeping bags, warm clothing especially thermals and coats, torches, batteries) food, sanitary products (pads and tampons), toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste and tooth brushes) bedding and blankets, essential items needed by the refugees just to make life that little bit more bearable. Donations of boxes, tape, pallets and shrink-wrap are also especially required for packaging.

We are probably going to need somewhere to collect and store said ‘stuff’. Being Iceni people, you will come up with a mountain of items that will need to be put somewhere before we can send them on their way. 

We will need people to load, unload, carry, sort and do all the things needed to get our donations safely onboard the truck and to those who need it.

Also, we may need transport to get the mountain from storage to the loading point. So, vans with drivers could be handy.

Although aid is required now, this is a disaster that is clearly going to go on for a long time, so we can plan effectively to make sure we make the best contribution to the relief effort that we can.  

So Iceni, put your best foot forward. Let us know what you can offer, give us some ideas, ask questions, make suggestions.  Let’s show what Iceni are made off. 

Contact Ross (director@icenihog.com) or Martin (communications@icenihog.com) with any response and we can make sure your observations, ideas and offers are collated, passed to the relevant people and dealt with.

 

Ride to Stonham Barns and more, Issued 4th May

Stonham Barns Motorcycle Show, Sunday 8th May

Please join us for the ride out on Sunday 8 May – To Stonham Barns Motorcycle Show.

Meet at Tesco, Ipswich Road, NR36DZ.  ///woods.maker.third .

09:30 for 10:00 departure with empty bladders and full fuel tanks.

This is a 47-mile ride to Stonham Barns for the Motorcycle Show. There are also lots of craft outlets for those inclined.

Road Crew – Andy

… and don’t forget

… the Chapter meeting for May will be on Saturday 14th and not our normal first Saturday of the month.  Be sure to come along as Norwich HD will be celebrating their 15th birthday and there will be a chapter ride out after the meeting ending with a meal at The Ferry Inn in Horning.

 

Bank Holiday Monday Ride Out, Issued 26th April

NOT the Cider Run, Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd May.

If you fancy a long ride on Monday, why don’t you join Gunther and Mike on a scenic round trip to Orford Quay for lunch at the Riverside Tearoom? Be prepared for a 2 1/2 hour ride (74 miles) to our destination with a comfort stop about halfway. Mainly on A and B roads with an informal return ride along A12 towards Great Yarmouth.

Meet at Harford Tesco Superstore carpark on Ipswich Road, Norwich (A140) at 10 am for 10.30 am departure.

 

And yet another great weekend of riding to look forward to!, Issued 19th April

Fish and Chip Run, Friday 22nd April.

Friday night is Fish and Chip Night, so how about popping down to Diss on your bike to get your fish supper?  Betty will be leading a ride from the Travel Lodge/Burger King car park at Thickthorn Services.  Meet at 6:00 for 6:30 departure.

Work up an appetite on the ride as we meander along some of South Norfolk’s most attractive rural roads, park up in the Market Square opposite Mr Chips and indulge yourself in that great British culinary invention. Friday evenings can’t get much better.

Day Ride, Sunday 24th April.

Paul and Jane will be taking a ride to one of Norfolk’s greatest attractions, Holkham Hall. Meet at Lathams of Potter Heigham car park on the opposite side to the main store at 10.30am for a 11.00am departure. There is a tea stall on site which sells drinks and refreshments. A public toilet is on the opposite side of the road from the tea stall.

The route will follow the coastal road from Sea Palling through to Holkham Hall via Walcott, Mundesley, Cromer and Wells with a brief stop at Blue Sky cafe car park for a toilet break. The route is approximately 60 Miles and 2 hours. Roads will be mainly A and B rural type.

The parking at Holkham is a pay and display basis so riders will require cash at hand for this and parking may be on the grass so riders will require a stand puk for their bikes.

