Entries by Patrick_adm

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 […]

Weekend in Wales – three places still available

It’s not too late! There is still one twin room available, and also one single bed in a shared twin room, on the Weekend in Wales trip to The Bikers Retreat in Snowdonia which takes place 17th-20th August To book a place telephone hosts Nigel & Tiv direct on 01341 423192  The events calendar here provides more information, but for details […]

All day ride to Kent, 9th September 2018

This is a longer all day ride for full members only and will be led by Barry Dickinson Meet at Cambridge Services at 8:30am with a full tank as it is about 150 miles each way!! Depending on how long we stop, expect to be back between 7:00 and 7:30pm. The ride starts down the […]