August 1st – Sunday ride into Norfolk

Patrick Ryan leads & Catherine Ryan tails this outing from BP Newmarket Road, Cambridge to a rustic breakfast stop on a farm near Watton. Hosts Alex & Clare will cook locally-sourced bacon on the BBQ and serve tea & coffee upon our arrival (sorry, no other options available)

Riders will be asked to transfer £5 to the ride leader in advance to secure their place & guarantee breakfast. The ride will end back at BP petrol station in Cambridge at around 1:30pm, having covered ~100 miles

Contact Patrick directly to book your place. Pillions welcome
Full details in the Events Calendar

Ladies ride – rescheduled to 8th August

With a blanket of rain forecast on its original date, our ladies ride ride has been rescheduled to Sunday 8th August. Janet Pinion will lead the outing from Tesco Milton. Riders must hold a full licence

This ride is open to non-IAM riders, so please spread the word among your female biker friends (click here to download the flyer!)

Coltishall i2i course: Terry’s blog

Many thanks to Terry Jacobs for his entertaining Condensed Coltishall blog, detailing his experience on an i2i Motorcycle Academy course recently. Terry was just one of eleven CambsIAM members who attended the course in June at the former RAF base in Coltishall, Norfolk. As in previous years, i2i ran the course exclusively for our members, with attendance subsidised by CambsIAM

Additional photographs by Ian Dunckley & Martin Brooks. Click here to enjoy more images from this event and to read Terry’s account

Aldeburgh all-day ride, July 11th

Join Janet Pinion’s all-day ride to Aldeburgh on Sunday 11th July! A Suffolk native, Janet leads riders through lesser known villages to Aldeburgh for lunch at the seaside. Janet sketches out her plan below…

We’ll set out at 8:30am from the car park at Tesco, Ely. We’ll be heading east, largely keeping off the main roads and passing instead through picturesque Suffolk villages. After a short break at Coddenham Services we’ll rejoin the B1078 turning off at Tunstall, past Snape Maltings on to Aldeburgh
Hopefully we’ll have parked up in time to be first in the lunchtime queue which always forms at the fish’n’chip shop. After a fish’n’chip lunch overlooking the sea, it’s a short stroll to the ice-cream parlour where 34 mouth-watering flavours await…
We’ll head home via the A1120, stopping at Stonham Barns where those who still have an appetite can enjoy a cuppa and a cake. The ride will finish in Stretham in the late afternoon

Please note: this ride open to full members only (pillions welcome)
Numbers are limited – email Janet now to reserve your place

Annual General Meeting

A word from CAM Secretary Graham Maile regarding the 2021 Annual General Meeting, which takes place on Tuesday 20th July

The group’s AGM will soon be upon us and your committee is looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible. The formal announcement of the meeting and the agenda can be found in the Notice of AGM and AGM Agenda respectively

If you would like to nominate someone (or yourself) to join the committee, please use the Nomination Form – submissions must be received no later than 13th July 2021

Keep an eye on Latest News and the Events Calendar in case we have to alter arrangements owing to revised Covid rules

Yours, Graham Maile
Secretary

We have a winner!

The Motorcycle Charity Treasure Hunt devised by Janet Pinion took place on Sunday. Congratulations & thanks to Janet and all those who took part, raising £280 along the way for East Anglian Air Ambulance

Janet has penned an account of the day, listed all the clues (you’ll have to figure the locations out yourself), credited those who completed the entire hunt and detailed the involvement of a retired WSB champion in selecting a winner from the successful entries. Click here to read all about the day and discover the identity of the resourceful & lucky winner!

June 20th – Sunday ride to Hertford

Mark Pawson leads from Tesco Milton to Hertford on Sunday 20th June. Ride tail-ended by Ian Dunckley

With great weather in prospect and a maximum of sixteen bikes this ride is likely to prove popular, so email Catherine now to reserve your place

Full details in the Events Calendar

Motorcycle Charity Treasure Hunt

Ride our Charity Treasure Hunt on Sunday 13th June! £10 entry fee per bike, all proceeds to East Anglian Air Ambulance. Dinner for two with wine at our 2021 Christmas meal for the prize winner

Click here to download the entry form
Update: closing date for entries extended to Friday 11th June

Ride solo, with a pillion, or in a small group. Clues emailed at Saturday 12th at 6:00pm. Solve the clues, plan your route… and submit location selfies by Sunday 13th at 9:00pm. If all locations are correctly identified the total mileage is likely to be under 200 miles, depending on the route devised

Treasure locations all lie within or close to Cambridgeshire county boundary, each with a motorcycle connection. Crack the clues by any means you can, and visit as many self as possible before the deadline. Good luck!

THIS IS NOT A RACE
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN RIDING & SAFETY

This charity event suggested & devised by Janet Pinion


Easter Sunday – rides resume!

The Lockdown Roadmap relaxes the rules from March 29th, with up to six people allowed to meet outdoors whilst adhering strictly to social distancing. We are therefore delighted to offer two rides on Easter Sunday – one from the familiar Tesco Milton departure point, and a second from a new departure point at the McDonalds car park, Caxton Gibbet. Details of both locations can be found here

See the Events Calendar for full details, especially if you are unfamiliar with group riding following the Buddy System

Girl on a Bike presentation

Our sister group Cambridge Advanced Motorists is hosting a Zoom meeting on Wednesday 17th March at 7:30pm with Vanessa Ruck, author The Girl on a Bike, and have extended an invitation to our members. Read about Vanessa’s recovery from a bicycle accident and subsequent embrace of motorcycling at her Girl on a Bike blog, or watch the YouTube video just below

To request the meeting credentials please contact our Club Secretary Graham Maile using this link