This year the Harley Davidson Riders Club GB celebrate 65 years of existence.
And from the archives was found a photograph taken at one of the very early meetings
at the White Lion at Egham.
A public house that has survived the ravages of the modern era and still looks amazingly
like it did all those years ago.
From the photograph it was found that there were still a few founder members around
and possibly some of the original bikes
And with this in mind the HDRCGB leapt into action and a rallying call went out to
all and folks came from near and far in the UK and Vic Richardson one of the founder
members flew over from Australia for this meet.
While researching it was found that the white lion even had some of the original
documents and by a chance meeting Terri Davey another founder was also found via
contacts in the pub.
With permission from the landlord to remove the outside table and chairs and chains,
all that was needed was a few bikes to fill in the front.
Now I have no idea how many bikes turned up as there were bikes everywhere, in the
back carpark, down the road and milling around.
Tim, Mort and others orgainsed a selection of bikes to create a line up with all
sorts of makes and models from 45’s to servicars, shovels and more modern machines.
And all ridden in the HDRCGB can truly say it is a riders club.
Once lined up and with Vic and Terri taking up the front it was time for the photo
shoot. And typically the quiet Sunday traffic went crazy
Photo shoot and Mexican wave (no idea who started that) over it was time for Vic
to present the landlord with a memento of the original event.
What a brilliant way to celebrate your 65th, more details on the HDRCGB can be found