i2i Motorcycle Academy June 2019

News just in! i2i Motorycle Academy have offered us the possibility to secure up to 12 places for their 2-day Machine Control courses MC1 & MC2 on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th of June 2019 at Bovingdon Airfield, Hertforsdhire, HP1 2RR Ordinarily this course costs £300 per person for both days. In order to qualify for a 10% discount we need to book a minimum of 10 places, bringing the price to £270. In addition, the club committee has agreed to (more…)

October ladies-only ride

Calling all female members & associates! Please do come along to join us for a ladies-only ride on Sunday 28th October. The departure point will be the car park of Tesco’s in Milton. Please arrive by 9:20am with a full tank: we’ll set off at 9:30am The ride will be book-ended by Janet Pinion & Catherine Ryan. We hope to see you there! Please email Janet to confirm your attendance Click the Events Calendar to add this date to your diary (more…)

Following the original Hell’s Angels

Inspired by this Suzuki article, club secretary Paul Lester mapped the coordinates of ten memorials to USAAF squadrons based in Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire during WWII. The majority stand in dignified solitude on quiet country lanes, while a couple stand proud by busier roads. One is just inside a serving RAF base. And one more lies within the perimeter of a enterprise park where the airbase formerly stood (with luck the security personnel will allow you entry). All are a stone’s (more…)

Ode towards Wales

Our own bard-of-the-bike Matt Howes penned this homage to the recent Weekend to Wales, which he rode on his Pan-European. Thanks, Matt, for sharing your contemplations on the ride to Snowdonia Ode towards Wales Full tanks of fuel and we’re off Well, maybe not…. A run across the forecourt Oil smeared from the back tyre And this time we’re gone West towards Brum … and fun Winding roads, open skies Noisy exhausts Tractors & trailers, mud on the road Keep Left signs, (more…)

Aldeburgh – a rider’s account

8:30am and the temperature was climbing nicely for the ten riders gathered in Ely. Janet Pinion had devised a meandering backroads route through beautiful Suffolk countryside to picturesque Aldeburgh, where the pebbles on the beach shimmered and the sea had taken on Mediterranean hues. Although we arrived in time for an early lunch, an impressive queue had already formed at the fish’n’chip shop As Janet’s program did not allow for a siesta we climbed back on the bikes, heavier but happy, to start (more…)

i2i Machine Control

July 2nd & 3rd: former RAF Coltishall was the venue for 2 days of advanced training with Tom Killeen of i2i Motorcycle Academy. This subsidised event saw 10 CambsIAM members work through Machine Control topics: bike stability, braking whilst cornering, body posture & much more Tom explains the physics of machine control, then has participants prove & practise the theory for themselves on their bikes. The heat and high-grip runway surface made for optimal traction, and participants left Norfolk with new or improved skills. Read the British Motorcyclists (more…)

TT legend John McGuinness supports TyreSafe’s Don’t chance it, change it motorcycle campaign

How often do you check your tyres – really? Tyres are the only part of your motorcycle in contact with the road surface. Safety in acceleration, braking, steering and cornering all depend on this relatively small area of contact. You can view the video of John McGuinness supporting TyreSafe’s Don’t chance it, change it campaign below.   (more…)

Le Grand Weekend en France

Thanks to Matt Howes for this ode to a recent trip to Normandy with four other members of the group! Le Grand Weekend en France aka  Five go to Honfleur Five guys met up to go to Normandie one fine summer’s morn They left from Duxford to arrive in Honfleur And had the full English as is de-rigueur There was much seafood & steak bleu Excellent bières to wash it all down and some vin rouge too Moules frites with (more…)

2018 Tour to France

A very successful tour was completed last week with a 2k mile round trip to the French Alps via Switzerland and Italy. Some fantastic roads, great company and superb food. Please let our Secretary know if you have any ideas for next years Tour or would like to help organise it.     (more…)

CambsIAM at the Meldreth Show

Seasoned motorcycle enthusiasts in the region know, there’s only one place to be on the third Wednesday in June –  the Eternit Club in Meldreth, the venue for the annual Royston & District Motorcycle Club show All proceeds from this event go to good causes, and Cambridge Advanced Motorcyclists were once again delighted to support the show with volunteers manning our marquee throughout the evening. Our own star of the evening was the ’77 MkI Moto Guzzi Le Mans which Andy May rode to (more…)