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2016 has been such an amazing year, we’ve all not only participated in local Ride Outs and Rally’s but some have also travelled further afield, meeting fellow HOG members in many countries.
We’re looking to commemorate our travels with a special edition 2017, Black Mountains Chapter Calendar.
The theme of the Calendar is ‘’Black Mountains Chapter, Lets Ride’’
There’s a large number of brilliant photo’s on our Black Mountains Chapter Face book page, but I’m sure you’ve some left on the camera, laptop or phone. So this is what we’d like you to do. Have a look through all your pictures you’ve taken this year and pick put the best 5 – that you feel fit the theme - and E mail them to us. We’ll then collate them all and pick out the best ones to feature in the 2017 calendar.
We’re looking for the Calendar to be in A4 or A3 form and be available late November, just in time for the Christmas rush... Any profits will be donated to the chapters chosen charities.
Once you’ve chosen your 5 best pictures please keep the original, make a copy and shrink it down to 640 x 480 pixels. Name the picture with your name and number i.e AlanHolland4 and save it in ‘’JPEG’’ format. Then E mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Do NOT mail full sized pictures and likewise make any adjustments to the original picture – Photoshop / colour / brightness etc.
Keep the originals’ safe – once we’ve chosen the pictures we require we’ll contact you to send us the original picture in original format
If you are unable to E mail the picture please copy it to a CD / memory stick / SD card etc and bring it to the next chapter meeting and we’ll sort it.
Please do not be put off if you feel you’re pictures aren’t good enough – we may still use the picture or part of it and the printers can do some amazing things with their computing editing programs
Please note that all pictures must be received by October 30th 2016.
Black Mountains Chapter, Wales 3rd Dragon Fever Annual Rally. What a fantastic weekend we have all had at Dragon Fever 2016 in Bryn Bettws Lodge. I am overwhelmed by the amount of fantastic photos on Facebook of everyone having a great time and also by the huge amount of compliments and thanks from our chapter members and other chapters who attended and supported us. These Chapters were; Dunedin, Stoke, Wolfruna, Nene Valley, Thames Valley, Bridgwater, Great Western, Rolling Hills, Deva Legion, Oxford, New Forest, Plymouth, Aire Valley, Fenlanders, Peak Riders and Birmingham. Thank you very much for supporting us, Black Mountains will return the favour :-) Many thanks to Lynette and our great Dealership and also the Bryn Bettws Lodge staff who played a blinder. A big thank you to all those members from home and away, as well as other guests who turned up from Wednesday onwards to help with creating the fantastic rally setting and also dismantling this morning and sharing the workload. Without your help, it would be impossible. Here’s to Dragon Fever 21-23 July 2017, in the stunning mountain location of Bryn Bettws Lodge. Thank you, Adrian.
I wanted to thank everyone who played a part in this weeks twinning visit between the Black Mountains Chapter Wales and the Ducs d’ Normandie Chapter France.
Starting at mid-day on Thursday in Cardiff and ending with tears of sadness at mid-day today at Tintern Abbey, our road crew, members and guests escorted the Ducs from one side of Wales to the other and back again.
There were so many fantastic highlights, its difficult to choose a favorite moment. Facebook is overflowing with hundreds of twinning photos and comments. I think its fair to say that each day was packed with great rides and fun social activities.
I have been totally overwhelmed with positive comments from members of both chapters and others who also attended the events. Each one of you that took part should be very proud of hosting such an outstanding exchange visit.
A big thank you to all members of the Black Mountains Chapter, Swansea Harley Davidson our relatives and friends who helped organise each event and also to our very good friends at the Ducs d’ Normandie Chapter.
Looking forward to our visit to Normandy in June.
DUCS D’NORMANDIE TWINNING VISIT TO WALES
All Black Mountains Members are welcome to join in any of the social and riding activities during the Duc’s twinned chapter visit to Wales.
THURSDAY 5th May
16:00pm – Meet at the Angel Hotel, Castle Street and join a short walking tour of Cardiff City Centre and old shopping arcades.
17:00pm – Cardiff Bay Aquabus from Cardiff Castle to Mermaid Quay.
19:00pm – Meal at Demiro’s Restaurant Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay.
FRIDAY 6th May
11:00am – Organised Ride from Ogmore-by-Sea Beachfront Carpark. Via Bwlch & Rigos Mountains, Penderyn Distillery, Storey Arms, Crai Resevoir. Buffet Lunch at Llangeinor Arms (Compliments of Black Mountains Chapter).
17:30pm - Refreshments and Nibbles provided at Dealership (Compliments of Swansea Harley Davidson).
20:00pm – Social evening at Village Hotel Bar, Swansea Bay SA1.
SATURDAY 7th May
10:00am – Organised Ride from Village Hotel Swansea to Pembroke Castle. Via, Laugharne, Pendine, Amroth, Wisemans Bridge, Saundersfoot. Lunch / Free time at Tenby. Visit Pembroke Castle (Entry fee and refreshments compliments of Black Mountains Chapter). Return to Village Hotel.
20:00pm – Meet at Village Hotel for social evening and walk around Swansea Marina.
SUNDAY 8th May
11:00am – Organised Ride from Swansea Harley Davidson to Llandovery, Llyn-Brianne Resevoir and Tregaron. Free time and lunch at Tregaron.
Any one wishing to join the Chapter ride to the Cider Rally please note there are 2 meeting points.
1) 12:00 midday in motorway services bottom car park on the M4 Junction 33 (Cardiff West).
2) 12:30 in motorway services at Magor Services on the M4 Junction 23A
We will leave J33 (Cardiff West) at 12:30 and ride direct to Magor services to collect members from east side of Cardiff. Leave Magor at 13:00 and ride direct to the Rally site via the Seven Bridge, M49 and M5. The distance is under 60 miles so there will be no stops, please ensure you have enough fuel for the ride.
Members from the east/Swansea may want to ride direct to Magor to take a short coffee break but be ready to leave at 13:00.
See you Friday