A sweep to March

A Sweep to March

12th May 2024

Salve.” Well, what have the Roman’s ever done for us? Remembering the famous Monty Python sketch quite a lot. Apart from the obvious, the aqueduct, sanitation, farming irrigation, human medicine, education, wine, public baths etc. etc. The Romans, a people known for their sophistication, their military prowess, political ideology, & social institutions, conquered vast amounts of land in Europe.

They invaded Britain in AD 43 & proceeded to build some very efficient but, from a motorcyclist’s perspective, some horribly straight roads.

Don’t worry, A Sweep to March is not a celebration of the efficiency of straight Roman roads. Phew! Simply a Chelsea & Fulham H.O.G. motorcycle ride that will explore decidedly non-Roman sweeping A roads of Surrey & West Sussex to Lord March’s Goodwood motor racing circuit.

Those wanting to grab an informal ‘lite bite’ may do so at the aerodrome café at the Goodwood motor racing circuit (there may even be an open track event). Those that are pre-booked may enjoy a lingering Sunday lunch onwards from the circuit for 5 mins to Farmer, Butcher, Chef. Part of the Goodwood estate, farmed for over 300 years, showcasing ingredients in terms of flavour, quality & provenance.

Route: Chelsea & Fulham H.O.G. will be heading west out of Londinium unapologetically on the A3 from Warr’s Harley-Davidson, 611 King’s Road, London. Then onto those non-Roman sweeping A roads. Farmer, Butcher, Chef - An individual food pre-order will be required. Pls. use the contact form on the website, email farmerbutcherchef@goodwood.com or Call: 01243 755070 (to avoid disappointment on the day) Ref: Catriona (Cate - Manager) C&F H.O.G.

Coffee Stop: Chiddingfold.

Petrol Stop: Fear not - Those wishing to, will be able to brim their collective sportster tanks, at the local petrol station (on route to our destination) (mileage: est. less than 66 miles to the Petrol stop from 611KR).

Destination: Goodwood motor racing circuit, then those pre-booked, onwards to Farmer, Butcher, Chef.

Meet at Warr’s Harley-Davidson, 611 Kings Road, London for a briefing at 10:00 am prompt with ride start at 10:30 am. Chelsea & Fulham H.O.G. policy is “No brief, no ride”, so please arrive before 9:30am, with a full tank to avoid disappointment.

Your ride leader: Jonathan Gooch - C&F Road Captain

Sponsoring Dealer - Warr’s Harley-Davidson®

Your Chapter is proudly sponsored by Europe's oldest Harley-Davidson dealers, Warr’s, established in 1924.

Unlike most Sponsoring Dealers, Warr’s go way beyond the norm and continue to support your Chapter by providing funds, facilities, hospitality, refreshments, exclusive Chapter offers and most importantly a heartfelt welcome in store and on the road.

They ride with us.
Their continued support enables us to retain our unique FREE Chapter membership and offer the best rides & events this side of the Rockies!

Therefore, we think it's only right that our Sponsoring Dealer deserves Chapter member loyalty in return and we expect all members to make Warr’s dealerships their first choice for all their Harley-Davidson requirements.

Ride with Pride!
Be sure to wear your H.O.G. patch and Chapter rocker on all official rides.