By Black Mountains Chapter Wales HOG



12247883_1652709648343552_5347597679960006306_oLynette Ballard - Chapter Manager
Office: 01792 224458







11816304_10200714254734316_1530530259862057133_oAdrian Vaughan - Director
Mobile: 07595 752726

I'm Adrian Vaughan and it’s a privilege for me to be part of the committee of Black Mountains Chapter, Wales. I started my biking when I was fifteen, tearing around the garden on my 49cc, desperately waiting for my sixteenth birthday to get out into the road.

Shortly after my Seventeenth birthday I passed my test and since then I have owned numerous retro style bikes and more recently a Harley Heritage, Streetbob and Ultra Limited.

I am fairly new to H.O.G®, but have already met loads of great biking people and munched up more miles since owning Harley's than any year previously. In the last two years I have rode my bike through France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, Ireland and Scotland.

This is a result of the people I have met and the ride out / rally opportunities available through the H.O.G® scene. I look forward to meeting and riding with you all soon.


steve.jpgSteve Link - Assistant Director & Treasurer
Mobile: 07889 692047

Hi, my name is Steve Link and I have been involved with motorcycles and motorcycling since I was 16 - well over 40 years! Had all sorts of bikes over this time, British, Japanese, Italian etc. and my first Harley back in the late seventies. It was a 75th Anniversary iron head sportster and I have to say it wasn't the greatest bike I ever owned but I had some great adventurers and experiences with it and got the "Harley bug". Over the years I have ridden all over Britain, Europe and several trips to "The States". I tend to enjoy the longer distance/touring riding and my last 3 Harleys have all been Ultras.

I joined HOG a few years back when I bought a new Ultra Classic and initially joined Great Western, as there was no Welsh Chapter at the time. Like many other GWC members I joined BMC as a Charter Member last November and have watched the Chapter rapidly grow and develop during its first few months of existence. I have met many great people and made lots of new friends through HOG and look forward to getting to know all of the BMC members. I try to attend, as many events/activities as possible so you should see me around sooner or later, please feel free to come over and have a chat.

I am very proud and privileged and to be appointed Treasurer of the only Welsh HOG Chapter and I am looking forward to working with the other committee members to make our Chapter even better and more well known around the HOG circuit.


John S Watson - Head Road CaptainJohn S Watson - Assistant Director & Head Road Captain

Mobile: 07855 435008

I would like to introduce myself as the Black Mountains Chapter Head Road Captain & Safety Officer. I have been riding motorcycles from the age of 22, My first bike being a Francis Barnett 2 stroke. Now for the past 11 years H-Ds. I have been a member of HOG for 10+ years. My past driving skills have been ex St Johns Ambulance drive/medic trained in advance driving skills from police force. Also held a PSV license for coaches and buses. Being retired I would like to forward my knowledge of riding, first aid and health and safety to the members of the chapter. I have also have a lot of experience on EU laws when travelling abroad. I’m also looking forward to working along side the committee and members of the Chapter and also promoting our Swansea Harley-Davidson Boutique. I shall be updating members of current and proposed motorcycle legislation within the EU. My role also is to encourage members to participate in various riding courses and enhance their skills, such as Bike Safe, Riders Edge, also any First Aid courses. If members wish to discuss any of their bike skills etc. they can speak to me at either our monthly meetings or contact me by phone or email. Ride Safe, Have Fun and be Safe.


11988245_10208032045703687_2002113814190002895_nJanet Locke - Secretary

Mobile: 07793 129935

My first experience of biking was back in 2004 when I ventured to The Le Mans 24 hour Bike Race on the back of Adrian’s Suzuki GSX 1400. Several years later with several different bikes coming and going, we both joined Hog in 2013 when Adrian acquired his first Harley. I now have the comfort of ‘an armchair’ for my travels, which comes in handy with my advancing years LOL. One of the best parts of being a member of HOG I feel is the social aspect. I have met many new friends since being in The Chapter and also attending rallies both home and away. I passed my CBT in 2014 and am currently developing my confidence and skills on my little Suzuki Van Van, with a view one day having my own Harley. Outside of biking I am a keen DIYer, a qualified Ballroom Dancer, Rescue Scuba Diver and Day Boat Skipper.


