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Old_Bob
22-04-2011, 11:14 AM
To celebrate the 90th year of the RBL there are various events taking place across the country, the aim of which is to raise £90M in aid of the RBL Poppy appeal. You all know that the money raised goes towards the welfare of our guys n gals who give their all to our country.

Members of the Sussex Fire Service in Heathfield are organising such an event and I have been asked if we could put on a display of our bikes which always attracts people. I have spoken with BNM and it could be arranged that we could include an evening BBQ or similar at his place afterwards, maybe camp over and make a social weekend of it for us as well

Although still in the planning stage the event will take place at about 11:00 to 16:00 on Saturday June 11th.

If any of you are available on that day and would be prepared to give up some of your time on that Saturday please let me know. I will then let the Fire Service guys know, so that they can finalise their plans.

An important proviso is that BNM will not do the cooking on the BBQ :tongue:


I should point out that Region 12 are holding their 'River Dart' rally in Devon over this weekend & several Coasters will probably be attending.

ken_p
22-04-2011, 03:15 PM
At this moment in time, it looks as if I'm free for this one Bob.:439:

Ken:D

Batman
22-04-2011, 04:31 PM
Bob,
You should get in touch with the RBLRB. I am sure they will have some people who will come along and even bring some display stuff as well.
See rblr.co.uk

peps
22-04-2011, 08:02 PM
If I can wrangle the day off work I'd be happy to Bob :439:

WORMY
22-04-2011, 08:04 PM
99% sure for us Bob.:)

Old_Bob
22-04-2011, 10:10 PM
Bob,
You should get in touch with the RBLRB. I am sure they will have some people who will come along and even bring some display stuff as well.
See rblr.co.uk
I would think that all RBL members will have already booked that weekend Ray as the Poppy Party will be taking place across the Nation. I think that a local club such as ours showing local support will say a lot for bikers for a change.

Batman
22-04-2011, 10:58 PM
I would think that all RBL members will have already booked that weekend Ray as the Poppy Party will be taking place across the Nation. I think that a local club such as ours showing local support will say a lot for bikers for a change.
You are right Bob, but the Riders Branch will travel anywhere for a bit of publicity and will welp draw in the numbers. T'was only a thought.:)

Old_Bob
23-04-2011, 09:29 AM
Thanks Ray, I did send off a mail to the local Area Rep, Ray Collins, who would no doubt wish to know anyway.

karl von fatboy
23-04-2011, 10:02 AM
Date looks good for me Bob


Karl

peps
25-04-2011, 01:50 PM
An important proviso is that BNM will not do the cooking on the BBQ :tongue:
I bet he would if we all asked him nicely ... I think he quite fancies himself as Ainsley Harriet :eek:

PhillSpace
25-04-2011, 06:58 PM
I bet he would if we all asked him nicely ... I think he quite fancies himself as Ainsley Harriet :eek:

Nah, he's more of a James Herriot ....... :wink:

twoskips
25-04-2011, 08:07 PM
Nah, he's more of a James Herriot ....... :wink:

If Mike collated all his farming and biking exploits like Mr Herriot, I do believe it would be another best selling comedy :D

PhillSpace
10-05-2011, 08:43 AM
Just a bit of a BUMP before it slips to page 2. :smile:

Old_Bob
10-05-2011, 10:23 AM
I've got my eye on it Phil, thanks.

We only need about a dozen bikes, I may have got half a dozen already who will try to make it - so all you Coasters out there, let me know who will help out in this very worthwhile event.

I will be bending your ears at Berwick (as usual :p)

PhillSpace
10-05-2011, 10:29 AM
..... let me know who will help out in this very worthwhile event.

....


The usual rules will apply Bob, but if I can I'll come along.

Gunner
10-05-2011, 11:49 AM
Not sure about that funny work thing ( gets in the way that) but if I'm not . Ill get my passport out and come across the boarder if you'll have me ( not literaly). :wink: . simon

ken_p
10-05-2011, 08:35 PM
Ill get my passport out and come across the boarder. :wink: . simon

Hang on there! Who's this boarder you want to come across?:o

I didn't think this was that sort of club!!!:p

Ken:D

peps
10-05-2011, 08:42 PM
Don't panic Ken, Gunner innocently or rather unknowingly came to a Coasters meet in Hastings a while ago, whereupon Mike & Phil jumped him from behind, lashed him to a picnic table and beat him with a part eaten piece battered Cod till he swore allegiance to the Coasters ... so he's one of us but don't tell the others :wink:

ken_p
10-05-2011, 09:02 PM
Don't panic Ken, Gunner innocently or rather unknowingly came to a Coasters meet in Hastings a while ago, whereupon Mike & Phil jumped him from behind, lashed him to a picnic table and beat him with a part eaten piece battered Cod till he swore allegiance to the Coasters ... so he's one of us but don't tell the others :wink:
Well that's a relief then.:smile: At least he's been through the initiation stage!:tongue:

Ken:D

Gunner
10-05-2011, 10:35 PM
I'm still picking bones out my bits.:redface: . and I sneaky sneaked into haistings on may day :p.:)

Old_Bob
12-05-2011, 01:16 PM
Thanks to those who I chatted to last night re the bike display.