There is a cafeteria on site for refreshments or you can bring your own picnic and enjoy it on the lawn in front on the Hall.  Holkham Hall is a 18th century palladium mansion and one of Norfolk’s finest buildings and will be open to the public.

Please arrive with full tanks and empty bladders. There is no planned return journey.

What is there not to like?  All we need is a bit of decent weather and it has the makings of a perfect day. See you there!

Lastly, but most importantly in these tough times …

… we need some nominations for the charities we want to support this year before our bank balance becomes embarrassing. We all have some cause that we admire, that we think needs more help to carry out their work.  Well, just drop an email to Paul, our Treasurer at treasurer@icenihog.com with your nomination and we can then put it to a vote.

 

Ride, Ride, Ride! Issued 12th April

Easter Weekend Rides

GOOD FRIDAY – Kick off the Easter weekend with a great ride round the ‘South Norfolk Loop’. Gunther will be leading us on B and C roads through Trowse, Stoke Holy Cross, Hempnall, Fritton, The Pulhams, Diss, Garboldisham, East Harling, New Buckenham and a stop for lunch at The Jolly Farmer at Forncett End after about 60 miles.

Meet at Norwich HD, Ber St. 10:30 for 11:00 departure. N.B. The dealership will not be open so there will be no toilet facilities available.  

EASTER MONDAY – Easter Egg run to Sunbeams Play on Gapton Hall Road, Gt Yarmouth.  Harbour Radio will be there covering the event and it is hoped Adrian and Jenny Thompson, the Mayor and Mayoress of Great Yarmouth will be there to greet us as we arrive. So it would be great if we could have lots and lots of Harleys to show the children and The Mayor and Mayoress. Let’s see if we can get ourselves in the local press again.

Meet up at The Premier Inn Car Park on Broadland Business Park at 10:00 for 10:30 departure. Paul Welch will take us on a 33 mile meander through the countryside on A and B roads to arrive at Sunbeams at 12:00. To ensure we arrive at the correct time we may stop on Hewett Road if we are running ahead of schedule, so you could join the last few hundred yards of the ride if you are not able to make it to Broadland Business Park but would like to join in at Sunbeams.

Oh, and another thing …

We have been asked if we could do a ‘prom escort’ for a young guy called Jack on 29th June.  That’s a Wednesday and although we don’t know what time yet it’s bound to be in the evening. Jack will ride pillion (assuming someone volunteers to take him) and we’ll need to take/escort him from his home in Toftwood to Glenn Lodge, Bawburgh.  Before we commit to it we need a definite ‘yes’ from some of us first.  Please let our Head Road Captain, Andy know by emailing him as soon as possible. His email address is headroadcaptain@icenihog.com. We took part in one last year led by our neighbours, The Fenlanders and it was good fun and attracted a lot of attention. 

 

i2i Training Courses.  Issued 8th April

i2i Courses, 21st and 22nd May

There are still spaces available on the above courses.  We managed to get a discounted rate especially for Iceni members. Each course costs £135 rather than the full price of £150. 

What are they about?  Well have a look at i2imca.com.  The courses we are doing are ‘Machine Control 1’ on the Saturday and ‘Machine Control 2 on the Sunday.  Why do them?  Well, the Police Motorcyclist I was with on my Bike Safe course said that all the motorcyclists in the Norfolk Constabulary had done the course as part of their training and he raved about it.  That’s a good enough recommendation for me. Ask other Iceni members who have done them, and they will all tell you how good they are.

So don’t hang about, take advantage of the opportunity to have a great couple of days on your bike at a discounted rate. Contact Mick Oxborough on 07864119915 to secure your place on this fantastic course with other club members.

 

Day Ride, Sunday 10th April. Issued 4th april

Breckland Circular Tour, Sunday, 10th April

Jeff and Jon will be taking us on a 57 mile circular route around Breckland. Meet at Starbucks on the A11 Southbound (near Attleborough) at 10:30 for 11:00 departure with bladders & tanks respectively empty and full.

