Robin (Road Captain) and Axel (Road Marshal & Head Photographer) at Hogsback Chapter UK, based in Guildford, completed the 874 miles John O’Groats to Lands End ride on their Harley-Davidson in 2011, while raising with 5 other riders over 5,000 GBP for various charities.
As soon as they returned home, they started to look for a new challenge, a longer ride across the UK, more miles, more variations, all under a clearly defined but simple set of rules, so that other riders can ride this endurance for themselves and enter their name in the Iron Hog Roll of Honour. The challenge should be a bit more then just going from A to B in a defined period of time, and the idea was born to include aspects of the official HOG ABC challenge, visiting as many Harley-Davidson dealerships as possible on their route. The Iron Hog Riders Challenge was born.
In July 2012, the Iron Hog Ride was started for the first time as Endurance Charity ride by a group of 5 members of Hogsback Chapter UK. During the 1,492 mile ride they visited a total of 22 Harley-Davidson dealerships, well with the allowed time window.