Extra BM Events Organisers needed

120 Posts | Latest reply on 22/09/2016 00:29:49 by Scarecrow | Go to original / last post
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Hi all as the summertime approaches we are looking to dramatically increase our events team with some new fresh energy. If you regularly organise biking events in your neighbourhood - from small ride outs, BBQs, pub visits etc... up to festival level.... then we want to hear from you. Please help us compile the most extensive motorcycling events calendar in the UK. Volunteers from all over the UK are needed - particularly around the outskirts and corners of the UK. If you're interested in putting your name down, please email me via the Contact page.... http://www.bikermatch.co.uk/sites/bm/misc/contact.asp?e...l_to=admin  ThanksMattBM Admin                                                                                                                                                                             
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come on folks you want to go to the events so why not help out

                                                                                                                                                                             
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I responded by PM over a week ago - no reply yet?                                                                                                                                                                              
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Hi @RichardT, it sometimes takes a while for Matt to get round to opening PM's ... busy bloke but then again aint we all? (in our own way!) 

I have no doubt he will get to it.  Just stop hopping from foot to foot with giddiness, have a cuppa and a bikkie instead - much more civilised and definitely not as energetic LOLThumbs Up                                                                                                                                                                             
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No worries, I'm chilled. Chatted to Matt about other matters, forgot he would be dealing with this too. Delegation?                                                                                                                                                                             
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He says that a lot these days Bill, think there may be a touch of laryngitis going about.

Hope you feel better soon Dusty, don't bring anything contagious along to Dent please.                                                                                                                                                                             
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The empty post was a cock up on Opera mini (phone). This is Opera Mobile (also phone).

It should have read .

I volunteered about a year ago , no reply.

BUT for the record.

I've put a few events on . The most successful being

Lochness the prequel .

In times gone by I've organised full blown rallies , rock nights, fireworks parties, European touring hols for up to twenty riders plus pillions.

I've never been on a civilian aircraft . For the last fourty years all my holidays have been on two or four wheels mostly on the continent.

With my bike I enjoy twisty roads , good scenery, camping, bbqs and campfires .

With my car I enjoy Twisty roads, good scenery, camping, bbqs and campfires.

I don't really go to many bike rallies anymore. Just one or two local ones to catch up with friends. For the majority of attendees a bike or a car wouldn't alter the weekend . Park up friday , get ratted all wknd , go home sunday.



I believe bike events are for bikers on bikes.

The BM policy is bike events are open to car drivers and the general public.

As I don't support this . I am not eligible to be a BM organiser .lol.
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Darn it Dusty, a cracking CV and then you blow it at the end by saying you pretty much don't want the job anyway!

Keep on doing what you're doing Thumbs Up - that's what counts more than any 'title'.                                                                                                                                                                             
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I have tried to organise meets/rideouts here in Dorset, NewForest but virtually no responseCry

except for 3 girls Clank, MaggieL and Gixerchic1 ClapClap

I keep tryingBeer
                                                                                                                                                                             
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Well done android, I reckon 3:1 a damn good success! :-)                                                                                                                                                                             
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I take the approach of just announcing I am doing something and your all welcome along.
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
But provided I enjoy myself I class it as a success :-)                                                                                                                                                                             
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With you on that one Steve Thumbs Up

                                                                                                                                                                             
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Hi Steve , ya forgot to mention that next week is ,,,,,,

A BIGGER DENT WEEKEND lol

see you there xx                                                                                                                                                                              
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Richard T

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Well said Steve, I operate similarly.
I've organised many day rides,  several long weekends, and a couple of continental tours. I try to make them interesting and provide full route information so riders don't have to stay 'in convoy' if they don't want to. We still meet up at refreshment stops or photo opportunities.
(Being restricted to the speed of the slowest or those who can't be bothered to navigate for themselves sometimes spoils the ride for others?)
Those who come along always enjoy themselves, those who don't miss out!
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Nobody misses out if they in fact didn't want to attend in the first place. Please explain how someone could miss out on something they didn't desire seeing or going too?                                                                                                                                                                              
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@Richard T
(Being restricted to the speed of the slowest or those who can't be bothered to navigate for themselves sometimes spoils the ride for others?)

Can I just ask  why, if you're organising a group ride out these particular people have been singled out. as I find it a bit dismissive of them TBH?

What if the 'slowest' riders are new riders still gaining confidence and needing the support and understanding of those around them?

And what if those who 'can't be bothered to navigate'  actually have a real problem doing this, and are thankful to have others to ride along with?

I thought group ride outs were just that.

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I quite happily organise rides out, however as I am new to doing them, and to riding, i think its best to have local knowledge when it comes to route planning.

I am lucky that there are many members who glady will sort out the best most enjoyable routes (plumbski, vrod, stuie, imola72, to name a few). I also stress that the rides are for all levels of riding experience, that way nobody is pushed to ride beyond their capabilities, as this is when mistakes can be made. Also there are members who will back ride (vrod) quite happily if there is a need.

Personally, I am one of the slower riders and prefer to ride mid pack as I get stressed out having to navigate on roads I don't know, i get lost really easily and means I can concentrate on improving my riding skills.

I would hate anyone who turns up at something I have set up to feel they are holding up or spoiling it for others, the aim is for everyone of all levels of experience to have a good day out.
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The whole point of being an official BM organiser is to organise an event for everyone . Bike friendly, L plate friendly, child friendly , car friendly and even horse and cart friendly if that's what's required.

It is not about doing your own thing . It's about service to others.

A five star hotel has certain standards.

An official BM event should also have certain standards.

The least of which is that ALL are treated equally and ALL attendees needs are catered for.

Every person attending should be given the opportunity of having a good time .

Every person attending should feel included , not excluded.

We are BIKERMATCH and we look after our own.
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                                     "We are BIKERMATCH and we look after our own"                                           WOW Dusty, that's some "nutshell"  Wink                                                                         LOL                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
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Cool statement Dusty, THAT can go on a T shirt.

Regarding the whole speed thing I have a rule of always regathering whenever we turn off the road we're traveling on.

That way people don't get lost or abandoned and if anyone breaks down they know someone will come back to find them shortly.

It's not usually that there is too much speed differential, it's the overtaking traffic that splits people up.

Mind you if you insist on buggering off into the distance and take a wrong turning that's your problem LOL
                                                                                                                                                                             


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