" Thames Valley HOG "

"Stop thinking about your dream and start living it"

Welcome to Thames Valley Harley Owners Website

If you’re reading this and are not already a member of our group, we hope you’re thinking of joining us! Read on to find out about us, and what you might expect from your membership of the Thames Valley HoG Chapter.

Who we are: We are a friendly, family-oriented group who are passionate about our Harleys ! We’re very active, and attend events and rallies all over the UK and Europe. Our group was formed in 1998 and currently has a membership of around 250. Our bikes enable us to forge new friendships and our main aim is to have fun!
When and where we meet: We meet on the third Thursday of every month at SportsAble Club in Maidenhead. We’ve also adopted the SportsAble Club as our sponsored charity.

Social stuff: Our riding season is usually from April until late Autumn but we organise social events throughout the year, including weekend breaks in the UK and Europe.
Don’t miss this: At the beginning of August we help to organise The SOFER Rally (The South of England Rally) which is not only the UK’s premier event but is also considered to be ‘The Best Rally in Europe’. It attracts many visitors from European chapters and is absolutely unmissable!

Ladies, this is for you: The Ladies of Harley play a large part in our Chapter activities and organize their own ride outs and events, including meetings and weekend trips away.
Why not join us? The Thames Valley UK Chapter is an active, fun-loving group with a very enthusiastic membership. Why not visit us, as a Guest of the Director, at one of our regular meetings at SportsAble. You will receive a warm welcome.

Latest Chapter News

Do forget to catch up with all your club gossip in the chapter forum, which can be found in the members area on our website.

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do not forget to pick up your tickets for the winter bash this club night

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December 18th Its a Christmas Club Night, Large Christmas Bumper raffle, Thames Valley Mileage challenge & Miles for fun results and Christmas Hamper Draw. Tickets available for our Winter Bash and 2015 SOFER Rally, See you all Thursday.

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Sun, 07 Dec 2014 20:22:49 GMT
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<br /> Work Begins on New Lind Harley-Davidson Dealership in Reading<br />

Lind are extremely pleased to announce that work has begun on building a brand new Harley-Davidson dealership just outside Reading town centre. Work commenced on November 3rd 2014. Demolition of the existing building which stood where the new state of the art Harley-Davidson showroom will go is now complete and so the foundations can be laid. We…

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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 GMT



To owners of Harley-Davidson Touring machines, covering distance in the UK, mainland Europe and the rest of the world is part and parcel of ownership. It doesn’t matter what year your model is from one of the early classics to the latest fantastic Project RUSHMORE models we all love the experiences associated with riding. Camaraderie,…

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 GMT



With the mercury dipping to single-digit temperatures during the winter months, your motorcycle’s oil and filters take on more importance than you might think. When changing your oil and filters for winter storage, you might be tempted to grab an off-the-shelf brand. But that’s not doing your Harley any favours. Harley-Davidson Oils are specifically designed, formulated and tested…

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 GMT



Across the Lind Harley-Davidson Group, we're gearing up for Christmas. We've got plenty of gift ideas and some litle treats for yourself too! We've got items from as little as £3, so we're sure to have something for everyone! You can shop here online or pay Katie in Guildford, Yulia in Newmarket or Louise in Norwich a visit; they'll…

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 GMT



The UK premiere of the first ever Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle has been confirmed for this year’s Motorcycle Live at Birmingham’s NEC on 22-30 November. Project LiveWire, will provide the centrepiece for stand 3D35 (Hall 3), which will also play host to the full line-up of new machines, including the new Street Glide Special, new Road Glide Special and…

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 GMT



Last month across the Lind Group at our dealerships in Guildford, Newmarket & Norwich we saw the Road Glide Special, Street Glide Special and the Ultra Limited Low join the innovative Project RUSHMORE touring platform so we thought we’d take this opportunity to explain the benefits that the astounding infotainment systems fitted to these new machines deliver. Project…

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 GMT



Here at Lind, we're very passionate about the new Harley-Davidson Performance Riding Jeans, but we know that you probably think that we've been brainwashed by Harley into beliveing these are the best on the market… Well technically they are, but we didn't need convincing by anyone, we found out for ourselves. However, don't just take our word for it,…

