Head Road Captain
I’ve been a wild HOG for 4 years now and it’s one of the best thing I ever did. I grew up on a farm so had bikes from the age of 11 and owned trials, enduro and road bikes and have had my black naked Bandit 1200 for 20 years, she was my pride and joy. Most of my mates were farmers and in to Massey Fergusons not MV Augustas so I used to ride alone a lot, which at the time suited me fine.
I was thinking of buying a Harley but wasn’t ready for a big tourer yet. I test rode a Vrod as that was the nearest to my Bandit I could get. Then on an American website I saw the new Breakout CVO in black that was due out the following year. I took a Breakout for a ride and put the deposit down. 10 months later I swung my leg over the rip snorting beast and I never looked back. I’ve got more mileage to do now as Head Road Captain, so have just part exchanges her for a Street Glide CVO. Same engine, a little more comfort
Going back to the point of riding alone and joining the HOG’s. When you get a Harley, joining HOG and a local chapter opens up a whole new dimension of biking. You enter a genuinely likeable group of people that have the same interests as you. It’s not only the ride outs, where 10 – 30 Harleys entering any town makes big entrance! It’s a social life and travel centre too. I’m going places now that I would never have gone on my own on a bike. Southern Ireland, Amsterdam, Scotland, Tonmawr
I’ve been Activities Officer and am now Head Road Captain, so try it out. You’ll always be welcomed with a smile! You won’t be disappointed.
Having been a member of the chapter for what relatively is a short amount of time, I have seen sights and sounds of places near and far that would not have been possible without the friendships of likeminded people with the sole intention of having a good time on a Harley. The chapter is a great extension of a what was a hobby that has now become a way of life. I am proud to sit on the committee of the first HOG chapter in Wales and hope I can do my bit to pass on the passion and thrill of what riding with friends and comrades brings.
Paul did his Direct Access in January 2004 and then bought his first Harley, a Sportster 1200 Custom. 3 months later he was riding the first Softail Deluxe sold in the UK. He has had 12 Harleys since and has clocked up almost 150000 HOG Miles. Paul was a 10 year member of The Great Western Chapter before joining BMC as a Charter Member where he has been a member for over 5 years. He was our first Charity Officer, and is now our Official Photographer and a Road Captain. He has been a qualified Road Captain since circa 2005.
A warm welcome to the black mountains chapter. My name is robert whyard i have been riding bikes since i left school like most. Took the plunge into the harley world 5 years ago had a harley wedding escort which made sian feel like a queen and something i will never forget.i am part of the road crew and have taken the role of road captain locally and from swansea to dover ferry then up into belguim.this was on the trip to prauge and completed several passes on the alps which was always on the bucket list. The friends i have made through the chapter are the best and my way of giving something back is to support ken and the rest of the guys on the committee so i am the welcoming and welfare officer and i introduce perspective members from the dealership to members in the club and what we can offer them the new members officers then takes them forward.
And working with the committee attend to welfare matters of members to support in times of need so see you on club night i am a veteran and proud of it.
I'm Roger, Activities Officer for Black Mountains Chapter. I've been riding motorbikes since I as just 6 years old! I ride a Fat Boy, and have a passion for that model in particular. I've always loved Harley Davidson and realised my dream 5 years ago when I bought my Fat Boy from Swansea Harley Davidson, and was introduced to the Black Mountains Chapter. I joined the same day, and it has really enhanced my Harley Davidson experience, riding regularly with likeminded people.
Drop me a line, we’ll have a chat or we’ll catch up at a club night.
I’m Francesca, Rally Coordinator for Black Mountains Chapter Wales.. Being awarded my Rally Coordinator patch was a proud moment for me and I’m looking forward to growing the rally into a national event for BMC and our sister chapter in Cardiff. I have a passion for the Fat Boy model, and the Harley Davidson brand in general. I love the adventure and freedom that riding has brought into my life - it’s the closest feeling you’ll get to flying!