North Wales Wing Ding Rideout Video
September 11th 2006..... The Unofficial 2006 North Wales Wing Ding Rideout DVD is now available.
This is a newly edited version of the film shown to rapturous applause during the Saturday night disco in Bangor. It now includes extra onboard footage, music and of course the sidesplitting tomfoolery of our very own Star Rep –
Eddy "Who's-a-shy-boy-then" Quayle!
The DVD is 30 minutes long and is available for £15 inclusive of post & packing.
To order, simply phone 01244-372690 and ask for Alex (of Cheshire & Merseyside Wings). Limited quantities available.
26th British Treffen
February 1st 2006..... The 2006 British Treffen will be held from 24-28 August at Wincanton, Somerset (in the South West of England, about 100 miles (175 Km) from London).
There will be an extensive programme of events throughout the Treffen:
- runs to local places of interest
- daily Programme of Entertainment
- live bands and disco nightly
- activities for children
- Light Parade
- displays and demonstrations
- suppliers of GoldWing parts, extras and bikes
- food and hot drink vendors
- GWOCGB Club Shop
Honda - committed to safety
February 1st 2006..... Honda is pledging its support to making motorcycling safer over the coming years.
Honda's flagship GL1800 GoldWing comes into the UK this year equipped with an airbag - the first motorcycle to have one. The airbag system has been developed over the last decade in the previous GL1500 version as well as the Silverwing scooter. The GoldWing with airbag will be available in the UK this summer.
Honda's plans also include to equip the majority of their motorcycle range with advanced braking systems on their motorcycles by next year.
Currently, many popular models include either our Combined Braking Systems (CBS) or ABS (Anti-lock Braking Systems) as an option. But from next year Honda will have either one or both of these systems on most of their road-going motorcycle range. Recently, ABS has been introduced as an option on competitively priced models such as the CBF500, but advanced braking systems will be much more widespread on road-going Hondas in 2007.
Meanwhile, Honda has also committed to getting its new Motorcycle Rider Trainer in every dealership within the next three years.
The aim of Honda's Motorcycle Riding Trainer is similar to that of a flight simulator. For years these have been used in aviation to train and test pilots in complete safety, teaching them what to do in emergency situations so that - when it happens for real - they instinctively know what to do. Honda developed a simulator back in the late 1980s, but current technology back then meant it was large, heavy and expensive. The new Motorcycle Riding Trainer is based on existing PC technology and is small and affordable, meaning it can reach a much wider audience and be used in places such as dealerships and training centres.
All of these initiatives come as a result of Honda's signing in April 2004 of the European Road Safety Charter, which is dedicated to improving road and traffic safety. Honda is currently the only manufacturer of motor vehicles to sign the charter which aims to halve the number of road deaths in the European Union by 2010.