Oxford UK Chapter Committee 2021
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Assistant Director (Comms)
I am Clive Rothwell, I didn’t actually start riding until 20 years ago. For my 35th Birthday Donna bought me a weekend bike course and booked the test for 1st thing on the Monday. I passed and went through a series of Japanese bikes, mainly Yamaha but a Kawasaki somewhere in the mix. It was September 2013, my XJR 1300 was in for service, I was waiting for it and noticed a 2005 Dyna Superglide in the showroom. I instantly swapped my bike and a couple of grand for it and became a Harley owner. A new sissy seat and back rest and some luggage and Donna on the back we were ready to ride but didn’t fancy doing it on our own. We joined the Oxford Chapter in January 2014, The Dyna was perfect but in March 2015 an Ultra Low was winking at me, only 400 miles on the clock so I bought it, did the summer riding season on it but decided it was not my bike. In October 2016 I swapped both out and I am now a proud owner of a Softail Deluxe CVO which I hope to ride until I physically can’t so hopefully at least 20 years of companionship to come.
Secretary & Membership Secretary
My husband Martin and I joined the Oxford Chapter in 2017. I have always liked Harleys but was never keen to ride pillion on any motorcycle, until Martin got his Low Rider in 2017 – then it all changed. After the initial apprehension of getting on the bike, you cannot now get me off it (and apparently I am the perfect pillion!). We try and get out riding as much as we can – even if it’s just a short ride to a pub.
I became Membership Secretary in 2019 and Secretary in 2020.
I’ve been riding motorbikes since I was 17 and returned to riding in 2005 after a few years off raising a young family. I was an ardent BMW rider and owned several 1200RT and 1200GS bikes. I introduced my wife, Ali, to motorbiking in 2009 and over the years, we did many tours and adventures on our BMWs. In 2016, Ali rode a Harley Sportster and immediately fell in love with it. She persuaded me to try a Harley, although I wasn’t a fan at the time, and I was hooked. I now own a RoadKing and find it fun to ride and very comfortable. I like the laid back riding style and the enjoyment of pottering while wallowing in the sound only Harleys can make. I joined the Chapter in 2017 and was immediately made to feel welcome and I enjoyed the varied social and group riding scene. I am now a complete convert. I became Treasurer when the position became vacant in late 2017 and I am happy to continue to do my bit for the Chapter and its members going forward. I look forward to getting back to some form of normality and can’t wait for group ride-outs and social gatherings.
Stewart De Jong
Head Road Captain
Hi, I’m Stew. I first joined the Chapter in 2005 and was Treasurer and Head Road Captain in my time. I lost my way and left in 2011 to spend a couple of years competing in (car) Sprints and Hill Climbs but re-joined in 2013. I’ve been enjoying my riding ever since.
I started riding motorcycles over 40 years ago and have had many different bikes over this time but always wanted a Harley but thought I could never afford one until 2014 when I bought a bike from the Oxford dealership, I then joined the Oxford HOG chapter and have been a member ever since.
My journey through life took a turn for the worse in 2016 when I snapped my right Achilles tendon. After a long recovery and seven months of physio learning to walk again you start to think about your and other peoples Safety, I was medically retired from my job as a postman after thirty nine years but now am working for South Central Ambulance Service. Many thanks for your support.
Ride safe Martin
Paul (Mac) McAnuff
Ladies of Harley Officer
I am Anne Gray and I ride a Sportster Low which has been converted to a trike. I have recently taken on the role of Editor, putting together our Chapter magazine, The Hoggit.
I was never interested in motorbikes until I met my partner Daniel, and I had never contemplated getting on one. I was encouraged by Daniel to ride as pillion, and soon I was always wanting to go out for rides.
In 2018 I eventually did my CBT, then in 2019 I passed my bike test. I don’t ride as much as I would like due to work.
We joined the Chapter in August 2015.