The list of Probables/Possibles so far is:

Phil
Graham/Wormy
Tim
Sarah
Ken
Karl/Val
Simon - Cositrike
Len
Pete - Scotster
Pete - MT
Dave - Buell
Steve
Debs
Geoff
Simon - Gunner
SimonA
Terry/Sylv
Den

I hope the weather is good for us - afterwards if you want to have a social get together & BBQ at BNMs then we will need to organise it -- I suggest bring your own stuff to BBQ along with whatever to accompany it and bring your own booze. (could be bought whilst the event is taking place as the Co-op is only just over the road - and it will give you something else to do)

I will confirm it with Mike along with confirmation that camping could be available should you wish (or need it):wink:

Let me know.

PhillSpace
31-05-2011, 05:22 PM
Bump ....

BNM
31-05-2011, 09:06 PM
Thanks to those who I chatted to last night re the bike display.

The list of Probables/Possibles so far is:

Phil
Graham/Wormy
Tim
Sarah
Ken
Karl/Val
Simon - Cositrike
Len
Pete - Scotster
Pete - MT
Dave - Buell
Steve
Debs
Geoff
Simon - Gunner
SimonA
Terry/Sylv
Den


I will confirm it with Mike along with confirmation that camping could be available should you wish (or need it):wink:

Let me know.

The silage will be off by then Bob ,so overnight camping will be available if required. The heifers will stilll be in the barn awaiting their last vaccination so we'll have to find another piece of concrete for the BBQ , but that shouldn't be a problem :wink:.
You are the man Bob, I presume you'll be tossing a bit of salad :o.

Old_Bob
31-05-2011, 10:15 PM
Bob, I presume you'll be tossing a bit of salad :o.
I would have to admit that the lettuce is a bit limp Mike :wink:

No-one has got back to me yet to say they are keen for a BBQ, maybe we can make a positive plan during the Berwick meet next week.

alan foster
01-06-2011, 10:34 AM
Sue and I should be OK to come, sounds like a good day with even better company

Charlieharley
06-06-2011, 07:00 AM
Hi Bob as I said on Saturday If I can escape all my household duties :wink: I will make it over to support such a worthy cause, good on you for organising.

karl von fatboy
06-06-2011, 07:24 AM
We would be up for a bit of socialising afterwards.

See you at the Berwick

Karl

BaZa
06-06-2011, 07:40 AM
Little Dave your honorary coaster is Chuffed (http://www.harley-davidson-hangout.com/forum/hdrcgb-beer-tent/92810-chuffed.html)

PeteJ
06-06-2011, 09:36 PM
If my spine heals sufficiently I would love to get the King over to Heathfield. Room for one more bike?
Were to meet on the 11th June please?

WORMY
06-06-2011, 10:19 PM
So BBQ?I could make a salad late afternoon saturday and bring it plus rolls as will be in car for evening.

WORMY
06-06-2011, 10:20 PM
If my spine heals sufficiently I would love to get the King over to Heathfield. Room for one more bike?
Were to meet on the 11th June please?
Welcome to come here pete will make you a coffee before we head of.:smile:

PeteJ
06-06-2011, 10:25 PM
Thanks Wormy.
Can you pm me your addy and Post code please.
Thanks.

WORMY
06-06-2011, 10:41 PM
Thanks Wormy.
Can you pm me your addy and Post code please.
Thanks.
Will do that now pete.:smile:

Old_Bob
07-06-2011, 09:48 AM
I have had no definite "yes" for a BBQ Wormy, however I will be popping up to Mikes during this week to get some charcoal up there and sort out the equipment. My suggestion was for those interested to get their own 'plate of grub', booze and stuff to BBQ once they get to Heathfield as the Co-op is just over the road and there is a Butchers a similar distance away. I was trying to arrange Sue to get the car down to the car park where the stuff could be stored and she will then take it over to Mikes afterwards. Likewise if anyone decides to stop over and camp they can dump their Tent etc in the car so that the bike is free from 'things tied on'.

