Winterfest 2022

Connor Getting his Patch and a bottle of Jack.
Connor getting his Road Captain patch and a bottle of Jack: Photo by Frazer Auld

Winterfest got the festive season off to a rocking start last night with the Clyde Valley HOG Chapter annual end-of-season shindig held at the Glasgow Hard Rock Cafe.

We had a great attendance with both members and friends of the chapter getting together to reminisce over the riding year behind us, talk plans for the bike over the winter, and ideas for the new year to come.

We have an expanded Road Crew with Connor Fitzsimmons and Davie Fulton joining the Road Captains and they received their patches, and a wee bottle of “Jack” each as well as both receiving awards for the time and work they put into the chapter over the year. We also had Raymond Brodie join the Road Captains earlier in the season, so well done to them all.

Davie Fulton with his Plaque
Davie Fulton with his Chapter contribution award ; Photo by Kenny Halley

Other recipients of awards were Tommy Girvan, Brian “Fitz” Fitzpatrick, Alan “Lairdy” MacTaggart for all the time put in with Road Crew and Bike Nights. Kenny Halley also got the “Webmaster” patch ( I think Lairdy wanted him to now be referred to as Spiderman!) as he formally took up the role on the Committee after updating this site.

Over drive rocking Winterfest 2022
Over Drive provided the music for the night ; Photo by Kenny Halley

The band for the night were OverDrive and what a storming couple of sets they put on, covering rock classics covering everything from Neil Young to Velvet Revolver and everything in between. Some guests literally danced all night. Lots of prizes were dished out for raffles and the number board, and an auction for the services of Connor and Jigger in their other life as “Exceed Joinery” raised over £400 for charity.

The total raised for charitable causes was a fantastic £1100.

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