The BMW Motorcycle Club South West Section
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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 email@example.com
All meets are cancelled until further notice ! ( 16/09/2020 )
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October 2020
IS NOW CANCELLED !
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
PHIL SAMPSONS MEMBERSHIP HAS BEEN APPROVED AND HE WILL CONTINUE HAS SECTION SECRETARY (5/05/2020)
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.
Contact me HERE
A BIG WELCOME TO NEW SECTION MEMBERS 2020
"Please come along to an event and introduce yourself, you will be made most welcome"
JOIN THE BMW CLUB SOUTH WEST SECTION TODAY !
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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
Has been postponed until the 11th-12th September
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.
Social Secretary HERE
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 ?
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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.
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.
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.
9A Sportsmans, Camelford, Cornwall. PL23 9QT
01840 212913 Click here to email
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