Officers

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Feel free to contact whichever Officer or Member below who is most suitable to answer your query or you can email us: info@belfasthog.com

Colly

Colin McLearnon

Director

Colin has served as Chapter Director since 2014. He got his first bike at 16 and progressed up the ranks from there, giving up biking when he got married and had a family. In 2004, he saw Euan McGregor and Charlie Boorman on TV and this inspired him to go back on the bike. Colin toured all around Europe and Africa on a GS before swapping to Harley Davidson and touring across the United States.

Colin is a born organiser and is very inclusive. He stressed that the Chapter must be member-driven, doing what the members want to do, and he would facilitate that. When something looks easy and effortless, it is generally not the case, requiring hours of quiet planning and preparation, but seems like the swan gliding over the water with its little legs paddling like fury underneath.

Email Colin: director@belfasthog.com
Telephone: 07795 431246


Robbin McMinn

Assistant Director

Robbin has served alongside Colin as Assistant Director since 2014. He comes from a biking family, his Dad raced bikes and his older brother competed in the Enduro World Championships. Although Robbin rode bikes as a child as they were all around him (every summer holiday was spent following the motocross World Championship across Europe) he didn’t get into the bikes until the late 90s when he sold Husqvarnas on behalf of the UK importer.

In 2015 Robbin achieved a first in his IAM test and cannot praise it enough as observation and anticipation on the road are so essential. As a Chapter Robbin would like to see more members involved with this group. It is not about criticising your riding but is a whole other way of thinking and is so much fun.

Email Robbin: assistantdirector@belfasthog.com


Gary Kidd

Treasurer

The Treasurer collects chapter dues, manages all chapter funds and reports financial transactions to members. He maintains a running comparison of year on year financial records for presentation at the Annual General Meeting.

Email Gary: info@belfasthog.com


agnes

Agnes Lamey

Secretary

The Secretary oversees the administrative needs of the chapter and keeps minutes of all chapter meetings, including the AGM. She ensures that all insurance requirements are met, and that chapter members have current UK HOG membership.

Email Agnes:   info@belfasthog.com


EmmaFred

Emma McClenaghan

Membership Officer

The Membership Officer is responsible for ensuring all chapter members are current HOG members, and that a chapter enrolment form is signed and completed for each member on an annual basis. It is important that all members are familiar with the Annual Charter for HOG Chapters. The membership Officer also maintains the Chapter database of names addresses and contact details – if any of these change, please let me know, otherwise you may not receive your minutes or information on events etc.

Email Emma:  info@belfasthog.com


Thompsons

Gerry and Roberta Thompson

Merchandise Officers

The Merchandise Officers maintains stocks of appropriate and approved HOG merchandise which members and visitors want to purchase. He promotes and sells the merchandise at meetings and at our annual rally.

Email Gerry and Roberta: merchandise@belfasthog.com


Michael

Michael Morrow

Head Road Captain and Webmaster

The Head Road Captain manages the team of Road Captains and help to plan and manage chapter rideouts. They help to keep members informed about rideouts and provides information on group riding techniques and any hand signals to be used by the chapter on rideouts.

The Webmaster is responsible for the overall maintenance of the HOG website. He obtains photographs and written material to promote awareness of HOG activities and benefits to members and potential members, and ensures that the site is updated regularly. An accurate and current website can be achieved only through swift communication of afore mentioned articles from both Officers and Members to Webmaster.

Contact Michael: webmaster@belfasthog.com


Elvin

Elvin Leech

Safety Officer

The role of the safety officer is to work alongside the road captains in the planning of rideouts and to advise members, old and new, on safe riding techniques. Click here to read more info on Safer Riding


Harry

Stephen Bassett / Harry Dunwoody

Photographer

The Photographer takes and organizes chapter photos for the website, for chapter publications, for HOG News and for a chapter history album.


Helen

Helen Heron

Editor

The role of the Editor is to assist in creating written content for the website, for chapter publications, for HOG News and for HOG Magazine.

Contact Helen: editor@belfasthog.com


Judith Ringland

Ladies of Harley Officer

The Role of the Ladies of Harley Officer is encouraging women members to take an active part in Chapter activities.

Contact Judith: loh@belfasthog.com