The BMW Motorcycle Club South West Section

 

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WEBMASTER REQUIRED

I am no longer a member of The BMW Club as I resigned from the club on April the 5th 2020.

As I realise that many members of this section rely on this website and use it regularly I volunteered to continue running it as a service for those members.

The current hosting and domain service package expires in September 2021 and I have no intention of continuing with it after this date.

So if you would like to take over ( there are many template style products available so it would be a matter of drag and drop and inserting text ) please contact a current committee member.

Unfortunately I cannot pass on this website file ( it is entirely my artistic property ) and also you would need something like Dreamweaver ( used to build this simple site ) but there are again many packages out there that you can use but again I say the easiest way is to try a template style website builder.

I will of course try and transfer the hosting and domain accounts ( currently with fasthosts ) to any new webmaster.

If you require anymore information please contact me webmaster@thebmwclubsw.org.uk

 

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DUE TO LATEST LOCKDOWN THE 2020 CHALLENGE HAS NOW ENDED

New 2021 challenge coming very soon !

See HERE

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ALL 2020 NOVEMBER MEETS ARE NOW CANCELLED

 

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REGULAR MEETS @ THE FISHERMENS COT

All meets are cancelled until further notice ! ( 16/09/2020 )

 

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ALTERNATIVE HIPPO RALLY

Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October 2020

IS NOW CANCELLED !

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SECTION A.G.M SUNDAY OCTOBER 11th 2020

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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SECTION NOTICE

PHIL SAMPSONS MEMBERSHIP HAS BEEN APPROVED AND HE WILL CONTINUE HAS SECTION SECRETARY (5/05/2020)

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South West Section events and meets are beginning to lift. Please keep checking this website for up to date information.

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WELCOME

TO THE BMW CLUB SOUTH WEST SECTIONS WEB SITE !

Our web address is www.thebmwclubsw.org.uk so please point your browsers to this page and bookmark it .

Remember this is YOUR website ! If there is anything you would like to comment on or see added please contact me.

All the best and safe riding.

Peanut

Contact me HERE

 

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THIS PAGE IS FOR SECTION AND CLUB RELATED NEWS AND NOTICES ( Please checkout the gallery and interest page for other BMW news and notices )

 

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A BIG WELCOME TO NEW SECTION MEMBERS 2020

"Please come along to an event and introduce yourself, you will be made most welcome"

 

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WHY DON'T YOU JOIN TOO AND MAXIMISE YOUR MOTORCYCLING ?

JOIN THE BMW CLUB SOUTH WEST SECTION TODAY !

JOIN Here

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NATIONAL A.G.M CANCELLED

Hi All
It is with great regret that, following the latest Government advice regarding the Conavirus infection (Monday 16th March) regarding travel and large gatherings/meetings etc, I have to announce the cancellation of this years AGM on the 4th April at Milton Keynes. This decision was not taken lightly, however, it is done with the health of all members in mind.

There is no denying our age demographic and since the country as a whole has not yet reached the envisaged peak of infection, but which is now gathering pace it is viewed as the most responsible action to take.
This is a situation affecting the entire country and Europe as a whole that is unprecedented and not foreseen in respect of our Club MAA's, therefore we will have to monitor the outcome over the next few months in order to make a suitable alternate plan.

Ian M Dobie


President, The BMW Club

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THE LANDS END TRIAL 2020

Has been postponed until the 11th-12th September

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SOUTH WEST SECTION REGALIA NOW AVAILABLE

SEE

HERE

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ARE YOU A NEW MEMBER ?

If so, you have joined one of the most active motorcycle clubs in Great Britain if not the most active.
The South West section also happens to be one of the most active sections within the club, infact each year you have over sixty local events you can choose to join that have been organised by our dedicated section members and nationally you literally have hundreds to choose from.

I remember when I went along to my first event after being a member for a few months , it was a ride out led by John Dyke to Exmoor Zoo. Firstly joining any new club can be very intimidating! Becoming a newbie in any established group is hard, cliques have been formed over many years, everyone is getting on with what they are used to doing each time they meet, they all know each other and chat away like life long friends. I am not a shy person, but was hesitant about going along, it was actually my wife who gave me the push that I required and encouraged me to go.


