Entries by Patrick_adm

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 […]

Maintenance Day 2018

Our thanks to Simon and James of Cambridgeshire Police who once again lent their Huntingdon HQ facilities and volunteered their time & expertise to our bi-annual Maintenance Day Steady drizzle throughout the morning did not dampen the enthusiasm of CambsIAM presenters Steve Alsop, Adrian Ashman, Chris Curryer & Matt Howes who guided attendees through cleaning your […]

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 […]

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 […]

RideNepal presentation

Thursday 27th September: Hauxton Village Hall was the venue for a presentation by Udaya from RideNepal. His company devises and runs motorcycling tours throughout this mountain kingdom Udaya’s engaging personality, enthusiasm for motorcycling and knowledge of his country made for an entertaining and informative evening. Stunning pictures of the wildlife & scenery brought the Himalayas […]

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 […]

Weekend in Wales

An imposing Victorian house stands sentinel before the bend on the Bala road, announcing the end of the long journey to the Bikers Retreat. In twos & threes the 9 bikes found their way to Dolgellau, Snowdonia National Park. After some careful motorcycle Tetris all were squeezed into the covered bike shed, with one accompanying […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]