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UPCOMING EVENTS
The next branch meeting 6th October 7:30 Wesley Road Social Club,Trowbridge BA14 0AX
 
Biker Down Course

Biker Down!
Would you know what to do ?

Maybe you're out with fellow bikers, or you've just filtered through the resulting traffic queue. Would you know what to do ?

We are hosting a course at Wesley Road Club BA14 0AX for our December meeting.

The meeting will start earlier than usual to provide enough time for the course 6pm - 9pm.
We need to know number in advance for isssue of first aid kits. Please also bear in mind that if you arrive by car, bring a crash helmet for the simulation dummy.
It's a free event , sponsored by donations

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There might be a BIKER DOWN but at least there will be a

BIKER IN ATTENDANCE 

REOC International Rally Greece.

Royal Enfield International Rally Greece 2nd - 4th June 2023

REOC International Rally 2023

After being set back twice due to the global pandemic, the International is finally going to take place.
Well done the Greek branch for persevering

Royal Enfield UK Technology Centre

We were invited to the research and development centre in Bruntingthorpe.
After an interesting tour of the centre we were very well looked after with food and refreshments.
Then we got to see Project origin being ridden. A working replica of the 1901 Royal Enfield.

The first production motorcycle

Videos

White Horse Classic & Vintage Show

Nigel in His Element

White Horse Classic & Vintage Show

This will always be a poignant reminder of friends.
Nigel had been given weeks to live and had found the strength to not only make it to the show but, also to join Rob on stage for a few numbers.
We did not know this would be his last gig (he passed away 8 days later) but he was very happy to have the chance to be on stage on the day.

R.I.P. Nigel

The Backing Band

Later in the day, we had a chance to join in with The Red Bandits.
Finely tuned Gazoos, a bit of foot stomping, and some fine backing vocals were provided by members of the South Wiltshire branch.
We finished off with our own impromptu conga to the tune of

 Viva Las Vegas

Nigel makes a Guest Appearance
South Wiltshire Stand
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Red Bandits

The First Royal Enfield

Project Origin - 1st Royal Enfield 1901

Project Origin, the recreation of the long lost first Royal Enfield motor bicycle of 1901, the world's first production motorcycle, had its first outing last Sunday. In front of an appreciative crowd at the Brooklands Museum.

Its next outing was Saturday 23 July in Arrow Valley Park, Redditch, with the important role of baton bearer for the Commonwealth Games and it travelled a 2 miles route whilst carrying the baton, ridden by Gordon May. The 8:00 a.m start meant that we were on the road at 5:00 a.m but it was well worth the effort.

The South Midlands branch had also created a very good Royal Enfield exhibition in Forge Mill Needle Museum. This was also symbolic as Royal Enfield also began in a needle mill
Royal Enfield also holds the title of the world's longest continued production model with the Royal Enfield Bullet.

First Production Motorcycle Royal Enfield 1902

Calne Bike Meet 2022

After being postponed for 2 years, Calne Bike Meet drew huge crowds and an amazing variety of motorcycles 

Royal Enfield Pitch at Calne
High Street
Meteors provide the best seats
Stewart Plays The Maracas
Smiley Face
Royal Enfield WD/C
Royal Enfield at Calne

Market Lavington Vintage Meet 16th - 17th July

Safe to say, a good time was had by all and there will be many more photos on both the Gallery page and on Jason's Flickr photo account (Link at top of page)

Lancaster
Arena Rich and Louise
Arena Paul
Trucking
Rob Side Saddled
Base Camp

Wessex Midsummer Vintage Show

The weather wasn't too cooperative and Sunday was Fathers Day but we had a good attendance and a grand assortment of bikes at this event over both days. A special thanks to Rob Wells for playing two excellent sets for us and all who joined in with the entertainment and creating our buffet.
We had a special thanks from the organisers, for adding to the show. They asked us to to return next year.
I have also met some of the organisers since the event and it appears that we have also been asked to return via visitors comments.

Looks Like We've Got a Show
Getting Shiny
Dave on Matchless
Album Cover
Shiny on Both Sides

More images on our Gallery Page

Ride Outs and Events

For information of our next activities,

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Other Areas

If you are looking at this website, but the South Wiltshire branch of The Royal Enfield Owners club is too far from where you live, please contact the REOC Branch Coordinator for details of your nearest branch

branchcoordinator@royalenfield.org.uk