Meet Our Chapter Officers
GEORGE MCGUIRE – RALLY CO-ORDINATOR
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I was born and raised in Edinburgh. On leaving school I joined the Civil Service where I worked for 40 years before retiring (very early) in 2011.
When I first saw the film Easy Rider at the La Scala cinema in 1969 I instantly wanted a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. However, my father said no and that was the end of that until one Friday afternoon in 1999 when I walked into Alvin’s off Leith Walk. There I saw the bike of my dreams, a Heritage Softail EVO. I returned on Saturday morning and purchased it along with a deal for an intensive riding course. Four weeks later I was fully licensed and legal to ride it.
I joined Dunedin Chapter immediately and my life changed then forever. Initially, I helped out in the Chapter with road marshaling and assisting with events but nothing official. I was later appointed Chapter Events Organiser. In 2003 I took over from Bob Watson as Coordinator for Thunder in the Glens Rally a role I carry out to this day.
In February 2005 I was appointed Chapter Director by the new Dealership, Edinburgh H-D. I held that position until I stood down in 2014. At this time I was then invited to join the National H.O.G. UK team as the National Events Coordinator. This was a new volunteer post aimed at assisting other Chapters in the UK organise and deliver their own events.
My riding has taken me to many far-flung places. I have ridden extensively across the UK, Ireland, Europe and America covering over 100,000 miles in the process. During these times I have met and ridden with some fabulous people and had many memorable and fun experiences.
My other passion in life is football. After an injury ended my very mediocre playing career I took up refereeing. I attained Grade 2 as a referee and FIFA International status as a Linesman. Once again I was very privileged to travel the world doing something I loved. This role led to me being appointed the National Referee Instructor for the East of Scotland.
My goal now is to help ensure that Dunedin Chapter can be all that it can be for its members.