So I Pulled up outside The Woodleigh Hall cafe at Cheriton Bishop and was the last person there ..Great !
There was a very healthy turn-out of members and the car park seemed to be stacked with BMWs and a few Japanese bikes too covering all years ( not everyone in the club rides a BMW you can join our club whatever you ride , first and foremost we are motorcyclists ) so in I went to a cafe packed full of club members and asked who was in charge ? John came up and shook my hand and offered me a place at his table.
I was made most welcome, everyone was talking to me about my bike and bikes in general , it was clear that this was a group of very keen motorcycle mad bikers. So here I am eight/nine years later and now a committee member and the section webmaster.


So if you are new please don't be shy, come along to an event and introduce yourself, you will be made most welcome.
Yes it will take time to get to know people, but many life time friendships have been formed within the club and a few marriages too !
But you will only become a real member by becoming an active member and remember ? You will only get out of this club what you put into it!
So maximise your motorcycling and join an event, we are waiting to meet you.

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Membership Fees

As of Monday 1st October 2018 the membership fee for the Club increased. UK membership rose from £30 to £32, Overseas rose from £35 to £38 and associate fees rose from £2 to £3.

 

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S.N.R`s

This stands for Short Notice Rides . At our January 2018 committee meeting it was decided to introduce this for our section. A Short Notice Ride or Meet ( SNR ) can be organised a few days before and details sent to our Social Secretary Don Rabson and to our webmaster, this will be emailed out to the membership and placed on our website and google calendar . The advantage of this is that they can be done on the back of good weather forecasts and so are likely to attract more participants. These of course will run alongside other ride-outs. We welcome anyone who would like to run a SNR but please try and give plenty of notice of at least three days in advance so that it can be notified to the members.

Social Secretary HERE

Webmaster HERE

 

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CAMPING GUIDE

Never attended a rally before ? New to camping on a bike ? If so we have compiled a rough guide to camping if you want to join one of our fantastic rallys ?

HERE

 

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LUNCH MEETS

Good venues get booked out very quickly especially on a Sunday , this also makes it difficult for a lunch organiser to get the numbers right when making a reservation on behalf of the Club. Can we therefore ask anyone who is intending on joining a club lunch meet, to contact the organiser as a matter of courtesy to let them know they are attending, preferably at least two days in advance.

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REFRESH-RELOAD

To keep up to date please make sure you refresh or reload your web pages regulary.

The refresh button will look similar to the above.


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EMAILS

By far the easiest and most effective form of communication within the section is by Email.

The best way however, to be kept informed of new events or changes to events, is to make sure the Membership Secretary currently Phil Sampson pmsamp85@gmail.com has your up to date and correct email address, many of the emails on the clubs data base are incorrect or no longer valid.

You can make sure The Membership Secretary has your correct email address on the membership renewal form or by clicking on the above email link.

If you DO NOT wish to receive communications via E mail please contact Phil Sampson pmsamp85@gmail.com with the subject REMOVE and he will remove you from the mailing list.

 

As always Folks ,if you know of a member who does not have web access please keep them in the loop and pass on any changes to them.

 

 

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VINTAGE AND CLASSIC REGISTER

Jim Isherwood is the South West representative for the Vintage and Classic Register and also the vintage and classic register R80ST and G/S specialist.
Membership of the VCR is available to any paid up member of the BMW Club and is free. (i.e. included as part of full membership)
All BMW motorcycles older than 25 years are eligible, so any manufactured before 1989.
He would like to invite all owners of eligible BMW motorcycles in our Section to contact him with the intention of getting together to attend SW Section events, having a beer etc.

Jims contact details are on the link below.

VCR LINK

 

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ORGANISING AN EVENT

New events are always welcome, but please remember these must be organised through our social secretary Don Rabson. This is so we do not have a clash in events, ie: Two camping weekends or two ride outs at the same time. Don has the complete event calendar at his disposal and will be able to tell you what dates are free , he can then forward your event for publication in the journal and for the web site.

 

 

 

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