Welcome to the website of the Harley-Davidson Riders Club of Great Britain. The club was established in 1949 when a few like-minded riders got together in a Surrey pub. Now, over 65 years later it has become a National club with a membership of over 1500 across this green and pleasant land. We are a founder member of The Federation of Harley-Davidson Clubs Europe in which we remain very active and involved. The step on the ladder for many is registering here on the forum. This will give you access to a vast plethora of knowledge that exists here. Unlike some Harley clubs we also include Buell’s, the Aermacchi HDs of the seventies and the MT series too. So it’s not all just big twins and ape hangers, but we have that too.
You’re welcome to use the website as a guest, but if you own a Harley-Davidson, for a small annual fee, you can be a member of the biggest and oldest independent Club in the UK.
There are regions throughout the country with meetings most weeks. It’s a great way to pass some time and get to know the like-minded people in your area. This will then springboard into ride-outs some weekends and then also a full programme of rallies throughout the summer. We encourage everyone to come along and meet us in person, club member or not. There is always a warm welcome reserved for new faces and old where ever and whoever you are.
The question we get asked a lot is “So why should I be a member of your club?” The benefits of membership are an added bonus. Not only is there access to all above there is also the following
- A club insurance scheme
- Club discounts at certain suppliers
- Affiliations to MAG and the BMF
- A free* tool loan scheme exclusively for members (*the postage has be to covered but you get the idea)
- A quality bi-monthly magazine available as both an electronic download or good old fashioned paper to read in the bath
- Access to members only areas on the forum
The camaraderie and friendship the club inspires is something else. From simple message of birthday greetings from a name you may only know on a screen to staggering around a rally field together. Essentially the club is what you make it and let’s face it bigger is always better.
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