The recent pandemic has proved a difficult time for everyone and a very tragic one for many. Maintaining a positive mental attitude has been important and dedicated bikers have missed their regular rejuvenating rides I am sure. Now that the restrictions are being eased, Oxford HOC have started to have socially distanced meetings at The Jolly Boatman on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month and regular ride outs – again socially distanced and taking the necessary precautions of hand sanitizers, masks and picnics.
Successful ride outs have been organised since June and the Oxford Annual Rally also took place at a very well organised Greedy Goose pub, Nr Chipping Norton. With a slightly different format there were three ride outs leaving at different times going to different destinations, take-away food from the pub, a socially distanced quiz and Aunt Sally. With planning and co-operation from everyone, the three day event went well with no adverse effects – it was lovely to see all our rallying friends and again figures were kept just under the 30 allowed for outside events.
Many more events are planned as we seek to enjoy our bikes and each other’s company whilst sticking to the rules which have been imposed for all our safety!
Stay safe and see you soon!
OXFORD BRANCH SECRETARY