The ride will end across the road at Route 11 in time for lunch. The weather looking okay at present so it should be a great way to spend a Sunday.

 

Latest Edition Of The Iceni Times. Issued 4th April

**OUT NOW** Iceni Time Springtime Edition

April showers confining you to quarters?  Then settle down to the best read in town. The latest edition of that excellent Iceni publication.

 

Ride Saturday After Chapter Meeting. Issued 28th March

Hi All,

Please join us for the ride out on Saturday 2 April – Leaving Norwich Harley Davidson after the Chapter meeting with empty bladders and full tanks – 45 mile trip to Fur & Feathers, Woodbastwick for refreshments. Please adhere to current Covid guidelines.

RC: Granville

 

Day Ride, Sunday 27th March. Issued 21st March

West Norfolk Loop Ride – with lunch at the Golden Dog Pub, Shipdham.

Meeting at Thickthorn Services Travelodge carpark at 10:30 for 11:00 departure.

Please adhere to current Covid guidelines and arrive with empty bladders and full fuel tanks.

Road Captain: Gunther

 

Saturday 19th March, Group Refresher Ride. Issued 14th March

Hi All, Please join us for the ride out on Saturday 19th March, This is our Group ride refresher and all members are encouraged to attend if possible especially members new to group riding.

Prior to Ride Out all participants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Iceni Group Riding Guidelines.

Meet at Norwich Harley Davidson at 10:30 for 11:00 departure. We will be stopping at Route 11 Cafe for lunch, then heading back to Norwich Harley Davidson for a Debrief.

All riding will be in accordance with the Iceni Group Riding Guidelines, all speed limits and highway signage and instruction will be complied with. There are a number of turns and challenging junctions to navigate as well as applying second man drop and group riding techniques.

The Group Riding Refresher session is not a formal training and instruction session nor is it intended to be critical of any individuals riding.

The intention is to provide guidance and best practice recommendations to both experienced riders and those who are new to group riding and most importantly to have a bit of fun…!

Planned road speeds will not exceed legal limits and will be appropriate to prevailing weather, road conditions and perceived rider ability.

Remember to be ready with empty bladders and full tanks.

Road Crew – Ross & Andy

Andy, Head Road Captain

 

Iceni, are you ready to ride!!!!!! Issued 6th March

First ride of the season to blow those cobwebs away is on Sunday 13th March. Meeting up at the Broadland Business Park Premier Inn NR7 0WG @ 11-00am ready for a 11-30 departure. Our destination is The Gallows at Fakenham Racecourse where we’ll enjoy a lovely Sunday lunch. Road Crew – Ross & Andy.

 

This is a cross country ride of around 40 miles heading for North Norfolk and ending up at ‘The Gallows’ Sports and Social Club Fakenham for a Sunday Lunch.

Please adhere to current COVID guidelines and arrive with empty bladders & full tanks.

Please see the menu below.

For anyone coming along please do the usual and drop me a line on activities@icenihog.com or a WhatsApp on 07908 682911.

Menu choices would be appreciated as it gives The Gallows an indication of what they’re going to need for the day. No deposits are required.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Audrey and the activities team.


Harley-Davidson Adventure Centre – Dealer & VIP Pre-Sale Event.
Issued 27th February

Fancy putting a Pan American through its paces in the Welsh countryside?  Well, here’s your chance at a V.I.P. event at the new Harley-Davidson Adventure Centre. A few discounted tickets are available to have a day at the Centre on Saturday 9th April. First come first served, so be quick to take advantage of this super offer.

Contact Iceni Director, Ross at director@icenihog.com for more information but be quick!

 

CALLING ALL MEMBERS – IT’S TIME FOR ACTION.  Issued 26th February

Just when you thought I’d gone quiet, I’m back !!!!!!!!

We in Iceni chapter are known as a sociable bunch, so much so, other chapters get in touch when they’re having rallies and make sure we’re invited, where possible we even get accommodation ring fenced for our members.

