An evening with Simon Weir

The Secret Life of Road Testers
Simon Weir      Formerly Editor, Ride Magazine
Hauxton Centre, 7:00-10:00pm Wednesday 16th March

Many of us will recognize the name of our special guest speaker, with some having one or both of his Bikers’ Britain books on their shelves. In this exclusive club presentation Simon Weir will reveal secrets from his 15 years as a motorcycle journalist & test rider – both what that job entails and where it goes wrong! Simon will also share his experience gained motorcycling on four continents, both professionally and for personal pleasure

Full details of the evening, including how to book, in the Events Calendar. The £5 entry fee will go to cover venue hire and refreshments. Members, Associates & guests welcome!

Sunday ride 6th March

A special note of thanks must go to Keith Tremeer at this point. We’re barely into March and yet he will be leading his third Sunday ride of 2022 this weekend – on this occasion with Terry Jacobs on tail duties. Keith wasn’t alone when he test rode the route recently: our sources hint that he’s come up with another cracking loop and a great breakfast venue

For full details of the ride, see Keith’s outline in the Events Calendar – noting in particular that you’ll be wasting your time if you clean your bike beforehand! That said, any cleaning after the event won’t need to get as intensive as this:

We’re assured it won’t need to get this messy

This rideout is limited to fifteen participants. Email Catherine now to request a place

*CANCELLED* Sunday ride 20th Feb

With high winds in prospect and the danger of falling debris already loosened by storm Eunice, leader Chris Curryer has cancelled this ride

Our next Sunday ride is on March 6th

Reviewing the Christmas meal

Many thanks to Ian Beeby who not only helped organize the Club’s 2021 Christmas dinner & compèred the quiz, but has penned this account of the evening. Although medical conditions meant some could not attend, there was still a good turnout, including the Club’s Examiner Simon Burgin and Jason & Cheryl Wingfield, winners of last summer’s Motorcycle Charity Hunt

Click here to read Ian’s review of our 2021 Christmas gathering

Feb 6th Sunday ride (departs Royston)

Keith T & Keith B bookend our next rideout, departing Tesco Royston

Keith T outlines the plan….
We will leave Tesco Royston at 9:30am (please arrive fully-fueled by 9:20am for the briefing). We’ll initially head south through Barkway & Puckeridge to Ware, then east through Much Hadham & Takeley to Elsenham Golf Club for our breakfast stop
Our return route goes further east to Blake End, before turning north through through Moor End & Bartlow to Fourwentways where the ride ends
Distance ~85 miles, on-the-road time ~3 hours

Rideout limited to 15 people

Click here to request a place. Full details in the Events Calendar
Although face masks are no longer mandatory, we suggest participants take a lateral flow test on Saturday night in the interests & safety of all

A word of thanks

Events Coordinator Catherine Ryan writes:

2 members of our Leaders & Tailers team have been in touch to let us know that they are leaving the Club. Paul Ylioja is taking a break from motorcycling. However, Paul has promised his young daughter that he will buy another bike when she is big enough to ride pillion! Paul Norman has long been a familiar figure on social rides, but has now sold his bike to pursue other interests

It has been a pleasure working with you both. Thank you for being flexible, reliable, generous with your time and ensuring that the rides you led & tailed were enjoyable and safe for all. We will miss you both and on behalf of all members, I wish you the very best for the future

Sunday ride (departs BP Arrington)

The suspense is over and the secret can now be revealed. This Sunday’s ride heads to the Aspen Café at the Bosworth Garden Centre in Burton Latimer. Special thanks to Keith Tremeer for stepping in to offer this ride. Keith writes…

Meet up at the BP Petrol Station in Arrington (click here for map) at 9:20am, fully fueled, for the briefing. We will take back roads through Gamlingay to St. Neots, on through Kimbolton, skirt around Rushden and on to our breakfast stop

Our return route will see us skirting back around Rushden, then travelling cross-country to Swineshead, Rootham’s Green & The Gransdens, with the ride terminating near the Caxton Gibbet roundabout. Total distance covered is ~90 miles

This ride is limited to 12 participants (inc. pillions). Email me directly to request a place

Please remember to bring a face mask. In the interests of all participants’ safety, you are encouraged to take a Covid-19 lateral flow test the night before the ride

Full details of this ride can be found in the Events Calendar here

Exclusive Biker Down evenings

We’re thrilled to announce Cambridge Fire & Rescue’s outstanding Biker Down courses are back, with two evenings exclusively for our Members & Associates! These FREE events take place 6pm to 9pm on Tuesday 1st February & Tuesday 8th March at St Ives Fire Station

Volunteer fire officers and MAGPAS Air Ambulance medics will take attendees through:

  • Managing the scene of an accident
  • First aid for motorcyclists
  • The science of being seen

Upon completion of the course, you’re presented with a certificate and a biker’s first aid kit

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Priority will be given to Associates but all are welcome, including those who have attended previously and wish to brush up their skills. Email Catherine now to request a place: please remember to indicate your date preferences

Full details in the Events Calendar

Book now for January 2nd!

Start the New Year in safety & style with leader Paul Norman and tailer Mark Fox on their outing from Shell Services, Fourwentways. As our Events Coordinator is away, please email Paul directly to request a place

Rideout limited to 12 participants

To help ensure the safety of all present, Paul will be taking a Lateral Flow Test the day before the ride and requests participants to follow suit

Thank you for your cooperation

Please arrive fully fueled, ready for the pre-ride brief at 9:20am. Remember to check the Events Calendar before you leave home in case of last minute changes or cancellation

Last rideout of ’21 – departs Royston

Chilly but dry, calm weather is in prospect for our last Sunday rideout of 2021. No booking necessary: simply don your cold weather gear, fill up with fuel and head to Tesco Royston for the usual 9:20 briefing. Phil Duffy will be leading with Mark Pawson bringing up the rear

Please note: new associates must have had at least one assessment ride with an observer before taking part in a Sunday ride

Full details in the Events Calendar