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Reading MAG Bike Show, 12.04.09


Reading Branch was invited to take part in the Reading MAG Bike Show at Reading Abbey Rugby Club on Easter Sunday, 12th April.  The build up of trade stands for the show began on the Saturday afternoon and Chris, Marion, Bob and Jayne met up to erect our gazebo in readiness of the next day.  There was a little drizzle in the air but we soon had the gazebo up and the HOC stand began to take shape.  We set up our tents in the gazebo as well which offered us additional protection from the elements.  Once finished we retired to the rugby club bar for some food and light refreshment.
 
We awoke on the Sunday morning to find the weather damp and misty which ultimately would lead to a reduction in visitor numbers.  Marion and I had breakfast in the rugby club while Bob and Jayne fired up the Pan and ventured into Reading for eats.  The regalia was set up just as the first visitors began to arrive.  Other trade stands included Hein Gericke, manned by HOC member Alan, a Harley accessory dealer, The Triumph Owners Club, Ultraseal, a Tattoo Artist, a Sunglasses dealer, a Fantasy Figure supplier, MAG and the Christian Motorcyclists Association.
 
The weather did improve slightly through the day and we had a fair number of visits to the stand.  Many hadn't heard of the HOC and took away membership forms and details of our branch meetings so we're hoping to see some new faces at the Swan soon.  We also sold some HOC regalia during the day which was good.  It was also nice to see some branch members, Bryan, Roger and Krys, join us on the stand during the day.  The bike show attracted quite a few entrants and there was some nice machinery on display.
 
Thanks to Bob, Jayne and Marion for giving up their time and manning the stand.
 
 
The HOC Stand
 
 
Marion at work
 
 
Vulcan cruisers
 
 
Nice CL350
 
 
Rare Bimota
 
 
The CL350 again
 
 
F6C
 
 
Hein Gericke
 
 
Vulcans again
 
 
Triumph Tiger Cub
 
 
One of many Harleys at the show

 
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Please contact Chris Ward if you would like more information about the Branch
either e-mail reading@hoc.org.uk or ring 07899 967327

Meets at the The Swan, Basingstoke Road, Three Mile Cross, Reading RG7 1AT
on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 7.30pm.
 

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