Convergence Rally in Cirencester 12th-14th August is one of those, we secured 17 rooms at the Royal Agricultural College, to date we’ve only booked six out.

Are you attending? Have you emailed yet to pay your deposit and secure your room? Please see comms sent 12th & 13th February by Martin for full details. As you can imagine following the restrictions of the last two years folks are eager to get out and about, we can only hold these rooms until SATURDAY 5TH MARCH, after that they’ll be released back for general sale.

All rallies are filling up fast, please make sure you book as soon as possible and drop me a line so I can add you to the list of attendees.

NEW MEMBERS: If you’ve not attended anything like this before and want an idea of what goes on see the attached pics, or, contact any of the Iceni committee for us to give you further details.

MARCH SOCIAL: Have you booked yet? Again, this came out from Martin 11th February, check back on your emails, go on, come for night out, it’ll be fun.

Thank you all, I look forward to hearing from you soon, email activities@icenihog.com or via WhatsApp on 07908 682911.

Audrey Watts, Activities Officer

 

Urgent Cirencester Update.  Issued 13th February

Urgent – Cirencester update

Further to yesterday’s communication, we have been in contact with the Hogsback activities officer who has kindly ring fenced some rooms for Iceni members to attend.

Please ensure you give the chapter name when sending the email off to reserve your room, this will allow her to keep an eye on numbers of us attending.

As always please keep me in the loop for chapter members attending this and all rallies, the right amount of road crew is vital to our safety, Andy can only consider requirements if we know how many are travelling.

Many thanks

Audrey.


Hot cakes, as in selling like. Issued 12th February

Cirencester Rally

Tickets are on sale now and going fast!

Think Hogwarts in the Cotswolds, all that beautiful stone and quintessential English scenery at its best. If you’ve been before you’ll know how good this weekend is, if you haven’t you need to get booking now. Everyone is responsible for making their own bookings, I would appreciate you dropping me a line though at activities@icenihog.com once you’ve booked. This allows me to liaise with our Head Road Captain and consider how many crew will be needed to get us all there and back safely.

Go on, dig those Hawaiian shirts out and have some fun.


Iceni are going to the dogs! Issued 11th February

Greyhound Racing

Calling all Iceni members.

Who fancies a night out in March! Who fancies spending that night with lots of friends and like minded people! You do of course so come join us. Here’s the stuff you need to know:

Venue: Great Yarmouth Stadium

Date: Saturday 19th March

Time: 7pm

Cost: £15 per person

What that covers: car parking, entry, bet guide, £1 tote bet, hotdog or veggie option, pint of Carling or glass of wine.

Payment is made at time of booking so we’d look to close this list by Saturday 12th at the latest.

Usual drill, names to me via email at activities@icenihig.com or you can WhatsApp on 07908 682911.

Come and have some fun, you know you want to.

Audrey and the Activities Team


Biker Down Course, issued 8th February

Biker Down Course, 26th February

Just a quick reminder to let you all know that there are still places available on the next biker down course on Saturday 26th February 2022 at 1.30pm start.

The course is open to all Iceni Chapter members.

The course is at the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service Bowthorpe Training and Development Centre, 

Barnard Road Bowthorpe, Norwich NR5 9JB 

The training school is located further along the Barnard Road, Bowthorpe Industrial Estate from The Namco Bowling Alley, for those who are familiar with Namco.

There is plenty of on-site parking and I would ask you all to be there for 1.00pm for a prompt start at 1.30pm.

We don’t need to bring along anything other than an ‘open mind’ ready for learning some techniques for:-

  • Managing the scene of an accident.
  • Providing some initial first aid.
  • Making sure you visibly see as much as you should and that you can be seen by other road users.

All sounds so simple… when at the scene of an incident, it isn’t easy ! I am absolutely confident that everyone will benefit from joining in this very worthwhile training session !