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 GMT



Saturday 11th October saw hundreds of people at Ber Street in Norwich to celebrate the opening of Black Bear Harley-Davidson Norwich. We have a very busy day indeed, with the 15MY bikes being the main attraction,, closely followed by the HOG roast which went down particularly well, as did the commemorative Black Bear Norwich Mug which is a true…

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 GMT



Black Bear Newmarket was a hive of activity on Thursday 9th October from 7pm to 9pm when we unveiled the 2015 Models and held our first ever interactive evening, there was lots to see and do including a session on how to keep your ride clean and shiny with minimal effort by Buzz our Valeter, Jonathan our Senior Technician…

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 GMT



What a fantastic day!, we were very busy on the stand, did you go to The Copdock Motorcycle Show on Sunday 5th October? – Did you have a go on the Jump Start H-D riding experience or visit the Black Bear Stand, if so checkout our Photo Gallery Page…

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 GMT



<br /> Grand Opening of Black Bear Norwich Harley-Davidson?<br />

We’re absolutely delighted to announce that we’re almost ready to open the doors of our brand new Harley-Davidson showroom on Ber Street in Norwich. All the building and renovation work has been completed, the signage has just been fitted, bikes started turning up, t-shirts were delivered, furniture and fixtures have started arriving and throughout the next week Louise,…

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 GMT



There’s something really special which sets Harley-Davidson apart from other brands in the motorcycle industry and that is you and the decisions you make. After a Harley is released from the factory you take the reigns, that way you make the decisions and decide the future of your motorcycle; that includes what accessories and bling it shows off and…

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 GMT



Usually many of you retire your motorcycles to the comfort of the garage round about now, but with the warmer, drier days and evenings predicted to continue right through until November, make sure you make the most of 2014 and enjoy an autumn tour! With our parts and accessories collection, functional riding gear and our expertise, you’ll be set…

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 GMT



As this fantastic summer draws to a close, get ahead of the trends and be prepared for the new season when the Harley-Davidson Fall MotorClothes collection arrives in Black Bear very soon. Having the right fall clothing in your wardrobe can extend your riding season by months, and we believe that anything that keeps us out on two…

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Thu, 16 Sep 2014 GMT



Regular service will help keep your H-D motorcycle operating at peak performance. With more than 20 specific check points from front tire to tailpipe, we know best how to service your motorcycle using factory approved methods and equipment. [#width-695#img-news-inline-oil-change.jpg#] Check Rear Brake Fluid Level And Condition. Check Air Suspension Pressure, Operation And Leakage. Lubricant Hinges And Latches…

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Fri, 05 Sep 2014 GMT



<br /> Gary Knowles Joins Black Bear Team As Dealer Principal<br />

Please join us in giving our new Dealer Principal, Garry Knowles, a warm welcome. Garry has a long history managing Harley-Davidson dealerships; having joined us from Lakeside H-D he has previously managed Stadium in North East London and also managed the four Harley Dealerships for Stratstone. He is a Life Member of H.O.G and is an ex Editor…

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 GMT



Propelled by Project RUSHMORE released last year, Harley-Davidson has stayed hard on the throttle with the introduction of the new 2015 model line-up. Combining world-class aerodynamics, exhilarating audio performance and dialled-in ergonomic fit, the diverse offering of motorcycles has been further expanded to give you more ways than ever before to lead your own pack to the open road….

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 GMT



We're very excited to announce that we shall be opening a new 'mini-dealership' in the city centre of Norwich. The dealership will be an extension of Black Bear Newmarket. The new mini-dealership is opening as a result of huge customer demand for a Norwich-based showroom. It will be home to some familiar faces from the previous Harley dealership…

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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 GMT



Style or safety? Now you can have both We all have that favourite pair of jeans in our wardrobe that we often rely upon to take us from daytime casual to evening smart. With the all new Harley-Davidson performance riding jeans, now you can extend the wear to include riding time too, with our brand-new, industry-leading product ROOMOTO…

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 GMT



The wait is over and the Road Glide Special is here. Weeks before the announcement of its complete 2015 model line-up, Harley-Davidson is previewing the Road Glide Special, one of its new 2015 motorcycles. Infused with DNA of the customer-led product development effort Project RUSHMORE, the sleek, shark-nose Touring model is being revealed today at the Sturgis Motorcycle…

