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 the journey home. We lingered over drinks at our refreshment break in Stonham Barns, feeling the heat even under the parasols. The trip continued without incident, for a while following the fast A143, before a final regrouping at Mildenhall. Three riders peeled off here, whilst the rest of the pack rode together to Fordham where they finally parted company. A great ride & a great day: thank you Janet!

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 Federation’s assessment of i2i’s Machine Control course here

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.