We must discuss this at the Berwick meeting tomorrow (as well as checking that Scud can now do his trousers up :wink:).

Generally the event timescale is:

We meet in Heathfield and park our bikes (trike) along the pavement in front of the (now empty) Dream Machines showroom front between the bollards at 10:00 - 10:30 . (If we overflow the space then we might create another bike show in the car park behind the Fire Station amongst the other exhibitors)

A parade will be starting somewhere else in the Town at 10:30 - the main road through the centre of Town will be closed for a short time whilst the parade arrives at the Fire Station around 11:20 ish. It will then dissipate into the car park for the official opening and the road will re-open. (we won't be in the parade as we have done enough slow stop-starts recently)

There will be various stands to keep folks occupied and the Fire & Rescue Service will be cutting up a car in a 'rescue demo' at sometime.

For those who have orgasmic desires over men with bells on their ankles - don't worry cos there will be Morris Men there.

Nearer to our hearts (sorry - stomachs) there will be refreshments at the Fire Station and there are plenty of eateries in Heathfield (I don't of any other Village/small Town with so many Ethnic Restaurants/Take Aways/Cafes {one right opposite where we will be parked} or places to get grub as Heathfield)

The event is planned to finish at 16:00 but if anyone needs to leave at any time it will be no problem.

If anyone has the small HDRCGB/Coasters banners then bring them along as we want folks to know who we are supporting the RBL event - Coasters 'T' shirts as well please.


If you can't make the display then please turn up at Mikes (where Phil is) for the evening 'gossip and social' + BBQ (bring ya own grub/booze).

Old_Bob
07-06-2011, 07:28 PM
Don't panic if you forget the booze, Mike has some in stock (inc cider!!!!!) :p

PeteJ
07-06-2011, 11:37 PM
Wormy I intend to get to your place by 09:30 latest. :9399D3F58B324EE1B68

karl von fatboy
08-06-2011, 07:45 AM
Shall we come to yours Wormy before heading North?


Karl

PhillSpace
08-06-2011, 09:45 AM
....If anyone has the small HDRCGB/Coasters banners then bring them along as we want folks to know who we are supporting the RBL event ......

They're stored in "The Facility" Bob .... I'll dig 'em out.


Phil.... :character0010:

WORMY
08-06-2011, 09:58 AM
Shall we come to yours Wormy before heading North?


Karl
Yes that would be nice.see you tonight.x

BNM
09-06-2011, 02:12 AM
Well its seems the ones coming to the farm are grabbing their meat at the co-op accrosss the road after the event and then toodling up to the farm at about 4ish to watch Old Bob fire up the barbie. Looks like a barbie for sixish :wink:.
Wormy mentioned , wopping up a bit of salad for the carnivores :).

Charlieharley
09-06-2011, 12:23 PM
Well looks like I might be working until 11 / 12 :frown: but hopefully will be able to escape after that will still pop over to Heathfield and on to Mike's. :D

Old_Bob
09-06-2011, 07:15 PM
Well its seems the ones coming to the farm are grabbing their meat at the co-op accrosss the road after the event and then toodling up to the farm at about 4ish to watch Old Bob fire up the barbie. Looks like a barbie for sixish :wink:.
Wormy mentioned , wopping up a bit of salad for the carnivores :).
Once you have been to Specsavers Mike and re-read the post above as well as the note I gave you last night you will see that the event doesn't finish till 16:00 so I will have to light the afterburner on the ole RK to get to the 'Facility' in time to light the Barbie at 4ish:tongue:

I must advise anyone who feels like 'grabbing their meat' in the Co-op to be a little careful - there is CCTV and the recording may be seen on Porn-Tube later in the evening. :smile:

peps
09-06-2011, 07:49 PM
... the recording may be seen on Porn-Tube later in the evening. :smile:You're remarkably well informed or an avid subscriber :naughty:

WORMY
09-06-2011, 09:19 PM
we aim to get to the farm for 6ish to,Yep I will be bringing enough salad, coleslaw for all and a few microwaveable new spuds.

Old_Bob
10-06-2011, 07:14 AM
You're remarkably well informed or an avid subscriber :naughty:
There's only two kinds of people - them that do --- and liars :11:

Old_Bob
10-06-2011, 07:16 AM
we aim to get to the farm for 6ish to,Yep I will be bringing enough salad, coleslaw for all and a few microwaveable new spuds.
You are a good gal Wormy, does that mean I don't have to break the law getting there before 6 :wink:

WORMY
10-06-2011, 08:41 AM
You are a good gal Wormy, does that mean I don't have to break the law getting there before 6 :wink:
Bob you dont have to break the law but who am i to stop you enjoying yourself :smile:

alan foster
10-06-2011, 11:07 AM
This 'do' sounds good - grabbing your meat - porn subscribing - breaking the law, seems like my sort of gathering, now where did I put those handcuffs?