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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 GMT



With the great weather we’re all enjoying and a host of new developments to our 2014 range, not least our staggering new Project Rushmore’ inspired Tourers, now’s an excellent time to come down and take a test ride. This year we’ve made changes and improvements based on countless miles of riding and thousands of hours of conversation and…

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 GMT



When you bring your pride and joy into our dealership for its service, repair work or to have official accessories fitted, you’ll want to know that it’s in safe hands. We understand this better than most, and through our University-level Master Technicians training programme, we can guarantee that your bike is being cared for while it’s in our hands….

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 GMT



As the sun finally puts its hat on we can really look forward to playing outside on our motorcycles! And, it’s not too late to pick up your summer wardrobe essentials from the Harley-Davidson Motorclothes range. The summer collection has something for everyone, from fashion wear to functional gear. For the men, there’s the Rivage Leather Jacket with…

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Wed, 02 Jul 2014 GMT



The Lind Group, have this week announced the launch of their latest venture 'Lind Tours'. Lind are the worlds very first dealership operated Harley-Davidson Authorized Tour Operator, using only Harley-Davidson Authroized Rental Motorcycles. Lind Tours is based from our dealership in Guildford, Surrey as it is situated conveniently between both Gatwick and Heathrow airports and is only a…

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Thur, 26 Jun 2014 GMT



<br /> The Benefits Of a Harley-Davidson Original Motorcycle<br />

Here at Guildford Harley-Davidson, we only stock the finest selection of used motorcycles, which must adhere to the Harley-Davidson Originals Programme. All of our Harley-Davidson Originals Used Motorcycles, come with a wide range of benefits including 12 Months Warranty, 12 Months Roadside Assistance, a full History Check, 99 Point Inspection, Mileage Check and 1 Years Membership of H.O.G (Harley…

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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 GMT



Harley-Davidson has today revealed its first ever electric motorcycle as it embarks on a global customer feedback project to help shape future plans. In keeping with the company’s customer-led product development approach, starting next week select consumers across the U.S.A. will be able to ride and provide feedback on the bike, helping to shape the future of Harley-Davidson’s…

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Thur, 19 Jun 2014 GMT



The rev of the engine, the wind in your face, the open road in front of you, could anything be finer? Well, you could always ride to your favourite soundtrack? The new BOOM! audio system allows you to listen to the music of your choice loud and clear! Designed, manufactured and tested for use in a…

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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 GMT



So you've booked the time off work, your motorcycle is raring to go and you've made plans for an amazing break with your friends or loved one – what could possibly go wrong? Well, sadly, quite a lot actually! The weather can be unpredictable particularly if you're enjoying a stay-cation in this country. Even if you're…

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Fri, 16 May 2014 GMT



Nineteen Eighty-Four is widely known as the great literary masterpiece by George Orwell. However, in the worldwide Harley-Davidson community, 1984 is also known as the year Harley-Davidson introduced two superb new products one of which literally was the driving force behind the other! 1984 was the year of the Evolution engine and it was typically introduced in…

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Tue, 13 May 2014 GMT



Spring has officially sprung and now there’s no excuse not to satisfy your Harley fix! If you’re yet to take the plunge and purchase your own Harley-Davidson motorcycle, Harley-Davidson Authorized Rentals might just be the answer you’re looking for. Whether you’re planning a special trip when only a Harley will do, a romantic touring break with your loved…

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Tue, 13 May 2014 GMT



When your tyres are the only things keeping you on the open road, it’s important to ensure that they are fit for purpose and optimised to fit your Harley-Davidson motorcycle. We’ve teamed up with Dunlop and Michelin to ensure our legendary motorcycles have tyres to match. Our tyres are tested for thousands of hours on Harley-Davidson motorcycles…

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Fri, 09 May 2014 GMT



The exciting prospect of purchasing a brand new motorcycle is now easier to realise than it ever has been with the introduction of our new Gas & Go scheme. Gas & Go is an innovative new way to buy a Harley-Davidson? motorcycle via an all-inclusive monthly payment scheme that also delivers many other benefits. Gas…

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Fri, 07 Mar 2014 GMT