It is a free to attend course and Barry is insistent that there is no fee, however we are welcome to make a contribution towards the Fire and Rescue charities on the day.

For your own, and others safety, please remember to bring a mask and, if possible, take a lateral flow test on the morning of the course.

Any questions please call or e mail me.

Cheers.

Mike Oxborough

Safety Officer
Iceni Chapter HOG #7822
Mobile 07864 119915
or e mail safety@icenihog.com


TITG Info and Membership Renewal, issued 7th February

CALLING ON TITG ATTENDEES:

Our head road captain Andy has been planning our route, he’s also been finding accommodation for all those who are travelling with the pack, or just want to know a good stop off point out and back.

Please see details of both hotels below:

Thursday 25th August

                Holiday Inn Newcastle, Gosford Park Road, Seaton Burn, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE13 6BP. Approx £70 incl breakfast.

Monday 29th August

                Holiday Inn Darlington, A1 Scotch Corner, Darlington, DL10 6NR. Approx £70 incl breakfast.

Please note, all those travelling are responsible for booking their own accommodation. As always I’d appreciate you dropping me a line at activities@icenihog.com to let me know you’re attending and bookings are made.

Many thanks

Audrey, Activities Officer

mailto:activities@icenihog.com

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL REMINDER

I hope you are all looking forward to the start of the 2022 Riding Season and getting out on your Harley’s again?

Your Iceni membership is due in March and we do really hope you decide to join again.  We have a very full riding calendar along with lots of social activities.

The cost to renew is £30 for a joint membership and £20 for an individual membership.

I have attached a form for you to complete, could you please return it to 120 Ber Street, Norwich NR1 3ES.

Payment can be made by transfer to

Name:  Iceni Chapter Norfolk UK

Sort Code:  40-47-38

Account Number: 71375342

Please reference the payment with your surname.

Alternatively, you can pay at our Chapter meeting on 5th March or enclose a cheque with your form.  When completing the form can you please ensure you date and sign it and ensure we have your correct email address and mobile number.

Here’s to a fantastic 2022 and look forward to seeing you soon.

Stay safe.

Lesley Freeman, Membership Secretary

mailto:membership@icenihog.com


February Social Event, issued 4th February

It’s here, we finally have the menu selection for our night out in the sticks, please see the attached.

Specifics you’ll need to know:

Venue: Steak in the sticks at the Ratcatchers in Cawston, NR10 4HA.

Date: 19th February

Time: 20:15pm (it was their best option for us all) We have the whole room to ourselves but I still want you all on your best behaviour 😂. 

Deposit: £15 per person, this is refundable up to 24hrs before the meal just in case anyone has any last minute ailments.

Karl has kept up with what’s happening at the venue. Liaising with the restaurant and making sure they know who’s heading their way. I have several names already but as you can imagine space is limited so if you haven’t got in touch yet do it quick via the activities@icenihog.com email address or via text/WhatsApp to 07908:682911. 

Pre-orders are required as is that all important deposit, drop me a message directly and I’ll provide my bank account details for you to send this over, WhatsApp is the preferred option for this as it’s encrypted and secure. Alternatively you can hand this to me on Saturday at the chapter meeting if you’re in attendance.

Come out and play, you know you want to.

Audrey, Activities Officer


Dates For Your Diary (If you haven’t got a 2022 diary, buy one. If you have, buy a bigger one!), issued 22nd January

Thunder in the Glens

Who’s up for roaring round the wilds of Scotland? (No making up your own jokes please). TITG is now live, if you haven’t got a ticket already get on and do so, accommodation is now available to book too, just check the TITG Facebook page. 

Web address for accommodation is http://www.titg.co.uk/, you must also use the code TTG or it will tell you it’s full.

Everyone is responsible for making their own bookings, so why am I sending comms out and getting involved? As a chapter we like to keep everyone in the loop and give those who wish to do so the opportunity to ride together, for that reason I’m asking anyone going, to send me their names and I’ll collate details of the group, I’ll then liaise with our ride captain and make sure we all stick together. As we’re travelling such a distance there will be an overnight stay on both outward and return journeys for those who wish to take advantage of it.

Usual way of getting in touch please, email activities@icenihog.com or text/WhatsApp to 07908 682911. 

I can’t guarantee the weather, what I can guarantee is the most stunning scenery and a fabulous rally with great friends old and new, they’re a pretty hospitable bunch in that neck of the woods.

February Social Event

Yes I know we haven’t had the January one yet but we do like to be organised.

Along with Betty’s birthday bash (don’t forget I need names and meal choices by 29th Jan) we also have our monthly social to look forward to.

We’re off to the sticks, literally.

Venue: Steak in the sticks at the Ratcatchers in Cawston, NR10 4HA.

Date: 19th February

Time: 20:15pm (it was their best option for us all) We have the whole room to ourselves but I still want you all on your best behaviour 😂.

Deposit: £15 per person, this is refundable up to 24hrs before the meal just in case anyone has any last minute ailments.

The lovely Karl has been liaising with the restaurant and as you can imagine space is limited so names to me via the activities@icenihog.com email address or via text/WhatsApp to 07908:682911.

As they are about to update their menu. we don’t have one to show you at this time, pre-orders will be required so we’ll get that to you asap.

Come out and play, you know you want to.

Ladies of Harley

Here we go again, we’re now in to March and the lovely Jane as LOH Officer is organising afternoon tea, you chaps are always welcome to join, just don’t complain about the dinky cups!!

Venue: Ber Street Kitchen (BSK)

Date: 5th March (following the chapter meeting)

Time: 2pm

Cost: £15.95 per person or £30 for two sharing.

Contents: sandwiches, cheese straws, sausage rolls, fruit &cheese scones,  5 or 6 mini cakes/desserts, tea or coffee.

Deposit: 50%of cost (£8 if you’re a single, £15 for two)

Again space is limited and we do need numbers asap, confirmation of how many and deposits need to be paid mid February so ideally if we could gather these on Saturday 5th February when we see you at the meeting that would be great, if you can’t make that meeting but want to go just let me know and we’ll work something out.

Usual contact method please, email activities@icenihog.com, text or WhatsApp to 07908 682911.

If you’ve never been in BSK before you won’t be disappointed.

Overnighter’ Ride Out June 25th & 26th

An ‘overnighter’ Ride Out is planned by Road Captain Betty StQ for June 25/26th.  We will be taking in some interesting and scenic riding, culinary delights and a night away from home, ticking lots of boxes!

Meeting up at Norwich H-D on Saturday morning 10-00am with a cross country ride taking in some alternative routes heading up to towards Nottinghamshire, comfort and lunch stops en route with the final destination being an overnight stay in the Delta Nottingham Belfry Hotel which is located in a convenient area with safe parking. https://www.thenottinghambelfry.co.uk/

As always, we can be assured of some great HOG hospitality from the Sherwood Chapter as they ride out to meet us en route and chaperone us through some great scenic countryside.

The Sherwood guys have offered to introduce us to Andeep at the ‘Gurkha Kitchen’ Nepalese and Indian Restaurant for a great evening meal with some of the Sherwood HOG members. https://www.gurkhakitchen.org.uk/

Sunday morning, we will head back towards Norfolk taking in some more fantastic riding routes, getting back to Norwich late afternoon.  The whole weekend will cover approximately 350 miles and hopefully provide all participants with another action-packed adventurous weekend which is bound to provide some great memories.

Accommodation details are being confirmed but we need to get an indication on numbers of people interested in to secure accommodation.

Current rates are: – double / twin room B & B £139, single accom B & B £131

Get involved, you know it makes sense.