WORMY
10-06-2011, 04:27 PM
This 'do' sounds good - grabbing your meat - porn subscribing - breaking the law, seems like my sort of gathering, now where did I put those handcuffs?
The pink fluffy ones Alan? Think your,ll find them in the box in the loft with the rest of your past.lol :)

MR P
10-06-2011, 11:29 PM
Looks like the weather is on our side so make the most of it as Sunday is looking s#1t. If anyone wants a tea or coffee before pop by in the morning:)

PhillSpace
11-06-2011, 10:14 AM
Totally behind with everything at the moment :redface: ... catch ya laters innit.

Phil.... :character0010:

Charlieharley
11-06-2011, 07:06 PM
Well hope you all had a great day. I started a 2 - 3 hour job this morning at 0630 and we have just stopped for a 30 min pit stop. Its one of those jobs that has to be completed and up and running asp LOL but every little thing has become a major issue. Take care ride home safe.

WORMY
11-06-2011, 10:57 PM
Was a nice day and good to catch up with you all and excellent evening.
Thanks Bob, Mike and Kim.xx

PeteJ
11-06-2011, 11:29 PM
Great day.
And a brilliant BBQ at the Farm. Thanks for sorting out the BBQ Bob and to Kim and BNM for being who you are and to Wormy who fed and watered me. :)

Old_Bob
12-06-2011, 08:55 PM
Well done you Coasters, a great turn out and we did our bit for the RBL. Thanks to you all who attended from all parts of Sussex. Our Far Eastern member from Camber - Len, to our deepest Western member PeteJ & the massive from all points South.
It was also good to have Tony the landlord of the Berwick join us and of course Simon on his Trike. A change from shiny chrome was to see big Petes MT in its green livery out and about & we can't leave out Marks new Heritage (keep this one upright Mark :wink:)

I thoroughly enjoyed the soiree at the facility, particularly the tongue in cheek banter ????? :wink: - which was a bit like a game of tennis (my neck ached following it back & forth) - (I don't think it got past 'deuce') :smile:
Thanks Mike & kim for the usual hospitality, and Wormy for providing so much grub - y'know, we ought to do this kind of evening more often.

And before I forget, I was asked by the Chairman of the H&W Parish Council to give you his thanks for giving up your day to support the event.

karl von fatboy
12-06-2011, 10:11 PM
We, like the others, enjoyed the day - especially the cream tea for £2!

Both Val and I had a hoot. Thanks to Mike and Kim for hospitality, to Wormy for grub and to all the rest of you for a very enjoyable evening.

As OB says we should do these things more often especially with such a great facility to use:smile:

Karl & Val

PeteJ
12-06-2011, 11:18 PM
A few pics from the BBQ.
Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket (http://s238.photobucket.com/albums/ff137/petej3000/HDRCGB_Post-Heathfield-BL_BBQ-BNM_11June2011/?albumview=slideshow)

alan foster
13-06-2011, 08:34 AM
I echo all the messages of thanks to Mike and Kim and of course Wormy who supplied lots of lovely grub at Mikes

Great turn out at Heathfield and good breakfast in the cafe followed by cream tea followed by gateaux back in the cafe followed by BBQ at Mikes - what more could a Coaster want?

WORMY
13-06-2011, 09:27 AM
I echo all the messages of thanks to Mike and Kim and of course Wormy who supplied lots of lovely grub at Mikes

Great turn out at Heathfield and good breakfast in the cafe followed by cream tea followed by gateaux back in the cafe followed by BBQ at Mikes - what more could a Coaster want?
Bisodol& Rennies:D

karl von fatboy
13-06-2011, 09:42 AM
Few more piccies

Summer 11 pictures by karlyb_01 - Photobucket (http://s163.photobucket.com/albums/t317/karlyb_01/Summer%2011/)

PhillSpace
13-06-2011, 06:17 PM
Glad to hear you had good time and sorry I wasn't able to join in. I heard the bikes etc go in and out of the farm but I had my phone taped to my ear so I could speak to my computer man, Ron, and try to deal with a rather nasty infection that had sneeked in through a back door and attatched itself to various point. It's been a bugga to get rid of but it seems to have gone and I've got access to t'internet once more. :)

Phil.... :character0010: