Members Area – Chairman’s Update

CHAIRMAN’S UPDATE March 2019

We have had a busy start to the New Year, with a change in lead sponsor and a strong intake of new members to the group.  A very warm welcome to all you and a big thank you for your support, which allows to continue to build on the free service we provide to our regions NHS hospitals.

January brought to an end the sponsorship from Drive Vauxhall.  As a group we are extremely grateful for their support over the last two years and on behalf of the group I would like to thank everyone at Drive Vauxhall.  The provision of a motorbike and van, along with the use of their dealership as a meeting point for our Christmas toy and Easter Egg runs was tremendous.

We are very pleased though to announce a new lead sponsor.  Reflex Vehicle Hire have very kindly provided us with a new van, which brings our fleet back to full strength.  Having two vans on the fleet has enabled us to broaden our appeal to non motorcyclists and it is great to see a growing number joining our group.

Towards the end of 2018 we also received support from the Mark Master Masons, who very kindly donated a new BMW motorbike.  The F800 is an ideal addition to our fleet, as it provides a lighter weight option for group members and it is proving to be a popular addition.

Our fleet currently comprises:
1. FJR1300 Yamaha
2. BMW 1200RT
3. BMW F800GT
4. Vauxhall Combo van
5. Mercedes Citan van (loaned from Reflex Vehicle Hire)

Our group continues to expand its service offering and I am pleased to announce that we have a new service about to commence with the community hospitals team.  We are hoping to roll this out shortly and we will share more news once we go ‘live’!

Do please try and make it to our next supporters meeting (date TBC), as it is always great to meet with you all and we plan to vary the content of these meetings and where possible, have a variety of speakers join us at the forthcoming meetings.  It is also a great platform to update you all on future plans for the group, as well as an opportunity for you to meet and chat with the committee and to share your thoughts and suggestions with us.

I’ll try and add other updates in the near future and if you want to get in touch with me, please use chairman@lrloodbikes.org.uk or if you use any of the committee emails  via the committee tab on this web site.

Thanks all

Ollie Cufflin
(Group Chairman)

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