Road Crew – Betty & Jane

Please confirm your interest / attendance to activities@icenihog.com

Thanks

Audrey & the Iceni Activities Team


Birthday Bash! Issued 19th January

Birthday Lunch & Social

To help ease your way through the winter months, here’s a date to pop in your 2022 diary, we can head out and commiserate with Betty for having turned 40 😉 Why not join in the Iceni Social for an after-meeting lunch on February 5th. 

A reservation has been made for 1.30pm at ‘The Blofield Café’, Oaklands Hotel, Yarmouth Rd, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, NR7 0HH.  Everyone is most welcome. 

Please confirm your attendance to activities@icenihog.com with your menu choices by Saturday 29th January at the latest. See below for the link.  

Thank you. 

Iceni Activities Team 

https://menus.oaklands-hotel.co.uk/theoakbarterrace.co.uk/lunch.pdf


Lindum Concorsum Rally, issued 16th January

Hello everyone

As per my previous communication regarding the above, some further details and action to take now for those already registered.

Date 16th – 18th September inclusive

Event – Lindum Concorsum Rally, Ye Old Barn Hotel, Marston.

I’m in direct contact with the Chapter Activity Officer Tracy, places are booking up fast and as such I’ve had to go back and ask her to ring fence another few rooms for Iceni members, thankfully both she and the hotel have been able to accommodate this. Our initial allocation of 10 rooms have been taken up, we’ve now got another five, this doesn’t mean to say you couldn’t book direct but if you’re doing so, please let me know so I can keep a tally of the Iceni group expected to attend. 

If you’re thinking of this one but haven’t been in touch yet, please get names to myself as soon as possible.

IMPORTANT:

For those already on my list I have the following information:

Anyone travelling on their own, the hotel has a number of twin rooms so you could double up and save a little on the cost. Please let me know if you’re doing this.

Non-refundable deposits are now required:

£25 for single, £50 per couple.  

LINDUM COLONIA CHAPTER BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS ARE;

Sort code 20-63-28

Account number 00880078

Please ensure you reference this payment by stating it’s for LCC Rally.

Once payment is sent, please email Tracy at activities@lindumcoloniachapter.com

Allergies or food requirements – please let Tracy have this information when you email to confirm payment.

Room Type – again please make this clear to Tracy when you email to confirm your deposit has been paid to the chapter.

This is going to be a fabulous event, let’s get a great Iceni presence and party like only we can.

Thank you.

Audrey and the activities team.


Bowling Evening, issued 15th January

Hello everyone.

Please find below all details for our upcoming event.

Date: Saturday 22nd January

Time 7.30pm – please arrive no later than 7.20pm

Venue – Hollywood Bowl, Riverside Norwich.

Package – Two games of bowling, food and drink at our lanes, winners trophy.

Food – this will be standard fare, burger & chips, hotdog & chips, chicken burger & chips, veggie burger & chips

Drink – soft or alcoholic, there are some limitations on alcohol, but most tastes should be catered for.

Cost £25 per head

Payment – Bacs transfer or cash on the night to myself, i have already paid for the event in full. Happy to share my bank account details via WhatsApp or verbally on the night, just drop me a message if you’d like them sent out to you in advance.

IMPORTANT – Please note, the venue is not currently supplying shoes, please wear trainers or soft soled shoes that are suitable for being on the lanes. 

Looking forward to seeing you all on the night.

Audrey and the activities team.


Bowling Evening, issued 1st January

Who’s stayed home too long over the festive season??

Who needs to get their mojo back and stretch those muscles??

Let’s get together for a little bowling challenge and have some fun.

When: Saturday 22nd January

What time: 7.30pm

Where: Hollywood Bowl, Riverside, Norwich.

What’s included: Two games of bowling, food at the lane and a drink (some restrictions on the alcoholic ones).

Price: £25 per person.

Max eight people per lane and a trophy for the winner.

Names to me by Wednesday 5th January if possible, please. Text or WhatsApp me 07908 682911.

C’mon Iceni, lets start 2022 off right with friends around us.

Audrey, Activities Officer


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