IMG_0561 (2)Nicola Brimble - Assistant Director & Activities Officer

A little bit about me: My bike history has been mainly pillion with my husband Jason, apart from when I completed my CBT but decided it was not for me. I have been pillion now for a number of years, riding mainly Japanese bikes. We tried out Harleys starting with a V Rod and got hooked. We now have a Heritage which is a lot more comfy for a pillion. We joined the club to ride, and we haven’t stopped since we joined. We love attending rallies and meeting new people with like minded interests. I am originally a Valley girl who loves the outdoors, partying and life.


Paul Dillon - PhotographerPaul - Dillon - Photographer

Mobile: 07805 226181

I have been riding for a little over 20 years now, but after a serious accident in 2004, I took a 6 year break, and bought my 1st ever cruiser in 2010: a Kawasaki vn1700 from M & P's. When Swansea H D opened, I resisted for a whole year until I was finally bitten by the highly infectious Harley Bug ! I have been a very keen amateur photographer for about 30 years, mainly landscaping, so when the position of chapter photographer became vacant I was keen to apply. Happy days ! ?


Kevin Fowler - Charity Officer






Nigel Lewis - Editor

Mobile 07974341472

I’d like to say that I’m an experienced biker with many years of riding under my belt but that would be far from true - I bought my first Harley less than 12 months ago!!! However, being a member of the Chapter has given me far more experience and knowledge than I ever would have guessed. The chapter is full of wonderful people with a diverse history and many stories to tell!

I was honoured that, as well being asked to join the road crew, I was asked to become the Chapter’s Editor in, this, my first year of membership. I cherish this role and hope to give you an insight into our Chapter and keep our news, events and information flowing through both the traditional newsletter and by regularly updating our social media pages.

Please feel free to pass any relevant information to me to include in future newsletters and please don’t hesitate to post on our Facebook group.

image1Craig Davies - Historian

Mobile:07900 700525

Been riding for 10 years, since the start of my mid-life crisis (still continuing).
Spent the next nine and a half years trying to convince my wife, Helen, to ride with me. She finally relented in summer of 2015, although only after two changes of bike. Bought my first Harley in April 2013, a few weeks after Swansea Harley Davidson opened for business. Never looked back - literally !

Jo Kromei - Ladies of Harley

For those who haven't met me, I'm Jo Kromrei, partner to the infamous air guitarist Bryn Wiltshire! I've am a charter member of BMC and have been riding pillion for over 6 years. Since buying our first Harley many years ago (we now own our third - an Electra Glide Ultra Low Limited) we have travelled to many corners of Europe and the USA and I look forward to new adventures every year. I have passed a CBT test and own a Japanese Pioneer bike which I get out on when ‘the mood takes me’. Soon I hope to go for my full access test, watch this space. Outside of the biking world I am an enthusiastic member of the Rock Choir.




Dave Heafield - Webmaster

Mobile:0796 800 3730

I've been riding bikes since I got my first Honda SS50 just after my 16th birthday. Since then we've only been without a bike for 3 months when times were hard but then Jane surprised me with a Kawasaki KH250 in bits in boxes and within a month we were on the road again! Strangely enough we sold that in 1994 just before Lucy was born and bought it back 5 years ago when I saw it on fleabay. So as well as the SS50 and KH250 we've also had a Yamaha RD200, Suzuki GT250, Honda CB250, Kawasaki S1C, Yamaha XS1100, Kawasaki GPZ750R, Honda CBR600, Kawasaki Z1B (wish I still had this!), 2 Kawasaki ZZR1100 (C3 and D4 model which we've still got) until in 2004 we decided to buy our first Harley - Centenary Lowrider. Never looked back and have since owned and loved V-Rod, 2 Heritage Softail Classics, Electraglide Ultra Limited and now a CVO Street Glide.

Sian Whyard - Merchandise Officer







Sandra Wilson - Membership Officer